Sunday, February 28, 2010

so much has gone on since my last post. i don't even know where to begin. well i guess i just did but yeah. you know what i mean. a lovely lady messaged me with this format for an update and i thought it might make a good post.

LOVE: i'm very much in it. we just had a great weekend together, like as in had the whole weekend to spend together. two days off in a row doesn't sound like much but its been months since we had that. can you believe jay and i have been together for almost 5 years. FIVE years. jesus. all i can say is it doesn't feel like five years. which, i would assume is a good thing.

FOOD: yum. my fridge is to maximum capacity at this very moment. let me just list a sampler but i will preface it by saying we went to the st lawrence market yesterday and i friggen love that place. brie, jalapeno havarti, mild genoa, procuitto, grapes, kalamata olives, sushi, tiger shrimp and orangina. love. oh and fresh ground espresso...i know i've said this before but our espresso machine is amazing. i honestly dont even enjoy espresso from most places anymore knowing how delicious ours is at home, for pennies.

I've had some really good luck with recipes lately. especially a lasagna i made last week. it was the perfect storm of beefy and cheesy and tomoatoey and yeah, i'm glad i made one for the freezer.

I'm already planning my garden for summer this year. herbs and tomatoes and maybe some cukes. also lettuce was pretty easy last year so I should be able to grow that again. its going to be a whole new ball game this year though because everything will have to be in pots. (balcony) and that means i will have to be at the top of my watering game.

SCHOOL: okay so i'm not in school anymore so I will change this to WORK: for starters i sort of landed myself a new job. i'm working as the marketing co-ordinator for a company that builds luxury homes. its a ton of work but i am enjoying it and i like pushing myself every day to see what can be accomplished. i see myself at this job for the next few years at least and i can't say i've ever had that kind of long term investment before.

MONEY: its coming in steadily, which is great. saving every dollar for a new car these days though. soooooo close. there are a few definite options that are we are going to take a look at soon. it feels good to save for something for a long time and then finally be able to reward yourself. i have a personal mission to not put big purchases on credit and then pay for them after. its always an option but i've found that the anticipation of wanting the new item is motivation to save the money faster then i save money to pay down a credit card. next up to save for is a new bed, painting the apartment, new computer, garden supplies and possibly a little puppy!
FUN: GO CANADA GO!! man what a game today. fuck yeah. that was for all the marbles and we took home the gold. our game, our ice, our gold. love it.
also fun is shopping at thrift stores and other places of the forgotten treasures. i have one place in particular i don't think i've ever walked out of there without something great. they have a big section in the back for mix matched cups, mugs, plates and vases. fridays find was a wicked white and grey art deco tea pot.
i borrowed my dads cannon 35mm camera last week. i've been having lots of fun experimenting with the shutter speeds and focus. its all a big experiment and i don't take it very seriously (the film expired in 2001!) but i finished the first roll this weekend and there is nothing better then getting film developed.

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