Friday, October 15, 2010

The Gecko Guy

Attention DC residents!!!!! My big brother Colin is running a Gecko exhibit at the National Geographic Museum! He's there all the time but tomorrow is World Animal Day so

Here's a clip of him on the news:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!!!!

As today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada, I felt like jotting down some things I'm super grateful for lately.
  1. Having half of my family be Canadian, and therefore getting to have two Thankgivings
  2. The beautiful weather Pittsburgh has been having these past few days
  3. My recent motivation to clean my apartment
  4. Candles
  5. Living in an area that is so convenient to anything I could possibly need (except for my momma, she's four hours away)
  6. Having the means and the time to go to school for Massage Therapy
  7. Halloween decorations
  8. Hot mulled apple cider
  9. Flannel sheets
  10. My friends, who put up with my bitching, and listen to my stories far more than anyone should ever have to
  11. My mom who just paid a $50 parking ticket for me
  12. Pumpkin Pie with maple syrup
  13. A vacuum cleaner that WORKS
  14. The short and sweet moments that remind me that I'm EXACTLY where I should be
  15. Going to my very first STEELERS game this weekend!!!!!
  16. The Pittsburgh presence on Twitter
  17. Twinkle lights
  18. Sleeping in
  19. The $10 gift card from Victoria's Secret that just came in the mail
  20. Finally having a camera again

Tea Trade

That trainer kicked my tush into gear!
Almost one week later and I'm just now not sore anymore.
We began with cardio, then she had me do lots of tricep work with a medicine ball, tricep pushups, and "rest" activity with a kettlebell to work my core muscles.
LUCKILY I received a soul and muscle soothing tea trade package from Alyson from Onyx and Alabaster!
I love that she included beautiful stationary and a sprig of lavender.
Thanks Alyson!!!
Also, thanks to Melita of Gussying Up the Tuttle for organizing the trade again!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Massage Therapy School & 5k

Seattle Sunset

I started classes at Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy last week and so far so good!
My classes are Principles of Touch, Anatomy and Physiology I, Swedish I, and a class that varies every Thursday afternoon
The very first day of Swedish we got to be hands on with our classmates and just get acquainted and cozied up to the idea of touching people.
To quote my partner "I loooooove schooooool"
So now I have to figure out which massage table to purchase.
(and in which price range...eek!)

Also, I recently visited my family in Canada. My nine (NINE!!!!) year old cousin Maddi ran a 5k with her mom. Soooo methinks I have to get my exercising act back together. Luckily I got a call from my gym Urban Active this morning that I won a complementary session with a trainer! So I'm scheduled for that tomorrow afternoon.
Now off to continue the job search, study and ship a tea trade package!