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Christmas 2011 and the New Year

Jan. 4th, 2012 | 09:54 pm

First I'll start off by wishing everyone a belated Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! I hope that the holidays were spent with family and friends and full of happiness.

My holidays were jam packed as always traveling consistently to family members homes to celebrate and spend time together. I was spoiled rotten with gifts and while I'm very much enjoying all my new 'toys' I would still happily go with nothing as I love watching others open their gifts and the joy I get from seeing the excitement on someone else's face when I've found just the right gift is all I really need.

New years eve was spent with friends. We had lots of food, great conversation, laughter and fireworks. It was a fantastic evening.

I haven't made any official resolutions for 2012, but there are a couple things I hope to accomplish:
I'd like to finish the book I've been writing for the last two years.
I'd like to start eating a little better
I'd like to complete 4 of my university courses which will allow me to graduate in only two and a half years (winter of 2013) and move on towards obtaining my bachelors in business. This would allow me to complete both a well recognized certificate program as well as my bachelors in under six years while working full time and advancing my career.
I'd like to maintain my 4.0 GPA throughout it all

In my mind, none of this is wishful thinking. I think I've grown up a lot in the last year and I've started to take my dreams much more seriously now that I've started to understand how much I am truly capable of accomplishing. This goals are ones that will take a lot of hard work, but I am committed to achieving.

Over christmas break (from uni but not work) I got the chance to read a couple of books... Man did I ever miss my books! Read, soul identity, clockwork prince, soul intent and am hoping to read Kathy Reichs first Temperence Brennan novel before the 19th when I start back to class... *fingers crossed*. I love reading, so having zero time to pick up a book from September to Christmas was harsh.

Anyways, hope everyone had as much fun as I did over the holidays and have put though into some goals for 2012 that they will feel driven to accomplish :)

Til next time

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For All Intents & Purposes, My Life is Revolving Around The CFL

Nov. 5th, 2011 | 10:54 pm

Wow. Everything has been so crazy. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have taken over my life as the regular CFL season comes to an end and the playoffs begin - if you haven't noticed, or are unaware, I'm a HUGE CFL football fan. Primarily a Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan.

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The Weekend In A Nutshell...

Oct. 31st, 2011 | 08:58 pm
location: home
mood: excitedexcited
music: The Who - Baba O'Reilly

Well, the weekend was disappointing, fun and exciting in that order. And it mostly revolved around CFL and my favorite team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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Rest In Peace

Jun. 20th, 2011 | 02:14 pm

It's a sad day in our household...

Our baby girl Tyson died today... We'll miss her greatly and she'll always be loved

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Car shopping is done!

May. 8th, 2011 | 10:39 am

Well, after much contemplation, repeat test drives and bad experiences with a retarded Kia dealer, I have a new car :) which I'll share in a minute. But first, about the Kia dealer. Went in, test drove both the Kia soul and the forte5. Hated the soul - sharp styling but the road noise and ride was horrid. Would not recommend - may post reviews on the cars I test drove after.

Anyways, the forte5 wasn't bad. Not my fab but for the right price was definitely a contender. So we're talking to the salesman and I ask for a budgetary price on numbers - approximate total and monthly payment. So he's talking a bit, leaves the room, comes back and tells me and the husband that if we aren't buying today he can't give us pricing - it's apparently a Kia policy. I give him a wtf look, look to the Hubby, turn back and say fine. Then we'll be leaving and we won't be back. This just knocks Kia out of the running because I'm trying to make uninformed decision here and without pricing (budgetary) I can't even consider Kia.
I grab my purse go to stand up, the guy realizes his screw up stops me and says how about I email you the pricing Tuesday when my other manager is in. Okay fine fair enough, give him my info, the specs and extras and then we leave. So Tuesday comes and goes, then Wednesday and Thursday. By end of day Thursday I'm done and I've made my decision since I'm obviously not going to hear from Kia. Worst customer service ever and I'd advise not to deal with Kia. You can get as nice if not better cars AND the customer service that should go with it.

On the opposite end of the spectrum both Ford and Mini were fantastic. Which is why my stomach churned when finally deciding, two completely different cars ( the Focus and the Cooper). In the end went to the Mini dealer thursday night to do up all the paperwork. Because my salesman was dealing with another customer, he, his manager and their finance person stayed 1/2 hour late for us as they didn't want to make us come back or deal with someone we didn't know. We were offered coffee, got to go through the car some more, etc.

Picked up the car Friday after work and our salesman asked me to come in for 6 - told me they were open until 8. We get there, he sets us up to sign the remaining paperwork, etc. We ask about them being open until 8 because the door says 6 and the finance manager says, well we are open only till 6 but we really wanted you to have your car today since it would have been a few days otherwise.

I was astonished, by the time everything was done, they'd gone through every detail of the car with us, it was 8! Talk about customer service!

Anyways, here's a pick of my new car :)

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Car shopping cont'd

Apr. 26th, 2011 | 09:33 pm

Test drove two cars tonight. Tried out the focus with leather seats to see if that made any difference in comfort - it does and officially. Put the 2012 in the running alongside the 2012 fiesta

Then went over to my local mini dealer just to fall in love with a Cooper classic. What wonderful strange little cars!

I have to say though, I'm really going to have a hard time comparing the cars because the mini is more basic and so much different.

I'm definitely making the whole car shopping thing more difficult on myself lol

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Car Shopping Fun

Apr. 25th, 2011 | 05:59 pm

I'm one of the rare people that enjoy shopping for cars. Researching, narrowing down, test driving and haggling on the price - all fun!
However, not as much fun under pressure which may very well be the situation I find myself in shortly.

For the last couple weeks I've been starting my car shopping, preparing for when I was initially planning on ordering a car in august - lots of time to carefully research and decide on the perfect car for me.

All was perfect until this past Thursday, when on my way to work at 5:50 am with the hubby driving an adorable deer decided to commit suicide by car. (which is to be quite honest, very sad and enough to leave me shaken)

The deer did a lot of damage to my poor Mazda leaving a strong possibility of it being written off and a settlement paid out.

While not the end of the world, this leaves myself and the hubby with one car until the Mazda is either fixed or replaced. Living an hour from work and me having customers in next week that require dinner meetings etc a very Unideal situation. So now I'm feeling a little rushed in deciding what I want for q car. I've only really looked a fords to date so now I have to mow through a bunch of other brands and narrow down to make my decision potenti as early as this weekend. Ugh.

Thoughts? Recommendations? I'm wanting a compact or subcompact that gets excellent fuel mileage that's comfortable and has some fun options with a sporty look to it.

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weddings

Oct. 16th, 2010 | 03:19 pm

So today my future sister in law is looking at wedding dresses for the first time. I'll be meeting with her shortly and am very excited for her :)

I love the planning of weddings and everything that goes with it.

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Computers...

May. 14th, 2010 | 05:49 pm

For the 3rd time, my computer has been in for warrently because the wireless card has quit working.  One more time before August 22nd and I'll get a free computer that's the equivalant of my current laptop or the $$ towards an upgrade as long as I upgrade the computer prior to August 22nd.

I'm seriously hoping it quits again prior to August 22nd.  I'll definitely be upgrading to a MAC... My HP hardware is fighting itself and burning itself out... how frustrating is that? I go to do some work using high speed in my favorite coffee shop (read: Starbucks) and I can't get online.

So, my plan is to use my wireless at least twice a week so it burns out again. Last time it burnt out the 2nd time I used it. God only knows how much I hope for that to occur again...

Anyways... no matter what the next computer is a MAC.  I hate all the programs running in the background and such.

Hope others have more luck with their laptops...

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All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Safety

Apr. 29th, 2010 | 09:42 pm
location: @ home
mood: infuriatedinfuriated


So I'm fuming. Actually I'm beyond fuming. Here's the story (behind the cut):

 

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So here's the thing, I'm an avid ATV'er. I'm the president of my local ATV Club and Manitoba has only formed a provincial ATV association within the last couple of years to fight for our rights to have designated trails and to first and foremost promote SAFE riding. This is 10 steps backwards for the sport.

But more importantly, where in the hell were the parents and why the f**k were these CHILDREN allowed to operate a machine that no one under the age of 16 is permitted to operate according to the provincial off-road vehicles act????  Not only is it highly ILLEGAL for these children to be on this machine, but 1) why were their 4 of them on it and 2) a ONE and TWO year old? Seriously?

These 4 kids are in my thoughts and prayers and while it seems as though the 3 kids are going to be okay, I'm really hoping the two year old makes it through this.

As far as the parents are concerned. They should be going to jail for child endangerment AND permanently lose their right to raise their children. They deserve much more than that, but at the very least...



As the president of our local club, safety is always a huge concern. We are responsible to keep our trails safe and insured as well as promoting safety awareness. Our club is extremely adament and have been trying to find a way to get into the schools and teach kids from a young age the laws regarding these machines as well as how to ride safely when with their parents and the importance of all safety gear.

This whole thing is just extremely upsetting and frustrating to me.  Sadly, common sense just isn't common.

 


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