Wednesday, October 18, 2006

My adventures

So here are a couple of pics from my birthday.

Darryl decided that he was going to be funny and wrapped a pink panther (that we already owned) in one of my mom's picture boxes, and gave it to me. It ended up going back out in the toy box. :P

And this is my cake...with an elmo candle. :D It was a very delicious cake. :)

That was a good day. :) Andrew Chuckleton stopped by to visit me that afternoon on his way home from Gravenhurst. It was great to see him again!

I have this Beauty Club membership at Caryl Baker in the mall. It's this salon type place, and if you're a member you get a free birthday facial and light makeup application. So on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving I booked my appointment. It was pretty fun, but the girl who was doing it took sooo long. She did my eyebrows first, and just chatted a lot. I'm sure that part took her an hour ( eyebrows weren't that bad :P) then she kept trying to sell me upgrades to the facials and such so she'd just stand there and tell me all about it. I got the makeup done, which looked decent and was glad to leave!!
Luke ended up coming to Barrie that night and he took me out for a birthday dinner, which was a lot of fun. After Kelsey's we went to Starbucks then he headed back to Toronto in a crazy rainstorm.

I ended up going to the orthadontists last week. They glued a bar on the back of my teeth so I don't have to wear my retainer as much anymore. :D The not so fun part is that they made me a new retainer and it's sooo hard to get out. It was scratching the skin off of my gums when I took it out, so I attacked it with sissors so it fits better. :P It's still not the easiest thing to get out, but at least it doesn't hurt me anymore.

This past weekend was pretty busy. I worked on Friday and then Nic drove up to see me! We hung out at Webers for a bit and had some Nachos, then we left...after finding out some chick in a Cadillac hit Nic's rental car and then took off. Thankfully there weren't any noticable damages. We had a great chat and she spent the night. We went to the mall for a bit on Saturday then she left to head for Cambridge. I worked that night then Luke came late on Saturday so we chatted for a bit. The next day Luke took off for a while, then came back for the afternoon, so we hung out until he had to head back to Toronto. It was fun to have some friends around for a change. My weekends have been pretty boring. :P

I have an interview on Thursday at 11:30 at Naturalizer, a shoe store in the mall. I'm fairly excited about it! It would be nice to have some full time work. Webers has been fun but I really don't enjoy the hours. I've almost got my smartserve certificate too. I have to finish it by October 24th or it expires.

Well, I have this weekend off, so I get to go to Belleville for the weekend. :) I'm pretty excited about that! I haven't had a weekend off in a little while. It is time for me to get some sleep, so good night to you all. Here's some wisdom for you all: Watch out for undercover cops in red parkas...I hear they can find you anywhere....

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

My Thanksgiving Weekend

This was a really nice weekend. I guess it actually started last Wednesday, which was Dawn's birthday. She's 17 now! Goodness, that makes me feel so old. :S I had to work Thursday and Friday night, then on Saturday we had our Thanksgiving dinner with my mom's side of the family. It was good to see my cousins again. We don't see them very often and they're all growing so quickly! I had to work that day, so I went between shifts to visit, and then after work I went back and had some good turkey dinner! I booked Sunday and Monday off so I didn't have to work. My birthday was on Thanksgiving Monday, but we had my family party on Sunday. It was actually a lot of fun. There turned out to be more people there then I had expected. My brother invited Darryl over and I hadn't seen him in forever. He made things a lot of fun and kept us very entertained. On the Monday I was able to see Saba for a bit, then later was our Thanksgiving dinner with my dad's side of the family. I enjoyed it, though it was very loud. The food was amazing and there was sooo much pie. :P
So along with turning 22, I got to think about my life and wonder where on earth I'll be in a year, and even within the next few months. It can be a scary thought but it really pushes me to focus more on God. I don't like being so uncertain about things, and the only stability I'll have will come through Him. I guess it's one thing to think it, but another thing to act on it. It's amazing how easy it is for me to become unsatisfied with life when I'm not reading my Bible and praying all the time. It's time for me to spend more time focusing on God, and to actually make time for Him every day, rather than making myself busy and forgetting about Him.
I'm really trying to trust Him to provide me with the right job. I'm looking for another job because my job at Webers isn't giving me enough hours. I'm looking for something full time, but I'm not sure where that is right now. :)
My room is coming along nicely now. My parents bought me the wardrobe and the bookshelves I wanted. My dad just put them together for me, so now I just need to fill them and get rid of all the extra junk I have packed away still. I think we're having a garage sale this weekend, so long as it doesn't rain. :P That should be fun.
The time is getting late, so I am heading to bed. Lots of love <3