Friday, December 22, 2006

Yes, it is 5:30 AM

and no, I'm not awake just because I'm excited about Christmas. I'm SICK!!! I have a cold. I haven't been sick with the cold in the last 2 1/2 years. Even last year in the midst of my hives and immune system breakdown I did not get sick. It happened really quickly. Just after I took the picture for my last post I started sneezing and feeling like my sinuses were filling up, and it just snowballed from there. By the time I went to bed I was totally congested. I couldn't sleep so I went down stairs and I've been awake for most of the night, other than a half hour of sleep here or there. And of course since I never get sick, all of the cold medications we have here are expired!! I'm impatiently waiting until the stores open to go stock up on softer kleenex, halls, orange juice, some type of a cold and sinus medication, and perhaps some zinc lozenges (which I hear are helpful). Anyways, hopefully I'll post over Christmas, but Merry Christmas otherwise!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

My new hair

Here it is: It's slightly shorter, no color this time. But I love the way it is styled and I totally think I can do it myself. She just diffused it, and then used a curling iron here and there. I know, it's a pretty bad picture, but I'm here all by myself, so I had to use the camera timer - I hate those things. Oh, and in order to put the picture on the computer, I had to upload 122 other pictures!! I had pictures on my camera that have been there since the summer!!!!! I have a clean slate (an empty camera card) now, though, so I'm all ready to take lots of pictures over Christmas!!

And I call myself a scrapbooker

I'm sitting here staring at my camera, thinking that I can't remember the last time I uploaded the pictures from it to my computer. Now, if I were any kind of a scrapbooker at all, that would mean that I would have hundreds of pictures on it, but in all actuality, there are probably only about 5!! I have had no interest in taking pictures lately, I guess I feel that there hasn't been anything exciting going on. I know I should be taking pictures of those everyday things, because those are just as important as the big events, but I've been slack. The truth is, I'm underwhelmed with my present camera. For months now, I've been dreaming of owning this:

It's the Canon Digital Rebel XT. Bevan's work has one, and he's had it home a couple of times and I've gotten a chance to snap a few pictures, and now, my little Fuji point and shoot just isn't the same. I watch and watch for the camera to go on sale, and everytime it is on sale I add it all up to see if I can afford it, and the outcome is always the same - not this time. I'm trying to save all my pennies for the wedding at this point, so I guess I'll have to wait a little longer.

In other, very exciting news, one of my bridesmaids - Christine - got engaged this past weekend!!! I'm sooooooo happy for she and Paul and I can't wait to see her when I go home for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas Cards Done!!

Well, my Christmas cards for 2006 are all done and delivered. I had the ones that had to go in the mail out last Thursday, to be sure they got there on time. I hand delievered some last night and today as well. All together I gave out 40 cards this year, all hand made. Here are a few of my favorites:

The KI Memories Alpine Collection was by far my most used paper this year. It's untraditional, but I LOVE it.

My vacation is going great, but I haven't done much relaxing. Last Wednesday I went to Moncton with Carolyn and all her sisters and Michelle. It was a really fun day. I'm trying to get the house cleaned up now so it's clean when we come back, but cleaning isn't really my greatest talent. I've managed to keep the kitchen clean, but haven't gotten the living room cleaned yet (it's filled with wrapping paper, tape, scissors, etc...).

I'm getting a much needed hair cut tomorrow. I'll post pictures when it's done.

Anyways, that's it for now. I'll blog again soon!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I'm back!!!

Well, It’s time to get back to blogging. I know it’s been a long time, and I’m not very happy with myself about it. Just a short update post for now, but I’ll have some Christmas Card pictures to post later. I’m determined that I’m getting them finished today. Let’s see, what’s new since September??? Oh, firstly, Bevan’s job renewal went through!! He signed a contract for another year at his job – we were sooooo happy with this, because the job thing hasn’t really gone smoothly for him since we got here. In my last post I was complaining about Bevan’s car. Well, after Dad fixing it (again!!), I think Bevan drove it for a few more weeks, but we decided that now that he would be traveling to Charlottetown again and he had a job with some security he needed a new one. So we had Dad on the look-out. We test drove some Civics, Corollas, Camrys, etc…, and then my Dad happened upon a Jetta. Well, Bevan loves Jetta’s, so that’s what he went with. It’s a 1999 Volkwagen Jetta – Silver. He’s happy as a clam with his new car. Today he’s getting some new winter tires put on it – the all season’s just weren’t cutting it in the snow. Thanks to Dad (again), he got a great deal on some good winter tires, so we don’t have to drain our bank account either!!

I’m on vacation again, too!!! My last day of work was December 7th (a Thursday), and I don’t go back until January 2nd (a Tuesday). We went home this past weekend and got the tree all decorated. We decorate our tree at home differently every year - this year we made all of our ornaments out of Basic Grey scrapbook paper. I loooovvvve it. We took pictures, but they’re on Mel’s camera, and she hasn’t sent them to me yet. I’ll post them as soon as I have them.

Other than that, things have been pretty quiet – but I’m not complaining – it’s been nice. I have lots to do this week to get stuff ready for Christmas. Our house is decorated, but I have lots of projects to finish. More later, I promise!!