Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The Easter Weekend Ups & Downs

  • Easter weekend.  It was truly wonderful, in so many ways.  And I was sorry to see it draw to a close.  I had my niece & nephew over for a sleepover Friday night, which is always a blast; I spent the day relaxing and enjoying the nice weather on Saturday; Sunday our family gathered for church, brunch out afterwards, and then a delicious dinner at Mom’s; and then yesterday I went to “My Happy Place” with Lindsay to see The Host.  So many good times, so many great moments…

306001_10152690700255554_761160864_n Good Friday Grilled Cheese party with Danica & Caden

  • Ah, but it wasn’t all perfect.  Just ask the Ottawa Senators.  I was so pumped for a Saturday night tilt against the Leafs, but of course, my “pesky Sens” decided that THIS was the perfect night to crap the bed.  We lost 4-0 on home ice, with the legion of Leaf fans in attendance chanting “This is our house”, and leaving me in one red-faced tizzy.  God, I hate the Leafs.


  • I finished Prison Break.  There were tears.  I can’t explain any further, as Linds is still working her way through Season 4, and I can’t ruin it for her.  I will say that I thought it was an incredible finale, and yet I now seriously feel like I’m missing my right arm or something.  Does life really go on after Prison Break…?

  • For those of you wondering what’s up next for me in my TV endeavours… it’s Sons of Anarchy.   I was trying to decide between it, The Walking Dead, or Breaking Bad.  Sons of Anarchy won.  But I can’t seem to start it yet.  It’s like I’m just not ready to let go of Michael yet…


  • Late yesterday afternoon, I arrived home from the movies and went to my basement to do some laundry, only to discover water seeping in to my basement.  I was all like, “What the FRACK!?!”  I often get water in my basement in the spring when the snow melts, but most of the snow was already gone, and I had been celebrating the fact that I had managed to escape this year with no water.  So I was confused.  Moments later, I discovered my neighbour had posted on Facebook warning people that there appeared to be a water line break across the street from her house, and that everyone should fill their tubs because the water would probably be turned off to repair the break.  It wasn’t until then that I peered out my front window and realized I had a mini-lake forming in front of my house, and was all like, “Ohhhh…”  Apparently I hadn’t even noticed the giant puddle I’d driven through moments before… *sigh*
  • The water was pouring in, and in little over an hour, I had almost six inches of water in my basement.  The good news: It’s an unfinished cement-floor basement.  The bad news: My washer, dryer, furnace, hot water tank, and freezer are all down there.  I felt horrible having to call my Uncle Garry and Rolly to come and help me – Uncle Garry brought a pump, and within a few hours, they had the water pretty well cleared up, and the flow coming in from the break had all but stopped.  Needless to say… it wasn’t the way any of us had hoped to spend the evening!
  • OK – I refuse to end on a negative note!  Because the “ups” far outweighed the “downs” this weekend!  Specifically, the fact that I wanted to maintain my weight over the weekend that was bound to be filled with indulgences, and I was successful.  SO successful, in fact, that I actually lost a few more pounds.  How?  I do not know.  But I’m not going to complain!
  • This weekend, I had chips.  I had Easter eggs.  I had Eggs Benedict.  I had a delicious Easter meal of ham, meatballs, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, veggies, salads, buns, and dessert.  I had lunch out at St. Hubert’s.  I had popcorn at the theatre.  I treated myself royally, and it was wonderful… But there was also balance.  I still never missed out on a shake, I stuck to my work-out schedule, and while it felt totally wrong to not have food from Mae’s Chipstand on opening weekend, I knew that it was a treat I needed to save for another time.  Apparently, that all paid off in the end as I saw an even lower number on the scales this morning. :)

Seriously.  When not even losing to the Leafs or a basement flood can dampen my mood, you know all’s good in my world…

1703_10151378503329220_1620009901_n My beautiful niece Neve in her Easter dress

I hope you all had a blessed Easter weekend, enjoying the good eats, the family, the friends, and the treats left by the Bunny!!  I sure did!! :)

Linking up today with Impulsive Addict & Shawn for Talk To Us Tuesday, as well as Stacy Uncorked for Random Tuesday.




Stacie said...

Man, you know how to pack a lot into a little! Looks fun and I would love a grilled cheese party!

Stacy said...

i totally know the feeling of water flowing in basements, our old house did that once during a break...and man it was coming through the window like a waterfall down a mountain, it was scary...lucky like you, all I had down there was furnace and washer and dryer as well...and luckily my washer and dryer were up on palates or they may have been ruined with water getting in the motor!

Glad to see that Maddy's two easter eggs she gave you didn't make you gain weight!

LeeLu Creations said...

Grilled cheese party sounds yummy!!

I just started watching The Walking Dead and it's awesome! I watched the season 3 finale on Sunday and then started on Seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix. Seriously backwards, i know!! Girl, I watched all of Season 1 and all but four episodes of Season 2 in 1day. That's how awesome it is!! It was my day off so I seriously vegged on the sofa.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Darn! LeeLu beat me by a minute in the comments, or you would have had a Trifecta of Stacy's with three in a row! :) Sure, the first one spells in wrong, but we'll let it slide... ;)

Sounds like an awesome (albeit very busy) Easter weekend!

I'm not a fan of the Leaf's either - wish the Senators had won!!

It's kind of bittersweet finishing Prison Break, isn't it? Life does go on, but it is hard to let go of Michael. ;) You'll have to let me know how you like Sons of Anarchy - I've not watched that yet (or the others) so I'll be curious to see if you think it's worth it. :)

UGH!! On the water in the basement - I know from personal experience getting water in a basement is a PITA to deal with - especially lots of water. :)

Way to go on losing instead of gaining with your yummy imbibement over Easter weekend! :)

Your niece is Awwww-dorable! :)

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Nicole said...

I totally giggled at your "crap the bed" comment. lol :)

btw, totally random but have you read The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden?

And dang the luck on the water in the basement! Hopefully your stuff still works down there!

And yey for the weightloss!

Jillian said...

oh fun with the flooding I'm so glad I live on the third floor of my building and I may have to try sons of anarchy after I'm done breaking bad.

Nancy said...

Yikes! Thanks again for serving communion at church. Reg was commenting at supper how lovely you looked on Sunday. Congrats, well done. I have not seen Gary and Brenda in way too long, I miss them....time for a cup of tea with them I think.

Jo said...

Glad to know that the up's out weighed the downs!

Well done on the weight! You go girl! I've had a slow up in my weight so I'm feeling totally disgusted with myself for having so little self control. Going to have to get things under control again!

Bummer about your basement, luckily you have people to help out with that.

Ochi Bernadas said...

Hi, I'm a new follower. Found you at TFF hop! Go with both! I love Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead!

I'd love it if you can follow me back! :)


Anonymous said...

You're gonna LOVE Sons of Anarchy!!! Casey and I are addicted!!!

Steph said...

Congrats on the additional loss! I gained 2 pounds. :)

Janette Johanson said...

So sweet for you to have your niece & nephew over and I'm so glad your Easter weekend was great. You've gotta treat yourself every now and then and Easter is certainly a reason to celebrate. My husband is on the Walking Dead kick, although I cannot handle it-- my imagination is already wild without a tv show adding to it-- Very sorry that Prison Break ended though. Keep up the good work!! hugs!

Connie said...

We used to have a basement that would flood and it drove me crazy!! I hate that. :(