Moving Day

I’ve been playing with this WordPress blog for a while now, and finally decided to get ‘er up and running. Sorry to make you follow me once again – I promise I’ll stay put for a bit!

I’ve imported all of my posts/comments from Blogger, and I will likely be shutting that blog down if all goes well with this one. So you’ll have to update your lists/feeds and whatnot. Sorry! 😦



Good: Skipping afternoon classes on a sunny Monday to hop a bus downtown.
Better: Spending your time downtown at the Convention Center to attend the ABA Show – which your boyfriend’s awesome aunt has provided you with a ticket for.
Best: Getting all of this for next to nothing:

Most Awesomest: Spending time with your favorite cousin-in-law. Yay!

P.S. My ego is starting to hurt a little because I only have 10 twitter followers. Click here to check it out, and make sure to follow! (Yours truly…Squeeky Wheel.)

Miss Me?

I miss you too. Too bad I’ve had a busy few days! Lucky for you, I’m guest posting over at Amber’s Blog today. Check it out and show some love. ♥

The Beginning

Gettin’ There

As far as it got before I left for 5 and came back to a cleaned-off table =(

The End

I go to college. =)

I’m a Believer

A while back (Saturday, October 25th, apparently!) I saw this post over on Cat’s blog. I remember being impressed, but thinking “Seriously…can’t afford it. Don’t even look at it.”

March rolls around and I realize that I’m running low on…everything. All of my shitty foundation/concealer is about to run out. Oh, and I need new brushes, before mine crumble to dust from being so damn old. Seriously, if I wash them one more time they may just disintegrate. So, do I:

a) Go buy some more shitty makeup that I’ve been buying just because it is cheap or
b) Pay the not-so-terrible price of $68 CDN for a Bare Escentuals starter kit from Sephora…avec brushes?

My credit card was already bursting at the seams so…why not? This finally showed up this week:

Thanks for the heads up Cat…I think I’m a mineral convert ♥.

I absolutely *had* to be at school yesterday. No choice in the matter. Things were going down that were of at least moderate importance, and I had to drag my sick ass out the door and through the snow to be there for them.

Oh yeah, this is what my city looks like right now. Spring in Winnipeg, no big deal…

15 minute round-trip to the library on Wednesday. Saw 6 people stuck in the snow. Awesome.

Anyway, since there is some unspoken rule in my life lately that things just cannot go smoothly, my body decided that Wednesday night was to be a night of no sleep. Guess who woke up yesterday morning with a grand total of 3 hours of Z-time? Yep, that would be me. Lovely.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am a zombie when I don’t get enough sleep – especially under the 5 hour mark. Not only that, but not getting enough sleep immediately results in an afternoon urge to stuff my face with all things packed with refined sugar and fat. Think cookies, doughnuts or, failing those, chips.

I’ve spent years trying to fight these occasional urges with sheer willpower. It almost always ends in a ridiculous eating frenzy. So after waking and realizing my zombie-like state, I immediately began to panic about the cravings I was inevitably going to face. “Oh my God,” I thought, “I’m going to want to eat everything in sight and I’m going to have to stop myself and it’s going to be sooo hard! Why me? Why now?”

Then I stopped. And I thought. And I made a conscious decision to just chill and let nature take it’s course. Guess what? Not thinking about something constantly makes it easier to deal with. So what if I eat a few cookies? My life will not be ruined. I will not immediately gain 10 pounds. My pants will still fit. A cookie or two will not negate the exercise I do on a regular basis, nor the awesome foods I put in my body 90% of the time.

So would you like to know how my day went?

It was lovely. I walked around like a zombie, got some schoolwork done, and tended to my obligations. I ate a bagel for brunch, and 2 cookies in the afternoon. Pasta with broccoli and Alfredo sauce for dinner. Oh, and I was offered a Timbit that I refused without even thinking about it – because I didn’t want it.

A day of optimum nutrition? Obviously not…but I went with the flow and I have no shame or regrets. That counts for something. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it counts for a lot.

Most people who know me know that I have been trying to quit smoking for quite some time. I’m a light smoker; about 1-5 cigarettes a day, roughly 4-5 times a week. That’s not a lot, but it’s enough to put me at risk for heart disease, lung disease, mouth disease….well, you get the point.

I started smoking when I was 14. If I could go back and give my 14-year-old self a hard kick in the ass I most certainly would. There were a few times during my teens and 20s that I quit for months at a time, but I always seem to come back to it. I don’t need anyone to tell me how stupid that is…I am perfectly aware.

I am convinced that smoking is why I’ve been sick so often this winter. I also know that when I’m smoking, it is harder for me to exercise…because my lungs just don’t wanna. I also know that you really can’t quit smoking until you are ready – and for the past week or so I’ve been thinking that I just might be ready to try again. So when I felt myself getting sick on Thursday night I thought “Hey, this is gonna suck…but now is as good a time as any to quit!”

I didn’t smoke on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. There was a situation on Monday that was extremely upsetting and I ended up having 4 cigarettes before I decided that it really wasn’t helping. Then there were 2 puffs yesterday before I decided that I really, really didn’t want it. And that was that. I had an almost full pack of cigarettes, and I just didn’t want any – which is why I think I’m ready to quit.

Of course, I had awesome plans to hit the gym at school before class this morning…until I woke up with bad chest pain and difficulty breathing. Coincidence? Well, probably more related to being sick for the past 5 days than anything else, but still.

So when I brave the blizzard outside to go to the walk-in today, it might be a good time to discuss some stop-smoking strategies as well.

Is there a point to this post? No. But I’m going to be super embarrassed if I put this out there and then don’t quit….so there you go.