Friday, July 2, 2010

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

Oh friends, how much things can change in a week. I feel like myself again.

Last weekend was wonderful. I had the chance to meet the rest of my boyfriend's family, who were visiting from Alberta. I was really nervous to meet them but it turned out great :D We met up at a casino in the city. I had never been to a casino before, so it was a day of firsts for me. Man, I felt like I had ADD - my attention was going everywhere! It was really fun. We ate supper at their buffet, and then went to lose some money. I only lost $5, because that's all I would allow myself to haha. After that we went to see Toy Story 3. Man, what a blast from the past! I thought it was pretty decent. I'm not the biggest fan of endless sequels, but I appreciate that Toy Story doesn't needlessly pump them out like the Shrek franchise. Oy.

Sunday was my little brother's high school graduation. What?!? I'm old now!! I can't believe that I've already been graduated for 5 years. The kids that graduated were in grade 7 when I was in grade 12. Wild... During the ceremony the power went out. That was fantastic. During this time the chamber choir did their bit. When they were done the director made a grand sweeping motion with his arm... and the lights came back on! It was amazing! I was so proud when my brother walked across the stage for his diploma. That evening we had a party at my aunt and uncle's house to celebrate my brother and cousins graduating. My relatives are weird. I definitely know that my weirdness is hereditary. And I love them all for it.

Yesterday was Canada Day. Oh yay for days off of work!! And yay for Canada! I spent the day with the bf and my "mama" Theresa. Oh my gosh, we are crazy. We had a picnic inside because it was too humid outside. Then we watched The Incredibles. One of my favorite Pixar movies. We made pizza for supper, and Theresa and I used our Mennonite accents so much that I actually started thinking with that accent. And yet my patient man stood by and laughed at us. My goodness, how did I ever find someone so patient with my craziness? We walked out to enjoy the fireworks, joined by my old comrade Estela. Nothing better than a good fireworks show with good friends. We were the last people to leave the park, I think. We stayed out there til well after midnight, just talking and laughing. And it was so gorgeous out there. Warm summer breeze, amazing display of stars, and lightning in the distance. The perfect summer night.

This week my sister and I have been painting the living room for my mom. It's so gorgeous now (or at least as much as we could make it with paint and wallpaper). I should take a picture, but we haven't put everything back yet. But it's lovely. It looks like chocolate milk. I love chocolate milk.

All these lovely events have been definitely been helping me since my last post. Like I said, I feel like myself again. It's good.

1 comment:

  1. I also thought Toy Story 3 was pretty good :) I was prepared to be disappointed. I'm glad y'all had a good Canada Day! I celebrated in my own special way down here haha. And chocolate milk is definitely the best :D