Thursday, August 28, 2008

party hard - soon?

No debt collection agencies are going to be coming after me. My goal is to pay off my student loan by this December. Do you think I can do it? I really think I can. I've been doing really well on sending them money so if I continue to do so I think I'll be okay. I've got 4 months. I can damn well try!! It's going to be so glorious once I do have it paid off then I am going to go out and party!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

art studio


I think I am finally getting settled into my new apartment. It took a couple of weeks to get everything straightened away but I think I'm pretty satisfied with the way that everything is. Last week I managed to even get a table for my kitchen and two cute little chairs off of kijiji.com. That is such a great website. I have found so many wonderful things from there. Joy. This is a picture of my "sun room". Which is dedicated as my little art studio. This picture was taken a bit ago so it is a little bit more fixed up than what this picture shows. But still, this is my little art getaway. It's such a cute little spot. That table was left in my apartment too, so I just kept it. (evil laugh)

ouchie

After I was in my car accident a few weeks ago did I really truly understand why people sue others for their injuries. I always come across websites that jog my memory. This South Carolina injury lawyer helps out with just that thing. I am doing pretty good now, but I was quite banged up for a couple of weeks. Sometimes when I move my leg the wrong way it really hurts for the rest of the day. Hopefully this isn't something that will come up and bite me in the future.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Vervain Fair - September 13th

Time is closing in. I'm taking part in an art show in September, here's more information!

What: Vervain Fair - Art show. Showcasing local artists, crafters, jewelers, photographers, and more.

Where: Saturday September 13 10am to 4pm, St John the Evangelist Church Hall 954 Old Sackville Raod.

Cost:Admission is $2 and children under 12 are free.
Proceeds from admission and concessions will benefit the primates world relief and development fund and ministries at St John the Evangelist Church.

I am going to be selling small canvas paintings as well as some ACEO's and my painted wooden art pendants. I'm really looking forward to this showcase. I don't do many things like these so I'm thrilled really. I look forward to meeting lots of etsians there.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

dream dream dream

I'm all about the flight deals. Even though I know I can't afford a fly-on-a-plane type vacation I sometimes go on website and look up some good flight deals. I almost want to get myself suckered in. But my student loan stares me in the face everytime. It's awful. I haven't been on a fly away vacation is years now, and I'm really itching for Troy and I to actually spend money on ourselves for once and get away. Maybe this fall after lawn care is finished?! Maybe in the spring. More dreaming...

olympic joy


We didn't start out so hot, but now we have eightteen medals. 3 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze. We are doing really good I think! The games are coming to a close very soon but watching them so far have been a real joy! I'm quite impressed with all the athletes whether they were from Canada or not. There are a lot of talented people out there. I remember when I was a kid I met an olympic medalist. Then - I didn't know how significant it really was. Now I look back and think that it was too cool.

Friday, August 22, 2008

kitty cat love


I love pets. I don't know how anyone could not want them! I picked up Elliott today from the vet. I got him fixed. I've been meaning to get it done for so long now I'm glad that I finally did it. Troy also took in his mother's cat: Backstep. He had some nasty gashes on his paw and neck. He looks so awful. We need to give him medicine for a few weeks. It's going to be a tricky ordeal but lovely when he's all fixed up and better. The hard part is going to try and keep Backstep inside. We put a little baby tshirt on him so he doesn't scratch. It's too cute.
I joined a website eariler for pet lovers. (website above) It's actually quite cute and you can go on and chat about other pets. I think this site it particularly helpful if you are thinking about getting a specific pet... chatting with some other people to test out pros and cons to make sure you get the right pet to fit your lifestyle.

Friday, August 15, 2008

gym or not to gym

I was talking with my sister last night and she told me she got me five free day passes for a local gyn. I know without ever being to one before that they are not my thing. I would just rather go outside for a nice walk/jog and get my exercise that way. Do some stretching before hand and there you go. That’s all I need to do. Gym’s freak me out. I don’t know about diet pills either. I think there are some good ones out there but you do have to check them out first and make sure they aren’t going to hurt you. Better to be safe than sorry.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

frustration

It's official.
My car hates me. I love it so, but it refuses to start. This morning when I went to start it to go to work it wouldn't go. Now I'm pretty sure I know what's wrong with it I just don't know how major it is to fix. I know what mechanic I am going to take it to. The tricky part is I don't know if I can get it there or if I am going to have to get a tow truck there. It's frustrating and I get such anxiety over situations like this. The thought of getting a tow truck or taking it somewhere, gets me all worked up.

Monday, August 11, 2008

oh where oh where

I'm really happy because my apartment is really shaping up! I need to do some more tweaking here and there. Especially if my co-workers come over this Thursday to check it out. I'm not sure if that's going to happen yet or not. I am thinking about looking for a new tv stands. I'm not sure yet because Troy has so many gadgets that he needs to fit everywhere. So I'm not sure yet. There is so much furniture that I am still looking for. I need chairs- badly. I have none at all. So sad :( :P

preformances

This week I'm hopefully going to the Buskers festival as well as Shakespeare by the Sea. I'm not totally sure yet but I would love to go and see some preformances. I am staying in the city this upcoming because I have to go to a workshop on Saturday afternoon. Busy busy busy bee! I just called a friend of mine who I haven't seen in a few years. She just moved up to the city and we are planning on hanging out this week. I'm really looking forward to it! I'm thinking maybe she'll come along with me to shakespeare by the sea. That would be really fun!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

strength equipment

I really want to get outside and exercise more. I wish that I could wake up early in the morning and go for a walk but I get so tired and I just want to sleep to the last possible second. It's sick really. I could invest in some exercise or some strength equipment but I don't know if i want to spend the money quite yet. Maybe I'll save up. I'm thinking about getting a side part time job that may give me a few extra hours a week. I would love to start saving for a possibly wedding :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

wildlife park


We took some parents and children to a wildlife park a few weeks ago. This was a photo of a peacock at the park. They animals were so beautiful and some of them were so adorable. I really liked the otters and the wolves were really interesting. They were howling like crazy at one another. It was very fascinating. This was my favourite photo from the trip. It was almost like he was paid to stand there in front of the sign and everything.

Monday, August 4, 2008

camping and love.


I love summertime. I love camping with friends. Troy, Stephanie, Christian and myself are planning a trip to Price Edward Island at the end of this month. I'm really looking forward to it. It shouldn't be too pricey since we'll split everything four ways. We don't know yet if we are going to go camping when we go or if we'll stay in a cottage. I wish we were fancy. Troy wants to go golfing went we go on our vacation. He is so silly. This Orlando golf spot looks really fancy. I should know how to play golf, my whole family is obsessed!

to an end.

4 days off! how exciting!! Well this is my last day off which is sad. I took Friday off - i had some extra hours at work and then today is a holiday here. Natal day. Which is the birth of halifax. It's lovely to have an extra day or too off. I had some lovely visits with some friends that I haven't seen in a long time. The plan today is to relax, relax, relax! Which i'm pretty excited about! It's going to be a short work week - 4 days long instead of 5 which is going to be a busy crazy but lovely short week! ahh! yay!

whoa nelly

I've always been super self conscious about the way that I look. I never wanted to talk about acne or anything related to skin care. My friend and I were talking last night after we got home from watching a movie - the new batman one - about acne our views on the best way to get rid of acne. This is an issue that we share together and it's nice to be able to talk to someone comfortably about it. I love her so muh :)