Obsessing over: my new Canon DSLR and in awe of all of the pictures and how amazing they look! I can’t wait until I have a camera bag and I can actually bring it around with me and take pictures of EVERYTHING.
Working on: Replying to all the emails I missed out on last week while I was sick and off for 3 days. Trying to finish off my ‘to-do’ list but it’s too long so I’m going to procrastinate on tumblr
Thinking about: What to buy my dad for Christmas. Men are so hard to buy for, seriously. I have no clue what to get him but I can think of a million things to buy my mom.
Anticipating: The sleep I will be having tonight after working 11 hours. Also, looking forward to playing ‘Rudolph’ in our annual work choir. I don’t know how I got suckered into doing it.
Listening to: Nights in Paradise - Jay-z & Kanye
Drinking: Diet Coke and thinking I should probably be drinking water as it is better for me. Plus it’s just not as good as Coke Zero or Diet Pepsi!
Wishing: I didn’t have to worry about job security at a point in my life where I have a giant credit card debt, a negative bank balance and the travel bug.
Had an amazing weekend! It all started with having Friday off and me starting to recover from my shitty sickness. (about time!) Harrison’s brother, sister in law & nephew came down to visit and it was a blast!! And having a three day weekend was definitely the cherry on top :)
This weekend’s awesome moments:
Seeing how big Benjamin has grown! He’s crawling around now and is basically the most beautiful baby in the world. (And I’m not even being biased, it’s just fact) He is also the happiest baby ever and is always smiling and bouncing (literally).
Numerous # of fun card games - 99, euchre & Wizard. I love card games!!
Watching the boys playing Call of Duty and Harrison getting Ryan addicted.
All of the delicious food that we consumed - starting with Julia bringing a delicious chicken casserole & garlic bread, a giant omelette with hash browns & bacon for breakfast, a ton of thai food (hello spicy noodles), burrito boyz, steak & veggies & rice and a 1am double cheese pizza.
All that food plus all of the new snacks I discovered - dorritos & guac (GENIUS) and diet pepsi.
A 2 hour walk around High Park with Benjamin and taking a million pics of him playing in leaves with my new Canon DSLR!
Finally watching Crazy, Stupid, Love which turned out to be AMAZING. Ryan G can do no wrong. Plus, I did NOT see the ending coming so it was a nice surprise
A nice girl chat while the boys went to the bar. :) Finally got some feathers into Julia’s hair
Reading 1/2 of Catching Fire… what an amazing trilogy. I can’t WAIT for the Hunger games movie to come out. Officially on bandwagon.
Overall, an amazingly fun & relaxing weekend with lots of good laughs.
Coming up this week: Working late til 10pm on Monday & Thursday and a lot of things to check off my to-do list. It’s gonna be a long one.
Benjamin giving Mr.Monkey his bottle. #socuteiwanttoeathim
I took the day off sick today - my cough got worse overnight and I’ve been hacking up a lung since 1am last night.
Thanks to my day off, I decided to start putting the new Kindle to use! I’ve downloaded the first Hunger Games book since everybody keeps raving about it.
I’ve read about 75% of the book already! It’s all I’ve done all day which is a nice change from the usual tv shows and internet surfing. It’s actually a pretty amazing book! Really interesting and the storyline really draws you in. Plus I’m glad that I’ve gotten back to reading a little bit - it used to be one of my favourite things but University really ruined it for me when I was forced to read a gazillion textbooks. Now that it’s been 3 years since graduation, I really don’t have an excuse anymore.
This Kindle purchase might be the best one thus far!
I was curious to see all the tumblr updates so I decided to take a quick break. Now back to it!
Sore throat, runny nose, body aches fever & chills - welcome to my Sunday. I haven’t been THIS sick in a long, long time. I feel like my body is shutting down and it doesn’t help that I have a 7am, 12pm and 2pm meeting on Monday. PLUS helping out with our Expressional Arts choir at 6pm. It’s gonna be a long day.
Despite this shitty sickness, I actually had a pretty good weekend! (Up until last night)
After taking a crapload of medication, I did end up going to the States for some shopping and bought some xmas gifts. It feels good to be almost done even before December hits. The downside was waiting over an hour at border services and having to pay the taxes :( I finally got my Kindle though and I’m super excited to start reading more frequently!
The 2 birthday parties were great, despite only staying 45 minutes at my BFF’s party on Saturday - and thank god I did b/c one the way home, I started to shiver and had cold & hot sweats. Not good, not good.
Today will be for resting - Harrison is currently making me some deeelicious chicken soup and after 24+ hours of not eating, I’m pretty damn excited!
I’m so glad that I have a busy weekend planned and my body has decided to stop fully functioning. I have the sniffles, a cough and an overall feeling of blah-ness.
Why I really should not be sick this weekend:
A) Friday - a couple of my friends are coming down from Ottawa tonight and we are going to dinner. Then, I’m supposed to head to one of my best friend’s birthday party in Tdot. (I got the dates mixed up and totally forgot it was today! ugh)
B) Saturday - going States shopping (again) and my other BFF’s birthday & housewarming, also in Tdot. (alot of driving, sigh)
C) Sunday - brunch with some ottawa peeps who now live in Mississauga & the ones who came down to visit (although I will really have to see how I feel) & some down time with Harrison (hopefully a couple of hours and maybe a nap needed) and heading back to Oakville in the evening to finally see one of my friends who just came back from a 1 month trip to San Francisco for dinner and Breaking Dawn!
D) Also must prep for a big meeting at 7am on Monday morning. Lots of prep work that was supposed to get done today… clearly not getting done.
The universe is getting back at me for something. Going back to bed for a nap now, I’ll deal with everything else in a couple of hours. :)
Or that our only regret will be “why didn’t I try harder and get into Harvard, Yale, or Standford?” why didn’t I become the CEO of my own company?”
We will look back at the memories we made, laugh at them, remembering the good old times, childhood summers, first loves, true loves.
And we will look back old and dying and only regret the things we failed to do. Working late and not being there for our child’s big moments. Not taking that trip to Europe. Not asking that big question. Not taking risks. Not colouring outside the lines.
It’s the memories that matter. Not the merits. Go out there and live. Live a life you will want to look back on. Do crazy things. Risk it all. Love like there is no tomorrow. The possibilities are limitless.
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via femmerun)