Friday, January 22, 2010

Bzzzzzzzzzzzy Busy Busy!

Here I sit all by myself...the boy just crawled into bed and the boyfriend is working his first overnight. I'm taking this evening to reflect on all the chaotic craziness that has been my life the past month or so!

It's been quite overwhelming...what with the boyfriend's job loss 5 days after Christmas...then the chaos of him job hunting...but thankfully the lord has provided for us and we are going to make it because the boyfriend was only out of work for 2 weeks. It's funny though how life can change in the blink of an eye and be full of worry and stress...isn't it? But I just kept on reminding myself that we will get through this...and you know what we are better off for it. The boyfriend loves his new job and there isn't the stress of witnessing clients being abused as was taking place at his last place of employment (the boyfriend does respite work for mentally challenged individuals)...and as a bonus he's even making more money at this new job...I've been finding myself realizing that God really does work in mysterious ways!

My mom was just here for a week long visit...at times I feel we are very close and then others we seem far away...it's odd really. She values her time with the boy and 'stole' him from me overnight every night this week so he could stay at the fancy hotel with her. I definitely enjoyed the time 'off' and being able to reconnect with the boyfriend..but sometimes I miss that she used to want to spend all her free time with me...guess the boy is just more fun these days! lol. We did get an evening together when we 'accidentally' (read ignored the signs) snuck into the mineral pool at the hotel...apparently it's for spa customers only...as hotel guests we could use the pool and water slide but NOT the mineral spa...haha!

Work has been insane and the weekends even crazier...last weekend I had my extended family over and cooked a turkey...this weekend we have shopping, birthday party (Attending not hosting lol) and lots of cleaning...so boy am I enjoying this quiet time while I can.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Unless you've been living under a rock and never have your tv or radio on...then you've heard about the devastation in Haiti. I am sick over what has happened to so many lives and how the survivors have been effected. This morning on the news I heard that the death toll has reached approximately 50,000 people. 50,000???!!! Can you even wrap your head around that? I know I'm having a hard time.

The boy's school had a fundraiser today and he was determined to wear the flag colours (as the school suggested) blue and red. He also wanted to donate all the money he had being $5.00 that my grandfather gave to him the other night when we all went out for dinner. Every little bit helps! I was so proud of my boy for thinking of others and not himself. What a difference we can make even by just opening our wallets and donating as little as $1.00. If money is tight (as it is in our house with the boyfriend being jobless for 2 weeks) then at least I can open up my mind and heart and pray alot!

I also wanted to update you and all and let you know that the boyfriend did in fact find another job and his first day was today! I'm patiently (okay not so patiently) waiting for him to walk through the door now and let me know how it went.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Love a little bit harder, hug a little bit tighter and smile often!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Friend Makin' Monday - Hairstyles

Amber over at aefilkins is asking the following question:

If you cut your hair tomorrow, what would it look like?

Funny she should ask such a question when I've been having quite the hair dilemma lately...I can't for the life of me decide what I want to do with my hair...but I do know it's time for a change!

I've had short hair before...in fact I have a few pics of the short hair:

Although I liked having short hair and people constantly tell me (when it's short) how great it looks...I prefer having longer hair...like it is now...the pic below is from last Summer...but my hair is much the same today because I've only had it trimmed once or twice since. I like having the option to tie it back...wear it partially up or just wear it down. I like to have it wavy most days but will straighten it when the mood strikes or we're going out.

So I guess if I were to cut my hair tomorrow...I'd likely change it...but not a drastic change. Perhaps just maybe add a little side swept bang to offset my huge forehead! lol. Maybe something like this....

Friday, January 8, 2010

A Little of This and a Little of That

I've been meaning to blog all week but I haven't had any real good topics to blog about...I'm also lacking blogging ambition!

But I wanted to update you all on what's been going on in our lives lately.

First off the boyfriend has had some very interesting job prospects this week...I'm excited that he might actually find a job he enjoys (he hated the way the last company was run and most days it showed) and where he could even make more money (always a bonus)!

I had a little bit of a mini-breakdown the other day...just the stresses of life...but thankfully my two best girls were able to cheer me up and make me feel like the things going on in life really "aren't the end of the world". I tend to blow things up and make myself miserable in the process.

The boy is being an 8 year old boy...he's loving all his new Christmas toys...last week we went and spent his Christmas money (from grandpa) and he decided he wanted zhu zhu pets...can I just tell you how darn annoying they are??? They make a ton of noise lol. But in the end better than a real hamster (which the boyfriend had suggested)...no rodents in my house thankyouverymuch!!!!

Work is going well...but I'd much rather be reading your blogs than busy with actual work...blech. I've been trying to read when I can...but since we have internet explorer at work I can't get to some of your blogs...which may explain my lack of commenting. I will definitely try and get on from home over the weekend to read those blogs I can't access here cause I miss catching up with you all!

Hope everyone has a great weekend...

Oh and you'll be pleased to know that this year I remembered to change the year on my date stamper...unlike last year. lol.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wiis and Miis

So if you have a Wii you know how much fun they are! We have played off and on since Christmas...giving ourselves breaks only when our arms and/or shoulder muscles were too sore to play any longer. Right now we only have a handful of games...but the one we love most is the Wii Sports. I can't wait to get either Wii Play or Wii Resort soon because I hear they are just as fun as the sports.

The boy has made about 100 different Miis on our Wii...the boyfriend and I crack up everytime we play because of the silly names he gives them. So cute!

So I gotta say...definitely...hands down...best Christmas present this year! I love that it gets us interacting as a family...even though the boy seems to think he's WAY better than the boyfriend and I at all the sports games...granted he's had a little more experience...and well...the boyfriend and I have slow reaction time...so tennis and baseball are a little harder than say the bowling (my personal favourite).

So what was your best Christmas present this year?