Preserving Carrots, mountains and family

I got to admit that lately I’ve been missing my proper “family” ie: parents quite a bit more….Not sure if it’s me getting older..or them…or just the fact that it’s been a few years since I have moved out of the province. It actually kinda makes me want to keep updating this blog though so they can at least see what I’m up to.

I got a list of things I want to do soon to become a “better person” ie: more of a “practical man”. I recently signed up at the Boreal Institute in Edmonton and am going to be taking an outdoor survival course in December…whee! a whole weekend in North Canada without a tent trying my best to not freeze….looking forward to it.

Also made my first preserves/canning thing! yay for making good friends with the neighbor upstairs who was willing to help me…some of you lucky people just *might* be getting some fun preserves or pickled carrots even!

Spent last weekend going through the mountains with the girl..was pretty fun but really too quick…ended up walking up mount tunnel in banff which was really quite nice…gonna try to make it up to the top of a mountain every month or so…

My better half and I have already talked quite a bit and once we pay off the inlaws car we are going to go shopping for a camping van for next summer…I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this…it’s been a daydream of mine for literally years to convert an older van into something I could find livable…yay

That’s all for now folks, sorry for the brief update.

Feeling good and accomplishing stuff

Been getting up uber early every morning and doing a quick morning jog before I make the fiancee breakfast. The very first day I did it the weather was conspiring against me as it was pouring rain but I was still a trooper and made it out.

I also extended my “Tuesday and Thursday” vegetarian days and pretty much did an entire week last week before going to fav hamburger place here in Edmonton that is closing down tomorrow. For those of you who don’t know it…it’s an old double decker modified bus thats a hamburger joint up in an industrial area near Whitemud and 66th. If you got a hankering for an hour long wait…a fat cat…slow staff…a roof with leaks in it..and a decent hamburger….I strongly suggest you try it out tonight or tomorrow before it closes up.

Also been accomplishing some stuff around the house…managed to wallmounnt my TV the other day and hide all the cables through the walls into a kitchen cabinet where my xbox/peripherals are now stored. sexy ain’t it!!

Today is one of my last days off by myself before I start up that nasty work thing on Monday (ha! just kidding..looking forward to it..mostly)…the house is totally spic n span and beautiful so I might just go rent an xbox game….or I might fix up the patio….or maybe do another geocache! This weekend though I am going out somewhere nice to watch the leafs change.