I saw this on Chanelle’s blog and I thought it was such a great idea that I decided to give it a whirl! This is quite a departure for me since it’s mostly non-beauty related discussion… here’s a glimpse into my everyday life. 🙂
Mon Aug 1 – Civic Holiday so a day off from work! I met with my friend from Newfoundland for lunch.
Tues Aug 2 – attended a MUJI open house event and got some stationery loot to play with! 😀
Wed Aug 3 – I had 5 meetings that spanned 7 hours, leaving me with 1 hour to do actual work – but the Happiness Highlight is that I got to eat my sushi lunch during a conference call.
Thurs Aug 4 – I got to pet 2 puppies in 2 separate puppy encounters. One was a French Bulldog, and the other was a poodle type and both tried to play with me by nipping at my hand with their sharp little teeth! 😛
Fri Aug 5 – went to MAC over lunch with coworker and she treated me to some eye shadows!
Sat Aug 6 – watched the new Jason Bourne movie, which was enjoyable (although the first one is still the best).
Sun Aug 7 – met up with Cat (my PLC!) to do Back to MAC! ❤
Mon Aug 8 – had a brunch-like meal for dinner. It’s my favourite type of meal to eat, any time of the day:
Tues Aug 9 – the SO showed me a new game he’s playing where he gets to build space ships and battle other people, looks like fun and most importantly, he’s enjoying himself. 🙂
Wed Aug 10 – did a presentation at work and it went well.
Thurs Aug 11 – finally forced to convert to the new photo ID Health Card (I’m one of the last hold-outs). But the line up at Service Ontario counter wasn’t bad at all – I was in and out in 15 minutes!
I’ve had this same card since I was a little kid! It’s cracked and the laminate is peeling off… sniff sniff, bye bye red & white card!
Fri Aug 12 – finally made the decision to go to the walk-in clinic for a recurring hive / rash situation on my legs that I’ve been dealing with for a month. 😦 The clinic had no line-ups at all – the clinic doc had no clue about what I had, and gave me a referral to a dermatologist for Monday.
Sat Aug 13 – had lunch at Burger’s Priest and ate my favourite burger there, the Option:
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The "Option" burger at Burger's Priest, which is a Portobello mushroom stuffed with cheese. It's my favourite burger from there. I also tried their Creamsicle soda in orange which is soda mixed with vanilla ice cream, yum. #nofilter #nofilterneeded #food #foodporn #burger #burgerspriest #portobello #mushrooms #mushroom #pickles #pickle #orange #orangesoda #creamsicle #lunch #toronto #torontoblogger #stashmatters
Sun Aug 14 – went to the Documentary Cinema to watch the new release “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” by Werner Herzog. A really thought-provoking look at the internet; its past, present and future uses.
Mon Aug 15 – visited the dermatologist for my legs and he thinks I got bitten by bed bugs and took a skin biopsy (ouchy). 😮 I’m aghast at the thought of our place having bed bugs (the doc suspects due to our recent trip to Japan). So we watched this video on how to detect bed bugs (don’t watch if squeamish) and then we turned our place upside down and… found nadda. Not a single trace (this is the happiness highlight part! But I still laid down bed bug traps, just in case.)†
Tues Aug 16 – restocked my stash of Squish gummies for work! They are having a 5 bags for $20 so I had to get 5 bags of gummies. I HAD to!
Wed Aug 17 – two meetings at work got canceled first thing this morning!
Thurs Aug 18 – took the day off work for dentist and doctor (my regular doc, not the derm) appointment – my skin biopsy site is infected and I got prescribed antibiotics. We ordered pizza for dinner instead of cooking.
Fri Aug 19 – called in sick (I never call in sick, I hate doing it! This was my first sick day this year) because my leg still wasn’t feeling great, but it definitely improved from the day prior. I had to keep my leg elevated so I mainly sat or slept, but I ate the best bbq pork fried rice for lunch! 😀
Sat Aug 20 – another low key day to let my leg heal so I watched a bunch of YouTube videos and saw this:
Such a neat idea! Might have to borrow it for the blog. I just love single eye shadows!
Sun Aug 21 – watched St. Vincent, cute movie!
Mon Aug 22 – back to work! Unlike most people, I don’t hate work – I enjoy being productive and not cooped up at home. 😛
Tues Aug 23 – scored a Cake Beauty Milk Made Shower gel from Winners, I’ve been on a hunt for this particular scent since it’s my favourite hand cream from Cake, and ClassicMaggie raved about it in her July empties.
Wed Aug 24 – tried a new-to-me sushi place recommended by a coworker and ate a delicious red dragon roll (with salmon) and shockingly it’s in a food court!
Thurs Aug 25 – had an awesome time listening to the MyLipAddiction Beauty Podcast featuring Beauty by Catherine: 😆
Fri Aug 26 – went out for after-work drinks, it’s nice to not talk about work with coworkers for once.
Sat Aug 27 – visited the EX! 😀
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Spent the day at the EX! ☺ (CNE /Canadian National EXhibition) Had tons of fun walking around and saw: – farm animals 🐄🐖🐑 – butter sculptures including one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – Midway rides and carnival games 🎠🎢🎡 – giant sand sculptures including one of the infamous bat throw by Jose Bautista ⚾ – and poop emoji hats are the big thing this year! 💩 #LetsGoToTheEX #CNE #CNE2016 #Toronto #6ix #the6six #the6 #torontoblogger #stashmatters
Sun Aug 28 – walked around in Kensington Market (a bohemian area with lots of organic grocers and second-hand shops) where they close down the street on Sundays, and we ate ice cream (I had the birthday cake flavour):
Yup, that’s a car with grass and plants growing out of it. So typical Kensington Market!
Mon Aug 29 – got the stitches out from my leg where they did the skin biopsy – yippee!
Tues Aug 30 – sucky thing is that I woke up with more hives / rash on my legs, and the not sucky thing is that I found some nice long flowy skirts from MUJI for my cruise coming up in 2 weeks:
This MUJI balloon skirt is so comfy, and it can be dressed up too (I bought it in the blue colour as shown).
Wed Aug 31 – checked on our bed bug traps and guess what? They were all empty! *throws confetti* (although, it’s still a mystery about my legs – I’m waiting for the results of the skin biopsy which will be mid-September )
† Sorry about all the details – I didn’t intend this exercise to be a diary! 😛 But if I just stated my happiness highlight as “No bed bugs!” you would have been wondering about the context! 😆
It was quite the eventful month, and even though some crappy things happened, this Happiness Highlights was a fantastic exercise to keep things in perspective! It really makes you appreciate the little things! 🙂 If you read it all, then gold star for you! ⭐ Would you consider keeping a Happiness Highlight for September?