Monday, October 29, 2012

Life Snippets

  • I have decided that if this is the last year for the world, I have had a pretty amazing year.

  • Team McAwesome made a Halloween themed brunch this weekend at Ronald McDonald House and we all dressed up like Super Heroes. My favorite moment was when a little boy staying at the house around 3 or 4 years of age actually thought Rainman was Spiderman and thought it was amazing that Spiderman was making him breakfast. I think it really brought to light to Rainman just how impacting cooking brunch at RMH can be. And if it was even more possible, I fell more in love with him.

  • I started contacting vendors about a possible location for our wedding. And I am back to feeling a bit overwhelmed. Although it is looking like the zoo would be a pretty fabulous place to host this. As long as at the end of the day Rainman and I are married, it was a success. I have to stop worrying about all of these little tiny details that are freaking me out. Rainman has been amazing so far --his input into the details have been extremely helpful. I can't wait to be Mrs. Rainman ♥

  • Exciting news for my 30 B4 30 (is over) list! I am almost at the final boss for Buffy!!!! So like tonight, I could officially be completing this video game that I have poured hours of my life into! :)

  • I am officially signed up for NaNoWriMo. My first go at it has me nervous about making daily writing requirements and excited about the possibilites I can create. I have a bit of a plot outline in my head, so ready to go on Thursday

  • As of yesterday, I met my goal of giving back 100 hours of volunteering in 2012. Still 2 months left of the year. If I can complete 30 more hours, then I will also have reached by goal of giving back 200 hours in my 30 B4 30 (is over). Pretty awesome. I have had such a blast volunteering, meeting people, organizing group events and learning new skills. I am super thankful that I have been able to utilize my time for this. And for the people I have surrounded myself with that love giving back as much as I do.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday Wedding-ness Day/ Tuned In Tuesday!

I have been listening to The Dick Tracy Soundtrack lately. Feel free to judge. I have a Mad(ge) crush on Madonna. And I have been loving "I'm Following you."  So much that I am imagining how cool it would be for Rainman and I to take dance lessons (including tap numbers) and make this our first dance song.

We do have a year and a there is always a possibility I guess. How cool would it be to swing dance, tap dance and potentially include a little 2-step for our first dance?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

June/July/August/September Volunteer Hours

United Way 
meeting: 2 hours

Ronald McDonald House:
Working on creation of July breakfast and obtaining sponsorship from Naked Leaf tea house: 1 hour

meeting: 1 hour
Creation of EWIN Social Media presentation: 1 hour
Organization of Nutritionist Lunch 'n Learn for August: 1 hour

Ronald McDonald House:
finalizing July breakfast and grocery shopping: 1 hour
High Tea Brunch: 2 hours

United Way 
Meeting: 1 hour
Organization of Clothing Drive: 1.5 hours

meeting: 1 hour
Nutrition Lunch 'n Learn: 1 hour

Ronald McDonald House
Finalizing August breakfast and grocery shopping: 1 hour
Breakfast Party Brunch: 3 hours
Promo/Organization and Ticket sales for Bag-o-Booze Fundraiser: 4 hours

United Way:
Meetings: 4 hours

Newsletter: 2 hours

Ronald McDonald House
Ticket Sales for Bag-o-Booze Fundraiser and drawing of winner: 2 hours

United Way
Clothing Drive monitoring, collecting and organizing pick ups: 8
Meetings: 2
5K Walk/Run: 2.5 hours

Dream Centre Radiothon: 3 hours

Total: 45 Hours
Total to date for 2012: 95.5!! WOW! This is so close to my goal of giving back 100 hours this year :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sunday Stealing: The End is Near Meme, Part 1

1. Ever been given or received an engagement ring? yes. August 18 2012, Rainman asked me to marry him. I said yes.
2. Longest relationship? It was 4 years of constant ups and downs. I don't know if I would call what we had a relationship anymore -- it was more of a shakespearian drama fueled by ridiculous jealousy and dependency.
3. Last gift you received? Reese hooked me up with a birdcage to use in place of a veil.
4. Ever dropped a mobile phone? Yes. My poor blackberry fared the worse with a shattered screen, time spent in a mop bucket, an overnight stay on the beach in Newfoundland. Yet, she was awesome till the iPhone lured me to the apple side.
5. When's the last time you worked out? I ran a half marathon on Saturday -- does that count?
6. Thing(s) you spend a lot of money on? Shoes, books, booze.
7. Last food you ate? I just ate last night's leftovers for lunch. A delicious medley of spices coating chicken thighs and a acorn squash dish I created using other leftovers in my fridge yesterday. So leftover leftover leftovers -- I live my life like inception.

8. First thing you notice about the opposite sex? They're teeth -- nice, straight teeth are important to me. And once we are talking, I notice if you're witty.
9. One favorite song? This week I have been rocking out to Christina Aguilera's Stripped album -- and I still love Dirty.
10. Where do you live? in Calgary. 

11. High school attended: Bishop Grandin.
12. Cell phone provider: This is getting a bit personal no?
13. Favorite shop: Chapters.
14. Longest job: PSC for over 6 years. 
15. Do you own a smart phone? Why? Yes. Because I like to stay connected on the go. Plus I don't know what life is like without being able to ask Google any question that pops into my head.
16. Do you prank call people? Not since I was a teenager. And even then I sucked at it.
17. Last wedding you attended? Lance and Jolene's.

18. First friend you'd call if you won the lottery: Rainman.

19. Last time you saw your best friend(s): A group of us went for dinner last Wednesday to celebrate my friend's 30th birthday.
20. Favorite fast food Restaurant: If I had to pick, I would go with Pita Express.