#hockeyisback and #warehousesale = Happy Me

Today has a been a really great day for two main reasons. The first being what many people are all happy about: NHL #hockeyisback (to use the trending hashtag the NHL put out in to the Twitterverse)!!! I’m so excited about this because I love hockey and while WHL and AHL hockey were obviously still around, the games we not all televised and I’m not going to lie, I’m partial to my West Coast Canucks and East Coast Canadiens.

So I’m sitting watching Montreal rather unfortunately losing 2-0 on “Hockey Night in Canada” (I missed you Ron McLean and Don Cherry! Happy 60th HNIC season!) to Toronto halfway through the third period, waiting for the Canucks game to come on in a bit. My dinner is a bit haphazard: leftover yam soup, some prosciutto and bocconcini; accompanied by beet, celery, cucumber, apple, carrot, and kale juice, freshly juiced from Sean’s rather brilliant Christmas present to me. It’s a weird dinner, I know.

The only negative about the NHL being back up and going is that I have become a hockey widow again. Sean works audio for the Canucks on most home games and I have to say, aside from the regular, wonky hours of concert rigging (which obviously I am happy he does – we have to pay rent after all) – The Habs just scored a goal, woo hoo! – it was nice to have him around on what would have been game nights.

The other great thing about today was the lululemon Warehouse Sale (#warehousesale) – which actually made for HuffPost Canada content yesterday. I woke up early – which is a really big deal for me on a Saturday – so I could avoid lineups and chaotic stupidity that tend occur at events like this and I was pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. My shopping was successful, the prices were good, the husband has a new t-shirt, I waited in line for a grand overall total of 15 minutes (you have no idea how much I appreciated this luck) and I ran into an old friend (so nice to see you Nicole!). I believe the sale goes through to tomorrow (Sunday), so if you’re in the Lower Mainland, go check it out at BC Place. Info can be found here.

1oucJ

Nicely tying these two things that make me happy together, I present the image from lululemon’s home page that I just found while looking for the warehouse sale link.

ca_wk51_fp1_hockey

Montreal lost 2-1 🙁 but it’s only the first game of the season… I’ve got my Canucks jersey on, I got some great deals, muffins are baking in the oven. I’m a happy girl.

Happy #hockeyisback, everyone!

Happy 2013! – Goals for the year

It’s officially 2013. Does anyone else feel like it came really quickly?? For me, 2012 went by in a wonderful blur, culminating in a great holiday season with family and friends. Sean and I are staying with our friends Ward & Kim just outside of Edmonton and are just had post-NYE brunch. Much needed after last night’s dinner and dessert, games, Snow Olympics (for another post), and my apparently super strong cocktails. 🙂

2013 is the year I feel l need to get serious about my goals and objectives. Why this year more so than any other year? Because October 5, 2013 is the day I turn 30. While this isn’t a number I’m agonizing over (I’m actually really excited about turning 30), it is a year that I want to accomplish some things that I have been dragging my feet on or just haven’t had or made the time to get done.

lululemon has a great goal initiative (#readysetgoals) and I was very inspired by it when I saw the email this morning. I haven’t plotted my resolutions in as much detail as they suggest and I have decided to stick to what I can do in one year.

Typing them out and sharing them makes me accountable and I am determined to accomplish my goals and FOCUS. Some are serious, some are bit fluffy.

In 2013 I will:

  • I will take my lunch to work every day and make better use of my recipe books.
  • I will run a mile without feeling like I am going to die.
  • I will be better at getting up with my first alarm.
  • I will take and pass my road test by July 2013.
  • I will reduce remaining monetary debt by at least half by October 2013
  • I will register and start my yoga teacher training by Spring 2013.
  • I will start the process of getting my teeth re-straightened by February 2013 – a superficial but important thing for me.
  • I will have patience with myself while taking the steps for the above.
  • I will fly somewhere fun for my 30th birthday – destination TBD

This looks like a lot but they all interconnect – they are all about taking care of myself and being a better person for Sean, those around me, and most importantly, myself. I feel like these are all realistic and attainable goals and objectives for myself; my bold items are the ones that are really key for me. I know none of them will be easy, but I am determined and have a fantastic support system.

IMG_3009

What are your goals/resolutions/objectives for 2013?

Happy New Year!