Thursday’s Thoughts

I am super excited today because in a few hours I’m going to go climbing at Planet Granite with Ellen, who reads my blog and contacted me last month to go for a climb with her. She went on vacation for a few weeks, so we’re going again today. I have to be honest, I thought I was going to head in on my own to do some bouldering while she was away, but I can’t help but feel alone and intimidated going by myself. I miss the family oriented feeling of climbing gyms when you’re a regular. Which, I clearly am not — yet. I’m not outgoing, especially in new-to-me places, but hopefully I’ll get over that hump after I put in a few more climbs.climb This is a photo from my last trip with Ellen. Perhaps today I’ll actually take photos inside as opposed to shy selfies in the car ;)

My Mom skyped me yesterday and we got to talking about eBay and how it was hacked, here’s the story. I changed my password immediately. Do it.

Ring CozyMy wedding and engagement rings are still too big, even after getting them sized in January. My engagement ring especially, flops around constantly and drives me nuts. In June, I’m bringing in into Zales, the jewellery store equivalent to People’s in Canada to get it inspected (have to bring it in ever 6mths to keep the… warranty?), and then I’ll have it re-sized another 0.25 down. After that I’m thinking of buying this Ring Cozy for ten bucks, when I go to CrossFit or climbing, since it protects it from scratches and whatnot. I’m not sure yet though.

Oooh, I bought new bedding from West Elm a few days ago! I’ll be blogging about it more in depth later. Like the faux fur background? I feel like every other blogger now, but I couldn’t pass it up. It was ten bucks at Ikea man!

peonies on my deskMy peonies are still going strong and still smelling great. What a great $6.99 spent by The Guy at Trader Joe’s, I tell ya, it brings a smile to my face every time I see them. If that’s not cheesy, I don’t know what is. But in all honesty I think fresh flowers are a great thing to have around. And to you, Brandy (hehe) my fake flowers look real. You just have to find the right ones. My fake orchid from Urban Barn fool me every time!

Tiffany and CoRandom story for you since this is all Thursday’s Thoughts: On Monday I walked into the Tiffany & Co. jewellery store for the first time in my life. I never felt the need to go in and take a peek. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, but I think ladies are drawn to the name, and the packaging? I don’t really know. But I walked around for a bit and was looking for a dainty necklace for myself, and I promise you, the one piece I looked at where the diamond was about the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen (yes a total exaggeration), was $750. I almost wanted to make a loud gulping noise, but it would’ve been inappropriate. One of the women helping me was so kind, and did give me her card, which I doubt I could afford to buy something from her, in a long time.

Well, that’s all my news for today.

What’ve you got planned for your day/evening?

What’s your favourite piece of jewellery?

Have you ever been climbing?

What’s your favourite sport to watch/do?

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  1. Thanks for the heads up about Ebay.

    I don’t know about that fake fur and bunch of peonies. Now you need a plate of macarons and you’ll be like every fashion blogger out there. :p Just kidding – I love your blog.

  2. @char eats greens: That vase is from West Elm for $24, and I just got it a few weeks ago – I went in there again this week and they still have it. I think it’s a “regular” item, because my friend bought hers a few years ago. Thus, I spotted it, loved it and had to copy her!
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  3. You wear your rings climbing?! I don’t wear mine at all during any sports (I once found a wedding ring when swimming!). Rings can rip silks, and deglove a finger during boxing. Ouch. I take no chances!! I know diamonds are hard but I’d be gutted if I knocked it badly on rock!
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  4. We bought our wedding rings at the original Tiffany in New York (the shape/setting of my engagement ring required a particular curved ring and Tiffany was literally the only place with the perfect shape and metal so it wouldn’t scratch) and our sales associate mailed us a handwritten letter, congratulating us and saying our original Tiffany NYC store rings would tell a wonderful story! Well he had no idea how right he was, because I’m submitting his letter to UK immigration as proof of our wedding for my visa application! Ridiculous, yet hilarious :D

  5. @Jaz: Oh man, my wording on that part was terrible. I definitely do not wear my wedding rings climbing, or working out. But I was thinking that when I get them sized and they’re harder to remove, I might get that ring cozy. Maybe not.

  6. @Geri: Wow, a handwritten letter – that’s pretty awesome. Hey what kind of metal did you get so that it doesn’t scratch? I didn’t research our rings nearly enough, I went to a few stores in St. John’s and ended up buying *my* set at the mall – Scott hasn’t got his yet, since he borrowed his grandparents ring for our ceremony. So in June we’re going to hunt one down for him :)

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