Random musings & rants of a girl who is attempting to do and have it all while raising her little person.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


I once was lost but now I'm found.  Wait... wrong song.  I've been locked out of this wonderful blog but maybe it works again?  Stay tuned.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

3 months and then some...

I've been quiet.  No reason but lots of reasons.  Coming soon...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Running Playlist 2013

I love my current playlist.  Like LOVE.  So much so that often when I'm running, I think delusional thoughts about bottling it and sharing it with all my running friends.  It's such a weird & random mix of music.  It's got my skid roots covered as well as my 93.5FM guilty pleasures.

With a whole lot of help, I managed to post my current & top 100 songs that are pushing me to run this season.  Without further ado, behold my Running Playlist 2013.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Killin' It

Day 14 of 15 and I'm STILL at it!  Pat, pat...  on my back.

I *think* I'm seeing some good things happen, too.  My jeans are feeling a bit looser in the butt and I can tell I'm losing around my ribcage.  That said, would love to actually see some progress in my midsection and less in my butt.  I really don't have much of a butt to lose so yeah, I'd like to see the weight fall from the other areas that need some assistance.  Specifically, the areas that give me great anxiety and lead to crap self esteem.

Moving on...

We're officially done with M's visits to the 3 private schools we've applied to and we've now heard back from two with a promise of paperwork from the 3rd.  The one we love love love has accepted M BUT it's also the one that doesn't necessarily work with our hours.  It's close to home and on the subway line but means we'd have to seek out before school care.  The other one we love love (note the missing love?) has wait listed M because they're already at 50% boys.  They have offers out to a bunch of girls right now and we should know shortly after March 1st if they've got a spot for M (and the Admissions Officer did say they're cautiously optimistic and that M is at the top of their list...  yeah, yeah...  I'm sure she says that to all the parents).  This place works for us for so many reasons -- hours, on the subway line just in case one of us is stranded elsewhere with the car, etc.  It also goes all the way to grade 12 should we decide to go that far.  And the last one?  It's in last place for a few reasons but we still liked it.  I'm pretty confident the offer is on the table but I'm also pretty confident it isn't for us.

I'm looking forward to an evening out with girlfriends tonight.  Dinner, drinks...  just being out with some of my BFFs.  It's been a long time since we've gotten together and I can't wait.  I'm hydrating already!

Other than that, life revolves around work these days.  Family, work, schools and working out.  My brain is pretty full right now but for the first time in a very long time, I feel settled and content.  Things are in a good place.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Finding My Religion

I'm not Catholic.  Heck, I'm not even religious.  Or even close to being a believer in anything.

Lent.  I don't know the ins or outs but I know that you're supposed to give something up until Easter.  Right?  That IS it, right?  Anyway...

I gave up popcorn for Lent.  Really, it should only be the salted butter that I'm giving up but I boldly proclaimed that both were on the naughty list.

I regret this decision.  Very much so.

Is it still considered cheating if I eat popcorn tonight seeing as I'm not Catholic?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

7 in 7

Last weekend, I (apparently) decided enough was enough and that I had to do something about my body.  My body image & self esteem sucks carrots and I'm fed up with feeling like I need to hide behind Spanx-style tank tops with lots of tugging up & down and tucking in & out just to feel like I'm looking decent.

So, I decided that I'd do 7 workouts in 7 days.  And know what?  I did it!  Today is day 7 and here is what I filled my week with in terms of exercise:

Sunday/Thursday/Friday:  Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 1
Monday/Wednesday:  5.3km & 5.6km run respectively
Tuesday:  In-home personal training session (ouch!)
Saturday:  Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 2

Now what?  15 in 15.  Gotta keep it going and right now, I don't want to stop because I'm loving the muscle hurt and the determination I feel.  The Shred videos take 25 minutes tops so there is no reason why I can't work those into my day.  I want to push myself for some further runs and ideally, I should be out there 3 days a week.

Stay tuned for an update on Sunday, February 24th for the 15th update!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pet Peeves.

I have lots of pet peeves.  Almost too many (if you were to ask D) but in general, lots of things bug me.  As of late, here is just a taste of what's getting on my nerves...

  1. People who constantly thank their spouse on FB or Twitter for doing simple things like making dinner or putting the kids to bed.  They're your SPOUSE -- not your employer.  They are a parent.  It is their responsibility to do that stuff.
  2. And on that note, if your spouse requires such constant reassurance and recognition, I'd flag that as weakness and that in itself bugs me.
  3. Whining.  From children or adults.  Co-workers, too.
  4. People that hold doors to busy restaurants wide open during the winter while they peek in to see whether or not it's worth coming in to wait for a table.  Shut the f*cking door!  
  5. Lego hats.  Everywhere but where they should be -- on Lego men heads.
  6. Picking food up off the floor.  This was C's job.  Having to do it myself just makes me sad and annoyed.  More sad than annoyed but still...
  7. The sound of winter boots smacking & shuffling on the sidewalk behind me.  Pick up your feet!  Flip flop wearers (yes, I am one but I consider myself a courteous flip flopper) get lumped in with this one, too.
  8. Co-workers who come to your desk and acknowledge that you're eating your lunch yet continue to talk talk talk and demand enough attention that you have to stop what you're doing to go elsewhere when it isn't even urgent.
  9. People who talk to me before I've even taken off my coat when I get to work.  
  10. Line ups at Shoppers Drug Mart.  You have a hundred cash stations yet one person working and a line wrapping around the store.  Why?!
Over and out...