Friday, 21 December 2012
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Working on: packing. So far the process has only taken place in my head (bad girl) but I'm dreading it. It's so hard to choose what to pack. I always overpack, forget something and end up wishing I'd brought something I decided wasn't necessary. I have serious anxiety about being away and hating all of my clothes. So unimportant but clothes are how we start our day and I like to start my day off loving my outfit.
Thinking about: John Green. Oh man I've heard such great things about his books. I bought "Looking for Alaska" yesterday and already have "The Fault in Our Stars" for vacation. I know I'll probably motor through them while lying in the sun. I just can't wait to crack the first one open. Book nerd extrordinaire over her.
Feeling: mucho sleepy-o. Today is my last day of work before vacation and it was almost impossible to get my butt out of bed. I just want to SLEEP and be with my friends before I leave. Torture!
Wanting: for my recent motivation to continue. I've been such a gym rat this week. Satruday I did intervals first thing after I woke up. Monday at 11PM Erika, her sister and I went to the gym and hiked up our interval workout. It was SO hard but it felt AMAZE. Yesterday we shopped ALL DAY and I literally walked around for 5 hours straight. Oooo cardio. If that wasn't enough after we got home Erika and I went to the body pump class. We are dedicated little bitties. Hope this keeps up during vacation! Does anyone else find that they always bring workout clothes on vacation and then never use them. Me too. Goal is to not do that this time and actually kill it fitness wise! Cross your fingers
Wishing for: the world NOT to end on Friday. I need this vacation so let's just skirt this little Mayan calendar issue under the rug and continue on with humanity, okay? Awesome.
Monday, 17 December 2012
Friday was mine and Jordan's 3 year anniversay (woah...that went quick). We went out for a nice dinner in our fancy clothes and then came home to snuggle on the couch and watch some movies. Perfecto. It was especially nice because I handed it a take-home that morning so I was feeling a bit less stressed. I also got a haircut on Friday. I was SICK of my deadzo ends so I got them lopped off. A good couple of inches came off. I'm missing it a bit already but my hair feels so healthy so I can't realllyyy complain.
Saturday Iwoke up and got my butt on the treadmill. I had to work Friday night's dinner off and me and my sister were planning on going bathing suit shopping so it felt very necessary. After my workout I went shopping with my sister. I got a new pair of jeans, finished up my Christmas shopping and got two new pairs of bathing suit bottoms. It's good to know I'm done all my money spending for now. In the evening Jordan and I made some dinner and sat down to watch Seeking a Friend at the End of the World while I made place cards for my mom. Aren't the pretty!? The movie was so good! We laughed so hard and I cried at the end. Jordan even said he almost shed a tear. It was probably one of the most beautiful endings I've ever seen. I'ts a bit of an odd movie but so so good.
Yesterday me, Jordan, my sister and her husband went to visit my grandma on my dad's side. We wont see her again before we leave for our cruise (this friday!!) so we exchanged gifts. It was wonderful. Afterwards we went to my house because my mom was holding the Christmas dinner for her side of the family. I've never been SO full in my entire life! NEVER. We got all of our gifts from my grandparents and aunt and I got a very pretty dress from my mom and David for the cruise. Very excited.
Today is going to be a longggg day. I'm working until 3:30, after which I have to go immediately to the library to write a ten page paper. The outline is all done so now I just have to type it up but it's going to take forever and I just plain don't wanna do it! It's my very last thing I need to finish exams though so of course I'll push through. It's nice to think that by about 10pm tonight I will be free. HOORAY!
Alright kids. Back to work.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
2. Exam life. End already please!
3. Coffee is the only thing keeping me sane these days!
Obsessing over: vacation. vacation. vacation. All I want to do is get my butt on that giant cruise ship, work on my tan and spend the days lounging around and reading good books. Heaven!
Working on: My take-home exam. BOO! This little baby is due Friday and by the end of it will feature 9 pages of my best bullshitting. Isn't that what all school work is about? Then I have a 10 page paper due Tuesday. Guys. So much work left. Why!?
Thinking about: how much of a bad idea it is so buy a book before you can read it. I bought "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green this weekend for the cruise and it's been SO hard not to crack it open. Has anyone read this book? I've heard such great things. Can't wait.
Feeling: so very cozy. I'm lounging around in my tights and a nice knitted sweater, sitting on the couch in front of a beautiful fire. If I'm gonna have to do school work, this is where I'd like to do it.
Listening to: True Blood. Ahhh how I love this show. Sooki Stackhouse is amaze and HBO really knows how to make a good show. Season one reminds me so much of first year of university when I was at Carleton and my friends recommended it to me. I would stay up until 4am every night watching episode after episode and then screaming about it all the next day to them. Definitely one of my favourite shows!
Wishing for: a little more snow before I jet off to warmer plains. It snowed yesterday and it's stuck a bit but I want it whiter! It got me really in the spirit. I even put some carols on the radio. OHHHH XMAS.
Monday, 10 December 2012
This weekend was spent shopping, playing, but mostly studying. Friday night I spent the ENTIRE night studying. Of course I was watching Sex & the City while doing so but I did get a lot of my take home exam done. It was actually kind of nice to just sit around, work and hang out in my pajamas. Next time let's try it WITHOUT the exam!
Saturday I woke up early to go and workout with Erika. Man oh man, it was hard but then I was invigorated and ready to get back to my exam. I spent the afternoon working on the essay section and got it done! Woot woot. That night Erika, Shauna and I did our gift exchange. We always team up to get eachother gift. Erika and I got Shauna a gorgeous bag, an infinity scarf and a ring from Aldo. Shauna and I got Erika a bust form...as you can see above, I had a fun time wrapping it, and a Ralph Lauren throw. They got me the beautiful outfit from PINK that you see above and hair chalk. I plan on wearing this outfit from now until the end of exams. Deal with it.
Yesterday I went to church with my mom and stepdad and then we all met the family for brunch. After that I went shopping with my sister. Only two gifts left to get and they're gift cards. Yay! I hung out with Jordan for the evening and tried to start studying for my exam (which is tomorrow) but could not bring myself to (lazy me!).
Today I am working until 3:30 (boo) and then must go home to promtly hit the books for my exam tomorrow (double boo). After tomorrow I have a take-home due Friday, an essay due the 18th and then I can FINALLY relax before we leave for our cruise on the 21st!!! MAN...only 10 days away!
Happy Monday y'all.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
*am I a foodie yet?*
Working on: finding my motivation. Yesterday was a day of lazing around and enjoying my last moments of freedom before crunch time. We are now in crunch time. I have a take home exam due Sunday, an exam on Tuesday, another take home due Friday and an essay due the following Tuesday. Luckily they are a bit spread out so I can focus on one at a time but I do need to get my butt in gear, as usual.
Thinking about: vacation. Boy oh, boy it's only 16 days away. That's what gets me through this time of stressing over school and buying xmas gifts. I cannot wait to be on a big old cruise ship soaking up the sun. December 21st, you can't come soon enough (unless you are the end of the world. In that case...AH!)
Feeling: so much motivation lately (fitness wise...not school wise, of course!) I don't know if it's my impending vacation or procrastination or just the amazing feeling I get when I know I've worked out but I've been killing it lately. Interval run on Saturday, 6am weights class on Monday and illeptical and inverval run last night. Killer. Today I think I'll take the day off and then get back to it for Body Attack tomorrow (aka the hardest class ever).
Wishing for: my She & Him Christmas record to just get here already! I ordered it last month and it's taking forever. I WANT IT! (Preferably before Christmas thankyouverymuch!)
Monday, 3 December 2012
2. A Saturday morning workout featuring Whip It
3. A fun night listening to some funny men
Life has been a whirl wind lately. I've been trying to balance school, fun, working out and lazing around. Friday was spent finishing papers all day so a night spent on the couch with Jordan was very welcomed.
Saturday morning I woke up with the need to workout. I have NO idea where it came from but I got my butt out of bed at 9:45 and moved directly to the tread mill. There's something wonderful about getting the hard stuff done right away. Luckily Whip It was there to distract me. I then went to lunch at my Dad's house with my sister and her husband. Dee-lish. That evening Jordan and I went to see Gerry Dee's comedy show in Brantford. We got the tickets for free from my moms friend. We had amazing seats and laughed a-lot. Such a good night. After that we went to my friend Robin's house and sat around talking, playing cards and drinking until 3am. Exhausting but funnnnn.
Yesterday was spent working on my paper. Such a bummer but we got to go out for steak dinner since it was my sister's birthday so that made it mucho better. After my paper was finally done at 10pm I sat around knitting and watched "Don't You Forget About Me," the documentary about John Hughes. Now feeling a sudden urge to watch "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Stupid me didn't go to bed until 1:30 and then I woke up at 5:30 this morning to go to the gym with Erika. Needless to say...I'm VERY tired today. The second I get home it is nap time!
Happy Monday kiddos
Friday, 30 November 2012
Well my friends, one essay has been handed in already this morning. It was a TOTAL pain in the ass to sit through the class after handing it in knowing that there is no exam and therefore no reason for me to listen anymore. I am also incredibly exhausted because I didn't even leave the library until after midnight last night and then had to come home and do a little more work so I wasn't asleep till around 1:30ish (probably closer to 2). I turned into a zombie about half way through the lecture. Not cute.
Now I am just editing my other paper due today and once that's done I'll only have one more paper to do for Sunday and I'll be able to relax for a couple of days before I need to focus on exams. Man oh man, the life of a student is tiring. The good news is that I'm am thisclose to being half way through my last year. That's right people, I will soon enter adulthood which means more MONEY and no more essays. YAHOO.
Tonight Erika, Robin & I are going out for Indian food. My stomach is grumbling just thinking about it. After that I plan on having a very lazy evening on the couch with Jordan.
Enjoy your weekend lovelies.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Isn't there something about this time of year that makes you just want to curl up? There is for me but I guess my curling up will just have to involve some essay writing, and hopefully a few more skinny vanilla lattes. yum yum yum.
Well kids, that's my day. Nothing to see here.
Stay warm and stay cozy!
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Working on: what else but school work? I have a test this evening that I spent the afternoon studying for yesterday and then after dinner I drove myself to my university to take advantage of the library's late hours and write a paper. It only took three hours which I found impressive. Tomorrow I have to write an even longer paper, so much library time is in order as well. Can the time for me to leave for the cruise just get here already?
Thinking about: Christmas shopping! Is anyone else in full panic mode yet? Oh man I really should start seeing as I have to have it done before I leave on the 21st. Anyone wanna lend me about $1000?
Feeling: a wee bit bummed. I got to work today to find out that I'd sent some emails to clients with the wrong information on them which made one client miss their appointment yesterday. It was an honest mistake but it's still so annoying and it feels like I get looked at differently when I mess up, like I'm not doing my job correctly. It's such a downer to the day.
Listening to: the beautiful hum of my little heater. I don't know about you but my only goal this winter has been to stay warm. That means basically planning my outfits around sweaters and boots. I refuse to be cold which means that anything with short sleeves is off limits. Bye bye t-shirts, see you next year.
Wishing for: the discipline to get through the rest of this week. In order to get all my papers done (the last one is due Sunday) I really need to buckle down. Jordan's off work right now which means there's always something more fun I could be doing than studying but I know I have the power to push through this stressful time.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Monday, 26 November 2012
Friday I had to leave RIGHT after I got home from school. Literally got out of my car, ran downstairs to grab my stuff and then had to leave. After a six hour drive we finally got there at 11:30 and immediately got to drinking so we could go out. It was an insane night. We danced so much and had so much fun. It was a really weird club though because there were these couches everywhere and when I tried to climb over one I fell and ended up folded over the couch with my butt in the air. Of course Erika and I died laughing and ran away immediately. After the club we all went back to the hotel and ate copious amounts of poutine. YUM.
Saturday we spent the afternoon doing a little shopping. I got Lulu Lemon shorts for 20 dollars and capris for 35 dollars. Best.Deal.Ever. I can't wait to work out now haha. We took a nap after shopping and then went out for dinner at the Keg. Yum. That night we all went out to another club. We froze our butts off in line but we had fun dancing a bit. Somehow the second night never lives up to the first. Oh well.
Sunday morning I woke up in a daze and was immediately thrown into the shower by Erika. So glad she did that because I felt so good afterwards. Hangovers are hard work, people. We went shopping downtown for a few hours and I got some goooood stuff. I wish I was richer, could have bought the whole street worth of stuff! We left Montreal around 3 and got home at 10. It felt so good to be home and my bed was very welcoming.
Today I'm slightly exhausted. I am pretty suprised that I'm functioning but I have a giant coffee in hand. I have about a million things due this week since it's the last week of classes so I have to immediately get back into work mode. Poo poo.
So that was my wild and extremely crazy weekend. I'm actually suprised we all survived. Alright, off to get some work done.
Friday, 23 November 2012
Currently I am sitting in the library trying to waste time between class and listening to Lana Del Ray's This is What Makes us Girls on repeat. I realllyyy want to be one of her friends from high school. It sounds incredibly fun and also super badass. Time machine please?
Well people, only about 4 hours until I embark on my trip to Montreal. I have to run home right after my class ends at 4:20, grab my stuff and leave. It is gonna feel a little hectic but once I get in the car we will have six hours of open road ahead of us. Hopefully I will spend this time working on papers. I can't wait to get to that crazy french city and see where the night takes us, even if it only takes us to our hotel room to veg out. I doubt that will happen since we will have been couped up in a car for six hours, I'm sure Erika will be jumping around and ready for us to go dance.
Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend planned as well!
Thursday, 22 November 2012
1. A beautiful baby bump that holds my future nephew inside. I can't get enough.
2. My favourite seasonal fruit. Aren't seasonal things just that much more special? Pumpkin Spice Latte's anyone? I rest my case.
3.The sad corpse of my orchard that I kicked of my table by accident. Enjoying it's beauty while I can.
I saw The Silver Linings Playbook with Erika last night. While it was a little odd, it was pretty funny. My obsession with Jennifer Lawrence continues.
That's all I've got for now. Au Revoir.
*Sorry there was no Currently yesterday. I was a busy, busy bee*
Obsessing over: pomegranates. I'm so glad they are back in season. I love to just grab a half of a pomegranate, jump on the couch and waste a good hour picking at this delicious fruit. Plus they're just so pretty. I highly recommend that someone makes a pomegranate pattern on a blouse (I'll take two!)
Working on: getting myself in order for all of next weeks assignments. I have one test, two papers and one final essay due next week. It will not be fun but if I start thinking about them now it shouldn't be too tough. One more week of classes, people!
Thinking about: this weekend! I'm back on the road to Montreal this weekend. Erika and he family are taking me for Emma's birthday. Should be another fun weekend of dancing and playing around those beautiful french-speaking streets. Let's hope I can keep my phone with me this time!
Feeling: excitement. I get to go to Montreal this weekend and then next week is my last week of this semester before exams. I know that I have a lot of work ahead of me but I have so much fun ahead of me too.
Listening to: Tattoo Nightmares. This has to be one of the worst shows. It's super interesting to hear people's stories about their hideous tattoos but the reenactments are so over the top! You know me though, I'm a sucker for horrible television!
Wishing for: a safe and happy weekend for everyone. To anyone celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope you have a lot to be thankful for and for anyone finishing a semester within the next couple of weeks, push through it! You got it!
Monday, 19 November 2012
Oh what a weekend. I am seriously tuckered out! I haven't gotten the required amount of sleep in days but I had fun so it was all worth it.
Friday night basically everyone I know was at The Duke. It was SO fun. I love when you go out and get to see so many people. I laughed so much all night and didn't even care that I was DD. I choose to be DD more often than not these days because I'm too lazy to walk anywhere and I prefer not to have a hang over. I'm just boring like that. The amazing part of Friday was that I didn't even notice that I was sober while everyone was drunk. I had so much fun.
Saturday I got family pictures done with Jordan's family. I think they turned out pretty well so we'll see! After that we all went out for Indian food. It was SO delish. Then Jordan and I lazed around for the remainder of the afternoon. We even took a nice long nap. Mmm. At night I went out to a club with a few people (please appreciate my red lips above). It was pretty fun because sometimes I just love to dance and I got to get a little fancy but I don't think a club is a good place for a sober person (yes I DD'd AGAIN). It was loud and people were making out all over the place and spilling on me and bumping into me. Not cute.
Yesterday Jordan and I decorated the tiny tree in my basement, I worked on finishing his scarf (feels like it may never be done) and saw Flight at night. It was a pretty good movie, maybe a little boring at times.
So that was my weekend. Tiresome but fun!
Hope you had a good one too!
Does this ever happen to you guys?
Friday, 16 November 2012
I'm aware it's SUPER early but I am getting a little bit excited about Christmas. Maybe this is because I won't be home after the 21st so maybe I'm actually right on time. Here are some of the things getting me excited these days.
1. Is it just me but does it seem like a rule that you have to wear sparkles during the holiday season? It's definitely not just me. I can't wait go searching for the sparkliest outfit I can!
2.Most of all, I'm excited for Christmas goodies. Seriously...I want some peppermint bark RIGHT NOW
3. I really want to try these Christmas crafts! Christmas is so inspiring.
4. Look at these gorgeous presents! So special!
Anyone else feeling the push of Christmas spirit lately?
Well kids, today is Friday! Happy happy happy! Last night I went out to dinner with friends and we went to a bar to just hang out over drinks. Tonight we all have plans to go to the bar. Very excited. Tessa being home has brought everyone together. She wants to see EVERYONE and so my weekend has basically been planned for me at this point. I like it that way! Whenever someone says they can't come we yell TOHO (Tessa's Only Home Once). Take that Drake, we can make up acronyms too!
I believe I have decided not to do my readings unless necessary at this point. There's no reason killing myself right now to keep up instead of focusing on the task at hand. We'll see how that works out. Mostly...I'm just lazy. Damn end of semester burn out!
Bye for now!
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Working on: getting my motivation back. With exam after exam and project after project I'm just trying to keep my head above water. I (as usual) have readings to catch up on but I'm thinking that will probably get done for each class before each exam. That's just the way the end of the year tends to go. C'est la vie.
Thinking about: My future. My mom has decided that she thinks I should apply to college for next September and do a more hands on journalism course. This idea sounds like hell to me. I'm very excited to be graduating this year and two more years of school does not really get me excited. A more hands on education does sound like it could be beneficial, I just don't think I should jump into that until I send out resumes and see what my options are. She really is pushing for this though. I just feel like going back to school would be something I would do if I was out of school for a while and couldn't find a job. 2 more years of schooling could lead me to lose my hair, just saying.
Feeling: pretty content as of right now. I know I have a lot of work ahead of me in the next few weeks and even though that's a stressful idea, I'm starting to see an end in sight. After that I get a nice little break before jetting off to go on a family cruise. I'll be gone for three weeks. Sounds fabulous to me!
Listening to: Christmas music. WHY!? Because I'm being forced to at work. The scary part is that I'm finding myself singing along. I'm being brainwashed into supporting Christmas spirit way before it's necessary. Please send help!
Wishing for: a very happy, productive, relaxing and fufilling remainder of the week. It's tough to balance relaxation and work so I'm wishing for the ability to do both this week and for the rest of the semester.
Happy Hump Day!
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Today was pretty wonderful. I ignored my school work in an attempt to gain back my sanity. This morning I went out for breakfast with Amanda and her littles. We went to her midwife appointment after and I got to hear the heartbeat of my future nephew. Oh new life, you're all around me. After a very fabulous nap I went over to meet baby Shay and then Tessa and I went to Starbucks to catch up. Boy did I miss her in my life! So glad she's home for this little bit. After dinner, Erika, Tessa and I went to the gym where we worked butts off and then promptly spent a half hour "stretching" (and by stretching I mean sitting on mats and gossiping).
Oh what a wonderful day it has been. I think I have gotten at least some of my sanity back and should be back to hitting the books tomorrow (or maybe I'll put those off just a little while longer!)
Happy Tuesday my friends!
Monday, 12 November 2012
Friday night Jordan and I planned on seeing Seven Psychopaths but about 5 minutes before we were supposed to leave we just couldn't work up the strength and watched Joe Dirt on Netflix instead. I stand by this decision. That movie is much funnier than I remember, in the silliest of ways. I laughed a lot.
Saturday my family and my sister's husband's family had breakfast. We are all going on a cruise over Christmas so we discussed excursions over eggs. Dee-lish. Afterwards Jordan and I went to the matinee of Seven Pyschopaths. It was SO good. Jordan can't stop talking about it. Erika and I went to Robin's hockey game at night. We drank REALLY delicious arena hot chocolates and gossiped, of course. Afterwards I went home to study and watch old episodes of Sex and the City. Beautifully relaxing/productive evening.
Yesterday I went to church with my sister and her husband (Pat) and his family. Unfortunately right when I got there my eye was bugging me and when I took my contact out I realized there was a rip in it. I had to sit through the whole service with one contact in. It was not enjoyable. I studied after church until dinner, which was some delicious pasta! After that I studied while Jordan and I watched the Walking Dead. Sooo good. I kind of have a think for zombies so I may never get sick of this show.
I wish I hadn't had to study all weekend but I still managed to have some fun. After my exam tonight I have to wait around until 7 to have a group meeting for a project and then will FINALLY get to go home. Tomorrow will be fun. I'm going out with my sister and the kids she nannies to lunch which is always fun. My dear friend Tessa came home from B.C because he sister had her baby! Me and Tess are going out for coffee and then I get to meet baby Shay. SO excited.
Well pals, that's all for now.
Friday, 9 November 2012
1. Christmas is slowly making it's way into my apartment. I'm very against anything Christmas before December 1st but I think that stopping in Hallmark with my mom and lovingly admiring their Christmas decorations kind of won me over. 2. This is how I unpacked from Montreal. I basically dumped my luggage onto the floor and spent the next couple days stepping over it. I finally hung it up last night and decided that I have WAY too many clothes. No wonder I'm poor. 3. Thursdays can be very wonderful when you get to wake up to coffee and a parfait and all you have on the schedule is reading and watching television.
So my test on Wednesday is finally done with. My motivation to study for it was pretty pathetic but luckily it was pretty easy and I think I came out of there with a solid B (no complaints here). Today I was very excited because my 8:30am class was cancelled so that means I don't have class until 1:30 today. That excitement was shot down when my group members for a presentation we have in a couple weeks suggested we meet here at noon to talk about articles I have yet to read. I got here at 10, read the articles and about ten minutes ago got an email cancelling. At least I can say I've been productive today.
Monday is yet another midterm (apparently they never end). I caught up on all my reading for it yesterday so this weekend is just gonna be filled with writing my notes in between cuddling with Jordan and watching tv. I wish I could say I was as excited that it's Friday today as I usually am but a Monday exam seems to take all of the fun out of it.
What I am excited for is to take Jordan to see Seven Psychopaths this weekend. I love to take him out when I have the extra cash since he is usually so adimant to pay and loves to take us out on expensive dinners (he's so sweet). He's been wanting to see this movie for a while and I'm really excited because it's playing at the Princess Theatre which is an old theatre in downtown Waterloo. It's so old and charming, I'll take any excuse I can to go there.
So that's my weekends kids, a mix of studying, lazing and love time.
Hope y'all find something fun to do!