Monday, 22 April 2013

Low Carb Day 4

So I cheated a bit yesterday and today on my low carb diet, but just a bit.  I had one small slice of pizza and one slice of halfmoon cheesy bread yesterday and the same today.  But other than that I've been sticking with the diet and I've already lost 1.5 lb!  It's not much, but it's a start, and my pants have already begun to feel looser.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Low Carb Diet Day 2

Day 2 of low carb diet. Today was much easier to endure than yesterday even given the fact I dreamed about candy as I slept last night and now have a craving for bread with butter on it. All I've had today were sausages, peas, diet cola and a cappuccino.  However today we did grocery shopping and I bought a lot of canned chicken so I can have chicken salad (sans bread) for lunches during jury duty next week.  My intent is to try this diet for 2-4 weeks and see how it goes. I can't afford to lose a lot of weight or my wedding dress won't fit anymore.

Speaking of weddings we went to People's Jewellers today and bought Andrew's wedding band.  We paid for it then and there so it is paid for and not a debt looming over our heads.  I also ordered some shoes.  I know I already have a pair of shoes from Call It Spring but these are a similar style and they were $9.99 + $20 shipping.  Considering these shoes are regularly $45 that's a good deal!  These are less flashy and will be more appropriate for wearing to special occasions in the future.  The ones I have now would be too flashy for future occasions, since they're covered in sequins.

Tonight I looked at some websites for plus sized bras and clothing and found out there's a Lane Bryant store in the Walden Galleria mall in Buffalo.  I've been there before with my mother so maybe before the wedding I can go there to get some proper sized undergarments for the wedding.  Once we have our honeymoon booked I may have to go back to buy some swimwear.  Either that or take a risk ordering it online.  I plan on going low carb after the wedding to lose as much weight as I can so worst case scenario I end up not needing plus sized anything for the honeymoon (I'm about a 16-18 now so it won't take a lot to bump me out of plus sized clothing).

Friday, 19 April 2013

Low-Carb Diet begins, my time with Dr. Martin ends. DAMMIT!

So Day 1, Meal 1 of starting/trying a low-carb diet and already I'm having a hard time with it. I WANT SOMETHING SWEET OMG. For supper I had honey garlic sausages and boiled peas. The sausages only have 5g of carbs per sausage so that's well under the suggested <9g/hr. For now I'm allowing diet cola still because it doesn't trigger insulin (sugar alcohols are not sugars). I need to go grocery shopping tomorrow to buy more food. I figure I can do this relatively cheaply by eating a lot of chicken salad, eggs, and fresh/frozen vegetables (or low sugar fruits). I've decided the only sugar I will permit is lactose because my gender and depression pretty well require calcium and vitamin D respectively. I'm not crazy about milk so it won't be difficult to ensure I don't go overboard.

I also recently received my gift for my groom in the mail.  It's even nicer than it looked online and I LOVE the box/packaging it comes in.  Pics to come when I give it to him (months from now so be patient)!

I also received notification that my mother's day gift is waiting for me at People's Jewellers.  I bought my mom a pair of lab-created white sapphire stud earrings for $30 (she doesn't even know about this blog so I'm not worried about her reading this).  I didn't want to spend a lot on her because we might be in some financial trouble soon, but I still wanted to get her something nice.  The earrings are 6mm so that should be nice without being ostentatious.

Also as of Tuesday 16 April 2013 I no longer get to go see Dr. Martin.  :(  I've been discharged.  That's the price of doing well: people you've come to rely upon begin to disappear from your life.  He's going to write a note for my general practitioner so that she will know that she will be responsible for refilling my scripts from now on.  Going to see her is annoying (2-3 hour waits) but I guess it's still faster than going to Hamilton and back, not to mention much cheaper.

As for financial troubles, Andrew came home the other day saying that he was told if he doesn't increase his productivity at work they will let him go in two weeks.  Which is "great" considering that was when he was going to take his vacation.  We've talked about it and I think he agreed to try and work harder to try and avoid being fired.  We also discussed if he could instead be moved to a different position where he will be more successful, or moved into a part-time position instead.  I mean he's been with the company for five years, three years of which has been in his current position so there has to be a way this can work for everyone (his management changed over in the previous months and that could be why this is now an issue when it wasn't before).  In the event the status quo changes, I will have to contact CPP to see if I qualify for a higher amount and also contact ODSP to see if I can be reinstated on that.  We will still have less money than we did before, but at least we shouldn't become homeless.

And finally, on Monday there was a bombing at the Boston marathon.  This was especially troubling for me because I knew someone who was running in that marathon (a World of Warcraft guild member).  Luckily he finished the race, went to his hotel, showered and was in the taxi to the airport when the bombing happened).  He and his wife made it home safely.  Today they finally arrested one of the suspects (the other one died in a standoff with police).

So all in all this week has been more downs than ups, but there's nothing that will become cataclysmically bad.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Wedding Party presents almost all purchased!

Previously I had purchased some jewellery for my bridesmaids as is customary, but I never received them.  It's for the best because now that they have their dresses, it wouldn't have worked out anyway.  Jewellery is a customary gift for the bridesmaids so this isn't much of a spoiler, aside from the fact I bought it.  I've received one of them and am still waiting on the other.

Just now I ordered my gift for Andrew.  It's something he will be able to wear on our wedding day.  No, it's not another pocket watch.  I can't outdo the Dr. Who one I gave him in December.  And no, this won't conflict with the tuxedo rental.  So I will let you guess what it is.  :)  This gift I bought from a reputable company and not eBay, so there's no question I will receive it.

In other news my bridesmaids dresses have arrived and they fit J&A perfectly.  They've also bought their shoes so that's already set.  Andrew and his best man went to Moore's and have picked out a nice gray tuxedo that they like.  I think the gray will fit in nicely with the "silver" aspect of our wedding.  :)

Also, oh shit Bell is coming early to install our services so I'm going to go for now.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Prevention magazine and a "Wheat Belly"

So today while at Shoppers Drug Mart I saw two magazines at the counter that I decided to pick up: Prevention magazine and a special "PreventionGuide" about cutting wheat from your diet.  The Prevention magazine had a "walk off 12, 20, 30 lb" line on it that interested me and I was curious about how cutting out wheat could result in weight loss, so I bought both for a total of $11 (which I think is a lot for two little mags, but if they change my life for the better what's $11?).

The walking plan sounds doable, I would just have to find time in my schedule to do it.  It amounts to walking for a half hour 5 times a week at differing paces (fast, brisk and challenging) with two rest days.  I mean it's not like my schedule is so busy that I can't set aside a half hour to an hour for walking, it's just a matter of making it a habit.  I have a co-worker who walks from Victoria Park station all the way to Bathurst station to get to work each day which takes her an hour and 45 mins (obviously she's thin).  If she can take the time to walk that much and still have energy to work a 6 hour shift, I should be able to find time for 30 min walks since I only work 3 days a week.  Again, it's just a matter of doing it.

The other book I bought because it echoed a thought I had recently.  Not long ago I read that cats don't have the digestive ability to break down grains, but those same grains are commonly used as fillers for dry cat food (the same is true for dog food, but cats are obligate carnivores so it's worse for them).  Because of this, cats eating foods with grain fillers can become obese.  While our cats are otherwise happy and healthy with the food we've been giving them (Purina Cat Chow Hairball Control), they have both become overweight.  So I did some searching and found that Blue Buffalo foods have the first FIVE ingredients of their dry food as meat, and no wheat or grains that cats can't digest.  Great!  Andrew is going to buy some tomorrow so we can try it out.  The reviews I've read for the food have all been really positive, so I have high hopes for this food since it will cost us double what we have normally been spending (but really, $50 a month is not going to break the bank).

Well, while thinking about the wheat -> obesity for cats, it dawned on me that even though humans are omnivores, we are not altogether that different from cats.  After all, we share 90% of our DNA with our feline friends.  Maybe the fact we use wheat as a filler in our own diets is leading to obesity (in addition to factors like sedentary lifestyles). The argument the book is making is that the wheat we eat these days, having been selectively bred for higher yields, is not the same type of wheat even our grandparents ate (more or less) and it's leading to obesity.  The main argument being made is that consumption of wheat -- even if it's whole wheat -- leads to more consumption of amylopectin A which the book says is not much different from dipping your spoon into a sugar bowl.  It even says that eating two slices of whole wheat bread is no better than eating a sugary candy bar, because it causes the same spike in blood sugar levels.  This increased exposure to high blood sugar levels triggers insulin (which the book says is the hormone of fat storage).  Therefore, if you eliminate wheat, you eliminate the amylopectin A, which causes you to revert back to a normal weight.

So here is what I have discovered through a standard web search (I use for what it's worth):
- Amylopectin is a soluble polysaccharide and highly branched polymer of glucose found in plants. It is one of the two components of starch, the other being amylose. (Wikipedia)
- Any references I'm finding to amylopectin A are from paleo diet or wheat belly websites.  I'm having trouble finding the science behind the claim of this polysaccharide specifically and how it's any worse than the starch found in other carbohydrates.  If it's no better than the starch in potato or corn, why not cut those out as well?
- Insulin regulates carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body.  Without getting into huge detail, it sounds like it's indirectly linked to the creation of fat in the body.

Obviously that's not much from a 5 minute web search, but it does generate questions about the science this guy is referencing.  I might have to pick up his book to get the full details and get a thorough understanding of where he's getting his data (and see if I agree).  So far, it sounds like the conclusion we should be drawing is more along the lines of a paleo diet or a similar carbohydrate free diet.  Certainly eating more fruits and vegetables and lean meats and fewer carbs isn't a BAD health decision.  You will eat less, feel more full, and be getting fewer empty calories.

More research is required.

Wedding Stuff and Sims 3

While I ordered various things for the wedding, the stuff I have received includes the jewellery I will be wearing (earrings, necklace and bracelet which match but were purchased separately), battery operated tea lights, and a string of led lights (I might have mentioned the tea lights before since I received them first).  I ordered all this stuff off eBay.  I am still waiting to receive my v-day gift for Andrew, a nice watch, a neoprene sleeve for my laptop and my gifts for the bridesmaids.  We are still looking around and thinking about what to do for a wedding cake.

In WoW news, the weapon I've needed off Elegon in Mogu'shan Vaults finally dropped after months of waiting.  Before we started on Will of the Emperors we managed to get it enchanted with Dancing Steel so my dps no longer sucks ass!  Yay to no longer holding back the rest of my raid!

In other news, Steam recently had a sale on Sims 3 and its DLCs so I decided to try it out and get the Pets expansion.  To be honest, I would not have purchased it if wowcrendor hadn't made a video about it recently showing him playing the game.  He argued that even though it's largely perceived as a female game, he thought that men should be able to enjoy it as well.  Because I installed it both on my PC and my laptop, I cannot play the same game on each machine so I started two families: Animalia and Demond.  The Animalia family is two sisters (Bertha and Fanny) and one cat (Carl) and one horse (Henry).  Because Bertha is a cat lover and Fanny is an equestrian, it didn't take long for them to adopt a second cat (Rex) and horse (Bonnie).  Fanny is athletic and is working her way towards being a jockey and Bertha stays at home writing novels.  Overall, they are kind of boring.

To spice things up, I created the Demond family on my PC.  They are a black husband and wife team.  Jesse is good, handy, neat, and a natural chef whose dream is to become a 5 star chef.  Rakeisha is evil, flirty, and a great kisser whose dream is to become a gold digger (in Sims 3, this means seeing a rich spouse die prematurely so they can enjoy the riches on their own).  Well, the game started out boring enough.  She got a job in politics, he got a cooking job and they worked hard and got promotions.  They got along well enough despite their differing personalities and threw parties and everyone loved them.  Then Rakeisha met Hank, a random cop I saw patrolling in central park.  I had her flirt with them, kiss him, make out with him, and go on a date with him.  She invited him over once when Jesse was out at work but he wouldn't go along with any of her intimacy, so they went out to the theatre.  A few days later I had her ask him out on a date to which he agreed, but when he arrived he accused her of cheating.  I tried to use flirting and compliments to win him back, but it was too late and he was done with her.  The same day, she was fired from her job for stealing from the campaign fundraiser coffers.  What a sad day for Rakeisha.  Mind you, as soon as she was fired I was able to apply for a politics job right away and they took her, so they couldn't have been THAT mad at her.  It amounted to a demotion for her.  Still a bad day.  I tried a few times to get her to talk to Hank, but kept getting the negative reaction.  He just doesn't want anything to do with her anymore.  Sadness.

Well, a few days later she gets a call from a guy named Dustin asking her out on a date.  I don't even know this guy so it must have been someone she met randomly.  I did the same stuff w/ him and they hit it off but he was in a relationship.  She asked him to break it off, and he was like "okay" and didn't have a partner anymore.  One of the traits he has is that he's rich. Score!  I decide I'm definitely going to have her try to get this guy instead.  The next day he calls her to invite her over to his place.  Score!  Well, it turns out his partner must have been a wife or something because she lives there.  OOPS.  Anyway, they make out and she stays the night and they "try for a baby."  Rakeisha becomes pregnant.  When she goes home the next day, Jesse goes from liking her to not liking her because she cheated on him.  I used her to try and get him back, but then I used him to break off the relationship.  She calls Dustin and asks him out to the pool (the same place she was dumped by Hank, incidentally).  She tells him that she's pregnant (she did that, not me) and he looks nervous, but is cool with it.  They make out and she suggests going steady and he's all for that.  Then I have her propose and he accepts!  They have a private wedding on the spot.  Well, at this point the game says "Hey now, you can't have two families.  There can be only one!" and it gives me a prompt to choose which family to follow.  Do I go with Jesse, who is doing well and is a success and is kind of boring?  Or do I follow Rakeisha who is an evil gold digger but who is far more interesting so far.  So I kick the ex wife out of the house and follow Rakeisha.  So now Rakeisha is married to a rich white guy with three kids and a baby on the way, and this is the family I get.  Good bye Demond family, hello Lenowitz or whatever it was.

If this story gets more interesting, I will let you know.  ;)

Friday, 25 January 2013

Wedding Shoes (final), my shopping trip, and Automatic for the People

Today at Scarborough Town Centre I picked up a pair of silver sequined sandals from Call it Spring that I had ordered online.  They cost me $18 (they were on clearance) and I bought them because they looked like they would suit my needs: they would fit, they had an ankle strap so they'd stay on, they had a heel, they had a platform (which I prefer but my mom thinks is insane) and, best of all, they have rubberised soles so they're not slippy on smooth floors (this is critical).

I wanted to share images on here but apparently I can't load images from my computer.  In lieu of that, here is a link to the website instead. I know they're on clearance now for $9 which makes me a bit sad, because I paid $18 for them.  But I still got a good deal compared to the original $60 price!  They are on clearance so that link won't work forever, so I apologise if you've come to this blog late and the link is broken.  Here is the best I can describe them: they are sandals with a wedge heel, a platform base (about 1 inch high), and they are completely covered in little silver sequins.  They not only have a sling back, but they also have an ankle strap to keep them on my feet.  The sole is rubberised, as I said above, and it has a slight little heel to it at the back (about 1 millimetre).  The overall look is very fancy, very shiny, and very chic.

Anyway I'm currently wearing them to break them in!  My mom doesn't know I've bought them yet.  I want to break them in a bit and surprise her with them when she's up next.  She will say they're too high but I'm fine on them and I don't wobble like I did on the other pair of silver shoes I had purchased from Spring.  The other pair were a normal pair of heeled shoes only covered in silver glitter.  They're very pretty, but they have a smooth sole which makes it very difficult to walk on smooth surfaces.  I will probably just have to sell them on eBay or something.  Which is a shame because they really are nice, but they just won't have any practical purpose for me.

Also on my trip to Scarborough Town Centre I made a couple other stops.  I went in Claire's to get ring guards (the stupid clear plastic kind, but it will suffice for now), but came out with a couple fashion scarves, and a couple pairs of hand warmers (arm warmers that only cover up to the wrists; I call them hand warmers).  One scarf is more fancy and is black with silver lines through it.  I will wear that for dressy occasions.  The other one is blues/purples and looks like the night sky with nebulae.  It's definitely more casual and would be better with jeans.  The hand warmers, one pair is black fishnet and the other pair is black lace.  Not entirely sure when I will wear them, but I've wanted them for the longest time so I will find a suitable occasion.  The lace ones are meant for summer specifically, but could be used for dressier occasions too, I guess.

On my way out of Claire's I saw Ecko Unltd.  I used to have a sweater from them that I had bought at Canada's Wonderland ages ago.  I had bought it because it was a cold day and I was under dressed and I needed something warm.  It was like $65 or $70 but I wore it a lot and definitely got my money's worth from that sweater in the end.  Unfortunately, it was a medium and I grew too fat for it and somewhere it disappeared from my wardrobe.  So I went into Ecko Unltd to see what they had, since they had HUGE signs saying "up to 70% off."  Well, I ended up coming out with three sweaters (buy 2 get 1 free) for $67 after taxes.  Not bad, eh?  I bought one black hoodie with the Ecko logo on it in shimmery silver, a blue hoodie which has "Ecko Unltd" written on it in blue sequins, and the sweater I got for free is an oversized (not really) light and dark grey striped sweater with a glittery Ecko written in stylised font on the front.  That one will mostly be for sleepwear.  I mean I could totally wear it out, but it has a wide neck and I can't see many times I'd want to wear a sweater out of the home but not have something near the neck.  At home it doesn't matter as much.

When I got home, a friend linked on Facebook a video of R.E.M.'s song "Losing my Religion" but in a major key instead of a minor one.  Well, it definitely sounded "sunnier" but it just sounded.. wrong somehow.  I had that album back in the day, but I also had the album Automatic for the People on cassette.  I listened to that album a lot, especially on the road.  There were many times we'd come back from my aunt and uncle's and I'd listen to this album while watching all the farm fields go by out the window.  Very relaxing, and a lot of good memories.  Now I can create new memories with the album, since I just bought it from iTunes!  But really, it is a fantastic commute album.

So it was kind of an expensive day (to be fair the shoes had been ordered in advance, I was just picking them up), but I think I did well.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Two forays into ZG later...

So I've learned I'm not as good at vanilla druid healing as I had hoped, but I"m still learning and gearing up.  I have joined a guild that is helping me to gear up and is teaching me the ropes so I hope to become a great healer with their assistance.  It's a lot of fun doing this old content again at level.  I never really got a chance to do this stuff at level the first time around and really missed out on the experiences involved.  Unfortunately there is a lot of pain-in-the-ass involved as well, but that comes with territory of raiding.  ;)

In other news, I need a ring guard for my engagement ring.  My fingers have shrunken with the colder weather and my ring keeps threatening to fall off so I've taken to not wearing it anymore.  I have tried People's but they don't sell them.  They suggested Wal-Mart but Wal-Mart says they don't sell them.  Online says that most jewellers don't sell them but Claire's does, if I want stupid plastic ones.  My mom insists that she had hers done at some jewellers in St. Catharines so I might just have to get it done when I see her next week.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

TTC tokens and Vanilla WoW

Back in late December I paid for 20 TTC tokens at a subway station when coming home from work.  I paid my fare, entered the station and counted my tokens: 16.  Adding the one I just used for fare, that meant I was only given 17 tokens instead of 20.  I didn't want to leave the station again to argue that he had given me the wrong number of tokens (he didn't use the dispensing machine, he counted them manually) and besides there was a line up.  Because I put the tokens in my change purse there was no way I could prove that he had accidentally given me the wrong number of tokens.  So when I arrived at home I went to the TTC website and put in a complaint, explaining the situation and saying I only wanted the three tokens.  Well today I received a letter from the TTC Senior Customer Service Representative and taped to the letter were three tokens!  So that was good that they gave me the tokens I was owed, but from now on I'm just going to get my tokens from Shoppers Drug Mart since they dispense them 5 at a time into bags so they're always given out in correct quantities.

In other news, while watching videos on YouTube of World of Warcraft music I saw a couple comments mentioning a private server set in Vanilla (1.12).  I started playing in Burning Crusades so I never really got to experience WoW when it was new.  Since private servers are free, I decided to sign up for a couple and check them out.  They both used the same client, but one seemed to be working better for me than the other and so that's the one I started a character on.  I hope I don't get in trouble with Blizzard for doing this, because really I'm just satisfying my curiosity.  It's not as though I'm going to stop being a subscriber to the actual World of Warcraft.  Anyway, I've noticed some things about WoW 1.12 and the private server that are worth noting:

Private Server features:
- The realm I started on creates level 60 characters instead of level 1s.  That way you can jump in and get to the end game content and pvp ranks.  Since the realm is PVP, it also prevents people from being ganked by high level toons since you won't really be questing.
- Upon rolling your character you get a portal to the nearest city.  When you port into the city, there are vendors with rings, cloaks, totems/librams/idols, and dungeon 1 gear sets.  All of this is free, which is good since your toon is starting at level 60 in level 1 gear.  Thnis is a great way to get you set up quickly so you can start enjoying the game and not have to grind up dungeons for gear.
- The riding vendor is free for regular riding, and one racial mount is free.  No running around until you can earn some gold!  You only get a 60% mount, but it's better than nothing.

Notable differences from Mists of Pandaria:
- I miss auto-loot.
- Wow, Stormwind was really ugly compared to the revamp it received in Cataclysm.  Really this is true for a lot of the zones.  I hadn't really noticed much of an upgrade when all the zones changed in Cataclysm, but going back to Vanilla you can really see the differences in quality.
- The layout of Stormwind is different.  Especially Old Town.  Instead of the open area with the training dummies and stable master, you have some stone walkways.  The door into where the honour vendors are is a portal and you cannot get inside unless you are rank 4 or higher, whatever that means.  I have yet to successfully PVP.
- I still like the old talent trees.  I understand why Blizzard moved away from that talent model, but I still like it.
- I do not miss spell ranks.  It's very annoying having to flip pages trying to find the highest rank of a spell so you can add it to your bars.  If I was levelling, I probably would've forgotten that I even have to see a trainer every level or two to train.
- It's quaint to only have a few abilities.  I rolled a restoration druid.  She has 4 healing spells: rejuvenation, regrowth, swiftmend, and healing touch.  Also tranquility, but that's more a cooldown.  It keeps things sooo much simpler.
- I miss addons.  OH GOD DO I MISS ADDONS!  I was invited to join a guild and raid with them tomorrow night (well, it's later tonight now).  I'm not sure how to heal without addons.  I know it's possible, but I will have to get myself set up beforehand with vuhdo or clique or something.  I also need unit frames.  I'm not entirely sure how Blizzard envisioned people to heal in Vanilla.  Click a frame and press a button?  Ugh!
- Ability changes.  Abilities are similar but different form how they are now, and they are influenced/changed by talents.  It's kind of like learning the game over again.
- I miss the fact that buffs now buff a group if you're in a group.  You don't have to buff everyone individually.  In a 20 man, that will be annoying (the group I'm joining is only doing 20 mans for now).
- WTB more mana.  Spirit is obviously going to be a huge deal for me.  I can't just spam my big heals or anything.  My mana regen is stupid low, but my heals are probably decent.  Balancing gear will be a new challenge.

- The guild that has asked me to join them tomorrow night is French.  I don't know much French and they don't know much English.  So this may or may not work.  lol

Overall this is an interesting experience and I'm sure I will have more to add as I play more.  I only played for a couple hours tonight (I had to raid in live WoW) so we will see how things go tomorrow.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

More stuff off the list

Well, because eBay must be done in a timely manner, I bought a few things off it today for the wedding.  Unfortunately this means I spent more than I have in my bank account (yay overdraft protection!) but if Andrew gives me a little money I should be okay.  I bought my necklace/earring set, my bridesmaid gifts, a veil, and tea lights that have a white glow.  On the weekend we had tried tea lights from my work, but they had an amber glow.  In the frosted glass, the real flame looked white so we knew we needed tea lights with a white glow.  We are going for battery operated lights instead of real ones because real tea lights only burn for about 4 hours.  We didn't want them going out before the evening was through.

On eBay I also found a terrific looking invitation set.  The invites are $1.59 each, but printed on handmade paper.  They do not come with envelopes, but they will fit inside standard A6 envelopes.  They are absolutely beautiful and have a blue stylised bird on them.  Shipping is even free, even though it's coming from Europe.  However, since we would also want RSVP cards and we won't be ordering invites until July or August, I added the auction to my watch list instead of paying for them now.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Bethesda Softworks said "yes" (informally)

I just came home from work to find an e-mail from a the global community lead at Bethesda Softworks.  He said "While we don't give formal permission for that sort of thing, I don't see it being an issue."

So, yay!  That is our processional and recessional music confirmed.  :)  Now we just need to hear back from Blizzard Entertainment.  Once my mom books the DJ I will just have to confirm with him that this is sufficient permission for him to play the pieces.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Wedding dress purchased

Went to Paula's Elegant Bride today to try on wedding dresses.  Found one that fit and was gorgeous and bought it on the spot.  So that is over with.  :)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Blog to go

This is just a test blog post being written from my Blogger app on my Android phone.  Please disregard.


This is a new blog, obviously.  Not sure if I'm even going to keep it.

ETA: Ok, now that I've redirected my domain to this site, I guess I'm keeping it.  I just don't promise to update it often.  ;)