Friday, 11 September 2009

Driver's License

About this time every year I get annoyed and rant about renewing my driver's license. Because I'm a type 1 diabetic, I have to get a yearly driver's medical, which typically would cost money unless you combine with some other medical need/concern and renew my license. I've always felt this was unnecessary and discriminatory. Aside from being really annoying and inconvenient, a 1-year license is not 1/5 the cost of a 5-year license. So, I do my thing as usual and THERE'S BEEN A CHANGE! I'm so very excited that my license is good for THREE years now! So, I guess I can't rant as much anymore.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

It is finished...

Well, probably not. Just sent off the last of the paperwork for the Canopy to the CRA. As long as they don't request anything else it'll be finished. Here's hoping. Of course, I've got all the financial documents in my house that I have to hold on to for years. I might be feeling a little bitter but only because nobody else cares which makes sense as the Canopy closed 9 months ago. And really it's okay, I don't mind doing it. Maybe what I really want is a little appreciation.

Bah! Enough of that crap. It's kinda funny that the CRA took so long reviewing the letter asking for the charitable status to be revoked that I don't have to prove we disposed of our assets appropriately. If you are really interested in the details of that you can look it up on the CRA website. I hope they don't come asking for more info that would mean I'd have to sift through the pile of papers on the table that has been dubbed the Canopy table.

On the other hand a side benefit of doing the treasurer stuff is I can claim professional development hours with APEGGA for the volunteering my time.

The biggest thing that I hope the CRA doesn't want is taxes from the Canopy...if they do I'll come looking for donations.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Some things

Psalm 13

1. How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

2. How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

3. Look on me and answer, O Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;

4. my enemies will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

5. But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.

6. I will sing to the Lord,
for he has been good to me.

This psalms is kind of where I'm at. Some things have happened this year that don't make sense to me that deal with dreams I've had since I was a kid. The first 4 verses is how I feel towards God about it and yet I am very much in the space of verses 5 and 6. It makes me feel a little confused, almost like there is two of me. (Don't worry, I don't have multiple personalities)

I had a good time praying at HoPE on Friday. I felt really connected with God and now feel spiritually buoyant. How do I get that to carry through the week, while dealing with the feelings that God is hiding from me? Hhmmm...see confused. Oh well, I'll rejoice in the good stuff and do something with the not good stuff. (perhaps, ignore it)

Thursday, 28 May 2009


So, it's almost 1 am and I can't sleep. I'm more awake now than I was yesterday. I stayed home from work because I have a very sore throat. It's still sore. I should really go to work tomorrow/today; is that possible if you are sick and haven't slept. Maybe. So what does one do at this hour of night? Play on the computer. It really only holds so much appeal though. What does one blog about when there seems not much to blog about? Apparently, not much 'cause that's all I got.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Toaster Fun

On Monday I bought a new toaster. I got it home and set up only to find that our bread was too large for the toaster. We have breadmaker bread which is larger than store bought bread. This morning, I returned the toaster and picked out another one. Only to find that it to was too small. I made John return the second one, while I went to look as the toasters again. I was smarter this time though; I took a cupboard cutout of our bread. It turns out there was only one toaster on the shelf that our bread would fit in. You will all be happy to know that ever toaster can fit a bagel. Unfortunately, of the toaster that fit our bread there was only the display unit left. Humpf. We could have gone with the four slice toaster of the same model and type but really there is just two of us, why would we need a four slice toaster. We took the display unit and on top of the sale of 25 % off the last ticketed price we got an additional 10% off. I am very happy that we have a new toaster. I hope that it doesn't break down soon; I don't think I could handle having to return a third toaster.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Prologue to the car

Well, apparently it was the spark plugs and coils. And apparently, you can't put champion spark plugs in a Hyundai. And ignition coils are expensive. So for $758 which includes an oil change, the car is back on the road. Yay! I must say I rather like my car; it feels good.

Monday, 13 April 2009


The car is dead, the car is dead. Why, oh why is my car dead?
I wish I knew, I wish I knew. What ever can I do?
Spark plugs, spark plugs. We'll give it a try.
It's not the answer. Bye car, bye.
Do you fix or do you buy? Old or new? Why, oh why
Is my car dead?

Thursday, 26 March 2009

at the moment

I feel like God is playing a cruel joke on me. I have little faith in the matter that beseeches me at the moment. There are no answers to the questions, only a desperate hope that is fading. This roller coaster is no fun.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


We sometimes have interesting conversations at work...
To summarize:
Why do people say "assless chaps"? By definition, chaps are assless. If chaps had an ass they would be pants. Now if you said "assless pants", it would make some sense, you would conjure up an image that probably would look a lot like chaps. But "assless chaps" is just silly redundancy.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Beginning again

Yesterday, I started running again. Yesterday, I started going to the core class that the County offers at lunchtime again. Incidentally, starting both those things again on the same day makes for a sore today. I was pleased to be able to run about 2 km after not running consistently for 5 months and not exercising at all for the last two months. I also started praying during the day again. Little prayers about all sorts of things. I'm not sure why I stopped but I'm happy to be going again. I'm feeling pretty good, I feel like I've turned over a new leaf.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Rant perhaps inappropriately or Why IV

I'm working on doing the charitable receipts for my now defunct church. I am so annoyed with people. One is not supposed to be bothered by this when being the treasurer. Mostly, I'm not but every now and then I get annoyed. "Why don't we have enough money in the church?" "Why aren't we doing anything?" "Why...?" The people ask. Perhaps, just perhaps it's because YOU aren't contributing. 13 regular tithers can only do so much. And I was generous in counting the regular. They might say that they don't have enough money, to which I would say one of the least financially able gave regularly. It wasn't a huge amount but it's better than those that gave nothing. Well, that's enough of that. Back to my receipts.

Monday, 26 January 2009


Why did the lady in the waiting room say it doesn't hurt? I had what I hope is my last laser eye surgery today and it hurt like hell. In fact, it was the most painful one yet. I had to ask the doctor to stop and then I burst into tears, which is embarrassing. Almost 400 shots. It hurt right at the beginning too, enough to make me flinch. Apparently, she made some shots right near the nerve. She apologized for causing the pain but was very consolatory, of course that's not what she is like. On the up side, she thinks she got it all. I go back in 6 weeks for a follow-up. I feel a little ill; it could be the pain. I think I'll go lay down for a bit.-

Friday, 16 January 2009

Why II

Why do people talk over me? Am I really that boring, is what I have to say not worthwhile? It really doesn't encourage me to talk any more. Or maybe I really am boring and shouldn't talk anyway. Hmmpf.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

New Words

I learned some new words yesterday and today, I feel so proud.
lugubrious - sad or gloomy in an exaggerated way
misogynist - one who hates women
prodigious - extraordinary in size, amount, extent...
And I picked up a new word for scrabble: xeric - of, pertaining to, or adapted to a dry environment.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


When I was in grade three, a new girl came to our class and nobody liked her; at least the girls didn't like her, I'm not sure about the boys. I can't remember why we didn't like her except that we made fun of her because she wrote really small. I still remember her name whereas I have trouble remembering others. She didn't stay very long, she moved again. What is extremely odd to me is that we made her departing gifts. Nobody else that moved away got departing gifts. I think I instigated the giving of the gifts. Why did we give her gifts? Why didn't we like her? And why do I still think about it and it bothers me.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

A new year

I have cried much of late over the closing of the Canopy. Many things remind me of my church home for the last 5 years. It doesn't help any that I don't know where I'm going to church tomorrow nor the great effort that is required for me to meet new people and build new relationships. The finances will slowly get sorted out but it feels like the pain is prolonged in the process. What is annoying is I don't understand why and even if I did I probably wouldn't like the answer. I don't want to hurt anymore.

What will John and I do? We have very different preferred styles. Does style really matter? In a way, yes but perhaps in a bigger way, no. I guess I really want a church that is a community that has a passion for Jesus and compassion for people. Hhmmm...

What a beautiful King

I titled this a new year but I got side tracked...I'll blog later about the new year.