03 July 2012

I know I'm super behind!  I promise I will catch up in the next couple of days!

Love love love!
M

27 June 2012

26 June 2012

Back In Touch

What were we thinking, waiting so long to hang out?  Coffee was great (mouse aside!), the party and abstract will be awesome and what up, photoshoot?! 

Love and reunions!
- Megs

25 June 2012

When It Rains, It Pours

Everything is coming up Meaghan. 

Someone actually said that to me today...  and as the day progresses, it really seems like it.  I had a super weekend, I have a new roommate, I'm feeling 110% better about life, I have many prospects...  Thank you SO SO SO much to all my friends and family that have stuck it out with me and dealt with it without complaining (Brendon).

Love muchly!
Meaghan

23 June 2012

Farm + Bonfire = Love!

Yesterday I got to hang with my old co-workers for a bonfire at this AMAZING farm!

It was awesome; full of love, laughter, stories and ridiculous photos!

Thanks, ladies!
Love and more love!
- Megs

21 June 2012

Arabesque

Arabesque Falafel Plate - This is a victory for the taste buds of all man-kind.  YUM.

Love and full bellies!
- Megs

20 June 2012

Countdown

I did it.

I said what I needed to say and I'll be doing what I've needed to do for years.

You are the best and worst thing to ever happen to me.
I will love you until the day you die.

Love and closure!
Meaghan

19 June 2012

Roomie-Styles!

One of the girls with whom I partied hardy in Dominican Republic is moving in on Sunday!  Ever since I bought the house, all I've wanted is one of my friends to move in...  and now someone is!  My other roomie will remain (and he is bucketloads of amazing all on his own), so it'll be the three of us + Cays + the budgies!  I'm pretty pumped at the chance to have another lady in the house!

Love and laughter!
Meaghan

18 June 2012

La Musique!

Every couple of weeks I go on a new music hunt...  I spend a night just downloading and finding music that I love and/or music I've never heard of that I'm gonna give a shot.  Yesterday, as I lay out in the sun, reading The DaVinci Code (for the nth time), I got to reap the benefits of this music.  Like there was ever any doubt that Metric's new album is total gold, but there were a bunch of other goodies in there too!  Naturally, I have zero idea of what they're called, but let's just say there was a mental dance party going on in my head all day yesterday.

Love and music!
- Meaghan Magdalena

15 June 2012

New Look!

Reading other blogs inspired me to change this one up a bit...  To be honest, I never really liked the green and blue look, but it was the only blogger.com background I could deal with.  They have either added more options or I was too blind to see the other ones (likely the latter).

What do you think?
Love and health!
- Meaghan

14 June 2012

Nephew Love

I don't think I can ever get enough of this kid!  I visited this morning and I'm babysitting him tomorrow afternoon...  We're gonna try to hit up the pool since it was closed today (sad face).  I was then going to take some pictures...  and I forgot my memory card!  What an amateur move, haha.  So, we hung out and played in the sand box instead!

Love and family!
- Megs

13 June 2012

Facilitate!

I'm a co-facilitator for a network within the Region and quarterly, I meet with other co-facilitators who run similar networks for different age groups.  I have to say, these meetings are a true joy and never fail to inspire.  They get me excited to facilitate and network, but most importantly, they get me excited over my job!  I am so lucky to work in a field I love.

Love and happiness!
- M


12 June 2012

Veggie Burger Combo

I ate Harvey's today for probably the first time this year...  Their veggie burgers are to die for.  I practically inhaled my french fries.  YUM.

Total small victory!

Love and guilty pleasures!
M

07 June 2012

My Trace/1g

Today was lunch with one of my most favourite people on the planet.  Thanks for the 25 minute hang...  We're doing picnic lunch next time so I get your sweet self for the full hour!  Love love love you!

Love and happiness!
Meaghan

06 June 2012

ECE

This is a generic small victory, but it's one I really appreciate when it happens: connecting with someone in your line of work and just "getting" each other.  I'm not even sure how to put it into words, but that happened today and I'm even more grateful considering I wasn't even going to go in the first place.  Thanks for the push, girlie!

Love and sunshine!
Megs

05 June 2012

Spammy

Someone reported my blog as "spam" on facebook.  One of my "friends"!  Oh, the freedom to delete the people I believe to be behind it...  The ones I'm "friends" with by association but who actually don't really like me for no apparent reason!

Anyway!  I've been feeling down on and off and whatever else lately, hence the lack of entries. 

Much love to my family and friends.  Thank you, as always.
Love,
Meaghan

28 May 2012

The Jump Off

Guess who's back!?

Unfortunately, not Lil Kim.  Fortunately, the Dirty Dodgers!  Dodgeball started out tonight... and we totally rocked 8 games to 1!

Woo woo!  What up sports three nights a week?  Don't mind if I am a sporto now.

Love and laughter!
Meaghan

25 May 2012

Posting Pictures

I edited and posted a whole bunch of photos today and have been receiving incredible feedback.  You can see them HERE!

Have a super fantastic and fun-filled weekend!
Love and laughter,
M

24 May 2012

Womp Womp...

Things to work on: posting every week day!

Latest victories:
- long weekends
- this WEATHER/the sun/the beach
- cottage friends and family
- karaoke
- Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy
- having an amazing new roommate
- cuddles and sleep!

Have a super day!
Love,
Meaghan

16 May 2012

Afternoon Reddit

Thank you for turning into the optimistic one when it can't be me.

Til the next amiugly day...

Love and laughter!
Megs

14 May 2012

12 May 2012

May 7-11

Small and large victories over the past week:


- mint oreos
- blizzard oreos
- bizzos (we're bringing this word back)
- barely spending a thing in the states (this is the hugest of all!)
- the weather getting nice!
- Caysee
- slo pitch

Love love!
- M

04 May 2012

Novel to Make Up For It!

I'm not sure how I got so behind, so here we go!

I've been renovating like a fiend; I tore out some shelving units, removed wallpaper, filled holes, sanded and primed...  I'm gonna start priming after I interview my next potential roommate. 

Dandelions are pretty much the bane of my existence right now.  I've spent hours and hours removing them...  I wanted to get them out before I mowed the lawn, but the lawn was so uneven, I just had to do it.  Needless to say, those yellow jerks that were in bloom will not turn into seeds and create thousands more in my yard...  If only I could get my neighbours on board!

I got to go out for lunch with two old co-workers this week: one on Wednesday and one today.  LOVE.  I also got to go for dinner to one of my old family's Wednesday.  The kids didn't know I was coming, and were so happy/surprised/shocked when I pulled into the driveway.  It was pretty much the cutest thing ever.

It's Friday!  And it's my friend's dirty thirty...  And we're heading DOWNTOWN to some sketch bars to live up to the celebration.  I haven't even heard of the places we're going to, haha.  Should be amazing!  Tomorrow I have an all day photoshoot with an old co-worker turned make-up artist, then off to another old family's place for babysitting.  To top the weekend off, I'm hosting my nephew's 2nd birthday party on Sunday.  Can't wait!

Hope this makes up for my lack of posting!
Happy weekend!
Love love love!
- Megs

01 May 2012

Undergotchies

Well, my roommate gave me about six hours notice before he moved out yesterday (gee, thanks), but I am grateful for the opportunity to wear underwear around the house without worry.  It's safe to say this will be a pant-free zone until I find a replacement roomie.

Love and undergotchies!
- Megs

A Few Days In One

It's been a few days...  My bad! 

Highlights of my life lately:
1) Kathryn's bachelorette - THE most fun I've had in a super long time!
2) The Walking Dead (again) with Thomasena
3) Surprising realizations
4) SO MUCH NEPHEW TIME!

Love and health!
- Megs

25 April 2012

Happy Hump Day!

Today was super!  Yummy food, a visit from a friend I WILL be better at keeping in touch with, piano, a run, going to see the fam...  Good Wednesday!

Love and more love!
- Meaghan

24 April 2012

Happy Birthday!

It's my nephew's 2nd birthday today, so I called him and he just kept saying "at-tee!" into the phone (auntie).  So cute.  When my sister in law took the phone, he started crying because he wasn't done talking to me yet.  Haha.  So in love!

Love and birthdays!
- Megs

23 April 2012

Mmm, mmm good!

Just found an unopened bag of my organic sea salt chips under the bed...  Small victory!

Love and saltiness!
- M

20 April 2012

THIS CLOSE to Freedom!

One exam tomorrow, one exam Monday and then I'm really and truly free!

That in itself is huge.  YAY!

Love and more love!
- Megs

19 April 2012

La Musique

With the time I've had lately, I've been using it to practice piano almost every day and what a difference it makes!  I mean, duh, of course it makes a difference, but I've already gone through a level and a half in the past few weeks just because I've put my mind to it and worked hard.

This is inspiring to myself!  Now, if I can just make sure I stick at being healthy and running more often!

Love and dedication!
- M

18 April 2012

FYI

I just wanted to let you know that I forgive you.

I hope that helps to ease your conscience, despite the fact that you don't actually deserve it!

Just sayin'.

Love and laughter!
- Meaghan


17 April 2012

Ultimate Styles

So, our team had our first ultimate frisbee practice tonight.  Holy mother, what a work out.

I'm so excited.  I get to spend time with lots of nearest and dearest while running my behind off.  Should be a super awfully amazing time!

Love and sports!
- M

16 April 2012

The Book and the Dead

I love getting lost in a book.  I was waiting for something to cook, so I was reading a bit of a John Grisham novel.  As I ate, I continued reading it and became so engrossed, I was eventually only getting up for bathroom breaks.  I ended up finishing the entire 600+ pages.  Whoops!  Oh, well, it was a nice escape from life for a large part of the day.

Thomasena surprised me and came over to do laundry...  I've got him hooked on The Walking Dead.  I thought we'd get through maybe one or two episodes...  Yeah, I got to bed at 3 after we plowed through 5 of them, haha.

Love!
- Meaghan

13 April 2012

Girl's Night

Babysitting two of my favvvvvvvourite girls tonight!  We had fun doing hair and painting nails, and ending the night off with some Backyardigans and girly story books.

So lucky for the opportunity to see these ladies.  Thank you!

Love and smiles!
- M

12 April 2012

Nanny

Today would have been my Nanny's 86th birthday.

I miss her every day and thank her for the time I did have with her and everything she taught me and shared with me.

Love and family!
- M

10 April 2012

The Good Life

I, for the first time in probably six years, went to the gym today.  I did an hour of classes with Laura and they totally kicked my ass.  I'm so sore already and it's only been twelve hours.  I probably won't be able to move tomorrow...  and I love it.  Thanks, Tink!

Love and fitness!
- Megs

09 April 2012

Delish

Today's victory is having friends who share in my love for vegan cuisine and don't put up ANY fight about going to these yummy restaurants!

Love and health!
- M

05 April 2012

Girl's Night

Heading to London to see my ladies for a much deserved night out.  There is promise of much laughter to be had.  I can't wait!

Love and smiles!
- M

04 April 2012

Au Revoir...

Today some of my kids got to say good bye to me.  Their book and card was so full of love and it has made my heart overflow.

Thank you from the bottom of mine because I miss that love every single day.

Love always!
- Meaghan

03 April 2012

Video Games

Solid day.  Lunch at Thrive, video games all afternoon, then a meeting at the PRC.

Good day!

Love and sunshine!
- Meaghan

02 April 2012

Ma Famille

Visits from my sweet little nephew are always always always a highlight to any day!

Thanks for the visit, family.  Love you to pieces!

Love and happiness!
- M

30 March 2012

The Hunger Games

Yes, I saw it.  No, I'm not ashamed.  Yes, I LOVED it!

Thanks, Keels, for some two on two time!

Love and friendship!
- M

29 March 2012

Freedom!

Last assignment, last quiz and last class DONE!  My Tuesday and Thursday nights are now free...  Woo hoo!  At least until May when Slo Pitch starts up!

I can't wait to get this house in tip top shape...  I have many plans in mind to visit with lots of friends, family and all that jazz in the month before my exams.  Then, it's REAL freedom!

Love and health!
- Megacita

28 March 2012

Black Thumb Be Gone!

One of the promises I made to myself last year was that I will get better at gardening.  Typically, I have a black thumb...  I usually can't even keep a cactus alive.  However, even with the indoor plants, I've been doing better and they're still kickin'!  My Christmas cactus (thanks, mom!) blooms like, once a month...  It's amazing.

Today I made it outside and got some yard and garden work done.  It looks so good...  I'm so excited for when more things come up.  I have some tulips just about ready to open, but my daffodils and crocuses came up a couple weeks ago.

Love the nature!
- Meaghan

27 March 2012

26 March 2012

Expect the Unexpected!

I should know to expect the unexpected by now...  yet, I'm still so naive in believing that people have the same good intentions I do.  However, as a result of this unnecessary and uncalled for character defamation, I have received so much love and support from those who know me better. You are the great victories of the world.

Here's to new doors opening...
Love and courage!
- Meaghan

23 March 2012

Essay Styles

Small victory of today is realized that the paper I have due at the end of this week is 2000 words instead of 2500! 

By small victory, I mean LARGE!

Happy weekend!
Love and sunshine!
- Megs

22 March 2012

Life Changes

Life, school and sickness have gotten in the way of me writing on here, so I thought I'd sneak a chance when I have a moment of freedom from hell aka school.

This has been one of the most professionally challenging, academic-ly demanding and physically awful weeks of my life BUT I WILL REMAIN POSITIVE.

I've learned some new things about myself this week:
1) When someone breaks my trust, forgive, but don't ever forget. 
2) I will not ever, for a second, feel bad/blamed for someone else's mistake.
3) I am so much stronger than I ever thought.  But you already knew that.  And that's why we're here, isn't it?

Love and change!
- Meaghan

15 March 2012

Onward and Upward!

In a recent (late night, over the top) emotional text message conversation, I let slip certain feelings I maybe shouldn't have...  At the time, and even most of today, I wished I could take them back. Now, however, I'm grateful! There will be no confusion in the way I'm going...  and that's forward.  The past is going to stay in the past and I can't change it, I can't worry about it and I have to stop dwelling on it.

This wasn't a small victory; for me, this is monumental in my steps towards healing and moving on.

I'm usually sorry I dump my shit on you.  Today, I'm not.  I will absolutely always love you, but I will absolutely not allow myself to go on living this way.

Love for myself!
- Meaghan

13 March 2012

Night Off!

I finished class at 6:50 tonight and I had NOTHING TO DO!  I mean, I have about 37 chapters and 12 articles to read and 17 videos to watch, but I got home at seven and I didn't have to leave the house again!  Do you know how long it's been since that's happened?!  I cleaned the kitchen, did some laundry, cleaned my room and organized all the sports I'm going to be playing this summer.  I'm signing up three teams of people for dodgeball, slo-pitch and ultimate frisbee.  PUMPED!  And soon to be broke...  totally worth it!

Love and fitness!
- Meaghan

12 March 2012

Time Change

Honestly, I'm so tired and so cranky and dodgeball was awful and it's going to be one of those (extremely rare) days that I am too crankified to find anything good in the day.

Love and SLEEP!
- M

09 March 2012

Herrrrrrr

Laura and I wanted to go to Veg Out for lunch, but naturally, over the winter it doesn't open until 5...  So, we hit up Zen Gardens instead and it was sooooo delicious.  I miss having one in Waterloo.  Anyway, I have a few small victories today! 
1) Laura and the hilarity that ensues
2) Delicious vegan food
3) My new fake hair (herrrr) that I bought in the ever-sketchy east end of London - REPRESENT (my fam is from there)!
4) SHOPPING
I haven't been shopping since the beginning of time...  I got pink pants.  I don't even LIKE pink...  but I loveeeeeee these pants!

SPRING IS IN THE AIR!
Love and laughter!
- Megs

08 March 2012

Postsecret

Postsecret came to London and when I found this out, I didn't care what day it was, where it was and what I might miss out on because I have been waiting for FOREVER for Frank Warren to make an appearance in Canada.  Absolutely so worth the wait...  The night was so emotional, amazing, inspiring and memorable.  What a lucky girl I am to have been in such a community-based environment.

My heart is so full of love right now for the human race.

Love and strength!
- Meaghan

07 March 2012

KONY

I think it's a huge victory that so many people have watched this video and continue to circulate it.  I know there is some controversy surrounding it, but I prefer to look at the idea behind it; uniting to fight against something WORTH fighting for!  Aren't children worth it?  Isn't knowledge power?  Please watch and share this video.

Thanks.
Love and peace!
- Meaghan

06 March 2012

Perfecto!

Just rocked a test in my Greek and Roman women class...  10/10.  BOOYA!

Feels good...

Love and health!
- M

05 March 2012

Singing Birds!

This happened on the weekend, but it still excites me so...  I looked into the backyard Saturday afternoon and I saw a robin!  In my flurry of excitement, I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye...  I had to double count because I was sure I was wrong, but there SEVENTEEN, count them, SEVENTEEN robins in my backyard!  Yay, spring is coming!  That excites me so much more than probably most of my small victories put together!!

Love and SPRINGGGGGG!
- Megs

01 March 2012

Poor Excuse for an Entry!

I'm so tired and so uncreative right now that I'll put my Small Victory of the day as going to bed before 11pm!

Love and SLEEP!
- M

29 February 2012

Day 1

I've started my training program for my half marathon that I'm running April 29th.  Two months to the date...  I've got a lot of work to do!  I was totally not feeling it tonight either.  I got home from work, watched Grey's and passed out for an hour and a bit (whoops), then headed to piano and the grocery store.  It seemed like I'd already made up my mind about not going, but as I drove home, I thought, "FORGET THIS!  It's day one!  What are you DOING?!" so I unpacked the groceries, got my gear on and hit the roads.  Thanks to those who shoveled...  which was few and far between.  Soaker centrale!  And worth every second!!

Love and inspiration!
- Megs

28 February 2012

Besties Rule!

I'm so very lucky to have so many amazing people in my life who inspire me and spread joy every single day.

This is a shout out to you, Brendon!  Thanks for always listening.

Love,
Meaghan

27 February 2012

Vacation

That has, by far, been one of the best vacations of my life!  There are so many things to be happy for that it would be impossible to list the inside jokes, the laughter, the joy of the sun, the vitamin d absorption, the dancing, the acting like idiots, the photoshoots, the a la carte mishaps, the pizzeria, the slime fruit...  The Dominican is absolutely beautiful and the people are fabulous (minus one crank of a bartender)!

I can say without a doubt that I would, in a heartbeat, run for my life back to that country.  Gorgeous.

Much love!
- M

17 February 2012

Dominican!

I leave for the Dominican on Sunday!!!  Yay!!  Words cannot express my excitement for this much needed and much looked forward to break.

Have an amazing family day and a super week!  I'll be back on the 28th to update.

Much love, happiness and all that jazz!
xox,
Meaghan

16 February 2012

Longest!

Tonight, I made it to an hour straight of running...  That's the longest I've ever gone!  I actually have decided that I want to run in a half marathon.  There's one in April in Elmira and I think I'm going to go for it!  With Brendon's help and advice (thanks for volunteering and you don't know it yet!), I hope to set a fairly rigorous schedule to get myself on track.  I won't lie, I'm really, really excited and I'm thankful for something to look forward to at a time when I so desperately need it.

Can't stop, won't stop!
Love!
- Megs

15 February 2012

Snack-styles

Apples, sunbutter and raisins.  It changed from the original, but I had to modify it.

Love and light!
- M

14 February 2012

13 February 2012

Puppy Love

I took a picture of Caysee and I and instagrammed it, labeling it "If Caysee is the last love of my life, I'm okay with that" (or something along those lines).  And I am.

Love and dogs, always!
- Meaghan

10 February 2012

Lasagna Love

Why can I not cook more?  I wish I had more time and I wish I had the motivation to do it...  My cooking RULES. I just made some lasagna and loved the shit out of it!  So did B-tran; amazingness at its finest.

Love and health!
- Megs

09 February 2012

How Embarrassing!

There's an hour to kill between Vampire Diaries and Grey's Anatomy on Thursdays.  I watched...  wait for it...  American Idol.  FML and kill me now because I LIKED it! AHHH! I will not watch it again (likely), but I did truly enjoy it. Though, I do not overly enjoy that I so thoroughly enjoyed it.  I have less shame admitting I LOVE Jersey Shore! 

Gotta love Thursday night tv!
Much love!
- Megacita

08 February 2012

Tofurkey Pizza

I'm not usually one to love the meat substitutes, but holy mother of pearl, the Tofurkey Pepperoni Pizza is pretty much to die for.

I ate an entire one for dinner...  Sorry I'm going to be in a bathing suit in 11 days!

Love and happiness!
- M

07 February 2012

2 For 1

Oops!  I somehow forgot to post yesterday...  I think the exhaustion and monotony of full-time work and studying got to me and I was in bed, reading, by 8:30 last night.  That was totally my victory then.

TODAY was wow!  I've been so stressed about this silly history mid-term that I was letting it run my life and how I feel about being school...  to the point where I started questioning why I was even bothering!  Walking out of the mid-term tonight, I was like, THAT is why I'm in school - to rock those tests, to really understand how things work and to care enough about myself to keep learning.  I'd been guilt-eating (aka BINGE) during studying (I had the worst sweet tooth craving/give in), so I was extra inspired to run tonight.  For the second time this week, I've run for 40 minutes!  Yay, me! 

I just have one more mid-term to go and then I'm FREEEEEEEE.  Dominican in 12 days!  WOW.  I can't wait!

Much love and learning always!
- M

03 February 2012

The Heart of BLC Lexington

What should be such a terrible day, ended up being one that was so surrounded in love, it was hard to believe it was even real.  I know I posted a blog entry not that long ago about the girls I work with, but, wow.  The love that emanated out of my staff today (two of them having today as their last day) was unbelievable.  Where I thought there would be ugly crying, non-stop inability to comfort each other or the children and/or craziness that was unable to bear, there wasn't.  There was a mutual love and respect for each other in acknowledging how much each of us has grown, how we have all benefited from being in each other's lives and how lucky the children are to have this type of positive influence in their lives.  I am truly BLESSED to work where I do and with the people I do.  I know Monday will bring a world of change, but I am so confident in our abilities to use the strength of our support system that I can't imagine exists in any other work place.

Thank you, Tracy, Lynn Anne, Christy, Vickie and Sarah - my life would not be what it is without you in it.  Though we hear this (and maybe not always genuinely), I hope you know it rings true when I tell you that I love you all from the bottom of my heart.  Thank you for a beautiful day and thank you in advance for the amazingness I know that this night will bring.

Love,
Meaghan

02 February 2012

Kristen Bell and the Sloth

Honestly, this is so ridiculous that it made me cry, but it did.

Kristen Bell and the Sloth

It's nice to know I'm not the only over-emotional wreck for no reason on the planet.

Love and happy tears!
- M

01 February 2012

GLEEEEEEE

It takes a lot to get me emotional (total lie), but I just watched last night's episode of Glee and bawled my eyes out.  There were SO many amazing moments!  I am so glad I am hooked on this show.  It's empowering and anti-bullying and full of so much love all the time.  LOVE IT!

Love and GLEE (in that title voice)!
- Megs

31 January 2012

Oh, My Arm

Played dodgeball tonight...  Out of 11 games, I played 10.  Safe to say my arm is dying (currently being iced) and I've jammed my thumb (for the nth time, cancelling piano tomorrow).

And it actually hurts to type (thanks, spacebar), so I'm off.

LOVE dodgeball.  For realsies!

Love and hope!
- M

30 January 2012

Life Update

Sorrrrrrrrry.  Totally didn't post on Friday.  I promise, it's not a habit I plan on getting into!

I had a pretty super weekend.  Did a boudoir photoshoot, got to see my JJ, blazed it up with Mindy and accomplished MUCH homework doing. 

Today was back at it, but it went by super fast.  Tomorrow's going to be a long day.  I'm working early, going to a meeting, going to a workshop on naturopathy, then dodgeball... 

If I had to pick a victory today, there are too many to choose from.  I got lots of love and cuddles today from my blue class, dodgeball was rocked (go Dirty Dodgers!) and Laura is here for the night as she's working in Toronto tomorrow.  Slumber party!

Love and light!
- M

26 January 2012

And... Shift.

Today's small victory is my ability to have an ongoing shift in attitude for the positive.  Care of the people I've encountered and what they've brought to me, amongst many books, quotations and life experiences, I tend to become more and more positive.  Given what I've seen or gone through, I could have dealt with so many things in so many different ways and I would have ended up in a far, far worse place than this.  I'm so grateful EVERY SINGLE DAY for the people who have touched my life; be it long lasting or a short encounter, and my ability to want to be happy and lead the happiest life I can.  Can many people say they accomplished that by 31?  I think I'm doing pretty darn well!

Much love.  Forever and for always!
- Meaghan

25 January 2012

Zzz...

Unintentional napping.  I got home from work with intentions of studying, not sleeping.  I walked in the door and it hit me, so I headed up to bed for a 45 minute snooze.  Slept through my alarm.  Set it again to give myself a few minutes to wake up...  and it does not go off.  45 minutes + 2 hours.  No big deal!  I woke up ready to kick some piano ass and study the Spartan and Athenian women.  Love!

Love and knowledge!
- Meaghan

24 January 2012

De-Clutter!

I found this site the other day (thanks, pinterest) about ways to de-clutter your life over the next 100 days.  Naturally, I've misplaced the print out AND the site...  so I'll post it later.  But I started today with my camera bag.  I'm doing a shoot on Saturday (boudoir - YES!), so I wanted it organized and ready to go.  The feeling of accomplishment over something so minute is stress relieving and lately there's been much of that to go around.

How do you de-stress?  What do you love to de-clutter?  Feel free to comment!

Love and sunshine!
- M

23 January 2012

My Girls!

This is more of a great victory than a small one, but one I want to recognize today.  I am SO lucky to have the tight-knit co-workers that I do at my centre.  How many people can say that?  We have this ability to laugh off the worst days and we empower each other!

Thank you for what you do.  You girls mean so much to me!

Love and happiness!
- Meaghan

20 January 2012

Total Crush on Kate Beckinsale

Ahhhh, Underworld!  SO good.  And my date was just as good!  Thanks, Mindy, for braving the storm without even seeing the first two.  Much love!  PS - His name is Theo James and I've already pinned the sexy beast on pinterest.

Love and sunshine!
- M

19 January 2012

The Very Smallest Victory

I'm not a fan of winter.  Or cold.  Or snow.  Or anything winter-related.  I'm not a skier, snowboarder, skater...  I'll maybe go tobogganing once every five years!  I'm just not a fan.  HOWEVER!  I do have a small secret...  After a snowfall and the snow is just lying there all perfect and pretty and clean, I do love a good inhalation of that fresh snow smell.  I had that today... except I inhaled it during the blizzard I'd just finished driving through!  Second victory: I'm alive to tell the tale!

Love and warmth!
- Megs

18 January 2012

Brothers

Wednesday nights are laundry nights at my house.  Not for me, not for my roommate...  but for my brother.  He makes his weekly visits to do the wash of his petit famille and we get to laugh about dumb stuff we typically wouldn't in front of anyone else.  (In the past, we've been known to rock out to Hilary Duff "Fly" and bust out.  In fact, I'm pretty sure my dad yelled at us when we came into the house still belting it out).  Anyway, our stupid laughing was over the "y u no" guy and some jokes from Mean Girls (a go to movie I forgot about and one I need to reacquaint with ASAP).  We may detest our siblings growing up, but wow, we're lucky to have each other.

Love and siblings!
- Megasena or Bitchasena as Thomasena likes to call me

17 January 2012

Go To Movies

Whenever I'm in a movie watching mood without a certain movie in mind, I have a few select "go to"s.  I watched one tonight with Brendon.  Yay, Minority Report.  Most of them are action...  Actually, I think all of my go to movies are action related.

What movies are the ones you go to?

Love and health!
- M

16 January 2012

The Bitch is Back!

OMGGGGGGG!  I totally rocked the socks off of dodgeball tonight.  During warm up, I was extremely tentative care of doing the 100 Work Out yesterday, but once I started playing all my muscle pain subsided and I killed it.  One of the best feelings is when a player on the opposite team compliments you when you're shaking hands: "You've got a crazy arm!  Good game!"  Yeahhuhhh!  I'm all warm and fuzzy inside!

Love and health!
- M

13 January 2012

Best Way to Spend a Friday

Second day in a row of seeing some of my favourite people!  Thanks for dinner, Lisa and Tim!  I had so much fun hanging out with you guys and William (and sweet little Gillian!) this evening.  I promise we'll see each other more.  Love you!

Love and light!
- Megs

12 January 2012

Two-day!

Today I was lucky enough to have two awesome victories!
1) I rocked my first quiz.  Turns out studying works!
2) I got to see my favourite Philion fam to catch up/watch Thursday night tv.

Love and laughter!
- Megs

11 January 2012

Foxes

One of my new obsessions/favourite new artists/going to be ridiculously famous one day!

THIS!

Love and music!
- M

10 January 2012

I Avoid It Like the Plague...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for being the bigger person and picking up the phone.  If you know anything about me, I avoid confrontation like it's my job and it is, by far, my greatest weakness in that I never stand up for myself and I'm not very good at it when it happens.  After an amazing/awful weekend, I suffered the loss of a friend.  After discussing things like adults and putting it all out there so there's ZERO misinterpretation (aka texting ruins everything), we are back on the path to making amends.  I appreciate your good intentions and the offer you made and am grateful neither one of us will miss out on the other's life.  THANK YOU.

Love and friendship!
- Megs

PS - Since yesterday, my total blog views hit over 1800!  

09 January 2012

If You Can Dodge a Wrench...

Dodgeball starts tonight!  I'm super super super excited/pumped.  I haven't played since the summer, so I can't wait to get back into it.  Best part: I'm in two leagues...  I play with my old school team tonight and I play with a brand new team tomorrow night!

Hello, beach body...  I've got 41 days to get tight!

Health and happiness!
- Meaghan


06 January 2012

TGIFFF

Friday Friday Friday!

Isn't that a small enough victory on its own?!

Have a super weekend and see you Monday!

Love love love!
- Megacita

05 January 2012

Dear Readers

I just want to take this chance to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for everyone's love and support since I started this blog.  Yesterday was a high point with 48 views and I've had more than 1700 since I started it in July.

I am SO lucky to have the friends, family and relationships that I do.  So thank YOU.  You guys are not a small victory; you're my greatest victory.

I love you.
- Meaghan

04 January 2012

My Day!

Happy Birthday to me!

Anytime the "wise" part wants to kick in, feel free... cause the "older" part totally has.

Happiness and health!
- Megs

03 January 2012

Little Miss A+

Had my first day at class today...  and LOVED IT!  I'm so happy to be back in school.  So nerdy, but so true.

Love and health!
- M

02 January 2012

Feeling Inspired

I got home today from the cottage and was inspired to both clean and cook (like an amazing house-wife to be), so I spent the brunt of the afternoon doing it.  It was nice to feel like I was a part of something normal and forget about how craptastic I've been feeling lately.

Here's hoping it continues!
Love and light!
- Megalish