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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

sorry i have been mia. i have blogged a few times on blogger if you want to check it out but nothing very exciting!!!


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MARLIE13 11/9/2011 10:25PM

    Woot! Jillian would be proud.

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MBSHAZZER 11/9/2011 9:37AM

    countdown to cuba!

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new rug

Saturday, October 29, 2011

so i finally broke down and bought a new rug for our family room. i had no real issue with how the other one looked but it was stinky thanks to our dog over the past couple of years. he keeps peeing on it likely because it stinks like pee.

i have honestly been looking for rugs for like a year. the ones i love are either totally not suitable for a dog or way out of our price range. finally found one. then when we went to buy it last night as they rolled it we noticed it was torn a bit. easily fixable with some duct tape on the back though and they gave us $100 off. so happy we found that tiny tear. here is a before and after picture of our room. my mom is almost done the curtains (pale mustard color).

besides that i am really sick. laryngitis/bronchitis i believe. good times.

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SEEHOLZ 11/3/2011 11:18AM

    the tear would have made my day too! Love your fireplace with the rug and all the other stuff- is your house pretty new?

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ZIRCADIA 10/31/2011 10:45AM

    Your place looks AWESOME btw, but I love the new rug, too! :)

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SKYFYRE 10/31/2011 12:23AM

    Wow, nice casa! I love RED! Way to lively up the place!
Now, about this cold, it better go away, Cuba will be much more fun without it!!! Feel better Jen!

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HOPERY 10/30/2011 11:46PM

    The new rug makes the couches look like a different color. I too like both, but I bet you are loving the newness of the room now. And things that don't smell like pee are always better to do push ups on.

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MARLIE13 10/30/2011 1:34PM

    Ooooh that is gorgeous! Now play me a ditty on the guitar! Can we roast marshmellows in your fireplace?

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MBSHAZZER 10/30/2011 12:22PM

    I love the rug! It really changes how the whole room looks! Glad you got the $100 off, too! YAY!

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SEPPIESUSAN 10/30/2011 11:31AM

    I like both rugs! (of course I can't smell either one though). Your family room looks so cozy and contemporary - I love it. My whole house is filled with tools and 5-gallon buckets of plaster and primer.

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BRUIN2 10/29/2011 9:11PM

    Very nice! Yay for the tear!!!

Feel better soon.... Need meds for that?!

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hi guys

Thursday, October 27, 2011

i haven't been so active on here lately. just not feeling it. nothing personal. just no "spark!" i have been spinning, lifting and running.

my food is way off. hence my weight being at an all time high. i haven't been this heavy since i was pregnant. i haven't taken measurements. i am still fitting into my clothes fine but i am permanently bloated from eating out so much and too many treats. i am not sure i care though. not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

still loving the new car and super excited about our trip coming up.

i signed up for a 5k on november 6th. hopefully it doesn't kill me!

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SEEHOLZ 10/29/2011 2:26PM

    Why would a 5K kill you?
Your vacation is almost here- lucky you!

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MBSHAZZER 10/28/2011 11:05AM

    A 5k will definitel y NOT kill you! Enjoy it!

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tomorrow is ONE month to cuba

Monday, October 10, 2011

i am so excited that we are heading to cuba in one month. especially on this cool drizzly day. today is thanksgiving in canada so we are going to watch movies, go skating for fun (not hockey) and that is about it.

the only thing that worries me about cuba in a month is my giggly belly. oh my. after 2 nights of thanksgiving dinner i am looking about 4 months pregnant. i am not planning on trying to lose weight. just cleaning up my diet (again) and tightening up the mid section. this is mostly diet for me. watch the sodium, drink my water and eat good foods and i should lose the bloat.

had a pretty good workout week.
4 runs for 16 miles (highest weekly mileage in a while)
2 full body strength workouts
1 spin class

on wednesday i had to take the new car into the dealer so they could finish up a few things. when i booked the appointment they told me it would take 5 hours. when i got there due to the rain they said it would take 8 hours. i had no car, too far to get home so i had 8 hours to kill. so i walked to the gym. this gym is not the one i normally go to but is part of the chain i go to. well there is 2 of them. is that a chain? first time there. it is older but way bigger. however this was in front of the treadmills.
seriously? a vending machine full of chocolate bars and chips. how dumb is that??? this is pretty much next to the health food/supplement/cafe thing. idiots.

after working out for a couple of hours leisurely i then headed to the mall. 5 hours in a mall can be dangerous! i got new runners which i needed (back to brooks again), got a manicure (which i regret because i hate the colour and think she did a pretty crappy job) and bought a book and started to read it. i also spent some time in toys r us browsing for gift ideas for christmas. by doing all that i successfully killed 8 hours. phew!

we had 2 thanksgiving dinners this weekend. one at simon's uncles and one at my sisters. both were fun. nothing exciting to report happening at either.

our savings are dwindling so i have to start picking up more shifts at work. i have only been working 3 days a week lately and i need to work 4 at least every other week. so i will be picking up shifts. unless i win the lotto this week???

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SEEHOLZ 10/16/2011 12:41PM

    Having 8 hrs to "kill" sounds like the most fabulous thing on earth right about now-LOL- yep, my life is said-- too much work, not enough fun :( Those leisurely gym workouts rock btw- everything is so carefree.

I know a girl who's husband is from Cuba, so they go there a lot- I am sure it'll be a great adventure. Do you know anyone there or are you just going on vacation? That's a place I wouldn't mind visiting myself some day. Funny that sharon lives so close to it, yet can't go there. Weird, right?

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MARLIE13 10/13/2011 11:05PM

    So didja win the lotto yet? I thought having a donut shop or ice cream shop next to Weight Watchers or a gym was bad. Lol! Inside? Like you said, idiots! Your day of killing 8 hours sounds like it was rather productive. Oh and if I donít have a French mani or clear polish, the only color I can tolerate on my fingers is a dark dark blackish purple. Itís the extremes with me. Lol!

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SKYFYRE 10/13/2011 12:08AM

    I hope you win!! I better play if I want to win the lotto! Working more never seems like a great idea. Cuba is coming, Cuba is coming!! Oh wait more like you are going! I am so excited for you to do a picture blog when you come back from there! I can't wait to see old cars and beautiful classic 50's buildings! The diet sure does take care of the bloat, I know exactly what you men about a good one fixing the preggers look! Get to it! Thanksgiving Foods are OVER!

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MBSHAZZER 10/10/2011 7:14PM

    Jen, I am amazed at your ability to kill 8 hours just like that!

Oh, and seriously, the vending machine with junk in FRONT of the TM? At the gym? WTH??

So curious about your trip to Cuba as that is the forbidden land in the US!

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mid 30's crisis is over, well at least i hope

Monday, October 03, 2011

i hope it is over cause i got no money left to spend.

in the last few weeks i have become completely impulsive (while still be calculating) and my dh has become the voice of reason.

i finally ditched my bb which was dying a very slow death for an iphone. normally i would not do this. "always practical jen" would have used her old phone until it officially died or her contract was up. not "mid 30's crisis jen." yes i still researched and went over all my options as i always do but i chose the more fun and expensive option. simon didn't even believe i would go through with it and was super surprised when he got home and saw me playing with it.

i have also been toying with the idea of getting a new car. simon has been the voice of reason. this is just crazy! he is the impulsive one that i have to rein in! not on this one and he lost. i do believe deep down he wanted a new car too but was trying to be the voice of reason. we picked up our new car on saturday. i am so in love with it! seriously in LOVE! it drives so nice. it doesn't feel like a small car from the inside at all. the colour reminds me of vanilla icecream. the colour is called vanilla so i am assuming that is what the car maker was going from. i LOVE it. oh did i tell you that already? here is a picture of the car and h. do you notice h's scull shirt? he will only wear jeans and shirts with sculls now. kids are silly.

my parents are in europe for another few weeks and h wants to keep the new car a surprise so i have had to contain myself from posting about it on facebook or really talking about it with "real Live" realworld friends.

besides that going on last week i think i ended up the week getting all my exercise goals in and my food was pretty good too.

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SEEHOLZ 10/9/2011 3:24PM

    Hey, you KNOW you deserve it!!! I felt the same way when I got my I-phone. I opt for practical most of the time too... even though I realized that I am less frugal in my 30's. The coupon cutting has been pretty non-existent, as has the garage sale shopping-LOL. I guess, on the upside, my shopping in general, has been limited due to time constaints, but yes, I am still in love with my I-phone, so I don't have regrets when I do see my monthly phone bill-LOL!
Enjoy your new car- I always wanted to figure out how to keep that new car smell... forever-LOL.

As for H... I remember those days. For us, it was T-shirts and sweats... once he tried to convince me to let him wear sweats to a formal event-LOL- and those long sleep shirts and sweaters were given away pretty much brand new. I feel hopeful though- at age 15, we have come ways... he does wear jeans these days-hehehe. Give him time and he'll find some new "obsession" and you'd think we are lucky with boys, right? Can you imagine a little girl ?

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RAWKNRUN 10/5/2011 2:54PM

  VERY COOL JEN! Dying for an android or Iphone but being practical in my mid-thirties! lol, it's really no fun. The care is so cute! Love!

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MBSHAZZER 10/5/2011 9:25AM

    HAH! Love the mid 30's crisis! Wait till you hit 40! :D

Enjoy your new car! and the iPhone. You know how I have a "thing" about Lulu? I feel the same way about Apple... but Larry just got an Android and it's calling my name.....

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SEPPIESUSAN 10/4/2011 12:00PM

    New cool phone and new cool car? Congrats...I'm a little jealous!

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WAVEDANCER7 10/3/2011 10:41PM

    What kind of car is that?! I love H's new sense of style. Cool dude. ;)

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HOPERY 10/3/2011 9:02PM

    Sounds like a fun crisis! Maybe I should have me one of those.

Great job with the food and workouts!

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