Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pretty 'tings!

R and I decided to get a few new things to spruce up the house just in time for spring!
1st I have been wanting a deep freeze for-ev-er! So we got one finally-Its an upright-12.5cf
When we bought our sectional there was no recliner in the set....well they have one now! So we got that too...This is a picture of the sectional (there is no picture of the chair that I can find)

We have round coffee and end tables that I am not a fan of....I have been looking forever for a new set but I hate them all so I just let R pick out a new set-It works but I am not super stoked about them but they are good for a while.

Yeah that we got a new BBQ complete with rotisery!
Pretty BBQ
and well we have a lot of booze from our travels that we like to collect and I have no where to store it......Here is a pic of R with his booze collection from our year of travels (we bring back ummmm.....a bit more then our limit sometimes)
Proud Papa

There is a lot of run since we went to Cuba 2 times in the last year. We also have our Whiskey from Ireland and Tequilla from Mexico and Pisco from Chile-So I found a dinning room server that I think will look nice and will hold all this!
It only holds 12 bottles of wine but better then nothing.....

I need a patio set-But can not find one! Any suggestions?

I am back to normal eating today and feal wayyy better already-
I am so messed up.....I was semi off track for 10 days and since Tuesday I was bad- But not as bad as I could or would like to have been-I weighed myself this morning-8Lbs. BS! Come ON! There is no effin way-I know what you have to eat to gain 8 pounds and it isn't 2 empanadas a meal at the keg, some ice cream and some red wine-WTF
On the ball today I know it is a lot of water retention but still-I almost peed in my pants- I drank 5L of water today to help flush out and I think tomorrow will be a more real number in regards to the real amount of damage!
Damn it

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bad bad girl

So I really hurt my neck yesterday-I don't know if it is the mussel relaxers or what but I am totally self soothing with red wine and food for 2 days now! I haven't done this in AGES!I think it is partly feeling jipped from vacation (nothing yummy) and that I go back to work on Friday after a month off (and following my meal plan for my whole vacation)The night (Tuesday morning at 5am) I was STARVING so we went to McDonalds after landing on the way home. Then...Yesterday I went to the Keg for supper- Today we made homemade Empanadas-I also drank 2 large glasses of red wine and ....for the FIRST TIME EVER I ate ice cream from the carton-Who am I???? Haagen Daz Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Delish! Ok so crazy eating done-Back to normal NOW

Cuba Pics-Damn it I love Monkeys

I thought I would post a few pics from the Vacation!

Why the hell would they put a scale in a resort!!

Thanks god for cake

I am soooooo funny!

R after his skydive-2nd time doing it in Varadero

Monkey anticipation


Then-He bit me-WTF

Back from Cuba

We got back yesterday at 5am. I was tired and HUNGRY!

Hotel Entrance
I have been to Cuba twice before and never had a terrible time with food. In fact last year was pretty good. For some reason I just couldn't eat anything at the Riu Varadero. It is a brand new resort, just opened in November. Staff were great. Drinks-great....Beach -Amazing as always....Food-Nauseating! The smell of the buffet alone made me nauseous. I stuck to safe bets-Like bread, fries ect....carbs stuff.....Usually I am so excited to try new things and honestly for the price you pay to go to Cuba, complaining is kinda silly, but I just couldn't do it......
Food aside it was a great vacation.
I will do a full review in a few days (I pulled a mussel in my neck and can not move my neck and am takinh musel relaxers, so I am not the most coherent right now......
Trip highlight.......
I got to hold a MONKEY!

Now to catch up in blogs!!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Shopping and purse food

We leave for Cuba in about 12 hours or so.....I am really trying to stay on track with eating but being on vacation for almost 3 weeks already is really hard....when your day has no structure and you are driving all,'s been hard.....I take healthy snacks was no different....
Mine is the green one (suprise) it has
the same as yesterday but I added a couple frozen strawberries to it.....I could not convince R to put spinach in his but at least I got him to drink the fruit on (I slipped some organic protein powder in on him too) and since he drank it he was full by the time we got to the mall and I did not have to endure  mall food court torture!
These are my purse snacks from today
Water, spinach banana smoothie, red pepper and an apple(It was huge)
R wanted to go to old Navy....I haven't been there forever. I did get 2 Sumner cardigans and tried on some other things. I haven't tried on much summer clothes since last year so I had no idea what size I really am. I remember when I was an Old Navy 12 to 14 depending on what the article of clothing was......well today I was a 4 and a 6 WTF....crazy to me....
BTW if you look good in shorts I am very jealous....I look terrible in shorts....always did.....Don't think this will change.....I really wanted a couple pairs from my trip but no dice....That's why I always wear dresses and skirts all summer.....Maybe it is because I am short I don't know.....Whatever...
Here is a pick of me in shorts today in the change room (I won't even subject you to the shorter ones...yuck)
You can't really tell in this one but I really do look ridiculous....
Oh well.....dresses it is!....
Anyone were the one piece jumpers? (I bought a few last summer...I have a couple I like)
At the Mall R saw a lego display....He LOVES legos....I took his picture with the Lego Firefighter,.....LOL

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cuba in 1.5 sleeps

I say 1.5 sleeps because we have to get up at 2am on Monday morning to get to the airport for 4.
I think I am all packed.....I know I bought WAY too many cute dresses and bathing suits (hey what can I say shopping is fun for once).
I finished up my grooming appointments today! TG
#1 I called to book a hair appointment for this morning (I wanted a treatment I get done at the Aveda hair salon I go to. It is by L'oreal....called x-tenso. It isn't quite like a Brazilian blow-up as you still keep a lot of curl and body in your hair (I have very curly hair) but all the frizz is gone, even in humidity and using a straightening iron in it is a breeze, easily cuts 3/4 of the time off of that whole procedure! AND I am told....oh we no longer do that (or anything like a matter of a fact NO ONE DOES RIGHT NOW.....Some chemical in all those treatments has been pulled, as it is "really bad for you`` They told me. Then said ....Oh we will be getting a new treatment in next week, you want me to book you in for then......NEXT WEEK? Ahhhh...No....TODAY!
So what am I gonna do.....hmmm...I will look like a damn poodle (remember Monica when Friends went to Barbados??) Yep....thats me!

Total Hotness
No way I am getting braids and beads put in....eff that!
sigh.....whats a girl to do....

#2 Piss off
So I called to book with the girl Laura, that I have been going to for 2 years (since I moved here) and 1st told she changed salons! WTF....I just had an appointment with her 4 weeks ago...They said she left recently, so maybe she didn't know the last time I was in.....SO damn it! OK well I know there are a lot of good stylists there, so I took the only appointment they had left today.....and having no choice I took it.
I show up and um.....It's a BOY....I know that sounds ridiculous but I hate....I mean HATE boys doing my hair.....with their big man hands....yuck...and strange boy shampooing + the complimentary head massage = total creep out.....I just feel like Edward scissor hands is cutting my hair for some reason......

Now he did a good job....but no better then Laura. She was just a "regular stylist" but this guy 'Andre" as his card said....must be the gosh damn artistic director of the place cause that's the price I was charges....almost twice the price as usual! Jeez....I feel a bit rantish right about now....sorry

Got almost everything done...gonna buy some shorts tomorrow as I only have dresses packed......I also have to pick a dress up from the tailors (had to have it taken in!!)
I bought a new camera...It has a "share button" on it.....not sure what this means but apparently u can load pics directly to social medias...gonna play around with it tonight....
My mom and Kevin made it home safe and sound from Mexico! They had a great time! I was a bit worried with all the violence there these days....
And my pic of the day! My beautiful one month old goddaughter...getting cuter every day!!

Pretty Eva!!



My Ma and Kevin! They just got back today and I just looked at a few pics! Looks like they had a great time in Mexico!!!! Now thats a good tan!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Saddest Day ever

I thought I lost this post after I wrote it this morning, then I remembered about Draft!
Yeah.....Did not wanna re-write it all

Part 1-From earlier today

Last night was BRUTAL.....and it is not over
Parv was SIKH so last night was in a Temple. Many of us were not familiar with the traditions and temple rules so thankfully Parvs family had sent some info. RE; Everyone must wear head wrap, rules for removing shoes and women sitting on left side of room and men on right. There was a man at the front of the room singing/praying (I am not sure what language). For 2 hours. I had no idea what was going on. It was so sad for everyone still. They had a slide show going at the front. Today I have to go to the Cremation Ceremony. I have no idea what to expect.

After everything was done, R and I went home to change (Everyone from work went in uniform). I grabbed Pizza (we were all soooo hungry) and a bottle of wine and we had some drinks and chatted at HK's house until 0100am ish.....
HK got new cats...we found them on kijiji.....they are brother and sister and came from a loving home (allergies) and came with every accessories in the world. They are too cute....HK is a neat freak so the fact that cats do whatever the hell they want she is trying to teach them to stay off the tables and counters....
Daisy and Charlie
R-S sleeping in the back....

S wasn't a party animal last night

HK-always closes her eyes in pics
So R, HK SE and me chatted while SW napped on the couch....
Had a good night considering the circumstances

My food was ok till the evening
I have to be on a beach on Monday! WTF pizza! I don't even like pizza!
Crab and spinach omelet

Salad with homemade dressing

Yummy snack

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Philly Cheese steak Pizza

Mini eggs

Peanut Butter Cups
Ok to be fair I had about 10 onion rings and picked the toppings off 2 of the pieces of BBQ chicken pizza.....
When I got home I drowned my sorrows by laying in bed reading the new LCBO food magazine and eating mini eggs and pb cups.....I had 2 of the pb cups (mini ones ok) and a handful of the mini eggs....yumm.....that's why we don't ever buy things like this.....
There are a few recipes that I will try out of this issue.......

Part 2-Wrote tonight

Ok so I was was MUCH MUCH worse then the service last night. Parv had 4 children 3 girls 23, 19 and 14 and a boy 9.....My  heart just broke for the little guy in particular. His wife was inconsolable. There was about 300 people there at least it was packed. So so sad.....Everyone had to do a viewing processional and we were handed to flower to place in the casket. OMG this is just so sad. Not a dry eye in the place. Work sent a bus over with as many people as we could spare that were working today. Now I work with a lot of strong burly men and to see them openly weeping was just heartbreaking. The whole thing. I don't think I could do that service again......To hear his kids crying Daddy no, please as they closed the casket.....His wife had to be physically restrained.....AHHHH I wanted to run away......So hard.....This man was very loved and respected not only at work but in his
It has been on my mind all day.....
I went for an hour run, still couldn't shake it.......
Hope everyone had a better Friday then I did.....