Nenette 2.0: Out of the Ashes.

05 July 2015

Thanks, Billy Idol
Isn't that title dramatic?  I know.  But it's the one that comes the closest to describing what I've been going through for a while...

It's been a tough couple of months.  It started when I came back from Vancouver in late March. It felt like, the moment I landed, I was suddenly beaten by commitment sticks.  And they weren't stopping!
Every second of my life revolved around my daughter's ballet exam, both kids' extra rehearsals to compete in the MB Dance Festival, the Life Without Limits event in April, the Canadian 10th Anniversary Tour in May, a Parent Council fundraising, additional dance classes for recital, my own prep and rehearsals for recital...

And on top of all that, an unconfirmed pregnancy and miscarriage.
Sure it was unconfirmed, but I've been pregnant 3 times and have had 1 confirmed miscarriage.  So, I know.  Especially when Miss Clockwork here is late by 9 days.

So, when you're constantly putting out fires, dealing with raging hormones, and trying to wrap your head around the fact that THE FACTORY APPARENTLY HASN'T SHUT DOWN YET, you stress.

And when I stress, I eat... sugar.
And I stopped going to Zumba and working out... because who has time?!
And I started listening to negative self-talk... because what kind of moron schedules all this crap all at once.  And half of it is stuff I didn't even want to do!!!

I stuck to my nutritional supplements, which was great because I needed the fuel to energize all the fire extinguishing and keeping my head above water, but I stuck so much crappy carby food in between that I got fatter my clothes started to get tighter, I started to yell at Roomie more my hormones were getting the best of me, and I was feeling run down.
I don't even remember the last time I did a Cleanse Day!

Anyway, it's time to stop the madness!!!

Thanks to the encouragement of my peeps, my girls, my tribe -- I regroup, refresh, and then restart.
I've been planning my future, where I want to be, and who I will become.

This week, action begins.  It's not going to be easy, but I'm f..king excited!

Nenette 2.0 is ready to roll!

8th Annual Life Candy Top 5: Who's on YOUR list?

18 May 2015

Okay, you can stop wondering "OMG, where's the Top 5 list post?!  Did I miss it?!!!"  You didn't miss it, because it's here.  Don't panic.  It's all going to be okay.  So, do what I'm doing -- relax, take off your bra, pour yourself a glass of Drambuie, and settle in for the post you've been waiting ALL. YEAR. FOR.

Okay, my sweeties, what does my Top 5 List look like for 2015?  Well, it looks... different.  You gotta mix it up once in a while.  Keep these hotties on their toes.

Now, I know my readers are not only drop-dead gorgeous but also incredibly intelligent, so I'm sure y'all KNOW this is all in fun.  I don't call my dudes "pretend boyfriends" for nothing.  Pure fantasy, people.

If you're new here, I have guidelines I use when making my list.  You may want to follow them too...
1:  Stick to 5.  Any more would be greedy, and I'm all about the sharing.
2:  Keep it to current humans -- as in alive and at their present age.  You shouldn't need a time machine to do the nasty with them.  Do you hear me, Sylvia?!
3:  Speaking of "the nasty", THAT'S ALL THIS IS ABOUT.  No relationships. Nothing serious.  Think a hot holiday weekend, a steamy night in a hotel, even a 5-minute sexy quickie in the alley.
4:  Again, this is all in fun.  You cannot use "Nenette said it was okay" as your defence when you get arrested for breaking into Ian Somerhalder, Rhianna, or David Hasselhoff's house.  I did not say it was okay.  I love y'all but you're on your own.
5:  Think long and hard about this!  This is your list FOR THE YEAR.  Pretend it's laminated.

When you have your list, drop it in the comments here on or on my Facebook page.
Need ideas?  Check out previous years' posts:  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Now, without further ado, here's my Top 5 List for 2015:

1: Victor Webster
Tall, dark, and handsome man who practices martial arts.  My basic dream come true.  He just needs an accent.  Scottish, Australian,... or even EK.  I'm not picky.  He was cute in Charmed, but holy crap, now? OMG.  He's older, more distinguished, yet rather playful still.  Yeah, I follow him on Social Media.
If anyone on this list smells like sandalwood, I'm sure it's this guy.  Yes, it's important.


2: Anson Mount
Where has this dude been hiding all my life?!  It's all good -- he's here now.  He runs the risk of looking too handsome (yes, that's a thing), but as long as he keeps his hair long and face scruffy, he'll be just fine.  VERY FINE.  I don't think I've ever seen him act.  No worries.  I'll look for a few episodes of "Hell on Wheels" later... when I stop drooling.


3: Gerard Butler
OMG, what's he doing at #3?!  Yeah, Victor and Anson just blew me away.  Maybe I'm changing.  I don't know.  Gerry's still cute.  Still funny.  And still scruffy.  I'm still a sucker for that accent.


4: Benedict Cumberbatch
My girlfriend Stace said he's her "chocolate tequila".  She is one of my smartest friends.


5: John Stamos
I think he made the same deal with the devil that Elle McPherson did.  Hottie.  It wasn't until I started following him on Instagram that I realized just how funny this guy is.  And THAT'S what got me first.  The key to my panties is to make me laugh.  Apparently.


Okay, now you -- and go!!!

15 Movies in 15 Minutes.

14 February 2015

Here are the rules:
Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen movies you’ve seen that will always stick with you.

They don’t have to be the greatest movies you’ve ever seen, just the ones that stick with you.

First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Copy these instructions and tag 15 (or more) friends, including me – because I'm interested in seeing what movies are in your head.

Okay, here's mine...

1:   Pride and Prejudice (2005)  
-  Matthew Macfadyen striding purposefully across the field in his long coat and boots or Colin Firth as he comes dripping out of the lake.  Um.
2:   The Avengers 
-  I love hot kickass team work.  And Tom Higgleston isn't too hard on the eyes either.  But I'm a sucker for dude with a bow and arrow.  I want to learn how to do that too.
3:   A Room with a View 
-  This is just a beautiful movie.  Visually.  It was long, but not boring.
4:   Dirty Dancing
-  Patrick Swayze dancing.  
5:  Grease 2
-  Okay, guilty pleasure.  I can sing to every single song.  I'm not even a little embarrassed. 
6:  Monty Python and the Holy Grail
-  I love all of their movies but this is my favourite.  They just looked like they were having so much fun!
7:  Serenity
-  I've always love Firefly.  And Captain Mal was yum.
8:  Star Trek 2009
-  The best reboot.  EVER.  My favourite scene was at the end, when out of nowhere Sulu brings in the Enterprise to save the day.  Totally amazing!
9:  Pitch Perfect
-  Yes, I watch the finale over and over and over.  Didn't you?  Oh, it was just me?  Ok.
10:  Raiders of the Lost Ark
-  I'm in love with Harrison Ford.  And I'm a sucker for ancient history.  And miracle biblical stuff.  That whip was pretty kickass too.
11:  Magic Mike
-  Okay, yes, let's address the first thing:  they are all hot.  Especially my Joe.  Channing Tatum is a phenomenal dancer.  And it was a funny movie.  I laughed my way through the whole bloody thing!  And NO. ONE. ELSE. DID.  Did they think it was a serious drama?!  Seriously?!  I'm sorry but I take no movie with a penis pump seriously!
12:  Princess Bride
-  "Mawwiage is what bwings us togeva today..."  
13:  When Harry Met Sally
-  They had me at Sheldon.  
14:  Guardians of the Galaxy
-  Chris Pratt.  He was so cute and funny.  And the movie was such a joy ride.
15:  The Matrix
-  Too cool to describe.  Therefore, I will leave you with the finale to Pitch Perfect.  Go ahead and watch it over and over.  Go on!  I dare ya!


Who do I tag? All of you. How's that?! I can't just pick 15. Go on. Do it. And let me know in the comments if you want so I can see it too!

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