Friday, April 11

Here's a Kick in the Butt to Have a Happy Weekend

Location: Trenanthia Cottage located in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada (90 min north of Toronto)
The countdown is on: only 254 short days until winter starts up all over again. Yesssss!

Just kidding. I mean it’s true, but it’s not the countdown anyone in their right mind is anticipating. These days it’s all about the weekend. No matter what our schedules look like, I think we can all agree on R. Kelly’s words of wisdom when he says, “It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby, I’m about to have me some fun”.

Or something to that effect anyway.

When you’re in that weird transitional phase between seasons where it’s not hot enough to hit the beach but definitely not cold enough to justify another day of binge-watching Game of Thrones, making fun weekend plans can be challenging. Especially when you feel like you’re constantly in work mode. Did you know that France just enforced a ban on employees checking company email before 9 am or after 6 pm? All in the spirit of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Man, I’ll raise a glass to that attitude.

Okay, so if you need a good kick in the pants to get started on your weekend, here you go. This is your butt kick.

Pop Some Tags

There’s no better way to welcome Spring than to upgrade your wardrobe - and you don’t have to break the bank to do it! Macklemore had the right idea. Hit up a thrift shop and get yourself some stylish new pieces for under $10.

Life Is a Highway

Say goodbye to snow tires and say “hey what’s up?” to long Sunday afternoon drives. When was the last time you actually got in your car and drove around aimlessly with no destination in mind?  We keep hearing about the Ryde Barn Quilt Trail off Highway 11 and are anxious to do it ourselves soon!

Feed Your Soul

Put the Kraft Dinner away and take yourself out. Nothing crazy, just go to a restaurant you’ve never been to before and try their feature special, the one item on their menu they’re known for. Torontonians know Sneaky Dee’s as the charming go-to dive bar for massive nacho platters delivered by friendly wait staff with full sleeve tats. An artsy hole in the wall is perfect!

Is your butt successfully kicked? Get out there and soak up some Vitamin D the best way you know how. Happy Weekend!