Hi everybody! Long time no write! Honestly, while I posted that I had nothing to say last Wednesday, I never intended to take nearly a week off from blogging. Thursday I was tired completely out and not feeling well so I slept as much as I could, and then we went away over the weekend and I chose not to take any internet devices with me (crazy right!?) so yesterday was actually the first day I was back “online” and I was bust catching up with work stuff. I do want to say thanks to all my bloggy friends who commented and emailed me while I was chilling out, it really means so much to me that you missed me <3
Now let’s back track to what I’ve been up to since I last wrote. Friday, the fella and I went to Halifax for the night. I had purchased a package with Teambuy back in like February or March for a night at the Lord Nelson Hotel. I had to book the reservation back when I got the deal and this was the random weekend I had chosen which worked out because J actually had Saturday off.
We didn’t get into the city until after 8pm, checked in and got our complimentary chocolates
mind you we only had a double bed, we’re two pretty long drinks of water (I’m 5’9″ and J’s 6’1″) and since we upgraded our own bed to a Queen back in the winter, going back to a double – even for the night was a bit rough. Seriously, it was like I had nowhere to put my arms! How on earth did we ever survive in that double bed for 6 years?
Once we checked it all out – including the cool decor in the hallway
We hit the streets looking for some nourishment. The truth is I was starving on the drive to the city and exclaimed that, “my stomach is eating itself” so I stopped at the superstore and grabbed a small package of grapes and cheese to hold me over until I could get a real supper. Thank goodness I did, those grapes were delish and the cheese kept me from dying of hunger. Okay, that might be a
huge slight exaggeration, so sue me. Sadly all the restaurants nearby were either fast food – no thanks – or snazzy, as in “the food here isn’t UC friendly.” So back we went to the hotel to hit up its pub using the $20 GC that was also included with our room package. Good choice. J good beer battered fish and chips and said it was awesome, while I got the veggie nachos. The waiter said, “are you guys quite peckish? Because the nacho platter is pretty big.” “Don’t worry, I told him…I can eat more than you’d think by looking at me.” When our food came he wasn’t kidding. The nachos were literally in a platter. A platter! Wowzers, it was then I started to rethink eating the cheese and grapes on the way down.
Sidenote: When we were in Florida, Holly & I went to our hotel’s restaurant for supper one night where I also ordered nachos (I rarely have them at home so I will order them as my meal sometimes when we go out) and the waiter there also gave me a story about the serving being huge. And it was, but it was covered in that processed cheese goo, well swimming might be a better term. The waiter bet me I couldn’t eat the whole thing, and sadly I wasn’t able to, but only because the processed cheese was making me ill. Boy, I really hate losing a food related bet like that…
The nachos were also awesome. And I am proud to say that I was indeed able to eat the entire platter. I believe the waiter was impressed. Clearly I am a freak of nature.
After eating my weight in nacho chips, cheese and veggies I
rolled back to our room and we spent the rest of the evening watching TV. Exciting pair. J had worked from 4:00am-3:00pm that day so he was only awake on account of caffeine, and I was busy digesting 30 pounds of food. Really, as lame as it sounds sitting there in that double bed, watching Bravo’s “Hollywood Treasures” (which by the way, we are now really into – Storage Wars is still better but this show’s pretty cool too!) with my buddy next to me, I was the happiest I’ve been in a few weeks. It was just so nice to be able to hang out with him without the interruption from phones, facebook and twitter messages, emails, blogging, gaming, all that stuff that we do when we’re home. It was really nice.
And I’m glad I enjoyed the evening, because I slept terribly all. night. long. Like I mentioned above there was nowhere for my arms to go (I really wish I could detach those things at night!), I felt like I was going to fall off the bed at any moment. Anytime someone in another room left the closing of the door woke me up. Anyone going to the washroom or taking a shower woke me up, cars on the street, you name it, it likely woke me up.
Despite a crummy night’s sleep I got up Saturday morning let J sleep a while longer while I went out and got us breakfast from Tim Hortons (smoothie & a muffin for me, cafe mocha & a muffin for him). I was really excited when I discovered it was beautiful day out! The night before the weather forecast had said rain all day Saturday which bummed me out a bit as I wanted to go strolling around downtown so to get up and see nothing but happy clouds and a blue sky made me giddy
That’s where I’m going to leave it for today. Tomorrow I’ll post about the rest of our adventures, which will include more photos than typing.
I hope everyone is having a great day so far! <3