della and i both live on the east side.
in fact, we live in the same building.
we see each other nearly every day.
she keeps me in check- or vice versa.
it's rare that we have a day off together during the week other than sundays.
this past monday was sorta special in the sense that we both had no jobs to be committed to.
so we took a walk round our hood.
one of her favorite places on the east side is Strathcona area.
i'd never really ventured around that area before.
at least not like how we did on monday.
we saw a ton of old buildings - some you could tell were renovated and some that were
just straight up old as heck and falling apart.
those buildings to me were the most interesting- they were so honest and vulnerable.
we strolled by a couple cozy corner stores and i also discovered the "other" Finches!
still reminding myself that i need to pop in there one of these days.
eventually we made our way to Value Village because who doesn't like a little 50% off?
i actually ended up trying on a handful of things but left empty handed.
i was reminded that just because something is cheap, doesn't mean you need to buy it.
because more than half the time it just hangs in your closet making dust.
... that's definitely a line my mom used on me.
and she was right.