Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmastime is here

Ever since my exam my body has been completely off schedule. What happened to the days of waking up with all the energy of the world at 6am? What happened to being 110% motivated to run down to the gym to do cardio and weights? What happened to my perfect clean eating streak?

Fine, fine...I am stretching the truth...a lot :P. I think I've actually needed this whole week to recover physically and mentally from the exam. There's a part of me that's in Christmas mode and wants to shop shop shop and then there's the responsible side that knows I have a million things to do in the next 2 weeks. Guess which side has won out so far? In my defense, Spring Garden Road was tax-free and as a result most of my Christmas shopping is officially done (along with some personal shopping...*ahem*).

Speaking of are some things I'm loving:

Egg nog lattes at the Smiling Goat

Actually, I'm just loving egg nog in general!

Poinsettias at the market!

Christmas trees!

And some non-holiday things I'm loving:

Schoolhouse quinoa granola, aka best granola I have tasted in my life!

A haircut! Well, it's actually just a trim but it feels good to have all the split ends off. I had a coupon which included a cut at the Concepts School of Cosmetology so I decided to be brave and let a student cut my hair. She ended up doing a nice job!

Hope you're getting in the Christmas/Holiday spirit!

Note: I realize that not everyone celebrates Christmas so this post may seem a bit exclusive even though it's not meant to be. Since this is a personal blog it reflects personal views and the truth is that me and my family have always celebrated Christmas...and it is what I continue to celebrate now that I'm out on my own. However, in no way, shape or form am I against others taking part in other holidays and festivities at this time of year.


  1. Oh Baxter milk, how I miss you! Not even kidding. I miss a brand of dairy products. Ontario's cows just don't do it for me.

  2. Yay for Christmas! I constantly find myself listening to Christmas pandora when I should be doing other productive things like studying for finals. :) One of my good friends brought over his record player and we were listening to old school Christmas tracks while we wrote our papers last night. It was so wonderful!

  3. I never thought about there not being Baxters in Ontario!! What a loss :(. I wonder if I can ship some over to you...or maybe I'll just send you a Nova Scotian cow. haha.

    And records are THE BEST!! My parents have an old record player and we always play classic Christmas tunes on it. Nothing can beat the sound and experience of flipping the record :).