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yes it's my life and sometimes it's a little too positive
Here's what I have to do between the end of the work day and the time I have to go to bed...

1- Eyebrow waxing..... because I'm to lazy to do them myself
2- Cook a delicious dinner of egg noddles with a bit of cream of mushroom soup and broccoli! Yum!
3- Go running because I'm starting to get fat
4- paint my toenails ... because they deserve some loving too!
5- Call Brett (unless he calls me first) and decide when we're heading out to highland games tomorrow
5- Try and read a part of wicked because I need to get that book done before the musical gets into town!
6- Laundry because I'm running out of clothes... I know it's hard to believe but I am!
7- Pack for the weekend since I won't be coming home until Sunday and I need to be prepared for nice weather and for rain since the weather network can't seem to make up its mind!

I seriously hope I can get at least half of this stuff done because there are clearly not enough hours in a day! Plus I waste 8 hours at work... lol!
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I seriously hate living in Ontario. We got hit with the winter storm from hell yesterday and got close to 40cm of freaking snow. It seriously felt like living in a snowglobe! There was so much snow, we didn't know where to put it. I wanted to bring it in the house, melt it down the drain. My car was piled and it took close to half an hour to dig it out last night. The only good part about this storm is #1. We know it won't be a green x-mas like it was last year, and #2 the neighbours were helping each other out with the shoveling. Me and Amy helped the neighbour we share a driveway with and the girl across the street came over and helped. But even with help, there was 4-5 hours of shoveling and driving to work this morning was a nightmare. I was driving 50km down a street I normally go 80km in. I was late (even though I left early!) but I also stopped at second cup for a candy cane hot chocolate. I felt like I needed it since I worked so hard yesterday.

Ugh I hate snow!

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Karen
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While talking to co-workers, I've decided to participate in a mini triathlon in September. I've technically already started training by going to the gym everyday for 3 weeks. I've lost almost 10 pounds and I feel great. Since I'm not skating as much anymore because of an extensive back injury, I needed a new hobby to keep me active so I bought a gym membership and just started training. This mini triathlon includes 200 meters of swimming, 15 km of biking and 5 km of running. It's not too extensive for a beginner like me. I'm for sure excited and all I want to do is go running and biking! Unfortunately this means a lot less alcohol to keep my liver from dying!

I will keep you updated as I go along. Wish me luck because I'm going to need all the luck not to injure myself.

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Karen - triathlon runner extraordinaire!

Current Mood: crazy crazy

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I only blame one organization for the Sens loosing the Stanley Cup final.... Champions on Ice! In Canada we postpone concerts for hockey while in California, they let Sasha Cohen spiral her way around the Honda center while the Sens sit and wait 10 days to begin their series in Anaheim. Clearly hockey isn't a priority in California and even though the Ducks played a great series, I don't think the cup belongs in California. It belongs in Canada where we take pride and sign both National Anthems loud and clear! Where we pack City Hall, Elgin Street, Scotia Bank place (inside and out) and the Market to show our support for the team we love. And even though they've disappointed us in the past, this time I can guarantee no one will be blaming Alfie and screaming trade at any of the players. Those guys played their hearts out and Bryan Murray should be proud of the way his team played. I also don't believe Scott Niedermayer deserved to win the Conn Smythe trophy because the Ducks could have won the cup without him; however, the Sens wouldn't have gotten as far as they would have without Daniel Alfredsson. He's the heart and soul of the team. No one worked harder at proving not only to the media when they wanted to rip the C off his jersey but himself as well that he was a leader.

Lessons will be learned and hopefully next year, a skating show won't be in the way of the Sens bringing home the cup. Afterall ten days is a long time to wait and they did loose a bit of their energy that kept them going in beating other teams in 5 games. I have faith that next year, they'll be ready to go and will play another amazing year!

And now my birthday plans keep changing. With no game to watch we'll probably head to the market later on instead since people won't be celebrating anything this weekend. Heck I don't even want to celebrate turning 25! I'm half way to 50!

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Karen

Current Mood: blah blah

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While discussing June with Lauren, the girl I share a cubicle with, we decided that I should have a martini frolic for my birthday. So naturally, I called Laurie and discussed it with her. She's in Hamilton around that time, I just hope she makes it to Ottawa so we can frolic together! I can't wait, if these plans fall into place, I'll have the best birthday ever!!!

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Karen

Current Mood: creative creative
Current Music: something on hot 89.9

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The best part of today is that it's almost over and there's two hours worth of Grey's Anatomy that I get to watch tonight! So tonight after my run, I'm going to get comfortable in a huge sweatshirt and pj pants and stay on the couch for two whole hours. Now that's my idea of a perfect Thursday night!

Yesterday I wrote an exam for a government competition I applied for god knows when. I think I did very well which is always a plus. So far I've been screened past almost all the competitions I've applied to which makes me think I've got the experience and will be in permanently by the end of the year. Although I do really like the department I'm working with now and they have talked about making me permanent although I'd have to win a competition, but by the time it does go to competition, I will have done this job long enough that I'll be able to win it no problem. I'm THAT confident! It's been busy between last week's meeting on the best western hotel and next week's meeting at the delta hotel. It's a lot of work to coordinate the logistics of these meetings but hell I get catered food at these things so that's the upside to it! I have to attend all meetings and take notes and so far I've been making a good impression on my boss and the Assistant Deputy Ministers and I mean if they like me then I'm for sure going to be extended until the competition gets underway.

Besides that nothing too much going on. Monday I watched the Sens game at Tom's place and having them win just made it awesome. They won last night's game too which means Ottawa is leading the series 3-1 against New Jersey. So I'm also watching the Rangers/Sabers game because if Ottawa wins this series, they'll be playing whichever team wins. Although the series is tied 2-2 so really it can go either way. I don't know who I'd rather see them face but I believe they can overcome both teams. But I would like them to face Buffalo and this time win unlike last year. Oh how I love the playoffs.

Yeah there's nothing else to discuss here. I do lead a boring life. I should really go out more. Laurie we should do pilates or something. I need to tone up!! Let me do some research on that!

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Karen

Current Mood: busy busy

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I know I should be working but it's Monday morning and I've been drinking all weekend!!! God it's awesome to be me! Flo got in on Friday night and because of stupid OC transpo, Amy and I ended up in the ghetto part of Ottawa in front on the Silver Dollar strip club surrounded by strippers... it was scary!! We finally did make it to the airport and brought her back home! Next day we headed to Kelsey's for our annual lunch and shopped around before meeting Laurie at Rideau, we then met up with Lynda and drove to Kanata to have dinner at Jax Axxtors or whatever it's called. That's when the drinking began and never ended! The desserts were almost as good as the drinks and I was truly in heaven. Then we decided to head over to Scotia Bank Place for the show and waited what seemed to be forever for a bus and then got frustrated along with two other girls who were going to the show. I call a cab and a few minutes later I see a cab van drive by so I chased it down and we finally headed to the show. Of course we buy our tickets, programs, cast photos and alcohol because no skating show in without smirnoff ice! Well by that time we're getting pretty wasted and making comments during the show. Laurie and I broke into song and dance during the 60's number and we also had a moment during JRo's At last. The show itself was good, I could have done without Todd's boring numbers and Flo got confused as to why Tessa and Scott were skating to Tennessee's song in Canada. Brian Orser almost made us cry and got the only standing ovation of the night. I just love that man! We also saw Noe, Jillian and Erica during intermission before getting more alcohol (I was anticipating Todd boring me again and I needed a drink)

On Sunday, we went to Swiss Chalet for lunch followed by blades of glory which was hilarious!!!! Remember when Yuka and Jason represented China and were still beaten by the Americans? I freaked out when I saw Sasha Cohen since you know I want to be like her and freak out when a bra gets thrown at me! We then headed downtown for chai lattes and waited for Jimmy to call. We went out to dinner at Johnny Farrina's and had a good time until I started getting phone calls which ruined my evening but Jimmy made it all better by making me a strong cosmo!

So for the next two days we'll be eating all you can eat chinese, watch some skating and then watch the game at Boston pizza. It's going to rock!

Well we took a bunch of pictures which some of us will post eventually. We're just waiting for Aaron's approval ;) Seriously I wish this weekend never ended because I happen to like being Scotty Mo's ho along with other things!!!

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Karen

Current Mood: bored bored
Current Music: Peace Train - Jann Arden

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I'm beyond exhausted and I want to go home right this moment, but being that it is 8:00 a.m. I think I'll stick around for another 7.5 hours and then head to class before passing out. Putting this all aside, it was a perfect evening and I probably wouldn't have changed a thing... well maybe the crappy weather.

After work, I ran a few errands before meeting Melissa at Second Cup. We chatted about everything and waited for Jimmy to call. When he did call, I failed to mention which Second Cup I was at and he goes to every one except the one I'm sitting in. I felt bad because I should have mentioned I was on Metcalf and not Sommerset or Elgin; (El-Jen!!!) however, he did find me and all was good. We headed back to his place where he cooks pork chops stuffed with apples and a side of veggies. It was delicious; however I was a little skeptical when I saw the apples. While we were eating and listening to Norah Jones' new album (which I love!!!!) we decided on skating since he thinks that if I don't skate for more than a day, I'll turn into a pumpkin. The weather was crappy but I don't say no to skating... EVER! We skated on the canal for a bit before turning around and going back to his place and warming up until 1:00 a.m which is when I finally got my cold self out and back to Barrhaven. But during those 3 hours before he drove me home, we just layed there in each other's arms and talked about everything including how you loose some of your independence after you get married. He said he'll never want to give up any of his independence and really neither do I. Which got me a little worried about our future, but this morning I just told myself to take it one day at a time and not to worry about anything like that.

He finally dropped me off when I get went home and passed out and obviously didn't want to get up this morning. And I get to work to find out I offended a nurse. Before I left, I was waiting to talk to a co-worker who was talking to a nurse. When they were done, the nurse looked at me and I told her I needed to speak to Anne. Then I joked that I never talk to nurses. Well she took it that I think I'm better than the nurses when in reality all I meant was that I don't deal with nurses because of the work I do. Now she's all upset and I have to apologize. Some people just need to chill and stop taking everyting so literally. ugh I'm going to work.

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Karen

Current Mood: cold cold

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The perfect date ended this morning at 7:30 when I stumbled into work tired and extremely sore for the night before. I got some weird looks and people thought my limping was funny. A co-worker of mine even made a comment about a sexual escapade but when I told him what really happen he didn't think it was that funny.

After work, I headed to figure 8 to get tights and laces and tried not to look at all the pretty dresses I wanted to get. It was hard but I just walked away and headed to the library on campus and started working on my paper which is due later today and waited for Jimmy to get off work. He calls around 6:30 and we agree to meet for dinner where I had a delicious spinach salad with bacon, which is odd because spinach salad usually has eggs not bacon. After dinner, we headed over to his place and decided on skating the canal which excited me because no one ever wants to go skating with me! Things were going well for us, the weather was nice and we were laughing until I decided to skate back wards and turn forward again. I hit a rut and fell right on my hip. Of course I laughed and laughed until my butt was cold and I had to get up. It just made me look bad because I'm the figure skater here and he's the awkward skater. We continued on our way and began hitting rough ice. I warned him about the rough ice and he kinda tripped but balanced back without falling. Well I wasn't paying attention to my own skating and tripped again and this time fell right on my knee. I laughed but was obviously in a lot of pain. We managed to finished the canal and headed back slowly since I couldn't skate as fast as I did on the way there.

Then of course we had to walk to his apartment which was also very painful and by the time we got to his place, I just collapsed on his couch and then he scared the hell out of me. We were talking about general relationships and he suddenly becomes serious and silent. I tell him to say whats on his mind and he then uses the "I don't know how to say this but..." and for a split second I'm thinking he's going to say we're too busy and wants to end this. What he actually said was that's he's surprised that I haven't been more demanding on spending time with him like other girls in the past. I was relieved to hear this and tell him that he'd drive me crazy if we were attached to the hip. Then he looks at me, smiles and says "Well it's been like 10 months since we've known each other, let's move in together! While we're at it, Let's get married!!" I actually cringed when I heard those words come out of his mouth and just laughed because he was obviously joking. It was just amusing from then on because I told him even if we lived together we'd wouldn't see anymore of each other since he's always at the lab or gym and I'm always at the rink and go to bed at 10 so he'd just see me sleeping. I then demanded that he buy me a huge ring and that he get down on one knee and basically demanded romance! I don't think I've ever seen him laugh that much but then I got cold, started to shiver and tried to take his body heat away from him which is when he suggested we just lay under the blankets and talk which we did but I fell asleep sometime between midnight and 1. At 3:00 he starts playing with my hair which obviously wakes me up and thus started the conversation of should I stay in the comfortable king size bed or leave get cold and go back to Barrhaven with my single bed. Well I said I'd leave but after he got up I just couldn't get up so he made the decision for me, got back into bed, held me tight and said that I wasn't going anywhere because there's nowhere in the world he wanted to be but right here with me. *insert me melting here*

Next morning I actually got to sleep in until 7! woot! We got ready and I limped the two blocks to work. So right now I'd just move in with him so I could sleep in until 7 and be at work for 7:30 everyday. Man would that ever be sweet no rush hour commute from Barrhaven! So plans for tonight include me wrapping my knee so it doesn't get injured more since I need to continue running and skating, going to class and going home and crashing in my crappy single bed! Grey's Anatomy will have to wait until tomorrow because I need to catch up on a whole freaking week of little sleep! Isn't it great to be me, the anemic skater with a stressing government job and a swollen purple knee! But hey I may go skating on the Canal on Sunday!

Lunch is over time to go back to work

Love Always
Karen

Current Mood: drained drained
Current Music: don't feel like dancing - scissor sisters

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Last night I went running in -30 weather. I doubled on the layers except for my legs. The run was awesome and the cold didn't slow me down at all!

Current Mood: cold cold

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