Sunday, February 5, 2012

February Challenge Change :)

So! We decided to not do the book club idea because we didn't like the book they had chosen (something about a cat who becomes lost in a library). I have instead decided to either join an 8 week bereavement group, which I consider a "club", or join a fitness club. Hmm, maybe I will do both!

My emotions have been wonky for the past month and I can't seem to travel out of this slump, so the bereavement group is something that I think would be extremely beneficial to me both mentally and emotionally. I have a meeting with the group coordinator this week to see if this group would be best for me - I hope we both end up agreeing that it will be.

My fitness is a completely separate subject. I am thin, but very unhealthy. My diet is not what it should be, and my body is not toned like I would like it to me. I'm wondering if my up and down emotions stem from my lack of self esteem for how I look. I think that might be part of it. So, maybe if I join a fitness club I can gain self esteem which in turn will lead to stabilized emotions.

Phew! Let's see what this week brings :) Ian still hasn't decided what club he wants to join, but he better decide soon!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

February's Challenge!

Our February challenge is....


We had 11 different choices, and this is the one that was randomly selected for us, so yipee! I think I've decided to join a local book club, Ian might join too. The first meeting for the book club is February 2nd, I can't wait! I hope it's a good book :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

30 day challenge HOLD!

We are putting a big hold on our 30 day challenges as we will be out of country (Euro Trip, yay!) and not returning until November 28th - so bye, bye challenges until December. We will still be challenging ourselves, but won't be able to blog about it .. sorry folks! Thanks for following and we'll letcha know when we return.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

More 30

30 Things I Learned Today

1. How to make money from my blog (thanks to
2. Life is not about money, but it sure as hell eases the way
3. Boys like to party, it's inevitable
4. I should not leave my contacts in for over 24 hours
5. I hate doing dishes (hard to say if I learned that today, or years ago)
6. How a human's metabolism works
7. I have 2 best friends - Ian and Foog
8. I hate going to the bar and spending $$
9. One way flights from Europe to Canada are way more expensive than one way flights from Canada to Europe
10. Blackberry's suck (y's or ies for that one?)
11. How to change ink cartridges in my printer
12. My Mom becomes distracted extremely easily, but not as easily as my Nan
13. Crickets piss me off and keep me up until 2am
14. I cannot avoid babies, nor blissfully ignorant pregnant women.
15. Pizza doesn't taste as good as it did 3 years ago
16. How to check ink levels on a mac
17. What a blog carnival is
18. Fresh air makes it easier to withdraw from depression
19. Being honest is the only way to live! As of today, I will always be honest. I kind of don't care who it offends.
20.  Nail salons always create a thinner gel line on your nail bed because they want you to come back in 2 weeks for a fill. No, thank you.
21. My boyfriend can be extremely lazy when it comes to household chores
22. If I could live in my bed, I would
23. My sister is a country fanatic
24. Age doesn't mean shit. When I think about being "19" I need to laugh, literally, out loud. Feels more like 30.
25. I avoid confrontations at all costs.
26. My friend Charlotte leaves for England on September 1st :(
27. Apparently Canadians say "aboot" instead of "about".. what the heck is up with that? A customer on the phone today told me he was surprised I said "about" instead of "aboot" after I told him I'm from Ontario. Very odd.
28. Since Barack Obama became USA's president, residents of the states no longer need to claim they are from Canada when traveling the World (explained by the same customer above)... ha!
29. No one will catch me if I slack off at work!
30. Life is short. 9/11 changed so many lives, and the death of my daughter has changed mine. (I had no idea until today how many people were indirectly affected by 9/11... this article is a great read:

Friday, August 26, 2011

MORE 30's!

30 More Things About Me:

1. My hair is really long. I keep thinking I'll cut it when it stops growing, but it doesn't stop growing.
2. I love cooking.. e v e r y t h i n g.
3. My Nana is the best grandmother in the entire world.
4. Cheerios are my favourite... just plain. Not chocolate. Not honey nut. PLAIN, OLD SCHOOL CHEERIOS. *
5. I think nature is beautiful, and giving life to plants is our only opportunity to play God.
6. I want 5 children. Annabelle was my first, and I hope she is not my last.
7. I love getting my nails done, and acting super girly for Annabelle.
8. I'm scared of driving, but I do it anyway.
9. Candles do not serve any purpose for me. Open a window, fresh air is better than wax air.
10. My bff Krista wrote a rap ~ it will blow your mind away. Link:!/video/video.php?v=10150287063738788&comments
11. I FINALLY have our Euro trip planned!
12. I love white kitchens.
13. I painted my bookshelf black with white polka dots on the outside, and white with black polka dots on the inside.
14. I wear my Annabelle necklace every day. It is made of pink and white swarvoski crystals.
15. There is nothing like Toronto's street meat.
16. I can't skate, and I can only semi-rollerblade.
17. There are 2 huge dogs fighting outside my back window right now.. eek
18. I love my Mom!
19. I wish I wasn't scared of tanning beds so that I could get a fake bake and be all cool lookin'.
20. I've been denied a Canadian Tire Mastercard 3 times, but I will try again today.
21. My rogers internet bill is months overdue (probably why I'm being denied a new credit card.. ha).
22. Ian James McRae is my boyfriend and I will love him to infinity and beyond.
23. My psychic, Ezter (not Esther.. Ezter), says I will not look youthful in a few more years due to the longness of my fingers. Apparently only people with short fingers will be young forever. Booo!
24. I wish I were an oscar meyer weiner. kidding!
25. I love arts and crafts ~ always have, always will.
26. If I had nothing to do, I would sit in front of a fireplace with a white wool blanket, hot chocolate (with extra marshmallows) in hand, and watch Pretty in Pink.
27. I hate working, but love that it gives me an excuse to not keep the house clean.
28. The friends I have made on my journey through grief are all phenomenal. I love them all so much, and I would never be where I am today without their ongoing support and enlightenment.
29. I want to start a photography business when I come back from Europe.
30. Scrapbooking is AWESOME!

Monday, August 22, 2011

30 Things - To Do List!

30 Things To Do!

1. Figure out entire trip to Europe.
2. Pack for Europe.
3. Figure out if it would be easier to take large backpacks or a suitcase to Europe.
4. Pack the entire apartment.. in 3 weeks.
5. Figure out moving dates.
6. Find people to help us move.
7. Get rid of A LOT of clothes in my small closet.
8. Pay off VISA
9. Make $$, maybe take some overtime at work
10. Create a list for UTPAIL (United Through Pregnancy and Infant Loss)
11. Cancel Rogers internet
12. Change phone plan
13. Empty vase in kitchen and replace with new flowers
14. Get on Ian's ass about changing the bathroom door that he punched, and left a hole in, months ago
15. Get on Ian's ass about fixing the kitchen drawer.
16. Clean. Even when you think you've cleaned everything, there is always more to do.
17. Laundry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18. Make a list of all my BLM's baby angel dates.
19. Sell the stuff on kijiji for Mom
20. Annabelle's birthday scrapbook
21. Drop off Bingo donations at the Leacock Home
22. Read the Book of Awesome
23. Call Nana (will do that right now)
24. Go for a run, live healthy!
25. Transfer everything on computer to external harddrive
26. Tell Ian how awesome he is!
27. Buy some berries
28. Learn how to use self tanner
29. Start "Annabelle's Seashell"

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fave Foods

In no particular order, here are 30 of my favourite foods... I am an extremely picky eater, so this will be a tough list to figure out!

1. Mom's Lasagna
2. Strawberries
3. Raspberries, with a touch of sugar
4. Pasta baked with cheese :)
5. Cheerios with strawberry milk
6. Extra cheese, light on the sauce pizza
7. Eggs over easy with buttered toast
8. French toast and bacon
9. Mashed Potatoes
10. Homemade, white wine chicken breast
11. Sweet and Sour Pork stirfry
12. Grilled Chicken snack wrap from McD's
13. Sour watermelon candies
14. Sour gummy bear candies
15. Pasta with Mom's tomato sauce
16. Ice Cream cake
17. Blueberries!
18. Pancakes with uber amounts of maple syrup
19. Cookie Dough
20. Basically, any type of raw dough.. even pizza dough!
21. Mortadella and Provolone on a bun
22. Subway ~ oven roasted chicken breast on honey oat with white cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and sub sauce
23. Hot Dogs
24. Pasta with butter and salt
25. OMG, kraft dinner! How did this not enter my mind sooner?
26. Fettuccine Alfredo with broccoli
27. White Mac n Cheese (President's Choice version)
28. Baguettes from Filou Bistro
29. Spinach dip with nachos
30. Apple Crisp... homemade... mmMmMmMmmmmm