Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day Two: Vampires, Werewolves and Gingerbread Cake

Day two went by way too fast. I didn't have a chance to check out my emails till now. I woke up at 4:45...then at 5:10, then again at 5:15...and then finally forced myself up at 5:25 with only twenty minutes to get ready. There was only 3 people working this morning, but we did the work 8. It was incredible. Carmen the janitor bought me Starbucks, because she heard it was my birthday tomorrow! It came at a perfect time, because I was running out of steam. I felt so special :)

I was off work at 1:00 and cuddled on the couch with brian for half an hour then went straight to bed. I was supposed to go to a parent teacher meeting at 3:00, but brian let me sleep through and He went to it. Which is so wonderful of him. I hate them. Seriously, I grow up loving my children thinking they are perfect then it takes one teacher who hates their job trying to tell me otherwise. I can't take and I have 3 to go to every report card. Why can't they be positive? It's always so negative. So Brian was in this teacher's face, and asked lots of questions. He should go to them more often.

When I woke up it was almost time to go out for dinner with brian. He took me to Earl's - a place that I absolutely love. Because they actually take the time to create good food, instead of letting fat be the main ingredient. For dessert we had gingerbread cake with caramel drizzling, vanilla gelato and poached apples. I wasn't expecting a present, and was truly content just spending the night alone with him, but Brian pulled out a Pandora gift box. It turns out that he picked up a Pandora silver bracelet for my mom and he bought a silver rose bead to go on it! It was a great suprise.

I didn't have any cravings for anything after my meal. We were walking past all the concessions at the movie theater and for once I didn't want any of it. We watched New Moon - brian hated it. Turns out that all the men in our theatre hated it. I heard them as I walked by, "Man, that was stooopid." "Ya, that was the stooopidest movie ever". See? Brian you weren't alone. Now I'm off to bed to go cuddle with my hubby somemore :) Day two rocked!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Day One: Crankpots and Strep throat...oh my!

I had my first test on what I learned in church on people pleasing yesterday. Actually right after I finished writing my entry from yesterday! A manager from Old Navy phoned and asked if I wanted to come in early today because they thought they were going to get a big shipment. I really didn't want to, because we had to do grocery shopping and I had to catch up on laundry. It was funny because the manager said...I'm telling you all this and don't want you to feel pressured. (ummm...that's kind of what you're doing). I kind of had a mini- breakthrough. I didn't say that i would go in at 6, but i said I would go in at 9:00 after the girls went to school. But I really didn't want to even do that! I should have said no. I don't know why I said I would do it. The words just came out so fast! I was thinking no, and my mouth said yes!! CRAZY!! Anyways....She ended up phoning me at quarter after six this morning letting me know that they didn't get as big as a shipment as they thought they would. I have to say I was very relieved, but not happy to be woken up so early.

I had so many hopes for the day. I was hoping to get my nails done, but Haley woke up sick again with a sore throat. She asked me to buy her another package of throat lozenges, but i thought it was probably time to take her to the doctors. She's had a sore throat for quite awhile and it wasn't going away. I thought it might be strep, so I phoned the doctor first thing in the morning. We ended up spending 2 hours in Walmart while waiting for our perscription! They were very busy. So Haley and I looked at makeup, and toys. And then we were almost out of the store, she was starting to feel nausous from the hot chocolate I bought her from Tim Hortons. Bad idea.

So Haley stayed at home and rested up while brian and I went grocery shopping at Costco. When we came home, Brian and Haley went to the mall. Haley went to buy me a present, and Brian went to get his haircut. The whole day seemed to go buy so fast. But the best part was getting some time with Haley one on one. She would never say it, but she appreciates having me to herself. She talks my ear off!

Well, no one came to Crankpots. Alot of people said maybe, but it was probably for the better. I thought Haley would really like it, so I invited her to come. She was so excited to be in Old Strathcona. She loved the old buildings and the christmas lights. It was fun to be able to show it to her. I painted a mug and a penguin ornament. And haley painted a cute bunny figurine and a gingerbread ornament. It will be nice to see how they turn out. When you paint with pottery paint, your never quite sure how it's going to come out, because the paint comes out of the bottle way lighter. I want to do it again, and make sure that I take someone with me. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Birthday Week

It's that time again. Birthday week. I love the whole idea, because one day never seemed long enough to me. So when my pastor said that she was having a birthday week, I thought, "What a GREAT idea! Genius!" I can't tell you how excited I was! Everyday she would do something that special and that she absolutely loved to do. Something spectacular that you couldn't do everyday, because then it wouldn't be special anymore.

So my goal for birthday week this year is to connect with as much people as I can possible. So many times I say no, or even entertain the thought of asking someone out for coffee for the fear of rejection. Which by the way was in Pastor Dennis' s sermon on sunday - People pleasing and I'm definitely one of them. Though, I do have to say that I'm not as bad as I used to be, but I still have a ways to go. So I just jumped right in and made an event on facebook inviting people to come to crankpots. I kinda worded it like I'm going to be there and if you want to come you can, but if you don't that's ok, because I'm going anyways. I'm used to doing things alone...haha. Isn't that depressing? I know..you don't need to answer.

One other goal for this week is to get my nails done. Like gel nails. I love them, and I usually don't get mine done because 1) they're expensive 2) I had a REALLY bad experience at this asian place....really bad 3) my nails and hair grow so fast, that for the amount of money that I spend it would be nice for it to last a while. So why am I doing this? They ARE very good reasons. Well, I found out a girl at church does nails from her home and they are REALLY nice and fancy., AND they are resonable! So I thought if there's a time that I should have nice nails it should be definitely be birthday week.

I also think I'm going to go on dates with everyone in my family alone. Brian is on tuesday, and the girls will be on Monday, thursday and friday. I think I'm going to take Emily to the Creamery. An Ice cream place here in town that has gourmet ice cream and you can add things in like fresh fruit, nuts, candy (!! gummi bears!). She's been bugging me about it for awhile. Ally always seems to be with me when I get my craving for it. Haley, I think we'll go shopping (or maybe if she's feeling well, I'll bring her to Crankpots with me). Ally, hmmmm....I don't know yet. I have to think about that.

I still don't have the whole week planned - that's ALOT of space to fill with stuff for just me, but I'm sure I can do it. I also have two WHOLE days off this week - weird. I'm sure photography will definitely be involved. I've been doing so much for everyone else, I think I'm going to take a week to just focus on me - spiritually AND mentally. cheers xoxo