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The Traveling Curse

I am wondering if there is a traveling curse that has been put upon me.... or if God just has a cruel sense of humour that makes my trips always about sickness.  Yes I said it sickness.  

First, I was upset about leaving, I knew I would be having a great time in Vegas, but I was upset to leave my little man behind for the first time in 410 days.  It won't be the last time I leave him for a holiday I am sure but it was hard and sad all the same.  So the trip started out a little sad to say the least.  

Second, my sister woke me up an hour before I had the wake up call booked for. Why would she do this?  Was it because of excitement and anticipation for the upcoming five days???  If you thought, "yes that's what it must have been!" you would be wrong.  If you thought well she mentions sickness up in the first paragraph, maybe she wasn't feeling well, then you would have hit the mark on the head.  Yes my sister woke up feeling ill today, she had a sore throat, then sh…

Anticipation and Apprehension

So how is this for a conundrum: I am anticipating a fabulous holiday in Vegas with my sister, a GROWN UP holiday, yet I am super apprehensive about leaving.  Not because I have any fears of flying or any fears of anything bad happening while I am down there.  Nope super apprehensive about leaving Little Man alone for five days with his dad.  I have never spent the night away from Little Man his entire life.  I have wanted to, but it's just never happened and now that it is, I am upset about it!!  It's all silly.  It's all those irrational fears coming up and it is driving me crazy.  

Here are some of the irrational fears I am dealing with.  Sometimes  think I am just nuts, but whatever.  So one fear is that maybe he will think I have abandoned him in the night and that I won't return.  I put him to bed tonight but I won't be there in the morning when he wakes up and that is definitely something out of the norm for him.  Or maybe he will forget about me when I am gon…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

YEAH!!! I saw it , finally!!! And it was worth going to at the theatre!!! I was so excited with the movie and the way the director transferred the book onto the big screen.   And there was no noise over the voices and background that gave me a headache this time!!

I truly enjoyed the movie and even though there were some changes from the book, I don't think they took away form the overall story.  There were some characters that were cut out and some scenes but they added other things into the scene that helped explain different aspects of the story.

I am stuck as to what to write at this moment, because I don't want to give anything away, but there are parts of the story that I wish they would have kept.  One example is the first scene with Harry and his uncle and aunt and cousin.  In the book, Harry stumbles over a tea cup set outside his door.  He believes that Dudley had set it there as a practical joke on Harry.  As Harry and his family are getting ready to part ways, poss…

Friends:New, old and Lapsed

So with it being the festive season and all of us about to embark on many family gatherings, I decided to write a blog about friendship (again!) but in a bit of different mood than previous blogs on friends.

So for many of us, the holidays are a time to spend with various family members and a time to really enjoy your extended family that you don't get to see as often as you would like.  Some of us have HUGE families and have more Christmas celebrations than I would know what to do with.  They really give a true meaning to the 12 days of Christmas.  Some of us have smaller families or families that are geographically separated by many kilometers so our Christmases are less extended but no less special. Some of us won't be spending Christmas with our blood relatives, but with friends that have become family because they rank higher up in our priorities or because they are geographically closer during this celebratory time.  Whatever the reasons for your holiday gatherings I hop…

Movie going

So on the weekend I went to the Harry Potter movie in Sasaktoon.  We decided to go to Center Cinemas because it was cheaper and I didn't have much money. That was a HUGE mistake.  I am sure the Harry Potter Movie is great, but my viewing oof that movie was less than enjoyable.

Unfortunately the theatre had some issues with thier sound system and all I heard for an hour and fifteen minutes was scratching noises over the talking.  I was so upset.  My two friends and I left the theatrea dn spoke to the the manager.  Her personal skills were less than desirable for her postiion.  After some pointed complaining though we were all given two movie passes and we left the theater.  Chandler and his friend stayed until the end of the moviesand they got one movie pass a piece. 

So now I have ot go and see the Harry Potter movie on my own.  I have no one in Red deer to see it with.  So I have decided to go on my own, it will be my treat to myself.  I really want to see the movie so I guess t…

DAY 30 of the 30 DAY challenge!!!!!

Find a recent photo of yourself and post it.

So I have given you two photos.  One is of me a little Man after the first snow.  We had fun playing with Jett and Krista outside, even if Krista hates the cold. 
The second one is after I had my hair done in Saskatoon and we played with a partial up do for my wedding.  I think I am going to be able to do my own hair and make up for my wedding and save me a couple hundred dollars. YEAH!!! Also my cousin used to be a hair dresser so she said she would help me with my hair!!

Mineraleyez Make Up

So here is a shout out to my friend Lexus. She has completed a few business school courses and started up her own mineral make-up company, Mineral Eyez.  She is now based out of Vancouver and had been doing many trade shows and exhibitions to get her make up line out to the public.  I bought a start up kit from her and have been using her make-up now for 6 months.  I find the make up easy to use and easy to apply and the pigmentation of the colours is wonderful.

Here are a few close up pictures of my face all done up with the make up on. 

All her products can be bought on line by visiting her website!!!  Here is the linkMineral eyez

Christmas shopping

So I started and finished my Christmas shopping today.  Sounds glorious?  No?  Well it was alright. We have opted out of buying Christmas gifts for family members this year, we are only buying for the kids.  So Adrian and I split that task. He will buy for Leigham and I will buy for Chandler.  I am buying stuff for Chandler in Vegas so I don't have to worry about him.  But we did have to get Santa gifts so I did my portion of the Santa gifts today. I may have one more to go out and grab, but I will get to that when I get to that.  It's not essential.

I am getting that Christmas spirit more and more every day.  Even the crazy people in Wal-mart today couldn't even dampen my mood.  That is truly saying something, because they were crazy.  I have my Christmas tunes playing and I have such a mood to give and give and give.  I have two girlfriends that have had baby girls in the past three months and it was so hard not to buy little Christmas dresses for their babies.  I have a …

30 Day Challenge Day 29

Your opinions on the TV show GLEE
Well to be perfectly honest I have never watched it.  Not one little episode.  It seemed to High School Musical-ish and just not my thing.  Do I think I have missed out on some episodes that have aired?  Yeah I have always said to myself "oh they are doing a tribute to (insert musician here) I should watch that show." and yet I have never done it.  If they ever come out with a DVD release of all their tribute episodes I may sit down and watch it, I think the music is great on the show, I just don't see myself sitting down for a weekly episode viewing.

30 day challenge day 28

Your first celebrity crush

The earliest celebrity crush that stands out in my mind is Joey MacIntyre from NKOTB.  I just thought he was adorable, and I wanted to be his girlfriend.  I think that was my first celebrity crush but if there was someone else I can't remember who they would have been now.

December 8th

The morning light nearly blinded me as I woke up from a restless nights sleep.  Over the past 4 weeks my life had been in a constant state of upheaval so why should I expect to wake up peacefully or even get a restful night sleep.  I could smell the roasting coffee in the kitchen and it encouraged me to sit up and crawl out of the hide-a-bed in the living room.   

"Good morning mom," I called as I stretched and reached for my slippers.  Chan was already eating cereal at the kitchen table and mom was surrounded by folders.  Some were open, some were stacked on the island of the kitchen but they all dictated a problem we had to deal with.

"Good morning Jenny, did you sleep alright?" Mom asked as she quickly glanced up from the list she was making. 

"It was ok, but I can't wait to get home.  So are we leaving tomorrow for sure then?"  I asked anxious to get home, living out of a suitcase was not a way of life.  Nor was leaving in the state of things bu…

Science and Passion

I am not a science teacher, but I am.  This year part of my teaching assignment is to teach Grade Eight Science.  I am not the only Science teacher and I only teach one Grade Eight class so I don't know if my students aren't getting the same education as the other class.  I worry that maybe they aren't learning the concepts, but I am realizing that I have to stop comparing myself to the other teacher and just worry about what I am doing.  This is harder than it sounds since the school wants us to be using the same teaching tools and handouts for the students.

In this struggle I have discovered some interesting facts about myself.  I struggle with teaching concepts I don't fully grasp, which I am sure is the same with everyone.  However, if I can see th practical application for a concept I can bring it to my students with avegence.  So I have decided to attack each concept I want the kids to learn with the "end in mind".  They teach you this in school but I …

Christmas Season

Tis the season to be... baking.  Apparently in my house, this is what I am doing. I LOVE baking though so it makes the season so much more fun!!! I love to bake, cooking and I don't see eye to eye all the time but the baking concepts that's where I excell.  I should have gone to school to be a baker, because I love working with dough and creating new desserts. 

I made maple cinnamon buns this weekend. They were delicious. I like my cinnamon buns plan, meaning no nuts or raisons.  But I like to experiment with differnt tastes and add things in that I think would be a little tasty.  And the maple cinnamon buns were exceptionally tasty.  I also made regular cinnamon buns and bread this weekend.  I have my Great Grandma's bread recipe and it is a phenomenal recipe.

Adrian made chocolate chip cookies on Saturday.  They were pretty tasty but I still think mine taste better.  I may be a biased judge though. 

The house smelled delicious all weekend. There is something completely s…

30 Day Challenge Day 27

Share your three favourite girls names, boys names and pets names
1. Auroura
2. Tacia
3. Kalleigh

1. Chandler
1. Leigham (it's a tie because I wouldn't want either boy to think I prefered one name to the other ;))
3. Ryleigh ( this is one of my son's middle names the other has the middle name Michael, I like Ryleigh more than Michael, but Michael is in honour of my father.)

1. Lexus
2. Sasha
3. Ninja

30 day challenge day 26

Name one place you would like to visit and why

I would love to visit Greece. I have been in love with Greece since I was in grade 6. It stems from my passion in history and my passion for mythology. I want to go and explore all the areas that the stories and myths talk about. I want to see the culture to see the seas, to travel the narrow roads that climb up on steep banks. I can’t wait until I can get there and it will be one day soon!!!

30 day challenge day 25

Tell us about the last book you read

The last new book I read was The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. It was a great book, I so enjoyed it. But the last book I read was Marion Keyes’ The Other Side of the Story. It’s a story of miscommunication and the interlocking lives of three women and their struggles to overcome their obstacles in their personal lives.

30 day challenge Day 24

Tell us about the last movie you saw in theatres

The last movie I saw in theatres was Morning Glory. I loved it. It was such a cute movie and it will be the last movie I see in theatres for awhile that’s for sure. Too broke and not enough time, although I do want to go see Harry Potter, I have to see that movie in theatres and i can’t believe I haven’t gone yet.

30 day challenge day 23

YOur opinions on Lady Gaga

I do not like Lady Gaga or her music. I find her shock value outfits and I couldn’t be bothered to really pay any attention to what she does. I am definitely not a Little Monster.

30 Day Challenge Day 22

Do you play a sport?  If not talk about a hobby you have.
I don't actually play any organized sports.  I would like to play soccer or ultimate Frisbee in the summer, but I have never really pursued either of these as a team sport.  I would even play softball if I could find a team that wasn't worried that I was afraid of the ball.  ( I have been hit with the ball too many times not to flinch when it comes at me)
As for hobbies, I love to read and write (blogging, poetry, short stories, beginnings of novels (I say beginnings because I usually run into writers block and can't finish the story)).  I also love to do scrapbooking, and I have found a new love for digital scrapbooking, it makes things much easier, and it's not as messy as the other way.  I also love to bake, it's definitely a hobby, I would never do it professionally, I think that would be stressful, but maybe one day I will take some baking and decorating classes and branch out into the world of my own ba…

30 day challenge day 21

Your favorite subject to study

I have two favourite subjects, and I cannot differentiate between which is actually my favourite.  My first favourite is English, I love reading and writing and I just love everything there is to love about language.  I find so many small joys in books and I find that books are a way to reach so many different people at one time. 

My other favourite subject is History.  I love history and I love learning about the impacts of events on the lives of the citizens.  I think that Social Studies and Current events are also very interesting but I like to look back to see why things that happened thousands of years ago are still relevant today. 

To be perfectly honest I just love learning. If I won the lottery I would quit my job and I would become a full time student I would probably end up being a professor at a university or a guest lecturer on many subjects because I love learning then imparting that knowledge to other eager or not so eager learners.

30 Day cHallnege day 20

Do you wear glasses? If so what for?
I used to wear reading glasses, but since I have finished school my eyes have corrected themselves and I do not need glasses anymore.  I still have my reading glasses and if I get a headache I will put them on but the eye doctor says I don't need them anymore.

30 Day Challenge Day 19

What are the initials of your crush?
Well the first and most important crush is ALR, or as I more commonly refer to him AGB.  After that celebrity crushes are now so few and far between it is hard to even remember them sometimes.  But here is the top three list. 1. SM 2. JD 3. PW
Can you guess who they are??

30 Day Challenge Day 18

Do you drink soda more often then milk?

I would love to say I drink milk more often than soda, but that is just not the case.  I hate milk.  I will maybe have a glass of milk once every two to three weeks.  I do enjoy Soy milk, but I am not in the habit of drinking milk with meals so that makes it hard to finish the Soy milk before it goes bad.  So even though I have cut down my soda drinking (I used to drink at least 500 ml a day, yes it's sick I know I had an addiction) I will still have a glass or two of soda a week.

Teaching with Passion

I have been posed with the question whether I was passionate about teaching or not.  This is a self posed question and I have had to think about what my answer would be.  After careful consideration this is the answer I have composed.

My passion lies in the shaping of young minds. My passion lies in finding new opportunities to learn from the subject at hand and the students in my class.  My passion lies in the words and art and dramatizations.  My passion lies with the look in a students eye when the concept becomes apparent.  So am I passionate about teaching, yes I am very passionate.  However, I am struggling to convey that to my students.  I think they see glimpses of my passion but I am struggling to convey this passion on a daily basis.  You may ask why.

Well the reason I find I am struggling is my internal perfectionism.  I am a perfectionist at heart and I do not like to lead my students down paths that are not perfectly smooth.  I love presenting labs to students because it al…

30 Day Challenge Day 17

Your Thought on Ugg boots
My honest opinion.... well I don't like them. I can say they look comfortable and cozy and I am sure they would keep my feet warm on a cold day, but I just don't like them.  I find them too bulky for my liking.
I am sure it is my only personal demons coming out to hate these boots, but when you are built like I am (or think you are built like I am) pants tucked into boots is not a great look.  I am not even sure leggings are a good look for me unless it is with a super long sweater, one that comes to my knees.  I feel very awkward when I have them on, like I am the fat girl trying to be skinny... I am also not a fan of flat shoes.  I have some flats, but not very many, and no flat soled boots at all except for my snow boots.  So there are some strikes against the Uggs for me, but to each there own.  I have seen Uggs look great on some people, but on me I just feel like it's not an option.

Ok I have a question for the mom's out there...

I have a very serious question that has been haunting me since my youngest was born.  I tend to have many thoughts running through my head at any given time, and sometimes I kind of whisper those thoughts out as I am doing something.  But I have noticed something that has become more apparent since my youngest son was born.  So the question is this.....Do any of you moms out there find yourself talking to yourself as you go through your day?  I had gotten into the habit of narrating all parts of the day to Little Man as I interacted with him.  They say that it encourages speech and helps the baby learn to speak faster.. not sure if there is any truth behind it, but I didn't mind doing it and as he has gotten older I have started talking with him more.

So today as I am going through my daily chores I realize that I am talking to myself dictating out loud all the things I have to do and how I am going to explain them later to Adrian when he gets home.  I am not saying them loudly, it…

30 Day Challenge day 16

Your favorite Disney Princess movie
In respect to Disney Princess movies this post is written in pink!! Without a doubt, my favourite Princess movie is the Little Mermaid.  I loved the story before they created it into a movie, but I also believe it was one of the first Disney Movies of the new era.  It was one of the first really musical Disney movies that went main stream.  All Disney movies incorporated singing, but not to the extent that they did when they made The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Pocahontas, etc. etc. 

30 day challenge day 15

Tell us your favorite junk food My favourite type of junk food is any junk food. LOL just kidding.

If I had to pick a favourite of all time it would be a tie between Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and Pepsi. Both unfortunately for me have become comfort foods. I will crave them when I am feeling down or missing my dad. There is a definite tie to my father with both these items as he always kept me in supply in the summers when I came down to visit. Ask any of my California friends, they will tell you, if they came over to my dad’s they would open the fridge and find a pepsi and in the cupboard beside the fridge was a box of Reese’s. I don’t eat or drink much junk food anymore, but when the cravings start those are my first two choices.

30 Day challenge Day 14

Do you have siblings? Talk about them or what it's like to be an only child I have two siblings. Both my siblings are younger than me but I believe we are all really close.

My sister is three years younger than I am. We have gone through phases in our lives where we are really close and then there have been times when we didn’t like each other much. At this point in my life my sister is one of my best friends and I don’t know what I would do without her.

My brother is six years younger than I am. He lives in Red Deer with me so I get to see him a little more frequently than my sister. We are close and I love my brother but he’s very busy with his social life and I am very busy with my home life so they don’t always mesh well. We do what we can though to hang out as a family and I can’t really ask for more.

30 Day Challenge Day 13

Your thoughts or opinions about Mean Girls Mean Girls, the movie, the book and the real ones in my life.....

I loved the Mean Girls movie and book. They were very enlightening bringing to focus in a positive way a huge problem in our society. No one would have paid attention to girl bullying if the movie hadn’t been funny. Girl bullying is so covert and implied that it is often hard to really identify it for anyone who is on the outside looking in. Makes my job as a teacher that much harder.

Real mean girls in my life, are few and far between. I am sure in high school we have all gone through a time when we may have been considered the mean girl in some one’s life. I think that can be normal. But I knew mean girls. They are what pop culture calls frenemies now. They are those girls that are your “friend” but they will steal your boyfriend, steal the guy you like, choose boys over friends, lie, back stab, talk behind your back, give you back handed compliments. All the while they are smi…

30 day challenge Day 12

Your thoughts or opinions about Harry Potter

I am absolutely in love with the Harry Potter franchise.  Finally, a group of characters have been created that both male and female students enjoy and can relate to.  I have been a fan of Harry Potter since I came across the first book and waited on pins and needles for every other book to come out after I had read the third book. 

I love the movies and I truly believe they did a great casting job when they chose the actors to play the characters.  I have had a few issues with the movies and I understand about creative licensing, but sometimes they take it to far.  I believe the Goblet of Fire was the first movie where I took against the Harry Potter movie section of this franchise.  It cut out so many wonderful parts of this story and it appeared chopping in some scenes where characters were almost forced to interact.  Had I not read the book I may not have been able to put the story together.  That was the first movie in the franchise th…

30 day challenge Day 11

Name you three favourite bands at this moment
At this moment in time I have many favourite bands, or singers I guess.  It's hard to narrow it down but I will try. 1) Sugarland! I love this band, they have so many up beat songs and I am in love with them.  I have liked them since I first heard them and I love them in concert too!! 2) Zac Brown Band:  I am partial to these guys I really liked their Chicken Fried song and have grown to love them. 3) Aqua: I know they haven't released anything in years and probably won't again but I loved them and I still love them
The others that could be interchanged with the 2nd and 3rd spots would be Pink, Taylor Swift, Eminem( I know bizarre), TLC and Jessica Simpson (pre divorce).  I tried to list bands for my top three since that's what they asked for but as many of my friends will tell you I am a top forty or pop listener those bands will change often.  I am more into songs than bands until I find songs that I love.  Like 3 years ago Mi…

30 day challenge day 10

Talk about your pets, or the pets you would like to have
I don't know that I would have pets if it were not for my child.   Chandler loves pets and we have had a few. 
The first pet I ever had was a black and white cat.  Her name was Lexus and she was a very loyal pet and she was quite a bitch.  She did not like males and she only tolerated other people who were not me.  She had a long patience but when that patience wore out she lashed out.  Chandler had many scratches and bites from her because he kept trying to use her as a pillow.  We don't know where Lexus is, she ended up running away from the farm after we had gave her away because Chandler was allergic.  Funny stories about her, she actually got lost twice before but she was definitely the cat that came back.
The second pet I got was Aja.  Aja was a Rottweiler.  She was the gentlest dog ever. I used to tell people to be afraid of Lexus, not Aja. Aja had hip problems and had to be put down I definitely cried when that happ…

30 day challenge day 9

Favorite meme at the moment
I had no idea what this was until Becky posted her blog, but I can't say that I actually have a favourite.  Unfortunately, or fortunately depends on how you look at it, I don't spend a lot of time on the Internet looking at Youtube or seeing any of those forwards that have gone Viral.  I can't even think of one that I have seen in the past, that I really liked.................

Well there is this one that I have saved into my hotmail account I am not sure if it is considered a meme but it was sent around via email and I got it a few times so maybe it is.... Here it is, it's called Life on a on a train I found the You tube link for it!!!!

Morning Glory

Adrian and I have been neglectful of our dating life over the past year.  I think we have been on four dates since Little Man was born.  For our anniversary last February he made me some coupons for special treats like massages, nights out, weekends away ect.  So on November 7 I handed the coupon for a fancy dinner and movie date and told Adrian that I wanted to have in cashed in by the weekend of November 19th.  I told him I did not want to arrange anything with babysitters or anything like that it had to be all done by him.

So the 20th came, sitters were found for the boys (Chanman went to the collicut center with a friend little man was at grandma and grandpa's) and Adrian and I were off for a long overdue date.  First we went to Moxie's for supper, we actually sat in the lounge which is something we haven't done in FOREVER.  It's hard to sit in a lounge when you are carting a child or two with you.  The supper at Moxie's was very good.  I am usually quite impres…

30 Day Challenge Day 8

Are you a couch potato or Fitness Nut?
I would love to say that I was a fitness nut, that I worked out everyday and loved doing it.  Unfortunately, I have to be honest, which isn't the unfortunate part, and admit that I am more of a couch potato then Fitness nut.  If I am not feeling well I use that as an excuse to not work out, if I don't get enough sleep again another excuse, money is tight so I can't afford to pay to work out classes, even Adrian being up and wanting to watch television is a reason for me not to work out.  I am the queen of excuses for not working out.
I had changed my lifestyle before I met Adrian, I was going to the Collicut center in town at least 4 times a week.  I was running and lifting weights and I had lost a lot of weight.  I had gotten back down to my high school weight which was phenomenal.  Then I met Adrian, and I didn't go to the gym as much because I wanted to spend time with him instead.  Then my dad got sick and I had a lot of stress…

30 Day Challenge Day 7

How you came across blogging and how your life has changed since joining

I came across blogging by reading friends' blogs.  I had known about it before but when I actually saw people I know doing it I figured why not. 

I started blogging back in October of 2009, right before I went on Maternity Leave. I continued blogging through the year but there were definitely months where I got distracted and didn't blog.  I am doing this 30 day challenge to keep me writing so that I can get into better habits.  It has helped and it has definitely given me a platform to vent from time to time.

I enjoy blogging and reading other blogs.  I just hope people enjoy reading mine.  Maybe one day you will hear about my story being made into a movie.  Lol

I phone 4

Just got me a new phone today!!! It is the I phone 4 I am so excited about it!! I can't wait to get it activated and start perusing all the features... if you get random texts from me and stuff that would be why!!!

If only Bell would answer their phones and not leave me on hold with the phone ringing for 45 minutes maybe then I would become a happier camper!!!

30 day challenge Day 6

Your favorite season + why

My favourite season has always been and always will be Summer.  I love everything about summer.  I wish it were warmer for more days than three like it usually is here in Alberta, but I will take what I can get.  If I could live in a place where it was always hot and green then I would be happy.

I enjoy outdoor activities like swimming, boating, water skiing, tubing and fishing in the summer.  I love campfires and camping (as long as I have a toilet to use and a shower).  I love all the flowers in bloom and the leaves on the trees.  I find the colours of summer are my favourite.  The only thing I can complain about with summer is the mosquitoes... and bugs.  They could be cute if they weren't so annoying and didn't bite you.

Pet Peeve

My words are my words, and my feelings are my feelings.... so it does irritate me when people make blanket statements about facts that are not necessarily  true. 

It is unfortunate that there are times when you write things that you would like to take back.  It's never fun having to hierarchy your friends.  Who's closest, who's not that close anymore, but the fact of the matter remains that as people grow they become closer and sometimes people grow apart as well.  It's the way life goes. 

I have been dwelling on a situation in my life at this point, and I have blogged about it.  My blog is my words and I will not apologize for them...... I do watch what I write because I do not want to offend anyone, but sometimes it's bond to happen. 

What does bother me is when people make aggressive moves without first waiting for a response from me.  I will have grown up conversations about my words, I will not take them back, but I may be able to repost something clarifying th…

30 day challenge day 5

Tell us your 3 favorite colours
My three favourite colours are typical girl colours. And not surprisingly my most favourite colour is going to be part of my wedding.
1) My favouritest colour is blue.  I love all shades of blue from navy blue to aqua or baby blue.  I find blue relaxing and refreshing.  It should be a neutral because I feel that blue goes with everything..... and I guess some blues are considered neutrals. 
2) I love the colour pink as well.  I am not necessarily a fan of all shades but most of the shades of pink I do enjoy very much. 
3) I love the colour purple.  Purple represents royalty and power to me and I love the deep shades of purple, maybe not all the lighter shades but the deeper saturation with the hue purple the better!!!
your favourite colours??

30 day Challenge Day 4

Write about your closest friend(s)
This has been something I have been thinking about lately.  Who are my closest friends?  Who are the friends that I depend on the most and who are the friends that have shifted in my world.  If I had to choose without thinking long about it the names that pop into my head are Courtney, my sister, Michelle, Estelle, Sharon and Lexus and Alex.  I have known all these girls for different lengths of time.
Courtney and I have known each other all of her life.  We have had a love hate relationship through our childhood and teen age years. Once Courtney had finished school we moved to Saskatoon and lived together very well for years.  She is still one person who I always depend on when I need to talk something through.  She lives in Saskatoon and is going to school to become a nurse.  She is definitely someone I can always count on and she can always count on me.  She was my sister by birth but she is also a sister through choice.
Sharon is my closest friend t…

30 Day Challenge Day 3

Your favorite television program
I can't pick just one. I was really trying to pick just one, but I can't limit my choices.  If I had been asked this question four years ago, I would have been quick to provide an answer, Friends.  Friends is still one of my favourites and I have all ten seasons on DVD, but there are have been a few new shows that have caught my attention in recent years and they aren't edging Friends out, but they are making Friends balance on the top to share that pedestal.
My new favourite comedy is Big Bang Theory.  I think those guys are hilarious!! The comedic timing and dry sense of humour is very indicative of the type of humour I most enjoy.  I really hope this series stays around for the long haul.
I used to love CSI, and I still like it, but in the drama department Criminal Minds and Grey's Anatomy would be in top spot.  I enjoy the story lines and the mystery that is in every Criminal Minds is great.  When I was in High School I read books by P…

30 Day Challenge Day 2

Talk about your piercings + tattoos, if you have any

Piercings and Tattoos.... well that just doesn't seem like a very interesting topic for me.  I have four piercings that I can actually put earrings into and three piercings that have grown over.  I have absolutely zero tattoos and zero desire to actually get a tattoo.

I have four piercings in my ear lobes, two in each ear.  I had three in each ear lobe but the furthest ones up have grown in and grew in so long ago I almost forgot about them.  The last piercing I had was my navel. I had that one until I was five months pregnant with Little Man.  I then took it out and it's closed up so I can't put my navel rings back in.

I don't mind the piercings, I like to wear earrings, and I loved my navel ring, it gave me motivation to be skinny so I could show it off ;).   I have never wanted to get anything else on my body pierced, I just don't see the point to it.  I am not much for inflicting pain upon myself.

As I don't…

30 Day Challenge Day One

Your middle name, and how you feel about it.
It's weird thinking about my middle name.  It's always been a name I have had, but not one that I would celebrate having.  I generally do not volunteer my middle name, and when I think about why it has to be that I just don't really like it.  It's not a horrible name by any means, but it's not a name that I think suits me.  But then it must because it's stuck with me through my life. 
In the 90s the movie Thelma and Louise came out giving my middle name some notoriety.  But then this was a movie about two strong women that drive a car into the Grand Canyon!?! maybe not quite the notoriety I wanted for my middle name.
But when I think about my middle name now I am happy with it.  It is not a common name, it isn't even a really common middle name.  I have many friends with the middle name May spelt in any variation of the name, but that is a common middle name.  And I think I would have cried if I was Jennifer May. …

30 day Challenge

30 Day Challenge

"I saw this on another blog that I enjoy reading and I think I am going to give it a try. I will start tomorrow. I think you guys should give it a try too. If you don't have a blog, you can do it via the Note application on facebook or whatever social networking site you may use...."

Thirty Day Challenge

1. Your middle name, and how you feel about it.

2. Talk about your piercings + tattoos, if you have any

3. Your favorite television program

4. Write about your closest friend(s)

5. Tell us your 3 favorite colors

6. Your favorite season + why

7. How you came across blogging and how your life has changed since joining

8. Are a fitness guru or a couch potato? Talk about your exercise habits

9. Favorite meme at the moment

10. Talk about your pets, or the pets you would like to have

11. Your top 3 favorite bands

12. Your thoughts or opinions about Harry Potter

13. Your thoughts or opinions about Mean Girls

14. Do you have siblings? Talk about them or what it…