Post-shower relaxation

Well, I’m not quite sure what to do with myself. For the past couple weeks it’s been shower-central, planning, shopping, organizing. And now it’s over! Whew.

Things actually went very smoothly, without stress and headaches. I took two aleve before the festivities started, which was smart thinking on my part.

We had about 50 people in total, plus many babies and kids! The food was stellar (Thanks to my mom and Mrs. K for that) and my sister was blessed with many wonderful gifts. Later on, we went through everything she received and did a little organizing.I can’t believe her baby will be as tiny as some of the clothes she received. Amazing really.

Now, I’m taking it easy, getting my house in order, grocery shopping etc. I’m a little at odds, wanting to relax, but also wanting to do something. I sit for five minutes, then jump up and start dusting or gathering laundry. I suppose I’ll find my balance….

Baby shower

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A little bit of this and that

If you’ve never had a massage, get one. They rock. I get them to control my tension headaches, and it appears to be working! My headaches have been few and far between the past few months. Plus, they just feel good. I get wrapped up in this warm cocoon before she starts, followed by some back work, then neck work. Magic fingers. Last nights massage was well-timed, as I managed to pull the muscles in my lower back lifting boxes the other day. I keep forgetting I’m not 25 anymore!

After my massage I headed over to my sister’s, where I popped in a glam supper of Pizza Pops, and settled in to watch Bones and then Grey’s Anatomy.

Bones was good, but as I mentioned to B, not stellar. Though the chemistry between them at the end was off the charts. You could see the sparks flying. I also noticed that the guy I’m seeing, R, slightly resembles David Boreanaz….score one for me!

At 9pm the premiere of Grey’s started, and honestly, by the time it was 9:30 I was ready for it to end, but there was still a whole hour and a half left! As expected, George died, but I didn’t cry like I thought I would. Maybe I’m in too good of a mood lately….anyways, the episode followed the first 40 days following his death and the grieving process of the staff. My favourite moments were those with McSteamy (yummy man Eric Dane), who was the comic relief for the depressing atmosphere surrounding Seattle Grace. The part that did make me cry was when Alex was yelling and mad at Izzy because she died in his arms.

I’ll try and catch up on some of the shows I missed this week tonight (Glee, Eastwick), but mostly I’m prepping for the baby shower I’m throwing tomorrow for my sister. I’m expecting 50 people, and have to bake cupcakes to feed them all! Thanks mom for helping with that (and everything else!)!

Hope you all enjoy a fabulous weekend!

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A revelation

I’ve decided I like dating. It’s not a bad thing after all! I’ve always had this notion that dating was weird and awkward. In my last relationship, we didn’t really date, just went from 0-60 in two weeks. But I like this better, taking the time to get to know someone. And I’m finding it fun! But it helps that the person you’re dating is cute and smart and funny and you enjoy spending time with him. I wouldn’t just date for the sake of dating.

R and I had an enjoyable time last night running errands for my sister’s shower. Oddly enough, the dollar store provides fodder for any number of topics…I think that’s the first time I’ve ever used the word Fodder and am not entirely sure if I used it correctly. We then grabbed a bite to eat at East Side Marios. We shared a yummy pasta with a pesto cream sauce, red peppers, mushrooms and chicken. Bada bing bada boom! Good idea to share. I was full without having scarfed down the entire portion, which I definitely would have done. We hung out for a little while, chatting and eventually he headed home.

Tonight is the much anticipated (at least for my sister and I) premiere of Grey’s Anatomy! Our usual routine is for her to come over to my place, but the poor thing is sick this week with a head cold, so I’m heading over to her casa for the show. I already know how last year’s cliff hanger will turn out. With the release of T.R. Knight from the cast, it’s obvious that George will die or have to go off to rehab or something. But knowing what will happen tonight doesn’t lessen the fact that I’m still reeling from how they pulled the wool over my head that George was the John Doe hit by the bus! Never saw it coming! Kudos to the writers!

I’m also looking forward to my massage tonight. It’s been four weeks since my last one, and I am so in need of a little TLC to my muscles! My back is killing me today after spending yesterday morning hauling books out of our work storage unit.

Anyways, back to work I go! Happy Grey’s Day!

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“I carried a watermelon?”

I stayed home from work yesterday, feeling under the weather, and had myself a movie marathon dedicated to the recent passing of two 80’s icons, John Hughes and Patrick Swayze.

Uncle buckFor John, I watched Uncle Buck, which I hadn’t seen in forever and forgot how much I loved! Favourite scene? Where he’s in the VP’s office at his nieces school and the VP has the biggest mole ever and he introduces himself as Buck Melanoma:

Anita: I’m Anita Hoargarth.
Buck Russell: [Staring at it] I’m Buck Melanoma. Moley Russell’s wart. Not her wart. Not her wart! I’m… I’m the wart. She’s my tumor. My… my growth. My… uh, my pimple. I’m Uncle Wart. Just old Buck “Wart” Russell. That’s what they call me, or Melanoma Head. They’ll call me that. “Melanoma Head’s coming.” I’m s… uncle! Maisy Russell’s uncle!

Dirty DancingFor Patrick, what else could I watch but Dirty Dancing. It was bittersweet and at times, I teared up a little. Especially at the end when they’re dancing and he starts mouthing the words to I’ve Had the Time of My Life.

This movie had such an impact on my life! My sister and I, and our friends would spend hours listening to the soundtrack, acting out the scenes, especially the Kellerman finale. Good times!

I also watched Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, with Amy Adams and Frances McDormand. It’s a cute movie, thought Adams was annoying at times with her high pitched voice. Appropriate in Enchanted though. The costumes were my favourite part of the movie.

I’m feeling better today and am back at work! Tonight I’m heading out to run errands with R for my sister’s shower. Not a very exciting 5th date, if you can even call it a date, but time is running out and I have stuff to pick up. It’s sweet he wants to go with me. I think I’m kind of smitten!

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Last weekend of summer

I had a great weekend, filled with lots of time spent outside…and it shows! For some apparent reason I forgot sunscreen, and a hat, and as a result my skin has a decidedly lobster-esque quality to it today. Just call me farmer C!

The main reason for my new found glow, is that R and I had our fourth date, which was spent entirely outdoors. He asked me to go to the British car show in Oakville, where he was showing one of his cars. I was picked up yesterday morning in a DeLorean!! Yup, how cool is that??? We drove to and from the show in a vintage, 1981 DeLorean.

"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads"
"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads"

I made the expected jokes, asking where the flux capacitor was, and how not to go too fast or we’ll be transported back in time. He took them with the ease of someone who’s heard them many, many, many times before!

We had a great time though, enjoying each others company for the day. It was a long fourth date! It was my first car show and I enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere and people watching. I’m up for trying anything once!

In other happenings, I ran some baby shower related errands, and finished up my sign (I do a custom made sign for every shower I throw). I can’t believe it’s this Saturday! I can’t believe my sister is having a baby! Eeee!

Talia, helping me wrap my sister's baby shower gift
Talia, helping me wrap my sister's baby shower gift

My parents returned home from a successful trip out east. They were renovating the kitchen in our house in Newfoundland. They’ve done a stellar job! I can’t wait to use it next year. Really happy they’re back. I was just getting used to having them around, and they disappear for three weeks! Today is my dad’s birthday (Happy Birthday Dad!) and we’re heading to the Keg for supper. Mmm. Food coma, here I come!

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Ah ha!

Well the reason behind my not feeling well is that I have a fever. Perhaps I wasn’t blue today after all, just getting sick. I’m taking it easy tonight, doing some prep for my sister’s baby shower. I made cookies and watched Harry and the Hendersons.

Harry and the Hendersons was serendipidous. The other morning I was thinking about it for some reason. No idea why, it just popped into my head. Then later that night I was flipping through the new release movies on MPIX On Demand, and guess what was there! Yup, Harry! My psychic powers were at work. If only I could use them on demand!

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Better…

I’m feeling better now, mostly because I decided to come home and work. I wasn’t feeling well at work, and with server access can just as easily do computer work here. The benefits are substantial:

  • I can wear whatever I want – am currently in my black yoga pants
  • I can sit at my kitchen table with the patio door open and get fresh air, rather than the recycled gross air at the office – I’m convinced we need an air quality specialist to come in and assess things
  • I can enjoy the company of Tally and watch her antics – she’s enjoying the sun, rolling around in the warmth
  • I can snack on healthy snacks, rather than popping over to the store for a chocolate bar
  • No commute!
  • I actually get more work done, with no interruptions and distractions

If only I could do this every day!

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Friday Blues

An odd thing to say, that I have the Friday blues, when usually Friday is an awesome day.  But I have the blues today, and it’s Friday, and so, Friday blues. It’s completely hormonal, this I know, but that doesn’t stop it from happening. I’m headachy, tired, my leg hurts (no clue what I did) and I’m walking with a limp, and I have a massive zit on my chin. Super.

Last night I was in a great mood, mostly because it was the season 5 premiere of Bones! I love that show, and have a huge crush on David Boreanaz. I love him. It was a very enjoyable episode, with Cyndi Lauper guest starring. Bones and Booth are at a pinnacle point in their relationship, both starting to realized their feelings for each other. Can’t wait to see what happens this season!

Also premiering last night was Fringe, which debuted last year and which I quite enjoy, especially with Joshua Jackson as the lead male. I may have to watch it again…I got distracted posting pics of Tally on here.

So that was happy time. But today the blues. They’ll go away, probably by tonight. Maybe I’ll do a little shopping at lunch to help the process along….shopping makes the world a better place. Just thinking about it makes me happy…

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Some kitty love

Tally’s favourite thing in the whole world is to ‘help’ me make the bed. As soon as the fitted sheet is on, she’s rolling around playing and stretching. Here are some pics of her having a fabulous time!

So happy
So happy
Pooped from chasing her tail
Pooped from chasing her tail
Between the sheets
Between the sheets
Attacking the top sheet
Attacking the top sheet
So cute
So cute
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