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50 shades of Rambling!

May 23, 2012

I know, I have not posted for a long time!  Well tonight, I felt I owed you all a post..If there are any of you are left.  Maybe it is the wine I am guzzling drinking...but tonight I feel like I will just let my fingers type whatever my brain spits out.  Hang on and enjoy the word vomit...I will hold your hair back (Like Mr Grey did for Ana!) um.....gross! 

Can you believe it is already May 22?  Holy Crap!  Last year at this time we were at our cottage for a month already.  My daughter had been enrolled in a new school to finish out her 1st grade year, our dock was installed, our boat was in the water, the leaves had been cleaned up, the patio furniture was out, and our summer home was clean and once agin in use.

What a difference a year makes!

We are still in Canada.  My kids will finish in the same school they started at this year.  I am working and will be staying in Canada the entire summer.  Our cottage is still shut down, our boat is still under shrink wrap, and we don't know when we will open our home. The shitty thing is that most of my summer clothes are at the cottage, and it is beginning to get warm here.  I might need to take a quick (if a 7 hour drive each way feels quick) drive to pick up some much needed items.

I am working...did I mention that?  I am working at a FABULOUS gym, teaching 6+ classes a week, plus a few more in other facilities.  I can teach anywhere from 6 - 12 classes per week when I sub.  My knees hurt, my back hurts, and I am spending too much money on iTunes...but I love it!  I will definitely have to do a post about a "day-in-the-life-of-a-fitness-instructor"!

Have I lost weight, you ask?  A little...but since I am mostly teaching strength-based classes...I am getting more bulky.  I think I mentioned before that I have a tendency to build  big arms are getting a little more defined, and I can see a big difference in my waist and stomach...but as luck should have it, I am still wearing the same size clothes!  {sigh}

I have just completed the second book of the 50 Shades of Grey series!  {wowza!}  I will start book three tonight and will probably be done my tomorrow.  I get why everyone is reading it!  If you have yet to start it..I suggest you do!  I purchased a Kindle, so I could read it in public without anyone knowing what I was reading.  I really am enjoying the book, and I think my husband is too.  He has not read it yet, but I will make him!  I do believe it is never too late to teach old dogs new tricks!

I can blog about the two pimples on my chin...{GRRRR} (yes, I still get pimples at my age...WTF?)

There is a new package of toilet paper in the entrance hallway.  I wonder how  long it will sit there until some poor person has to climb down two flights of stairs to grab it so they can wipe their ass because we are out of toilet paper in the bathrooms.  That reminds me to hide my own roll in the bathroom so I don't disturb my experiment.

I like red wine....Bogle Zinfandel to be exact.  It is sponsoring this post tonight.

I got my camera...a T3i.  To busy to take pictures!

I have five different colors of nail polish on my left hand....I never can find a shade I like at the store.

I think my pimples are from the microphone while I teach...{double GRRRR!}

There are no pictures in this post.....I am too tired.

I think LA is going to win the cup...then every celebrity will come out of the woodwork pretending they love hockey......{gagging with a spoon}!

I had my 36th birthday this month....why do I feel like I am now rolling down a hill?

We have been in here three years {record} but we have been in two different homes. Just rented third home for the next season....hope we get to come back.  I think there is a big cart standing in front of my horse!

Damn, Christian Grey is HOT! I  would trade a little Red Room of Pain for a closet of clothes and a ride in Charlie Tango!

It sucks watching parents get old!

Staring at the package of toilet paper in the entry hall as I type.......I will keep you posted on twitter as to when it is properly put away!

I just realized I have an Easter egg wreath on my mantle....I guess I should put that away.  I will do it when the toilet paper gets put away.

I have not seen my sister or father since Christmas 2010.  I saw my mom last summer for 24 hours.  I miss them.

I got a sunburn at the pool the other day....I am a sun worshiper.  I will regret it when I am 50, but for now I am pleased when I am tan!

I think I am buzzed!

This post reminds me of this.  I LOVE her posts! Even though we are not on the same political page.  Gini makes my Tuesdays better!

I was mentioned here.....{wow}. It is a discussion on Hockey Wives being hot or not.  I think the person linked to me to prove the "NOT" point. Oh well....I guess the two pimples on my chin took me out of that contest anyhow!

I sometimes go back and read past posts of mine  and wonder where I got my ideas.  This may be the wine talking, but I think I would read my blog if it weren't MY blog.  I hope other people like it too....if not, at least I do.

I wish my husband did more choreplay! He vacuumed the other day {hot}...but left vacuum in the middle of the living room {not hot}!

I hope I wake up a size two tomorrow...but that probably won't happen....EVER!

A man told me he thought I was gorgeous today while in line at Timmy Horton's.  I privately wondered if he had a Red Room of Pain as I said thank you!  I think I am reading too much these days!

My last sentence is a question for reader(s)....

Have you read the 50 Shades of Grey series?  If so...twitchy palm, or stowed twitchy palm?


...and the finalists are

April 17, 2012

I would like to introduce the three finalists for the Discover Card contest...

It is up to you to help select the winner by going to Discover's Facebook Page and voting for who you think deserves to spend the day with the Stanley Cup! 

Here is a preview of the three finalists....

Army & Hockey

I deserve to win a day with the Stanley Cup because my hockey team, Fulton Red Raiders squirts helped me get through the rest of my hockey season because my day had to leave. He had to leave on January 28th to go over seas to fight for our Country. He is a solider. Hockey was something that me and my dad did together, every weekend, my mom don't like the cold. My dad will not be back until almost the end of next year's hockey season, and I can't wait. So to win a day with the Stanley Cup would mean a lot to me, my dad and the soldiers, it would be awesome if the New Jersey Devils win, that's my dad's favorite team. Noah D.

My Knight Is My Trophy

l was looking for love and found it at a skating rink! My knight in shining armor was a defenseman with pads, skates, a helmet and rather than holding a sword he had a hockey stick. Ahh, l had found my true love. He had only one flaw, his favorite team was my teams' arch enemy for many years, but at least his team was also one of the original six. When we got married no cake was "just right" for us, so we decided what better way to start our wedded life than with a cake that looked like The Stanley Cup. After all, winning my husbands love was like winning The Stanley Cup for me.

Inventing Hockey from Thin Air

My son, Nick, was born with spina bifida. When he was nine years old, he decided he wanted to play hockey. Of course, standing hockey was out of the picture, but sled hockey exists for people like Nick. Because we live in Southern California, there was no sled hockey team for 500 miles. My son decided that hockey was important enough that he started his own sled hockey program from scratch. Of course, he had help from mom and dad (my husband and me), but Nick is the country's biggest hockey fan. Other people follow a team, and some people play, but my son thought hockey was important enough that he has invested himself and most of his spare time to bringing sled hockey to our area. When hockey wasn't available, he made it appear out of thin air! Now, Nick's team has eleven members, and about six more players who play with him occasionally. They're raising money to purchase more sleds and travel. He is such an inspiration! If anyone is a hockey fan, Nick is!

 Voting will be open until April 21st, with the winner being announced on May 6, 2012.  

Discover Card is the official card of the NHL!   
Be sure to follow them on Twitter and 'like' them on Facebook!

(I voted...but I won't tell you who I voted for until the winner is announced!)  

I was compensated for this post with Discover gift cards. All comments are mine and were not swayed by the compensation!  Be sure to follow me on Twitter for your chance to win your own Discover Gift Cards!