Friday Randomness: Mixed Basket of Emotions (and more!)

Last Friday internet mishaps has led me to a whole new addiction in the world of Pinterest! I’ve been on it every single day!

Plus, all my creativity has been pouring into a new mini (ish) project that I’ve been working on all week. And somehow I’ve had this novel idea churning in my head and its been invading my dreams so now, I’m just so tired. This is also contributing to a lot of not very positive thoughts in my mind. Maybe I really need to start putting together a novel (although I’m trying to use this idea for NaNoWriMo 2013).

Another cause was that it was my dad’s birthday on Tuesday.  If he were alive, he’d have been 70.  Some of you may remember that I have a complicated relationship and a lot of getting over emotions with that relationship.  I wrote about it last year HERE if you want to read about it.  That contributed to a lot of trying to do this:

Emotions being overwhelmed, its been a challenging week.  There’s lots of stuff I need to get over but it’ll all take time. David summed it up perfectly with this image today:

One day, I’ll beat it..one day 😉

Moving on…

There was a really great thing that happened in the last few days.  Some unknown reason on Wednesday, one post has been surging with views and shot up to 400+ views that day.  I know its all stats but I really want to know who shared THIS review where and give them proper thanks.  Maybe for those of you dropping by from there, you can enlighten me a little? Its still bringing in a decent level till today so consider me very happy 🙂

Anyways, point is, in the lack of a better idea to post something this afternoon, I decided to share some stuff I’ve found 🙂

First up, most of you might not know but I’m in love with crafts, especially stuff related to home decor.

I love butterfly decor. (Butterflymumma, you might like this!)

Just one question, where did summer go? I’m already seeing pins about Halloween crafts.  Thats still about 2 months away! Plus, this week, it started feeling like autumn already. Does that mean I need to start prepping for Halloween party cupcakes? Costumes? C’mon, thats crazy!  BUT, I’m going to say goodbye to summer in style, maybe with some delicious cocktails like these!

This is more of a tropical feeling.  Just looking at it makes me feel all summery and I love sangria any time of the year.  However, maybe you’re more of this sort of thing.  This feels more autumn, plus, seeing as my mom has showered my house with plums, I think its in season now (at least in Canada).

Those are looking mighty attractive.  Maybe I should start looking for those bartending lessons or go grab myself a cocktail bible and have fun with my mixer.

You know, I’ve been going nuts with working out and even though it seems like I’ve slowed down especially with two 30 day challenges leaving me with 10 minutes of workout a day (gradually increasing as it gets tougher).  I’m looking for encouragement and Pinterest never fails me on that 😉 Maybe you might find them useful.

i don't diet

Finally, before I get all preachy and make this WAY TOO LONG. My final part because all of us can use it and who isn’t constantly in pursuit of this, right?

Let’s work on it together!

I don’t know about your weekend but I have a few plans and aside from that its lot of this

Hiding away!

and catching up on that!

I need to get my energy level back up to drive for a few hours next weekend.  It’ll be fun! One more week to go! YAY! 🙂

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!

By the way, if this Pinterest thing were to be a regular thing, maybe it should have a name. I’m still working on that one.  What do you think?

Courage, Strength and…Cuteness

This week and even today has been a tough one.  I always like to start my Fridays with some thing cute or adorable or happy to just keep me in good spirits.

TGIF, right? *takes a deep breath* These days are tough both personal and social for me…everything is just crazy!

Lets start with a nice cover of Disney‘s Mulan Make a Man Out of You by two very talented YouTube singers Michael Henry & Justin Robinett

After some good, energetic (kind of) music got me out of bed, this morning I thought about this video that I had seen months ago. Hopefully this will make for a (more) uplifting weekends.  Forget some of the troubles… with CUTENESS OVERLOAD!

Let’s play but don’t let bullies win! Is that what you get from this? Although the tiger is being extremely docile…

Watching this makes me smile.  So clumsy and cute 🙂

Have a fantastic Friday and weekend!

I have no idea what to post for this weekend.  We’ll see what I get around to doing: movies, photography, baking or the forever in planning vlog…Anything you want to see?

On the Road..Take 2!

Its the long weekend starting today! Woohoo!

Its ridiculously early here in Montreal at 5:30 or so am (when I post this up).  Why am I up on Good Friday so early?

Well, I’m on the road again, my friends! Like last time in Toronto, I never abandon you so its just a short post to tell you that I’m out of town.  I know I haven’t been totally answering everything on reasonable delay this past week because its been crazy busy, I will be likely answering slow also to any comments during the day.  I’m out with three girls so as they told me that we’re intending to pig out..I’m foreseeing lots of food reviews ;).  We’re doing shopping so maybe I’ll have some Burlington finds. You’ll know all about it if not during the trip, when I get back 🙂

It’s only a less than two hour drive but I’m hoping that leaving so early that the border will be less busy.  Here’s me hoping, right? Going into the States for long weekends is something I tend to avoid but I’m sure it’ll be fun.

If you get bored, I rushed in a book review last night and a movie review will be going up once I get internet later today!

You know I always end these things to set off the awesome long weekend no matter what you do with some music to pump up the energy!

Have an awesome long weekend! 🙂

Lose My Mind…

Stress is hanging around in my little world.  Not in dreamland these days, I tell you this much. Thinking about it, my body is so exhausted I don’t even dream anymore.

BUT, you know what? Its Friday and Chinese New Year weekend.  I have some great stuff planned to do even though I still have to go into for some overtime tomorrow.

Let me just say, music is my power source now.  Half a day gone, half a day to go, snow is raging everywhere outside and who knows how buses will be when I leave work at 5:30pm..but this song has taken over me and its on repeat in my MP3.  Although I have the a bit more hardcore Radio Edit version.

Electronic music gives me that peace of mind when I’m stressed. Sometimes, just sometimes but depends on my mood.  Music also has the power of allowing us to relate to it: the lyrics, the title draw us into it.

Am I saying that I’m losing my mind? Or maybe I’m trying to prevent myself from that.

Whatever the reason, this song is my source of energy for this snowy Friday 🙂 Hope you enjoy it and TGIF!!!

Just another note, I love Sebastian Ingrosso.  Awesome music from him! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

This is definitely change: TODAY! (I postponed it a few times so now I’ll extend the post a bit)

I’m going to twist the notion of this topic a bit from what the topic wanted us to do as I was sitting in front of the computer stressing out and overwhelmed with the workload that’s around me. At the same time, getting immensely frustrated over some of my clients. So lets show you a slice of my wonderful Friday to start things off and end off with Saturday.

FRIDAY (The TODAY that I had started putting together this post)

For starters, right outside my office is yet another film setting, which is rushing in preparation for filming supposedly this weekend for Smurfs 2.  They  have put a crosswalk on the intersection; changed the mailboxes to yellow ones (maybe more Parisian, I’m not really sure); conversion of two ground level offices to stores; placement of tables and chairs on the sidewalk; Pharmacie sign put up in front of one of the entrances.  I had to take these pictures away from the setting as there was a lot of security around there and sometimes they don’t let you take pictures, so please excuse the quality.

Here are some snapshots of the settings, props, etc:

This was the only picture I could get that showed it was Smurfs filming.

After work, its the usual Dragonboat practice with my team.  Dragonboat is seriously amazing.  Its a sport I’m proud to be part of and I’m extremely passionate about.  Its also what motivates to keep working out on a regular basis.  Here’s a few shots of the Olympic Basin on Parc Jean Drapeau where I have my practices.

Note that this is not my team. I don’t think I would ever bring my camera on the boat.

Just to give an idea of what dragonboating looks like if you have no idea.

 My Friday was really busy so I didn’t end up posting this up till now.  As I only got back home at 3am on Saturday morning.

So lets looks at SATURDAY!!

The big thing on this “today” was preparing and attending a wedding as my mom’s +1 (and chauffeur).  So here’s a few snapshots from the wedding venue:

 TODAY wasn’t much to say, I did finally get to sit down and upload all the pictures for this post.  Sorry for the delay and therefore, twisting the TODAY topic a little bit. Nonetheless, hope everyone enjoyed it and had a fantastic weekend!