Monday, September 29, 2008

We are a part of a rhythm nation

Last night my sister and I (compliments of my parents) went to sing-a-long with Janet Jackson. The days leading up, I was getting excited but couldn't really pin point as to what new songs Ms Jackson has out right now, so figured the concert could go either way. Lucky for me, all my fav songs Janet has ever recorded were performed last night, and it made me appreciate what she had and has to offer to the entertainment world! It's just too bad that as Jodie and I sat down to enjoy our large decaf teas from timmy's, I of course spill the entire cup (was trying to get the tea bag out) into my lap and completely soaked my shirt, pants and shoes while burning myself and slightly spackling a lady a couple rows down. As I was in the middle of being shocked by what I had done to myself, the ghetto lady down below was looking for a fight,and was waiting for me to step outside. Give me a break, can't you see I am drenched? Any who it was nice to be out and jamming to Janet. Funniest part of the night: "sooo...what I was thinking..."
Ps. I know I keep mentioning this, but I just can't help but notice shows, fashion, music, etc from the 90's making a come back in full force. Have we hit a creative lul? I am all for it, as it makes me appreciate my youth, however when LL Cool J hit the stage to open for Janet Jackson it took the cake for me. LL you are 40+, no need to wear pants down by your ankles while sporting a beater! I would have much more respect for him if he had evolved with the times.
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mitchell and Callie

I had to share! Mitchell's mommy sent me some uber cute pics of him and his girl; Callie (Stacia and Jeff's daughter). Both picture perfect in every way!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I welcome fall with open arms

Sorry for my lack of posting. I feel as if I have had lots to say this past month, but every time I sit down I either want to work on some lesson plans or go to sleep, and even now I need to get some shut eye as I have a 38k run tomorrow and a Janet Jackson concert to attend to!
I am now entering into my 5th week of my LP placement, and I have to say that it has been such an amazing experience! I love the school, my class, my associate teacher (who has been a huge support and friend), and everything in between! Though it has been a long time since I have felt this tired, and am on the verge of adding coffee (aka burnt toast) to my diet, I have a sense of peace knowing that I have made the right decision to go down this new path. (To all the teachers out there...I know I am in the "honeymoon" phase and you probably think I am nuts...but it's just the way I feel, and I am excited about it!). I have yet to find out about my second placement, but I will definitely be sad to leave my old hood!
...and so the post continues....
I was going to update everyone on the NKOTB concert, but Heather did an awesome job of summing it up (my two pennies)! It was a great night, a night to celebrate the time when we were 13, and though I didn't know as many words as i thought I would, I was humming and hollering when my boys, especially Joe, took the mic! "I feel like a nerd!...love it!"
Ps. 3 weeks until the Toronto Marathon! Good luck to the Waterfront runners for their race tomorrow!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

la la la la laaaa...

...i'm just warming up my vocal chords! Tomorrow night Heather, Laura, and I are supporting our boys from back in the day - the New Kids on the Block! This is definitely the year of the come back...first nkotb, then 90210, I wonder what will be next? "Step by step...ooooh babe-ay..."

Monday, September 15, 2008

Journey to the Heart

You're Right Where You Need to Be
You're right where you need to be - on your path, guided, in just the right place for you today.
Many times on my journey (Beattie) I stopped short, convinced I would never find the place I was trying to find, only to discover that it was right in front of me all the time. I had gone there instinctively. Gone right where I needed to go, right where I was healing.
There is a part of us that knows where we need to be and understands where we really want to go. There's a place in us that has the map, even if our eyes and conscious mind can't see it, can't figure it out, or aren't certain it's there.
If you're spinning in circles, feeling lost and confused, trying to figure out where you need to be and not all that certain where you're going, stop. Breathe deeply. Look around.
You're right where you need to be.
Maybe you've been there all along.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

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 and Author of Ultramarathon Man

I joined the club

it's official! I have joined the blackberry club. Yes some may say it's about time I retired my cell phone that resembled a fax machine, but for me I thought a phone should be just that; making in coming and outgoing calls...with the odd text message sent here and there. I have had the phone since early in the week and actually quite enjoy it. I love being able to check emails from anywhere, use the gps thingy ma-gig, pin people and google anything. I still feel as if I am from the other generation and feel kind of like a 16 year old who hangs out at starbucks and manages her business of being a professional student through her blackberry....but seeing as the entire world is switching over I thought hey why not! Also the luxury of living at home is when your Dad wants the newest Bold, you get the awesome hand me downs! Merci beaucoup!
Well this has been the first weekend in a really long time when I have had nothing to do...it feels kind of odd! Though I was dreaming for a morning when i could sleep in, wake up at when ever time and waste the day away, I have to say I am going stir crazy and need some things to do!!! The grass is always greener! Oh well time to rest up I guess; Katie and I have to tackle 36km's tomorrow morning...eesh!
Ps. To my friends: Send me your pin

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Randy Travis - Forever and Ever, Amen


Since I was young and knew what weddings were all about, I have been on the hunt for the perfect wedding song (I have never really been one for caring about the hoopla's of what goes into planning for a wedding...but have to say the song is something I will always look to perfect). Anywho, as most of you know I love a good 'ol country song..and when I went to Leah and Paul's wedding the other week and 'their' song started playing (Forever and Ever, Amen)...I thought it was such an amazing choice...and it made me smile! Those who can find the perfect song, I believe will have a loving and long lasting life together! So thought I would share! xo

Thursday, September 4, 2008

letter to myself

It's 9:30pm and I have finally sat down after a looong week (with one more day to go)! I seriously have not had time to stop and smell the flowers and I feel as if my head is spinning at a rapid speed! I have had my first few days at my placement....and let me tell you I am exhausted!! I usually am able to muster up energy to do anything, however I found this week has literally kicked me to the ground! I use to think I was one who could handle change, and could handle lots on my plate, but clearly that is not the case anymore and my youth days kind of feel a wee bit over.  I went to the Ambler & Alexander wedding at the Kind Edward on the weekend, and we partied like rock stars. (wedding was fabulous...will attach pictures when I can find my camera charger - also more details to follow, as if the day should come for me I will like to duplicate a few items on their agenda) Anywho back to partying like rock stars...so we let 'er loose and had a great time (kind of forgetting I had signed up for the 1/2 marathon). Sunday was spent on a couch sleeping, waking and sleeping to then throw on my running shoes on Monday and hit the Oakville half with Mrs. Dold. I do not recommend having a bender even a month before a huge race like that, but of course I thought I could. At 6km I was still winded and was trying to keep up with Jenny. I got a good time, 1 minute off what I wanted, but have promised myself all of October will be about vitamins, eating well, and sleeping. Nothing else! Well I am feeling sleepy and need to catch up on things. But my placement is going well....my teacher is awesome and the kids are too cute (well most of them).
Hope everyone is having a great first week of September! I hate to say this, but where the heck is fall? I am desperate for a change in wardrobes and seasons (and to put my boots back on my feet!)