Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 11 & 12 All About Me

Sorry I'm not doing quite so well at posting daily, but I think every other day is working a little better for me now that I'm over whatever nasty bug I had and am getting back to a semi-normal routine...or lack of one.  *shrugs*

Anyway, enough of that...let's get back to the whole point of this.

Day 11: A Photo of You Recently

I don't have many pics taken of me but I did take one a few months back after my step-niece did my hair while she was in hair dressing school.


I wish I could get my hair to look like this again.  First it has to grow out some. 


Day 12: Something You Are OCD About

I think I'm OCD about trying to figure out what I am OCD about...lol.  Seriously, I think I've been thinking for the past hour and I'm not kidding.  Sure I do have things I'm OCD about from time to time...but for the life of me I can't think of any of them.  So what am I OCD about? 

Yup, I'd say that qualifies.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All About Me Day 9 & Day 10

Opps, I didn't get here yesterday...I didn't forget I just wasn't able to get on.  So I'm going to make up for it today.

Day 9 is a photo you took.  I have lots of pictures I've taken as photography is a hobby of mine...even though I really don't know what I'm doing.  I wanted to make sure that the one I share here is of something important to me.  So here it is:

Meet Mandie!  <3  I have two cats that mean a lot to me...unfortunately they don't live with me but with my parents which is better for my girls.  They get much better care and a more stable environment.  Mandie is about 16 years old now.  She's a pretty laid-back girl as long as you leave her alone...otherwise she's a bit of a "psychokitty". 


Day 10 is a photo taken over 10 years ago of you.   Up until now I'm pretty sure I've been pretty careful to not show any pictures showing my face...but today I'm going to show myself.

I'm not sure if you can read the writing on the bottom of the picture but this was taken back in 1988 when I was 6 years old.  Yes, that is a real live leopard...at least I think it's a leopard...it's a real cat anyway.  Unfortunately, I believe they probably would drug the animal to make it docile enough for kids (and adults) to get a picture with it but I wouldn't have known that at the time. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 8 of All About Me

A photo that makes you angry/sad is the theme for today. I actually couldn't think of what I'd possibly use for today's photo so I looked and looked...and came across a few things but nothing I was willing to use here on my blog.  I ended up searching through past photo's I had posted to facebook and came across one from a few years ago from a geocaching run I did.  


It's in a cemetery and is the grave of a young girl, Sophia L, who passed away in September 1879 (yes 1879) at the age of 14 years.  The gravestone says "Falsely Accused She Died of a Broken Heart".  There is a whole write up at the gravesite but I can't remember exactly how the story went...other then it is a sad sad story.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

All About Me Day 7

Today marks the end of the first week of the All About Me meme.  Today is a photo that makes you happy.

This was from a very special day...my best friends wedding Sept 2009.  We live in different provinces but she wanted me to be in the wedding party so she flew me up for their her big day.  I am so happy I was able to be there for her.  I cannot take credit for this photo, their photographer took it I believe.  Next month I get to visit her again and meet her lovely little boy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

All About Me Day 6

I've made it to day 6!  I'm impressed.  Today's topic is Your 20 Favorite Things.  To see what else will be coming in the following days check out the blog I found out about this on.

Not an easy list to make...but I'l just name the first 20 things I think of that I am so thankful for.

1.  blankets
2.  pj's
3.  my laptop
4.  chocolate
5.  puppies
6.  kitties
7.  my church
8.  coffee
9.  herbal tea
10.  facebook (I'm horribly addicted)
11.  taking photo's
12.  geocaching
13.  happy mail (swap-bot.com)
14.  brussel sprouts with butter (yes I am weird)
15.  fall leaves, such pretty colours
16.  the first snowfall, or really any of those pretty nighttime snowfalls that look all sparkly
17.  glitter
18.  Watkins Lemon Cream Body Cream
19.  Greens+ Extra Energy Natural Orange (I don't drink it every day anymore but I still miss it now and again)
20.  Everything I've mentioned the last 5 days




Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 5 All About Me

Welcome to day 5 of the All About Me challenge!  Today's topic...your favorite quote!

I am a quote lover...I am constantly reading quotes, saving quotes, writing down quotes...there are many types of quotes.  Inspirational.  Funny.  Sad.  Sarcastic.  Just to name a few.  I'm not sure I can pick an absolute favorite...I have many favorites....so I'm just going to pick one of many.

“Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” ~ Henry van Dyke

This one makes me think and is a good reminder for me.  I sometimes get discouraged or hold back from doing things because I think I'm *not good enough* for whatever reason.  This quote reminds me that it doesn't matter...I don't have to be the best. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

All About Me Day 4

It's day 4 and I'm still posting...haha...that's pretty good considering my track record the last however many months, I hope this is a sign of things to come. I would like to be writing here on at least a semi-regular basis.

Day 4 is Your Favorite Book.

I love to read.  I don't do it nearly enough.  I think as a kid and young teenager I read myself silly...seriously...I used to get in trouble for reading too much.  Not too many people I know can say that.  Once I got into my teens and since then I've had a hard time reading.  It's hard for me to find books that I enjoy...once I find one that I like I'm glued to it until I've finished it...but there are still less then a handful of books I can truly say are favorites.

There's is a book though that has helped me like no other and that I've recommended to friends and they have said the same thing after reading it.  That book is called Life is Tough, But God is Faithful and it's written by Sheila Walsh.






I have to say...while I still don't like the hard times this book has helped me to appreciate even those times and look at them in a different light. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 3 of All About Me

Today is Day 3 in the All About Me challenge and the topic is favorite television program.

I tend not to watch a lot of tv...but now that I've moved and have access to cable I admit I do often have it on even if it's just for background noise.  There are a few shows that I like to watch if I have the opportunity but nothing that the world will end over if I don't see.  There is one show that I consistently love to watch though. It usually will bring me through a wide range of emotions during the one hour it is on.  I genuinely feel for each family featured on the show and want desperately to be able to help families in some way even just a fraction as much as this group does.  The show that I would say is my favorite television program is:

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition!

I just absolutely love it...I find it inspirational and heartbreaking, and heartwarming, and just plain awesome.  And there's some nice eye candy as well.  :P 






I love seeing how a community can come together and do so much for other members of their community.  I don't think it just helps the family...I think it helps every single individual involved in each project.  I know, just watching it, helps motivate me to help others around me.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 2 of All About Me

Day 2 is your favorite movie. This one is a tough one...I like so many movies...so I'm going to have to pick one that I can put on over and over and over and not get tired of otherwise I would just end up with a whole long blog post about a whole bunch of movies.  

*Drumroll*

I will have to say my favorite movie is Juno.


Fun fact - Ellen Page, who plays the main character Juno, is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, which this blog comes from.  :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

All About Me

I haven't really made any headway on the pillowcase dresses.  I haven't forgotten about them, I've just been busy with other things and haven't been able to try out my hand at making them.

The move went well overall and we've all been settling in.  I've been away at my parents though for the past week.  The cat's didn't make the move, well not with us anyway...they moved in with a new furever family and that really is what is best...they wouldn't be happy in the small little basement apartment.  There's also now 2 dogs, not 1. They live upstairs mostly.  And remember how I said I had no bedroom...well my bedroom is what was a storage closet.  It's small, but cozy...and I think when I get it all organized and figured out it will be okay.  I had to get a portable wardrobe to put along the wall outside of my bedroom since I had no closet but it's all good.

Now...if I could just get rid of this cold...the 3rd one in 4 months....we'd be all set.

I came across a neat idea on another blog (Simply Stacy).  It's a bit of a challenge called "All About Me in 30 Days." I'm way behind but thought it sounded fun so decided I'd unofficially take part anyway. 

Day 1 is your favorite song.

That is an easy one.  How He Loves Us is pretty much my favorite song right now.  It is written by John Mark MacMillan.  I first heard it back in March or April at church but there are two versions I especially love.  One is by Kim Walker-Smith and the other is by the David Crowder Band...it wrecks me nearly every time I stop to really listen to it.  God's LOVE for US (that's YOU and me) is so amazing!  Below is a picture I took at the David Crowder Band concert from October 10, 2010.





And here is a youtube video of the song: