Monday, November 21, 2005

Sick :(

Last Saturday night we went to a benefit dance and stayed at Jen's and Chris's house, to get up Sunday morning with a bit of a scratchy throat. By monday had a cold or so I thought, all week I've been sneezing, runny nose, cough and a REALLY sore throat. Sore enough that finally on friday I called in sick and didn't do much the whole weekend. And so sore that 9am yesterday morning I'm crying to Kristen (who's been amazing, get to that in a minute) cause it hurts so much and I can't understand why a cold is lasting so long. Which brings me to today, I come in to work (cause my Doctor is in Brampton anyway) and make a Dr's appt. I head over to find out the reason I'm not getting better is because its a sinus infection. Which confuses me cause if it's my sinues then why does my throat hurt so bad, but research on the net tells me that the "postnasal drip" is what causes the sore throat, cough, and the hoarseness (I haven't had a sensible voice since Wed I think) so lunchtime I'm off to the drugstore to get my prescription filled and hopefully start feeling some relief on my throat VERY soon.

As for Kristen, he's been wonderful. He swept, mopped, and vacuumed, did the laundry, loaded the dishwasher, cleaned the garage (something I wouldn't have done anyway) and who knows how much more he's helped out since I've been sick. I've noticed he helps with these things anyway just not on a such a consistant basis or without being asked :) Yesterday when I was upset he just playfully patted my head and laughed at first but then he just stayed in bed with me til I wasn't upset anymore. Of course, I start feeling guilty that he's doing so much but I kept reminding myself that I'm not faking sick cause who would stay home on the WEEKEND when you don't have too, and that I know for sure someday I'll be returning the favour to him.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Christmas Survey

My cousin Kayla sent me a Christmas survey, since I love Christmas soooooo much I decided to put the survey on my blog, obviously using my answers not hers :)

Who do you want to be under the mistletoe with? Kristen

What are your favourite Christmas memories? toss up between when I spent Christmas at home or the Christmas's alone with Kristen.

Where would you rather spend Christmas this year? No where, I'm excited about spending my first Christmas in the new house, and I hope we have LOTS of snow

What is your favourite Christmas song? I don't know the name of it but I really took a liking too it when I saw the girl singing it on ELF the one where she sings the girl part and then the guy sings the guy part, I think its called "Baby its cold outside"

What do you usually do Christmas morning? Get up and open my gifts and talk to my family on the phone or go visit people. Or try to keep Kristen from going back to bed.

Have you bought all your presents yet? Nope about half way I guess.

What do you do on Christmas Eve? If we're in Nfld we go to the Christmas eve service at church then go to Nan and Pop's house, in Ontario Kristen and I get lobsters and we open 1 present.

Do you spend Christmas with a lot of family? Yes and the close friends.

Do you go anywhere special on Christmas (vacation) ? When I was a kid we used to go to Lewisporte, not so much now.

How many items are on your wish list? you know I haven't seriously thought about a wish list this year....hmm...where would I begin...he he

What do you usually eat on Christmas? Turkey dinner!!! mmmmm....

When did you find out that Santa wasn't real? I always knew he wasn't real. Long

Do you still make snowmen and snow angels? we made an ENORMOUS snowman a few Christmas's when we were home, I think it was literally a 7 ft or 8ft snowman, it was great.

Do you still have snow ball fights with your siblings/parents? Blaine would like too but he's knows I would kick his ass!! lol...same goes for Kristen :)

What's your favourite Christmas movie? Elf and Home Alone (the original)

What do you like doing over the Christmas holidays? just relaxing and hanging out with friends and family.

What do you plan to do for New Year's Eve? I think we are going to host a new years eve party :)

What are your usual traditions on New Year's? We've went to Gage Park a few times.

Got any resolutions? not yet

What's the weirdest thing you've ever got for Christmas? well there was one Christmas that took the cake, Kristen not only gave me a shower radio (???) he also gave me his favourite movie...lmao!!!

What's the most expensive thing you've got for Christmas? dunno, I know what I would "like" it to be :)

How early do you wake up on Christmas morning? around 5:30 cause its 7am in nfld and that's when they call usually.

What do you usually get in your stocking? all kinds of knick knacky things and chocolate :)

Monday, November 14, 2005

Comment of the Day

"Dance like no one can see you, Sing like no one can hear. Write as though eyes will never see it"

Friday, November 4, 2005

Nan Ball

I just read Myrna's blog about her grandfather and of course I start crying at work. I'm such a basket case sometimes. I think it was so raw for me cause I talked to Nan Ball last night. She turned 84 on Wednesday (didn't call Wed cause I wasn't home due to vball). I can't say of all the grandchildren I was the only one who had this oh so special bond with her but I can say for a fact that she loves us all very dearly and for completely different reasons. I love talking with her though, she has such a GREAT memory and tells so many stories from her childhood and our extended family, etc. But what bothers me the most is she was always so full of spunk and energy and these days when I say how are ya doing nan? She replies "oh okay I suppose, hard to get around, or as good as expected for an old lady" and then I ask about pop and her reply for him is even worse. Just so upsetting not to be close and the reality that I may never get home to see them alive again.

But I do want to share a couple of things we talked about last night cause I find it so interesting. She was telling me her parents and Pop's parents name. Her father was Naaman Enos Chaulk, both names are from the Bible, her mother was Susanna Wall (maiden name) she had no middle name and everyone called her Susie. Pop's parents were David Ball (don't know his middle name) and his mother was Eliza Mary Hussey (maiden name, pronounced huzzie not

She also told me the story of her hair colour...when she was a little girl she had fiery red hair. Then she got thyphoid fever (need to do some research on this yet) and it causes your hair to fall out. When her hair grew back it grew back a really dark brown, almost black. And that's the colour its been until just a few years ago (maybe 5-10) when she got her first few grey hairs. She still doesn't have many and she's often accused of getting it dyed which she is strongly opposed too so I know she doesn't.

So yeah, just some stuff of my Grandmother Ball oh her name is Grace and I found out she has no middle name, her name is Grace and that's it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

House Warming Party

We didn't "technically" have a house warming party, but it worked out that all our friends and some of the family came by Saturday to hang out and have a couple drinks. Here are some pics that Myrna took.

Pics in order: The boys (Chris, Kristen & Jamie), Angel & Brian (Kristens brother and girlfriend), Bev & Cyril (Kristen's mom and step-dad)

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Happy Halloween

Pumpkin Carving

Home Owner

It's almost 1 week since we officially moved into our new home. It's great :) it feels so good knowing that the house is ours. I love Acton, it's so quiet and small. I don't even really know what to say, if I did say all the thoughts going through my head I'd be rambling on for days. I will post pics once the house gets in order, we're still waiting for our appliances and I need to return the curtains I have in the living room for different ones. Once all that is done then you'll see my lovely abode.

I've been sooooo busy, we were up at 4:30 this morning getting ready for work cause we had to bring Bev to the airport, then we headed to Giggling Tomatoes for breakfast to kill the hour before it was time to come to work. We moved last Wednesday evening, Thursday Bev and I went to Ikea, Walmart and Canadian Tire getting things for the house. I spent all day Friday washing dishes/tupperware and packing it all away. Then off to Jen's for pumpkin carving (will post pics) Saturday Kristen and I went grocery shopping and then by dinnertime we had a house full....all the friends came by (Jen, Chris, Myrna, Jamie, Steph, Jason, Vicky and Corey) not to mention Bev, Cyril, Brian and Angel and they had Esau there too until Nanny Betty and Poppy Manuel stopped in to pick him up. Oh and Rick and Kathy (Angels aunt and uncle) stopped by as well to wish us congratulations on the new house. I think everyone had a good time, I know I did, I think I'm really going to enjoy the entertaining thing :) Then off to Sunday, Kristen and I went to Jen's for dinner. Kristen headed to hockey and Jen & I headed to Myrna's to work on poodle skirts for Halloween (will post pics for that as well).

Last night Kristen and I headed home after work (I couldn't wait to pass out treats) to only have 9 kids show up....they were all cute especially the one little boy who asked me if I was a girl but said it with that little cute kid accent where they don't really say the "r" We were giving out 2 & 3 bags of chips to the kids just trying to get rid of it.

Tonight I'm hoping to go home from work and make a quick stir fry for supper and that's it. Just relax maybe watch The Amazing Race if I'm even up that late, and do nothing :)