Monday, February 25, 2013

My Godchild

I am not sure if I mentioned this on my blog yet but my best friend is pregnant with her first child. I am so excited for her as I know this is something she's wanted for a very long time. She is having a boy which is also something she wanted. Of course all mothers are happy with whatever they are gifted with but I was happy she got what she hoped for.

When she told me she was pregnant I had to keep it a secret for awhile because she was waiting until she was past the first trimester before telling anyone. Right away though she told me something very special. She told me that she talked to the father and said that they wanted me to be the Godmother. Even though I'm not a religious person she wants me to hold that special title. I think of it as more of a special person in their life that is there to be an extra mentor and support for the child.

I've been doing a little shopping here and there to pick out things for the baby. This week she got one of my gifts in the mail. I sent her some of my favorite classic children's books. I sent: "Little Critter Collection Book", "The Hungry Caterpillar" and "Where The Wild Things Are". I explained that I wanted to share my love of books with the baby. It's my hope that they will snuggle as a family and read together. She told me yesterday she's already reading the books to the unborn baby which melted my heart. I also sent her my all time favorite book "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. It should arrive on Wednesday. That book always brings tears to my eyes. I also now know it's her favorite as well.

All this baby talk makes me think about the future. When I am cruising through the baby aisles and see all the expectant mothers glowing while picking out pieces for their new babies I can't help but smile. I wish I could be closer to my friend to help her out more. I'm in QC and she's in AB. I try to msg her a lot and let her know that I'm thinking of them. I'm just so happy for her.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spring Break Where Are You?

So one more full week of school and then it's spring break for me. One whole week off of school and boy do I need it. I feel a lot pressure lately. I have to do lists all over the place.I was really sad when I found out I wouldn't be able to go home for the week off because of the price of flights but now I've realized I am going to need that time to just get myself organized.

BF and I have decided to put off our weekend in Ottawa. He told me if I wait an extra month or two we'll do a long weekend in New York instead. Since it's a long time desire of mine to visit "the big apple" I accepted right away. A long weekend away is just what we need.

So now I'm asking.. what's good to do/eat in New York? 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

No School!!

I have no school today! Haha, I feel like a little kid on a snow day. The teachers are having meetings all day so  the students are off for the day. It's awesome. I'm planning on making the most of it.

I slept in this morning which felt great. I've been feeling exhausted lately. Just so much on my plate. I have a list of things to do today:

* Leave feedback for all my Etsy supply purchases - I've received some stuff that was not up to par. I've had this a couple times with this company and they've always fixed things but this time it was 3 separate items. I'm thinking of not purchasing from them anymore. It's just to much of a hassle even if the service is good. We'll see how they resolve this last issue before I make up my mind. I sent them an email this morning.

* Purchase domains for my company - So far I've snatched up: a Facebook page, twitter, pinterest, blog and 2 emails for my company. I think once I purchase the domains I'll be golden. At that point I'll be able to let you guys in on the name I chose.

* Email sketches of my logo to my designer. Thanks to my awesome friend Laura I have been connected with a recent design grad who is looking to expand her portfolio and has offered to do my logo in exchange for referrals and credit. How awesome is that!?!

* Spend 2 hours on my French. I have a booklet with a dvd and cd to work on at home that my teachers gave me that is in English. I've yet to crack it open yet so today is the day.

* Make a rad dinner for BF. I'm thinking my homemade chicken fingers. He loves them and we haven't had them in a while since we're both always so busy now. Then I'm going to make a chocolate cake for dessert. A little midweek pick me up ;)

* Work on some earrings and wine charms. I'm behind on getting stock ready to go. I still don't have a desk to work on so I've taken over the dining room table as my work area today. It's like working in a war zone though because I have two little furry rascals who want to jump onto the table right onto my bead trays at any given moment. They are napping right now though so I've got to work quickly. It's just like having children I swear.

* House chores. We did a MAJOR house clean on Saturday and now we're trying to keep on top of it. I've got some laundry going but I've yet to touch the dishes or tidy up at all.

*Prepare paperwork for Transunion. I found out there is an office close to us so I'm hoping we can swing by there on Friday when we have a little more time. I still have to mail in to Equifax as well. Student loan is just ridiculous  It's been a month since I called them and I still haven't received my letter from them. I bet they haven't bothered to flag my account yet either. I joined a FB group for people affected by the privacy breech so I can keep up to date on what's happening. Hearing other peoples stories makes me feel very uneasy about all of this. Especially when I've worked so hard to restore my credit and we are planning to purchase a home next year. Ugh...

So that's what I'm working on. With a million little things in between. Better get at it because it's lunch time already.

What's on your to do list today?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Little Me Time

Today BF is heading off to watch his Habs game. I'm happy for him that he was able to have this opportunity. I know he'll enjoy himself. He's going to make it up to me tomorrow by taking me to a dim sum place that I love. He said I can pick all the dishes. (That is true love to me) We went last weekend but they were closed. My heart was broken, lol.

So tonight it will be just me and the furchildren. I think I'm going to pop open that chilled bottle of my favorite white wine in the fridge, put on some Dexter and pull out my beads. I've been feeling overwhelmed lately and haven't had a chance to let my creativity flourish. I really need to get some product ready for my opening that is only 2 short months away. Eek!

I also need to find somebody to do some work for me as in a new logo, banner, avatar and business cards. I have a fairly specific idea of what I want but don't possess the skills to pull it off myself. I did find a site where I could do a free banner. I was so proud of the one I created but when I showed BF he gave me that funny look that says "I love how cute you are when you're excited but that is lame". Hmm, ok well I'm sure I can find somebody to help me out, lol.

Oh! I just realized I also have two large envelopes full of supplies I ordered that arrived this week but I haven't had time to go through yet. THAT is fun. It's like Christmas day for a crafter. Yippee!

So what is on your agenda tonight?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Anniversary

Yesterday was our 7 year anniversary. We count from the day we moved in together. It was very nice. Even though I was feeling under the weather we tried to make it special.

BF made reservations at my favorite restaurant. It's this tiny little Chinese restaurant that makes amazing food. There are NO Chinese places near our house which makes me so sad. I love this little place. It's in an area that is older and lined with amazing shops and places to eat. The interior is cozy with real tablecloths and candles lit on each table. We get to bring our own wine and I love that.

We chose a meal for 2 that lets us have a whole variety of stuff. I'm a girl who likes to try a little bit of everything. Usually when we go out BF and I will order meals we both like and share. This is how I know we're meant to be :)

Afterwards he asked if I wanted to take a nice stroll around the pretty streets all lit up with white twinkling lights. It was a joke though as it was FREEZING outside. I said I'd love to but maybe once the weather is a little bit warmer.

I had bought a nice dessert earlier in the day to share at home but once we arrived we were just so tired we went to bed. So we passed out with our two little furbabies and called it a night. I loved it.

Something big did happen at dinner though. BF said something out of the blue that brought tears to my eyes. No, it wasn't a marriage proposal. I'm not sure if I'm ready to discuss it here on the blog though. I'm kind of still processing it all. Sorry to be vague. I think I just need to spend some time sorting out my thoughts and feelings about it first. It's nothing negative. Just.. surprising.

Anyways.. we were planning to go Ottawa for the weekend but then BF was offered a ticket to join in with a few other guys to see a Habs game. Well.. I decided he must go. I mean the opportunity does not come around a lot and I knew how much it would mean to him. So I told him we'd put off the weekend trip until the first weekend of March. That way we can plan things out a little better.

So... any suggestions for what's good to do in Ottawa?

Sinus Infection

I'm home sick from school today. It really sucks cuz Fridays are the best day at school. So I'm on the couch catching up on all the happenings of my internet life. I could do without the pain from the sinus problems though. I have a pretty good idea of why it happened.

There are a LOT of smokers here. It's pretty gross. You can't go anywhere without running into people smoking. When I leave school I have to walk through what feels like a tunnel of smokers. There is literally about 40-50 people that smoke in that parking lot. I try to hold my breath but it's pretty far. People also break the rules and smoke just inside the double doors in the mall. That is where I wait for BF to pick me up every day. The smell is so bad it hits you 50 feet from the doors. Just walking through it as a nonsmoker you'd get a head rush. I try to stand back from that area and watch for him. Sometimes I go outside but it's freezing. Brr

I'm very allergic to cigarette smoke. If I'm around a smoker I will get immediate sinus problems. It really sucks. It turns out the woman I am supposed to share a locker with is a smoker. I can't keep my stuff in there because it smells awful. I asked to switch but the lockers are all taken. Between the smokers, the freezing cold temperatures and my super sensitive sinuses I think this is going to be a hard winter/spring for me.

When I had my wisdom teeth removed I was warned it could make my sinus issues worse. I don't think that it has. I think it's just the environmental issues. I'm thinking of emailing a letter to the administration of the mall regarding that doorway. It's kind of in a far off spot so I think that's why it's kind of like a hang out for teenagers. Until the new Target store goes in I think it will stay that way. Maybe if I send them a note they'll look into it. Who wants to chain smoke in a mall entrance anyways?

So that is my whiny sick post. Feel bad for me :( lol

Monday, February 4, 2013

So Tired

I sincerely apologize for my absence. I'm having a hard time adjusting to my new schedule. I used to stay up until 4am and sleep until noon. Now that I'm in school my sleeping patterns are adjusting and I'm still feeling exhausted all the time. I'm just starting my third week so I hope it kicks in soon. At least getting up in the morning is starting to not be so bad.

Here is my typical schedule now:

Wake up at 6am
Leave for school 7am
Arrive at school 8am
Wait one hour for school to start at 9am
School finishes at 3pm
Wait two hours for BF to finish work and pick me up at 5:15pm
Arrive at home at approximately 6:15pm
Prepare dinner, tidy up, prepare lunch.. feel like a zombie

12 hour day but only 6 hours at school. 3 hours are spent waiting around because BF works 8am-5pm. 2 hours are commuting to and from school. Ugh.

Not really fun. There are a few exceptions. Tuesdays we leave at 6:20 so we can meet BF's cousins for breakfast at a restaurant before work/school. A tradition of theirs I'm now included in because I commute with BF. Everyone speaks French. I eat silently. Joy. Fridays BF gets off at 3pm so he can pick me up right away and I don't have to wait 2 hours. Woot Woot!

I'm hoping soon I'll figure this all out and become productive in some way. Stay tuned :)