Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stuff and Things: 2/19

Linking up with Kristin and Joey

+Whistler.  Guys, Whistler was awesome.  Okay, it wasn't as awesome as it could have been because there wasn't very much snow so we didn't get to use our free snowshoe rentals, BUT it was still fun for our first trip out there.  We stayed in an adorable log cabin, spent WAY too much money on incredibly delicious steaks, and went to a Scandinavian spa.  Oh. My. Gosh.  There must be something to hydrotherapy because Nick and I felt SO good afterwards.  They tell you to spend 10-15 minutes in a hot bath, 10 seconds in a cold bath (60 degrees cold), and then 10-15 minutes of relaxing to get your core temperature back up, and repeat for about 2 hours.  All of the baths were outside AND it was raining.  It was magical.

Also, everyone in Whistler has an accent.  Our lunch waiter had an Italian accent, our spa lady had an Australian accent, our fro-yo guy had an English accent, and I heard about 10 other languages/accents.  I think I might have melted about 20 times.  Something about accents, I don't know what it is.  Even Canadian accents are cute. 

+ Speaking of our Whistler trip, the cabin had labels for all of their light switches.  Awesome, but I'm not quite sure I understand the need for "quotation marks".

+ I love cloth diapering.  It's been a fun adventure, but diarrhea with cloth diapers is just not fun.  No.  I'll let that sink in a bit...

+ I've just started trying out some Pilates last week.  It's been quite fun! I'm surprised with how much I like it.  I'm pretty sure I thought that it would consist of not doing much for too long, but it's pretty tough.  I was inspired by Kristin's post that had a few websites to try so I jumped on it.  

+ I started The Book Thief on audiobook for my commute to work last week. It's amazing.  I forgot how much I love books regarding WWII and how wonderful a good book is.  I'm still trying to get through my Blogging for Books book.  We're actually taking a break right now.  I just can't get into it and my free time is so limited.  So, The Book Thief trumps all.

+ I ordered my contacts two weeks ago from Vision Direct and my order is STILL processing.  I'm on my last set.  It's terrible.  Why must it take so long?!

+ Toddler tantrums are terrible.  I'm always conflicted.  Is she old enough to understand the consequences?  To actually GET why we're ignoring her screaming for no good reason?  I don't know.  It makes things very difficult.  We're getting into serious parenting territories.  I'm not looking forward to it.


  1. Whistler sounds like so much fun!! It's definitely on my list of places I want to visit...even living so close I've never been!

    I LOVED The Book Thief. You have to see the movie, too. The book was better (as per usual) but the movie was great as well. I have a Blogging for Books book that I haven't even started and it's been like 2 months...oops.

    Pilates <3

  2. The lack of snow this year is crazy. The news had a live shot of skibowl and it just looked so sad. I hope we are OK this summer.

    I admire cloth diaperers. Baby tushies look so cute in them. Neither Craig and I wanted to commit to more laundry so pampers won our hearts. (And money. Gosh they get expensive!)

  3. That sounds like a relaxing trip!
    I'm glad you're liking the Pilates videos. If you do them enough, you'll really start to feel it!

  4. Ugh boo you are waiting on your contacts!!! That's so frustrating.

  5. I absolutely detest having to wait on contacts...aghhhh! Oh and that whole toddler tantrum thing yeah I'm there (Second trip first kid is 7 now)...I feel your pain.

    1. Well, I don't know if I'm relieved that I'm not the only one or terrified that it may happen again ;)

  6. I'm wondering if you live close enough to drive to Whistler. I grew up in Portland, Oregon and we drove there once for a summer vacation. That's a fun place in the summer too! That stinks about the contacts! If you'd like to say hi, please email me at My blogger account is "no-reply" :(. Esther Norine Designs

  7. Oh no!! waiting so long for contacts to process/ship is THE WORST!! I hope they ship out soon! I still need to read or listen to the book thief. And the whole quotations on the labels thing cracks me up! haha


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