Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How Do You Solve a Problem That's So Cheezy

D and I managed to catch the first two episodes of the latest Canadian reality TV show, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

CBC is running this one and I believe it must have just finished in the UK because when I tried to search for the video from last nights show so that YOU TOO could piss your pants laughing, I only came up with the Brit version.

I kinda don't want to ruin the surprise. And maybe not finding a video was the universe's way of telling me NOT TO.

So, I'm just going to kindly ask, that if you do anything over the Canada Day long weekend, please stop just before 9pm on Monday and watch how the Marias are kicked off the show.

Trust me, it'll be so worth it. Especially if you've been partaking some festive beverages during the day.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Cleaning the Pipes

A few years ago after New Years, I went on a 30 day detox and felt like a million bucks.

I had totally forgotten of this concept until yesterday surfing around.

I don't usually pay attention to Oprah but Dooce got me caught onto this and I'm thinking I might make it a Christmas in July situation and de-clutter my insides after Canada Day.

Mostly for my health, it certainly couldn't hurt my waistline!

Anyone want to join me in the challenge?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Your Own Company

Everyone should try to become comfortable in their own company. D's away for a long weekend and I'm attempting to really enjoy just hanging out with myself.

I suppose it sounds terrible to say but in a way, it just feels so sad.

It's not that I'm sad, it's just that being alone feels sad. To me.

You could hear a pin drop in my house right now. And really, if I just sat around in my pajamas all day, who would really know? Or care?

Perhaps I sound selfish or needy or pathetic and I suppose that would make me a bad writer because that's actually not what I'm trying to convey.

I'm simply sitting here, in this moment alone, and thinking 'what am I feeling about this whole being alone thing?'

As the oldest in a family of four, there was never a time when my house was quiet. When there was no one around. When I got to make all the choices, without anyone around and without having to think of anyone else.

I think I'm just not cut out for this by-myself-life.

Give it another hour and I'll be talking to the couch.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Connecting

I have had such wonderful family and friend connections happen over the last month and a half.

My new job is taking up a lot of my time (what else is knew) but I am still finding time to spend with all of those people I made this trek back for.

Getting to know people again and actually spending very little time at all connecting has been so wonderful. Knowing that my weekends are filled with weddings adn cottages and bbqs and girls nights out gives me such comfort.

It's a life that I left behind, that I don't regret not being a part of back then but enjoy that it's part of this journey now.

Some things have not turned out the way we planned since we got back. We were prepared for that. But the core of the reason we are here continues to be there.

For the people. And not in a political speech kinda way. Just to be here with the people that we missed. To recapture some of the time that was lost. And to rejoice in the fact that I feel as though I've had the best of both worlds.

Travel and adventure AND Time well spent with good friends.

Thanks guys. You make every challenge of being home so very worth it.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Proof That I NEEDED That 6 Month Holiday

The World's Hardest Workers

In total agreement. They whole country needs a month or two on a beach on SE Asia.