Sunday, December 16, 2007

Over all, a Good Weekend (if you don't count the snow)

A couple of Good Things happened this weekend.

Friday night I went to a Pyjama Crop at Scrapbook Centrale. Now, I have to admit, I don't quite get the appeal of hanging around in your pj's to scrap - but I don't like to lounge around in my pj's at home, either - so I'm sure it's just one of my own little quirks. The nice thing about it was that it obviously appeals to lots of other people, because the place was a full house. That means there were lots of fun ladies and lots of laughs. Who wouldn't want to scrap in that atmosphere? I even got 4 1/2 pages done.

Saturday we had banking stuff to take care of, and the cool thing about that, is the new bank we're dealing with is open on Saturdays! We're totally not used to that, and that convenience factor is a huge bonus for us. You have to love it when a business like a bank looks for better ways to really serve it's customers' needs.

Saturday night we went out to dinner, and had a really nice meal. Liam had had a good nap at Starbucks, so he was in a good mood for the meal (always a plus). He didn't eat what I ordered for him, but he ate what I ordered for me, so I'm calling that a win. :)

Sunday - well, let's just say we got a lot of snow. A lot of snow. DH has been shoveling a couple of times already, and I think with all the wind that the driveway will be filled in again in the morning. *sigh*

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007


It is quite chilly here today. OK - VERY chilly! One Good Thing that happened today was that I got a parking spot really close to the door when I went for my Starbucks run. I'm so glad - the wind chill was something wicked!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Office Christmas Lunch

Last Friday night we had the office party. It wasn't up to it's usual standards, and I think a lot of people were disappointed in how the venue treated us.

But today we had the department Christmas lunch, and that made up for it, in my opinion. The food was excellent, the company was good, and it was generally a very nice time. I really enjoyed it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Nice shoveling weather

So, it's snowing again. No big surprise there. But this time when I had to go out and shovel off the stairs, it was nice out. I mean really, really nice out. It was dark, with that faint light you get from the street lights reflecting on the snow. And the temperature was so nice for a winter's night (just around the freezing mark). There was no wind. Truly beautiful outside. I probably should have gone for a walk to just enjoy it.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Design Team!

I am so excited to announce that I have be chosen for the new Blue Prints Design Team at A Shade of Blue.

A Shade of Blue is revamping their site and their Design Team, with a re-launch of the site in the new year. Their DT is comprised of 4 teams, and I'm on the Scrapbooking team (the others being Altered Arts, Stamping & Digital Arts). I'm so pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with this very talented group of artists!

A Shade of Blue is a paper crafting group, and all papercrafters & digiscrappers are welcome to come and join us. We have new challenges posted daily, with ideas and tips to try out and expand your paper crafting repertoire. I hope you'll stop by!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Good Starbucks Karma

Boys & Girls - it pays to be nice to your Barista!

One Good Thing that happened today happened when I went in for my coffee at Starbucks. One of my favorite Baristas handed me a Christmas card from the staff with a couple of drink coupons in it!! She said they don't forget their favorite customers at Christmas!

This says a couple of things about me:
- I am always nice to my Barista
- I am there WAY TOO OFTEN!!! LOL!

On a completely different note, December 5th is apparently International Day of the Ninja, and keeping that in mind, here is a link for you:

These videos are funny - you should give them a try...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


One Really Good Thing that happened today was that André's contract got extended 'til March. That means he won't have to job-hunt in December, which is a pretty fruitless time of the year to job hunt.

I can't tell you how much better our Christmas will be without that stress!

Oh, I also have a secret that I'm dieing to share, but I have to wait... ;)

More snow & good neighbours

A little late, sorry - this one is for Monday actually.

Remember when I said to get those snow tires on? Holy Cow - did we ever get snow yesterday! By the time it was done, there was 30cm (about 12 inches). And I still don't have my snow tires - the appointment is Thursday. You just know that once the tires are on, all the snow is going to melt. :)

One Good Thing that happened was early in my day yesterday. I got stuck trying to get the car out of the driveway (where the plow had blocked me in, you know the drill). As I was trying to shovel out, a neighbour, whom I've never met, came over to help me shovel. How nice is that?! Thanks Neighbour - I wish you'd stopped long enough to give me your name!