Sunday, November 20, 2016

sunday currently - nov 20 v.56

 C U R R E N T L Y ...

READING: I have been reading a lot of training material for work. I don't think my mind can absorb anymore

WRITING: This edition of The Sunday Currently

MUSIC: Song(s) of the moment - Starving by Hailee Steinfeld

LISTENING: Current song on the shuttle is T Shirt by Thomas Rhett

GUILTY PLEASURE: Oh goodness, this week was BAD since it was my birthday week. Between Beechwood Doughnuts, Willow Cakes pastries and ice cream cake, I don't think I could eat another baked good years! 

THINKING: That since my birthday week is over, I can get back to focusing on my routine! It was nice to have the week off and not have to worry so much, but I am ready to get back to it

NAIL COLOR: Rare Ruby by Maybelline

DRINK: Nothing right now but I just finished a diet Dr. Pepper with dinner

FOOD: Just finished dinner which was pasta and meatballs

SMELLING: A candle my brother is burning and it smells like a Christmas tree

HOPING: For a great first full week of work. We had two days of training last week and the team is really great. There is only 6 of us, if you count the Manager, so it will be nice to work with a small team

TV SHOW: I am on the final season of 3rd Rock From The Sun

WEARING: Pajama pants and a tee shirt.

LOVING: That I had an AMAZING birthday week and weekend

WISH LIST: For my motivation to come back 100%

NEEDING: To finally start meal prepping again. For some strange reason, I miss it

BLESSING: Everyone and everything in my life.

FEELING: Like I could not eat another baked good even if you paid me haha

CLICKING: Keyboard 

EXCITEMENT: We are heading to the Toronto Christmas market on the weekend and I have heard wonderful things about it

If you guys have a post, leave the link in the comment and I will stop by!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

so what wednesday [24]

Since it's my birthday week, I have had a lot of family celebrations to attend which is why this post is going up on a Thursday! 

This week, I'm saying SO WHAT if ...

➡ I have taken time off of my "gym and eating" routine this week because it's my birthday week and I'm allowed

➡ I may or may not be addicted to Starbucks Sweet Cream Cold Brew coffee. If you're a cold brew fan, this is a definite MUST!

➡ Sephora got me AGAIN! I swear, I cannot walk past the store or go into the store without purchasing anything. It doesn't help that my "love list" is a few miles long either. However, this time I was well behaved. I only purchased the setting powder from Kat Von D. I absolutely LOVE her make up line! AND, I had to pick up my birthday present from Sephora, so it was kind of a "reason" to go ... right?

➡ I think it might be a little TOO early to start playing non stop Christmas music on the radio

➡ I discovered a brand new outlet mall in Toronto that has AMAZING stores. I haven't been in yet, we just saw it while driving home from another mall yesterday. Whenever I check it out, I'll definitely be putting up a post about it. 

What are you saying SO WHAT to this week?

Sunday, November 13, 2016

sunday currently - nov 13 v.55

 C U R R E N T L Y ...

READING: I have added my Bloglovin' app back to my daily "social media" apps that I check. I figured it would be a great way to keep up with some of my favourite blogs and to add to my reading list. I think I might go to the Library at some point this week.

WRITING: This edition of The Sunday Currently and I have started my Christmas list.

MUSIC: Song(s) of the moment - The Weekend by Brantley Gilbert.

LISTENING: To a movie coming from the television in the other room. 

GUILTY PLEASURE: This week was definitely Pillsbury Christmas Cookies! They're so addictive and you know you can't just have one. 

THINKING: That my birthday week celebrations can officially begin!! I'm not sure how I feel about turning 28, but I do love the celebrations that I have during the week and weekend.

NAIL COLOR: Jade Jump by Sally Hansen 

DRINK: I am having a tea right now since my throat has been acting up, BUT, I bought a sugar cookie flavoured tea yesterday from the Bulk Barn and on my lanta!! I should have bought the entire stock!

FOOD: Pillsbury Christmas Cookie.

SMELLING: Nothing.

HOPING: For a great birthday week/weekend and for a great start to my new job on Thursday. I am getting excited about everything and for finally getting my routine back.

TV SHOW: I am finally on the current season of Grey's and season 2 of House of Cards. Its about time HOC had some drama. It's been a slow start but they know how to bring it when they want to.

WEARING: Pajama pants and a tee shirt.

LOVING: It's my birthday week/weekend!!

WISH LIST: For a wonderful week of celebrations with family and friends.

NEEDING: To finally get rid of some clothes, once and for all. 

BLESSING: Everyone and everything in my life.

FEELING: A bit tired today. I haven't been sleeping the last few nights and last night was probably the worst of them. I tried to take a nap today, but for some reason, I kept thinking I had to go somewhere when I don't. It doesn't help that this time of year is horrible. It's SO dark so early, it completely throws me off. Anyone else feel that way?

CLICKING: Keyboard and "later" for the iOS 10 install on my phone.

EXCITEMENT: My birthday week! It's always fun being able to celebrate with friends and family and this year I am doing more than my typical "dinners" and I am throwing in some activities. Maybe it will take my mind off my age! Haha kidding!

If any of you have TSC post, leave the link in a comment. I would love to check out what you guys are writing about! 

Friday, November 11, 2016

five on friday.

Head on over to A Liz Adventures for one of my favorite weekly link ups!

Here in Canada, it is Remembrance Day and in the US, it's Veteran's Day. So, now matter where you are,  THANK YOU, as we owe so much to those who have protected our freedom, in the past and currently. 

Turned on a radio station today and they're playing Christmas music. Am I the only one that thinks it might be a BIT too early for the music? Not that I don't enjoy Christmas music, it's just by the Christmas is actually here, I am over all the music.

I have FALLEN IN LOVE with this workout program. Usually I am one that just sticks with the gym, but the last few days I haven't really felt like bringing myself to the gym BUT that is no excuse. If you have access to Beachbody On Demand than you can do some of these workouts. This is one an MMA style with a lot of punching and kicking. Doesn't sound like a lot but OMG, I am drenched and SO sore after these workouts. I never thought I would enjoy a workout video so much. I think I might look into purchasing the entire program as a Christmas gift for myself. 

Red Cup Season is back and I am excited to see all the different designs they have this year. I think that idea is wonderful!

Received my contract for my new job the other day (not sure if I've already talked about this, sorry if I have). Definitely getting excited & ready for this!

Enjoy your weekend everyone! :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

goodbye october, hello november.

Goodbye, October.

Goodbye to worrying about what your Halloween costume will be this year.

Goodbye to not having a plan.

Goodbye to not being excited about things. 

Goodbye to baseball season.

Hello, November.

Hello birthday month!

Hello to the beginning of the Christmas season. You are one of my favorites.

Hello to new beginnings. 

Hello to the season of Red Cups. 

dear november sarah.

Dear November Sarah,

Here are the plans I have for you.

    1. As you tell yourself every month, STICK with your routine!

    2. Continue being excited and having that positive attitude about your new job and bring your A    game!

    3.  Continue to save $$$.

    4. Put $$$ aside for the Ultimate Reset so you can start in December or January.

    5. Spend more time with family and friends.

At the end of the month, I'll revisit these fives plans and see how I did with them. We'll then see what I have lined up for December.

Good luck November Sarah!

so what wednesday [23]

This week, I'm saying SO WHAT if ...

➡ I haven't updated my phone to iOS 10. I have heard mixed reviews and I just can't seem to do it

➡ I started my Christmas "wish list" a few weeks ago

➡ I am SO excited for this new job and getting back into my routine!! I think it's going to be a lot of fun and will be a good thing for me. Keeping my fingers crossed!

➡ I fell in love with Beachbody's new workout program Core De Force.

➡ I am SHOCKED and SPEECHLESS about the events that took place last evening. I know you all know what I am talking about BUT I am going to leave my comment at that and not take it any further. There has been SO MUCH written about this, I don't think I need to add to it. 

➡ I am slowly becoming addicted to House of Cards. It's been a slow start but for some reason, I can't stop watching. 

What are you saying SO WHAT to this week?

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Black Mirror - HELP!!

Guys, I NEED YOUR HELP!! I have heard so much about this show but I am confused on the seasons. When I researched the show on IMDB, it said there was an actual season 1 and 2 but it was only shown in Great Britain. Netflix starts with an hour long "episode" for season 2 and then right to season 3. WHERE in the world is season 1 on Netflix? Is season 3 actually season 1 ... 

So confused so ANY help/clarification would be greatly appreciated! 

sunday currently - nov 6 v.55

C U R R E N T L Y ...

READING: Haven't really been reading lately and it's a shame because my "to read" list keeps getting longer

WRITING: This Sunday's edition of TSC 

MUSIC: Song(s) of the moment - Amateur At Love by Karl Wolf ft. Kardinal Offishal

LISTENING: To absolutely nothing

GUILTY PLEASURE: This week I have been okay, even though I went out to eat way too many times. Currently craving Coffee Haagen Dazs .. 

THINKING: That I have been very lucky the last little while that I was able to meet probably the last decent, honest and down to earth gentleman! 

NAIL COLOR: Break A Leg Warmer by Sephora by OPI ... Can't seem to get enough of this color lately

DRINK: I've been on an apple juice kick lately and I know it's not THAT good for you with all the sugar but for some reason, I just can't bring myself to stop 

FOOD: Not going to lie, I saw a commercial for KD last night and now I am craving KD! Maybe that will be my guilty pleasure! 

SMELLING: Nothing 

HOPING: To get a break this week ...

TV SHOW: One episode left in The Good Wife and I am slowly but surely getting into House of Cards. 

WEARING: Sunday staple - pajamas!

LOVING: That Christmas is right around the corner!

WISH LIST: Pretty much what I said for hoping ..

NEEDING: To make something to eat .. so hungry 

BLESSING: Everyone and everything that I have in my life

FEELING: Happy about my "relationship status" for once! Finally met a decent guy who is an absolute gentleman, so I am excited to see what happens

CLICKING: Keyboard 

EXCITEMENT: My birthday is coming up!! Even though I don't really celebrate my birthday, I do some family dinners which are always great

Friday, October 28, 2016

there's always an update.

As I mentioned in my FOF post, I am looking forward to getting back into my routine and if you've been following along, you know that AGAIN, I was faced with making a decision of staying home or heading back out to sea for another contract. Ya know, I'm kind of glad this happened because it made me realize just how tired I am of being in this spot all the time.

So, here it is ... I was offered a position on the previous ship I was on with some amazing people and I was actually going to go and was excited for it. BUT, things happen for a reason right? I didn't receive my travel details until 9:30pm the night before I was supposed to leave and they gave me a 7:00am flight. UHM WHAT? I don't think they realize that people have to rearrange their schedules to help take me to the airport, considering we live almost two hours away. Any sort of cab or shuttle cost about 200$ and trying to schedule one last minute like that, wasn't happening. Getting to the airport wasn't going to happen and when I told them that and asked for a simple extension of my sign on date, considering it was their error, I was told no, there was no chance. Gee, thanks for the help. After that little "slap", I stepped back and realized that I was done trying to argue with these people and trying to get anything from them and if I was truly meant to go back out, it would have happened. It sucked, I won't lie, because I knew a lot of people on that ship and was looking forward to going, but I guess it wasn't my time.

After I finished being upset and mad, it felt like a little bit of weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I was tired of always trying to decide whether I wanted to stay or go and now that I have this "clarity", it feels good. Mind you, now I have to seriously look for a full time job at home, but I have my fingers crossed for a great opprotunity that I am hoping will work out. If not, I'll just keep on looking. I'm just looking forward to getting back on track. Eating better than I have been (I'm a stress eater!) and getting back into my gym routine. A lot of things have taken a back seat including my diet and gym going.

I'm looking forward to getting back on track and focusing on the future. Not to mention, that I will be able to spend the Holidays this year at home, which I have missed the last three years. It will be a bit of an adjustment knowing that I won't have "the ship" to fall back on and I will truly miss it and be thankful for my experiences, but as they say ... time to move forward and bring on the future!

five on friday.

FINALLY found the desire to start writing again! The last few months have been a little bit difficult for me and a lot of things have taken a back seat when they shouldn't have. It's always been in the back of my mind to log back on and write, but I never seemed to get around to doing it. I know, I know, I say this all the time BUT, it stops NOW! I have truly missed writing and hopefully you guys are still around and will continue to follow.

Starting it off with a nice FOF post. Head on over to A Liz Adventures and join one of my favourite link ups!

Does anyone else just leave their television on AMC for FearFest or is it just me?!

Basketball season has arrived and I am so excited. I have a feeling that this is our year and by "our" year, I mean the Raptors haha We had a great season last year and I think it just fuelled the passion even more. 

I cannot believe we are heading into the last few days of October. It seems like yesterday I was saying the same thing about heading into October. Not that I am complaining since November is my birthday month and it just means we are that much closer to Christmas! AND, Johanna Bamford's new Christmas colouring book is out, I believe this week and for anyone who has an "addiction" to her books, knows the excitement I am feeling. PLUS, I absolutely LOVE the holidays and being home and able to celebrate makes me feel extremely lucky and blessed. 

I am SO looking forward to getting back into my routine! I will be writing a post about this following this one, so if you're interested, read on my friends :)

Did anyone wake up to a little bit of snow the other day?! Oh goodness, not so ready for that yet. 

What are you Five things this Friday?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

so what wednesday [22]

This week, I'm saying SO WHAT if ... 

➡ I thought the new Blair Witch movie was TERRIFYING!! 

➡ I was in pumpkin spice heaven grocery shopping the other day. I had to exercise my will power. I came home with PS Cheerios, coffee creamer, greek yogurt along with caramel apple as well

➡ I found THE perfect fall coat yesterday too - Thank You Mr. Michael Kors

➡ I was left speechless watching the first Presidential debate. Good lord!

What are you saying SO WHAT to this week?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

sunday currently - sept 25 v.54

C U R R E N T L Y ...

READING: Keeping up with reading some blogs and I have read some pretty interesting posts. If you guys know of any good blogs, leave the link in the comment section and I will check them out

WRITING: This Sunday's edition of TSC 

MUSIC: Song(s) of the moment - Aint My Fault by Zara Larsson, Lush Life by Zara Larsson, Bad Boys by Zara Larsson and As You Are by Mike Posner

LISTENING: To The Mummy on TV

GUILTY PLEASURE: This week it's been chocolate covered almonds and birthday cake Oreos

THINKING: That since I received that phone call that didn't go my way, every thing seems to be pointing one direct way but for some reason, I can't seem to wrap my head around it. What is wrong with me??

NAIL COLOR: I think this week I am going to go with a light, mint green of some sort

DRINK: Orange pekoe tea

FOOD: Just had my veggie shake - yes, I drink my veggies since I don't eat all the necessary ones

SMELLING: Nothing 

HOPING: For a moment of REAL clarity

TV SHOW: Since Netflix added the latest seasons of Grey's and Law & Order, I am now going between The Good Wife, Law & Order and Grey's ... There is not enough time in the day!

WEARING: Sunday staple - pajamas!

LOVING: The fall weather!

WISH LIST: For something to happen or for me to see/read something that will make my decision that much easier to make

NEEDING: To stop being so scared and to make a decision and be okay with it

BLESSING: Everyone and everything that I have in my life

FEELING: Not like myself. I have started to take a migraine preventative since my migraines have been getting so bad, I have been spending days in bed. I'm not sure if it's the meds or just the fact that I cannot make a decision that has me not feeling like myself. Hell, it's probably a little bit of both. BUT, the plus side to these meds, they have an appetite suppressant so you can lose weight ... not complaining. 

CLICKING: Keyboard 

EXCITEMENT: For Thanksgiving dinner! Yes, our Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up and thats mean an amazing dinner!! 

Friday, September 23, 2016

five on friday.

Here we are for another edition of FOF and I'm hoping you're joining the link up over with A Liz Adventures and finding some other great blogs!

Fall brings many things, as we all know. An amazing wardrobe, pumpkin flavoured everything, Halloween planning and of course, my favourite, the return of the football season. My boys are off to a great start, aka the New England Patriots. AND, they are off to a great start without Mr. Brady when everyone thought they wouldn't. So HA, take that! 

I finally received "that call" that I have been rambling on about for the last few weeks. Unfortunately, it did not go the way I wanted it to, which now leaves me in a position where I seem to be a lot of the time lately, of making yet another decision. I used to think that I had a small, tiny understanding behind the idea of how some things worked. After today, I don't think I do anymore. I must admit .. it is a little disheartening, but I won't let it get me down completely. 

Am I the only one who does NOT care AT ALL about Brad & Angelina divorcing? I'm sorry, but I don't ... 

 I saw this photo while browsing Pinterest (Pinterest for the win - again!) and it actually left me a bit speechless. I don't think I have ever come across a definition better than this and it really hit home. 

Johanna Basford is releasing her Christmas colouring book in October! Cannot wait! Oh my goodness. Yes, yes, okay ... I may have a slight problem! 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

50 best things.

Pinterest for the win - again! I absolutely LOVE these and some of these I need to start doing PRONTO! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

so what wednesday [21]

This week, I'm saying SO WHAT if ... 

➡ I have been taking more me time than I wanted to. It's allowed, right?

➡ There's a box of pumpkin spice oatmeal sitting unopened on the table downstairs. 

➡ Season 5 of The Good Wife just threw a TOTAL curveball that I DID NOT see coming and left me with my jaw on the floor?! Well played ... well played ... 

➡ I still have NOT received "that" call. Over it .. well, maybe not fully over it. 

What are you saying SO WHAT to this week?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

so what wednesday [20]

This week, I'm saying SO WHAT if ... 

➡  I am excited that the new Blair Witch movie comes out this Friday!

➡  I am still waiting for THAT call. It's been two weeks now & I'm now at the point where I just want to know.

➡  I may want to be Alicia Florrick for a day and have a slight, slight crush on Peter Florrick. Totally normal right? 

➡  I still have NO idea what I want to do. Does anyone?

➡  I have been enjoying my alone time lately. Sometimes it's just so nice to not have to answer to anyone or answer any questions and just do your own thing. 

➡  I am so excited to try and bake some apple chips! I was going to try right after this post but then realized you had to bake them for like 3 hours and it's like 8pm, so it will have to wait until tomorrow. I need a healthier alternative!

What are you saying SO WHAT to this week?