It was a snowy long weekend here in Calgary. Saturday and into Sunday the city was under a heavy snowfall warning. Not the kind of weather you want for a long weekend, but thankfully it didn’t start really coming down until Saturday afternoon.

Backing up a bit, I started my weekend off with a Group Power workout at my gym. We’re still doing the October 2019 release so I feel like I have a good handle on it and I know what I’m putting on my barbell in terms of weight.

For the biceps track we use drop sets. It’s not something that I typically use, so it’s been great to get me out of my comfort zone a bit. This is why I love group fitness – it gets me doing things that I usually wouldn’t do!

Friday was a quiet night at home. I watched some Netflix and scrolled through Instagram while I was on the couch. It wasn’t very exciting but it was exactly the kind of night that I needed.

Saturday morning I headed over to my boyfriend’s place. We were celebrating my birthday a few days early, so when he asked what I felt like eating, I said breakfast food or shawarma. I know, quite the combination, but my favorite meal to have a restaurant is breakfast and shawarma is one of my favorites, so I knew I wanted to have one of those.

We ended up walking over to Gruman’s for breakfast food. Gruman’s is a Jewish deli that’s only open for breakfast and lunch. They serve breakfast til late on the weekends, so it was the perfect choice. I went with their breakfast poutine. It had a base of breakfast potatoes and was topped with two poached eggs, smoked meat, hollandaise sauce, and cheese curds.

Poutine is a uniquely Canadian dish, and I loved the breakfast spin that Gruman’s put on it. It was a ton of food (I ate about half of it), but it was so good! I highly recommend giving it a try.

After lunch we went back to my boyfriend’s place to play with this little guy. I’d just given him this new rope toy and he was really enjoying chewing on it. Within a few hours he had chewed right through one end of it.

My boyfriend had gotten me this fancy bottle of apple cider for my birthday. We had seen it a few weeks ago and it looked really interesting. It’s made from apples that are only grown on a couple trees in Ontario. The trees only produce fruit every other year.

I ended up enjoying it with my dad and brother on Sunday night. It was a bit higher in alcohol than I’m used to (6.8%), so I was more than happy to share it with them.

I headed home on Saturday afternoon just as the snow was starting to fall. Snowy weather and icy road conditions aren’t my favorite (they cause me major anxiety), so I was happy to get home before the roads got too bad. Surprisingly it was more snowy downtown than in the suburbs where I live. Usually it’s the other way around.

I started reading The Mother-In-Law (affiliate link) by Sally Hepworth on Saturday night. I’m not very far into it yet but I already have a feeling that it’s going to be a great book. Has anyone else read it? Did you like it?

Sunday was a pretty laid back day. I got a bunch of work done around the house (cleaning bathrooms, dusting, and vacuming) as well as some behind the scenes blogging. It was pretty snowy and cold out so I didn’t even leave the house. I’m so not ready for winter to arrive yet. I want to skip right through to spring.

I spent Monday night with some friends of mine who were in from out of town. There’s a couple of us who have November birthdays so we were able to get together to celebrate them all together. It was a lot of fun catching up and playing card games.

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