Friday, April 23, 2010

The Tip of the Iceberg

I'm not sure if I have talked about this yet, but I have recently joined a new Church.  I love it, and I feel so at home.. It's the type of place where you can see the fingerprints of God and is exactly what I need right now.  (I have had a trying past few months)  I'm the type of person who likes to be involved in the Church community, and one of the ways I have been getting involved is with the youth.  I will go on Monday night's to their meeting group and have spent some time with a few girls (so far).
I have also been discovering how hard it is for these kids to grow up as young men and women of God.  It is heartbreaking to see that in these Canadian junior high, and high schools there is so much oppression against individuals choosing to live for God.  I can only pray that they will stand strong in their faith, so that years down the road they will not end up lost and full of regret.  I also hope that I can be a good example, and that I can be there for them, through the strength of God.  --please pray for the young people of my church--

Tomorrow I am going to a 50th anniversary that is 50's themed!  I'm pretty excited, and have a cute outfit ready! :D   A bunch of us went and started decorating for it and the room looks phenomenal!  I think it is amazing to be going to a 50th anniversary party, to look at this couple who have beat the odds;  I only hope that the man I choose can share the same event with me one day, that is the greatest accomplishment I could have --a strong marriage and great family around me when I am aged.  


Have any of you seen the infomercial for this?!  --every time it comes on I can not help but think how stupid it is.  Can you imagine being the guy to discover the padded bum!?  Or what happens when the padding moves and you have a lopsided backside? --It is no wonder the women in our society have such poor self images when the media is constantly shoving solutions to 'imperfections' in our faces.  When will self enhancement go so far that natural beauty is no longer recognizable?  --I can't get into this rant right now.. I'm too tired to express all my thoughts.. ugh

That's all for today, write to you soon.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fishin' in the Dark

So I have had an eventful past few days.   They involved a lot of fishing, and a lot of catching no fish!  ---Seriously, 3 days fishing and nothing but nibbles--  But alas, that is fishing!  (and yes, I was angry when people would show up next to us and catch one within 15 minutes)  We were there for striped bass.

On the drive home, we saw approximately 70 wild deer; here are a few.

And a beautiful sunset to finish a peaceful afternoon

Hopefully in the near future I will be going out on a boat trout fishing and have better luck.  Maybe get a good supper out of all of this work ;)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Scene and Herd

I realized today that I never introduced you to my baby!
     --no, not real baby, going to wait a few years for all of that..

His name is Sydney, he is a 4 foot long Corn snake and the sweetest thing!  He has not bitten me or any of my friends, has a great temperament and a funny personality.  I  am his second owner, I bought him in September 2009 and he is approximately 4 years old. 



Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Art of Breaking

“I see” said the blind man, peeing in the wind; “It’s all coming back to me now!” hehehe

Hello again! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, I sure did!

First off, remember how I talked about the feathers I found and how I was too scared to follow the trail to see what had become of the poor rooster next door—and then I heard him crow so I ended my search?  Well, I went down the road and came upon the feathers again (they had not been washed away) and my little cousin came down to play (the one whose family owns the roosters) and I mentioned the feathers....

Guess what?!  I was right!  A coyote ate two of their roosters and two chickens!—glad I didn’t meet up with him (woohoo to being a pansy and not venturing into the brush :D)  The rooster I have been hearing as of late is the only one who survived

This is him, BooBoo (yeah, quite the emasculating name for a rooster) and his sidekicks, Hopscotch and Number 13

Today would have been my Grandpa’s 89th Birthday.  Sadly, he passes in December.  I made some cupcakes and brought them over when I went to take care of my Grandma today.  The poor little thing started tearing and said, “I just don’t think I’ll be ready to give Gran’s clothes and things away for at least a year, in case he comes back.”  Broke my heart. 

The happy couple Christmas 2008, Grandpa's last with us.

I also got well into my way of completing number 10 on my list of '21 before 21' -- to read 'I kissed dating goodbye' today.   Since I posted that I wanted to read it I've had a few people tell me not to waste my time, and just as many tell me how good of a book it is.  --For all you skeptics, me reading this book does not ensure that I will stop dating and follow his lead--
However one thing he said has stood out thus far;
"Intimacy without commitment is defrauding.  Intimacy without friendship is superficial.  A relationship based solely on physical attraction and romantic feelings will last only as long as the feelings last." (pg. 39)

Oh speaking of dating I had a total 'let's hook Joy up' on Sunday night!  A family from my Church invited my mom and I over for cheesecake, the same family whose 'Mom' has been trying to coax me into meeting her son.  We got there and low and behold, he was there and the group of us chatted away until it was time to leave.  (you should know that I have very few friends in my new province)  
So we get up to leave and (we'll call him Chuck) Chuck asks me if I'd like to see his new truck.  So I agree, and go outside with him.  The first thing he says is 'out of all the people you should know here, you know (we'll call her Kait) Kait?  --he and Kait had a fling about a month ago and it ended really bad, coincidentally, Kait is one of my only friends in NS.--  And I said yes, and that I had heard of him, but did not go into detail because I really don't validate many one sided skewed stories people give at the result of a bad 'relationship'.  
All the while, Chuck's mom is holding my mother up inside so we can speak in private.  
At a certain point he told me that his mom had been wanting him to meet me for a while, to which I responded, I know etc, To be honest I am not interested in dating at all right now etc.  (what's the point of leading him on)  But he took it for what it was, an honest answer.  However, at some point he is going to take me fishing!  I have wanted to fish soooo bad over here but never knew anyone with a boat.  
Now the problem lies with Kait.  -knowing petty women-  If she finds out that I am now friends with Chuck, who she despises, she is going to be upset.  I am in a pickle.  --we'll see how this all turns out!  --I have too few friends to pass any opportunities up over here--

This is my beautiful Niece!  Hope you enjoyed Easter 2010 as much as her!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Don't Talk to Strangers

Happy April Fools! -- I am quite depressed that I did not trick anyone this year... I was home alone and had no bouts of cleverness.  I hope yours was better then mine!  

Okay so I feel as though I have been neglecting my poor defenseless blog, so I will try to make up for it!

Here are a bunch of things that you likely didn't need, or want to know about me.. but I will tell you anyways.

I greatly dislike when people have automatic music on their blogs.  I don't care how John Mayer is going to save the world, and chances are I already have something playing so the sudden outburst of new sound is both frightening and unwelcome.  (This does not apply to people who write and record their own music)  Also, if you insist on having said music, adjust your settings so I don't have to go all the way to the bottom of your blog to turn it off.  aha thanks.

I have a strange relationship with onions.  I enjoy their flavour and taste..gosh I wish this wasn't american spelling, it makes me double check and get confused.. is it flavour, flavor.. ugh.. anyways..I like the FLAVOUR and taste of them in the things I cook but if I happen to chew a piece (no matter how small) it will make me gag.  I suppose it's a mind thing, I don't understand.

I also hate mustard.

I prefer beer and strait hard liquor to coolers or girlie drinks -- some people men have found it intimidating.  I laugh at them.

I am a sucker for self quizzes.  Whether they are academic, or little cosmo quizzes, I will do them.  It was a sad day when facebook quizzes became popular (though I had the decency to not post my results)

One week I had middle aged french man and a teenage girl leave me love letters (while I was waitressing)  Apparently I attract all sorts haha  

Song lyrics can have very profound impacts on my life.  I love to find the perfect song to describe my mood or situation.  Currently it is 'This is me' by 'Demi Lovato'

..on that note, I love dandelions.  Strange and bizarre and you're probably thinking 'why did she say on that note'... it is because my love for them was started by 'Five Iron Frenzy' in their song 'Dandelions'.  I probably heard it when I was 12 for the first time and it struck the "philosophical" cord.  "Lord, search my heart, create in me something clean.  Dandelions, you see flowers in these weeds."--profound right?!, just kidding, I don't expect you to feel my connection.

I am incapable of talking on the phone and playing on the computer at the same time.  I am great at multitasking normally, but with these two, I am hopeless. (yes someone just called me and I had to hang up to continue writing..) :P

My very first crush (that I remember) was a boy names Aaron Mcnut... he was the most popular boy in school... I told mom, and she told all of my brothers (who proceeded to make fun of me).. I was not able to be honest with her about relationship anything for many years.

I am severely Iron deficient (my blood test showed that out of the 80 a healthy person should have, I have a mere 19) and I am to take 3 pills a day (which I am horrible at remembering).. Because of this, when I rub real gold on my face, the skin turns a dark grey colour.  I can seriously play x's and o's on there!

My favourite (damn american spelling!) movie is Pride and Prejudice (the new one not the 7 hour old one).. to this day it is the only movie I have enjoyed more than the book.  I am a classic romantic.

And that is all I feel like disclosing for today.

-My friend Lynda and I at a bowling alley.