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December & Where I’m At

Am I the only one who is having a hard time believing the calendar is down to just one page? I can’t fathom how quickly the year passed by! It seems like just yesterday I packing up the Christmas decorations from last year. I guess it’s true that the older you get the faster time flies.

So I’ve decided to try to do a little “Where I’m at” feature on the blog every couple week! A little insight into the here and now of my life! I know you’re all super excited about this! 😉

Anyways as I mentioned yesterday my morning routine right now involves getting up and searching the house for Elfonzo and the cracking open my advent calendar. My mornings are actually designated “me time”. It’s the time of the day I take things slow and enjoy the quiet. I watch the birds that visit my feeder, sip my coffee, cuddle with Muffin. I read blogs, check emails, scroll through Instagram and contemplate the day ahead! I think quiet time is one of the most valuable things a person can grant them self. In the mornings I also like to spread out my mat and get in some yoga and stretching. Not every single morning is like this but as many as possible.

It was this morning during my quiet time while reading some other blogs that I decided to try a new way of sharing where I’m at.

Making: I’m currently making the best of my quiet time this morning!

Thinking about: Tonight! Katie and I have a Lululemon shopping date! I’m pretty excited about this.

Cooking: Currently nothing but later I’m going to cook the Caribbean chicken breasts that the guy at our local Clancy’s location whipped up for me despite them being very out of season!

Drinking: Coffee cake tea from David’s tea. It was yesterday’s offering in the advent calendar and I really like the flavor.

Reading: I just started The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I’m only a few pages in but so far so good.

Wanting: To feel better and to know if I’m pregnant this month. I’m extremely frustrated with how awful I’ve felt for the last month. It started with a bad cold which inevitably led to a Lupus flare. I then faced 2 weeks of almost non stop nausea followed by extreme stomach pain. Friday night got to the point that in all honesty I should have went to the hospital. I am stubborn, I’m working on it. After a mini family intervention I realized it wasn’t in my best interest to run the Santa shuffle last weekend.

Looking: I’m looking forward to Emma and I’s lunch date with Santa this weekend.

Wasting: half a loaf of cranberry pecan bread 😦 it went super hard within one day of buying it. I hate wasting food, it’s so hard on the environment and wallet.

Wishing: The rain would stay away and we could keep the uncomplicated dusting of snow all month long.

Enjoying: I’m enjoying the quiet and the simple sights and smells of christmas throughout my home. I’m also enjoying the lovely cuddles Muffin is smothering upon me!

Waiting: For Kevin to wake up so we can decide if its Christmas tree chopping day! And when he wakes up he gets to open another present from his personalized advent calendar I made this year.

Liking: The snowflake decorations and Christmas lights Kevin put up outside last weekend!

Wondering: If Muffin has any idea how much space she manages to take up for such a tiny dog! This morning she has decided my boobs are in fact pillows!


Loving: My life! Despite being sick I still love my life and everyone I share it with.

Hoping: That I can get back to the gym and a routine soon.

Marveling: at the variety of birds my feeders attract! My little friends visit from sun up to sundown everyday. They chirp and sing happily reminding me they are thankful for all the treats I provide them. The flock of tiny tits are my favorite! I find their social feeding flock intriguing!

Needing: a massage. I think I’m going to book one for this weekend. A couples massage in fact so I can spend more time with Kevin.

Smelling: the most amazing Bath and body works Christmas candle. It’s called “’tis the season”. It smells like that cinnamon christmas spicy scent that reminds me of christmas.

Wearing: my new fleece snowflake pj’s!!! So warm and soft!

Hearing: Jason Derulo The other side

Following/Pinning lately I’ve been searching Pinterest for new Muffin recipes. It inspired me to create my own raspberry orange muffin recipe. I will share that recipe very soon. So yummy.

Noticing: my lack of in person interaction. Lately I’ve drifted away from spending time with friends in person. Mostly because the effort it requires and the pain I’m in. I need to change this. I miss my girls!

Avoiding: folding laundry!

Knowing: I am missed.

Disliking: how fast December is flying by and that Kevin doesn’t get Thursdays off any more.

Thinking: How lucky I am to have the life I do. To have this quiet time to reflect, cuddle, and blog!

Feeling: warm! Thanks to the fleece pj’s, electric blanket, and Muffin!

Bookmarking: A friends new life blog and looking for new realistic healthy living blogs to follow!

Giggling: at Mr. Nutty who has once again precariously perched himself on the bird feeder for a snack! He’s quite the little acrobat. I adore his antics.


All About Tea!

A few months back I took part in a candy swap with some online friends and in my package of treats I received a few David’s tea tea bags in Forever nut and I was hooked! Shortly after that fateful day I ventured to our local location to give the tea thing a fair go!

I ended up buying the tea starter kit, the fall flavors set and a large can of Forever nuts! I was in love. Since then I’ve found myself poping into the local locations any time I’m near one. Up until my David’s discovery I was pretty brand loyal to Tazo teas by Starbucks. Don’t get me wrong I still love my Passion tea but its no David’s!

I did a tea swap with a friend in Victoria and with another blogger and received even more flavors to try! Just when I think I’ve narrowed down my list of favorites I find a new to me flavor and fall in love all over again. I am weak!!

My weakness was evident Friday morning as I was up bright and early to order the 24 days of tea advent calendar on the website. My excitement turned to disappointment as I learned the website sold out within an hour of release! I guess Lululemon isn’t the only company that uses the scaracity model! BC folks had little hope of online purchase because of upload time. I now know how the Lulu girls out of my time zone feel every Monday night! Sadsies!!! I decided to take a chance and head to Guildford to try and get my hands on the elusive highly sought after tea advent calendar!

If you ever told me I’d be standing in line for tea I would have laughed but stand in line I did! I was actually first in line at 9:45 and by store opening at 10 am there was a substantial line! Kevin shook his head as us hens ladies discussed our favorite flavors! Mine are Guava cadabra, Birthday cake, Pink lemonade, Lime gelato, and of course Forever nuts in case you wondered!


I am looking forward to sharing my tea experiences with you thorough out December!!

As I have mentioned in the past I am working hard to learn to slow down, to embrace time, experiences, and life. While tea is just a simple beverage to most it stands as a reminder to me that good things take time. It reminds me to slow down, step back and wait to avoid getting burned, figuratively and literally.