My Wonderful Weekend!

Hubby and I had a lot of fun this past weekend! Saturday was the Matinee at the Movies and we went to see “The Beekeeper” with Jason Statham. If you like action movies, this is one to see! I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end!! I won’t spoil it for you, but it is well worth the watch!

After the movie, we went shopping, spent over an hour walking the Mall and then had dinner at Dairy Queen at the Food Court. I love Dairy Queen’s flame-broiled burgers, they taste like BBQ… I even spoiled myself with an ice cream they are famous for! The Mall is always so packed on a Saturday afternoon but I didn’t mind, not like I used to.

Shopping at the Avalon Mall is convenient, it has become so huge, and new stores are added all the time. The only thing missing there now is a grocery store! I’ll never understand why they removed the Sobeys that was there years ago! We bought a few things we needed. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon and even ran into some people we knew!

Yesterday, Sunday, we went to the other Mall here, the Village Mall, and spent a couple of hours there too, shopping. One store we went to, Pipers, is only here in NL. With the costs of things these days, Pipers is a great place to find deals… They carry a lot of items made right here in NL, especially baked goods and locally produced meats, at great prices. Both of us bought some new clothes! Hubby got pants for work that are not black ( I was shocked) and I got some new nightgowns which are so soft… I am wearing one right now that is pink… First pink item of clothing I bought in a very long time.

Since I started recovering my mental health, I find I am drawn to colours… I want colourful things around me and I want to wear brightly coloured clothing. Working in Ontario in the Property Management Industry for 18 years I wore a Uniform of black dressy pants and a shirt with the management name on it or in their colours of either gray or dark blue. As I didn’t have much free time, I didn’t bother too much with different clothes, so the past couple of years its been different for me. I have added a lot more colour to my days!

Spending the weekends with my husband has been something we’ve done for the past few years since I retired from working and it is usually spent having fun, not just catching up on things we don’t have time to get to during the week. I usually take care of most of that when he is at work now, so weekends are not that busy anymore. If there is something I physically just can’t do, like carrying heavy loads of salt home, getting down and cleaning the bathtub, I leave it for him to do on the weekends.

We have a bad Winter Storm Warning here today, copied below, with high winds and a lot of snow! I expect hubby to be home early as a result!

I had a wonderful weekend and now we have a wonderful start to the week here in NL! It’s okay, before you know it, it will be Spring again and the snow will disappear for another few months!

How was your weekend? Did you get to have some fun?

St. John’s, NL


5:34 AM NST Monday 29 January 2024

Hazardous winter conditions are expected. Locations: Avalon Peninsula.

Total snowfall: 20 to 25 cm.

Maximum wind gusts: northeasterly 70 to 80 km/h.

Time span: near noon today until after midnight tonight.

Remarks: While the snow will become heavy at times and begin rapidly accumulating this afternoon, the strong winds and blowing snow will not arrive until this evening. Prepare for very poor driving conditions during the evening commute today. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NLwx.

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