Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2011 was good for you, and that 2012 is even better. In all, 2011 wasn't too bad a year for me. But let's review...

  1. Update this blog at least once a week. I did really well with this resolution for a long time. Then I started slipping...a lot. That last couple of months got really bad there.
  2. Getting a new job.Well, in a sense I have a new job in the sense that I have a different position at the same employer. But really, that wasn't the ultimate goal. I also did have that temporary government job. Here's hoping for more progress in 2012.
  3. Cleaning my room and keeping it clean. The cleanliness of my room definitely varied throughout the year. It is better now than it was but it is not clean by any stretch of the imagination. Fail..
  4. Lose some weight. I actually accomplished this goal. I lost about 20 pounds this year. Yay me!! In all honestly, it may have actually been less seeing as how I calibrated the scale halfway through the year, but I just care that the number at the end of the year is less than it was at the start.
  5. Go to the gym at least twice a week. It didn't happen every week, and sometimes I was lucky if I got there once, but overall not too bad.
  6. Go through my clothes and books, and donate the ones I no longer need. I got rid of clothes and books once this year. May have to go through them again this year to see if there is anything else I don't need.
  7. Swear less. Yeah, this was really hard to keep track of. I don't think I succeed though, but it really does make a difference who I am around.
  8. Practice dance everyday.Not so much. 
So, I wasn't entirely successful. But that's okay. Here's hoping I do better in 2012. I am pretty much keeping much of the same resolutions but with some slight changes. I also want to be better with money. I probably won't update the blog every week this year though.

Anyway, here's to 2012. Hope it's a good one (and not the end of the world. :) )

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wow, I have really been slacking. Mostly because no real progress has been made. My weight has pretty much been holding steady. I took a basic shift management course for work for the past two weekends. I also took a first aid course that I also needed for work. This means that my actual work schedule has been thrown off a bit. It also meant that I was able to go to a show last week on a night that I would normally be working. I was happy I had the night off. It also mean that my gym schedule has been thrown off. I went to the gym once last week and once the week before. That's about it. As for updating the blog, well, since this is the first post in four weeks, you can see how well I did there. As far as dance is concerned, apart from the class I missed at the beginning of the month because I was sick, i have been going every week. I still don't know the dance I am supposed to be performing in two weeks, so that's a bit of an issue.

Tonight, I am heading to Montreal with a friend to see a show. I was really hoping to see a different show in Boston today, but the logistics just didn't work out (as well as the fact that I am broke). Traveling twelve hours each way to see a show just seemed insane. Hopefully, I will have another opportunity in the near future. I have seen a bunch of videos from the various shows they've done on YouTube, so it seemed like it would be an awesome experience, but alas it was not to be.

My birthday is next week, so I got myself a birthday present online. I got pink sunglasses, a T-shirt that says 'Keep Calm It's Going to be Totally Awesome" and the Starship DVD. I was so happy when it came nut the shirt is way too big.

So that's what's been happening. Have a great week. Hopefully I'll actually remember to update again in the near future.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Who knew Robert Munsch was so popular?

Wow, like wow, wow. I can't believe it's Friday and I haven't updated about last week yet. It was a different week last week. I was taking a food safety course two days. I thought it was supposed to be Monday and Tuesday but it was actually Tuesday and Wednesday. I did quite well...95% on the exam, so I now have a food safety certification. Yay!! I didn't actually make it to the gym last week, at all. My schedule was so screwed up, it just didn't happen. I did, however, make it to dance practice on Tuesday. That's about it, as far as resolution "progress" goes.

Being that it was Hallowe'en on Monday, I went to a couple of parties last weekend. On Friday, I dressed as Medusa - which meant cajoling Colette into putting a bunch of snakes in my hair. On Saturday, I was feeling a bit lazy, so I just went as a belly dancer. Unfortunately, when you go as a belly dancer to a party, they actually expect you to belly dance. After a couple of drinks, it probably wasn't pretty, but I had a lot of fun.

Side note: For a while now, I've been saying that I want to dress up as the Paperbag Princess for Hallowe'en one year. At the party on Friday, there was someone there that was dressed up as the Paperbag Prince. Yeah... Also, when I left the party, I stopped by the McDonald's. A girl came up to me while I was there and she started talking to me about my Medusa costume. She wanted to know where I got the snakes, because apparently, she was going to dress up as Medusa the next night. Her costume on Friday?? The Paperbag Princess. It was all very weird, but pretty cool.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Short and sweet

Wow. I am really getting late. I am just going to say what I actually did rather than go through them all. So I updated the blog. I calibrated the scale so it now looks like I lost a crazy amount of weight. I should have weighed myself before hand because I don't know the actual progress. I only made it to the gym once. I also went to dance practice. That's about it. Wow this post was really perfunctory. But when it's this late, what can you do.

Side note: The final season premiere of Chuck is tonight....sad it's ending but happy it's finally back.

Hope you all had a good week.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wow this one is crazy late. But here I am. How did I do? Not really all that good. But here goes.

  1. Updating the blog. Super duper late but here I am. 42 down, 10 to go. Wow!
  2. New job. Yeah, I still haven't really caught up with my Peter's New Jobs emails. I will try again this week. 
  3. Room cleaning. Not much happened in this area this week.
  4. Lose weight. I am pretty much where I was last week.
  5. Going to the gym. I went twice again this week. Yay me!!
  6. Old clothes and books. So um...moving on.
  7. Swear less. I certainly haven't been swearing more. I actually did pretty good I think.
  8. Dance practice. Dance classes started this week. So yay! Actual structured classes. FTW. I might be performing at a show in December so will start learning a choreography in the next couple weeks. Yay!
Anyway, not much else is new. Colette made a 'Black Forest Cake' for her friend's birthday last weekend. It was soooo good. I pretty much devoured the half of the cake that was leftover over the next couple days. Man it was good. Anyway, that's really about it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wow, I am doubtful that these posts will ever be on time again. One can dream, I guess. I really just want to sleep but I am going to do this before I do. Anyway, here's how I did this week.
  1. Update this blog. 41 down, 11 to go. Holy crap..
  2. Get a new job. No forward momentum on this front. The task for this week will be to actually read the Peter's New Jobs emails I get everyday rather than just let them sit there.
  3. Room cleaning. Yay, I have walls again. They somehow didn't fit together the way they did before, but they are up. So, progress!!
  4. Lose weight. I am a few pounds down this week so Yay!!
  5. Going to the gym. I went twice this week, so that's good.
  6. Old books and clothes. Moving on...nothing to see here.
  7. Swear less. Still swearing but I don't think it was any worse than any other week.
  8. Dance practice. I did put on music and just danced around a couple times. It wasn't practice really but I had fun, and it was more than I did many other weeks. 
Anyway, this week I finished the book 'Everything I know about love, I learned from Romance Novels' by Sarah Wendell, of the website 'Smart Bitches, Trashy Books'. I really enjoyed the book. It was quite amusing and it actually got me thinking. It also got me to read a book by an author I had never read anything by. There was an excerpt from the book 'Bet Me' by Jennifer Crusie which intrigued me. I ended up reading that book  and I really enjoyed it as well. So it was a good book reading weekend. Yay!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wow, the last few months have just flown by. It's already October...crazy!! Anyway, let's see what happened this week, shall we?
  1. Update the blog. Here I am again. 40 posts. Wow...
  2. New job. So last week was my first week as the only manager on the overnight. It went okay. There was one not so good day, but over all it was good. No news about the job I had the the telephone interview for, so that's slightly disappointing.
  3. Room cleaning. Didn't happen. Will really try to get the walls put up this week. Fingers crossed.
  4. Lose weight. I am the around same as I was last week so that's good.
  5. Going to the gym. I only made it there once this week. I will try to do better next week.
  6. Old books and clothes. Not so much.
  7. Swear less. Probably a bit more than the week before. I definitely started swearing more again once I started back on overnights. 
  8. Dance practice. I stopped holding the dance practices. It was not really well attended and people would commit and then wouldn't show. It ended up being more of a hassle than I really wanted it to be. My teacher will be back soon so that will help with the practice situation. Though I probably should practice on my own.
Not much else has happened this week. I went to see the movie "50/50" which I enjoyed. It's about a guy who finds out he has cancer and his journey. 

Anyway, have a good week!!