A little update

I am so glad that blogging daily was not on my list of new years resolutions. That would have been a fail right off the bat! No posts in 15 days. I did not even reply to any comments. It’s not like I was too busy. I just sometimes can not get up the energy to turn on the computer after spending 8-10 hours a day on it at work. I know in this day in age most of us work daily on computers. But sometimes I just want a break. So I took one, without even really thinking about it.

Not much has gone on in the last 2 weeks anyways. We now have snow on the ground that does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. I have now realized how incredibly stupid it is not to have snow tires on my car. No I did not have an accident. But I feel like I might as well be in a tobaggan (like those olympic style ones) rather then a car. I am getting used to it and don’t mind driving on ice or hard packed snow but slushy snow scares the crap out of me and I hold my breath whenever Cory has the car. He is a good driver, so I really don’t need to be, he has only ever had one accident but he also is inexperienced compared to me.

Works going okay. I am working overtime this week. Just an extra hour a day but it is an odd shift, it was 11:15 am to 7:15 pm. I took an extra hour before so 10:15 am to 7:15 pm. I even went to the gym yesterday with Kristy (sister-in-law). Tomorrow is Friday and I am happy I have made it to the end of the week with some energy to spare. I plan on going skating at the Oval downtown which is an outdoor oval rink that was made for winter games a few years ago. I went last weekend and Erin and I went around twice. Doesn’t seem like much but it was 1 more time then the week before which was our first time going. My skates are old (15 years or so) but since they were hardly warn they are not that bad. Only problem with them is I (or someone else maybe…) put them away wet and the blade has some rust. I am going to look into a new pair next year or new blades. This year I just had them sharpened and hoped for the best. I made it around without falling. Then again I used to figure skate for over 12 years so it’s like getting back on a bike…right?

I find I am having issues with my balance again (not counting when I am on skates lol) and am getting dizzy spells and restless legs and pain in my back, legs and arms again. I am sleeping okay because of my new mattress and box spring and my medication but I am not getting as good quality of sleep as I should. Waking up a lot. I think I am going to talk to my doctor and see if there is a Fibromyalgia specialist or Rheumatologist that I can be referred to. I want to get back into physio and see if I can rely a bit less on medication. Getting pregnant while on Amitrypteline is probably not recommended though my doctor did not say anything when I said I want to try.

This post is so random and so scattered lol. Sorry.

I can’t believe it’s 2015!

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun.

~ John Lennon

Well I for one, am happy to welcome the new year! Not that 2014 was really bad. Just long. I see a lot of people outlining each month of 2014 however I have no posts from January and February 2014 and can’t even remember what went on in those months and I don’t have the energy to go back and look through each month. I might do a post like that later this week, maybe.

So instead I am just going to outline what I am hoping for in 2015. Wow! 2015! Can you believe it? I remember being younger and the year 2015 just seemed like something sci-fi. Something that just would never happen. Why? I don’t know. I just could not imagine that far ahead. It felt like something out of a Jetsons episode, though technically Jetsons was set in 2062. I looked it up!

My 2015 New Years Resolutions

1. Loose weight

I think this one is one tons of woman seem to think about. I think also it has been on all my “lists” if you could call them that. I haven’t even really had a list of New Years Resolutions in years. By the end of 2015 I would like to loose 50lbs, this is not really all that much, less then 1lb a week. Which is within a healthy range and brings me down to about 135-140lbs. I think I could be happy with that. I have a gym membership which I have been using some but not regularly. That has to change.

2. Eat healthier

This one fits in with the resolution above. I kinda feel like it is pointless to have one without the other. My goal is to follow a meal plan which I have set out for the next month as a test. I am only planning suppers right now. With work it is too hard to plan lunch. But I am figuring if I can take mainly leftovers for lunch then it will just be a leftover from the night before or the night before that. The meal plan for next month is with dishes we usually eat but more in proportion. One of our favorites is chicken breasts so I have that like 3 times a week, red meat twice a week, pork one night a week,  and one night of whatever we want, which for Cory likely means fish and me whatever happens to be in the cupboards or some leftovers. I am hoping to start looking up some new recipes to add into the rotation of meals for the following month.

3. Cook and clean more myself

I’m starting to notice a bit of a trend here. All health and well being related. I am not much of a cook. I can boil dry a pot of water really easily because I am super easily distracted. For instance while writing this post I am cooking super. Not really a great combination. However I am hoping to get better at cooking and Cory is a patient teacher. I also feel I am not pulling my weight with cleaning. I tend to just leave it to him because he is home all day. I shouldn’t be doing that though.

4. Moving

I am really hoping that we can look for and move into a new place. Be it an apartment or a house or flat of some sort. This apartment is just getting too small for us. I am tired of hiding the cat and I am tired of nosy neighbors. The apartment is not healthy for us. There is mold in the bathroom that we can not get rid of and things are starting to break down and stop working. It needs an overhaul which is not happening till we move out. So I hope we can get it together and find somewhere that fits more with our needs.

5 official source. Getting back into photography more

This one kinda hinges on me being able to get a new camera. I am waiting right now for my T4 so that I can get my taxes done and then I am going to use that money along with the money Cory gave me for Christmas I am going to buy myself a new camera and also renew my domain name and hosting for another year. I used to love going for drives and finding great places to take pictures but since my old camera stopped working correctly I haven’t even bothered going for drives.

6. Create and code a WordPress Theme for my blog from scratch

I have done this before, it’s just been a really long time. I tend to cheat lately and just use a pre-made theme that is close to what I want. I really want to make a nice base theme however from scratch that I can just make child themes for since I have learnt how to make child themes. Something that I can easily style with mostly css. Does anyone know any good tutorials? It’s been a long time since I have even tried.

Well that’s it really. I just have the 6 resolutions and I am hoping that I can really use this year to get some things in order and get onto a healthier track and drag Cory along with me. We both need to get back to healthy weights and need to start paying more attention to our health and not just sit at home and eat all evening.

As for what I have done in 2015? Nothing really. It was a very uneventful year. Nothing major happened that I can think of. Maybe when I look back through the posts of the year something might click.

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that it is 2015!