How’s weather for you lovely bloggers? This weekend has been ridiculously chilly in Montreal. Its dropped to about 10-15C during the day. Thats a huge difference to the beautiful weekend we had last week. The sun is gone, the rain is falling hard and the wind is coming in a little also. At least Sunday afternoon warmed up a little more and I managed to do help with some painting and then went outside to scrap up the leaves from our trees that already started shedding in the front yard.
I’m struggling to find things that happened this past week that happened so I’m going to see what little bits I can come up with.
1) Guardians of the Galaxy and A Month Full of Anticipated Movies!
I’m definitely behind with all these movie reviews but truth is, I max out a little with writing these reviews so my brain is demanding a break. Its the reason why I took so long to have the last review to wrap up Fantasia Festival (which I completed yesterday) and I saw Guardians of the Galaxy last week and totally forgot to mention it, even if the stranger next to me was super abnormal. Thank you Cineplex for armrests that go up so that I could scoot closer to my boyfriend and enjoy the movie ;) Review for that coming up!
August is a beautiful month FULL of movies that I want to see: Expendables 3, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, If I Stay, The Giver. I’ll have to make choices. It looks like I’ll be giving up The Giver for now and I’m still on the fence for If I Stay. It all depends on how much time life is going to give me ;)
2) Week 1: Nike Training Club- Getting Lean Program
Last week, I started getting back into yoga. On Monday, I seriously didn’t want to even think about starting the program again. However, I thought about it and you know, its all in my head: If I believe I can do it, I know I can push through. 100% mental so its time to push. I slacked off for 4 months, its time to pick up the pace and get back into the beat of things. Tuesday, I pushed myself to start the program.
I’ve done the Getting Toned program before and that was pretty intense. Somehow, I don’t know if its just that I haven’t done intense workouts in a long time but every single one in this Getting Lean (even the Dynamic Yoga) made me sweat buckets. Its disgusting but at least I know my body is working hard and I’m being super nice and trying to rehydrate myself a lot.
Plus, did I tell you that I’ve been doing a 30 day detox from alcohol? I’m at my 3rd week and its been pretty awesome :) Its really just a personal thing since I had a bunch of parties and wedding and whatnot in July and I drank a lot more than usual. I felt that my body needed a little break from it all.
3) Garden harvest
As the weather is slowly getting chilly and reminding us that fall is getting closer, the upside is that we now have constant harvest. Sure, I was really just testing the waters this year so nothing seemed to be in abundance but although not shown here, my raspberries are getting ripe every few days and we always have 4 or 5 to try whenever we go harvest. Then, I finally got fed up of my boyfriend not harvesting the lettuce so I went ahead and did it. Maybe we will have one more batch before it gets cold? Who knows. A leaf stunted the growth of my Zucchini so I had to harvest it. I did so some pruning of the leaves to give room to the four that seem to be growing :)
Gardeners, what are you harvests?
4) More TV!
On Friday night, I realized that Netflix is going to expire Pan Am in September so since it only had one season, I gave it a watch.
Pan Am gave me a few little surprises. One was that I was hooked and ended up watching it till 3am and then woke up and continued watching for another few hours. After going out to take care of stuff for the house, I came home that night and finished it up. Second was that it has my absolute favorite French-Canadian star Karine Vanasse and she is absolutely lovely. I adore her character. Third is the very handsome Mike Vogel, who reminds me that I need to catch up with the current season of Under the Dome :)
Then, I ask why did they cancel this series? It was so awesome! Classy and so much fun. All the characters were great and the story was fantastic.
Of course that doesn’t end there. On Friday night, I hung out with two friends watching TV and chatting. We ended up watching reruns of Shark Tank and it reminded me that I hadn’t seen Dragon’s Den in ages and Netflix has it.
So there I was on Sunday starting to devour the 3 seasons available to me :) Still watching Season 6 right now but its pretty awesome!
Aside from that, the other series to expire is two seasons of Justified and a movie called Like Crazy.
Any series you’re catching up with now?
5) Ready to start the eventful months + Planning!
I always try to keep my blog busy and I’ve slowed down a little in the last 2 months just in general to not burnout from everything. With life in full blaze and picking up the pace with my new house (painting, furniture, arranging and the garden) and work, its really hard to balance. These few months have given me time to think up a few little things and refocus. I have a few projects I want to start by 2015 but whether you are new or not, I’m personally very proud of my little recommendations month and I’m happy that I’m extending that FINALLY to books. I already made the official announcement on Friday but just in case, till the end of August, the primary focus will turn to books on my ebook reader from independent writers. I actually have a perfect timing for the first author I’m about to talk about ;)
Moving on, I hope to continue into September with this and add on movies but seeing as I already did a Recommendations month earlier this year, I’m still deciding on that.
A little glimpse at whats coming up also is possibly the most popular month:
- October and Halloween month ;) I have an event ready and I’m deciding on what marathon to do. I think I might have promised Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th BUT, that comes with the condition that I have to have finished moving and ALL my and my boyfriend’s DVDs have been organized.
- December and Christmas month..also wondering how to approach that this year since I’ve burnt through A LOT of Chrismas movies already.
Still, it’ll be busy and there will be lots of planning :)
6) ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
By now, a lot of you would have heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. My friend nominated me on Sunday evening for it so I asked my boyfriend to freeze up some ice and came over to help me film this last night. I nominated three of my girl friends and hopefully they’ll carry forward with it ;)
I’m not very saavy with this so I’m hoping the link will work for you as well. If not, I’ll figure out how to embed the video right after my boyfriend sends it to me.
Have you been called out to this challenge yet?
7) The Power of Music
I’ve always connected to music strongly so when I saw this quote, it has stuck to me. Sometimes, I go back and look for music to commemorate a certain time in my life. At times, I even subconsciously would do it for a renowned singer or just go back to music my dad and I would listen to when I was young. Sometimes, it just the meaning of what the music meant to me back then. Every relationship (not limited to love) can be related to at least one theme song and thats what makes life so awesome :)
8) Epic Patty Cake Song
Looks so fun! :)
Thats all for me today! Its already taken me a few days to put this together!
HAPPY TUESDAY, MY LOVELIES!