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Oh sure, I can laugh now

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I found this little recap on my "myspace" page and thought that I would share. Everyone needs a good chuckle now and then.

August 24, 2005
The camping Gods must hate me.
Two and half hours after leaving Calgary we arrived at campsite 22. In case you've never put up a 10' x 12' tent by yourself, it's not the easiest thing to do but I did it! and that was pretty much my only accomplishment in our 2 days away. With the tent up & air mattresses aired, we headed for the Lake. Can I just say that if you make something a tourist attraction, and expect 1000's of people to visit it you should make sure the beach and water are clean. BLECH!!! After an hour of watching the boys brave the algae filled water (you have to walk out six feet before there isn't a skiff of algae on the lake) we headed back to the campground. My first job is to get the BBQ (charcoal) up and running so I can make supper. It's a wonder I didn't blow myself up with all the lighter fluid I used. Come to find out (and you all probably knew this) you have to pyramid the coals, soak it with fluid and let it absorb a bit before you hit it with a lighter. click, click, click... no flame in the lighter... so I grab a match. It's 45 mins later, I've gone through 1/4 of the container of lighter fluid, called Glen and VOILA! it's lit. We ate supper at 9:00 at night. Meanwhile, I have to get a fire started. *sigh* Chop wood, set it up and light a match, right? NO. Not when I'm in charge. Nearly a full box of matches later (there are 32 in a box, btw) I have a beautiful roaring fire. Hot chocolate, wash the dishes and put the fire out. OK, now I've almost blown myself up. Apparently, throwing the dishwater on the fire to put it out was a very bad idea as I am now covered in ashes and seriously rethinking any future plans for camping.

(side note: Colin and Logan have now said "if glen was here" approximately 38 times)

Tuesday morning I wake up to a dancing Colin and a plea for me to crawl out of my toasty warm bed to run to the bathroom with him. I'm am so getting "mother of the year" for this one. Get back, get snuggled and I hear "mommy I need to go, too". RAWR Thankfully, by the time I get to the van (15 feet away) Logan has already reached the bathroom... I'm still rooting thru the van for food when he comes back and gives me heck for not running there with him. Back in the tent and having dined on a gourmet breakfast of cereal bars, we snuzzle back into our sleeping bags for just a few more minutes. *drip, drip, drip* GRRRRR "Mommy, the tent's leaking". (can I cry now?)

Now there was some last resort hoping that the rain would end and we could stay another night BUT sufficed to say the tent, etc was torn down and crammed into the van the moment I heard from the office that I could get a (HA HA F'ING HA) rain check to come stay another night....

We're back in Calgary now.

  
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MELBERT1 3/23/2008 2:24PM

    definately put a smile on my face. love how you write! it really makes me feel like i was there with you... can picture it all. good one!

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Workout Poker

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 18
~ 30 mins of activity ~ 30 pushups (any style)
~ 100 crunches (any style) ~ 30 squats ~ 30 lunges
~ 3 things I like about my body ~ a blog entry

I've been waiting by the phone for over 24 hours now and I still haven't heard back about the interview. Talk about suspense! I am NOT worried.
I have to say, today's workout poker kicked my butt. I took Hughy out tonight and we played hard for half an hour. Both of us are near passed out now. :~) Unfortunately, before I could get comfy I had some more work today. So I did:
-26 modified pushups and 4 regular ones,
-50 regular crunches, 25 oblique crunches on each side, 25 reverse crunches
-30 lunges (on each side)
-30 squats
Now's the tricky part.... three things that I like about my body. Ok, I can do this
1) my waist (27")
2) my calves and
3) my stomach (it's almost never-had-a-kid flat again)
On top of all that, I've stayed within my calories (1964), I ate seven servings of fruits/veggies AND I've had over 2.8L of water.

Permission to nap now :~)

  
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PREMMERIDIAN 3/19/2008 12:00PM

    You kick my butt in fiber and water! Thank goodness that hasn't come up in poker yet. Those stakes are a little too rich for my budget I think...

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The luck of the Irish

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I had my interview at the fitness centre tonight and I really think I have a chance at getting the job. I'd start out in customer service but I could work my way up to fitness trainer. It's definitely my dream job. The GM and I had a really good discussion about what we both want and we agreed on absolutely everything. That's got to be a good sign. And having the interview on St. Patrick's Day can't hurt. :~)

It was a good Spark-day, too. I had 7 servings of fruit & vegetables, 9 glasses of water AND I stayed within calorie range. I didn't do any exercise tonight but I'm a little achy from the weekend so I'll get back at it tomorrow.

  
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PREMMERIDIAN 3/18/2008 1:57PM

    Good luck with the fitness centre job! I can already tell you'll rock their socks off if you get it. :-)



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The good, the bad & the f'ugly

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Alright, the good: I have an interview at Goodlife on Monday. I had a quick run tonight with Hughy the WonderDog. Not as good as last week's but good nonetheless.
The bad: I haven't been in calorie range in FOUR days. I'm so mad at myself. And I know I shouldn't be so now ....
The f'ugly: I'm in a funk, a blue mood, whatever you call something that makes you so sad that you'll cry for no real reason and so angry that spilled chicken soup will send you over the edge. Not to mention the extra chips and chocolate that I've eaten in the last four days. I hate this. I have so many good things going on and this little black cloud over my head is ruining it all. I guess I need a good wind to blow it away.

  
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KWASYLIW 3/13/2008 3:26PM

    (((((HUGS)))))

Penny, I completely understand how you are feeling because I tend to be in the same spot more times than I would like to count. I just want you to know that I am here if you need to talk!!!

Try to concentrate on the good. You are a strong, healthy and wonderful lady.

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Roughnecks Rock!

Sunday, March 09, 2008


I've become a fan of the NLL Calgary Roughnecks. I started watching them on tv this season and tonight (thanks to Kerry) I got to see them live. Holy wow lacrosse is a brutal sport. I think G & I will get season tickets next season though.

I was such a good Sparker today. Not only did I eat within my calorie range, including 6 servings for fruit and vegetables, AND drink plenty of water BUT I did an hour of aerobics and an hour of strength training. I'm pretty poopered tonight. Which reminds me, I'd better get to bed because I run in the morning and thanks to the silly time change I'm already losing an hour of sleep :~)

  
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KWASYLIW 3/9/2008 12:46PM

    Got to love men with sticks! Go Roughnecks go!!!

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