21 February 2015

Reading week, and other things.

Hi all! We've been having ridiculouslyyyyy good weather this week. I'm so happy! The sun's always shining and there haven't been gray skies, so there's no room for gloom at all. Cherry blossoms are blooming and I'm just sitting here giddily waiting for spring (and then summer!!!). Here are a couple of pictures from (amazingly!) good week.

We sat by the lake watching ducks swim by! For some reason Joggy takes interest in crows and seagulls but not ducks, so it's good that we get to watch ducks swim by in peace.  

We've also been taking long walks by the beach whenever we can. Just yesterday we did three hours (but also because I dropped my sunglasses halfway and didn't realize it til we were almost home, so we went back and looked for it. I kinda thought it was gone for good but then Jay combed the slippery rocks for it and found it! I felt like Britney Spears in Oops I did it again.)  

Walks by the Point Grey seawall. I love looking at the houses there, they're all pretty but it's so fun picking out which house theme is the best one of all and imagining a 700 sq ft gym and 100000 sq ft kitchen facing the sea and things like that. I can't wait to make some dolla dolla bills!!! 

I went up to Whistler with my sorority sisters. It was kinda spontaneous and it felt good just doing something on a whim, it's been ages since I've done something like that! Whistler is beautiful (and expensive, womp womp). I'd love to live in a town by the mountain some day, after I've lived in the woods and by the sea. Maybe I'll retire in a mountain, who knows ;) 

We got a fireplace and sauna and our lodge was kind of like a loft which made me excited because i love things like stairs in apartments. Let me emphasize that I REALLY like stairs in apartments, so that made me happy. 

I left Whistler with the intention of learning how to ski... #tropicalcreatureinthegreatwhitenorth 

Had coffee at 49th Parallel. The lady beside us was judging me so hard as i snapped this so there wasn't much time for angles or lighting and stuff like that. 
Snapchat quality but anyway, look! We build Joggy his own tent and now he is the king of his own castle ;) 

We've been furnishing the new place and this is my little corner where I listen to music / read / make music. I planned on uploading this to Instagram with the caption "my dog is so hipster now we've created a monster", but I didn't. 

We've been walking in forests. Of course. 

We bought him to the vet for a check up / his yearly vaccination. It was his first time there and while he was getting his shots, he leaned in to Jw. It was the sweetest thing and I'm so glad he trusts us now! 

Bagels at Solly's Bagelry on Broadway!! So good.
Some stuff after the cut about anxiety and life, it's not really important / relevant to this blog but I thought I'd just say something about it.

16 February 2015

Hi all!

877 page views today! That's the highest it's ever been!!! Hi to new readers (and spam bots, I guess). I kind of want to believe there are more readers than bots here. I'm making pasta and then later today we're heading to the forest! I've spent a lot of the week re-watching episodes of The Office and Season 8 doesn't seem as bad as it was before.. maybe because now that the show's gone everything seems gold and impermanent. And I skipped Goodbye, Michael as always.  I'll blog a little more this week about life and why we moved, once the dispute resolution period its over. In the mean time, keep up with my adventures on Instagram, maybe?

7 February 2015

New changes.

Hi all! It has been one busy week, but my lifestyle has changed drastically – cue awe and shock and laughter... I want to say I've cut drinking coke, but I've replaced that with consuming grape soda instead. I've been eating a sickening amount of kale, I have one serving of kale-something every day.. today I had kale and yam. Yesterday it was kale, broccoli, and cashews. Before this, the only thing I knew about kale was that it was on Beyonce's sweater in the 711 video. I've also been having a lot of miso. Then again, these drastic lifestyle changes have occurred over the course of a week, so who knows what next week will bring?

Some pictures from week in the new neighbourhood (I've included a ton of pictures of Joggy, just because he walks everywhere with us and I am obsessed with him. Major life changes for Joggy include having to wear a dog pheromone collar, and now, instead of sniffing the ground on walks, he looks up at trees for squirrels. The past week has also taught him, if anything, that there is no point wasting his energy chasing after wild bunnies or ducks because he is always on leash.)

Some guy's awesome car. 

We've been having a rainy week, so he spends a lot of mornings stealing the blanket and wrapping himself in it. 

Duck watching for us, duck-hunting for him. 

Jw and I think that if it snowed, this slope would be perfect to sled down on!!

Visited Great Dane Coffee yesterday! It was the lunch crowd (think a longgggg line), but the barista gave me a smiley face on my coffee and it made me feel special, because my friends got regular boring coffee-circles on theirs. I went on to their Instagram and saw that lots of people got pandas and flowers and pretty latte art so then I felt a little less special. Still, I appreciate the gesture– a smiley in a sea of boring circles is still something! 

We sat outside and this squirrel approached us (and everyone in the vicinity), hoping to get a piece of our food. He hopped on tables, and jumped on chairs, but he was a very clumsy squirrel– we saw him fall a couple of times. Then he stole a girls sandwich and everyone didn't find him cute anymore.. :( he came back five minutes after, and i think he went off to hide the food, but Jw tells me that squirrels always forget where they hide things! I hope he remembers where he hid it before it gets mouldy.

We got 2 tables from the 1920s. This is one of them... the little ones use it as their playground. 

Joggy uses it as a headrest sometimes. 

Hiiii Dumpling!!I can't wait til summer so he can head outside to play, it's too cold outside for him right now so he can't come out on adventures and walks with us. In the mean time, he enjoys a lot of watermelon and chicken bits while waiting for the sun to shine. 

The first wild bunny we saw! We've seen many since, and I've stopped approaching them because they get scared really easily. Sometimes they appear on the beach and are less afraid of humans. 

That's mostly what we've been up to– now I have to get back to making my soup. Change kind of means having to fit in soup with 7 different kinds of vegetables as well (with kale, of course.)

1 February 2015

Our new life above the ground.

Hey guys!! We moved yesterday and right now we won't have internet until Tuesday (or Wednesday?). We're currently in a cafe just so we can have a little bit of internet to catch up on work and such. We're really happy with the new place and our fur-babies seem to love it too– Dumpling didn't let out hog screams as he did with our previous place and Joggy spent a good chunk of his time sniffing about, exploring, and wagging his tail. We encountered quite a fair bit of trouble while moving, though. We took a lot longer than expected and then doggy daycare was closed so  we had to keep Joggy leashed with us as we moved (we couldn't crate him because the mover was there and he doesn't like being around people he doesn't know). Apart from some other hiccups here and there, we had a good night's sleep and set out again today to hunt for furniture!!! I bought an antique table and chair from the 1920s, according to the guy from the shop (but I'm thinking it's a little more like 1950s, ha ha ha. They a little too good to be 95 years old).  I'm so excited to start decorating and furnishing the place, I can't wait for the end result :) Right now I have to quickly get back to doing some homework, but here are a couple of pictures:

Good morning, sleepyhead.

New view!! (can you spot the forest? eek!!!) 

Unpacking this mess is no joke. 
P/s: you can't really see it in this photo, but we basically moved using garbage bags because we didn't want to go through the hassle of buying / taping / flattening cardboard boxes.. we got so many stares from everyone who saw us moving in and out but we saved a ton of money and the joke's on you guys because the garbage bags can always be recycled!! Hahahahahahaha 

(pps: I don't have time to proof-read this post so apologies for any errors!)