Monday, August 23, 2010

PEI Adventure

So glad i'm on vacation this weekend, i had a very busy weekend! Naomi, Troy, Evan and I took a trip up to Prince Edward Island this weekend. We hit Summerside, Charlottetown and both sides of the island (Cavendish and Argyle) to check out the different types of beaches on the island. We caught a gorgeous sunset on Saturday night. It was really great to spend time just talking with my grandmother too. She's so down to Earth, I just love her to bits! We visited my aunt on the way home as well and checked out her sweet little farm. It was a great weekend! Now rest for a few more days then back onto another adventure!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Travel city

Troy and I keep debating back and forth on what our trip is going to look like in January. I would love to go to Grenada, Troy just wants to save money, which is great and everything but it's hard to fullfill this need of travelling when I encouraged to stay home. i will go somewhere, even if it's just down the street! haha. Just buy a used rv, get an rv insurance quote and go driving south. Anything! Something! I would like to go somewhere warm for January though, get out of the yucky cold. I would love to go and teach Infant Massage classes. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

salt marsh trail


This evening we went to Salt Marsh Trail in Cole Harbour. It was very lovely just walking along the trail as the sun was setting. We went down to the water as well and looked at all the aquatic life. The beach area was COVERED in snails of all things! In this picture they are looking at a starfish that actually only had 4 legs. It was really cute though. It probably couldn't wait for the tide to come back in, it was just in a mini pool of water.

debate

I've been debating so many things in my life these days. I have been debating boycotting things in my life like fastfood the use of harsh industrial products (chemically ones), food that isn't free range or organic, anything that isn't handmade. Now I know of course I have to buy some stuff that isn't handmade, I just mean things that I can control like disheware, cups, soaps, those kinds of things. I really want to start to make my own .. well everything, soaps, sheets, pillows, everything! I know that would take a long time though

Saturday, August 14, 2010

What would I do if i won the lottery

buy an rv or fix rv repairs and travel across the country
travel travel travel
buy an apartment building for a co-worker (for their dream job)
give money to the various charities and organizations i support
build a house and pay off my parent's mortgage
ride a hot air balloon
do various volunteer projects around the work
buy troy a really fancy rocking chair and drum set

There are many things I would do if i won the lottery. Sometimes I think that if only people who had positive goals in life won the lottery how many wonderful things could happen.

waterfront walk


Here is a picture from today. Troy took this photo of Naomi and myself at the waterfront. It was the same place that we watched "sixteen candles" last night through the alfresco film festival. It was fun today just walking around and checking out the new market even though it was totally nuts. I will have to go extra early next time. It was good though that it wasn't as crowded.

my minamalist life?

I am trying really hard to be a minamalist. Maybe it was a good thing that a bunch of my electronic stuff was stolen last week so I won't get all wrapped up in spending time playing games. I did get a new laptop though. I am going to get a smaller computer desk I think and a small xerox phaser 8560 or some sort of printer. I don't consider myself a minamalist at the moment but i'm trying really hard to be able to get myself to that state. It's hard with all of my art stuff. Maybe all of that stuff won't count? I'm not sure about that though.

Lovely weekend.

Naomi is going to teach me how to make some Kenyan food. We roasted ground nuts and had ginger tea, it was so yummy. This weekend has been very tiring for some reason, but it was fun. We went for nacho's this evening and just kind of walked around a bit and hung out. It was a chilly evening but good. Caleigh met up with us which was nice because I felt like I hadn't seen her in forever!

Saturday fun

Today we went down to the Buskers Festival. We saw three acts. The violin duo was the best one we saw. We got lots of exercise and we may go for another walk around tonight. It's hard to say, we have been debating back and forth what we would like to do. Lots of walking and exercise, no folding treadmills for me! I was thinking about doing the ghost walk, but they aren't running it tonight, which in unfortunate. I still have to take Naomi to a Shakespeare by the Sea production. So much to do!

Friday, August 13, 2010

aww sweetness

Troy bought me a new laptop to replace the one that was stolen. I think I'm just going to give up trying to find my stuff, who knows where it all is. It's just so frustrating that I don't even really want to think about it. Good think I don't smoke or I would want a cigarette or fuente cigars or something! This past week has been stressful and I've been very bad at running, I haven't gone for almost 3 weeks and I was getting my distance up really far, so I'm not going to do so well for the Terry Fox Run. Oh dear.

Halifax Buskers Festival

Tomorrow we are going to go and check on the Halifax Buskers Festival 2010. It's their last weekend doing the show, they only run it for 10 days. Last year I had a great plan with a schedule of who to see and where to go and it worked out really well. I'm going to try and plan it a bit but it's going to be a bit scattered I think. We won't be able to see as many shows as last year, but I'm sure it will be fine.

I also want to go and check out the new Halifax Farmers Market at their new location. I"m going to miss the Keith's Brewery market but I think this one won't be as crowded. I'll post photos of everything tomorrow!!!

bellies

Lately...

Everytime I see a prenant lady i ouu and aww and get jealous

I really do want children, that's why I took Early Childhood Studies in college. My belly aches though everytime I see a baby and I to my co-worker I say 'hello' to prenant belly. When doing the prenatal classes we offer prenatal vitamens. I look into different vitamens and their duet dha ingredients. Long medical mambo jambo is confusing.

This evening was fun, we went to the Alfresco Film Festival and saw 'Sixteen Candles'

print that suckah

I'm always triyng to find a good deal. Good things I didn't buy a $1000 laptop last week or I would really be crying. I had bought the back-to-school special they had at bestbuy, so i guess i could really have been hurt by the robbery if i would have bought an expensive laptop. I'm thinking about getting some posters made of some photos from the summer. I found this poster printing website that can do it for you. I don't know if it would be cheaper to do it at Walmart or not? I guess I'll look into it! I got a picture done on canvas through the internet a few years ago and it was just awesome.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Alfresco Film Festival

A few weeks ago I attended the kick off film for the Alfresco Film Festival that is held as a fundraiser for the Atlantic Film Festival in September. I went to Dirty Dancing with some friends and it was a good time. This Friday they are showing Sixteen Candles and I think I'll go to that as well. It's really fun because you can bring chairs or blankets and sit outside and watch retro movies on a large screen. It's just a really neat experience. Movies are only $5! Go check it out at their website

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

pei soon?

It's exciting getting to tour around and show Naomi a variety of our Nova Scotian culture. She wants to ride a horse can i get a equestrian apparel? Maybe when we go to PEI I can hook her up with a horse adventure. My friend Andrea told me that there was a place that you could go horse back riding there, so I'm going to check it out. It's difficult deciding all the places I want to go and all the things I want to see with her. We are closed for a week at work for painting and we can't be around, so I get an extra week off which is so exciting! I get a chance to really have some time to take her around to places.

call me crazy, but..

I know it's early still but i'm looking for Christmas gifts. I'm really seeking out somes sales and homemade items. I tried last year to but at least 50% of my gifts to be handmade. I think I did even better than that, but still I want to have at least 80% this year. It's difficult because there are somethings that you just can't buy handmade, that have to be manufactured. I want to look for something personalized for people like personalized lip balm, bags, things that are really unique and well... personal.

Keji Trip


Here is a picture from our trip to Keji on the weekend. It was a beautiful day where we hiked, canoed and had a picnic. We ended up going to the 'camp' (Troy's cabin) that evening. It was lovely. Naomi caught her first fish, ever! It was very exciting. We are going to try and plan a "Kenyan" night. Maybe rent a hall and have food and all that jazz. I'll keep people updated on that!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kenya and Canada rocking it since 2009

So Naomi is here and we have been having lots of fun together. It's interesting how she does things, and some of it I think i'll adopt as new practices in my life. It's funny talking with her how things are so similar through cultures and so different. I really do love our toilets though and not having to worry about a sewage and water system that's for sure. I'll post some pictures soon of our adventures thus far. I still need to put some on facebook too. My apartment was broken into on the weekend and my 6 day old laptop is gone, so i have to update this via work during lunch hour. So, posts may vary for awhile! But I'll keep updating as much as I can!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Naomi!

My friend Naomi from Kenya IS coming to live with me and volunteer for 6 weeks! It's finally coming to a close. She has her flight to London booked, I just have been looking for something to book for London to Halifax. It's a bit tricky trying to get a good price at such a short amount of time with little travel time. Of course a lot, ok most flights send you to Ontario or Quebec first then backtrack to Nova Scotia unfortunately so it makes it even more difficult.

Wish me luck!