Sunday, February 28, 2010


I have spent the last 2 hours coughing non-stop.  Suddenly remembering I need a photo. Here is what it looks like when you feel like your chest might collapse. It's not pretty, nor does it feel that good.

Monday, February 22, 2010


I knew it was going to be a busy long day, and what started off not so good, ended on a decent note and I was out of the office and treading through the snow storm by 6:10pm.

I made note of a few random numbers today...

32 - the number of subway stations I passed through on a daily basis (16 on my way to work, 16 on my way home)
11 - pairs of red Olympic mittens I spotted on my way to work this morning
427 - the number of facebook friends I currently have
2 - the number of blog followers I have (thanks Delena & Steve!)
80 - an estimated number of kleenex's I've used since it started snowing around 11 this morning.
12 - the number of times I checked my email/ facebook/ webpage during the course of work today 
3 - the number of ice cream sandwiches pauly brought me home tonight!
26 - the number of inches my amaryllis has grown!

Accomplished Sunday

After a very busy week, I spent most of yesterday relaxing.  Well actually we spent all afternoon running around, and then I spent the rest of the afternoon/ evening napping. And although I had high hopes of getting lots of sewing done, I spent a lot of time searching things on line and planning out projects.

But I had big plans for today.  I got up at a reasonable hour, cleaned the kitchen, made some banana bread, watched some Olympics, cleaned the kitchen again, did some more looking at websites and projects, cleaned the sewing room. Took a nap, worked on a secret project, watched some more Olympics.  Made dinner, cleaned the kitchen again.  Watched the middle of the Hockey Game, watched the end of Amazing Race, and all of Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters.

I'd say it was a decent day.  Its going to be a busy week ahead.  I NEED to go to knitting on Thursday night, its been week's since I've been there.  And we are planning to have dinner with Mom and Dad on Friday before they leave for Dominican on Saturday.  Then off to Ripley Saturday morning.  And that doesn't even say anything about work. 

A little glimpse of a secret sewing project I'm working on:

I should have gone to bed over an hour ago.  Heading there now. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Super Sunday - Olympic Men's Hockey Day - Canada vs. USA 
Can you tell who lost.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

6 years and 1 day

...the amount of time i've been working at my current work place.  Man time flies when you dislike your job.

I don't know if I've always "disliked" it.  I think at the beginning I was very happy to write slides and create charts.  But somewhere around year 2 or 3 things changed.  There are only so many charts you can make before you never ever want to see a media chart again. 

My dad once told me I didn't ever stick with anything.  He was technically right at the time, I "dropped" out of dance classes, curling club, choir, drama club.  Other then high school I don't think I've done something for this long ever. I guess I can finally say dad I stuck with something!

Although its been 6 years at Zenith, this year will be my 8th year since I graduated from College. Unreal to believe its really been that long.  Where did the time go? 

In that 8 years I've lived in 6 different apartments with 7 different people.  I've been through 5 boyfriends and stuck with number 5 for 3+ years now. I've been to over 10 weddings, and have 3 more this year.  I've welcomed 1 "substitute niece" and 1 "substitute nephew", and will be welcoming a real niece or nephew in-law this year.

And although I'd love to leave my job for something more rewarding and self-satisfying.  At the moment its not really possible due to me being too scared to leave for one, and second buying a house this year is my main priority.  So I stick to it, and although I don't always show up on time, i'll be there tomorrow putting in my 110% to get the job done.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Since Friday, I've pretty much been watching the Olympics and sleeping trying to get rid of this cold that's holding on longer then its welcome.

For Valentines Day though, we went to spend the day with Sam & Michelle as its become a bit of a tradition, while there I gave a go at the downhill slalom for the Gold medal. 

But behind the scenes while I was so focused, this is what Sam was doing.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I've always wanted to...

... learn how to play the piano.  I've tried at least twice, but my fingers are too short, or I just didn't pratice enough, but I absolutely love listening to people play.

All last night and today I've been listening to the score from the movie "The Holiday" - and I'm particularly in love with this.  I could listen to it over and over. And if your reading this I suggest you take a listen, it will instantly calm you and perhaps make you feel warm and fuzzy instead - specially around the 3:02 mark.  You can just tell that in the movie that was the part where they fell in love. 

ahhh... bliss.


We spent Saturday in Guelph visiting.  It was lovely, and it always makes me wonder why we don't have more days like that.  Maya took this picture of me, while I was trying to teach her how to play mario kart on the wii.  

I'll post more pictures of our visit this week. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


... watching Rick Mercer on time shifting. (this show always makes me laugh)
... missing her tootsie since he is away at a conference until Friday afternoon.
... just finished dinner since I was working until 9.
... impressed that I even put together a healthy dinner at 9:30pm. (Chicken Cesar Salad - yum!)
... has something in her eye
... cold - its really quite snowy and slushy out.
... thinking of working on my wild thing quilt after the mercer report - maybe.
... wondering if tomorrow will be better at work then today.
... has a very messy kitchen and should probably clean it, but most likely won't tonight.
... waiting for the weekend so I can visit with my girls friends and hang out.

And just cause a think every post need a picture ...a few shots from our trip to the science center this weekend with my sis and sean.  We went to see the Body Works exhibit and it was soo great!  Long day but worth it.