Wednesday, June 08, 2016

The Wednesday Loves

Another busy week is rolling right along...but time for a quick break to share what I'm LOVING this week!

I'm loving listening to all my old Hip CD's.  My God, they just never get old.  So many memories are tied to these albums and songs.  Sadly, we were among the throngs of disappointed fans of the band who were unable to secure tickets to their final tour (seriously, though - who DID get tickets last Friday morning?!), but I'm thinking we'll come up with a plan to make the most of that weekend in August we were hoping to be in Kingston for their last show.  Feels like only the right thing to do, to somehow still honour Gord and the entire band.

Lovin' that I got to spend last night in my "happy place"... the movie theatre!  It felt like it had been ages since I'd last been to the movies.  I thoroughly enjoyed my date with my mom and Donna to see "Me Before You".  I was already a fan of the book by Jojo Moyes, and the movie did not disappoint. It was beautiful and bittersweet, and I thought the actress who played Louisa Clarke was incredible.  She just lit up the screen, a real scene-stealer.

I also love that I ordered a large buttery popcorn, of which I ate less than half...which means I have leftover theatre popcorn to have as a treat tonight when I watch my adorable Jim in The Office! ;)

Oh, and yes.  I love Jim.  aka John Krasinksi.  He's definitely my new favourite.  I wish I had a Jim in my real life.  How is Pam able to resist?!

I know I mentioned it a few weeks ago, but I'm still lovin' JT's new jam, "Can't Stop the Feeling".  I thought it'd be starting to wear thin by now since they play they shit out of it on the radio, but nope.  Still makes me wanna dance, every. single. time.

I love that I have some new swimwear for the summer!  I had ordered one pair of bottoms and three tankini tops, praying that at least one of them would fit, but fearing the worst because I had no idea what size to order.  The bottoms were fine, but the first top was so tight I was afraid someone was going to have to cut me out of it.  I was ready to have a meltdown, but thankfully, the next two tops fit fine.  Phewf!!!  OK, summer, I'm ready for you!!!

Loving the Italian feast I have planned for Saturday night!!  The Canada Day Committee in our town held a fundraising Facebook auction this past spring, and I offered up a "Little Taste of Italy" homemade lasagna dinner for four, which my friend Sarah won.  The ladies are coming for dinner on Saturday evening, and I've had fun this past week or so coming up with ideas for the different courses, beyond just the lasagna.  I really hope they enjoy what I have planned for them!  I can't wait!!

I absolutely LOVE the salad I've been bringing on my lunch all week, and can't thank Shannon enough for sharing the recipe! I knew as soon as I read the ingredients that I would love it... Sweet potatoes? good.  quinoa?  good.  shallots? good.  bacon? gooooood.  Can't get enough of it!

Well, I think that's all I've got going for this week.  Happy Wednesday, pals!!


ShannonJMc27 said...

Hahaha glad you love it!! It's so tasty and summery! I am also still loving that song! I always dance around when it comes on :)

Nicole said...

I've wondered if the book was any good. I almost wasn't sure I wanted to see the movie because every time I turn around they're advertising it on the TV and I'm bored with it.