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!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday to all! How is everyone doing? What are you up to these days? Anything new and exciting? Share in the comments below.

I'm running late today. I'm getting ready to have lunch, so I can take off in the afternoon and head over to the food bank where I volunteer. I've been going there every Monday since September and I'm still enjoying it very much.

And this evening I'll be attending a tarot course at the library! There is a 2-hour class going on every Monday for six weeks and - get this - they are all free! How cool is that? You gotta love the library. I'm really looking forward to this course and I'll check regularly at the library to see what else is offered. It's always fun to learn new things.

Anyhow, let's get to it because the clock is ticking. Enjoy and have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone, and happy April! I hope this month is good to all of you. We still have snow around the city but I can't imagine it sticking around much longer. It's going to warm up this week and it'll all melt. Be gone, snow. Be gone. It's time to see some greenery and the first flowers of spring.

What have you been up to? Anything new? I'm still on my journey to better health. I've lost another 1.4 pounds this week. Doesn't sound like much but I'm aiming for no more than a 1 - 2 pound loss per week, which will make the weight loss sustainable long term. It's all about lifestyle. So, patience is key. And so is focus, commitment and dedication.

Now let's get to the funny stuff! Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead.