An Odd Day

(Wow, just reading this post now and it is REALLY random.  Evidentally, I didn’t make even the slightest effort to get it to flow from section to section….good luck!) 

From the moment that I stepped foot onto the bridge this morning, the day went into a tailspin.  There was a minor incident on the bridge this morning (so minor, in fact, that I am hesitant to even call it an incident).  A friend had something yucky happen in her family this past weekend which brought up some rather unpleasant memories for me of some stuff that happened almost 10 years ago.  And then there was the incident on the bridge this morning which didn’t really help the whole thought process of the last couple of days (yes, I know I’m being all cryptic and weird, but that’s all you’re getting for now).  ANYWAY, the day started out sucky.  I spent the first 3 hours putting out fires and pacifying whiners and stroking egos (my LEAST favourite thing to do). 

Then, around lunchtime, someone who used to work with us came to the plant and we went for a little walk over to the new casino (crappy, shoddy, slapped together and ugly, by the way) and then went for coffee.  As much as I don’t like the ‘supervision’ in my department, my boss is really good for things like that because I didn’t come back for 2 hours and he was totally fine with it.  It was so nice because while I talk to this person all the time and see him every weekend, we rarely get to spend time together one on one (he’s the captain of our hockey team).   I worked until 6:30 tonight and got a lot of stuff cleaned up and then hoofed it home (I’d forgotten how much a person can get done when there is no one else in the office!).  The walk has been really good these past few days.  My back/pelvis/leg issue has pretty much cleared up now that I’ve stopped wearing high heel shoes (and started doing some stretching), and I’ve definitely noticed a marked improvement in my cardio since I started.  Today should have been ‘stop at Starbucks Wednesday’ but it was already so late when I left work and I couldn’t really spare the points.  See?  Back to basics!

So now I’m at home, bathed and fed and in jammies.  Tonight will be an early bedtime for me because I haven’t really made up for Monday night when I didn’t get home until past midnight. 

Remember back in THIS post when I mentioned that I had the potential for a blind date?  Well that date is happening on Sunday.  Instead of going for coffee and sitting and staring at each other, I thought we should get out and DO something.  Something that puts both people right out of their comfort zone.  My idea of going ice skating was heavily veto-ed by friends and family alike, so now I’m not exactly sure what we’re going to do.  My thing is that you don’t really get to know a person when you are just sitting there staring at them over a cup of coffee.  It can be uncomfortable and akward so I definitely want to DO something.  There are some ideas in the works.  Mr. Blind Date is supposed to call me at the end of this week to make a firm plan.  I’ll keep you posted.  

That’s pretty much all I have for you this evening.  I’m really tired and itching to go crawl into bed. 

I did want to say welcome to the people today who commented for the first time.  HI!  Nice to see you!  It’s always exciting for me to get comments from everyone, but new commentors are great because you can all see me but I can’t see you.  So, if you’re there and you want to comment but don’t feel like you have anything to say, answer the quick quiz below (Mareuze, I know you like these):

1.  Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip?

2.  Peanut Butter or Cheez Whiz? 

3.  What is one thing that you are really, REALLY hoping to get for Christmas this year?

4.  Getting up early or sleeping in?

5.  Coffee or tea? 

There.  Now you have a reason to comment (not that you ever need a reason!).



  1. Anonymouse said,

    December 13, 2007 at 2:21 am

    1. mayo
    2. Peanut butter
    3. Miss Marple DVD set (I ordered it myself so I’m just “hoping” it arrives…lol!)
    4. sleeping in
    5. coffee

  2. Carol said,

    December 13, 2007 at 4:06 am

    Just injoy the weekend and don’t place too much importance on it or build it up too much in your mind, simply look at it as something else that is nice to do.
    I love your blog and you are very much an inspiration to my battle with weight and life in general.
    Dont forget you have to visit when you finally get to Australia.
    Take care

  3. Krystle said,

    December 13, 2007 at 7:15 am

    I’m going to post this, just because! 🙂

    1. Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip? Miracle Whip! BUT, mayo on Subway.

    2. Peanut Butter or Cheez Whiz? Tough one. I’d have to say both because they each have their own things they are good on, but… if I had to pick, peanut butter.

    3. What is one thing that you are really, REALLY hoping to get for Christmas this year? Hmm, I was wishing for a new snowmobile, and I got it… 🙂 Picking it up this Saturday. It’s not “new”, but new to me. A 2002!

    4. Getting up early or sleeping in? Ugh. Definitely sleeping in… although if I have something fun going on that day, or leaving for a trip… definitely early!

    5. Coffee or tea? All chocolately, sugary, coffee! Craziness, I know.

  4. Krystle said,

    December 13, 2007 at 7:16 am

    Ugh! I wish I could just log in with my id so it automatically links to my diet website, instead of my regular one.

  5. Hilary said,

    December 13, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Hey darlin’! I totally understand the need to keep certain aspects of your life private, but I’m a little worried about you based on the “bridge” paragraph. You okay?

    Also, you should think about having a regular “Ask Lady Shanny” column. Obviously you’re not a doctor or nutritionist, but people could ask you specific things about *your* journey (e.g., what kind of music pumps you up for your walks, etc) ;).

  6. Tarable said,

    December 13, 2007 at 11:00 am

    1. Miracle Whip
    2. Peanut Butter
    3. Feather bed
    4. Getting up early (provided the previous evening wasn’t too extravagent)
    5. Tea

    PS: Thanks for being there and listening about the family member yucky incident and I hope talking about it didn’t upset you.

  7. buddabelly said,

    December 13, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    1. Miracle Whip?

    2. Peanut Butter

    3. A new tattoo!!!

    4. sleeping in

    5. Coffee

    That was fun! 🙂

  8. CreativeChicen said,

    December 13, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    1. Mayonnaise
    2. Peanut Butter
    3. A new coat
    4. Getting up early
    5. Coffee

    Good luck on the blind date!

  9. Marueze said,

    December 13, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    Meme’s are the best!
    But I think girl’s enjoy them more than guys? Yes? No?
    Sent 1 to a friend re: Christmas he replied it was too much work.

    I agree with you – you need a plan – and and activity.
    Movie?? It gives a you a topic to discuss afterward – like or disliked, etc. Hopefully nothing too heavy but at least it is an activity that millions of dates have been based on.
    Why was ice-skating vetoed- if you both agreed to it – what’s the dish?

    It is great that you are jumping in and doing this date sooner than later. 🙂

    As for your little meme:
    1/ mayo
    3/not so interested in a specific thing from guy – just interested in my intrepretation of what the gift is! But from my friends possibly theatre tickets – always looking forward to group outings with friends.
    4/ sleep in if I have a cuddle mate
    5/Tea – I find I get a better cup of tea more often than a good cup of coffee. I only started drinking coffee when I started work because tea always got screwed up by the coffee shops.

  10. ladybeams said,

    December 13, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    I think ice skating is a great idea.Hopefully he knows how. I thought of a movie also, but you really don’t talk and everybody wonders what they should do with their hands. LOL.
    1. miracle whip
    2. peanut butter
    3. a clean house, a 30 day notice from my kids, motivation for exercise, I don’t know. It’s kind of a toss up. LOL
    4. really early riser here. I like the world to myself before everyone else gets going.
    5. Definately coffee, but I do drink a lot of iced tea in the summer. It’s such a great rush!

  11. Bev said,

    December 13, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    1. Mayo, MW is too sweet
    2. PB since my Dr said Cheez Whiz is one of the worst things (can’t even call it food!) for you
    3. That’s a tough one, and not something anyone can get for me. Yes, you guessed it…a male partner to go out with once in awhile and then maybe….?
    4. up early then a nap in the afternoon
    5. coffee but sometimes a nice herbal tea before bed

    Not sure who veto’d the skating, it sounds like fun especially if you’re both at the same level.

  12. Laura said,

    December 17, 2007 at 9:06 am

    1. Mayonnaise
    2. Peanut Butter
    3. What is one thing that you are really, REALLY hoping to get for Christmas this year? An IPOD
    4. Sleeping in
    5. Coffee or tea? Both! Coffee in the morning. Tea the rest of the time

  13. katapilla22 said,

    December 20, 2007 at 10:50 am

    1. Mayo
    2. PB Fo sho!
    3. Nothing in particular. There’s a lot of things i WANT but nothing I would expect to get.
    4. Altho I PREFER to sleep in, I rarely do. I accomplish way more when I’m up early.
    5. I married coffee years ago. It was a beautiful wedding. Tea is always a bridesmaid.

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