Sunday, August 16, 2009


Hey everybody!!!

I still have not been able to get into a routine yet!

Does anyone else out there find that if your house is a mess you're a mess?!

Well the house I have been staying in for the summer, has been under construction for the whole 3 and a half months I have been there. It's seriously driving me mental. I just can't seem to get organized around it. Everytime I get home, it seems like I need to clean up after the construction workers, only to have them walk all through my house in their dirty boots tomorrow.

Oh well, rant over!

So I have been a busy bee this month so far, well since my last post at least.

I promise, since I am blogging from work, when I get home I will post pictures!!
I had stellar amounts of fun at the Bachelorette party I attended, and last weekend was the wedding, August 8th, it turned out to be a gorgeous day, and finding a dress for myself went less painful than anticipated.

(not so good quality)

But that's me (left) and the bride and friend and bridesmaid. We needed to capture the moment of us girls in dresses. We're all on the same co-ed hockey team, and it's not often our friends catch us so dolled up!

Summer hockey is coming to a close soon. Start semi-final playoffs for co-ed ball hockey, ladies ball hockey, AND ice hockey today. I play at 2, 5, and 8:30. And since I work 6-2, I'm going to be one grumpy goose!

Oh well, once I am home and showered up, I'll jump on this ol' internet and post some sweet pics.

Hope I didn't lose all of you in my hiatus, I swear I only lost my brain for the summer.

And a little side stressor!! I leave for vacation 21-28th, leaving me 2 days before I leave to pack my house up, clean the house I am moving into, and move the majority of my things!!

I have a 10k race the 29th in Toronto. Underwear Affair. Please, if you'd like, go to and type in Danielle Lapierre and sponsor me! 10k race to find a cure for cancers below the belt!

Then it's back to the summer sublet in the wee hours of the night on the 29th, and finish moving the 30th and 31st if need be. I'd like to be out as quickly as possible as my sister comes down the 29th, and her friends all move into the house that weekend. I'd really like to miss that chaos!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Guess Who's Back?! Back Again....

Hello my dear friends!

I know, I have been so MIA it's ridiculous, but I swear I have great reasons.

I took about 2 months off from blogging. My life just became a little too busy to fit blogging in. In the past 2 months I have moved, dealt with the hassle of moving into a house with a slumlord (as in I was locked out numerous times, had my water shut off, kitchen removed), a bit of boy trouble (very sad), working full-time, working and studying for police test and just life in general.
But while I was gone, I turned 22 (May 12), and graduated university (June 11). So all in all the summer so far has been good.

So everything else is still pretty much the same. I am working full-time as security, playing ball hockey, ice hockey, and soccer. I also just joined a yoga studio! OMG love it so far, I really need to increase my upper body strength and this has really been kicking my butt (or should I say arms).

Also, I booked my police test (end of July) and have started studying, I am super nervous, but excited.
And lastly, I just inherited a new kitten. He was abandoned in a park, 8 weeks old, with no one around. So I took him in, could not say no to the fury little face and send him to a shelter! I have had him now for about two weeks! He really is the devil. Always wants to play, sooo energetic. My other cat, as previously noted on the blog, Princess, has not quite take a liking to him yet. Hopefully they will become good friends. I think I am going to name him Leo, was going to go with Lucifer, because I seriously think he's a devil child (jokes)!
So, that's my brief catch-up on the two months ish.

So I have been trying to enjoy the summer as much as possible when one works 40 + hrs a week. I have been running, rollerblading, and soaking up the sun at the beach as much as possible, but the weather has just not been co-operating! It's been such a rainy summer......
I haven't eaten anything especially noteworthy in the last two months that I can recall, but I do have a few recipes I am anxious to try over the next few weeks.
My sister, who also goes to the same University I went to is coming to visit. I am living in her student house for the summer. So I am very excited for this visit, 4 full days of doing whatever us sisters want! I foresee, beach, hikes, bar, and shopping! Oh so indulgent!!
Today I am working all day! 0600-1600hrs. Bit of a long day, since I didn't get off work until midnight last night, blech. Ah well I will nap as SOON as I get home tonight, because tonight I will need all the energy I have possible for a bachelorette party!!!! WOO!!!! Can't wait.
Anyways, I will leave you all with that. Hopefully you all can forgive me, and my absence and I promise pictures of cute kittens, and bachelorette fun, and many other randomness adventures in life and food and fitness to come.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Just a Quickie

Hey guys,
So the big move is tomorrow!!! OMG!
Nervous, excited, dreading...all in one. I think living in a big house, all by myself for the summer will be fun. Although I anticipate I will be calling the boy from time to time to come check the closets...

I have pretty much everything packed, and all the boys recruited. My friends are so nice, so I will be rewarding them with beer and pizza tomorrow after the move. The boy and 3 of our friends are coming to help haul my stuff.

So, today, I slept until 2...then I vegged on the couch, then I packed, then I ate another grilled cheese sandwich (can you tell I am low on groceries)....then I vegged some more, switched vehicles with the boy, and then am now at work. At work so far I have eaten Campbells vegetable and barely soup with crackers and a granny smith apple.

Crappy eats, I know. So sorry for being a bad bad blogger today. With moving I am just a little overwhelmed.

So in the morning when I get home from work I will wake the boy up, we will pick up the moving truck, pick up our friends, then move my shiat. I gotta cram it all into my room I am staying in because the house won't be cleaned until Saturday. Oh well night at the boys, so tomorrow although I will read, I won't post until probably Sunday.

Have a wicked weekend everyone!!!

Few last things;
Some more give aways!! WOOT WOOT!
Go see Iowa Girl for some wonderful eats


Go see Choosing Raw for your chance at a spiralizer

Also, have been receiving a few questions about the 'boy'....

dun dun dun....

lol, he is my boyfriend, we will have been dating officially for one year in August, and unofficially for a year in June. May post a 'how we met' story in blogs to come.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hump Day!

Hey guys,
How was everyone's hump day?
Mine was good, I slept until 2ish today. Sleeping during the day is never a very good sleep, but at least I got about 6 hrs!
So, when I woke up I moved from my bed to the couch, HA! I spent the afternoon reading your blogs and surfing the net. I also had a lovely phone call from my mom! She misses me, I miss her too, a trip home is needed soon!

Anyways, for lunch(?) early dinner I had a grilled cheese sandwich! YUM! along with a piece of cheese and two cookies I had made a few days ago.
Then I went to the boys, I realized I am pretty much out of food, and I was bored.

So I drove there, usually takes about 20minutes. But, the only way to get there (Niagara on the Lake) is to cross one of two bridges. You have to drive over the canal (Welland) where big boats are always passing through. I got stuck at the bridge, it was up and a big boat was going through. It is always neat to see, these boats are huge and seriously only have like a foot of room on each side, but this added 20 minutes to my trip. Oh well!!
The boy made me cheese tortelini, omg it was soooo good.
Salad on the side:
Later on I snacked on a banana and we shared some popcorn. (may or may not have eaten it before I remembered to snap pictures)
We just hung out for the night, talked and watched T.V. Then I headed to a friends around 1am and am now home (3am). I am trying to maintain my midnight schedule as I do go back in tomorrow night (not that I am even tired anyways).

So hope everyone is making fun plans for the weekend, I need to spend tomorrow packing every little last detail of my house :S!!! And I found out that I can move my stuff in Friday, but I can't stay there because they are having the house professionally cleaned (sweet) on Saturday. But that leaves me homeless for the night, good thing the boy was like obvi you can stay at my place (his parents). I don't usually stay there, respecting parents wishes and such, but they made an exception in this case.

Check out for another give away:
An Apple a Day


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2 down 2 to go (and more giveaways)

Hey guys,
This is just a quick post. I am at work, forgot my camera, I took pictures (I think) of some of what I consumed today.
So this morning I got home, ate half a bagel (pretty picture to come) and put myself to sleep with Twilight (drool <3) haha!

I had just fallen asleep, my rommie bangs on my door at 11am!!! OMG I was furious! She wanted me to move my car (we have a 5 car wide driveway) so she could park closer to the door because she was moving (her car was beside mine). Now inside I was boiling mad! I don't know why, I think mainly because I was so tired and had just fallen asleep, and she couldn't walk the extra 2 steps to her car to put her things in. But of course, I just moved my car and jumped back into bed. We didn't have much of a goodbye, I had written her a little good bye note and left it on the fridge. She'll be back in 2 weeks to celebrate her birthday, so hopefully we'll be good friends again (sometimes you just can't live with your friends)

So I woke up periodically throughout the day, packed a little, cleaned a little, and put most of my packed up boxes in the living room so they are easy to move out (picture of all my packed junk to come, seriously a sight). I think I have a 'pack rat' problem! haha! I purged myself of a lot of stuff, and think I need to do it more. I feel so overwhelmed moving, I can furnish a whole house :S (2 couches, entertainment unit, tv, bed, dresser, desk, bookshelf, all the kitchen appliances and utensils) Just seems like a lot of stuff to me, oh well I think I am just anxious (I am moving to my sister's student house, 6 bedrooms, and I am the only one staying there this summer, then in Sept I'll move again, just not sure where yet).

The boy and I had friends to my house for dinner, despite the disaster state of boxes. We had pasta with alfredo sauce and scallops. YUM! So good, it was nice to relax and catch up, they are such a cute couple.

They left and I tried to relax and now I am at work. I did not bike today, was just not feeling it. I even downed an energy drink just to sustain myself, and am about to make some really cafenated green tea.

Anyways thanks for reading my rant today. I'll be back with pictures when I get home from work!

PS I don't work nights tomorrow!!!! :D, a guy needed a shift change, so I have tomorrow night off, back in Thursday night, then in Saturday 1-9pm for the guy (he can have my midnight shift any time and i'll take an easy afternoon!!)

Have an awesome hump day tomorrow!

Also there are some mega giveaways going on! Check them out.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Week of Midnights :(

Hey guys,
So I left you off Sunday evening. My roommate, her boy, our friend, and my boy all went out for dinner as it was one of her last nights!!! It was a cute place called Cat's Caboose. They have a $5.00 menu on Sunday's, but you have to buy a drink. So it still works out to be cheaper than usual because their portion sizes don't change with the price. So I ordered the chicken cesar wrap with buffalo chips and a 7-up. OMG delicious. I had only planned on eating half of the wrap, but when it finally got to the table and in my mouth I had to eat it all.

I took no picture because they would all think I was nuts. But after dinner I headed home to relax before work. Last night went well, just soo long. While at work I ate half a chicken breast with sweet and sour sauce and a pear. Around 6am I made myself eat cheese and crackers because if I don't eat I always wake up with wicked hunger pains in the middle of the morning.

So I got home 730am ish and hit my bed, but couldn't sleep until almost 9, gah! And go figure I still woke up with wicked hunger pains at noon, I ate a nutrigrain bar, drank some water, but for the life of me could NOT fall back asleep... :( I was so sad. So all day I packed!!!

I eventually took a break from packing and made breakfast. 3 scrambelled eggs and 2 pieces of ww toast with jam!
YUMMY, then I spent the rest of the day packing. I then had a fruit smoothie before ball hockey. Ball hockey as always was awesome, but my hip and knee pain has come back with a vengeance! I almost want to cry it hurts to much. The muscles of my upper butt and surounding my hip joint are swollen, and rather than a sore muscle pain they feel like burning! And the back of my knee feels like something is pinching I can't bend or extend, or lift without mega pain. So hopefully this all goes away soon!

After ball hockey I made dinner.....trying to get rid of all my food as a I move Friday!!!!

I ended up having steak (left over from dinner at the boys the other day) and some sidekicks, and a salad!
(picture got deleted at work)
Then I showered, made the peanut butter squares featured on Bec's blog (1c pb, 1/2 sugar, 1 egg & chocolate chips)

and sat around...and then biked the 2km to work. Now I am at work wishing I was sleeping, so tired. Shift work will be the death of my body, lol!

Anyways since I should probably go be productive, I hope you all had a wonderful day, and I will be back tomorrow (hopefully after more sleep)


-I meant to post this while at work, but for some reason I couldn't get the pictures working, and I lost one. So, now it is 0724hrs and I am just getting home, it was a nice bike ride, but really windy!
I am going to go shower, make and eat a bagel and then put myself to sleep a la Twilight:)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Night out!

Hey Guys,
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I certainly have had a busy one.
So back tracking to yesterday, I worked a super long day 12pm-10pm.
I made a smoothie before work but was out of berry juice, so I used the last of my mixed berries and added peach juice. It was disgusting! I regretted adding peach juice, instead of just buying more red juice. oh well live and learn.
I packed a lunch before I left and headed to work.
When I got there I ate the apple-cinnamon oatmeal I had packed, as well as had a left over slice of pizza from the party the day before.
Work was so-so, we had one arrest, and a couple complaints, nothing out of the norm.
Later on I had chicken and potatoes for dinner, was delish! One of my fav meals seriously, so plain and simple but I just love it.
I bought a few groceries at work, I didn't want to buy anything before I moved, but I can't live without smoothies!
-Frozen berries
-Oasis juice
-Frozen juice (for mixing last night)
-All dressed chips

So while at work, after we locked everything up I decided to do my hair for going out, so I didn't have to do it when I got home! haha.
So this is me, well part of me, getting ready to do my hair in the office bathroom. My uniform makes me look huge! haha!!
So, I i got home a few mins after 10, I may have left a couple mins early and flew home. I poured myself a lovely bacardi and grape punch drink (haha i know sugar overload) then got myself into a dress and sat down with my friends. We munched on all dressed chips and drank our hearts out until it was time to go to the bar. In essence I only had about 4 shots of bacardi in two drinks, and at the bar had 2 shots of tequila. I am a lightweight, plus I don't drink often to begin with.
So we spent the night dancing away, it was great. I even resisted after-bar food! I was sooo proud of myself. I waited till I got home and had a bagel with cream cheese. Filling, yet not greasy fries or burgers or sausages that everyone else got!!!!
So this morning, well afternoon, I woke up a few times, but never got out of bed until 2! Told you I was a lightweight haha. I am not hung over, I am just not energetic. But I had a ball hockey game today at 3, I played so well!!! Had so many chances to score, but just never finished. I hit the post twice, but I did get 3 assists. We won 5-0. We are currently in second place. We only had 3 girls so I didn't get much rest, I love that feeling. I could run sprints around the hockey arena forever!

Anyways now I am home, had a fruit smoothie (same one I have had before in this blog) and then I am going to shower, and have a salad and just relax.

My roommate and a few friends and I are going out for dinner, but not till late so my salad should hopefully tide me over.