Monday, January 31, 2011

Orlando Recap - Universal Studios/Saturday

We originally planned to take a bus to Universal Studios at 8 am, but we stayed up a little late at Downtown Disney the night before, so we called and changed our bus ride to 9. The bus didn't show up until almost 9:30. By the time we got to Universal Studios and got into a line for the first ride it was almost 11! The first ride we went on was the Hulk. It was a really good rollercoaster with tonnes of loops and twists.

After that we went to Jurassic Park and went on the boat ride, with one very big plunge at the end. And we got soaked. It was a sunny day, which is why we left our sweaters at the hotel, but it was very windy. Making it very cold. And getting soaked first thing in the morning did not help! But, Churros really helped to warm us up!

After that we stood in the longest line we have yet, an hour, for the Harry Potter ride. We played a lot of rounds of Boggle on my iPod while we waited. Fortunately, the ride was the best one at Universal, so it was well worth it. Here is Hogwarts:

They had it all set up with the town, Hogsmead, that is in the Harry Potter books. We went on the dragon rollercoaster and walked around that park for a bit longer. We didn't do everything we would have liked because we knew we would run out of time. There are two separate park at Universal, so we headed to the second one. We watched Animal Actors On Location, which was probably one of our favorite parts! It is amazing what they have trained those animals to do, especially the cats!
Most of the stuff at the second park was 4D shows or ones that made you feel like you were in the movie. We were at the park right until close and we didn't get to see everything we would have liked. We could have easily done another full day there with all the stuff we missed! I really enjoyed this park, it was not geared to children as much as the Disney parks are.

We had to run to catch our pre booked bus back to our hotel. We had to pay 19 each for the bus there and back, because it is not a Disney park so we had to book a non-Disney bus!

By the time we got back to our hotel we were both exhausted, so we changed into some warm clothes and had supper at our resort. I had a bath with my new bath bomb and we tried to get to bed a little earlier so we could get a earlier start the next day.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Orlando Recap - Disney's Hollywood Studios/Fridays

Friday morning we slept until 8:30 again, and didn't really rush to get out the door. We had breakfast at our resort. I had a chocolate croissant and it was AMAZING! It is so hard to find good ones here at home. We got the Disney's Hollywood Studios (HS) at around 10 am. We saw these two ladies when we entered, they were pretty hilarious!

The very first thing we did was go on Eric's two favorite rides, The Tower of Terror and the Rockin' Rollercoaster. I really liked the Rockin' Rollercoaster, but it was far to short of a ride! After we did those a few times we explored the rest of the park. Most of the other attractions were shows, rather than rides. There was a lot of behind the scenes/special FX sort of shows. This is me in fake San Fransisco:

This is Eric in fake New York:
None of the buildings are real, they are all facades, and the skylines in the back are like huge cardboard cutouts, although I am sure they are not cardboard, but you get the idea.

We got to see everything we wanted to see. I really liked HS, it was family friendly, but there was lots of stuff that adults could enjoys as well. We orinigally planned to spend our 4th day back at this park, but because most of the attractions are like shows, we would just be coming back to spend a day going on Tower of Terror and Rockin' Rollercoaster and it just wasn't worth it. We did decide to go to Epcot after all.

It rained this day, as you can tell from the pictures it doesn't look very warm, AND we did not bring our sweaters! We did manage to hide in the Toy Story line for about 1/2 and hour and didn't get TOO wet. I really liked the Toy Story ride, it was kind of like a video game and they tallied the scores at the end and showed you who in your car won. We would have went again if the line wasn't so long!

The very last thing we did at HS was go to the American Idol Experience. I really liked it, because it was real people up on the stage singing. They had judges there, and you got to vote for who won! The winner got a golden ticket to get to the front of the line at any American Idol audition! The girl Eric and I voted for won, but they were all pretty good!

The park closed at 7, but because the Idol thing went a bit longer, we were not out of the park until 7:15.

We went back to the hotel and relaxed for and hour, then header to Downtown Disney. We shopped around a bit and bought some gifts for family. I found a bath store called Basin that had bath bombs, so I bought a few to have some baths back at our hotel! We had supper at the Rainforest Cafe. It was really good food, but it was our most expensive meal by far. After that we decided to eat a little cheaper because it was crazy to spend almost $100 a day on food! Eric at RC:

We got to sit beside a really cool salt water fish tank! It was entertaining!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Orlando Recap - Magic Kingdom/ Thursday

We woke up at around 8:30. We grabbed some Mickey waffles for breakfast from our hotel, then hopped on a shuttle to the Magic Kingdom (MK).

I was not wowed by MK. Like I said in my previous post, it was definitely geared for kids. One thing that suprised me was most of the rides were like stories or experiences, so you really didn't want do do them over and over again. We just HAD to go on the teacups.
This is me on Tom Sawyer's Island on the barrel bridge! It was pretty rocky!
They had lots of character bushes like this, they were so cool.Eric and I on the train that goes around the outskirts of MK.
We did not stay quite till the park closed, probably until 6:30. We were both pretty wiped, so we went back to the hotel and watched TV and napped. We were planning on going to Downtown Disney, but we decided to just order in a pizza instead because we were both so tired!

After supper we decided to go swimming. Eric walked to the main building to fill up our mug (if you buy a mug you get free drink refills for your entire stay), and I hopped in the pool. I fully expected it to feel as warm as the night before. But I guess because it was a warmer night, the water felt so cold! I was freezing, and by the time Eric got back I just hopped out of the pool and we went back to our room and went to bed.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Surgery or IVF

Today was our appointment at Heartland. Like usual, it did not go as planned/expected/hoped for.

To start it all off, it was snowing and blowing like crazy. My auntie called me early in the morning, while I was still sleeping, and informed me that the roads were terrible. She advised me to stay home, but I called Eric to see if he could get off work early so we could get going. But he wasn't able to get away any earlier, and the drive in was very slow. We were 30 minutes late, but I had called to warn them so thankfully they still saw us.

At first Dr. K wanted to send me for and HSG, until I informed him I already had one. Then he told me he wanted to try a few months of what we were doing. Then Eric told him money was no object, (which it obviously is, but we wanted to move on and Eric wanted to make that clear), so then Dr. K decided that I needed to go for surgery.

He will not let me do an IUI without doing a surgery. He said it is either surgery or IVF. He wants to do a laprascopy and ovarian drilling. I am very nervous of surgery and I am not excited about doing it. It is fairly minor surgery, and I would only be at the hospital for a few hours. But an IUI is $2500 and IVF is $10,000. So we have a decision to make. As of right now, I have surgery booked for April 12th. We have a lot of thinking and praying to do.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Selling Out

I have decided to stop selling Lia Sophia jewelery, so I am selling all of my samples!

Click here to see my Facebook album for pictures and prices!

I will be adding more items over the next few days. Everything is 50% or more off, with no shipping or taxes!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Recap - Downtown Disney

I guess it is time for a recap! I had a fantastic time in Florida. I wrote lots about the conference, so I won't write any more about that.

Wednesday the conference ended, and Eric came that night. I took a taxi from my first hotel to my second one. We stayed at the All Star Music Resort. I was not really expecting it, but it was like a huge complex. I guess that is why it is called a resort and not a hotel! There were 8 separate buildings from the main one, and ours was one of the furthest back. I checked in and dragged my bags to our room.

This resort was definitely a downgrade from the first one. The conference hotel I stayed at, the Fairfield Inn, had a king size bed, a fridge, free Wifi, and a free breakfast that included fruit, bagels, fresh waffles, sausage, hash browns, eggs, yogurt and juice. Oh, and I can't forget the hot tub! The Disney resort had two outdoor pools, but no hot tub. We had two double beds, no Wifi or computer access (there was an internet cable in our room, but we have no laptop!), and we had to pay for all of our meals.

Also, when you are in Walt Disney World it is like it's own town. And if you have no car, your only transport is the Disney buses which only take you to Disney stuff. Or a taxi, but that would have been crazy expensive to get anywhere. Because of that, we had to eat ALL of our meals either at the resort or at a restaurant. We would have really loved to get some food from a grocery store, it would have been a lot more affordable!

I had quite a bit of time to kill, so I headed to Downtown Disney to check it out, there was a free shuttle from the hotel. Downtown Disney is a bunch of Disney and non-Disney shops and restaurants. It is in Disney World, but it is not a park so there is no admission. And everything is open until 11, while most of the parks close at 7 so it gives you something to do in the evening.

Anyways, I went to Downtown Disney(DD) for about 1/2 an hour. I wandered around some shops, but headed back cause I didn't want to miss Eric's arrival and leave him wondering where I was! It took about 20 minutes to get to DD, and 25 minutes to get back. I got back to the hotel at 7:30, but Eric didn't arrive until 8;30ish. It was pretty pumped to finally see him!

We both hadn't had supper, so we went to DD for supper. We decided on The House of Blues. I got a steak and Eric got Jambalaya. It was amazing! Probably the best meal we had for the whole trip! After the meal we browsed the shops a bit, but they were closing.I got some really cute socks from Little MissMatched. And yes, there is socks for adults there, I made sure!

When we got back to the hotel, we checked the pools and the one closed to our room, the Piano Pool, felt warm! Almost like a hot tub, but not quite as warm! So we went swimming for a while and then headed to bed.

Well, this is WAY longer than I thought it would be, so I will cut it off here and write more tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Just A Note!

As you might have noticed, there was no posts for a few days! This was due to a lack of Wifi, and a computer the whole time we stayed at the Disney resort. And I tried restuarants and stuff, but nobody had it. And you are kind of stuck without a car, and the buses only take you to other Disney things! Lol!

BUT! I did blog every day on my iPod, I just couldn't load them! So last night at the airport I finally found Wifi and posted everything. And this morning I corrected the dates, so they are now showing as published on the day they were writted! Which is a few posts below this one!

They are short, because typing on an iPod Touch is time consuming. I am planning on writing a longer post sometime soon to recap the whole thing, with more details!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bath Necessity

I have decided I really need one of these. Reading in the bath for extended periods of time is hard on the neck, especially cause our tub is tiny. It's a rough life, I know. ;)

Doesn't this one look lovely?
This one is massaging! I didn't even know those existed! And it is only like $25 bucks! WELL worth the investment!
Or you could get a full body one! Not massaging, but it would keep me from touching my gross tub. And I think it was only like $6!
Ok, so obviously I don't NEED one, but it would be fantastic!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Animal Kingdom

Today we went to the Animal Kingdom, and of course, I loved it! I mostly liked the Asia and Africa sections. They were decorated so well and made it feel like you were there.

There was not slot of rides there, actually it was more like a really awesome zoo! The safari was probably my favorite part!

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Universal Studios

Today we went to the two Universal Studios parks. We originally planned to get there when the park opened, but we stayed up late so we decided to go an hour later. By the time the bus got to the park, it was almost two hours later!

We did not have enough time to do or see everything. I really think you need at least two days to so them justice. But we did get to the main things we wanted to see.

My favorite attractions today were Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey(although the line up was crazy long), Disaster, and Animal Actors On Location(of course)!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Hollywood Studios

Today we slept in a bit, then headed to Disney Hollywood Studios.

I really enjoyed that park, there was a lot of really fun stuff to do. Most of the stuff was shows to watch, and we went to most of them.

My favorites were the Toy Story ride/game, American Idol Experience and the Rockin' Rollercoaster!

I will write in more detail when I get home!

Tomorrow we are going to Universal Studios, and hopefully I can find some Wifi!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Magic Kingdom

Well it seems my new hotel does not that Wifi, so I will probably have to post this late!

And it will be short cause I am on my iPod.

Today we went to the magic kingdom. It was pretty good, but definitely geared towards kids. My favorite things were Space Mountain and the Monsters Inc Laugh Floor.

We saw Jennifer Hudson there today, just walking around! I thought it looked like her but I wasn't sure until someone called her name.

Tomorrow we plan to go to Disney Hollywood Studios!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Last Day Of NAVC

Last night I did not end up going to the Florida mall. It would have been $35 each way for the taxi, and $70 is just too much for a ride to the mall! Instead, the hotel staff directed me to the Orlando Premium Outlets, which is kind of an outdoor mall with lots of great prices. It was only 1/2 mile away and cost 8 to get there and 4.40 to get back!

There was a lot of stores that I wasn't interested in, and because I wasn't really looking for anything but dress shoes, I didn't go in alot of them. I did need a winter jacket, but I obviously was not planning on getting that in Florida. But there was a Columbia outlet, so I checked it out. And sure enough, they had winter jackets! The first one I found was really nice for $140, $50 for matching ski pants. I thought that was a pretty good price, but decided to look around more! Well I am glad I did, because that was probably one of the most expensive jackets in the store! I found a few racks with already marked down jackets, where you could take an additional 30% off the lowest ticket price. To my delight, there was 3 jackets I liked, and they all happened to be my size! Two of them were the last ones of that style left on the shelf! They all fit great, but I a pretty grey one with a removable liner. It was last ticketed at $59.99, so I got it for just under $45 including tax! That is probably one of the best deals I have ever found. I was planning on getting winter jacket when I got back home, hoping they would be on sale. But I highly doubt that I would have found a Columbia jacket for that price anywhere!

I also bought some size 11 flats. They are usually pretty hard to find, most places stop at 9 or 10. Or if they do have that size they are over $50 and I have to order them online. Well this cute pair only cost me $36 thanks to a coupon book I got for free from my hotel!

So I did only buy two things, I really wanted dress boots for the winter, but the ones I found that I really liked did not come in my size. It sucks cause I could have gotten them for $36 too....

Today is the last day of the conference. I have one or two more short lectures I would like to go to, and then it is off to check into the new hotel. I am still not sure how I will get there.... I will probably just suck it up and take a taxi.

I would also like to see if I can figure out how to get to the airport. I would really like to suprise Eric and meet him there, and it would mean less waiting around for me! :) He should be sitting on the plane right now, so hopefully he won't read this and it will still be a suprise! His plane is due at 7:01, so that gives me exactly 4 hours to get there.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Killing Time

Today I have a super long lunch break, almost 3 hours. Elanco put on a free Tech's lunch, so I got to eat warm, yummy food and listen to a talk about fleas instead of eating sandwhiches that have been there for a few days. I will spend my $15 allotment on other junk today!

Anyways, that only took an hour. Then I wandered the trade show, but the one here at the Mariott is WAY smaller than the one at the other hotel, the Gaylord Palms, so I have pretty much seen everything. And I don't want to bus over to the Gaylord only to come back here 1/2 an hour later for my next session. So I will blog...

This morning I got up early again, because there was some ultrasound courses I really wanted to go to. I have already decided that tomorrow I will sleep in a bit, cause when Eric gets here we will be waking up early to make it to the parks when the open, so we can utilize every single second that we have!

This afternoon I have two more sessions, then I am planning on figuring out how to get to the Florida Mall for shopping. I don't have much to buy, I just want to go mostly to browse.

Then tomorrow Eric arrives!! I am so excited!! His flight is supposed to get into Orlando, but it will most likely be late because of de-icing and stuff. I am hoping to see him around 8, but with waiting for the shuttle and stuff it might be closer to 9. I would be great if he got here ealier, then we could go to Medieval Times for supper! I know he has been there before, but it would be fun. Someone told me it starts at 8:45, but now I just read 7. But that might just be when the doors open. I will have to call for more info I guess!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Today was my first full day of the conference. I woke up early, had a waffle for breakfast and made it on time for my first session at 8 am! I went to four different classes in the morning, spend most of lunch talked to a few people at the table I sat at and browsed the trade show a bit. In the afternoon was the dental radiology lab, which was extra. It was very good, and I leart alot and now I can hopefully be able to use our new machine at home!

This evening is a free Styx concert, but I am not sure if I want to go. I am pretty tired from the day, and I don't have much interest in that band cause I don't know any of their music!

Today it poured rain here, which is okay cause I was indoors the whole day! When I looked at the forcast last week, it called for rain Tuesday and Wednesday, so it is a day early. I am hoping that means that come Thursday when it is time for Disney World, it will be all sunshine!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

An Adventure!

I am safely in Orlando, praise the Lord! But it was not without a little bit of excitement!

When I checked in at the Winnipeg airport, they let me know my flight was delayed, but I should still have enough time to make my connection. So Eric and I grabbed lunch at Harvey's, which he was pretty pumped about. Then when we were going to the washroom we ran into the West Jet flight attendant and she told me that the flight had been delayed even more and I would miss my connection to Orlando.

I had two options, fly to Toronto and stay the night, they would pay for the hotel and give me meal vouchers, or take a flight the next day at 1pm directly to Orlando. Eric and I decided that I would fly to Toronto, because he had to go back to Riverton to work and that would leave me with no way back to the airport the next day! At least in Toronto I had a place to stay, a ride to the airport, and dinner and breakfast paid for. So that is exactly what I did!

My flight left at 10:15, but because of de-icing, we left almost an hour later. I though I would have the afternoon to attend the conference. But between the de-icing, getting my bag, waiting for the shuttle to the hotel, check in to my hotel, and then shuttle to the conference center, it was already 4:30 and I had missed the whole day! Oh well, I just registered for the conference and got my package. Then I grabbed some supper cause I was starving and hadn't eaten since breakfast! It is really akward eating alone, people stare at you. There was another girl eating alone that I should have made friends with. Actually, they even mixed up our food and we had to switch!

After I ate, I went back to the hotel. I watched TV and sorted through what seemed like hundreds of pamplets and handouts in my welcome package. Then I found the gym and worked out for 1/2 hour on the eliptical and bicycles. I was going to go swimming, but the pool is outdoors and it is a bit chilly at night to swim, so I went in the hot tub for a while. It was empty, and I got bored quickly and left. I showered, read, watched TV and figured out what classes I would attend the next day and went to bed.

I had set my alarm, but I must have done it wrong cause it did not go off in the morning! So I slept through the first two classes I wanted to go to! I grabbed some breakfast at the hotel...they have an amazing selection, and then headed to the conference. I spend the morning at one conference center, at lunch there with a nice group of ladies, and wandered the trade show there.

Then I hopped on a shuttle and went to the other conference center and went to two classes there. I wandered the trade show there for two hours and still didn't see it all! It is gigantic! You could spend a whole day checking that stuff out! There is alot of cool products available though!

I went to a cocktail and hor d'heurve reception, but it was akward to be alone so I quickly ate a bit then left.

Now I am at the VIN cyber cafe, and after this I will head back to the hotel for the night. I will probably work out again, read, watch TV then get to bed a bit earlier so I can go to the first thing in the morning classes tomorrow!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I Love Auto-Tune

I saw the original a long time ago, it is so funny. But it auto-tuned makes it funny in a whole different way!

Friday, January 14, 2011

And I'm Off!

While I am writing this I really should be finishing up Kelly Ann's quilt! I planned to get up two hours before I had to leave to finish it, and now I only have 45 minutes! So this will be quick!

My flight leaves at 3:30 today. I fly to Toronto, then I have 1 h 20 min to go through customs and get on my next plane to Florida. Not a whole lot of time but I am not worried! I get to Florida at 11 pm and I have already pre-booked a shuttle to take me to my hotel. Then first thing in the morning, at 8, I have my first seminar!

Please pray that I will have a safe trip, that I will learn a lot, and most importantly that I will be a blessing to everyone I come into contact with!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


This is my 500th post! It is hard to believe that I have written so many useless things! Well, I am glad you are reading!

Actually, to commemorate this momentous occasion, lets delurk!! If you are reading this right now, please comment and let me know who you are! A few times people have commented to me that they read something my blog, and I didn't even know they were reading! Don't be shy, my blog is here to be read by whoever wants, but I would just love to know who you are!

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I just downloaded this app so I can blog from my iPod when I am away. My hotels have wifi but I don't have a laptop to take with me! This is my test!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I haven't talked about it for a while! I am still playing and loving it, for the most part. I am the type of person that likes to be good at things when I do them, and I am not great at hockey, so it is frustrating in that way. But I guess it keeps me humble!

I have not played a game yet, and probably won't until I get back. We also have a few tournaments coming up that I am very excited about! I can't wait to play a game, but I am nervous that I will make my team loose!

The girls I play with are great. They are lots of fun, and really encouraging. I have always felt welcome with them, and they don't make me feel bad at all for sucking!

My feet still kill me every time, I am really hoping that will go away soon. I have not skated that many times, so it makes sense.

Monday, January 10, 2011

My Current Project

Sewing a rag quilt for Kelly Ann! She is running for Carnival Queen in town, so I am making this for her to raffle off! I think it is going to look awesome when it is done! I really want to finish it before I leave, but that is only 3 more evenings and I have plans every one!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

David After Dentist

If you have ever had your wisdom teeth pulled under sedation, you will know exactly what he is going through! This is one of my favorite YouTube videos ever!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Six Days!

As my ticker says, there is only 6 more days before I leave for Florida! I am so excited, but the reality that I am going somewhere has not sunk in.

I am excited for this for SO many reasons. I am excited....
... for the conference, because much of my skills and knowledge need a major overhaul.
...for the free stuff you get at the trade shows.
...all the new ideas I will be able to bring back to the clinic. be somewhere warm for 10 days. I have never been somewhere warm like this during winter! have a bath everynight after the conference. get some reading done in the evenings. watch movies on the plane.
...for Eric to join me. I love traveling anywhere as long as he is there too! go shopping at the Florida mall. I will be by myself, but I will have 270 stores to entertain me! go to Disney World of course. The rides. The atmosphere. THE STORES! go to Universal Studios. The rides. The atmosphere. THE STORES. Especially the stores. They have the candy shop from the Harry Potter books there! And many other cool stores from books/movies!
...that we have saved more than enough money for this trip, which means we have not taken out any loans, nor do we have to put anything on the credit card. That is such a great feeling.
...that being gone for 10 days before my Dr appointment will make the time pass faster, so it won't feel like I am waiting around. do something that distracts me from infertility. I finally have something else to look forward to other than the end of a cycle or a Dr. appointment!
...because I get to wear my beautiful Birkenstock sandals for 10 days!

Today I will get some packing done, because I can't wait and because the clothes I need are summer ones, that I don't need in winter! :)

Friday, January 07, 2011

I Want This

I think this video is hilarious. I saw it several months ago, but I just got reminded of it today. I love driving mini vans. I don't know why, but they are just so smooth and they handle nicely! I love this one, but Eric constantly tells me that we are never getting a van, we will get an SUV if we need too. But when I have 5 babies, we will need this!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Biggest Loser

Today Eric and I entered into the Biggest Loser Challenge in town. There was about 20 other people that signed up. Person with the highest percentage of weight loss takes home most of the entry fees ($40 a person) with the second place person getting their money back.

I have wanted to do something like this for a long time. Actually I was wanted to start it up myself, but I was waiting to get all my fitness instructor stuff done before so I could incorporate that!

Nevertheless, I am so glad someone started it! This is exactly what I need for motivation. One, because I am highly competitive and have to win everything even if it isn't for money. And two, because the winner gets a nice cash prize!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My New Favorite Pastime


I love them, but until a few days ago, I probably had 5 baths since we have lived in this trailer. At first it was because the bath tub was yucky. And then we painted it nicely, and I had a few baths then. But then the paint started peeling, so I didn't really want to bath in there anymore cause I thought it was gross.

Well it turns out it isn't gross, and that baths are awesome. I have had three in the last couple days, all with Lush bath bombs or bubble bars that I got for Christmas! With all the bath stuff I am planning on making, I am going to have to take a lot of baths to try the stuff out! I can't sell a batch without trying it out first!

And the best part of all, is that baths can be combined with reading, if you are careful. And that makes them extra awesome. Cause baths can get boring, but when you read you can soak forever!

So that is one of my new years resolutions, to take more baths while reading.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


I just counted yesterday, and I have like six books on the go. Ones that I have started, read the first few chapters then forgot about. That is silly. I also have a dozen or so more books in my possession that I would like to read. AND there is more books I would like to order from Amazon. But I am not allowing myself to buy any more books until I read the ones I already own!

I am not like my husband, I rarely read. I enjoy reading, but I get bored easily with it unless I am really into the book. BUT I really want those other books, and I want to read the books I have, so I have decided I am going to start reading a bit every night. I spend far too much time on the internet, and not nearly enough time feeding my mind! Eric always know all these fancy words and fun facts about things, and that is because he reads so much! I want to be smart like him. So when I go to Florida I am going to take a bunch of books with me cause I am going to have 5 evenings by myself and I need something to do!

I already finished off one book , and will finish the second tonight!

Monday, January 03, 2011

My New Running Goal

I want to keep running. And in order to do that, I need a goal. In the summer I stopped running after I reached my goal because it wasn't exciting anymore.But I realized how much I missed running in the last couple days and I am so happy to be starting again!

My goal is to run for 45 minutes non-stop.

When I reach that goal, I want to work on running faster and farther in that amount of time but we will come back to that when I reach this goal!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Every Day For A Year

Today while I was running, I thought of an idea. I am going to blog every day for a year. So far I have a great start. I thought of taking Sundays off, but that is when I have the most time to blog!

I can't promise that every post is going to be interesting to you, but I do promise there will be something for you to read, see, watch or listen to every day. Here we go...

Saturday, January 01, 2011

A Great Start

I had a great day today! It was the perfect way to start the new year. I stayed up LATE last night, and slept in! We stayed at the cabin with a few friends. Then at around 10:30 it was freezing cause the fire had gone out while we were sleeping, so we packed up and headed home. We had some lunch and then just lazed around for a few hours.

In the afternoon I went to the farm to do some laundry and some chores for Kathleen. Then I went for a run! I haven't ran in months and I still managed to run for 20 minutes straight no problem. I think running has a lot to do with the mind. There is no way I am at the same fitness level as four months ago when I stopped running, but I knew I had ran for 20 minutes before so I wanted to try again! I also took the big dogs with me, and they had a great time. Well Maeve did anyways, I let her off leash because she follows along well and comes when she is called. Finn desperately wanted to run and play with her, but if we let him off leash he just runs and runs and doesn't come when he is called! He gets so focused on whatever he is chasing he can't listen to anything!

Yesterday I bought YakTrax from MEC for running, and I tried them out today! They are great, I didn't slip once. One of my excuses for not running is because I was scared of slipping! Well now I can't use that anymore. I was also pretty warm while running, and it was very chilly outside today, so that excuse is useless too! I would love to have a balaclava though, my cheeks got a bit frozen.

After my run, Eric made soup. Then I had a bath, which I haven't done in months, with a bubble bar from Lush. I used the whole thing, and realized later that it was supposed to be for 3-4 baths! Oh well, my skin is really soft now and I will be making my own soon! I made a big order for supplies from Voyager today! I am really hoping people will be willing to buy this stuff, cause it was quite the investment!

I put on my sweats (my new addiction) and my favorite comfy shirt, made some tea and relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. After supper we went to the in-laws to watch hockey and play games.

It was a very relaxing day, but I must admit I am a bit antsy now. Like tomorrow I need to get something productive done...

Today I also started taking Clomid, for the last time. Maybe this is horrible, but I have already written this cycle off. Of course God can work miracles and this cycle could be successful, and in that case I will be thrilled, but I need to be realistic. The odds are against me right now. I am not stressing about it, though. I am looking forward to moving on to an IUI . And having 5 babies. IUIs have the highest chance of multiples. It's how Kate Gosslin got pregnant with 6 babies. I know that is a rare case, but it kinda freaks me out a bit!
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