Showing posts from August, 2014

Sunday Social

Happy Sunday!!! I am btwn the wedding ceremony and reception of some friends, and while I had a bit of time, I thought I would do a blog post (or two!). Here is this weeks Sunday Social.
 Linking up with Ashley

1. What is one thing you hate doing?
House work. Hands down. Hate it.

2. What is the one thing you hate shopping for?
I also don't like shopping for clothes. Especially pants.

3. What is one thing you love doing?
Doing nothing...going for coffee, reading magazines,

4. What is one place you love going?
Starbucks, camping.

5. What is your favorite thing to do that you do daily?
Probably go on Facebook. I know, I am lame.

I hope your Labour Day Weekend is going well. Our is going pretty great. I will update you all tomorrow or Tuesday.

Next week’s questions 1. 5 things you want us to know about you 2. 5 favorite things about blogging 3. 5 things you are doing before the year is over 4. 5 favorite fall fashion staples 5. 5 favorite beauty products

Weekend Wrap Up

Does anyone else secretly glad when the new week starts? I am! I know, I am odd.

Anyway...I realized that as I was typing out last weeks update that I wasn't going to do them anymore, unless something exciting happens. I really don't know on how long I will be doing the weekend wrap ups, since most of the time, they are boring; or I work. But at least it's three days of writing about instead of 5.


I relaxed in the morning, and watched TV.  I went to K and A's around 2 or so. I grabbed some fun Starbucks drinks for us all on the way there. H was still sleeping so we just visited and waited till he woke up. I took H for a walk to the park (well, it was actually an elementary school playground, but same difference). He is such a funny kid!  He talks non stop and is always asking "why". Came home and hung out and we had a late supper. We had fish and chips, and green beans. Watched TV all evening (PVR'd stuff and a Mrs. Doubtfire), and then I ha…

Week Wrap Up and Blog-iversary

Yes, this will be the past post today. I promise. Maybe.

Today marks 7 years since I started blogging! Therefore, it is what everyone describes as my Blog-iversary!

You can read my first blog post here. I would like to say that my writing has gotten a bit better since then, but sadly, I really don't think it has. I can't believe it's been 7 years since I started blogging! I guess I became a true blogger a couple of years back, when I started linking up with link ups, and following people, and telling more about our life. My blog has gone a few different directions since then. It started out as more of an every day blog, then it went to talking more about childlessness, and now it has come/gone back to being an every day blog again. It started out as a private blog, and then I decided to go public, so that I could make/meet new friends and have new/more readers. I like having it an every day blog, with a few posts here and there about infertility sprinkled in to keep everyo…

Baby Loss: My Story

I have been debating about whether or not I should write this. I don't like writing stories that are not mine to write, however, I thought I would do this and (at the risk of sounding selfish), write on how Baby Loss effected me (sorry, I know there is a word that I am trying to say, but I can't seem to find it at the moment).

My mom had a few miscarriages and I won't go into all the details, but I remember one in particular. I was certainly old enough to run the house, cause I remember doing just that. I remember feeling really sad when she lost the baby, but also, exhausted and overwhelmed. I was the oldest girl in the first (well, still am!) and was pretty much running the household (along with Dad) while Mom was recovering. I don't remember a whole lot about it, but I do remember feeling like I had lost a little brother. I remember seeing the baby after, well, you know, and I remember thinking on how formed it was. Mom and Dad named him, and buried him under one of…

Sunday Social!

1. What are you most looking forward to about fall?
PSLs/Football/Thanksgiving/Cooler temps.

2. What is your favorite sports team?
For hockey it is the Vancouver Canucks. For football, it is BC Lions/Seattle Seahawks

3. If you could go back to college, is there one thing you would change?
I would have done more of a "career" course earlier on. But then again I didn't know what I wanted to do, so I guess I went back to school when I ready to go back, and when I had more of a career that I knew that I wanted to do.

4. What was your favorite class you ever took? HS or college.
Even though I really didn't do well at it, I did love my psych course I took for my course. I also loved lunch.

5. Reach into your purse. What is the first thing you grab?
My availability sheets for Nov/Dec that are filled out for work (I shuffled everything around..honest!)

Next week’s questions 1. What is one thing you hate doing?
2. What is one thing you hate shopping for?
3. What is one thing you l…

Ten Things of Thankful

Yah, I am back doing the TToT!

So, what am I thankful for this week? They are going a few doubles from my Oh Hey Friday post. But it's my blog, so I will double some of them if I want.

1. Thankful for my Mini Break. I had a few days booked off, since my friend was supposed to come, but since she didn't couldn't make it, I decided to just leave it booked and hang out here. It has been fun watching movies, relaxing, and visiting family.

2. Thankful that my brother and his family have moved back. I have been having SO MUCH fun with them, and of course H, since they have moved back. I visited them three times since Thursday.

3. Thankful for Summer. I am trying to squeeze out the last bit of summer. I spent today (Sunday) reading outside, and loving it.

4. Thankful that fall is nearly here. PSL's, the colours, yoga pants, hoodies, You know the drill.

5. Thankful that our car is (sort of) working. It starts. It gets me (us) where we need to go.

6. Thankful that I was able to…

Oh Hey Friday!

Happy Friday!!

I was going to do a post on BabyLoss (and I still might), but I don't feel 100% comfortable, since it isn't really my story to tell (I try not to tell too much about/of my family and their stories), but I still would like to talk about it, so I might (if they were bloggers, I might have them guest blog...does anyone else have anyone that isn't a blogger do a guest post?) do a short post.

But on to Friday!

1. Mini Break// I am on a 4.5 day mini break. I was supposed to have a girls get a away with my friend, but due to car issues, she wasn't able to make it.Since I already had had it booked off, hubby and I were going to the ranch, but we don't really have the money to do that, either. So we are staying here. It is nice just to relax and watch movies and basically do nothing for 5 days.

2. Meet up With Friends// Met up with a friend from out of town and her family the other day. Remember when I talked about Baby T? Well, it's his momma, daddy, and…

LAST Week and Weekend's Update

Yah, I am a bit late, but hey it's my blog, and I can blog when and if I want to, right? I actually won't do a complete update, cause basically my life is relaxing, working, and running errands, and going to Starbucks and other coffee places, which is pretty much what I did last week. But just for fun (and because I can), I will do a quick recap of LAST week.

Monday, I slept most of the day, since I had worked the night prior. Hung for the day and watched TV and spent time with hubby. I think hubby made dinner.

Tuesday, was my day off. It was also the day of my Gr. Uncle's Celebration of Life an hour away. Since Dad and Mom were going, I thought I would hitch a ride. Ran a few errands before we left, and came home and relaxed in the evening. Not sure what we had for supper. I think we had steak.Yummy! I met my friend for coffee at about 10 or so. I think I went and grabbed a late night Starbucks and read for a bit, before I picked her up. Went to McD's and had a nice c…

Currently (A Link Up)

Linking up with A Mama Collective for this weeks Currently!
Thankful For/SO many things; For my sisters safe arrival to her Far, Far Away Destination. She had a great flight, and wasn't too sick on the plane, and she arrived safely. That our car is (sort of) working, that my hubby is cleaning up his junk from our storage room. It's a long and lengthy process, but I hope it will be done before winter.

Watching/ My 600 lb Life. I have a ton of stuff on my PVR that I watch when I am bored, or doing stuff on the Computer. So ya, I am watching that now. Good show, but sad.

Thinking About/ The sadness that is going on in the world, especially in Ferguson, MO. I am shocked and appalled.

Enjoying/ My job. Right this minute? Enjoying the morning of relaxation before I have to head to work. I should be doing things, but I don't wanna. LOL

Reading/ Well, this blog, obviously (and others in the link up), but I am still reading Danielle Steel's Power Play. I am almost finished.


Sunday Social

Happy Monday! I worked all day yesterday, and I was too tired last night to do a blog post when I got back, so I am doing the SS today.

1. What is one item you wish you could splurge on right now? A nice little vacay for Hubby and I. I don't care where we go (just not camping), as long as it includes a hotel or a b&b, I would be happy. 2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do? Facebook, watch movies, grabbing a Starbucks with a good friend, Blogging. 3. What is the next place you are visiting outside of your current city? Probably my parents place later this week. 4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug? I am definitely both!!! 5. What is your favorite summer purchase? I honestly don't know. I still think that buying my hubby his summer sandals were one of the best things I purchased. I also just bought new underwear, and a couple of t-shirts (well, one was bought awhile back). And I bought pillow protectors yesterday. I know. I live a wild and crazy…

Oh Hey, Friday!

Linking up with Karli and Amy for this weeks OHF!

It's been a bit of a week. Definitely not the greatest week in the books. It seems that every day there has been something that has made the day really frustrating, tiring or just plain bleh. But here are a few of the interesting things (at least for me) from this week. Warning, it's not all gonna be unicorns and rainbows.

1. A New Niece.

Since they did the gender reveal photos on FB, I can now say that my brother (the one below me)  and his wife are having a girl in the new year. We are all so excited for them. N is so adorable, and I can't wait to see how she will respond to being a new sister, and what her new sister will look like.

2. "Finding" new BC Bloggers.

Just for fun last night, I Googled BC Bloggers, and I came up with a bunch of new bloggers in our province. I have added them to my blogger list, and I hope to get to "know" them a bit more. It was fun seeing/reading bloggers that live (sort of) c…

Memories/Whatever Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!!!

I am linking up with Thank Honey Blog for this weeks Whatever Wednesday!

First off, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the passing of the wonderful, ever so funny, Robin Williams. I was shocked (like everyone else) to find out that he had died on Monday morning. He was such a funny guy, and he will be missed. I think my favourite movie that he was in was Mrs. Doubtfire. I also liked him in Hook, and Patch Adams. The world has lost a great guy. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

Yesterday, I attended the funeral, er, I mean Celebration of Life, for my Great Uncle, who died in early July. Since his daughters were already travelling at the time of his passing, this was the earliest that they could have done the service. I was wavering about going, even up to the last minute, and I am SO glad I went. We originally thought it was going to be a come and go tea, and maybe people sharing a few things (which is was), but it was more of a service-like style, …

An Update, and a Give Away! (yes, again!)

I have many different posts always running in my head, but I never seen to get them down. They always seem great in my head, but I either don't end up getting to blogging, or I forget, or it doesn't seem relevant anymore, or when I get to write it down, it doesn't look/sound good. Anyway, today, I am excited about blogging, as I am catching up on a few blog posts (I follow 173 blogs, and no, I don't read them all every day), and they are all written so beautifully, I got all excited to do a few blog posts. Does anyone else like that? I find I get bleh about blogging, then I get excited about it; blog a few posts, then get bleh/meh about it again. Am I normal?

I have another follower. I have hit the big 3-0. Yay! And yes, I had said that I would do a contest/giveaway for my mom's book when I hit 30 followers, but when I ran it a few months ago, only one person entered, so I didn't go through with it. SO, I am going to try it again. This is my first time doing a …

Sunday Social

1.) One show that I wish was on Netflix that isn't.

I don't watch/have Netflix. But if I did, I would want the old shows back (if they aren't on there), Cosby Show, Family Ties, etc.

2.) One song I wish they would play on the radio more.

I usually only listen to our local Country station...oh, and sometimes the light rock station...I like River  Bank, so I guess I wish that were on more...I also like Roar, by Katy Perry....and I enjoy hearing that while I listen to the radio.

3.) My favorite song to become a total rockstar to in my car.

River Bank. Yah, I get kind of crazy when I hear that.

4.) One movie/tv show that I quote a lot.

Grey's/Friends/FEDS/Mr. Mom

5.) One silly thing that I do daily.

I have been sitting here forEVER trying to figure out what I do that is silly on a daily basis. I am sure there are lots that I do that is silly, but probably one would be procrastinate. A LOT.

                                                                 Next Week's Que…

Oh Hey Friday

Linking up with Karli for this weeks OHF!

Well, this week was MUCH quieter than last! At least I didn't feel as busy. As I type this, I am at the ranch for a few days. I had this wknd booked off, in case my friend from Alberta was coming, but she is now coming in a couple of weeks, so we thought we would go camping in Clearwater (or somewhere in the NT Valley), but when Anker hurt himself, and when we found out that there were going to be a lot of family here, along with other things that came into play, well, we decided to come back here (plus, we left our tent up..). The weather is GORGEOUS; a perfect summer day.

Here are five things for this week.

1. Family Weekend.

It's a family weekend! I love family times!!! A and K are back from their time out East, and of course, H is with him.  We are having SO MUCH fun with him. He has said some hilarious things already, and he is such a talker. We had a BBQ last night, which was yummy! I will post pictures in another post.

2. Sushi.

Currently (a Link Up)

Linking up with Jenna for this weeks link up of Currently!
Thinking about: Going back to the ranch to see family TOMORROW! Anker isn't 100% still, but he says he is coming with me.

Reading: Two Danielle Steel Books. And many magazines.

Thankful For: Anker only sustaining MINOR injuries from his quad accident last weekend.

Loving: Sushi

Bits n Pieces

Because my last post wasn't long enough, I thought I would add a few things that I forgot, and also talk about our anniversary.

So, first of...randomness.....

H is coming back from out East, and he is so kind to bring his mom and dad back with him.

My gr. uncle died a month or so ago.The funeral is on the 12th, and I am tentatively going.

The zipper thing on my new purse broke on my purse, and now I am sad.

My sister in law's gramma died over the weekend. She was at their wedding, but I don't remember her being there at all (she gave a talk, which I don't remember either...and no, I wasn't drunk).

I am into two returning (Who Do you think You Are) and new (The Audience) shows this summer. I also watched Hotel Hell today. I kind of like it.

My grandpa came out of the hospital today. Yay! Now he just needs to get better so he can get back home.

And now on to our Anniversary from LAST Sunday! On July 27th, we celebrated our 7th anniversary. Because I had to work the n…

Drama, Drama, Drama + AND a Weekly Update

I love the link from "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" where they say "Drama, Drama, Drama" when one of the girls has guy problems, cries, etc. I thought it was a great blog title for this post, as my (our) last week has been!

The first part of the week was fine. Sat/Sun, I worked a graveyard shift, and then we celebrated our anniversary (I completely forgot to post about it...will do another post about it in a bit). I worked Monday, but I can't remember what I did Monday before I went to work. I probably relaxed a bit, like I usually do. Tuesday, I spent a day reading, both on our balcony and at Starbucks. Yay! Tuesday night, I decided that I would try and do something nice for my aunt/uncle/grandparents. More about what happened...

Not sure if I posted, but my grandparents, who live in Calgary, decided to fly out (with the encouragement and help of their daughters) to Kamloops. It is a central locale since D1 (my mom) lives two hours away, D2 lives in Kelowna, a…

Sunday Social

1. Gum or mints? Both. I am not a huge fan of either, though. 2. Tea or Coffee? Both! Or neither..Mocha/iced tea. 3. Fruits or Veggies? Fruits/berries. 4. TV or Movies? Both. I love me some tv shows, but also love me some movies. 5. Candles or Diffusers? Candles!
Next week’s questions 1. One Show you would love to see on netflix that isn’t there 2. One song you wish they would play more on the radio 3. Your favorite song to sing loudly to in the car 4. What Movie/TV show do you quote the most? 5. One silly thing you do daily Linking up with Ashley for this weeks SS.

Oh Hey Friday

It has been a BUSY week for me. Yes, I know have a more relaxing week than most, well, with all of my coffee-ying and spending time alone and all, and there are a lot of weeks where I just work, hang out at home (watch TV, read, etc), and go for coffee, so a person may think that ANY week with more than one thing that week is busy for me, but I AM used to busy weeks, believe me, but this week was EMOTIONALLY crazy for me, too. So let me just say that I am very glad it's the weekend!

I will do an account of the week in another post, but here are my top five for this last week!

1. A full day to/for myself.

I didn't mean to, but I ended up taking one full (almost) day to read and relax. I may have had a Starbucks drink or two. Pure Bliss!!!
2. Spending LOTS of time with Sister.

For reasons I won't explain on here, Sister has been in town a lot this week. So we have been spending time before she goes away to her Far, Far Away destination. She We spent time last last Saturday …