Wednesday, June 27, 2007

my dna

Wow, I am pleased with what I got.....for the most part. I love that it found me to be a creator.....I love making things, I love thinking up ideas for making things. Anyways, if you wanna try, click HERE.

sunburn, job offers, and shoe shopping

So, yeah, the title pretty much says it all. Continue reading only if you want the boring details. :)

1. Sunburn -- yep, I got it!! And I'm excited about it. If only b/c it will soon become a tan and that means I won't be bright white any longer. I even wore a tank top so I wouldn't have a farmer's tan, but alas, I forgot about my pink breast cancer band, so now I have a nice white one to go along with the pink. Anyways, it was fun to get, too -- Jamie and I went kayaking today. I had never been before, and it was pretty amazingly fun. That is, it was fun after I freaked out for the first 10 minutes about how I was going to fall out. :) Yeah, it was fun after that. Good times, we are definitely going again!

2. Job offers -- not for me, but for Jamie! He's now an official full-time police officer for the Ontario Provincial Police. He has been working toward this for quite some time.....and the day has finally arrived. Taco Bell to celebrate! Well, actually, Taco Bell pretty much anytime we feel like it, but whatever. :) He starts August 27.......has to go away to school for 4-ish months. And we don't have to move!!! They could have posted him anywhere in Ontario, but they kept him right here at the detachment he has been working at for the past year. Good all around!

3. Shoe shopping -- hasn't actually been done yet, but is in the works for this weekend! I was in Walmart picking up some pictures and started looking at the shoes. Before I knew it, I tried on about 25 pairs of sandals/flip flops and decided it was so super addicting that I definitely need to do some more of that and soon! I do happen to need tennis shoes, so I'm sure I can throw in a couple of pairs of flip flops too. :) Yay summer!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I got two words on my kitchen bingo card so far!!!

Hmmmm, in other news......

  1. I am currently loving 7-11's Slurpuccinos!!! Yum! If you try it, don't be expecting anything gourmet, but expect all the goodness of a Slurpee from a convenience personal favorite! And much less fat than a's all good.
  2. Jamie successfully made it through his interview and will be hired by the OPP any day now!!! We don't really know if we're moving or not yet......we'll keep our fingers crossed.
  3. Our kitties are buddies now, for the most part. The little one is a lot more affectionate than his older "sister" ever was. He loves to curl up in our laps and sleep with us. Spencer is independent and could care less if we existed, as long as her food bowl gets filled every now and then. :)
  4. It's hot! Summer is finally here!
  5. I hosted a baby shower for my mom-in-law this past Thursday. Overall, it went really well.....there were 30-ish people there, and lots of yummy food and fun games! I was pleased with the outcome.
  6. I am currently working on a big scrapbook for my husband's grandparents. They will be celebrating 50 years of marriage in August, and this is supposed to be their gift, if I ever get it done. :) It's weird scrapping someone else's memories, especially since I wasn't there for any of it. Oh well, it seems to be going along okay, maybe I'll post pics of some of the completed pages.
  7. And so it goes...... Life is good and busy and that's the way we like it. Upcoming is July, probably the busiest month of the year. Five family birthdays, two anniversaries, and an impending birth. Party on! We'll have no money, but hey, what else is new?

Friday, June 22, 2007

I bet you didn't know......

.....these weird, funny, strange, entertaining, and sometimes gross things. :)

  1. 40% of McDonald's profits come from Happy Meals.
  2. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
  3. On the average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily (scary!)
  4. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as a medicine.
  5. There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.
  6. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  7. It took Leonardo da Vinci 10 years to paint the Mona Lisa's lips.
  8. The original name for the butterfly was the flutterby!
  9. Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  10. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  11. Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion, but was talked out of it by her doctor. Thanks, Doc!
  12. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  13. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  14. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  15. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
  16. "Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in "mt."
  17. In Chinese, the KFC slogan 'finger lickin' good' comes out as "eat your fingers off."
  18. A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head.
  19. Every person sheds 40 pounds of skin in his lifetime. (yuck!)
  20. Mexico City sinks about 10 inches every year.
  21. Your brain is more active when you are sleeping than when you are watching TV.
  22. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  23. The average 4-year-old child asks 400 questions a day.
  24. The first owner of the Marlboro cigarette company died of lung cancer.
  25. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9, and lived in China in 1910.
  26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  27. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.
  28. Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries, because Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself." LOL!
  29. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people. As a lefty, I definitely take offense to this!
  30. If the population of China walked past you in a single file line, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  31. China has more people who speak English than the United States does.
  32. Every square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels -- cool!
  33. Wearing headphones for an hour increases the bacteria in your ear 700 times.
  34. More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a French kiss.......ewwwwww!
  35. Coca-Cola was originally green.
  36. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  37. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  38. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  39. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  40. If a statue of a person on a horse in a park has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died of a wound sustained in battle. If all four feet are on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  41. Honey is the only food that does not spoil.
  42. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  43. A snail can sleep for three years.
  44. All polar bears are left-handed.
  45. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  46. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
  47. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  48. On average, people fear spiders more than they fear death.
  49. Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."
  50. The electric chair was invented by a dentist -- makes sense!
  51. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt 30 feet!
  52. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.....that just makes my skin crawl.
  53. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  54. Most lipstick contains fish scales.......yuck!

Well, there, now if you've read this, you can say you definitely learned something today. :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

finally getting along


I am.......

......playing Kitchen Bingo!!!

You should try it too!!!!

(Click on the above sentence to find the fun!)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

introducing Harry Halladay.....

don't mind the way I look, I just had a long night at work :)
oh so little
what a cutie

sleeping together

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

new kitty!!

I brought home a new kitten on Monday!!!!

He is an orange tabby, 10 weeks old, and sooooooo cute and tiny!!!

His name is Harry Halladay, but we just call him Harry. :) And yes, there is a story behind that. Spencer is slowly learning to tolerate the new addition. We're working on that.

Pictures to come!

Friday, June 8, 2007

in case anyone cares

I finished two of my books (from the previous post). Yay me! What a lot of good three days off from work can do. I even did the dishes, laundry, and vacuuming, so the housework was not even suffering in the meantime (I shall refrain from adding 'like it normally is'

We are having missions conference this week at church, so we have been going to that every night. Tonight after the service, we went out to Montana's with our pastor, the guest speaker, and a few missionary families that are attending the conference. It is always nice to have that time of fellowship. And of course, it is always nice to get apple butter rib tips at Montana's.......yummy!

James has an interview with the Ontario Provincial Police on Thursday (the 14th). If he makes it through that successfully, he will finally be a cop! He works for the OPP now as a cadet (kinda like a cop-in-training), but this would be the final step. The officers and recruiting staff he works with seem to think there's about a 99% chance that he'll get it. If he does get it, however, he will have to go to police college for a little over four months -- that's five days a week, only able to come home on the weekends, as it is not exactly local. I'm not overly abounding with joy at that prospect, but I guess I have to think long-term. Also, depending no where he would get posted, a move could also be in the works for us as well.

Other than that, we are both just staying busy and enjoying our lovely spring/summer weather. This is definitely about my favorite time of the year. Now if only Rita's would come to town.........I guess I can dream, can't I?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

currently reading......

Death in Slow Motion, by Eleanor Cooney (almost done!)

and Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult (definitely my fave author!)

I don't know if this qualifies as a post or not, but I always like to see what other people are reading, so I thought I would list mine.

I'm a loser. :)

P.S. Oh yeah, I'm also reading The Prodigal Spy, by Joseph Kanon. Loser times two! I haven't read this much since I was much younger......I'm really enjoying it.