This last weekend I took a few days to head north and visit a couple friends of mine who live out of town. It felt so good to spend a couple days together and catch up.

Their kids have grown up so much since the last time I saw them. I had so much fun wit them. Their ten year old wanted to have a spa night so she did my nails – with a different color on each finger and toe – put a face mask on and was about to give me a full face of makeup but thankfully it was bed time.

It felt really good to spend time with the kids. We read books, played a couple games of Monopoly, and spent a lot of time at the park. It was such a good reminder for me while I was around them to make sure that I spend some time each day doing something fun and that I enjoy. It’s so easy to fill my days up with work, errands, and things that I need to cross off my to do list.

We had a delicious meal at an Indian restaurant, watched Spy (I’ve loved Melissa McCarthy since Gilmore Girls), and just had a lot of fun while I was there. I wish my friends still lived in Calgary, but at least they’re still relatively close.

I downloaded an audiobook to listen to on the three and a half hour drive to and from Stony Plain. It was my first time doing that (I typically listen to podcasts), and I enjoyed the book more than I thought I would. It’s definitely something that I would do again for my next road trip.

I didn’t take any photos while I was there. I guess I was too busy taking in all the fun and just being present with my friends and their kids. As much fun as I had with them it felt good to sleep in my own bed the night I drove back.

Spending a few days away from my usual routine made me realize how much I really like my life right now. I was ready to come back to it and tackle all those things that I had put off doing. I’m definitely a creature of habit so while I enjoyed my time away from home I’m also glad to be back at it now.

I did my first workout in 4 or 5 days yesterday. I did a Group Power class at the gym with a new to me release. The instructor decided to do the October 2017 release of Body Pump. She said that the October 2019 one just got released to the instructors, so they’re busy learning it. I can’t wait to give it a try.

A Weekend Away