Deadlines…and Fishing??

I’ve been working hard on my side projects and tomorrow is my deadline. Tonight and all day tomorrow will be me, hard at work trying to coordinate. The last few days I took some time to reorganize my projects and so far the routine is working well for my kids and me. I can’t really get a lot done during the day, due to a curious little toddler getting into everything, but my evenings have been filled with writing and ideas…well, that and Netflix.

Yesterday, I found myself all worked up watching River Monsters Seasons 1-3. I’m not quite done the 2nd season yet, but I’m determined to get them all watched. I guess I’m weird that way. Once I get interested on the topics I usually spend days watching and researching what I’m watching. I’m not good with navigation, but I sure can put live bait on a hook!

It’s supposed to get extra cold again, as per typical Canadian winter, and I’m procrastinating writing on this blog post because I know I’m literally going to have to enter this bitter coldness. I’m complaining a little, only because I really want a Starbucks…and they don’t deliver…dammit!

It’s possible to love this winter weather…isn’t it?!

Arm Candy

As elegant as a diamond watch
I glow with pride at your touch
Smoother than a necklace of pearls
It’s you and me against the world

I will dangle from your arm
Enhance your handsome charms
I’ll make them turn their heads
I listened to all you’ve said

I am your personal Arm Candy

Will you pay the price of this?
Can we come to an arrangement?
I’ll make them smile and swoon for you
All for your entertainment

All the research, this I will do
As a predator I work the room
I’ll keep my hungry eyes on you
I make my moves at your cue

I am your personal Arm Candy

The price for me can be high
First of all, you cannot lie
And in case you were not listening
it means I won’t put up with any cheating

Protect my honour and my heart
Be a gentleman right from the start
Be trustworthy when near and far
Show me who you really are

Make me your personal Arm Candy

Temporarily..Kinda…Off the Grid..

It feels good to be back writing again, I was a bit “off the grid” for a few days to think about things and reorganize my future travels. Things changed, so I had to adapt. It seems everyone has that restless feeling lately. Hmm…

I’ve decided to restructure my destination plans to Texas and to Las Vegas. I also decided to chart a coast to coast Canada trip for the Spring-Early Summer months. I looked at my overall schedule and readjusted it to make things easier for my trip and for emergency return like I had while during my Chicago trip..Yikes! I never want to be in that position again…feeling completely dependent on the other person on the other end of the line was the complete opposite of the purpose of the trip, but I learned how the system works and how sometimes shit just happens.

So far, my projects are still on schedule. 🙂 Plus…I added a few more projects to the list… heehee

I’m over it.

It’s not that being around you makes me feel like I’m walking on eggshells,
It’s not that your cruelty has left me resentful and bitter
It’s not that your coldness has left me feeling lonely
It’s not that you’ve belittled me with the filthy names you call me
It’s not that you have tried to isolate me from everyone that I love
It’s not that you spat on me and made me feel like I was nothing
It’s not that you choked me until I lost my breath
It’s not that you embarrass me in front of everyone I love
It’s your insecurities and issues of abandon that leave me feeling sick
I hope one day someone will make you happy because I’m just so over you.

Making my base secure

I have been riding this momentum for over a week now and I’m feeling great about my trip planning and organizing future projects. Although all the boys were home for the Canadian Family Day, they preoccupied themselves which gave me a chance to get some work done. One thing I do know, is when you set out to achieve your goals is you have to make your base secure. I’m not talking just in monetary value, as I’m asked this often, it’s more of how everything you do secures your opportunities and helps you reach your goal in the most efficient way possible.

I’ve been through the waiting period, it was a very anxious time for me, however now that things are flowing much easier I feel my anxiousness subside and transform itself into confidence. I will be venturing into a huge project, making my base secure is key. Coordinating, scheduling, content, equipment…the lists are highlighted and in the works. I love doing this kind of work because everything is different from the day before. I text my friends in between tasks and I must say this is the most comfortable and happy I’ve felt in a long time.

Leaving bad relationships is never easy for me, I never want to focus on the bad. Last night, I stared at the ceiling and dissected each of my past relationships and tried to find a way to understand what had happened. Yes it takes two people to ruin a relationship, but after years of trying to do what is “right” I realize I destroyed the most important person…me.

As I fold and put away my fresh smelling laundry, I can’t help but smile. So far, this journey has taught me a lot more about myself and about the people I choose to surround myself with. My trust in others has been renewed, my heart has been mended and I’m ready for whatever comes next.

Today was a really good day. 🙂

My OCD folding

Kings and Queens

Like pieces of the checkerboard
We move and take our time
Cautious not to make wrong moves
Like we’re covering a crime

We stare intensely at each other
And listen as we talk
Admiring each other as we laugh
Cuddling as we walk

Our energy screams among the streets
They stare as we walk by
We acknowledge all we meet
As we stroll with pride

We express our feelings silently
Like our souls have known for years
We feel each others’ comfort
Together, we have no fear

Our love is not traditional
We follow our own beat
Our rhythm is above the world
Our hearts make us elite.

Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I had a few guesses of what the #MysteryBrand was and here it is!  I was pleasantly surprised that it was Garnier as, to be honest, I have not tried any of their hair care products.  I received the following products from this line:

Damage Eraser Fortifying Shampoo
Damage Eraser Fortifying Conditioner
Damage Eraser Split-End Bandage Serum
Damage Eraser Strength Reconstructing Butter

I received the shampoo, conditioner and split-end serum last week, so knowing they have sent a 4th product was also a nice surprise. According to the instructions the Reconstructing Butter is to be used once a week which is perfect timing as I just ran out of my deep conditioner.

I tried all 4 products today and I seriously can’t get over how it smells clean, sweet and refreshing!  The shampoo was great, but I was especially impressed by the conditioner and the Reconstructing Butter.  My hair soaked up the products and now I can’t stop touching it.  My hair feels completely rehydrated.  I finished off with the Split-End Bandage Serum and now, my ends don’t have that crisp straw like feel which is more pronounced during winter.

I love this hair care line!  I will be recommending this line to all my friends and family beauties as this Canadian winter is really taking its toll on our hair!  Well done and thank you Garnier and Influenster!

 

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

 

Multitasking Meltdown

Multitasking Meltdown

 

I finally have my voice back, the cough is still there but I can manage that.  I’m a bit behind on some of my projects, but by the end of the night I should have everything ready to go for the week.  Scheduling and budgeting and getting tax documents together…sometimes I really don’t like being the adult…sigh…

I’m narrowing down some dates for my March 2014 travels, so that will be the main goal by the end of next week.  Tonight looks like my eyes will be glued to my computer screen.  I’ve been working hard, but I am absolutely loving this kind of work.  The kids will be out of school for Family Day, so getting things done in the evening is my best bet.  I will probably be tweeting in between breaks…actually, that’s a guarantee.

Now comes the fun stuff… accounting…my brain hurts.