Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Positive Quotes

As some of you know I email daily positive quotes! Unfortunately I had a hard drive crash and my latest back up was from November of last year. Sooooo if you are not receiving my daily quotes and wish too again, please email me at jenn.metzger@sympatico.ca and tell me :)



Monday, June 21, 2010

The oil spill

A very good friend of mine wrote a blog article on the BP Oil spill. Its excellent.

You can check it out entirely over here on her blog "The Bold Life" (just click the name it will take you to that article).

I never thought about some of the points she brings up, yet it so true. I know not to "blame" to send light and love. I know the power of prayer works and having faith that we will find a solution!!!

She lists a bunch of ideas... go check it out. It makes for some excellent thinking!!!

Happy Monday friends.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Blog....

New blog started up! Don't worry we are still blogging here too! We are just branching out! ;)

Check it out here

Happy Father's Day....

Wishing all the dads out there a very wonderful and happy Father's Day.

For some father's day comes with mixed emotions if they have lost their father or didn't have a great relationship with him. BUT we hope you can find a great memory and hang on to it. :) Think about the good times today!!!

If you get to spend today with your dad! Awesome! Enjoy the day :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Something annoying happened to me this morning and after talking to my dear friend (thanks Shannon) I realized that out of this situation something good came.

What was that???


Gratitude that I love my job and love my life and my school! I can't imagine NOT doing what I do. I love it. I'm passionate about it, I know it helps people and the fact that I get paid to do something I'm totally LOVING is a serious bonus!!!!

I cannot imagine working in a job that I dread. Or there is those that work and feel a total sense of entitlement. You know. The world owes them or their employer owes them. Owe, smoe... If you don't have passion for what your doing, your not going to be truly happy.

So are you passionate about what you do? Do you love it?

If your not, can you work towards change?

Trust me I know change. I've done lots of change in my life (job wise) and now I'm back in school full time while working and have two kids that are very involved in sports. I make it work. Its a balancing act, but it works. What I'm saying is reach for dreams and do what you love. If that means going back to school, look into it.

Life is too short to not do what we are passionate about!

I know, I know I just don't understand your situation. Your right! I don't. BUT I do know that if you don't love your job, don't stay in it. Don't think that it is the "only" job you can get. With that attitude it might be true!!! Remember .... ATTITUDE IS ALWAYS EVERYTHING. You can do it!!!

Find your passion and be happy at what you do every day, all day ;) We spend more hours with our job then we do with loved ones, so why not love it.

Gratitude. Yep ... I love what I do and I'm thankful I get to do something I love!

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's a baby!

Here is the official announcement! I apologize for the delay, but I have been recovering and enjoying the time with our new little person.

Holiday Monday May 24th at 10:28pm a baby boy was born.

Marcello was 7lbs, 13ozs and 20 inches long

He came out lightening quick and consequently had a little trouble breathing as all the air sacks in his lungs did not properly expel mucus and breath in air. After 20 mins he was wisked away to the NICU for a full assessment and returned a few hours later with instructions for some blood work ever 3 hours for the next 9 hours. Other than that he is perfect and beautiful and a great baby.

Sorry to disappoint but I haven't loaded any photos on the computer yet but I will get to that soon I hope. The doctor and the delivery were a little hard on me so I am still not moving too quick around here. My 4 year old tires me out most days and the baby is eating every 2-3 hours and I am sleeping whenever possible.

I hoping to feel more human next week and should resume regular posting duties shortly.

You can look forward to hearing about my new challenge of balancing the extra 20 lbs that are left behind (on my behind) from eating too many cookies and baking delights from Stemmlers in Heidelberg. (damn those cream buns and long johns)

Here's hoping an active summer with the kids will Kick this body back into shape.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

loving life...

How are you feeling right now? Are you feeling good? Are you loving life? Yes? No?

If no, why not? Stresses? We all have them its the attitude that matters. We all have things that set us off. It is CHOOSING to say you know what my LIFE IS GOOD... I feel GOOD... it is ALL GOOD that keeps us going.

Do something right now that makes you feel good!

Need some ideas?

  1. go for a walk
  2. hug someone
  3. have a glass of wine
  4. read
  5. turn off the tv and play a board game
  6. write/blog
  7. go out and sit outside
  8. hold hands with a loved one
  9. smile
  10. dance
  11. have a cup of tea/coffee (and enjoy it)
  12. enjoy the MOMENT your in
  13. go for a drive
  14. go for a bike ride
  15. go to the library
  16. bake something
  17. try cooking something new
  18. shop
  19. paint your nails
  20. have a tickle fight
the list can on and on.... but the point is you can do to something small to make yourself feel good!

Remember... life is good!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Health tip...

So most of you know I've been on a health journey. To date I've taken 11 lbs off, still going. I found an interesting tip though the other day. That even though I thought I was drinking more then enough water daily. I really wasn't. I'm now drinking more water, we'll see how that changes my weight loss journey too!

So how much water should one drink?

General (apparently) rule of thumb: take you body weight in lbs/2 (divide by 2) = daily intake of H2O in ounces! No joke!!!!

  • Drink one to two cups of fluid at least one hour before the start of exercise.
  • Drink four to eight ounces of fluid every 10 to 15 mins or so during exercise.
  • Drink an additional eight ounces of fluid within 30 mins after exercising.
  • Drink two cups of fluid for every pound of body weight lost after exercise. (darn eh)
  • Both caffeine and alcohol can have a diuretic effect, so be sure to compensate for this additional water loss. (drink at least an equal amount of water)
  • When travelling on an airplane, it is a good idea to drink eight ounces of water for every hour you are on board the plane.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The winner is.....

I'm having issues with Random.org tonight but here it is...

True Random Number Generator 15

So congrats to ...

LADYBING!!! aka Tammy!

Ladybing said...

Way to Go!!!!! I love this because some days it speaks to me totally and some days it just provides 'in case' info! I know that sometimes this is your own therapy so I am proud of you for trying to practice what you preach

I will be seeing you soon! You have a book of inspirations coming to you!
Thank you every one for posting your kind comments!!!

jenn and shann

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Just noticed... (giveaway)

We just passed our 100th post!


Pretty sweet!

In honour of that I have a little give away to do! A little hard back book called "Inspirations"

So post a comment here by friday and that evening I will do a draw!!!

jenn and shann