Friday, April 12, 2013



Merry Christmas! I mean, happy Friday! Although this weather might fool you to think otherwise, spring is in full force around the farm. It’s a pretty exciting time. After a low key winter, the phones start ringing and there is a buzz in the office. Every spring, I feel very rejuvenated and enthused for the season ahead! This week, I had my first full day on the road visiting clients. It was a nice change of pace from my regular work schedule! It’s nice getting out and visiting clients after a long winter.


On Thursday, Mom and I played hooky from work! We had big plans for the day and headed off early to Bayshore Shopping Mall for a quick and small lunch at Moxie’s. Something a lot of you might not know about me is that I have very bad eye sight! I’ve worn glasses since grade 7 and my prescription is so bad that they have to special order in the lenses. Basically, coke bottles! ha ha!

This being said, because my eye sight is so bad, glasses can be VERY expensive. Upwards to about $500! Yikes! That’s why I always wear contacts! Typically, much cheaper in the long run. Actually, the last time that I bought a new pair of glasses was over 7 years ago! My prescription was pretty close to the same but over the years the lenses had become very scratched.

A few weeks ago Ryan and I headed to the mall and I decided to try to pick out a new pair of glasses! Finally, 2 and half weeks later my glasses were ready for pick up! Ryan actually picked out my frames. The only criteria that I gave him was that I wanted “nerdy” glasses! Ha ha! 

It’s nice to be able to have a fresh pair of specs after 7 years!


Mom also got a new pair of glasses! We did some shopping around the mall and of course I always end up at the pet store! I just love looking at all the little puppies! I fell in love with this little sweet heart! She is a Chihuahua Shih Tzu mix! Seriously, in love! I think Tucker needs a new sister! ;) Unfortunately, she’ll have to wait since she costs about the same as my new glasses!


Finally, after a quick coffee break (P.S- AMAZING iced coffee at cinnabon!!) we left the mall to head for a nice supper!


We decided on a nicer place to eat! We were famished after a long day of shopping! Al’s Steakhouse is a restaurant that Dad took Mom on one of their first dates! We had some wine and some steak over nice conversation!


Finally, it was time for the big event! We headed over to the Scotia Bank Place and found out seats for OPRAH! To say I was excited would be an understatement! I have always enjoyed Oprah’s talk show growing up! I would be sitting in front of the TV doing my homework with her on the screen!



It really was such an amazing and inspiring 2 hours. I really respect Oprah for her humble beginnings and what she has done with her life. She has pushed through racism, rape and more difficulty then more people could ever imagine. Yet, she has worked hard to become the successful woman she is today. As a business woman myself, Oprah is definitely an idol of mine. I was pleasantly surprised by how religious Oprah was. I appreciated how openly she spoke of her beliefs. 


I was also very surprised by how funny Oprah was through her talk! Mom and I were both giggling away! One of Oprah’s main beliefs is about betting yourself by doing more for other people! She believes in charity, quality and overall positivity. A great message and example!

Hope you all have a great weekend!



  1. I enjoyed hearing the Oprah stories yesterday! Even my mom said last night - her & Aunt Marion had talked about going, and then decided not to, and now hearing how everyone felt about it, she wishes they'd got tickets!! Glad you & your mom had such a good day :)

  2. I have heard how great Oprah is to see. I'm sad I missed her when she was here.
    Your new glasses :)

  3. I think your glasses look great. I do encourage you not to buy a dog from a pet store though -- Unless there is a sign saying that the dog is temporarily there from a shelter, which at that price would not be the case -- I can almost guarantee to you that the dog you were looking at in the pet store comes from a puppy mill.

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