Thursday, September 30, 2010

cosy winter

I'm not a fan so much of winter. I don't like the splitting cold nights or the heavy snow, dangerous driving conditions and the like. BUT! I do like winter for the first snowfall, snow on the coniferous tress, and snuggling inside with a heated blanket and hot chocolate. I do like that part about winter. The cosiness of it I adore. You just don't get that kind of thing with summer. Usually it's too muggy, hot, sweaty, etc. Not sure what this winter is going to look like, where i'll be and what i'll be doing. Could be interesting!

sexy or not so sexy that is the question

Since I lost weight this spring/summer I should check out the sexy halloween costumes for Halloween... yah right! Not my style but kudos for those who can really pull it off in a non-tacky kind of way. I get comments sometimes on how I dress. Some people has actually asked me if I ever show skin. It's just not something I even really think about doing. Sure I like dresses but even those are somewhat classy most of the time. I never wear anything revealing, I just don't feel right doing so. Oh well. I'm sure Halloween will be intersesting this year. I wish we acutally got trick or treaters around here.

Christmas pictures


When I was visiting my grandmother on the weekend we go to talking about photos that she has and how so many of them are outdated. I only ever gave her one photo from Troy and I and that was the first year in our apartment, umm. 5 years ago! So I guess i'm due to give her a new one. This one is out of the question because you can't see our smiling faces but i'm sure I can pick one of the many ones I got from this summer. It's nice to actually have photos of Troy and I for once and with Naomi around we actually had someone who wanted to take out picture, alas!

The last unicorn!

I'm trying think of a unqiue halloween costume this year. I would really like to go out for Halloween this year and do some dancing, or something? I'm thinking something obsecure like a exam table or movie theatre, but maybe that's too abstract. Maybe i'll go with something sweet but cunning like the Princess Bride or The Last Unicorn? It would be awesome. At work every year they hold a Halloween Party for the children and parents it should be a good time. I think so at least. I'm not feeling the greatest I should go to bed now.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

love= laptop

I'm digging this new laptop that Troy bought for me at Best Buy. It's just a simple thing but does everything that I need it to do. I have Windows 7 on it to which is pretty awesome. Troy's sitting here reading my blog post, making fun of me... nice eh? Now he is trying to make it better with a puppy look and a kiss. Not going to work buddy. Laughter. Anyways. This laptop was the back to school special, so we got a good deal on it of course. I'd rather have a laptop than a desktop anyday. Oh, i'm off to bed. Busy day in the morning.

Craft Show List

To date craft shows.
Fall 2010

Christmas At the Forum.
Halifax Forum.
November 5, 6, 7

Christmas Craft Village
November 14, 15, 16
Exhibition Park

Lunenburg Craft Show
November 27, 28
Community Centre in Luneburg.

If you have any questions about times, post a comment. But I'll have more specifics closer to the dates.

things i never thought i would know

Ok. Hump day is over. Thank goodness. This has been such a weird week. I've been feeling weird all week. I'm not sure if i'm getting sick or not. If I am, I wish it would just hurry up and get over with already. Even though I took Monday off since I was in PEI it was been a long week. I haven't spent much time online here since I've been so busy crafting. My problem is I just get sucked into websites to websites, videos to videos where it's a never ending cycle. The other day I came across Mesothelioma lawsuits. Let's just chalk it up to educational reading.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

watch out

Sometimes I just want to hide myself in the woods and never come out. I've heard recently about 'electronic pickpockets' where people can swipe by your purse or wallet and get your information. That's just crazy. I saw an ad on tv for rfid blocking wallet where you have a sleeve for your cards, or wallet itself that can protect yourself from people who are trying to get your information. I guess it's easy to be naive to this kind of stuff, I just don't really like thinking about it. Now that bedbugs are going around too, that's just another thing to be wary of.

go so fast

I remember when Troy and I first started dating over six years ago we used to go atv riding all the time. I had never gone on one before I met him and I remember how scared I was! We haven't gone on in awhile. They changed the rules a bit around here so now you have to have a special license and insurance. It was fun though when we did go, espsecially when we went 'mudding'. We would come home so dirty and disgusting! We used to get back to the camp (before we had our drivers license) using an atv, it was fun and I get kind of romantic in a strange way :)

oh autumn

Autumn is my favourite time of year. I enjoy the cool crisp air, the smell of nature when the leaves are falling, things starting to go into hibernation. I'm looking forward to these things happening, which should be within the next couple of weeks. I'm really itching to go apple picking to and make some applesauce. I'd like to do this either this weekend or next. PEI was fun, I got back yesterday. My poor cats though, left all by themselves, I think they were happy to see me. I was looking through my photos and found this one of Esme. She loves hanging out in my art room!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

ch-ch-ch-change

I'm really getting excited for potential life changes within the next 12 months. I'm hoping to move, start building a house and go back to school. I want to go to Nova Scotia Community College and take Deaf Studies. I'm glad Canada doesn't do sat's, so glad i don't have to worry about sat prep or anything like that. I just have to send in my transcripts, application and done. This website is great for any American's though who may be looking for extra help, tips and support. I'm really looking forward to all the changes that may be happening. It's a lot to get excited about. Troy and I are constantly discussing and re-discussing things. xoxo

Friday, September 24, 2010

PEI!

I'm going to PEI this weekend to see my aunt, grammie and baby cousin! I'm so excited! (Can't you tell?) I'm going to take some crafting stuff with me also so I can be super productive. I can't wait to see everyone and hold my baby! He is going to be so big now though since I saw him 3 months ago. Six months old is an exciting age, they can do so much more. Oh I'm just happy!

This year's craft show list 2010 will be posted soon! I have to finalize some last spots then I'm good to go! Excited!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

my daily life

My multivitamins keep staring at me. I know I bought those along with fish oil capsules, I just cannot get into the habit of taking them! I know I probably don't get all the vitamins I need in a day especially if I'm just home by myself but I really need to get my butt in gear and start taking better care of myself and actually buying clothes that properly fit me. I only have one pair of pants that acutally fits me, it's terrible. I'm too cheap though for that. I have too many art supplies to buy! Oh yah, speaking of, I went to the yarn shop and bought roving today. :)

yah i'm going to bake that bread!

My co-worker is going to give me a bread machine. The bread machine that she got 10 years ago for a wedding gift. I'm so excited about it, it's going to be awesome. I'm going to bake bread all the time. I won't need to read phentermine reviews or anything! I'll be healthy with my homebaked bread. I'll post a photo on here of my first success. I'm sure lots of people say they will use something like that and don't end up doing it, but I really have a desire to start making a lot of foods from scratch. I was even putting some books on hold at the library for baby food making for work. FUN!

good bye summer


Summer,

It was nice while it lasted but I guess it's over now. I really hope that we can meet again soon and still stay friends. I'll miss your company on the warm evenings during a nice sunset. It was a good 2010. May we greet each other again next years.

Yours Truly,
Ashton

fun night out

This evening we had a work dinner at a nice Mediterranean restaurant. It was awesome. We also had a little gift exchange where we picked a name from a hat and had to give a $2 gift to that person that symbolized something about their work and/or personality. I gave a lady a drum (it was really a tambourine type thing) because she always 'marches to the beat of her own drum'. Everyone was so funny and gave silly gifts like best anti-wrinkle cream, hair pieces, treasure chests, to do lists, cleaning gloves, etc.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

i need to get moving!

Ok. I need to start excersing again! I don't need fast weight loss or anything I just want to feel awake. When i was doing well well with my running I felt really alert and good, but when i stopped that's when i noticed a huge difference, i just felt yucky and tired all the time. I eat well most of the time but it's not enough. I downloaded some excerise work out videos online so hopefully that will get me moving. I can't wait until the weekend i'm going to PEI to visit my family who I haven't seen for awile!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Ovens


A couple of weeks ago we went to "The Ovens" which is right outside of Lunenburg, near Riverport. It's a cute privately owned park with trails along the ocean with caves, it's a beautiful spot. Apparently it was a very popular area in the 'gold rush' days and they found tons (literally maybe?) of gold which when then sent over to Britian. It was a really good experience to have Naomi come and stay with me. I'm glad to have my cats back though, now i'm just crafting and making art like crazy getting ready to do some fall sales! Very excited about some new things i'm going to be selling - photos soon!

no media for me

In relating to my last post about wanting to eat only local and fresh, organic, free range types of food I'm also staying away from the media. Of course i'll watch the news and keep updated on worldly things but i'm not going to care about about what actor or actress or rich person did this or that. I'm going to pay attention to ads, campaigns, commercials telling me which acne treatment that works best, things that i should buy, etc. I think that people should focus on their own lives, people in their live and their community instead of caring about what's going on the world of movies, tv. Of course there are shows and movies that i'll always enjoy, i'm just not going to spend many hours pasted to screens.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

the day i create change

I think I have finally decided. Today is the day I give up regular processed foods when it comes to buying meats at least. I'm going to buy either things I (ok, Troy) has caught or killed or free range. I'm not looking for the best fat burner or anything. I just think it will be better on my body in the long run. Troy bought some roast beef at the market today so that's cooking in the slow cooker. Nice meat where the animal wasn't tortured or anything before it died or wasn't fed any crazy hormones. I bought some lovely greens today at the different farmers. You spend a bit more in the long run, but totally better.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

summer of fire.


We spent the last couple of weeks building fires in the firepit Troy and Evan made. We have been trying to burn off some of the brush that Troy has massively accumulated over the past coule of weeks. Naomi and I got really into it and started going crazy with it. Troy thought I was crazy! This picture was taken last weekend when we were burning some brush. I even broke out my guitar and Naomi and I sang some songs, it was fun.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

my minimalist life

I've been going through my apartment lately trying to rid myself of things. I have a garbage bag of clothes Troy has, that I've never even seen him wear! I do get attached to clothing which is unfortunate, but I am trying really hard to get rid of stuff. My friend Jen knows of a family who lost their home to a fire, so I think i'm going to try and gather some stuff up to give them. I've been dishing stuff onto Naomi too, jewelry, acne lotion, body butters, stuff that I accumulate over time but just never use or can't use. I'm trying really hard to be a minimalist!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's been a fun road since Naomi has been here. Exhausting but good. We did so much travelling around this summer, Keji, Bridgewater and area, PEI and Cape Breton. I have so many pictures from all over. It's nice because I never get any photos of Troy and I especially.

Naomi leaves on Friday, it's going to be strange without her here, but it'll be fine I think. I get my take my cats back from my mom which will be good, i miss them. Spending quality time with Troy will be nice too, I feel like I haven't barely even talked to him lately, just little things here and there.

We are finishing up some projects this evening. We are making a cd and i'm making her a scrapbook which will be nice for her to take home with her as a reminder from our tiem together.