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Keep Dancing!

Happy Saturday!

This morning, when I was lying in bed having a lazy start to my day, I was poking around my Facebook feed and came across this video. It brought a smile to my face. I hope it does the same for you.

Be sure to watch right until the end and pay close attention to what the woman says. It’s hilarious!

Keep dancing!

Happy Saturday!

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Things From The Web

I’ve been a very lazy blogger…more like an MIA blogger.  Life has been busy and when I get a few spare minutes I don’t have any desire to turn on my laptop and write a post.  Instead, I’ve been eating poorly and sitting on the couch getting caught up on The Americans (click here if you are in Canada or here if you are in the US to see what the show is all about.  Not sure if either of those will work elsewhere around the world, but give them a shot!)

In keeping with my laziness, here are two cool things I found on the web.

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1.  Do you ever wonder about the structure of an ant colony.  I will admit I’ve never given it much thought.  But, after watching this, there is a lot going on under that pile of dirt.  This is insane and produces some crazy-ass art.

A very cool result

2.  GoPro cameras really are amazing.  This video is not for the faint of heart.  I cringed many times watching this.  He suffered a few broken bones and needed some stiches.  It could have been a LOT worse.  I will add this to my long list of reasons why I will never jump off a cliff, or out of a plane.

I will never try this!

Sorry for being so lame with my posts lately.  Hopefully with some time off from work over the holidays I will find my blogging mojo again.

Until then, I will try to find some more cool things that I can lazily post!

Come on Friday and the start of my Christmas vacation!!!

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WestJet Christmas Surprise

I saw this on Facebook today and just had to share.

WestJet is a Canadian airline that is owned by it’s employees. The do things a little differently than the other big airlines.  The Captain tells jokes during the flight and the staff genuinely seem to like their jobs. 

Last year, they did a Christmas flash mob.  This year, they took it a little farther!

This is awesome.  Enjoy!

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The Cat’s Diary

Saturday morning, hubs dropped me off at CrossFit and went off to the dump to get rid of a bunch of crap we had cluttering up our basement shelves.  We have more stuff that can go, but the truck was full, so we’ll have to make another trip!

When he picked me up after my WOD, he played me this YouTube clip. 

The cats…they suffer!

If you own a cat, I’m sure you will find it hilarious and will be able to relate to everything this poor cat suffers through.  If you don’t have a cat, this is funny, because it is so true!

I know our cats Crosby and Ovie do a LOT of those things. They have such a rough life!

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Happy Monday!

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The Sunday Seven

I had good intentions of writing a few posts between my last one on Tuesday and this one now, but things seemed to be busy and it just didn’t happen. So, I’m dumping a lot into this post and going for another Sunday Seven!
SUNDAY 7

1.  The first week of Elf for Health is over.  Of the 7 challenges that we had to do this week, I completed 6 of them. 
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I went meatless for a few meals on Monday, I unsubscribed from a bunch of emails that I never really read, I played telephone tag with my mom, I drank tons of water, I treated myself to new sunglasses (more on that later), and I did 100 burpees today (more on that later too!).  I did not do a new workout.  Well, I sort of did, since every CrossFit workout is new, but I didn’t get to it on Wednesday and I had planned on doing a kettlebell workout on my own.  It didn’t happen.  Maybe one day this week I will squeeze it in to get caught up.

2.  Last night we went to see Pink.  We surprised the kids with tickets to the Pink concert yesterday. 
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We had tickets to her last show when she came to Toronto, but it was on March Break and we were going to be in Vermont skiing, so we sold them to my friend.  Hubs found out she was coming back to town and we got tickets off of StubHub.  They were okay seats – first row of the third level, straight out from the stage.  No close, but not in the nose bleeds.  We did almost get up close and personal during the last song as Pink flew around the arena on some crazy contraption.  Here ‘s a pic and a little video I took with my phone – so not the best quality.
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I really need to learn how to take video with my phone!

The concert was great. Jacko asked if we could go see her show tomorrow night too.  Funny kid! 

3.  Speaking of funny kid….check out Jacko’s photo bomb. 
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I guess while I was in line in the women’s washroom, a bunch of ladies were taking their picture near the Raptor’s dancers picture.  Apparently one of them was/is an Argo’s cheerleader and they wanted a pic with the dancer picture.  Jacko just jumped right in and looked right at the camera.  They thought it was hilarious and were talking to Rory when I finally finished in the washroom.  (holy post concert line up!).  Anyways, they loved Jack (and who doesn’t!), and thought it was funny that he jumped into their picture, and they offered to email it to us.  The kid knows how to make friends!

4.  I stumbled into new sunglasses this weekend! Hubs asked me to go with him to help him pick out new glasses since he recently had his prescription updated.  We found him a great pair of Oakley frames that look very sharp on him.  While he was doing measurements for fitting, I was taking a look around at the various frames and sunglasses.  I usually wear sporty sunglasses – plastic frames and not very expensive.  I’ve been thinking I need a pair of “grown up” sunglasses for a while, but never found any that I liked.  Until Saturday!  I found a pair of Ralph Lauren aviators that I thought looked pretty good, and we on sale for $50 off.  Hubs and the woman helping us with hubby’s frames agreed that they looked okay, so I bought them.  Not the greatest pic…selfies suck!
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Now I just need it to be sunny so I can wear them! 

5.  Burpees SUCK!  As you can see above, the Elf for Health challenge today was 100 burpees.  I put it off all day, but finally after dinner it was time.  I convinced hubs and the kids they should do them with me.  No one was really excited about the thought of 100 burpees, but they finally caved!  They all started….but they didn’t finish!  They got about 22-25 burpees in and decided that was enough!
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I made it all the way to 100 in 9:24.  So I was faster than my 100 burpee time from a month ago at CrossFit when I was 9:39.  And my 9:24 today includes about 15-20 seconds when I paused to put on my running shoes.  I was finding my socks too slippery on the carpet.  Not that I’m rushing into another 100 burpees anytime soon, but next time I will start with shoes on and hopefully finish in under 9 minutes.

6.  My goal for the week is to get more sleep.  I’m tired of always being tired, so my goal for the week is to go to bed earlier.  Normally I finally go up to bed close to midnight and usually don’t go to sleep as soon as I go up – damn you Candy Crush, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!  This week I am going to aim to have lights out by 11:30 – still too late, but I’m being realistic.  Here’s an infographic with tips for getting better sleep. 

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Now, it’s 11:20 and I should get my butt up to bed. 

Here’s to a good week ahead.  I’ve got 3 CrossFit classes, a hockey game, and 3 Christmas parties!  Gonna be another busy week!

How’s your week looking?
Have you got any tips to getting a better night’s sleep?

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