Monday, January 29, 2007

what to do about readings...

So, on my night shifts this week, it's been wedding planning time. And tonight, I've been trying to look up readings to include in the ceremony. The only problem is that I haven't been to many weddings, so I can't tell if all the poems/readings I like are super cliched. So please help me! What are you sick of hearing at weddings?

The one poem that I love, love, love, was ruined for me by Cameron Diaz. She read it at her sister's wedding, in the movie In Her Shoes. So sad.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

It's been a while...

Where have I been? Well, I'm not really sure. I was in Vancouver last week, which was so great even though there was freaking snow on the ground! Really, I haven't been snow free since the beginning of October, and while I know this is how most Canadians live, it's driving me a little nutty. I can't wait to get away from snow, and ice, and dirty dirty cars. Seriously, my poor paint job... Alberta has ruined my shiny red car.

Back in Edmonton, I've been working a lot to make up for being away so much, and on my days off I've suddenly found myself really busy. Maybe it just feels that way because I've started knitting my first pair of socks, which I'm very excited about, and so anything else other than knitting just feels like a huge hassle. But actually, there does seems to suddenly be a lot to do for the wedding, now that it's just 100 or so days away. Three very exciting things happened this week, my dress came, I bought my veil, and the wedding invitation proofs arrived.

So since I was sick, then away, then working and busy on my days off, January is not turning into the stellar workout month I was hoping it would be. It didn't help that when I finally made it to the gym, my stupid workout plan told me to do 90 lunges, and so I couldn't walk for the next couple days, preventing further workouts. I have to say, I'm feeling a little panicky that I won't be ready for the triathlon. Yes, the triathlon I'm planning to do in August. Am I getting a little bit ahead of myself, do you think?

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Sun dogs

So I ended up working 49 hours this week, and now I'm sick on my weekend off. There is a lot of stuff I feel like I should go out and do today, but all I want to do is stay home and drink tea. It doesn't help that it's -15 outside, quite a bit warmer than a couple days ago, but still WAY too cold for a White Rock girl like me.

After the blizzard a couple days ago, it got really cold and we had lots of ice crystals. I'd never seen them before I moved here, but it's where it looks like it's snowing tiny flakes but there are no clouds. It happens when it gets really cold, and it's actually quite magical. It makes the air sparkle. It also makes for really great sun dogs. These pictures were taken at my work by a coworker of mine this Thursday.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

My Christmas Vacation

Well this was my first Christmas where I didn't go back to White Rock... it was very different, there's snow, I worked Chrismtas, and people had to visit me for a change. James has returend to Vancouver, and I guess it's time to go back regular life... but before I do, I thought I'd share some of what I did over my vacation.

I couldn't bring myself to buy a fake tree, and anything living dies very quickly in my dark basement apartment, so instead my book case was my tree this year. It did make things a lot more festive to have somewhere to put the presents.

My parents spent a day in Edmonton, and it was lots of fun having them stay over. Because I had to work the next night, and they didn't want to disturb me too much in the morning, they let me have the bed and all slept in my living room/dining room area. Apparently my fridge was so loud that in the middle of the night my dad almost unplugged it! But my mom stopped him... thank goodness. They left the next morning, and I worked for three nights leading up to Christmas.

On Christmas Day, James came to town! I picked him up at the airport and we went to Jenny and Ian's house for our first grown up Christmas Dinner. We had salmon with all the trimmings, and I have to say I don't care about turkey as long as there is stuffing. And there was SO much delicious stuffing... with no max to fight with I could have as muh as I wanted!
After dinner we ate desert and watched Elf, which I have to say is my new favorite Christmas movie (Buddy the elf, what's your favorite colour?).

We got home around 2am, but James and I decided there was no point in not opening presents right away, since we'd just get up first thing in the morning for them anyways... so we stayed up until 4am opening gifts. We also enjoyed the goodies Rachel sent us.

The rest of the time was pretty low key. We watched all of Freaks and Geeks (thanks Rach), which I had never seen before, and I loved! I worked 3 days, we visited with friends, and generally had a good time. It's always weird now, we've been apart for so long you start to wonder if you can handle almost two weeks straight together... but we didn't get sick of each other at all... so that's a good sign:) I can't wait until we don't have to say good bye anymore.

Here are some pictures of us out in the snow.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Yes, it's been a while...

Christmas and New Years were great... although I was sort of working for both of them. James is still here so that's why I haven't posted... but right now he's playing guitar, so I figured that I would sneak in a quick note to say Happy New Year!

We're having a lot of fun, visiting friends, being very lazy and eating way to much baking. He goes home on Saturday, so after that I'll post more comments. Hey Bec, did you see James commented on your post about Tim's guitar?

Here are some pictures taken with my family on photo booth...good times.