If We were Having Coffee…..

If we were having coffee, I would say it’s a Tim Hortons kind of day. I’d have a coffee and a blueberry muffin. I don’t have that type of muffin often, I have a craving today for some reason. What will you be having? The Red Velvet muffins are my favourite. They have also had a dark chocolate donut on the menu lately. That looks good too.

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you the week just flew by. This weekend is going to go even faster thanks to Daylight Savings. I enjoy the extra hour during “Fall Back”, but “Spring Forward” always kind of sucks. How was your week? Did it seem to go by quickly like mine?

If we were having coffee, I’d yell you my Mother-in-Law cashed in her Christmas present yesterday. It was a spa trip to get a manicure. She had never had one before. I was a little nervous about going with her since the last time Hubby got together with her, she was asking all kinds of questions about me and my mental health status and so on. She didn’t bring anything up thankfully. After our outing Hubby thanked me for taking her. He thinks she really enjoyed it. I’m glad. I decided to try a new spa this time. it was really small, but it was the best one I’ve been too. There was no skimping on the hand massage! That’s the best part! I will definitely be going back.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I am nervous to go to work this coming week. I am once again, the sole Ph.D. student in the lab. The other guy was officially gone as of the beginning of the month and the boss has been away since. This week will be the first week she is around without the other guy’s situation on her mind. I just have a bad feeling a whole bunch of work is about to fall into my lap. I’m feeling kind of fragile and I just want to be left alone.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Hubby and I got a lot done during our March Break this week. Firstly, we did a huge cleaning. I mean the scrubbing and moving the heavy furniture kind of cleaning. We found all of Ewok’s toys. She has been very happy and playful all week. Last night she even got the concept of “fetch” for the first time!! Ewok is such a sweet cat, and the cutest ever, but not the sharpest crayon in the box. I think it’s part of her charm.

Ewok with her Catnip Banana

Ewok with her Catnip Banana

If we were having coffee, I’d tell the second big thing we got done was taxes. For the first time, we decided to go to HR Block and pay to have it done. It is such a frustrating process to do ourselves and it normally takes a whole weekend. My school bursaries usually complicate the process. This year, we got the whole process done in less than an hour and we got a lot of money back. We still had to pay them to do it, but we got so much back that it didn’t really matter. I think I’m going to start liking tax season, haha.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you the most awesome thing we got done was to book our vacation! I am turning 30 this year, so it is a celebratory trip. We tried to book through a travel agent, but it didn’t work. To make a long story short, it was an upsetting experience and the trip almost didn’t happen. We wont be going back to that agent. We ended up booking by ourselves through Expedia. We are going for two weeks and staying a small boutique hotel on the Pacific side. We did the boutique hotel thing for our honeymoon in Belize and loved it. We haven’t tried the all-inclusive type vacation yet. Have you? What did you think? I am not much of a beach bum either, so we’ll be doing some activities; snorkeling, ziplining, river tubing, hiking, hot springs, volcanoes and so on. I am hoping I get to see some turtles and a sloth. What about you? Have you got any vacation plans this year?

(This conversational coffee post is part of a weekend link-up hosted by Part-Time Monster. Join in the fun!)

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robin Rivera
    Mar 07, 2015 @ 12:58:24

    Your cat is adorable, I love the banana toy, and the name. ; ) Teaching cats to fetch is hard. I’ve only ever had one cat that did it consistently. The others will chase the toy down, but often forget to bring it back.
    All our vacation plans include swimming of some sort, I love summer! But none as exciting as Belize, that sounds amazing. Thanks for coffee and the muffins.


  2. Deb
    Mar 07, 2015 @ 13:03:16

    What a busy week!! You should feel accomplished to have gotten so much done and that hubby helped! Glad your mother in law enjoyed her spa day. Never been to one and no plans to go! Social anxiety and I don’t like to be touched by people I don’t know. Eww!!! Just grosses me out! Sometimes even people I know can’t touch me. Weird huh? Anyway, thanks for the coffee. I had a bear claw with mine! Yummy. Would like another but the thighs wouldn’t!! 😉


  3. suesconsideredtrifles
    Mar 07, 2015 @ 13:48:20

    I enjoy these posts. Our weekend is the same length as last. We have to wait another two weeks before British Summer Time starts. I see you are doing the A to Z challenge are you in the Theme reveal? (I’m too lazy to check!) Sue


  4. Mental Mama
    Mar 07, 2015 @ 20:09:13

    If you honeymooned in Belize then I’m guessing you stayed at a resort on the island just off the coast. 😉


    • somberscribbler
      Mar 07, 2015 @ 22:47:22

      That sounds amazing!! We actually spent a week in the jungle doing adventure stuff, it was something else! then a week on the beach


      • Mental Mama
        Mar 08, 2015 @ 10:37:52

        My first husband’s dad lived in Belize so we took a trip there for my 19th birthday. We spent most of our time in the jungle, visiting the zoo, and then 2 days at the island resort. It was quite the trip. Not many people have heard of it let alone been there. 🙂

      • somberscribbler
        Mar 08, 2015 @ 11:54:07

        That sounds like a great trip. We went caving in the jungle. It was thrilling and terrifying all at the same time, haha

      • Mental Mama
        Mar 08, 2015 @ 16:55:57

        Oh no, no caves for me. We played in a river on rocks, did some hiking, lived without any plumbing for 90% of the trip, met animals at the zoo (his dad helped found it), and then did some snorkeling on the reef.

      • somberscribbler
        Mar 08, 2015 @ 20:58:40

        The reef was pretty, I wish we could have snorkeling longer. There was bad weather, had to cut it short. Saw a ray though!

  5. trentpmcd
    Mar 08, 2015 @ 09:14:04

    I gave up travel agents back in the 1990s – I’ve booked five trips to Europe and numerous on this side of the pond through the Internet. Your vacation sounds great. And I’d be like you – I love the beach, but i can’t just hang out, I have to be doing something. I’ve looked into the all inclusives but have never done one either. Most have a lot of activities like sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, etc.


    • somberscribbler
      Mar 08, 2015 @ 11:56:35

      Hubby is a beach person. I’m hoping to break it up with an activity every couple days to keep us both content. Europe would be a trip I would like to do again. I’ve only been to Ireland/Scotland, haven’t hit the main continent yet


  6. sandy
    Mar 08, 2015 @ 13:09:30

    Your are my first! lol I just signed up yesterday for this years round of A-Z. Just wrote my post about it, so you are my first. You are my first blog to visit as we gear up for the challenge and you are my first comment. Don’t ya feel special? I think you should, seriously, there can be only one First. Have never been to Belize, but we’ve been to Aruba (similar weather I think) several times and love it there. A manicure is nice gift, glad your MIL enjoyed it. I’ve tried 2 different places here at home and am looking for a 3rd. There’s tons of places, surely one is both clean, and affordable and good! Looking forward to getting acquainted, though it’s late in the day for me to drink coffee…


    • somberscribbler
      Mar 08, 2015 @ 13:18:43

      I’m honored! How did you end up on my blog first? Aruba sounds lovely. I would like to visit at some point. I have yet to go to any of the Caribbean islands. I am looking forward to getting AtoZ going. Hope to see you again!


  7. Corina
    Mar 08, 2015 @ 17:37:00

    I’ve never done an all inclusive trip but have thought about it. If I am ever brave enough to travel alone, I think that’s what I’ll do. My son and daughter in law took an all inclusive vacation to Mexico, on the Yucatan peninsula. The resort they went to was a twenty minute bus ride to Mayan ruins so they were able to do that when they wanted to get away from the beach. They loved their all inclusive. I think it just depends on what you hope to get from your trip. Expectations can make or break a trip!


  8. eclecticalli
    Mar 08, 2015 @ 19:09:56

    Busy time! That celebratory trip sounds great — an All-Inclusive sounds like such a luxury!


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