Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cleanliness is next to godliness

So, since my wedding is just around the corner (only 358 days, 21 hours and 52 minutes away) I've decided to some personal work on myself over the next year. When I get married I want to be the best version of myself and of course a good wife so there a few areas I need work on. For example, I would like to keep a cleaner tidier house, lose weight and get in better shape to name a few.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am one of the messiest people in the world, as a child my room was always a mess, in grade school I had the messiest desk in the class and as a teenager my room could be used a science experiment because of all the crazy things going on down there. Anyways since Zane and I have got together it has become apparent that both of us are pretty messy. In order to clean my act up I've turned to a blog I found on Pinterest The blog describes how to keep a clean house with just 20 minutes a day which is about 5 songs so today I started in the bathroom and 5 songs later voila, a nice tidy bathroom. Now if I can just keep it up 5 days a week I should be good to go. It may seem like common sense to most people but for some reason cleaning never made sense to me. I would like to blame it on my mother because she is notorious for hating cleaning and having a cleaning lady but alas I only have myself to blame for being a few stacks of clothes away from being on an episode of hoarders. Somethings come more naturally to me like cooking, I'm a pretty good cook without having to do much work or even use recipes. I like to think I'm pretty good at doing hair and make up too, but I must of missed the class on cleaning. The goal of my self improvements is ultimately to avoid getting sick. It seems like stress is my biggest trigger for hospital trips so I figure if I take a few steps to to lessen my stress and strengthen my body I will be in much better shape for my wedding and I will be able to dance until 2:30 in the morning without too much trouble!
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Home again home again

So, I am back to Calgary safe and sound after a month in my glorious hometown of Stephenville, Newfoundland. I spent the beginning of my trip at the funeral home, the church and the graveyard to say goodbye to my wonderful Grandfather John. It was a hard time for all of my family but I have to say it was nice having us all together again. My two sisters flew out and my nephew. We spent lots of time together chatting and laughing and it was so nice having everyone around. The rest of my trip was spent at my best friends wedding. It was so nice to see my friend so happy. She looked absolutely beautiful and everything went smoothly. Stephanie and I have been friends since grade 9, we went to High School, College and University together. She has been there for me threw thick and thin and I was so honored to be a part of her wedding. However, I realized that being a bridesmaid can be challenging for a Hemophiliac. The night of the rehearsal I got a urinary tract infection and I danced so much at the wedding that I could barely walk the next day. The morning of the wedding the bride gave each of us a necklace and earrings to wear, everyones earrings were lever backs and mine just hooks, I didn't know why mine were different until I looked in the box to see that she had included clip on earring extensions for me so I could wear them.
You see that's the thing about family and best friends, they don't care about what you can't do, they love you for who you are. Now I am back in Calgary safe and sound and I think I have enough happy memories to last me until I return next year!