Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The "I got an Award but have no idea how to put it on my Blog" Post!

Thanks Tracy, from Tracy's Treasures!!  she gave me a Blog Award, but since I barely can figure out how to post pictures, I am at a loss as to what to do with it!!    but I have to share 8 things about myself, which is reminiscent of the 'Share 10 things" post awhile I will try not to bore you with duplicates!

1) People THINK I am outgoing and confident, but it is a clever ruse!!! I figure if I ACT that way, eventually I will BE that way!

2) I have lots of acquaintances, but very few friends....I think it is because I have trust issues.

3) I have 2 I got when I was young and stupid and it is now ruined by 2 pregnancies, and the second is a Canadian Maple Leaf on my ankle..which was never done correctly and has almost faded to nothing after less than a year!!!

4) I HATE putting away laundry...I will sort it, wash it, dry it, fold it and put it in laundry baskets....but that is where it stops..LOL

5) Even if my house is spotless, my bedroom will most likely be a disaster!!  I have no idea why!  I try...really I do!!!

6) This is my second and LAST marriage!  If he leaves me, I am following him!

7) I have two border collies, Briar and Finnigan, and if we had lots and lots of property, I would probably get one more!

8) I am a reality Show junkie...i love watching those train wrecks! (my dirty addiction is the Real Housewives series!!) to share...which I have no idea how to do it...but I shall try!!

Mrs Morris @ mrsmorrisart
My friend Aaron @ Wandering Octopus
Shawna and Mary Ann @ Bent Birch Photography
Tracy @ Scrappin Army Wifey
Jen @ Jen's Joint because her stuff is Awesome!!
Robyn @ Injoystampin
and Yolanda cause she makes me giggle Yolie Bean

As for what I have done today...lots of running about!  And procrastinating..yup...done that lots!!  That and my nasty time management skills...good thing I am not being graded on that!
I have three unfinished projects on my desk, and for the last week, i seem to wander into my office about 930pm and decide THAT is when inpiration will hit me and next thing I know it is 2 am and I can't see straight...

I think I bite off more than I can chew with all the projects I have got in the mix...which in one way is good as i have had little to do since I moved to Washington a year I should not complain about being busy!!  LOL.....

I think I need to clean up my desk quickly, put the dogs to bed and plan on finishing this mini in the morning! 

Friday, February 11, 2011

One Year....Already

Today is one full year, 365 days, since I crossed the border at the Peace Arch, handed over my immigration papers to the Officers and began living in the US as a Permanent Resident.
Moving to a new city is hard enough, but add moving to a new country and it was an adjustment.  Both my kids had already left home, and were set in their 'grown-up' lives, but that didn't mean that the realization that their Mom now lived in another country, and that trips back and forth to see them would be costly wouldn't cross my mind, because it did, and it still does. 

And now my daughter has a beautiful little baby boy who was a mere 3 weeks old last I held him.  Jackson is now 7 months old, sitting up, eating solids, giggling and hamming it up to the Skype camera for Grammie and Papa. How I miss that baby!  Haylie does her best to send daily pictures and reports...but I can't wait to hold all my babies in my arms again!

Meeting people and starting up conversations didn't seem as easy here as it was in Canada.  This is the BIG CITY and people have lives..busy lives, and they seldom seem to be able to slow down and let new people in.  I say a little prayer for dogs and scrapbooking, becks that is how I have met the group of ladies I am honoured to call friends., I have a great group of ladies that I craft with, a few ladies I walk dogs with, and a special relocated Canadian" friend that I have coffee with and is always available to lend an ear when needed.  Thanks to these ladies,  the homesickness isn't so bad!

My husband asked me if I regretted marrying him and moving here, leaving Canada, leaving my family, leaving my friends..and moving to a new country, new state, new town and starting basically over again.

One look in his eyes, and I knew I could never regret falling in love with being with him and 'moving away', not leaving family, friends and country, is something I would do again in a heartbeat!

This may not be my Homeland, but it is my home now.
Now, pass the poutine and the Maple Syrup and turn on the Hockey game EH!