Tuesday, November 27, 2007

fashion forward

I got a haircut on Thursday. It's shorter now and I have side bangs. I have also started wearing makeup more regularly. I feel like an adult.

My wardrobe doesn't reflect that. I am not a dressy up kind of person on a day to day basis, and usually prefer comfort to "professional looking clothes", although if they are comfortable...

Then I realized that I know how to dress like a college student, and I do it real well. But I don't know how to dress like an adult who is a part of the design/construction/business world.

Plus, I don't want to go finding these necessary clothes. Someone should pick out everything that will look good on me and how to wear it and then I will have a free credit card and go buy it all.

I guess it's one of those days where I just don't like any clothes I have...don't we all have those?

Also, it snowed last night, about 2 inches, which is quite a bit since it's so wet and heavy. It was a beautiful snowfall - about 2 degrees, no wind. I was in London Drugs and overheard a guy at the counter say: "It's blizzarding out there!"

Come on people, live in the prairies for most of your life, heck, live in Caronport for one winter, and you will realize that what we had doesn't even come close to the definition of "blizzard."

BC people. Sheesh.

We're getting our Christmas tree on Saturday. Whooohooooo!!!!

Monday, November 05, 2007

I'm on coffee break

The neglect that is this blog has not been entirely intentional. For a few weeks I have been thinking of great things to blog about: being in Toronto for Thanksgiving, how I don’t really feel Abbotsford is home, going to Brandon’s Halloween party, having Jon Nolan here for a few days, the fact that I now enjoy and can finish crossword puzzles, the regular installments of stuff I’ve made and of course the everyday things that are interesting at the time. I have even thought of what pictures I could put on my blog, if I would have had my camera at the time, like when the fog is burning off down here in Glen Valley and the sun starts to shine, or an orange sky behind Mt. Baker, or me and Dan in our Halloween costumes, or I don’t know…stuff.

So yes, as you can read here, we went to Ontario for Thanksgiving. It was great. Plus I saw two friends while there, which wasn’t planned. Becky could meet us at St. Jacobs, and Jackie and her family were at the top of the CN Tower. And in line for the elevators at CN Tower, Mullet Lady was in front of us...

Jon Nolan came to visit us on his way to California. Jon was the best man at our wedding, for those of you who have no idea who I am talking about. (Yes, the guy that had the midnight slide at Super 8). He’s on an adventure, basically trying to not run out of money and just doing what he wants, as long as he’s home for Christmas. It was great to see him. I had Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning off, so I could hang out with Jon which was fun because I never really had before and now I feel like he is not just Dan’s friend, but mine too. Jon’s only goal and mindset when he was here was to get his car windows tinted, to try to hide the fact that he is pretty much living in his car. What a dirty drifter. A dirty drifter that we love. Here he is with his Oldsmobile Wagon pimped out with LIMO TINT windows….

Brandon’s Halloween party was on the Saturday before Halloween. I hate Halloween, for the record. Dan and I went as a pair of Aces, and unfortunately I didn’t take a picture. It’s pretty much the easiest costume you can come up with when you are invited to a party the day before it’s happening. So keep that in mind when you need a costume and don’t have a Value Village nearby. Jon went as Dan Wall, which was a hit! Brandon has made Dan Wall (and me, by association) into a legend with his friends. I am not sure how or why this happened, but all of his housemates think we (The Walls) are super cool, which is a nice feeling, so when we showed up and then had another “Dan Wall” in tow, they were thrilled. I take the credit for Jon’s costume idea.

Other than that, things have pretty much been normal around here. I make stuff and take pictures of it and Dan goes to work and hates the cows and getting up early, and I go to work and think my job is ok and it rains a lot.

Installment number 3 of Cake Class starts tonight. Here is a fake cake I made for the last class. It's sitting on our counter at home and I not sure what to do with it, so if anyone wants it....

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Thanks for your book suggestions a few posts back. I meant to say that a long time ago. All of the books I have read lately have been off of that list and they have been terrific so far! Right now I am reading The Time Travelers Wife, and I can't put it down - thanks for the suggestion Leah!