Sunday, January 30, 2011

My actual resolutions

Once I read Jen B's blog and she had 100 resolutions I thought I should think of a few more. 


- I would like to restart knitting (I got all this yarn for Christmas last last year and all the sudden I stopped knitting, must get on that)

- I would like to get to the gym at least twice a week. (So far this is going pretty well as there is this pilatess class on Wednesday evenings that I really enjoy going to, and I usually get to the gym on Sundays. So maybe I should try for  3 times!)

- I am only going to eat McDonald's on 6 occations in the entire year.  (So basically once every 2 months, so it would be best to go as long as I can before the first time; save up my times :). 

- Less snacking at work

- To be more friendly and open in work and social situations. 

- To get the 7:55 train to work everyday and not sleep in and get the 8:15 which makes me late for work

- I need to decide what is happening in my life in the second half of 2011 and also 2012 (I need to do this be thinking seriously about whether I would like to go back for more schooling and in WHAT. )

That last one is a big one, gulp.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ssllyod in Paris

When Dad came to visit in December, he, Mark and I too a train trip to Paris.  We stayed for 3 nights at a great hotel, Place de'Arts, in the Montmarte area.  I would definately stay there again if I went to Paris again.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I have a cold

Wednesday morning I was fine, then at work I started sneezing more than usual.  BOOM running nose, sniffling, a cold.  Today I am running from the eyes.  I swear no one get the same kinds of colds a me.  I guess we all have our personal kind of cold. 

Black Swan tomorrow, woohoo I am excited.

We have reorganised the funiture in the living room slightly since the christmas tree was taken down.   FYI organize in the UK is with an s not a z.  Who knew!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It Snowed!

On December 1st look how much snow we had!

And when the snow started melting the icey snow ripped the evesdrough right off the back roof!!

In Brugge

On the weekend at the end of October Mark and I took at trip to Brugge, Belgium.  We also had a stop in Brussels on the way.  Belgium is beautiful!  I couldn't believe all the old cool buildings.  In the 1300's Brugge was the 3rd biggest city in Europe. It is very old.  Also 'In Brugge' is a great movie.  See it :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Years Traditions

Last year, 31 December 2009, I was in the big R and hosted a New Years Eve get together at my mom's house.  I wanted to do something different or special when the clock struck 12.  I went online and googled "News Years Eve traditions."   I wanted to see what thing people did on New Years in different countires.  I read a bunch of things that I don't really remember, but one thing I did use was that in Spain some people put 12 grapes on skewer and at the stroke of midnight if you eat all of the grapes in a minute you will have good luck for the year to come.  Or something like that!   Anyways we all had grapes at 12 last year.  This year I did it again.  It is my new tradition!


My neighbours are twits

Well I should be more specific - I don't want to tar the whole neighbourhood! Our neighbours on the right wall side are squaky, kareoke singing twits who like to sing Alana Myles Black Velvet, How Can I get you Alone by Heart and Avril Levaine songs just to name a few -  in the early morning hours.   You can hear every prolonged, off key word.

Right now it's Umbrela and 12:13am, eventually I will have to attempt to go to sleep.  I will have to put the ear plugs in and hope for the best.  I want to punch those 2 girls in their pink polo shirt wearing, cackling faces.  What mistifies me is that there is at least one guy visitor in their livingroom that has been sitting there listening to this racket for over 2 hours.    Who befriends these home singing peoples?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Why I love the CFL

I love watching lots of sports.  During the Olympics I get sucked in and watch hours a day.   But in the last few years one sports league has risen above the rest.

The CFL (Canadian Football league) gives me joy!  I never miss watching a game.  I like that is a small league and I can follow all the teams.  I like that the pay for the players is modest and they play for a love of the game not the million you get in other major leagues.  But I think what really gives it the extra edge is that I like hearing about the Canadian and American players.  The Canadian ones because I am proud of what they have achieved and the American ones because I like to think about these young men from Louisiana and Texas and all over coming to Regina, a place they would never have been to in their entire lives if they hadn't been in football, and experiencing how life is; in Canada and in Saskatchewan.   I just like visitors. I think that is it.   I like showing people my town.  I loved taking Mark to the games.  Imagine a British person at Taylor field.  :) Soo cool!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

New Years Resolutions

I didn't really think about how it was the end of a decade.  It's like we are going from the eighties to the nineties, but you know - 20 years later.   I haven't really thought of any resolutions yet, just I guess I would like to be less judgemental and more kind. 

I purchased a new camera and it is great!  It works so good in low light.  Anyways hi!