Thursday, June 19

My Faaavourite Lil' Girl!! :D

Do we always want what we can't...


Is this a cycle we humans love to enter into?! I'm beginning to wonder that of myself lately...especially after reading a terrific, yet eye-opening and somewhat terrifying book called "Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (And Doesn't Seem to Care)" by William Marsden.

It's about the dirty, polluted oilsands projects that are burgeoning the land to a massive, atomic-sized mess just south of here...not to mention what it's doing to the watershed system that flows directly up here...and questions raised by bands, just north of the mines, about unusual and increasing cancer rates...and the oil & gas crisis ($$$) on the horizon (or already here).

So, needless to say, I'm not normally a fear-mongerer but this book has got me worried a tad. Or more so. About oil consumption in general. Maybe like how people got worried about it after they watched Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth"...I wouldn't know as I still haven't watched it yet...

*GASP*...yes, I could I not!??
After all, I'm an environmentalist!!?

But now, I'm realizing, maybe I was scared and in everyone else in Alberta.

So no more denial...this is my full force "we gotta do something about our consumption here"...this is me talking to my husband who wants a BIIIIIIG damn truck to carry his boy-toys in...! So I see that this is going to be a tough debate. (Maybe I'll get him to watch "An Inconvenient Truth" with me...)

Anyways, back to my initial question: Do we always want what we can't have?!

I've always wanted to move to the city...and after thinking about what an oil crisis might do to our society...maybe we're better off staying up here where we can sustain our own lives if things as such ever go wrong...I know that I'm thinking hypothetically of the worst scenario here (we humans like to do that too, I think)...

I dunno......maybe I should read more about Europe and what they've been doing to alleviate such a crisis since they've been dealing with it for years now. Hence, the tiny cars and mass of bike riders...

Oi; life is such a funny debate sometimes...

Saturday, June 7

Some serious progress!!!

Whoo! I finally got down and dirty and am refusing to even have one cheat day a week! And trust me, I ain't starving! :P 

So this is progress, right! Well, I lost 2.5 lbs last week and 3 lbs this week after 14 days of non-cheating! Now tell me that that is not working, because oh my god, IT IS!!! I'm so happy that finally I have found 'the problem'. Those single cheat days were ruining my whole week's worth of hard work!!! Oh yeah...and I guess getting back to running and doing lunges is probably helping out too :P ...but I like feeling fitter as well :)

So no more cheating!! 
I'm going the weigh-scale department, that is! hehe!

Tuesday, June 3


Yeah, I'm addicted, badly (and most heavenly) to rings for my fingers! 

I just realized that right now when I looked over at my "Etsy Favourites" list...with almost nothing but rings on it (well on the first page anyhow). And you would think that I would have realized that when I looked into my ginormous jewellery box; mostly FULL of rings....!

I just love them and how they make my little fingers feel :)

Monday, June 2

Finishing up!

So it's not written in stone but it's pretty darn close!

I will probably be moving back to Calgary for a semester from Jan-Apr to finish up 2 main courses for my master's degree!! I just got word, that my work will probably be letting me go as part of a training contract that I've signed with them (which I'm currently finishing up 2 other courses). I just have to live here and work for them a bit longer afterwards (2+years) and they'll support me in getting my courses. I've decided that it will be a good decision, to stay here, a bit longer so that both JD and I can finish up our schooling (his 4 yr apprenticeship and my masters degree) and we may as well make some good money (and save it) while we're at it :)

It will be busy for us though; JD goes to school in Edmonton for 2 months every year in the fall and then, this time around, when he gets back for Christmas, then I leave for 4 months in January. Lots of juggling for us to do, especially with Brooklyn, but well worth it for the both of us and our little family.

AND after I'm done my semester, I'm going to plan a family trip to Hawaii!
That should be SWEET, WONDERFUL AND GREAT!! :)

I'm just very happy now with how things are turning out! My employer is really making an effort and I am pretty impressed, much more so than if I was at that other place of employment! Sometimes it takes awhile, but I am so glad and appreciative that things actually worked out this way :)