Monday, October 16, 2006

Am I getting in over my head?

I'm finally motivated to get going with fitness again. Hal is bringing the elliptical upstairs from the basement and we're setting it up in our bedroom, lord knows there's enough space for it.

I've also signed up for Yoga Fusion Monday and Thursday evenings starting November 6.

"Yoga Fusion uses basic Yoga postures and fuses other stretch ‘n strengthening exercises from Pilates and sport into one great class. Warm ups include breathing techniques and Sun salutations providing exercises that promote flexibility, muscle tone, and relaxation. This class will help participants feel energized, increase circulation and help reduce stress."

I'm also considering these two other courses so that i'll be active 5 days a week and seriously it's only one hour out of each day. I'm to the point now that an hour a day is the least I can take for myself to become healthier and more fit.

Sculpt ‘n Stretch Saturday mornings. 45 min strength and endurance workout to boost your metabolism and tone and firm the entire body.Then release and relax with a 1/2 hour stretch using basic yoga andrelaxation techniques

X-Press Ball Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. A total body conditioning class that doesn’t require a lot of time. Uses the stability ball and various pieces of resistance equipment.

This would leave Wednesday and Sunday as free days and would provide a great resting day between classes. I'm excited and looking forward to the changes.

Take care all,

Friday, October 13, 2006

Feeling poor? Time to feel Thankful I say....

Global Rich List <<<------ Click here

Hal and I have whined and complained about not having enough money and we wish we had more so we could buy this or that....well type your households combined earnings in that link and see just how well off we really are. I showed Hal and it certainly puts things into perspective and made me sit back and think how selfish we've been and how thankful we should be.

I also need to say how wonderful Thanksgiving was with Shari, Dug and Kali sharing that day with us. It's nice to have such awesome friends who have become our extended family. Shari, Dug, Kali, the Taylors and their family are all included in that extended circle.

We've been so lucky to have made amazing friends in Kitimat and can only hope we are as well. Seven years ago we left our families, friends, our lives behind in Kamloops and came to this little town we'd heard very little about. At that time Hal and I needed a fresh start and it was the best thing we ever did...scary as all heck but so good for us. Life is good, we have much to be thankful for and each of you, friends from all over, are included in this wish "Thank you! Thank each and every one of you for being you and for allowing us into your lives."

I'm rambling as Hal and I were out until 2 a.m. last night then worked all day. Tried to nap after work but no go, the dog and cat were having none of that, lol.

cheerio and xoxoxo

Monday, October 9, 2006

Wise Advice..hehehe

Dear Kotex,

I recently noticed that the peel-off strip of my panty liner had a bunch of "Kotex Tips for Life" on it. Annoying advice such as:

*Staying active during your period can relieve cramps.
*Avoiding caffeine may help reduce cramps and headaches.
*Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day to keep you hydrated and feeling fresh.
*Try Kotex blah blah blah other products...

Obviously the individual behind this was someone who has never possessed a functioning set of ovaries. Go ahead and tell a menstruating woman
that drinking 6-8 glasses of water will help keep her feeling fresh. Like we need more fluid inside our bloated bodies from hell...but go ahead...
I triple-dog-friggen-dare-ya...See what happens and report back. I'll wait.

While you're at it, dump out the coffee at work and remove the chocolate from the vending machine. I garan-damn-tee you that the first to respond
will be females who just ovulated. Staying active will relieve headaches & cramps...well guess what, the only activities that interest me is
eating..sleeping..bitching or crying for no apparent reason.. ...and oh...does ripping someone's head off count as a friggen' activity?????

Look, females don't need or want tips for living on their feminine hygiene products. Younger girls are already hearing "helpful"
crap like that from elderly relatives. Veteran females have already concocted their own recipes for survival, many containing alcohol &

Printing out crap advice while sneaking in ads for the brand that was already purchased is just plain annoying, not to mention rude, and is
enough to send a girl running to the Always brand. It's not a fun time, but DO NOT try to cheer us up by adding smiley
faces or bunnies or flowery cutesy crap to your products or the packaging. Put the crap in a plain brown wrapper so we can throw it in
our carts discreetly and have it blend in among the wine and beer.

There is nothing more annoying than having a blinding pink package announcing your uterine state to everyone in the store. Why don't ya
just add an in-store microphone to the damn package & announce that...helloooo, another female in the store is on the rag!!!!!
So take your tips for living and your cute bunnies & the smiley faces and shove them right up your @ss!

P.S. How about adding a free sample of Pamprin & maybe a "plane-size" bottle of vodka to your packages instead?

Thursday, October 5, 2006

What to blog?

Anyone else ever wonder what you should blog about? Why do people read other peoples blogs beyond the obvious friends and families checking in with their family.

I've been wanting to blog but have had a hard time staying focused on one thing so todays blog is going to be one of those get to know me. Please feel free to repost and let the rest of us learn a bit more about you!

xo Pen

1. WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME: Penny Lynn Spicer

2. WHAT COLOR PANTS ARE YOU WEARING ? nada-I'm in my sheep jammies

3. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW? : sweet silence


5. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? umm, this sounds gross but untoasted garlic bread then a banana

6. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? surprisingly...YELLOW (bet you thought I was gonna say BLUE!)

7. WHAT IS THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW? Dreary looking day, overcast and light showers



10. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT POSTED THIS? It was sent to me by Sheila and I miss her's been way to long and I hope she's extremely happy!

11. HOW ARE YOU TODAY? Introspective and kinda serious feeling

12. FAVORITE DRINK? ice cold water

13. FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK? Rum and Coke or Coffee with Baileys

14.FAVORITE SPORT? love Hockey live and just to spend time with my honey i'll watch baseball or hockey

15. HAIR COLOR? Rich brown w/ light brown highlights (all fake of course!!) and currently wondering what colour i'll do next.

16. EYE COLOR? Blue with green flecks

17 DO YOU WEAR EYE CONTACTS? Hell Yeah - i'm blind as a bat

18. SIBLINGS AND AGES? Michele - 35 (for now)

19. FAVORITE MONTH? December (C H R I S T M A S )

20. FAVORITE FOOD? only one...HELLO, I'M HAVING A LOVE AFFAIR WITH FOOD!! Greek is a favourite though

21. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Gridiron Gang with THE ROCK...ssshewww he's hot


23. ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT? Well Hal may have an issue with it but before Hal nope, no problems asking someone out.

24. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS BETTER? I'm torn on this one like them both.


26. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs and Kisses

27. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE-NIGHT STANDS? Relationships (I guess the rebel in me would say One-night stands)



30. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO BLOG THIS? Everyone feeling positive ;-)

31. WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO BLOG THIS? Everyong feeling negative ;-)

32. WHAT BOOK(S)ARE YOU READING? Dog obedience, Tuesdays with Morrie and newest Tami Hoag

33.WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Willow (i'm on the laptop and Willow is being a pain in my side so she's my mouse pad) Keith Urban on the office mousepad.

34. FAVORITE BOARD GAME? hmmm, been so long since i've played one I don't have a fave.

35. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT? made dinner then watched LOST

36. FAVORITE SMELLS? Moms homemade bread and chicken soup (favourite smell as a kid coming home from up the door and that combined smell would drive us kids crazy!)


38. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT? I wanted two or four...we've got two furbabies right now and awaiting our third sooo guess we're going for four

39. WHAT WOULD YOU NAME YOUR FIRST SON? It would have been Cole Robert

40. FIRST DAUGHTER? Would have been Aislinn Faith

41. WHERE DO YOU WORK? City Centre Mall, Administration Office

42. FAVORITE PIZZA: pepperoni with feta

43. IF YOU WON A MILLION DOLLARS WHAT WOULD YOU BUY FIRST? A new car then have a burning party for the old Pontiac. Then two tickets out of town so Hal and I could figure out what to do.

44. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE: Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. -Pamela Vault Starr

45. WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM CAREER BE: No laughing but i've always dreamt about the Theatre.

Monday, October 2, 2006

TV Junkie

Okay, time to own up to the fact that now i've officially become a TV addict!! OMG i'm so thrilled that Grey's Anatomy, LOST, CSI's, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives, Ghost Whisperer, The Amazing Race, Survivor.....gah, the list is endless.

I've made a deal with myself that after work every night I must go for a good walk and do Cleo's obedience training before I can watch that night's favourite program.

So far today i've stayed active by vacuuming, sweeping, scrubbing floors and cleaning windows. Heading out now while the sun is shining and it's beautiful out to go for a walk and do Cleo's training. I absolutely love this time of year as the air is crisp and cool with the wonderful smells of Fall! Yesterday was spent starting the clean up of the back garden...ugh that's going to be a huge job and i'm actually looking foward to making it a dog pen.

Off to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, home to make dinner and then i've got a hot date with the men of CSI Miami and Prison Break!

Keep smiling!