My husband Always wonders why I have to stop TV shows and movies in order for him to tell me what is going on, and today I found the perfect answer to his question. I am a very visual person and when watching anything, I really focus on the pictures and not the content. Bad bad habit, but I digress. I’m the person who watches a hockey game and knows every ad around the wall by heart and has no idea what the score is. Another reason my husband hates watching TV with me. This is also why I have recently discovered that I actually get the scoop and absorb the gist when listening to the radio, so CBC has become my new news source and I’ve never felt more ‘in the know’!
I was trying to think about what to write today, and I kept coming back to my day and how long it takes me to get anything done. So I thought I would document my morning to prove to my husband that I am really not dottering around the house, I am basically running to keep up!
5:45 – Wake up
6:06 – Leave for a run
6:38 – Get home and hop in shower praying Finn doesn’t wake up yet
7:15 – Finn wakes and thankfully I just pulled on my pants – how’s that for a speedy shower, make up and dress for the day time slot
7:30 – Dressed Finn, now put on calliou, oh wait, nope Susan movie now (Monsters Vs Aliens), fiddle with remote
7:50 – call Finn to the table for some eggs
7:55 – Put him in a time out for freaking out over not being able to bring his blankie to the table
8:00 – Sit patiently, or impatiently for him to stop wiggling and eat something
8:15 – Give Finn’s breakfast to Clifford, then give Clifford his actual breakfast
8:30 – We are out the door for day care, dog in tow for walk in dog park. Think plethora of mittens, diapers and snowpants to bring, oh and don’t forget a baby picture of Finn for an activity at day care! I even poured a coffee for myself to bring! Yahoo!
8:45 – get to park, start a nice walk, it is FREAKIN’ cold out
8:55 – Clifford starts lifting paws – clearly too cold for him, return to car
9:00 – Pull in driveway and fiddle with keys to open house, spill coffee all over coat
9:01 – Coffee falls over in kitchen and spills all over floor
9:05 – Try to wipe coffee off outside door, but it is too cold so I now have a brown barfy substance on my back door – frozen…
9:06 – put coat in washer
9:10 – Actually sit at my desk to work
9:15 – Hungry again, time for a snack…
So I can understand that with a busy life, you really have to start waking at 4 am to make it anywhere…tomorrow I’m getting up at 5…then I might be able to have 4 seconds of quiet coffee time before the beast awakes!
As most of you know I am a HUGE nerd when it comes to super natural books/movies. Well my excitement can’t be contained right now when I read that my new favorite series is becoming a movie! Cassandra Clare has created a fantastical world in her Mortal Instruments books, one that I can’t believe she was able to create. Hugely complex and creative, I was hooked on this series and spent my holidays reading them back to back. The new one and I believe final book is due out in April, 61 days and counting! However, I just read that they are making a movie out it too which I am so excited for. It will likely be years before it comes out – but I’ll be there with bells on!
A good friend of mine recently went to see
a counselor just to work through some life issues – nothing big or kooky, something I think we could ALL benefit from truly, but anyways she went and we had a good conversation on a wee exercise that the chick asked her to do. At first she was REALLY skeptical but the counselor asked her to keep a journal. No not a Dear Diary, blah blah blah thing, more of a therapeutic rant. So what is this you ask? Well when you are frustrated you should grab a paper and pen and just go to town. Rant until you are scratching the imaginary eyes out of the paper and then throw it out. My friend was was like Oooookkkayyyy, but not really thinking it would be helpful at all. Au contraire. So in the middle of the night when she had busy brain, she got up and scribbled a rant to make you blush, then threw it out and continued on to a blissful sleep. It worked like a charm! She tells me this is helping her hugely – what a great way to get things off your chest without ruining your marriage or your relationship with your in-laws. Just make sure you actually throw out the paper though – could become a very dicey thing to try and talk your way out of :)
Hi all, so I decided I need to write everyday if I can and I am starting with this morning as I was so inspired…I woke up really annoyed as Clifford (me old dog) had the craps last night
and I had to wake up every 3 hours to let him out to poop. So, sleep deprived today and then Finn decides that he hates me and all that I do for him and has 3 tantrums just to get him out the door to day care. I came home and thought, ugh, I don’t want to go running, I just want to sit and watch telly and eat chocolate today. I hummed and haaaed but eventually I got my gear on and left the house feeling annoyed and angry at the world for some reason. I run in a provincial park which lets me go off leash with Cliff in the winter and they plow most of the roads so it is wonderful. The sun is peaking through the woods and it does brighten my mood considerably (also knowing I am here now and will be in a hot shower in 30 min doesn’t hurt either). I see my regular dog walkers as I pass them and say some Good Mornings, and the snow is just glistening all around us, it is so peaceful here. As I round a final corner I see some tracks – sled? Nope. I reach the end and I see a little old lady with a WALKER out pushing through the few cm of snow we got last night with her husband and dog. I am floored. Floored that she is walking through snow, with a walker and has gotten really far, when I almost didn’t come as my toes might get cold. For some reason this just gets me, I almost start to bawl as I think about how lazy I was, and complained SO MUCH that I had to run when I am now realizing this lady probably WISHES she could run. They were so lovely and smiling, it made me realize that I am just so so lucky. Lucky to be able to run. Lucky that I have such a wonderful park within 4 minutes of my house. Lucky that there was no wind today and it was so beautiful around the lake. Lucky that I have a great job that allows me the freedom to walk my dog in the middle of the morning…just lucky. I think we all have bad days, but my bad day changed considerably by going out of the house today and that I am so grateful for :) Kudos to you walker lady!!
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