Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Toothless


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

Music Video Monday

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

Relegated To My Bed

I'm sitting in my bed right now (thank goodness for laptops!) trying to get caught up on everyone's blogs since it seems that I'm stuck here at home. I haven't really even been online for the last few days as I've been really sick...not sure why. I thought maybe it was something I ate, but can't seem to think of what I ate out of the ordinary the past few days. It all started Sunday night. I had supper at Melissa's, and then around 8pm I got really sleepy and couldn't stop yawning. I had to pass on a movie (on their new big screen tv!) and go home. I had a bit of a fever, so I basically went straight to bed and didn't leave it until this afternoon (Tuesday). Yesterday was quite the ordeal with trips to the bathroom every 15 minutes and an extremely sore back. I had a shower after supper, put on new pajamas and then went back to bed. I watched TV for about 12 hours straight yesterday as well, but seeing as I don't have cable the majority of the day was fairly boring. I stayed in bed this morning and went into work for a couple hours this afternoon, but promptly came home, put my pajamas back on and crawled into bed again. With my computer to keep me company this time. So, hopefully tomorrow will be much better, and I'll be able to get a little more food into my system. These are the times that I wish Mom was here to rub my back, make me soup and take care of me!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Will you be my friend?

Don't ask me why, but I now have a myspace page. I already have this blog, and a Windows Live space, so I'm not sure what posessed me to do this, other than the fact that it seems "the thing" to do these days. So if you have a myspace page, or even if you don't...come pay me a visit and become my friend. Apparently I only have one friend right now, which is kind of depressing me (although he's a great friend!). You can find my page here. What next?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Valentine Video!

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

5 Things

I was tagged ages ago to post 5 things that you probably didn't know about me. I only sometimes respond when I've been tagged, and I really don't feel like tagging anyone else. But if you really wish I had tagged you, just go ahead and consider yourself tagged. So here are my 5 things...

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

How many days 'til the next weekend?

Things have been a little crazy here this past week...I arrived home from Regina last Tuesday and pretty much hit the ground running. In the process, I forgot to go to a meeting in Red Deer on Thursday, and almost didn't make it to another meeting on Friday because I forgot to set my alarm. Well, didn't really forget...just didn't get a chance! I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow Thursday night and woke up at 9:45 the next morning, with my bedside light still on. Apparently, I needed the sleep! I had a great time in Regina...Kelle's wedding was wonderful and she looked beautiful for her special day (well, she's beautiful every day for that matter!). I visited with a few great friends and actually made it to a few of my favourite places (thanks to Stacy, Les, and Regina Transit...next time I'll rent a car!). Tonight I hosted a Tupperware party...why do I do these things? I don't have the organization that planning something like this requires! I had a grand total of 3 guests...haha...guess I need to make more friends! Just kidding...everyone was at Bible study or at home with their kids...what can you do? Thanks, Lindsay for putting up with me and for being the most spectacular Tupperware lady EVER! So anyway, I figure I need to have a Tupperware party every week (or just have people over)...my place hasn't been this clean in ages! It's what I like to call 'panic cleaning'...doing a major overhaul in a short period of time because you procrastinated cleaning for the last week. Will I ever learn?

Monday, February 05, 2007

Skip to My Lou?

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...