Saturday, July 26, 2008

this is for sure our best day ever!!

that is me exclaiming to my mom, auntie pat, cousin colleen and my new friend stephanie after a full day of searching through general stores, candle shops, christmas stores, etc. (maryann imagine that store in wakefield 10 times bigger with super cheap prices!!!!)
we started at 8:30 am and my mom and i just arrived home at 8:00 pm.
rain and crazy drivers could not deter us one bit.
then i got to see colleen's beautiful farmhouse which is exactly as i would envision my own home. bee-u-ti-ful!! and filled with kate-like knick-knacks!
and a whole room devoted to quilting!! sigh...
off to camp tomorrow morn for a fun and (hopefully) non-medical emergency week.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I'm off to camp this weekend! Today I will travel to Hamilton to see my mom and little Ramona and my mom's new house, then, Saturday I'll head up to Ryerson Camp for a week to be........
the camp nurse!!!!
I am so excited to be back at camp. It has been 4 years since I was there. as per usual, I have over packed, but I want to make sure I have everything I could need.

I'll have some pictures and tales to tell when I get back.

see you in the future!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

You lie, in faith; for you are call'd plain Kate,
And bonny Kate and sometimes Kate the curst;
But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom
Kate of Kate Hall, my super-dainty Kate,
For dainties are all Kates, and therefore, Kate,
Take this of me, Kate of my consolation;
Hearing thy mildness praised in every town,
Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded,
Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs,
Myself am moved to woo thee for my wife.

-William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act II, scene I.

Friday, July 18, 2008

a little update..

so at the beginning of June I joined goodlife fitness, after a lifetime of going on and on about how i hate the gym and would only ever do physical activity if I was tricked into it (tricked meaning doing something I enjoy while getting physical activity... ie. snowboarding, canoeing...and that's pretty much it!) so as not many of my friends do a lot of canoeing (well maybe the real problem is that none of us have a canoe)... and there has not been a lot of snowboarding opportunities since moving to Ottawa, (now we have a car so this winter there will be a snow pass in store!) so because of all this lack of trickery into activity, i had gained *ahem* a few extra pounds since coming to school and a *cough, cough* little more after i got married... (who knew eating husband sized portions of food would do that to you!)

so anyway, i joined goodlife in june and i am proud to say that i have lost 6 pounds. i had a trainer but then she quit the gym and it has been over a month and i just started with my new trainer yesterday... and she was thoroughly impressed that I managed to lose the 6 pounds all on my own!

that was a nice surprise.

i don't always love the gym (i'm sure that i'm not alone in this!), but there is something so satisfying about riding that bike until sweat stings my eyes or to drive home after doing some weights and having my arms hurt while i'm shifting.

so friends, if you are like me and feared the gym and all the crazy machines and felt frightened and alone when you walk in... it really is not so bad.

the club that i go to most frequently is a women's only club and that certainly made it easier.