Hey it’s Friday! Let’s chat!

Sorry I missed last week, but honestly I had quite the boring week. Nothing exciting happened. But this past week was FUN.

My hubby Terry had his first root canal. Poor baby… Me? I’ve had THREE in my lifetime, with my first at just the young old age of 18. I’ll never forget it. Let’s compare root canals, shall we? Just for FUN.

Here’s MY story: I had a fun night at the Winnipeg Ex(ummm, in Canada we have these fairs with rides and stuff that travel from city to city in the summer) eating my mini doughnuts. Then, when I came home at 2 AM and tried to sleep? BAMMMO. My tooth starts to ACHE. WORST PAIN OF MY LIFE(well, maybe second… I had appendicitis when I was 7 and had to have surgery…that probably was the worst pain I’ve ever experienced). My tooth hurt so bad…I woke my parents up crying in pain…who, bless their immigrant souls, fed me straight up 4 shots of vodka to kill the pain. It didn’t work. So, at about 4 AM my dad decided to take me to the ER. And started turning into the children’s ER, because honestly that’s where he took me most of my life-it was where he always took me! I was a sick kid..like lots…but that’s another story for another Friday. 😀 After reminding him that I was 18 now and needed to go to the regular adult ER, my dad finally figured out where to take me. In the ER I was crying so hard and loud, my poor father covered my head inside his jacket LOL…to stifle the sobs! He stroked my head too.. to try to make me feel better…me sobbing in his armpit. 😀 Of course back then in the 80s there was nothing they could do for me besides send me home with Tylenol #3s, and strong advice to call my dentist on Monday morning. After being drugged up the whole weekend from the codeine, I finally had my root canal late Monday afternoon. And that was another nightmare…they didn’t give me enough freezing! So they literally had to inject more RIGHT INTO THE OPEN NERVES. Yeah…it HURT.

Terry’s story: My tooth is bugging me. Eh, I’ll ignore it for a few weeks. Maybe I should call the dentist? Yeah, ok. It’s still bugging me so I’ll go see her. Oh, my tooth is infected? Wow! Ok, I’ll take these antibiotics for the next 2 weeks, with my scheduled root canal the next Monday. Root canal day was a long day, as my tooth was really infected and they had to drain a lot of gunk, but eh-it wasn’t so bad. In fact, I stopped at TIM HORTON’S RIGHT AFTER MY ROOT CANAL and brought home these lovely doughnuts:

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I think I win, RIGHT???? MEN. WHY is stuff so much easier all the time for them? Sigh…oh and the doughnuts were delicious. And Terry is doing fine. 😀 I love my hubby. He’s so easy going. The complete opposite of me which is why he’s my soul mate. He’s funny…good looking…and always takes care of me. He promised my mama he would and he has!  😀

Let’s talk some beauty now! I’ve been enjoying The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Collection in my shower lately:

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The Body Shop Smoky Poppy


The Body Shop Smoky Poppy shower gel? Is BLACK. Which I wasn’t expecting?? But cool nonetheless! Like a soul-less shower gel HAHAHA…Shower gel of my dreams! Apparently The Body Shop Smoky Poppy collection has real Turkish Poppy in there, but I don’t think poppies have a real fragrance? Correct me if I’m wrong, please! But my mom used to plant poppies all the time in the garden when I was a little kid. They’re kind of one of the favourite flowers of Ukraine…I mean they’re in our head wreaths, in art…they’re EVERYWHERE… and they were in our garden when I was growing up that’s for sure.

People used to STEAL the seeds from our garden! Which pissed my mama off to no end. She had to be quick to harvest the seeds before druggies stole them. I think they thought they could make opium out of them LOL 😀 😀  Good luck with that DUDES… not THAT easy hahaha. But honestly, I don’t remember Poppies having a scent? Pretty sure about that because as a kid I used to sniff everything in my mama’s garden, which is why I have such an attachment to certain flowers like Lily of The Valley and Orange Blossoms, and CARNATIONS…MAN…those were all such awesome scents! Little Tracy used to make a bouquet of flowers and put them in a glass on her bedside table…Ahhhhh the scent memories I’ve just stirred are amazing! The Body Shop Smoky Poppy is…hard to explain honestly. It’s a floral oriental, that’s on the weaker side of oriental. But I like it! It’s different for The Body Shop and not all fruity tooty, so kudos to them. Honestly, it really reminds me of carnations, which I LOVE. I like this new scent direction they’re taking! Keep doing it!

Terry had to work in Calgary for the weekend-it was Hockey Day In Canada! All the Canadian Hockey teams were playing, so CBC was televising them all day long. I decided to tag along, because why not? I love going to Calgary.

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It was really WARM there! We couldn’t believe it! People were wearing shorts HAHA! It was nice to spend time with some old friends, and of course, visit Nordstrom’s!

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These Van’s cost $38…plus did you know that you can take back pretty much ANYTHING if you change your mind? These flowery Van’s are a tad too big, but I got them anyways because the SA told me that even if I wore them OUTSIDE and felt they were too big? I could STILL bring them back for a refund?!!  YOU ROCK NORDSTROM. The Bay better take note because DUDES…that’s like OUTSTANDING customer service.

On Saturday I had fun with some old friends I haven’t seen in awhile and walked about 9.5 km around downtown Calgary! I managed to get to a Shopper’s Drug Mart for Super Redemption though!

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I’m kinda’ glad I was in Calgary for this redemption event, because I got to redeem for some Urban Decay this time! There aren’t any Shoppers around me in Edmonton that carry Urban Decay, so YAY me! Oh, and so far I can say that that concealer and powder are AMAZING. If you love powder foundations like I do then GET them.

We had a lovely Sunday brunch at out hotel, The Westin Calgary, and a very understanding waiter because WOW everywhere in Calgary the heating was out of whack because of the warm weather. He brought this hot and flashy lady the most awesome COLD glass of ice water I’ve ever had! I’m telling you, I’ve never appreciated ice water so much until these hot flashes started.

We started driving out of town back home and started talking about Banff. So we decided WHAT THE HECK LET’S GO TO BANFF. It’s only about an hour away from Calgary, and we haven’t been there since last year during the College Road Trip, and we only stopped there for a bathroom break and didn’t really get to visit. So off we went!

The drive to Banff is kind of amazing BTW.

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You see the mountains in the distance…and they keep getting closer….

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And then…you’re smack dab in the middle of the beautiful Rocky Mountains…in a town…it’s CRAZY BEAUTIFUL.

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It’s a bit of a tourist trap downtown Banff to be honest… nothing like it was 26 years ago when I first moved here that’s for sure. So many more brand name stores like Roots and The Gap are in town. But it’s still quite beautiful! The air? You can tell is different when you breathe it in. It’s so clean. And crisp. I love it. I’d love to live here if I could, but I’d need at least $1 million to buy a place it’s ridiculously expensive….but I can dream!

Our first stop in Banff is a family tradition…and even though we were less one family member, I  had specific text instructions from Marky to honour the tradition and buy her some candy hahaha!

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I’ll say this…they sell EVERY kind of candy???? YUCKKKK.

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But I got Marky her FAVOURITE! It’s not sold here in stores, but is an import from the UK. What can I say…Narnia kid or what LOL!

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And something for me that I can’t get anywhere else!

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It’s a sick love some of us 80s kids have for Thrills…maybe it’s because we used to get our mouths washed out with soap for swearing when we were little… 😛 I think it’s actually a lavender taste, not soap?  But I can’t help it! If I see a pack, I buy it…and CHEW… 😛

We had to stoop at the COWS store…because it’s amazing and makes me laugh so much!

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Right??? And of course, I had to buy this one!

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I DIED. I’m starting to have the most awesome Breaking Bad T-shirt Collection I think LOL!

We shared a cinnamon sugar and lemon Beaver Tail…because it was HUGE…like the span of Terry’s chest! We tend to share treats now that we’re old and chubby…and that’s ok with me!

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Sadly, it was time to get back home…  🙁   but first a pit stop for the most perfect chocolate milkshake ever from the cult Peter’s Drive-In in Calgary:

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Peter’s Drive-In is famous in Alberta for no nonsense burgers and shakes. SO GOOD. And DON’T order the large fries…it’s a SHOEBOX of fries…I’m serious. SHOEBOX.

OH, and Marky is taking a Character Design Class, and the last assignment was Mickey Mouse, and my daughter’s version of Mickey CRACKS ME UP so much that I have to share:

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I dig this Mickey… he’s like EVERY MAN MICKEY, right?  😀

And that was my awesome week! How was YOURS? Did you do anything fun? Find something new and awesome? Share! Let’s CHAT!