Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I started teaching gymnastics. Its so fun and the kids are adorable. They say the cutest things.

3 year old boy after gymnastics class: "Well, that wasn't so bad"

Oh really, 3 year old boy? Jumping up and down on a 20 ft trampoline and leaping recklessness into a giant foam pit? Not so bad? That was probably the best frickin day of your little 3 year old life.

I am so happy that I got this other job, it's great and I am so much happier.

Have a fabulous day, I know I will!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Things I'm thankful for today:

Happy Hour
Beautiful Pink Roses
A book to help me with life
Cheap books at Goodwill
Hulu - work out videos
Deposited checks today
Gymnastics Position
Got my Etsy shop set up

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am so happy!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring, how I've missed you!

Happy Spring!

Things that I'm thankful for today:

New Podcasts, make me laugh out loud
It's Friday
New Job teaching gymnastics - love it
Beautiful Weather - almost 70 today!
Going to see Sue tomorrow!
Getting a new washing machine tomorrow!
Delicious salad yesterday
Yoga this morning, great workout
New 30 Rock, can't wait to watch it!
Great friends!

Thank you thank you thank you universe!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Merci Beaucoups! Grazie Mille! Domo Arigato!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Those are really the only ways I know to say thank you, and I have no idea where I am going, but I am so excited to say that the Peace Corps changed their rule so that as long as I promise to get my 30 hours of ESL teaching over 3 months, I can be nominated for a region before I actually get all the hours! Yay!!! I just have to make sure that my next class has more than enough registrants! Wonderful, I'm very excited to see where I will potentially be going. I was worried there for a second that it wasn't in the cards for me to go, but it's just like the secret, something opens up, and universe responded and told me that I should continue with this endevor! I'm very excited so I'm signing the paper and sending it right back to my peace corps recruiter. Great day today! :)

Thankful for today:
Great Sandwich
Good chat with friends
Delicious Stir Fry
Hair cut Thursday
No Traffic
Computer works
Great weekend weather
Zoo trip
Fun animal pictures
Baby gorilla, the cutest!
Delicious (you complete me) nutella and banana and strawberry crepes (drool)
Call from my brother!
I got back my Valentine's day package from my Mom!!
Living, breathing, walking, seeing, feeling!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sleep, Sleep, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

National Geographic picture. I can't wait to take pictures like this with my wonderful new DSLR camera!
I don't know what is wrong with me. Even since I stopped working, I've been going to the gym everyday. And everyone says that when you go to the gym and work out everyday, you have more energy. Well, I tended to agree with them, since when I was always tired all the time, it was also at a time when I didn't go to the gym on a regular basis. Now that I do, I expected to have more energy, but I don't! Perhaps its because I also don't have a job and not much interaction with people during the day, but I didn't think that would have too much of an effect on me. Anyway, its something with endorphins and all that, so I should still be soooo tired all the time. So I got up this morning at 9:30, went to the gym for Pilates at 10:00. I got back home, ate something and then immediately fell asleep for over 2 hours. What? How does that happen. I don't want to think that I'm depressed, but it's not too far fetched to think....okay turn this sucker around. It's the best day ever! In fact, my best friend in DC and I are going to start a blog together. We've actually been talking about this for a long long time, but I'm really gonna start it. I might be the only one writing in it, but that's okay.

Things I'm Thankful for:
Hummus, love it
Pilates class
30 Rock, hilarious
Making a picture book

My health
My happiness
My sweats
Cereal ;)

Thank you so much! I am so happy now that I have this wonderful job doing such creative and fun things, it barely feels like work, I am so happy about it! Thank you!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Coo-Coo for Coco Puffs

Well not exactly Coco Puffs (I don't believe I've ever actually had them...) but for cereal. I have never come forward and said how thankful I am of cereal. In particular, anything with red berries. I love the Special K red berries, but not to exclude some of my other favs, like Strawberry fields (ironically also contains raspberries and other sorts of berries) and I don't know the name, but they look like cheerios but with blueberries and strawberries, etc. I love it. I never was a big fan of it in my childhood, mostly because I don't really like milk (I used to be allergic to it), but I use soy milk in my cereal and its just delicious. I got home tonight and I wanted something to eat, but do not have the energy to make anything, and so the perfect solution is cereal. God bless you cereal. So without further ado, here are the things that I'm thankful for today:

Soy milk (delicious delicious soy milk)
My printer works!
The nice girl who filled in for my co-teacher who couldn't make it
White boards (I like writing on them, it's fun)
Grooveshark, which is providing me with some lovely tunes as I write
Free streaming music and movies and shows, oh my!
Restaurant week, I will be going this weekend yay!
Tickets to wizards game (if I can get out of teaching ESL next week)
All my good fortune!
Crafting and craft blogs, I love your tutes.

Here's something I was working on, not sure how else I'm going to elaborate on it....

Started as just a Styrofoam wreath:

And I have a million old mags:
I actually only used one of my old ELLE magazines, just the first few ads and cut them up into strips:
Glued them all the way around until it was completely covered:Then I mad a cute little paper flower and glued that on..but it def needs something else, I'm just not sure what else to do....this is what it looks like now:
Oh, one more thing that I am very very very thankful for is my Glue Gun! It's amazing, I might even go as it changed my life. Haha, of course it has, without it, I wouldn't have been able to make my fun wreaths....even if I'm the only person who thinks they are fun.

Also thankful for:

All the wonderful donations for the date auction that I'm working on!

Thank you thank you thank, I'm so happy :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Grapes of Wreath....

So I finally finished my book page wreath. I used Robert Ludlum's The Scorpio Illusion. I think it looks much better in person than in pictures, but nevertheless, here it is.For some reason it just looks very weird. But anyway, I think it looks cool. It only too be about a month to finish it. Ugh. But I did get inspired to create a different kind of wreath. One made out of magazines (because I have a plethora of them) Here is the tutorial for the wreath...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Same Sh!t, Different Year

My new year's resolution is to find out what the F I am going to do with my life. I'm starting to get quite pessimistic as each day goes on. For some reason (okay probably not for just some reason) I had major anxiety on New Years Eve. Perhaps it's because I know that time is going by and I'm not making any progress. What is the deal? Why can't I get motivated to do anything? I can't even be motivated to write in this blog. I meant to write on December 31st, nope. I meant to write on January 1st, nope. So here I am on January 6th, finally writing. Okay, snap out of it. This is about positivity and finding the great things in everyday life. So let's get to it. What are you thankful for:

Good lunch with friends
Internet is working
My room is organized
My food cabinet is organized
Happy Hour tomorrow
No more pests in the house
Cleaning person that comes
Lost scarf had been found
Good friends
Good coffee
Good workout
Pilates kicked my ass yesterday
Leftover pad thai for dinner tonight (yum)
Free Hockey tickets yesterday for the suite (which meant free beers and food!)

So, I really do have a lot to be thankful for, and I am so thankful...then why can't I just get myself in gear! I don't want to throw it away!! And it's so hard to talk to people about it, my mom's answer to everything is "You're beautiful" really? really, mom? How is that going to get me a job other than prostitution?!? Other people are just like, "oh well, take your time, enjoy your time off" When you know they are just thinking, "how pathetic."

I'm gonna go watch The Secret...