Saturday, August 26, 2006

Well, I'm really bad at updating. Sorry!!!
Ok so - I did my fitness test 10 days ago and guess what? I flipping PASSED!!!! Now I don't have to worry about doing it for another year. Maybe two or three years if I manage to get pregnant and actually stay pregnant and have a baby!!!! That would be awesome.
And so since I passed the test, I now have to go on a seven week leadership course. I'm leaving on tuesday. Not so fun. I won't get to play my clarinet for seven weeks. I don't think I've ever gone that long without playing before! Totally gonna suck, but it's something that I have to do so I might as well do it now and get it over with.
If anyone feels like writing me, I would love to have some snail mail. I'm just not going to post my address here though so just email me and I'll send you my address:
Anyways, we're having a girls night tonight so I have to go get ready for that. Should be fun - manicures, pedicures, face masks, pj's and lounging in a hottub drinking champagne and eating chocolate. Does life get much better?!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

I loaded the pictures and so now will post them.

This first one is Brian playing at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival back in June. Our stage band is very good. It's nice to listen to them.

Next picture is Me and Sabrinas little girl, Norah Jane. She is so fun!!!

This next one is me with two of my pets. Sara the dog and Simon the cat. I just leaned against the couch and the next thing I knew, Simon had jumped up on my lap, it was cute but hard on the back. You can see a few of my stamp sets in the background. A very small number of what I actually own! I'm so obssessed!

This will be the last picture for the day. It's Brian holding our friends youngest kid. We love her to pieces, she's just such a spunky little girl. More shed pictures later.

Friday, August 11, 2006

I did a workshop tonight and did some seriously cool cards, but it's so hard to do stamping stuff in the summer because people are always in vacation mode. The sales went a bit better than I had expected and the hostess did at least meet the minimum amount for a party so that was good.
You guys probably don't know what I'm talking about. I'm a demonstrator for a rubber stamping company called Stampin' Up! If you haven't heard of it, check it out here:

I make greeting cards and a little bit of scrapbooking and other fun stuff and I teach others how to do it and it is sooo fun and addicting. It's a great hobby.

Here's a website I've been absolutely obssessed with today:

I've been sending oceangrams and respdonding to other oceangrams and it's been great.
I have some pictures I'd like to post here but I have to load them to my computer first. I intend on having the next post be a picture one. We'll see if it actually happens.

Peace out.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

mmmm....we're having a BBQ tonight and we're barbecuing steak. It's marinating in the fridge as I write, which reminds me, I need to pull out chicken for the kids. remember to pull out the chicken...
It's brians birthday next week so we're having friends come over too to eat with us and I bought an ice cream cake from sargent sundae - if any of you ever come out to visit me, I'll bring you there, it's an amazing ice cream shop. Soooo good.
You know, it always happens that when people come out of town to help you build stuff, that's when it's going to rain for the first time in a month! We have gotten tons of rain in the past two days after more than a month of no rain. Piss me off. but, the men are making good progress on the shed.
I giggle at you guys all wierded out by me saying holy fuck! hee hee hee. My favourite words these days are "fucking hell". I almost said it in front of Brians mom today. I did actually say "shit" in front of her but thankfully she wasn't too fazed.
Meh - time to get to work before friends get here. mmmmm - steak!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Holy fuck. We just watched Layer Cake. What a messed movie. I guess I watch too many chick flicks because I found that kind of disturbing!

It's shed week!

Ok so tonight Brians family is getting here and tomorrow the shed building starts! Not being the type of girl who actively joins in on that sort of activity, I am doing all the cooking and feeding of the men. What a traditional role! I don't mind though, I'm a pretty darn good cook and love to bake as well so it will be much fun for me.
I have been enjoying my time off of work so far. I can't believe we're in the third week already and only have one week left. Sigh. I have a fitness test to do the week we get back and I've been preparing for that. Can I mention again how much running sucks. I'd rather do almost any other type of physical activity. Grrr.
We finally got the pictures put up that we bought at Ikea when we were in Calgary for the Stampede. They look awesome! We haven't had things up on those walls since we moved in so it finally feels like we've finished decorating. Fun times were had.
I picked up another clarinet student yesterday. Every time I say I'm not going to take new students because I'm done with teaching, another person calls and I can't say no. But at least this girl has graduated from high school and seems to be a dedicated clarinet player. I'll meet her on sunday and we'll see if we get along. I'm sure we will. I swear that she's the last one though! No more for me. I want free evenings!!!!
Anyways, I should be baking or something instead of sitting on my ass!!! I'm going to make chocolate chip cookies with Belgian chocolate - yum!