Friday, 26 August 2011

Yes yes, I know.

I said that I was going to keep on top of this blog and it's been 9 days since my last post. But I have excuses!

1. My lovely and wonderful friend was here visiting me from far away lands! Oh, it was so nice having her here for those few days. I miss her.

2. I was in a car accident several weeks ago and while my back was getting better, I had a set-back this past weekend. So sitting at my computer isn't all that comfortable.

See! Those are pretty good excuses!

Anyway, I had figured out what I was going to write for my next post (i.e. this one), but I've decided to hold off until later.

I have news!! YAY!

First off - I just bought my wedding dress!! Holy shit on a stick - I did it!! I finally decided. I said "fuck the back fat, it's not that bad" and I went for it! So, at Christmas, when my folks come back from visiting my sister, I will have my dress in my hands! YAY!!

Now I must stop looking. I seriously have to stop looking.

The next bit of news - I had an interview for a management position last week and I have another one on Tuesday! Right now, it doesn't matter to me if I get it or not, the fact that I got the interview makes me so happy. Yes, of course I would like to get one of the positions. But if I don't, that's ok. I love my current job, I'm appreciated in it (my boss was not very happy when I told her I got the interview), and I'm going to have more opportunities in the future.

So there's the good news. Now for the bad news...

In my first post I mentioned how I breathe curling (you know, the sport). Well it seems that my curling dreams are on hold for the time being. Because of my previously mentioned accident (and set-back), I'm not going to be in good enough shape to curl in 6 weeks time. Sad. I'm very upset about this, but I have to take care of myself. And if were to go back, and I happened to slip on the ice, then I would just end up back to square one again. So I'm going to hold off until after Christmas. Unfortunately, that means that I lose my team. Sigh. My heart is broken.

So... anyway... I can't end on a low note, because that would suck.


Oh and the kitties are no longer fighting! All is well again, they are even cleaning each other. It's so cute.

Stay tuned for: Stop-motion cat photography! (I'm serious)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

La la la Kitties! La la la Wedding!

I was talking about my blog to LN last night, about the content and what I should post about next. LN has a blog too, and he was talking about how he agonizes about the posts and that he had been working on a particular post for two days and blah blah blah.

LN's blog is his rants - basically. He rants about politics and science and religion and whatever. To be honest, I've never read the thing. I mean, he blogs so that he doesn't have to annoy bother bore... "captivate" me with his ranting; if I were to read it, it would defeat the purpose... really.

So while his blog is of a more serious nature, mine is more...

♪ la la la kitties ♫ la la la wedding ♪

Not that weddings and kitties aren't serious!

In fact right now, the kitties are very serious. They are fighting - hard. Hissing, snarling, and attacking each other. I currently have a kitty quarantine set up in the computer room. They have alternating sentences. Currently Fatty (aka. Max) is serving time, while Asshole (aka. Findus) has the rest of the house. Surprisingly, Findus didn't start this one. But it's Max that's holding a grudge. She's hissing at him as soon as she see him. The last time they fought like this (which was 7 years ago!) it lasted a week. Good lord I hope this is over by tomorrow. 

Happier times.

Monday, 15 August 2011

I think we're going to need a bigger boat. (aka: yay my beads came today!)

I've decided to make all of the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages for my wedding. So today the beads that I ordered came! I already had 150 clear crystal bicone beads so I ordered 150 white pearls and 100 deep purple pearls. I had planned on ordering 100 purple bicone crystals (to make it 500 beads) but decided to wait to see what all the pearls look like.
Well, it seems I'm going to have to order more beads. 250 beads is not as much as you would think.

But they are very pretty. And of course, one needs a glass (or two) of wine when stringing 250 beads on individual pieces of wire.

This is what, I hope, they will sort-of look like when I'm done.

I'm making 3 of these, plus a bunch of boutonnieres, and a corsage.

I'm going to need more beads.

Saturday, 13 August 2011


It's the sun! Holy crap where did that come from?
Well finally, it's a beautiful day here. The last time I wore shorts was July 12th.
Today, I am pleased to say, I am wearing Capri pants and spent pretty much the entire day at the garden!

Oh our poor garden.

This year we decided that we were going to plant veggies. So my wonderful LN made a 4' X 4' box and filled it with topsoil and compost, and sprinkled in a little bone meal. We then went to a local farm and bought a tomato plant, 3 lettuce plants, 2 broccoli plants and a rosemary plant. We also planted a few rows of carrots and some pole beans.

We had originally planned on growing everything from seed, but because June's weather was crap we got a late start. In fact June and July have lovingly been referred to as Juvember and August, so far has been Fogust.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Dress Shopping

Well I just lost any guy that was reading my blog with a post title like that. I guess I could have called this "how to make my boobs more groovy"... because isn't that really the point?

To my wonderful fiance LN - Please don't read this post - pretty please :)

Monday, 8 August 2011

Popped the question

So as I said in my first post, I'm engaged! LN asked me on March 29, 2011. I came home from curling (I won my game!) and he had a new picture in one of our picture frames. It was of a Mario coin box, I just laughed at it and went upstairs. When I came back down, he said "what does the coin box say?". So I took the back off the frame and it said "would you like a glass of wine?". I believe I called him a nerd, but that yes, I would like a glass of wine. What proceeded from there was a trail of notes that led me to different spots around the house until the last spot contained a box.
I opened the box and said "oh wow, that's really nice!"
Now in my defense: when I opened the box, he didn't say anything. He made the ring, so it didn't look like an engagement ring and it wasn't in a ring box. So I didn't realize that he was proposing.
Anyway he then said "do you wanna get hitched?"
My reaction was.... "Really? SURE!"
It's funny because I had gone over the scenario in my head and I always thought that I would cry. But I didn't. Oh well, the proposal was certainly "us".

I can't wear the ring he made me because it's too fragile (and too big). So we went out and bought one.

Here is the ring LN made me, it has two heart shaped amethysts in it:

This is the ring we bought:

This is my ring on my finger!

It a 9mm cushion cut Amethyst, with 5 diamonds on each side, in white gold. It's so sparkly! I freakin' LOVE it!

*note: Amethyst is not my birthstone, I just really like it.

Sunday, 7 August 2011


I was going through my camera last night and taking the photos off (about 500 of them! eep!). I came across a great photo from my trip to Toronto.
This was just outside Union Station:

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Attempt #2

The other day (Tuesday I think it was), I went to the local cupcake store because I had a hankering for a cupcake. Delicious, moist, icing covered, cupcakey goodness!

They were out.
(well they had carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing - I can't eat cream cheese, and who wants a carrot cupcake anyway?!)

I went to the grocery store and picked up a coffee cake - cinnamon with caramel on top. Yum!

So instead of eating one single cupcake - I ate 1/3 of a coffee cake... sigh.

Anyway I'm heading out to said cupcake store again. It's a pretty crappy day out so I'm hoping that they will have something other than carrot. Wish me luck!


My first post

Hello! My fiancé (hereby know as LN = Lovable Nerd) has been telling me for a while now that I should start a blog. So this is my blog.

So what's interesting about me? Well, I'm getting married in Oct 2012. I've been a wedding FREAK for a long long long time, and now I'm actually planning my own! To say I'm excited would be an understatement.

I love cats. I have two kitties, aka snuggerwugs, or as LN calls them: Asshole and Fatty. He secretly loves them.

I am a DIY fanatic! I love to make crafts and I'm doing a lot of the wedding stuff myself.

I love curling. No, not my hair. The winter sport where you throw rocks down a sheet of ice and try to score points. Yup freakin' LOVE IT! I've been playing for most of my life and I'm now also the VP of the curling club. During the Brier, the Scotties, the worlds, the Olympics, I like to scream at the TV. For some reason I think it helps. LN retreats to the computer room during these times - understandably.

I like to take pictures of mushrooms and graveyards (Oh! mushrooms IN graveyards, OR the less common: mushroom graveyard...!). I also take a lot of pictures of my kitties - LN calls it "stop motion cat photography". He is correct.

So I hope you like reading my blog. I will try to post on a regular basis. Seriously - I'll totally try! Success guaranteed! *Guarantee is not a guarantee*