Friday, May 28, 2010

I feel so lucky!

My goodness I am one lucky girl! So I came into work yesterday morning just minding my own business and my boss calls me into his office. Ok, this is normal, my boss is funny that way, he likes to have "private" conversations with you when you get in first thing. Haha! So he tells me that he's sending me to Disneyland in a couple of weeks to do a story. WHAT? Back up! I was shocked!
So yes, it's official. On June 9 my best friend and I are flying out to Disneyland so I can cover the opening of a new attraction there (I'm a journalist for a newspaper in case this doesn't make sense to some of you)!
This is so cool! I of course checked to see if Noel could make the trip with me, but it's a no-go for him since he's just getting back onto his days on for work. Sucks, it would have been nice to get away with him. But nonetheless I'm happy to go with my best friend.
The new attraction is called World of Color and it's a water/light/laser show. The preview event is on June 10 with the grand opening to the public on June 11. I get to hobnob with some celebrities at an after party for the event too! There are a few media events I have to attend, but all in all we're pretty free to tour around. YES!
So excited!

This weekend is going to be a busy one. To be honest, I'm going to be very happy when my life slows down.
Noel's grandma is having a garage sale that we'll be helping out with tomorrow. We are going to have to drive almost two hours away to her place for it, but that's ok. It sounds like a lot of the family will be there which is exciting. We never get to see them enough.
Then on Sunday, we have an agility trial with our club that I'll be helping out with at some point. I haven't heard what time I'm supposed to be there, but I really hope it's not too early. Sleeping in a little would be nice! :)
And then there's work. I have so much on the go right now that I'll be working some overtime this weekend. Kind of sucks, but at the same time, it's nice to spread it out rather then trying to cram it all in in a matter of hours.
So that's all for now! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Good morning everyone! So sorry it's been over a week since my last post. Time is flying right now. I'm a bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding on June 5 and things are getting more and more hectic as the days get closer. I feel all consumed with wedding stuff and I can't imagine how she feels!
Last weekend we had her stagette in Banff. It was so much fun! There was about 20 girls and we rented a seven bedroom condo up in the mountains. I haven't had that much fun in a really long time. I'm still recovering from the exhaustion of the weekend, but it was all worth it!
Noel and I have been busy getting our gardens ready for planting. It's still quite cold at night to put plants in, but I can't wait! I'm going to plant some bulbs tonight and the rest will have to wait another week or so. But on Sunday Noel was so proud because we have one garden in our backyard that is overrun with weeds. I hate it and usually ignore it, only to have it become worse and worse. So he got in there, pulled all the weeds, put down some landscape cloth and black mulch and it looks absolutely amazing! I'm so proud of him for doing that! I can't stop looking at it, I'm so impressed! LOL! Who knew he had that in him?
In other news, I've started my paying sessions with my trainer. Things are going really great. We did a "phase one" progress report about a week ago and I had dropped 18.5 pounds and lost 16 inches! What? I was so happy! I thought I hadn't lost that much weight for three months, but I was impressed. Not only that, but I also lost a total of 4% body fat. I was very happy!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bad blogger!

So, I apologize I didn't make good on my promise to blog more. My goodness the days just seem like they are slipping by! Obviously I need to make more of an effort.
Nothing overly new to report. I'm still working out with my trainer three times a week. My three months with him is up at the end of the week. Should I be sad? No, because we're extending our sessions for an additional three months!
Yay! I'm super happy about that. He is absolutely the best and I can't imagine not having him to encourage me just yet. I definitely wasn't ready to give him up!
So in total, I have lost close to 20 pounds and close to 20 inches too! I'm super happy about that although I would have hoped I would have seen a bigger weight drop. But that's ok, I'll take it! I know I'm doing this the right and healthy way and that these changes will stick with me!

In other news, I've decided to really ramp up my cake decorating and turn it into a business! Isn't that cool? I'm excited but boy am I a little scared that I'm going to bite off more than I can chew. Cake decorating can be very time consuming, so if I get overly busy, that will not be a good thing. I guess I can pick and choose what I'm going to do and how many cakes I construct.
I may need your guys' help in the next little while in terms of cake prices. I tend to under charge on cakes and I see what some of my competitors are charging and I'm shocked that people pay that kind of money -- but they obviously do! I also don't want to rip anyone off either.
More to come on that.

So, I'm back. I need to sit down and take the time to write. It keeps me accountable and I love hearing from you guys too!