Saturday, June 6, 2009

6 months and 6 really good things

.1. A cool and dark day after so many days of brilliant sun

.2. Remembering that dreams only stay dreams if you let them

.3. Doubt. Introspection. Looking for truth. Finding nothing. Then realizing that searching in all the wrong places will find all the wrong answers

.4. Growing and enjoying ones favorite tea with honey, maybe even a few strawberries on the side

.5. Only 3 more months of treatment left

.6. Finding solace in silence, enjoying no restrictions in it

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy December!

Only 23 days till Christmas, very exciting I know, but lets recap November due to my blog-slackage!

The list of pre-req's for my soon-to-be job as a resident care worker is nearing it's end. I'm praying that this job is worth all the effort, if nothing else it'll be nice to work in an environment where my beliefs are encouraged instead of sneered upon. Not only did I get my drivers license, I also endured a needle; unfortunately they had to stick it twice, it was terrible, especially considering my phobia. Thankfully everyone I've met has been very pleasant, and I've only heard very good things from people who work there! It's been nice having my soon to be sister in law (Eeeee <3 her) on the inside, letting me know what to expect and in general easing my nerves.

On my way to my drivers test

My creative side has been flourishing again, I've been reading, crocheting, painting, taking pictures, beading, and listening to lots of music! I wish that the library here was larger, but luckily I've been able to get almost every book ordered in that I've wanted to read (I'm currently reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, and before that I was on Elizabeth by Alison Weir, both very good reads). A certain special friend of mine sent me an entire box of beautiful yarn, so I have had ample supplies to fuel my crocheting hands. I've finished all of the painting that needed to be done, and my favorite part is our bedroom! Photography has been on my mind constantly, from taking to enjoying others (Frank has a good eye). I'd love to get in deeper again one day, it was just a refreshing and fun thing to fill some of my time. Beads and music go well together, it's been interesting to see how my taste in beading has changed from when I was younger to present.

My beautiful wall lotus

We, (and by we I mean, my dad, the hubby, and myself) decided to rip out the flooring upstairs and start laying the new stuff before Christmas. Yes you read that right, before Christmas! The ripping out was the easiest part by far, learning how to place it all down and do all the cuts has proven quite difficult. After we ripped it all out we began work on the floor, oddly enough the squeaky culprit was none other than two measly nails. Once resolved, we added a few more screws all around, and whallaah, our base is ready to go. We have a one week deadline, otherwise we (the collective we I spoke about earlier) will be on my dear madres chopping block - we're holding off the decking of the halls so to speak.

Daddy and the hole in the floor

Daddy and Chris working on the new floor

I love Christmas, from people being generally nicer and the yummy food, to all the pretty decorations. It's more than all of that though, it's what all Christmas is centered on! I can't wait for the family to be together, it makes everything more special. I wish that the entire family could be together, but that'll have to wait till next Christmas (and there'll be a beautiful little addition there that I'm already excited to meet).

Near the river

Our suite is set up, and we're living quite comfortably now. We even have a piece of greenery, a voluptuous fern from some friends of the family. Hopefully I'll be adding a cutting from my grandma's peace lily, and a cutting from my mums philodendron. Though we're settled, once we both have jobs and I'm registered for school I'll be able to breathe a bit easier. Normalcy has always eluded me, and it will continue to I assume.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Busy Bee

Good Morning!

It's just after 2am, and I'm still unable to fall asleep. Thankfully, I'm able to get plenty done in this time while sleep eludes me.

Earlier today, err I guess yesterday now, Jared and I fixed his car. You heard that right, I helped fix a car. To be honest I didn't do much, but I go a bit of dirt under my nails :). Be proud of me! I've also been getting paint in every pore of my body!

I'm slowly getting unpacked, though it's looking better and better after each box. I'm working on a wall collage of all our picture frames, and it's been a lot of fun to create! I can't wait to go through our pictures, and finally have them displayed properly, instead of sitting in a dark box in the closet. OoO, and the roll top desk looks great, I'm so glad that it didn't get damaged from the move.

I've been getting all nostalgic looking at all my grandparents things that I got after my grandparents passed. It's funny that the more my life progresses, the more I look back to them. They hold so much of what I claim as my identity today, and I'm proud to be their grandchild. I just wish that they could have seen me get married, and when I have kidlets of my own.

Now a few prayer requests if you will! I have a job interview on Monday, and I'm really praying that this is the place for me. Chris will be traveling from California back to Canada at the end of next week, just that he would have safe passage. For my sister, just that she will give everything up to God.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wall Mural

I am doing a mural wall in the bedroom, and I am taking my inspiration from this picture below. If anyone would like to contribute ideas - or a skillful hand, , I'm open for advice.

The walls are blue at the moment, and I want to do the detail in chocolate brown and accents with tan; maybe a few accents in a persimmon colour I have around also.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lucky Wishes

I need all the good thoughts, magic voodoo, prayers, in-thought-of-you candles, etc I can get. I have a job interview tomorrow - whether I get a job offer is all that stands between my husband and I.

On Tuesday it'll have been a month since I've seen him.

"Tears are the words the heart can't express"

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Turkey Day

Happy turkey day to my fellow Canadians!

Gobble gobble :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Día de la Lluvia

It has to be said, that the smell of rain before it falls is divine. I didn't realize I'd missed it so much until today.

On another note, I haven't quite found a job yet. I'll hopefully find something soon, I miss having mi amore around. I set the limit that if I haven't found something suitable at the end of this month then I'll start looking in the other less desirable areas I have experience in.

I have been thinking of what courses I'm wanting to take, and how I'll be able to coordinate working full time and doing schooling at the same time. I think I'll have to meet with an admissions/course counselor to make sure everything will work out. I'm looking at a BS in Computing Sciences, and eventually I'll go for my Masters. I figure I'll have to do everything slower, but oh well, schooling is schooling.

I've been painting up a storm since getting here, which has been quite fun. I'll post pictures of how good it looks once we have the furniture up. I also rejuvenated a pair of frames that mum bought awhile ago - now they're a sleek and sexy black, I can't wait to find some cute b/w photos to go in them.

Time for me to go to el mercado!