Sunday, February 28, 2010

February report

Hard to believe that it's going to be March tomorrow.  I sure am looking forward to spring and summer though-I want to wear shorts and be able to get out and garden! 

So unfortunally, I didn't make it to the Festival du Voyageur....long story....but it'll be on again next year.  So my thing for February would have been Haiti concert at the Pantages theatre and I also went snowshoeing.  So I did at least two things.  I have no clue what to do for March-I need to find out what's going on around the province I guess.
Spring break is in one week and I need it.  I just need a break and it'll be nice to be home with the dogs...

Sorry this isn't more exciting....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weight Watchers (again)

So, I've done it.  I'm back at Weight Watchers...

This is my third time.  3rd time's a charm right?  Well, this time I have something truly motivating me which I don't think really motivated me before.  My health.  I want to be as healthy as I can-and I know that it involves me losing some weight.  It's not that I'm even unhappy with what I see in the mlirror-but I can do a lot better for me.  I've had blood pressure problems since I was maybe 18.  And I went up 10 points on the top recently.  I just figured out last night, that I had gained 20 pounds and not even realized it.  My clothes fit the same pretty much but it sure explains the jump.

I want to stick with this, and I want to achieve success.  I know that it's going to be hard and I'm going to have to change a few bad habits.  No more Little Caesar's.  No more bags of chips (and I mean a whole bag).  I'm going to monitor what I'm putting into my body and why.  I have to stop being lazy and get my ass in gear.  I need to be the best I can be.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Thinking of Valentine's Day

So tonight I had good friends over for Greek food-all homemade...the verdict...not a lot of talking but a whole bunch of eating.  It was a hit.  Everything turned out great, which I was grateful as a lot of the recipes I winged it, and kinda went off of my own for. 

Afterwards, we played Wii, and then watched The Time Traveller's Wife-wow.  I cried, well sobbed is more like it.  You know you have good friends when they don't make fun of you for crying so hard.  I kept thinking during the movie about the woman's role and the fact that she loved a man whose time wasn't his own.  Could I do that?  Would I be willing to?  I think I would.  I'd like to think if I found my one true love that I would do anything for that person, to stay with them through thick and thin, no matter what.  I think I am that kind of person, and more than a couple have said that to me. 

I guess I'm holding out for that one true love or maybe love's holding out on me until I meet him.  I've never been the type of girl to have to be with a man for the sake of having someone on your arm.  I want the real thing.  My friends that I've mentioned?  I think they do.  They are an amazing example of love bearing all.  They've been through the good and bad times and have had struggles galore.  They argue and they have trials but in the end, they stick by one another, support one another, and would do anything for each other.  To me that is a perfect love-it's not cookie cutter, but instead, something that is meant to last.  They are the best example I've ever seen and I hope one day I can have someone in my life who would be my everything, and vice versa.  I really hope it's out there for me.  I do.  Sometimes it's lonely, but everytime I get like that, I try to remind myself of what I need and what I deserve.  So, I'm holding out.  And while in the past I've said that I hated Valentine's Day, I'm not saying that this year.  I survived and it wasn't torture and it wasn't lonely.  It was just another day.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Catching Up...

Sorry that I haven't written in a while, but here you go...recap of all that's been going on...

Things To Make a Woman Laugh:

Grade 1 Student:  "Can I ask you a personal question, Miss Phillips?"

Me:  "Sure"

Grade 1 Student:  "Do you have a man?"

Me:  "Not right now, did you have someone in mind?"

(talking about Sesame Street characters in the breakfast program...)

Grade 2 Student:  "Is Oscar the Grouch your husband?"

Things To Make A Woman Blush:

I went to an amazing benefit concert for Haiti last weekend in the city at the beautiful Pantages theatre (a first!!), and saw a Jamaican man in his 60s who was singing, dancing dances that had me shielding my eyes and then he did the splits...I tell you I'd say that guy is probably a lady's man!

Things To Make a Woman Cry:

My uncle thankfully made it back from Haiti safe, but his pictures were devastating.  You can't even begin to imagine how people's lives can get back to normal when you see what they must deal with.

Things To Make a Woman Huff and Puff:

Oh my goodness, I am realizing how out of shape I've been...i admit, i've been lazy and wow am I paying for it...I bought a Wii and boy does it make me huff and puff...i'm slowly getting better, but yup...