Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I am really excited to share my Christmas spoilt-ness with you all

however, I am waiting for my new laptop to arrive so it doesn't take 10 years to load pictures up. :D

It should be here soon, Right mom?

(Thanks again mom!)

I made an "As-If-Christmas-Wish-List" a few weeks before Christmas, listing things that would be amazing but pretty far-fetched to receive... all for my own entertainment of course. It went something like this:

Laptop that works (only requirement)
a bike - beach cruiser
a puppy
"Mastering the art of French Cooking" book
"Pioneer Woman Cooks" book
Value Village gift certificate for millions (or more. Or less)
A house with a big yard
A trip to Toronto to see Britta
A serger (complete with space to put it)
Nice black leather tote
Spa gift certificate
A classy hat

See? Some are sorta reasonable gifts, but mostly not so much.
Really, I don't want a puppy when I think about it now. And my house-mate would kick me out which would be a big downer. So scratch that...
Anyways, the coolest thing happenned! I got the first and second things on the list! As mentioned, mom ordered me a nice new Dell laptop. Yay! I am using one right now and it is from 1998 which tells me that Dells last a long time!
And I have no idea how the boy knew the cruiser it was on my list (he didn't) but he knew what I would like! It is a Dutch Cruiser, I'm not sure how old, but old enough to look old and young enough to still work great. I have to decide on a colour I'd like it painted as that will be my birthday present! Its a toss up between white and kitchenaid mixer teal (you know the colour!) ... he says bronze which also looks good, just a bit more manly...

Other than that... the rest of my spoiltness will be displayed in pictures when I get the laptop on my doorstep.

Hope you all had a lovely holiday too!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I know, I haven't posted in a while... sorry! It's been busy. Well, a combination of busy and not feeling liking blogging.

Getting packed up and ready tonight to head all the way out to Langely/Abbotsford for Christmas eve and Christmas tomorrow; feels kinda like Christmas should be over already. Maybe because of the big wedding a week before, and with the amount of turkey's I've handled in the last couple days (accross the check-out!) I am feelin' pretty darn out of steam.

I do have a little to report with a day of thrifting with mom and a day of antique-ing and fabric-shopping with dad!! Good thing I don't tire of a good thing! But yes. Lots to report in the good stuff department.

But for now, just wanted to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Season's Tidings to YOU!
From us:

Please note:
- This is not a grade-A photo. It is simply the only one I've seen so far of us from the wedding.
- Ron's mouth is usually like that because he is probably in the middle of a sentence which is normal. However, not so normal looking when it's frozen and made into a photo.

Here is a better picture of us, also fairly recent:

And, just for good measure, here is another one of me at the wedding ... because I look better in this one ;) and cause Keina looks so darn cute!

Ok ya'll I'm outta here.

I'll check up on ya in the new year! And while you're reading this blog, might as well pop over and say hi to Britta on her new one!

Monday, December 7, 2009

What I Wore Today

Maybe you've seen the popular blogging art of drawing 'what I wore today' and posting it up. Maybe you haven't. Either way, let me shock you with my drawing skills. Skills is not actually the heading drawing belongs under for me, to be honest... you'll agree I am certain.

This is funny. I better hear some wise cracks at this because I have more ready than you'd care to read!


Have a lovely sunny (in Vancouver, anyways!) day!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I just wanted to post something and my most creative idea was this: share funny moment at work tonight.

Challenge: make it funny to read. Doable? Probably not.

So you know how when the store closes you hear the "good evening shoppers. The time is now ten o clock and we are closed. Please bring your final purchases to the front and we can help you on your way out..."
Well, I was supposed to do that tonight. Which is fine, I can handle it, I've totally done it before, no terrible situations arose and I actually sounded quite a bit like a nice recorded message if I may say so myself.
Tonight, however, I picked up the phone and started the page with "Hello!..." (sort of how you would greet your grandmother on the phone) "....the time is now ten o clock..."
then I thought of how funny it sounded when I said "Hello!" and cracked up...


I was crying I was laughing so hard. I dunno why! It was funny! So everyone had a good laugh and then the other cashier did it. Properly.

Tomorrow is my day off and boy do I need it after that stressful situation! (its a joke. I have a zero stress job.)

goodnight. (actually not. Good time-to-watch-brothers-and-sisters-and-a-little-sex-and-the-city)


Embarrassed ayla