Showing posts from July, 2014

Sunday Social

1. 3 favorite songs right now

River Bank by Brad Paisley, How Great is our God by Chris Tomlin (I will ALWAYS love that song, Bartender by Lady A (not sure why, b/c I NEVER go to bars).

2. 3 favorite movies that remind you of summer

Here on Earth (not so much about summer as it does about small town living), any road trip movie (well, the ones that I like...can't think of any at the moment), and that's all I can thin of right now.

3. 3 favorite articles of clothing you own

Yoga Pants, Yoga Pants, Yoga Pants. Oh wait, you mean three DIFFERENT ones? I have a maxi (?) dress that I got for my grad last year, and I love it, and I am not a huge dress person. Any of my Capri pants/shorts.

4. 3 items on your wish list

A new (er) car, a good bra, and a blue ray/dvd player combo

5. 3 books you would recommend to someone

The Help, The Atonement Child, and (almost) any book by Danielle Steel.

Next week’s questions 1. Gum or mints? 2. Tea or Coffee? 3. Fruits or Veggies? 4. TV or Movies? 5. Candles or D…

10 Things of Thankful

Yes, it has been awhile, but I wanted (and needed!) to link up with my TToT friends.

1. Anker finally got approved for disability,

Actually, this happened a month or so ago...but I am still thankful.

2. More shifts at work.

LOVE my job. Am happy that I am getting shifts.

3. Our Anniversary Weekend

Well, it's our Anni today. Seven years! We are doing exciting things like going for dinner. Cause we are wild and crazy like that.

4. Sister Time

Spent some time with Sister while/when she was in town. She is going Far, Far Away soon, and that makes me sad.

5. New TV Shows

I am really liking "The Audience". Better yet, it is a BC-based show. Also, "Who do you think You Are" is back. Love that show!

6. Nutella

I feel sad for people who don't know this exists. I bought white crusty bread and Nutella (the real stuff, not the fake stuff, thankyouverymuch), and had raspberry jam with it the other morning. Pure heaven, that is. I don't like Nutella ALL the time (like…

Oh Hey Friday!

Linking up with Karli, and Amy for another FUN edition of Oh Hey, Friday!

1. Flash Flooding.

Wednesday, we had a HUGE downpour, that caused MAJOR flooding in our town. I didn't take any pictures, but if you go our local TV station's Facebook Page to see the damage. It took me over an hour (close to an hour and a half) to get to work, and it normally takes a half hour. True Story. Our apartment didn't get flooded, but our neighbours apartment did.

Ok, I DID take a few...
 From our apartment. You can actually SEE the rain coming down.
 This actually happens a fair amount (the rain blowing through like this), but it seemed like it was a bit more than usual.
 Yes, there is water here.
More rain.

Thankfully, I didn't have to drive to work while it was raining (it rained on and off all day), but I did have to drive on the way home in the rain (but it wasn't that bad).

I had to laugh when I saw this warning AFTER the storm at come and gone...

Not the time. It says 2:38, …

Sunday Social

1. What is the most difficult thing you have been through?

Two illnesses (not including when I was born), and what we are going through right now. Having a hubby that is sick is really tough. 

2. What was your best birthday?

Probably the one when I was in Venice. I went Europe years ago, and I turned 21 in Venice. Best. Bday. Ever. Although this last birthday was pretty nice, being in Vancouver on my special day was wonderful.

3. What has been your favorite thing you’ve done in your own city?

Good question. A few months back, Anker and I went to the museum for the first time ever! I love where we live, but there isn't a lot to do here. If you don't golf or ski, or do any hiking, your options are pretty limited. We do go for movies a fair amount. I go to the library, and I like going downtown and wandering around sometimes. 

4. What is your idea of the perfect date night?

Anker and I have gone to Starbucks, and grabbed a paper, and sat and visited. We also like going to movies. Or wal…

Oh hey, Friday, and a Recap of LAST Week

Ugh, I am so behind! I have been busy with work, and family, and of course, a sick hubby. The girls that host Five on Friday are taking a break for the summer, and I found another Link up:) I was going to do it Friday, but I just didn't get to it, so I thought, I would do it today. I know, I am late, but hey, who cares, the link is still up, so why not!!

I thought I would do my recap (from what I can remember of it), in the form of the Friday link up.

I am linking up with Karli and Amy for Oh Hey Friday link ups!

1. Treat Receipts are back!

On Monday, I bought a few things from Starbucks, and they informed me that the TR's are back. I may or may not have gotten 4 drinks later in the day. 

2. Beautiful Sunsets

I don't know what it is, but I am LOVING taking pictures of sunsets lately.  I took a few pics on my phone of a sunset from my aunt and uncle's balcony. Monday evening, my friend and I went to the beach to give her dog a run. After grabbing drinks at Starbucks, off …

Where Do I Go From Here?/Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

I was inspired (or maybe it just made me think more) from a post from my blogging friend Louise @ Talk Nerdy To Me (everyone say "Hi, Louise).  This post made me think or rather question about what (if any) more I can do on/for this blog.

When I first started blogging back in '07, it was JUST starting to take off (at least in my mind). I had and read a few blogs before, but thought they were pointless or useless unless you had kids. Well, that kind of changed after I got married. I blogged (albeit very little) about our life as a newly married couple. Then a few years back, I wanted to blog more about our life as a childless (NOT by choice) couple, so that people can have a little glimpse on what this kind of life is like; and the life isn't all perfect all the time. I even changed our blog name (which I may do again).

Now I feel that I have come to an impasse. My blog followers isn'/aren't growing, which is fine, but I wonder if anyone reads it. I feel that since…

Sunday Social

Yah, I am a little late, but hey, I can still link up, and it's my blog, so I am going to do it now. Actually, I wasn't so sure I was going to do this week, but hey, what the heck..:)

1. Tell us about the family you grew up in, parents, siblings, grandparents.
I am the oldest of 7, but I sometimes feel like there are two families, as there are three older ones, and 4 younger ones. The youngest is 16, so there are 21 years btwn us:) Two girls and 5 boys. We all get along together (most of the time!!), and we always have a great time when we're together (again, most of the time!). I was/am pretty close to my grandparents, but my dad's parents are dead, so we don't speak to them anymore.

2. Tell us about your husband, fiancé, boyfriend, significant other.
Hubby 50-something years old (I like them older, apparently), and going through some health issues, as I have explained before somewhere, in this blog (yes I could hyper-link it, but I don't wanna). But he loves me f…

Heartbreak and Anger

Today I am filled with heartbreak and anger over a case in Calgary, AB over a little boy and his grandparents. If you are unaware of the story, just type in "Missing Boy in Calgary", you should get hundreds of of hits.

Today, they have charged a man with murder of the three. I am so outraged right now. Maybe it because it is in a town where I used to live in. Or maybe it is because it is involving a child. Or maybe it is because it is such a weird case. Very few stories affect me this way.  Trust me. I am made of stone. Ask my family.

For those who are unfamiliar to/of the story, Nathan who is 5 went to his grandparents for a sleepover, and when his parents came to pick him up, all three weren't there. They have since re-arrested the man, and have considered the case a homicide, even though they haven't found the bodies.

I hate stories like this. They really pull at the heartstrings. Another stories that had (still has) me all riled up, was a story about a young man …

Currently (Another Link up)

I am pretty sure that I have done this link up before, but I don't remember having the host blog as one of my (many!) blogs that I follow. Anyhow...I just love link ups :)

Linking up with Jenna for this weeks Currently!

Thinking about: A sad case in Calgary, AB about a little boy and his grandparents who went missing two weeks ago, and they are now considered dead by Calgary City Police/Alberta RCMP. So sad.

Listening To: Not really listening to much right now. I can hear the news, and people outside/cars, etc. As far as music goes, I am loving Brad Paisley's River Bank, and whatever is on the radio.

Watching: Whatever is on TV. I am loving the Amazing Race Canada, The Young and the Restless, and I got Call the Midwife Season 2 from the library today. Yay!

Thankful for: Cool places to escape the heat. I am also thankful for my job. I love it!

Reading: Blogs, and Danielle Steel's new-ish book; Winners. Love it. And loads and loads of magazines.

In a Funk

Happy Sunday!!! (now Monday, as I stared on this yesterday)

I write this in the midst of a HEAT wave! That's right, is 37C! Even for here, it's hot! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I did...I worked yesterday, and had a great shift. I unwound at McD's and came home and went right to bed,(written today) not even doing my FB games.


I am not an idiot; I know that there are people that are worse off than me (us), and that are in worse off situations, and I realize that what I am experience is/are first world problems. This is my life right now, and I am venting, but by no means am I saying that my life is worse off than others'.

One of the reasons that I blog (other than to talk about our life as a childless couple, and for people to see that side of life) is to be real. I hate blogs that are all about fluff and nonsense. I will ALWAYS be respectful of my family, which includes my hubby, even though we may be struggling, or whatever at …

Summer Lovin Tag

Britt posted this on her blog, and I thought it would be fun to do this, too.

Summer Lovin' Tag-Questions.


1. Summer lipstick you're loving?
I am not up on the make up (or any) trends, and I haven't bought any new lipsticks in awhile. I used to buy Avon stuff when I was "doing" Avon, but since I have been out of it for while, I haven't bought ANY from there or anywhere for awhile. But I do love the lipsticks I do have. I have light pink, nude shades. Yah, I am boring.

2. Summer nail polish you're loving? Same as above...perhaps I should go and buy some some new stuff? I DID do my nails in a nude shade awhile back. Can't remember the name.

3. Bathing suit you're loving this summer? The same one I have had since 2007. Really boring one piece, but I do like it.
4. Favourite summer Frappuccino from Starbucks? When I want to be healthy, I have the Mocha Light Frap. When I don't, I love the Vanilla Bean.
5. Favourite fake tan? I haven't tried…

Whatever/Wordless Wednesday (another Link up)

Yay! I love link ups!!! I found another one through Sarah @ Thank You Honey .

These ones were taken yesterday at my day at the beach adventure.

 Today's weather!

                                                          Sunset from the other day.

That's all for this week!

Sunday Social

Linking up with Ashley for this (and again, nearly LAST) weeks SS:)

1. What is your favorite genre of music? I like all kinds of music, but country us definitely my favorite! I grew up listening to people like Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, and George Strait, and they are still some of my favorites! This answer was Ashley's but it is very similar to mine, so I thought I would keep it as my own. I also love Christian/Worship music, and light rock. 2. What is your favorite genre of movies? I like girly romantic comedies! (Also Ashley's answer), but I also love me some suspence/drama, and even some "guy" movies. Sometimes. Oh, and also like Disney/Family Animated movies. Oh, you asked for favourite genre? Dramedy/Rom-Coms 3. Do you watch reality TV? If so what was the first show you remember watching? Yes, I think my first was Survivor, but I haven't watched it in YEARS. I love Amazing Race/Canada 4. Who is an actress you’d want to be BFF’s with?
There are so many...Sa…

SUYL-Canada Day (July 1st) Traditions

I am linking up with Kelly for this (almost LAST) weeks, SUYL- 4th of July Traditions. Well, since I live in Canada, I asked her if I could share what we do for CDay, and she sweetly said yes! Because I worked all last wknd, and I am trying to do my blog posts in order, I am just now getting to this post, well, now.

Growing up, we really didn't do much for CDay.Being on a farm, and being far away from a large city, we didn't really do a whole lot. In the last few years, however, my parents have gotten more patriotic (and so has the country), so they usually do something (even if it is just flying some flags at the ranch), in recent years. As we kids have gotten older (and married), we have planned BBQ's wiener roasts, picnics, etc. Since Anker and I have been married, we usually have done something. If we are in town, we will either go down to the park and wander around, as there is/are always things going on down there, followed by (or) watching the fireworks. The last fe…