Fantastic Friday is a new feature here on Ramblings of a Daydreamer. Each Friday I'll showcase fantastic things from the past week - could be things I've done, places I've gone, a new song I like, a movie I've seen, books I've read, blog posts from around the blogosphere - anything at all!
Here's how the last week of April went for me...
I went shoe shopping this week, which is normally a huge ordeal for me, for several reasons: I'm cheap (lol) and I have really big, wide feet, so it's almost impossible to find shoes that a) fit, b) don't look like shit, and c) don't cost a fortune. The last time I bought shoes was about two years ago and I settled for a fairly ugly but comfortable and cheap pair of men's sneakers. I would have just made do with them plus my sandals and flip flops for the summer, but I need something decent-looking and comfortable for my trip in June. I know footwear can be one huge way that tourists stand out, plus we'll be walking all day every day for two weeks, so I needed something comfy. I tried on a bunch of flats that actually fit and were semi-comfortable, but not comfortable enough for hours and hours of walking. Then I found flats that had memory foam inside and a sole with good grip, AND THEY FIT. They were so cute and so comfortable I ended up buying two pair. They were on sale, plus there was a buy one get one half price promo, so I ended up spending less than I'd hoped! I'd still like a pair of comfortable, pretty sandals, but I'm not too worried about it. I've been wearing these all week to break them in and they're just so damn comfortable, plus not clunky and awkward and a giant eyesore like my shoes usually are. I posted the picture below on Instagram and had a bunch of people say they were going to look for them, so if you're interested, they're Champion Sport, and I'd highly recommend them. ;-)
One of my current obsession songs is I Really Like You by Carly Rae Jepsen. Her songs are ridiculously catchy, and this one is no exception. Every time I hear it, I just want to get up and dance. The other day I made a YouTube playlist on my phone for my workouts. I don't have Pandora or any other music streaming/downloading service, so sometimes I listen to music on YouTube, and I figured that'd be a good way to make a playlist. I hit play and set my phone down and after a few seconds I glanced down and thought I saw Tom Hanks. I was like ummm...okay...then after a minute figured I'd accidentally added a fan-made video where people piece together bits of their favourite actors, you know? But then I realized he was mouthing along to the words of the song and I had to stop and watch the video. It's hilarious! I can't imagine how exciting it must have been for Carly Rae Jepsen (a fellow Canadian!) to have TOM FREAKING HANKS in her music video.
I had two girls' days with my favourite girls this week - first Tuesday with my mum, sister, and my almost-2-year-old niece (which was mostly errands and lunch out), then yesterday with just my mum and sister. I ADORE my niece, but it's nice to be do stuff kid-free once in awhile, especially since she's a
demon handful. We ran a bunch of errands, then went for a long drive around the reserve, then went to a cake shop my sister has been promising to take us to forever (it was so beautiful inside, you guys...a really classy Paris theme, so I was in love, plus all the goodies - NOM!) and I got a mini cherry cheesecake and a chocolate mint bar. After that we went to Pizza Hut for lunch. We talked a lot, laughed a lot, plus the weather was gorgeous, so it was an all around fantastic day.
And, finally, my weekly Europe countdown: SEVEN WEEKS!!!! I know I keep saying this, but time is flying. I have no idea where April went. I feel like I blinked and it was gone. I can't believe there's just a month and a half left before one of my greatest dreams comes true!
So that's my fantastic week. What did you find fantastic this week? Tell me in the comments below, chat with me on Twitter, or feel free to link me to blog posts, articles, pictures, songs, videos, or whatever you thought was fantastic that you want to share!