I know it was a long weekend, but after being home sick half of last week it almost feels as if I’ve had an entire week off. I’ve finally mostly recovered from the sinus infection from hell, save for some lingering sniffles. Liam’s nose is still running but I think we’ve beat the total exhaustion that came with it. I felt like a total sloth all weekend, with no motivation to do much and wishing I had the motivation to be productive.
My weekend plans went from a possible trip to Waterton to meet up with some blog ladies, to possibly hitting up X-Fest in Calgary to watch Hozier, to three whole days with Liam and no plans. Looking back, I can barely remember what we even got up to and I have zero pictures from the whole weekend. Blogger fail.
I had a BBQ at work so was only in the office for a couple hours in the morning. The BBQ wrapped up pretty early so after moving to another location for a sociable with some coworkers, I went to pick Liam up early. We must not have got up to anything afterwards because I have no recollection or photos haha
We finally got to hit up the farmer’s market since it had been almost a month or so since we’d been last. I picked up some pumpkin cheesecake perogies (OMG the best) and Liam picked out some gladiola for his day home provider. He’s a sweetheart. The weather was a bit gray so we decided to check out the library downtown. I hadn’t taken Liam before and was toying with the idea of getting us library cards. Liam had a great time in the kids area but was not interested in letting me browse so we didn’t last very long.
We came home to work on a painting project before it was nap time. Liam graced me with a three hour nap and it was glorious! We were invited for dinner at our friends place afterwards and we had a completely British meal of banger sausage, mashed peas and Stout. Perfection.
It was pouring rain which put a damper on our Sunday run plans. Instead, Liam and I met Mary at Starbucks for a little coffee date. I channelled my inner basic chick and indulged in a pumpkin latte and it was glorious. We got a brunch invite right after and I was interested in checking out the new brunch at Heritage Ranch. They just moved away from their Sunday buffet to a three course, family style brunch. I enjoyed brunch family style, but definitely missed the selection of buffet. Heritage Ranch has such amazing food that I want to eat all the variety. I will definitely be back though as it’s still my top dining spot in the city, especially for breakfast.
After brunch it was back home for nap time again. My mission for the weekend was to stock up on some new books for myself and hopped that we could have made a Chapters trip after nap time but Liam had zero interest. We just played low at home for the evening instead. Since I discovered the Fox and the Hound was on Netflix, we watched that and I may have shed a tear or two. I didn’t realize how sad that movie was!
My parents came to visit. Liam was so impatient waiting for them to arrive and it made for a long morning trying to explain to him that most normal adults don’t start their day at 6am like he does. We were hungry for an early lunch/long weekend brunch when the folks finally made it so we headed to Brown’s before doing some shopping. I took advantage of my parents being here to go grocery shopping solo. I just did not have the patience to take Liam this weekend. Once Liam was up from his nap, we had his little BFF over for dinner and sat as the boys ran around in full chaos. It was a good excuse to indulge in those pumpkin perogies!
And that’s a wrap on the weekend. It felt pretty boring and low key even though we did get out a fair bit. The dreary, cold weather mixed didn’t help my sluggishness all weekend and I’m hoping I can drag myself back into normal routine today. I’m already looking forward to the weekend, running the Spartan race and visiting friends.
How did you spend your Labour Day weekend?