Monday, November 27, 2006

What a day!

I got some bad news while sitting on reception. My mom called me and it looks like my Grandma has had another stroke. She is trying to dig herself out and go pick my Grandma up to take her to the hospital. She isn't in danger she just is disorientated and confused. Please pray. Christmas is not a good time for my family. My Grandpa passed away on Christmas eve, 20 years ago this Christmas.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


I have been tagged by Stefanie.

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:

1) I worked at Dairy Queen
2) I worked in the Student Affairs office during Unversity as an office assistant
3) I was development Assistant at the BC Schizophrenia society
4) Web editor

B) Four movies I could watch over and over:

1) Anne of Green Gables
2) Pride and Prejudice- BBC version
3) The Hope and the Glory
4)Happy Feet

C) Four places I have lived: (I have only lived in 3 places so this one is short)

1) North Delta,BC
2) Edmonton, AB
3) Langley, BC

D) Four TV shows I love to watch:

1) Gilmore Girls
2) 24
3) America's Next Top Model
4) Grey's Antanomy

E) Four places I have been on vacation:

1) Florida, USA
2) Toronto ,ON
3) Mexico
4) Melville, Sask.

F) Four internet sites I check daily
1. (for work)
2. My bloglines blogroll
3. Retirement With A (for work)
4. Gmail

G) Four of my favorite foods:
1. Hot Wings
2. Thai food
3. Perogies- chedder cheese
4. Spagetti (I know it's spelled wrong, but I too tired to look it up)

H) Four places I would like to be right now:
1. Sitting on my cozy chair in my cozy little condo with the fireplace on
2. A Tuscan villa in Italy
3. Hanging out with all of my friends
4. Walking Bella in the fields out back of my parents place

I am not tagging anyone. If you want to do it go for it!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Found a picture

I found a picture of Hot Dr. Johnny but it doesn't do him justice so I am not going to post it. I don't want to ruin it for you guys because of a disappointing picture. I like to point out that I only like looking at Dr. Johnny because I can appreciate God's creation but I have no romantic feelings for him nor do I want to. I just like looking at him.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Little things make me happy

I am so excited. I have the full cable service bundle. For the last year, in my attempt to live within my means I was only getting basic cable plus one tier. It was limiting and I had dreams of one day being able to watch all channels. I realized by looking on Shaw's website that I was only saving $5 so I said forget that!$5 dollars is not going to make me live beyond my means! so I have full cable. It's such a free feeling. The selection is amazing, no more days of being confined to a certain amount of channels! Freedom is so great. Just in time for Turner Classic Christmas movies! Yes, I know that I am a geek but it's the little things that make me happy.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Memories of my teenage years

The last official piece of my teenage years are going away. My Dad's black Aerostar van has finally died and my parents have bought a new SUV.

It actually is affecting me more than I realized. I learned how to drive in that van, the van has moved me all the way to Edmonton and back, it has moved me into my place now. I remember doing my grade 12 car rally in that van. This is an end of era.

I think my Parents are more excited than I am because they bought a 2007 Saturn Vue, in cybress green. It is very pretty but it doesn't hold the memories like my Dad's van.

Life moves on and things turn to dust but the memories are what stay with us. This new SUV will have some of it's own memories I am sure.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Storm of 2006

Many of you have probably heard of the storm that hit the west coast, many of you probably lived through it. Wow, was it a dozie!

At work the power stayed on but I live 4 blocks away and the power was out in my building. As I drove up to my place I was praying that the garage door was open so I could park my car underground. It was! but as I shut my car down and turned all of the lights of it went pitch black.

Do you know how hard it is to find your way to the door in a pitch black underground parking lot?I finally found my way to the door, but trying to get up the stairs and to my door took me 15 minutes because I had to feel my way the whole way because again it was pitch black.

So most of the evening was pretty boring, no TV, no one to talk to. I was lucky that my radio had batteries. At 9:30 I was so bored I decided to go to bed. Well, I had just gotten to bed but two minutes and the firealarm went off.

First thoughts that went through my mind was a candle fell and there was a real fire. So I threw on some jeans and sweatshirt and grabbed my purse (with everything I needed, the rest is just stuff) and helped the elderly lady next door down the stairs. There was confusion and panic in the hallways so I helped as much as I could. We all waited in the front for the fire trucks to come. It was a great time actually meet some of my neighbors, had a good time just hanging out.

After the fire trucks came they did a sweep of the place and determined that what happened was that the water was not being pumped to the sprinkler system on the 3 & 4th floors because no power to keep the pumps working. Once the pressure was low enough the firealarm went off.

So the fire department told us that we could all go inside. Everyone helped everyone inside and but 10 minutes of being in bed the firealarm goes off again. Well, out we track again into the cold and rainy. This happened 5 times in total last night and each time we had to leave the building.
When I left in the morning, I still didn't have power and I am amazed that I wasn't that late for work. But I sure am tired today.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Mark it on your calendar!

Ok everyone get your calendars out and mark this day down. Today is Pickle Appreciation day! Oh what a wonderful day. I declare that in memory of this great day that I am going to make November 14 Pickles the Fat Hobbit's birthday.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What would you do?

Today I treated myself to a coffee at Starbucks (Gingerbread Lattes are nowout, Woot Woot) sitting by the door was a gentlemen that had been weathered by the outside, obviously hungry and homeless. He could hardly stay awake, he was so weak. He kindly and unobtrusively asked if I had any change. Unfortunately, I never carry change so I apologetically said "no."

My heart aches when I see people in these situations, it is only during these times that I wish God would let me win the lottery so that I could help. Sadly, I am not a lottery winner. I decided that I was going to give up my luxury of coffee and buy this gentlemen a coffee. But first in situations like this I have learned to ask the establishment about their policy about these kind of situations. The barista requested that I not buy anything for him because it only encourages people to come back. They promised me that they would handle the situation and give the gentlmen something.

But I just feel sad that this world has come to a place that we can not help those who are needy because we are afraid that they will inconvenience society or make others uncomfortable. We should feel uncomfortable, we should feel guilty. We are living a blessed life that God has bestowed on us, it was freely given, we should freely give away. I feel disappointed in myself that I gave in so easily. What would you do in this situation? more importantly what can we do to help this situation?

Saying Goodbye

As you have been reading, the last couple months I have blogged a lot about Bella. She has really helped me get over Molson. I still miss Molson, he still means so much to me but Bella has helped heal my heart a lot. With Bella becoming more and more important in my life, I have felt the need to have pictures of her around me. On my desk at work, I have two pictures of Molson in frames and I have his picture on my computer desktop. I think I am ready to take Molson's pictures off my desk. I am not ready to take Molson's picture off my desktop (everything in moderation, right?)

This is a big step for me because it feels like I am moving on and Molson's season of life has ended. It is hard letting go but God has blessed me with another crazy dog to focus my attentions on. Oh what a crazy dog she is!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

What else should I have done?

I woke up at 3:16 in the morning today and I laid awake for like 45 minutes thinking about how I was still awake. I decided to do something about it and I got up and went to the gym (I know what you are going to say, but my gym is open 24 hours.) Me and the other 3 people at the gym enjoyed the use of any machine that we wanted without a line up. I worked out for an hour and went home. I set my alarm for 7 (well 7:20 to be exact) and slept without problems until my alarm went off. It sure beat laying in bed for hours thinking about how I just want to go to sleep. You may think I am crazy but I still got 2 hours and 20 minutes of a good sleep!

Monday, November 06, 2006

No, I am not winking at you

You know when you are tired and your eye keeps twitching! Thats what has been happening to me all day long. What is even stranger is that my eye will twitch and then my nose. I feel like a rabbit and I am winking at everyone.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Wench not Wrench

I went to a costume party on Saturday. I went as a gypsie but I kept telling everyone that I was a wrench. What I meant to say, was that I was a Wench not a wrench. Yes, again I was joke of the party. Guess what I am going to go as next year? hint: It belongs in a tool box.