Friday, October 31, 2008

Practical Magic - Sally's letter to Gilly

One of my favourite halloween/witches movie! Thought I would share a perfect scene. xo

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween costumes

It's that time of year again...and though I always love the days leading up to Halloween, with all the fun activities and treats, I just can't help but be a little hum bug about it all. I am not a fan of dressing up! I never have been and I never will. I think it's because I would rather buy a new outfit or new shoes than to spend money on a costume I won't really enjoy. Especially seeing as all female matter the age (unfortunately!!!) always seems to be a slutty something or other. Really in this day in age do females really need to make themselves over the top tacky and tarty looking? not thanks! Any who as I was driving to school this morning I heard an interesting tid bit on the radio so I thought I would share. Halloween expert Suzanne Kelly tells us what your costume says about you (however I believe budget and time can play a huge part!):
What Your Halloween Costume Says About You if You're a Ghost
You’re either cheap, unoriginal, or lazy. If you think that you can throw an old white sheet over your head, cut slits for eye holes and call it a costume, you’re sadly mistaken. You’re better off staying at home and saving people the tears your mind-numbing personality would cause them.
What Your Halloween Costume Says About You if You're a Pimp
You’re cashing in on the old trick-or-treating philosophy; the more houses you go to, the more candy you’ll get. A lesson just as important in your 20s as it was when you were 8-years-old.
What Your Halloween Costume Says About You if You're a Pirate
Fun-loving and adventurous, you aren’t afraid to take risks. You aren’t easily influenced, especially when it comes to people’s opinions about others; you truly believe that there's a hidden treasure buried within everyone. That, or you're just lazy and are two years too late to the Captain Jack Sparrow trend.
What Your Halloween Costume Says About You if You're a Superhero
Some may say you're close-minded. But you're actually just self-assured and strong-willed. You're a loyal friend, someone who is always willing to go above and beyond for them. Because of this, you are someone that others look up to and seek comfort in. More importantly, you look good in spandex.
What Your Halloween Costume Says About You if You're a Celebrity
An air of arrogance surrounds you, and you have raised yourself to self-appointed VIP status. You often find yourself being the hub of gossip. Yes, that means people know you, but do they really like you? Think about that.
What Your Halloween Costume Says About You if You're a Witch
You aren’t afraid to tell people what you think, even if you make some enemies in the process. Those who know you well would say you have a spell-binding personality....but most think your cool ;)
What Your Halloween Costume Says About You if You're a Angel
Sorry. We're not buying it. It’s going to take more than wings and a halo for you to seem innocent.
What Your Halloween Costume Says About You if You're a Devil
You are naughty by nature and don’t care who knows. It’s rare that you don’t get your way, and if you don’t, you aren’t afraid to use extreme measures. Be careful, it’s a tangled web you weave.
What Your Halloween Costume Says About You if You're a Nurse
You’re a people person who enjoys doing whatever it takes to make others around you feel comfortable. You jump at the chance to check someone’s vitals or give mouth-to-mouth. Just remember, you need to take care of yourself sometimes too.
What Your Halloween Costume Says About You if You're a Clown
Your main concern is having fun, even at your own expense. You thrive on being the center of attention, and no doubt your antics will earn you that spot.
Happy Halloween! Tomorrow I will be marching in the school parade...also Mitchell and Estelle will be trick or treating in the O-town!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The new black

"You Don't Know Jacques" this years new black. Today I picked up the new shade from the France OPI collection, and fell in love with it! Great colour! I am a fan of dark nails, especially for the winter but felt I needed something other than black or dark blue, something different and not so yesterday. You Don't Know Jacques is a mix between a dark grey and deep taupe...a very nice shade! Just and FYI from me to you.
Ps. My new placement starts tomorrow. What to wear?
Pps. My flight has officially been booked for FLA, and let's just say I have a one way ticket at the moment. Katie D is making the trip with me! Very exciting...and hopefully Steph will be close behind!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A New Leaf

At this moment in time my life seems to be changing in different directions. Things seem to be ending and new things are going to be starting...and it all seems to be happening in October (I wonder what November will bring?) I have mixed feelings about all the changes, but all I can do is move forward and embrace these life challenges. My training for the marathon and my 7 week placement have both come to and end....
1. The Toronto Marathon
Before I begin I worked my tail off for this race (with the help of my running partner Katie!) We had been running since June, and I felt much stronger than I did for the Mississauga race and knew that qualifying for the Boston could be possible. Of course 2 days before the weekend, I feel my super weak immune system acting up and I feel sick all day Saturday...just before the race. So I ate Tylenol Cold like it was candy and told myself I was going to race no matter what (well i did have doubts). I pushed myself to the limits and was so proud of myself for what I had accomplished (sorry i am on my podium)...and so proud of the people around me! (Steph did her first half and kicked ass!!). Now that the race is over and I have allowed it to all sink in...I wish I had 33 faster seconds in me as I would have qualified!! Rats! Oh well, it wasn't meant to be. Qualifying time = 3:40:59 and I got = 3:41:32. It is such an amazing feeling though to say done and done. My next challenge for this year will be a full length triathlon. I am jumping in the pool Thursday morning with my neighbour! Ah!
My stats:
Bib: 962
Event: Marathon (booya) 42.2 km
Chip: 3:41:32
Pace: 5:16
Gender place: 64
Caegory place: 17/92
First 21.1km: 1:47:34
2. My first 7 week placement
Today I had to say good bye to the 29 students in my grade 4 class and my amazing associate teacher Mrs. D. I have had such an amazing experience at Lp and hope that my life path guides me right back into that school soon. I even felt like a real teacher today as I received my first Ms. Bryce teacher presents from all the kids. If I haven't said this enough, I am so happy about my decision of re-evaluating my life and going into teaching, it's such a rewarding career! This Friday will mark the first day of my second 7 week placement and as time always does, the weeks will fly by and in no time I will be an official teacher.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

“For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” Souza

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Create Your Destiny From Your Heart

Be aware of life's energy moving, pushing, pulling, guiding you forward each moment of the day.
And know each moment is your destiny.
You're connected to and part of a mysterious, invisible life force. Let it guide you forward. Let it move you along. Clear yourself of all that blocks your connection to that life force - old emotions, old beliefs, remnants of the past.
Listen to your heart. It will take you, move you to where you need to go. No, you cannot see as far ahead as you would like, as far ahead as you used to think you could. That is because you have undertaken a journey to your heart. Seeing would prevent you from listening, trusting, opening to the magical guidance that comes from within. You would confuse things, think you had the control, manage, make things happen. You would confound yourself with the illusions of the past. You would become afraid.
Stay in the present moment. Listen to your inner guidance. Trust the wisdom of your heart. Feel the life force, guiding you, moving you forward. Go where it leads.
Embrace your destiny. Know you help create it by what you choose each step of the way.
Let your choices come from your heart.
~Melody Beattie

Thursday, October 2, 2008

one of my favourite scenes! xo

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

boobyball b-day

Today I recieved an email from a friend, Sarah O'Regan. An email that made me stop to think, and was later reinforced while watching Christina Applegate on Oprah (who recently had breast cancer) was an email that asked if I and many others wanted to help. Wanted to help find a cure for breast cancer. Though I was unable to attend Boobyball this year, I still felt I needed to help in someway...and being a student I thought that it might be extra hard this year for me...until I read Sarah's email. Please click on the link: to watch an inspiring video and to see what YOU can do to end breast cancer one day. All it takes is $7! (that I could do!)
Email as follows:
Now that the Boobyball is a blur of excitement from the weekend passed, we’re calling on you and all of your friends to help us bring a little bit of luck and a whole lot of support to help in the fight against breast cancer. And it’s as easy as 1,2,3...7 (wait, let us explain).
Seeing as it’s the 7th birthday of the Boobyball, we’ve conceived a simple plan. We’re rallying around lucky number 7 to help bring some good fortune to women across Canada.
Just imagine if all the 850 people who attended this year's Boobyball donated seven dollars...and if each one of them got one friend to give seven dollars...that would be enough money to fund a critical breast cancer support program for an entire year.
In recognition of our 7 years of fun and success, we’re asking you to forgo that Starbucks latte or scotch on the rocks for just one day and donate $7. Sound simple? It is.
Why not take it one step further and invite seven of your closest friends to join you on the mission to put a stop to breast cancer. Seven is a powerful number. Your $7 combined with another $7, combined with your best friend’s-sister’s-fiance’s $7 can quickly be used to help educate young women about breast cancer prevention and help pay for much needed screening equipment in remote areas that suffer from a lack of up-to-date technology.
For the next 7 days we will be driving this fight against breast cancer and pushing to reach a goal of raising over $7,777 for Rethink Breast Cancer’s unique programs. Each time you donate, you will be eligible to win one of 4 prizes valued at over $700 each!
and make this the easiest and most rewarding 7 dollars you’ve ever parted with...and thank you for your incredible support in our goal of making a difference in young breast cancer patients and survivors lives.While we’ve come a long way and impacted countless lives thanks to all of your support but there’s still much to be done.
Thank you.
The Boobyball Committee