Saturday, September 09, 2006

Life in Moncton

Another September, another year in Moncton. I keep thinking, maybe I'll like it better this time, but.... not so much. Matt's not up here with me yet, he's supporting us, back home, so I've been braving the city myself, unpacking all the boxes and putting them away in our first place together. Hopefully he'll like it, if not he can rearrange everything.

Last year, while I was in great excitement because of the birth of my first nephew Kai, I decided to run for the school newspaper editor. And, because nobody ran against me, I won. So I am now the Beacon editor, and a member of the Student Council, so I've been pretty busy this week with all that. But I guess that it is good, because it is making me be a lot more social than I have ever been. And I've even met some super cool freshmans that have totally passed my and Paige's test.

Today, I started applying for jobs, and I had a random interview at Boston Pizza. I went in to drop off a resume, which resulted in me filling out an application, which then resulted in me having an interview. There were lots of laughs, very few verbal diarrhea, but since I was so unprepared (and definately not looking very good), I don't know how it will go. I should know by the end of next week. I also applied at Costco, and Wal-Mart, and picked up an application for Blessings.

I have been having a lot of good talks with people this week, and one of them really hit me. My friend was telling me today that I have too little faith in myself. Which is completely accurate. And this has affected all areas of my life, so I am going to try my hardest to stop letting my doubts and insecurities affect my life, and my interactions with other people. Because really, I have God with me all the time, and He has made me a wonderful woman with talents that I have not been giving all to Him, for fear of failure.

So hopefully, people will see a change in me this year...for the better.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Happy Birthday Suava!

Today is my beautiful neice Suava's second birthday. If Matt and I had any money, I would have definately flown out there to see her, and enjoy the birthday madness. Two going on ten, it seems. The girl is soooo smart it makes my sister's life a little harder, but she loves every minute of it. So Happy Birthday beautiful Suava Amai!

Did you ever have one of those nights where some things were really, really nice, and other things were really, really bad so you don't know what to think of the night in the whole? Last night was definately one of those nights for me. At least I gained a new friend through it, and it's a girl at that!!

Still looking for a place to live... know of a place that would be great, but we think the price is a little too steep, but we'll see.

Pray for us, so we don't have to live in a car!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Okay, I am not on the ball

Well, it's been a while, at least nobody really knows about this blog yet, so they can't yell at me. But I guess to keep myself on track I'll have to tell people about it. There's been a bit of stuff going on lately, and it seems like there really aren't enough hours in the day...and it's only going to get worse this fall.

So, fish update. I was a good little wife and went down one night to fish with Matt and the various young teenagers that hang out at the wharf. At first I stayed far away from everybody because I had great images of me getting my hook caught in their hair, or skin, or something like that, but after I stopped being a chicken I moved over with the rest of them, and to my surprise I caught a fish! I was so excited, it was a little sad. I mean I'm supposed to be an adult, but it was so cool! But I, being the great fishergirl that I am, ended up catching 3 more fish that night, for the grand total of 4! Now don't get too did take me two hours to get that much. So I was happy because I got some fish, and I feel like I filled my fishing quota for a while, even though I have ended up going with him a few more times.

Matt and I are discovering that we have different ideas of fun. He thought it would be really fun last Saturday to get up early, go fishing, then go blueberry picking and then make jam. Me? I thought a good day would be to sleep in, then watch a movie or something, but we kind of have a trade off thing going on Saturdays, in which every second Saturday I get to pick what we do, so it was his Saturday, and away we went. The fish were not biting when we were there, and it was really windy, so I convinced him to give up on the fish and we went blueberry picking. After staying a lot longer then I wanted, we made it home and made the jam that night. The jam came out good, but I realized that I don't like anything that is too repetitive, and it doesn't bother him at all.

And there is a new addition to our family! No- not that, no babies yet! We have our first pet together. Matt came home on Saturday with a new kitten. He's all gray, and has enormous front paws, and we've named him Dakota Dusk. That kitten is spoiled already, but oh well. We're hoping we can have him with us when we move, but we'll see.

Oh, and speaking of moving... does anybody know where we can live in Moncton in the fall? Less then three weeks away and we don't have anything yet.

I'm thinking it's going to be a car or a tent for a while, and showers and laundry at ABU, but that would get pretty cold pretty fast! Please help!!!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

From laziness comes a blog

So I have realized that I am really lazy. This may not come to that much of a surprise to everyone else, but it is a mild shock to me. Essentially I am too lazy to write everyone emails, after completely draining my energy with all the photocopying and paper folding that I do at work (yeah I know, boo hoo for the office kid), so this is much easier. Really I'm maximizing my time, so I have more freedom to watch and think about BB7.

But as you all know, I'm not that great on the follow through, so I can't guarantee that there will be a lot of posts, or that they will be exciting, but at least there will be something.

Maybe I'll even convince my husband to write on this. If I can tear him away from the fish. I swear, he has more patience for those fish than I could have for ANYTHING! Everyday he says to me that fishing is so much fun and that I should try it out. Everyday I tell him that I would hate it if I didn't get a fish, and he couldn't guarantee I would get one. SO needless to say, I haven't been fishing, I've promised I'll go sometime, but we'll see....