Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Road trip.

Well Blogger world after my road trip across the province and back again in 2 days! I'm home! Look forward to a post alllllll about it! I was very excited to catch up with a ton of friends!!!

But I am entirely exhausted. Plus i'm sure i'm getting sick.Sore throat, achey all over, uh oh. My bed is calling my name and I plan on curling up with the heating blanket for the night!

Night blogger world.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Its official!

Well blogger world.

Its official! I'm well on my way to becoming Mrs. Nelson. Patrick and I are engaged!

Dum dum dum da dum. Plus I love my ring!!! Its an absolute BEAUTY!!!

Anyway. Maybe i'll start a blog at some point called my path to becoming Mrs. Nelson. We've spent the last 2 days dropping in on friends and family to tell them the news! Now we've kinda thrown it out on the internet (FB).

Anyway I'm heading to the couch for a little nap before our 5th meal this holiday season! Christmas is soooo tiring when you have BIG news to share!!!

Merry christmas Blogger world!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Feeling blessed.

Wow. Today has beem a day of complete ups and downs.

Today before I left work I found out that my vacation for next week may not be vacation at all. Apparently my supervisor read my time off request wrong... How I dont know. Days off, weeks vacation, days off. Apparently she just saw reg days off. Anyway after a few tears and feeling like I was going to throw up. We got it sorted out. She honored my request! Bad cry then good cry. Truthfully I just think I was waaay over tired.

My general manager came up just before I left and handed me a package. This package contained a gift certificate for Patrick and I to use during our vacation. Pat and and I will be able to enjoy a night out at this awesome steakhouse in town! I'm very excited to go out to a nice dinner. I felt very blessed by his words. Its great to know that my work dosant go by the wayside and he notices! :)

A girl I work with was in with her baby. Super super super cute. 2 days old and the most precious little girl you have ever seen. I must be extremly over tired as I started to cry again.

So tonight Pat and I settled into our vaction time together with a nice dinner at home. Our friends dropped by and someone asked what I was doing in my pjs at 6:30. Reaaaaally??? Its my house?!?!?!?!? I own it... If I want to sit here naked I will. Which is precisley what I told her. Stick it.

In terms of getting ready for Christmas... I still have a bit of running around to do tommorow.

A)Drop off timmies coffee to the team at work. (5am) They are pulling midnights and I wanted to do a little something special.
B)Get gas
C) Get groceries right when they open. I have my list made and I know exactly what I need.
D) Stop at LCBO and Beer store and pick up drinks for tonight.
E) Get home unpack groceries, get chilli in the slow cooker and do a final sweep and vac of the floors for dog hair!

F) Get dressed and enjoy christmas Eve with Pats family!! I'm very excited!

Merry Christmas Eve, eve.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE sales!

I scored a 3/4 length down filled jacket with hood for 22.97$ plus tax!! Its black in color and AWESOME!

It pays to be the savvy shopper!

Blogger Secret Santa.

Good afternoon blogger world.

Today I can home from work, picked up the mail and let the dog out. I was super excited to see that my blogger secret santa present had shown up. I put the present under the tree and let the dog in. The dog however would not leave this gift alone. I then remembered that I had told Ms. Smalls that I have a black lab. Hummmm could part of this present be for my pup. I think she knew it was. So after telling her to leave it alone it was clear that this gift was getting opened ASAP!

I'd love to thank Girl Makes Cents for the EPICALLY Awesome! She made these home made dog treats for my pup! She knew there was something in thier for her !! Lotion, Christmas candles and a 10$ tims card! Girl makes cents you totally outdid yourself! I can only hope my secret santa likes her present as much!

I wish I had my USB cable as I would post a photo of these homemade christmas treats for the pup!

I love that the blogging world gets smaller all the time!

Girl makes Cents thank you very much! I love it!!! I'm sure the dog will love it too but I'm waiting till christmas day to give her those special treats!!

Look forward to some other christmas posts.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hockey gods forgive me.

I just got home from work and I'm zonked. Its Friday night and I should really be throwing on some snow pants and my vest and heading to the rink for a night of hockey... But forgive me. I've made chicken pot pie and I plan on curling up on the couch watching some movies with Pat. All I can think is Father forgive me for I have sinned... The hockey gods must not be too happy with me right now.

On the plus side I think i'm playing on my works team this year :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

10- for Tuesday- Stolen.

This 10 for tuesday blog is making its way around the bloggersphere.

1. What is your favorite kind of cheese?

Balderson 7yr old cheese. Its the best. Or some warm Brie!

2. Do you prefer fudge with or without nuts?

No nuts. My grandma used to make the best fudge.

3. How do you feel about cats?

Not right now thanks. Maybe when I was 12 years old. I'm much rather prefer my doggie.

4. Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts?

Julia Roberts. But neither one of these really make me jump up and down.

5. Do you wear a watch?

I used to. But I found that I break them at work. When I stock in the morning they usually get busted. But I keep my blackberry on me after open at work that I use to tell time. I have a couple of good ones that just stay in our watch winder box.

6. What are a few of your favorite songs from the 90′s?

WOW.. this is a tough one because I was a child of the 90's so I grew up listening to sooo many 90's songs (which I still think are unbelieable by the way!) ---- Well said Christina... I'm stealing your answer.

Anything by the Spice Girls, Backstreet boys, Hanson etc.

7. Do you like scented candles?

EPIC love. I burn through at least 2 big candles a week. I keep one always burning in the living room and always one in the kitchen.

8. What do you like on your hamburger?

Mustard, Relish, Ketchup. Onion, lettuce, tomato. Cheese. When I was a kid my mom always used to serve peas and carrots or corn with with dinner when we had home made burgers. I used to put these veggies on my burger. :)

9. How often do you cut your fingernails?

My nails grow REALLY REALLY slow. Like SUPER redic slow. I file them once in a blue moon. Maybe cut them once in a blue moon. The only time I had long nails was when i hurt my shoulder and couldant really work. I did a lot of standing around.

10. Do you sleep in socks?

Since I usually head to bed before Patrick and I am always cold I usually wear socks to bed. Unless I get really hot I never take them off.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Vitamin C

Last time I bought groceries I brought home a bottle of vitamin C. Pat then proceed to tell me that he dosant need to take any because he never gets sicks.

Well right now hes asleep on the couch in his work clothes under 3 blankets. He barely touched his dinner and hes been taking cold meds since yesterday morning. Apparently he cant survive on only 10 hours sleep this weekend.

I however feel great! I've been taking vitamin C 3X a day with meals. Plus eating tangerines and drinking orange juice like its going out of style!

To avoid getting sick this year:

Drink plently of water and juice.
Take your vitamin C.
Dress for the weather.
Wear a hat or toque! You lose most of your body heat through your head!
Get enough sleep!!!
Make sure to eat a ton of fruits and veggies!
Make sure you do get some fresh air in the house! As everyone has the windows sealed up tight trying cracking one before bed just a few inches. You may let some heat out but get some fresh air inside! Or just get outside and build a snow man or make some snow angels!

Avoid getting sick this holiday season! Even the guy who I have never seen with more then a stuffy nose is on the couch clearly sick!

Christmas planning.

So I went through my hiding spot upstairs of things I have purchased for gifts for christmas. I then sat down and made a list of things still to buy. I though I was doing pretty good but I managed to somehow forget about a few things I still have to get for my family christmas. (We draw names).

My mother once told me when you buy a house have a spot or a closet that you can put things in for gifts. AKA if you find something cheap for a wedding gift, baby shower etc sock in away in a hiding spot till you need it. Well so far i'm doing pretty good at it. I managed to pick up 5 wolfgang puck cast iron lasagna deep dishes for 4.97 each. Plus 2 woks for 6.97 each. I also managed to get a 3 dish serving set for 11.97 and a green serving platter and big bowl for 8.97. A baby blanket for 3.97. I know i'm tieing up a few dollars earlier rather then later but i'm not paying 35$ for those same pans when I need a gift. That has been a few months of looking for deals and scoping things out.

I decided i'm keeping a wok, the 3 dish serving set and the green bowl and platter. I plan on useing these on christmas eve, when we have our big dinner with everyone here.

I made a last minute vacation request for after christmas. I'm hopeing it gets approved. If it does i'll be off for about a week and a half after christmas!

Anyway thats all I really have for now! Enjoy the snow.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas party season.

Tis the time of year to break out the little black cocktail dress for the annual christmas party. OR in my case the little navy dress and stunning red heels.

Our christmas party was the other night. We all had a fab time. My favorite part of the night was my bestie Jenna coming over and getting ready at my house and sitting and talking forever and doing our hair! All while watching the Santa Clause parade on TV and sipping away on hot apple cider.

Some do's and donts for christmas partys. Don't try pulling your boss out onto the dance floor by his tie and trying to take it off him. (That was funny as hell as it was like a 50 yr old women). Who must have had a few bottles of wine. Do wear dress socks with your suit (not white sport socks). They may be comfy but you look like a fool. Do look your best but dont lose your mind when someone spills a drink on you. I held my cool. Plus I was able to hold my clutch over the wet spot during photos. Do take the prepaid slip for your taxi home with you! SCORE! Thanks work!

Funniest part of the entire night. The new guy who didnt buy a ticket wearing jeans a white tshirt dress shoes and a sports jacket walking right in like he owned the place! No one even questioned him!

If you break a glass on the dance floor dont kick it under a table. Get someone to clean it up!

And the number 1 rule: If someone demands you chug a glass of sour puss at the pre party and everyone chants Jaymie or Chug! You do know how to party like a rockstar! (Jaymie is the joke codeword for your too drunk)! A very long story! But yes I managed to party like a rockstar! Turn a bunch of heads, had a great time and took home a beauty of a pointsetta thats now bringing some christmas cheer to my kitchen.

FACT: Pointsettas are posionous to dogs. Thats why mine is in the middle of the kitchen table. She cant try eatting its leaves up there.

So everyone enjoy your christmas parties and when that merch girl walks in and turns a ton of heads! You know you look hot! :P

Have a great time at your christmas parties! Dont drink and drive! (We went through a ride check in the cab on the way home)!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

That Nelson Family!

Man I am sooo pumped! Pat and his dad managed to get my car fixed. Between my free tow parts and labour. I figure I saved roughly $800! My winter tires are on and my summer ones are put away in the garage! I'm feeling a bit better still not great but I was able to get my car back in the driveway tonight and its ready to go for winter!

Feeling under the weather.

So I spent most of the night walking from the bed to the microwave back to the bed. After waking Patrick up I went to the couch insted. About every hour I made my way to the microwave to heat up trusty magic bag. Needless to say i'm not at work right now. I had never had cramps the way I did last night. From the bottom of my stomach up and into my back. Now I still kinda have cramps but i'm moreso exhausted and have a major headache from being awake all night.

The only thing that has made this day better is that my future father in law has got my car fixed and Pats putting on my winter tires tonight.

So this afternoon is, Me on the couch watching the snow fall outside and scuttling to the microwave every so often to heat up my trusty magic bag. I'm not brave enough to eat anything yet, but.... i'm thinking I might try and have some apple cider. One of my friends brought it back from St. Catherines and its been calling my name for a few days.