Thursday, August 5, 2010

Welcome to Calgary

I am so falling behind on my blogging this week. I’m trying to get the apartment unpacked, job hunt and get back to the gym and because of all this blogging has become second to real life.

I’ve been planning to do this post for a couple of days now. We’ve been in the apartment since Saturday (almost a week) and I still haven’t posted pictures. I figured we’d have a while before our stuff showed up so there was no rush - boy was I wrong. Our estimated delivery date was Friday (tomorrow) but I got a call two days ago (Tuesday) saying that they were hoping to deliver our stuff. Imagine my excitement. I was getting tired of sleeping on an air mattress and eating off the floor.

I quickly realized I didn’t have any pictures of our apartment ‘before’. So I ran around taking pictures quickly. Here’s the empty (well almost empty) apartment before our stuff arrived.


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All the sunlight that we have in this place caused for some dark pictures (don’t worry I’m not complaining).

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Living Room:

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Linen Closet with washer/dryer (one unit – which is pretty cool).

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For some reason the bedroom picture turned out blurry.

Now this is what the apartment looked like after all of our stuff was dropped off.

Living Room:

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As you can tell there’s a lot to do. Since taking (most) of those pictures the living room and kitchen have been unpacked so it’s a little more liveable. Today I’m going to tackle the hall (linen closet and front closet) and then only the bedroom will be left. I’m confident by the end of the weekend all the boxes will be gone.

As mentioned earlier in the post on of the reasons I’ve fallen behind on the blogging is my return to the gym. This also includes my return to healthy eating. I have been so excited to eat vegetables again!

Yesterday morning/afternoon was the last of the paper plates/glasses before unpacking my dishes.

Breakfast yesterday was Special K Strawberry Cereal with a glass of oj.

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After breakfast I headed to Starbucks to use their internet to search for jobs. While there I had a non-fat vanilla latte and a low-fat banana chocolate chip loaf.

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After spending a few hours job hunting I headed for the gym. This is the first time hitting the gym in weeks. When I got there I hopped on the treadmill and ran 2.5 km. I’m not going to lie. It was hard. The hardest I’ve had in a long time but it felt great to get back to the gym even if it was only for a short run.

After the gym I headed home for lunch. Veggies, hummus, cheese and crackers.

Veggies included cucumber, baby tomatoes and carrots along with some roasted garlic hummus.

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And some cheese with multi-grain wheat thins.

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After lunch I spend the afternoon unpacking the kitchen. I’m pleasantly surprised that I was able to get all of our stuff in there.

After Matt got home from work dinner was leftovers from the previous night. Lasagna with a whole wheat roll.

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And a side salad with spinach, carrots, baby tomatoes, cucumber, red and green peppers.

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Overall, it’s been great to get back to a regular routine and I look forward to getting even more settled in my new city.

Stay tuned for my first giveaway! I will be posting it very soon.

I’m going to leave you with one more picture of Charlie. He seems to be enjoying the unpacking process as much as he enjoyed the packing process.

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~ Katie :)


Anonymous said...

this last photo made me smile big time...what a cutie! i love the new apartment with all it's sunshiney glory :) beautiful!

Angela said...

Cute place!

Let me know when you're all settled in and I'll take you for a Welcome to Calgary coffee.

Lynn @ The Next Chapter said...

Your new place looks great, love all the natural light in the kitchen/living room!!

You must be relieved to be able to get back into your regular routine. :)

Jessica said...

Super cute place!
If you are near the Talisman Centre (downtown) it's THE BEST gym. It has 2 running tracks and awesome classes, I miss it all the time!! :)

Welcome home, it's beautiful!

Jaime said...

Welcome home. What a fabulous place! If you are fully unpacked this weekend I will be jealous. I still have six boxes in my living room because I needed to buy a TV stand and still need end tables and a bookshelf!