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Five on Friday/Weekend Wrap Up

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I have been meaning to blog all weekend, about the FoF, and for much longer about our Christmas and New Year's. I hope to do a few more posts this week sometime. But for now, here are my Fives from the last week.

1) New PJ's

I used to buy PJ's ALL.THE.TIME years back...like a pair every week. I still love new PJ's, but they have gone up in price, and I end up buying other things. I bought new PJ's, from..where else?-Wal-Mart the other day, and I LOVE THEM!!! They were the first pair that I had bought in two years.


2) Ear Drops

I have had some sort of an ear infection for a week, and I am thankful that I have a running prescription on ear drops. I have been using them, and they have been helping.


3) Melatonin

I have been having issues with not sleeping for awhile now, and I went to my doctor before Christmas, and he said that I could try Melatonin. I am on a very low dose of 3mg, and I think that it is helping.

4) Breakfast Maker

I love my Tupperware Breakfast Maker…

Five on Friday (And Happy New Year)!!!

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I will post about Christmas and New Year hopefully soon. I thought I would be blogging TONS while I was off, but I guess not. LOL. I hope you all had a great C and NY. Ours was very good. But I will fill you all in on another post. But first...here are my top five faves of/from this last week (I may have a few more than five!)!

1) Double Star Day:

I had my first DSD at Starbucks the other day, so of course I **had** to partake! I ordered a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, and it was DELISH!


2) These AMAZING Pies:

On NYE, Anker and I had a nice evening; we ate fun food, and watched two movies, and we also had Key Lime Mini Cheesecakes. Oh.My.Word. It was SO GOOD!!! They were on 2 packages for $8, otherwise, I might not have bought them. I may have to buy them again.

3) New Day Planner:

I bought a new PINK day planner from Wal-Mart the other day, and I really like it. It doesn't have the calendar, only the note pages (which I didn't realize until after I bought it), but I think I …

Cousin's Wedding Weekend

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The first full weekend of December, it was my cousin Jesse's wedding in Kelowna (about 2 hours southeast of here). I ended up going with Mom, Vienna, and Isaac, and we had a fun time! Poor Mom had quite the cold, but she was a trooper, and she was glad she went. Friday was a day off for me, and I was supposed to get a barium swallow done (more on that another time), but they cancelled, which didn't make me too sad. I got my hair cut Thursday night, and ran errands (also found out that the car needs a major brake job..awesome!), and then Anker got all upset about something when I came home. Anyway...

Friday, I got up and packed, and Mom picked me up and we bought a dress for me for the wedding and for the Christmas party. V, I, and I went for sushi, while Mom ran some errands, and then we were off around 3. We stopped in Vernon for some food while we were there, and got there around 6. We had a lovely ham dinner, with family. My mom's brother and his wife were there, as wel…

Five On Friday

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Yes, I am still alive! I just can't seem to be bothered to blog lately. I am feeling depressed and kind of bleh. Bleh!!! I mean, I am listening to Christmas music, and watching Christmas movies until the cows come home, but it was all I could to put up the tree, and I haven't even started on Christmas baking, and though I have done a bit of Christmas shopping, I haven't done a ton (though, we are only doing stocking gifts this year). I haven't been sleeping well, and between Anker being super on edge (and grumpy), and a few other factors, I haven't wanted to be home. We also don't have a ton of money for gifts and baking, anyway. School goes for another week, and there is no snow (ok, the no snow part is good)...all of which I think are contributing factors.

Well, it's now AFTER Christmas :) December 29, to be exact! I hope you all had a great Christmas. I have some blog posts that need to get written and published, but here is a quick recap in the form of …

Church Shopping (It's Not for the Faint of Heart)

I have had this title (and only the title) in my drafts waiting for me to write about it for ages. I haven't felt much like blogging lately, but I thought I would start on this...in hopes to get back into it.

Let's be honest: Church shopping sucks. Yes, we aren't really supposed to say that word, but it does. There're so many factors (REAL factors, not just, is there good parking? Do they have nice couches in the foyer?). Shopping for a church really is tough: is the singing good? Does the Pastor preach the Word? Are the people friendly? Is there a small/care group? If you have a family, what is the children's church like? Does the pastor try to connect with you?

Let me digress:

I grew up in the church. Literally. My dad was (and is) the pastor of our small village church, so I am pretty picky when it comes to what to look for in a church. After I left to go to Bible College at the wise old age of 18, I knew that where I would go to church in Calgary; it was easy. …

Five on Friday

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Just some quick lines this week.


1) I went to a Color By Amber Party last Saturday (the 18th), and a Steeped Tea Party last Tuesday. I am all bought out. I am looking forward to getting my jewelry and tea, though. And on a semi-same thought, I went to wings with my former co-workers the other week, and I went to coffee tonight with   my pastor's wife.

2) I got my second cold of the season. I wasn't happy, but at least I only missed one day of work.

3) I have been watching LOTS of Christmas movies (Thanks, W Network!), and I have been reading lots of Christmas magazines! Fun times!!! I spent last Wednesday watching movies and reading magazines. Fun times!

4) And yes, this only came just yesterday, but hey....it's going on anyway...Prince Harry is engaged :) I told my sister that she lost her chance. Sob!!!

5) It's a 4 day wknd this wknd! Ok, so it's only a 3 day wknd, since technically, we have a PD day on Monday, but I'll take it. AND, we get a PD DAY! It doesn…

Weekend Wrap Up

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I haven't done a Weekend Wrap Up posted in awhile, so I thought I would post one, b/c, you know, our life is so exciting!

Friday: After work, I went to Starbucks, where I hung out there for a bit. Then I went to Shopper's to pick up a few things (actually, I went to Shoppers first), then I went to the dollar store. I bought a new mascara from the drug store and Christmas socks from the dollar store. I came hone and we had fish and chips for dinner. We watched the news, and I watched movies until bed. I watched Finding Santa, and Magic Stocking.
 My new mascara. I haven't used it yet...cause I don't wear make up all the time. I am sure that it is lovely.
My Christmas socks. Yes, I love fun socks!!!
Saturday: I woke up at 9, and I had a relaxing morning. I think I finished watching a movie that I had started the night before...December Bride, and then I went off to watch The Star, which was great. I went to Wal-Mart, and grabbed a few things. I came home, and got ready f…