Thursday, August 16, 2012

Getting out of the House

Having the summer off is absolutely wonderful, but I do get sick of being at home, and I get bored very easily.  I am often home all day, and if no one feels like going out during the week, then I am usually home all evening too.  I try to get out of the house as much as possible, even if it is just to Mr. Sub for lunch:

Last night my dad took me out for dinner to Chili's.  This isn't my favourite restaurant in the world, but my brother is the manager, so we try to get there sometimes to visit him.  I had the cilantro pesto pasta because, well, it had the word "cilantro" in the name, and that was enough for me!

Last night I had drinks and a visit with some out-of-town friends.  I snacked on adegashi tofu, but shared a bunch of it because the portion was HUGE!

Today I met up with my friend Vanessa, who I hadn't seen since December!  


She recently moved to the city, so hopefully we can make our visits a more regular occurrence.

I didn't want to cook on such a nice evening like tonight so I picked up a sushi bowl from my favourite restaurant in town (13th Ave. Coffee Hosue & Food) and ate about half of it.  


Tomorrow I have a full, busy day and none of it will be spent stuck at home!! 

Do you go a little stir crazy when you spend too much time at home?  Do you ever get bored?


Mom on the Run said...

I have been home all summer and love it. I am dreading going back to work :(

Kacy said...

i don't spend a lot of time at home, so when I get a chance I don't get bored. I just watch a lot of TV and eat ice cream :)

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Yes, I do sometimes get stuck at husband works weekends, so they are some that I am with the kids in the house from Friday-Monday. That can be torture, especially if the weather is bad!

sophia said...

I rarely get bored, but I do have times when I just don't want to do anything. I hope you get to go out more often! Miss you Jolene!

Allysia said...

That is indeed a huge plate of tofu! Where did you go? Mike and I just went to Orange Cafe last night and I saw it on the menu...damn good food and drinks at that place!

And I totally get stir crazy when I spend too much time by myself. Happily it's been a busy summer, and I even have a catering job this weekend. :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

@Sophia - miss you too!!!

@Allysia - it was from The Free House ... definitely one of the better things I've had there. I am not a big fan of their menu.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yes. I go completely stir crazy when I am studying for the CFA as I spent 4 week nights studying and then about 4-6 hours on Sat and Sun. But then I am so worn out and sometimes stressed/crabby from studying, so even though I want to see people, I am not that fun to be around sometimes so I don't plan anything... So yah. Not good.

That sushi bowl looks amazing!

Why am I here??? said...

Omg, going to school full time and not being able to work is going to kill me! I'll be sooooo bored!

Ameena said...

I CANNOT be at home for more than a few hours at a time. It's terrible! I go completely stir crazy so I know how you feel.