I like to start my weekend mornings with a cup of coffee in bed, catching up on reading or a few blog posts, before I face the day. When I have the choice, I’m a slow morning girl. I suppose that’s a bit funny since I’m also the girl who wakes up before dawn for a spin class, but that’s usually a workweek thing – Even a 9 am class on the weekend feels too early for me sometimes.
I want to wear dresses all the time. Rain or shine, I’d prefer a dress to pants any day. I was pretty excited to find this one online. A coworker introduced me to Tobi (the website I bought it from) and it’s full of cute, dangerously cheap clothes. This is one of those perfect summer dresses. Easy to slip on for a casual date or for work. The back is open, but I can throw a blazer or sweater over top and since it’s such a great length it works.
At five foot nine, length is a big thing for me. For the longest time, the trend was super short dresses and I could never find anything appropriate for work. I actually had a hard time finding dresses that I felt comfortable wearing at all. Luckily the trend has moved back towards longer dresses and skirts now. I still get pretty excited when I find something that comes to just above my knees.
The weather lately has been so sunny and warm. It’s been lovely. I’ve been wanting to spend as much time as possible outside, which has been great. The only downside is that we haven’t done any spring cleaning yet and our condo desperately needs it. We haven’t even lived here a year yet and somehow it feels like we’ve accumulated so much stuff. I’m really feeling the need to de-clutter and reorganize some things. I haven’t really lived in one place for a year for a while so I haven’t really done the spring cleaning thing in a while. Moving tends to accomplish that to a certain extent.
It’s supposed to get pretty dreary tomorrow and continue for the rest of the weekend. Unfortunately, I doubt we’ll have much time to get any of the things on my To Do list done. We seemed to have made plans for every minute of the weekend. This is something I have a knack for doing. I’m not saying I don’t like it, but I know I’m going to need a few days before summer hits.
We’ll be making plans and trying to get outside as much as possible the minute summer hits. I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.
Real Estate is something I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about lately. N and I hope to one day own a house and we’d like that day to be sooner than later, so we tend to pay a bit of attention to what is going on out there. Or at least we try to.
When my parents first moved to Calgary, they bought in the suburbs. It’s close to Dad’s office and to the airport. As he traveled more and more frequently, they came to appreciate this proximity.
At one time, however, they had looked at a lot in Crescent Heights. It was right at the end of Centre A St NW, beside Sunnyside Bank Park, with a view of all of downtown Calgary and the river valley.
|Crescent Heights – Google Maps|
It was amazing. The lot was listed at $250,000 so they decided against it. Instead Jim Shaw bought it and built an incredible house – a 10,000 square foot, hill-top mansion.
|View of Downtown isn’t too bad – Calgary Herald|
|I think I could deal with this kitchen…maybe – Calgary Herald|
|I don’t think I could deal with this Downtown Hot Tub view – Calgary Herald|
I walk by this house almost daily and it is currently for sale. The listed price? Only $11.5 million.