Saturday, January 30, 2010

Valentine's Day Prize Pack Giveaway (Canada Only)

Need a hand figuring out what you're going to do for Valentine's Day?  Have someone special you want to share your day with?  How about checking out this giveaway at Feisty Frugal and Fabulous and also at My Organized Chaos for a great prize pack!
The prize pack consists of:
~ Three products from Glade - a multi-wick candle, single votive candle, and reed diffuser (all perfect for setting the scene)
~ An adorable (and tasty) Valentine Mookie (er..that would be decorated cookie) from Jinja Ninja
, a Canadian designer cookie company
~ A box of Valentine's Cards and Enclosures from Jonesy, another great Canadian company that I've worked with in the past (see my review here)
~ A bottle of Copper Moon wine

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Wow, I just realized it was Thursday again.  Where oh where did the week go?!  Guess that means it's time to ask myself, on January 28, 2010...what am I thankful for?

  • I'm thankful I have both my arms and both my legs
  • I'm thankful I have a heartbeat 
  • I'm thankful that I have a Psychiatrist who listens and is willing to look at various options for different issues
  • I'm thankful for weather...if it always stayed just one way it would be boring...I like to experience it all
  • I'm thankful for access to clean drinking water
  • I'm thankful for access to a phone anytime I need it (as much as I hate talking on the phone and making phone calls)
  • I'm thankful for YOU
  • I'm thankful that even though I don't really feel thankful...I can still find things to be thankful about

* I can't take credit for either photo, they're both from the internet. If you're the owner and would like credit or for me to remove them just let me know.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Wow, it's already Thursday again.  When did that happen?  lol  Guess that means I need to think of a few things I'm thankful for.  January 21, seriously...wasn't it just 2000 like a month ago?  LOL.  How did 10 years go by.

  • I'm thankful for parents who are willing to do whatever they can to help me get out of a stressful situation
  • I'm thankful for family, both immediate and extended...and that includes my "adopted" family (close friends) and all the family furkids. 
  • I'm thankful that my parents wanted to drive me back to my apartment tonight so I didn't have to bus in the cold
  • I'm thankful for a roof over my head (even if this apartment seems to be falling apart)
  • I'm thankful for phone, internet, and tv...these things really are luxuries when you look at some of the rest of the world
  • I'm thankful for prayer and a God that listens
  • I'm thankful for live music...K and her friend M had a jam session last night...that means I get to listen to live music right in my living was awesome
  • I'm thankful for access to clean water and healthy food (even if I don't always choose the healthy options)
Truth be told I had a bit of a hard day today.  Had an appointment with the bank to look at whether or not a loan is possible....she looked at my income and asked if I was serious, if that was really my income, and said she doesn't know how I do it.  It was hard to look at the cold hard numbers, kinda depressing really, but still I'm thankful that I have any income at all.  God truly does provide our necessities and I guess I'm going to have to continue to trust that He's got a plan and things will work out in His time.  So hard though when we live in a world were so much revolves around money.  I'm not complaining though...just venting a little frustration.  I know things could be so much worse.

* I can't take credit for either photo, they're both from the internet. If you're the owner and would like credit or for me to remove them just let me know.  

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Okay...just tried to update my blog a little bit since it was a little stuck in the holidays and I wasn't really digging the background I recently changed I did a little rearranging and I *think* I found a background that is ME.  See the boots in my profile makes me think of those.  :)

In real life I'm generally a pretty quiet person with moments of craziness.  I love retro, bright, and unique, and I like to have my own style.  Some days I'm pretty plain jane but other days I really stand my uniqueness.  I like to be creative and I like it to show...while still being tasteful.  Hoping I don't end up on some "What Not to Wear" show one of these days but most people say that my style suits me and they like the things I pick out for myself.  I just like to be fun. 

I'm often overly serious and conservative, not because I want to be but because my inner child seems to have gotten trapped somewhere inside and that's one area I kinda relax in.

Okay...I have no idea where I was going with that...this was just suppose to be a quick post about my BLOG's slightly new look...not about my  Ah, I guess that's just me.  I'm a little random sometimes.  ;~)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I've been really feeling like I should start keeping track of some things I am thankful for in this blog.  I'm going to attempt to commit to doing a list of a minimum of 3 things each Thursday but we'll see how it goes.  I might mix up the days now and again.

Today, Thursday, January 14, 2010, I am thankful for:

  • a God who is faithful and provides
  • an income, however little it is being on disability
  • a roof over my head (even if it sometimes leaks)
  • the best roommate in the world
  • parents who love me and try to do their best for me (even though it often doesn't feel that way)
  • friends (mostly online but a few in real life)
  • a computer and internet access (can't forget that one)
  • access to healthcare
  • chocolate (it's a love/hate thing...hehe)
  • discounts and freebies - so many things I wouldn't be able to do or try if it wasn't for these
Alright, I'll stop there tonight.  Next Thursday I might not be feeling quite so thankful, so I need to save a few just in case.  Hehe.  

* I can't take credit for either photo, they're both from the internet. If you're the owner and would like credit or for me to remove them just let me know.  

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Well, we're ONE week into the new year and time in one way seems like it's flying by and in another sense it seems to be going slow.  Either way, I'm not complaining.  This is the first year, in a LONG time, were the beginning of the year has been good for me and that I've enjoyed.  Sure it's had it's share of ups and downs, already, but overall I'm just thankful and blessed for everything.

Although I must say the last 48 hours haven't been all that impressive to  I had to make an appointment to see the nurse at my medical clinic because of a possible gum infection.  Normally I wouldn't bother but with the problems that I could encounter should I have an infection it's better to play safe.  The nurse ended up getting the doctor to come in and it was decided that I should take antibiotics for 10 days as a precaution.  Not real impressed but it beats the alternative should a full blown out infection happen.  While there I also had a liquid nitrogen treatment on a stubborn plantars wart that just does not want to go away.  And then before bed last night I tripped on the cord to my roommates laptop and pulled the laptop down and it landed right on the top of my foot.  Ouch!  But hey, at least I'm able to laugh about it.  S**t happens...we can dwell on it and be all miserable or we can just shrug it off with a laugh and find the humor in the situation.  I choose to go with the more positive option.  :)

Today is a special day for me.  This afternoon marks 1 year that I have been out of the hospital.  That is a big deal for me since it is the first time since my first psychiatric hospital admission that I've been able to make it to a year.  I thank God a lot for that.  I know without Him I wouldn't be were I am today.

I don't normally talk about these things too much on this blog but I'm still unsure what direction this blog is going to take.  I know I want it to be a fun, encouraging space for others but I'm clueless as to how to get it there.  I got a little (okay A LOT) caught up in various blog contests, and that is fun and all, but not what I want this blog to be solely about.  I think 2010 will be a year of discovery, a year of trial and error, a year of transition, and a year of growth.  I welcome you all to be a part of this journey with me if you so choose.