Weekend Roundup February 2-4, 2018

I hope you all had a great weekend!

This weekend was really jammed packed, so I took Friday off work for a bit of a mental health break.

My favourite way to decompress is to clean, and by clean, I mean purge and get rid of all the excess unnecessary stuff that we have. So on Friday morning I wound up purging out the cabinets in our kitchen so it’s nice and organized, and I don’t have to stab myself when I’m looking for things in drawers anymore. YAY!

Friday afternoon was a bit of a pamper session and making myself feel pretty as my husband and I were going out Friday night. We headed out to the Vancouver Convention Center and had dinner at a lovely Italian restaurant called Bellagio Cafe. My husband had the mushroom ravioli which was amazing and I had the sesame crusted tuna salad which was very different but fresh. All couples have something that they do that keeps the passion alive, and for us it’s to go to Taboo together. Taboo The Naughty but Nice Sex Show is an adult convention that is not for the prudes or the faint of heart. It takes place around late January to early February every year. We have gone 5 times in the last 6 years that we have been together. We primarily go to see Sex with Dr. Jess, a Canadian Sexologist, who specializes in helping couples communicate and find balance in their intimate relationships. She has amazing charisma, is incredibly funny and beautiful, but most interestingly is that even though she talks to a large group, it feels like she’s only talking to you. I find her fascinating and was so happy to see her back at the show this year. We had a wonderful time and it was a really fun way to kick off the weekend.

Saturday was very quiet during the day as it was raining and a bit dreary. In the evening we went out for a late Board of Directors Christmas Dinner (my husband is a Board Member) at the Hart House in Burnaby. It’s a very fancy and romantic sort of place, that’s located at Deer Lake. It’s very popular for wedding, there was even a wedding reception going on that night! It was an evening with great food, and even better company! It was nice to get all dolled up and feel like a proper grown up.

On Sunday morning I woke up early enough to make a giant stack of crepes for everyone… boy is that a labour of love or what?! 2 hours in front of the stove flipping crepes, but they were amazing and the family was happy so it was well worth the effort. Everyone kind of did their own thing on during the day, then in the evening I came up with the crazy idea of going to Ikea and purchase an excessive amount of Billy bookcases and create a “built in” cabinet into the alcove in our dining room. Our dining room is a complete waste of space as we only use it about 3 times a year for actually eating in. The rest of the year it acts as mine and my husbands computer desks or grocery storage for when we buy too many oranges. One day, I hope to enclose it in and have it as a third bedroom for a future… dare I say… baby! While we were out at Ikea, my sister-in-law and her husband worked on the ribs for dinner, which turned out amazing and all sorts of fall of the bone goodness! After dinner we all grabbed a box and started building! It only ended up taking about 2.5 hours from start to finish with the four of us hustling hard. I then stayed up later and organized the cabinets while the hubby turned on Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery in the background.

I thought that our weekend away in Burlington last weekend was going to be the highlight of the year so far, but this weekend took the cake! Barely any stress, just enough fun activities to keep us from being bored, and a wonderful amount of family time.

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Or was the weather keeping you homebound?

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