In For A Penny, In For A Pound
Posted on January 6th, 2011 in Budge That Pudge, Life List, Made In Alberta, Mating And Relating
2011 got off to kind of a rough start. The day after our fantastic NYE Luau party (which was a grand success) I started my period AND came down with a really bad case of the flu, all while Jack and I were in Edmonton spending a few days with his family. I was very ill, and feeling unsurprisingly abysmal, not just physically but mentally too.
On the 3rd, we went to my mum’s where I spent a couple of days recovering, before finally getting home last night. It was so lovely to sleep in a familiar bed, with company, while not feeling like some hideous mucous monster was going to explode out of my face. I had a solid, although rather brief sleep.
Now that I feel (almost totally) healthy again, I can get back to making the most of this brand new year! Lots of great things in store for us.
On Monday Jack and I are kicking off a fitness challenge, competing against each other to see who can lose a higher percent of body mass (not number of pounds). My mum got us a Wii Fit and The Biggest Loser program with it, and we are doing a 12 week challenge to see who can get fittest first. The winner gets a $500 prize, to spend on whatever they want (I plan to take a shopping spree at Mountain Equipment Co-op). We are both REALLY excited! I plan to kick his ass via a combination of healthy eating, hitting the gym, and a lot of outdoors activities. I will be posting periodic updates on that I am sure, and of course, at the end of the 12 weeks, I will happily gloat about winning (hee hee).
Speaking of outdoors activities, this weekend I am putting together a little tobogganing party on Saturday afternoon. It’s P’s birthday tomorrow, so we are sort of incorporating that in as part of the festivities. Hot chocolate, cupcakes, and sliding down a hill sounds like a great way to spend a day. Maybe afterwards we will all grab an early dinner out somewhere.
Later this month Jack and I are celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary (10th year together) and all of the planning has been left up to him, so I am completely in the dark as to what we are doing, but I am excited about the surprise.
I’m planning to get in some snowshoeing this month, and also I’m on the hunt for a new job! It will be nice to work out of the house again, and I want to be able to save up some money for University, and a few other exciting possibilities that are on the horizon. I overhauled my resume while I was visiting my family, and this evening I plan on applying to some jobs online, and tomorrow I hope to get out and drop off applications.
2011 is looking SO exciting! I don’t really make NY resolutions, but a few items I’m hoping to cross off my Life List this year include:
24. Take belly-dancing lessons
41. Take tango lessons
80. Play paintball
116. Eat at the revolving restaurant in the Calgary Tower
325. Make beef jerky from scratch
382. Make a scrapbook for someone as a gift
396. Go back to school
434. Make bannok
447. Ride The Mindbender at West Edmonton Mall
519. Camp in the winter
I love the feeling of a fresh year and a fresh start. Here’s to another great year!