365 ONE: day 99…April 16th and it’s 90 DEGREES OUT!

Day 99: April 16th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = ” Demons” by Guster

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Thumb Relief”

Anything to Note =

Busy again later after work – seriously, when am I NOT busy?????!!!!! Oy-Vey! I need a break soon – well, I should be getting a break soon but now things are up in the air. I am technically supposed to be going to London around April 26th until may 7th, or at least that was the plan until I realized I was not allowed to travel until I received my Green Card. So I am still playing my waiting game to see as that time frame is the most ideal for me to leave and the time has already been allocated in my schedule.


So got my 365 done in the office today – again the music needed to be low so held it to my bump. It was actually a good song so was thinking what a nice song for the little one to hear that’s not the usual techno. Although I say “little one” like I believe there is a little one down there, when in fact….I do NOT believe it at all! Even with the doctors, heartbeat, growing belly, pictures and the massive baby overload I had at Greek Easter from everyone yesterday…I must be in denial or something. Which is sort of why I think maybe if I found out the sex of the baby then I may be a little more connected?? I don’t know. A thought.

Just so busy and tired so that’s all that is on my mind and getting through. I could not sleep at all last night because it was BOILING! I think it’s time to put the A/C back in the window, which is crazy as its mid April only but it’s like 90 degrees outside today!!! Which is amazing!! It’s beach weather which of course in the Zoe Book would normally mean its time to TAN!!!! But, now that I am a WHALE I don’t know. That may be very hard for me if I can’t – or apparently I am allowed to but not on my belly which is fine….so we’ll see…not sure if I can whale it out there and subject the poor people around me to the whale-ness tanning!

365 ONE: day 98…Happy Greek Easter!!

Day 98: April 15th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Cleaning/Cooking/Walking back from parking car in garage

Dance of the Day was = “Voulez-Vous” from Mamma Mia! Movie Soundtrack

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Greek Day in Greek”

Anything to Note =


Or…in Greek…


I tried to get this blog done early in the morning before I started cooking and the crazy began but I ran out of time! I got the dance and the upload in as soon as I got up but then Stuart was up and we had to get cracking!!

I had to honor Greece and Greek Easter in my 365 today of course so my video upload was in Greek πŸ™‚ And my dance of the day was from the Mamma Mia movie, which was set in Greece πŸ™‚

Just sat down after cleaning up and packing up the vast amounts of food that we cooked! It’s leftover central in our fridge because I cannot help but cook too much!!

Long day! EXHAUSTED! But thank you to all that came over πŸ™‚

We did of course again do the eggs tradition game…and as usual…I lost 😦

For those of you who don’t know what the Greek eggs tradition is…well, you will have to come over next year and find out πŸ™‚

365 ONE: day 97..prep day for Greek Easter

Day 97: April 14th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Shopping/House Cleaning

Dance of the Day was = “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Costco River View”

Anything to Note =

Today was prep day as tomorrow is Greek Easter and we are having people over for the usual feast day – although we sadly have no Ursus left as we drank it all at our wedding! And no drinking for me….strange!

The apartment looked like a bomb had hit it and impossible to walk through so we needed to tidy up, put things away and clean. I still hadn’t unpacked since my trip to MD for the filmshoot – it was in the suitcase on the floor of the living room still! So something had to be done!

And had to go shopping at Costco for the big bulk items and then at the Greek shops and bakery.

Just finished cleaning the apartment and shoving things aside and I’m exhausted! And haven’t started cooking yet! May be saving the cooking to the morning…

365 ONE: day 91…Happy (other) Easter to all!

Day 91: April 8th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (Jitterbug)” by Wham

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Stuart Sleeping”

Anything to Note =

Happy Easter to all of you!!!

I will be celebrating my Easter next weekend as Greek Easter falls only one week after this year. However, the more I think about it the more I realize today is also my Easter as well. My mother is Australian so this is her Easter and she definitely took us Easter egg hunting when I was little. And we definitely had lots of Easter eggs and chocolate and food! Our family never misses a holiday that involves food that’s for sure – it’s like we also always celebrated Thanksgiving growing up even though we have no family that are American – granted we went to the USA every year at either Christmas or Easter or both for skiing, so I know I have strong ties to America from childhood, but technically none of us have a direct American connection except our close friends…but hey, it was a chance to eat and have a dinner party! So, we did that! I also vaguely remember getting presents at Thanksgiving…which is not the point of the holiday at all!!!

Being half Australian and half Greek also meant that I got presents on Christmas but then also some more presents on New Years due to St. Nicholas coming then to deliver presents as the Greek tradition! So that was another score! AND, since I am Greek I have a name day, which actually fluctuates with Greek Easter – so St Zoe Day is always the Friday after Greek Easter. BUT ALSO, my real name is double barrel, so its Zoe-Christina, so technically I have second name day for Christina which comes from Christ so is indeed on Christmas….but I never really got more presents on Christmas because of that…althogh I should have!! I probably brought that up a few times when I was younger being the brat I was!!

It seems the Australian in me gets put to the side, and the growing up in England, and the American annual tie, as being Greek takes the forefront. And it’s true – I feel more Greek than anything and have a stronger connection to Greece and being Greek, always. So it doesn’t really feel like my Easter today at all. BUT, it is. AND, I was also thinking that I am now married to a Brit, and this is Stuart’s Easter so it really should now be more important in our family. And as I was picking up some Easter goodies for Stuart yesterday from the import store I realized that today was special and I should be celebrating. And I would want the new addition to our family to also have both Easter’s like I had. So ahead I should try to not let the Greek rule over the British traditions always (even though Greece of course rules πŸ™‚ haha!), at least for Stuart’s and the newbie’s sake, I will happily celebrate more holidays!

I mean who can say no to chocolate??!!

And who can say no to Stuart cooking a roast dinner tonight for us for when I get back from rehearsal??!!

I never believed in the Easter Bunny though – I do remember that! I knew it was my mum…so not sure about carrying on that part of the tradition to the newbie! Unless I make Stuart dress up like a giant Bunny every year haha!

I am not going to lie – it’s a little creepy!! Isn’t it??