So it’s the long weekend and I totally thought that I would be postin like a fiend…
Oh well, I have reasons I swear!
It’s my Birfday!!!
Okay well not yet. July 3rd is the actual day I popped into this world (sorry if that sounds crude..) but we are celebrating it today with the famjam. It will be a very small gathering, only Nana and Papa along with my parents and Miss Maggie, but family time is family time and I cherish every moment of it.
Aside from the birthday shenanigans, it has been quite the busy long weekend thus far and it’s not ready to relax yet. A quick recap…
Thursday I hosted my weekly dinner get together with Chaunda BUT this time, another fellow trainer friend, Gen, from the Pulse also joined in on our girls nite. I kept the dinner more simple as I had worked that morning (and closed the night before…zzzzzzz) but yummy nonetheless.My Plate: Baked pesto Arctic Char. Roasted rosemary butternut squash. Sauteed greens and grilled summer veggies.
Chaunda was super excited that she could actually fit some squash (although a lot less than my plate) into her macros….I think it made her night. #CompetitionPrepProblems.
Friday was more chill. I was supposed to train a client after my own training but his flight home got cancelled due to Mr. President having to take up all of the airspace apparently. So I got my hair did 😀
Does anyone else have an issue with NOT touching your hair afterwards? I mean, how do they get your hair so soft? HOW?!?
Saturday I gym’ed it up as usual before being whisked away by my Mom and Maggie back home. After belting it out in the car all the way home, we dropped Maggie off and ran out the door to run some errands before heading to Sideshow for a quick lil consult…Just so you know, those are my ribs. My Dad asked me if it was my leg….
You like? It’s only a stencil but will be final in a few weeks 🙂 I absolutely love it! The quotation is something that has really stuck with me over the recent years and the idea of getting it tatted to me has been floating around for some time. The biggest thing holding me back, really, was the fact that I wanted it to be on my ribs which is said to be one of the most painful areas to get tattooed. Let’s not think about that shall we.
Calling all volunteers to have their hand squeezed off when I get it done…
Yesterday, as I mentioned, my Nana and Papa arrived in the afternoon for my pre-birthday celebrations and a nice family dinner. I was excited to see them and to have some nice grilled food for our dinna.
In the summer it is only proper to #GrillAllTheThings!
Of course, there was no relaxing before then…
GTL’in happened first. Okay, maybe we will call it GPC’in
Gym. Pedi’s. Cookin.
Finally, today my Dad and I hit the road nice and early (8am) to check out Brescia’s campus before I finally make my decision as to where I want to go. Wish me luck that I pick the right one. I hate making big life decisions…I think too much. Anyone else have the same issue?
Tomorrow is homeward bound but not before I have to get my teeth
attacked cleaned. I really dislike the dentist. I have never had a cavity (knock on wood) but they are just uncomfortable appointments ya know?
So how was that for a long winded Happy
Sunday Monday? 😀
….this was supposed to be done yesterday. Sooowwwyyy.
So let me ask you friends, how has your Monday been treating you?
In other news, I thought Spill It, Sundays was dunzo for the next few weeks but instead Mr. Arman surprised me yesterday morning with a brand new post! Of course I had to jump in and join in on the fun as I tell you 5 facts (x5) about MOI. I know that all you want is to know even more about me right? HA! 😛
Although it’s now Monday and I couldn’t actually join in on the link up party, it’s better late than never and I liked this theme soo without further ado, let the “5 Facts About…” begin.
Five facts about….your family!
- We are a super close knit trio. I have never been embarrassed to tell my parents anything or to go home just to chill with them for the weekend. No shame, I’m blessed that I have such a great relationship with them.
- We have ALWAYS had a dog. ALWAYS. This is why its tough to not have a dog with me 24/7 because I have never had that before going off to McMaster.
- We are not exotic. Although I have been asked by many if I have South American or European roots (it’s that golden complexion I sport), my family really just comes from Canada. Boooorrring I know.
- We love out traditions. Although we don’t do this anymore, for every one of my Mom’s birthday’s we used to sit down in the basement and have our “picnics” and watch a movie or three together. You know that this was a very long time ago as our picnic platters were all of those fried pork and chicken bites, crinkle fries, chicken fingers and potstickas. And yes I used to eat and thoroughly that
crap. Every Christmas my Mom and I love doing pies together and the main tree and we all always have to watch the real Grinch and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. We go to the states every year to go shopping at least once. We just enjoy repeating things in this famjam.
- People have arguments as to which parent I look more like. I have the expressions of my Mom but the darker complexion of my Dad. The juries still in a deadlock on that one.
Five facts about…your childhood!
- I got lost on my way home on my first day of Kindergarten when I was coming home on the bus. My Dad was in full panic mode…YOU LOST MY CHILD! I was found at a different stop, not to worry but as you can imagine, my dad still has nightmares.
- I loved, and still do love, waterparks BUT hated roller coasters. I would go down all of the slides (except that “drop to your death” looking slide), ride the lazy river for days and splash around in the wave pool until I came out like a prune, but ask me to go on a roller coaster other than the Scooby-Doo coaster in Wonderland and I would be running for the hills.
- Every other year my parents and I would go on a trip. Disney happened a few times (always Florida though, I still want to make it Cali one day soon!), a cruise, Six Flags and NYC as the final family voyage.
- I have never broken a bone. Knock on wood.
- Although I haven’t broken or sprained anything, I bruised my tailbone the first time I skiied. I felt like my butt was broken after doing a full 180 flip in the air and landing on my butt. Why must skies come together and cross like that!
Five facts about…you + school!
- I have always been the smartie pants. Everyone always considered me to the one of the ‘smart ones’ because I did well in school throughout my entire career in zee education system. What they don’t know if that I had to work my ass off for what I got. I’m not one of those people who can do nothing and get straight A’s. I had to work for it. In my opinion, I have always been too stressed out about getting the best grades that I could, but at the time all I knew was that the next part of my journey would require me to be tip top in the grades department. Oh the pressure education puts on us kiddos.
- While everyone generally loved it, I HATED drama class. Like actually dreaded it and got nervous about it every week. I have mentioned that I have gotten better with public speaking and such, but back in middle and high school, I was absolutely terrified of being up on stage, even in groups. You know that whole saying “the more you do it, the easier it gets?” NOT TRUE! At least in my case, I just got more anxious. Glad that’s over.
- English was my worst subject (aside from drama :-P). I had to work really hard just to get my 80% in that class every year. I’m not a writer and apparently my englirsh is not good enough for 90’s.
- I regret not doing more in the my first year. I had the best roomies, apartment style residence and amazing social opportunities but I chose to opt out of a lot of them because either I was too shy to do it OR I was stressing over getting my work done. Live and you learn. I was more relaxed as I went through.
- I switched my major after first year. This is no surprise, as most people switch at least once. I entered McMaster in the Environmental Sciences Hnrs. BSc. program and ended up in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour come second year when I declared my major. I loved environmental stuff and when I came into University I thought that it would be a great major (also because I was told that my 86% average wouldn’t get me into the Life Sciences program…liars.). After taking psych as one of my 1st year electives, I began to wonder if that was more my path than enviro-sci. I didn’t want to work in the field as my career, which is really what you would end up doing with enviro unless politics was your game and the idea of helping others (specifically in the clinical psych department) began to intrigue me. So I followed through, went with psych, graduated and now I’m moving on to Dietetics. Last switch I promise. 😉
I miss my psych girls. ❤
Five facts about...you + travel!
- Unfortunately I haven’t traveled much. My parents are not very big on traveling BUT as I said earlier, we used to go on family trips every other year when I was younger.
- None of these aforementioned places were exotic though, of all the places in the world I would love to see Australia, Hawaii and Europe would be amazing too! Oh and some beautiful island in the Caribbean like Turks and Caicos or the Bahamas because I really just want to swim with the dolphins 😀
- I have gone on a cruise but I don’t think I was old enough to appreciate it. I was 12 and it was from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to San Juan, St, Maarten and St. Thomas. Beautiful islands and the excursions (for the most part…I wasn’t into island shopping at that age) were super fun and I wish we could have done more but there were uber $$$
- I really want to go on a girls vacation. I have never done that and really really want to soon!
- If I do go somewhere I don’t go to relax. I go to explore! Must see and do as much as possible in those days. Yes I love beaches but you will not see me lying on one. Instead, I will be learning to surf. Or, if in Hawaii, I would be setting my sights on those volcanoes. Exploring the rainforest and the waterfalls (and hopefully not get eaten by a massive snake) in the Amazon Rainforest sounds amazing to me. So much to see and do, why would someone want to lay on a beach all day?
Soon Mr. Dolphin. Soon!
Five facts about…your eating style!
- Of all of the things that I was allergic to (and grew out of now) during my childhood, peanut butter really is the only thing that I’m head over heels in love with. I still have the issue with dairy, so I couldn’t add ice cream to that list. But yeah, chocolate, hotdogs, cake, etc, etc I really have had no interest in.
- If I had to live off of only 5 foods for the rest of my life I would be just peachy. Give me crunchy peanut butter, kabocha squash, oatmeal, quest bars and some fish and I would be just fine.
- I’m really picky about presentation of my food and how it’s prepared. It must be a food blogger thing. If I’m gunna cook something for myself, it’s gunna be damn good and just the way I envisioned it.
- I hate melon. Melon of any kind is just not something I enjoy. I get random cravings for watermelon sometimes but it has to be in the peak condition. Cantaloupe, honeydew, etc, nope I just don’t like’em.
- I get excited about new ways of making something or make up a new dream dish…but I always end up eating my normal favourites. Creature of habit problems I tell you. Do you ever think it would be amazing to try something but are worried you wouldn’t enjoy it as much as that old, always delicious, favourite?
Mmmmmm…maybe not so much…
Now your turn my friends, 5 things about you…