Sunday, December 31, 2006

map out your walk / run routes

Guy at the running room told me that you can map out your run routes with this website which gives you exact distances around your neighbourhood, etc.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Look what Santa brought me...

The husband and I didn't formally exchange gifts, but he did secretly order me this, saying that I needed it for school! Ooooh! I never saw this coming!

It's so cool! Love Mac.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Not So Big House

Katherine, you need to see this book. I got it out of the library and its fantastic. Gorgeous smaller homes to drool over. Also, great theories on how smaller houses, when beautifully designed, are SO MUCH BETTER than big honking houses.

Check it out!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Get me outta here...

It's officially too fecking cold here. I'm sorry, but it's the truth. This country is inhabitable, I swear that it has been largely uninhabited for most of this time with good reason.

I'm tired of my life, people. I need a major lifestyle change. I'm tired of living in a rural subdivision, dependent on the car for everything. People here DRIVE to get their mail. All my neighbours are obese. Their dogs are obese.

I'm next if I don't get out of here.

The thing is, I don't think I want to stay here in the Great White North any more. I know this is a good country. I am thankful. But I've been here, I've done this. I'm tired. I'm cold. Way too cold.

Husband is in California. Get to go with him to California in March. I'm looking forward to it as I've never been that far west.

The trip that really haunts me, though, are my trips to England.

I'm doing my undergrad + Masters in four years. The degree I am getting can buy me a ticket to work in Europe. English-speaking Europe, so that means Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. I'm not kidding. The Europeans come to our school trying to hire us away before we graduate. No, I'm not kidding.

The husband is English. I have English / EU right of abode because my parents were both born in Europe. I am *this* close to deciding to go. I am haunted by my trips there. The architecture, the villages, the travel opportunities.

The four weeks vacation. Paris. Barcelona. Amsterdam. Edinburgh. London. You get the picture.

Am I just cabin crazy? Would you move to Europe if you had the chance? I mean, I really, really have the chance. My husband has dual citizenship. I am just paperwork away from dual citizenship plus my degree is very portable. Hmmmm.


Sunday, December 03, 2006

selfish commercialism

'Tis the season. This is what I am keeping my eyes open for...

Floor Art! Yes, I want a gorgeous rug. I'm not a snob about it. I don't care if it comes from Home Depot instead of the Far East. I don't want to spend $3000 on a rug.

I just want a gorgeous rug. You know the type. Lots of neutrals, with a little hit of deep red or maroon. Oooh!

I like this one, but since I have expensive-vision, I suspect it is a priceless antique...