Friday, July 28, 2006

My wishes for you!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Stolen from Shari, Jenny and Chunks

1. If you had to set your own work schedule; 8 hours per day; 5 days per week what would you work?
Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. I'd work Wed to Sunday but that would cut into Garage Sales and Saturday morning with great friends!

2. What Reality Show would you be on and why?
I too would love to do the Amazing Race....perhaps we should all start a Canadian version and be in the first "Amazin' Race Eh!"

3. What is the last book you read?
Some fluff, no brainer romance thing while we were out fishing the Kitimat. Perhaps I should have been reading "Bear Sense" or "Train your hunny where not to BBQ"

4. There are many songs that bring us back to a certain memory. What song(s) do you HATE to hear for that very reason?
I have a very difficult time listening to Eric Claptons 'Tears in Heaven'. It was played at my nephews funeral.

5. If you could go back in time to be any place in world history, what time would you choose and what country/place?
I'd love to go back to witness the building of the Pyramids. I loved the whole Eve idea too, lmao.

6. Do you know more than one language? Which one(s)?
No, not fluently. I'm able to pick up bits and pieces of conversations in French and Spanish.

7. What is your favorite blog? If comfortable please post a link.
No can do, have more then one favourite and you'll find the links on my blog. Crikey, who wants to feel like the last kid picked for games with that question???

8. What is your favorite web site?
I love the Yenta site and all the Yentas....You guys rock!

9. Your house is on fire, the people and pets you love are safe and you can grab one other "thing", what are you taking?
Good thing it's me answering this cuz Hal would pick his boat! I'd have to say the Grandfather Clock, even if it's pushed, pulled and dragged. It's handmade by Hal's Granddad.

10. You have $100 to spend in the next hour. How are you spending it? (Saving it or giving it away not permitted.)
I don't need an hour to spend $100, trust me, lmao! Feeling the need for some pampering so would put it towards full body massage.

okay, so I really like my boss

and boy do I miss her, lol. She's on holidays for two weeks and has only been gone 4 days but do I miss our daily banter. Feel sorry for any poor soul who walks through the door, calls the office or even walks by the office for they may get pounced on by the psycho Admin. Asst. in Unit 276.

It's been nice being full time so far though as those little jobs that get pushed to the wayside actually manage to get finished and give a feeling of accomplishment and ORGANIZATION!!!

k, back to work (0kay, so i'm really going to do the post that Jenny, Shari and Chunks have already done)

hugs, heart and happiness

Monday, July 24, 2006

k, just a little stirred

Well the results came in and even i'm surprised at how great they were.
My Dr. is stumped as to the cause of this sudden increase in blood pressure. Kidneys, heart, lung functions are excellent, blood and electrolytes are normal.

He will continue to monitor pressure for a weekand if it doesn't drop then further tests will be required. He asked if there'd been anything that's caused major worry recently - NADA so i'm chalking it up to eating an overabundance of salty snacks, bbq'd food and much more then I should have during our camping trip. I'm to keep eating a limited diet, no alcohol and very light exercise.

BP was still up today 160/100 so still not good but it's dropped a bit, although I know right now there's some work related stress going on and some personal but working through it.

Thank you so much for the thots and prayers, it's appreciated.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Shaken and not stirred..

just a little scared!

The last week i've been having dizzy spells off and on, like vertigo. Knowing that I had an appointment with the Dr today just thought I'd ask him to check the ears today. We did the prescription refill, discussed the results of that womanly test (btw...excellent and no need to return for two years...YAY and sorry if tmi but this is an important exam to many women avoid).

Dr. asks how everything else is and thus mentioned the dizzy spells. He checked both ears and they were clear, listened to my chest and checked the glands in my neck...NADA everything was okay there. Well I went to stand up and bingo bango major dizzy spell so he had me sit down, whipped out the blood pressure cuff and cuffed me! Well it can be said his eyes gave it all away 170/100 when just two months ago it was 127/80. He wrote up a test sheet and asked that I head directly to the hospital for them. Guess i'll find out tomorrow what the scoop is. Until then he said "no salt, coffee, tea, cola, fatty food, red meat and processed food" I ate a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread, carrot sticks and a big glass of water for dinner.

Fingers crossed everyone that it's nothing serious and that I can get it under control without drugs.

xo Pen

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Silly questions and crazy thoughts

For you have silly questions and crazy thoughts?

-Can you slam a revolving door?
-Can you read a picture book?
-Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
-If you're on an American airline, and you land in Canada and stay on the plane, is the drinking age still 21 or does it change to 19?
-Why is it written "May contain traces of peanuts or other kind of nuts" on peanut butter jars. Are people stupid enough not to realize it themselves?
-If you only have one eye...are you blinking or winking?
-If you have a gun and you ask, "can I ask you a question?" and they say "fire away" should you shoot them?
-What is a chickpea if it is neither a chick nor a pea?
-Whenever an adult is kidnapped why isn't it called adultnapped??
-Why is it that people duck in the rain, do they really think the rain won't hit them?
-If someone with a nostril ring takes it out, then blows their nose, do they have to cover that hole as well as their nostril holes so that snot does'nt blow out everywere?
-How come whenever you start to sing, you automatically sing in a higher voice than you talk?
-How come people say they ate the last piece of gum, when they really just chew it?
-If a pope goes to the bathroom, is it considered holy crap?
-Why is there no pine or apple in pineapple?
-If "Fantasy Island" really granted wishes, why wasn't Tattoo 6'6" ?
-Can bald people get a hair line fracture?
-If you sneeze and fart at the same time, does a vacuum form in your stomach?
-Why is it that no matter what color of bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
-What is a hacky, and why is it in a sack?
-Why do we have to pay a toll on "freeways"?
-Why do they say "an alarm going off," if it is really going on?
-Do babies produce more spit than adults?
-How come toy hippos are always blue, or purple, when real hippos are brown?
-Are there seeing eye humans for blind dogs?
-You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?
-You know how most packages say "Open here". What is the protocol if the package says, "Open somewhere else"?

We live so close to heaven!

I swear this has to be one of the most heavenly places on earth...granted I haven't travelled a lot, lol. However, I digress. Hal and I spent the day yesterday fishing the lower Kitimat and even though it was windy and a little cool the wildlife and scenery was spectacular.

We watched Eagles and their young offspring, Gulls, Osprey and various other birds soaring, diving, fishing and just playing all day long. We stopped in a little bay for some dinner and the bear tracks there were H U G E and fresh!!!!! Being frightened by the sheer number of tracks I gobbled down the two hotdogs and asked (okay so maybe I demanded) Hal to put the bbq back in the boat and lets get the hell outta there! Let's just say that Hal wears a mans size 10 shoe and I was wearing his sandals, the one set of prints was considerably larger then the size of the sandal. I should have taken pictures but just wanted to get out of there ASAP!

Other then that we had an enjoyable day laughing, sharing funny thots and cherishing our time with each other. I love that silly Sailor Man.

Friday, July 14, 2006

No Matty this summer!

It looks as though our nephew Matt won't be coming to visit us for the month of August as planned. The family is moving back to Kamloops and with such a big change my sister and I agree that it's best for Matt to stay with the family and get settled into their new home and into a good routine before school starts in September. It's hard and i'm sad but it's for the best and that is what's most important.

Matt will be able to come next summer for sure so that made him a little happier but he's still quite upset.

until later friends, keep smiling cuz it makes people wonder what you've been up to!
xo Pen

Sunday, July 9, 2006

Nieces and Auntie

Yesterday was wonderful as I was able to spend the whole day with my two little nieces. They moved to Victoria almost two years ago and I miss them and Sharon so much. My biggest worry was that Casandra and Alyssa would start forgetting who we are or just not being as comfortable. What a silly Auntie for thinking that!! When I saw them during the parade their faces lit up like little Christmas trees and then at work again they gave the biggest hugs and smoochies!

Alyssa and I were chatting while Casandra had a short nap and Uncle caught us with the camera.

Alyssa taking a pic of Casandra and Auntie

Yesterday Shari and I were going to garage sales and were still out when it was time to pick up the girls so we stopped by the house and picked them up, took them to the last few garage sales and they scored Barbies and baby barbies, talk about two happy little girls. Auntie is not a Barbie lover and in fact as a child had a Barbie graveyard for my sisters barbies whom used to occasionally lose an appendage of some sort,lol. But I love those little girls so not only did they get barbies, Auntie played barbies with them. The funniest thing was we were going to go swimming at the pool but when the girls saw our soaker tub they wanted to swim there and just hang out and that was just as awesome.

Cleo was in her glory with the girls and loved all the attention they gave her. They smothered her in hugs and kisses and even had her confused about the little plastic people. She was so patient and loveable with them and earned her cookies they gave her and they took her for a walk with Auntie too and we even had Willow following us. That had them cracking up that the cat was going for a walk too. Wish we had a camera to capture that moment of two little girls in hysterics.

Saturday, July 8, 2006

Who are you and don't be afraid to say "HI!"

Just checked my site meter and wow has there been an increase in traffic to this page. Wanted to let all of you know it's okay to say hello too.

Take care and keep smilin!

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

A week in Pen's world!

W O W!! Has life gotten crazy or what? With the beautiful weather, company, work and work related events the hands of time have been going double time!

Fishing and Friends
We had a friend from Kamloops come up for a week fishing the Kitimat. They fared not to badly catching quite a few fish, kept 3 and released the rest. Ken went home with some very nice salmon fillets. I wish they would have kept more of the fish they caught but they had to put up with them in the boat, lol.

Here's a few pics of Hal and Ken

Ken flew back to Kamloops Friday night to spend the July long weekend with his wife and young son. It was so wonderful to see him again, he truly is a wonderful friend.

G'psgolox Totem Pole
Friday night Pauline and I headed to Kitamaat Village for part of the G'psgolox Totem repatriation celebration and feast. The celebration was a multi-day event. Here is a link to an article for further information: also if you Google the G'psgolox Totem you will find many articles and stories on the theft and return of the totem.

I will not pretend to know how significant this must be to our Haisla people but would like to say "Thank You!" for allowing us to share in this historical event. The intensity of the spiritual and emotional energy was amazing. To hear the story of the return and what it means was touching. I was amazed at how many other communities came to join in the celebration with their masks, dress and dance. What a sight to behold and one that will stay fresh in my mind for many years to come. My one regret is not going back on Saturday for more of the celebration.

It was with great honour that I met Chief Dan Paul on Tuesday afternoon when the G'psgolox Totem Pole was delivered to its temporary home at City Centre Mall where it will reside until it's permanent home is ready in the Kitamaat Village. We are very privileged to be able to accomodate this amazing artifact.

Happy Canada Day eh!
Pauline and I went into the Canada Day parade on Saturday as representation for our Mall. There wasn't a lot of preparation time but we pulled it off and next year plan on having an actual float with Santa, the Easter Bunny, Kitimat Idols and Kit the Fox on it. It was a lot of fun though watching the kids get excited when they saw Kit, they wanted hugs and to talk to him, lol.

As always the food is simply amazing! Nancy and I walked back to the house loaded down with Samosas and BBQ pork. Ate a quick meal, drank a gallon of water and headed back down to the festivities. We met up with Ms. Kali, her Daddy Doug and Aunty Roy and chatted with them a bit while watching Kitimat Idol and Junior Idol sing. Jennifer and Katherine were terrific!

Here are a few pictures of Kit in the Parade:

For the life of me I can't remember what the heck we did Sunday but I know Monday was a relaxation day and Uncle Zero and I got to hang with Ms. Kali Joy. Here's the kind of day we had when we weren't playing with Ms. K.