Showing posts from August, 2013

TTOT #8 (for me...approx)

I think I have linked up with TTOT about 8 times now. I looked on my blog, and although I didn't count all of them, I figured from the time I first posted until now has been about 8 times.

1. I am thankful for my husband who takes care of me. My back is KILLING me today (from carrying groceries, I am assuming..) and brought me in a hot water bottle. I am also thankful that he makes decisions for me when I don't know what or if I should do. Don't get me wrong, I make me own decisions most of the time, but sometimes, I ask for his opinion, or he can see that something may nor may not work (and I am not talking about him being a pessimist or a downer), and encourages to do or not to do something. 2.  I am thankful for friends. I met with my girl friends twice over last wknd, and I am mtng up with them today for coffee. I love my friends. 3. I am thankful for the rain. We got some rain this past week, and it was received with much  gratification. The weather has also cooled do…

5 on Friday, Random 5, and Let's Be Friends Blog Link Ups!

Happy Friday. This Friday actually means something to me, because we are closing the store for the wknd! So, I am looking forward to a nice long 3 day wknd, of cleaning, hanging out, catching up on my library reading, watching movies (I got 42 from the library so stoked to watch it..I don't usually like sport-related movies, but when it has a story, then I don't mind), and maybe going to our local fair. And did I say cleaning?

This wks randoms are:


For the first time in a couple of weeks, I actually feel confident and positive on the job hunt front. I applied for a job that I really would like, and it look promising:)

I got to spend time with this little lady on Tuesday.
We met up with my brother and his wife on their way through to my parents. We met at Starbucks, and had an hour or so visit. It was too short, of course, but better than nothing. Three. I got to spend time with my Lil Sis, and our SIL on Monday. V had to get a few things for her trip, …

(Last Weeks) Weekly (and Wknd) Wrap Up, and WildCard Wednesay/Mid Week Randoms Link Ups! (Aug 19-26)

Wow! I have a long title..:)

Well, if you have been following or reading my blog for the last while, you know how much I love Link ups/Blog hops! I love meeting people, and I must confess, it is a way for people to see my blog, and to get my blog out, but I DO love "meeting" people, and following their blogs. So, I have two fairly new, and brand new link ups that I am going to join today. I am also going to do LAST weeks wrap up:)

I know how much you all love and are anxiously awaiting these updates:)

I felt bad writing such a negative post, when in reality, my week, and weekend (well, until Sunday night was actually pretty good! I went out a fair amount, worked, and did as little house work as possible:)

So, starting last Monday (Aug 19), the store was closed, so I had that day off, which I really needed (although the day before, we just hung out all day, which was nice, too). I relaxed in the morning, and I went to C0stco to get gas (since it was the cheapest in the city)…

Defeated and Frustrated (Misc Monday and Life Lately Link up)

Officially, I probably shouldn't blog about this, but I feel like I need to get this out. I could journal, and I will, but for some reason, since part of what I am feeling has to do with infertility, I feel like it should go on the blog.

I will do a weekly wrap up (maybe) and probably wknd wrap up (which really ties into the weekly wrap up) today or tomorrow. Maybe.

I am linking up with Carissa@Lower Case Letters, and Wild and Precious for
and Life Lately Link Ups. I (well, we) both feel very frustrated and defeated at the moment. The plans we had aren't able to come together; I am really stressed about finding work; 4 women in our church are pregnant, even my lil brothers puppy, Ginger had her second littler of Octuplets yesterday. Darn thing is more fertile than I am:) Hubby is in a bad mood, and when that happens, I don't like to be around him. He is grumpy, irritable, and generally, not pleasant to be around. Since our apartment is small (one bedroom, 700 square feet)…

Ten Things of Thankful

I am actually a bit stressed at the moment. Between looking for a job, and hubby wanting to work on a project that I am not 100% behind, and being poor, well, it can make for a stressful week.

I was also in a bit of a mood last week, and I think I offended one of my FB/Blogging friends. Oops! But, like every Saturday for the last, well, I don't know how many I have been doing now, I will find 10 things to thankful, because, well, there is always something to be thankful for!

1. Cheap Dates. Hubby and I went (finally) for the first time to the Kamloops Museum today. It was only $3 each. It was a great time, if only for a short time:)  They have three floors; one is a permanent display of the history of Kamloops, and surrounding areas. The second floor is the temporary display, this time they were display mug shots from the Ontario Police. It was ok, but they are going to be bringing the War of 1812, which sounds like a great display. We then went for coffee at McD's, for an eq…

5 on Friday, Random 5 Friday, and Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

Happy Friday! I am so excited, because I am at the start of a 4 day wknd! The store is closed this week, and although my bank account will be sad, I am happy for 4 complete days off!!!

There are a whole lot of link ups today, which I am going to participate in:)  Obviously, I will be linking up the girls at 5 on Friday, but I will also be linking up with A Rural Jounal, for Random 5 Friday, and The Dwelling Tree for the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop.

When I first starting doing 5 on Friday, I thought that it originally was about your 5 favourite things of the week, but I have seen people do random thoughts and ideas of the week, so I will start doing some random thoughts as well as some of my favourites of the week. 1. I bought the 5th season of The Big Bang Theory at C0stco the other day. It was under $20, so I had to get it. Yes, I want to get all 6 seasons. 2. I got my sister, my mom and I a gift because my sister is going away for a few months. Like, really away..not just one pro…

The Beach, Home Depot for the first time,and A Givaeway!

I hope everyone's week is going well. Our is going fairly well. I am a bit stressed regarding job searching, and where (or if) we should move; destination, time, etc. Other than that, it is going well.

I won't do a half week wrap up, but I will talk about my fun day today!

I didn't have anything really to do today, and I wanted to go to beach before the weather got too cold, so off I went. I got there around 11, and there was only me a few dog owners with their dogs on the beach. I went swimming in the river, and I sat in the sun, and read my mags.
                                               My magazines, my snack, my sunscreen.
This was the beach when I first got there this morning. The other side of the beach. I left around 2, to visit my friends gramma, and then I went home to pick up hubs to price some things out for a project we might undertake (more on that another time). We went to ReStore, which is a second hand building store (but they carry other things, to),…

Weekly Wrap Up (aka Life Lately Link Up) & Misc Mondays Link up (August 12-18)

Happy Monday! I am linking Wild & Precious & Carssa @ Lowercase Letters today for the Life Lately link up, and Misc Monday!

I thought I would do the weekly wrap  up and misc Mondays and add this to both link ups. (you know, trying to kill 3 birds with one stone!)

Last week was a very busy week for me...I seemed to be always going, except in the evening...where I hung out in the evening and watched TV, and read, and slept.

So, I talked about last Sunday, but I forgot to mention that we went for ice cream for supper on the way home. I had a banana split, and hubby had is favourite; Tiger, and Leaping Lizzard. We just relaxed in the evening.

Monday, I hung out and relaxed in the morning, and I met up with my cousin (well, first cousin once removed, but same thing) for coffee and a chat. I ended up working at the store until 5:30, and I came home and hung out.

Tuesday, I worked at the store in the morning, and I had my doctors apt for my ear, and I got some more ear drops. I went…

Blogging Questions

I have a few questions that I was wondering if any of you wonderful bloggers could answer:)

1. How do you go about re-disgning your blog? Do you have to pay for someone to do that? Or is it for free?

2. How do you make your own button, or grab someone else's button?

3. How do you get sponsors?

4. How do you go about changing blogging sites (like BlogLovin', Blog Her, etc)?

5. How does one get more followers?

6. Is there something that I am doing (or not doing) on my blog that isn't attracting people to follow me (or even read my blog)? Or...what is it that makes some bloggers so famous/popular/get a lot of traffic?

7. How do I get my "connections" (buttons) to other social media sites (pinterest, email, instagram, twitter) to make it easier for people to contact me?

8. How do I make/get a watermark for my photos on my blog so that no one can steal them?

Thank you for answering:) Happy Sunday!

The Boy Behind the Blog

Hello (again!). I was perusing through some blogs, and there was a blog link up, entitled Boy Behind the Blog. I am linking up with Mallory (first time on her blog today). Since hubby doesn't like to type, and he is watching football, I will do this for him.

1. What would you do with $1,000,000?

I would build our dream solar/tiny house, buy/build my dream motorbike, get our car completely restored. I would also help our my in-laws ranch in some way.

2. What is your dream job?

Working on the ranch, doing any or all fix it jobs.

3. Who is your celebrity crush?

Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, on Big Bang Theory) (FYI, the wife just found this out is ok with it, though)

4. What is your favorite sports team?

B.C Lions (CFL Football)

5. What was your AOL/AIM screen name back in the day?

Didn't have one

6. What is your dream car? An E - Type (FYI, the wife has no clue as to what this is. She has to Google it.
7. What is your favorite post on your wife/girlfriend…

Ten Things of Thankful

Well, at this moment, I am in a bit of a funk...three of my siblings are leaving to go and move out of them is going to Europe. So, I feel a bit melancholy today. I may be grasping at straws as to what I am thankful for today...

1. Job Hunting: I sent off three resumes yesterday. I am very happy. I REALLY hope that something comes along in my field SOON. I am getting a bit worried/anxious right now.

2.  My job update: I quit my old/new job (not the store). I figured that I needed to quit it for a couple of reasons; if I don't leave, I never will. I won't find a job, because it will just be easy to stay there, and; I really am frustrated by what is going on there. So, I gave them my week is my last week.

3.  Holidays (sort of): We are closing the store for a week. I actually get a couple of FULL days off next week! I hope to lie around, and watch all the movies/dvds/series/pvr'd shows that I have been waiting to be watched. As it is, I had to get gi…

5 on Friday!

I have said this before, but weekends don't really mean a lot to me right now, as I usually work Saturdays. That being said, I still do appreciate the weekend. It does feel a bit more calm, and not (usually) as busy.  1. Matching Towels. I went to Target last week and I found some lovely towels that matched our shower curtain. I am trying to make our house a home, and buy nice things here and there. I only bought one, partially to see if it matched, and it did:) This picture really doesn't do it justice.
2. New Clothing. I purchased two new items of clothing this week. This shirt I have been wanting to get at work pretty much since I started working here. I finally bought it yesterday. I am not a HUGE t-shirt person (I usually like shirts with a V-neck), but I don't mind getting one once in awhile. I had to get know, since I love Starbucks and all:)
I also bought a new bra. Yes, I know..exciting, right? I actually think bras should be banned, and I look forwar…