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making q2 my bitch

By on April 15, 2016

12 weeks goes by fast when you’re working hard at not working.  Here’s a few of my plans for the next 3 months.

Piano:  I’m going to learn to play at least 2 songs by heart on the piano so that when I walk into a hotel lobby, I can sit down and play a song and have someone ask me to please don’t do that.

This piano screams "PLAY SWEET CAROLINE on me right now, cute little tourist"

This piano screams “PLAY SWEET CAROLINE on me right now, cute little tourist”

Reading:  I’m going to continue reading and focus on books that involve the places I’m going.  The last book I read, the Blue Hour, was about a couple who went to Morocco.  The girl ended up getting kidnapped and raped and her husband wandered off into the desert to die.  So therefore, I’m going to be more careful about not reading books that scare the beejeebers out of me.  And mom, I’m cool.  Don’t worry.  (I’m also taking book suggestions here -keeping the above criteria in mind)


This is an excellent example of a book I will be reading. I am pretty sure there is no rape in it.

Exercise: I’m going to continue with my exercise program 6 days a week and also include more biking, kayaking and hiking.  I’m basically a triathlete.  Please don’t tell Dallas I said that, Rita.  Ok, I’m not a triathlete.  Fine.  I just like to go outside.

Kayak:  I am going to get Paddle Canada certified in Sea Kayaking.  My first class is all day tomorrow.  We have to roll the kayak.  While I’m in it.  This is going to suck.

Cooking:  I want to focus some time on becoming more of a cook.  Maybe I will take a class.  Or maybe I will set off the smoke detector while cooking lasagne again.  But, now that I’ve put it in here, I guess I’m going to have to do something about it.

Research:  Still have the West Coast Trail on my sights for July 24.  This requires a shit-ton more research and probably at least one night camping in the tent.  Also, have a lot of research to do for my big trip- like what to pack in a carry on only situation for 4 months and 8 different climates.  Also, how not to get raped in Morocco.  Seriously, I’m not worried Mom.

Visiting: At this moment, I have a couple visits with friends in the calendar.  Kim(Lolita), a friend from derby, is coming out next week and Karen has promised a May visit.  I’m hoping to get a visit from Maddie sometime and <insert your name here> is coming out in June.

Auction:  We are hosting an auction at my Mom and Dad’s farm on May 7.  So I’m going to Two Hills for a week to help get things ready.  This will be an incredibly tough time as we sell off a lifetime of collecting items for my parents.  On the other hand, there will be some really cool items and you should come to the auction and either buy stuff or make it more expensive for other people to buy stuff.  Here’s the link to the auction site.  Wicked Auction  You don’t need to buy the backhoe or anything, but there are cool items like a quad, golf cart, their 5th wheel trailer and a million wrenches and hammers.

Jenna’s Grad:  We’ve got her registered for the fall at UVic, but there are a few minor things to do before that happens.  Like she needs to complete high school and also get a grad dress.


A picture of a picture of a potential Grad 2016’er

Camping:  Heading out to Johnny G’s for a weekend of family camping that will also turn into a wee Alberta holiday at the beginning of July.

Wedding:  Technically the wedding falls in Q3, but it starts in Q2.  This wedding will get it’s own post as it’s a huge deal.


Actual invite to event that kicks off Q3.


Should be a jam packed 12 weeks.  Looking forward to more growth!


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    April 16, 2016

    So fun Kerri! You are training like a professional athlete!!! Dallas approves!

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      April 17, 2016

      Thanks Rita! I’m sure I asked for you to not mention this…but if he approves, you’re forgiven.

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    April 19, 2016

    Hilarious and inspirational. Ps. The 100 kettle bell thing = win!!

    I sure you you don’t get raped on your trip and certainly would t want Tom to wander off and die. Keep it in mind. I don’t read so can’t suggest any other content for you…

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      April 19, 2016

      Haha Rochelle! I’m sure you know how to read. Silly.

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    April 19, 2016

    Also… best of luck with your piano adventure – I’ll wait for a video or your recital

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    Auntie Sheila

    April 20, 2016

    Hi Ker – just catching up with you. Ahem – I happen to KNOW Sweet Caroline by heart as I never learned to play the piano by ear and by watching Monica. I can also play Bridge over Troubled Waters and parts of Love Story. I can easily walk into one of those lobbies and sit down. If you like, maybe we can play air-guitar together and learn to sing too.

    Also, regarding recommending a book to read about traveling overseas, I have one to suggest to you! You know me, a true-story guy. I read this a long time ago and I will never forget it. It has stuck in my mind about traveling overseas alone, for a long time. Maybe you’ve heard of him? and the book is
    I couldn’t put it down.

    So, maybe that will help? You know me, so helpful 🙂

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      April 21, 2016

      Thank you for the book recommendation that looks like exactly what I asked to not read! And yes, I would love to watch you in a hotel lobby play Sweet Caroline.

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        Auntie Sheila

        April 21, 2016

        Well, regarding playing Sweet Caroline (used to be one of my favorite songs) until I realized what it was about!
        Now I can barely listen to it without laughing.

        Guess who ‘Caroline’ is in the song?
        It’s actually written for Caroline Kennedy who, at the time, was 14.


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        Auntie Sheila

        April 21, 2016

        Thought you might like that book .

        Really though, it is chock full of information of what NOT TO DO being an international tourist.
        Thieves everywhere, not to mention rapists and murderers so I hope wherever you are traveling that you always have somebody with you when you go exploring.

        Glad to brighten your day! 🙂


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