Friday, December 29, 2006

Back to Sylvan

Well, my family survived another Christmas! We headed off to North Battleford, SK Christmas Eve (after opening presents on the 23rd!) and we enjoyed supper, and an evening of visiting, retelling the Christmas story using my aunty's nativity figures, and some carols. We spent the night chez Best Canadian Inn, had breakfast at my aunt's house again in the morning and then headed on our way back to Cold Lake. It was great to see my Grandma, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and second cousins. On a side note, one of my aunts who spent the night in North Battleford also, woke up Christmas morning to find her driverside window smashed. Merry Christmas!!! It's been a great week here in Cold Lake, and I'm sad to leave, but also anxious to get back to Sylvan and into my regular routine. I'm also concerned that my plants might be dead. At the moment, I'm sitting at the Best Western Hotel, where my Dad works...and where I can get some free wireless internet! So I'm packing up tonight and heading south again tomorrow. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and here's to a fabulous New Year!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Exhaustified

Haven't been writing too much lately, as there just doesn't seem to be enough time. The past few weeks have been a little hectic getting things ready for our Christmas program at the church, doing Christmas shopping, dealing with losing my power steering, and waiting for J and T's baby to arrive. The baby has arrived (check out the "boys, boys, boys" link to the right), my power steering got fixed (at no charge to me), most of my presents have been purchased, and the kid's program went great. I was a little worried at the dress rehearsal...kids were running everywhere, they were constantly running to the bathroom or going to get a drink, only one preschooler sang their group song (and by singing I mean crying loudly), and only about half the kids showed up. But of course they pulled it together for the program and were on their best behaviour since their parents, grandparents etc were in the audience. Rascals. I also had to deal with a child being bullied at kid's club this past week, which was a bit of a nightmare as I love the victim AND the bully so dearly! They were both crying, and I was on the verge of tears as I dealt with them too. I hope something like this never happens again. Now on Friday, I'll be heading home to Cold Lake for a week, with a short trip to North Battleford thrown in there for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I still have lots to do before then...get in a visit with the new baby, deliver a present for a friend's kids, finish my shopping, pack, and clean up a bit before I leave...hope I can get it all done in a day! I do think that the thing that will save me is the fact that Wal-Mart is currently open 24 hours til Christmas. Lunacy.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Music Video Monday

Well, the video isn't too exciting, but I sure love this song!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Music Video Monday

A fabulous 80's Christmas video. What can I say, if Boy George, George Michael and Duran Duran are involved, I'm all over it!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Many Faces of....Me!




Just having a little fun with my new webcam...the last picture is dedicate to and inspired by a fellow potatohead fan, Big G

Monday, December 04, 2006

Music Video Monday

Here's a little something to get you in the mood for the Christmas season! This one's for my Dad, since the song is by Trans Siberian Orchestra which is one of his favorite bands! I just watched "Deck the Halls" at the theatre last week, and this Christmas light craziness totally reminded me of that movie. I'm trying to figure out where this may have been filmed as it doesn't look like there is any snow...how much cooler would this be with snow everywhere? The lights would have reflected a lot more...I really pity this guy's neighbours.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Can't wait for this weekend to be over!

Never thought I'd ever hear myself say that, but I'm just trying to stick it out until next week...I'm a little tired tonight! Here's how the tail end of my week and my weekend have gone. Wednesday night T was kind enough to take me over to Staples after getting a little shopping done at Costco. I had seen a webcam on sale at Future Shop, but I really don't like shopping there, so went to Staples instead. The cam I wanted was not on sale, so I settled for a cheaper one. Took it home and ended up spending 2 hours trying to get it set up...it shut my computer down 3 or 4 times. So on Thursday after Bible study, I drove back into Red Deer, returned it, gritted my teeth and went to Future Shop. They did have the cam I was looking for, at exactly half the price of Staples, and I was able to get it set up in about 10 minutes. On the downside, I lost my power steering on my car (again) and one of Sunday School teachers resigned because they are moving. To top the day off, I got a major headache just in time for Kid's Club...oh joy! Friday, I went into Red Deer...again... to get some Christmas shopping done for gifts for my volunteers, and then spent the evening at a stamping night and working until 11:30pm. I stayed up waaaay too late last night, dragged myself out of bed this morning, and was at the church by 9:00 am to work on some handouts...because, of course, Word was not working on my computer Friday night. At 11:00 this morning, 13 preteens came over to the church for a training day...which I admit was alot of fun, but I ordered about 3 too many pizzas...dang it! No sooner had the youth left when another group came by the church to decorate for Christmas, and I stayed and helped. So got home tonight around 7...10 hour day...not too bad! So, tonight I now have to plan for tomorrow morning at church...since I am substitute teaching the grade 5's (the teacher just called me Friday morning, so no real time to get another sub), and then in the second service I'll be leading children's church. And then, ladies and gentlemen, at around 1 pm I'll be coming home to crash. Sorry to drone on and on and on...but I just had to get all this craziness out of my system. I always find it funny that most people dread Mondays, but since it is my day off, it is my favourite day of the week...I never have a case of the Mondays! Bring on the beginning of the week...for me, it means rest!