Usually I take these Tumblr selfies 3.2 thousand times before liking one, but meh, here I am!
In a photo and on Tumblr.
With a solid zit on my face, but that’s neither here nor there.
What’s here is that I just used my Fitbit for the first time today and holy moly, it’s so cool. My brother-in-law was traveling for a few days, and as I helped out a lot with Lily for a few days, he asked me what I wanted as a gift to say thank you, and I chose a Fitbit. I can totally see how they get addictive. Do you have Fitbit? Should we be friends? I haven’t quite figured out how to “compete” yet, but definitely want to join some walking competitions.
Christmas is in full swing, despite not feeling that Christmasy yet. I’ve had so many people over to my Christmas-blinged-out apartment lately, that it’s hard to keep track. Tomorrow I have about 15 people coming over for a shingdig, so yea… lots to do for that.
In other news I have been power organizing lately. I mean seriously containers-label-making-giving-away-throwing-out organizing. It’s refreshing, and has made me feel a lot better about life in general. Also what’s made me feel better, getting a vacuum cleaner for my 31st birthday. My apartment is all wood so I’ve always swept, swiffered, and mopped, but the vacuum cleaner has changed my life (especially as I have radiators), and I am loving my apartment these days.
Every drawer and cupboard in my apartment is organized now, and in easy-to-find labelled containers. Heaven!
(This photo is not staged at all, which is lucky because you can see my sweet sweet new vacuum cleaner bottom left).
Technically I’m off work right now until the New Year, but I have a fair bit to do at work, so I think I may go into the office this week - y’know, to get ahead and start the New Year on top of things. Work has been good - lots of festivities with birthdays and Christmas and we had a *huge* presentation last Monday in an effort to raise money, and WAHOO *first pump,* we did. Which is especially awesome knowing that going into the Christmas break. We also did a gingerbread house competition at work and my team… NAILED IT.
Or Christmas party had a magical spread. Cue the song, “So this is heaven”
And a magical Christmas in the city view.
I have a date next Wednesday. With a guy that I am looking forward to meeting. But we’re totally at the we’ve-spoken-too-much-pre-meeting-and-now-have-expectations thing. Ugh. Not too sure yet what we’re going to do, perhaps the Toronto Christmas market. Or ice-skating. Amazingly, I’m not too nervous… yet.
Every part of my body hates online dating and every night I battle with myself not to just delete it all. But… I have become convinced that online dating is a numbers game, and the time and effort needs to be put in to get anywhere. Right now I’m on (are ya ready?!): Bumble, Tinder, OKCupid, EHarmony. Yup. That’s a lot of profiles and a lot of men and a lot of time. So far OkCupid (which is free) has been the best one. Tinder is snappy (which I like), Eharmony sucks, and Bumble (like Tinder, but girls message first) I am convinced it’s filled with fake profiles. The guys on it all look like models, and then at my last Project Sunshine meeting guy friends said the same of girls.
Speaking of Project Sunshine, we had our last 2015 meeting last Monday. I’m on the “Young Patrons Circle” area of Projects Sunshine, which is young professionals trying to raise money for the charity, but for this meeting head office was there, and they want to shake things up by asking that each member raise $1,000 over the year. Umm, yea. This didn’t sit that well for me, as last year I was the Co-Chair, and holy batman ballz, it was SO time consuming, so then to raise money to be on the committee, well yea… Anwyho, I voiced my concerns quite boldly, and seemed to get a lot of support, but it’s still up in limbo the structure for next year. When everyone went for drinks after the meeting, they cheered to me which made me happy, and then someone also mentioned I should be the Director next year, which I think I just may… we shall see.
Project Sunshine also gave me this Christmas gift, which I absolutely love:
Oh, before I forget *pats self on back* for Christmas gift tags this year I made ornaments for friends.
They were a stupid amount of work, but I’m happy with how they came out, and they seem to be a hit. Here’s the one my sister made me:
I saw the Phantom of the Opera on Thursday. *slow bloody clap* I had never seen it before and actually didn’t even know the story, but bravo. Truthfully I am a ballet > theatre type of girl. (True story, I cried during Swan Lake when she died, because the dancing was just that beautiful.) But the Phantom was fantastic - the set, the quadruple threats - acting, opera, singing, and acting, I just can’t even, it was SO good.
What else? Christmas, work, apartment, dating, organizing, project sunshine. I feel like I’ve covered nearly everything. Except, oh weight (NEVER GETS OLD)… Weight.
Weight Watchers changed their program. Hmm. HMM. I’m trying, I really am, but it’s sooooo much harder on this new system. What I always thought was *wonderful* about WW was that it allowed you to still live your life. Don’t mind if I do grab a 3 point chocolate popsicle, but now that popsicle is 7 - 9pts, which is a HUGE chunk when you get 28. Hmm. HMMM. My weight is still hovering within the same three or four pounds. But let’s be honest: I’m also half assing it.
OHHHHHH! Guess what! I signed up for a 12 week bootcamp starting January 5th. It’s for beginners, and nothing too dramatic, and for woman only. It’s twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday, and I think it’s exactly what I need.
Also, I signed up for the Harry Spring 5 miler (8k) on Saturday April 9, 2016. A RACE YOU GUYS!! I think 8km goal is a nice one for me, as I’m SOOOO unfit right now, so it allows me to start small.
And, this is exciting, there is a very strong chance I will actually be doing that hike I spoke about in my previous post, the Tour du Mont Blanc hike. So you can just colour me excited for that.
I’m sure I’m missing lots of things, as life has been busy and crazy and wonderful and lazy, but I feel like I’ve noted it all. Happy Festive Sunday my friends.