Monday, March 13, 2006

A great weekend - leading to this lengthy post!

Lori posted some lyrics on her site and I thought I would post my favourite song at the moment by a Winnipeg band the Weakerthans.

Plea From A Cat Named Virtute

Why don’t you ever want to play?
I’m tired of this piece of string
You sleep as much as I do now and you
Don’t eat much of anything
I don’t know who you’re talking to
I’ve made a search through every room
But all I found was dust that moved
And shadows of the afternoon

And listen
About those bitter songs you sing
They aren’t helping anything
They won’t make you strong

So we should open up the house
Invite the tabby two doors down
You can ask your sister if
She doesn’t bring her basset hound
And as for things you shouldn’t miss
Tape hiss and the modern man
Cold war and card catalogues
To come and join us if they can

For girly drinks and parlour games (?)
We’ll pass around the easy lie
Of absolutely no regrets
Then later maybe you could try
To let your losses dangle off
The sharp edge of the century
We’ll talk about the weather or
How the weather used to be

And I’ll cater
With all the birds that I can kill
Let their tiny feathers fill
Lie down
Lick the sorrow from your skin
Scratch the terror and begin
To believe you’re strong

All you ever want to do is drink and watch TV
Frankly that thing doesn’t really interest me
I swear I’m going to bite you hard
And taste your tinny blood
If you don’t stop the self-defeating lies you’ve been repeating
Since the day you brought me home
I know you’re strong.

Bowel Buddy Update – There is some action in the department. Not yet 100% but I will keep you posted.

Friday Night

2 slices veg pizza 10pt
salad 0 pt
b-day cake 10pt
coffee with cream 1pt

45/30 points
10 points left in the kitty


2x bowel buddy 4pt
coffee with cream 1pt
2 eggs 4pt
2 x 1 pt bread 2pt
ham 1pt
cheese slice 1 pt
Cadbury thin 2 pt
Atomic fire ball 3pt
Cereal 2pt
Cake 6 pt
Soup 2pt
Sandwich – turkey 6pt

34/30 points
40 minute walk
6 points left in the kitty

2x bowel buddy 4pt
2x coffee with cream 2pt
2 eggs 4pt
2 x 1 pt bread 2pt
cheese slice 1pt
orange 1 pt
wee box of smarties 1 pt
coffee 1pt
scalloped potatoes 6 pt
ham 2pt
beans 0 pt
4 maple cookies 6pt
3 x atomic fire balls 2pt

30/30 points
40 minute walk
6 points left in the kitty

Wow this is getting to be a huge post. I had a surreal experience this morning when a co-worker of mine said hey I created a blog this weekend ( and I FOUND YOURS! I was horrified, he read about my pooping. It is so weird putting yourself out there. There is no lock and key on this diary. And although I feel like I know the people who read my blog (that I know of) I don’t have to sit next to you. Oh well, life is funny that way.
In other news things are on an upward momentum I feel a sense of peace in my life and am feeling quite positive. I saw The History of Violence on the weekend. It was good a bit graphic at times, ok a lot graphic, but a good story, and as you know I am in love with all things Canadian, and our very own David Cronenburg directed this.

I also went to the library this weekend and got the following items:
It was food vs. me-- and I won – Nancy Goodman
Second glance : a novel – Jodi Picoult
Shopaholic ties the knot – Sophie Kinsella
The case for faith : a journalist investigates the toughest objections to Christianity - Lee Strobel
The bodacious book of succulence : daring to live your succulent wild life! - Sark
And I renewed Stitch 'n bitch : the knitter's handbook - Debbie Stoller

My library history is so erratic and my choices are so varied. I could spend hours there just shopping around.. I also found a cute denim skirt at WaIImart that was only 5.00 and I hit the local Value Village and March of Dimes store. I love my kids but I sure love the “me” time I get when they are away. Speaking of kids Mini Bean had a super birthday. Boy Bean has a birthday in 2 weeks and my Mummy Bean has a birthday in one week. All cake all the time…..

I also got in two good walks in this weekend 40 minutes each at a brisk pace. My shins and butt are killing me today, but I love the fact that when I was trudging up the “kick my @ss” hill that I did not get out of breath. (proof positive that quitting smoking and gaining 26 pounds was a good thing, Ok the quitting smoking was the 26 lbs, I am dealing with that now… give me a break people… baby steps!) I actually worked up a sweat both times. It feels good, I am going to try this more often.

Well I have nattered on for long enough. If you have been reading and would like to make yourself known, don’t be shy and leave a comment.

Bean (smoke free for almost 4 months)

The more you understand about why you behave in ways that make you overweight, the more equipped you will be to fix your behaviour – Dr. Phil


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