Wednesday, February 28, 2007
i wasn't carpooling today so i stopped at starbucks. who should i meet there but my carpooling buddy sally! we had the same idea. she got her coffee and left and i waited another couple minutes for my drink and then left. as i hit chilliwack, it started to snow and the road got slippery and all of a sudden everyone in front of me was coming to a stop. there was an accident. i couldn't see it because there were some semis in front of it but i was pretty close. was it sally? i didn't know. then i saw a silver jetta up ahead of me a ways and thought to myself -- that must be her. she'll call the school on her cel (as i'm not carrying a cel around these days). well, a few minutes turned into 15 minutes, which turned into 30 minutes. i thought to myself, i should go check if that's really sally. so i get out of my car (which at this point, many people are doing) and start walking up the side of the road only to see a man standing beside the jetta. shoot it wasn't sally. now i'm worried again that it's her in the accident. plus it's 8am (school starts at 8:15) and they don't know where i am. i walk up to a mom-looking lady and ask her if she has a cel phone i could use. she lends it to me and i call the school.
sally's there. it's all good. except that i'm stuck in traffic. the people on the radio are saying, "if you're on the #1 by #3 road, get off the highway. they've closed it down and who knows how long this is going to be!" oh man. i did some soduku puzzles. thanks rach. and all of a sudden, things got moving by 8:45!
i made it to school unscathed. my kids were sitting quietly doing silent reading while our part time teacher supervised. i got there in time for bible class. in fact i had many a hug from my students when i arrived.
yep. that's it. you were expecting more excitement? insert seinfeld quote about the pants here.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
BUT today i went to winners. now i have stayed away for over a month and today i knew tim was working late and i thought to myself..."maybe i'll just go have a look around..." i bought something. a shirt. but it was only $9.99. how's that for self-control?
#2 thing that is bad? fast food.
BUT i went to wendy's anyways.
#3 thing that is bad? skipping the gym.
this is especially bad on days that there's no good tv, you're husband's working late and there's no reason to stay home. how could you NOT go to the gym? umm...if you stay home and bake the #4 bad thing...
#4 thing that is bad? too many cookies.
i had gotten this jar of ingredients for christmas from one of my students that all that was needed was an egg and some butter. i assembled it today and made the cookies. now, you just can't have that many cookies around because they are TOO tempting. however, when i pulled the first dozen out of the oven, i dropped the tray and splattered cookies all over the floor. so now i only have one dozen. i guess that's a good thing. (but i'm still sad)
so that was my "bad" evening. (however, i'm feeling pretty good...haha)
Saturday, February 24, 2007
or maybe not. it looks a little wild from behind. haha.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
My teacher wants me to learn a lot.
now that's not so bad, right? i have high expectations! coming in tied at number 2 in the placings?
I learn lots of things in this class &
My teacher helps me with my work when i don't understand something.
it's funny to wonder what was going through their minds when they were filling these out.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
how about a movie review? if you don't mind violence and a lot boston swearing, rent The Departed. did i already rave about it you after i saw it in theatres? well, the plot is just so fantastic. you're saying, "wait, he's a bad guy? what? he's a cop?" the whole time. edge of your seat with interest. it's not a movie that i'd recommend to my parents...even though i already did. it's so rough and violent. but i'd say it's worth the watch just for the cleverness. jack nicholson is the best at this role and even though you go into it wanting to dislike leonardo, you can't help but root for him.
what did you think?
Thursday, February 15, 2007
well even though i've been lacking in the LOVE posts this past 10 days of valentines, it's not because i haven't thought about it. everyday this week as i drove to and from school alone because my carpool partner was sick, i thought about things that i love. things such as my magic bag, cheese pleasers, ang's posts, cruise control and my straightening iron jumped to mind. however, i had many things that i hate jump to mind as well. i know, hate is a strong word. but i was feeling strongly about some of these things. so to counteract the love-in we've had this past week, as much as i enjoyed it, i just had to get these things off my chest.
i hate that cheese pleasers have 400cal. a bag.
i hate it when you're using cruise control and you pass someone only to have them then speed up and tail you until you pull into the right lane and they pass you. then you pull out again behind them, still on cruise control, and they slow down again, forcing you to step on the brakes and end your cruising.i hate it when i'm straightening my hair and some hairs just want to stick out no matter how many times i straighten them THEN they're fried from being straightened too many times.
i hate ridiculous questions - there IS such thing as a stupid question.
i hate photocopying things then losing them on my desk and having to go re-photocopy them.
i hate finding things that i've already re-photocopied.
i hate headaches.
i hate hearing the alarm in the morning.
i hate days that you want to call in sick but know that you can't.
umm...alrighty then. maybe you're guessing that i didn't have a great day. i re-photocopied a ton of things today and then found them again later. i lost a lot of things on my desk today. i have a headache. i want to call in sick tomorrow but most definitley cant. i did eat a bag of cheese pleasers though which made feel temporarily better. i wish tomorrow was saturday. but at least it's not monday. and i'm just a big complainer. and i know it. but sometimes it really is nice just to get things off your chest.
ahhh...i think i'll sleep good tonight. haha.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
maybe i'm biased because it's tim. haha.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
but here was my first thought when i read ang's first I LOVE post:
"I like my sketchers, but i LOVE my prada backpack." "but i love my sketchers." "that's because you don't have a prada backpack."
name that quote.
i know that i've spoken of my $18 pedicures before but i came home early from work this past thursday and thought to myself, "i should get a pedicure.", walked in and got one. the price has gone up to $22 but it's still a steal. the woman recorgnizes me and was quizzing my down as to why i hadn't been there in so long. i told hre that i don't usually get pedicures in winter. she asked, "so you not going somehwere else?" and i said no. and then when i took my socks off, i still had a bit of old nailpolish on my big toenails and she asked, "this my colour?" like she hadn't believed my first answer. i assured her that it was. my toes look fantastic inside my socks inside my shoes. i'd be willing to take my socks and shoes off for you if you were to ask. ha. i love my pedicures.
it sounds like i'm lacking imagination but i honestly love it. last year, it was the only thing that got me through the afternoon at work -- when i drank my diet coke in the peace of the staff room each day. this year, i've been cutting back to one a day so i drink my one at dinner. water with lunch is always a little disappointing but it's been okay. and then this past friday? i'd carpooled with sally so my car wasn't there. at 12:15, i walked into her classroom and said, "i NEED a diet coke -- can i take your car?" and i drove to the gas station to get one. sometimes, you just need one. i love my diet coke.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
if you want to get started, type in the following:
that'll get you 2500 points right there!
i'm saving up for tickets to see rod stewart. ha.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
so i've become an airmiles collector through signing up for one of these westjet mastercards. if you're a gold member card, you can fly anywhere in north america for 1600 points. without the gold card, these flights can cost up to 5600 - 6400 points.
now tim and i want to go to the maritimes this summer and do the east coast trail plus see the other provinces too. so my great idea was to rack up airmiles to fly there since tickets to fly east are outrageous. so now the countdown is on and we have approximately 5 months to get as many airmiles as possible.
so safeway seems to be the best place to do this. this past week in the flyer there were tons of coupons for "buy 3 of these and get 25 airmiles" and "buy 8 frozen things and get 50 airmiles" etc etc. so i went there and scoured the aisles for the points. how many items do i need to get 50 points? it was a little crazy - i was there forever trying not to buy things that i didn't need but also trying to tell myself that "you'd be buying that anyways...oneday...". i bought 4 ragu spaghetti sauces, 5 boxes of popcorn, 8 lean cuisine meals, 2 frozen pizzas, among a list of other things. okay...maybe not the best way to get points BUT if only i could shop FOR someone else who needs to buy more than i do and use my airmiles card for them. it would be perfect.
Buy your groceries through Rebecca! She'll give you the list of participating airmiles products for the week and you give her a list of what you want! Read MORE!
so here's this week's list -- if you need it, let me know and i'll buy it then you can pay me back. (haha...i know none of you will do this but i thought i should put it out there JUST IN CASE you are willing) seriously. i'll make a trip to your house to deliver it. delivered groceries? what a deal!
General Mills cereal - $5.49
Tropicana Orange juice - $4.49
Nicorette - 20% off (i don't know the price)
Advil Pain or Cold and Sinus - 20% off
6 Pack of Royale Facial Tissue - $9.99
Redenbacher Popcorn 10 pack - $7.49
Kraft dinner 12 pack - $6.99
Post cereals 2 for $7
Kraft peanut butter - $3.99
Nabob coffee - $3.49
Kraft singles Cheese slices - $4.49
Anything Old Dutch - potato and tortilla chips, pretzels, cheezies, salsa
Delissio pizzas - $6.49
buy food from me -- it's for a good cause.