Monday, November 29, 2010

Current homework status

Research Methods - 1 paper (with partner)
Environmental Science - 1 presentation
Global Problems & Change - 1 paper
Biblical Poetry - 1 project
Intro to Theatre - 1 presentation (with partner)
Literature for Children - 2 lessons

Current total = 7

Yay!!! Single digits!!!! Tonight I have to finish that last project for Biblical poetry, and then hopefully that paper for Research Methods tonight or tomorrow.

[EDIT] Collage for Biblical poetry is done! I'm debating whether I want to Mod Podge it or not - kinda scared to cuz it's on posterboard and I've never done that before.

Mail post 1.15


 From the lovely miss Belen

From Mikaela in Finland

A first letter from Soph in Australia

Check out the awesome stamps from Asierleigh

A fantastic postcrossing card from Finland. I love it!

Fantastic architecture from Portugal


A postcrossing card out to Finland (who ironically happens to be going to Olga)

Finally, the only letter in ages out to dear Olga. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Movies I can't believe I don't own.

You know how everyone has some of those movies that they just love and could watch over and over, but somehow don't actually own a copy? Here are some of those movies for me:

Somehow I'm still alive.

Research Methods - 1 paper and 1 presentation (with partner) = 1
Environmental Science - 1 paper and 1 presentation = 1
Global Problems & Change - 3 2 papers and 1 presentation = 3
Biblical Poetry - 1 paper and 1 project =1
Intro to Theatre - 1 paper and 1 presentation (with partner) = 2
Literature for Children - 2 lessons

Current total = 10

Yay, I'm almost down to single digits!!! :)

This is next week: Monday has a paper and presentation of that paper. Tuesday, two assignments and an exam. Yay... NOT. Wednesday has another exam, and then Thursday has another paper. Hurrah.

Fill in the Blank Friday 1.6

1.   Black Friday is  not for me.

2.  Christmas shopping this year will include  something for my mom and dad, and a collective gift for Chris' family. Otherwise I'm already done.

3.  Holiday shopping makes me  eager to think of the best gifts for my loved ones, be they store-bought or homemade.

4.  This year my Christmas list will include   anything from my Etsy wish list, Josh Groban's new album Illuminations, stationery and stamps, Disney movies, and the newest Shopaholic book.

5.  Bargain hunter, or full price shopper?    I don't hunt for bargains, but like any good Mennonite I will not pass one up.

6.  The best and worst things about shopping is   spending time just looking at stuff and the worst is that it just costs so much money!

7.  Online shopper or in-person shopper?   I LOVE online shopping, but I like to be able to touch things and see it first before I buy it too. Totally depends on the thing I'm buying.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cute to the 10th degree

My cousin posted this video on Facebook, and I just had to share it with you. This kid is absolutely adorable, and he has freaken mad skills! I love his facial expressions most of all. Just watch it, it will make you smile =)

Little Kid sings Jason Mraz

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Current progress.

Research Methods - 1 paper and 1 presentation (with partner) = 1
Environmental Science - 1 paper and 1 presentation =2
Global Problems & Change - 3 2 papers and 1 presentation = 3
Biblical Poetry - 1 paper and 1 project = 2
Intro to Theatre - 1 paper and 1 presentation (with partner) = 2
Literature for Children - 2 lessons

Current total =12

This helps keep me sane, thanks.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wish (Want It, Seeit Happen)

This is all I want for Christmas

Thank you.

[EDIT] "This" being Josh Groban's new album, Illuminations. Not Josh Groban himself. Geez.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Where did my brain fall out? Oh there it is.

Hola, mi amigas.

After counting my assignments again on Monday, I realized that I was back up to 14. There was a paper and a presentation I forgot on my original list. I finished that paper I forgot, so I am down to 13 assignments

Research Methods - 1 paper and 1 presentation (with partner) = 2
Environmental Science - 1 paper and 1 presentation =2
Global Problems & Change - 3 papers and 1 presentation =4
Biblical Poetry - 1 paper and 1 project = 2
Intro to Theatre - 1 paper and 1 presentation = 2
Literature for Children - 2 lessons [this is my correspondence course, so I actually have to give myself due dates otherwise I don't do anything for 3 weeks at a time]

(FELICIA stares blankly at the screen. The gears in her mind can be heard distinctly as she begins to clue in to what she has just typed.)

What?!?! That's still 14!!!

(FELICIA runs into a corner to cry. After losing her mind for several centuries, she comes back to her laptop and sits down in a calm manner.)

Okay. I'm cool now.

I have come to terms with the fact that I very plainly do not know how to count.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Blanks that I filled in 1.5

^courtesy of Lauren

1.   The most spontaneous thing I've ever done was changing my major. When I started school I was going for a business degree. At the start of my second year I really did not want to continue that, so I just changed it to something I actually enjoy, English Lit and Sociology.

2.  The best gift I've ever received was life and love and redemption.

3.  A time that I was truly and genuinely surprised was when Chris asked me out for the first time. I honestly had no clue he was interested in me. None.

4.  I can't leave the house without my cell phone and lip gloss.

5.  My favorite day of the week is Sunday because I can sleep in (compared to a regular day) and take my morning easy, then go to church and be with friends, then I usually have lunch with either my family, Chris' family, or friends, and then I spend the day just relaxing and enjoying my time (provided I'm not bogged down with homework for the next day).

6.  Something that can always make me laugh is doing Mennonite accents with Theresa. Sometimes I am reduced to tears because we are so ridiculous. 

7.  My perfect day would include sleeping in, then staying in bed and reading for a couple hours. Then take a nice bath featuring bath bombs from Lush, and having a lovely lunch with Chris. Then maybe hit up the Winnipeg Art Gallery for a few hours. Head over to Chapters or any bookstore and browse for a few hours. Then head out to Casa Grande with my friends and spend the evening talking and going into a food coma. Concluded by going to the cheap seats and watching a ridiculous midnight movie and staying out til all hours in the morning over coffee.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Lately I've been seeing super cute/cool things on the internet that I just want.If I was making any cash right now, half of it would end up being spent on things I find on the internet. My weakness is online shopping, I'll admit it right here.

Okay, so these I want to make and eat. You can find the links by clicking on the pictures.

Monday, November 8, 2010

What a day... (Mail 1.14)

Hi friends. How are ya? I finished one of my papers today. It was due this afternoon for a double block class, so I wrote the last half page and kind of proofread it during class, then printed it during the break. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. So I haven't bunches of time for mail lately. Haven't been getting much either so it's okay, I guess.



Sweet letter from my honey <3

From lovely Olga in the Ukraine
:: Outgoing::

For Miss Laura. This is from my new Don't Eat Mail stationery, which I love.

Postcrossing cards

(This stupid picture keeps uploading upside down and I can't figure out why!!) Doodles for Jiajia. This is what I do in class.

Here's some exciting news: Today my boyfriend became an uncle!! His brother and sister-in-law had a baby boy today (which also happens to be one of my dearest friend's birthday!) I can't wait to meet this little man at Christmas! Oh, I'm just so excited.

And just to close, my friend's mom had her surgery today. Everything went smoothly (as far as I've heard), but they found cancer in one of the lymph nodes under her arm, so she's in a lot of pain. They're going to talk to the doctor tomorrow about it. Please keep the whole family in your prayers. Thank you so much, friends :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Insanity in 3... 2... 1...

I have 14 assignments to finish by December 10. That is 14 papers in 5 weeks. I am not kidding. My professors are obviously trying to kill me.

When I actually counted it last night I just about had a panic attack. I don't know how exactly I'm going to survive. But when it's all over it will be Christmas break, and I will relax and be happy.

If you feel so inclined, you can send my mailbox some love. Just check out my address on the side there, and send me anything that will make me smile. Even if you draw a smile on a blank envelope, I will be happy. Your prayers are also much appreciated.

And another prayer request - on Monday, one of my dearest friend's mother is having a double mastectomy. Monday also happens to be my friend's birthday. Pray that the surgery will go well and that chemo will not be necessary. Also pray that my friend will be able to sleep - I think that in the past month she hasn't gotten more than 6 hours of sleep in one night. Thank you for your prayers from the bottom of my heart!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Filling in the blanks 1.4

1.   My last haircut was  just after school started... so 2 months ago. I got my regular bob cut a few inches shorter.

2.  My most daring hair moment was when I put in pink and blonde streaks. Or when I went 2-toned. I think that was my favorite. I'd love to do it again.

3.  A hairstyle I'd never be brave enough to try is  the extreme pouf that seems to be popular. Think Amy Winehouse beehive.

4.  I've always dreamt of being a (blonde, brunette or red-head)  red-head, at least when I was a kid.

5.  My go-to hair do is  air-dried, so it has a bit of natural curl, and just side-parted and down.

6.  My biggest hair disaster was  definitely the time I tried to colour my hair really light brown or something, and instead it turned into this terrible brassy orange shade. Yuck.

7.  A hairstyle I am dying to try is  all upswept and braided and wavy and sexy.

8.  My best hair day was  the day I got my hair dyed two-toned and my cousin styled it. It was the best.

9.  The worst hairstyle I ever had was  grade 6. The whole year.

10.  My hair is  naturally dark brown, wavy, and fun to play with.  

Monday, November 1, 2010

A letter to a person I wish I could meet.

Dear Chris Martin,

You are the most wonderful songwriter in existence. I love you. No really. Please keep making the loveliest music that ever resonated in my heart.

PS I think you're so attractive because your name is Chris. That just seems to happen to me lately.

Your devoted fan,