Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a fun day. I found this picture and thought it was pretty funny! Poor baby pumpkin.....

I guess part of today is fun and scary stuff. Well, here is a link for a bit of both! HEHEHEH

If you need ideas for carving your pumpkin, here is a link to Homestarrunner stencils.

After carving your pumpkins you might get hungry so here is a link to several halloween type recipes! Enjoy!

So have a safe and happy halloween everyone, eat lots of junk food, and watch the classic charlie brown special. Oh if you see the great pumpkin, tell him i was extra good this year!

Friday, October 28, 2005

South Park Jay

Found this link through a friend's site and I thought it was pretty funny. You can create yourself as a South Park character. Here is mine!

Mindless entertainment at its best!

Don't stop the beat!

Took this quiz this morning, Dad would be so proud!

Good. You know your music. You should be able to
work at Championship Vinyl with Rob, Dick and

Do You Know Your Music (Sorry MTV Generation I Doubt You Can Handle This One)
brought to you by Quizilla

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Burning down the house....

Well.... at 1230am I awoke to a ringing sound.... at first I thought we had left the tv on or something.... once I grew more awake I realized it was the fire alarm from outside. I ran to the window and saw a few neighbours heading outside. At that moment the only thing in your mind is GET OUT NOW! I called to Ken and we grabbed a blanket and our cel in case we needed to call 911. Saying a quick prayer, I had to leave this one in God's hands.

Once outside our old neighbours told us that the place next door smelled of smoke and they called the fire department. Sure enough you could hear the sound of them coming and we settled in for what could be a long time.

The building manager quickly was knocking on doors getting people out, this was serious.... Over minutes, yet what seemed like forever they had pulled out a man and went in with the hoses. We could smell a thick smoke, like burnt plastic.

A short time later we saw them pull a stove out of the apartment. Apprently, the fellow left a pot on the stove, the handle melted and before he could do anything the smoke of the plastic knocked him out. That shook me up a bit indeed. The door to this guys apartment is the wall of our bedroom. Makes you hit your knees in thank you to God for protecting us.

We are inside again, very much awake and most likely won't sleep very well tonight. Smells a bit so I have the fan on but I might have to get some of that "make your house smell fresh" stuff tomorrow. Took a picture of the remains of this guys stove. Scary stuff! Outside I heard so many people talking about how they had no insurance.....GET IT! This should be a wake up call to those people. I hope the man is ok, I thanked our firefighters before heading in...I'm shaking but ok. Nana of course is really upset I think, but we are ok, God took care of us. Amen!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Pumpkin Carving 101

Last night Ken and I carved our pumpkin for the fall season. He turned out pretty good, Ken is a pro with a pumpkin. Of course I do the icky work of scooping out the "brains" and then he does the actual carving but it works out in my books.

During the carving we watched "Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown." Always a classic during an event such as this. I'm not into the whole halloween thing but since Ken enjoys it I will go along for the ride to a point. I am looking forward to lighting the pumpkin that night, love my candles, hehe. He looks pretty good lit up, don't you think?

Today was the meeting after church about the building. It was long but interesting and we voted today. 86% in favor of building the new wing, so thats very exciting!!! The church was planted in 1979, so it's as old as me! I remember the ground breaking ceremony and how it didn't make much sense at the time as a kid, now years later, grown up, married and as an adult in the same church, I see how that time must have been like for the people then. I look forward to the new phase of my church, what an exciting year 2005 has been!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Fabric Junkie

Well, Stella and I went on a fabric mission today and needless to say we suceeded. Whee! Look at all the pretty materials I got for stuff. I think I got everything on my list.

-material for 2 table runners
-flannel for the back of my large quilt
-material for 2 wall hangings (I did cross stitch pictures and wanted to quilt the outside boarders)
-material for a christmas table cloth. woot
-tons of ribbon for the ornaments I'm making

We stopped at Landsdown for lunch and some shopping and who comes up behind me but Christy!!! First time I have seen her since she got back, so that was a nice surprise. Need to have a get together soon.

Got some stocking stuffers for Ken and then we headed home, and I am very tired. However, we are going out again to the movies tonight. Ken wants to see Wallace and Gromit so I'm off the hook for dinner. heheh.

Also wanted to share my pumpkin wall hanging, whee. I am starting to get the hang of this quilting thing! Will post all my projects as I finish them, stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The "needs" game!

The needs game. You type your first name and needs (both in one set of quotation marks) into your search engine of choice, and list the first ten things that you apparently need, its pretty funny.

Janet needs to put in another wedding in the books

Janet needs some cream for her coffee

Janet needs to be mock-attacked by a skinny white boy to try to inject some interest in her career

Janet needs to warm up her Smore maker cuz there is going to be a cook-off

Janet needs to see a professional

Janet needs to give life another shot

Janet needs a little stress relief

Janet needs her meds pretty soon

Janet needs a digital picture of your animal

Janet needs Disco

Friday, October 14, 2005

A muffin a day!

Starting to feel a bit more like myself today. I hate being sick, blah!

Did some work on my muffin drawings, thanks to Kara. She wanted the dancing muffin so I got busy and finished it. So now its available in our store, woot! Click here to see

Isn't she cute? I think so, heheh.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Sick as a dog....

Thanks to Ken, I am now extremely sick. Blah! Just the plain old flu but I think its harder when both of us are sick. Makes it hard to care for the other. I fell asleep on the couch this afternoon for a few hours while ken was asleep in the bed. For some reason I love sleeping on the couch, its cozy! The only draw back to afternoon naps are the weird feelings I have waking up suddenly.
My whole body is aching and I have that prickly feeling. ugh, not fun.

But, as they say the show must go on and I had to drag myself to the computer and work on my layouts I was hired to do. I got those emailed off so I feel better knowing I don't have to do anything until I hear back from the company.

Ken just went out to pick up something for dinner. Needless to say neither of us should be cooking and as much as I tried to prepare something, it wasn't going well. I don't understand how one's body won't work when sick. Ken said for me the worst part of being sick is the fact I can't do anything. He is soooooooooooooo right. I am a person who is constantly on the go, to have that taken away is terrible.

I'm hoping I can sleep through the night, last night was maybe a total of 2 hours sleep. Guess thats prep for when we have a baby, hehe.

As for now I am going to return to my couch of comfort. Ahhhhh.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Home Again

Well, we got home at 930pm last night, tired but happy. Our little two day get-away was wonderful, in spite of the brief rain in day 2.

Started monday off with breakfast in bed and watching some made for tv movie about Annette Funicello, hehe. We checked out of the hotel at 1030am and went for a drive along the coast. The houses along there are so cute and whimsical. Its fun to point out different ones and say "lets live there!" The rain was coming down pretty hard at that time so it was difficult to go out and take pictures of the water. Oh well, next time.

At noon we arrived at the Empress Hotel for tea! Its such an amazing experience, the people, the food and the setting make it so special. Its so funny we always end up at our same table too. We laugh about it how our pictures are always so simlar because of our placement. The warm tea was good on such a cold afternoon.

Once tea was finished we drove to Butchart Gardens. WOW. It was simply amazing! Around every turn was a more amazing sight. I think we took over a hundred pictures, it was fun to really try out the new camera in such an awesome setting. The rain finally stopped around 2pm and the sun came down and really warmed us and brought the fragrance of the flowers out. I think the flowers were more stunning after the rain so we really got a treat. We hit the gift shop and got a spoon for my collection and a present for Ken's mom for either her birthday or christmas, haven't decided yet.

We then drove around some more, checked out some of the small towns, took some more pictures and then made our way to the ferries. We arrived early enough to score some kettle corn at the terminal and saw the huge pot they make it in, sweet! Found a present for Nana and Papa and then got on the boat, which was PACKED.

We had dinner at the Buffet and got our fill of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, salmon and mussels. Poor Ken at this point was really feeling sick and so stuffed up. He ended up being up most of the night and stayed home from work today. Hope he feels better soon, Nana is making him some chicken soup for dinner tonight.

So I give this trip a big thumbs up for fun, it was great to spend some good old fashion time together. I love my sweetie!

Monday, October 10, 2005

On Vacation

Well we made it to Victoria for are quickie get-away. Weather has been holding its own, somewhat cloudy and dark but the rain has yet to put a damper on things.

We had a fun time visiting my favorite christmas shops and getting ken's photo taken in the mountie outfit - heheh. As usual, we had our favorite dinner at Chandlers resturant, ohhhh yum! I told nana that lobster was the new turkey this year. It was lovely to have a romantic dinner with my sweetie. Unfortunatey, Ken has been fighting a cold and this morning woke up with a stuffy nose, blah.

Today, we are off to High Tea at the Empress Hotel and then Butchart Gardens. We have never been there and we thank Stella for the free passes!

Later this evening we will go home on the 7pm boat. We are going to have a turkey dinner on the ferry, in the buffet, looking forward to that.

I think Ken might be taking a sick day tomorrow if he doesn't perk up....

Overall, no matter how quick a trip is, I can not stress enough how great it feels to get away! November is coming soon as is our week long trip to Michigan. I think that place is growing on me. Just wish we didn't have to fly, haha. I love my ferry boats, ahhhh, west coast girl!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Married to a Canadian!

Well, its finally offical! My darling husband Ken is now a Canadian! WOOT! He has still kept his American citizenship as well, so he hasn't given anything up, just added to it. The ceremony was very touching. 94 people from 29 different countries, joined him saying the oath and became citizens. The emphasis was on the idea of joining a family, Canada is your home, your new adventure in life. It doesn't erase the past, but adds to your future.

I shed a few tears during the singing of O' Canada. Its hard for me to believe that this part of our life is finished. Ever since we were engaged to be married, the immagration factor has always been a factor. We went through the process of Ken becoming a Landed Immigrant, or fake Canadian as we called him. Last Novemeber we started the process of citizenship and its over in less than a year. Very cool!

After the ceremony we had lunch at White Spot, where Ken had a BC burger, lol. We went to Ten Thousand Villages and spend most of our gift certificate. Got some neat treasures! Came home and had some yummy leftovers and watched some good reality TV. I fell asleep on the couch and Ken had to wake me up. It was a long day, but it has been one of the best!
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