Wednesday, April 30, 2008

So much for following through..

Ok, so I was going to do Fun Monday this week... But it wasn't really do-able. You see the task was to describe your favorite walk, either in pictures or in words. And granted I could have done it in words, but it just wouldn't have done the view justice. You see, my favorite walk is any walk where the view is Layla's little tushy. I love to walk with her, but by the time I got home Monday night it was already getting dark, and even a little bit rainy. I'm a little bit of a whiner...can you tell? In any case, I've already wrecked the trend I was hoping to start. I won't give up though! I will persevere! You love it.

Well people, now you get to hear about all the things I am excited about. Like the fact that I am getting a new computer for work tomorrow!!! I have been waiting and waiting and waiting... ok not thaat long, you can take off one of the waitings. The computer I am currently using works just fine.. until the battery dies. And if you are wondering that takes approximately 3 minutes. It wouldn't be so bad if I could just plug it in and keep going, but the battery doesn't recognize the charger. Sometimes, on the rare occasions it does manage to connect, I get to use my computer and it makes me happy.

Also, Monday is the Hubby and my One Year Anniversary! I know, so long right? We've each planned a portion to the date day and my half is gonna be great. I've got the first half of the afternoon. At 2:30 we are going to the spa for a couples massage and then a pedicure. He needs the second one cause he can't reach his toes since the surgery and I'm not a huge fan of man feet. It's a surprise so he still doesn't know! It's two and a half hours long ( blissful sigh ) and then it's his turn. He is making reservations at some fancy restaurant and then we are going to go see a movie we have both been waiting for. Iron Man!!! I know, you'd think this is beneath me, but i loooove all those super hero/ comic book movies. I never got into any of that as a kid, so I have to get it all out of my system now. The next few days are looking pretty good from where I'm sitting!

Three Things ( I know, I've been neglecting you)
1. One year of being a pair
2. Apple ( including the iPhone coming to Canada!!!)
3. Happy thoughts :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Fun Monday?

Ok, so as I have been lurking the blogosphere (is that a word? I think I read it somewhere) I have discovered this thing called Fun Monday. Someone picks a topic or asks a questions and everyone else posts in response. You are supposed to link back to the original post so that everyone knows who posted and can read yours...but I'm not going to just yet. Give me a few weeks and lets see if I can keep this up before I make myself known to the internet.

Go here to read about Fun Mondays

So here is the question:
What have you done in your life that was worth doing? I want to know the moments in your life that you hope will be the ones to pass through your mind when your time comes. I hope that doesn't sound too morbid. This doesn't necessarily have to be items you have checked off your Bucket List, it can be those small moments that made you smile, or the time you got that huge promotion you deserved, or the first time your baby smiled at you out of pure joy. I want to know all the moments, big and small, that make life sweet!

When I think about the things that will likely go screaming across my mind in THE END, very few of them are the things I've done "worth doing". The majority are those I experienced as a result of another's kind heart.

I would think of all the beer league baseball games my mom and I went to and watched my dad. The time I scraped my knee on the sidewalk and the loud and crazy lady with the St. Bernard that even though she played waaay out in the field you could always hear her, got out the team's first aid kit and bandaged my 'wound'. Or the way it felt when Oli would give me airplane rides in the middle of the field. Maybe when they let me be the team's bat girl, even though I wasn't as fast as some of the boys who wanted to do it.

I would remember every detail of my wedding day. Now that was something worth doing.

I would remember long talks and late nights with Smelly.

I would remember Short Buddy Hugs.

I would remember the smells. The smell of the cologne my dad has worn since I was a kid. Hang Ten and Febreeze. Hawaiian Ginger. Campfire.

I would remember the way it felt sleeping in a cabin, or on a trampoline under the stars.

I would remember the Views. Eagle Mountain, Westminster Abby, Thank you Smell.

I will remember laughs. The BURST, the silent shaker, and the squeaky fan...

I will remember the smiles most of all.

Wow, this better be one heck of a looong 'moment'. Either that, or I'll just spend eternity with these on my mind... yeah, that would be okay too.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Who me?

It seems as though I have been a great big slacker pants. For that I apologize. You see, my computer at home has been so slow that it can no longer keep up with my mediocre typing speed. I will be typing away and check to make sure I've phrased something correctly only to find that my screen is still a few lines back! It's not so awesome. So instead I'm blogging at work... so yup, still a slacker pants.. just not with my blog :)

Let me let you in on a few great things I've discovered recently:

1. Sugar free caramel. I'm all lactose and whatnot, so I've stopped having milk in my coffee. This also means that everything I enjoyed at Starbucks is no longer drinkable. Sugar Free Caramel to the rescue! I was afraid that I wouldn't be okay with the bitterness of black coffee, and I had long ago given up on sugaring my coffee. Now my drink of choice? Grandé Sugar Free Caramel Americano. Mmmmm

2. Hummus. I know, sounds gross right? But, the whole non-dairy side of my personality has clashed with the loves veggies and dip side of my personality. So, I put my 5 years of schooling to use and we had a mediation. The result-Hummus. It's wonderful and healthy even! I have even inspired a number of co-workers to rush out and purchase some before it's all gone.

3. Google Reader. My evening routine used to go like this. Get home from work, make dinner, watch token show of occasional interest, spend hoooouuurrs flipping from bookmark to bookmark just in case someone I may or may not know had the time to update their blogs while I was slaving away at work. Now me evening routine looks like this. Get home, make and eat dinner, watch token show of occasional interest, read a book or something because now that I have Google reader I do nothing but read blogs all day long as they pop up on my desktop, get bored of reading a book and search for more blogs to add to my subscriptions. Wonderful,isn't it?

4. Ebay. Long, looong ago I became a movie love. My sister and I have since fostered an obsession with certain 'family' movies from the eighties. These movie ( minus one) were all available on eBay! Yes that's right folks, I am the proud owner of a "Mac and Me', "Flight of the Navigator" , and " Harry and the Hendersons". The only one I was looking for that I wasn't able to get a hold of was "The Peanut Butter Solution" and that's only because it hasn't been released on DVD yet. But as soon as it does, it will find it's way into my collection. Oh, and there's "The Goonies". but I can get that at Rogers now that's it's been re-released :)