Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Medical Update!

So I got some amazing news back from my doctor today!

My bloodwork has been completed and I showed no serious issues. I am as healthy as a slightly chubby horse. The only concern he had was with the fact that I had an extremely low sodium count. I apparently share that in common with my mother who I was told tends to not absorb sodium well either.

With this and my weight in mind, he is drawing me up a referral to the dietitian in his office. I should hopefully be able to manage my sodium more effectively by adding more salt to my diet or if necessary getting IV saline. Nifty right? Either way, I figure a dietitian will also be a handy tool for losing more weight and getting back to a healthy me.

In other news I have been trying really hard to portion my meals and trying to lose some weight. I was pleasantly rewarded when I stepped on the scales and found myself sitting at 176lbs. I have lost 9lbs since my last weigh in on October 16th (I believe!). Oh, and I also have started my birth control. 5 days into my first packet. I'll keep you updated on my status. The only thing is a nagging pain in my leg and chest, however it is distinctly possible that is from sleeping on a futon mattress on the floor.

Anyways, I have Dexter to catch up on.

A moving tribute.

Listening to this man speak about his two loving mothers makes me feel so much pride and hope. He is a part of the generation that will soon be the vast majority of adults on this planet. A generation that, I hope, will be understanding and diverse. One that has learned not just tolerance, but has developed a natural level of curiosity to expand their minds and a heart that has evolved to be big enough to love everyone....

If you watch this and it doesn't move you, then honestly, I can't even begin to understand you... this made me so proud and I almost cried with joy. It also reminded me of my parents and what amazing people they are. I don't know if I will marry a man or a woman, but I don't really care. I know I will marry a good person. I don't believe the sex of the person you are with matters, nor do I think it matters when raising a child.

Zach Wahls, I am proud of you. I am proud of your mums. I am glad you have the courage to speak about love to what seems to be a somewhat ignorant body of politicians.

Never stop loving and never underestimate what love can do.

Sleep overs....

First off, you're a pervy-perv-pervster. It's not THAT kinda sleep over. ^.^ I decided since I have my doctors appointment in Trenton anyways, I would come over and help my friends move into there new place.

Barb is lovely by the way... you should meet her. And Cory is hilarious.

I managed to steal some internet (thanks BELL335!) and decided to write you up a little note before I went to bed. Today was not the least bit interesting, but I lived. I am hoping that this stupid headache will screw off shortly, however it's not looking so good for me.

Also, this futon is super comfy as long as I lean to the right.... not to the left, only to the right. Explain that crap.

I am also playing ghost detective for my friends, apparently there is something haunted in this apartment and since I seem to be a touch sensitive to the "paranormal" if you will, I am just going to see what I feel. So far, drafty door behind me and it is all quiet except for my, seemingly thunderous, drumming on the keys. That is until the bag next to me falls over and scares me to death! I am such a tweak sometimes I swear.

I have to say that blogging seems to be doing me well, I feel like I've found out a lot about myself and I will continue to do so the more I write. Anyways, gotta be up suuuuuuuuper early tmrw so I'm going to hit the hay!


Monday, 28 November 2011

Best House Quotes =)

Collected a few House quotes that I love *heart* If you see a mistake, leave me a comment.


Nate: This isn't a medical test... this is about Dukie making me eat garbage!


House:What the hell are those?

Cameron:Candy canes.

House:Candy canes? Are you mocking me?

Cameron:No. I just... Its christmas.... and I thought....

House: relax. Its a joke.


House : It's never lupus.

House: When you talk to god you're religious, when god talks to you its psychosis.


Dr. Eric Foreman: I think your argument is specious.
Dr. Gregory House: I think your tie is ugly.


Cameron: He's black.
House: What?
Cameron: Foreman's black!
House: Really? How long have you been withholding that information?


Dr. Cameron: Do you have any idea what it feels like to have a 6’ hose shoved into your large intestine?

House: No. But I now have a much greater respect for whatever basketball player you dated in college.

House: It's a very sad thing, an uncalibrated centrifuge. It makes me cry too.


Dr. Foreman: I wasn't ready!
Dr. Taub: What were you going to do? Flex your goatee muscles?!


CUDDY: Are you being intentionally dense?



Foreman: You assaulted that man!
House: Fine. I'll never do it again.
Foreman: Yes you will!
House: All the more reason why this debate is pointless.


House: Oh no! You take Alpha Centauri, Foreman can look on
Tatooine, and Cameron can set up an intergalactic checkpoint. Let's
pray he hasn't gone into hyperdrive – we'll never catch him.


House: There is something called blewd in the pleural effusion... oh wait no, that's blood.


-House: Do a stool sample to check for parasites, blood culture to rule out infection, and ANA for lupus.

Cameron: Because he screamed?

Chase: It could also be an environmental reaction... an allergy, dust, weed, pollen, something he ate...

House: Check the house and run a lung ventilation scan... the lungs are in the chest too, right?

Foreman: I had a date last night, she screamed! Should we spend $100,000 testing her?

House: Course not... this isn't a veterinary hospital. ZING!


-House: See that, they all assume I'm a patient because of the cane.

Wilson: Then why don't you put on a white coat like the rest of us?

House: Then they'll think I'm a doctor.


Nurse Wendy: I've planned a surprise getaway.
House: Get away.
Nurse Wendy: Ummm hmm.
House: Get away.
(Wendy stares)
House: Get. Away.


Cuddy: Would you describe it as a shooting pain? A throbbing pain? Or maybe an imaginary pain because you don't want to go back to prison?


Chase: Yo mamma so fat that when her beeper goes off people think she's backing up.


"The world is such a complicated place if you've got higher reasoning skills. I'm often jealous of small animals and retarded children." -- House


House~ (To Chase)"She's got pictures of YOU in here....... Just you, it's like some kind of weird shrine-"
Chase~ "You're kidding."
House~ "Yeah." (slides drawer shut)


Wilson: I'm not on anti-depressants, I'm on SPEED!


Dr. Foreman: There are ways to getting to know people without committing felonies.

House: People interest me, conversations don't.

Dr. Foreman: Because conversations go both ways.

House and Dr. Foreman: Like Thirteen.


House: I need sleeping pills. I was gonna hit up Wilson but he's not answering his phone.

Dr. Cuddy: He must have left it in his pants, which he wasn't wearing when the police found him trying to walk home… oddly, from his own apartment.

Found: Old Blog post from Quiet Write

I can't imagine a more peaceful place than this apartment, the night after a fight. Whenever we fight, everything is so loud, angry and turbulent that I feel like nothing will ever be peaceful again. Like someone who had there life ruin by an act of God or a war might feel unstable and insecure. It's almost as though there is a tornado rushing through my life, swirling around me, like the fury of a thousand storms. The next morning however, all is quiet and peaceful but still distant and cold. Imagine being in the arctic circle... No one there, except you. It's THAT kind of quite, that kind of alone feeling. In some ways however it's nice to be able to collect yourself and move on without being prodded with unsolicited apologies for what we both did.

Honestly, I hate apologizing. Sincerely, truly, unimaginably hate it. With every fiber of my being. Simply because, I'm not really sorry for what I screamed about and I don't regret saying those terrible things. Deep down, I meant them. Although we would love to believe we are perfect, we aren't, and I see nothing wrong with verbalizing those flaws and making them tangible. You can't possibly know something needs improvement if you have never been told so. Somewhere within my subconscious I suppose we are all aware of our own imperfections, but until they are forced to the surface, we will never confront them. People just make up lies to fool there own mind into bending the truths it knows and to cover up there true nature. It's a mechanism we all have to ensure we are accepted within our society. What I find truly amazing are the people that don't feel the need to have these lies around them like a safety blanket. These people are often least liked in social circles and shunned by society as pessimistic sociopaths, but in reality they are simply honest.

If you haven't become aware by now this is a rant that leads no where. I find this type of thing is helpful in relaxing my mind and preparing myself to deal with daily annoyances. If people wrote everything down, in brutal honest detail, we would have a much clearer understanding of everyone's needs. Some, however, don't communicate well and prefer not to discuss there innermost thoughts. Unlike them, I do enjoy typing out my feelings until my fingers bleed and screaming 'til my lungs give out. My mother taught me that. Venting the massive amount of emotion I feel daily is probably the only thing keeping me from murder or suicide. I haven't decided which as of yet. Even joy when undiluted, causes mental anguish. Sometimes I think that my brain isn't wired to handle emotion, period. Like learning how to walk on an artificial limb, it feels strange and disconnected even when taking the most tentative of steps.

Something else that I feel everyone should know about me is I'm not like my comrades of similar ages, I tend to have a more childlike outlook on my life. I find amusement in small things and be content talking to myself for hours. It's like I could never grow up, even if I wanted to. (Although I feel no need to do so.) There is nothing that makes me happier than brushing off responsibility for a day and being playful. There is also nothing in my life that makes me feel the need to play video games, or anything else related to computer simulated adventures. There has been a surplus of real life adventures in my life already.

To be frank, there is simply no desire to see if anyone will read this, and I do have things to do today. With that thought in mind, I will adjourn this babbling rant.

Funny Signs....

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Cuervo Cookies - How to bake for the holidays!


Cuervo Cookies

>I know it's a little early, but it is time to start baking for the holidays. This is the BEST Christmas Cookie recipe EVER! :)

>Christmas Cookies

>1 cup of water

>1 tsp baking soda

>1 cup of sugar

>1 tsp salt

>1 cup of brown sugar

>Lemon juice

>4 large eggs

>1 cup nuts

>2 cups of dried fruit

>1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila

>Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another cup just in case.Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit, Pick the frigging fruit off floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just! pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget tobeat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the! window, finish the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.


Lunch Date

So today I woke up to a message or seven from my aunt. She was headed into town near where I lived and decided that it would be nice if her, I and my grandmother went out to lunch. When I called her back to say I would love to she happened to be only 20 minutes away.

So after much scrambling to get showered, dressed and put my face on, I met them at my lobby and to my delight my Aunt definitely has a preggo belly. I don't know If I have mentioned it before but we found out earlier this year that she was having a baby and it turns out (Like I predicted!) that she will be having a baby girl. I couldn't be more pleased. However, my aunt already is a little bit high strung and now with the whole baby thing, she is a little strange too. Not that I mind, my whole life is filled with weird people... but apparently if you do not feed my aunt when she is hungry she turns into a raging she-devil who threatens to eat the poor waitress.

We ended up at Boston Pizza for lunch, and we had some cactus cut fries (which were delicious.) and I ordered a NY strip-loin steak with prawns and scallops and some french fries. My aunt got ravioli and lobster and my grandmother got a porkchop and linguine. I think my only complaint was I asked for my steak medium rare and ended up with a bleeding hunk of meat that was somewhere between blue rare and rare. I honestly tried to eat it and at times I love a good blue rare steak, but just not that early in the afternoon. I ended up asking my waitress if we could cook it a touch more and to my delight they brought me back a perfectly seasoned delicious medium rare steak and gave us 25% off the bill. The manager even came to make sure it was alright. I couldn't have asked for better service to be honest. My aunt absolutely hated her lobster, but that we can chalk up to the fact that the dish itself was not a well designed meal... the intense flavour of the spicy sauce and the cheese stuffed ravioli overpowered the delicate taste of the lobster.

My grandmothers meal was good, however the pasta could have been cooked a touch better. The bite I had of her pork was heavenly. Honestly, one of the best pork chops I have ever had and we spent the better part of the meal trying to figure out what this delectable yellow vegetable they served her was. We finally gave up and asked the waitress who informed us that it was yellow carrot. I made a mental note to buy some next time I am at the grocery store.

Other than that I spent my day folding laundry and putting on the last load to wash. I also decided to neglect my workout for tonight to give me the chance to ease back into the routine. However, come hell or high water, I will be doing Yoga tomorrow night!

I also am making big big plans to attend fleming college, I have made up a list of all the programs that I would like to take and there is well over 30 that I can complete. Most of them can even be done online in some fashion. It should be an interesting experience and I look forward to keeping everyone updated on my progress.

As for my relationship, it is still on the rocks.... I am not sure if or how it can be fixed. At this point, I am trying to work on me, I will worry about the rest later.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Book Crossing.

BTW..... made a page a while back for Book Crossing Canada.

Go click "Like"



So I have started on my birth control today... stupid crap cost me $39. I should start to see a decrease in appetite and acne in a few weeks and I am looking forward to it.

I also decided that I would start working out again today. I did some P90x and got all sweaty before jumping in the shower. It feels good to be working out again and with the fact that I am trying to limit my portion sizes I should see some weight loss quite soon ^.^ I am hoping I dropped a few pounds for when I head to my doctors on Wednesday so that I will have something good to report =D

All in all today was a good day, got some clean up done and had a discussion with Dana. I also managed to paint a positive motivating message on my yoga mat. I think I will be doing something similar for Marra's xmas gift.

I already have something for Dad and Mum, I even did something up for Grandma, however I need to get something for my Grandfather. Dana picked out 1/2 of his gift which worked out to be some collector item game thing about some Zelda person. Whatever, it's a video game. lol

Other than that, not much to report. Had an awesome week.... had the bed to myself. Plans for the coming week include a doctors appointment and helping my friend move to her new place.... Check back later!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Blogging Indefinitely.

Something every one of my friends quickly found out ^.^

What?? Totally plausible!

You are gorgeous <3

I know a few of these people.... >.>

Finally a concrete definition =P

I always thought I was alone!!!!!

Seriously.... don't park there.

Not sure it's an Einstein quote, but it's true none the less.

and booty, lots of booty!

This is what I look like every Monday.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Happy American Thanksgiving!

I want to start off by wishing my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving. I really appreciate you not calling in for printer support, it made it possible for me to go home hours earlier than expected! I also have a humorous anecdote to share. I was trying to walk a customer through setting his wireless printer up today and could hear progressively louder bangs in the background. Eventually they got so loud they sounded like gunshots.... My customer was becoming agitated and kept asking his wife what the noise was. I could hear her answer because there was suddenly an ear shattering bang and a scream from my customer. After the ringing in my ears stopped my customer informed me he had to go because his neighbour was drunk and shooting fireworks AT his house and one had broken the window to the room we were in before exploding in the house. All I could think to do was offer him a callback.

All in all I am feeling pretty okay today. I got home early from work and have to find some recipes to make for the bake sale tomorrow. Work does a bake sale for the United Way every year and I volunteered to contribute some baked goods :)

Otherwise life is pretty fucked. I will update you later!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


I feel a lot like I am being shut out of my own relationship lately. I just need to kinda talk myself down from doing something rash and unpredictable. I hate feeling like I am an outsider and like everyone else has more of a clue that I do. It's almost like starting a race with a broken leg in my opinion.

In other news, I used up my last sick day yesterday. I was feeling pretty crappy today still but I didn't have a choice. However, I was thankfully afforded some mercy by the TM in charge of my attendance. Especially when I explained all the testing and screwing around that had come about with the new doctors and the pressing health issues. I am only at 1 point for the time being however, I will have to watch myself very carefully to ensure I don't incurring anymore. I need them for when I am having a shitty pain day.

I am hoping Marra is still around tonight, I need someone to paint elaborate shit on and laugh with. You can't even begin to imagine how stressful this stupid fucking job is. I hate having to base my job on other peoples opinions of me.... Stupid crap.

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Monday, 21 November 2011

Day of the Dead inspiration.

Again my best friend and I were hanging out and I have been having a bad pain day. She graciously allowed me to paint her again.... This time I was inspired by a Mexican celebration, Day of the Dead. The results were jaw dropping and it ended up being a great distraction. <3 my Emmie

Saturday, 19 November 2011

This week for show and tell.....

So this has been an interesting week so far... I have been dealing with a lot of morons on the phones lately and trying unsuccessfully to sell toner. Unfortunately I don't seem to be having much luck. Normally I could sell ice to an Eskimo but not this month. I have been distracted with the upcoming holidays and trying to get my mind into the holiday spirit.

This time of year is always hard for me, I hate Christmas with a passion and it is very apparent. The only thing I really enjoy is spending time with my family. I love the way everyone crowds into someones house and we have the time to spend together, mingle if you will. I believe this year we are having it at my Aunts place, not a bad idea... saves my grandparents the stress of hosting and cleaning up.

In other news, I have disowned yet another friend.... I am really trying to take this "No Debbie Downers" thing seriously. He was just another to not make the cut. It didn't help that he couldn't keep him trap shut about me and keep his nose out of my business. I guess he didn't approve of my relationship with the hubby and was not above telling lies to try to get him to end it with me. So, yeah, he quickly was told where to go and how to get there, then dumped in the abyss of failed friendships. Sad though, I liked his kids well enough. Happy talkative little things, completely normal considering how the father is >.< Yes, I am aware that that was an inappropriate and likely only mildly warranted low blow, however, I am still pissed at this moment so I don't really give a shit. =)

In other news, I have been invited to my friends lovely abode in BC sometime in the new year and I am pretty sure that I am going to go. I just have to save enough for airfare and a week or two of food and what not over there and I'll hop a plane as soon as humanely possible. I have always wanted to see BC again since I first went as a child and this will be an amazing chance to see it properly and to visit one of the most amazing people I have ever had in my life. We met a totally random way and our lives intertwined even more randomly. I ended up having to use an alias to call her house! She is wonderful though, high spirited, laid back and incredibly funny and smart. Not to mention gorgeous. ^.^ She is one of the people I hold in high regard and find I could spend and immeasurable amount of time with. That is saying something.

In other news I am getting a shirt painted by Chris Cromwell and I definitely want a button as well. I need to add it to the front of my ugly, vomit green bag. It is the bag of all bags and I love it because it is just too hideous to be called a purse and can fit 1/2 of china inside it. I'll have to get a picture to show you guys... it's pretty amazing.

Anymawho.... I have started taking baby steps towards weight loss. I have started with doing yoga stretches at my desk at work and eating veggies as a snack. I have also made muffins that are probably 10x lower in fat than the ones I use to get from Timmies in the morning. OH! How can I forget, I've started eating a correctly portioned breakfast of Shreddies with no extra sugar. I am beginning to feel healthier already. Plus, 3 squares a day has the benefit of making me feel full longer. I can see now why I have been skipping something important. Guess I'll be stocking up on high fiber cereals.

But I must bid you good day as I have to get this apartment sparkling for my dinner guests tomorrow night! I hope it turns out as well as I've planned! Cheers!

Thursday, 17 November 2011


So today is strange, I woke up not feeling tired. I was actually able to get up and start my day at a normal pace. I even managed to snarf down a portion correct breakfast of shreddies, though I went a touch heavy on the milk.
I have to go in early today and change up my benefits so that I'm listed as common law with the boyfriend. Well that and I have to switch them to premium instead of basic. If I don't I run the risk of paying through the nose for new glasses or to have my teeth fixed.
In other news, I believe I am having dinner guests this sunday. My friend Brandon and Laurelle may be coming over for hangouts and chow. I will have to find a diabetes friendly recipe so we can all enjoy the food! I am looking forward to the challenge though and in reality diabetes friendly foods are amazingly healthy. I was thinking about doing a diet similar to it for my weight loss plan.
I was also talk to a friend of mine who offered to get me the recipies from his brothers weight loss program. Apparently in a year he has managed to drop 200lbs. I would be pleased as punch to lose 50lbs.
Anyways, I have to finish getting ready! Have a wonderful day <3
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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Another doctors appointment.

So today I had a doctors appointment with the new Gyno.... He was a little bit strange but all in all an efficient and pleasant doctor. I have always been a fan of straight to the point and no sugar coating things, he did his exam and the ultrasound. After leaving me to put my clothes back on, he informed me that there were no growths on the outside of my ovaries or on my uterus and after going through my blood tests he had decided I had a nasty case of PCOS.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is very common and easily treated with the most drastic treatment being laparoscopic remove of the large cysts. However, for the time being, we have decided that a less drastic approach would be to start me on a cycle of birth control which should help with my acne and my Houdini menstrual cycle. I will be starting it in a few weeks from now and he said to expect to not get a period for a while but to see my other symptoms clearing up quickly.

I am still getting more tests done, there was a test or two not done in the first round and my doctors agree we should cover all the bases. I am also going to talk to my doctor about talking to a dietitian and about the GB. I am going to be very clear that I need to lose the weight and lose the weight soon. After all my health problems, I feel like I have hit bottom so hard I bounced twice and I am not going to let up until I can say I look and feel healthy. I want to be able to run a marathon when I am 50 and right now I just want to prove to myself that I can be healthy.

So I now have a regular Gyno and Family doctor, all that's left is a therapist and dietitian. Once I have those covered I will have everything I really need. So much has changed with my health lately, I am just happy to have what I do. Especially since I have had a flair up of asthma lately and I need to get it under control ASAP.

Otherwise... if anyone has some great health blogs, healthy recipes or exercise ideas, send 'em to me! I need to lose close to 80lbs!