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yeah, what HE said :P


Over the Summer

So, wow, it's been a long time, figured I'd better update those who are interested as to why I've been gone so long. What a crazy busy summer filled with tons of activity and changes, and for the most part its all good. My fiancee found work in Calgary, and we found a place here and moved in mid July, so we've been here three weeks now. What a huge change for me. I always swore that I'd never leave my last place, unless I was either in handcuffs or a body-bag LOL, obviously I changed my mind and found a better incentive....
Still don't know anyone, and haven't gotten out around the city much, but I'm getting there. Found a school for Kristen and she starts tomorrow, it's a year-round school program within the Catholic school board. I think it will be different, but good for her. Her class grade is combined due to numbers, they have a 4/5 and a 5/6, so she will be doing the 4/5 I decided, because she could use the help getting more caught up with some education she has been lacking in due to the poor academics at the last school. Don't get me wrong, it was a great school, and she was very good there and happy, its just that there was alot she was missing out on, and she is a bit behind now.
The city is way different than Edmonton, and I never thought I'd be living here, that's for sure. Much different layout and although it's much more confusing in terms of streets and hat, I am starting to find my way around pretty well so far, at least we are not too far from the C-Train, so that is good. And our place is really nice, I am happy with it. Its in a completely new area of the city, way in the far Northeast corner, ehh, just a few blocks from the edge of the city lol. Huge complex, hundreds of condo units here and they are still building the last of them, they are all within 5 years old, and the community surrounding, shops and that, is all within the past year, basically brand new. Our dentist only opened in February too lol. I took the whole week last week unpacking, sorting and organizing the house to look like a home and now hat everything is set up, my next project is to get some pictures done so I can share the move and the new place with everyone too ;p.
I just learned that I can import my blogs from here to my multiply and other places, so I set that up and now I can keep better in touch with all my sites and contacts, some have been severely lacking in communication lol. Not on the computer nearly as much as I use to be, I've been just way too busy, and I miss being able to just sit down and chat with my buddies, but hopefully with school starting and things settling more, I will get more time for that soon here.
So, yeah, lots of changes, lots of new things to experience, and I am finally happy with where I am and finally starting to be able to look down the road a bit at the future, it doesn't look as bleak as I thought it was anymore, and I'm not alone so that is the most wonderful thing too ;p.


Update time, March 2009

So it was a good weekend, I guess. Busy, but good. Went to have dinner with my nephew and his mom for his birthday on Friday, only 6 of us there but that's ok, he was happy we came, and I guess my mom says he was happy with his gift, he didn't expect to get anything. So there was just Eddie and Kristen and I and Charles and Cheryl and Gil.
Saturday we went to the Royal Fork, for my mom's surprise 65th birthday party. She flew in at like 1pm and was only expecting me and Kristen and Ed there, and the whole family made it a huge thing. It turned out great though, lots of family and old friends from all over. She was so happy. Then Sunday we went to church, yes, I even got Ed to go with me LOL, he took a bulletin to prove it, his mom still doesn't believe that he went. Was good tho, I was happy he came, I know he wasn't expecting to enjoy himself but I think he did, just a bit ;)

Went out to Montana's to have dinner after, then home, but we ended up going to his house that night anyways, and on Monday I met Vida and brought her back to Ed's for dinner he cooked. Salmon with orange zest, mashed potatoes with rum butter sauce and cranberries and salad with ginger pork, it was very different but turned out great, even though he said he thought he could have done better it was just great for us.
Eh, came home tonight tho, expecting Kristen to be going out with her big sister but that was changed to Thursday. No worries tho, we have the whole week, since it is Spring Break this week. And I can't wait for Vida to finally be home for good, she got her apartment, so she has a home to come to at least. She's up at Cold Lake now with the rest of the clan, lookin at what is in storage to be brought down for when she arrives in April.

I was worried about my mother though. My sister called and said something about mom, so I called as soon as I got home. Seems mom was taken to the hospital last night in an ambulance, don't know why but she was released today. All I know is what mom says, that's not much. High blood pressure, weak liver and lungs, and they say her kidney is shutting down on her. She had some sort of infection in her side she has medication for, and more tests to go to, still waiting on results of the other tests they took this week and last.
I worry about how well she can do the way she is. She refuses to stop drinking or smoking, and that is only going to end up killing her. I hate feeling helpless and standing by watching her having so much problems and I can't do a thing to help. I really don't want to have to face going to another funeral, especially hers. this early, she's only 67. I will forward a prayer request out to church and my friends on FB, I won't give up hope that God can still reach her too, somehow.

Haven't done many videos on youtube, I know, but I've been talking to people a bit still, trying to keep up there and at 360. But I'm starting to see the futility of alot of the so called "debate" that I get involved in. I have no need to defend myself, my faith is what it is, and I have no guilt or shame in that. But the phrase "Don't feed the trolls" as it is told to me, rings true. Pointless to throw pearls before swine. Those who will hear will hear, the rest don't matter. And I'm learning alot about how just not to respond in many cases, and how to see people through God's eyes. I just wish I could find the right words to communicate that what I see and feel, but too many don't understand or care to.
Anyways, that's my thoughts for today, have a kid to track down now, as she is wandering outside playing with friends, just have to make sure she's ok. As much as she drives me crazy lately, I still love her with all my heart and couldn't imagine my life without her, if God truly gives blessings with children, she is one.

God Bless,


Health Warning!

Now I know that everytime I tell my daughter to wash her hands, there is a darn good reason for it! I am going to be showing this video to her as soon as she gets home, you all should go to this link and see it for yourself!


just some thoughts

I'm going to take off right away here and go do some bible study, I was reminded of a workbook that I've been sort of neglecting, but watching Yokeups video today made me remember it and that I need to get it done. Check this out for today, one awesome song...

Been a busy month so far. Latest news is, I cut and dyed my hair, I know, seems trivial, but for me it was a big deal. Ive not had my hair short as this in forever, and its never been a different color, well, not as drastic as this lol.
I heard that something like this, for a woman, can mark a significant change in life. Its a bold statement, that's for sure. So here's the pictures of that for starters lol.

It took two bleachings and two dye kits to get it all after I had it cut. I was thankful that I was sick that weekend and could not smell any of it LOL


How Do I Know....

if he loves me?
Why am I so nervous?
How do I get myself focused enough to figure out what I'm really feeling?
I don't want to wait forever but i'm scared to go too far too fast.
And none of this makes sense so I'll shut up now LOL

Where in the World...?