Monday, April 23, 2012

So swamped today.. rather I'm going to be swamped for the next week and a half. 

See how swamped I am?  I attempted writing a post this morning but alas, it's not 3:06 pm and the day is escaping me.

Got my bonus and raise papers today - holy shit nice.  This place is so much better on so many levels than where I was before.  Much happier.  :)

Anyways, I'm not going to pretend I have anything of value to say so see ya.

Friday, April 20, 2012

This week has been a haber-dash of good times.  Lovely, long walks with the boys, visiting friends and their dogs (whom mine just adore!), Hot Yoga with Marah downtown at lunch and that being the icing on top of the cake for my day - it was just perfect and exactly what I needed.  Jeff and I have been good this week, as well.  Been productive in putting together the four picture frames that Jeff bought me so that they can be hung sometime this weekend.

We'll be going for a hike tomorrow provided that the weather co-operates.  Wish we could take the dogs but it's too far, it's 5 km one way and that's too much for their little legs to handle.

I'll be writing sometime this weekend, peace and be well. <3

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Just posting some pictures because I've been going through a number of them to choose which I'm going to put in the frames that Jeff bought me.  Sweet, eh?

This is a cute one of the two of us from our honeymoon at the end of June 2008.

I really like this picture of Jeff, it's kind of dreamy-like.
Some scenic shots of Havana

And then in the hotel district in Varadero.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

As of today, I have been 150 free from nicotine. Hurrah!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Had a pretty good weekend this past one gone.  Started bickering with Jeff a bit on Thursday night.  This resulted in both of us going to sleep early (read 10 pm! Shocker, I know), then wide awake at 2 am til almost 4 (this also ensued BBM conversations with Marah who also was having a craptacular night with Jon-boy), then finally going back to sleep til about 8 and then Jeff rolled out of bed around 9 or 10.  Friday morning I made some breakfast and we headed out to Toronto trying to find a squeaky ball for Baxter (whose squeaker started to fade just the night before, so great timing on the ball's part) and some pee pads.  No dice on the pee pads but I did find out who sold us the ball last year and where I could procure one.  Naturally, none were at the show and we had to grab a couple of said balls on Saturday when everything opened up after Good Friday).  We were going to take the boys on an off-leash walk in Holland Landing with Karin and the gang of dogs but when I was invited to a free 90 min yoga class, followed by another 90 mins of a private aerial class, I jumped all over that.  :)  Needless to say, I had a very, very active week.  And I've also started taking the dogs on these really long walks (okay they're not realllllly that long but I suppose it is with their short little legs on them).  It's usually about a half hour walk at a good pace but what I like about it is that it seems to do the trick - it tires them the f out.  When I got back home, we got up and left to head down to the All About Pet Show.  I went in alone, since we were essentially on a mission.  Met up with Dina briefly there and all in all, pretty unsuccessful trip and more bickering on our part.  Saturday morning was an alright one.  Got up early, ate and had coffee, then we headed out for a good few hours doing all of our shopping, groceries for the month from Costco, the grocery store.  Blitzed through Ikea to get the frame, which is just as well because you can easily get out of hand in there.  Later on that day, Alex came over and ended up staying until Monday night.  Greg came by, as did Jeff B.  All in all, a good night.  Sunday wasn't too eventful.  We all up and went to the dog park with the boys so they could get the run around on. 

Did some cleaning this weekend, catching up on tv shows and downloaded shows (although there are a TON more), Jeff sent his PC back in (again!) since they f'd up the function keys last time around.  Made dinners, took the dogs out and about, got lots of snuggles. 

Never saw B or his lady friend this weekend.  Getting the impresssion he's not being honest with her, or we're not good enough or he's embarassed.  It's like he's disappeared from our life though, which is so weird since he used to be always over at our place.  I get that he's happy but that doesn't mean you have to up and abandon your friends.  Nevermind, what happened to not being able to wait to introduce her to us?  Ah whatever.

Must walk the kidlets this evening and give them a bath some time this week as well.  Picking up Oliver on Friday night for my mom who gets back late from Cuba. 

That's all for now, folks. <3

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Random fact of the day about me: 142 days ago I quit smoking.  I smoked since I was 16.  Probably one of the hardest things I've ever had to do my entire life.  Sad, isn't it?  For anyone that hasn't smoked, nicotine really and truly is an addiction.  Unless you've been there, you don't know the wrath it causes when you try to escape it.  It's torturous and brutal.  Every. Single. Day. I want to smoke.  But I don't.  I kind of have this mentality about it like "If I smoke once more, just once more, I'm going to get cancer or die".  For me personally, that works.  I've come so long, so far to ruin it now and I'd be so, so incredibly disapointed with myself.  So therefore, I must persevere and be strong.

This past weekend was the Yoga Conference in Toronto and Marah and I went.  I lugged a bunch of my shit downtown at the crack of dawn on Friday morning to meet Marah for a Seane Corn 6 hour detox yoga session.  We did about a 2.5 hour yoga session and then the rest was just talking.  I find it hard to sum up my time there and what Seane meant to me.  What an inspiration she is.  You walk away from the weekend just wanting to do and strive the be the best person you can and are.  I had a bit of a moment with her at the end of the day where I went up to her and shook her hand and told her that she was inspiring and that I think what's hard with me and letting go of the crap and toxicity is really just that.  Letting go.  Just being.  And forgiveness.  Just a very uplifting and positive woman to be around. 

Afterwards, we walked around til about 6 then we headed off to Marah to chill, drink some wine and eventually, we went out and got food and a movie to watch.  Ended up being a late night but had an awesome time with her, I got to have Gummer as my own personal lap cat.  He smothered me all night and I was a-okay with that. :)  Such a suck that cat, he's very much non-cat and much like a dog.  I ended up purchasing a rose gold, gold and silver ring, some notebooks, coasters, stickers and inspirational cards, and some lotus beads. 

Saturday morning came all too soon  and we were leaving her house at 7:30 am to be down for our 8 am Shakti Flow with Seane Corn.  Another great class.  Did almost the entire 2 hours worth of yoga.  Afterwards, Marah wanted to walk around more and shop (only to realise her wallet was at home, so she ran home to get that), and I wanted to do some of the workshops in the centre garden area.  So I ended up doing this therapeutic yoga session, a session with Sadie Nardini, who is WAY cool and funny and then I wrapped it up with another quick Seane session.  Totally had an amazing time there this weekend.  I decided that I was going to take the 1:10 bus home, as Marah had a 1 to 3 session. On my way out, she bought me this beautiful portable tea mug that has a difuser in the lid and then I had a rose tea with actual rose buds in it.  So incredibly thoughtful of her.  And THEN, jump forward to yesterday, I get back from a spinning class and on my chair at my desk is a Third Eye Threads tank with an ele on the front.  She totally didn't have to do that but she knew I wanted a shirt but didn't get one.  And she attached a really sweet card to it.  I love Marah because she's one of those few people that I can open up to and there's absolutely no judgment.  I can spill everything and she doesn't think I'm retarded or psycho, which I can be at times.  She and I are so alike it's scary, especially how quick we lose our shit and when we're arguing with our so's.  Great weekend.

And then to boot, I saw baby Ella this weekend too.  She's now 20 lbs of pure bliss of english bully. 

And then I guess on Sunday I had an aerial class with Alex.  Here's two pics from Erin.  Haven't uploaded the few pics I've taken but you get the gist.  I'll post those later.  I've got some pics of Seane and some of Marah and I.

Taking a picture of Erin... I usually leave the camera on the mat and take upside down pics when I can. :)

And I was holding the splits here forever, Erin's camera wasn't co-operating.  LOL.  Managed to do a left leg splits as well, which is a shocker.

Enough blabbing.  Must go to a core class then yoga.  May peace be with you always and Namaste.
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