Thursday, November 29, 2007

She's back...

Celine Dion is back from her time in vegas...and she is definitely doing the rounds in full force to let us all know she is here. Of course she started on Oprah, did a lil' bit on Dancing with the Stars (Yay for the results!! Love that show!), and last night she was on the Christmas Special in Rockefeller centre for the tree lighting...and I am sure she has many more appearances to go! And though I admit to love her songs...yes I know you may call me an old lady or a cougar as some would like to call it...but I don't really care, I just can't help but love all the songs she sings, they are very peaceful and calming! Two of my all time fav's are when she sings "Immortality" with the Bee Gees and "Tell Him" with Barbara Streisand (both can be seen on Youtube...however some may think I am aging myself when listening to them! ha!)
Anywho hope everyone is having a great week...mine has been a little crazy, and will only get more crazy as the days go on, but I can see the finish line in the distance (end of Semester 1 that is) I also have a wedding to go to on Saturday and Sarah and I are throwing a baby shower for Jodie on Sunday! Sigh! I am also 'teen'sitting Steph this week at her house, I think she is shocked by my undomesticated ways, but I am getting there and I did cook for her on Tuesday night ;) OK ciao for now!
Ps. Happy Birthday to Josie on the weekend and Erin TODAY!! Hope you girls having an amazing 28th year (your weddings will definitely help with that! Cant wait!)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

When all were getting ready to go to bed last mom and I were driving to the Miromar Outlets at 12am last night (this morning). We were all prepared on getting up early this morning at 5am to hit the shops, but when reading the newspaper yesterday and finding out our fav outlet mall was open at 12, we thought hey why not go after dinner for an hour or two. When approaching the shops we were shocked and amazed by the number of people who had the same idea. The place was rammed with people!! Even though today I feel as if I either ran a marathon or was out partying last night, I managed to get some great deals and almost complete my Christmas shopping list for my friends and family. My mom and I kept laughing at ourselves last night....well our dreams came true, we have been able to shop all night...and even grab a Starbucks at 4am. When a lady at Saks commented that we were up pretty early for the sales I knew it was time to leave.
Ps. we rolled into the driveway at 6am this morning

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Book Review

Last night I read the last few pages of "A Thousand Splendid Suns" was an amazing book! I also read the Kite Runner a while back, and thought it was great too...but felt this book was much better! I had this book on my bedside table for awhile and read a couple pages here and there...but when I started on my flight to Florida, I could not put it down! soo good! It's a novel about the lives of two unique women living in Afghanistan...and their journey to happiness. It's a must read!

Well just sipping tea and about to head out to enjoy the sun! I am currently in Florida for American Thanksgiving...I go to an American school so I get American holidays...hey works for me :) I am at my parents gorgeous house in Naples. I had never been here before as I was always flying to other places (I know rough life)....and I love it here...I feel as if I am in a hotel. I don't ever want to leave! Lucky for me I am coming back on the 15th!

Friday, November 16, 2007

just a few things to say...

#1 Last night the gracious Shipps hosted a baby shower / cocktail party in honour of the parents to be; Jodie and Matt. It was a great evening... their house was gorgeous, there were lots of scrumptious nibblies, and we were surrounded by amazing family & friends! What more could J&M have asked for?
#2 Yesterday also marked the count down for a month until andrew and I meet in Atlanta ... to then head to Florida...yay!  #3 This week was the busiest week to date in my teacher college career...and it feels great to be done! So as a little parents have invited me to Florida next week for American Thanksgiving...A-Mazing! I leave Tuesday evening. The beach is screaming my name!
#4 Girls day out in Toronto I come!

Pink- Dear Mr President - Live

I love this song! I don't believe in everything Pink has to say...but I love the sound of the song and do think that the chorus is powerful.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Babies 'R' Us

Well today was a day for firsts...after being cooped up all weekend doing a lovely miscue assignment...which has finally been printed...I ventured over to Babies R Us (a first time visitor). I felt like a foreigner..."um excuse me, I need to find out my friend Lauren's registry for her soon to be bundle of joy..." The sales girls looked a me like I wasn't from around here. Once I got into it I felt as if I could have stayed forever...everything was sooooo over the top cute! I then met up with my mom and we headed to Bolton...for my first baby shower (that I can remember). It's an amazing thing seeing a friend who you have known since birth (our moms are best friends...Nana Merlot and Nana Shiraz) grow into an adult and a mom to be...(even crazier seeing your sister!). Any who the moms to be decided to do a little comparison...thought I would share ;)
Lauren and Shane, may the new addition to your family bring you all the happiness in the world. xo
Ps. Happy Birthday Elecia!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Christmas at Starbucks

Well it's officially the first day of the Christmas (Holiday) says Mrs Starbucks! I couldn't help but feel happy as I walked into Starbucks this morning on my walk to school and saw all the decorations, change in menu...and of course the red Christmas cups! Love it! Grande Non fat Tazo Chai please :) Ahh... all I need now is some Christmas carolers on every street corner, Christmas lights lining the streets, and of course a few tiny snow flakes...well maybe not just yet....but I do love this time of year.
~ Heading out to dinner tonight with Josie, Heather, Angela and Erin...there's a lot to celebrate!! but until someone (not naming any names) talks about their amazing news...I still feel the need to zip my lips...while waiting for the right moment to share with everyone my excitement for the lucky couple :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Jake Simpson on Oprah! "Isn't She Lovely?"

Ok so I am procrastinating BIG time from doing I thought why not look for my all time favourite Oprah moment..and I found it! Listen to Jake Simpson sing one of my fav songs! Ok time to get back to work!

Paul Potts

Just finished watching Oprah's show on youtube...and the amazing Paul Potts was a guest. I watched him a couple months ago and was overwhelmed by his story! (turn up your volume when you watch this clip...he's amazing!)

Saturday, November 3, 2007


One of the world's healthiest foods: Ginger is a good source of potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese and vitamin B6.

I have always been fascinated by healthy remedies...whenever one of us hears about something that is healthy and good for the body, we always share our findings. Here are the benefits of Ginger:
Historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory
In addition Ginger also provides:
  • Safe and Effective Relief of Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects
  • Protection against Colorectal Cancer
  • Induces Cell Death in Ovarian Cancer Cells
  • Immune Boosting Action
For more in depth information visit:
At the moment I am sipping ginger, lemon and honey tea. All I did was boil some water and mix it with some shredded ginger, a squeezed lemon (1/4), and a touch of is a powerful taste...but you can't help but feel great while drinking it!