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!


  1. Happy Easter (late) :) And I love your post and blog! I'm following!

  2. You're niece is gorgeous! Don't see her that often, but she is absolutely precious!

    That same line really smashed me in the face from the book too. It was probably the BIGGEST eye opener I had had in a long time.

    So you guys are having coyote problems out there too huh? They're getting ready to hand out hunting licenses here for them because there's SO MANY of them running around.

    Thank goodness I've never had anyone actually try to pull a set-up on me. Though a couple years ago mom wanted to set me up with a guy from the church. Interestingly enough, it's the boy I admitted to you that I am crushing on. Still, thank goodness she never went through with it.

  3. Thank you! Isn't she a doll :D

    Coyote and bobcat's are running around these parts! I can just see all the little hick boys riding their 4 wheelers with shot guns to peg them off hahahahah

    HA! your mom can be so surprising! Maybe it would have been a good thing to have gone through with? ;)


  4. You might find my blog of interest where I critique Josh Harris's book.

    I Kissed Dating Goodbye: Wisdom or Foolishness?

    Unfortunately Josh Harris is quick to point out the problems with dating but reluctant to share any of the problems with his approach.

    Hope this helps.

  5. I may need to check out that book! I've been thinking a lot about dating lately, and how wrong I do it.

    Also, coming up on stray feathers would have made me turn around too. I can't handle finding stuff like that.

  6. Steve - Keep in mind, Josh was also just heading out on this journey as he wrote the book. If you read his second book, Boy Meets Girl, he does actually cover some of the problems.

    Not only that, but Josh never once says that all should stop dating. If you're looking at it from a Godly perspective, it makes you step back and really re-evaluate WHY you're dating.