??:?? — I get up, semi-tired.

6:00 a.m. — We watch movies, he performs with blocks when he’s bored after 5 minutes, after which decides he’ll “clean up” and goes via, deleting episodes, my outdated notes, movies, and is getting an actual satisfaction from cleansing home, so to talk. He’s actually lovely.

7:59 a.m. — My companion is up, and I head off to drop packages at Canada Submit and take a break. My lips have been lined in eczema for two months and I solely simply realized it recently when it began to ooze a transparent liquid (certain signal of a weeping wound for eczema victims). I placed on a number of layers of the steroid cream till it healed and now I’m making an attempt to take care of it. The one factor that has given my lips any actual reduction has been Blistex – Medicated, and I purchased EOS natural lip balms for Little Bun.

9:45 a.m. — I drop by a thrift retailer and see this e-book which I like – Elevating Boys

This specific part is extraordinarily necessary for folks:

12:25 p.m. — House, I’ve lunch with Little Bun and he heads off for his nap.

2:56 p.m. — Up from his nap, we snuggle and play extra “Stuffed Animal Caring Games”, and I stretch for yoga together with his assist, the place he principally sits on my again and pushes me right into a deeper stretch.

4:56 p.m. — Now we have dinner, do extra math, he helps me manage my promoting piles, after which we learn books.

8:14 p.m. — Time for mattress. I already popped a chilly tablet and I’m able to sleep.

Spent: $0

??:?? — I get up and play with Little Bun till I get able to exit and get a pedicure.  I’ve tea, and we play video games, and he cleans up “his” pc (my pc actually).

8:00 a.m. — I head out to my pedicure. I drop by and get a chai earlier than my pedicure. The winter appears to be like unbelievable when it first snow falls.

9:59 a.m. — Pedicure, and I really feel so significantly better with my toes cleaned, new color, and so on. I actually missed this. My reward card solely has about one pedicure and a half left, so I higher use it properly. I could do pedicures each 2 months as a substitute of month-to-month to avoid wasting a bit of cash.

10:23 a.m. — I see these gold-karat eye masks and snort. Gold is inert, it doesn’t do something to your pores and skin. It’s only a rip-off to take your cash.

11:25 a.m. — House, we have now lunch, I feed him soup, we do some English exercise pages with verbs, after which he goes down for his nap.

1:08 p.m. — I spend his nap watching Inside The World’s Multi-Million Greenback Properties.

2:58 p.m. — He wakes up from his nap

4:30 p.m. — This sequence – Witcher (the one by Netflix not the older one on Amazon), really useful by Adina is kind of good. Episode 1 was sluggish, however the remaining is

5:50 p.m. — Little Bun tells me that my pedicure “is so beautiful!”

6:10 p.m. — Dinner — salad, bread, hen wings. My companion additionally cracks open the bottle of wine I gave him. I give him one each occasion – birthday, anniversary, and so on. It prices about $90 – $110 per bottle, and I purchased out the complete inventory in Montreal in 2016 so I’d all the time have a superb bottle in a superb 12 months to present him.

8:26 p.m. — We play Animal Caring Recreation, Blocks, Construct a Duck Maze, Snuggle, watch movies… loads of Little Bun Care earlier than bedtime.

9:38 p.m. — I end the e-book I began – Catch me when you can – it’s the most unbelievable e-book. I cherished studying each web page, I couldn’t cease. It is among the most unbelievable tales I’ve ever learn. He’s an extremely good, wily man. What a mind. I’m completely happy issues labored out ultimately within the sense that he’s now an investigator and a consults with banks and the FBI.

Spent: $0

??:?? — I get up actually drained. Little Bun is hellbent on waking up at 5 a.m. so he’s type of mentally forcing himself awake at 4:30, or simply earlier than.

4:37 a.m. — FML. I stand up. Get his milk, make tea, and half go to sleep in my chair.

7:59 a.m. — My companion is up making lunch, and I’m exhausted. I’m going via my numbers and my investments… I spend the entire morning and day going via the numbers (eyes are twitching) whereas Little Bun fortunately watches movies and performs with blocks occasionally.

12:15 p.m. — Lunch. Paella. It’s actually fairly heavy. Possibly I’m beginning to be much less of a meat-eater…

1:01 p.m. — He goes down for his nap. I’m dragging.

3:35 p.m. — He wakes up and I’m in the midst of doing graphics for the weblog for the online value and revenue updates (these things takes a day, I swear), in addition to for Instagram.

5:14 p.m. — I go to sleep dozing off… I can’t assist myself. I’m so drained.

6:58 p.m. — Little Bun writes out a plan for his stuffed animals to observe on their journey.

7:50 p.m. — I head off to choose up my pal on the practice station. I seize a Starbucks brownie (want these Starbucks for Life challenges for Little Bun). Used my credit score. $0

8:08 p.m. — OMG HER TRAIN IS ON TIME. We squeal after we see one another, after which chatter like chipmunks all the best way to the automobile and residential.

8:26 p.m. — Little Bun greets her on the door hesitantly however then sees an enormous package deal together with his title on there, and he or she provides it to him. He grabs the bag and runs away, making an attempt to take the bow off to see what he obtained. I’m horrified! What a bit of animal. I inform him to inform her: THANK YOU, after which to hug her, and THEN to open the reward. *eye roll*

8:40 p.m. — He will get a set of Peter Rabbit books from her (he loves boxsets and animals), and after studying a number of tales we notice simply how outdated these tales are. You can not say such issues as of late, particularly with the best way the ladies appear to be handled. Fast flurry to establishing the mattress and space, after which all of us prepare for mattress and fall asleep. I’m too excited.

8:40 p.m. — I give my pal a banana to eat and inform Little Bun that I needed to give one away to his Aunty so he received’t have one (my companion buys simply the precise variety of bananas in order that we don’t have meals waste), and he nods: “She was really hungry! She had no food!” and he was completely happy to share his stash.

Spent: $0

??:?? — I’m up EARLY.

4:45 a.m. — I attempt to preserve Little Bun quiet. He retains asking when she goes to get up. I shh-shh him the entire morning whereas he patiently watches movies and waits.

7:02 a.m. — “Is she up yet? Why isn’t she up yet?” I whisper that perhaps she wants one other hour, and when DADDY will get up, we are going to wake her up.

7:59 a.m. — Lastly, at Eight a.m. I permit him to go and knock on her door as my companion is up as nicely. He knocks gently, and asks (coached by me) if she is awake. She apparently tends as of late to sleep in till 11 however we are going to get NOTHING DONE if she doesn’t get up earlier, seize a tea/espresso and get our day going.

8:25 a.m. — We get able to get going after a tea, however clearly she isn’t on Mother or father Time, which is while you prepare in 10 minutes and have an inside timer of how lengthy it takes to get issues carried out, so we don’t find yourself getting out the door till 10-ish. I don’t actually thoughts as a result of we don’t have something urgent to do, and it’s good that she is chatting with my companion about all kinds of issues.

9:51 a.m. — She picks out a number of issues to put on from my jewelry assortment (she was channeling me she stated)..

10:25 a.m. — Now we have breakfast/brunch of a bit of meat pie, a tomato focaccia slice, and a lemon meringue dessert on the finish. $24.35

1:28 p.m. — I take her out to the house decor shops across the space for her to get concepts for her condo (in the midst of renovations proper now). We see a bunch of issues, I posted all of it on Instagram however listed here are some highlights:


I actually appreciated these silver nesting tables. They regarded so elegant.

This was lovely – a canine calendar!

2:10 p.m. — Then we cease for lunch, and eat the SALTIEST onion soup I’ve ever tasted in my life. *shudder* It was disgusting. However the beef tartare was fairly good. $31.15

5:56 p.m. — At Sephora we check out a bunch of issues and I appreciated the texture of this Farmacy Inexperienced Clear Make-up balm (and odor) to take away make-up, and this Nars Starwoman is my favorite crimson lipstick and appears like this:


2:56 p.m. — We head over to one of many two thrift shops I wish to frequent, and he or she finds a TON OF THINGS for her residence – nice older plates which might be heavy in good situation, and so on. She makes out like a bandit and spends over $100 getting a TON OF STUFF (two entire containers). I solely find yourself getting some 9 West twisted leather-based kitten heels. $7.75

5:56 p.m. — We head downtown and have dinner at one of many nicest eating places on the Ritz-Carlton – Maison Boulud, and the meal was actually fabulous. Similar to at Marcus, this is among the finest locations to eat for gastronomic meals. You’ll be able to’t beat superb cooks, you simply can’t. I do know it might sound cheaper to have a $75 meal elsewhere as a result of it’s not a recognized chef, however the atmosphere, service, meals, it’s unbelievable while you go to a really well-known chef’s place and benefit from the meals. That’s to not say different locations aren’t superb, but when you’re going to spend that type of cash on gastronomic fare, GO FOR IT. $285.38

The entire restaurant is gorgeous!

The bread was so contemporary and great:

Somewhat “free” (we all know we paid for it) amuse bouche of arancini with truffle…

These are literally thinly sliced potato chips. A cool concept, however I’d have most popular an actual potato chip to be sincere however it was very cool. The tartare was probably the greatest I’ve ever eaten.

This was a contemporary fish dish with yuzu. One of many freshest dishes I’ve ever had.

We by no means would have chosen this vegetarian ravioli however it was the perfect one of many evening for me.

I got here to the conclusion that vegetarian dishes are the perfect in these eating places. Don’t take the meat and seafood ones, as a result of greens are straightforward to make scrumptious if you’re a talented chef, and I’m now going to solely order principally vegetarian if not 100% after I exit to those locations.

The lamb dish was superbly cooked, and seasoned. One other favorite.

We obtained the salmon dish with chickpeas and a Mediterranean aptitude however I hated this one. Worst of the evening. I actually don’t like Center Jap flavours, I believe. Or at the least, not like this. I like them in a shawarma.

Melted chocolate dessert. DELICIOUS.

Butternut squash and clementines. Worst dessert of the evening. I don’t assume butternut squash ought to be a dessert, though I recognize getting greens in on the finish.

Fantastic little mini desserts as an finish to the meal and likewise “free”. My favorite was the meringue (the one with a white butterfly factor on prime), because it was lemony and scrumptious. $283.58

9:03 p.m. — We lastly make it residence JUST IN TIME as after I instructed Little Bun I’d be again. He was watching the clock. And taking part in Code Karts, one among his favorite video games and a great way for teenagers to be taught logic, rationality and problem-solving. We play a bit of with Little Bun, and he or she tells him to wake her up tomorrow at 7. NOT EARLIER. LOL…

9:14 p.m. — Little Bun flies round us like a bit of butterfly, and my pal entertains him a bit earlier than all of us fall asleep.

Spent: $283.58

??:?? — He “slept in”!

6:30 a.m. — Oh! She’s up. Apparently she wakened earlier, then went again to sleep however now’s awake and would possibly as nicely keep awake. Now we have a quiet whispered dialog for the morning within the kitchen speaking a couple of e-book she extremely recommends known as Truthful Play, whereas Little Bun watches movies and sometimes leaves us “gifts” of containers of blocks, stuffed animals, “smelly” socks, and so on.

8:15 a.m. — My companion is up, he makes her espresso (I don’t know what to do), and he or she will get a suggestion for her husband in addition to he loves espresso. I make myself tea, after which we every take a bathe and begin on the point of head out.

9:58 a.m. — I deliver her to the opposite space I do know filled with residence decor retailers and he or she takes 1,000,000 photos (Me too! I posted all of them on Instagram in my Tales as a part of my real-life updates) and we chat about EVERYTHING.. actually every little thing below the solar as we level out design concepts, she tells me what she is doing, what she needs to do, and so on. Listed here are some photos of issues we noticed – the highlights:

This image of playing cards in varied shades of gray is one thing I might positively do if I needed this artwork piece. It’s all totally different taking part in playing cards!

This one spoke to me. I like nature and oceans.

I cherished these antiqued mirror cocoon pendants. There’s something natural but glimmery about them.

Clearly this dresser additionally spoke to me. 🙂

And these e-book ends appear to be my jewelry, which is why I like them.

I assumed this chair was AMAZING. It was so snug, cuddly, excellent chair. $2000 (ouch) however we additionally don’t have a spot for it, so… 🙁 I’d like to have it anyway.

1:45 p.m. — OK we’re actually hungry now. We break for lunch after ONE final pit cease at a house decor retailer. Within the lamp retailer this was a dialog:

Me: Oh! LOOK AT THIS LAMP! This might be PERFECT on your condo.

Her: *gasp* I adore it!

Me: Take a look at the lightbulb, the best way it appears to be like so trendy however but eclectic, and would heat up your area completely.


Me: However is so fairly!!!!

Her: WHY are you so costly!?!? LOL… You could have significantly costly style.

Me: I can’t assist it. It’s my superpower.

Her: That is manner out of my finances however.. I LOVE IT.

Me: Okay if not that one, I like that one too *factors*

Gross sales man: Okay, you significantly have the costliest style as a result of that one occurs to be probably the greatest Italian designers for lamps and it’s $400

Me: *cough*

Her: WHAT!?!?!?!?

Me: Nicely it’s very nice. You’ll be able to see how stunning it’s.

Her: I’m not saying it isn’t good. BUT FOUR HUNDRED!?

Me: .. Nicely. $100 lamps don’t look unbelievable. You’ll be able to see the standard. *shrug*

Her: You might be so spendy. And costly. Why is your eye SO EXPENSIVE!!!

Me: I SEE QUALITY! I can’t assist it.

(She ended up sending the pic to her husband they usually agreed on the $400 lamp. LOL. Each lamp she noticed after that didn’t match to what she needed, and he or she knew it will make no sense to have a crappy lamp be the point of interest of her condo.)

1:59 p.m. — Lunch. Meat pies, and salads…

3:00 p.m. — We spend the ENTIRE afternoon thrifting. We went to 2 shops and principally purchased them out. LOL the best way I see it. We discover so many cool issues, I took about 50 photos however listed here are some highlights:

This set was simply so fairly however… what would I take advantage of it for? I don’t even have area for it. I simply actually appreciated it.

Somebody removed their cow assortment

Stunning handmade vase

This different one was cute too.

WHOA. These are some assertion wedges.

My pal nearly obtained these boots.

I cherished these lace heels however they have been torn.

I cherished these heels too however they have been uncomfortable, not nicely made, and simply cute. I could preserve a watch out.

I ended up getting these 9 West heels. I’ll repair the guidelines, however I just like the draped leather-based, and these are outdated outdated outdated 9 West – classic even, and really nicely made. $7.47

7:40 p.m. — Now we have a fast sushi dinner at a grocery retailer of all locations. And we head residence JUST IN TIME as we promised Little Bun. $37.85

8:13 p.m. — My companion made home made natas!!!! How good is that this. I like custard tarts.

8:22 p.m. — We unload and re-wrap all of the objects she obtained from the thrift shops to put aside so I’ll deliver them up after I come to Toronto.

8:40 p.m. — I do the dishes (they’ve been piling up), and he or she performs with Little Bun. After 20 minutes, she is exhausted. She tells me it felt like 2 hours.

Spent: $45.32

??:?? — Up early however not dangerous. “Mommy? You said I would go out with you and Aunty today.” …. Me: “I didn’t say that. I said MONDAY I would take you out, maybe to Playgroup if they’re open.” … Little Bun: “*nearly in tears* NO YOU SAID TODAY. TODAY!!“..   I calm him down and clarify I can’t take him out as we speak as we have now to drop her on the practice station and he or she has to depart as we speak. He’s getting her combined up with one other pal of mine who visited, and albeit there’s nothing open close by (like a restaurant) the place we are able to go, have a croissant (that is his actual need to exit with us, it’s to get a deal with), and have a pleasant morning earlier than going again residence. My pal has to get espresso beans AND a lamp and they’re in reverse elements of the town, I can’t tote a bit of boy together with us.

6:20 a.m. — He stays quiet and watches movies whereas I make tea, and perform a little emailing. Seems I’ve to work subsequent week and I don’t have it off resulting from an pressing venture request. I wasn’t scheduled to work so now I’ve to ask a venture supervisor for approval for “overtime”. Seems like I’ll be getting paid a bit extra this month! YAY!

7:00 a.m. — Little Bun spies the clock. The minute it hits 7, he goes to her bed room door “KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK!“….. She mumbles. He turns to me, and I inform him to knock once more and ask: Could I please are available in? .. He does it, he’s in there, and he or she says: 5 extra minutes please, Little Bun … and he says: Okay!..… and comes again out, sits in entrance of the clock, and waits till precisely 5 minutes are previous, then goes again and knocks on her door once more. LOL.. He’s VERY literal.

7:24 a.m. — She’s up, I inform her to hustle if she needs to go get these espresso beans floor for her husband, it’s all the best way up north PLUS to choose up that pendant she needs. She will get prepared, will get her stuff full of Little Bun “helping” (LOL) whereas I prepare. I determine on a basic outfit.

8:50 a.m. — We shuffle out the door and say our goodbyes whereas Little Bun waves. We double-triple-check after which head off. I’m very organized, so for me I often have a guidelines and an empty suitcase. She didn’t do any of that (LOL) and I instructed her to not deliver garments subsequent time as a result of we’re the identical dimension in every little thing together with footwear and she will be able to put on something she needs from my closet, purses, jewelry, garments, no matter she needs. I instructed her to pack gentle subsequent time. No skincare merchandise both – use something you need, simply deliver make-up and a toothbrush and an enormous empty suitcase.

9:24 a.m. — Espresso first. We linger in there, she grabs a cup and is impressed by how good it’s. We additionally discover a huge mug. Not on the market. However MASSIVE.

10:02 a.m. — We go to purchase the lamp however there’s no inventory. She appears to be like at one other one however decides the gold one was a lot classier and fewer fashionable. She pays for it and I’ll choose it up, package deal it tremendous nicely and ship it to her when it is available in.

11:30 a.m. — Lunch. We’re SO HUNGRY. We eat a slice of meat pie once more, a number of salads, and he or she grabs a pastry for the practice. $33.45

12:00 p.m. — We drop by a retailer only for a glance however it’s closing and liquidating at 40% off!!!! She is sort of a child within the sweet retailer. She goes round and picks out a slicing board, ladle, colander, Silpats for baking, spices, cookbooks and a Staub. Spends about $800. However that is all prime quality, strong stuff she wanted anyway, and CHEAP. She additionally forgot her pockets in my automobile, so I find yourself paying the complete invoice (plus the entire time we have been right here too, and he or she’ll simply give me again half for the meals.)

1:02 p.m. — WE REALLY HAVE TO GO. Her practice leaves in half an hour. My mind works additional time, we get to the automobile, we seize what she CAN keep it up the practice again, the remaining I’ll deliver as much as her later, and we velocity a bit of in the direction of the practice station.

1:24 p.m. — She arrives JUST IN TIME, and texts me again that she made it, and wasn’t even the final individual LOL… I often like being there half an hour early, so we are able to leisurely get out, hang around, chat a bit earlier than leaving and I will help her carry stuff, however we spent a lot time within the final retailer that it wasn’t sufficient time for any of that.

2:10 p.m. — House, my companion heads out, in all probability relieved for a break as a result of he hasn’t been out in Three days whereas my pal was up, and was caring for Little Bun the entire time. He couldn’t get out of the condo quick sufficient. LOL

2:50 p.m. — Little Bun isn’t sleeping however I reap the benefits of the time to jot down out my notes from the week for this put up (sure this Week of Cash put up).

3:54 p.m. — I can’t even inform you what occurred this evening as a result of Little Bun, not having napped, changed into a goddamn monster. He was crying on and off the entire evening. I used to be making an attempt to be calm, I attempted speaking to him, and it wasn’t till the second full outburst out of nowhere that isn’t typical of him, that I spotted he was transitioning out of napping and was grumpy AF. So…my whole evening is a blur of tears (his and mine), screaming (his and mine), and crying in between consuming dinner, doing dishes, and nearly shedding my thoughts. I do know a vein began popping in my brow.

8:21 p.m. — Bedtime. After all, full nonsense, we have been watching movies whereas I used to be mendacity on the mattress exhausted, numbly scrolling via Instagram to launch my mind ache, and he loses it some extra.

8:41 p.m. — We did find yourself having a nighttime chat although, this I keep in mind, of me telling him that HE has to additionally acknowledge he has not napped, shall be a bit grumpy, and has to learn to management his feelings with out screaming. I inform him concerning the Purple Emotion Change, and ask him how he feels when he will get indignant (e.g. “Do you are feeling just like the change goes on and your whole physique goes crimson?“).. after which the way it makes him really feel, how we are able to cease the change from happening, and so on. I can assure you my dad and mom NEVER EVER gave me this sort of speak as a toddler.

Spent: $33.45

??:?? — Drained.

??:?? — He’s screaming. He has kicked the blanket off once more and now’s chilly.

??:?? — Extra squealing.

6:20 a.m. — My eyes are heavy. He tells me within the morning: Mommy, I transfer round rather a lot due to my magical goals.

7:24 p.m. — I do all of the dishes I left from final evening.

8:08 a.m. — I prepare and head out to work at Starbucks. I take my laptop computer and begin engaged on my Finances Roundup posts… that are tremendous intensive, detailed and getting cuter with custom-made Photoshop graphics as a result of I may use them on Instagram (win-win). That is my cute outfit:

8:45 a.m. — I take a chai latte and work work work. It’s type of superb how individuals have such belief in Canada as a result of this man simply left his cellphone, laptop computer, every little thing and went to the lavatory. This sort of belief is unbelievable and I’m proud to be in such a rustic the place individuals be happy and protected to do such issues.

11:34 p.m. — House. I principally labored the entire morning. I’m residence, and I eat some eggs, avocado and bread with salad. However my whole physique then breaks out in hives. I believe I’m having a light allergy to eggs once more – it comes and goes each 5-9 years and I’ve to now be delicate to how a lot egg I eat (even in pastas) or I’ll get away. I pop an allergy tablet.

1:03 p.m. — Little Bun goes down for his nap however my companion goes out to get stuff carried out.

2:56 p.m. — Little Bun is NOT napping. He’s simply taking part in and I go away him alone. I hope we received’t have a Monster Repeat of yesterday.

3:11 p.m. — I do all of the dishes, Three a great deal of laundry, dry every little thing, wipe down the counter and oven.

4:40 p.m. — I work extra on my finances posts and graphs (that is getting intense, as I’m doing my Yr Finish roundup too)

4:57 p.m. — These assertion rings by Rivka Friedman are proper up my alley and GORGEOUS! Take a look at this beautiful navy blue one.

6:12 p.m. — Little Bun and I play blocks, numerous hiding video games, and made up video games. He even makes me create an enormous bowl (?) out of blocks so he can stack it with tiny blocks in neat little rows.

6:26 p.m. — Time for movies. He loves Child Looney Tunes now, and they’re much less violent than Tom and Jerry so I approve.

8:24 p.m. — Time for mattress. I pop one other allergy tablet for my hives, and a chilly tablet to knock me out.

Spent: $0


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