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a simple kind of happy

i’ll admit
it takes a lot to get me to smile these days…

but you wanna know what makes me happy?

Dollar Days are back at McDonald’s.

that means i get my iced coffee for a buck.

now that makes me happy. (even though don’t include the large coffees in that – anywaaaays)

but what makes me even more happy than that????

they now have sugar free vanilla flavouring!!!!!

that means that they won’t screw up my order 99.9% of the time!!

i am sitting here sipping on my iced coffee – sugar free iced coffee that is

listening to Sara B’s new album.  have you heard it?

and then i am gonna take a nap

all this makes me happy.

click here for some sara lovin’

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amazing restraint

usually grocery shopping is an enjoyable experience for me.
i love buying ingredients and coming up with an amazing end result.

yesterday was not one of those days.

i was determined to roast a chicken.  i had a recipe i just had to try.
the cooking time wasn’t that long…

so i picked up all the veggies and spices i required for this recipe…
getting more excited by the minute.
that alone took me a good half hour.

the last thing i needed was the chicken…so off to the poultry section i went.
the recipe calls for a 3 pound chicken.
all the chickens there were about 6- 7 pounds.
not a big deal right?  just double the ingredients and cooking time.
well…i don’t know about you, but i do not have 3.5 hours to waste on cooking during a weekday.
hell i barely have that time on a weekend!

so i had to go put back every single ingredient and spice i had picked up and start fresh.
what the hell was i gonna make now?  i had no back up plan.
i debated buying a big ass tub of ben and jerrys… but didn’t

i figured it out quickly and ran around the grocery store and grabbed everything i needed.
as i was running through the aisles like a mad woman i noticed coke zero on sale…but you had to buy 2 cases.
i’m just little so i knew i would struggle carrying all that but helllloooo…it was a sale, and i am a coke zero addict.
i ran up to pay….and put all my items on the belt…and noticed that i accidentally picked up chicken noodle soup instead of cream of chicken.
all the items went back in my basket, one case of pop under one arm, the other in my hand…and an over flowing basket in the other.
i ran back and i got the right soup…and went running to the check out…
and as i was running oh so gracefully…the case of coke zero ripped open.  it was like a slow motion movie.
my legs did some funky move…as my knee came up to try and stop the cans from falling out…
i saved the day…however i am pretty sure i pulled a muscle or 12…and entertained my fellow shoppers.

drama over, i went home.  i cracked open a beer (leftover from Friday) and calmed down for a moment.
i didn’t want to cook my dinner with hate and resentment ya know.

dinner turned out to be crazy yummy…so in the end…it was all worth it.

i rushed and got dressed and headed to the mall.  i had to return a phone i purchased on Saturday…cause i didn’t like it.  it wasn’t working for me.  the guy said i had 14 days to exchange it…so off i went.

did i mention i am pms’d?
i think that would be important to know…so you can grasp my mood.

i gave the phone to the sales guy, explained my issue – no problem – all was well – he went off to get the phone i wanted.
then he asked if i used over 30 min on the phone.  i said i have no idea
then he gets on the phone to call my cellular provider to find out how many minutes i used…which i thought was weird.
anyways..dood comes back and says “here’s the problem”
because i signed up between billing periods, he won’t be able to tell me how many minutes i used for at least 3 days.  so he cannot give me a different phone AND i can’t use my phone for 3 days, until i find out how many minutes i’ve used.

i guess what they failed to mention to me when i purchased the phone was if you go over 30 minutes you are no longer entitled to an exchange.
i later learned it was only because the company that sold me the phone would have to incur the charge.

not my problem.

i returned my phone within my 14 day time frame…and would like another phone please and thanks.
he said no.

umm…i don’t think so.

so i got on the phone with my cellular provider…ya know…cause i have that sort of time and the need to be that irritated.
i did mention i was pms’d right?

i got transferred 3 times.  3rd times a charm.  this gentleman totally fought for my right to paartayyy…i mean he told me that this company was LYING and they could not deny me a new phone.

2 hours later…i got the phone i wanted.  it wasn’t the sales dood’s fault..but he wasn’t being helpful.
i did my best to seem pleasant and lovely…all the while seething and giving off way more attitude than i intended.
he gave me my phone…i retracted my cat claws and off i went.

did i mention this store was right across from Laura Secord…and a few stores down from Cinnabons???
did i mention i am pms’d?

i escaped the mall and went home to pick up the pup and take her to the park.
she needed to burn off energy and i needed puppy love.

she was having a ball…and i was being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
damn ankle biters
when i started smacking my head and doing my mosquito dance…i knew it was time to go home.  i didn’t want to embarrass the pup in front of her friends you know.
i felt creepy crawlers all over my skin for the whole drive home.
brrrrrrrr.

did i mention i pass a Dairy Queen on my way home?
Did i mention i stopped at McDonald’s and only got an iced coffee?
no cone, no apple pie…no McFlurry?
just an iced coffee.

do you know how hard that is for a pissed off hormonal woman??????

by the time i got home and settled it was almost 10
stayed up a while to unwind and took the puppy for a late night pee
and then collapsed.

my alarm didn’t go off this morning – or i slept right through it..or i beat the crap out of it in my sleep

so i was late
if someone offers me a chocolate bar…i may just eat it.

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hallelujah

in my neck of the woods…it was hot yesterday
actually hot doesn’t seem like an appropriate word.
it was sweltering…hard to breathe kind of hot.

it was 31 degrees out…with the humidity it felt like 41.
for my American peeps…it was approximately 105.8 out there.

Our seasons are always extreme.  if it weren’t for all the rain we have had
i would think we totally missed spring and hit summer head on.

anyways….

my GB completely backed out of going to the gym yesterday
something about her not wanting to die lol
if you read my blog you would know that my gym is not air conditioned.

i hummed and hawed over it all.  do i go or do i not?

i decided i would go.  if i felt like i was going to die i would just leave…
but not without raising a ruckus and complaining.
that’s right.
i was in a pissy mood just thinking about walking into that place.

So i raced home and walked the puppy….got changed and started walking over to the gym
every step i took i got pissier –  i had a dialogue going on in my head.
if the a/c wasn’t on…i needed to talk to someone who could make that happen.
i was in the mood to bring out bitchy bee.

it should be illegal…air should be on at all times in that place.

but you know what?  it really doesn’t matter.  they don’t have to turn it on…
i mean they got people locked in to contracts – who are paying that place every 2 weeks…
they are set…and they really don’t need to think about us and our needs any further.

so i walked in there…chip on my shoulder…speech prepared…
and it felt cooler in there.
cooler than it did outside.

could it be they finally turned the air on?
why yes…yes i think they did!!!!

it was on…barely.  it was still hot and muggy in there… but every once in a while the cool would touch your sweaty skin
and it felt like heaven.

but…

it was barely on.  i mean barely.
it was actually a pleasure to have stinky, sweaty people walk by me…because that generated a cool breeze for .2 seconds lol

i couldn’t even finish my work out…because i really thought i was going to die
so i skipped out 10 min early.
the thought of 10 more minutes on the elliptical made me cry inside..
but this gives me hope…maybe the a/c will stay on for the rest of the summer.
here’s to wishful thinking.

so after i finished up… i scooted over to McDonald’s and got my “special” iced coffee (no sugar or that syrup they use to sweeten it)
took a cold shower and sat outside in my undies…and checked emails 🙂
life couldn’t get better than that very moment.

drinking iced coffee in my undies…outside.
yeah baby.
summer is here.

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purrrfect

i had a purrfect weekend.
amazing actually.

Funny i say that…considering i was rather irritable at the start of it. lol

I allowed myself to feel tied down by rules, by the things i couldn’t do…as opposed to seeing all the things i could do.

the weekend presented itself to me…wide open with possibilities.  i was not tied down to any particular schedule…i could do what i wanted and when i wanted.  i could sleep in, or wake up early and take naps any time i wanted.
how perfect to not be on a constant schedule.  to just be.

it was almost liberating to be told to take it easy…to not over do anything.  i was given permission to just be.  i actually got to sit back and enjoy my weekend…without restraints.  restraints aren’t a good thing for me on a good day.

the weather was purrrfect in the city.  living literally minutes away from the water front…we took advantage of the weather…grabbed an iced coffee from Tim Hortons (which is now my most recent addiction btw) and sat by the water.  we watched the boats, the people…the ducks…and my favourite…the one legged goose.  At first i felt sorry for him, wondering what happened to him…and if he was in pain.  i wanted to take him home and make him mine.  But he showed me he was just fine and coping well…as he out swam the crew he was with.
the sun kissed me all over and reminded me how in love it was with me…and i glowed, and glowed and glowed.
I loved it so much…sitting by the water…feeling the breeze…we ended up going twice in one day.
we promised we would do this often…

i ate whatever i wanted…and everything i wanted fell in to my plan.  i had no desire to stray…no desire to feed my initial irritability.
i just “was”
and it was awesome.
and i am only talking about Saturday.  Sunday is a whole other post.

I ended the weekend…sitting on my balcony star gazing…thinking and writing….
and then cuddled with my most favourite feline companion.  Sitting there on the floor…getting lost in her purr…i was overcome with emotion…and i just went with it.
She hugged my face, gave me kisses….as if to assure me that everything is as it should be, and that you cannot stop the inevitable.
It was then that i realized…that even the most saddest, profound moments…can be the most beautiful…if you let them be.
beauty is measured in the moments…and the moment was heart wrenching and beautiful all in the same breath.
these moments are a rarity…and so i cherish them now…more than i ever did in the past 16 years.
even in my sadness, there is beauty all around me.
if you seek you shall find.
purrfect.


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