I am slowly but surely settling in to life in Vancouver. It’s such a funny thing to say because I haven’t been here for very long, literally less than a week, but being here just feels right.
Again, my blogging has been less than regular for the past little while. I’m not sure why but I prefer to just read blogs lately instead of writing my own. Ah, life.
Anywho, I got back from Nelson on Monday. I loved being home and here are just the last few tid bits of being with the fam jam.
Dora and I made rosehip jam! If you don’t know… not to make my mom sound like some sort of goddess (I mean, she is) but she can bake and cook like a BOSS. So when I say we made jam, I really mean Dora made jam and I taste tested ;)
We had a little mother-daughter date and went for lunch. We went to the Preserved Seed Cafe - they have the best chai in the entire world. I kid you not. Spicy, sweet, fragrant, rich – all those things you want chai to be.
When I got back on Monday I was greeted at the airport by Ashlee with a sign, Starbucks, and cookies – the best!! I don’t think I’ve ever had someone do that for me… the little things, yet ya every TIME.
Once I got home I whipped out my new Saucony kicks and went for a run. Let me tell ya, it’s like night and day running in a new pair of shoes. At the running store I tried on a whole bunch of different brands, because you know, I wanted to branch out from wearing Saucony all the time. I tried on New Balance, Mizuno, Asics – you name it.. but Saucony fits like a glove every time :) No more branching out!
And clearly I was WAY overdue for a new pair. Don’t judge.. I’m cringing too… bah.
I actually got lost.. I didn’t really know where I was going and since it gets dark pretty early I don’t really know were the sketchy parts of town are just yet so that made things a little more difficult as well. But nonetheless, it was a good run!
Wednesday I made a green smoothie and topped it with 1/2 of a brown rice ginger muffin that I picked up at Whole Foods the previous day.
In this bad boy we have water, spinach, mango, banana, and hemp seeds. Nothing crazy but delicious.
I also went to YYoga Kits for the HOTTEST yoga class of my life that afternoon. It wasn’t just hot in that class, it was sauna conditions.. I was dripping before the class even started. I really don’t know how I survived. It was a great class but mannnnn, HAWT.
Aside from all that jazz I have been feasting on lots of hummus and carrots – it’s an old obsession that has returned.
And running in the pouring rain is something that I will have to get used to. Friday I was drenched. You could ring me out when I got home..
Last but not least, Ashlee and I bought advent calendars - COME ON December! I am so so ready. I also don’t remember the last time I bought one of those. :)
Are you ready for the holidays?