Friday, January 30, 2009

So.... my boyfriend has gone off to a Huna conference in Toronto with his friend/colleague Dave. Thus, I am all by my lonesome on a Friday night, and will be boyfriendless until Monday. I will use this to my advantage to catch up on a whole multitude of things including homework, taking photos, scrapbooking, reading, and just having some down-time, alone. In the past this would have been a huge issue for me, before I had hobbies and such, my ex can attest to that if he ever so happens to stumble upon this blog, but now I'm actually going to enjoy the time apart. Of course I will miss him, but it's good to just have some personal space for a bit.

Today I went to the Museum of Fine Arts, which was pretty cool. It was a field trip for my Art and Curriculum class; I'd never been before but it was a good experience. We had a guide to give us a bit of perspective, but I think I would rather have had my teacher explain things since she has a real knack for making interesting connections and presenting artists in real ways. We had to bring our sketch pad and draw a piece that stood out for us. I chose one by Lawren Harris from the Group of Seven. I've never been very into Art per se, but I find that I've been expanding my horizons lately. Are you proud of me Carm? I hope so!

Tomorrow I am going to try on bridesmaid dresses for Alex's wedding, how exciting! I can't believe that two, no make that three, of my friends are getting married this summer... it's all coming so soon, and despite all the crazy planning, it's going to be a lot of fun. I will have to start planning some grand schemes for the bachelorette parties, ha, despite their protests against it!

In other not so good news... please send your positive vibes this way for Pat's mom. I don't want to go into too much detail on my blog because it's rather personal to his family, but she is not doing well, as she has been fighting cancer for years now, and has recently taken a turn for the worse. I truly do not know a stronger person - she has carried this burden for so long, never complaining. She does not deserve to be going through this and it pains me and his whole family so much. But we must keep positive and try to make the best of this. She still has her sense of humor and her determination, so that is good, it keeps us going in the worst of times.

Needless to say, with all this going on, the jewelry store has been put on hold for a little bit, but if I work hard this weekend, we may try to have it up by next week sometime. I will be taking more pictures and figuring out prices and shipping costs shortly.

I have to end with something uplifting. So I give you these relatively recent scrapbooking layouts. Have a great weekend people!


Claude said...

My thoughts are with you and Pat's family. I know how strong your MIL is, I'm wishing her the best!

Barb said...

Oh Ash, I'm so sad about Pat's mom. I will be thinking of all of you.

I totally understand the whole thing about finding yourself... your hobbies, your comfort zone with your boyfriend out of town. I remember those days. I remember the process of becoming comfortable with myself. I have to tell you that I think you're remarkable for someone at your age and stage of life... I'm sure it took me quite a bit longer! lol

Beautiful pages, btw. I love your style. :)

Ruth said...

Cancer sucks but it makes you strong in ways you never thought possible........wishing Pats mum strong positive vibes.

As always it's nice to see your pages on here.

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