Jingle Blues….now Bells?

You know what I don’t love?

People who only blog every few months and call themselves Bloggers. Pfffft. Who do they think they are? Oh wait…..that’s me. I’m one of those people. Geez Carolyn, get your act together will ya? Seriously! You LOVE blogging..it’s soothing and relaxing, you love your blog friends…they are supportive and hilarious, blogging keeps you on track….put down the Starbucks Latte….

Oddly enough I have been following all of your blogs religiously without commenting so I don’t feel like I’ve even missed a beat of all the amazing, wonderful things that are going on in everyone else’s life. But then I realized that not commenting just makes me a creepy stalker….


I’m a little lost. Don’t know where to start or end. I have basically been living on a rollercoaster of emotion (and food!) for the past few weeks. The Holidays kind of threw me a bit but overall it was so good to spend time with family and friends. I ate lots, had lots of yummy wine and cheese, listened to classic Oak Ridge Boys Christmas music (yup, it’s tradition in my family!) and then on New Year’s…when I finally spent some down time with good friends…I realized something pretty amazing. Life is what you make it. Sounds so simple doesn’t it? But it’s SO true. Since then my attitude has completely changed. I’m ready now. Ready for whatever comes my way. Ready to take control of my life again. Ready to regain the things I love (hello, bloggers!). I’m me. And I’m going to be the best me I can be. I know I’m getting all self-help on you guys but it’s so refreshing to have an optimistic outlook again. I’ve missed me.

So what else is new in my life?

Well…since you asked I am excited about my new life and want to share…

  • I’ve started seeing someone pretty fantastic. He’s sweet and generous and super romantic. It’s a bit of a slow beginning since we’re both coming from failed relationships so there have definitely been some rocky moments but you know what the good thing about that is? We’ve both learned something from those relationships and we know what we want and what we don’t want. He makes me laugh uncontrollably and surprises me with simple, thoughtful gifts. He knows what he wants and won’t settle for anything less. He’s independent and opinionated but more than willing to take advice and laugh at his own expense. He’s confident but not at all cocky and my friends think he is as wonderful as I do. Ok. So that is that. Promise I won’t turn this into a dating site!
  • I recommitted myself to a healthy lifestyle. Yesterday I finally reunited with the gym. And I hit up a yoga class last night at the local yoga studio (loved that!) I’ve promised my friend that I would go with her once a week and she never misses a class so neither will I.
  • It feels sooo good to be eating well again. My body is silently thanking me. I dont’ have an operating scale so hard to tell how much I am up in weight from my Holiday binges but I am guessing a solid 7-9 lbs.
  • I’ve got an incredibly exciting getaway planned for next Friday. L (*previously mentioned new man) and I are taking a trip to good ol Nova Scotia and hitting the slopes in Wentworth. We’ve got a night booked at a gorgeous Bed and Breakfast and a “Learn to Snowboard” lesson for 10am on Saturday morning. Excited really isn’t the word. Speaking of Nova Scotia – we did sneak away the weekend before Christmas to hit up a Sons of Maxwell concert in Halifax and stayed at the most amazing B&B. It was absolutely breathtaking with all of the Christmas decorations. Wow! The Waverley Inn – highly recommend it. We dined at Opa and it was delicious! They have a desserty appetizer there call Baked Feta and it is seriously heaven. PS – Jamie…I totally thought I saw you there and get a little excited for a minute but then she walked by me and it definitely wasn’t you! 😦

Well you ladies have probably had enough of me now…don’t worry, I won’t be gone long….promise!


5 Responses to “Jingle Blues….now Bells?”

  1. Kiddo Says:

    Welcome back! I have missed reading your blog. By the sounds of things, you needed a little time for you to figure some things out before you got back in the game. I am so glad things are going so well for you in your new life.

    Now get back to sharing those amazing recipes you will be trying and no doubt sharing with someone. 😉

    Best of luck in your new approach towards healthy eating and fitness for 2010!!

    I have a funny feeling…your future looks amazing!

  2. Jaime Says:

    Well would ya listen to you! Woot! Welcome back girlie.

    Ha! I would have loved to see you, but if it was Xmas time then I was in BC!! 🙂 Next time, k?

  3. Christy Says:

    I’ve missed you! Welcome back! Loving that attitude that 2010 has brought – lots of exciting new things on the horizon my friend – and it’s so true, life is totally what you make it. Been thinking alot about that lately……

    Here’s to an awesome year!!

  4. Mom Says:

    That’s my special girl!! You are amazing!!

  5. fatinah Says:

    always so good to hear from you and congrats on both your renewed commitment to healthy living and your new honey who is sure to help you burn a calorie or two – wink wink!!

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