2008, the year I changed my life! ...2009, the year I took my life to a whole new level! ...2010, upward and ONWARD! :)

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Creepy Crawlies

I don't know what posessed me to dream this, but I had a Fear Factor type dream.

I was sitting in the back seat of a car... when I looked out the front window, only to notice some sort of snake coiled around the windshield wipers... at first it did not freak me out. But then I noitced some spiders crawling around out there too!!! Then I realized that they are not just on the outside of the car, but they were also on the inside, with ME!!!! I wanted to get out of that back seat, but as I motioned over to get out the passenger side, a HUGE spider crawled across the door near the handle! Yikes, I was in such a panic to get out of that car, I barely waited for the spider to get out of my way.... I burst out of there like a bat out of hell!
End Dream sequence

What do you think that means?

Monday, May 29, 2006

Let's get physical!

Today I made my yearly trip to Edmonton for my physical with the best doctor in the entire world!!! (I almost cancelled my appointment, because someone made me feel that what I was doing was unnecessary) Thank goodness I didn't!
I forgot how awesome she is! (And she assured me that I'm not the only one that commutes the 3 hours to come see her for their physical! ...Yes, she's that good!!!)
How many of you can say you felt this good about getting a physical? LOL! Yes... I'm one SICK puppy!

Tomorrow is my last full day of work with my present group. I'm totally looking forward to the change! Chad, Africa here I come! :) (Well, not literally... but that's where my new group focusses their efforts! Will be totally new and challenging for me! Bring it on!)

PS... RE: getting a kitty. I went to the Humane Society with Katz on Saturday, but I came home with nothing. I was scared to make a hasty decision, so I didn't get one. None of the kitties were screaming at me "TAKE ME HOME!" Maybe next time.

Friday, May 26, 2006

I need a new friend!

I am seriously in need a friend.
One that will greet me at the door when I come home from a rough day at work. One that is counting on me to feed it when it's hungry. One that needs my love and affection as much as I need his. So it has been decided...

I'm getting a cat! :)

Yup! I'm going to the Humane Society tomorrow with a girl friend, to see if I can find just that friend. Not sure if it's a great time to bring a new baby into my home, as I'm spending Sunday night in Leduc... but I can't keep pretending I don't think this is a good idea. I know it is!!!

A cat is better then a boy friend any ways...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

not much going on here

Went to Yoga yesterday, it was a different instructor then I am used to. She was using some old music and her own choreography... It was too fast, I didn't like it! I introduced myself to her after class, and she was very nice.

After that, I went and got some groceries, and came home to watch the Flames (Oops, Freudian slip... I mean OILERS) kick some Anaheim butt (which they did, just barely!) and then got a call at 8:30pm from a friend that she was coming over to show me her new car. (She is a girl that seems to have all of these "get rich quick" schemes, which I honestly think are all bullsh*t, and I don't hesitate to let her know) She bought a 1991 Misubishi Shadow Elcipse Spyder Convertible in the States, which she plans on selling here in Calgary for $5000 more then she paid for it.

I wish her luck. All I can say is that I would never want to become a used car salesman only to make a quick buck... but that's my opinion.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Double baby shower

I took today off teaching to enjoy the company of my old group. We got together for a surprise shower to congratulate two of my old team members on their new baby's arriving next month. How exciting!

I had 2 pieces of ice cream cake. :) It was dammmn good!!!

Tonight off to yoga and then back home to watch the Oilers kick some Anaheim butt!!! :)

PS... today was my first chiropractor appointment. I have a weak lower back! I kinda suspected that. I'll continue doing the stretches and see if there are any improvements on my next appt.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Momma got a new pair of shoes

Like I really needed them...

They were far too cute to pass up!

I got them at a store that sells designer fashions for half the price. (and no, it wasn't Winners)

This store is called the Designer Depot, and I think it's affiliated with the Bay and Zellers. It was pretty cool in there!! I could have bought way more!!! But I had to stop myself!!!

Before I got to the till I noticed that one shoe was a 7 and one was a 7.5... luckly for me, it was my big foot that was the 7.5 :) It totally worked out!

Car Shopping

I'm in love... I think my next vehicle will be the Mazda 3! I took it for a test drive today and it was awesome!!!

I also took the Toyota Matrix out for a test drive. I thought the 2 cars were very similar, just from what I've seen in magazines and on-line... I could not have been more wrong!

The Mazda made the Toyota look like a toy! lol
The Mazda was amazing, it has so many features! (after driving an Element for almost a year, I've learned to live without features... but after the test drive, I realize how much better they really can make your drive!!!) It was a really sporty little car! It kinda reminded me of my old Nissan (I think I am getting nostalgic now! lol) And I'd definitely get it in "Winning Blue". It was sooo hot looking!! :)

Click on the Mazda Link and find the Mazda 3. What do you think?
Are you a fan of the Mazda???

Friday, May 19, 2006

Long weekend :)

It's the friday of the start of a LONG WEEKEND!!! Yahoo!

I don't have any huge plans, tomorrow I am going car shopping with Isaac, tomorrow night I'm going to a BBQ in Canmore to meet the girls on my mountain bike team! That should be fun!

Sunday and Monday I'll either spend rollerblading, or biking depending on the weather. Oh heck, maybe I'll even just relax!!! :)

In other news... Yesterday I recieved my certification to teach Cardio KICK (my gym's version of TaiBo) I am so happy!!! I can't wait to start teaching it! Hopefully in June! Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Neo Citran is my BFF

Lately, I have been requiring a nice hot cup of Neo Citran to get to bed. (due to the tightness of my throat, it soothes the area and allows me to get some sleep) And last night was NO exception!

At about 2pm yesterday, while I was at work, I started to feel my throat get tight, by 8pm... I was afraid it was going to become completely shut off!!! I could barely swallow!!! I was almost in panic mode when my friend called, and talked me out of freaking out. She suggested I make a big mug of Neo Citran DM... which was exactly what the DR. ordered. Not only did it bring down the swelling of my throat, but I also had the best sleep in a long time! Ahhhh... That is good news!

...2 more days on this antibiotics should do the trick! I HOPE!!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Antibiotics are good!

I wasn't one of those kids that their mother would drag to the doctor every time they made a little "couch, cough" sound... I am thankful for that!

I went to the MD yesterday, and she finally prescribed me some antibiotics. I took 2 pills and am feeling a WORLD better today! I need to keep taking one pill a day till Friday but so far it is working like a charm to fight the infection/virus I had in my throat! Hooray! I'm so glad my body is not immune to antibiotics like a lot of people of my generation who's parents took them to get drugs for EVERYTHING that made them sick as a kid!
(Actually, come to think of it, I wasn't a very sick kid... perfect attendance every year in grade and High School, as a matter of fact :)

Monday, May 15, 2006

Back from my Hiatus...

... And still sick! :(
And to add insult to injury, I threw up this morning. Lovely.

Now I can't get back to sleep, and it's 4am. My alarm goes off at 6:15. I don't want to call in sick to work, cause it's supposed to be my first day back after my holidays... but if I'm still coughing and all stuffed up in the morning, I'm going to have to go see a REAL doctor tomorrow and get some REAL drugs... this Nasal spray and Advil Cold and Sinus that the DR. at the MediCenter prescribed me to take aren't making any impact on my symptoms. (They are actually worse this weekend!) Katz thinks they are allergies, but I didn't think allergies could make one sick and puke. Maybe it wasn't the same sickness that made me puke... maybe it was just what I ate yesterday?

I'm sure you all wanted to hear about this, especially after not hearing from me in almost a week... Ugh, trust me, I wish I didn't have this to report!
Being sick sucks!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

I have a short leg

I was at the Women's Show this past weekend, and I was places on this chiropractic alignment machine thingy... It said that my hips are really out of alignment! (I believe it because when I first started yoga, I felt a lot of discomfort doing the hip opener exercises!) I also wondered how come when I'd hem a new pair of pants that if I did not measure the leg length individually I'd get one leg either too long or too short. It's because of this HIP IMBALANCE, that's why! Read this article... you might be imbalanced too!

After my holiday (or maybe during?) I will make an appointment to see a chiropractor, and see what he can do for me and this issue. If I can fix it now, I'll be better off later! :)

Meditation for Stress Reduction

Please read the following article. MEDITATION ARTICLE
I believe everyone can benefit from a little daily meditating.


Since I am leaving my current group in June, my geologist K. has asked if she can take me out to lunch. I actually have a free lunch hour today, so I took her up on her offer! We are going for vietnamese at one of my fave Viet. restaurants downtown.
Mmmm. I love vermicelli bowls with spring rolls! Sooo good!

Then I have a dentist appt. tonight at 5pm. ...Just a cleaning, nothing major. I can't wait till my next orthodontist appt. Hopefully she can change my wires and we can work on that mid-line issue!!!

Still waiting to hear back from Isaac re: our date tonight. I'm going to let him message me... if he really wants to see me, he'll make sure we are still on. Or maybe I expect too much outta these guys???

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Poor Flames!

I'm glad I didn't get all excited to go watch game 7. Flames lost it ROYALLY... now they are out of the playoff run. :( Our city just won't be the same till next season.

I have a date to hang out with Isaac tomorrow. Not sure what we will do, but I'm sure it'll be fun!
Then Friday Ken and Jen come to visit! :) I need to get 5 beds ready! Yikes... do I have room for the McEachern family here? Will 1050 sq ft. be enough for us all? LOL For one night, we should be alright! :)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

My aura is RED

Your Aura is Red

Your Personality: Self-confident and stunning, you live in the now! You love life and experience all it has to offer.

You in Love: You're a bit private and have trouble opening up. You need a secure guy who can deal with your independence.

Your Career: Your ideal job gives you a ton of control and concrete results. Consider being a chef, surgeon, or architect.


We watched the game together last night. It was nice! He was very chill and fun to be around. Maybe we will do it again, sometime.
... He never suggested that we should. So maybe we won't. I give up!!!

Monday, May 01, 2006

A good first date? REALLY?

It's true! I've finally managed to have a good first date last night!
His name is Isaac. (cool name, I like him more already!) He's 25 and originally from PEI.

Totally easy to talk to. He told me I was better looking then my pictures... gotta love that compliment! We have another date to watch the Flames play tonight! Yay!

Boil on my Semprini!

(Jenny, you'll probably be the only one that get's that!)
For all the rest of you, I have a pimple on my bum. And it friggen hurts... mostly to SIT DOWN!!! LOL
(Yeah I know, that was gross, but hey... that's my life. What can ya do?)

I tried to "get it" last night, but my spine doesn't twist that way... trust me, it's not easy trying to spin your head around backwards... Even with all the yoga I do! :)

I think I should go see a doctor about these break outs... they are causing me emotional grief! Grrr...

Lost my Voice

Yes, it's true. I can't talk today! I woke up and basically nothing but squeaks comes out! It's terrible, because I love talking! Ughhh... If I'm still mute by tomorrow, I'm going to need to find a sub for my spin class!