Saturday, October 03, 2009

On the move!

You know when you have one of those months that once it's over you kinda think "what the hells was that?" Well peeps, that was my September! We all know how crazy fast the summer goes, and of course this year was certainly no different. Nao'r and I had a wonderful summer, making the most out of the time we get to spend with one another. Then September hits and BAM! all of a sudden, people are back from vacation and work picks up (even though it never actually slowed down for the summer), the weather starts to cool, and the days get shorter.

You expect September to come with changes... be it school starting, the aforementioned weather, and the like, but I was NOT expecting this!

So many great things happened for me in September!

It started off with a BANG with me getting the results from my French tests... Exempt in all levels- I NEVER HAVE TO DO THOSE TESTS AGAIN!!! however now everyone thinks I'm a translator... which I assure you, I only got by by the skin of my teeth, so i wouldn't trust my translation.

Then, I get asked to work on a super cool project with the Big Boss. Very very cool opportunity on a topic that's dear to my heart... YAY! Mind you it's in addition to my normal workload of course.

By mid September, I get to see U2... not once, but twice. Concert recaps to follow, I promise. I need to capture those precious moments somewhere. It was magical. Being there with nao'r for one of the shows, and being on the floor, not 20 feet from the stage for the other... MAGICAL!!!

And to finish off the month that was, it's been decided that as a result of nao'r's promotion and transfer, WE are buying a house. And WE are moving to Belleville. On Sept. 30th, WE applied for our pre-approved mortgage and WE are starting off October by going house shopping.

We are over the moon excited and giddy about this. I'm so lucky to have a supportive work environment that is allowing me to continue my job by working out of another location. Nao'r and I will FINALLY be in the same city for the first time in almost 2 and a half years (i.e. our entire relationship)... GEESH I hope Belleville's big enough for the both of us! haha

I'm excited to be in a small city/town again. Don't get me wrong, I love the friends I've made here, and luckily I'll still be working with them, so I'm not really leaving them, but Mississauga's urban jungle just wasn't for me. I always new it was temporary. And I've always known that nao'r was not. I'm just a small town girl at heart, that's why i loved O-town so much!

I'm excited to be able to have the time to commit to a dragon boat team again, not having to put that on hold to travel every weekend (mind you for a good reason).

I'm excited to decorate a house.

I'm excited to cook again (let's face it, me and frozen dinners have become good friends these last few years without a roommate). I'm pretty confident that I'll do the cooking, and nao'r will do the cleaning. I'm going to propose that considering he's very meticulous about the cleaning and I like the cooking. Yep, that will work. Look our first compromise (does it count even if he wasn't involved in it?).

Well that was September for ya! Stay tuned for house news!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's a Beautiful Day!!!!

Six months ago I wrote a U2 inspired post about the concert that I had to wait FOREVER for. It's tomorrow night. Oh yeah, AND its Thursday night. That's right, I'm going to two shows. I've missed the last two tours (not without trying of course) so I'm making up for it by going to two separate shows. 500 level for night one, floor for night two.

It is going to be a beautiful day. They're going to have the roof open at the Rogers Centre- which is totally cool.

I'm already setting myself up for not hearing Mysterious Ways. And I'll be ok with that.

I can't wait to for the show. It's gonna be my show. Hells YEAH!

This girl is gettin' on her boots and is going to go crazy tonight (and the night after).

Thursday, July 16, 2009

random procrastination

I need to clean, I need to finish a report, so I'm going to blog since I haven't done so in months. As with most "resurections" of blogging, I'm going to start back with a few random thoughs from my brain.

1. I don't understand why everyone is complaining about how cool it is... So we haven't had smog days, wouldn't you rather be able to breathe in some fresh air? I know, I know, we're Canadian, so we have every right to constantly complain about the weather...

2. I love the blackberry commercials promoting the new U2 tour... or the U2 commercials promoting the new blackberry... whatever way you look at it, all I see is my wonderful Bono singing... only 2 months to the day and I get to see him perform again!

3. What's with the old man hat syndrome going on around town...I'm talking kinda like a fedora, or a straw hat with a ribbon around it, worn by all sorts of men...

4. I really like the new BYP song I got a feeling... it makes me happy. I like how positive it is. Who wouldn't want to hear that before going out for a night. I think this would even a great first dance for a wedding... I'm just throwing it out there...

5. Anyone elese think this has been a really long week? Anyone even bother still reading my blog since i haven't updated it in forever? yeah I didn't think so....

Monday, May 11, 2009

one word answers

1. Where is your cell phone? close
2. Your significant other? Nicholas
3. Your hair? Jorge
4. Your mother? friend
5. Your father? distant
6. Your favorite thing? sunshine
7. Your dream last night?
8. Your favorite drink? amaretto
9. Your dream/goal? happiness
10. What room you are in? living
11. Your hobby? blogging
12. Your fear? loneliness
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Nicholas
14. Where were you last night? Peterborough
16. Muffins? apple
17. Wish list item? Nicholas
18. Where you grew up? Kingsville
19. Last thing you did? typed
20. What are you wearing? comfies
21. Your TV? on
22. Your pets? Tiffer
23. Friends? comfort
24. Your life? crazy
25. Your mood? sleepy
26. Missing some one? Nicholas
27. Car? red
28. Something you're not wearing? socks
29. Your favorite store? stylesense
30. Your favorite color? green
33. When is the last time you laughed? work
34. Last time you cried? Sunday
35. Who will send this back? N/A
36. One place that I go to over and over? Gananoque
37. One person who emails me regularly? Nicholas
38.My favorite place to eat? milestones
39. Why you participated in this survey? blog
40. What are you doing tonight? chillaxing

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Two years ago…

… my world changed.

On this very day, two years ago, I opened my facebook account- which at that point was only a month or so old, and I had a message in my inbox from someone from my past.

Let’s recap shall we?

Easter 2007 fell around April 7.
I was still living in Ottawa.
I was starting to get homesick.
Facebook was a knew phenomenon that was sweeping over Canada.
Dragon Boat season was starting- my first and only with the Paddle Demons.
I was slowly recuperating from a severely sprained ankle.
I had just recently won my ipod with RUTRTW thanks to my daily trips to Tim’s at the Rideau Centre.
I decided to go home for Easter because I was getting homesick.
I was sad.

Then, in a serendipitous moment (props to Cathy for the word), I opened my facebook inbox to see a blast from the past. Facebook had already reconnected me with old friends and acquaintances, but none quite like this.

“Sweet merciful crap! if you don’t remember me; I wont be too heart broken...”

au contraire mon frere!

I remembered him of course, from sitting beside one another in Political Theory at U of O. He even used to walk me home from class.

And so began a couple of months of chatting and flirting via facebook, and two months less a day later, I smooched him and our relationship started. On facebook and for realsies.

Thanks for finding me on facebook darlin’…. who knew one little message would bring happiness to my heart the way you have.

I love ya captain.