February 24, 2010


So apparently there was a problem with my blog and the comment section. I had C look into it and apparently it is better now.....and C assures me that he is NEVER helping me change my blog again..... we'll see....

So I figured it was time for me to blog about what everyone else is talking about....the Olympics.

I can't say that was was eagerly anticipating the start of the Olympics. I'm not very athletic (and when I say not very, I mean getting out of bed and walking my butt downstairs to get on the elliptical is an actual chore....) I didn't play sports as a child, other than dancing and gymnastics (do they count???) and skating. C on the other hand LOVES all sports, so needless to say this year I have been watching it a bit more often then normal. I have to say I am enjoying most of it.

This blog comes specifically from the woman's figuring skating short program that was aired last night. I just want to say that everyone should be giving huge credit to Joannie Rochette for what she went out and did last night. I could not imagine going out in front of all of those people and doing what she did so soon after the death of my mother. I have to admit that I cried like a baby when she finished.

She should be very proud of what she did, no matter the outcome.

February 18, 2010

I desperately Want....

.....to go here....

...Venice, Italy.

I'm thinking Honeymoon....

February 15, 2010

An Indecisive Bride

Hello All!

So I have changed my layout, once again. I get bored easily, and need to make changes, so here we are.

On another note, I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day. Mine was eventful, C surprised me with these:

and these......:
....Not the Coach purse.....just the mittens.....the purse was my attempt at photographic artistry. I feel like such a loser, but I wanted these mittens desperately. I just think they are so cute. So points to C for listening.

We then headed out to look at another venue and this is where the indecisiveness comes in. The Venue was called Oakview Terrace, here is a picture:

I could only get a picture of the gardens from the website, if you want to see more the website is http://www.oakviewterrace.com/index.html

To be honest, everything about this place is perfect. It's the right price, the scenery is beautiful, the room is the right size for the amount of guests we are planning on, the coordinator seemed phenomenal....

.....but yet I don't love it......

....and I honestly can't give a good reason why.

I have come to the conclusion that I am the most indecisive person you will ever meet. I don't like to make big decisions and when I do I spend so much time questioning them that I will eventually totally talk myself out of it. When I come to think about it, I have found something wrong with every single venue I have gone into. Even this one, which, as I just said, is a close to PERFECT as we will probably get.

I think I am trying to hard to aim for perfection. I want to find the one venue that is going to incorporate all of my wants and needs, and I really don't think I'm ever going to find it.

...This is exactly why I have yet to try on one wedding dress.....Two years from now I will put on that same dress and hate everything about it.

Has anyone else had this similar issue when venue hunting or am I just crazy?

February 10, 2010

A Rant

I've mentioned before that I am a bridesmaid in a friend of mines wedding at the beginning of May.

With the date rapidly approaching, there has been much talk about the upcoming parties.

V is the first of my friends to get married, so needless to say I have never done this before.

...it's turning out to be quite the experience.....

The MOH and Best Man have decided that they want to through quite the parties for our friends, both of which include strip clubs. C and I have never been to a strip club....and I have to be honest it's bothering me a little.

I'm not a crazy girlfriend (meaning I'm not going to tell him he can't go) but I'm also pretty jealous and the thought of my fiance going out with a bunch of guys to look at other naked women isn't exactly sitting right.

Don't get me wrong, I trust C. But I also don't think that eight men, alcohol and free access to women is the best way to stay out of trouble.

To be honest I don't get the whole concept. A guy commits to one woman for the rest of his life, and his idiot friends decide that the best way to celebrate this is to take him out, get him plastered, and put him in a compromising situation. I just don't get it.

And I'm not biased, I don't really want to attend the girl version of this crazy going out party. I'd prefer going to a club and dancing then staring a naked men all night, but maybe that's just me.

Anyways on a lighter note I just want to wish my wonderful Big Sister and Maid of Honor a very happy 34th Birthday!

February 5, 2010


So my random fact for today is my childish addiction to Disney.

I love anything Disney. Books, movies, memorabilia....anything. I am 24 years old and I still get excited about going into the Disney stores. I want to buy all of the new movies that come out of the vault, even if they are ridiculously priced. And I will sit an watch all of the movies (old or new) with my 5 year old niece...as many times as she wants.

I like them all, but I would have to say my favourite is Beauty and the Beast. I watched the movie a million times, and went to the play....twice....at two different locations.

And seeing as these conform to my Disney post:

How cute are these? This is the whole Snow White set from Swarovski Crystal.

I'm in love.

I just Finished Reading

The Private Patient by P.D James.

When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, books into Mr. Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring, long-standing facial scar, she has every prospect of a successful operation by a distinguished surgeon, a week's peaceful convalescence in one of Dorset's most beautiful manor houses and the beginning of a new life. She will never leave Cheverell Manor alive. When Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate the murder - and a second death occurs - even more complicated problems than the question of innocence or guilt arise.

This book was decent, but I can't say it was the best book I have ever read.

I'm pretty much a sucker for detective fiction. I like the action, anticipation and excitement that I normally get when reading them, but I can't say I got much of this from P.D James novel. I found that there were way too many characters and perspectives making it difficult to follow, or to identify with any one single person. I also felt like it read like a murder mystery show or an early Sherlock Holmes novel. It was one of those situations where someone in a house gets murdered while everyone is asleep and the only possible suspects are the small number of people who were under the roof at the particular time. I found that this left little to the imagination, and instead left the reader with the only option of giving us long flourishing passages of heavy descriptions that had little or nothing to do with the actual story line.

This is the first P.D James novel that I have read, and although I was not overly impressed, I'm not writing her off completely and look forward to reading another one of her novels before I make a definite decision.

February 4, 2010


.....These are all of the unread books that are sitting on my bookshelf. No need to count, I will tell you...there are 21 (and that doesn't count the one I am currently reading).

I think it is time for me to stop buying them and start reading them....

....but I did receive a 25 dollar coupon for Chapters today.....

February 3, 2010

First of all I want to thank all of you for your comments about my pets. I am doing much better, mostly due to the fact that I have convinced myself that they were both suffering and they are not anymore, which has to be a good thing. That and I have a wonderful fiance that puts up with me randomly bursting into tears for no apparent reason.

So this week has been busy, busy. We went to Niagara over the weekend with some friends for a well deserved break. We had fun, went to the Casino, Yuk Yuks and saw a "Star Spangled Celebration" at the casino. If any of you live near the Niagara, I recommend this show. It was a grouping of many musicals, where they performed some of the more famous musical numbers and it was fantastic. The singers and backup dancers were exceptionally talented, and I was very impressed.

Saturday we went shopping, my favourite thing to do in Niagara. Although this is what I was looking forward to the most I didn't buy anything. I came close in Coach, but having "C" there constantly informing me about how ridiculous the prices are kind of took the fun out of it. So I left empty handed, but do have high intentions of returning soon, I need a new wallet.

This weekend has also brought new updates on the wedding front. We have all of a sudden gotten back into the swing of things in terms of venue hunting....and it's turning out to still be just as frustrating as its always been. I have decided that this is because "C" and I are both control freaks, but in different areas. I want a venue that will conform to my vision, which I'm not willing to give up and "C" wants a venue that will conform to our "budget" (god how I hate that word!) and we are having trouble finding the perfect venue that is a happy medium. Hopefully I will have a more positive wedding updates in the next few weeks.

Until then!