Saturday, 28 April 2007

in honour of my 145th post...something fun

You Are 40% Lady

You tend to make up your rules of etiquette, throwing all conventions aside.
And while you try to be a lady (sometimes), your behavior is often quite shocking.

How ironic!!!!
You Are a Ham Sandwich

You are quiet, understated, and a great comfort to all of your friends.
Over time, you have proven yourself as loyal and steadfast.
And you are by no means boring. You do well in any situation - from fancy to laid back.

Your best friend: The Turkey Sandwich

Your mortal enemy: The Grilled Cheese Sandwich

OH MY GOODNESS...they got it spot on!! I used to LOVE HIM :)
Your 80s Heartthrob Is

Michael J. Fox

How often do you....

do the following...
i was watching Oprah a while back and she mentioned that she changes her bed sheets every other day...i thought that sounded a little excessive (she probably has someone do it for her) but it got me wondering about the following
How often do you
1) change your bed sheets?
2) wash your floor?
3) vaccum the carpets?
4) do laundry?
5) clean the bath tub?
6) wash the sinks with bleach/disinfectant?
7) dust all major surfaces?
8) run your dishwasher?
9) clean the toilet?
10) sweep the floor?

Here are my answers
1) once a week (or sometimes 2 weeks)
2) once a week (now- i used to wait way longer but now that we've got a baby-must do it more often)-was talking to a friend who said her nanny cleans their floor every day- I wish!!
3) n/a (we have no carpets)
4) once a week (about 5-6 loads in one day)
5) once a week or two
6) try to remember once a day
7) oy...not nearly enough(usually do it when i can clearly write my name in the dust)
8) every other day
9) try to remember once a week or so
10) should do it once a day but probably get to it once a week

Friday, 27 April 2007

Q. What is your salad dressing of choice? i like balsamic vinegar with raspberry or honey mustard

Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?A. Swiss Chalet
. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?A. Satay on the Road or Trappers
.Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?A. I think %10 is adequate or %15 if the service was really good
Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?A. sushi
Q. What is your favorite type of gum?A. Cinnimon
Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?A. a cute picture of Elie
Q. How many televisions are in your house?A. 2 one in living room and one hidden in the basement.
Q. What’s your best feature?A. I think my hair
.Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?A. nope-well does a sliver count?

Q. Which of your five senses do you think is keenest?A. Smell.
Q. When was the last time you had a cavity?A. oy, almost every time i go to the dentist (well the last dentist-i'm sure he "invented" some cavaties KWIM??
Q. What is the heaviest item you lifted last?A. well i bought this HUGE pack of toilet paper (50 rolls) it felt pretty heavy to me
Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious? but been unconscoius due to excessive drinking...
Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?A. No.
Q. Is love for real?A. yup
Q. If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?A. when i was a kid i wanted to be named Jennifer because all my friends were named Jennifer- i hated having a unique name
Q. What color do you think looks best on you?A. red
Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?A. not that i know of
Q. Have you ever saved someone’s life?A. no
Q. Has someone ever saved yours?A. litterally no, possibley yes if you count helping me with a flat tire on the side of a highway...
Q. Would you walk naked for a half mile down a public street for $100,000?A. depends on how public
Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?A. sure, maybe even for less than $100!
.Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?A. way
Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?A. yes!! then i'd have time for things like exercise again!!
Q. Would you pose nude in a magazine for $250,000?A. Sure but i doubt anyone would WANT to look at the photos!
Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000?A. depends on how hot...
Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
A. i couldn't do it!
Q. Would you give up watching television for a year for $25,000?A. i think i could do it
Q. Give up MySpace forever for $30,000?A. Yes. Never been on it
What is in your left pocket?A. lint and a tissue
Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?A. hated it...thought it was really stupid
Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?A. all hardwood
Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?A. stand
.Q: Could you live with roommates?A. not anymore. Family doesn't count right?
Q: How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?A. none. i just gave them all to Goodwill!
Q: Last time you had a run-in with the cops?A. never. I have never even been stopped once !!
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?A. aren't I already grown up??? and the answer is still I have no idea!!
Friend you talked to?A. Jill- ran into her at Shoppers this morning
Q: Last person you called?A. Marlene. Needed to confirm plans for the day.
Q: First place you went this morning?A. bathroom
Q: What can you not wait to do?A. get my hair done and manicure
Q: What’s the last movie you saw?A. Conversations with other women (rented)Q: Are you a friendly person?A. I try to be.

Friday, 13 April 2007

day 3

It's day 3 of my new WW plan and I am doing pretty well so far. I have kept within my points allotment all 3 days but have not been that great at getting in 6 glasses of water, 2 cups of milk , 5 fruits or vegitables and a multivitamin...i do feel my stomach less bloated and gross but i know there hasn't been any weight loss quite yet (which is okay but it would be a nice bonus)
i have actually been able to get in a little exercise too (so if you see a lot less of me on facebook-it's because i've decided to take out my runners and be more active while baby is napping rather than browse that ridiculous sight!!!)

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Weight Watchers

Almost 2 years ago i decided to join Weight Watchers. I had gained a lot of weight in a very short time and was really down on myself. WW did the trick. I dropped the 20+ pounds I had gained and felt better about myself. Today I decided I'd had enough of all the extra (baby?) weight and decided to go back on the program. Now I won't be attending meetings as they are rather pricey, and I already have all the material from last time. I will just try to stay committed to eating healthy, watch my portion sizes and try to exercise more often...
Since today is day one, i am doing great!! We;ll see how it goes over the next while- i have given myself a time line and small goals along the way- wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Ode to birthdays

on the night of my 34th b-day...
i am having a very romantic date with blogger
baby is screaming cause he probably made a logger
I am not feeling that great
because i definitely overate (thanks to Passover for that)
hubby is watching the telee
but really all is swelly...
what happened to the days when birthdays were for fun???
oh yeah- we had a kid and now all that is done!!!

happy birthday to me :)
I will enjoy the pretty anklet hubby gave me, and take myself to the mall to get myself something special as I haven't bought much for myself in...let's see When was Elie born????

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

chag sameach

My favourite holiday of the Jewish year is here. Passover is always my favourite time of year. Spring is in the air, we have an excuse not to eat bread, family gets together for a wonderful meal (or two) and of course my birthday is around this time of year as well...
This year I am hosting the 2nd sedar (feast) For tonight's menu we have
Chicken soup (made by my MIL)
Matzah balls (made by my dad)
Orange and fennel salad (made by my mom)
Sweet and sour meatballs (by moi)
Chicken with peppers (by moi)
Garlic mashed potatoes (by moi)
Potato kugel
Carrot Tzimmis
Apple kugel
Lemon chiffon
fruit salad

Sunday, 1 April 2007

5 question meme

1. Are you religious and/or spiritual? How does that affect your daily life?I am not religious but I am a traditionalist. I enjoy the customs and traditions of the Jewish religion and try to follow the basic concept of Judaism-which is often lost when one tries to "do it all". I believe in a higher being and that one gets what one deserves in life so it is important to be the best person you can be (although sometimes that is a little hard) My beliefs only affect my life in the sense that I think about the consequences of the decisions I make on a daily basis.
2. If you could choose anywhere in the world, where would you like to live? Why? Israel. If there was no conflict and life was peaceful I would love to live there. I have been there twice and can honestly say that I felt so at home and at peace with myself when I was there. Life felt more relaxed and less hectic. Everyone just enjoyed being.
3. What do you hate about being a mom? Lack of a full nights sleep. I am totally exhausted and don't think i'll ever feel fully rested again. Also not having 100% of hubby's attention anymore-although i love seeing with our son-they interact so sweetly together.
4. Name three people you would miss if they went out of your life (family not included). And why you would miss them. WOW. This is a obvious answer would be my brother but we can't say family...okay- Jill, we laugh together in a way i can't laugh with anyone else. She just gets me!
Deb- she is one of my new mom friends but it feels like i have known her my whole life and we have so much in common. She is such an amazing person and i am really happy to have her in my life now- who else would test my experimental curry and help me scrapbook all in one evening?!?!
I just can't think of anyone else right now- might update later.
5. What is your favorite material possession?
I'm going to have to say my engagement ring as well. I love wearing it and I love looking at it. If I ever forget to wear it I feel naked! Is it weird to say that i'm actually proud of my engagement ring????

makeup makeover

I recently had a day off with nothing to really focus on but myself. I decided that after getting my nails done I was going to get a Sephora...