Bits of my week

 I feel like all Canadians know when the American Thanksgiving is, but not so much the other way around. I was on a flight back home to Newfoundland for a Thanksgiving break, spending 8 days with my family. On the flight to head home there was a couple of men from the states. The older gentleman sitting next to me asked me where I was from, and why I was heading out east. You betcha I questioned him just as much as he did, me. That’s when I found out he was from North Dakota with a few of his friends, getting ready to go hunting moose in Newfoundland. Fun fact: The Bush Family have been to Newfoundland/Labrador to go fishing and hunting. After we landed in St. John’s I told him Happy Thanksgiving, not necessarily forgetting he was from the states, especially with his accent — he had a confused look on his flight. It’s Thanksgiving in Canada? He asked. Yup, I said with a grin and explained to him that the Canadian thanksgiving happens on the same weekend as Columbus Day in the States. Fun little fact there, for the American readers of spiffykerms ;)

I feel like I’m all sorts of messed up with my posting schedule. I usually like to have blog posts up as early as 6:00am, but lately I’ve been pumping them out during the later part of the evenings. Bare with me as I get back on schedule :)

I went to CrossFit two nights in a row, after taking a three+ week break from it. Why do I do that to myself? All day today I’ve been pushing doors with my body instead of using my arms.

Alfie turns 4 years old today! We’re going to celebrate by taking him for an extra long walk in the park and get him some treats!
I’m surprised at how high functioning I am after 5hrs of sleep last night. I normally require and get double that. Lol. We saw a movie last night. Of course it was the late one, because we’re always busy and head out the door moments after getting home from work. I went to CrossFit last night, making it two days in a row. After a 3 week break, my body is definitely feeling it.

It’s laundry day. I have 3 loads in the wash right now and I forgot to put soap in the first washer with one of those silly tide pods. It’s an apartment style washer so i can’t open it when it’s running. So I had to race back upstairs, get liquid detergent and pour some in after it started. Of course, it’s the more “important” load that needed to be done tonight, for something going on tomorrow. If it’s not clean, I’ll just run it again ($$$) with even more soap. Lol.

I mailed off my friends birthday gift during my lunch break. Her birthday is on Sunday. I hope it gets to her on time!

I also mailed off a dancing Halloween card to my nephews in Newfoundland. Thinking it will definitely get there on time. Unless Canada Post is slow. Which is usually is.

I need to get on the ball and send Leanne the photos of the giveaway prizes I took yesterday morning. We’re doing a collab giveaway on both of our blogs. I don’t want to give anything away yet. But stay tuned!

Oh! Oh. Don’t forget to enter into the Annabelle Cosmetics 24 twistup lipstick crayons giveaway! It’s open to everyone in the USA & Canada until October 29. :)

In the next few days I’ll be compiling a fun little post of some of my Newfoundland vacation highlights for you guys.Here’s a sneak peek. Fun right??nephews and i jumping

What exciting things happened to you today?

How many times a week do you get exercise?

When is the last time you took a vacation?

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Fossil found: in Newfoundland!

Hey guys!

I’m right here in Newfoundland today. I’m here for Thanksgiving. Ha! I bet poor ol’ Leanne is jealous that I’m home, getting a good ol’ feed of my Mom’s cookin’.

I like to fly back home as often as I can. Seeing how my Irish family (My Brother married an Irish woman, now my Sister-In-Law and my brother has two Irish sons, and two Irish step sons!)  now lives in Newfoundland. I want them to know who I am, rather than The Aunt that lives far away. So I’m always looking at flights and taking an extra day or two here and there and going home at least 2x/year. I already flew home for the May 24th long weekend, now Thanksgiving and I’ll be back for Christmas.

It’s been a much needed vacation as I was feeling pretty stressed, and I’d rather not give details but I just wanted to say I’m glad I’m taking a week off right now. It was basically perfect timing. Otherwise I would’ve probably had a breakdown, hah! I’m not even kidding.

Anyway. I wanted to point out something that was exciting to me. My Mom sent me this e-mail the other week while I was still in Ontario, but I thought it would be fitting if I blogged about it while I was home.

She was shopping around downtown St. John’s and spotted some Fossil purses and decided to take a few snaps for me.

What she wrote in her e-mail to me, made it even funnier: I found at a shop in Downtown St. John’s yesterday. Some wicked missus. Don’t have to go to T.O. get me a Fossil. LOL” Apparently there’s Fossil purses being sold at Little boutique in the Murray Premises. I don’t know if Little Boutique is the name of the store, or if it’s literally, a little boutique. Either way, cool huh?

Anyway, as you would — I’m having a grand ol’ time here in Newfoundland. I’m constantly posting photos on Twitter and Instagram so follow me there (You can find me under both at @spiffykerms) for more updates!

Until then, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving :)

Gobble gobble gobble, til you wobble!

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