Monday, May 13, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, friends! How are you all doing? How was the weekend? For those who celebrated, how was Mother's Day? I didn't celebrate with my kids yesterday but the most amazing man in the world and I did have a potluck get-together with some friends, which was lots of fun. I did visit with my younger daughter earlier in the week when I drove up to Ottawa to see her. We went out for lunch, did some shopping and stopped for a quick coffee at a tiny little café before I dropped her off at her place. It was a wonderful time. Even the weather was amazing.

What wasn't amazing was my inability to find my way out of the city to head home. We have a portable GPS that I plug into the car and the problem with that is that, unlike the app my daughter uses on her phone, our 'outdated' system has no clue about construction zones, 'brilliant' GPS, which we've named Madge, kept trying to get me to turn on blocked roads. And let me tell you, it seemed like the whole darn city was under construction. On top of that, I had to deal with some crazy-ass traffic as I was being held hostage. Finally, after 30 minutes of going around in circles in an unfamiliar city, I decided to figure it out on my own. Well, despite the fact that I typically have absolutely no sense of direction, I did manage to make my way out of that crazy maze. All worth it, though, for the time spent with my daughter!

Hey, any of you watching anything interesting lately on Netflix? We recently started Breaking Bad and we are really enjoying it. I had it on my list for ages and wasn't sure whether it was worth it or not. I am so glad we decided to give it a go. And right before this series, we watched The Crown. Any of you seen it? It is awesome, especially the acting. That's another series we were hesitant about that turned out to be a great choice. Anyhow, two shows I recommend for those who have Netflix.

Now it's time for some funny stuff, right? Let's do it.

Have a great week ahead!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone! How are you doing? Did you have a good week and an even better weekend? Do share in the comments below.

I finished all my spring house cleaning, which really exhausted, me but now I'm free to concentrate on other things...primarily the outdoors. There are a lot of jobs to do outside but the most exciting one is that we will soon be planting cedars around our property, so we will FINALLY be creating some privacy around our corner lot. The company that we hired to do the job will be coming on June 4th. Can't wait! Privacy is essential for us introverts.

Our weather has been awesome! The rain finally stopped, the sun has come up, temperatures have risen and we've been able to enjoy lengthy walks. We haven't gone cycling yet but that should be coming up very soon. Also, road trips! I'm looking forward to exploring our city and surrounding areas. I just love this time of year.

Here's something fun. My younger daughter, as some of you may remember, plays in a band called 'The Monotymes' with three other friends. They do a lot of public performances in different venues in Ottawa and they're having a great time. Anyhow, I'm excited to share the video below that showcases one of their newest songs. My daughter is the bass player and backup singer to the right. I hope you enjoy!

Now let's get to today's funny stuff, shall we?

Have a great day!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, blogging pals! How is everyone doing? I've been extremely busy lately. I started spring cleaning last week and will continue the same craziness in the next few days. I'm physically tired but at least my house is getting nice and clean. It's also been somewhat busy socially, which is nice. Mondays are for volunteering at the food bank in the afternoon and attending a tarot class at night, Tuesdays are for the paint party get-together and Sundays are the meetup at the metaphysical store with a bunch of friends. I have to say that every one of these activities is oodles of fun! Last week I did my first tarot reading for a student in the class and absolutely loved it. I find the whole system fascinating. It'll be sad when this class ends but I'll come out of it with some wonderful knowledge.

And you know what I'm really excited about? Well, let me tell you... This morning I got on the scale and found out that I reached my goal of losing 10 pounds! OHMYFLIPPINGGOSH...I am so happy. By dumping the junk food, exercising regularly and eating healthy, I've done what I set out to do. I've been losing about 1.4 pounds a week since I started this journey; a nice, slow pace that will allow me to easily manage this weight long term. Crash diets never work. You usually end up gaining back the weight, and sometimes even more on top of it. Believe me, I have been there. Slow and steady is always the best way.

So I'm happy and busy and exhausted. Not entirely in that order!

Now enough about me. Let's get to the funny stuff.

Wishing you all an amazing week ahead.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Annnnnd we're back! Happy new week to all. How are you doing? What's going on these days? We've been keeping somewhat busy but still squeezing in some time to relax. Very important for us introverts!

Hey, you know what I did last Tuesday? Of course you don't, so I'll tell you. I got together with three other ladies and we had our very own paint party. We followed a video on YouTube and worked on creating a "Hipster Grizzly Bear with Glasses" (video here). We didn't finish it all, so we'll be getting together again tomorrow evening. And in fact, we are considering making this a regular get-together. I've never done something like this before but it certainly won't be the last time. It is so much fun! And with YouTube, there is no end to how many paintings you can follow along with...for free!

Saturday evening we met up with my best friend and her husband for coffee in a neighbouring city. We had such a great time, as we always do, and laughed our heads off. My friend and I have known each other since we were four, so we go waaaaaaay back. She is the kindest, most beautiful soul I've ever been fortunate enough to know. Nothing like good people in your life.

And that's it for now. I'll leave you with some funny stuff to put you in a good mood. Enjoy, and happy Monday!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone! How are you doing? What's new? What have you been up to? Today I feel like I'm on the run. I just returned from the food bank and I'm getting ready to prepare a light dinner, which will be followed by the second class of the tarot course I started last week at the library. Every Monday (aside from holidays) for six weeks. And it's so much fun!

Yesterday I drove to a neighbouring city to spend the afternoon with my older daughter. We met up at a café that we both like where we had a light lunch, some coffee or tea, and caught up with our news. After Easter I will have to make plans to meet my younger daughter in Ottawa and catch up with her, as well. By the end of the month she'll be done with all her exams and the last year of university! I can't believe how fast time goes by.

And that's it for now. I'll be on the run again very soon. Have a wonderful week ahead!