Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day Eighty-Four

I got my hair cut today, it was time for an update - no more ponytail. Time for a spring look.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Day Eighty-Two & Three

Okay, yesterday was a right-off. I did nothing but sleep and blow my nose, today has been slightly more productive.

Left work at 5:15 today cause I couldn't stand to blow my nose with yucky Kleenex any longer, and needed to come home to the better stuff! Made dinner, cleaned the kitchen, put in two loads of laundry, watched 1 episode of Little People big world, searched some knitting stuff, and now off to read in bed.

But needed to post first. Oh and also a picture of all my lovely swap goodies from Saturday:

Last minute knitted gifts - love this book, a ball of berroco sox metallic yarn in pink's and purples - i think these might become a pair of monkey socks. A ball of silky wool - that might just be paired with my other darker shade for some purple scarf. Popping Mini Eggs, some awesome fat quarters in Easter shades. Popsicle makers perfect for summer. And some amazing home made kettle corn which is almost gone now. Yep I was spoiled, and it was fun!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Day Eighty-One

Busy Day, Great night with the knit girls - i was totally spoiled by Terri - and love everything.

But i'm seriously stuffed up (again!) and need kleenex and sleep. Will post more with pictures tomorrow.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Day Eighty

Quick post - only 20 minutes till mid-night. Very long (but very good day)

Dinner in Ancaster, and dessert at Jesse & Mel's - a very nice visit with good friends, and good food.

note to self - must have more nights like those more often.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day Seventy-Nine

Today was a decent day, busy at work, got free shampoo.

Stopped at Chapters and picked up book for the book club (michelle is starting a book club - so exciting). It was a good night at knit night - we are getting to be a pretty big group - soon we might need to find a bigger space to meet at.

Then pauly picked me up (and andrea) and we went grocery shopping. Home now, going to finish the last few pages of my other book, and head to bed.

Tomorrow we are going out for dinner with Mel & Jesse & Friends, then back to their place for cake.

Should be good.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Day Seventy-Eight

tired. my legs are hurting, and i'm just barely keeping my eyes open. i'm heading into bed (where i'm sure i'll find myself wide awake) but i need to at least try and sleep away the stress.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Day Seventy-Six & Seven

Yup, call me the un-motivated, un-inspired, non-productive bad blogger.

I missed another day. (yesterday to be exact) I worked late, ran home from the subway station to catch the season finale of Jon and Kate, ate dinner at quarter after 10 (way to late) and instantly fell asleep on the couch while Paul turned on and played more of his video game. (which I actually have to admit, has a bit of a story to it, and is mildly interesting - even to a non-videogamer)

Yesterday there was several things at work that made me really mad. And they carried over into today. Which is frustrating, cause it totally makes me un-motivated to work and the more I look at the things to get done, the more frustrated I get. And the more it builds the less I get done. A never ending cycle of doom.

In one of these moments of doom, I wrote out my "coles notes" version of "my life plan". It includes 5 categories with at least one thing to strive for. My categories included: Job/ Career, Health, Future/House, Money/Budgets, Overall Life. And here is what i'd like to do:

Job/Career - need a new one, one that I can be passionate about and enjoy getting up to go to

Health - to get better for good! Will mean changing my diet/ eating habits. Get outside more and Exercise.

Future/House - Find and buy a house with pauly (preferrably outside of this yucky city), get married (again preferrably to pauly), get a dog, have kids, learn to love my life the way it is, and love myself the way I am.

Money/ Budgets - SAVE, SAVE, SAVE for house, vacation in July, a future wedding?, loan payoffs, and nice stuff for future house

Overall Life - need to get MOTIVATED. Get out more, start doing things outside of my normal "routine", read more, knit more, sew more, cook more and cook better, keep the house clean, clear out old stuff that is "cluttering" our life.

I've listed it here so that perhaps it will force me to commit since im decarling it in front of others - how many who read it, who knows. But those are my basic "goals". I just need to get my act together, I can't blame anyone else (not that i've been trying too) but i'm the only one that can make these changes to my life and if I don't start now, its only going to get worse.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Day Seventy-Four & Five

Well my prediction was very wrong. But i'm coming to terms with it.

No Sewing. Not much of anything really. I think its safe to say that for the last few months i've been in a real funk. Lacking motivation of any kind. I didn't get up until late morning yesterday and didn't go out with Paul in the morning to get the car tuned-up. When he got in, he didn't want to go back out. After sleeping more in the early afternoon, I got up and went down to kensington. I needed to get some stuff for the knit swap next weekend. It was a good walk - although I wore bad shoes and my feet were not happy.

I thought it would make sense to stop at Dufferin mall to look for some new ones, but i had no luck, and just got my frustrated with myself. I called paul to see if he could come and get me, and as usual he very nicely said yes.

We stayed in and watched the hockey game and had a nice night, although I feel asleep in the 3rd period and clearly missed blogging saturday.

Today sat around and did nothing - just thought of things - instead of doing them. And now sitting watching TV while Paul is at hockey. And i'm okay with that, at least for right now, tomorrow could be a different story.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Day Seventy-Three

Blogging quickly now cause we are heading out to dinner and a movie. Our new Friday night treat. Work was long yet short. And glad to be home for the weekend. Pauly and I might do some shopping tomorrow, and I'm *planning* on working/ finishing the top of my mint-chocolate quilt top. I also need to sew a few things for my knitting pal for the swap next weekend. Also I wouldn't mind starting/ finishing the other silk spring mitt that I start eons ago.

I predict a busy crafting weekend.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Day Seventy-Two

I was in a decent mood - despite having a bad day. Knit group was good, but paul is in a bad mood, which in turn has put me in a bad mood.

i'm hungry, tired and cranky. Not a good combination.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Day Seventy-One

Crap. Must hurry.

Left work "early" came home, searched for "cool" sunglasses cases. Cleaned kitchen, put in laundry, made dinner, watched jon & kate re-run, was SUPPOSE to get up and make Julie a "going away" sunglasses case for her trip - but feel asleep on the couch.

Nothing else got done. sleep was essential apparently. sorry julie.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day Seventy

So much for making a life plan this week all I've done is work. Humpf. I know its only Tuesday, but I'm already exhausted from the week and its stupidity.

Although I did pay off a good portion of my credit card today, and put aside my "required" amount to my savings for my potential "house" fund. I'm pretty sure paul isn't ready for it and he isn't in the saving mode as I am, but at least i'll get a head start I suppose. I really should take a few months stop putting money aside and pay off some of my loan accounts. However right now I can really afford to put a little money everywhere, at I feel like i'm getting somewhere. Apposed to just paying one thing off, and not really feeling that accomplished. Today I at least feel like i've paid off a bit of everything and i'm really making progress.

I've got less then 10,000 in debt, between everything - OSAP, Loan, Credit Card. Thats good! At least I think thats pretty darn good. And i've got 2,000 in savings. And I still have money to get my knit swap gift and groceries this week.

So i've looked at that part of my life today, everything else has not been touched. Including our kitchen which is a mess and it bugs me, but i couldnt be bothered tonight. Not only did I work tilll 830, but i had to bring some work home.

Soon as I got in I took a bubble bath, put my jammies on, had a cup of tea, and watched the end of a very intese hockey game. Now blog, work, bed. I NEED to be at work by (but hopefully before) 9am tomorrow. This stuff needs to get to the client by 10. Then hopefully my day will slow down. I want to leave at 5 tomorrow. Maybe stop in for a 10 min. massage before coming home, to clean, do laundry, and sew a bit. At least thats the plan for now.

ps: only 31 days to go.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Day Sixty-Nine

man i'm tired. just tired. woke up late again today and have been tired all day. i need to get up on time and work at getting to work on time tomorrow.

so i'm going to bed now.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Day Sixty-Eight

Great weekend.

Movie on Friday with Pauly.
Dinner, movies & pictionary with Chrissy & Sean on Saturday.
Brunch with Steph, Steve, Amanda, Miguel and the kids today. I took at nap when we got home, did a load of laundry, watching some Brothers and Sisters and then off to bed.

This week I make a plan. For my life. Job, Health, House, Future, Money. Let's just hope I can stick to actually making the plan and sticking to it.

And since last week I couldn't find a recent pic of me and the girls, we took one today. Oh how I wish days like this were closer together.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day Sixty-Six & Day Sixty Seven

Well I didn't post yesterday and its because I wasn't home all day. I didn't get home until after midnight. No I was not at work that whole time - thankgod.

Worked till 6:30ish, went to the mall and the fabric store, then met paul at the subway station to go see a movie. He needed to see Watchmen since it had already been out for a whole week! So we went, please don't ask me what it was about, I didn't really follow it at all. The music in it was good though.

Today we slept in. I was planning on getting up and sewing until 11:30-noon-ish then leaving to go to KW, but it didn't happen, and now its quarter to 1 and I still haven't showered or got ready. Oh well no rush I suppose. I'll sew later - maybe tomorrow night. Maybe i'll force myself to leave on time all next week then force myself to sew when I get home. I need to get out of this "so lazy-doing nothing all the time-sleeping for hours" habit. It makes me feel like i've done nothing but work ever.

On that note I leave you a picture. I got a new computer at work yesterday with a new 19" monitor, it took me until lunch to really get used to it, and by that time it had given me a headache it was so bright/ big. But the computer is super fast and its way pretty.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Day Sixty-Five

It's a decent day when you get free stuff in the mail!

My winnings from Sew Mama Sew came today.

Aren't they pretty!

I also got my knit picks order from Anastasia today. I love the colour! Purple is definitely my new favourite, and it makes me want to cast on new socks right now, but I need to finish up a few projects first.

Which on that note, I think I'll retire to bed to knit and sleep.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day Sixty-Four

Yuck. Its 11:04, just got in from work and the cab ride has left me feeling like I did last wednesday night.

It's weird working real late with a ton of other people. Most other people were working on the pitch for tomorrow - but a few of us were working on summer/ fall planning - lucky us.

Alright I need to sleep cause its late and I didnt sleep last night.

I'm going to go to knit group tomorrow (yipee for knitpicks stuff!) so I should be home at a decent hour - here's hoping.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day Sixty-Three

Day Sixty-Three - Happy Birthday to me!!!!

Pretty un-eventful birthday as usual. Tried to not let anyone at work find out. They did. Mom and Dad sent flowers as usual, and my team signed a secret card, and let Kim give it to me, along with some chocolates.

Julie made me a great birthday gift. I think the best one I got this year. Besides the flowers and the recycled chocolates (they were from a work supplier I believe) it was the only thing I got - but by far worth it. A ball of yarn and knitting needles made from office supplies.

Worked until 6ish, then went to the Workroom with Terri for their monthly Stitch and bitch. She sadly ripped out her pretty sock :( while I made some buttons for our Spring Solstice Swap in a few weeks - plus a few for Chrissy's book club. Buttons always make a birthday better.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Day Sixty-Two

EEEk. I've been so busy making buttons tonight I almost forgot to post.

Tomorrow I shall have pictures of many pretty buttons to share.

but now must go to bed.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Day Sixty-One

Wow - only 40 days left of 101.

This was a decent weekend. Rested until 1 yesterday which was much needed. Clearly i've just worked myself too hard the last few weeks. I feel like all I do anymore is work and sleep, its about time that I get up and start doing things. (don't hold me to that) Anyways, rested and laid around yesterday, went to the buck and doe, played a game and had popcorn with pauly last night.

Up this morning thinking it was 9:30 and sadly it was already 10:30 with the time change. Cleaned up the sewing room and sorted through my fabrics, put together some stuff to take over to Terri's and spent the afternoon over there chatting, cutting fabric and just hanging out.

Home and watching TV (Brothers and Sisters - LOVE and can't get enough of this show) and just hanging out till Pauly gets home. I think i'll do a bit of reading when its done in bed, and hopefully up early for work. (no holding me to that either)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Day Fifty-Seven through to Sixty (Green Week days 2-5)

Okay sorry for the mass post and long delay (longest yet for my 101 days) but i've been stuck in bed since wednesday night.

I came home from work late and I wasn't feeling great, just off somehow, and I thought I felt like I was going to be sick. And I was - all night actually - and all the next morning. So no work on Thursday - no anything on Thursday to be exact, I didn't really move from bed all day/ night.

And I didn't go in on Friday - since I hadn't eaten anything in 24 hours I was pretty weak, and no match for the rain and subway. So I stayed in bed again. In fact I stayed in bed until about 1pm today. Then I got up and showered and felt much better. Did a load of laundry, cleaned the kitchen up a bit, watched a movie with pauly.

Then we went out to Stacey & Nick's Buck and Doe, we only went for an hour or so, but wanted to show our support. But time for bed now, just that little (although it was 3 hours) trip wore me out.

But I do have Green week pictures to post, even though they are late :( Boo - Here i go participating in my first blog event, and I get sick and fail. boo me. oh well better late then never.
Green Highlighting for Wednesday in my day timer reminding me of timesheet training - in which i didn't go to cause I had to do something for some stupid person at work. (which I had moved to Friday and then missed cause I was sick - crap.)
My pretty little green IPOD for Thursday (although this pic was taken on Monday) she's so pretty.
And the green cover we got for our wii fit board so we don't slip and fall all over the place while doing the Tree Pose.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day Fifty-Six (Green Week - Day 2)

Okay. First of all Green Week.

We put up our shamrocks on the front door yesterday. And they were a lovely welcoming of green when I got home tonight. I love theme door hangers.

Alright. Secondly lets just sum this up to what its clearly going to be: a venting session.

In exactly one week I will be 28. And as it stands I'm not overly happy with the life I'm living. I take full blame, I know the mistakes and choices I've made and how I got here. I just don't know how to get from where I am to where I want to be.

I guess when I look at things from an overall point of view - this just isn't where I thought I would be. And I know I'm not "behind" and I'm not necessarily in a "rush" but I do look at friends and family and think "I want to be where they are".

I want a job where I'm excited to get up every morning and go too. I want to live close or down the street from my best friends and be able to help them out and babysit or just get together for Sunday tea or a Saturday movie. I want to be able to afford a house (not a condo) and be able to decorate it just the way I want it. I want to be special enough to be a bridesmaid more then once in my life, and plan a wedding (my own wedding). I want to own my own store, and make up my own rules. (okay that might actually be what i want, but it would be cool) I want to live in a town that you don't have to take public transit in, and its safe to ride your bike down the street.

On days like today when work just gets out of control, I just wish I could disappear. Go to a life that doesn't really exist. I wish I knew the next steps to get out of this funk that I've been in for the last few years.

Although my life isn't horrible. I should say that. I have amazing friends (even if i don't' see them all that much) and a fantastic family. A loving (but video-game obsessed) boyfriend, and a warm apartment (that isn't too overpriced).

okay that's it. end of venting.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Day Fifty-Five (Green Week Day 1)

First of all - holy crap I've made it to day Fifty-five - i'm half way there!

Secondly I'm participating in my first "blogging event" (tee hee hee) I'm going to take part in "Green Week" hosted by Emily @ Shining Egg. I'm very excited.

As I was at work, I was thinking...hum, I wonder what i'll come across thats green today - and I didn't have to look far. Turns out my desk is full of green things.

This is a little corner of my desk. Which houses my little green spotty alligator (gifty from manda), my green cup - which I actually got out of my drawer this morning, prior to finding out it was green week! My green Nestle NFL mousepad, some green pens & highlighter and hiden in the back some mint green mini eggs as my treat!

And a bonus little pic of the spotty alligator - oh he's too cute.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Day Fifty-Four


Not just something - something from Sew Mama Sew!!!
see here!

Oh my I never win anything! This is beyond exciting, so much so that I just yelled it throughout the house then got yelled at cause paul is taking nap before hockey - oops.

Oh i'm just soo excited! Okay i'll come back and post more in a bit, after i'm finished working (yes i've been working and napping today, instead of sewing)

Okay I'm back, a little less excited (but still really excited), spent most of today working on blocking charts and napping. And now i'm sitting on the floor in front of the TV (still working) watching the 2 hour episode of Brothers and Sisters - Love this show!
And this is what i've been snacking on this afternoon to keep me awake and focused (it's clearly not really working).