Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
-Kids Club Christmas party tomorrow night (will involve baking cupcakes tomorrow afternoon, and setting up crafts)
-Friday night have to work at Ten Thousand Villages. Hoping to finish my Christmas shopping that night too!
-Saturday morning dress rehearsal for the Christmas program on Sunday. Saturday afternoon working at the church, and then hopefully a reprieve Saturday night...movies, popcorn, hot chocolate...here's hoping....
-Sunday morning Christmas party with the kids at church, after church decorate for the program
-Sunday afternoon is our Christmas program and potluck supper...and I'm hoping after that I'm done, done, done!!! (well, besides major clean-up etc)
It's gonna be a crazy weekend, but I'm trying to let thoughts of a holiday spur me on! I'll be heading up to Cold Lake for a week at Christmas then a few days down in Calgary...yeeesssss!!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Also, why didn't anyone tell me that "The Littlest Hobo" comes on TV Saturday mornings at 7:30? I caught an episode last Saturday! Enjoy the theme song and please sing along.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
When I went up to Cold Lake a couple weeks ago I asked my Mom to dig out my old New Kids tshirts....and she found them! Here is one instance where my pack-ratishness paid off. I had these 2 shirts (at least one of them is from the Sears catalogue I think!) but I never really had the courage to wear them in public. I didn't want people to think I was obsessed. Which I was. The tshirt below didn't get worn too much either. For obvious reasons....
Monday, July 21, 2008
Have you ever had an encounter with a scary doll? My Grandma once had a conversation with one of those sleeping Ernie dolls. She had it to entertain one of my young cousins, but late one night Ernie started snoring out of the blue, sat up and said "I feel great!!!". Grandma said "Good for you!". There is a doll at the church that I need to get rid of. She has been hanging around for years, and I'm not sure what she runs on because it definitely can't be batteries. If you move her she says "Pick me up Mommy!" Swing her around and she joyfully says "That was fun, do it again!!!" She also say "I love you..." in a super-patronizing voice. But worst of all she has a crazy giggle. Both our secretary and myself have had instances where we are doing something in the preschool room and without even being touched she starts talking and giggling. So a few months ago, I decided to get rid of her. I moved her to my office and put her in a box of other forlorn toys to give away. This was worse because for weeks I've put up with the incessant chatter right next to me. Ok, gotta get rid of her. So I took the bag of toys to my car with intentions of going to the second hand store. But because the bag is in the backseat, I keep forgetting. Makes sense, right? Last night my heart skipped a beat. It was late and I was driving home from the church. I drove over a pothole and the familiar, taunting giggle came from the backseat...for a moment, I thought someone was in my car. The whole drive home, every dip in the road, every stop, there were giggles. Reminding me that she's still around. That perhaps I'll never get rid of her. That makes me a little nervous.
Monday, July 07, 2008
I feel that it is finally time for me to stand up, be an adult, and admit to my outright obsession with New Kids on the Block during late 80’s and early 90’s. Those of you who are close to me may remember this, and you may have even shared in this obsession yourself…I’m not here to judge. Now that they are making their “comeback”, I’ve been having a hard time bringing myself to listening to them for fear of rehashing all the memories of my love for them. For example: video taping all their videos off of Much Music as well as any special or documentary about them and watching them over and over. Being a hermit in my bedroom with my pink ghettoblaster. Memorizing every single lyric they sang (but of course didn’t write). Buying every single Teen Beat, and Bop magazine that had their picture on the front cover. Writing letters to Joey that I would never send. Drawing pictures of Joey in my sketch book. Plastering pictures of Joey on my ceiling and in my locker at school. Seriously, the list could go on and on. That being said…I finally sat down and decided to take a trip down memory lane (so far, no sign of re-obsession). So I’m sharing this video with all of you: Hangin’ Tough. The video that made me fall in love with New Kids on the Block. Darn you Donny and your ripped jeans!!!! Arguable their best video. The dance moves were still cool, not cheesy (a la Tonight, Step by Step, or their newest vid, Summertime…hello!) and you just couldn’t help yourself from waving your hand in the air. Here are a few things I noticed while watching the video…
-The girls crying = me. Big bangs, scrunchy, and big button down shirt paired with stirrup pants and a big belt. And yes, I may have shed a tear or two when I went to see them in concert. I’m not gonna lie.
-The girls obviously think that Donny’s “Home Boy” shirt, rat tail, and peace symbol pendant are hot. Was that hot at one time? I do believe it was.
-I never really realized that they’re playing a baseball bat instead of a guitar.
You may have noticed that this is part one of my blogging about New Kids. Why blog about the New Kids? I have no idea. I guess it's cathartic.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I'm sure that today, everyone in western Canada will be blogging about the crazy weather we're having. I don't think it's stopped snowing since Thursday, or Wednesday, or whenever it started. It's messed up my plans to go into Red Deer today, and to Airdrie tomorrow. I keep thinking maybe it will miraculously melt before tomorrow but I just looked out the window....and yep, it's still snowing. I braved the roads on Saturday night to go to a Brian Doerksen concert in Red Deer...well worth the slippery drive I'd say (well, the highway was clear, just in town was slippery). Today has been a lazy day, just watching the snow. Did some cleaning and Des came over for a few hours. So nice to just sit and visit...I have to enjoy it while I can, she's moving soon! Well, I'm not sure who reads this blog anymore, but if you care to make your vote known, I'll let all of you decide what I should do this week with all of this snow....
1) shovel my sidewalks, deck, driveway (although I suggest you don't choose this option)
2) make a snow angel
3) make a snow cone (do you think it's safe to eat the snow?)
4) do some serious donuts in the church parking lot
Looking forward to what you decide (although shoveling would be a poor choice, remember)!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I found this little treasure at the dollar store yesterday. It was so kitschy that I HAD to buy it. Yes, it's a Jesus paperweight and it was extremely hard to take a good picture of it with all that lacquer. I felt a little weird taking it to the cash register to buy, I'm assuming they don't sell too many of them since it was on sale. At a dollar store. But now it sits on my desk at the church, and I can't wait to put it to good use. Now all I need is a nifty glow in the dark Jesus (and yes, I know where to buy them...it's one of my missions for this summer).
Friday, April 11, 2008
I received this in my mail yesterday. Could somebody please tell The Shoe Company that the 80's called. They want back their....well....quite frankly they want back everything in this picture. Who in their right mind would go out looking like this? Most of us have been there and done that....TWENTY YEARS AGO!!! The only thing she is missing is a head of luscious permed locks, and back combed bangs. Wait, I think I do see some back combing there...
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
5. I choose to not feel guilty if I don't update my blog very often or if I decide to ignore every poke, request or invitation on Facebook.
4. I choose to stop watching Oprah.
3. I choose to be healthy, not skinny.
2. I choose to eat chocolate. Sorry, had to make sure this one got in here for sure.
1. I choose to care less about what people think about me, and care more about what God thinks of me.