The Grasshopper and the Ant

Today has been another super busy day as I’m trying to be ready for my Boston trip a day early so I can visit my parents tomorrow.

My day started out lovely with a run at Hyde Creek in Port Coquitlam. This run starts at the rec Centre, which is great in case you need a washroom or water, then makes its way through a forest path ( nice and shady and cool today) to the dyke. My running buddy and I just did 15 minutes out and fifteen back as we were getting reports that there was a bear ahead of us. We never did see or hear it.

We followed the run up with a trip to Maple Ridge for sushi. It might be crazy to drive 20 minutes just for sushi, but on occasion I make the drive so that I can eat rolls. Wasabi Sushi/Grill offers gluten free and dairy free ( they also cater to other allergies)😀 They have the best menu I’ve seen for gluten free menu and it wasn’t outrageously expensive. I pigged out on tuna maki, a bc roll and a salmon/avocado roll IMG_7386.JPGwhile my friend had the roll combo and with tip it came to $33. The place is just in a strip mall, but the inside is nice and it’s clean, the service is attentive, but not invasive and the sushi is yummy!

From there it was home to do a few more photos and then off to get my eyelashes and eyebrows died. I’m so blonde that if I don’t get them done, it looks like I have neither. So glad I found Lisa at Chic Beauty Bar. It’s great to be able to chat as you’re have esthetic services and her prices are in-line with everyone else’s:)

My cousin came back to finish installing my new toilet, how exciting, lol and I got the last of my blueberries frozen. My freezer looks like it may belong to the ant from the Aesop Fable: The Grasshopper and the Ant. It wasn’t planned, but I’m sure going to enjoy all the fruit this winter!

I also sold all my old pants and shorts for a ridiculously low amount, but at least they are out of my house!!!

I got out for my usual inlet walk. Boy was it ever busy tonight, even with the continued smoke.

The rest of the night has been spent doing more photos. I now have less than 700 photos on my phone and I have one more day before I leave. Oh the other thing I did today was look into a phone plan for while I’m away. Does anyone else get really confused doing this??? I’ve given up for today, but I’ll have to tackle it again tomorrow.

Well I want to finish off my book in bed, so I’ll leave you to the night!

Have fun!

AJ

Success!

So on my first day of holiday when I can do anything I want, like sleep in, what do I do? I wake up at 6am to write my list of all the things I should do today. Then of course I have to hop right out of bed to start on the list. Perhaps I take my love of accomplishing things too far?

I did not do anything really exciting today, but I did get all but three things done on my list, so I must count the day as a success.

Success #1: I was a two digit 99 pounds this morning which made me much happier!

Success #2: I stuck to my healthy eating plan all day except for a few raspberries. I’m not going to beat myself up over raspberries!

Success #3: I did all three of my planned exercise times. I had a lovely thirty minute run along the inlet trail and around Rocky Point Park this morning. As much as I enjoyed running in new areas, it’s also nice to do the usual and I did a 6:48km at one point. I wonder what hill I was going down? Lol🤣 I did the dynamic strength weight routine this afternoon and then walked the inlet trail this evening. As I write this, I realize I probably should have walked somewhere else to change it up, but oh well.

Success #4: I got out to Ankars Farms and bought some raspberries and have already started on freezing them. I went for blueberries, but the raspberries were just too yummy to resist! I’ll go back when I’m done the raspberries for some blueberries. I got strawberries from this farm in Port Coquitlam earlier in the summer and had been super happy with them. So good!!!!😋

Success #5: I got all my laundry done and put away and my sheets changed. I love the smell of laundry but for some reason it can linger in the dryer forever. Today it didn’t! Yay!

Success #6: Dealt with my accumulated holiday mail and made the phone calls and texts I needed to without procrastinating. I’ve been told that I need to replace my toilet because some have cracked and usually I would put off texting my cousin to see if he could come do this because I hate asking people to do things and I always feel like I’m disturbing people, but today I got right on it and he’s coming next week. I did learn that all toilets look the same to me so I told him I’d leave it in his capable hands:)

Success #7: I got another day of my 2014 LA holiday album labelled. Can you tell I’m really behind on making my photo albums. Yes I do them the old fashioned way by printing the pictures and writing sticky labels for them. I need to get this album done as you see it’s a domino effect. If I get the LA album done, I can print off the pictures from my phone for the Montreal album which will give me room to take pictures when I’m in Boston. Lol why is nothing ever simple?

Success #8: I did some research for my Boston trip. I am looking into knitting shops and gluten free/ dairy free food options and as usual, because I hate computer work, I’ve been putting this off, but I’m meeting with my travel buddy on Wednesday so know I need to get on this. All I know so far is that I may not be eating much in Boston:(

So with all of these small success, I think I did ok today. I should probably have just enjoyed the couch since it’s my only day at home today, but the list was calling to me!

Have fun!

AJ