Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I know I am the worst procrastinator in the world. I totally get that. did I think I'd be pulling an all-nighter tonight? nah. I always get it done. always. why not this time? brain overload. that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

grrr. so. it's all IPPs until they are all done. good thing it's an okay tv night!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

irene rocks

irene is an amazing photographer...love the pics she took of us! check her out at www.ireneausten.com

Thursday, October 18, 2007

sorry about the last post

I couldn't get my blog to come up and I had a thought in my head and then it was gone by the time I got it working...hence the GRRR!

so john & I started going to a small group. very brave and bold for the fraser family. we're reading the book of isaiah and it's really kinda interesting in a historical/prophetic/crazy kind of way. there was a verse tonight that struck me...isaiah 1:16 & 17: "stop doing wrong, learn to do right! seek justice, encourage the oppressed. defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow." words to live by, on many different levels. gotta love new perspectives. and on that note...off to bed!


this is having issues...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

my ty

okay. I just cannot get enough of that face. [be warned...mother bias and general gushing coming up...read at your own risk!] he just has this smoochy little, totally kissable face that I adore. in these pictures he is pretending that his wooden "play" knife [yes, the kid has a knife...it came with velcro veggies!] is a camera. so as I am taking pictures of him, he is "clicking" pictures at me! I had a very difficult time getting a picture of him without a knife stuck to his eye. he finally came and tackled me over and tried tickling me with the knife. he really makes me laugh. so much more so since he's been talking...love it. love him. my sweet baby.

sore legs...

but feeling better. MUCH better. of course, I was at an inservice all day today...a WHOLE day of social studies. I LOVE it!! I am so pumped for school tomorrow!

back to the sore legs. I finally went to my wee exercise class tonight. should have gone 3 weeks ago, but alas. better late than never. off to find my camera - took some great pictures of ty today!

Monday, October 15, 2007


yeah. me and blah in the same sentence. something is amiss with my body. I have been abnormally tired and unable to even carry out a meaningful conversation with people I like. then there is the teaching I do in my day. I have been at about a 4 out of 10 as of late. not liking that at all. and NO, I am not pregnant. that is a "I-peed-on-the-stick" definitive NO. gonna fiddle with my diet, drink more water, start taking some B vitamins and keep an eye on things. the next 6 weeks are going to be a bit wild...ipps to do, remembrance day to finish, report cards and a ton of inservices. wild & crazy, dudes! I feel better already tonight. not sure why, but just a bit better. we'll see what tomorrow brings...!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

turkey, telephones & thankful hearts

I am in charge of hosting dinner tomorrow. mmmm. not enough chairs, not enough dishes, but the fridge is full & the turkey is spending some time chillin' in the fridge. I made pies last night - 4 pumpkin & 1 cherry [for brother ben & rae!]...and yes, they are from scratch...especially the crust! then today I got the bright idea that I need yet another dessert, so I made a tiramisu type dessert thingy. should be yummy!

our telephone isn't working [so if anyone has tried to call...SORRY!]. I have been on the phone [cell phone, that is] for 2 hours listening to: our customer service representatives continue serving other customers. please remain on the line and your call will be answered as soon as possible, in the order it was received. your patience is appreciated. yeah...I have heard that message 3 times since I sat down at the computer. grrr. the worst part is that I have been on hold for 2 hours. do I continue holding, knowing my turn has to be coming up soon? or do I hang up and try again...only to go to the back of the line? grrr. I actually had to plug my phone back into the recharger...gotta LOVE that! and really, I just almost want john to come home so I can also be on hold from his phone and then see what is quicker! too bad my home phone just doesn't start working.

BUT, regardless, I am thankful for many things on this lovely thanksgiving saturday:
1. family [nate says to me today, "mom, I sure love our family" and I thought, "yeah, me too!"]
2. good friends [will not name everyone, but y'all know who you are!]
3. a job I love
4. all the opportunities that SU! has provided for me - even just in relationships.
5. a God who loves me regardless of all my crap
6. a house over my head [even if the phone is broken!]
7. a fridge full of food
8. a car
9. a brain that works most of the time [LOL]
10. health - mine, my family

what are you thankful for? canadian or not, it always puts things into perspective.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

hockey & pics

gotta love the oilers. and the season openener against san jose. it was ALL good. loud, unpredictable, crazy, fun. all good!

and then irene sent me some [ok, four out of a kazillian] pictures that she took on sunday. they ROCK!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

the way I see it #263

run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
~dean karnazes, runner

current status: crawling.

Monday, October 01, 2007

this week

this week, I will eat no meat [according to the skinny bitches, meat is BAD!]...or at least just try it for a week and see how I feel. I will drink a load of water. and I will only drink 1 cup of coffee per day. that is this week. AND...and this is the tough part, considering what this week is looking like...I will walk 3 times this week. wednesday after school, friday after school & saturday. I really miss walking.

my mom & dad get home from bc this week. yippie!! and this will be the first long weekend of the school year. double yippie!! things are crazy busy this week, but for the first time I am not feeling exhausted. BUT, in a real effort to take better care of me, I am heading to bed right now [yeah, sounds good, but really there is no other good tv on tonight!!].