Monday, July 31, 2006


We are currently in the middle of a surprise visit from a director. My boss said to look busy so I'm blogging :D

We just finished having cake. Ice Cream cake from DQ. It's a birthday tradition for me so when they asked what kind of cake I wanted, that's what I ordered. It was yummy!

Okay, the director's gone. Back to work :P


Me, at 25

I CASEd this from Cowtown Stacy's blog. I was going to fill it out a few weeks ago but I decided to wait until today, my acutal birthday to do it. So, this is "Me, at 25"

Somewhere here in the valley. Probably in town. I'm not sure what part though.

Either my black cordoury skirt or my new jean jacket

Eyes, and if he can maintain eye contact. It drives me nuts when people can't look me in the eye.

Danielle Peck's self titled because it has "Finding a Good Man" on it and it was cheap at Target

With someone boring

My back. I need a massage right now too. Any takers?

Strong in mind. Strong in body is great, I'd love to be strong in body (especially after this weekend) but if you don't have the spiritual resiliance to back it up, all the physical strength in the world won't make a difference.

My alarm is set for 6:33 (That way I wake up to music instead of the news)

I really like blenders...of course I don't actually HAVE one. That's on my "List of things to buy"

Stupid Drivers

The drums. Seriously. I have this hankering to learn how and my steering wheel just isn't cutting it.

Anything bright. I love colour, I don't care what colour but I like lots of it. My new STARK WHITE apartment is slowly eating away at my soul.

Sedan. ::sigh:: I am SO boring. Both of those take way too much gas though. Second choice would be a truck :P

Heck yeah! I know where I'm going, do you?

"Bread and Jam for Francis"

Spring. I love the freshness of the new flowers and the lengthening days and the anticipation of summer.

To fly. It is a more economical, environmentally friendly way to travel, plus it would be COOL!!!

I don't have one but I like the idea of a small maple leaf

Sometimes, if I concentrate REALLY hard

Grandma B. I've never met a more loving, common-sense-smart woman in my life. I miss her a lot.

Of the week? It fluctuates. Right now I'll say Saturday because the possibilities for that day are endless!

Shoes, books, empty water bottles, a blanket, empty plastic bags and various other flotsam

Sushi, but if I had it yesterday, then a hamburger :D

I don't watch "cartoons" per se. I like full length Disney films though.
As for comic strips, Mutts. Hands down. And I'm not even that much of a "pet" person.

Anything I don't have to cook LOL

28. If you could only choose one fantasy servant, who would it be (chauffeur/gardener/cook/masseuse/other)?
House cleaner. I'll learn to cook. I still don't enjoy cleaning though.

29. FOUR WORDS THAT SUM YOU UP: task-oriented, loyal, positive, tolerant

30. FAVORITE PIG-OUT FOODS: Lays salt n' vinegar chips, Ruffles all dressed chips, Ms. Vickies red pepper and sour cream chips...are we seeing a pattern here yet?

31. THREE OF YOUR EVERY DAY ESSENTIALS: water, internet, radio

32. THREE WAYS YOU'VE BEEN BLESSED: 1. My faith. 2. My family. 3. My friends.


34.WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST PERSONALITY FLAW? Impatience with my family and procrastination, if that's a personality flaw

35. HOW DO YOU COPE WITH STRESSFUL SITUATIONS? I procrastinate and avoid the situation

36. ARE YOU HAPPY ON THIS BIRTHDAY? Yep. I'm tired but I'm really excited about life.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Moving In

It's done. We're officially in. My bed is set up and my alarm clock is plugged in...and that's about it :P I am SO tired. I have WAY too much stuff to carry up a series of steps, down a very long hallway and into the apartment. I single handedly filled the storage room almost to the top.

Big, big, big thanks to my youngest brother Aaron and his friends Ryan (in the blue) and Dillon (not shown) They were troopers, carry LOTS of heavy boxes and akward furniture.

That's me standing in front of about half of my boxes in front of the building. Seth had borrowed the truck from work and he had to get it back by four so we ended up unloading onto the road and taking it in from there.

We're at my parents house for dinner tonight (cause heaven knows WE don't have any food) but we'll be sleeping in our apartment tonight. I'll try and post picutres of inside asap.


The end of an era

I didn't sleep very well last night. It didn't help that I didn't actually crawl into bed until almost midnight because I was watching "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road" with my parents, but when I *did* get to bed I had a hard time sleeping. I was/am very excited but nervous at the same time. Last night it hit me that I'm MOVING OUT. Not just house sitting, not going on a trip, *I* am moving and my family isn't coming with me.

The moving part itself doesn't bother me. I've done it. Lots. The fact that my parents aren't coming does. I know it's right and good and definitely what I want but in the words of Rachel from "Friends" "It's the end of an era!!!" Hopefully I won't blubber like too much of an idiot this afternoon :P


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Reflections on Moving

Janis and family came home last night. I went out to say "welcome back", return the key, and make sure everything was good...oh, and to pick up a few albums I'd forgotten (let's see what else I left there). When I got home I told Mom "Alright, I'm here to stay...for at least 36 hours" Sad!

I got the majority of my packing done last night. The good thing about packing last minute is I do it. The bad thing is I don't take the time to go through things. There was a file folder on my desk. It was full of scrapbook stuff and other flotsam that didn't have a home LAST time I moved. This time I added to it and re-packed it. I am a firm believer in "a place for everything and everything in it's place". Unfortunately when everything doesn't HAVE a place, it's hard to stick to that motto!

I've realized that I have *a lot* of stuff. At least three boxes of scrapbook stuff...that doesn't include my cart, carryall, album tote, workshop organizer, sticker binder, or three boxes of completed Premier albums. Yi yi yi!

The good news is I managed to squeeze all twelve of my dance overskirts into one fairly small box. I was proud of that.

There is a bittersweet feeling when you go to bed surrounded by boxes with totally blank walls. I haven't actually been in this house long enough to put a lot on the walls but having cleared off all my horizontal spaces makes it feel so empty. I am excited though :)

Tomorrow I get off work at noon and then the moving shall commence. Wish me luck!


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Word of the Day #24: bespoke

be·spoke ( P ) Pronunciation Key (b-spk)
Past tense and a past participle of bespeak.

Custom-made. Said especially of clothes.
Making or selling custom-made clothes: a bespoke tailor.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Most Embarrasing Moment

Okay so Blogger won't register that I was uploading pictures yesterday. If it decides to smarten up I'll let you know.

Yesterday Seth and Robert came over for dinner. Seth gave us an update on his "condition". Remember how Sunday evening he went to the clinic? Well Monday morning he was still very sore so he decided to go see the family doctor. I can't remember if I've mentioned this but our regular family doctor, Dr. W. has pancreatic cancer so the family has been slowly switching over to Dr. B. Seth went in to see Dr. B. and started telling him about what happened. Dr. B. said "Yes, don't you remember me? I was at the clinic last night!!!" Seth said he has NEVER felt so embarrased! Anyways, it was good that he went back because this time Dr. B. ordered x-rays. I haven't heard what the results are on that yet.


Monday, July 24, 2006

Word of the Day #23: islet

is·let ( P ) Pronunciation Key (lt)
A very small island: rocky islets off the coast.

I didn't know they had a seperate name. Cool!

The goat-boys of Whytecliff Park

ETA I'll add pictures later. This is just the text for now.

This weekend Robert was home for the first time since he moved. Saturday he spent the day with Seth catching up with friends. Sunday we had a family day. Church was cancelled this week due to renovations so we packed a picnic and went to Whytecliff Marine Park in West Vancouver. We arrived just after noon and were lucky to find a parking spot. (The last time we went we got a ticket :P)

We found a shady spot on the grass and enjoyed our picnic and then hauled everything back to the car before heading down to the beach. The criteria for finding a spot for the day were: it had to have water (for Dad) and it had to have rocks and places to climb (for the boys). Whytecliff is perfect for the latter. There are lots of cliffs and interesting rock formations for goat-boys to have fun on. One of the best spots is an "islet" (that's my new word of the day) From
A rocky breakwater leads out to nearby Whyte Islet. At low tide you can clamber up its steep slopes and find a sheltered spot beneath a lone shore pine. Keep one eye on the progress of the tide.

Mom stayed on the shore with our backpacks, towels and swim stuff but Dad, the boys and I "clambered up the steep slopes" all the way to the far point of the islet. It was quite a hike and the first little bit is getting slick because so many people use it. It was beauitful though.

Of course the goat-boys weren't happy to just go tip to tip overland. No, they wanted to go around the bottom. When they realized that wasn't going to work they tried to climb up the side. With proper equipment it *might* have worked. Instead, Seth slipped and fell about five feet. He dislocated his shoulder and scrapped his whole chest up. It was horrible. Dad and I were standing above them cautioning them to be careful (while I took numerous pictures). I actually saw Seth fall, I'm glad Dad didn't. I'm not sure if it was his first aid training or quick thinking but once Seth got his footing under him he grabbed his arm and shoved it back into the socket. N.A.S.T.Y! He is SO skinny and I could see the bone sticking out where it didn't belong. It was sore but functional after that. He wasn't sure how much damage had been done, and judging from the pain that was still there, he decided it would probably be best to go to the hospital.

So, we climbed back over the rocks to the shore, met up with Mom and headed back to the car. Once on the highway we all started brainstorming on where the closest hospital would be. I suggested we just keep driving until we saw the "H" sign posted. It worked :) Lions Gate Hospital wasn't that far away. Of course Canada and their "free healthcare" are down right pathetic. We got into the emergency room and were there for a full fifteen minutes without even being acknowledged, except for by a security guard who told us to stand back.

Seth got tired of waiting (after a mere twenty minutes :P) so he decided we should head home and try the emergency room there. He was thinking that he'd need x-rays. The good thing about being in our hometown is that both of us live about five minutes from the hospital. We dropped him off and took Robert to the house to pick up his car (Robert was going to stay with him). By the time Robert came back and ambulance had arrived with two "stat" victims and a cardiac arrest. Seth decided that he didn't hurt THAT much and went to a walk-in clinic instead. (Don't you love the impatience? :))

The doctor at the clinic checked him out and prescribed ibprofen for the swelling and polysporin for the scratches. He figures that his shoulder is fine and just advised him to not baby it. He'll be sore for awhile but he should be fine.

So there you go. Adventure!!!

I also made major headway in packing yesterday evening. There is something about knowing you are moving in less than a week that makes putting stuff in a box easier. Granted I probably haven't touched half of it since I unpacked it when we moved in November but, what if I need it!!! I also found a bunch of boxes in the garage so that made packing easier too. The main areas I have to tackle now are my desk and the top of my dresser. I'm getting there though.

Friday is the planned official moving day. Of course with Seth being somewhat incapacitated it could be interesting. Oh well, we'll just rely on Aaron lots.

Have a great week!


Friday, July 21, 2006

Hot, Hot, HOT!


That's hot. Of course I spent most of the day in an overly air conditioned board room (BTW the meeting went fine, much better then I had hoped. Oh, and my boss is away next week so hopefully I can get some stuff accomplished.) Now I am at home and I'm sitting her and sweating. Not actually doing anything but sweating none-the-less. I *should* go downstairs to my room and pack but after not having internet access for 36 hours I have a ton of emails to weed through in my inbox. The weird thing is that as I sit here, they multiply. There are apparently other people sitting at their computer this evening too.


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Checking In

Hey Guys,

It's been a crazy busy week getting ready for the board meeting. I'm pretty sure I have everything if I could just get my directors to quit cancelling on me!!! So, I'll be incommunicato for the rest of today and tomorrow. Robert is coming home this weekend so I hope to spend time with him...oh, and I really need to PACK!!!

Hope y'all have a great weekend and for those of you in BC STAY COOL!!!


Sunday, July 16, 2006

Coffee on Sunday's

Apparently coffee isn't a big seller on Mondays. I had plans to meet up with a friend of mine at a local coffee shop. I got there at 7pm as planned and found out that there "new" Sunday hours are 11am-7pm. Okaaaaay...well, they're not the only shop in town. Let's try the one down the road. Closed on Sundays. Right. Starbucks. Starbucks has to be open. Drive over there (about five blocks away). They're open alright but they close at eight!!! Pathetic. Anyways we got our coffee "closed" the place and then went for a walk around the lake. It turned out to be a very nice evening but how hard do you have to work just to get coffee???

Hell's Kitchen

Yesterday (Saturday) I went to a CM workshop as planned and did a little bit of scrapbooking. Finished some pages, did my Dierks concert from October and organized some stuff. It finished at 3 so I came home and took over the living room to do a major power layouts for my Pennsylvania trip. There are SO many pictures. It's hard to keep them straight but I'm getting there. I currently have PL guides all over the couch and floor and sticky notes all along the mantel. It's working well :D

Anyhow, while I was doing PL Seth borrowed my car to run errands. He brought it back around 6:30 and we decided that since we were both free and it was a *gorgeous* evening, we'd head into Vancouver and see if we could find somewhere interesting to eat dinner.

Initially we were thinking that something in Yaletown would be good. Of course when you get on Pacific Blvd you can get on and over the Burrard Street Bridge before you know it...or at least I can. That put us on West 4th in Kitsilano. I had been down there for dinner when Jean in Tx came to town so I knew there were lots of restaurants. We decided to drive along and see if something struck our fancy.

What did we choose? Hell's Kitchen Seth had some convoluted reality tv connection for it. I just thought it looked interesting and it was busy, which is always a good thing when it comes to restaurants. It turned out to be a great choice. Exactly what we were looking for.

Instead of each ordering an entree we went 'tapas style' and ordered three appetizers to share: (from the online menu)

Smoked Quebec duck breast, shredded carrots & apples with chipotle honey

Grilled zucchini & mixed peppers, fresh basil, mozzarella and goat cheese in a roma tomato tortilla with Hell's salsa

Bubbling with spinach, roasted garlic and asiago, served with foccacia and corn meal & chili-dusted Navajo bread

It was all delicious, especially the spring rolls. For dessert we each had:
Dark Belgian chocolate and Frangelico liqueur folded into thick whipped cream with house-made biscotti

Soooo good. We'll definitely go back there.

It was good to spend some time with Seth too. We talked about a few things to do with the new place. Doing dishes, the fact that I use next to NO milk, etc. It's looking like I'll take the bedroom closer to the living room...maybe. That's what he thinks anyways. I still haven't decided.

Anyhoo, hope y'all are having a great weekend :)


Friday, July 14, 2006

Busy Living Life

Not much new to report. I got a call from our manager yesterday and we’ve been “approved” for the apartment. I’m working on coordinating the deposit with Seth right now.

Mom, Dad and Aaron went to Alberta for the weekend for a quasi-family reunion. Robert was going to go with them but he got his dates mixed up and was planning on NEXT weekend. He’s really sad that he can’t go. It will work out though. Hopefully next weekend he can come down and get the rest of his stuff from Seth.

With Mom and Dad being gone it means I’m house sitting two places. Of course at theirs I have the rabbit to deal with :P

Tomorrow I’m going to a workshop hosted by one of my local cmc friends. I need the stress relief. Other then that I’m just busy living life. I did start organizing some stuff yesterday and packing a little bit. I have a lot more to do though.

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

(almost) Done Deal

I forgive him. Seth that is. For sleeping in. It actually worked out great. I had a big meeting this morning. I had to be at the hotel where it was taking place at 6:30am for set up and then from 8 to noon I took continuous notes. My hand HURTS. It was a very productive morning though. After that my boss gave me the rest of the day off. I have a board meeting next week so it's going to be crazy busy getting ready for that and I needed a break.

Because I was off early I called Seth and picked him up and we went and viewed the aprtment together. He liked it and I filled out my part of the rental application today! WE HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE! Seth will fill out his part of the application tomorrow (he had to go to work) and as soon as we get the deposit $$ together (he gets paid on Friday) we can process the application.

The current tenants move out sometime next week and after the carpets are cleaned and touch ups done we can start moving in (sometime in teh last week of July). Formal posession date is August 1st but we can be there before that.

I'm really happy with the space. It is on the first floor and we look out into the courtyard which has a pool in it! The bedrooms are equal sized with lots of storage space. Question. If you had your choice of the bedroom beside the bathroom or the bedroom beside the living room which would you choose? (They are right beside each other). Keep in mind that Seth showers at 3am when he gets home but the bedroom by the shower has a nice built in shelf in the closet. I'm leaning one way but I haven't decided yet.

Anyhow, it's a big load off my mind to have this in place. Now I have clearance to go scrapping on Saturday (because I won't be house hunting) and I can start packing in earnest. I'll keep you updated on my progress!


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

30 minutes

I think the longest half hour I ever have to live through is between when I get a flouride treatment and when I'm allowed to eat again. It's not like I'm really hungry but being told that I CAN'T eat makes me want to.

Today I went and got my tooth fixed. It was quite painless. He didn't even have to freeze me. Unfortunately my coverage doesn't include the nice white filling so I have more metal in my mouth but it's okay. It's pretty far back. Once the metallic taste goes away it will be just like new.

Seth slept in today and didn't go see the apartment :( He says he'll do it tomorrow. I hate waiting on other people.


Quick Update

I went and looked at two apartments yesterday. The second one looks like it will work. It’s small but sufficient and there is LOTS of storage space. Seth’s going to look at it today and let me know what he thinks. The funny part is it is about a five minute walk from where he currently lives and for me to get to work it is really quick. Cross your fingers!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Hand Me Downs

So, word got out that I'm moving. I came home from church yesterday with SIX boxes full of kitchen stuff!!! Mom had mentioned it to some of the ladies at church and one of them has a daughter who is moving in with her almost-fiance. They are consolidating two homes, and this lady was doing some cleaning out so I got a bunch of stuff. It's all really well packed, wrapped in paper and plastic bags so I'm not even going to go through it until we get into a place. It looks like some nice stuff though. A bunch of cookware, bakeware, dishes, glassware and other stuff. Anything Seth and I don't want we'll give to Robert.

I have some appointments to view apartments tonight. Let's hope I can come up with something good!


Sunday, July 09, 2006

Sunday Morning Quiz

CASEd from SSer Diana

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4 and write what it says.
The book nearest to me is "The Random House Dictionary of the English Language" Page 18 starts with the definition for "adequate" and line four reads "our needs. 2. barely sufficient or suitable: The violinist"

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you touch?
Straight out, nothing. If I put it down, the organ stool that we use as a desk return. On it is the newspaper with house listings.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
About ten minutes of a Friends re-run on...Wednesday? Maybe? It's summer. I don't watch tv.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is.
10:45 am

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
Yeah me! It's 10:48! (and no I didn't look while reading this survey either).

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Birds chirping and the wind in the trees (the patio door is open) plus water running because Aaron is taking a shower.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Last night after I stopped at home to change. I was going back out to see more houses with Seth and then we went and saw Pirates.

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
My hotmail account. I get all blogs that I read emailed to my account through feedblitz so I was reading other blogs (I think it was Martha's right before this one).

9. What are you wearing?
Dark blue denim skirt and an ultra comfy, "at home" floral t-shirt.

10. Did you dream last night?
Yep. I dreamt I was in Liquidation World looking at a display of hot chocolate. They were the smaller canisters then the regular ones we get and I didn't recognize the brand name. The price was $3.99 and I couldn't decide if it was worth it or not. (I told my mom about it this morning and she told my dad "Honey, we should go to Liquidation World!" I had to explain that it was a dream!

I also dreamt that I at a crop and there was a swap that was due that I hadn't even started. I think that's why I went to Liquidation World. Looking for inspiration.

11. When did you last laugh?
Last night at "Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest" and then on the way home when I got to call 911 because there was an outhouse on fire. The latter wasn't AS funny but they caught it early so there was minimal damage. Plus there's something funny about calling your brother at 1:30am (after I had just dropped him off) and saying "FLAMING POO!!!" BTW the police arrived before the fire trucks and put most of it out with the fire extinguisher in their trunk.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Actually HANGING on the wall, here, only a calendar.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
I was house hunting yesterday. Nuff said!

14. What do you think of this quiz?
It's fun. Different questions. I like quizzes anyways.

15. What is the last film you saw?
Guess. I'll give you one try.
Bonus. Friday it was sold out so we saw "The Devil Wears Prada". Makes me appreciate my job and my boss A LOT!

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Clothes!!! I was in a really nice ladies shop yesterday. Gorgeous clothes but WAY out of budget for me. Oh, and then I'd buy a house and a newer car :)

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
Who are you? Most of you know everything! The only thing I can think of right now is I'm debating going to a crop on Saturday. If we can find a place, I can go. If not, I have to go house hunting.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Poverty, and the attitudes that keep people in that situation

19. Do you like to dance?
Yep! I really like square dancing because I know what the moves are :D

20. Comment to George Bush:
Did you have fun when Kenny came to the White House?
(Seriously, I don't care about his foreign politics. He's a country music fan. I'd talk about that :D)

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Girls? I don't want girls :P I don't know. I like the name Hazel but I don't know if I'd use it or not.

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Ah, that's more like it. I haven't actually decided on a full name yet. I need his dad's help with that. I want to use "Edward" as a middle name though. It's what my Dad was named at birth. He's gone by Ted ever since though and legally changed it when he got married. It's a nod to my grandmother. The only problem is it IS a vowel, so depending on our last name, I don't want his initials to spell something weird (like mine, HEM)

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gate?
Not sure what I think He would say but I'm hoping, at the very least, He'll look over His ledger, shake His head and say "Come on in anyway."
Aww Diana that's so cute!
I want him to say "Hi Heidi, we've been waiting for you!"

25. 3 people who must also do this quiz in THEIR blog:
No one MUST do it. Only if you feel you have time :)

House Hunting Report #1

Yesterday evening Seth and I started the great house hunt. He had made some calls and lined up appointments to see some basement suites.

#1 Quite nice. Great landlord, interesting location, very close to work for me, not so for him. Two bedrooms and a "den" (which he'd probably use as a bedroom). Small kitchen and living room

#2 Yellow. Seriously, the whole place was painted a VERY intersting colour. Weird landlord, small bedrooms, large living room and decent kitchen.

#3 A mess because the other people are moving. We think we like this one best because everything is spread out (my bedroom is no where near his and both are down the hall from the kitchen) and there is STORAGE. The only thing I don't like is there is very little natural daylight in there. I will be there in the evenings mostly though so it's not a huge deal.

#4 One bedroom is nice, the other was a broom closet. We both almost laughed out loud when we saw it. Definitely a no.

#5 SMELLED!!! Seth held his breath the whole time we were in there. Plus you enter through the second "bedroom" Not good for someone who works night shift.

#6 Interesting. Good size bedrooms and front room but the kitchen is very, very small and the storage is no-existant.

Today we are hoping to look at apartments. I'll keep you updated!


Saturday, July 08, 2006

Okay I have five free seconds before I start my day so I'm going to type up my BIG NEWS.

I'm moving out!

Yup. For real this time. Not just house sitting, actually taking all my stuff from my parents house, getting a roommate and a place of my own.I've been talking about this for what? Two years? Three? A long time anyways. So what's the deal?

Well, Robert moved to Vernon to take over management/ownership of the Dominos there. That leaves Seth without a roommate. Seth works M-T 3pm-1am (or something like that) I work a day shift and half the time I'm not home on the weekends. That means we'll NEVER see each other. It's perfect! Plus we do get along quite well so if we do see each other its okay.

He gave notice to his current landlords that he'll be out by the end of the month. I told Dad the same. Yesterday we started house hunting. We're hoping to go look at some places either this evening or tomorrow. We're looking for either a basement suite (which are VERY popular here) or an apartment/condo. Either works. Obviously with two bedrooms, preferably with two bathrooms and if possible with in suite laundry.

In any case I am very excited. My 25th birthday is at the end of the month and this is Happy Birthday to me :D


Friday, July 07, 2006

Not Dead

Hey Everyone,
I'm not dead, just swamped at work. This weekend will be nuts and next week isn't looking any better. Stay tuned though. I have really, really big news. (Even bigger then being asked to be a director). Some of you are aware of it. I'll write up the details as soon as I get a chance.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Did you know that you can call your order into Starbucks and then go pick it up? I think they only do it when it’s a big order but it worked well this morning. Some of my co-workers just went on a Starbucks run and picked up 10 drinks. There is nothing like seeing all those pretty white cups when you’ve had a crazy busy morning.
~Heidi...enjoying her non-fat-no-foam (not decaf) latte :)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Canada Day Long Weekend

So that's how you pass a very relaxing long weekend. Saturday was Canada Day so Mom, Dad, Aaron and I went to the Burnaby Village Museum. They had free admission and some different "celebrations". Unfortunately we missed most of the celebrations including the parade so it didn't feel very "Canada Dayish". It was fun to walk around the museum though. It's been YEARS since we've been there and I only remembered bits and pieces of it. There was a couple of on duty Mounties hanging out so I got my picture taken. That's pretty "Canada Day ish" :)

We came home for dinner and hung around trying to keep cool (it's been VERY warm for a few weeks now) and then headed over to Exhibition Park to see the fireworks. Here are some of my favourite shots.

Sunday was pretty low key. Church in the morning and then trying to keep cool. Mom had to go to work (she cleans my old office) so I worked on figuring out which negatives belonged to which pictures. (See my previous post) In studying the negatives I discovered that Costco in all their brilliance had not only missed a few of the shots on the negatives (which they often do), they had also CUT THE NEGATIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PICTURE!!! Arrrgh! I called Wal-mart and found out that to get negatives turned into a digital file and burned to a cd is only $3.97 for 120 pictures so I decided to do that. Hopefully I can patch some of the pictures together myself. One of the mangled shots is a close up of Dierks! A picture I didn't even know I had!!! Man I love digital!

Just as I was getting ready to head down to Wal-mart Seth (my brother) called. He had been up visiting Robert in Vernon and on the way back his car died. He was stranded about 2 hours from home. Being the good sister that I am, I decided to go rescue him. Nothing like a summer drive on the Coquihalla :) It was a good trip. I cranked my music and enjoyed the scenery and was home in under five hours.

Monday Dad had to work so Mom, Aaron and I went out and explored some trails. We ended up on a service road that took us a-r-o-u-n-d a new development (Auguston). It was a rather boring trip but it was a good work out. Of course Aaron wasn't too impressed with having to walk that far but he suffered in silence :)

Yesterday evening after dinner (and a nap) Mom, Dad and I went out to White Rock and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Mom and I had books and we sat on a blanket on the grass and read while Dad walked out to the pier. Afterwards we had ice cream and then came home.

So it was a busy weekend in some ways but very relaxing in others. Quiet enjoyable.

Today (Tuesday) I start work at 1pm because my boss and I are doing a filing day and we don't want to be interupted. We start at one and go until whenever we are finished.

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends and Happy (belated) Canada Day to my Canadian friends!