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My THING

Did you get intrigued by the title? …  How many of you thought I was getting a little provocative?

Well, I wasn’t. Sorry, I will save that for another post. Maybe. 😉

We all have a ‘thing’. A quirk, I suppose you could say. Some have more than 1. But we all have at least 1.

I think I am one of those people that have more than 1. At least my boyfriend would say that, ha-ha.

My biggest quirk – I have this OCD with the number 4 – that’s my thing. Let me explain. For example, when I set my alarm in the morning, you will never see my alarm set for 6:00, 6:15,630 or 6:45. It will be 6:04, 6:16 (yes 16, because I don’t like 14, but I like 16 – I think it’s because 4×4 is 16) 6:24 or 6:44.

Yes, I know – so weird. Feel free to judge and press the un-follow button but believe me – it will be your loss, because usually those weird people tend to have the most interesting things to say.

Aren’t we all a little weird in one way or another? What one person may view as weird, another person would view as normal, therefore we are all weird depending on your perspective of the person and the situation. I am OK with people thinking I am weird. I would rather that than be boring. Having those weird tendencies, those weird characteristics keeps you interesting and people guessing and just wondering what the heck I am thinking or doing. I like that. I like that about me, I like that about other people. I like weird … to a point. Obviously there is a line to how much weirdness I can handle and that line is very different for every single person. Regardless … to each their own.

So there you go – that is my ‘thing’, my quirk … What’s yours? Write your comments below about your quirk, or write it in your blog and link to this so I know. I like hearing about people’s quirks.

 

Officially a CHRP!!!!!!!!!!!

Call me a bit of a bragger – I will take it. I am darn proud and I am going to shout it from every social media rooftop I know.

I have successfully obtained my CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional)

I had schooling, extra courses and fast tracked and even achieved honours, then a very hard National Knowledge exam, as well as having to complete 3 years of experience at a professional level. 

The hard part was the schooling and exam. I suppose obtaining a job to in today’s market, but still – I FINALLY DID IT! And it feels great. I am so happy and very excited for what this brings (aside from high fees with the HRPA – which I don’t get?!??!) 

Thank you to everyone that has helped me and supported me along the way. I am truly grateful.

Oh well. I challenge everyone to go an accomplish something now – today, tomorrow, or someday soon. Accomplish something you can be proud of!!!!

Family Matters

I am blessed to have a big family. At least that is the way I feel. Some people may feel too big means too much, but can you ever have too much family? Maybe, I don’t know, but what I do know is that I feel blessed to have such a large family. 

I have 3 older sisters, 2 brother-in-laws,2 older ‘brothers’ 6 nephews and 1 niece. Now I put ‘brothers’ in quotations marks because they are not biological brothers nor were they adopted by my parents. My two brothers parents both died along with their guardians at different stages in their lives. But they have been in my life for as long as I can remember and their family was very close to my family. So they merged into ours. They are my brothers. What makes someone family? Blood? A piece of paper? I don’t think so. They are my brothers, they are in my life, we share our ups and downs, holidays together, they are my brothers and I love them like brothers  – and they can annoy me like brothers too! 🙂

My family is close. We enjoy spending time together and often have family dinners still even though we have all grown up and begun our own lives. Growing up we have dinner at the table together, and Sunday night we sat at the nice fancy dinning room table. We grew up fairly traditionally so to speak. 

As all families do, we have had our ups and downs, but I have never stopped being grateful towards them and loving them, even when they annoy the crap out of me which they do … a lot. 

My nephews and niece – wow, I never thought I could love like that before. My 1 sister has 5 children and my other sister has 2. Yes I know 5. and Yes, she does know what is causing it. Her husband comes from a family of 9 children. They like big families. They love children, hence having a 5, 4, 3, 2 and 12 week old. All 7 of them, have got to be the cutest, funniest, most amazing things in the world. I could cuddle up and play with them all day (unless they are crabby). I asked my one nephew who is 3 if I was cool. His response was ‘No, you’re pretty’ ….. I will take that backhanded compliment because I just can’t help but love his extremely curly blonde hair and big eyes.

Whenever I walk into the house, i yell out ‘Your favourite Aunty is here!” and they come running yelling my name out. I say who wants to give me a hug first, and some, not all, run to give me a hug. I could be in the worst mood and they always make me smile. The things they do, they say, their hugs and smiles … it truly takes my breath away and in those moments, I can’t help but smile. 

I love those kids more than I ever thought I could love anything. I want nothing but amazing things for them, and I would go to great lengths to protect them and ensure they only know greatness – but appreciate it and realize others are not so fortunate. 

I am fortunate. I am so very fortunate and I am thankful for my life and my family. 

I want hugs and kisses now from them … good thing I will get to see them lots this Easter weekend

Happy Easter everyone (to those that celebrate it) Enjoy, and enjoy your time with your family if you are doing so. 

 

Oh Mr. Sun, Please Shine Down on Me!

Winter – ugh. According to scientists and the memories of anyone 20 years and old, this has been the worst winter in 20 years. Now lets just stop for a second and understand what it means to say ‘The Worst’.

Has it been the worst? Or has it been a true winter? I am from Canada, so i will refer to ‘Canadian’ winters.  This has been a stereotypical Canadian winter. To be perfectly honest I think that last few years have been the worst – because there was no winter! This is coming from a sun-loving, summer heat lover, cold weather basher person. I need snow on Christmas and the couple of weeks leading up to and after Christmas. So for me the past few years, winter was the worst. I debated a couple of years ago to go to ice rinks and ‘steal’ the snow from the pile the Zamboni made and lay it out on my front lawn just so I could have a white Christmas. I actually had a few people with trucks lined up ready to go. Then I realized I was a bit crazy.

So has this been the worst winter? We finally had a white Christmas, this summer we may actually out number the bugs in the air and can enjoy walks without getting eaten alive, and our ground water is actually full. As much as I may hate the winter, I understand it’s importance – but that doesn’t mean I can’t complain about the cold and crappy driving conditions every single day of winter.

It’s hard to maintain the positive outlook, find the silver lining, or see the summer light at the end of the tunnel, but we need the winter. and it was a GOOD winter in my opinion – not the worst. So look at the bright side, the sunny side, and realize the benefits of the apparent worst winter we just had and now get out and enjoy the warm days ahead!!

Today where I live, it’s going to be sunny and plus 8 – I am trying to not be too gun-ho, but I am debating wearing a sundress… too much too soon??

SOAK UP THE VITAMIN D we have all been lacking people and go for a walk!!!!!!!!

 

The Secrets of Life … and Humans

 

Or is it the Mystery of Life? What is the meaning of life? What is the purpose? You only live once, so live it well?

I don’t think there is a true answer to any question when it comes to life aside from live it, and live it well. Who really knows. We all wonder and contemplate what is the meaning of life and the secret to life. It could vary from person to person and what they believe.

To be perfectly honest, of all the species I think humans make life a lot more complicated and frustrating than it really is. However, on the other side of things, I think we also make it the most fulfilling. What other living creature has the amount craziness, drama, happiness, sadness, stress, anxiety, structure, laws.. (this list is endless) all wrapped up in one day?  And on the positive to all that, what other living creature as lived in this world like humans have? We have literally destroyed this world but at the same time, in ways, have made it better, have LIVED in this world. We have invented ways to discover the world like no other. It’s just sad that in order to better ourselves, our lives and our ‘world’ we have to destroy it.

We are all striving to live in this world, succeed and most of to help save the world, but let’s be honest for a moment.

Take a step back and look at your life and look at what you are doing to better yourself/your life and compare it with what you are doing to better the world?

And I just realized how hypocritical I am. But am I? This world isn’t structure to put the world first. Humans made it to put ourselves first in order to make it and to live here. Yes you can break free of that structure and live by how society tells you and I applaud those that have done that. It’s probably one of the hardest things that anyone could ever do.

So what is the secret to it? The secret to living that fulfilling life and finding happiness?

I think it’s discovering who you truly are, what it truly means to be human and taking nothing for granted when it comes to relationships with your family, friends and your relationship with the world and future generations.

What do you think it is?

Fail … :s

It has almost been 1 year to the date since I posted. 

So much for having an active blog. Epic fail. 

I am been doing some light reading on blogging – and by light I mean I have pinned about 50 pins to my pinterest board and will eventually read them … some day … one day.

I don’t know why I struggle to write a blog. I enjoy it. It’s fun, it’s relaxing, it’s really not that hard. OK maybe it is. It’s hard to think of things to write that people may find entertaining. That is the goal right? To entertain who ever comes across this blog? Or is it for me to pass the time with something I am enjoying?

Well you can be sure it wasn’t the first one. This is not an entertaining post. Not a reflection of my last posts though, I promise. Check them out – I actually was entertaining then, and I promise I will be again in the future. 

OH and Happy St. Patricks Day!

Blogging

I haven’t been on here in quite some time … refer back to my 1st blog for a moment …. OK now that you have read that – I am trying to make this one last.

I usually have a million thoughts running through my head. Ideas, witty comments, rants, opinions and various other mashed together thoughts. I have always found it easier to write things out then speak what I am trying to say. When I speak its a jarbled map of unfinished sentences. In writing – it’ just poor grammar. But at least you can refer back to previous comments and some what easily follow the map as to how I got to whatever point I may have got to. That is provided I had a point. Which clearly, this blog doesn’t.

Moving on to much more exciting writing.

I didn’t say this blog would be fantastic. I enjoy writing. It can be fun. Some people say I have a talent when it comes to write (those people did not read this blog entry) I wish I could be better at it though.

I like to think of myself as an artsy person. I took Theatre in college for 2 years and loved it. I danced for about 8 years, I love being artistic, painting things, drawing things, creating things, and most of all. I love photography. But I feel like I am mediocre at best. Some people say I have a talent in all the previous mentioned, just have to develop it. But if you have a talent – shouldn’t it come developed?? I don’t want to work on it to become better- I just want to be good at it. HAHA

I have a busy life, we all do, but I only know my life – so my life is busy. I work two jobs and yes some how manage to somewhat have a social life, as well as ‘Me Time’. During that me time, I have no interest in making my brain work in order to make myself better at my so called talents. But I really wish I did have more time. I would love to take photography classes. I would love to do that as a hobby and maybe get paid a little for producing memorable photos for people. I know that day will come. I work damn hard to make sure that day comes soon.

Time – it’s such a funny thing. there is never enough of it, but I think we just don’t cherish it enough and that’s why it seems so fragile.

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