Showing posts from August, 2010

Wedding 2011: The DRESS!!

Oh my oh my oh my!!! That's all I can say right now. My mother and I went out dressing shopping this weekend.  There are two stores in Red Deer for wedding dresses so you have a selection but maybe not the biggest selection of dresses say if we were in Calgary or Saskatoon even.  

I had gone online and looked for a dress I had even found a dress that I thought would be the one.  I loved the look of the dress on line but I have watched enough "say yes to the dress" to know that you have to try on the dresses before you decide and besides if you don't try on the dresses you might miss that one dress that would be perfect for you.
Here is the picture of the dress I thought I wanted.  I love the ribbon at the waist that can be personalized to your colour.  I love the sparkles and glitter on the bust part and how the sparkles go down the gown part as well.  But again that is the picture on a person that is not me.  So when I went into the store I looked for a dress like thi…

Reality Television: Big Brother Observations

So often I find myself watching reality television shows (Survivor and Big Brother) and then getting frustrated with the contestants on the show.In both these shows there is a huge social game, a social game that will determine whether you win the game or not.The last two seasons of Survivor had Russell the Rat, who made it to the final both times only not to win in the end.He was a great player, but he had the social skills of a gnat, which alienated himself from the rest of the jury members.So with out the social game you can’t win Survivor and without the social game you can’t win Big Brother.
As I watch season 12 of Big Brother the need for the social game is very evident.I have no favourites this season on the show. I just have people that I dislike less than others.
Last season I loved Jeff and Jordan and they had a great social game.They were a showmance, and were not the most popular couple in the house but they made it to the end because they knew how to play a legitimate socia…

Recycling Complaint

Dear Recylcing Agencies of Canada,

I am working hard to start living a greener life.  I am recycling, sorting and composting to help keep this planet Green!!  But I have found a few flaws in some of the rules YOU have established.

I recently took my bottles, cans, milk containers and juice containers in to be recycled.  I would like to thank Alberta for finally accepting Milk containers.  When I was living in Saskatchewan you were encouraged to recycle your milk containers even if you didn't get anything for them so I did.  When I moved to Alberta you guys told me to just throw them out (that irritated me).  I digress, so today here are the two things that happened that irritated me a the Cosmo center.  1) I had one bottle from the states in my collection of bottles,(1!) and the guy told me he could not accept it, and threw it in the garbage.  Now I can understand not being able to give me a refund for the bottle, but to just throw it in the garbage!!!  I am there to recycle not to …


So with becoming a grown up I have decided that I would rather contribute to saving this planet for my children as opposed to destroying it.  With that being said I have really started to do some different things around the house to help with that. 

In my world of recycling there have been some major changes.  We have always recycled, bottles, cans, milk containers and cardboard.  We haven't always been diligent about the paper recylcing and the soup cans and that stuff.  But last weekend I went to Home Depot and bought two more blue bins to help us with our recycling.  One bin is for cardboard, one for paper, and one for cans that don't have a deposit on them. 

In my garbage world things have taken a huge turn.  We used to throw everything out, left overs, diapers, junk, well quite frankly everything that didn't fit into our recycling categories.  But as of two weeks ago I bought a compost bin from Tail Blazers in Red Deer.  So now we are composting food, (not meat becaus…

August comes and so does the hot weather

Since we got home the weather has been gorgeous (knock on wood).  I am hoping this trend will last for the rest of the month.  I am LOVING the weather. 

I am vacationed out though.  We spent the long weekend in Saskatchewan at Turtle Lake.  It was a good time.  Hung out with Estelle and her family!  Little Man did alright for his first camping trip ever.  We didn't stay in a tent, we got to stay in a little camper that was at the cabin. I caught three fish, and Ade caught three fish. These were expensive fish, they cost about $10 a piece after paying for our fishing license.  LOL

So now I am home for the summer. I was supposed to have one more weekend away, but I can't find a sitter to watch Little Man, and I am flat broke.  Silly vacations cost too much money.  But being home has it's advantages too.

We have so many projects that need to be completed around the house.  We have painting to do and some landscaping to finish.  I am so happy because yesterday we were able to st…

July is over... now August begins

So many times the summers seem to pass by like nothing happened.  Last summer it was the end of the summer and I was like, "WTF... I didn't do anything how can the summer be over already."  That wasn't a completely accurate statement, but I worked all summer and only went away for a couple weekends.  I didn't have any big trips or anything and the summer passed much like the rest of the year.

Now this summer is more than half over.  We have been very busy this summer.  And I am now at the point in the summer that if it is more than a day trip, I ain't doing it.  No way, no sir, no how!!!  I am vacationed out and all I want to do is stay at my house and do renos.  Renos may not be that much fun but the thought of just waking up in my own bed, not having to get into my car if I don't want to, playing in the lawn with Little Man put huge smiles on my face.  I love going back to Saskatoon, but even the thought of making that drive for a weekend trip just sends…

California: San Francisco!!!!

We started our day by heading to the BART station.  It was a half hour ride down to the Embarcardaro Station.  This station dumps you right in the Financial District and you are about 10 blocks from Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf.  We were going to catch a bus to Fisherman's Wharf but we decided to walk instead.  The buses that went to the Wharf were old fashioned and looked very crowded.  Ade commented that the passengers looked like sardines in a can.  A truer statement had never been made.  It was the first time Chan and Ade and Little Man had been on BART so it was fun for them I think.  I enjoyed riding on BART, it's relaxing. After arriving in the Financial District we walked down to Pier One.  They have this cool Water Sculpture there, it is metal and has water running out of it.  Chan and I went up and posed for a picture.  It was a pretty cool sculpture, however I couldn't help thinking that at night the homeless may use it as a shower :S

From this location we al…

California Part 5

Our next few days in the Golden State were filled with visiting family and shopping.  As I have said shopping is a huge part of almost all my holidays.  I love to shop and California has some of the best Outlet Malls I have ever been too.  They also have some of the best discount stores I have ever been too as well.  (I love Ross it is just like Winners but better, if that makes sense)  Visiting my family was also a lot of fun as well.  I got to see my Cousin Cathy,her husband Mat, my Aunt Vicki and my baby cousins one who is no longer a baby, actually neither of them are babies anymore but one is a young man now. 

Our first big shopping trip was down to Gilroy.  Gilroy is like two hours from Vacaville past San Jose.  We drove past the war ships that are on the Delta.  I told Ade about the time my dad drove me out this way and was sharing some info about the ships with me.  I remember what he said, but the sad part of that memory is that I didn't really care at the time.  Now I wi…

California Part 4

I was sad to leave Tahoe, I absolutely adore it there.  However, we went to Tracy to visit Darlene and her family, and Jeni and Jay.  Darlene fixed us supper while Chan and Chris swam in the pool.  Little Man and I hung out inside with Ade and helped Darlene with supper.  After supper we headed out to watch Melissa play some Junior Giants.  It's a really great organization that gives kids a chance to learn how to play baseball, and it's FREE.  Why don't the Oilers or Flames do this for kids in Canada???  Junior Giants are all over the Bay Area it's so neat!
That night I took Ade to meet Jay.  Jay is married to Jeni and they have their own little man, their little man will be 2 in October.  We had a great visit with them.  Jeni even decided to come with us the next day to Jelly Belly Factory.  

The next day started out early.  Little Man thinks that getting up at 6:00 am on holidays is fun, I can't convince him other wise either.  We got all the kids together and Jeni…