Monday, September 21, 2009

Perfume Gone Wrong

I like to smell good just as much as the next person. Who doesn't? Well maybe some of the people I sit next to on public transportation. But I am guessing that MOST people like to smell good. A little spritz here and there before you head out the door to wherever it is you are going. Maybe an extra spritz or two for a special occasion, I'm not going to judge. But when people can smell you from miles and miles away I think that is a pretty good sign that you have spritzed one or TWENTY too many times.

Last week Chris and I went to our usual spot to watch the Seahawks game and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of football. All was going well, the pizza was yummy, the Seahawks were winning, nothing could spoil my afternoon. That was until they arrived. Who are they you ask? Well a table of about 5. A few were kids, there was at least one guy and the a couple of nasty hoochies. Yeah that's right I said hoochies. You know the type I am talking about. Tight pants, short shirts, more makeup than one human being should EVER wear. All around NASTY! They were sitting right behind us and almost immediately I was overpowered by the smell. So strong my eyes watered and soon enough the headache came. Was it necessary for her to have bathed in her perfume that day? Cause that is exactly what it seemed like. Like she had soaked in a tub of it for a few hours so that it was pouring out of her pores with such strength I wanted to vomit.
The part I don't get is why the guy you were with never informed you that you smelled like an actual factory that makes perfume. It sort of defeats the purpose of smelling good if what you smell like actually makes people around you vomit or pass out. I wonder if she even realizes that just a few spritzes has a good and lasting effect? Oh well I suppose had she not bathed in her perfume I would not have had this lovely little story to share with you all.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm Baaaack!! Again...I Think...

I figure that one of these days when I say I am back to blogging I actually will be. I don't know what has gotten in to me. I love to write and this blog has been a constant for me since we moved to Boston 5 years ago. FIVE years people!!! Why does life seem to pass us by so quickly?!?

So a few quick things, some I will talk more about later.

Back in May/June I had a little bit of a health scare. I found a lump in my left breast, went to the doctor, she also felt it and sent me to a breast surgeon. The surgeon sent me for a mammogram, the radiologist sent me for an ultrasound of my right breast after he saw something on the right side also. Had ultrasound and had my surgeon call me a few days later to tell me the lump on the left was a fibroedenoma which is a benign tumor but there was something "suspicious" on the right and she wanted me to have a biopsy. Suspicious is NOT the word you want to here in this situation. I went back to see my surgeon who showed me the films from the mammogram. It was scary. The lump on the left was just as she had described it. Round/ovalish and very smooth. Nothing to be scared about. The lump on the right however looked like a jagged starfish and was about the size of a pea. Off I went the following week for a biopsy. Not nearly the torturous experience I was convinced it was going to be. In fact I didn't feel a thing. After that I was sent home to just wait for the results. If I am being totally honest I was certain the only call I was going to receive was one to tell me I had cancer. Two days later I got a call from my surgeon that the biopsy was negative and there was NO sign of cancer. Praise the Lord. I felt like I could finally breathe again. Next up was scheduling my surgery to remove both lumps. More specifically the one on the left because of the size of it. 6 cm people. It is huge. I still have yet to have my surgery and am expecting to have it in October/November. I am scared out of my wits to have surgery. Mostly cause I am a big fraidy cat. The thought of anesthesia just creeps me right the heck out. But you gotta do what you gotta do I suppose. I will write more about this whole situation another day when I have more time.

In August Chris and I went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a week with Chris's sister Alicia and her husband Paul. I really love it down there. The condo we stay in is right on the ocean and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean is amazing. We had an awesome week and I can't wait to go back. For pics of our vacation you can click HERE and HERE!!


Last weekend, Sept 12th to be exact Chris and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. I feel blessed to have such a wonderful man in my life. We are far from perfect and sometimes we bicker till we want to wring each others necks but I love him very much and couldn't have asked for a better partner in this life. We had an amazing dinner at the Capital Grille downtown Boston on Newbury Street. We spent the night at the Colonnade Hotel (also downtown), had a wonderful breakfast in the morning. It was a wonderful time.Well I think that is about it for now. Perhaps if you are lucky I will be back later with a more detailed post about our anniversary dinner etc. I know you want to know all those boring details like what I had for dessert. But for now this is a good start trying to get back into the swing of things with this blog. There are many more stories to be told. A lot to keep you all updated on as far as where we will be living come April 2010. Stay tuned it's about to get crazy around here!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Golfing

Back in May Chris asked me if I would be interested in going to a ladies golf clinic. It would be 3 2-hour sessions on Saturday mornings. Of course I was interested so he signed me up.

The funny thing is that before I met Chris I would have never even considered taking up golfing. I think what I learned with golf it is either something you love or you hate. There is no middle ground. Fortunately for Chris I quickly grew to love golf and wanted to learn more about it. A few years ago Chris got me clubs for Christmas. We have spent a lot of time at the driving range and have been golfing a few times. I really do enjoy it and jumped at the chance to learn from professional golfers in a setting with other ladies at my level.

The first session was spent hitting balls off the tee and working on our swing and all the fundamentals. It is amazing how many little things need to be right for you to hit a good and accurate golf shot. I tend to hit the ball well off the tee and both instructors were very impressed with my swing. That of course made me feel good and gave me a little more confidence. A few tips here and there and I was hitting the ball better than I ever had. Now if only I could manage to remember all those things every time I go golfing I would be awesome. Ha!

The second and third sessions were spent working on our short game. Chipping and putting. If there is one thing I learned from these lessons it is that I need desperate help in my short game. Chipping more so than putting. If I could just get my chipping sorted and get a little better at putting I will def start putting up better scores when I go golfing. Good thing golf is a life long game and something you are constantly working at and improving at. Even the best have coaches and are always working on their game.

A few weeks ago Chris and I went golfing at an executive course. It was a spur of the moment decision so we weren't really dressed for it and it had been raining earlier that day so we decided to only golf the back 9. I drove the ball pretty well but as always my short game was my undoing. Should be interesting to see how I do in Myrtle Beach next month. We had fun and we even ran into some wildlife....Below is a video Chris took on one of the holes. Don't mind my really awesome golf outfit with my jeans rolled up cause they were so wet from the rain. I am looking awesome and sweaty!! I also thought Chris was taking a pic at the end which is why I looked like I was posing for a picture and never actually said anything.
video

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

BOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Ok so I just had written a big long post all about my Ladies Golf Clinic with pictures AND video and it seems blogger ate it. SO now you will have to wait till tomorrow cause there is no way I am re writing that whole thing tonight. So I guess it just means you will have to come back again tomorrow. ;)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Back In The Saddle

OK so I did not mean to go on a blogging hiatus but it seems like that is exactly what I did. The good news is that I THINK I am back. I have many many stories to tell from the past 2 months. From golfing to doctors appointments to baseball games I am certain to keep you all entertained for at least a few weeks. That is if any of you actually still check in here from time to time. Of course at this very moment I need to head to work so you will just have to have enough faith in me to come back later and trust there will be a new post awaiting you. ;)

Friday, May 01, 2009

New Neighbors

These little guys have been hanging around our place lately. Belle is pretty unimpressed about it but I thought they were pretty cute so I snapped some pics. I have also decided to name them Ed and Gladys. We can hear them every morning cooing away. Click HERE to hear what we hear everyday. We did some research to find out what kind of birds they are. Turns out they are doves, more specifically we are pretty sure they are Mourning Doves.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Where's Evey?!

I am sure by now you have all created your very own Where's Evey game. Have no fear though because HERE I am! I feel like either my life is that boring so I have nothing to write about or I have just been busy and blogging has not been at the top of my priority list. I like to think it is the busy reason and not just cause I am lame. So yeah, I have been busy...

A week or so ago our fridge died. The sucky part of this is that our apartment did not come with a fridge so therefore we had to buy a new one. We toyed with the idea of a used one from Craigslist but then decided we didn't want to become the next victims of the Craigslist killer. That and we didn't want to spend 200 bucks on a fridge that for all we know could break in a month. I might as well just throw the money straight into a shredder. But then we were torn about buying a brand new one because we are wanting and hoping to move within the next 6-8 months. Ultimately we decided we could sell it for a little less than what we paid considering it will still be so new and have warranty on it or we can just take it with us. So we shopped around and decided Sears was offering the best deal and so we got a Kenmore for $445. We paid 75 on top of that for delivery and haul away of the old fridge but we get the 75 back so that is alright. Our old fridge was a smaller sized fridge and now we have this big one and we just don't know what to do with all the space. It is GREAT! We have been so busy though we still have not had a chance to get groceries and fill it up with tasty goodness. Hopefully we will do that this weekend. So far Kenny Kenmore is enjoying his time in our kitchen. And we are excited to have a big person fridge.
We also bought a new microwave the other night because I am a genius and broke the old one. Basically we were making a frozen pizza in the oven and I set the timer on the microwave for 23 minutes. Only thing is I didn't set the timer I actually turned the microwave on and didn't notice for 18 minutes. So it no longer worked after I basically forced it to cook it's own motor. ha ha! But now we have a pretty red one named Emmy Emerson.So there you have it. See my life IS exciting. Don't be jealous!!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Support and Accountability



I had an interesting conversation with a friend the other day about weight loss and how it can change a person. A comment had been made that a lot of people change so much through the process that it is hard to know who they are anymore and some people struggle to identify with a person they have known their entire life. After our conversation I spent some time thinking about what we had talked about and wondered about my own weight loss and how it would affect those in my life when all is said and done.

I think for people who have been overweight their entire lives I can definitely see how people would struggle to relate to them after they lose a lot of weight. If your in your 30's and and have never known what it is like to be slim and healthy then there is a good chance no one ever got to see the real you because you spent your life hiding behind your weight and your insecurities. You had a lifetime of hurt and disappointment because lets face it people aren't always nice to fat people. I think it is important for the friends and family of the overweight person to support them through the whole process and even if they seem different after they have lost their weight get to know them all over again. Chances are that you will be seeing who they really are after all those years trapped in their own body. I think in the end it can only be a good thing.

For people like me who have not always been overweight I think it is different. Most of the people in my life have known the slimmer and more confident and outgoing person I used to be. Even now when I am in my comfort zone with friends or family that confident side shows a little bit. I have definitely become a little more guarded since I have been overweight and some might assume my shyness has a lot to do with my weight as well. But the reality is that I am terribly shy and have been my whole life. My hope is that WHEN ( not if) I get all this weight off people will see who I was before the weight and realize I am still that person. Hopefully it will just be with a lot more confidence and a lot more happiness.

I think the important thing is whether you know someone who has been overweight their entire life or just part of it you need to support them no matter what. Support and encouragement goes a long long way in this. Weight loss is a struggle on so many different levels and the more people
you have pushing you and encouraging you and holding you accountable the better.

As I was looking for a picture to post with this I came across this one below. HA HA! I guess I am overweight so I am allowed to laugh at this one. he he!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Wednesday Musings

I really don't have anything super exciting to talk about but I figure if I don't start writing on this blog with some consistency my readers who are still around will eventually leave for good. And since we don't want that I thought I would ramble this morning. About what I am not really sure but I am sure I will come up with something entertaining.Oh, I know. In the winter when the sidewalks are covered in snow and all the LAME people in Boston don't shovel the sidewalks in front of their house's dog poop collects in the snow. I get that because sometimes when Belle poops in the snow and it sinks all the way to the bottom it is hard to find it. The sucky part of this is that when spring hits and all the snow melts there is POOP everywhere on the sidewalk. It is sort of really gross. Now, if all the LAME people from Boston would just shovel the sidewalks in front of their houses like normal people in other cities usually do this would not be a problem. But alas they do not so therefore there will always be poopy sidewalks in the spring.

The other day when I was at the gym on the treadmill there was a rather large (and by large I mean muscular) man on the treadmill two over for me. He started running and all was good, I had my ipod on and I was just happily and very briskly walking singing in my head when all of a sudden I hear this LOUD breathing. It was almost like someone on a ventilator pumping to keep them alive. Well at least they are loud like that on TV. Anyways there he was running full speed ahead and breathing louder than a radiator in heat during a winter storm. I realize that made NO sense but I left it there anyways for comedic and dramatic effect. Just try to picture what that would sound like if it in any way made any sense whatsoever. He clearly didn't seem to care because he just kept on running and breathing like a wild elephant with a sinus cold. Or maybe he didn't even realize because he was in the zone. All I know is even with turning my ipod up all most all the way I could STILL hear him.

Looks like another gloomy day out in Boston today. As long as the rain stays away for my dog walks this afternoon I will be happy. Then it will be off to the gym and then home for supper and LOST! Hooray!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Working Out

Chris and I joined the gym the other day. I have lost weight in the past without the use of a gym but this time around I figured if it is another tool that will help me reach my goals and be healthier then why not. I also liked the idea of Chris and I being able to work out together and push each other every day.

The last time I worked out in a gym was back in the day when I weighed 125 pounds and was in good shape. Going to the gym for the first time recently was really hard for me. Not because I hate to exercise, that I actually like. But because I was so insecure and so worried about everyone watching the fat chick. After we got there though I quickly realized that pretty much everyone there could care less about what I was doing. It didn't take me long to forget about everyone else and just worry about me. I am sure I will feel intimidated for a little while till I settle into my routines and start feeling a little more confident in myself.

Prepare yourself folks cause this fat chick is on the way out. Be prepared for a much skinnier and most likely happier Evey.

We are going to Myrtle Beach in August and I am determined not too look like a beached whale in my bathing suit like I am sure I did last summer. Beach body in the works, stay tuned to see how it turns out :)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Has Definitely Arrived

As much as I love winter and all the snow that comes with it I also love springtime. I love when each day gets a little warmer, the birds are out singing at the top of their lungs in the morning and all the flowers start to bloom and the trees and grass turn green. The weather this year has been a little unpredictable though. Just when you think it is warming up it snows the next day. However this time I am positive spring is here for good. It has been raining off and on since Saturday and yesterday I heard thunder. Thunder has to mean it is here to stay right? RIGHT!?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cuteness!!

I did not have the blinds open very far the other day but right on this little ottoman there was just enough shining right onto it. We bought this ottoman for Belle so she could sit and look out the window. Well on this day she curled up in a little ball on it and laid there for hours in the sun. Too cute!

TGIF!!

I thought this week would never end. Yet here I am on Friday and SO happy about it.

I am excited for American Idol tonight. Chris and I go to a friends on Fridays and have dinner and watch that weeks episodes. So I am looking forward to that. I think tomorrow we are going to hit up the YMCA and join. We both (more me) need to start going to the gym on a regular basis and be more committed to losing weight and being healthier. They have a family membership there that is not even 60 bucks a month. Not a bad deal for both of us to be able to go to the gym. Hopefully the weather is nice and the rain stays away on Saturday and Sunday so we can take Belle and Madison for a hike. Madison is our friends dog and we are taking care of her this weekend.

Chris and I are desperate to find a new church. Somewhere that we will feel connected to and at home. I am hoping to try out a new church this Sunday so wish us luck.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yep, I'm Five

I have a habit of spilling things. Mostly on myself but sometimes I tend to spill my drinks. Last night I went out to dinner to Uno's with some friends and almost as soon as I sat down I spilled my whole glass of diet coke all over the floor. When the waiter brought me a new drink I was thrilled to have him bring me one of those kid cups with a lid. And I am not being sarcastic, I was actually really excited about it. Don't be jealous!

Friday, March 20, 2009

So I'm Thinkin....



Is it August 22nd yet?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Love Letter From Evey

Dear Cadbury Mini Eggs,

I really love you. I love you more than I know how to put into words. I love you so much in fact I could eat a giant bag of you until I went into a sugar coma. And even then I would still want more. I am convinced now more than ever that you are an evil evil thing sent straight from the fiery depths of Hades. I thank God everyday that your tasty and delectable goodness is only available to me this time of year. Why oh why do you have to be so delicious? Why could you not just be sort of good? Why do you have to make my mouth water at the thought of you? Mini Eggs, I love you so much it hurts sometimes in my belly. I might just need to find a way to say goodbye. To let you roam free to the belly's of others. There are many other belly's out there for you to fill. But know this Mini Eggs, if indeed I do say goodbye, wherever you are I will always love you.

Yours forever,

Evey

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Josh Hamilton

Drafted in 1999 by Tampa Bay. Josh Hamilton had realized his dream. But only a few short years later his career was derailed by drugs. Josh is now back in baseball and is probably one of the most talented players out there. His life is on track and he is a living example of hope and of God's grace. Check out his testimony on the website I Am Second.

http://www.iamsecond.com/#/seconds/Josh_Hamilton/

Sweet!

For those of you who haven't heard about the Koala rescued during Australia's wildfires you need to check out this video. SO CUTE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lLg-0u3ARc

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What Season Is It?

The weather is just teasing me now. Last week we had beautiful weather then all of a sudden it snowed and was cold again. This weekend it was 60 degrees and beautiful outside then SNOW! I mean really? As most of you know I am a crazy person and I love winter. But lately I have definitely been ready for spring to arrive. I get excited when it warms up but then my dreams are crushed when it starts snowing again. I woke up this morning to rain so I figured that HAS to be a good sign right? Better remember my umbrella and my wellies today.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I am pretty sure this is what my dog thinks EVERY day!
I also think this is what Belle was thinking this past Christmas...
And I have the pictures to prove it...
My new favorite website....http://ihasahotdog.com/ Click and enjoy!!
As I was walking down the street today I suddenly realized that it is going to be spring soon. Which is totally crazy if you ask me. It seems like just the other day I was waiting and hoping it would snow on Christmas. And now here we are in late February.

Chris and I have some trips planned for this year that we are hoping to get organized soon. We will be taking a trip to Edmonton at some point in the near future. I have not seen my family for SO long and am excited to go home for a week or two. We would like to take another trip down to Myrtle Beach. We really loved it there and can't wait to go back. That would be sometime in the summer. We also would like to make a trip out to Seattle and spend some time with family and friends there. Then in November for Thanksgiving (American Thanksgiving) we will be heading to Southern California for a week. Chris's sister and husband live in Irvine (south of L.A) so we will be staying with them. Chris's bro and family and his parents will also be there but staying at a Timeshare near Disneyland. I am so excited to go to Disneyland again. This time though we are definitely planning on going down to San Diego to Sea World and stuff. YAY!

Not much else going on around here. Same old boring stuff. Working, watching hockey, drinking wine. We know how to live it up ;)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Randomness

We have recently discovered that Belle likes to graze on snow the way a cow would do so on grass. It is actually really funny and we found ourselves wondering last night if dogs can get brain freeze?

With the economy in the crapper and Starbucks continuing to lay people off it has us a little concerned with Chris's future with the company. We have spent 4 years in Boston to build towards something and now feel that might not happen. That is really frustrating.

Did anyone watch Chuck in 3D the other night? It wasn't all that great. The episode itself was great as usual but the 3D aspect of it was sorta lame. Maybe it was just the glasses we had, who knows.

I am addicted to facebook. There I said it. Now I can sleep at night knowing I have been honest about it!

Oh on facebook I did a list of 25 random things about me. So here it is for those of you who aren't on facebook.

1. I love brussel sprouts. Weird I know, but I really do. At my 16th birthday party my friend Lori and I had brussel sprouts with cheese sauce, my mum thought we were crazy.

2. I have a phobia of people hiding behind shower curtains. Every time I go to the bathroom at home or at other peoples houses I ALWAYS check behind the curtain just in case.

3. I play the cornet (or trumpet) and have since I was 7 years old. Yes I am a band geek and I totally love it. I don't play as much as I used to and I really miss it. It is one of the few things I am truly passionate about.

4. Most people think I am Canadian but I was really born in Scotland. We moved to Canada when I was three. I never became a Canadian citizen although I am def a Canadian at heart.

5. I have lived in Boston, MA for over 4 years. I don't like it here at all.

6. I love hockey and the Edmonton Oilers so much that I sometimes plan my weekend around games. Sad I know.

7. I have been fortunate to have more than one best friend in my life. Lori, Tania, Tammy, Evette and Georgette are all really important to me. They all hold really special places in my heart and I would be lost without them.

8. I am terrified of flying. I cry every time and don't sleep for almost the whole week before because all I can do is think of all the things I am convinced will go wrong.

9. I used to brag about the fact I had never broken a bone. Then came Winter Weekend at Pine Lake when Ange and I went tubing and made it a few feet, hit a patch of grass, went flying and she landed on my wrist which ended up breaking in three places. It was AWESOME! Remember Ange?

10. A year ago I fell out of a bus and severely sprained my ankle. It was really embarrassing since the bus was full of high school students. Stop laughing, it sucked!

11. I use to hate wine. Then I met Chris's grandma and she pretty much got me drunk on wine the first night I met her and there was no turning back.

12. I love the feeling of being comfortable in silence with a friend. I think it speaks volumes about your connection.

13. I love to write and I want to write a book someday.

14. Even though we aren't ready to have kids, Chris and I have had our kids names picked out for years.

15. I have grown to love the United States. It has its flaws but it has become my home and I will be proud to raise little Americans.

16. I am a dog walker

17. I am planning on going back to school to become a Veterinary Technician. For those of you who don't know what that is it is basically a registered nurse for animals.

18. I have to have water by the bed at night. Even if I don't drink it I need to know it's there just in case.

19. I really really really love chips and salsa from Chili's and love to share them with my person Georgette.

20. I am currently on a journey to try and become healthy again and lose 93 more pounds. If I reach my goal my total weight loss from my highest weight will be 118 pounds.

21. Chris and I both want kids one day but for now love the life we have just the two of us and of course our dog Belle.

22. I want to live in Colorado. It reminds me a lot of home.

23. Going for coffee is one of my favorite things to do.

24. I love getting mail from friends, it makes me smile.

25. I love road trips. I could get in a car and just drive with no destination.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Year in Review

Like a lot of people I had planned on posting about 2008 shortly before we entered 2009. Clearly that did not happen. Mostly because I am a sucky blogger and clearly forget about this thing for weeks at a time. But as they say (whoever THEY are) it is better late than never. So here we go...

2008 began with us in Seattle winding down an 18 day Christmas vacation. We rang in the new year with 2 of our closest friends Shawn and Celeste. A few days later I celebrated my 30th birthday. It was nothing exciting. The world didn't end. I realized that as much as people hype up turning 30 it was really just a regular old birthday.

This year my dad was diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. Cancer has already taken so much from me and my family so I am happy to report that my dad is winning his battle.

In July Chris and I got to welcome not one but TWO new nephews. My brother and his wife welcomed Caelan Ethan Floyd on July 5th and Chris's brother and wife welcomed Avery Richard McClees also on July 5th. We have yet to meet either of them but can't wait till we finally get to hold and love on them.

In August Chris and I had a weeks holiday down in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was amazing. We golfed, sat on the beach, ate great food and most of all relaxed. It was a much needed trip for both of us.

In September we celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary with an amazing dinner at The Melting Pot. It was so much fun and I highly recommend it. It is a little on the pricey side but totally worth it. The chocolate fondue for dessert was to die for.

In October I escaped to Philadelphia for the weekend with my girlfriend Georgette. We stayed with her sister and had a great time. We even got stuck in NJ for 24 hours after her car started acting up on the way home. It was a great time for both of us to recharge and have a couple days to just relax and not worry about the real world back home in Boston. This year has brought a lot of ups and downs, healing and forgiveness in our friendship and I am thankful to have her in my life.

We were shocked to find Chris's parents literally outside our house on Halloween. It was a wonderful surprise and we enjoyed a great weekend with them. Chris's sister and husband also showed up on our doorstep November 2nd which was Chris's birthday. I knew they were coming but he did not. It was great to have them all here to celebrate his birthday. We had a fabulous time with all 4 of them and thoroughly enjoyed showing them around Boston.

Christmas was quiet this year. Just me Chris and Belle. I would be lying if I said I wasn't homesick for both Edmonton and Seattle but at the same time it was nice to just be here with each other.

So there you have it. Those are the highlights. 2008 was not the greatest year for me on a personal level. I have struggled with a lot of things, my weight being one of the biggest issues. I am tired of being overweight and tired of not feeling like myself. I am tired of feeling like I am hiding behind all this extra weight and letting it hold me back from things I want to be doing. I have been homesick a lot this past year, probably more than the previous 3 years we have been in Boston. I miss both of our families and my friends back home in Seattle and Edmonton. I just have to keep telling myself that there is a reason we are here.

I am determined to make 2009 a year worth remembering. I want to look back on 2009 and be proud of what I accomplished and be happy with where I am at in my life. Which brings me to my resolutions for this year.

-First and foremost I want to lose weight and finally reach my goal and be back to my healthy weight. I want to feel confident again and find the happy person I used to be which I know is hiding under all this extra weight.

-I want to go back to school and have at least started before this year is up. That is all I am going to say about that because I don't want to say something is going to happen for sure and then it doesn't for whatever reason.

-I want to be a better friend. To be more supportive, to listen better, to say I love you more often. I have learned a lot about friendship this past year and what it really means to me on a personal level.

-Learn to play the guitar. This is something I have always wanted to do and have just never got around to it. THIS will be the year.

Those are the three main ones. The ones that are the most important to me. You don't want to hear about all the trivial stuff like how I want to walk my dog more, read more, drink less caffeine etc...

What are some of your resolutions?

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Interview

Questions by Courtney from Five Second Dance Party

(1) Who is your all-time Seahawk player and what does/did make him so great?
#84 Bobby Engram. Bobby is a wide receiver who has been in the NFL for 13 seasons, 8 of those with Seattle. He is one of those guys you don't hear a lot about around the league. He quietly does his job and is really good at it. Last year when we had injuries he stepped up and had the best year of his career with 1147 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. He is not the guy you throw the ball to every time but he is the guy who comes up with the big play and catch when you need him the most. The stars an sports teams have never been my favorite. For me it has always been about the heart and soul guys, the ones who are gritty and gut it out the whole game. Now if only the Seahawks resign him this off season I will be a happy girl.
(2) If you could pick one day in your life since your mom passed away and have her there to enjoy it with you - which day would it be?
This is a tough one. There have been more than a few that I would have given anything to have had her with me on. So I will give you a two part answer, one day that has already occurred and one that is yet to happen. I think the one that stands out the most for me is the day Chris and I got engaged. She was the first person I thought of and in that moment the only person I wanted so badly to share it with. The other one will be when I have my first baby. It will be really hard for me to go through that experience without her and to not have her there with me to share it. Just thinking about it makes me cry. I know you can fully understand that one having recently experienced it yourself.

(3) If you're in a hurry and need to grab a bite to eat real quick, what are you most likely to eat?

If I am at home and running out the door it is likely to be something I can take with me like a 100 calorie pack or an apple. If I am already out somewhere it would most likely be a burrito from my favorite burrito joint here in Boston. Anna's Taqueria. I am hungry now just thinking about it, thanks Courtney!
(4) How do you think you would react if the plane you were flying on was hijacked? Would you freeze or act? Since I am completely terrified of airplanes I imagine I would be in a corner with my knees tucked up under my chin, rocking back and forth and sobbing like a baby. Before I fly on a plane I don't sleep for weeks because my mind is running wild with thoughts of all that could go wrong. What if an engine goes out? What if we lose cabin pressure? What if the pilot passes out? What if the landing gears or brakes fail? What if we get hit by lightning? Then as I am waiting to board my plane I will size up all of the other passengers and try and figure out which one is most likely to hijack the plane. All these thoughts go through my head that by the time I reach my seat on the plane I am in almost full blown panic mode. So while I would love to say I would act I am afraid I would be so paralyzed with fear that I would not be able to do anything.

(5) What would be the most difficult to live without: your computer or your TV? Why?

Computer by far. While I love my TV most of what I watch on there is available online anyways. At least with my computer I would still have a connection to all my friends and family and be able to watch all my TV shows. I would def miss those days of laying on the couch being lazy and flipping through the channels but I would be so much more lost without my computer.
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My Birthday Toast

I was not present but I am sure happy they did it anyways. Jan 3 was my birthday and also the day Chris's moms side of the family had their annual Christmas gathering. We obviously could not be there since we live ALL the way in Boston, but they toasted me anyways and drank champagne in my honor. Glad I gave them a reason to toast and drink some yummy champagne. How could you not love all those crazy faces? Thanks to all of you for making my day and putting a huge smile on my face.