Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy Days :)

It’s Tuesday, and I have so much happy to report on… Randomly, of course!

  • I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend – I know I sure did!  I kicked it off on Friday evening, joining my mom, my sister, and my aunt for dinner at a local restaurant called Bateau Royale – we had a delicious meal, a great visit, and had fun celebrating so much, including my aunt’s birthday, Mother’s Day, AND the Sens ousting the Habs from the playoffs! :)
  • Saturday morning I was up with the birds to meet up with my Relay For Life team, The Slipper Sisters, for our fundraiser yard sale.  We were joined by the Little But Strong team, who were also hosting a bake sale.  I think we can consider our day a huge success!  Despite dreary, cold weather, we had a great turn-out, lots of laughs (who knew a yard sale could produce so many funny moments!!!) - at the end of the day, we made $400 with our yard sale, and Little But Strong collected over $200 with their bake sale.  Thank you to all who came out to support us!  Your donations towards our efforts for the Canadian Cancer Society are so greatly appreciated.
  • After the yard sale was over, I felt like I’d been hit by a truck.  I have no idea why.  I mean, sure, I was on my feet all day at the yard sale, but I was just… standing there.  Perhaps it was the cold, damp air that had seeped into my bones that left me feeling like crud.  I’m really not sure.  All I know is that after weeks of feeling absolutely the BEST that I have in years, I was acutely aware of it when I wasn’t feeling top notch.  My first plan was to have a hot bath, eat supper, and then relax on the couch for the rest of the evening.  But by the time I got home and un-packed my stuff, I felt absolutely useless, and the thoughts of a taking a bath and cooking supper didn’t float my boat at all.  Instead, I changed into comfy warm clothes, piled on the blankies, and slept for two hours straight.  I woke up still feeling extremely out of sorts, but forced myself to eat, go rent a movie, and then came back and crashed on the couch again, sleeping through most of Argo.  It felt like a hang-over.  And I didn’t like it.
  • Thankfully, I woke up Sunday morning feeling much better.  I did my work-out, had my shake, and got ready for church.  It was a wonderful morning as we celebrated not only Mother’s Day, but also our minister Nancy, who has finally dropped the “Student” part of her title!  She graduated from the Atlantic School of Theology over a week ago now, and it was our chance to congratulate her as her church family.  We have a celebration jar at our church to raise money for Mission & Service for the United Church of Canada, and so when anyone has anything to celebrate – birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, etc – they put money in the jar and we sing a blessing song.  Unbeknownst to her, they had arranged for everyone to jump up at the same time – everyone in the whole church – to put money in the jar to celebrate Nancy’s graduation.  It was so special to see everyone standing and filing up to put the money in the jar that she stood at the front holding.  I’m a crybaby at the best of times, so I was a blubbering mess of course! haha!!  Congratulations, Nancy – we are SO proud of you :)
  • After church was over, my whole family headed out for brunch in Norway Bay, and then we went on to my sister’s house for a BBQ.  It was such a great day, I enjoy every opportunity to spend with my adorable nieces and nephew!  Of course, it was also a wonderful day honouring the beautiful mommas in my life – especially my sister Kara, my sister-in-law Amanda, and my very own Mom!


  • Everyone knows one of my biggest wishes in the world is to be a mom myself someday, but I feel very blessed to have these wonderful kiddos in my life.  I’m a lucky auntie, I love them all so much!!


  • As I’m sure you can tell, aside from not feeling too hot on Saturday afternoon/evening, it was an AWESOME weekend!  And then yesterday, it was back to the grind – and time to DETOX!  I’ve come to think of Mondays as “detox day” – weekends are hard to stay on track when it comes to food and drinking enough water, and this past weekend was definitely not one of my best!  I’ve come to look forward to “getting back at it” on Monday.  I never thought I’d look forward to guzzling water and filling up on fruits & veggies, but I honestly have…
  • Some of you might be expecting me to weigh in on that epic little ol’ Toronto/Boston Game 7 that went down last night.  And trust me, there’s a very big part of me that wants to.  However, as I said on Facebook & Twitter last night, the Leaf fans that I know & love have actually been pretty nice to me these past few weeks, so I’m choosing not to dance on their grave…
  • Tonight is the first game of our Round 2 series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  I have Yoga at 6:15, then I’ll head up to my mom’s to watch the game for 7:30.  I’m pretty sure it will be the most pointless Yoga class I’ve ever taken, as there is NO way I’ll be able to calm those pre-game nerves & butterflies! haha!
  • GO SENS GO!!!


Linking up for Talk To Us Tuesday with Impulsive Addict and Shawn, as well as Random Tuesday with Stacy Uncorked!



Stacie said...

Love the pic of you and your littles! So sweet! I bet you are their favorite auntie!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for not rubbing our loss last night in! ha ha! My ego is shot already! ha ha!

You look AMAZING in the pic with the kiddos! You are just glowing!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend, aside from feeling horrible - very smart to get that nap in (and sleep more later) to hopefully nip it in the bud!

I absolutely LOVE that pic of you and your nieces and nephew! I bet you're their favorite aunt! They're good practice for when you have little ones of your own some day - plus you can spoil them rotten. ;)

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Connie Weiss said...

I felt the exact same way after Field Day was over on Friday....the three beers I had with lunch might have had something to do with it but I think it was the 80 Kindergarteners and their parents that did me in!

Nadine Hightower said...

Good times!! Think of the nieces and nephew as practice kids. I am the oldest so my kids were the practice kids... worked well for all involved.

VandyJ said...

It can be taxing to stand and interact with people for hours on end--in the cold no less. And sometimes the bode just decides it's done. Good you could listen to it.

Anonymous said...

Yard sales are stressful to me so I can understand feeling crappy.

Impulsive Addict said...

I saw that precious pic on fb. Or was it IG? I try to stalk way too many places. Anyway, i'm glad you had a good weekend (minus the yuck stuff). I haven't worked out since Wednesday. I feel like a big ol' loser. And I ate horribly this weekend. I had to cook my own Mother's Day meal and it wasn't fat free!! HA!

Thanks for linking up with us! xoxo

Jillian said...

Aww you look so happy in that picture with your nieces and nephew. Sucks about saturday but thats how I feel a lot of the time lately I don't want to eat, I either fall asleep early or can't sleep at all...I hate it.

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

I've had garage sales before and they are really exhausting! Stopping by from the blog hop. Have a fabulous week!

Nancy said...

Thanks, Jillian for making my day. I felt so celebrated by my church family. Then to read about t in your blog was great. I shared part of it on facebook. I didn't think you would mind. I love how you said I can drop the student part, whoo hoo!

I am very proud of you, Stacy and Lindsay for talking about your faith in your blogs. Makes my heart happy and my soul sing.

To live that day said...

When I read about the happy days of the others, I feel somehow happy too. Thank you.

Jo said...

Sounds like a great weekend ... hope your week is the same

Emmy said...

Glad you were okay and whatever it was didn't last long, doesn't sound fun.

What a fun surprise your church gave to your minister.

Nicole said...

Ok first off, you look gorgeous with your nieces/nephew! Sorry you felt cruddy! We had a garage sale a few weeks ago and it was so cold. I felt awful too. Must be the cold weather! How awesome that the whole church did that for Nancy. Super fabulous!