Monthly Archives: October 2011

T’was the week of Halloween

I’ve decided to write a post on my phone (for the second time, the first time wasn’t very successful. WordPress for blackberry isn’t great). I’m so tired of my computer by the time I get home that I can’t even think to open it unless I need to do more work.

I promise I have been doing other things besides working all the time.

The boyfriend and I bought (shit I just ruined my freshly painted nails because this keyboard is not conducive to story telling) a house!!!

That’s right, our very own home. And we get it in less than a month. That was partially why we got it, we were able to offer the best closing date. The joy of living at home!

We’ve decided to take possession of it but not move in right away and spend until the new year painting and fixing it up. This way it’s completely move in ready. Also, I don’t like living in the smell of paint.

Also, the whole choosing paint colours and decorating thing is kind of stressing me out. I have no idea what colours go together. Thankfully my stepmother is really good at that stuff and hopefully she can help us out!

This past weekend I had a girls shopping day. I usually do shopping on my own or with the boyfriend (in which case I feel so rushed because you can see the boredom on his face). I’ve missed it. I remember why you shop with girlfriends, because they can talk you in or out of buying something. I hope to make this a regular occurrence.

Halloween is right around the corner. I don’t have a costume and no idea where to go. So I guess we will see what will happen. I’m sure something will come up.

So, I’m going to go curl up, watch whatever “horror” movie is playing tonight (the week of Hallow’s Eve) and fall asleep with my glasses on, because I’m old like that!

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Catch Up

So much has happened, where do I begin?!?!

Since I’ve started my new job I swear I haven’t stopped. The week flies by so quickly and the weekends are jammed pack with stuff I missed doing during the week. Every week night is spent looking for a house, yes that’s right, the boyfriend and I are looking for a house! How exciting!!

We’ve actually been looking since February, but it’s been serious the last couple of weeks. So serious we put an offer on a house already. We didn’t get it, but I truly believe that we didn’t get it for a reason and that there is a better house out there for us. It’s also a hot market right now, so we are bidding against people who probably have a little more wiggle room.

We are taking this weekend off from house shopping. It’s the Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend so we are dedicated to family gatherings every day. Except tonight. Tonight I am going with work to a football game. I’m pretty excited since we are in the end zone and have unlimited amounts of beer and junk food.

Oh! Speaking of junk food, I’m doing this “cleanse” type diet. It’s actually a powder that you mix with water and drink it before two meals. This product was originally made for people with diabetes. It regulates how fast your body breaks down the food and prevents an insulin spike. Since insulin turns into fat they noticed that people were losing weight on it and decided to turn it into a weight loss product. I’m still doing the traditional stuff, exercise and proper eating, but I thought I could use a little help since we are getting into the “fat” season. I always gain weight between Thanksgiving and Christmas and I would really like to avoid it this year since I had to work so hard to lose weight this year.

Speaking of losing weight, I put on my leather jacket that the boyfriend bought for me last season and it’s too big 😦 I never took that into consideration that any clothes I bought during my little weight slip wouldn’t really fit me now. Oh well, it doesn’t look terrible. I wasn’t THAT much bigger a year ago.

I’ve been a little stressed out about my friendships lately. I have this friend who has been dating the boyfriends friend, which I was all excited for at first. But when she started dating him I had a conversation with her about how I was going to feel when she starts becoming friends with all the other girlfriends and that I didn’t want to ever feel left out. I’m super sensitive to this friend stuff and I’ve lost so many friends I thought were true friends but turned out to not be, so I will do everything I can to avoid that. I told her that I want to be included in everything and that I was afraid that she was going to become better friends with the other girls. Did I mention this friend is my best friend? Well, since she started dating the boyfriends friend, it’s been happening, slowly, exactly what I told her I didn’t want to happen. I haven’t been excluded yet, but I’ve been getting the impression that I’m invited ONLY because I told her I didn’t want to be excluded. I get the feeling I’m not welcome and they would much rather be hanging out without me.

The boyfriend doesn’t understand. Boys are different. They don’t see things the way we do. He doesn’t understand that when we are invited to do something last-minute and our plans are not taken into consideration, they probably thought about us after the fact.

Anyway, I’m complaining. So enough of that!

It’s Friday and a long weekend! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, and to my Canadians, I happy Thanksgiving.

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Our Anniversary in Maui

So it’s been over a month since Hawaii, but let’s see if I can remember it all…

Saturday night (the same day as the half marathon) we head back over to Maui. It was a long day and sleeping on airport benches are not fun, but we got to our resort and went right to bed. Sunday was our planning day. We booked all our adventures for the week and we went grocery shopping (the benefit about having a kitchen was we didn’t have to spend a ton of money on eating out). We were having a contest between the girls and the boys. We were required to make dinner one night, the girls one night and the boys another, then the boyfriends parents were going to judge who’s was better. The boys had to make theirs the next night and we were scheduled for Thursday. Lucky for the guys, we didn’t have much planned for Monday. We were going surfing in the morning but had nothing else for the rest of the day. It took them hours to make dinner. It wasn’t bad, and you’d be surprised to learn that this

didn’t taste horrible… it was actually quite good.

Surfing was so much fun! I’ve never done it before, and I was pretty nervous, but I picked it up fairly quickly. Tuesday we had planned to go to a luau for dinner, so Tuesday during the day the girls went shopping and the boys went golfing. I never really knew what a luau was, but it’s exactly like what I pictured. We eat dinner on the beach during sunset and they have a show of Hawaiian dancers and fire throwers. It was all you can drink, but with the boyfriends parents there I wasn’t going to drink too much.

Wednesday we drove to Hona which is an old traditional Hawaiian town. There is also a trail that you can walk that takes you through a bamboo forest and ends with a tall waterfall. It was gorgeous. We went into another town to do some shopping during the day and that night the boyfriend uncle made dinner for everyone.

So I haven’t mentioned what the boyfriend got me for our one year anniversary. At this point I was pretty upset. I tried to hide it, but as the week went on I just felt more and more hurt. Wednesday night after eating dinner, he pulled me aside and handed me a bag. I immediately started crying. This is very silly, but I was already so upset that it was 4 days after our one year I don’t think anything could have made me feel very good about the situation, and the fact that he handed it to me without a card/flowers/anything just made it worse. When I look back on the situation, I may have been a little tough on him and he did pick out a very nice gift. He bought me a gold Plumera flower ring with a small diamond in the center. The Plumera flower is the national Hawaiian flower. I realize now that it was a tough situation to be in. We were in Hawaii with his family so there really wasn’t the right time and place for a gift. And he did want to get me something from Hawaii for our anniversary, so I understand why he waited. I forgave him almost immediately after I let out my built up tears. He felt really bad and I felt really guilty for making him feel bad.

Now with that off my mind I was able to think more about the fun I was having. Thursday we went ziplining down an inactive volcano. It was the girls night to cook. Unfortunately we didn’t have as much time as the boys. We got back from ziplining around 7pm and everyone was starving. I sliced my finger open and the guys ended up helping us bbq while I tended to my finger. I’m biased, so I think our dinner was much better than the boys, even though we rushed.

Friday morning we went kayaking and snorkeling and we got to see sea turtles and some other water creatures. I could do that for the rest of my life, no wonder people move to Hawaii. That night we went to a restaurant called Mama’s Fish House and I don’t really like fish that much, but that was the best meal I had all week there. Maybe even on my top 5 list of best meals in my entire life. The fish in Hawaii is so fresh, it doesn’t taste anything like the fish you buy from your local supermarket.

Saturday was our last day. We did a bit of shopping in the morning and lounging by the pool in the afternoon since we didn’t really get a chance to do much of that during the week. And then we were off to the airport for our day long trip back home. We left Hawaii at around 10pm their time and arrived home at 7pm eastern time. It was a long day and I was jet legged for the entire week but it was definitely the best trip in my entire life.The love of my life!

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