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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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lead me not into temptation

it’s Halloween night.

you’d think this would be a dieters worst nightmare come to life.
it sure can be.

not in my life tho.

where i live, kids are not allowed to go door to door.
instead, we buy treats for the kids and they are given to the little trick-or-treaters in the lobby.

the down side to this is you don’t get to see the little ones all dressed up
something about little cutie pies all dressed up makes my uterus ache.

the upside?
no chocolate in the house…which means  zero temptation to eat a butt load of sugar just ’cause it’s there…and more importantly no middle of the night sleep eating (yes there is a post somewhere on this blog about that)
sooooo i get to watch my Sara Bareilles on tv with no interruptions (insert squishy swoony face here)

i don’t know why – but i don’t even have the desire to eat crap.  someone actually brought in chocolates to work – and i had none
although i forced my coworker to eat a peanut butter cup for me – i wanted to live vicariously through his taste buds.
apparently i enjoyed it very much – although i am desperately sorry i had to force my coworker into the empty calories

Happy Halloween everyone!

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give me the music

sung in the style of C&C Music Factory

everybody dance now

stuck in your head???
you’re welcome!!  lol


i need some new music for my ipod.
this from a girl who has thousands upon thousands of mp3’s on an external drive…

but i do.  i need some new fresh music….well at least new and fresh to me

currently there are three songs that get me through at the gym – well there are more than 3 songs i listen to but these 3 are my favourite.
they make me happy and pump me full of energy
but lets face it…i want more
i always want more!!!

right now i am in love with:

A Kiss With a Fist is Better than None by Florence and the Machine.
a very inappropriate song (just read the lyrics) but hey – it does the job and makes me grin.  i am not too sure what that says about me – but whatever!

Rumour Has It by Adele.  if you can sit still through this song you have a serious problem.
this song makes me deliriously happy and makes me look like an idiot while i am doing my cardio.  i don’t care.  and you know why?  i love Adele.  she makes me happy…she turns me into a crazy cardio fool.

Gonna Get Over You – Sara Bareilles.  hello – need i say more?  i could be in the most miserable mood and as soon as i hear the first note to this song…my world is all rainbows, sunshine  and kittens.  again, i look like an idiot – but i don’t care.  and you know why?  cause i love her.  big love.  Sara contributes to my good health and weight loss insanity.

these songs rock my socks in a huge way.

so what rocks your socks?  what music do you listen to when you work out that gives you that extra push…and makes you happy.
share with me please.
i am going to spend some time filling up my ipod with some ear candy – to pump myself up for this Couch to 5K training.
yes i said it…as soon as i find my balls.
cause i am still a little scared…but i think i am almost over it.

so a little musical distraction would be wonderful.
what say you my fellow bloggers?
help a sister out!

and now…click here for more awesomeness!!

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send me the moon

i wrote about this last night at the blog next door…but this was just too beautiful not to share with everyone 🙂
If you know me at all, you would know that i am in love with the night.

the moon and the stars…the quiet and the stillness.

I wish i had a high tech camera to capture the beauty of the moon…but really, i think this picture is just beautiful as is.

All the while i had Sara Bareilles going over and over in my head.

Send Me The Moon

Holding my breath
Last one I’ve got left
’til I see you

Deliver my heart with the
Pieces and parts of me left
Every last day seemed to carry the weight
A life time
Watch from the ground
As the gold fluttered down from the sky

Sweet sun
Send me the moon
Empty the skies out
Bringing me one step closer to you
Send it soon
And I will breathe in, breathe out
Until you come in and out
Of view
Of view

Inches away from you
Scared what I’ll take from you, darling
I can live with your ghost
If you say that’s the most I’ll get

Darkness to light
Moved from day into night to be near you
Still here I stand
I am sinking like sand in your sea

Sweet sun
Send me the moon
Empty the skies out
Bringing me one step closer to you
Send it soon
And I will breathe in, breathe out
Until you come in and out
Of view
Of view

You already do
Never you mind where the evening should find us
Distance can’t take what is hidden here
Safe in my chest

I’ll wait for the day when
We finally say now or never
Till then I’ll be here wanting more
As I settle for at most fear

Sweet sun
Send me the moon
Empty the skies out
Bringing me one step closer to you
Send it soon
And I will breathe in, breathe out
Until you come in and out
Of view
Of view

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recipe for happiness

finding out at the very last minute at work that i got what i wanted 🙂

driving home with the windows down… in the sunshine

not caring if there was traffic ’cause that meant i could listen to “gonna get over you” by Sara one more time…
singing at the top of my lungs

getting to see some people i love with all my heart, even if it was for just moments

kicking serious ass at the gym

having an awesome on plan dinner

freshly ground coffee

sitting in my jammies surrounded by furbabies

sometimes…just sometimes…life is good.

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what do you do?

what do you do to de-stress??

stress is so very unhealthy for our bodies and our emotional health, it’s imperative that we release as much as we can.

i have several things i do when i am feeling stressed.

first i pop an Advil lol
since i know my body, when i have a headache, i know stress is the reason for it someway somehow…
going on day 5 of a headache…equals way too many Advil.

i cry.
i become such a girl sometimes that when i am completely at the end of my rope i just cry.  boo-hoo-hoo
but it makes me feel worlds better.

i work out.
the gym has been the best thing for me
it releases all my pent up frustrations and aggravations
i don’t realize how hard i am working my body because i am so frustrated!! lol
so not only is it good for my brain
but it’s amazing for my body.

i dance around my house like a fool!
just bounce around and not give a damn what i look like…blinds open.
the realization that i must look reallllly stupid makes me laugh.
i feel like a Grey’s Anatomy episode!

i write.
i write all the time, but especially when i am stressed out.
that’s what the blog next door is for.  my heart…my soul.  my sanity!

i eat…or don’t eat.
it can go either way.
i either stuff my face with comfort food…or i am way too stressed to eat a thing.

i sing.
i sing at the top of my lungs
especially in the car.  and you should see some of the looks i get!
and the fact that people look at me singing away like a mad woman makes me laugh…cause god only knows what i look like.
and you know what?  i don’t care!

So last night…after popping my Advil and being headache free for a little bit
i had an amazing steak dinner…with a salad
a lovely decadent dessert (low carb) and a cup of freshly ground coffee…

and then….

downloaded Sara Bareilles karaoke songs and sang till my heart burst…
American Idol has nothing on me yo!

my poor neighbours…and my poor cats.
probably not a great choice after 10pm

but you know what? i felt amazing.  i laughed at myself, and slept like a baby.

there is something to be said about looking like a fool and loving it!

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sweet sun, send me the moon

nooo…the subject of this post has nothing to do with the actual post.
Just listening to my sara bee and wondering if you have gone out and got the album yet?  Send me the moon is one of the sweetest, saddest tracks on there.  You know i am just gonna keep harassing you all 🙂

Anyways….here’s today’s scoop!

so i’ve decided it’s time i did something really nice for me
i deserve it 🙂
every week i get emails sent to me about the best travel deals, hotel rates etc.
usually every week there is a deal for Niagara Falls…and we are talking really good deals.
affordable deals. 
i don’t have to tell you it’s sparked a much-needed fire under my butt.
So i am pulling out the credit card….
i am going to book a  room with a jacuzzi….have an awesomely delicious dinner and a bottle of wine….i am going to pack my bathing suit, my music, and my skechers and spend the next day taking in the scenery and getting some exercise in.  what better place to do that then Niagara Falls?
did i mention the outlet malls?
yes i know i just wrote about how much i hate shopping…but these are outlet malls people…and this is fun shopping…reward shopping…good time shopping.
it’s a whole other level.
i need the break, i deserve this…i’ve worked hard…and i am still working hard.  i’ll just be doing it in a jacuzzi and whilst i am shopping 🙂
i cannot remember the last time i was there for pleasure…it’s been years.
Mamma needs some pleasure!

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for real??

the tv was on as i was puttering around the house Sunday night…
as it always is.
it’s either sara these days or just some mind numbing tv.
and so sunday night…tv it was. (holy shocker i know!)

i was getting my outfit ready for work…i was in the bedroom
and from the main room i hear something about a woman eating chalk
well…how can i resist some chalk eating tv goodness???

the channel was on TLC…i think Hoarders was on before that…
anyways i came out to the main room…and no, my ears were not playing tricks on me
this woman was addicted to eating chalk.
she was just standing there with this big ass piece of chalk…taking a chomp here and there
well…wasn’t i hooked
i sat and watched and a huge part of me wondered if this shit was for real!!!  could it be??
i gotta tell ya…it cheered me up.

but this post isn’t even about chalk eating
it’s about the show that came on right after it…i could have sworn it was called “Food Freaks” but i have looked everywhere on line, to no avail
it’s as if it didn’t exist.
if my friend at work hadn’t watched the exact same episode…i would have second guessed myself.

anyways there were two people on it…

the first one, a woman…has been eating fries for about 28-30 yrs (can’t remember the exact #)
but i do know she has been eating fries since she was 3.
no biggie right?  we all eat fries i’m sure
but this woman has only eaten fries for the past 28-30 yrs.  every.single.meal
deep fried McCain fries.  also, if the ends were burnt she would pick those off and put them under a paper towel.
she never ate anything else.
long story short, they did some sort of DNA testing and they found an extremely rare gene in her that caused her to do this
something about texture of food and no tolerance for others
something crazy like that.
she almost hurled eating a carrot.  all she wanted was french fries every single meal of her life
is this for real???

the next one was about a guy who only ate pizza
just pizza
every day…every single meal
it was something crazy like 498 pizzas a year or something like that
for 10 years.
he didn’t want anything else.
i became distracted during that episode but i think that the therapists “cured” him.
at the end it showed him actually ordering something other than pizza at a restaurant.


these people make me feel worlds better about my weird food issues
i thought my food autism was bad???
i am as normal as normal can get!!

does anyone know what the hell i am talking about?
Bueller?  Bueller?
if you know what show i am talking about tell me already!!!

on to better and much more important things…
have you seen my girl do this?


“deliver my heart with the pieces and parts of me left” s.b

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what kind of heart doesn’t look back?

no…not a mushy personal post.
just a line from a new song, from my favourite artists new album.
mmmhmmm that’s right.
if you are not familiar with Sara Bareilles…get on it now!
Her new album is out today – Kaleidoscope Heart.
i just wanted to give it a shout out here.  i wrote a non stalkerish blog about my undying love for her next door 🙂
Oh happy day!!!!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  even tho the weather sucked ass..i very much enjoyed it!
i took my skechers for a test walk…and i have to say that they are amazing.  it’s like i am walking on air…and almost instantly i could feel muscles working that i never felt before.
I did get poured on tho.  not that nice hot summer rain…the cold, autumn is around the corner torrential down pour.
that my friends was not so much fun.
the older i get, the more my attitude changes.
i went out dancing this weekend. if you know me, you know why that’s a comical visual.  i even laughed as i typed that out…but it’s true.
I don’t give a shit what i look like…i just do what i want!
i graduated from awesomely amazing chair dancer, to a dance floor diva!
i’m telling you…i was a mini Shakira (or so i was told)
these hips don’t lie…but i think i pulled something in my hip.  i felt 90 years old the next day…but man what an awesome work out!!!!
thanks to my dance partner D….we rock!
and an extra special thanks to the dood who picked me up as if i were a little rag doll and spun me round and round and round.
the fact that you like “tiny things” was a boost to my very dizzy self. 
and thanks for catching me before i did a face plant on your shoes.
back to my ever so loved turbo jam tonight…if my hip doesn’t give out on me that is.
listen to this and try not to dance.  i dare you not to fall in love with her.  clickety click here.

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