Sunday, February 28, 2010


Life is full of suprises.

Huge things potentially happening in the next six months.

Can't say a thing about them, but they are bigger than anyone could ever imagine.

No, it is not a baby.

Went to a marriage conference last yesterday.

Will write more tomorrow when I am awake.  I will also take pics of the new house stuff I have done!

Have a good night! love to all!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hee hee hee...

Had fun shopping in Edmonton today

Bought a few beautiful things for my house

A deep red leather ottoman

Two pillow cases for existing pillows

Two new pillows for the living room

Some amazing artwork for the family room and the kitchen

The coolest vase ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been saving for a long time for all this

We went to 21 stores today before we found exactly what we wanted

Funny thing how when you are on a budget you find the exact item you want, not a decent replacement

I can't wait to get home and put it all away

I will post pictures once I do!!!

So happy right now.

Full day with Husband

Shopping for beautiful things

Wonderful hotel

Wonderful food

So relaxing

Friday, February 19, 2010


We are away from home right now and shopping.  Too much shopping! We went to a commercial kitchen store today for the restaurant.  Yup.  Spent a lot.  A lot a lot.  Not cool.  It is good  for the restaurant but it was insane what we all got! The staff will hopefully be happy.  I usually love shopping but right now am a little stressed out about the money stuff.  I don't know why! Too funny. 

We are also shopping for a new chair for the living room, a new coffee table and a new rug for downstairs.  I know, we are out of work right now and people think we are nuts.  We have money that we have saved for these things.

So, we are going to hang out with friends tomorrow, sleep in and shop on Sunday, Monday and go home Tuesday! I am loving it.  I am excited to be gone and enjoying time with my husband. 

Speaking of that, I am going to go cuddle!

Monday, February 15, 2010

The rest of the story....

Ok, it is .


1.   My husband.  No one understands me or makes me laugh quite like him.  He rocks.

2.   My hair.  It is a different color every month and makes me laugh.  It has a mind of its own and does what it wants but it never takes me more than about 3 minutes to do.

3.    Friends.  Good friends.  The fact that I am making more this year than I have in years.  This is a good thing.

4.    My nieces and nephews that crack me up.  One in particular talks like Six from Blossom and her younger sister is hilarious.  Cracks me up on a regular basis.  Told me yesterday that she was downstairs screaming because it stresses other people out.  The kid is 4.  Yup.  Can't wait till she is older!

5.   Culture.  I love the culture in other cities and countries.  It makes me feel alive and vibrant.  I love to check out farmers markets and funky little stores.  Could be the main reason why I travel!

6.    TV.  I am an addict.  No, I don't actually watch the tv per say, I watch box sets on dvd and love them.  I watch most nights.  Maybe every night!

7.    Cooking.  I love cooking! It makes me happy and relaxes me.  I wish I had all the money and time and a huge fancy kitchen and that I could go to school or to another country to actually take cooking lessons!

8.    Pillows.  I am an addict.  If Husband would let me, I would have a new pillow every month.

9.  Books.  I love to read.  Anything.  All the time.  Can't get enough of it.  Husband says that we should donate it all to a library somewhere one day.

10.  Life.  It is good and bad and has many dissapointments but also has many opportunities.  I love grabbing the opportunities to see what happens.  You never know! One of them could change your life! God has given us this life and so we live it in glory to him! (and have fun as well!)

So, this is the list.  I am sure I could add to it again.  Maybe! Do you have a list? Post it in the comments or on your blog and let me know!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Stolen post......

I saw this somewhere and thought I would steal it!

   10 things I hate about life
(don't worry, the good will come later this week!)

1.    Not being independantly wealthy so that I don't have to work.

2.    Arthritis.  Enough said.

3.    People who say one thing and do another.  People that are spineless and cannot face you if there are issues.  ( staff member)

4.    Fear.  A favorite saying "Don't allow the fear of failure keep you from succeeding"

5.    Bra's.  And the stupid huge boobs that go in them.

6.    Fish and anything that smells like it.

7.    Feeling like a disapointment to people.  I need to work on this!

8.    The crabby customers at work.  I like to kill them with kindness.  Makes me smile :)

9.    People that make 8003 excuses to not see you and then get mad that they don't ever see you.  Seriously?

10.   Health issues.  Wouldn't life be more fun if we were just all skinny and healthy? Think of all the cool things we could do!

What are some of the things that drive you nuts?

Answer to Question #1


Well? I am doing good.  I really am.  I struggle some days and do amazing the next.  I am clinging to the good in the day and all the possibilities that are coming my way and actually enjoying it. 

Husband and I are having some struggles right now, nothing insane, just a lot of life changes right now and the stress is getting to us.  If you think of us, pray for us.  We will be ok, but it is not fun in the mean time.  I am feeling positive and alive right now.  I spend a lot of time in awe of the things around me that are happening and I get stressed out about it, but I am trying hard to not think that way. 

Husband and I are heading out of town this weekend.  Just a quick little getaway.  Some of it is work, shopping for the restaurant, and some of it is play.  I think that it will be nice for us to just run away for a few days.  Dad is home soon.  That will be good and bad.  I miss him and love having him here, but it is nice when the roommates are gone and it is just the two of us.  I hope that that is a good answer!

Monday, February 8, 2010


Not happy that I am awake right now.

Sleeping for an hour and a half....

Boys came home from work....

Boys decide to play xbox right outside my room....

I am now awake.

Not impressed.

But, I am still waiting for questions?!?!?

Sunday, February 7, 2010


So, I have seen this on a few blogs lately so I am going to try it myself!


What do you want to know? About me, my marriage, my job, my interests, my hobbies.....anything!

I will answer pretty much anything (to a degree!)

Ask away!

P.S. the photo is of the skywalk over the Grand Canyon...amazing place!

Friday, February 5, 2010


What should I do this weekend? I am not sure.  I am so tired tonight.  I worked from 10-5 at the restaurant and then I got a phone call at 7 asking me to come back so I worked til 9:30.  Tired.  Sore.  Sick of doing dishes.  I am not sure why.  I wil figure it out. 

I have two days off and need to spend them doing books for the business and going through dads mail and all his bills, but I just want to sleep and read and make some cool meals and watch tv and things like that. 

I am doing good though right now.  I am keeping myself really happy and spending a lot of time really paying attention to what I am feeling for a change.  Not just  I am sad. But actually figuring out why and doing something about it.

Good news! Husband and I have decided to go on a mini vacation.  We are heading to Edmonton in a few weeks.  We are going to just hang out and enjoy ourselves.  We will visit a few friends but really we are just wanting to get away.  I am not sure when we are going.  Soon I hope! I am thinking at some point this month.

Things at the restaurant are going really good right now and my assistant manager is back in a week.  I can't wait.  I want weekends again.  It has been too long since I had those.  I would love to take a day off in the middle of the week to do the shopping and bookkeeping for the store instead of trying to fit it all in in the middle of the week or evenings or on Saturday.  Soon!!!!! I think that the first week, I will take two days off! Good thing today? I made over $50 in tips.  It rocked!

This is a funny post.  I just needed to post.  Haven't in a few days and needed to.

I think that I am going to go to bed soon.  The boys are outside my room right now playing xbox and they are incredibly loud.  I will probably go read until they are done.  Should be soon.

I was going to write something and now I forget.  Hmmmmmmmm........

Oh yeah! Husband and I started going to a new small group this week.  It is four couples and a single guy.  Not all of us know each other and it is nice.  We are going to be a good group I think.  We all want to learn and are all willing to talk and ask questions and it is nice.  No one there is fake and we are all close to the same level.  Not all newbies and not all long term full of knowledge people.  It is nice.  We all fit really nice.  I am really looking forward to it.  I can't wait for next time.  Right now? We are doing it once every two weeks.  That is hard.  I wish it was every week! We are studying Hebrews.  Very interesting book!

Ok.  That was what I was thinking of.  Off to bed for this tired chick.

Later guys!