Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Pic a Tenerife Crafts

Most of you who read my blog probably know my mom has her own business Pic a Tenerife Crafts.
Today my dad sent me a picture of a project she's working on. Remember this isn't the finished product, it will be a wall hanging once completed and will be placed in the shop for sale. My mom sure has talent :)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


And now Kristen is sick....I feel so bad for him because I know exactly how he feels.
And because Kristen is sick I had to shovel the driveway last night. I didn't mind for the most part, I needed the workout and it wasn't too did take me an hour though. Good thing we don't have a big driveway.
This picture was "after" I shovelled :)
Update on Kristen's hockey tournament on the weekend, the team finished in 3rd out of 12 teams. Congrats boys :)

Monday, February 26, 2007


I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final goodbye.

Friday, February 23, 2007

I'm all Better!

After being so sick yesterday (most of this week for that matter), Kristen brought home some tablets for me, specifically for upset stomach. I took one and voila! I feel like a million bucks. My stomach is MUCH better, I ate dinner last night and breakfast this morning and I feel's such a great feeling. Thanks hunny bunny!

Now for my Friday tidbits of ramblings...

Quote for the day:
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." -- Nora Ephron

I could go on and on about this quote but I won' draw your own conclusions.

Grey's Anatomy-
I'm so glad Denny was on last night's show, I love Denny and I still get upset that he's dead. I know I'm a complete weirdo but I do. I just about bawled my eyes out at the end when Izzy "feels" him there when she's leaving the hospital. It's just so romantic in that cheesy tv sort of way.
On another note, we finally find out who the mystery person is that was leaving the show...Meredith's mom. I'm not even upset about it cause she didn't have a major role anyway. I do like how they killed her off though and the way it gave Meredith closure. I'm a big fan of happy ever after.
Also, anyone hear the rumours of Addison leaving for her own show that's going to be a spin off of Grey's? And how conveniently, right out of the blue, she gives McSteamy a 60 day 2nd chance?!?!?! Hmm....think he's going to be able to do it?...of course he is, and back to New York they will go. And that'll be another show I'll have to watch, just hope it's on, on a sensible night of the week.

Ugly Betty-
Re-run but happened to be a show that I hadn't seen the full episode so it was good to see it.

It's been since October or November that I last did some scrapbooking, Marianne had invited us to her house a few weeks ago but her daughter was sick and had to post-pone until tonight. I wasn't going to go since I was sick myself but think I will now that I'm feeling much better. I have SO much to get caught up on but I'm not overwhelmed, just taking a bit at a time. Tonight I'm going to focus on my Cuba album. It would be lovely to finish it but that's probably not going to happen.

No hockey tonight for Kristen (thus another perfect reason to go scrapbooking at Marianne's tonight) but Kristen is playing in a tournament tomorrow in Collingwood. I don't know much about it, except that it's outside and it's for charity. I say have fun & stay warm! Think I'm going to use the day to myself to get my cleaning done and hopefully continue some scrapbooking in hopes that tonight the creative juices get flowing and I can be a bit productive.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I don't even know where to begin....I am sick AGAIN! With another stomach flu...I was off work on Monday for Jury selection, luckily I wasn't selected but they did say I "could" be called back in the next two weeks for another selection. I really hope not.

Then 10pm Monday night it hit, earlier in the evening I felt like I had heartburn and by bedtime it was a full blown stomach flu. I was up all night sick and stayed home on Tuesday since I was still pretty sick in the morning. Slept part of the day, went to bed my regular bedtime and still slept the whole night. Then yesterday went to work, still had a bit of queasy stomach but feeling MUCH better, but today, oh my gosh I'm so sick stomach is in so much pain. I'm at work and trying to suffer through cause I only have 2 sick days left for the rest of the year.

I'm really upset about being sick too, cause after my last cold I started taking multi vitamins, since Christmas Kristen & I have been eating healthier than ever (lots of broccoli which has more vitamin C than oranges) and I still get sick. It's so discouraging and makes me think that I HAVE to be doing something wrong. Even when I was around the person who was sick to begin with I was washing my hands like crazy and to find out later it was even anti-bacterial and still doesn't I am sick again. And when I get sick all I want to do is cry, luckily I've only done it once this sickness but all day today I've been fighting tears because the pain is just brutal. I can't even imagine how people with real sicknesses actually cope with their pain.

Anyway...enough of my whining....on a good note...Myrna got her Maternity pictures back that I had taken. I'm very excited about them overall, a bit disappointed that light was getting low towards the end of it and you can definitely tell it, in some of the pictures. The main thing is, she is very happy with them so, so am I. Here's the link to Myrna's blog since she hasn't had a chance to scan & email copies to me yet.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Movies & TV

Want to talk about TV & Movies on this fine Friday morning....

First...the most important Grey's Anatomy!! I had read on MSN earlier this week that a main character was going to die, and so the speculation began as to who it would be. And then last night, it's Meredith...however you know 100% this is just her bright light moment and she'll come back to life at the end of next weeks show, but I would like to say kudos to the publicity department at ABC for dropping such a rumour out there for people to watch & to get the ratings...cause it WORKED! And I'm not even upset with them for telling the 'white' lie.

Second....Kristen rented a couple of movies to watch on Valentines. He picked The Guardian and The Departed. We had no idea that both movies were OVER 2 hours long...

With that said....LOVED both movies.

The Guardian - Plot Outline: A high school swim champion (Ashton Kutcher) with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

And this one I enjoyed even more than the Guardian....

The Departed - Plot Outline: Two men from opposite sides of the law (Matt Damon & Leonardo Dicaprio) are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.

Just thought I'd mention it in case you're out to rent some movies this weekend. Have a good one everyone.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


This is my cousins baby Logan, he was born with Down Syndrome and also lukemia (this is common in babies born with down syndrome) back in September he participated in the Cancer Relay for Life. So last week, the premeir of Newfoundland & Labrador, Danny Williams, along with Darren Langdon, recognized him as the youngest surviving cancer patient & the funds raised. He's such a cute baby....

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day Everyone! I'm not much for the day, I think it bothers me that it's such a commercial holiday. Cause really, why should you be any different in your relationship today rather than any other day? However, "IF" I were showered with flowers & gifts I would not be upset in any way, shape or form, and then again if I got that on any day I would appreciate it the same or more.
On another note, we had a storm last night, surprisingly the drive to work wasn't that bad. Less traffic (lots of people staying home) and the roads were cleared well. I don't like the cold but I do like having storms like this,...just wish it were bad enough to have a snow day...but it wasn't :( I heard on the radio that it's supposed to continue all today and tomorrow too. So we'll see tomorrow if it's snow day material!
Anyway, that's my ramblings for the day! And to my hunny bunny "Happy Valentines Wishes"...I'm not a complete scrooge about the day :) Til Next Time Everyone

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Quote of the Day

"Nothing new can come into your life unless you open yourself up to being grateful for what you already have" -Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith

Monday, February 12, 2007

Weekend In Review

It was a pretty good weekend, Friday after work I ran a few errands then went to Kristen's hockey game. Quite a loss this week, the score was 9-5 :(
Saturday Myrna called pretty early, I was awake but not up...asking if Kristen and I wanted to go to Ikea with her and Jamie. So we did...we purchased a few more items for the house. Then we stopped in to Bass Pro since we were in the area and Kristen had said he needed to pick up one quick item. We ended up buying a turkey deep fryer...and it was not the quick item that Kristen had went there to buy....geesh! I am pleased about the purchase though.
Then Saturday evening we went by Myrna's & Jamie's where Myrna is seriously in "nesting" mode. Those of you not familiar with nesting, it's the last crazy cleaning frenzy that a new mom goes on before the baby arrives. She had already gutted out her closets and reorganized, she had the boys completely change around all her bedroom furniture since it wasn't laid out properly to add the bassinette to the room. And she was also going on about the things that HAD to be done this week, a couple of which are pictures that she wanted put on the walls to which I said to her "but haven't you been in the house a year that some of these could have been done?" She just giggled and said "yes" ...that girl!
Sunday I painted the bathroom (finally...I really like the change), did some cleaning, Kristen did the laundry, and deep fried wings for dinner (in the new fryer of course). Then he went to hockey, I finished folding the laundry and watched Thomas Crown Affair (really like that movie). Our old neighbour came for a visit earlier in the was really nice seeing him and just listening to him, his friend and Kristen share their hunting stories.
And that was it.....oh and I finished reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. Must say I really liked it though there were a couple of parts that dragged out a bit. Definitely would like to see this made into a movie like the Da Vinci Code.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Friday Thoughts & Pictures

Just some random pictures & thoughts today....
First absolutely stunned about the death of Anna Nicole Smith, not that I was a fan or oh so taken up in her Hollywood life, but shocking all the same.
Ugly Betty & Grey's Anatomy are the BEST kickass shows ever! Did you guys see those episodes last night? WOW! Even when you think Grey's Anatomy won't be able to top an episode, the very next week they go and do it! The writers for that show must have the most creative minds ever!
And now the pictures
...this is my bro last weekend on his ski-doo
Kristen and Larry (Nan Brown's boyfriend/common law get the idea) when they came to visit a few weeks ago. He's a total Harley dude...
And of course, Nan Brown
And Last but not least, Kristen and his new bow....his Dad and Step mom Paula had given him a Bass Pro gift card for Christmas, so with that and some extra $ off he went to Bass Pro the other week when they had all their bows on sale. This one is called a Compound Bow for those of you who may not know anything about Bows :)

Thursday, February 8, 2007


I can honestly say I don't recall ever dreaming of myself getting married, that was until last night....I actually 'dreamed' of Kristen and I at our wedding. I couldn't even tell Kristen about the dream this morning because I refuse to "TELL" dreams before eating breakfast, if you do, then they might come true. Old superstition my Aunt told me.

It was so bizarre, first of all the church ceremony didn't go as planned, my cousin was supposed to sing and decided right in the middle of the ceremony she didn't want too or wasn't going too, something like that.

Then off to the reception where there was no head table so we were just lining up these crappy chairs and 3 or 4 tables to make one big head table.

And somehow we ended up outside the reception area (which looked like the lobby of an arena)because we were waiting for people to actually show up for the dinner and the people who were putting their gifts on the table were opening them and saying "look what we got you"

The whole time in my dream I remember thinking I'm not going to be upset this is my wedding day, I'm not going to be upset.

The only thing positive about my "dreamed wedding day" was that I felt I looked beautiful and I had the perfect dress.

I really have no idea what any of this might mean, and you know how dreams sometimes jump all over the place and have all these people that having nothing to do with anything (like co-workers and people from my hometown that I haven't seen or talked to in years), it's so confusing....but anyway just thought I'd share my disaster wedding! Hope it's not a sign of things to come....eek!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Congratulations Terri & David

On the birth of your little one, all I know is she's a girl and she was quite the size 10 lbs. 8oz....all I say to that is WOW!
Didn't have a real eventful weekend, went to Kristen's hockey game where his teammate got into a fight. Other than that they got their butts whooped.
Saturday was EXTREMELY productive, I got all my house cleaning and laundry done. So exciting. Then in the evening we went to visit Corey & Vicky since they're now gone away for a couple of weeks (well Corey only 1 week)
Sunday went to Myrna's to do the photo shoot, I'm very pleased with how it went but truly only the developed pictures will tell how well it actually went. Can't wait for Myrna to get them developed. And then Sunday night we watched a couple of movies, Marine (royally sucked, save your money, do not rent it) and Open Season (which I had seen before but Kristen didn't, it's such a cute family movie)
Other than it's been FREEZING here, windchill of -23 today (and all week). Just hibernating and trying to stay warm. Volleyball tomorrow night so I'll have to get out in it at some point. Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Friday, February 2, 2007

Groundhog Day

Not too much planned for the weekend, even though I am feeling MUCH better. Almost 100% except for the remants of a nagging cough...which I'm sure irritates everyone who hears it almost as much as it irritates me.
Will probably watch Kristen's hockey tonight, tomorrow do some cleaning, maybe go visit some friends, and on Sunday the exciting part of my weekend I get to do Myrna's maternity shoot. I am VERY amateur, have never done anything like this before and yet she trusts in my ability enough to ask me to do such an important thing in her pregnancy (well important in my opinion)
We've went through so many websites looking for different ideas of poses, effects, etc and I think we've come up with a few that I feel 'fairly' confident that I can pull off. Only the developed pictures will tell the truth of my true talent or lack of...eek!
Wish me luck and have a great weekend everyone! Oh and Happy Groundhog Day..apparently he didn't see his shadow so an early spring is on the way :)