Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I'm alive...

I should have posted earlier, but I kept putting if off. So yes, I am alive, and keeping very busy! It's been great to have Luke back at KLBC again. Nicole, Gordie, and I picked him up at the airport the Friday after classes started. It was pretty fun, and we got to be on tv too, because one of the guys from Team Canada was flying in right after Luke's flight. There were 5 or 6 tv cameras there, so that was exciting, especially because it looked like we were waiting for this hockey guy, and we weren't. Nicole manage to get his autograph too. lol Fun times. :)

So the following night we had a party for Luke. It was pretty fun, and it was great to see a bunch of KLBCers from last year. The game of snow soccer was awesome! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. It was sad when they all had to leave. I really miss the group from last year.

Most weekends have been busy. We went to Crystal's house for one of them. ("We" being Deanna, Luke, Gordie, and myself) I think we were only there for 27 hours or something, but it was a lot of fun. Ever heard of the game "Hit and Run"? It's a PS2 game with the Simpsons...let's just say that Luke really enjoyed it...one of those games where you can just randomly beat up civilians. Here he is...beating up an old woman.

We played some games, made some pie, visited the General Store, the West Montrose covered bridge, and went to the St. Jacobs Farmer's Market. Unfortunately we missed the cow auctions. Not that we planned on buying a cow, but they're supposed to be fun to watch. It was a great weekend.

There were some issues at home for a while. Just over two weeks ago my little sister ran away from home. I'm glad to say she came back on Saturday, though things will be tough at home for a little while. If you think about it, then she can use your prayers right now. Just that she would be content with what she has, and that she would open her eyes to see how focused she is on herself. I really hope things get worked out soon.

I was able to go home this weekend because we had our first Performing Arts Group performance in Orillia on Sunday evening. Luke came with me, and aside from boring him to death on a shopping trip, the weekend was good. Played some nintendo, watched a couple of movies, had Melanie's birthday party, then went to Orillia. The performance went very well, especially after the way the practices had gone. Oh! Dennis and Val had their baby!! So congratualtions to them! :D Dennis had to miss our first two full-out practices because of it, but things went well considering. Now we just need to do some fine tuning...a lot of fine tuning actually.

Well, that's basically been my past month. I'm still struggling with my school work and motivating myself to get work done. Things should get better after this week. I just have a little bit to get caught up on. We have a bunch of modular courses coming up in the next couple of months. It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm looking forward to some of them. I hope I'm able to keep up with everything. I'll have drama, the Performing Arts Group, yearbook, Bible reading, and all my class readings and assignments, PLUS socializing time. :P It's just going to get busier and busier. Anyhow, I'm off to get some reading done. God bless!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

I would just like to expand on what Sarah and I are doing in the pictures...because I'm sure some of you may be slightly confused. That lovely person we created represented the old year. So, basically we were burning the old year away! byebye 2005! It was quite fun, with gasoline, sparklers, and fireworks...can't get much better than that! Thank you Ecuador for introducing such a fun way of celebrating the new year!! And you too, Luke, for suggesting it. :) Happy New Year to all of you! I love you all. :) God bless.

Yo-ho-ho... part deux

So after the T-ree shirts we listened to some BEAUTIFUL MUSIC. It was really something.

It WAS really something.
I am tired.
But.... moving on. After that we had to make our man.
We sewed and sewed and sewed.

It was very challenging...especially when we started at different ends to meet in the middle, good times let me tell ya. After we sewed him up we took him outside and then...well you can see the rest for yourself. I don't like to talk about it. You get really attached to these guys ya know.

we had fireworks and and and sparklers and and and then we drank some lovely ginger beer (yuck) and and and he burned up big and fast like a choo-choo train on a full tank of gas... on the choo-choo train... if it was burning ... it was a late night. I almost couldn't finish my puzzle. Which will remain in the closed and hidden files because it is too beautiful for you to see like those princesses who people couldn't look at or they would be beheaded. Obviously metaphors aren't working for me today. After that we watched a movie and didn't get to bed until after 3. We woke up and went to church like good little girls and that is all. We had beans for lunch.... they were yummy. Nicki's mom is a good cooker.

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of Jamaican Ginger Beer

It is the new year and we (Nicki and I.... no Nicki does not have multiple personalities... it is I, Sarah - or Captain Sarah as some call me ;) ) brought in the new year with firecrackers, sparklers, trail-mix, large burning objects dosed in gasoline, t-ree shirts, hot boys lipsinking to oldies, amazing records, and of course a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW PIRATE SHIP for yours truly.

So.... the night started with candy, and candy, and more candy. We ate it all before the camera was busted out... our apologies. But everyone knows what candy looks like.

Then we did our T-ree shirts. What are t-ree shirts you might ask? Well my dear friends THESE are T-ree shirts.

As you can see (if you look closely) they are trees... or are they-dun dun dunnn.
After emersing the trees in water they begin to transform (AHHH!!!) into t-shirts.
Since some of you are visual learners we put together a little something-something for you.
It is a play-by-play of our night avec commentary for all of ye.
So if you cannot read then you can still know all about our wonderful life. Remember boys and girls discrimination is bad.

As you can see it was a long grueling process but in the end we were victorious!!

You can see we started by unwrapping the t-ree shirts and then turning on the sink to get water into a bucket. We then placed the t-ree shirt into the bucket of water. Then we splashed in the water because that is what mermaids do. Following that we proceeded to unravel the shirts and dewrinklify them. We then wrung them dry.... almost dry.... wrung them damp? Anyways. We posed with our wet t-ree shirts and laid them flat to dry because that is what the package said. Of course it took FOREVER for them to dry so.... ya skip that part. Then we put them on. As you can see we were very excited about them. Only we have to remember to wear undershirts with them or batman will show. That was the first section of our night. We do have pictures for the rest of it as well but they can wait for a minute or two.