Since I get one more week’s vacation than my husband, I usually take a week in the summer and spend it at home by the pool and veg the whole week. This year was no different. 🙂 Sometimes vegging is just what the doctor ordered to recharge my batteries and do whatever I want to do. So, here’s a recap of my week of
laziness time-wasting restoration.
It started off with my sister Julie coming down from Montreal to visit for the weekend. We spent some time walking along Lake Ontario in Port Credit, playing backgammon, taking pics of the wildlife and enjoying the sun.
We also had a great meal at 360, the restaurant at the top of the CN Tower.
We saw two movies while she was visiting. The first was Snow White and the Huntsman and the second was Magic Mike. Both were Ok. Julie headed back to Montreal on Monday and my week of vegetation continued… 🙂 Actually on Tuesday, I did a massive cleaning marathon so that I could rest the rest of the week guilt-free. 🙂
Most days were spent by the patio and in and out of the pool due to the heat wave. I managed to read quite a bit and finished Insurgent (book 2 of the Divergent series) and Bared to You (this was recommended for those who liked 50 shades). I’m currently reading Beautiful Disaster (James McGuire) and Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell), alternating between the two depending on my mood.
I also watched a couple of movies. I finally saw The Artist to keep up with my life list item to watch every Best Picture winner from 1990 to present. I actually liked it a lot. I didn’t miss the lack of speaking – the actors were great to watch and very engaging. What I did notice is that unlike with other films, where I could do something else at the same time (like check Facebook or whatever), I had to pay attention to the movie the whole time so I wouldn’t miss anything! Very different experience. 🙂 I also watched 21 Jump Street and that one was just OK. I like Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum but the story was pretty weak.
I also knocked off a couple of recipes in my cooking challenge but feel guilty that I didn’t take more advantage of my free time to cook more…especially when I found out that the Barefoot Contessa has a new book coming out in the fall. I vowed to myself to get my butt in gear and cook more recipes over the summer.
Chris and I have started watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy as well – we’re halfway through the second one The Two Towers. We had seen the trailer for The Hobbit and it got us in the mood for Middle Earth.
While I was by the pool, I also researched future travel plans, including tours and cruises (Grand Canyon, Maritimes, Mediterranean, etc.). Planning is the best part – I could plan trips for hours! I dreamt of fresh lobster in Nova Scotia, amazing views of the Grand Canyon, walking the streets of Rome, sipping wine in France… It was exhausting. Hehehe 🙂 I also drafted an initial packing list for our upcoming cruise in October.
And for good measure, I occasionally kept my brain active by playing Texas Holdem on my Blackberry and doing quizzes at JetPunk.com. 🙂
So, at the end of my week, I have a tan, I’m very relaxed and plan to continue vegging out the last day of my stay-cation.