Day 26 – January 26th

National Green Juice Day & National Spouses Day!!

Thursdays I spend the day at a nearby elementary school pretending to be an art therapist. I have some really great kids and I enjoy my time with them enormously.

I thought it best to start my busy day by ‘getting my juices flowing’ as they say with a green juice. I walked around the corner to Glory Juice Company where they offer several cold pressed juices and nut mylks. They also sell avocado on toast for around $40.

I chose their “#2” juice because it marginally edged out the “#3” in green food content- staying on track today. It contained apple, celery, cucumber, lemon & kale.

I do like my green juices – or any fresh pressed juice for that matter. I even have a fancy Breville juicer back in NL. The cost of ingredients adds up quickly when juicing for yourself. However at $12.99 for a moderate sized bottle,  I don’t know for sure how to win, financially, at this wicked juicing game.

I brought it home and had a few gulps before heading to my practicum.

En route, my husband James sent me an address and told me there was something he needed me to ‘pick up’. I couldn’t wait to get out of the school to go see what it was.

The address brought me to Celsia Floral- a stunning florist shop near my house.

He had ordered a special bouquet -that came with chocolates (!!!)  for me for National Spouses Day. How sweet is that ?

I don’t own a vase so they got divvied up amongst mason jars and scattered throughout the apartment. It looks gorgeous in here – like someone’s hipster yoga wedding Pinterest board  threw up !

So even though everything this day was great great great there was one other thing that happened that took the proverbial cake!

Christina texted me, now that she was back in a service area and no longer back woods heli-skiing through avalanche prone mountains, to tell me that…


They had a lay over for 4 hours in Vancouver and wanted to have a quick celebratory dinner! We were both doubly excited when we realized that this was National Spouses Day (… mind you, not nearly as excited as Ian and I were today to find out he is going to get his cancer ridden stomach removed on National Rare Disease Day- Feb 28th… *sigh* it’s the simple things).

So we met up with Kathleen, her sisters and her partner at a fancy Lebanese restaurant in the neighbourhood and had a ginormous excessive feast with lots of bubbly. These dietary choices undid all the hard work that the $13 green juice had put in earlier that day but it was worth it.

Oh, and there were sparklers. Doesn’t get much more celebratory than that!

SO much love for these two it’s absolutely ridiculous.





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