Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Hello lovelies!

So. I've been running around these last couple of days trying to figure out how much BBQs are on clearance to make sure I have enough money pay for D's gift. I don't want to get to the store and find out they're all $600+. We have a natural gas valve in our backyard so we need a natural gas BBQ (which are a little more expensive). My fears were rested a bit that there are some that range from $400-$600. Hopefully he picks something from there.

Good news since my post on Monday, I've lost 2lbs!! The OxyElite is just completely killing my appetite. I haven't eaten breakfast and during work I make sure I have something to munch on. Monday was 2 cups of red grapes, and yesterday was an apple and 10 Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips. Today I went and met my mom for lunch at a Vietnamese place in town. I had 2 little rice roll ups, and boy, I feel like I'm about to burst! I've had very small portioned dinners in the evening but mostly vegetables. I am also drinking water like you wouldn't believe. I've been drinking over 3L each day. It's been annoying at work because I have to pee, like, every 15 mins. At least the bathroom is just across the hall from my office!

I'm being adventurous this week. I'm going to try kale for the first time. I'm thinking of tossing/massaging it with a bit of olive oil and lemon to break it down a bit. Does anyone have recommendations on what is the best way to try it for the first time??

Work has been really stressing me out lately. The school's income this year is under because our classes aren't filled and we lost 10 boarders this past year (graduation changing schools etc) and didn't get many new ones to replace them. A lot of our income comes from the boarding fees. So I've been trying for the last 2 months to recruit new applicants. I've had a handful but not many have followed through. I admitted one girl last week and we're testing a boy in 2 weeks. Our SK-1 split class only has 5 kids and I can't seem to draw in younger families. My boss wants me to do all this advertising, but I'm close to having my budget spent  and I don't want to tap into next year's to fund it. I'm short of cornering people in a room forcing them to enrol their kids (just kidding). I'm just always tired these days. I was even sick over my vacation because I was so stressed that I couldn't get wifi to access my e-mails. At least when the school year starts I'll hopefully be able to relax a bit more.

Anyways, I have to go. I have a bunch of phone calls to make and packages to prepare in the next hour and half before I go sit at my info table (there's a day camp that runs here in the summer).

I think early to bed for me tonight.


  1. I love kale, but I don't get to eat it that often because Husband doesn't like it much.

    I can see how that job can be stressful. It's basically like a sales job because you have to convince people to part with their money to send their kid to school there.

    Congrats on the loss!!


  2. Gl with the work stuff... I get tired of just thinking about it.. ugh..

    Also the good news is that soon your body will get used to all the water - and you will start peeing less hehe ^^

  3. I like kale but ive never actually made it myself. Sorry works so stressful... I have no idea how you'd convince families to send their kid to a private school? What about events where wealthier people congregate? Leave some brochures or something! Good luck it sounds like quite a challenge.