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7/20 December Blog Challenge: If I Could Have One Superpower.

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This is actually something that I have sat down thought about! ( I’ve also thought about my strategy plan in case there is ever a Zombie Apocalypse too!) Really though, who hasn’t?! It’s fun to imagine what things would be like if there were superpowers or magic, and you were special enough to have these amazing traits.

It’s a tough choice, what power would you want to have, if you could only pick one. Would it be flying? or telepathy? or would it be to heal yourself? There are literally thousands and thousand of idea’s… really, the only limit is your imagination!

Sometimes I imagine what it would be like if I had a really crap superpower…… like.. the ability to actually SEE peoples farts. It would be a pretty lame power with no real amazing usefulness besides being able to avoid walking into a stench cloud or being able to accurately point out who did it….

What would I choose? It is such a complex decision as there are variables to consider like how strong are your powers…. what are their limits… I have always wanted to fly… That would be my choice…However.. would I pick just that, or would I choose to have awesome telekinetic powers that allowed me to move both objects with my mind as well as myself… It seems like the better choice right?  And if my mind was strong enough, could I carry another person with me? I’m sure that If I just picked strictly flying, there is no way I could carry another person… I chose flying, not strength.

So I think we have my superpower.

Telekinesis – With the power to both control/move objects with my mind, as well as be able to move myself.

Now, what would I do with this amazing superpower? I have no idea… clean my house from the couch? cook supper while playing with the kid? Fly places instead of driving so I don’t have to deal with traffic? All of the above?! I would hope that if I had powers like that, I would find something more useful that putting my dishes away while sitting on the couch, or shoveling the walks from inside the house in the middle of winter.

What would you choose? Think about it, it can be a hard choice 😉

Mira

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6/20 December Blog Challenge: If I Won the Lottery.

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My Fiance and I sometimes buy a lotto ticket. We figure for the 5 bucks it costs, it provides us with a few days of entertainment. We spend the time thinking up ideas on what we would do if we won the lottery.

What would I do if I won the lottery today differs greatly from what I would do if I won the lottery 4 years ago. Previously I would jump into a life of luxury – travel, buy a fancy car, a big house, a green dress… but not a real green dress – I hear that’s cruel.

Since having my daughter my views have changed greatly on what I would do if I won the lottery. As I mentioned in my introduction post at the beginning of this challenge my daughter has special needs. So, what I would do would greatly reflect upon that. And of course, this winning the lotto scenario I am writing about would be a significant amount… Like 20 million would be great! LOL.

First thing I would do ( besides flying out and grabbing my awesome friend from NYC – you know who you are!) is probably take my fiance and daughter on a really fun vacation. Somewhere for dad to relax, and our daughter to swim in a beautiful pool everyday!

I would build a house. A house that would be our forever home and a safe place for our daughter. Complete with a custom kitchen where it will be easy to make food stay out of sight and inaccessible.  I would want a large fenced in backyard for her to play in. And definitely a king sized bed for us. I would love a walk in closet and a ensuite bathroom with a separate tub and shower… or just a shower… unless your a kid, does anyone have time for a bath these days?

I would also buy a new vehicle. I am currently driving a ford fiesta that I purchased before i knew I was pregnant…. My car is tiny and is not made for a family.  A mid sized SUV would be great!

I would also donate regularly towards programs and research that deal directly with my daughters rare genetic syndrome ( Prader Willi Syndrome). I would like to make a difference and really help science and community programs work towards having the ability to give my daughter and others like her the best possible future.

Other than that, I don’t know what else I would do. I can really only think of things that I would do for my daughter – maybe hire a personal therapist to work with my daughter regularly to help her reach the milestones she is delayed at or to help give me the tools to do better with her needs.

And probably most importantly, What would I do if I won the lotto… I would max out all our RRSP, RDSP, RESP and TFSA’s so it will always be there if anything ever happened… and then the rest would be put into the bank and we would live on the interest!… hopefully then to never run out of money.

It is nice to dream… maybe someday 🙂

Mira

5/20 December Blog Challenge: A list of all the places I have lived.

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So to start this blog post off… I should probably warn you that I have lived so many places that I will probably forget a few so I should probably try and start at the beginning and go in chronological order.

  1. Somewhere before Meacham I think some place called Colonsay SK. (1982)
  2. Meacham SK (1982)
  3. Prince Albert SK
  4. Yuma AZ (1986-ish)
  5. Prince Albert – again
  6. Yuma AZ Again (1988)
  7. Prince Albert YET again!
  8. Cobble hill BC (1989)
  9. Duncan BC (1989)
  10. Mill Bay BC (1989)
  11. Prince Albert SK
  12. Regina (1994-ish)
  13. Edmonton (1995ish)
  14. Prince Albert (1999)
  15. Edmonton (2000)
  16. Prince Albert (2004)
  17. Edmonton (2004)
  18. A cruise ship in the Mediterranean for 4 months (2010)
  19. Edmonton (2010)
  20. Oromocto NB (2012)
  21. and finally back to Edmonton Alberta! (2013)

Now, that is only 21 places in the last 32 years… But I can also tell you that in each of those places, I moved around a bit too. Fun Fact : 13 schools total form K-12.

I am really good at packing… and I don’t have a childhood home that I remember growing up in… I remember fragments of my childhood at different houses. Sometimes I think that I missed out on things like having friends that you grew up with your whole life ( though I do have a couple friends that I knew wayyyy back then that I still keep in touch with!!)… But sometimes I also think, How lucky was I!?!! I got to go and do all these awesome things in all these different places….

When I was in grade two… I lived in Yuma AZ… I had a pool in my back yard… which doesn’t happen in Saskatchewan because… it is winter for seemingly 70% of the year. My sister and I were homes schooled during that time, so we basically did our school work by the pool…. yeah I’m jealous of me too!

So there you have it… all the places I have lived… well the cities anyhow. 😉

Mira

4/20 December Blog Challenge: What Is In My Purse?

I’ve been thinking about this post for the last couple days. I have been out Christmas shopping, and Christmas party shopping, And I have a kid… so usually my purse has a load of random stuff in it. I did take out all the random receipts out of my purse last night, There were probably twenty loose receipts and shopping lists…

Alright, I just dumped out my purse on the bed… Lets see what we got!

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Wow, OK. No kids stuff! I have to admit that is pretty rare and awesome… and won’t last long!

I do however have:

  • 4 pens… because obviously I need those!
  • A wallet, and loose change that I am too lazy to put into the wallet… Actually If I opened my wallet you would see that it is stuffed full of cards and cards.. and more cards… There isn’t a lot of room to add anything else… otherwise it might not close.
  • Mitts because its winter and I live in Canada!
  • Dental Floss because you never know when something is going to get stuck in your teeth or you need to tie something up 😛
  • Two chap sticks because what if you lose one! I could never be with out it
  • My sunglasses – they are a necessity that I cannot live without.
  • A protein bar and some candy in case I get hungry… because if I get hangry ( angry and hungry) you better watch out!
  • Deodorant in case I forget to put it on at home because I don’t want to stink!
  • A little bottle of lotion that I have never used….
  • A note that I wrote a few weeks ago about a medical appointment for my daughter.
  • And finally… in the center of those pens ( yes I made it so they were all pointing to it…. the crumbs from the bottom of my purse… they are unrecognizable… it was probably something yummy.

So there you have it… the contents of my purse… Usually there is a lot more in there… I am a total purse slob at times… once I forgot a doughnut in there for two days… gross!

Mira

**My fiance came in just as I was finishing this up and i asked him if he could toss everything back into my purse…. He did such a fantastic job that those crumbs that I mentioned…. are also back in my purse… Thanks dear…  LOL!

3/20 December Blog Challenge: Favourite and Least Favourite Foods.

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Ah, a topic that will probably make me hungry just writing it.  I really love eating. Most food is so delicious, sometimes I wish that I could just keep tasting good food, without actually having to eat it – feel extremely full and possibly gaining weight. But then again… Texture and consistency is really important too… The flavour can be great.. but if something isnt the right texture in your mouth… the yummiest thing can be totally gross.

Today I am sharing a list of a few of my most favourite and least favourite things to eat.

I will start with my dislikes… Many people will tell you that I am a very very picky eater. And yeah, OK! Ill give you that to a point. I am picky, I don’t like a lot of the things that I try…. That’s right – I TRY. Most picky eaters I know, eat only their certain things and wont try anything else. I will try everything at least once. I probably won’t like it – but if I don’t give it a try, how do I know that I am not missing out on my next favourite food?!

Dislikes:

  • Mustard – It is just gross!
  • Fish – I used to really like fish… I don’t know what happened, but now I just cant stand it 😦
  • Peppers – It’s both the texture and flavour on this one.
  • Weird Cheeses – They creep me out, especially blue cheese. This one I haven’t tried… i just can’t eat mold I can see.
  • Mushrooms – besides the fact that its fungus… the texture is so not welcoming in my mouth.
  • Kale and Spinach – I will eat these, sometimes you just have to. I don’t like the flavour/texture… but if you sop enough dressing and stuff on them, they are easily consumed.

My most favorite foods…. Sometimes I think about if I could only eat one meal forever – what would it be… or my last meal? It would have to be bird and potatoes…. And I am fairly convinced that will include – but not limited to: Turkey dinners, chicken and mashed potatoes, turkey bacon and hash browns… and my favourite: Chicken nuggets and french fries. Besides my unrelenting love for bird and spuds here are a few more…

Favourites:

  • Junk Food – pop, chips, candy… ice cream!
  • Rice – This is a food that I spent the first 18 years of my life hating. Then one day I tried some fried rice and loved it… and then a while after that I tried white rice with soya-sauce… and now I love it even if its just plain.
  • Mexican- Tacos, Enchiladas ,Quesadilla.. tostitos – nomnomnom!!
  • Spaghetti – Baked with cheese… my fav is eating it the next day on toast!
  • Sheppard’s Pie – I haven’t had this for a long time… I love it with a piece of buttered bread!
  • potato bacon chowder or tomato soup with lots of pepper and crackers – NOMNOMNOM!
  • Bacon – This is meat candy!

Oh my! I need to stop, my mind is now racing thinking about all of these foods ( and I just noticed that nothing on there is really healthy… meh) and how tasty they would be in my mouth. There are more things that I really like and possibly really dislike, I should have started thinking about them days ago instead of sitting down at 730 am and expecting my tired brain to think of things. Oh well, there is only so much anyone else actually cares about knowing what I do and do not like to eat…. And maybe this has made you hungry too?

Mira

2/20 December Blog Challenge: 10 Random Facts about Me.

Alright! I am onto the second post of the challenge!! This time I am going to tell you 10 random facts about me…

Here we go!

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1.  I am a Trekkie.  I have been my entire life. I think the only series I didn’t watch was Enterprise. But I had t-shirts, Mugs, action figures, the Enterprise itself, a transporter…. I even had Star Trek wrapping paper.

2.  I often dream that I am flying, and the technique I use to fly is the breaststroke. I must have a secret love of swimming…. to confirm this, please read the next random fact.

3.  I held a city swim record for 13 years in freestyle. I checked online every year after I graduated like a crazy creeper to see if my name was still on the list. I am super happy that I lasted 13 years… and was super disappointed when my name vanished from the list.

4.  I get easily overwhelmed in crowds and busy social settings. So much so that even before I enter “said” situation, I have to really make myself step forward and not turn around and head the other direction.  My fiance jokes and tells me I have a social quota that I need to fill… Otherwise it would be so easy for me to hole up in seclusion at home.  It’s not that I don’t want to see the people, or do the activity.. Because I do! I guess its kind of hard to explain! 😦

5.  I have 6 metal plates in my face from jaw surgery in 2007… I also have not regained all the feeling in my face from the surgery – Most of it…. but not all.  I was a little disappointed the first time i traveled afterwords when the airport scanner didn’t beep.

6.  I love cartoons, mostly Disney… Lion King is awesome…I have watched Tangled hundreds of times, and Frozen I went to the theatre 3 times – Yes I brought my daughter with me, but thats only because of convenience. LOL. I also enjoy my daughters shows, I am amazed with how clever they are these days! It’s not like when i was a kid, now they have good story lines, jokes to keep adults entertained and are always teaching some kind of lesson. Falling into the same catagory, even tho they are two separate entities, I also love Anime – Sailor Moon being my ultimate all time favorite. It was really the anime that got me into so many others. It really brought me into a whole new world.

7.  I can find pretty much anything online. If you need to know something and can at least give me a few hints – I can usually find it. My fiance is always bragging about this talent of mine! He usually references this time he said he watched an anime as a kid but couldn’t remember what it was called… all he told me was there were robots who couldn’t drink milk. Its “Galaxy Express 999” in case you were wondering! I think I just love solving mysteries…

8.  I have a super addiction to junk food.  Even with all my fitness stuff and trying to be healthy… I have a hard time controlling myself. In my early 20’s I had a drawer full of candy… It was right by my bed. I like almost every kind of junk – chips, candy, soda pop, chocolate bars, you name it! And since I am being honest here… I am currently munching on a bag of sour cream and onion chips…. in bed… ( sorry dear if there are a few crumbs… I tried to pick most of them up……)

9.  I used to be a smoker. I quit the week I found out I was pregnant. I tried quitting a few times before that, but I really enjoyed smoking, so there wasn’t enough motivation.  Its crazy how motivating a little barely there life can be! I used to miss it, and sometimes  I still do… But I couldn’t imagine myself smoking again… It’s a good addiction to kick!

10.  I got my belly button pierced when I was… I think 19. I was so afraid to get it done that I thought about it and contemplated and imagined what the pain would be for a month before i got up the nerve to go and do it… even then I stood outside the store for a while before going in. I went alone… probably because I was still worried that I would chicken out. But, I did it and honestly it barely hurt. I couldn’t believe I was so scared. 13 years or so later and honestly, I barely even remember that its there.

So now you know 10 more things about me. 🙂

Mira

1/20 December Blog Challenge : Introduction and Recent Photo

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Hello…

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I have been sitting here for a while contemplating on how I should start my introduction. Formal or more friendly… or somewhere in between. And really… What should I tell you about myself… I can honestly tell you that I just Googled it. Google has the answers to everything, right? …

Actually that’s too much reading, so lets just wing it!

This photo is a selfie I took earlier today while running errands with the family. Im from Canada... It's really cold here!

This photo is a selfie I took earlier today while running errands with the family. Im from Canada… It’s really cold here!

Hi, My name is Miranda ( I usually sign my name on my blogs as Mira…Why? I think I might just be too lazy to type the last three letters of my name).  I am a 32 year old engaged ( to a super amazing guy) stay at home mom to one super amazing daughter who has special needs (Prader Willi Syndrome). I am also a hobby blogger. My two main blogs are this one, and Fight the HUNGER – a blog to help raise awareness about my daughters rare genetic disorder.

I enjoy fitness (obviously, since this blog has mostly been fitness challenges, LOL), blogging, gaming (World of Warcraft), social media, watching movies, baking, cooking, and eating my baking and cooking!

My life mostly revolves around my daughter. She has, in these past three shorts years, become a big part of my identity. Sometimes, when I am out without her, I feel lost… like a piece of me is missing. She really completed our family. I couldn’t imagine my life any different, and to be honest, I barely remember life before We became three. I am ok with that!

I am pretty sure that you will get to know me better by the end of this challenge, so as to not give away too much information to quickly, I will see you all on my next post!

Mira