Monday, April 30, 2007


Hey kids. I just wanted to let you all know that I am not happy about the rain today. I so look forward to going to lunch with Joyce and getting out of the office to walk on the waterfront. Tragically, no can do with weather like this. This is just unacceptable.

Really, this isn't even a post, it's just the bitter rantings of a working woman who is sad to see the no-sun. I wanted to post some pictures of our nice weather lunches that I had last week...I'll be dreaming about them today while I am stuck inside watching satelite tv (ok, I guess I have nothing to complain about!)
Joyce and I have this hot spot where we sit sometimes, this is what I can see from my seat there.
And this is where I sit. It actually is like super hot there. It can be like cold...and it'll still be warm there. mmm...nice warm sun.Sigh...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

BL-BL-BLOGGER for life.

I don’t know what’s with my title, but I just felt like a rap star and it was cool. Or maybe I am just in a really good mood. Funny, I woke up this morning and I didn’t feel the good mood coming on, but here it is. I suppose it might have to do with this little display of flowers that showed up for me this morning! How pretty eh? And you must be wondering why I deserve such a nice boquet (not that you should be wondering, cause seriously, does a girl need a reason to get flowers?). Alas, there is a reason: it’s Administrative Professionals Day!!! Yay for made-up holidays. Along with my flowers, I got a gift card for a night out at the movie with Josh. The office is so thoughtful. It really meant a lot to me. Now, I feel the need to explain this holiday, and encourage all people who have a receptionist, secretary, para-legal, clerical worker etc. to go out and tell them how much they mean to you. So, I stole this little clip-it from about this luscious day:
Administrative Professionals Day better known as Secretary's Day is an unofficial secular holiday observed on the third or fourth Wednesday of April to recognize the work of clerical employees. It is celebrated as part of a larger Administrative Professionals Week, which takes place during the last full week of April. National Professional Secretaries Week and National Secretaries' Day was created in 1952 through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss of Young & Rubicam. Klemfuss recognized the importance and value of the position to a company or business. His goal was to encourage more women to become administrative assistants (called secretaries at the time). Using his skill and experience in public relations, Klemfuss promoted the values and importance of the job of administrative assistants. In doing so, he also created the holiday in recognition of the importance of administrative assistants.
I mean, if this guy can create awesome reasons to celebrate less acknowledged positions within a company all the power to him. I love it.
In other news, this past week has been boring. Oh, well I did have a few highlights. It’s now time for the weekly rundown (as much as I can remember):

Wednesday: no clue.
Thursday: I stayed home from work. Besides the fact that the power had gone out at 11:30pm the night before and didn't come back on until 2pm Thursday, I also was having a hard time with my back. I was not a happy camper about that. I spent the day doing anything but sitting (which is when it seems to be the worst).
Friday: Josh and Julia evening with the Pestill’s. We went to a dinner theatre and it was alright. It wasn’t like a professional one. It was one put on by some church. I think it would have been funnier if we had known the actors. Adele and Jess came with us. I was super tired, so after, we just went home.
Saturday: I helped Lisa move her studio back to her apt. She has a lot of paintings. She let me have 2 and now I feel special. She is wicked talented. We also went to the farmer’s market. I bought some maple candies and I love them. I think I’ll have to go back this weekend for more. Saturday afternoon was the Relief Society birthday party and it was super fun. The girls had planned up a nice lesson (thanks Juanita) and a sweet activity that involved giving out new flip-flops (thanks Amber for that!) It finished with a hearty bowl of ice cream sundaes and socializing. I am so grateful to all the ladies who were there. I had so much fun with them. Sunday: Church, nursery was intense…I get a headache just thinking about it. We went to Josh’s parents for supper. Yay for free food and family time. Ness and I watched a movie while josh chatted up with the “big kids”.
Monday: Worked, and came home to Josh making a nice summer supper (homemade french fries and burgers). We spent the evening with neighbours watching Heros.
Tuesday: Um, that was yesterday…oh, I came home to an empty house cause Josh was working. So I pulled on my pj’s and watched a movie.
Today: Thusfar I have received some nice flowers, and Josh is coming to take me to lunch. Well, more like he is bringing me lunch from Wendy’s. I convinced Joyce to get something too so I didn’t feel like a fatso! She’s pregnant, so I basically think she should eat whatever she wants! This evening Josh has to go to Windsor for a church activity, so Ashley and I are going to a movie. I’ll let you know all about it next post. We are going to see “In the land of Women” with Adam Brody and Meg Ryan. Yay, totally girly. Well, I’m all talked out, my back is still bothering me (my massage is booked for Monday so yay for that). I hope everyone is enjoying this stellar sunshine, of which I am a huge fan. Hope to read from your blogs soon. P.S Ya may have noticed that some of the pictures are with the orange paper and some are without. I had recieved them with the paper on, and took it off and then realized that I liked it better with it on!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I deserve a slap on the hand

Ok, ok. You can all point at me…I am the worst blogger this week. Normally I try and post at least once a week, but I’ve failed this past one. I have a good excuse though. I’ve been really busy at work, which isn’t a bad thing, seeing as it makes the days go by so much faster. I have been faithfully checking everyone elses blog though. Thank goodness some of us keep up! Kristi, I wanted to thank you for posting pictures of Hunter. I was wondering when someone would (knowing it probably wouldn’t be Tanya). Ashley, you finally updated us, much appreciated. As for Karen, thank goodness you post, often. I wouldn’t know what to do with my morning if I wasn’t reading your up to the day wedding information (ok, maybe not everyday, but more often than myself).
So, I was going to do my weekly rundown, but I don’t remember all that has happened, so I am just gonna blabber on and as I remember one thing, I am sure it’ll lead to another.
I am going to start with Sunday (that’s where all the pictures are coming from this week). Josh and I went to church and helped in Nursery for about an hour. Then I was like “enough is enough” and decided to take the last hour off from that (we were the couple of the week to have the Sunday off to go to our classes). Well, we didn’t actually go. It was super nice out and so Josh and I sat out on the sidewalk. I did manage to get a cute little picture of Josh and one of the little kids (Emmy) from Nursery. She is the cutest eh?

They both have suckers in their mouth, and I am pretty sure Josh drooled more than Emmy did!
Sunday evening we had Meaghan, Jason and Kellie over for the much anticipated bbq rib night. It was awesome. Josh did a nice job on the bbq and we had enough food to feed the block (thanks “neighbours” for bringing goodies).
We had a nice time chatting, and took a few funny pictures as you can see. Meags idea. The first one wasn't so much funny, but we were just trying to work the timer...kinda blurry. The other ones, Meags said it'd be a fetching good time to have cross eyes while trying to look normal...nice!
Jason and Josh: are those your "normal faces?"I have to apologize now, but I can’t write anymore. My back is killing me here, sitting in this “ergonomic” chair that seems to be doing diddly squat for me. I have to get up and walk it off. Anyone have and ideas on how to get rid of back pain? I am taking a muscle relaxant at night and putting heat on it…still not so good.

Oh, and side note, the answer to my brother’s math questions is this:

FV = [A * (1+r)^n - 1]/r
Answer is : 2400* (1.04)^20 - 1 /(.04) = 71467.38

Thanks to all who tried. Obviously Blake, like us, wont be needing this anytime in the future…not sure why they teach that stuff….

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Postin' time

Well kiddies, Easter has come and gone and all that remains is the few extra pounds that now reside on my hips. The Easter bunny was good to Josh and I (thanks mum and dad for the baskets!), and the time off was nice too. Church service on Sunday was a nice change with the choir giving a presentation for much of the first meeting. Nursery was nice as well, only 3 kids were there! Now it’s time for the week rundown (said in a deep movie trailer man voice with glitzy music in the background).
Friday: Josh had to finish this paper he had been working on for like ever, so I went to my parents place for a visit. I had planned on walking the dog, but I got there and it was snowingish so I decided to have a nap with her instead. I have been finding it hard to sleep lately because of my back (I think I'm getting old), so the nap was much needed. That evening, after Josh turned in his paper, we rented Happy Feet and ate supper together, and we weren’t in a rush or anything, it was so nice. Happy Feet started out good, but by the end of it I was bored and felt that if the power went out, I wouldn’t have been upset for missing the end of it.
Saturday: Josh and I spent the morning cleaning up, and believe me, our place needed it. We had gone I don’t know how long without doing laundry, and the dishes were piling up and there were dust bunnies the size of real bunnies (not the type of bunny I wanted to visit this Easter holiday). It was gross. So we spend a good few hours on that. Then, as Josh was getting ready for work, I poured him some soda, and I spilt it all over my newly mopped floors L I was so miffed! Then I drove Josh to work and went to get Vanessa. We hung out for the day, going to Walmart (which was a huge mistake, Bayer’s Lake is not where I want to be on a Saturday before Easter). It was super busy, and we spent most of our time in traffic. We decided to skip the mall and come home to watch a movie. We had gotten a ton of candy from the bulk barn (much to Josh’s disapproval) and it was just what I wanted! It was a good day, until it started snowing and I had to go pick Josh up from work at 9pm. I thought we were going to die. We only had our all season tires on, so we weren’t fully prepared for the winter weather (and why would we be, seeing as, I am pretty sure we all got the memo, it's spring). We did make it home safe and sound, thanks to lots of praying I think!
Sunday: Church, like I said earlier. Then we went to Josh’s parents for supper. We had a wicked turkey dinner, which we didn’t have to pay for so it made it all the better. It was nice to have Vanessa home so I had someone to talk with when Josh was off doing…actually I don’t know what he was doing, but Vanessa and I were chatting, so who cares!
Monday: Yea, that was yesterday, and it just took me a minute to remember what I did. I knew I worked…that’s always a given, but then after work we had Chad and Ashley over for a BBQ. It was nice to have a good supper, and even though it was like winter outside, it kinda felt like summer with all the good food on the inside! I took a picture of Josh and Chad’s plates. I am looking at them now, getting really hungry! I am glad I brought the leftovers for lunch today. Chad's ch-ch-ch-chicken.
This is Josh's rediculously expensive steak, which was meant for the SuperBowl, but the BBQ wasn't put together in time.

We also played crib, which Chad and I won, and then we started Scrabble. We didn’t get to finish it because mum called asking us to help with a math problem Blake brought home from school. I will leave you with it, and maybe you can figure it out! P.S He’s in grade 12, and here we all were, plenty of years out of high school, and we couldn’t get it.

Lucy decided to put $2400 away each year for 20 years. Each year, the bank gives her 4% interest on her savings. How much will she have at the end of 20 years? Good luck with that one kids! Message me, or email me, if you get it. I need the answer and the formula.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Just us gals

Sometimes girls just need a change. Ashley and I decided to express our inner awesomeness by getting haircuts! And I mean, y'all know how much fun it is to get a new look! Or maybe some of you don't. But personally, I love it. It wasn't that long ago that I got 4 or 5 inches off and put some wicked foils in it, but I was ready for something new...
We took some before and after pictures, cause we're cool like that. Here, we find the lovely Ashley parking the car, and feeling a little nervous about the upcoming "event". Oh the ponytail...Ashley's favourite hate!Et moi...stoked to get rid of the mess of ponytail which has taken up my life. I am so lazy that I hardly ever make time to "do my hair". I mean, in these pictures, we look hot, but wait...there's the after pictures...and we look smoking!
Congrats to Ashley who bravely got 7 inches sheared off her mane. I think she was a little hesitant to admit her liking for it (7 inches is beaucoup!), but I was speaking with her this morning and she's comin' around! I think she looks stellar. It's going to be so much easier to dry and style.

And my after picture, 3 inches shorter. I was really happy that I decided to get it cut. My stylist did an awesome job. Her name is Sarah and she works at Kara's Day Spa. I recommend her for sure. I wish I would have taken a picture of the's so short!!! I am a little nervous to style it myself. Round brushes and I do not get along! And I learned how to back comb, so we'll see if I can master that!
Anyways, thanks for stopping by. Jenn and Adam's wedding is tonight, so I'll get some pictures of that! Have a supercalafragalistically good day.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

And...last birthday post!

Well, kids, after a few days of party hard fun for the birthday girl, it was time to hang up my cone shaped party hat. I had a wicked good time celebrating this year and am so grateful for all the friends and family who came out to party too! I thought I would leave the final pictures from my actual birthday. It was a good day, full of restaurant food and goodies. Lets start with one from the office. Joyce put this up for me, and half way thru the day I told her I was fed up explaining that the poster was for me. So, she came down and put my name on it (the white paper in the corner). Thanks Joyce, you're a superhero!

For lunch, the admin crew (well, half of us) went to Eastside Mario's. I got the linguine something or other. It was about a 7 outta 10. I was super full by the time I was done eating. I suppose it could have been the nachos we had as a starter! Oh, and the t.v was on for most the time too. We watched a little bit of Tyra and then...I don't remember, the food was there by then!
After the meal was over, they brought over this big ol' wheel for me to spin. I was worried I was going to land on the "It's Your Birthday, now help us clean the table!" Luckily, I didn't and I ended up winning a gift certificate for my next visit there. It was a great lunch. Thanks Lynds, Joyce and Kevin! Oh, and when we got back, Lynds had cupcakes and cookies waiting for us. Mmm, it was a super sweet treat! Which, by the way, is now taking up residence on my ace.
So, after work was over, Josh picked me up and we went home (I was still super full from lunch at this point). I got to open my present from him, and he did well! He got me the greatest little spring jacket as well as a new book and a case for my camera. Thanks baby! We then made our way to Swiss Chalet for supper. I got my regular quarter chicken dinner. I have to admit, I am a scaredy cat when it comes to trying new things. We also got the sun dried cheese loaf, which I love, as a starter. In the picture below, Josh is holding up his hand to show how many b-day events I had for my 23rd! Poor Josh is just jealous that I had more stuff going on for my b-day this year than he has ever had! I guess I will have to cook up something good for his special day in July.
And, more fun still, Ashley and Chad came to supper with us. I was so excited they could come. It's always fun chatting with friends while waiting for food. Thanks for coming guys!
And that, my friends, is the last of it. I hope you all enjoyed the updates! I hope all you bloggers get a chance to post soon! I love reading about your lives as well! Ciao!

More Pictures

So, here we are, Some pictures from my birthday supper at the parent's place. It was a super time. Mum made a good supper and a yummy cake. Yea, it's like I am still 5! I love it!

So, here is a picture of my cool supper. As you can see, I am not a fan of one food touching another food. I think it's gross. Thank goodness we had separate holders for the corn! Also, in case you didn't know, Pepsi and I are lovers! Sorry Josh! Also, you can tell that I love my new camera, seeing as I am taking pictures of everything!
This is my husband cheating on me with my mother! Yea, and just so you know, both Nicole and Josh actually licked mum's face. It was gross, and she loved it!

My mummy and I have our differences, mainly because we are both so darn hot we don't know what to do with ourselves! She wouldn't let me lick her face though :(
I love my daddy, and my dog. She is the cutest little thing ever, as you can see below!
She's a model! Actually, she was looking up, hoping that my dad would drop some food on the floor!So, after supper, obviously, it was cake time! Mum always makes my favourite one, Angel Food cake. She puts this wicked lemon stuff on it and fresh strawberries and I just love it.And, I'll have you know, I blew them all out in one breath! Yay.
Now, after the Saturday birthday with my friends, and the Sunday supper with my parents, you think I would be all partied out, but, NO! In the next post, I'll put up some pictures from my actual birthday...April 3rd!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Mostly Pictures

Well, I don't really have time for a post right now, but I was super excited to share some pictures with you all. Some are from Karen's camera (from the party on Saturday night). Thanks to all the girls that came and thanks for the gifts too! P.S I don't know how to make some of the pictures go side by side, like Karen, so sorry about all the scrolling!

Karen, Me, Ashley. The bloggers!Adele and Jess. That kinda looks like some underwear, but no, its a headband! Thanks Ash.Old school cool, again!My hot upsdoor neighbour, Meaghan, and moi.Kellie, Chanetelle and I. Mmmm, Jack Astor's!Kat and I. I was happy she got to come out, it'd been forever since I'd seen her!Hot mama, Kelly, plus hot neighbour= good times.My friends are the greatest, and the prettiest.Karen always does a wicked job wrapping gifts! Merci Karen.Good times we're had, once the food arrived! It was a long wait, but we finally got seated.

Well, that's all I have time for now. I also have some pictures that I took with my BRAND NEW CAMERA! I will post them when I get some more free time! Have a good day!