Sunday, June 25, 2006

Wonderful weekend!

Wow, what a great weekend!! It started out with a girls night in Terrace watching Nunsense then going out for a bite to eat and some great ceasars. I have to tell you that Nunsense was so bloody funny throughout but the 'Rush' acene still gets me to giggling so hard!

After food, drinks and very informative and umm, errr interesting conversation we were off to a bar that was/used to be country. Well the lead singer was wearing polyester pants and that should have been our clue that it was indeed NOT country, lol. People watching was hysterical, Shari and Michelle dancing was great live entertainment as well. The band starts to play Mustang Sally and Shari and I are grooving in our seats when along comes Mr. Peabody telling us to "JUST DO IT...JUST DOOOOO ITTTTT!!!" hehehe, it was rather amusing yet frightening all at the same time. Let's just say after he left Gloria was promptly asked to slide her ass and chair just a little closer so there would be no more surprise visitors, lol.

We arrived home at 3:00 a.m. and it took almost another hour just to unwind and get tired enough for sleep. It's been ages since i've been up that late and being out.

I don't have any pictures to post because I didn't have a camera but Jenny, Shari and Lucy had theirs.

Last night was Hal's Hockey teams annual bbq out at the Snowflake grounds. It was nice this year as a bunch decided to camp. Doug, Shari and Kali were kind enough to have us stay with them in the motorhome and hang for the night. THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS...WE APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH and it made the night so much more fun as I was able to have some drinks to with no worries of having to drive home later. Lil Miss Kali Joy did amazing for her first time camping too!

Kali reading Taylor a story

Here are a few random shots of last night at the bbq:

Fire at night

Friends by the fire

Shari letting loose...

Doug thinking "Oh man, thought I was safe over here!"

Hal and Taylor snuggled up

and now a few pics of my favourite thing...

Deserted camp

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day Dad!

I miss my Dad like crazy and he will always have such a special place in my heart. One of the things I miss the most is the phone calls and knowing he was really listening. He heard the things I didn't say and would never tell me what to do but instead would be a sounding board and so often just talking with him would help solve whatever was going on in my life.

One of my fondest memories is of Dad and I dancing on Graduation night..Father's and Daughters dance. The smile on his face looked like it would permanently be stuck there and even though at the time I felt slightly embarrassed I now know it was pride and unwavering love for this daughter he'd seen through so much in her life and knew he was on the doorstep of setting her free to start on her own journey.

Thank you Dad, I love you and in my dreams we still dance.

Artist: Luther Vandross

Back when I was a child, before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me and then
Spin me around 'til I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved
If I could get another chance, another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end
How I'd love, love, love
To dance with my father again
When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way, I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me
Then finally make me do just what my mama said
Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet

Never dreamed that he would be gone from me
If I could steal one final glance, one final step, one final dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end
'Cause I'd love, love, love
To dance with my father again

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Idol wannabes??

Okay, seeing's how i've been hassled about posting the video here it goes! Pauline's son was operating the camera and there's a bit of a "Blair Witch" motion to it at first and a little out of's too bad the sound worked, lol.

Pauline and I are crazy but had a boatload of fun performing last Friday night and although there is video it's blurry and a huge file so this picture will have to do. If we do this performance at FishStock then i'll be more appropriately dressed and hope the 3 other Village People show up! LOL.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

How Rotties got their markings

this was posted on a bulletin board I visit and with our love of the Rottweiler breed I just had to post it. This breed is amazing, loyal, loving and oh so gentle.

How Rotties Got Their Markings

The Rottweiler was busy doing some loyal task
when colors and things were being passed out.

Plume tails were gone and the black
was "leftover" among the choices.

The Rottie took everything in stride,
accepting his black hair and short no-nonsense coat.

But as a reward for his loyalty and accepting attitude
the angels bestowed kisses over their faces, eyes, and feet.

The bow tie is from a the hug the angels gave each of them,
and the tush?

Well that was the tush push to get them
from heaven to earth on the day they are born.

What a week!

The weather here has been absolutely fabulous and we've been enjoying every single moment of it. Hal and I have been at the river fishing in the afternoons and evenings after work. We've caught two fish but better then getting skunked.

This week was our Kitimat Idol finale and what a hoot. The Friday night judges had been challenged by the Saturday Junior Idol judges to a side competition. They in turn challenged the Event organizers....that would be Pauline and myself!! OMG this is so not something I would do at all as I'm not a person who wants to be up in front of a group of people. However, Pauline nor myself are the type of person to back down from a challenge and we took them on.

The Friday judges performed "Wake Up Little Susie". Two of them are professional singers! The Junior Idol judges lip synched "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" and it was hysterical. We managed to keep our song a complete secret until we took to the stage. There was a few chuckles from the audience at our costumes but once the first few notes started the crowd figured it out. Y-M-C-A! Did we have fun, fun, fun with it. The crowd and the judges got into the motions and singing along. Pauline was the construction worker and I was the cowboy. The winner was decided by audience response and, well I must say that Pauline and I KICKED MAJOR ASS!! Some part of me is thinking that it was a sympathy vote though, lol.

Congratulations to the new Kitimat Idol Jenn Rolfe and to our Kitimat Junior Idol Katherine Ocsavi! The judges had a very difficult time deciding and it was a matter of 1pt between each of the finalists.

Off to shower and sit on the back deck for abit before bed.

Sweet dreams all.

Monday, June 5, 2006

It's clicked...

We've been in the house for a couple of months now and it's finally clicked...this is HOME! I'm so in love with it and have so many ideas to make it us but need to stay focused on one task at a time. Hal and I are pretty much finshed for now with the yard and will decide this fall what we want to change. We want to paint the spare bedroom and the office so we need to decide on colours, then add some art to it. Hal's okay with the painting but I want to re-do the night stands and armoire too.

We found a great online site with framed and unframed pictures and are hoping to get some ordered for the main bedroom and bathroom. It definitely is expensive owning your own home but at least it's going into something that's ours. Hal had to mickey mouse the lawnmower together yesterday to finish mowing so it looks like we'll need to get a new one. No complaints on the one we had though, it's 17 years old and has mowed a whole lotta lawn, lol.

Off to sort through more crap in the office and start pricing stuff for the garage sale.

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Been Tagged..

by Lucy

1. What curse word do you use the most? Shit and *blush* the 'f' word when i'm really ticked
2. Do you own an iPod? No
3. Who on your MySpace “Top 8” do you talk to the most? Probably pretty even with the Yentas
4. What time is your alarm clock set for? 7:00 a.m.
5. What colour is your room? A really nice Green colour that my hunny picked...who knew he could be a 'Man-Diva'
6. Flip-flops or sneakers? Flip Flops all the way!! Ditto that!
7. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? Both but mostly taking the picture.
8. What's the last movie you watched? Brokeback Mountain
9. Do any of your friends have children? Yes!
10. Has anyone ever called you lazy? Yes and at times rightfully so
11. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster? Never
12. What CD is currently in your CD player? INXS
13. Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk? oddly enough ICE COLD white milk
14. Has anyone told you a secret this week? Yes and no I won't say or it wouldn't be a secret, lol
15. Have you ever given someone a hickey? Yes but not in a very long time.
16. Who was the last person to call you? Shari did this morning
17. Do you think people talk about you behind your back? Hell Yeah, we live in small town Canada, lol
18. Did you watch cartoons as a child? My brother, sister and I had a standing 6:30 a.m. date with the tv Saturday morning and then out the door by 9:00 a.m.
19. How many siblings do you have? 4
20. Are you shy around the opposite sex? Heck no
21. What movie do you know every line to? Probably be dumb and dumber
22. Do you own any band t-shirts? No, plain t-shirts here
23. What is your favourite salad dressing? Italian
24. Do you read for fun? Yes, I love reading!
25. Do you cry a lot? Not usually unless i'm on Fertility meds then a Toilet paper commercial can make me cry, lol.
26. Who was the last person to text message you? Connie
27. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? Both...I have a desktop that rarely gets used now and the laptop
28.Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos? Yes, still working on the tattoo drawing.
29. What is the weather like? Sunny with a few cloudy periods this morning
30. Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos? I think Hal may take issue with that if I said yes! However, it wouldn't stop me from dating them as it's self expression
31. Is sex before marriage wrong? Well if it's wrong then beat me.
32. When was the last time you slept on the floor? 18 months ago at Sharon's
33. How many hours of sleep do you need to function? 5 but prefer 7
34. Are you in love or lust? Love and Lust. I love Hal so much and still lust after him, lol.
35. Are your days full and fast-paced? Not always, enjoyable most of the time
36. Do you pay attention to calories on the back of packages? Sometimes
37. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 37
38. Are you picky about spelling and grammar? Type A personality here when it comes to spelling. However, I do not think people are unintelligent because of some spelling error
39. Have you ever been to Six Flags? No
40. Do you get along better with the same or opposite sex? both
41. Do you like cottage cheese? Only way is dry cottage cheese in lasagne
42. Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back? Mostly side but i'm a flip flopper at night
43. Have you ever bid for something on eBay? Yes
44. Do you enjoy giving hugs? Yes, giving and getting. Have you hugged someone today?
45 What is your favourite TV show? Lost and CSI's
47. Which celebrity, dead or alive, would you want to have lunch with? I can't answer this right now
48. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach? When we were buying the house
49. What one thing do you wish you had? A baby
50. Favourite lyrics? You're Not Alone Tonight - Keith Urban *they helped at a very dark period and am forever grateful*