Friday, July 20, 2007

A few new pages before I leave

Here's a layout I did the other day:

I had written part of the journaling a long time ago for one of my stories that I never finished, and I tweaked it up a few days ago. This is what I had to say:

One of my most absolute favorite quotes has always been “nothing’s gonna change my world” from the Beatles’ song “Across the Universe”. It totally defines my own little bubble of existence that nobody can penetrate. It makes me think of reading and writing, my muse, my loves, my passions in life and all the rest. It basically represents all of the positive energy that continually envelops my soul. It means that nobody can ever break who I am. It means that I am me, I love myself as best I can, and I’m going to face the future with open arms… life is good and so is love, and at the end of the day, I am happy and fulfilled. The melody of this song, and especially the chorus, will forever fill me with the sense that I am floating peacefully underwater, apart from the world around me, and yet so intimately a part of the universe.

And here is another page that I produced until 3 in the morning last night... sooo bad I know, but I just couldn't stop because I had a lot of inspiration. I had been wanting to scrap this picture for the longest time, but never knew what journaling to use. Finally it occured to me that it would go pretty well with one of my fave e.e.cummings poems. So here's what I came up with:

Thanks for looking :)

It's been a while

I wanted to update my blog more frequently than once a week, but I guess I just got caught up with other things. A big apology to my fanclub.

Patrick and I saw Harry Potter on Monday - great movie! I just LOVED the portrayal of Umbridge... her office is the greatest thing ever, with the cat plates... lol... Yes, the movie was really "packed" with stuff, and yes, there were a lot of details missing compared to the book, but overall I still think it was really good. It got me all worked up for the release of #7 (tomorrow!).

Gave my parents their wedding anniversary album on Tuesday night, and here is the reaction (these are pretty crappy photos). I didn't add the ones where my mom is crying because she would kill me (her makeup is running down her face and all). Don't you just love the beer bottle in my dad's hands...

In other news, Wednesday I went to the West Island with Julie and Stephanie to meet Michelle for lunch. First we went to SC, it was Steph's first time and just as we suspected, she was in awe of the amount of stuff there is, lol. We will convert her, damn it! I keep telling her she is a scrapbooker at heart - she already makes super creative journals with bits of paper and doodling, she has stamps, and even an embosser - come on! If that's a not a natural, I don't know, I just don't know. Poor Michelle was probably bored out of her mind in the store, since all she had to buy was double-sided tape. Julie and I tried to speed things up a bit for her sake, and also for the sake of our wallets. I bought some gorgeous MME Tres Jolie paper (I am so in awe of what the design team did with that pp this month) and this cool minibook that I will make into an agenda for school. For lunch we went to Rockaberry's - it was sooooo goood! I can't believe the amount of restaurants on the West Island, it's amazing. And they're all really good, unlike the South Shore. All the more reason to move out there in the future. Anyways, we had a great time - some good x-rated conversations, lol, and lots of laughs. Thanks for all the fun girls!

Oh and of course I must thank Steph for giving my ipod a dream makeover! She is the queen of music and playlists! She added probably like 1500, maybe even 2000, songs to my ipod, and made me another awesome playlist! I am so happy! Thanks Steph, I really appreciate it.

Yesterday at work, I helped June gut the kid's library/arrival room- it's being completely redone and I'm so excited. She ordered these adorable shelves in the shape of dollhouses, and she might also order a new table. It' s going to be soooo cute, I can't wait to see it. In other renovation news, I can't express how delighted I am that Patrick's parents FINALLY threw out their shuddy (is that even a word? if not it should be) basement couch (which I'm positive had bugs or mites or something), and the new couch arrives Saturday. Also, Cindy (Pat's sister) is painting her room and has ordered this gorgeous bedroom set, but I won't see that until we get back from vacation. So I have a lot of reno surprises for when I get back, yay!!

Haha... just have to tell this one daycare highlight of the week: Victor pooed on the grass!! I didn't actually see it as it was occuring, but June's daugther was eating at the table right beside him and witnessed the whole thing (gag!). He had been in his bathing suit and June took it off before taking him inside to change him. We figured he wouldn't poo again, since I cleaned him up just that morning... but alas, he took a ginormous dump that June needed to scoop with the dog shovel. HAHAHAHA! Can't say that daycare isn't entertaining.

Okay, this post is getting ridiculously long, but I'm still not done with the updates. Yesterday I had my nails done (acrylic) and I had my first pedicure ever - it was so great. I just don't know why I've never had one before?! Pat was all impressed with how put together I am for the trip(had my hair done, my eyebrows, my bikini line, and now my nails). I'm living like a posh gal, lol. Here's a pic of my nails:

Today I'm doing laundry and starting to pack! I'm also making playlists and working out. Must get all my stuff together before Sunday. It's very exciting!!!!

Okay, enough blabbing for now. Cheers

Saturday, July 14, 2007

New hair cut!

Today I got a cute new hair cut and streaks, and am quite happy with it. Went to a posh salon, and my hairdresser was super nice and really, really good. The hairdresser's daughter is coming to our daycare in the fall, so it is a nice connection to be developing. I do think that it was rather pricey... wasn't too impressed with that, since I had been told by friends that it would be way cheaper. But in the end I'm happy with it, so I suppose I should just focus on the positive! Here's what it looks like:

Yes, I am aware that I am not writing proper sentences - don't care at this late hour of the night. My brain is not functioning at full capacity, nor is my spell check. Thankfully there is a spellcheck built into this blog :) I am also not a pro yet at arranging my photos properly. Hopefully I will learn more as I go along.

Pat and I got Benny poutine for supper (so bad, yet so, so good...) then watched a movie called "Scoop", directed by Woody Allen. It was actually quite good I thought. Scarlet Johansen did a really great job with her character.

Tomorrow we are celebrating my dad's birthday; my mom is preparing a huge feast, as she always does for special occasions. I hope the weather is nice so that we can eat outside. Made my dad a simple card that I hope he will appreciate (he doesn't really GET the whole scrapbooking thing). I made the card REALLY quickly because I had a lot to do... my room was a huge mess, as was my scrap table, and it was driving me absolutely mental. I just lose so much creativity when there is junk everywhere and I can't find what I'm looking for. Anyways, here is the card, nothing super amazing.
In a few days it's my parents' 25th wedding anniversary and the "big reveal" of the album I have been making for them. It's a 12x12 and I've done about 15 pages as of yet... let me tell you, that's a lot of work! I hope to do another few layouts to finish it off, but it's really time-consuming to have to scan each photo and then meticulously photoshop every little blurry detail. But it will all be worth it in the end to see their reaction.

Alright, off to bed finally! I think I have been avoiding my bed because I've been having a lot of trouble sleeping lately (I think I'm just really anxious about Cuba). I hope I am tired enough tonight to fall into a super deep sleep, and not wake up for a good8 hours. Goodnight!

Tremblant Mini Album

Monday, July 9, 2007

As you can see by the photo, my boyfriend is a big Transformers fan - yes, he is a big kid at heart and has been anxiously awaiting the movie for a while now. Since we can't stand big crowds at the theatres, we've decided to wait until tonight (since Mondays are fairly quiet) to let Patrick be reunited with his boyhood dreams. I don't do very well with these types of movies, but Pat is really good at filling me in on the plot, so it all works out in the end. After all the crappy dramas I've forced on him lately, I figure I owe him one. Actually, Transformers looks kinda cool - I like the whole alien theme. At least I think I recall that it's about super advanced aliens who try to take over our planet, but I could be way off. Anyways... time to go! But first a quick trip to Winners to look for a new pair of sunglasses to wear on the beach.

So, I've FINALLY started my own blog after many months of contemplation. YAY! I was a little apprehensive for a while, what with people knowing very personal info about my life, but I mean, I'm on facebook all the time, so having a blog can't be much worse. I also love what other people in the scrapbooking community are doing with their blogs - it just looks too fun to pass up! And not to mention, blogging will help me get into the groove of writing more often. I've asked one of my closest friends if she would consider making a blog as well, and she said she might. I really hope so, because I at least need somebody on my list of friends, lol.

Well, it's Sunday night and I'm off to work tomorrow at the daycare. I don't normally work on Mondays, but I'm replacing somebody all day. I don't mind because I could use the extra money. And not to mention, my job is great. The kids (well, okay, most of the kids) are amazing; so well-behaved, smart, cute, fun to play with... I could go on and on for a long time. And because it's a home daycare, I get a 2 hour break while the kids nap, during which I am free to do what I please while still getting paid. Normally I spin, because my "boss" (I only put the quotation marks because I hardly consider her a boss, she's more like a friend) has a bike. I love working out on break - it totally boosts my energy for the rest of the day and I have it out the way, leaving my evenings free to hang out with my boyfriend Patrick.

Alright, I've blabbed all this time without even mentioning that this past weekend was a lot of fun - we went up to my friend Julie's cottage, which is on a small, peaceful lake. What a great escape for a few days - it was so nice to sleep in, then go out on the pedalo and kayaks for a few hours. We also went for a walk down to the other lake and along the way, snapped about a million photos... the guys were getting so annoyed, but for the most part, Patrick was a great sport, as he always is during photo shoots. In the evening we went into Tremblant for the Blues Fest, and we ran into a fellow scrapper, Jessica, whom we know from our LSS. What a small world! All in all, it was a great weekend. The only downside was that I ate terribly - probably put on a pound or two. I don't know what it is about her cottage, but every time I'm there, I overly hungry, and always indulge. Maybe it's the country air... then there's the traditions we must always follow, like getting a beaver tail in Tremblant, and getting fries and MacDonald's ice cream on the way home. But I will report that this year, we DIDN'T succumb to beaver tails or ice cream. Oh well, all the crappy eating just gives me more incentive to work it all off this week. I must be REALLY good these next 2 weeks, because I leave for Cuba in 2 Sundays, and must look sensational in the numerous bikinis I have purchased.

Alright, enough for tonight. Cheers mates. Well I don't actually know who is reading this... I'll make Patrick go read it so I least know that somebody loves me :)