Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sh!t My Boyfriend Says

We're watching TV. The dog is curled up on his bed on the floor.

Him: "What do you think of the dog?"
Me: "He looks suspicious, doesn't he?" *grinning - our dog is adorable*
Him: "I think he looks like a gnome dog."
Me: "You mean he looks like gnome? That's not very nice."
Him: "But if a gnome had a dog, it would look like him, you know?"


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sh!t My Boyfriend Says

We're driving.

Him: "Do you smell something funny?"
Me: "No. What do you mean funny?"
Him: "Oh nothing, I just thought I smelled a toot."
Me: "Are you asking if I tooted?"
Him: "No, maybe we just drove through a toot or something."

This is my life.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

This Week's Grocery List

This one definitely looks a little better than the last couple...
  • frozen vegetables
  • old white cheddar
  • flax oil
  • butter
  • tzatziki sauce
  • sugar
  • 100 calorie snacks (for Steve's lunch)
  • canned tomatoes
  • vegetable broth
  • low-sodium cream of mushroom soup
  • low-fat cream of broccoli soup
  • 2% evaporated milk
  • lean ground beef
  • extra lean ground turkey
  • brown eggs
  • unsweetened soy milk
  • chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream
  • toothpaste
  • dog food
  • simply bars
  • 1% milk
  • spinach (2 bags)
  • red onion
  • garlic
  • yellow potatoes
  • milkbones (for the fuzzy man of the house)
  • canned pumpkin
  • broccoli
  • green pepper
  • bananas
  • granny smith apples
  • coffee
  • papier de toilette
I think I'll be in much better shape this week.

If you hadn't already noticed, I'll be making some green monsters for breakfast.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Personal Happiness Project

Is it selfish to want more happiness for yourself? To put other people aside for a bit and focus on what you want and who you want to be, then set out to do what you need to do to achieve those things?

I don't think so.

I've recently decided to embark on a personal happiness project. I plan on changing the things in my life that don't make me happy, so that I can ultimately be happier and a better person to the other people in my life.

My happiness project isn't an original idea. My soul sista Jan turned me on to a great book by Gretchen Rubin called, 'The Happiness Project'. We both agreed that we don't usually tune ourselves in to books like this - you know the ones, the self-help, change your life types. We also realized that not everything in this book will ring true to both or either of us, but the book has proven to be a great read and a bit of an eye opener.

I hope no one has the wrong impression about my level of happiness. I'm generally a very happy person with more than one person should have the privilege of being thankful for. I have a loving, wonderful, healthy family; a great guy who loves me unconditionally and a fuzzy animal to keep us laughing; friends, near and far, whom I love and who will always be a huge part of my life; a warm, safe, stable home; a good job; a full tummy; and plenty of everything to spare. I have nothing to complain about.

Even though I have an enviable life, there are lots of things I'd love to change about it. I'd like to feel more accomplished. I'd like to find more time to read. I'd like to be a bit more easygoing. I'd like to do less rushing around and more savouring. I can do better, and I can be better to myself.

I have a plan for achieving some of these goals. I realize this isn't something that can happen quickly. I know some of these changes won't be easy for me, and that a lot of them will make me uncomfortable. I also know that small changes can make big differences and that no one ever got better at anything without some discomfort and some effort.

Mark my words, change is a comin'. Stay tuned.

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's Been a Week Already? This Week's Grocery Shop

It's already been another week come and gone. Not quite, but almost.

Steve and I decided to get groceries before Hurricane Earl hit so that we can stay in tomorrow and do nothing but eat delicious snacks, you know, in the name of survival.

Here is the list of purchases today:

  • Reese Peanut Butter Puffs cereal
  • Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (I can't believe these are the first two things on the list)
  • Blue Menu angus burgers
  • Light sour cream
  • Hot pepperoni
  • Whole wheat macaroni
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Coffee
  • Dog food
  • Root beer
  • Whole wheat english muffins
  • Hamburger buns
  • Whipped peanut butter (whipped!)
  • Dill pickles
  • Cool ranch doritos
  • Renee's ranch dressing
  • Renee's Light caesar dressing
  • Tassimo chai tea lattes (FREE)
  • Tassimo Starbucks cappuccino (FREE)
  • Yves original veggie ground round
  • Vachon Ah Caramel cakes
  • Maple pepper smoked salmon
  • Rainbow trout
  • Honey oat bread
  • Ancient grains bread
  • Coffee cake
  • Kibbles
  • Plums
  • White mushrooms
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Cauliflower
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Buttercup squash
  • Vidalia onion
  • Green pepper

So in hindsight, I guess I didn't make stellar choices. I yelled at Steve when he put the coffee cake in our cart.

There were two things I couldn't wait to try. I dug into them as soon as we got home: the smoked salmon (not because I don't know what it tastes like, but because I LOVE it and I was famished). I also had to try the whipped peanut butter.

I know, I'm eight years old.

We spent $138.