Sunday, July 31, 2016

Girly Romance

Have you ever watched a movie and fallen completely and utterly in love with it that you watched it over and over and over again?  That's something that happens to me quite often.  A couple weeks ago I watched You've Got Mail, you know, the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan film.  I love that film.  I own the DVD but this time I recorded it on the DVR from one of the old movie channels and watched it late one Sunday night.  

I watched it about six more times in the following two weeks!

The funny thing about that movie is it's pretty dated because who really has a dial up internet connection these days!  But the movie overall is very sweet and entertaining and it had a few good chuckles in there too.  I enjoyed it.  It was one of those "feel good" movies that I always enjoy watching.

Last week I recorded The Lakehouse, that movie with Sandra Bulluck and Keanu Reeves.  I also own the DVD of that film but I believe I had only watched it a time or two.  Well, it was on one of those old movie channels the other week and I recorded it and watched it late one Sunday night.  

I have since watched this film five more times!  

I love it.  Oh I'm in a dream now just thinking about it.  The on screen chemistry between the two lead actors is amazing, similar to that of the two in You've Got Mail.  

I enjoy watching girly romance films, but only if the two lead actors have that connection.   I've read many reviews about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, how the two lead actors just don't click realistically on screen.  I haven't watched that film, most likely because I read the book and there is absolutely no way that book can be turned into a movie without it being a triple x  film.  Seriously.  But anyway, a nice sweet fantasy romance to watch on a late rainy evening would be The Lakehouse.

Saturday, July 30, 2016


I've noticed lately that others on pinterest are experiencing the same dilemma as me.  The annoying pinner who would rather re pin your whole board rather than just follow your board if its obvious to them that they like what they see.

Now here's the thing.  When I surf pinterest, I pin multiple pins and even like some of them too.  If I find I pinned more than say, six pins from the same board, I stop, check out the rest of the board, then just follow it.  I've got my boards set up with my personal interests.  I like crafts, some more than others, and it shows on my boards.  I like photography, so I have some boards set up with the types of photography I like.  I love to bake and I'm still learning how to cook, so those boards reflect that as well.  But I'm not making boards just to get followers as it's obvious some folks are!  That is most annoying.  I really dislike when I see my news feed say so-and-so pinned 400+ pins from that other person.  

Wait, what?  400+ pins?  She basically hijacked the other persons board!  Chances are sure she liked the pins but why not just follow the board?  Maybe I'm just too picky but it irks me when someone does that.  This week, I had someone pin 45+ pins from one of my boards.  Sure they're there for the taking but be courteous, don't hijack the whole board.  If you like it then LIKE the image too don't just re pin it.  I'm not worried about who follows and who doesn't but seriously, some of us put lots of work into maintain our boards for our own personal interest and we are more than willing to go ahead and follow another board so it would be really nice of everyone did that too.  

Just my two cents while I climb down off the soap box.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dear Gran;

I've been feeling somewhat emotional lately.  I can blame it on menopausal hoeomones or I can fess up and say I wish my Granny was still here so I can write her a letter.  I used to joke that my Granny was my therapist!  She would get a big laugh out of all the "issues" I had, that were really non-issues!

If I could write her now, I'd tell her about my craft shop.  I'd tell her I finally know how she felt about her shop when she'd tell me about things she made and was planning to sell.  I'd tell her about my nephews and nieces, and their accomplishments, because I'm a super proud Auntie. I'd also tell her about my dieting ups and downs so we could laugh together.

So lately I'm in a funk and I've been munching a ton of apple turnovers in return.  

Today, I miss my Gran. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Getting My Groove Back

Yes, this is how Susan is getting her groove back.  I am serious about dropping some pounds before going on vacation.  Up to now, I've been real sluggish but then I decided to sort of join the 28 day challenge with the fit girls guide.

I downloaded the free fitgirl app and it counts down the days and gives you a small focused workout.  If you also buy the books, that I believe include recipes and menus, you'll probably make better progress.  I'm cheap and stingy and poor like that so I'm only using the free app.  I've also decided to do the no junkfood July which will ween me off the box of Mike and Ike's I've had every work day for the past three weeks,  and the ice cream sandwich, and the apple turnovers too.  

Ya, I've been greedy.

So, I'm combining the fitgirl workouts with the no junkfood July along with portion control and better choices to make it a real deal.  I've also been listening to a podcast by a food coach and it's working! I'll blog about the podcast next time but I've been listening to that for two weeks prior to beginning the fitgirl.  Ok sure I still over snacked but it did encourage me to take a closer look at my habits which is why I seriously decided on the no junk July.  I need to get that added sugar out.

O. U. T 

So I won't be posting before and after pictures unless I'm really successful at doing it my way.

Queue music by Frank Sinatra....

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Thinking Of Vacation

I'm beginning to get excited knowing our vacation time is soon coming up.  Still a couple months off but just the thought of it has me breathing a sigh of relief.  

We're pretty glad we went to England last year especially with the political situation as it is recently.  We did enjoy London quite a bit but we just didn't pack well for it even though we searched the internet to find out how to pack.  Basically, we packed for summer, because it was late summer, however, the temperature felt more like early spring.  Still, we had some great days when we went out and about.  Loved it!   Now, this year, it's all R&R

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day!  It's a rainy day here in Montreal. Enjoy the long weekend. Be safe, don't drink and drive!