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>Morning Everyone!

>So it’s been an interesting week, for sure.

First off, we had a Pride meeting that had been reschedualed from the week before, and I always love those meetings because it’s some of the only time we see friends. This one was lacking in members….there was only like 6 actual committee members. I don’t think much was voted on, but we did have a website update to get to (woo! almost there!), some T-Shirts to look at that had been donated by a local business that I’ve been heavily pimping this week as I think they look great and it’s neat that we have them!

Rob’s had a time trying to get our comunications committee together, which is a little stressful when we’ve got a short window ourselves to be able to fit Pride into right now. Oh well, we are quite capable of doing what we needed on our own.

I finished my “project” this week too! I have been working on something for a couple of weeks now, and the only thing I can say about it right now is yes, there are pictures, and yes, my hands are seriously cramped. Maybe someday I will be able to invest in some of those compressiony-crafty-rubbery-glovey-thingys! I can see it now…………I age 40 years in under an hour :p

Steph delivered our pledge forms for a bowl-a-thon that Rob and I volunteered for later today the other day as well. It’s for a friend of hers, who have a little boy (born in October) that is in some seriously bad shape and is a religious IWK visitor now. So we have been raising money this week the only ways we know how; Rob through email, and me through Facebook. I can’t thank my friends enough, a bunch of them donated just out of their pockets only because I asked! No strings, no hesitation, no anything. I even sweetened the pot (literally), and expanded to what my mom considers one of my biggest talents; I baked a double batch of Toll House Cookies and visited her work yesterday morning. I was able to raise over 80$ on probably 30 cookies! In hindsight, probably the best day of the week to go…..IT WAS PAYDAY! Didn’t even realize until after the fact!

Due to us fundraising, my friend Ashley came for a little visit to drop off the money she was donating (a bunch of moneys in fact!), and she brought Rob’s newest best friend…Olivia. She is Ashley’s adorabubble baby girl, around 7 months old or so. Rob loves her, and she loves Rob’s glasses and mouth:) So while the children play, Ashley and I have time to hang out! That was honestly too much fun, but I’m bummed that I didn’t have anything baked at that time to give her:(

Last night was completely different as it was. Another friend of mine, Shayla, has been super giddy lately (not the different part…she’s like 3 foot nothing and made of sparkles and My Little Ponies), and all because of my newest Facebook photo album, Yarnisms. I’ve been posting pictures of my little Amigurumis and Crocheting adventures, and she is one of the people that not only wanted something, but wanted lessons. So, after reschedualling once, we hung out last night with the excuse that she wanted to get everything she needed to learn.

Well. As we all know by now my thoughts on the vernerable land of Oz (Michael’s The Craft Store), we can probably guess how that went. The thing that I hadn’t realised before however, is that poor little Shayla had never spent any amount of extended time in the store. In fact she’s telling me that was her second time ever. I think she’s lying. She was a little TOO, let’s say…. four-year-old-with-a-box-of-Lucky-Charms. Even for her. But I digress.

I had already made a shopping list of must-haves for the beginner crocheter on my Blackberry a while ago, so it was a snap. I lead her around (first checking all the discount shelves. I’m not sure she knew why yet at this point lol). After I explained what a couple of things were, the “meekness” of it all seemed to melt away, and the child took over.

She basically grabbed anything that was pink, purple, shiny, a shape, or something that had a vowel or consonant in it. It was cute.

I decided that since I had a coupon (Smart me, I looked online and printed out a couple before we left!), I was going to go look for pastry bags as I haven’t had any since before Christmas and it seriously cramps the cupcake factory that is my kitchen.

“THEY HAVE COOKING THINGS?!?SPARKLE?!?!?!?!?!”

Uh oh.

The little pixie girl didn’t know about the Wilton’s collection there. Well, she does now!

Not only did she decide to learn how to crochet that night, she was also going to make cupcakes. I can honestly say that I have never been in her exact position before. She didn’t have a pan for them, and therfore no papers, gel paste, “icing system” (as we got her to go with a plastic tube for icing instead of pastry bags….too many different tips for those, she would get waaaaay to overwhelmed. I’ve always been a baker, so it kinda seemed weird for me to be coaching someone on how to start!

I had to ask if she had an oven. I had to.

The rest of the night is pretty much a blur of mass consumerisim (not mine this time!) and tired legs. In preperation for today’s impending embarrassment on the lanes, we went to bed reasonably early. If I was smart I probably would have practised a bit with Wii Bowling instead of writing. Crapola.

Ciao everyone! This is going to be an epic day!

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>Woohoo!

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I had an awesome day again today at work, and it seems odd that I even call it work! All I’ve done the last two days is walk around and talk to people, which is pretty freaking amazing if you think about it!

Firstly I ran into my parents and granddad on the second floor waiting for me to give them a tour. My Granddad is pretty excited about my job because way back when he worked for NB Tourism, the very field I’m in now. My Mom also took an embarrassing amount of photos!

Next up I led a group of elderly ladies throughout the building, and was quite happy that along the way we ran into most of my bosses and they were more than happy to sing my praises (rather loudly) to them:)

Finally, Rob showed up with my friends Steph and Heidi (whom I haven’t seen since January we worked out!), so I led them around and did a tiny amount of goofing off…and again, Heidi and her photo taking! I felt like a super-suave model…I guess in a way I am one, I’m the face of the FCC. After them my boss told me that I might as well go home as we were done for the day. I didn’t even notice what the time was that’s how much fun I was having! We estimated about 1200-1500 people through the doors today, which we also think is more than yesterday, even though it was 4 hours less today.

The four of us walked to grab a coffee and catch up on Heidi’s adventures in the dessert (she’s recently gotten back from a trip to Katar see her blog at http://holiday-heidi.blogspot.com/ ), then bid adieu as she was a little under the weather and not up for the TWO HOUR walk that the rest of us eventually did. I’m proud to say the my little pokewalker pedometer (accessory included with Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver games) clocked in at 18362 steps today! That’s a bunch! Maybe even two bunches!

That’s about all, Rob and I are exhausted muchly, and I think are going to spend the night recouping. There is most likely crochet time tonight pour moi, as I have two projects to finish by May. Cheers everyone! Happy Sunday Night!
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>So basically, my life in a peanut-shell

>Since I was up at the good ol’ crack of a forgotten time (before 9am..), and as I should be getting beautiful in a little bit, I shall keep this re-acountment brief.

This has been a fun week, and made extremely the more fun by my Facebook friends and followers! I started a new album called “Yarnisms,” explaining that I get a twitch in my cerebrum everytime I pass a yarn display at WallyWorld or Michael’s or even Ye Olde Zellers..e… and that I get this awesome creative desire to create and discover new ways of said creationism. I even taught myself a new program to better show off photos, which I am more than sure will be brought here as well in the very newish future. As such, I’ve decided to put even more time into my Ami’s as a lot of people gave me some really good feedback and I feel like I’ve been rekindled! It looks like I may even be holding a class of too (with the aid of a couple bottles of vino ala Stitch and Bitch…) as a lot of people are giving requests! I started a new project as I finished up the last two “UFOs”, and hopefully I will have it and it’s mate finished soon.

On a funny note, Rob recieved a new desk, but he is kinda all thumbs, toes, and anything else awkward when putting things together (“With tools? AHHHH!!!”), so I was deemed suitable for the task. It literally took 5 hours to put his desk and hutch together, and the entire experience can be summed up by a Facebook posting I made directed to all my tool-happy Lesbian friends:

I told Rob that at the moment I am not happy with the amount of things he does for me and that I required extra things for an undetermined time frame because of my building prowess. Also told him that if he complained I would take the whole bloody thing apart and hide the Allen Key AND the Screwdrivers. He is permitted the hammer.”

And with that, I bid you adieu, as I am working a lot of hours today at the convention center (FCC). Today and tomorrow are the first public open houses, so it is sure to be busy just due to the amount of people that walk by the building and look in but don’t realize we can see them lol. All hands on deck today!