Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Canada Day

To my fellow Canadians, Happy Canada Day!
I'm off to the cottage for the weekend starting tomorrow evening. Gotta love a LONG weekend!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Toronto Police, my heros!

This weekend the G20 Summit in Toronto has unfortunately brought out the worst in a small group of people. In the face of this the Toronto police have done an outstanding job. It is very frustrating to hear them being criticized by ignorant and frankly unintelligent individuals. I'm not one for getting up on a soap box but I've never seen anything like what has/is unfolding in the city I love before here.

Violence is never ok. Destruction of property is never okay. People should realize that the chaos causes so much distraction no one knows in the end what message these "protestors" are trying to convey. It's pointless and scary frankly.

I could go on and on but my message today for those who might read this is...

Toronto is a great city, the people who have tarnished that this weekend are not the majority. I have nothing but respect and admiration for the police who are doing everything they can to keep peace and control in our city.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

so easy to make him happy

Cottage cheese....who knew it was that simple!

Monday, June 21, 2010


10 Random facts about today:

1. I had to get up at 4:30am today
2. I had lunch in Montreal
3. Watching Modern Family made me laugh out in public
4. My cat Milo is sitting at the door "crying" to go out in the hall
5. I signed up to swim two days a week at 6am for the summer (what was I thinking!)
6. Order Red Curry Veggies but received Green Curry Veggies
7. Got to ride in my friends nice new 5series BMW
8. Am watching Lie to Me while I type this
9. There are a pile of dishes on my counter and they will probably still be there in the morning
10. I really want to buy these: So Cute!

PLUS! Check out this Blog Give Away!

She's giving away some beautiful cards, check it out!!
It's a great Blog with beautiful posts that will inspire everyday!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance...

I'm completely addicted to So You Think You Can Dance!
Yes I'm Canadian but I love the American version best (I'm sorry!)
I adore Mia Michaels ADORE!!!!

My pick for front runner after week one.... the Canadian of Course! Mr. Alex Wong

photo from http://www.fox.com/dance/photos/#contestants/meet:60284

Who are you rooting for?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

is that a tomato?

YES! I have not only managed to keep my tomato plant alive (so far) but I have baby tomatoes!!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tough day..

I discovered that "playing" my guitar is an instant stress reliever....I say "playing" because I'm still just learning. I'm sure my neighbours would call it butchering the music LOL

What do you do at the end of a tough day?

Monday, June 14, 2010

True Blood...

Here in Canada you have to pay big bucks for some of the fun US channels like HBO. So if you're a little thrifty like me you wait your favourites to come out on DVD and either buy or rent the season all at once. I do love that I can download tv shows pretty inexpensively to iTunes!

Last year I was introduced by friends to True Blood. They owned and lent me season One. Now it's not for the faint at heart and I'd say you have to be fairly opened minded :)
Well Season Two just came out on DVD here in Canada and renting was the way to go! I hate to admit that I watched the entire season in the matter of a week! This season was even more crazy and over the top then the first and yet I couldn't stop watching! I hope this doesn't make you all think I'm a total freak but I willingly admit that I look forward to see what craziness they can come up with for Season Three!

Hope you all had a great weekend. I made an appointment today for a consult with my tattoo artist next week, can't wait to tell you more!

Friday, June 11, 2010

World's best Boss

So my boss is a giant Mac geek and I too this year have transformed into one.
I'd say that saving for a long time to get my MacBook, quickly followed by my iPhone purchase was all made worth it today when I took advantage of my BOSSES suggestion... Used my iPhone's tethering feature to get internet access on my Mac at the cottage and worked from here today! Genius! Now, being that the cottage is for relaxing I'll be logged OFF the rest of the weekend! This was just a great way to be away from the office and not have to use up a vacation day.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Working "remote"

This will be my "office" tomorrow

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

a new addition

Just home from a lovely evening with my friend J. We've been friends since grade nine and though we went our own ways for a few years after high school have reconnected. It's one of those special friendships that you find out aren't just by default. When you're young and in high school you tend to be friends with people because you're all in the same situation doing the same things. Then the big bad world opens up and you have to figure out who you are on your own (well at least this is how it appears from my experience).

I feel really lucky that after that time apart we came back together as true friends. Friends who know each other so well from our years of high school bonding but who have so much to share and learn from each other now. She's one of the few people in this world who I can be 100% myself with and who gets me. Well I found out the exciting news today that I'm going to be an Aunty! I couldn't be more happy for her and look forward to spoiling this new little one like crazy!

There was a time that when I found out my friends were pregnant I would think "lost another one to the dark side" LOL but after many new babies in the circle of friends, I now know how much fun they bring. Yes it requires a lot of understanding at times that your friends aren't always as available as you'd like but there are so many special moments that you wouldn't have otherwise. Like last Sunday morning I'd been trying to get together with N and it wasn't working out. She said that she and her little guy were going to free swim if I'd like to join them. OF COURSE Aunty B would love to come! If getting in the pool and splashing around with a 2 year old is all it takes to get a little time with N then count me in! Not to mention that N is more then just a mom and I'm certain appreciates a conversation about something other then the Backyardigins from time to time :)

So embrace the big changes and little people in your life. You're missing out if you don't !

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Morning Run...

I have so missed Sunday morning running... Yes it's a little early to be up and out by 8:30 on a Sunday morning but it's worth it!
This morning it was raining and only 12, a little chilly for a run in the rain but when you get going ya heat up in no time!
Today was a nice 5km working our way towards 10k in a couple of weeks.

The best part of Sunday running is coffee after! LOL Lets be honest, the reason most of us run is to eat!
Last night I made a delish new recipe from my BFF Martha LOL

I highly recommend this Asparagus, Snap Pea and Avocado Pasta
(click pic to link to recipe)

From Everyday Food, June 2006

I recently got an iPhone (can't tell you how much I love it) and bought the Martha Stewart Everyday Food App.
You get a new recipe every day! You can search on it for any recipe you'd like and can make shopping lists right in the app. You can email the lists, save recipes to a favourites list. It's super handy in the grocery store!

Well enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The most fun kind of Mail...

There's something super fun about going to the mailbox, expecting a pile of bills and recycling, I mean flyers, only to find a notice that a parcel has arrived for you! When you weren't expecting one, it's ever better!!!!

To my delight that is what happened to me this morning. After popping out to grab a coffee (yes when there is a Second Cup coffee in your building you tend to get lazy about making it at home), I stopped at the mailbox to see what had piled up while I had been away. This is when I found the ever exciting little white slip of paper letting me know a parcel was waiting for me.
I handed it to the nice man at the front desk and waited patiently. He came back a few moments later and handed me a big envelope that definitely had something fabric inside. I looked at the return address and knew I was in for a treat!

I rushed upstairs and ripped open my surprise. There was a lovely note from N saying she wanted me to remember how "fabulous" I was and to wear this around the house so I wouldn't forget :) It was a cute black t-shirt care of HBO Sex in the City merch that reads "Single and Fabulous" bejewelled with little pink "rhine stones" and a gold martini glass.

Cheers Ladies!!

Green Thumb....never had one...

Back in October of last year I moved into a new condo. The biggest selling feature and best benefit of this new place is the awesome patio! My old place was patio/balcony -less which meant I had no out door space of my own. Well all that has changed now and I couldn't be more excited! Dinner parties and quiet Saturday mornings out here with the birds chirping couldn't be nicer!

I love color and decided that I would make an attempt at keeping some plants alive. You must understand that this is a big feat for me! I killed the cactus that was given to me when I moved in here, I wish I was kidding!

So here is a picture of my summer "garden". I'd like to introduce you to my pansies, tomato, herbs and pretty pink geranium!

Wish me (or should I say them?) Luck!

p.s. don't you love the little green table? I picked it up at an antique show last weekend.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Back from the Blog Hiatus

I'm back! Hopefully it hasn't been too long that you have forgotten me!

So this Blog is going to take a topic turn... I'm sure that the dating life will sneak in here and there but for the most part it's just going to be about the fun and adventurous things that go on in my world. The quest of Online dating came to an end after one too many mr.wrongs being "matched" to me. The real life possibility didn't work out but... have no fear, LIFE is AWESOME!

Today I got home from a quick trip to Montreal. There for business, I had my very first POUTINE experience! MAN alive! My local friends took me to a little greasy spoon where you could only pay cash and they gave you more food then you'd need in a day! It was DELISH! I had poutine and two loaded hotdogs (relish, mustard and coleslaw, who knew?!?!) Admittedly I couldn't eat the whole poutine, it was just too much but I gave it a good effort. I'm going to have to detox for a week to get the cheese and grease out of my system... did I mention how excellent it was!

It's been a busy couple of weeks and I'm looking forward to a nice quiet weekend at home. I'm in the process of down loading (from iTunes) Season 1 of Nurse Jackie, I watched an episode on the plane ride home and decided I'd check it out. I'm dying for Season 4 of Dexter to become available here in Canada! Gotta love ShowTime!

One of my latest adventures is getting back into the world of running! I used to run a lot and have done a few half marathons. I live by a strict "if it's not fun, I'm not doing it" policy so I truly run because I enjoy it and have fun doing it. I've joined a 10k clinic through the Running Room and am a week into it so far. I love the group and feel so great to be getting back in the swing of thing. Really my secret is that I run so I can eat ICE CREAM! I recently tried the Mint Areo McFlurry and haven't stopped thinking about getting another one since! LOL

Happy Friday, have a great weekend!