Monday, August 20, 2007

I'm a lucky Girl!

I am feeling very fortunate today.

My friend & co-worker Flora threw a Bridal Shower for me yesterday. It was wonderful to spend the day with girlfriends.

I received many gifts, and love them all. But the most beautiful, and thoughtful, was the amazing garter my friend Kirsten knit for me.

Isn't it beautiful?!

It really was a great day, and I cannot thank Miss Flora enough for all her hard work.

I even got to see my Best Friend & her little bundle - she's sooo cute!!!

You can go here to check out the pics from the shower - again - Thanks to Kirsten.

Till next time.....

“Fun is good.” - Dr. Seuss

Monday, July 23, 2007

How to make the most of a Monday....

Go to a concert... We're going to go see The Police tonight!

Lucky me - 2 concerts 1 week apart.

Tonight should be fun - there's a whole bunch of us going. Morris & his "Hot Date", Zoran & Noreen, Margie & her Husband, and I think maybe 1 or 2 more people.
We'll start on a patio for drinks & dinner and then head to the ACC for the show - woohoo!

This weekend was great. Mark, The Dogs & I headed up to my friend (old boss) Lewis's cottage in Burnt River. It's on 4-mile lake (near Fenlon Falls). We really had a lovely time. Lewis & Dale are wonderful hosts and have a beautiful place. It was hard to leave!

(photos to follow)

After we left the cottage, we headed for Lindsay to pay Mark's Mom a visit. It was nice to see her, and Mark's sister Laura too. While we were there, Mark's Mom, Ruth, pulled out some old photos of Mark. Ha ha ha - Mark with a Mullet!!! (I'll see if I can sneak one of the photos & scan it & post it here - tee hee) I haven't really seen many pictures of Mark when he was younger - he was soo cute! Not that he isn't now.. he's still HOT! He's so funny - almost in defense of his mullet he said "Bono had a mullet you know"....

We left Ruth's & hit the Kawartha Dairy for some ice-cream (it's the bomb) & I stocked up on chocolate milk. Kawartha Dairy's chocolate milk is THE BEST EVER. You can't get in in TO, so I bought 4 litres! YUM!

We came home & dropped the dogs off. We then headed out for Oakville. Mark decided to take me on a trip to see where he grew up. That was pretty cool. I got to see where he lived, went to school, where he worked, etc.. I can now put a location to a lot of the stories he's told me about when he was younger.

Now- I just need to get through the rest of this working day.. I am really looking forward to tonight.

Till next time....

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.”

Friday, July 20, 2007


OK - Def Leppard ROCKED!!! We had a great night!

Even Mark joined us for a bit...

Thanks Astrid & Eden - I had a blast with the 2 of you!

I have no pics to post because the Nazis at the Molson Ampitheatre confiscated my camera. C'mon, really - what kind of shots am I going to get from the lawns anyway?!

So off to the Kawarthas this weekend - yea! We are going to visit my old boss at his cottage - I can hardly wait - it'll be soo nice to get away from the shitty.

Till next time...

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

Monday, July 16, 2007


Going to see DEF LEPPARD tonight with Kevin, Eden & Astrid - it should be a blast!

Kim Mitchell is opening - wicked!

I'm going to tease my hair up all big & wear some painted- on- jeans - just like back in the day!
(just kidding about the big hair part)

I will be back to post details of the show, as well finishing my update for the past 6 months!!!

Really - I promise!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Where o' where have I been?



Rombouillet/ Dourdan:

St. Malo:

Mont. St. Michel:

Train to Rennes:
Plane from Rennes:


Cernay / Uffholtz:

Frieburg Germany:

to be continued....

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A proposal....

I know, I know. This is ridiculously overdue.....

Hawaii - Part 2

So we finally arrived safe & sound in the beautiful island paradise of Oahu, Hawaii. Isn't it great when you take that first step off the plane after departing from a frigid cold environment and feel that wonderful warm rush of tropical air hit your skin? Isn't that the best? Ahhh... that's one of my favourite things. We grabbed a cab, opted for windows rolled down rather than the air conditioning, the and headed for the Aston Honolulu Prince.

We were all so excited - just like kids at Christmas. I was particularly excited 'cause I was going to get to see Mark and plant a big kiss on him!

We arrived, and Mark greeted us with Leis & champagne - it was wonderful! I missed him so much! He had arrived ahead of us & managed to stock the fridge and the bar so everything was ready and waiting for us. Isn't he the best?! We settled in - sort-of.. well actually we just dumped our bags in our rooms & went out on the lanai to have more champagne & cocktails - didn't even change out of our travel clothes!

It was so nice, relaxing on the lanai, getting caught up, trading stories about all the U2 shows we had all been to - comparing notes on our "best shows" etc. So we're all chatting away, Mark got up and went inside to replenish his glass of wine, or so I figured. Well next thing you know, He comes back onto the lanai with a little box. He gave me the box, waited for me to open it, and then got down on bended knee and asked me if I would marry Him!!! OMG - I was sooo surprised! it was all a little overwhelming - my emotions got the better of me - at first all I could do was nod my head... of course I said YES!! I was crying, Zoran was crying, Morris might have had something in his eye, and even Mark had a few tears.... Mark had Zoran capture the whole thing on camera! Oh what a night!

You know what? Saying "Yes" was one of the easiest decisions I've ever had to make! I'm a lucky Girl!

Here's the happy "Best Men":

Friday, March 09, 2007


I know - It’s been months since I last posted… but… boy-o-boy I have A LOT to blog about.

Where should I begin?

I guess I should start where I left off….

December 3, 2006

Hawaii bound!

Part 1

Uncle Morris met me at my place & we took the Airport Express bus together to meet up with Zoran at the airport to catch our flight to Vancouver. All went well - we even had enough time for a cocktail before the flight! We arrived in Vancouver with enough time to go to the duty free and catch our connecting flight to Hawaii – or so we thought.

We got to US customs and I was first in line – no waiting – perfect. Then I realized that we had passed the duty-free on our way to customs & missed it. I asked if I could go back and the customs officer said “No – I’m sorry – once you are in the system I can’t let you back through”. Shit! I really wanted to get some perfume! He said that since Morris & Zoran hadn’t gone through yet – they could go, but not me. I batted my eyelashes and smiled my best smile at the officer, and he said “ Since you are so nice, I’ll let you back through – but be quick!”, I thanked him profusely, and we ran back to the duty free. I purchased my perfume, and I thought we were done. But noooo – these freaking new security restrictions about carry-on luggage had the Girls that worked there all up in a tizzy. They were certain I couldn’t take it with me – and I assured them I could – I had read all the restrictions before I left & knew that as long as it’s 100ml or less – I can carry it on. They insisted I put it in a Zip-lock bag as per the restrictions & took what seemed like forever getting one.
Meanwhile, it’s getting closer & closer to departure time. Tick.. tick.. tick…
Finally, we finish up there, and breeze back through customs, and get to security. No problem – right? D’oh! It turns out we didn’t have boarding passes. We should have got them in Toronto, but didn’t. Luckily the security officer made a call, and after a painful 10 minute wait someone from Air Canada showed up with our passes – and a tonne of attitude – Whatever!
We get in line at security and I looked at my watch – OMG! We only had 15 minutes until our flight left. YIKES! I asked security if we were going to make it through in time and he said “No problem!”. No problem my ass! Security decided they had to go through my bag of toiletries one item at a time. Never mind I had followed all the rules, and had everything out for them to see…. At this pint it was 5 minutes to departure, and I said – Just take everything – I don’t care – I’m going to miss my flight! Finally – they finished, I tossed everything back in my bag, and then we RAN! OMG – I can’t ever remember running so hard in all my life!
We ran to the gate as fast as we could - we are completely winded, our chests are heaving – I can barely speak - I handed the girl at the counter our boarding passes and she said (full of attitude) “I’m sorry the flight is closed.’ I said “Oh no – really? We got here as fast as we could!”(which is totally obvious because we are all completely out of breath). She was all huffy – and with a little begging from me – decided to “let us on”. So we got on - of course we get stares and glares from all the passengers we pass on our way to our seats, but really - I couldn't give a rat’s ass - We’re going to Hawaii! Woohoo!

Cocktail please!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

OK - 2+ months later... I'm still alive!

I know - I've been a very negectful blogger.

I promise I will be back very soon - life has been crazy is all.....

Till then, enjoy these.....