Thursday, September 25, 2008

Girls only weekend!

This weekend I'm going away with all of my running friends, girls only! We rent out a vacation house an hour outside of town twice yearly. Once in the Spring and once in the Fall. We have a great time shopping, hiking, watching movies, playing scrabble and of course eating!! On Saturday we are driving an extra hour to attend my grandparents 80th birthday party. My Dad's parents both turn 80 this year. Other than that, it will be the usual weekend away. We are also hoping to have a beach fire one night if the weather is decent.

One week from tonight is the Elton John concert. I can't believe it! Two days after that is my 31st birthday and a few weekends after that is our 6 year wedding anniversary, so there is lots going on right now. Brian and I are out of town for three days starting on Monday. We are going on a little roadtrip with the dog which will be fun I'm sure. It will be so nice to get away for awhile. I will be working on Tuesday and Wednesday, but Brian and Sid will be free to explore.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I'd rather be....

I awoke this morning to a frost covered lawn! I really was not ready for frost already. My running friends and I went on an early morning two hour hike with our dogs. One of the guys there said that he even had to scrape his car before heading out this morning. Now that is scary! The hike was great and we picked tons of blueberries so this afternoon I baked some muffins. I've already eaten three of them! We are heading out early again tomorrow morning to do some more blueberry picking before the frost kills them all.

I decided that right now I would love to be on a beach someone very warm, relaxing in the sand. That would be a welcomed change from frost and freezing cold temperatures. And to think, it is just going to get colder and colder.

Monday, September 15, 2008

4 month anniversary!

Today is the four month mark since we received our ICAB approval. Time is just flying by. I can't believe that the summer is over and we are headed into Fall. Fall is my favorite season so I'm not too sad to see summer go. I just love the beautiful colours that you see this time of year and the weather is just great.

My Lasik eye surgery went well. I had it done on Saturday morning and was not allowed to use the computer, watch t.v. or read for 24 hours. That was a pretty boring 24 hours! The surgery itsself was painless and afterwards it felt like I had a dirty contact in my eye. I can now see very well although I was told that my vision will continue to improve over the next few weeks. I started back at work today and I have to wear sun glasses as the flurescent lights seem so bright. The glasses are also good to wear so I don't get poked in the eye by a child. I have to wear these glasses outside as well for 1 week. I am getting tired already of putting drops in my eyes. I have to put in moisturizing drops every 15 - 30 minutes as my eyes dry out so fast. Well all of these problems are only short lived (I hope) so I can't really complain!

Friday, September 12, 2008

New laptop and new eyes!

Brian went out and bought a new laptop after we couldn't get our old computer up and running. I must say, it's great so far except I'm having a harder time typing fast because the buttons are a little closer together.

I had a consultation this morning for Lasik eye surgery and I am having the surgery tomorrow morning. I was always too nervous to even think about having it done but now I'm taking the plunge! I can't imagine waking up in the morning and being able to see everything around me and not having to wear contacts anymore. They said they would give me some valium to help me relax. The last time that I had valium was when I had my wisdom teeth out. It was so weird. The dentist and assistant both had these big balloon heads and their voices sounded miles away, but I didn't have any pain which was the main thing.

Our four month ICAB approval is just a few days away. The time is just flying by so far. I hope that it stays that way. I just bought several books from Amazon regarding adoption. I have alot of reading to do. I also bought one childrens book called "Filipino Friends". It's really cute and I'm sure our little one will enjoy it when they come home. I can't wait for that to finally happen. It is 20 months tomorrow since we first filled out our provincial application to adopt so I'm definetely ready to finally bring a child home although I know we have another while to wait. That is probably a good thing as I have sooo much reading to do.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

What a mess!

As of right now, our computer is up and running but who knows how long that will last. The other night I made cod au gratin, which is one of our favorites, and while it was baking in the oven, I heard a mini explosion. When I looked in the oven, the cod au gratin was everywhere and the dish was broken into a thousand pieces! It was such a mess and I was so disappointed as I was looking forward to cod au gratin all day. I don't know what happened to the dish but the worst part was having to find something else for supper.
We just finished putting in all of our windows. Below is a picture of the living room just after Brian had taken the window out. What a lovely view and a nice cool breeze!
This is a picture of our house before our new windows and below that is a picture of our house now. We still need new siding. I just have to decide on what colour. That will be a project for next year.

I planted this Nikko Blue hydrangea 4 years ago and this was the first year that it bloomed. The blooms are so big, I just love them. It's also nice that it blooms in late summer when alot of the other prennials are finished blooming.

Later on today we plan to go blueberry picking. I was up a few night ago and picked a bowl full and today I plan on making some blueberry muffins and maybe some blueberry squares too. I love to bake, but I also love to eat what I bake. That is a very dangerous combination!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Still no computer!

There is still something wrong with our computer. Well actually it is not the computer, we were told that it has something to do with our set up at home although we don't know exactly what is wrong. We need to get someone to come into our house to have a look. This is driving me crazy as I just love reading everyone's blogs and keeping up to date.
Not much else is new around here. We now have all of our new windows in and the flooring in the rec room is almost finished. I painted the bathroom this past weekend and it turned out great. I chose yellow this time because I was getting sick of the dark green colour that we had there before.
Brian has now joined salsa lesson with me so thats been fun. We went on Tuesday night and Brian liked it and is going back next week. I think we are going to need alot more practice yet before we are ready to hit the dance floor on the cruise ship. We leave for L.A. in two months from today. I am really looking forward to a break as I've worked all summer. Our six month anniversary since ICAB approval will be while we are on the cruise. Hopefully by next November we will have our referral. Who knows when it will come but I am really hoping for next year sometime.
Sid went to the vet yesterday for his annual check up and I was telling her how Sid has become pretty weird as he has gotten older. I now don't trust him quite as much and I'm nervous when he is around other dogs. When I put him up on the table in the vets office, he gave her a glare and I told her he was angry and to watch out. When she went to give him a treat, he showed his teeth to her. Anyways, she thinks that Sid needs behaviour therapy and gave me a name of someone who specializes in this area. Sid is becoming more of a handful everyday!