Friday, November 09, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Well, I've missed posting a video the past few Mondays, but I just watched this video today and had to share. It's so appropriate for me, I spend a lot of time online...not making myself out to be something that I'm not, but I've come across a few people who do! Of course it's country, which when I first heard the song made me think it was too cheezy...but you've got to hand it to Brad Paisley, he knows how to write a catchy tune and make a little fun of himself!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
-Went to the Farmer's Market today to get some mini donuts and fresh lemonade. In the rain. Because I'm that stubborn. And they were worth it. (Incidentally, right now, an hour later....the sun is shining)
-I was so sad to find out tonight that Ruth Graham died yesterday. Unfortunately it took a day for my mom to hear about it (she relayed it to me) because Paris is still taking centre stage in the news.
-Why is it that when I only plan on spending 15 minutes in Value Village, it turns into an hour and 15 minutes?
-I'm trying to figure out why I continue to have a cell phone and a land line.
Well, those are my deep thoughts for today. Enjoy, have a great weekend!
Saturday, June 09, 2007
You know that saying "It's like riding a bicycle"? You say it when you haven't done something for awhile, but you figure it would be easy to do again. Like riding a bicycle. But my question is what if you haven't been on a bicycle for 15 years or so? I rode a bicycle this weekend for the first time in about 15 years, I believe. And it was not easy. I was so wobbly, I was terrified to even turn a corner. Mind you, I was riding the bike up and down the foyer and fellowship hall at the church. But I wanted to make sure I could ride it and not look like a fool in public. The bike was left at the church to give away, and I offered to take it, since I really don't want to put too much more stress on my car. I was brave today and rode the bike to my house from the church avoiding all major traffic routes, and I even made it in one piece. However, it's an 18 speed and I really have no clue how to do the gears. That's right, I can't drive a standard car, let alone shift gears on a bicycle. Well, I'll get it figured out I guess. It's a junior bike I think as well, which works well with my short little legs. I am so thankful for this new mode of transportation, and for the exercise I hope to get!
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
No, I did not take this picture, but I DID go out on a kayak yesterday! Thanks again, Des! She was kind enough to give me a quick lesson and shove me off from shore in her kayak! And once I got out there for a bit, I really didn't want to come back in. It was so calm and peaceful out on the water (there was only one motorboat out on the lake...very rare for Sylvan!) and I was able to get a bit of a feel for manoevering. Don't worry everyone, if it tipped over I would have been ok because the skirt Des has is not a tight one, just loose with a drawstring so I would have slid right out! That was an initial concern of mine! But I felt very safe in it, and I can't wait to go out again! So the only thing is, now I'd really like a boat of my own...but the prices can be a little scary! I can't even buy a new car let alone a little boat! So I'll just put it out there if anyone knows of someone who wants to get rid of a kayak collecting dust in their garage for cheap or for free, you know where to find me! This was an awesome babystep for me, I always thought it would be so cool to go out in one, but I was too scared to go try it myself. For now I'll stick to the lake, not sure if I see any rapids in my future! I think my next baby step will have to be snorkeling...something I've always been afraid of too. But I think that to fully enjoy the experience, I'll have to do it somewhere tropical...I don't think Sylvan will cut it unless I want to observe seaweed, minnows, and an occasional beer can.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
I know this is a day early, but I just couldn't resist posting this video. It is quite possibly the worst/most annoying video ever made. And I'm sorry that you will all be singing it in your head for the rest of the day. Last night I watched Fast Food Nation and I can honestly say that I'll never again eat a fast food burger. Blech!
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Well, apparently I haven't been here for about 2 weeks...the reason being that I have had company around off and on for about two weeks. I haven't really even had time to check other people's blogs, let alone mine! Cyndi came for a visit last week, and this past Easter weekend my Mom and Dad came down from Cold Lake. It's been great...usually don't have that much excitement in my life! But now things should be back to normal...well normal can be debateable in my life! So I figured it was time for another country song here (Amarillo Sky/Jason Aldean)...sorry to everyone who doesn't share my love of country...but hey, it's my blog! I'd also like to add that after resisting the powers of Facebook for months, I finally caved this weekend (thanks Grace-peer pressure!). A few weeks ago after I started a Myspace I asked "what next?"...I guess this is the answer...another fabulous timewaster!
Monday, March 26, 2007
In honour of an awesome little game that i've added to my Myspace, here's a slightly odd video that i found. Does anyone else remember wearing out countless batteries playing this on a Game Boy? I've always been addicted to Tetris, and yesterday I found out how to add it onto my Myspace...so if you want to waste some time, the link is on my sidebar...have fun!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Yes, I'm going to rant about recycling. Not about whether or not we SHOULD recycle, but about the fact that some people don't recycle properly. I know this sounds odd, but I just spent half an hour in the garage tonight organizing all the stuff that exits this house and ends up in the recycle bin in the garage. First of all you should know that I LOVE to recycle. I really do enjoy rinsing out containers, cutting lids off cans and folding up cardboard. I share a house with 3 people who live downstairs and lately they've really been getting into the recycling mood. Which is GREAT except they don't sort anything, they just dump it into the green box. And they haul out box upon box but don't break any of them down. So every two weeks I end up sorting their stuff, breaking down boxes, and throwing out all the stuff they think they can recycle but can't. Tonight it was 3 milk cartons, a lot of plastic wrap and 2 tetra packs that can go to the bottle depot. Now, because I love to recycle, I end up only throwing out one white bag full of garbage a week. The thing that really gets me is that I have a feeling they are not recycling half the things they could. I find very few plastic bottles, no paper, and no glass or metal cans at all. As a result, they produce 2 big black bags of garbage a week. I know it's 3 against one, but they totally monopolize the 2 garbage bins we are allowed to put out each week. Anyway, I'm not complaining about organizing their recycling for them, because I really do enjoy it...I just wish they could be better recyclers! Well, it's late and you probably all think I'm psycho for writing this, but hey, whatever! Happy recycling! And yes...I'm watching you...
Monday, March 19, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
So I've been in a bit of a rotten mood today. I'm not sure why, it's just one of those "feel sorry for yourself" kind of days. I'm sitting here eating a salad and some cottage cheese as I'm attempting to eat a little healthier these days...which is in itself a reason I could be in a bad mood! Thanks to everyone who listened to me complain on the phone or online today (some more than others)! You guys know who you are and you're awesome. I'm not sure if it's just the nice weather or what, but I kind of feel like I have cabin fever. I'm really praying that things don't turn out like in The Shining. I do have some reasons to be happy today...first of all it's my friend T's 19th birthday! Happy Birthday T, only 2 more years until you're legal age in the States! And I also remembered that Cyndi is coming for a visit soon. So there. Two reasons to cheer up. Well, I've decided to head out for an exciting night at WalMart. Only because I need to get out and it's the only place open late tonight! Hope you're all having an awesome weekend!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
My friends and family know that because I can't resist a bargain, my house is filled with a lot of "stuff" that I paid very little for. It's all great "stuff", but there's a lot of it. Most of my furniture was purchased at Sears Clearance in Regina, or garage sales (with the odd Zellers/WalMart deal). I'm not afraid to buy clothes secondhand (as long as they're machine washable), I love to look through second hand records, and I like to pick up unique pottery and the like in second hand stores. I love to shop at Salvation Army, Value Village, and Care and Share (the second hand store here in town). It was at Care and Share today that I picked up a Litte Tikes workshop similar to the one shown here. I had made my purchases inside (a Cleo skirt-$1 , jogging pants-$2, Trivial pursuit question cards-kid's edition-$1) and as I walked out the door, there stood this awesome workbench, in great condition, with one fat little plastic saw hanging from a hook. I went back in and asked about it...they were giving it away for free! Well, since the store runs on donations, I insisted on making a donation, because if I was to buy one of these new it would cost probably $70-$100 dollars. Mind you, all the tools were missing except for the fat little saw, but you can buy plastic tools at Walmart I'm sure. So as I write this, the workbench is sitting in the backseat of my car. I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. I'd love to have it in my house, but since my little friends only visit once in a while, it would be a huge space waster. So I guess I will haul it to the church and put it in one of our preschool rooms. I know it will be welcomed by the little boys in the church, as I'm sure they're tired of playing at the kitchen centre and the beauty centre (complete with hairdryers, jewlery, plastic make-up, and a play razor thrown in for the boys)!
Monday, March 05, 2007
Here's a classic from Cyndi Lauper...I thought of this song after noticing that they are once again selling slouch legwarmers in stores! I saw them at Zellers last week, and they cost $8 a pair. It's amazing how things are making a comeback from the 80's...and quite frankly a little frightening! Even the packaging is the same as I remember. They aren't the regular legwarmers, they were the ones that got really baggy around your ankles. I once owned a pair of these legwarmers. They were pink and I probably only wore them once or twice...but I felt so trendy when I did! Last week, I saw a friend's daughter, who is only about 8 months old wearing legwarmers if you can believe it! There's no escaping them! Anyway, enjoy the video, reminisce a little, and cross your fingers that we will never have to backcomb our bangs again!
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The other night I dreamt (yet again) that I lost a tooth. This time, it was because I had been grinding my teeth so hard when I was sleeping that it had just shattered and there wasn't much left of it. I was devastated that there was a big gap 3 or 4 teeth back from the front. I woke up very relieved that all my teeth were intact.
Monday, February 26, 2007
I just love this video by Sarah McLachlan...it reminds me that there is so much more going on in the world than in just my little corner. I was watching the news today, and the talk was about the gift bags that they give out to the celebrities at the Academy Awards. Some actors and actresses have started refusing to accept the bags, as one bag and it's contents are worth more than a low income family would make in a year. And they're giving them to people who already have more than they need! Apparently they are going to stop giving these "gift bags" away, and if you can believe it, people are upset! Not the celebrities, but the designers and companies that put their products in the bags. I guess for them it's advertising! Sometimes I think I live simply, but then I realize how much I actually have. I know it's Ok to enjoy the things that I can have because I live where I do...but I need to make sure I don't take it for granted. I think there's always room to live more simply. Why do we always seem to need all the latest "stuff"...myself included?
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Just a little something for y'all, to say Happy Valentine's Day! This song brings back very happy memories for me...mostly it reminds me of rollerskating at the arena when I was a kid! The sight of dozens of beige rollerskates lined up ready to rent, the black and red paint at the arena, backcombed bangs half a foot high...the smell of greasy burgers and fries at the concession mixed with that distinct smell all arenas have, the sounds of Glass Tiger playing in the background! What songs bring back memories for you?
Saturday, February 10, 2007
1. I have been to see Frank Mills in concert. Yes, that's right....Frank Mills. The music box dancer guy! Cyndi took me years ago when he came to Regina. We actually had fun there, mostly giggling at Frank and the other people who were there to see him. He is a fabulous musician, but had the corniest jokes. And Cyndi and I were the youngest people there by about 40 years.
2. I love eating 2 things that repulse a lot of people...oysters and snails. In playschool, when asked what my favourite food was, I told them "escargot"!
3. I was on a softball team when I was in elementary/jr. high school, but I haven't thrown a ball for about 5 years.
4. The first thing I did when I walked out of the Vancouver airport this summer was slip and fall on the pavement. Apparently Old Navy flip flops and damp Vancouver pavement don't mix. I just happened to fall right in front of a bus...so I really put on a spectacular show for those people. I was slightly embarassed, and my brother was extremely embarassed. I just happened to be wearing white shorts that day, and curiously, there wasn't a speck of dirt on them. Later that night I broke out in hives on my legs...not sure if the two incidents are related...
5. I have lived with 3 people whom you will find in my links to the right..."Kelle's Musings" (almost 3 years, I think?), "Zim Zen" (one year), "eek" (2 years in the dorm at Bible college). If you would like to find a husband and get married, just come live with me as all 5 of my roommates are now married (and I'm not, if you were wondering)!
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
For my Monday post, I chose this skipping video. Now, say what you will about men in skipping competitions...but I think these guys are pretty cool...although slightly cheezy perhaps? I was at the gym today and there are 3 TVs in front of all the treadmills and ellipticals (usually all turned to soaps at that time of day). I was finding it hard to work up a sweat today, as I watched a national skipping competition. It was more of the athletic skipping...like how many rotations of the rope in a minute (so fast that you can't even see the rope!) and then a little freestyle and double dutch. It had the attention of quite a few people there! Now I'm feeling like I should go buy a skipping rope...but I'm thinking that my neighbours downstairs wouldn't quite appreciate it as much as me...
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Please note: I am extremely embarassed to say that although I have been to a Pats game, I have never been to a Riders game...the shame!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
So this is "Boogie Woogie Dancing Shoes" by Claudja Barry...when I was a kid, this was one of my very favouritest songs! We had a tape with this song on it, and I remember rewinding it over and over to listen to it...I'm sure my dad has this record tucked away somewhere! I used to sing this song to my friends and they would just look at me like I was crazy...no one had ever heard of it! Anyway, this video is a little odd, since it looks like they dubbed the song over another song she is performing. But whatever, I'm just glad I found it!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
This caught my eye today, reminds me of watching Madagascar with my friend's kids...when this part came on the kids (age 2 and 3 at the time) started dancing! So I couldn't resist playing the extended version at the end of the movie and having a dance party with them...this song is off the chizang!