What’s up on your fine Sunday Friends?
This lil one had to work this afternoon so I got in a good sweat session this morning with some shoulders, delts and a touch of leggies and booty work. Today is typically my rest day BUT with tomorrow being a stat holiday (holler to Queen Victoria for that one) and all, my gym is closed (sadface) so I worked it in for today before work and plan on taking it easy (ie. sleepin!) tomorrow with everything being closed.
Any plans for your holiday Monday my fellow Canadian readers?
What else happens to fall on Sundays? Well it’s Spill It, Sundays with Arman over at The Big Mans World!
This week the blogger questions came from the lovely Sarah over at Slices of Sarah Pie. Thanks for the contribution Sarah! Puttin my memory muscle to work this week! 😀
1. What is your middle name? If you don’t have one do you wish you did? What would it be?
Grace and Iona. Yup I have not one, but two middle names. One from each side of the fam-jam. Grace is my Nana’s (Dad’s mom) name and Iona is my Great Grandmother’s name (Mom’s Grandma), whom I never met unfortunately. My Mom always says she would have been thrilled with me 😀
2. When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was never the kind to switch my career aspirations constantly…until I got to University. 😛 Up until having to do those volunteer hours in grade 9, I always wanted to be a Veterinarian.
I loved, and still love, all things fuzzy and I thought that a Vet would be the perfect career for me…
I was wrong.
It’s one thing to love animals. It’s a whole other ball park to treat them.
You see, I did my 40 hours of community service at my local Vet Hospital (Big thanks to Dr. Stephanie Ewing for the opportunity and reality check!) and pretty much almost broke down on the first day not once…oh no, but three times!
Unfortunate Event 1: Dog comes in for a simple spay. Dr. Ewing asks me if I would like to come in and watch a surgery. Amazing opportunity right?….Yeah I had to leave because I was about to pass out the second she started pullin stuff out. Why is the room getting black an spotty. Why is my tummy doing pancake flips…uh oh…
Unfortunate Event 2: Cute and very frail looking fur baby (probably about 5lbs of fur baby) comes in and is getting prepped to be put to sleep. Seriously!?!? On my first day! I had to turn around and try to think about rainbows and all things nice so I didn’t embarrass myself by ballin my eyes out. Empathy is a bad thing sometimes peeps. Stop thinkin about what the dog is thinkin! :’-(
Unfortunate Event 3. Having to come in a see this poor lil kitten (no more than a few months old) suffer and eventually pass away from tetanis. That’s a horrible, horrible condition to watch. I tried to remind myself that although the kitten was so young, it was now free of it’s pain
So yes, I love animals but NO I can not be an animal doc. I’m not strong enough for that.
3. What do you keep in the glove box of your car?
Oh that bicycle looking car I have right? Well, it kinda lacks a glove box but it does sport a pretty awesome turtle bell on it’s pretty young handle bars. That counts right?
4. Name one food that always seems to go bad before you eat it?
Bags of salad.
It makes me really sad because there is one type that I really love (Dole’s Very Veggie blend with the snap peas and radishes) and I would totally use it all up if my stomach allowed for me to have more than 1 or 2 #saladbeasts a week. I LOVE salads. My IBS tummy on the other hand…not so much.
5. What was the last workout you did?
Shoulders/delts and some leg work (+core work of course) this morning before jumpin on off to work. Like I mentioned, I hopped into the gym on my typical rest day today because it’s closed tomorrow. I was a lil worried last night that I would be feelin a lil run down for my workout this morning, as it would be my fourth day on, but I felt good after hittin the hay a whole 30 minutes earlier. Tomorrows rest day will be much appreciated by my body I’m sure.
6. When was the last time you got the giggles in an inappropriate moment? What did you do?
I don’t know what it is about someone sneezing continuously but it makes me giggle so hard every time. I know it’s mean to laugh at someone else’s unfortunate and persistant nasal clearing, as really, they can’t control the fact that there’s some dust lingerin up there, but I’m sorry, I can’t help myself when they have sneezed a good 8 times in a row and continue to sneeze on. Anyone else?
This video of the kitten below is super cute and almost doesn’t seem real. Sneeze trooper!
7. If you had to pick one song to play continuously in the background of your everyday life what would you pick?
Can we go back, this is the moment
Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ’til it’s over
So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us
Like the ceiling can’t hold us
Raise those hands, this is our party
We came here to live life like nobody was watching
I got my city right behind me
If I fall, they got me. Learn from that failure gain humility and then we keep marching ourselves
8. What would you do if you got 25 hours in a day while everyone else was still stuck with 24?
Hmmmm…I would ensure that I always did something for myself EVERY DAY! When we get busy we tend to forget that sometimes we just need some down time to ourselves. We need to slow down and give at least an hour to chill out! Whether that be getting that extra hour of sleep. Perhaps that hour could be spent reading something new. Baking. More blogging! Oh the possibilities that an extra hour in every day could bring.
9. Pick a great picture of you/your family/your friends, tell us the background story of what’s happening in it.
I have mentioned before that I’m not really one to jump in front of a camera so my stash of pictures is, well, limited. Going back through more recent-ish photos, this one definitely stuck out for me and made me smile.
Meeting Maggie for the first time. That day I remember feeling like the biggest lil kid as I was so unbelievably excited to meet her that I couldn’t leave work fast enough. I gabbed on and on to all my co-workers that she was coming and the moment I saw her I literally snatched her out of my Mom’s sling (they used to put her in the sling you see in the picture to keep her tiny 2lb fluffy self warm) and melted into a pile of mush. Permanent smile on my face throughout that entire dinner (in addition to everyone eating around us). I always miss her while I’m here.
10. Whats your favorite quote/song/image when you need a little inspiration?
My favourite quotation is the one in my blog header…
From Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, this quotation has always resonated with me. Ever since I stepped into the gym I have felt confidence and strength like I have never felt before. These qualities are not just left in the gym either, but have permeated into the other aspects of my life as well. No one will ever call me weak. Not ever.
Thanks again to Sarah for this weeks questionnaire post. Maybe I can dazzle Mr. Arman enough that I may be asked to come of with les questions one week. Hint hint, nudge nudge. 😉
Enjoy your Victoria Day my Canadian friends and for all those not celebrating in their PJ’s tomorrow with a stat holiday,
sorry for your luck start your week off with a bang!
What did you want to be when you were younger?
Worst, most inappropriate thing you ever laughed at?
Whatcha doing tomorrow with everything closed up for the holiday?