Friday, February 27, 2009

Who's on the Phone?

I'm thinking of calling it quits on this blog. While it has been a somewhat useful form of communication I'm really not seeing it's point as of late.

I do like the fact that I have "somewhere" to track my 101.

Maybe it's because I do not know who is reading my blog, or how often. I had my ticker which I deleted by accident...

I think I'm having the same problem with my blog as I'm having with my life.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

One Year Ago

A year ago tomorrow we lost Renee. At 6:35pm Central time (for she was in New York) she left the earth for heaven. Oh how I miss her. Some days more then others, but she will remain a part of my heart forever.

I don't know what to expect from tomorrow. I know it's been a roller coaster of emotions this week leading up to the sad anniversary. I have also had a couple of migraines and rowdy students which haven't helped.

In the year since she past there has been a void, in the foursome that we were (if you're lost in all this look here) in the celebrations of life's victories and challenges, and who I was because I knew her.

She was one that I loved, my cousin and my friend.

I miss her laugh, her craziness, her smile and even her complaining.

Cheers to you little one!

Oh say can you see?

My blog?

When I come into my blog I can see the header and side stuff but no posts. Is that the same for you? Has anyone else had this problem? I can still access my posts by selecting them individually from the side.

Let me know...

Monday, February 23, 2009

100 Posts!

This is my 100th post and my first one about living in the house.

As you can see from the pictures below we're starting to get a little more settled into our place. We've planned a date for the housewarming and I just made cookies in my new oven!

I am really enjoying the short commute to work and right now we are dogsitting for Steve's brother and our sister-in-law and have really been enjoying little Sophie. It's definitely been giving us the itch... to get a dog.

I've also had the opportunity to do some 101's. Some in progress and some completed.

11. Make an upholstered headboard. - You can see it in the picture of our bedroom. It's not quite completed to my liking but we could leave it the way it is now. I need to mount it yet and put on nailhead trim.

37. Sponsor a missionary we're not currently sponsoring

50. Eat at the dining room table every day for a month- this has gotten a lot easier since moving into the house.

62. Don't eat fried chips for 2 months. - this one is hurting. I might even cop out and find a loop hole and do one month and then another month. It will be one month on Thursday.

72. Buy or make curtains for the upstairs 1/6- This is my mission right now. I REALLY dislike some of the curtains in the house. In particular the bright pink one in the office and the venetians in the living room. Bleck.

There's a bunch on the list that I plan to tackle on Spring break, and purchases I would like to make when in Fargo with the girls in just two weeks!

For now, signing off from Steinbach!


Our House!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

2 More Sleeps

Until we're home owners. We've done all the most important things on my list of to dos. We've given the big check to the lawyer, we've signed all the papers, I have finished all my report cards, almost everything is packed. The table has been taken apart, the bed has been taken apart (for which I needed to use my new drill YAY).

Tomorrow I am having two Valentine's parties complete with goodies, finishing packing and then to bed and when I wake up it's off to Steinbach to get the keys to the house, to prime and paint the master bedroom. Back to Winnipeg to load up the truck and then officially move.

It's so close I can almost feel it! And what's also great is my parents are coming out on Monday and my mom hasn't seen the house yet!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What's Up?

Well I have
- one set of report cards done
- the others well on their way
- 7 commuting days left : )
- a whole lot of boxes packed
- our address changed at Canada Post
- I bought a killer pair of jeans this weekend (and got a teacher's discount!!)
- Moving Truck (thanks to Henry) ready to go. Movers still appreciated on either the Steinbach or Winnipeg end after work on Friday the 13th (let me know...)

and today while Steve was making himself chicken fingers I heard "man I can't wait to have a convection oven". And yes, most of our appliance selections are finalized (and I didn't pick anything that was all done by dear Stephen)

Still left to do
- call Shaw and figure out whether we are going to go with them or figure out who we're doing cable/internet through
- call Dufresne's and tell them about our chipped chair, I know if we call after we move they are going to blame it on the move.
- pack all the other boxes, clean
-Finish second set of report cards, meet with parents from first report cards
- Buy paint and painting supplies
- Meet with the lawyer to sign all the papers
- So many more little things.

Oh and celebrate my 26th birthday this Saturday. How did I forget about that?

That's how life is going right now! Things are falling into place slowly but surely. However, I still haven't figured out why we CHOSE to move during report cards and winter... Oh well. It won't kill us, but maybe make us stronger!