The good news is, we finally sold our house in Edmonton! Yay! We never imagined that it would take so long, and it has truly been the one thing that has been holding us back from fully embracing our move to Calgary. Now we can stop just looking at homes on MLS and actually go out and look at homes in person. Everything is finally coming together! There are still several more weeks of living in limbo in our future thanks to possession dates and house hunting, but at least now there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
With that being said, here's what I've been up to this past little while:
Thinking about: how unprepared I am for the Calgary Marathon 10K I'm running at the end of May. I know I have two months still to train, but I'm worried I won't get in the runs and training I need. For the first time in my life I wish I had a treadmill at home!
Reading: not to brag or anything, but I've been a reading machine lately! I'm working my way through the last Fifty Shades of Grey book (I know, I know! but you can read a little bit about why here) on my phone, and I'm also reading Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves. I read her first book, On the Island a few years ago and absolutely loved it. This one is a lot different, but an easy read. As soon as I'm done these, I'll be starting on The Bear by Claire Cameron, which I'm both terrified and excited to read.
Listening to: Alan Doyle's new solo album. If you're a fan of Great Big Sea, then you'll love Alan's new album. Sully loves when I pick him up and jig with him to the faster paced songs. Have I mentioned I had the honour of meeting Mr Doyle last year? No? I should blog about that. He's exactly like I imagined he'd be in person: kind, polite and funny. Here's one of my favourite songs from his new album, So Let's Go.
Watching: for the first time in years, we actually have cable! (Thanks, temporary accommodations!). So with that, our Netflix que has been neglected in exchange for home improvement shows. What is it about these shows that makes it hard to change the channel? We've also been watching Better Call Saul, and while at first we were really into it, we're finding the last few episodes to be quite slow. I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet, but I really hope it picks up! Another show that we used to absolutely love but kind of wish it would just end already? Revenge. The best characters have been killed off, the plot seems to be pulling at strings now, and if we hadn't already invested all the time in the previous episodes, we would probably pull the plug on this one. BUT…I really want to see how they decide to wrap this show up. That is, if they wrap it up soon. Maybe it's just me, but I would much prefer a show I love to end on a good note then to be dragged out for season after season.
Eating: ugh, next question! No seriously, my eating habits have been atrocious lately. I constantly blame the lack of kitchen space and kitchen appliances/tools on this, but really, I mostly have myself to blame. I'm not sure what it will take to kick my butt into gear, but it needs to happen sooner than later!
Looking forward to: buying a new house! It will be so wonderful to finally pack up our home in Edmonton, get settled in a new home in Calgary and get our life back on track. Then, everyone come visit me!
Tell me something you're looking forward to!
Are you watching Better Call Saul? Revenge? Thoughts?!
Let me know in the comments!