Hard just gets harder


Parenting, Personal, PPD

I’ve been under stress lately – I’ve been sick for over a week now, Joe went away and I haven’t been sleeping well (and neither has the Baby Girl), there are a lot of things I’ve been wanting to do but just haven’t been able to, what with being sick and alone with the baby, […]

November 29, 2010

Modeling clay


Parenting

Lately it seems as though the days I have the energy and motivation I don’t have the time, and the days I don’t have the energy and motivation the time is there. I’ve missed three Booty Camp classes. The first one I should have gone to, the reason I didn’t was more emotional than physical. […]

November 27, 2010

Watchful eyes


Parenting, Personal

When I found out I was pregnant I started thinking about daycare almost immediately. There was no question I was going back to work after my leave, and I’ve heard horror stories of costs and waiting lists and I was terrified of not being able to find the right person to take care of our […]

November 20, 2010

Fit as a fiddle


Personal

I skipped my fitness class yesterday. We had signed the papers to get the baby girl’s spot in daycare and handed over a cheque that gets the ball rolling – a big chunk of money leaving our bank account every month. I was overwhelmed, tired, sad but relieved. We’ve had a very busy week that […]

November 18, 2010

In memoriam


Issues, Personal

Today in Ottawa we are celebrating the life of a young girl that few of of us knew and trying to understand why a fourteen year old would take her own life with no warning and apparently no reason. At first I questioned the decision to have a public memorial, not sure that her family […]

November 17, 2010

A hefty weight


Personal

I got through my second Booty Camp session this evening. There were a few times I thought I would have to stop and a few exercises that my body just wouldn’t let me do as many reps as we were supposed to. I knew that pushups were going to be a problem going in to […]

November 15, 2010

The grammarian in me says ‘Creative’


Personal

Sara from My Points of View today had some very kind words for me and also passed along a Kreativ Blogger award. Sara is a person that I got to know over Twitter, through her blog and in person and I am always happy to see her (and her kids, who are awesome). Sara is […]

November 14, 2010

Alma mater


Issues

I am a graduate of Carleton University. I am married to a Carleton grad. I am the child of two Carleton grads, the sister of three others and if I started counting all my relatives that have Carleton in their history (cousins, second cousins, brother-in-law…) the list goes on and on. I wouldn’t be surprised […]

November 12, 2010

Booty Camp, session one


Personal

Yesterday evening I showed up to my first Booty Camp class to be weighed and measured (and to find out that I currently have 38 per cent body fat… Ick ick double ick). I showed up half an hour early for the assessment and there were a handful of other women there, some new to […]

November 11, 2010

Getting my butt kicked


Personal

Thanks to a connection made at She’s Connected, tomorrow I start four weeks of Booty Camp. Lisa Richards, who was the awesome representative from Booty Camp at the conference,┬áregistered me in one of their four week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays, and my off and on fitness regimen gets a kick in the ass tomorrow. I’m […]

November 9, 2010