Friday, November 27, 2009


I am so excited! A few mornings ago I woke up thinking for some reason that I should get myself a new exercise bike. Now I don't know why I was thinking this, but I really thought it was a great idea! I have been feeling so good lately and think that this is really the time to get in great shape again! So I started the hunt for the perfect bike!

This however was more difficult than I expected. Looked online at Ebay, Kijiji for used bikes that were nice. I emailed a couple of people about their bikes but never heard back. Then moved onto Sears, some site called Canoe, even Target which would be a 2 hour trip there to pick it up. Not really anything I liked that was under $700 though! So after 2 days of searching for the perfect bike, J mentioned Canadian Tire. I gotta say I had not thought of that place. So went onto their site and found a really nice bike for $400, still a little more than I wanted to pay, but I took a look at it anyways. SCORE!!! On sale for $240! Woohoo!

So I called the store the next morning and they had ONE left in stock, and although the sale had already ended the guy said I could still have it if I came in that night! So we made the 1hr trip after work and tested out the floor model, and it was awesome! Had some trouble with finding it in the back room but eventually were able to pack it up and take it home!

J set it up for me last night when we got home, and I tried it out right before going to bed. Love it! Then this morning I worked early, and got home around 5pm. Then hopped on for half an hour and felt awesome! OK, so it might take some time to build up to 1-1 1/2 hours at a time like I used to do, but this is a good start! And now I have all weekend to enjoy my lovely new bike all I can!

OK, now you can call me a loser! Get excited over the littlest things. Woohoo! Go me!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Enjoying the Small Things

Well I have been super busy these past few weeks!

I've been working 3-4 days a week at the daycare, which is keeping me on my feet a lot and I just love waking up early and heading out for the 2-block bike ride to the building, breathing in the cool morning air to help me wake up a little more, and then spending a day getting paid to play with little kids! I am really loving it, well maybe not so much the diaper changing, but I always have so much fun at this 'job'!

As well as that J and I have been heading out most weekends to either go shopping, visit friends or family members out of town. Pretty much not a day goes by where we don't have something to do. I really love that I can be so busy now and not get super tired at the end of each day! I'm feeling awesome and haven't gotten a single cold yet this year (of course now that I've said that, you know it's got to happen).

I am so happy that the weather has been just amazing for being more than halfway through November. It's so warm that it feels like we are finally getting the summer that we missed a few months ago. No snow yet, and some days I can be at the daycare playground with no jacket on for hours just enjoying the sunshine and warmth. I know it's strange to have such a major heat wave for over a month now, and probably not a really good thing that we have so far no snow. But let's be honest: I am not a winter person! I hope it's this nice out till June, and then we get some real summer heat! Only thing I have yet to do this year that I would miss: Making a snow angel. I do it every winter!!!

Well that's about all that's new for now, so I think I'll get back to the gorgeous outdoors and enjoy the colors of the sun sinking down behind the trees and then come in to enjoy some hot chai tea!