Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's a rather gray day outside. But there is a lovely breeze and no humidity. Perfect for turning off the air and opening the windows.

Last weekend was a busy one. We had a BBQ for my Dad on Saturday night. Got to see my nieces and nephews too (they're all so adorable). Sunday morning we were out for a lovely buffet breakfast for my Step-Dad. We went to Barangas-on-the-Beach and sat out on the patio (and cooked ourselves it was so sunny and hot...but hey this is Canada and we have to enjoy it while we can). Then Sunday afternoon we were at my sister-in-law's for a 4th Birthday party for my nephew.

So while I loved spending time with my people, I am very happy to have some "down" time this weekend. Last night I got home from work totally drained from the week. It happens all too often. By Friday night I can't think anymore -- the brain goes mush.

We watched a weird movie last night...Steven King's Dream Catcher. It got a little gross...correction, it got VERY gross! If you walked into a cabin and it had this red fungus growing everywhere, what would you do? I don't mind telling you, I would RUN...wouldn't think twice! I was yelling at the tv....these guys deserve to get their face eaten by an alien. RUN FOREST RUN! lol.

Today I have a pedicure booked for this morning. Thinking french with a flower. Right now they're disco glitter red. I love to have pretty toes. This aft I'll be shopping with my Mom. I just love Saturdays!

I seen a specialist this week and he recommends surgery for my gall bladder. I am nervous because it's SURGERY but from what I hear it's a piece of and out the same day. And I think I will feel a lot better. I had a severe attach in January...I was in terrible pain for a good 12 hours. It started a short while after supper and got so bad that I wasn't able to sleep at all...tossed and turned until at 6am I'd had enough and made Mike take me to the the time I had no idea what was wrong with me. I do not want to go through that pain again and I am told it can happen anytime. So while I am apprehensive...I am starting to seriously think about having it done.

Kind of a mixed entry but that's my life...all mixed up. I wish I had a road map.

Have a lovely weekend.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Weekend!

This has felt like a very long work week. Between meetings, seminars & being short staffed while the rest of the crew was out...I just feel exhausted. After we got home I retired to the Lazy Boy and proceeded to watch some movie I've seen before (I can't even remember what I watched and it's driving me nuts). I stayed up too late and now I feel like I've got a hangover...hello Advil.

Anyway, enough of my complaining. It's the weekend! It's SATURDAY! I am going to try to post at least once a week...we'll see how well that goes.

I wanted to share that I've finished one of my many books. I realize now why I read so many things at's cause I hate getting to the end. I feel like I've lost something when it's done. Is that weird or what? I get emotionally attached to the Characters and then suddenly it's over.

I did enjoy - A Paris Moment by Gordon Cope. When I bought the book and read the sleeve to find not only is the author from Hamilton but wrote about his year living in Paris! I had to get it. I enjoyed the journey and experiences of what it might be like to live in my favorite city. I wouldn't want to leave and I know they didn't want to either.

Gordon Cope also has a web site where he shares his Paris...including some recipes of food he made in the book:

Now I am on to another "Paris" book...I've just started reading it so I'll share more about it as I get into it.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

What a bad blogger I've been. I am so inspired by so any other blogs I read...I really should be more consistent with my entries.

Lately I just seem to have too many things on the go and my energy is so scattered. Do you feel like that too?

I get angry with myself that I'll have 4 books + countless magazines (I am such a magazine junkie) and that I don't manage to finish anything. I've have got to focus more and finish things. I hate that it takes me a year to read a book because I am so scattered.

Can you hear the goals coming:

- finish reading the stockpile of books BEFORE you buy more!
- same with sewing more trips to the fabric store to buy NEW patterns & more Fabric until I've finished the project currently sitting by my machine.
- keep my food the heck can you tell where you're coming off the rails if you don't watch what you're doing!
- up the exercise - doing usually 2 times a week at the gym + walking the odd days...need to get in something/anything on a daily basis. You've got to MOVE IT MOVE IT!
- be thankful every every day. Miss Grumpy pants. You're so blessed - remember that!
- and creative, be interesting, be fun!

Okay...that's what I am working on right now. I'll re-visit and check in to see how I am doing. As was the topic of our last WW Meeting...Knowledge is Power....IF YOU USE IT.

Have a great Saturday!