Monday, April 28, 2008


Not tagging anyone, do it if you feel like it!

1. What I was doing five years ago:
~Living at home, happy, feeling safe and together....

2. Five things on my to-do list:
~ organize my herb cabinet
~ laundry
~ write and paint
~ get some bath salts
~ find a good fibre source

3. Five favourite smells:
~ nagchampa
~ gasoline (ya kinda scary)
~ geranium
~ a babys head
~ puppy breath

4. Five junk-food items I enjoy:
~ mcdonalds fried
~ chocolate icecream
~ pepperettes
~ salt and vinegar chips
~ freezies

5. Five favourite articles of clothing:
~ my old navy fleece
~ my pinstripe dress pants
~ my sexy blue undies (yeah imagine that)
~ my university "cartier" sweater
~ HATE socks!!

6. Five things I would do if I was a billionaire:
~ open a holistic store/spa
~ build a brand new house
~ open a home for unwed teen mothers AND preach to them threw their whole pregnacy (hahahah you know who you are)
~ 2 words : Punta Cana
~ open up a private school

7. Five of my bad habits:
~ I fall in love in about 8 mins
~ Im always late
~ Im not very self motivating
~ I'm needy, and need constant reassurance
~ Let people in too quickly

8. Five jobs I've had:
~ Marineland
~ Apple/HP Support
~ Purchasing Manager
~ Book keeper / Accounting
~ electrician

9. Five all time favourite movies:
~ Startrek (anything)
~ Anything Zombie
~ I am Legand
~ Girl, Interupted
~ Superbad

10. Five favourite bands/musicians:
~ Ani DiFranco
~ Indigo Girls
~ Jann Arden
~ Dixie Chicks
~ Gwen Steffani

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ode to a Friend

I don't mind if you stay longer
You have not been any trouble
I don't want you
to go home yet
can you stay
just stay ten more minutes

You are my best friend
I don't know how I live
How I love you
every square inch
Love your brown eyes
your forgiveness

Don't go home now
It's past midnight
You can sleep here
we'll have breakfast

You are my greatest gift
I don't know how I live
You are my saving grace
You are my heart my true friend.

Spring Buds, Tulips and Yoga

Spring Spring Spring

There is no doubting it spring outside, to the budding trees and bushes to the blossoming tulips. I worked in the garden yesterday, for almost 5 hours, and right through the centre of an April Shower. Clearing off last years dead leaves and stems, the dog and I were just minding our own business when all of a sudden the skies turned dark and it poured rain for a good 10-15 mins. I continued worked in the gardens through the rain, it was suprisingly warm, and felt so cleansing. I guess the garden, the dog and I needed a good spring rain.

It seems around this time, every year that my body wants to fluff off the dead leaves and rebud and bloom, its an urge that usually sends me into a health kick for a while. This year its hit pretty hard, with me making many changes in my dietary and spirtual needs. 3 days ago I started a cleanse, being my first I really didn't know where to start, or what to do, I ended up at my local health food store and purchased the Renew Life CleanseSmart Kit. What I like about this kit was its a whole body cleanse, kidneys, liver, blood and colon. I think the hardest part of the cleanse has been the dietary changes. I've learned that White = Evil. White Bread, Rice, Butter, Milk, Cheese, its really been quite a change. I haven't eaten any of these, or processed food, or fast food. I feel great! Although I am still sleeping not very well, I think that has to do with the Sleep Apnea, but that is a whole other story....
I have also felt that its time again to start up my personal Yoga practice. I have followed the Hatha traditions now for quite a few years. I don't know why my yoga momenta winds down, mostly in the fall and winter. I guess as nature around us begins to hibernate, so do I. Being Spring, its time to dust off my mat, move the coffee table and strike up a downward facing dog. In the past I have studdied with instructors, in ashrams and locally, but for the past few years I have felt confident in my own personal practice. A few years back I bought a few Yoga instructional DVD's, just out of the bargin bins from Walmart and have found them very helpful. I usually pop one in the morning to set a balanced tone for the day. Spring is such a powerful time.
With Spring, also comes spring cleaning, which is my task today for my home.

Until next time ;) Bret

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

6 a.m.

So its 6 o'clock in the morning, or as I like to refer to it as Stupid o'clock. Why am I awake you might ask? Well, I have been asking myself the same question since 3:21am. Wen't to bed, nice and early at Midnight, and for some reason I just can't stay sleeping.

Tonight again it was the urge to pee, which I am thankful for, because of the nightmare I was having, lets just say it involved ghosts... I am usually up 2-4 times a night to pee, is that normal? Does anyone else share my frequency, and urgency (anyone besides a pregnate woman - any thoughts on this Ayre)?? I am wondering if I should start having a cup of sleepy time tea before bed, if that would keep me awake, or limit my fluids after 8. I always look on the bright side tho, at least my nightmare didn't involve me thinking I was already sitting on a toilet, instead of laying in my warm bed. I've pee'd the bed a few times in my 26 years, I won't comment on the recentness, however I remember being so drunk once that I literally weighed the pro's and con's of peeing in the bed. Hmmmmm, should I get up too pee, or just pee in the bed? Well... It will be warm for a minuet.... It's a big bed, I can just roll over.... I know, I can blame it on that guy!

The cat is playing with one of my metal crochet hooks on my wood floor. Its starting to get the better of me, i've got the tv on tho, so I guess the score is pretty even. I wonder what he thinks of my noise. I've had him for almost 2 years now, rescued from the shelter - they said he was a stray roaming the shores of Lake Erie in Dunville. As soon as I heard he was from Dunville I had my doubts, with all the inbreeding and such I wondering if he'd be walking into walls, and eating my socks, but hes turned out to be pretty smart. He comes when he's called, and sits in the window meowing at the kids below. He's so greatful for being out of the elements and not have to hunt and beg for his dinners any longer. I'm greatful for him too, he is good company in an otherwise empty home, and as an added bonus I never have to drink alone. He usually sleeps in bed with me, but sometimes I wake up to find him on the couch, maybe my snoring drove him to it. Sadly he's the closest thing to a boyfriend I have.

Well, I am going to give this "sleeping" thing another shot... Until next time.


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