Today I’m definitely having a Case of the Mondays. After a fabulous weekend, I really do not feel like being here at work today. The gloomy, foggy weather outside isn’t helping this overwhelming feeling of blah.
This was the first weekend BF and I have spent together in 6 weeks, and the first weekend in the city together in over 2 months. It was nice.
Friday evening, we went to The Mongolie Grill for dinner (BF treated), and then to MEC. I bought a pair of La Sportiva shoes. I’ve been needing to get a pair for light hiking, since all I have is my boots. They were on sale for $49, and they are exactly the shoes I want to buy for traveling because they are multipurpose – everyday shoes that can double as light hikers. Plus, they’re quite goodlooking. I also bought a fleece sleeping bag liner ($40) and a few other odds and ends (fleece gloves, socks). MEC always makes me spend way too much money. But they were all things that I was putting off buying, and now I’m set for hiking/camping all year long.
Saturday, BF and I went up to Squamish with the intention of hiking and camping. Well, we were about 20 min. up The Chief when it got so rainy/foggy that I couldn’t see out of my glasses (yet another reason why I’m excited to get LASIK). Since the weather was supposed to be crummy all weekend, we bailed on Squamish altogether, and headed back down to Vancouver. Instead, we rented You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and cooked up some chicken chow mein. Yum! A few of his friends came over for a bit. BF paid for breakfast (bought from IGA), gas, dinner and the movie rental. I paid for the camping groceries that we didn’t end up using ($25).
Sunday we went rock climbing. I had a really good time, and it felt nice to push myself hard. We’ve started climbing back-to-back routes in order to get our stamina up. Speaking of climbing, the next time we go, I’ll have to renew my membership. It’ll be $250 for 12 months (which is a complete bargain), and we’ll probably split that cost, since BF gets in for free.
After climbing, BF took me to a sushi place by my house (he treated – again). Then he left to run errands, and I went grocery shopping ($40 – I hadn’t gone grocery shopping in 2 weeks).
It was a pretty expensive weekend. Definitely out of the ordinary in terms of spending for the both of us. But I think it was because we haven’t had a weekend in the together for so long, let alone in the city. And, our 1-year anniversary is today. :)
This coming weekend we’re going to Galiano Island, which should be a lot cheaper since all we really have to pay for is camping food and the ferry ride there (return trip is free).