Posted on: April 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm. 2 comments
Okay, I’m a terrible blogger. It’s been almost a month since I’ve had a real post and even now, I’m sitting in the laundromat while typing it 1 because that’s just the way my life goes now. I have a good
excuse reason though… my roomate broke her arm. Really badly.
[And if you're reading this, cause you saw it and said last night that you're a curious person... Go to sleep. You need a nap.]
So I’ve been taking care of her, checking on her at lunch and making food/cleaning and all that. Which takes up quite a bit of my time, because by the time it’s done I just want to sit and watch Grey’s Anatomy with her. Plus there’s work, which is super busy but still super awesome- I’m really loving the project I’m doing right now. So much that I actually thought about working on it right now while waiting for the washer to finish, but I decided to blog instead. It’s the first really big FULL DESIGN project so far- I mean, I’ve done full page ads and newspaper ads and plenty of other smaller things, but this is an entire brochure. A huge, folding brochure from start to finish. I basically got final say on the size, I get to do the entire design from scratch and make it however I want. I’m really loving it so far.
Since it’s Easter weekend, I feel like we’ve been constantly doing SOMETHING all weekend. I had friday and today off work, so our friend Zach came over to watch movies on Friday. He’s someone we met in Owen Sound, because his mom works for the Art Gallery that works with my office quite a bit. So he came and we watched movies, then Danielle’s friend came down until Sunday so we all kept watching movies and hanging out. We had an easter dinner Saturday with Danielle’s family + Zach & Allie, which Danielle’s mom made which was SUPER amazing and delicious.
Sunday, my parents came down for a few hours & we went to the flea market, Danielle’s mom & Allie went home, and that afternoon Danielle and I went to Zach’s for his easter dinner which was ALSO delicious. After dinner, we hung out and just watched movies. It’s weird how NORMAL living here is. It doesn’t feel like I’m just kinda staying there while I’m working, it feels like HOME. And I love it. I’m actually scared of what’s going to happen when the term is over and I have to move back for school… I don’t want to. Depending on Danielle, and my school schedule.. I really want to just stay there. Maybe not forever, but definitely for awhile.
- Yes, this place has wifi. Pretty epic. ↩
Posted on: March 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm. 2 comments
I spent the weekend back in Milton. It was my mom’s birthday (today), cousin had a hockey game (haven’t seen them since Christmas), my oldest sister was going to be home (she lives 6 hours away for school) so it seemed like a good idea… at the time. My sister came to pick me up, and drove Danielle and I home Friday Night. My mom was going to come up on Sunday anyways, so she was going to drive me back here.
I should have just stayed home. Home as in Owen Sound. I love this place. We’re somewhat making friends, and just kind of force ourselves to go out and be social. I’ve been on two dates with a guy, and while I’m only interested in being friends- It’s nice to get out. I would not be doing any of these things if I was still living in Milton. I love my job, my apartment 1, my roomie. Everything about this city, I love. I was actually miserable at home, except for Saturday night- when I went out for a birthday dinner for Danielle’s dad. So I go home, and only hang out with my roomate because my friends apparently suck and really don’t care that I’m gone at all. Oh well, their loss. We were going to go back next weekend as well for a St. Patrick’s Day party at Danielle’s 2 but she’s thinking about cancelling it now because neither of us want to go back.
Moving here was honestly the best thing that could have happened to either of us. We both needed away from our parents, our ‘friends’ and everything back ‘home’. It’s not home anymore. I’m basically not allowed to move back when my co-op ends, and I honestly don’t want to- but I still have one more semester of school to finish. I really, really hope I can find a job here for after I graduate- either where I am now, or somewhere else. There is Canada’s largest magazine printing company here in Owen Sound, so maybe something there. All I know is that three hours after I was back, I couldn’t wait to get home.
So, if you don’t see new posts as often… It’s because I’m busy. With work, friends, dates, fundraising galas and so many other amazing things.
Tags: Boys, Change, Dates, Family, Friends, Home, I love life, Life, Owen Sound, Work.
Posted on: January 29, 2013 at 1:27 am. 0 comments
Laughing is one of my favourite things. I think that is a given with almost everyone in the world, but I really love to laugh. Whether it’s at a funny video or show, book or song, laughing just makes you feel… better. One of the best things though, is laughing with the people you really love. Maybe it’s someone you don’t get to REALLY laugh with too often or someone who laughs with you everyday. But today was full of laughs.
It started with my mom and I looking in the basement for old boxes of scrapbooking supplies. When that one didn’t have what I was looking for (a corner rounder), we went in search of another. Instead of finding one, we came across an entire box of old pictures. That is always is sure fire way to start laughing. If you really want an example, here is one of me before I was 2 years old:
I guess I started with the alcohol a little early, eh?1 I’d share some other ones, but I’m not wearing any clothes in most of them. I’m either naked or in a dress which, oddly, is pretty much what it’s like in the summers now too. I also noticed in the pictures that there was RARELY a time as a child that I had a full set of teeth. From getting them pulled at a young age to falling off my bike to just plain loosing them, I literally asked my mom “Did I EVER have a full set of teeth?!”. Of course, her reply was ‘That’s how we know you were a redneck from day one.’ I guess that’s fair, considering my pick up truck, camo coat and cowboy boots. Though, I do have all my teeth now! I promise.
Once we had finally found another box (which still didn’t have what I wanted) we for some reason ventured to an even further room2. I can’t remember what we went in there looking for, but we came out in tears. Or at least I did. My mom has always told me about her ‘Scott Baio Collection’ and said that one day, she’ll find it and show it to me. Well, today we found it. Along with a collection of her old school projects. One thing that was in it was a hand-written newspaper she had to make for one of her classes in grade six. Keep in mind that this is late 70′s, where pretty much anything was game. And to someone in grade 6? I honestly wish I knew my mom at that age after reading this newspaper.
There was everything from gossip to obituaries, poems to birth announcements. One guy even drowned trying to save his own cat (he forgot his water wings, of course). These were stories that not only would NEVER be in a newspaper, but were just downright hilarious to read. From a cousin liking a cousin to HILARIOUSLY inappropriate birth/death announcements, I could not stand straight because I was laughing so hard. I barely made it through the 10 page newspaper without falling over, tears streaming down my face. If I had to pee, I would have peed my pants. It was THAT funny.
I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I had laughed like that. It had been far too long. Don’t get me wrong, I have been WAY happier overall lately than I think I ever have been… but it’s been awhile since I really laughed. And the fact that it was with my mom made it that much better. That, and she promised that I could have her Scott Baio/homework collection when she dies. Score.
It’s also good to be able to laugh at yourself. I was at Danielle’s tonight, working on our recipe boxes and trying new things to add to the boxes (Jack Daniels/Diet Coke BBQ Chicken- super delicious!) 3. Usually everytime I leave her house, I have both arms full of craft supply boxes/projects we completed, and tonight was no different. I had TWO craft boxes, with cardboard on top as well as my recipe box. As I told her when leaving, I’m always super paranoid about wiping out in her slippery driveway and losing everything. While that didn’t happen tonight (and has yet to *knock on wood*), as soon as I got home… I didn’t have the best luck.
While I didn’t fall myself, after I carefully placed everything on the back of my truck (thank god for truck beds, seriously) and re-closed the truck door….. THAT right there happened. If you’re wondering what exactly it is, it’s 300+ recipe cards on the wet, snowy ground. Some fell right into a puddle under my tire, some feel right into a mini pile of snowy slush. I have no idea how, but only ONE of the cards managed to get wet. The ones that fell directly into a puddle happened to be the spare set of cards that were all still wrapped in plastic. I guess the one to get wet was the at the bottom of the snow pile, but I just dried it with the hair dryer when I came in and it’s pretty normal now. Everything actually fell off AFTER I had already saved it once from falling. I should have known better, but I somehow got lucky enough to not have any ruined (which is AMAZING, because Michaels no longer carries this style of recipe cards). Now, all I can do is laugh at the story. I’m not even going to bother re-writing out the wet recipe on a dry card, because now I’ll always look back to that one and laugh at the memory!