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Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Five

Totally stealing the idea from Amber!!

1. Still beyond annoyed about the New Year's Eve scheduling thing. See yesterday's post for the deets. Please comment as I'm struggling to find a way to communicate with this person!

2. I've been up since 4 a.m. I don't sleep at the best of times and especially when stressed. Hello, I'm on VACATION, remember?! However, I've made my to-do list:
-bank
-garden (rip it out and work it up)
-RUN!! Nothing better for stress release than exercise (although I'd really like a punching bag right now!)
-laundry
-vacuum
-change my dentist appointment DONE
-groceries
-make doctor appointment DONE

3. I went to aquasize last night. My cousin and I have gone on and off for years and love it. She's sick (and getting ready for a big trip abroad, so needs to get better) so didn't come with me. We usually go to Killarney on Mondays and Wednesdays, but now she's started swimming lengths on those days. Turns out it's not a big deal, as Renfrew offers a class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45.
Good: early exercise means early bedtime; Tuesdays and Thursdays are my cross training days in my marathon training

Bad: bad access via transit; it's early so cousin more likely to bail due to work issues; instructor not fabulous

Verdict: we shall see. There is a MUCH later class at Thornhill that has better transit access so that's also an option.

4. I'm getting new neighbours! Both suites (across the hall and below me) are now rented. This means I REALLY need to get a better rug under my bed to help muffle noise. I went to a few carpet places yesterday. Had crappy service at one, but fabulous at the second. I've got four different samples to test drive. Call is in to the interior decorator for professional opinion (I want something both functional and pretty, yet gives me options to change colour schemes in my room, too). Oh yeah, best part is that the one I really, really liked was only going to cost $8000. WTF?! Even the sales person was surprised!! I would've been gorgeous though...C'mon lottery gods!

Anyway, must make cookies to welcome new downstairs neighbour. "Welcome to the building. (hands over cookies) Noise travels up and down in this building. Our bedrooms are right above one another. I have to be up quite early in the mornings for work, so please let me know if I disturb you and I'll be sure to do the same for you." (smiles sweetly)

and finally....

5. It's Fall back weekend! Although really, I don't know what the point of this is because they have NEVER EVER shown any energy savings by f-ing with the clock. All it does is give people a false sense of "extra" sleep, when in fact, they've been sleep deprived since spring. And there are more accidents and heart attacks associated with time change. But whatever. I am not (yet) in charge of these things. Just wait though, my time is coming....

3 comments:

Julie said...

Hope you get your to do list done today -- but make sure to include a nap on there as well! :)

I too don't understand the idea of Fall back weekend... except that right now it's super dark when I get up in the morning (and still dark when I go to work 2 hours later) that I'll be glad to see some sunshine as I drive to work.

Cowgirl Warrior said...

That sucks about New Year's. Thanks about the reminder about Fall back that always sneaks up on me. The running is probably the best bet. If you need a buddy for Killarney let me know, I've never tried aqua thing.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Hahaha, yay! Thanks for participating.

FYI: I'm laughing at that last line.

I grew up in FSJ = NO time change and it seems to work just FINE for everyone in FSJ, Dawson and the Peace region. Since moving to GP and now Kamloops I HATE the time change. Grr.

Yay for new neighbours, I wish my neighbours would bake me cookies! Haha