Friday, October 22, 2010


I've come to the conclusion that I need more sleep. During my pregnancy with baby penguin I gained a TOTAL of 4 pounds. Yes, 4. But I slept! Evey night I was in bed at 9pm. Mr. Penguin would rub lotion on my huge belly to help with the itchiness and then he'd read me to sleep.

I was also relaxed. And my sweet cravings went away during that time too. From what I've been reading that is also due to having adequate sleep.

Now that I've been sick and required to rest, I've lost 6 pounds. I think I'm on to something.

Go on a diet? Hell no!! I just need a nap. ;)


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Health points please?

I'm sick again. 

This time my glands were swollen out past my neck.  The doctor gave me giant pills for 10 days and told me to drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest.  Yeah sure, a full time job, 2 kids and a household to problem!  But I took it seriously - pneumonia isn't on the list of things I want.  So I went into work, delegated what I could, brought a little bit home and started sleeping.  I'm feeling better and the glands are less swollen today than they were on Monday.

Hopefully I feel normal again soon.

We head off back home tomorrow with the baby.  We have a wedding to attend on Saturday.  I'm glad for the chance to see one of my best friends (who we're actually staying with) and get to eat a DONAIR.  That is why we go home people - donairs.

Tomorrow at lunch!!  NOM NOM
What foods make you think of home?


Monday, October 11, 2010

Our love story

I'm creating our love story.  Actually, I've been "creating" it for almost a year now on Blurb.  It's 42 pages so far of copied love letters, emails, notes, cards and's the perfect thing to be working on the week leading up to our anniversary.  <3

It should be done and here for his 30th birthday.

I love my handsome man.  And to be honest, while compiling all of these things in one location, and considering we've been together for 3 years...we have got quite the love story!! 


Do you ever relive YOUR love story?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Raw(e) - Fall

Next week's photo challenge is FALL!  I have just the shot I want to share too:

 It was taken during one of the first 'dates' with Mr. Penguin.  I love fall.  LOVE IT!!  And this is one of the few shots I've loved straight out of the camera -  as in the photo is exactly what I hoped to capture.

(I'll see what else I can capture this weekend.)

Head on over to Sailor & Company to link up!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall is here

17 reasons why fall is my favorite season:

1) The pretty, pretty leaves changing colours
2) The brisk air
3) Getting a chance to wear all of my beautiful scarves
4) Frost on the grass in the morning sun
5) It's the season of our wedding anniversary
6) Hot pockets of warm air in the bed covers! 
7) Wearing slippers in the house
8) Warm meals on chilly nights
9) Tea (not really just a fall thing, but it still counts)
10) Time off with family for Thanksgiving
11) Preparing for Xmas!!
12) Comfy sweaters
13) Walks in nature
14) The smell of bonfires
16) Apple picking
17) Baking


Sunday, October 3, 2010


Hey!  Guess what?

My husband is so handsome.  <3

Thought I'd share.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Photo Roulette Friday - __(9)

This week for photo roulette we get to pick the folder!  Then it is the th photo in that folder that gets submitted.  I couldn't pick just one.  LOL  The 9th photo in some of my folders were just too great, and so very random from one another, not to share (but the first one will be my entry).  So here we go:
This is the hot air balloon that Mr. Penguin and I rode in for our 1st anniversary back in 2008 - before it was inflated.  It was about 5am in this shot and the team was about to turn on the burners for the hot air.  This ranks as one of the best experiences of my life to date.
I hate winter.  I hate snow.  This is the amount of snow we received in March 2008.  The trucks started filling the mall parking lots with snow as there was no where else to put it.  I was SO ready for spring/summer that year!
This is my wonderful man walking his step-daughter to the Peggy's Cove lighthouse for the first time.  She's so little here!
This is baby at the sugar bush this year.  I love the colours.
This is one of my shots from our first trip to Kingston.  The reflections are from the building across the water.

Want to link up?  Head on over to Mischief and Laughs.