Aug 29

Fri '14

Would you rather…

I saw this fun little post on Amanda Nicole’s site and I just had to do it. I was in that kind of mood, yah know!!


…Watch Star Wars or Star Trek?
Hands down that would be Star Trek!

…Read on a Kindle or paperback book?
Paperback book. However, I also like reading on my iPad, but there really is nothing like holding an actual book in my hands.

…Go to a play or musical?
Musical!! How else could I sing along?!

…Go to the theater or a movie?
Theatre definitely. Love the live stuff.

…Hike or bike?
Bike because it gets you places much quicker.

…Wear jeans or chinos?
I don’t even know what chinos are, so jeans then.

…Have a Margarita or Pina Colada?
Margarita, but preferably frozen rather than over ice.

…Drink a glass of Guinness or Fat Tire?
I’m guessing both are beers so neither because beer is nastay!

…Crash with friends or stay in a hotel?
Crashing with friends/family is way cheaper so that’s the way I like better.

…Visit Europe or Mexico?
Europe because I’ve never been before.

…Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?
Hawaii because pretty and sunny and hot.

…Go skiing or snowshoeing?

…Travel by plane, train, or automobile?
Automobile. However, I wish they were as fast as a plane because then going to Disney World would be AWESOME!

…Enjoy a houseboat or speed boat?
Houseboat because I would definitely get motion sick on a speed boat.

…Go climbing or zip lining?
Zip lining as I’ve heard it’s a lot of fun.

…Go to a comedy club or dance club?
Comedy club even though I’ve never been before. I think I am much too old for dance clubs.

…Have a night out or evening in?
Evening in because then I can curl up in my nighty and watch a movie in bed!

…Watch TV or read a book?
TV but not live, it would have to be pre-recorded or downloaded. I cannot stand just flipping channels.

…Go canoeing or waterskiing?

…Camp in an RV or stay in a tent?
I like tenting, but having my parents in their RV close by is a bonus. I love having access to a fridge.

…Use Facebook or Twitter?

…Choose a free trip or money?

…Win the lottery or find your perfect job?
Honestly? Win the lottery for sure! Who wouldn’t!?

…Swim in a pool or the ocean?
Pool because then no scary animals will bite my feeties.

…Watch sports or play sports?
Neither. Ick.

…Play dodgeball or kickball?
Kickball was always more fun when I was younger.

Whew, that was fun! I felt a little indecisive for some of them, but I managed. Now it’s your turn! Which would you pick?


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Aug 25

Mon '14

House and pregnancy updates

Ah life has been so insanely busy this month. We have fully moved into our new home and have nearly all the boxes unpacked. I want to tidy up a bit more before I take pictures to show off the house. It is almost ready for showcasing! We are enjoying it very much to say the least. Our old home is also rented out so that is one less thing to worry about.

As for myself, when I am not at home unpacking boxes, I am working like a dog at work. Our manager went away for two weeks, so as a supervisor, I had to pick up some of the banking duties. It made for some long days. Now I am working opening shifts while some of my co-workers are away. That means bed by 9pm and up at 4:30am. This should continue on and off as people vacation until mid-October. I don’t really know if I will have a regular schedule again before I take off for maternity leave. I am hoping to work at least until the beginning of November.

As for some pregnancy updates, I feel as if a lot has happened since the 20 week update. I finally felt the baby move for the first time at 22 weeks, on my birthday actually (July 10th). It started out as little flutters, but I am starting to feel the movements a little stronger now. When it has hiccups, my belly actually moves, especially while lying down. It’s pretty cool to see. Unfortunately Peter hasn’t been able to feel any movement yet. I really hope he can soon because I desperately want to share this experience with him.

I will see my midwife tomorrow for my 28 week check up. I had my gestational diabetes test a couple weeks ago, but I haven’t heard anything about it yet. I figure if it was bad, they would have contacted me right away. I’m sure I will find out 100% tomorrow.

We are sort of trying to get all the necessities that will be required by the time the baby arrives. It’s such a huge ordeal. I want to buy all the things, but I know I won’t need all of it. It’s hard to know which brand to buy or how much money to spend. So many options out there. I went with a friend to Babies R Us to sign up for a baby registry. She has a son and so she helped me pick out some good products. I know I might have to buy some of them before the baby is born, but other things can wait for my baby showers, which will take place after the baby is here.

I am officially in my 3rd trimester. Boy how time is flying by. I’m not complaining, however because I really can’t wait to meet this little one. However, to my dismay, I have suffered from a little bit of heartburn lately, which is a common symptom in the last trimester. I really hope it subsides because it is not a pleasant feeling. Oh well, I will take the burn over vomiting any day. I took a bump photo the other day and I thought I would share:

28 week bump photo

Hopefully a long picture enhanced house post will come soon!


Aug 18

Mon '14

10 years ago

Does anyone remember what happened to me on August 13th ten years ago? No? That’s okay, it’s not something that would stick out in anyone’s mind but my own.

I was 17 years old and somewhat against my Mom’s wishes, my Dad took me downtown to get my first tattoo. As I was still under 18 years of age, I could not just go by myself to get it. I had been begging to get one for nearly 2 years. My Dad wanted to make sure that I was serious about my decision. To this day I still do not regret getting it. I treasure it and I love to show it off. It is nothing extravagant and it is something that will be meaningful to me my entire life. I have a modest maple leaf on my left shoulder. It symbolizes my Canadian pride and how much I love this beautiful country that I live in.

Maple Leaf Tattoo

I am not a huge fan of needles. I mean, who really loves them anyway!? I can tolerate them as long as I don’t look. So in support, Peter came with me and held my attention while the deed was being done. I had refused to look the while time. I really didn’t want to see the needle going in and out of my arm. Plus all the blood would probably freak me out.

A year later I went back to the same tattoo parlour again with my Dad to get his first tattoo. We both have the same colours for our tattoo, but his features the logo VESPA to show his love for his scooters. His whole life revolves around Vespas and he owns about 10 (I think). He can build them up from the ground and he is the go-to repair guy in his scooter club. Anyway, it’s great that we were able to share our first tattoo memories together.

10 years later and I think my tattoo still looks great. I have no interest in getting it touched up because it is still vibrant and clear. One day I might have to get it touched up, but for now I am happy as a clam :) I have no plans to get any more tattoos currently. I had thought about a tiny wrist tattoo, but I haven’t been able to decide on a definite design so that is on the back burner for the time being.

Do you have any tattoos and what’s the story behind them?


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