Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I Hate Cindy Crawford!

So last night I doing the Cindy Crawford workout that I have on DVD. I figured it'd be no big deal as I've been going to Aquafit for a few weeks now and I've been jogging, plus the routine is designed for women who want to get back in shape after giving birth. I put on the DVD in a cocky way thinking this will be soooo easy, but Ms Crawford had other things in mind. After the first two sections my leg muscles were on fire and my abs were quietly sobbing. I'm not sure if I believe the old addage "No pain no gain" but if it is true then I'm going to look fabulous pretty soon. My hope is to do this workout on the nights I don't go to Aquafit, but if she continues to be this mean I may give up and sit and eat ice cream instead.

Monday, April 24, 2006

New babies, beautiful weather, good food and conversation this has been a great weekend. The problem with having such a good weekend though is that it makes Monday at work all that more difficult, especially when I'm looking out and the sun is shining and people are heading for the beach sigh!

Friday, April 21, 2006

It's A Girl.....and A Boy!

Yeah! Shelley had the babies this morning after a pretty short labour. No names yet but a little girl came first and then out popped a little boy. I can't wait to see them, I'm sure they're absolutely perfect in every way.

My First Chipmunk

This morning we had a visitor at work, my very first chipmunk. He was so cute just running around. One of my favourite things about living in Canada is the fact that you are totally surrounded by nature even in the middle of town. Needless to say it was a nice way to start a Friday morning.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Why Do Babies Take So Long To Come Out?

Shelley has been 3cm dilated and having contractions for a week, I'm really hoping that they induce her today because I can't wait to meet the twins. I have zero patience when it comes to these things, I'll never make it through nine months of waiting for my own baby. Come on Shelley I want to meet the babies NOW!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Local Woman Saves Drowning Moron

In today's news the story of brave Summerland resident Jen Dalsin, who risked life and limb to save foolhardy Adele Meadow, who had ventured into the deep end of the pool whilst attending an Aquafit session at the local pool. All had been seemingly fine until the instructor introduced bottles into the program which required the participants to move into slightly deeper water. Having completed 5 minutes of exercises at this depth Adele seemd to be doing fine and all was well until she realised how deep the water had become and started to panic. Her cries for help were quickly answered by Jen who bravely dragged her into the shallower water where her feet could reach the bottom. Luckily no one was injured in the episode, although Adele said later that her pride was a little sore. As a result of the incident the instructor requested that Adele stay behind after class on Thursday to learn some basic techinques should she find herself in trouble again. The instructor later admitted that it had been a difficult session as not only had one of the participants nearly drowned but another member had been particulrily disruptive and had had to be disciplined, this reporter discovered the name of that person, another Summerland resident Amanda Brown. Church members were said to be in shock today at the outrageous behaviour of their beloved church secretary. Hopefully the disruptive element in the class will learn from these events and the next Aquafit session will be slightly less eventful

Monday, April 10, 2006

I've Poisoned Them!

I have never professed to be a good cook, I can get by but I never invite people around to sample my less than tempting fare. As it turns out this is a good thing. Yesterday I made a batch of cookies that really didn't turn out well at all, they were really thin and way too buttery for my liking. Jen, Christy and Amanda seemed to like them and ate a few while we were watching Grey's. I find out this morning that Amanda had diahorrea and now Jen feels nauseous, if Christy gets ill too it'll be confirmed that I am the worst cook in the world ever. I apologise and promise never to inflict my cooking on unsuspecting people again. I'm a long way away from domestic goddess status, oh well must try harder.

Friday, April 07, 2006

How Cool am I?

I got an email from Leah ( in case you don't know who she is, she writes the blog a boy and a girl, she's linked to Amanda's blog) I feel just like one of the popular kids in school

Thursday, April 06, 2006

I Miss My Mum

I miss my mum today. I was sitting at work earlier and had the urge to call her just to say hi, that was kind of impractical however as it was midnight for my mum and she probably wouldn't have been pleased that I woke her up just to say hello. Most of the time I'm fine, I don't really get homesick and life settles into a routine. Every now and again I just get this wave of homesickness, usually they are the times when I feel like going to my mum's house and letting her look after me, or when I want to go to my sister's house and just talk. This afternoon I wanted someone to look after me, just for an hour, and to let someone else have all my burdens and responsibilities. I never really thought of how much I rely on my parents and my family sometimes and what a responsibility for them that must be. I'm not sure how I'll manage being a parent having to cope with all your own problems and hose of your kids as well. But today I'm not a parent I'm a daughter and she just misses her mum.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Strangers among us

Nisha is on holiday this week so the staff schedule had been shfited around a little bit, resulting in me working with all different kinds of people. It's weird how unnerving it can be and how much more work it involves when you have someone asking you all day what they should do. I want Nisha back!

Monday, April 03, 2006


The zit on my chin is getting completely out of control and I fear that it may be sending me a little crazy!!!!!!!!!! Posted by Picasa

Gone a jogging

I went jogging for the first time tonight, my aim is to do it 3 times a week and then Aquafit twice a week. It was so beautiful tonight I jogged for 20 minutes and walked for 25 along the beach. With my mp3 player and the breeze of the water it was such an amazing time to be alone and contemplate my life and how full and happy it is right now. Tomorrow we're going to put a formal offer on the lot we've chosen and so hopefully if all goes well we might be able to break ground in June. It's so exciting looking at different house designs and planning how your house should be built. I'm pretty sure that the stress will hit soon and I'll appreciate more and more the quiet time I can spend when I'm jogging.