July 27, 2012

I worked from 3-1030 today and now I'm just sitting here with a crowne and coke watching some tv! As the days go on I'm definitely getting very excited about moving (Wednesday...eeeeppp!) but I also feel stressed when I think about all the stuff we still have to buy. Like once we get our furniture, we have to buy all the decor to go with, namely bedding. I know it'll all work out though. Maybe I'm just nervous and over thinking all the expenses. And also, not to be one of those girls but I haven't been feeling that good about myself lately. I haven't been going to yoga and all I eat is Swiss chalet which is a problem in itself. I really miss cooking my own healthy meals and being encouraged to do so with the help of practicing yoga but I haven't had the ambition lately. I'm hoping that will change once I have my own kitchen. That's all for now, until next time.

July 20, 2012

Ho-Hum/Life Update

I can't seem to break out of this funk I've been in lately! Please help! Just kidding, but seriously.
I think I'm just having a really hard time getting used to working 6 days a week missing everything that seems to be important in my life usually having to do with family which is what I find to be most important. It's really starting to get me down, but such is life. I just keep thinking about how in a couple years once I can get my hands on a job in my field or even once I'm graduated, I will have a stability in my career again and I can start joining in on social activities. Call me a whiner, but I think when you're working in a part time job that isn't your career, you need to remember to make time for what is most important. 

Don't get me wrong, I don't regret quitting my full time office job AT ALL, I'm really happy I did it so I can work towards my goals, but I just can't help but be anxious for the next few years to zoom by so I can start living normally again. Le sigh.

On a different and happier note, t-minus 2 weeks until John & I are official roomies! I couldn't be more excited! I probably won't have any money for anything, but I seriously can't wait to cook us delicious dinners (or NOT cook us delicious dinners), actually be able to sit in my livingroom without the television being taken over by my parents or sisters, get to do laundry whenever I want without having to worry about getting in trouble, putting up my own decorations, et cetera!!! Wooo!

Also, John & I spent the past few nights out at the lake (even though I kept having to come in to work). It actually sort of worked out though because I never worked late so we'd still have our evenings to have fun swimming and reading (which is basically what we did the whole time). I read Catching Fire in like, 2 days. I still can't believe I didn't like the Hunger Games at this time last year, what was I thinking? I'm obsessed now and am already half way through the last book. I seriously can't get enough. We also enjoyed homemade wine from my dad and basically just enjoyed eachothers company.

Anyway, that's a little update on my life considering I never blog ever anymore... have a great day :)!

July 13, 2012

The Basics

I've decided this summer sucks.
LAST summer was amazing with so much time outside and having barbecues, but no not this summer! This summer I am working, working, working. But I guess that's the price you pay when you quit your full time job to work shift work in preperation for going back to school. So I guess for now I just have to suck it up!

But here's a little update on my life:

Yesterday, my Mom and I went shopping for some of the basics me and John will need for the new house! I picked up things like mixing bowls, casserole dishes, spatulas, toilet bowl brushes and more! And I got everything on sale from Canadian Tire. That place may just be my new fave! Who knew all the great deals they would have there? I was getting things for 60-70% off! So happy!

We just need things like bowls, plates, silverware and a coffee machine now!

A little less than a few short weeks and we are flyin' solo! So excited.

July 11, 2012

Random Thoughts

Sorry for my lack of posting lately. I've seriously been in the biggest funk-I never want to stop sleeping. I'm always so tired. Anyway, enough complaining and let's move on to the good stuff!

I just want to share with you some thoughts I've been having today:

1. Even though me and John move in together in the last month of Summer, I'm so excited to get to start our "new lives" together when Autumn begins. Once we get really settled, the leaves will start changing colours, the air will become crisper, and we can put up some Halloween Decorations! I also can't wait to buy pumpkin scented candles to put in our bathroom! It's the little things, isn't it?

2. With that being said, I'm also sad that with all this excitement (and lack of planning) I feel like summer is moving by WAY too fast. That probably has something to do with the fact that I work almost everyday at Swiss Chalet and am finding little time to enjoy the greatest times of summer. However, John and I have been trying to go out to the lake as often as we can but it's almost always interuppted with work the next morning. Sigh.

3. I'm heading to Hot Yoga for the first time in a LONG time today! I'm nervous that the poses will be difficult for me but what I'm most NOT looking forward to, is the fact that its 35 degrees outside and I'm heading into an even hotter room. Hence the reason why I haven't been going. It's just too hot for hot yoga. I read so many blogs from Arizona and some of them enjoy a hot yoga session but I gotta ask, how do you work up the ambition to go in the hot weather? My goodness!

That's what's on my mind for today! Have a great Wednesday!

July 5, 2012

Looking Up

I'm not really sure what's changed from now since my last post, but I already feel more at ease.

Our landlord contacted us to let us know we're still good to go for our apartment which was something I was stressed out about and now I'm just laying on the couch having a beer with John in my robe. Everything just feels easy right now.

Let's just hope things stay this simple and happy because I'm lovin' the way life feels right now. I just need to find a way to keep up this positive attitude.

And making lots of money tonight at work definitely didn't hurt either!

Have a great evening. :)

Whiny Post

At the risk of sounding like a whiner, but let's face it, I really don't care right now, I'm in a mega bad mood.

My whole family is going camping this weekend and I can't go because I have to work. Part time problems right?

Yet another reminder over the fact that I really need to start booking off time when I know I'm just going to feel like crap when I have to miss out on the things that mean the most to me come summer time.

Among other reasons, I'm just feeling sort of stressed out lately and I really want all the anxiety to just GTFO, if you know what I mean. A couple weeks ago, I felt like I was on top of the world and I really miss that contentement. Where the heck did it go?

Being seriously happy is the best feeling in the world and I really need to take a good long hard look at my emotions and responsibilities in order to feel good again. That is all.

p.s. this post isn't helping.

July 3, 2012

Garden Chat and a Recipe

The best part about living in the middle of two Italian families as well as having an Italian Step Mother, is that we are constantly being given fresh vegetables from their and their families gardens. :)

We get fresh lettuce, fresh tomatoes, fresh cucumbers, the list goes on and on and it never gets old. The recipes you can make with fresh vegetables always taste so much better then what you buy at a supermarket and something about the look of a nicely grown green onion from your neighbour's yard is a good way of knowing that you are nourishing your body as well with fresh produce. :)

I attempted to make a tuna salad with some of the lettuce and onions we received, but I'm not a huge fish fan so I got really grossed out and fed it to my dogs, ha. If you like tuna though, you'll love the salad.

What You'll Need:

  • Sun Dried Tomato Tuna (or if you can't find that, a jar of sundried tomatos in oil and a can of tuna)
  • One Tomato, quartered
  • A fresh head of lettuce, chopped
  • Green Onion, chopped
  • 2 tbs of Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon, Freshly Squeezed
  • Salt, Pepper to taste
  • Garlic Salt
Mix it all together and you have a salad. Easy Peezy

Canada Day Weekend

Canada Day Weekend started off for me being miserable! I didn't have any plans in order like I normally do and basically just thought my weekend was going to suck.

But it actually turned out to be pretty good! Saturday I made some yummy cocktails (recipe below) with my mom and she barbecued for us. Then me and my sister went and saw a movie.

And then Sunday my friend ended up coming into town so we went to the Waterfront to eat some food and watch the fireworks which was nice. All in all, my country's birthday was a pretty good one for me!

Original Recipe from www.thekitchn.com (adapted by me)

What You'll Need:

  • Frozen Pink Lemonade from Concentrate
  • Strawberries (Slivered)
  • 8 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Pony of Dark Tequila
  • 2 Cups of Water
What To Do:

Just add everything into a serving jug, mix well, and then pour into pretty glasses. :) Add some ice, enjoy!

On Changes And Other Things...

Yesterday I started talking with my family about how when I move out on August 1st, they aren't going to be calling me everytime they do something together as a family. For example, if they decide to go on a camping trip or a mini trip to the States, I won't be invited unless it "comes up in converesation". Call me a baby, but this absolutely floored me.

I started to cry because let's face it, I found this to be very sad. Just because I'm not living with them anymore doesn't mean I shouldn't be invited on the family trips... Or does it?

All I know, is that when I have kids and they grow up, I'll still invite them to at least SOME places because isn't the saying, "the more the merrier" and aren't family vacations absolutely awesome? Or maybe that's just me.

Is it normal for people who are already moved out to stop attending the family vacations?

It just gives me an uncomfortable feeling. I'm aware I'm starting to build my own life, but that doesn't mean my family isn't apart of it?

I don't know. Maybe I'm just a huge sap.

Regardless of the changes that are happening and my having trouble accepting them, I'm getting really excited for the big move! Only one month minus 2 days!!! It's going to be here before we know it! Which reminds me, we need to buy some furniture..