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365 ONE: day 234…Happy Birthday Daddy!

Day 234: August 29th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Honey Pie” by The Beatles

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Photos of Dad”

Anything to Note =

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful amazing dad!!

It is his birthday and me and my mum are in the UK and he is in Greece….which in the history of my life has never happened before. I have spent every single birthday with my father, and always made an effort to be where ever he is in the world, by his side to celebrate.

But today.

I tried so hard to find him a flight over but I failed.

I searched for days and nothing. Everything was sold out or outrageous in price! And I mean outrageous!!! Like thousands of pounds or euros – I mean even if you had lots of money it’s still not justifiable to spend such an outrageous amount of money to go just within Europe…these prices are equivalent to flying to America from Greece, or even to Australia and beyond!

This must be a combination of fuel prices, cutting back on the number of planes they have out there, that it’s August still, that the Paralympics start tonight, that people booked holidays after the Olympics ended, and pure poop against the less financially able, like us!!

Poop I say, again!!

So it’s just a little sad today as we can’t be together, and I, the travel agent in the family could not make it happen, so I feel guilty 😦

And it’s just sad as it centers around our financial crisis my family is going through and what life used to be about – just jump on a plane and go, anything for family – and now – when every penny needs to be watched or taken into consideration or justified…and I have always hated money and been money conscious but for my parents this downhill has really hurt them. And they are still just so generous and wanting to give us, give me, everything…and since I can’t fly I know my dad wanted to be here for me, with me, to give me that, and…could not.

Ugh.

I need to seriously play the lottery because I owe him the world. I hate money so much but life cannot function without it and I just wish I had it for my parents, not me. I am the eternal bargain hunter 🙂 And they come first in my eyes.

I’m sorry daddy.

Happy Birthday Loon (that is our nickname for each other, between me and my dad, which I know sounds funny and weird haha, but its Loon or Loonie, or Loonaki – Greek variations of that word!!)

I have no idea how and when that came about actually haha!! But it has nothing to do with the literal English translation of a crazy person or a bird haha! Just special nicknames for each other 🙂

Can you tell I am the ultimate daddy’s little girl???!!!!

My dad wants to come over for the birth of the little schmonkie so I will just have to organize a birthday celebration for my dad then…and get him some big presents to make up for him not being here with us today 🙂

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365 ONE: day 227…Dream Expert Out There??

Day 227: August 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The One Thing” by INXS

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Bouncer & Car Seat”

Anything to Note =

I had a super restless night last night. I mean I must have got up like 20 something times, no joke, to go to the bathroom! I mean it’s ridiculous!! So no sleep for me.

And of course with no sleep and just dozing I again had some crazy dreams! Two of which I remember glimpses of…

1). I was away tubing and on some adventure excursion or something, and left the newborn with Stuart for way too long! Especially as I was breast feeding. I mean it was something like days. And then it hit me and I was running to get home. And running and running!

And then there was…

2). There are two babies somehow and one of them is normal and the other sadly is severely deformed. He can’t open his eyes and his mouth is not formed so doesn’t open and this baby has been left, and I feel so guilty I can’t leave him, even though I have to get back to my healthy baby waiting for me in the nursery. But this baby looks just like mine and I’m running around with him, carrying him, not knowing what to do!

So…..

Any experts on what they mean???

I think I have some ideas – my anxiety is definitely weighing in on my dream life that is for sure!

I wish I could dream about normal things! Perhaps not about babies at all!! How about rabbits and flowers and sunshine hahaha! Or winning the lottery….that would be good 🙂

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365 ONE: day 157…”Free” My Butt!!!!

Day 157: June 13th, 2012  = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Hoodoo Voodoo” Billy Bragg & Wilco

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Fat Joke References”

Anything to Note =

I took Stuart to see the Briarwood apartment today as it seems to be something we (me) are very interested in. I did take that video of the apartment but figured he had to see it with his own eyes. We actually saw two apartments in the building as coincidentally another similar unit came on the market just yesterday – so now we have to really think…

Most of today was about me gathering materials and submitting them to a mortgage broker that we use at work to see what we could be pre-approved for. No idea what they will come up with from us paupers!! Speaking of that – it just made me think about the lottery we played yesterday so must check that ticket!!

So we were asked to check our credit scores online today to give them a sense of what scores Stuart and I have. I’ve never actually checked my credit score before – everything turned out ok though as was waiting for something bad or random on there – glad I paid off my credit cards a few months ago!

BUT…

…I didn’t read the fine print on this website I was on and managed to get signed up for a monthly credit report membership instead of the advertised “free” check. I was rushing as had so much I was also doing at work at the same time and then as it was loading I briefly saw the $17.95 at the bottom in teeny weeny writing…and it was one of those “ah crap” moments 😦

I’m glad I saw that figure in my peripheral vision as wouldn’t have known. As after my free trial I would have been charged almost $18 a month to an account that would not be able to accomodate that!

So then I had to search for how to cancel this sudden membership – which of course could only be done via phone! And on the phone it took forever as she (the salesperson) of course wanted to sell me every possible option – long read out speeches, one after another, of options I could still have if a member. After the fourth courtesy listen I then kept interrupting  with “no thank you” every time she revved up for another speech.

Finally she said “I guess you have your mind made up to cancel everything”

YA THINK????!!!!!!

Sidenote: I wrote some notes about this blog on my blackberry, as I do every day along my day to remember things to 365 blog about later, and I ended up on the wrong subway train at the wrong stop! UGH!!

Lesson today then – don’t take things for granted. Don’t take things at face value!!


365 ONE: day 155…Dreamville to Ville BUT Still a Ville

Day 155: June 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Cecilia” by Paul Simon

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Apartment for Stuart to See”

Anything to Note =

I had my first subway tip-toes tunnel experience on the E train today as had to go out in Queens to see some apartments. I was expecting a long tunnel but actually it wasn’t so bad at all. So far then the worst is still the bloomin’ R train!

I went out to parts of Queens I had never been to today in order to pick up keys at one location to an apartment and then to see two apartments that were the next best on my list. So today was my first trip to both Forest Hills and Briarwood! A little exploring 🙂

First stop was Forest Hills to get the keys from a realty office. I got off the subway and entered….DREAMVILLE!! It was amazing!! It was 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan and there I was suddenly walking down green grass paths with countryside road signs and beautiful rows of chalets down the roads! It was dream house after dream house! I’ve never seen anything like it!

I took two photos of two houses but only one would upload so here is a little something of what I am talking about…

This photo doesn’t do it justice! It was incredible!!!!

I have to start playing the lottery as this is truly DREAMVILLE!!

So after a trip down DREAMVILLE to get the keys I had to go out to Briarwood, further out in Queens, to see the two apartments, and it was a little sad after coming from amazing greenery…I got off the subway and was a little disappointed….certainly not DREAMVILLE 😦

BUT…then saw an apartment that was kind of exactly what I have been looking for or had more of what I am looking for at a cheaper rate – which realistically I need to consider as this whole upfront cash downpayment thing is going to be the death of me! AND…I kind of like it actually….more than like really…

I had to take a video of the apartment for Stuart to see as he couldn’t make it – so you can see the upload of it on my other blog 🙂

So now need to think. Really think!


365 ONE: day 84…C’mon everybody! What day is it??

Day 84: April 1st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Temptation” by Arash Feat. Rebecca

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Card Trick”

Anything to Note =

Yup, you guessed it I am sure by the early blog entries today….I can’t sleep! No news here, just the same ol’ same ol’ I can’t sleep routine. Rough night – not sure but I was up for most of the night. I know I am having a hard time getting comfortable for some reason but there’s got to be more to it than that as eventually you would find a position, right?? Nope, not me. And I have always been a bad sleeper, waking up every hour, before I was pregnant, but now it’s worse than that! And I could never imagine it being worse 😦

As I was thinking this morning while lying there, maybe things are going on in my belly and its keeping me awake? Could that be a viable option maybe? I am a very light sleeper so it could be a theory – which means that this will then continue until September 22nd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH!!

Well I decided to get up and do my 365 while I was awake before I had to go to my Brooklyn apartment walk-through with a client (a difficult client actually, so we’ll see how that goes!!). Doing 365 half asleep is odd! It’s kind of like your ears are blocked or something and your body won’t move the way you want it to – you know, like when you try to make a fist with your hand first thing and it won’t close all the way…that’s how my dance felt this morning! Only time I am ever dancing in the morning is when I have been up all night dancing and its the morning and I am still dancing!! 🙂

Well, guess what everybody? BIG NEWS!! I am having quadrouplets!!!!!!!!!

Yup, quadrouplets!!! I just found out – my doctor just called me!!!!

AND, I just checked my lottery ticket and I won the mega millions lottery!!!!!

AND, I just got a knock at the door and I am one of those cash prize winners for life!!!!

AND, I just got a call that my birth certificate is wrong and they made a mistake – they wrote 1981 by mistake but they meant to write 1987!! So, I’m only 25!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!

AND, a pig just flew past my window!!!!!

AND…..

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(inspired by the fact I woke up to a text from my father that he won the British lottery and I wrote back saying I was having quadrouplets!! Haha!!)

I wish this 365 Challenge was an April Fool’s Day joke!!!!!!!