Happy last day of March y'all! I was looking ahead at my schedule for April and commiserating over the fact that I currently only have about 5 days with nothing scheduled when I realized that I hadn't yet done a Currently post for March. Nothing like leaving things until the last minute!
March 31, 2016
March 29, 2016
Spring Bucket List 2016...
March 22, 2016
I've only posted 5 times the entire month of March. FIVE. If someone wants to send me some motivation to open my laptop up each night that would be great. The only time I've managed to show up lately is to write out ten things for 10 on Tuesday because lists are my favourite
March 15, 2016
Living in Saskatchewan (in rural SK no less) isn't the most exciting thing in the world. Actually, its probably the least exciting (advocate for living in SK I am not...). I get the Winter Blues every year without fail and this year has been no exception, even with the mild Winter that we received. It's been fairly nice around here lately which has really lifted my spirits (though being stuck inside working when its nice outside is the hardest thing ever). I've also been getting out of the house more for girls nights and trips to the cities which has definitely helped push those Winter Blues away (hopefully them and winter are actually gone for good!)
Now that the days are longer and the snow is melted I can start looking forward to all the exciting things that are coming up and that just makes my heart SO happy!
Ten Things I'm Looking Forward To...
March 11, 2016
I can't even tell you how many times I thought that yesterday was Friday. Two other people even told me it felt like it should be Friday so it wasn't just me. This week has been one that has just seemed to take forever to get to the weekend - thank gawd its almost here. I just have to get through work and then its time to get wild. And by get wild I mean get into my pajamas the minute I get home and sleep in past 8 am Saturday morning. A girl can dream...
I FINALLY caved and got Spotify Premium. I've been putting it off but I'm getting tired of the same ole' music on my iPhone and I don't really feel like paying $1.29 each time I like a new song that I hear on XM so it was definitely time. I get a free month and then it will be $9.99 + tax each month from then on - I'm pretty sure it will be the best money I've ever spent. It will definitely come in handy with running AND I'm loving having music to listen to while at work - I do much better work when there is background noise. My work is normally very loud but when everyone is outside and I'm working on my computer the quiet makes me crazy! And I was too cheap to pay more money than I already do for XM to stream it on my computer. Yay for Spotify!
The Gap is having their 40% off Friends and Family sale so I used Ebates link (for 4% cash back) and bought a few things (even though I shouldn't have because budget). I justified it to myself though because I'm running out of clothes that fit (in a good way) and its still not warm enough for shorts and skirts/dresses and they make up the majority of my wardrobe in the summer. Now that I know how stinkin' easy it is to return items to Gap and Old Navy I won't hesitate to buy because it is seriously the easiest return process ever. The sizing is sooo off at those two places that I was always hesitant to try anything but not anymore! Now that I bought a few things though I'm having an itch to go on an all out shopping spree. Someone talk me down from the ledge please!
When I love something I make it very well known so all of my friends and family know about my love of coffee, Starbucks, mimosas, my iPhone, wine, sour patch kids, and my dog - just to name a few things- (making it real easy for them when it comes to buying me gifts - I wish they would make it that easy for me!) Within the last week I've been tagged in the following photos and they are just so ME
I pulled a butt muscle doing the splits on the weekend. I wish I was kidding. Now I can't even get anywhere close to doing the splits (and I was so close to finally doing them y'all!). I also haven't been on my treadmill once this entire week. I blame my cat for stealing one of my gel guards for my foot and not getting anywhere to buy another one until halfway through the week. This has also been the worst week ever for me in a Workweek Hustle challenge. But Monday is the start of a new week and I'll be getting back at it! Summer is coming quick after all. Oh, and only 25 more days until I start another round of the Whole30 (what was I thinking?!)
My Chi hair straightener bit the dust last year and I've been forced to use my back up (a cheaper one that I bought at Marshalls) ever since. As much as I don't want to spend the money (again, because budget) I think its time I finally purchase another quality straightenener. So I need opinions on which is the best brand to purchase. My hair is in desperate need!
Happy Friday y'all!
March 8, 2016
I love making lists so when I saw that Karli was starting a 10 on Tuesday link up I was all over that. Expect a post like this every single Tuesday because this is my kind of link up - list type posts are my favourite!
Ten things I've been terrible at lately....
March 3, 2016
I haven't gotten more than 5 hours sleep each night in almost two weeks y'all (so my FitBit tells me. And my body that is exhausted). I'm running on caffeine and hopes and dreams most days. Hence the reason why I haven't posted much in the past couple weeks (or replied to comments - tackling my inbox tonight, I promise!). Really though, most nights I'm just laying in bed willing myself to go to sleep (doesn't work for some reason...) so I should just be working on blog stuff since I'm awake anyways. I've tried so hard to close my eyes some nights that I actually give myself a headache.
I definitely know part of the reason for my messed up sleep patterns. You see, my schedule has been so messed up with working extra shifts at my second job and then for 8 days there was a sporting event on tv every night at 7:30 that lasted at least three hours that I had to watch so I have been getting my treadmill 'runs' (more walking than running at this point but I have to re-start somewhere) in at the most random times - one night I didn't even get on it until 11 pm. And at this point working on my fitness trumps sleep because a) caffeine can keep me going throughout the day and b) I'm competetive af and I've been participating in Workweek Hustle challenges each week through my FitBit and I have to make sure I'm up there with the leaders, if not winning. Priorities...
February was another blink and you miss it month (but I'm starting to realize that almost every month is like that - unless I have a vacation coming up then they are slow as molasses...). The beginning of February marked the end of the Whole30 for me and now I can't believe that in just another month I'll be starting another round (what was I thinking?!). My 'baby' brother and his wife both turned 25 at the beginning of the month and we celebrated with a night of drinks and laughs in Brandon, MB. It was so nice to get away, even if it was just for one night. After not drinking for over 30 days the recovery was even worse than it normally is. I've started realizing that it takes a lot longer to recover from a night of drinking than it did during my high school/college days. Sigh...
Speaking of that... another highlight of the month was when Toni and I headed up to Yorkton for a couple nights to see our friend Scooby. I think my lack of sleep has a lot to do with that visit as well. There was a lot of drinking, very little sleep, and again, I'm not 21 anymore and the hangover lasted a lot longer than it should have. Is it possible to still be hungover almost 2 weeks later?! Because the fog I've been living in sure feels like it...
According to my camera roll there was a lot of drinking last month so after a month of no alcohol its no surprise I can't hang like I used to. All the sugar from the alcohol after a month of no sugar probably isn't helping my body and its weird sleeping habits either...
The best part of February for me?! When my brother texted me to tell me that we officially had our train tickets, hotel, and tickets purchased to go see the Blue Jays take on the Twins again in the Twin Cities in May. It will definitely be a tradition from now on and I can't wait for May Long! Following along with the Blue Jays spring training in Florida via Snapchat has been soo exciting - I've only been waiting since October! Speaking of Snapchat - I'm obsessed lately. It all started while in Yorkton visiting Scooby and finally convincing her to get it and now it's spiraled into a full on obsession (my sister has been even more obsessed than me though - its insane). The filters are just too funny not to use though! Obviously you should be friends with me on Snapchat to get gems like these (username chiglechic).
The worst part of February for me was seeing my bank account drain as I paid my brother for the tickets/hotel and took out RRSP's before the contribution deadline. Being an adult sucks sometimes. I'm going to need a third job to meet all my goals this year - eek!
Since I don't want to end on a bad note a few other highlights of my month included participating in the Galentines Blogger Exchange (I love gift giving, remember), watching 'my' team make the playoffs at the Scotties (though I hate who won with every fiber of my being), winning a cutthroat Workweek Hustle (some of the other girls who participate are more obsessed than I am!) and rearranging my bedroom to get started on aquiring some furniture before I make the biggest purchase of my life. I live such an exciting life y'all (insert crying laughing emoji here)
So far there isn't much on the agenda for March, other than celebrating my Mama's birthday and having an Easter feast. I'm sure things will come up as the month goes on though and I just pray that I finally get back to a normal sleep schedule - wish me luck!