Thursday, December 23, 2004

living in the lap of luxury

well, here i am back in the calg, in the hamptons, living the life. what have i done so far today? well let me tell you... even tho i am a little ashamed of the ridiculousness of it all. this morning my momma booked me a massage appointment, the first ever, and my mom and danielle made this woman think that i am the biggest massage moron in the world! they told her that i was so afraid of a massage and danielle told her i have a low pain threshold! hmm. i don't understand that bit, really. anyhow, the first massage ever went fine. in fact, it was enjoyable. it just kind of seems like a frivolous thing to pay for. anyhow, karan has booked me another appointment next week. item 2 on today's agenda. a haircut. apparently since i refused to have a spa day with my mom, she thought she could sneak it in in increments, like i wouldn't notice. but i was sad about getting a haircut. terrified in fact, as any of you who have seen me loving my long hair would know. but thankfully i had a lovely girl who listened to what i said and really only trimmed it. so it is impossible to tell by the naked eye that it is cut. but i am happy, and hopefully it will just grow all the longer now that it is healthy again.
so later this afternoon we are going to get our family pictures done. so far today has been pretty posh. but perhaps it is the niceness after yesterday's super late plane fiasco.
i was supposed to leave ottawa at 7:20 last night, but there was a lot of snow in the t-dot, so, the plane i was supposed to be on was still in toronto at 7:20. then we finally flew to toronto, but also got delayed there. they had to de-ice the plane in ottawa and toronto, so i ended up getting in at 1:20 am alberta time. so 3:20 ottawa time, and i had been up since 7 with like 5 hours of sleep from the night before. but there is a shortage of beds in this house so i get to sleep with my momma this week. and that makes me very happy.
just as expected i do miss my ottawa kinsmen (or as thom would say my bosom chums!) already, but it is so good to be here. i feel a love for my sisters this year that is stronger than ever. the hairdresser called us charlie's angels. maybe she wanted a tip, or maybe, just maybe. the van patter sisters are the hottest sisters ever.
i love it!

hopefully i get to see my dad tonight.

posse out!

Monday, December 20, 2004

i love life!

God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good!!! i must say that i have had the best semester of my life this year. i just love the people that i am joined with here. i love my family i love beth's family. i love the best's. sheesh... i am filled to the seams and fuller with love right now and it is awesome.
beth and i just got back from a short time in campbellford. my soulmate town. it was lovely to be there and to spend a bit of time with doug, marilyn and jill. i missed paul and janice by one day, but hopefully closer to new year's i will see them. beth and i also spent a day in peterborough, beth got her G.. (hurrah!) and then we went and surprised carla and the amandas at king street. and then off to the best's where cindy was busy preparing a christmas dinner for jamo and his friends. i got to make a cranberry tree. we also got to hang out with tomata, nat and luke. then josh called and he and april want cam and i to emcee there wedding reception! imagine toi! i am stoked, and it is all the better that i get to do it with cam! fabulous. so there are at least 4 weddings to go to this spring. i am excited for this.
we also got to spend some time with mattie, we went hiking in the woods behind his house, and beth wore the greatest parka in the world, and a picture of the three of us made mattie laugh as i have never heard him laugh before. we spent some sweet time praying as well. i love praying with people. i love how God is moving, and he loves it when we ask.
last night thom was saying how sweet it is to be cocky in God, and in his word. how when you ask things according to God's will you can be so cocky because you know what will happen. i love it!!!
beth and i have a final in just over an hour, but it is open book and we have marked up our pages, and we are not too worried. then micro tomorrow, and nursing theory on wednesday. some people are done their exams by now, i myself and just starting today. go figure. 3 exams and they just had to be in the last part of the exam period.
but then off to the calg to see my lovely family and spend christmas with them.
danielle has been home since the 11th and they had a big turkey dinner without me! i was practically excommunicated from christmas!! i mean really, we never ever have turkey! and the one time they do i am convenienly stuck in ottawa waiting for my exams. i can't wait to see them.
then back here on the 29th for new years... although, thom conveniently took a shift on the night of the 29th... the great ditch!! but he doesn't work in the 30th so we shall get to hang out then.
then beth shalll come back and we will be reunited. during exams we were seperated for i think, 5 days and we spoke on the phone at least 3 out of the 5 days. i tell ya. to quote her "i can only hope that my marriage will be as successful as this friendship".

i think that's it for now. i am looking forward to what God has for the next few days.

For unto us a child is born! (ps. this is not any child! this is the christ, the messiah! the savior of our world!!! hurrah!)


Thursday, December 02, 2004

YESSSS! (with a double arm pump!)

hurrah hurrah hurrah hurrah hurrah!!! i am done my essay! the last assignment of the semester before exams start! i couldn't be happier even if i caught the golden snitch! i am so so so happy. plus. i only have one more class and one small evaluation meeting on monday. but other than that i am done! can you even believe? i am half done year 3? imagine toi.
ok so to be truthful.. my essay was due yesterday at 1 pm. but i am only losing 5%.. which is not too bad, and beth is right on board with me. like she said in her post, we are far better at encouraging each other in the things of God. maybe next semester that will include school? we'll see. procrastinating until the day before an essay is due largely contributes to it being handed in late, but also due to the fact that on the day before our essay was due we spent a copious amount of time with our favourite boys.

that is me, beth, pat, thom and mattie in the front. we are all laughing so hard because we have been telling mattie that there is no way we will fit in the picture and we need to crouch down. mattie is laughing so hard because he knew we were wrong.

that's a picture of us back in the fall going to the caves. hard to believe that i only knew mattie for a month and thom for like 5 days. these boys are so sweet. everyday they make me laugh, and one of the best things that beth and i get to do with them is pray. God is moving people. prayer is going up and blessings are coming down.
anyhow, today i am off to maxville for another sweet day with nathan, and then next week we are off to campbellford (c'ford what!) i am stoked. marilyn has our advent calenders waiting!

anyhow, i'm out.

ps. 2o days til i go to see my family!!!