Friday, November 29, 2013

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, for Christmas I'd love a few things. Here they are, since you need lists. 

1) A new hair style. Mouse-y brown isn't doing it for me anymore.
2) A white piko, goes with everything. 
3) Kendra Scott earrings. Stunning. 
4) This Stella and Dot necklace. Simple and yet bling-y. 
5) Urban Decay 3!!!! So pretty. 

And peace on earth. And all all cats and dogs have forever homes. 

Whats on your list this year? Anything I'm missing. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Crazy crazy crazy days.

The past two days have been crazy insane and so! stressful. Today better be...better.

Monday started out a good day, had breakfast with Alex, talked about the new place he's moving into Thursday, how great the new area is...stuff like that. And off I go to school for the day. 

During the subway ride I decide to check the time, see if I time to grab a coffee and can't find my phone. After pulling out everything in my purse and gym bag, I realize duh! It's at his place pulled in and mister is at work now. Cue freak out and how will I manage 8 hours without celly!? 

Eventually I message him on facebook on my friends ipad and all is good, he'll drop it off later that night. It's sad how naked I felt without it. But it was nice.  I *may* forget it once and a while again. 

Yesterday was bad too. But started off good. Pattern maybe? 

My mom needed me out of the house early in the morning so I went to a new ymca location that I've never been to before to try out a new class. I got on the right bus from the right subway station and notice that google maps lied to me because we never passed Dovercourt. I decide to get off the bus and get google maps to give me walking directions. "Location unknown"-it reads. Stupid google maps. I call my handy navigator Alex and while he looks up directions I set my laptop down to rest outside a busy starbucks.

He calls back and says "just walk north a bit and it'll be the south side on the street." Done. Off I walk north. I'm walking and looking at homes, wondering what's it like to live downtown when all of a sudden I clue in that I didn't pick up my laptop when I started walking again!

Crap! I book it and sprinted hard for that 7 minute walk, praying that it's still there because it's two weeks before finals and all my notes! My notes! 

Karma was on my side today, it was still there. Not damaged, thank God-literally, he was watching it. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

IG ketchup

The Michael Buble CD is playing, coffee has been chugged (apparently I drink mine fast) and it's time to do some catch up with some instagram pictures.

I joined the ymca last month and lurrrveee it! Such a good choice. Typically do the bodypump classes and trying to do others. I did a class last friday and the next three days was hurting so bad. The kind of hurt that you cry out in pain when you use the 'loo. ya. 

I've been doing a lot of paleo baking. Loafs, cookies and lots of energy balls. I'm thinking of doing the Whole30 thing in December. Eating paleo and hard core clean eating for 30 days. Nice challenge. 

Hmm, what else is new? Oh! My mom and I have been doing a lot of "mommy-daughter" dates. Last we went to the Marilyn Denis talk show and next week the One of a Kind craft show. They make me happy. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Be present, or trying too.

It's true, isn't it? 

Lately, I've been making an effort to keep my phone kept in my purse or room and not to bring it out all the time. So the "go on pinterest while watching TV" thing isn't happening as much. No one wants to talk to someone when their nose is in their phone all the time. Time and place, I guess. 

I've been slowly cutting down on the amount of social media I use. Haven't gone on twitter in weeks, it's boring, no one cares that your kid took a dump in the tub. Sorry, I had too. But I didn't want to be that person who needed to check it the second class got out because gasp! I haven't check twitter in 3 hours. So that's gone. 

Yesterday, I was at work talking quickly with my co-worker about an issue I'm having at work and how stressed school is making me. As we were talking, her phone kept going off. She didn't answer the text but every time it went "ping" you could see her flinching, wanting to answer the texts. After I saw that picture today, it made me sad. Made me sad that this is our world now. Wanting, no needing to be connected every second of the day. 

I just want people to enjoy life, get the phones away from under our nose and be present in life. Read a book. Talk to people, face to face. Without wanting to ignore that person and answer some texts.  

How do you guys keep social media at bay? 

Say hello

Welcome to More Sangria, please! I love "meeting" new bloggers, so please, stay around. 

1) My morning routine is simple but I love it. Wake up, check emails, make bed and head into the kitchen for food because I'm always starving when I wake up. While sipping coffee I read the paper, get the what happenings all around. Then shower and off to school or work. 

2) Love instagram (@lifeofsarahh). my favourites are (in no order) @lovesoflife, @perfectlyjenn and @paleoOMG. 

3) My daily reads vary but I love reading paleo food blogs. More on that later. Also I love beauty blogs like Meg on the Go

4) My family is amazing and I love them. Living with my parents is great since I get to see them everyday but I miss my brother and SIL who live a few hours away. 

5) My favourite holiday tradition is going to my aunt's house on Christmas eve and opening stockings that my Gramma puts together for all 24+ of us. It's a really fun evening and something I look forward too. 

6) This one was hard to think of! But something random about me is how much I love to sing. Car, shower, church, everywhere. From disney to Lady Antebellum, Sarah loves singing.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


To quote every other blogger today, my brain is full and I can't write anything here's fluff.

School is meh. It's boring, learning common sense is draining and I really do not like going. I have 3 weeks left and I can't wait. I need a change from some of my prof's. 
Do you ever feel like you are always on the go? Of course you do. I'm cutting back on my hours at work because with school, working out and work  and every little thing in between. I haven't been mentally healthy the past few weeks. 

I'm trying to find time each day to do something that brings me joy. Like reading or watching my favourite show. I need "me" time which is healthy and good!

I joined the YMCA two weeks a go and love it. So so so much. Mostly I'm doing body pump classes and a few barre classes (couldn't walk for 2 days, that's how good it was) I even woke up at 5:35am to get on time to the 6:30am body pump class. 


Alex is moving again. But so much closer! Come december 1st we will live in the same city! No more long distance relationship for us. yay. 

Yesterday my next half marathon clinic started. I misses it because I literally could not see out of my eye (something was in there)  but I can't wait to see new faces and all my friends that I haven't seen in 3 weeks!