Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bad Start...

I woke up to an inch of snow. YES ! SNOW ! If you look at today's date, you'll see that something is seriously wrong. We are not even in November, yet. But it's snowing. For those who don't believe me, here are two pictures I took this morning when I woke up.

This is my balcony. Looks like it's going to be Christmas too. I just wish one thing though. That we have a white Christmas just like last year. The year before, we had a mud Christmas. Not so cool.

This is the street. Snow started to melt already. Thanks goodness. I think I was going to have a panic attack or something. I woke up, then went straight to the window, to see if it was raining. BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ! It's solid rain. Not fair.

Ok, I'll try being positive. I'll talk about Christmas, because i'm in the mood. (Wonder why.) This year, I'm at my own place. I cannot rely on mom and dad to cook for me or decorate for me. I will get to choose my own decorations !!! I already have one party planned, and I'm soooooo looking forward to it. I'm on a budget for the tree, but I might just get a gingerbread theme and make some cinnamon applesauce ornaments, and get a natural tree. I can only imagine what kind of smell my house will ahve during the holiday season ! Only thing is that I have no idea where I'm going to put that tree. I don't have room =P Here's my living room/bedroom. Where should I put the darn thing ?!

This is the bedroom's side, with my hubby playing on the PC. He plays so much, that he's now an object. He's part of this corner's furniture =P I can't see where I can put a tree.

And this is the other side of the living room. I would like to put the tree in the left corner near the bookshelf, but there's an electric heater on the wall, so I'm scared, don't want a fire ! I won't get a ginormous tree, but I want something decent, and I want to decorate my windows with lights ! I'd like to put lights on the balcony ramps, but there's no outside plug. I have absolutely no idea.

Anyway... I need advice =P

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Huge Difference...

Yesterday, as usual, I went to my Saturday night Bible study. We started about one of our fellows' spiritual birthday. Last week, Yi accepted Jesus Christ as her savior. (What a shame I wasn't there !) Then I started talking about how I didn't have a spiritual birthday, and that I always believed. Lisa then said that believing and giving yourself to the Lord is very different... She asked me if I ever remembered a moment when I realised that my faith made a huge step forward.

Then I knew when that spiritual birthday was.

The first time I went to the UK, my mother in law NEVER convinced me to go to church with them. My excuse was : Oh I'm a catholic, I can't go to your church. Catholic church was my comfort zone. I could say I "belonged" to a church and sleep like a baby at night because I thought I was saved. But still didn't go to church every Sunday, as it was "boring". And to be honest, I was avoiding the unknown by staying in the comfort of that denomination I didn't even associate with. (Not that I don't like them. I just didn't feel at ease with that church. That's different.) I was brought up catholic, but it started to feel artificial and meaningless to me.

The second time I went to the UK, I decided that I would go to church with the family. I mean, they couldn't be weird people. I knew half of the people attending already, it couldn't be that bad. When the worship started, I didn't get up at first. Then I did. And I sang. And felt the Spirit filling me with joy and peace. Then I knew I belonged there, and that I would keep on singing for the Lord.

And since then, it never stopped.

I can say I definitely started my walk with the Lord on that day. July 5th 2007.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Music for Money - Awesome Band !

I went to their show at the St-Ciboire pub in Montreal on Saturday. The only reason why I went was because it was my friend's best friend's band. I knew it was instrumental. But that's all.

Well, I was surprised and delighted by what I heard. I listen to a lot of soundtracks, most of them instrumental, to get my inspiration while crafting, and their music fit right in my tastes ! Here's how they describe themselves ;
"Music For Money, a pretentious and romantic music band. Arrogant and lover. Music For Money is the sensible reaction to a plastical system of production and creation.
From voice-corrected singer without talent to their mega-productions pushing them with empty marketing campaign based on tweaked image, wines pot and pushing. The music for money industry is a noise pollution, a machine to produce empty artist, empty music, a beautiful hypocrisy.
In all is pretension, Music For Money proclaim himself as true, imperfect, without implants or whatever…
Music For Money dare, create without compromise universe without lyrics, smalls sound movies where blend beauty and violence. They experiment, look for new path.
Music For Money like himself authentic, exagerated, passionate and independent."

I recommend them to anyone looking for something different ! I really enjoyed the show (Even if I had to elave early) and probably go to their next one =) For their calendar and updates, you can browse their Myspace, ! Plus, you can listen to a bit of what they can do. They are also on Facebook, if ever you want to become a fan.

This really my crush of the year music-wise =)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Oh ! The Tag. Wait, I've been tagged !

I have been tagged by Laurie from Blooming Lily !

The rules:
Link to your tagger and list the rules
List 7 random facts about yourself
Tag 7 people (and make sure you check back and see what they say!)
If you're tagged, play along and pass it on!

Random Facts:
1. I'm actually a good cook ! (Everybody was expecting the opposite. I'm not a culinary disaster, sorry !)

2. I still paint.
3. I'm a cleaning freak. (That one is probably unexpected. I never cleaned my room at my parents' place and now it's total opposite.)
4. My first language is French

5. I'm a Christian.
6. I speak a bit of Welsh.
7.I almost never wear makeup (Although that's about to CHANGE !)

Ok, so here are the people I'm tagging. Muahahah !

1. Andrew
2. Karen
3. Gina
4. Melody
5. Amanda
6. Helen
7. Beki


Monday, October 6, 2008

I Walked 5 KM !

And my legs aren't even aching. But my shoulders are killing me. I don't get it. But this year's Run for the Cure is done with. But next year's fund raising is just starting, and I have another cocktail night coming soon ! I will be so amazingly busy for the next months =)

Here's a couple pictures from yesterday...

This is the walking team, Celyne, Patrick, Laurie and I. (Notice the TERRIFIC pink wig ?)

This year, our walk was dedicated to Jackie, a fellow Etsy seller, who is a 4 years survivor !

Viviane and Roxanne RAN 5km. I sincerely hope that they are aching today =P

Thanks for everybody's participation ! I really had a blast, and I already pre-registered for next year. This will keep me really busy, I can feel it already =P

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Run

I just reached my goal of 150 $ for this year's CIBC Run for the Cure. The event will take place on Sunday October 5th.

I will be participating next year, so we're already planning some more events. For next year's fund raising's progress and list of events, you can browse our team's blog. We are planning another cocktail night on November 20th (That will be a good occasion to shop for the perfect Christmas gift !) and we're also planning an silent auction on our blog. Stay tuned !

Next year's goal will probably be around 1000$ and we will need all the support you can give us.

God bless everyone that helped this year =)