Monday, December 12, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I always said I wouldn't be one of THOSE people.
All I have to say for myself is... Isn't he just soooo cute!
These two projects have decided it for me. I NEED a new sewing machine. This whole, "sew it by hand" thing isn't working out. That and making a quilt would be impossible (for me).
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
|I most definitely came back to this and added the rest of the leftover skeleton pieces to make it less put together.|
|Picture borrowed from here.|
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
It is, by no means, my area of expertise.
If you just shoot a quick glance at me, I may appear to be a closed book.
I love sitting down and communicating with them, in whatever way.
.. I'll smile my big grin when you seem nervous or unsure.
.. I'll make funny faces when you seem upset.
.. I'll stay strong when you're sad or angry.
.. I'll listen and absolutely adore all your stories.
.. I'll tell you all about my puppy.
.. I'll give you big hugs when you seem to need one.
.. I am looking forward to the new relationships.
... the laughs.
... the disagreements.
... the problem solving.
.. I am beyond words excited of the prospect of applying restorative justice with a new (to me!) vulnerable population. (I am still a dork with a love for RJ!)
Here's to the new adventure...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
(birds are beautiful creatures, pigeons -- not so much).
We used to have a pigeon problem in Regina. By problem, I mean they'd wake us up with their purrrrrrrr.. purr... purrrrrrrr every morning. And it would continue...
Every. Single. Day.
We contemplated getting some gawdy owl to put on our deck back then (possibility of keeping their annoying purrrrring, feces & nests away? Yes, please.). But that's all we did.
Found some owls, debated it -- but never actually bought any.
It is odd, I know. But my old roommate scarred me years ago.
She bought this horrible brass owl and hung it our house.
Then waited to see how I'd react.
I'm not entirely sure why it this was such a horrible thing..
Was it gawdy? Sure.
Tacky? Oh most definitely.
But definitely not the worse thing I've seen put on display in a house (probably the worse in any house i've lived in though, :P)
Since I found & sent her an owl necklace, I've been forgiving her tacky senses and patching over the "scars."
So where am I going with all this?
Superstore has Halloween decorations out (ALREADY! I know).
One being a super cute Owl.
I liked it when it just served as a cute decoration.
But now I see it as a means of getting rid of the pigeons the neighbor feeds.
Food vs. Predator.
Which will prevail.
I may need to find out.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The other day, We got tired of being in the city. So we only had two logical choices, since it was andrew deciding the adventure..
Or go to the zooo!
The decision is kinda obvious.. But we did see some fish!
I also got to pet a llama, which was awesome.
I may or may not have wanted to bring home a sad looking, yet awesome goat.
The only real crummy part of the zooo was that ankor couldnt come. Instead, we tired out mom. She may have slept for two days afterwards.
What a wonderful day!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Job hunting in the city sucks even more.
Job hunting in a city & 2 neighboring cities sucks the most.
Disclaimer: I've been what some would called "spoiled."
I've never had a hard time finding decent jobs. In my past I've been extremely blessed (and thankful!) to have people I know in positions where saying a good word for me basically got me the job. (But do not disregard the charm!).
I've had people personally come tell me to apply for jobs because they wanted me to do it.
Which may be why this "applying for job bit" is extremely frustrating.
- How many of these posted jobs already have their future employee picked out?
- How many of these posted jobs are looking for that name they know? Or that name they've heard through the grapevine?
I do not regret moving to a new city.
All is not completely lost. I quickly found a job in a pub/restaurant/tavern type of establishment within walking distance of the house. Pay is not great, but Nova Scotians are. ;)
It shall pay the bills until I find said dream job (ie: full time, permanent position that pays enough to pay bills, save for down-payment on house, allows me to go visit home every once in a while, allows me to buy wood & fabric and possibly a new sewing machine & is enjoyed by Moi. See I'm not very picky.)
On the bright side, the house is practically a home.
Most of my past projects (spice rack, clock, lamp, jewelry frames, etc.) have found their "permanent until we move again" spots. (pictures? I'm not even sure where the camera is. Hence the half fuzzy twitter pics, courtesy of my phone).
I have several dozen other projects that I want to do. But that's all they currently are. Wants. Most of our furniture received not-so-pretty nicks and dents during the move. Many hand-me-downs were collected from family members, 99.9% of those pieces older than us. My step-dad gave us three old dressers (we didn't have a single one) that were from his parents' (may they RIP) old house - Ie. They hadn't been used in over 30 years. All we've done thus far is clean them and stuck one in each bedroom closet.
To make this stuff & space completely "ours" -- we have lots of work to do.
I've been making curtains for all the windows.
Or I should say, I was making curtains for all the windows. And would be finished another set if the sewing machine hadn't conked out on me last night. Le sigh.
We'll see how that goes today.....
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Yup, we should have been arriving friday. Were planning on it.
But plans dont always work out as hoped.
We ran into car issues.. Not nice, but luckily nobody got hurt and we got back
On the road within about 30 hours.
A huge thunder storm"chased" us for most of the day yesterday. When we stopped for supper we realized we could no longer outrun it.
I almost left andrew to become a Petawawanite.. Petawawian? Merely so I could call him that. He wanted more sleep so he was okay with it.
Another short day.
But.. We're almost in quebec!! Saw our first irving and ultramar! Hopefully we make it into NB. It'd be sweet.
Are we there yet
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wow ontario is gorgeous.
All this driving gives me lots if time to relax and think.
Even though I feel exhausted, I feel so rested and at peace.
Materialistic & financially, We may not have much..
But these adventures and memories we have and are creating are more than we could ever ask for.
Sure there are days I wish I had a big diamond already.. A home to our name.. And started on our offspring..
But when I actually stop to think about it, I wouldn't trade any aspect of our life right now.
I'm driving across the country with my dog. How awesome is that.
No, we're not perfect.
But we're perfect for each other.
Including this guy..
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Then we started packing everything that was left (& finishing, may I add -- yay!)...
.. so the posts, full of pictures, wit & fantastic wonderful'ness are sitting in my drafts.
Instead you get this... !
This guy thinks we're going on a big vacation.. and bringing all our stuff.
He's half right.
It's been a game to him. As I went from upstairs to downstairs, he was right there with me.. tail wagging, tongue hanging out - having a grand 'ol time.. So I egged him on and soon he was passed out.
I'm pretty sure I learned this technique babysitting years ago...
I may have to do something similar to have him behave in the car for 4 days.
Oh wait.. that's what rollerblades & leashes are for... Muahaha
oh.. and treats.
So yeah.. posts from me lately and for the next week = slow. boring. not exciting.
Posts from me in a couple weeks after I've moved & settled in = so awesome you won't be able to contain yourself.
So let this be a fair warning.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
This one turned out a bit better than the black one! Different style, I s'pose.. :)