fallish intentions

10 things I intend to do this season

  1. Finish The Office: I am on S5:E5, so I feel good about completing this one.
  2. Finish my office: The plan was to have my new office space ready for September which did not happen. I’m now aiming for Christmas – gas fireplace and all!
  3. Learn to enjoy red wine again: I took a break from it over the summer after a poor decision (don’t buy cheap American wine, don’t get the flu)
  4. But also… Complete the Whole 30 #Whole30November: I am building a team. We can do this. Who’s in?
  5. Bangs, do it! Why not? How bad can it be?
  6. Get back into daily planking: Fun fact, side planking is good for scoliosis. I have a rod so I don’t think it matters but, I am sure planking has other benefits.
  7. Design print and distribute my calendars before mid-December: Another summer goal that got bumped. Question, should I repeat the Hello theme but with new imagery?
  8. Make use of my Canada Games Centre membership and SWIM! Seriously, David is in the pool three days a week… I need to take advantage of this time.
  9. Pottery, photography, and paint: I have already started my 10-week pottery class and have made a few fun things including a deformed cat dish for my non-existent cat. There’s an online photography course I’d like to enroll in and painting is part of my office update.
  10. Choose a fall uniform: See photo above.

Tell me your goals.

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okay, maybe i can…

Last week I listed the 10 things I just can’t get behind… I know, it was harsh and not all of you agreed but that’s okay, we’re still friends, right? Since then, I still have not gone on a cruise or bought a minivan so my opinions rest, however, you’ll be happy to know there are

10 things I was not loving… but now I am

  1. Harry Potter > Whoa! Starting off big. I read the first book years ago and my feelings were meh… I didn’t bother with the movies either but when our basement flooded and insurance gave us a cheque to replace a pile of damaged books, I bought the full series for David. We’ve been making our way through them and we’re both big fans. #teamGryffindor
  2. Side splits > Split ends… celebrity splits… there’s nothing good about splits but then I discovered the mid-century side split floor plan.
  3. Candles > When you turn 35, it’s mandatory to burn scented candles and invest in diffusers.
  4. Black and (NAVY) Blue > I’m talking colour combinations here. I know people will want to fight about this but I am in love.
  5. Green smoothies > People talk and talk about how amazing green smoothies are and I was like gross. I love spinach but the thought of a green smoothie made me queasy. Despite my apprehension, I gave it a go and it turns out they’re great. So good that I am interested in getting one of those single-smoothie-making-machines. Any recommendations?
  6. The Office > Have you seen it? I am very picky with comedy. Don’t push me – let me ease in and discover it for myself which is why I was hesitant. Thanks Sophie for making me take the leap.
  7. Florida > Jodie and Tim talked us into joining them on holiday on Anna Maria Island a few years ago and I honestly thought it was going to be like a cruise ship but on an island instead of a boat… Flordia is for people who are either older than 60 or younger than  10… but oh how wrong I was! We’ve gone back once more and I frequently dream of moving to the cul de sac next to Courteney Cox and Busy Philipps – Cougar Town life is for me.
  8. SUP boards and downhill skiing > I am definitely not okay with rollerblading and basketball shorts but SUP boarding is fun and skiing isn’t that bad.
  9. Olives > You love them or hate them. I now love them all.  
  10. Black Coffee > Since 1994, I’ve gone from medium double-double to black. I salute the Chemex for this bold move. 

See, I am not a terrible person. I can change. What about you? I need to know what you love and hate.

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feeling forty?

It is coming. Not this year (or next) but I think I should start preparing.

How so? A list, obviously! My 36 before 36 was a lot of fun (and successful) so I am working on forty before forty and am looking for ideas! Please offer some good ones!

For now, here’s a peak of what I have come up with so far:

  1. Take piano lessons (I quit after one year – both of my sisters are beautiful players and I’ve come to regret dropping out).
  2. See Hawaii – it has been my dream to take David to Hawaii for his 10th birthday since the day he was born. I will be less than 2 months away from my 40th when he turns 10 so the timing will be tight but I am sure Mike can make this happen.
  3. Make some pottery – take a class.
  4. Visit all of the National Parks in Atlantic Canada. There are 10, I’ve seen 5 (can you go to Sable Island?)
  5. Get a tattoo. Hah! Where the heck did that come from?
  6. Make a move. Not sure if it will be career or school or a move to the country but I like the idea.
  7. Sail away – even if it’s just around the Armdale.
  8. WALLPAPER my itty bitty bathroom.
  9. Bangs. Try them out.
  10. Rent a cottage with some lady-friends for +2 nights and drink way too much wine.

I have more… some less selfish (volunteer), some way more selfish (run faster) which I will share soon.

In the meantime, Piano. Push. Play. for your enjoyment.

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