It’s funny how there’s a certain type of weekend busyness that leaves you feeling like you need 2 more days of weekend to recover, and another that leaves you feeling so alive and ready to get back to the grind. This one was the latter and HOLLA.
I was looking forward to walking through the door when I got into Ottawa on Friday because my parents have been working hard on a few renovations in the family room. There’s still some decorating to do but so far I think they are nailing it!
I got in pretty late but there was still plenty of time for some beer-drinking with my boyf (I feel like that’s a bit of an annoying word but it’s how my mom and I refer to Josh and I just can’t stop).
On Saturday morning I made some muffins and got all caught up with my mom. Some dog-cuddling happened too. I feel like I notice her age a bit more each time I come home and it kills me. Why can’t dogs stay puppies forever?!
My roommate just so happened to be in Ottawa this weekend with her parents and it was so neat to see her out of context. We went for a stroll downtown and for a coffee shop date and I loved every minute of it. She is seriously the sweetest.
I was overdue for some good quality time with my grandma and got to spend the afternoon with her. She is back into cartoons with a vengeance and it is the most adorable thing. Also, I think we should all start playing more go fish.
Josh’s grandma (remember her from our trip to Newfoundland?!) was in town and celebrating her 80th. I was so so glad to be around to partake in the dinner festivities. This woman is a rockstar and a half.
Sunday my mom and I had reservations at a breakfast spot that was a little ways away and we were all excited for our mini road-trip. It ended up being the cutest, quaintest little place and the pancakes came in heart shapes so it was declared an annual autumn tradition. Ottawa friends, it was Heart & Soul Cafe in Dunrobin!
Afterwards I got to catch up with this beautiful girl. We went from spending everyday together to only getting the odd weekend visit and I AM NOT A FAN. Needless to say, I savour her company in a big way when I do get to see her.
For old time’s sake, my parents and I played a round of Yahtzee after dinner with our tea. Somehow I turned 100 when I hit puberty but I am just going with it.
I got one last visit in with Josh and just like that, another weekend was in the books.
I hope yours was wonderful! What was the best part?