Sunday, February 27, 2011

sleepy and clean?

Sitting here watching the oscars. I've been trying to get better, i've been sleeping a lot. It's hard to stay awake even though I've been sleeping all weekend. It's also hard to feel clean. When you rest and sleep so much you feel disgusting, well at least I do. I try to find some acne solutions and wash my face a few timse a day. Is that totally lame? I'm glad there isn't a whole lot going on tomorrow at work or I would feel really bad about calling in sick. I guess I have pretty good timing when sickness sets in.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Old Man Luedecke A & W Song

on Wednesday night Laura and I went downtown and saw Old Man Luedecke. I saw him preform last year sometime at The Company House. He is a really polished singer-songwriter. He tells some very great stories and really knows how to get the audidence dancing. I took this video with my new camera that I bought before my trip. It takes HD video and great sound. This song he wrote about a guy he saw as he was walking by a A & W drivetrue in Edmonton. The guy was in a taxi and he was couldn't get his debit card to work... so evoled this song.

Friday, February 25, 2011

waiting for spring

Once I start feeling better I'm hoping to get back on some sort of exercise schedule. I need some good ab workouts or something. i did yoga today and that made me feel a little bit better. I am going to try and start that back up again. It's funny how I thought vacation would help me with stuff like this. I was planning on stretchin, doing yoga and a little workout every morning - that didn't happen!! The girls at work are going back to Ufit which is good, i'm going to have to join them and get back into the swing of things. Even just going for a walk or something will be good a few times a week and now that Troy's up with me for a bit it should be easier to do. I'm really looking forward to spring - longer days :)


So I haven't been well. I took two days off and went to the doctor today and waiting to hear back to see if I have strep throat. I read up on it and figure that's what I have but I've never had it before so I'm not sure. I'm not sure when I'll start my antibiotics, I really hope that Troy doesn't get it. I have slept a lot these past two days, just feeling crappy. I did jinx myself because I was thinking the other day that I haven't been sick at all this winter, I've been lucky, no colds or anything. We'll see what happens over the weekend. I was reading up more on the soap nuts (yes i'm obsesssed) apparently you can use them for eczema treatments as well, crazy. I'm also obsessed with Hey Rosetta! lately, they make me happy.

Great Big Sea!

Last Saturday Night the city of Halifax put on a FREE concert! Great Big Sea! We got there in time to see Jeremy Fisher for the opening act. He was really great too! Great Big Sea played all their classics and had all 13,000 people dancing and singing. My voice was a bit raspy the next day. The concert was outside at that and it was flurring a bit. It was truely magical night.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I need to start exercising again! I'm having oatmeal for a snack, that's a good thing right? I'm so excited. The other day I found a pair of rollerblades at Value Village for $7, so that's added to my life list. I'm going to teach myself. I'm going to have to take muscle supplements to have strong legs!!! It will take a lot practice and will, but I can do it ;) My friend made fun of me the day after I bought them, telling me that I'm behind the times... but! I never had a chance to do it before so it's al new to me.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Soap Nuts!

I have a new obsession. Soap nuts. What are soap nuts? Let me tell you. They are a berry from India and Nepal and you can use them to do your laundry, an all purpose cleaner, bathing, shampoo, toothpaste, cleaning dishes - pretty much everything. And the best thing about them they are scent free. I can't stand anything these days. Shampoo and Troy's deodorant has been bothering me a lot lately.
A lot of different places online sell soap nuts, and I am going to start selling them around the city too. They are too good not to share the knowledge for everyone around me. They are especially good for people who have allergies. They are great for laundry - you don't even have to use a rinse cycle! You'd think they are expensive because they are 'organic' but they really aren't anymore expensive then buying all the cleaners, laundry soap, etc. They probably end up being cheaper!
Love it!

Monday, February 14, 2011


My cousin in walking! He is only 10 months! My aunt sent me a video the other day of him walking and it was so adorable. Even though I work with small children on a daily basis I always get over excited about milestones! That and children's clothing, plaid shirt for boys, girls shorts, everything, I love it. I have been surrounded by little babies lately too, which I so exciting. Little babies make me happy, I can't help myself I just want to hold them and squeeze them, adorable.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

can you see what i see?

When Troy and I climbed Hollyburn Mountain in Vancouver last weekend he said, "I wish I had my binoculars!". It would be neat to invest in a pair of bushnell spotting scope if you do a lot of climbing, hiking, bird watching - it would be so worth it. There were times on the trip that I wish I could have seen something a bit more upclose - where a pair of those would come in handy - but alas! The mountain was incrediable. It gave me the workout of my life - that's for sure. My stomach muscles hurt for three days after. It was amazing, and totally worth it. There were grey jays that ate bread out of our hands -incrediable!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

More wedding pictures

When I got home, I had a huge pile of mail. I didn't realize how much mail i got in a short amount of time. One of the items in the mail was from our celebrant in Ottawa! H send us a cd with more pictures. Some of them were really great, it was nice to see photos from a different perspective. I checked out his website and even found out he used one of our photos - awesome!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Boom, boom!

One thing I didn't enjoy about my trip was being bombarded by scents. In the airport I think it was the worst. It's even worse when you can't escape it, people sitting beside you, people constanly walking by you, you can't avoid it, can't get away from it. Cigarettes, cao cigars, perfume - the worst. I was faced with some so potent that my eyes were burning and I felt so dizzy; a headache. Terrible. I'm just not 'outgoing' enough to tell people to go away. I don't know. It's frustating though. So people who wear perfume, please think twice you are really hurting people, literally!

The weekend!

Today was my first day back to work! It went well and went by surprisingly fast! It was really nice to see my co-workers and everyone, a sweet day. We are in Bridgewater for at least tonight, not sure what the plan is, but I'm here now. I'm going to do some visiting I presume. Apparently 'the Rodenhiser clan' is coming here tomorrow for a 'big turkey dinner'. So that could be interesting! It will be nice to see people but I just don't like being the centre of attention and have to talk about myself all night. That's so exhauting.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

review this!

We tried to fly home yesterday but only made it as far as Toronto. They cancelled the rest of our flight, but did give us a hotel room and $80 worth of food between the two of us, which was awesome. The unfortunate part was that the food at the hotel was absolutely terrible. I am not usually a picky person, but i was not happy with it at all. I pride myself on not being a shallow person, no need to read testoripped reviews or anything like that, but I do like to read and write reviews on lots of different things. I think i'll write a review on westjet and delta.