January 15th, 2007
My friend Shawna (in
WinterWinnipeg) called me yesterday. When she called, I was sitting in the living room with the curtains wide open, sun shining in… by the end of our conversation, I was sitting in darkness. We can talk. Winnipeg, for the record, is one of the reasons the rest of the world thinks Canada is SO COLD. I mean, sure, other parts of the country can have nasty days in the winter here and there, but nothing like Winnipeg. Last week they hit MINUS 48 DEGREES CELSIUS. And that’s without the wind chill. That’s right. You heard me. The street lights even froze, I kid you not.
I used to live there. I don’t anymore.
Also last night, I received a surprising Email. My friend Christine (the beautiful French one, who moved back to Quebec and I haven’t seen/heard from her since she was here in July), emailed to let me know she would be arriving in Calgary today and wants to take me for dinner this week “for being such a bad friend” hehe. I’m thrilled! We have so much catching up to do (or, she does… my life has been rather boring… yet, I find things to write about in here continously, but when someone asks me “what’s new? What have you been up to?” I have no response except “not much” because I figure they don’t want to hear about lattes and new purses and what my cats are up to like
I force you all to you all do).
By the way, I really enjoyed the premiere of Little Mosque on the Prairie last week. That’s definitely a new weekly TV addiction for me. For anyone that missed it or isn’t in Canada, a very kind You Tube member has uploaded it in four parts. The first part is here, and the rest can be viewed by looking at the “related” links down the side. I think it helps to know a little bit about Islam and the culture. I laughed my ass off, as did AH and his friends, but some people don’t quite get it.
Ever wondered what it’s like to have MS? No? Me either. I don’t have to, hahaha! Here’s a website that let’s you (sort of) experience a few symptoms. And then, YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR BROWSER! Be grateful for that!
With the vision thing though, they needed to add sparkly silver bits and black dots that fly about. I have those and they make me think a) I’m seeing stars, and b) there are bugs on my desk. Until I realize it’s just the floaters (and I have cats who would beat me to them).
So I’ve been looking at other people’s 101 in 1001 lists and I realized that I didn’t make it very easy for myself. I simply said “lose excess weight” as ONE item, instead of: 1. lose 10 pounds; 2. lose another 10 pounds; 3. lose another 10 pounds, etc. And, “read all books I own and haven’t read yet” instead of listing each book as a number on their own, or at least authors, saying that I will read their book(s). If I had taken that route, I could have cut my list in half!! Bugger.
Tomorrow I start my 2 weeks of drinking 4 litres of water every day. I really need to get guzzling, I’ve only been drinking 1 - 2 litres/day and that is not nearly enough for someone my size! I can see it in my feet that I’m retaining water again. Hopefully 2 weeks will turn into more, even 3 litres/day would be good for the future. Tomorrow is also my third weekly evening of “solitude”. Ahhhhhh.
I worked at the Pub today. My ride was over an HOUR late taking me there. And no, I did NOT use the time to breathe deeply and say affirmations. I sat on the phone on hold waiting for someone at Access to tell me where the hell he was and watched out the window and huffed “fer chrissakes!! Where are they?!?!” When the driver showed up, he told me he had just been dispatched 7 minutes before. Yet another of my trips falls through the cracks, forgotten about, until I call wondering where it is. Sigh.
Anyway, I had to take work home with me because I didn’t have time to do it all there. Then my brother came by, and we did some shopping (he helped me drag lots of bottled water home) and had dinner. I watched the Golden Globes on and off, but I’m too tired to watch the rest. I’m going to upload this entry then get to bed, where my fresh T-shirt sheets await me. G’nite!
I’ll film just about anything while watching TV.