Man, has it ever been cold this week! And the snow! Wow. I’ve been living in this city for ten years now (double wow) and I can’t think of too many winters when we had this much in such a short period of time. Fun fact – the first winter I spent in Nova Scotia happened to be the year we were hit with White Juan. It was a great way to kick off our first school year – we got 11 snow days! Growing up in Alberta, I had never had one. 2004 was an A OK year.
So far 2015 has been more than an A OK year. It is nothing short of amazing what healthy eating and regular exercise can do to improve your life – Every. Single. Day! For example, the dramatic increase in patience has been more than apparent these last few days as traffic and cruddy driving have been exacerbated by the bad weather. Although I’m still upset at the folks who foolishly put other’s lives at risk because they are too lazy to clean the snow and ice off the top of their vehicles, I’m not carrying that anger with me anymore. See how NOT ANGRY I am?? 🙂
Another weekend flew by due to copious amounts of fun. I spent Friday evening with a dear friend who introduced me to Pho soup and provided lots of great chats and laughter. My evenings always fly by in her company – isn’t that the best? I also spent some of my time over the break to make some more yummy food including another vegetarian baked ziti and a frittata with potato and onion (so easy to make and great for breakfast!)
I’ve been working-out pretty steadily since my first couple of sessions with James and I’m already seeing results (my biceps are ALMOST as big as Schwarzenegger’s). Trust me, once you see me in my T-shirts this summer, you’ll all be like:
Today, my back and neck hurt but that’s likely due to the insane amount of shoveling I’ve done over the past couple of days. I have to give a shout out to my dad who was an enormous help to us during Monday/Tuesday’s storm. He was outside at the crack of dawn shoveling the two feet or so we had piled in the driveway while James and I took advantage of a sleep-in day. Parents are unbelievable people, aren’t they? In the end, I did get outside to help him and I’ve found that I can make it fun by singing this song in my head:
I’m thankful today for the amazing family and friends that I have – including my most beautiful and amazing niece who I get to pick up from daycare today! I’m so excited to see her little face in just 4 hours. And I’m thankful that I’ve found the will, neigh, the bravery, to make such huge changes in my life and keep up with them for more than three hours. Ok, so I just wanted to find a way to get bravery in here so I could share this joke with you that I found this morning:
What is the definition of bravery?
A person with diarrhea chancing a fart.
Family, friends, food and fart jokes. Life is just absolutely beautiful, isn’t it?
*******Change is good, Donkey*******