i hope everyone enjoyed our last long weekend of the summer. yesterday was new year’s day, did you know?! yup – seeing as how we are back to school today and entering into the autumn season, this past weekend truly should be recognized as the start of a new year. i celebrated it as such, anyway!
i knew pretty early on yesterday morning that my theme for labour day was going to be BLACK and WHITE with
a few fifty shades of grey thrown in for good measure.
to kick-start the holiday monday, i headed out for a funtastic tour:
to be honest, those white compression socks are my least favourite pair. but i chose not to wear my hot pink CEPs because the very thought of the exertion that would be required to peel them off post-run made me tired. [like how i matched my nail polish to the water bottle holder?! haha! i've pretty much given up on putting on any colour of polish other than black - *obsessed*].
[sidenote tangent: those clif shots are the best: first, i love the flavour and consistency; if blindfolded, i would swear i was downing chocolate icing. second, it's the little things that count: these packages are the easiest brand to open mid-run -> there is nothing more frustrating than having to break stride and practically crack a fingernail trying to rip open a gel when you've got a good rhythm going].
runners: what is your favourite mid-run nutrition brand?? i am interested.
on purpose, i chose to wear my old BLACK yoga tank for the rest of the day:
on sunday, mom and i went to conestoga mall, and i got a NEW backpack
for back to school to celebrate autumn!
sidenote tangent: i used to be very BLACK AND WHITE in my opinion of singer neil young – ie i
hated didn’t like his music at all and mocked his style at every opportunity. well, i like when i can see evolution in myself, and i fully confess that i now stand corrected:
i loved this movie, and the songs featured. i now have a newfound appreciation for neil young’s lyrics, song-writing prowess, and unique musical style. my favourite songs as heard in the movie: ohio, and leia. it was a great evening out!
since it was labour day yesterday, i thought i better do some cleaning. i kept the toiling to a minimum, though – who wants to be cooped up inside on a gorgeous, sunny holiday?! i book-ended my cleaning with reading:
could i get through my last 150 pages of “50 shades freed” by sundown?! i sure could try!
late afternoon, it was time for ice cream…MONDAY!
last task o’ the day: i started composing my christmas list! family, don’t worry, i am not brainstorming 100 items this year!
my organizational method is very BLACK and WHITE this year: i have repeat items and new requests:
sidenote addition: i finished the last page of the 50 shades trilogy at 6:23 p.m. juanita, now we can meet for s’bux again, and i can give you back your books – many thanks! i LOVED this series!!!
all in all, yesterday was a fun day and a great start to the new year!
what colour was YOUR labour day?! how hippie-dippie does that sound!
[too bad i am clueless about photo-editing, it woulda been fun to post today's pics in BLACK and WHITE!].