Thursday, December 22, 2005

Comments for other bloggers

My friend Mandy has a great conversation going on her blog. There has been some discussion about how single people should not worry about getting married and that you have to be comfortable in your own skin. I made some comments and I might have been harsh in my first comment and for that I ask for forgiveness from my fellow bloggers. What I said has some truth in it, as single women we hear married women say the same thing. I am so tired of hearing the same advice. Can someone tell me how not to care about the future and finding Mr. Right? Until I hear some advice that is useful and can be done in a pratical way then I will listen. But to say live your life to the fullest is not pratical advice, how do you know we aren't? Is it wrong to hope and desire for the future?

How can we live life to the fullest when married people feel sorry for us because we aren't married yet. All I am saying is that if you are going to give us advice then give us pratical advice that has relevance to our lives. Just maybe remember back to what it felt like to go to party filled with couples and your the only single one there. Now thats courage! I know that God has someone special for everyone if he puts that desire in your heart and sometimes God waits a long time to send that special person to you but instead of looking at married and singles as enemies maybe we can offer constructive practical advice and not pity.

For Mandy don't let what anom#1 get you down. You are the opposite of helpless, you have more courage than anyone I know.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Participatory Journalism

I was reading this one blog and there was this quote that really shows the power that blogs have over the editorial world. More reason why Write Click should have a blog. We may not influence the media to investigate a murder but we might influence someone to ask Jesus into their heart and isn't that what our jobs are all about. This may be a very simplified way of looking at things but I think its the bottom line. What do you think?


Florence and I went to a blogging seminar last Wednesday because we have developed a Authors Group called Write Click and we are creating a blog for it. This is very exciting here at Truthmedia because we have been wanting a reason to jump on the blogging band wagon and now we have it.

Well I learned a lot from the blogging seminar. I learned that short and constant entries are best and that linking to other people increases their standing. (Thats why Orangejack always links to the stories instead of just telling people)

You can tell I learned a lot because I have linked to different people. I still have some questions, so I am sending it out to the blogging community, What is the difference between Bloglines and Technorati? Are they a completely different thing?

Stay tuned because we are currently working on The Write Click blog and I definately will be talking about it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Well, I had my housewarming on Nov. 11. It was suppose to be a drop in but people came and never left. I want to thank everyone who came to my housewarming. I know why they call it a housewarming because having friends and family to come and share in your excitement really makes a house a warm home to live in.

Friday, October 21, 2005

I had a fight with an Avacado and it won

I am such a loser. I was trying to get the pit out of the Avacado and the very sharp knife slipped and I sliced my thumb at the knuckle very deep, lots of blood all over the place. I had to get two stitches, 5 needles, and a thumb puppet named Ava (short for avacado, in memory.) I have to keep my thumb straight because the stitches are at the knuckle so I could tear them if I am not careful. You would be amazed at how much you actually use your thumb. God was really thinking when he made digits.

Friday, October 07, 2005

I found it!

Hee hee hee when I went to go publish my last post I realized that I had to republished my lost one so, now I look like I have been really good at blogging. At least I didn't lose my marbles.

Wow, do you believe its Thanksgiving again. I remember last year, Rob and Patricia joined my family for dinner . That was the day that "Pickles the fat hobbit" came to life. Hey Rob and Patricia are you going to being celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving?

I lost a post!

Ok I went in to blogger the other day because I got spammed, so my good friend Claire, showed me how to put the security on it so my comments won't get spammed. After that my last post disappeared. Whats up with that? My gosh, I was being good now it looks like I haven't blogged for a month and half.

Well, I am all moved into my new place and I love it! and I found a great roommate. She is a Trinity Western Student, 22 years old .Super sweet girl, the type I know for sure will never become violent on me. She is from Edmonton which is really funny because I went to Edmonton to go to university. I think Edmonton is the key for me because I had the best roommate ever in Edmonton, her name is Adrienne and she still is a close friend of mine now. So I am praying that I will have as much fun with Christy as I did with Adrienne. She moves in Nov. 1. So I have a month to enjoy my space by myself.

I believe I have been tagged by Kelly so here goes it:

He is a blessing, he brings joy and happiness whenever I see him and I can't imagine life without him.

Instructions are as follows:
1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five other people to do the same.

(This is poignant because in this post it talks about Molson, my dog that has cancer because just recently I have been worried about him. I just was reminded that Molson won't always be around)

Ok, I am tagging Patricia, Rob, Mandy, Healther (I know you read my blog) and Doris

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

So busy

So busy packing, moving, 21/2 days. So excited....... No more crazy, screwball roommate who likes to throw phones at me. Freedom, Freedom, Freedom. I own 3 sinks, two toilets, 1 oven. Its all mine..........Happy happy Joy Joy.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Summer is almost over

Yes, signs that summer is almost over are popping up everywhere. Like the Zellers commericals for school supplies (they are quiet catchy, I have to admit, I hum along.) No longer can you get summer clothes at the stores (unless its the bargain booth-hey wait thats a good thing) No, it's fall colors and fall fashions. But with every passing season comes its good points. I will list my top ten favorite things for fall below:

1. Fall clothes- I love seeing all the new fashions
2. You don't have to feeling guilty for not being outside and enjoying the sunshine because we might not get more. Because soon we won't
3. The trees start changing color. I love it
4. It starts getting cooler and you get to wear warm sweaters
5. The smell in the air changes
6. Warm fall breezes
7. Hay rides
8. Corn mazes
9. Time to start listening to the soulful sounds of Ella during the day and not just at dusk
10. You get to wear scarfes and look all hip and trendy

Ok, well I have listed my top ten things that I love about fall. So I am tagging Kelly, Amanda (This is for saying that I am a bad blogger (smile)), and Patricia. Ha ha aha. I will let these guys tag the rest of you.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Confessions of a Shopolic

Ok, I have been addicted to the book series, Confessions of a Shopolic, I have read all three and I want to read the fourth one. Becky Bloomwood cracks me up, the trouble she gets into and the way she thinks about things makes laugh out loud. I really hope that they make a movie out of these books. I certainly will go see that!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

I hope this works

Yeah,it worked!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


I can't add pictures. Please advise.

The days of Summer

Ahhh I the days of summer are here. The smell of honeysuckle floating through the air at dusk, eating a fantastic meal under the grape arbour, with wonderful people, the sounds of Billie Holiday's melodic tones in our ears. All the while having a fluffy cozy golden retriever at my feet to keep them warm. Life really can't get any better than that This is why I love summer!

I have been labeled a "bad blogger"

Ok, I know I have been a bad blogger, but when you don't have a computer at home, its a lot harder to update it. If I do that means I have to stay later at work. Who wants to do that with the amazing weather we have been having.

Also I have been very busy with some important news. I am officially an homeowner of a beautiful Condo! It's in Langley, same street as HQ (64th) and its all mine! It is a two bedroom and I will be getting a roommate (no phone throwers though). My parents are helping me a lot, especially with the downpayment which they are supplying. You guys can check it out on MLS. ca.

I have also been working hard with support raising and its going really well, but I am running out of people. So if any of you reading this would like to talk to me about joining my support team just email me at and I would love to talk to you. Also, if anyone can refer me to anyone who would possible be interested let me know, I would greatly appreciate it.

Just want to let you know that I probably won't be so good in updating my blog, with the upcoming move and stuff but I will try my hardest for you, my blogging community.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Bad News

Well, I knew that one day we would have to face the fact that Molson wouldn't live forever. That day has come. This weekend we found out that Molson has aggressive Melonma and that it's in his lymp nodes. We have up to an year with him. If we keep him really healthy we can have him longer. Some people may say that he is only a dog but he is more than that, he is part of the family.He is a blessing, he brings joy and happiness whenever I see him and I can't imagine life without him. Please pray that Molson would be healthy for a long time and when the time comes he wouldn't be in pain and that we would have the wisdom to let go.

Monday, June 13, 2005

I have been tagged

Well, I have been tagged and I have tried to avoid doing this but I was reminded about it again.

Ten things I love:

1. My dog(Golden Retrievers)
2. My family
3. Sitting in my parents garden at dusk
4. Listening to Billie Hoilday in my parents garden at dusk
5. Surprise income tax cheques
6. My Goddaughters-They are so beautiful. I can't believe they are 1 already
7.Weekends at the lake with all my friends
8. The west coast- I couldn't even imagine living anywhere else
9. Summer time-being able to go barefoot
10. Fall time- when the trees change colour

I am going to go on because 10 is just not enough

11. The smell in the air after it rains
12. Learning to knee board
13. Excerise- I love going to the gym
14. Friends that I have known since grade 4
15. The colour pink
16. Laughing

I guess I am a romantic at heart and its the special times that I love the most. Thanks Kelly for making me do this, it really made me realize the blessings I have in my life!

Friday, May 20, 2005

Taking a leap of faith

God has put a nudging in my heart that I need to trust him more. I was at a point in my career that either I move on to a different job outside of Crusade or take a risk at crusade. I have learned that at crusade when you are able to raise your own support you can do more of a job that you enjoy. I am not going to raise my full living allowance but I am going to take a step out in faith to supplement my wage. This past week has been a long journey, As I took training in how to find Ministry partners I have so many questions running through my head, like "Is this really what God wants me to do?" to "What are you doing! you're a shy girl remember?"

I do do best when I am out of my comfort zone, I learn to trust God more and I realize what I am capable of. Pray for me as I take this step out in faith.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

I'm not sorry and I am sticking too it!

After encouragement, Stefanie and Kelly think that I should share my reward challenge that I took part of on Tuesday. On Monday Stefanie challenged me to not saying "Sorry"unnecessarily for a whole day and I would receive 2 homemade cookies. I am happy to tell you that I succeed. Those two cookies were well worth the hardships. I don't love cookies all that much, just think if you offered me something that I really love. I might be able to go for a whole 2 days.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Summer is coming!!!!

I had such a great weekend. I went to my parents and did nothing!!! I sat in the sun, in my parents beautiful backyard and read my book. Although I have some funny tan lines because I am not use to dressing for summer yet. I guess I just have to spend some lazy days at the lake to fix my tan lines.

I am so excited for summer. I miss the smell of honeysuckle at sunset, I miss sitting at a table with yummy food and sharing it with my favorite family and friends and doing all this under a canopy of grape vines. I miss the sound of Billie Hoilday flooting through the summer air while enjoying the warmth of a chimneya. Yes, I am a romantic at heart but these are the memories that make life good.

Monday, April 18, 2005

I know! Its been a long time

Well I don't have much to talk about! (at least that I can broadcast). Ohh I just thought of something. I was only expecting $68 back for income tax but I got a cheque for$2700. That was an awesome surprise. I guess I didn't claim my interest on my student loan. They did that to me last year too. I only expected $300 and I got a cheque for $2500. They can continue to surpise like that if they want to. Oh well, I have to go. I am off to kick boxing.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Dancing in my living room

There is a lot to be said to having a place completely to yourself. My roomate left for two weeks for her spring break and that means I have the space to myself. I feel so completely free to dance in my living room and not feel like someone is watching(not that I do that.) Also, I did my laundry-even the clothes that were clean. Its so refreshing to know that you don't have to share the washing machine with someone else. I could have a wild and crazy party if I wanted too-Hey thats a great idea.
I think that I crave being alone. From the days of coming home by myself as a child, I just need some space from people. Its really weird because I am pretty social person and I need friends and a lot of people around me but I need a place to retreat to sometimes.

Friday, February 18, 2005

2 years

Well I have reached a milestone in my so called professional life, I have lasted 2 years at Campus Crusade for Christ, as of Feb. 17. Many people will say "2 years that not very long" but its long for me. Just realize that I graduated from University 3 years ago (I can't remember the exact date). So most of my professional career is now. Today people my age go from job to job, staying at a job is not common with people my age. So some people will look at this and say, 2 years so what! but for me this a big thing.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Great Cousin

Good news! I just found out this weekend that my cousin Louise in England is pregnant and she is really excited about it. I am going to be a great cousin. Well if you asked Louis she would tell you that I already am a great cousin but I mean in the genelogy sense. hee hee

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Curly hair

Yesterday, I was too tired to blow my hair dry and straighten it like I always do. So I let my hair go natural, curls and all. Everyone commented on it. I always find it strange when that happens. Are people saying that they don't like my hair straight? Also, its not like I haven't worn my hair curly before and so I don't understand why people are so surprised that I have curly hair. They always say "Wow, I didn't know you have curly hair" but they do know because they said it last time!
I guess I shouldn't be surprised either. I guess I have to mix up the curly and straight hair days so people won't be so surprised.

New favorite word

We had this thing at work called Word of the week,where a person would pick a word that nobody knew and we all had to try to use it as much as possible. I was the queen. Unfortunately, we had to take down the white board so Word of the week died. For the beginning of the year my friend Claire got a desk calendar that was Word of the day!!!! I was so excited ( I know I am a little weird but I love words)

Well, on Feb 7, the word of the day was Abecedarian- of or relating to the alphabet. b) aplphabetically arranged 2)rudimentary. I love this word and I have decided that it has become my new favorite word. Mostly because I can say it and I love the way it sounds.

Is it funny that someone gets so attached to a word?

Friday, February 04, 2005


Lately, I have been really eager to have some space to myself. I get so excited when I have the place to myself. It is really funny I also thought that I was someone who needs people around me. I have always thought that I am a pretty outgoing person and social but I just been craving aloneness. When my lease is up at my place I think that I will try to find a place on my own. If I can afford it. Its not because I am having problems with my bossy roomate but I think that I have just decided to grow up.

Monday, January 31, 2005

It's been a long time

I know that its been a long time since I have written. I don't have a computer at home and sometimes I just want to go home after work. Other times I just have nothing to say. I went for Thai food today and my tummy is sooooooo happy! I love thai food. It has to be my #1 favorite food, second is hot wings and third is spaghetti.

This weekend I volunteered for Campus Crusade's booth at MissionsFest. It's an annual event held at the Vancouver Convention Center. So, I felt like such a grown up taking the Skytrain into Vancouver by myself. I usually get all nervous but I wasn't at all. I met my friend after I did my duty at the booth and we went for lunch at the Vancouver Art Gallery's cafe. Its was good food but the fun part is we then went to coffee shop that does Latte Art. They pour the foam in such a way that it makes a picture, my non-fat mocha had a beautiful autum leave on top of it. It was really hard drinking it.

I love it downtown, but I really don't think I would like to live there unless I had a lot of friends there as well. So I guess I would still with Langley. I think that Langley is growing so much that it could be my own downtown.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The Worm hit and then the wave came

After surviving the worm, we were thrusted into the Tidal wave. What I mean about that is that we barely survived the worm and enjoyed a nice break to celebrate Jesus's birth when we came backwhen we had to deal with the sunami.

What is with January and big projects. Last year it was The Passion of the Christ and and now this year we had a channel (less time consuming than a whole website).

Speaking of Tsunami, it's such a funny word. Just for the record the silent "t" is not from the German language but from Japanese. Right Claire? Don't ask.