Z SoccerChic9: October 2005
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Do you ever have it where you have a million words bubbling underneath the surface, yet you can't get any of them out on to paper? I have that tonight. I should be in bed really, I'm exhausted, but I can't sleep, and I keep trying to put down what I'm thinking, but it's really not working....I hate that.
So, this weekend I volunteered at Acquire the Fire....which involved me standing for long periods of time at the worship band's table selling their merchandise. From this vantage point I was able to meet a lot of people and strike up some cool and interesting conversations. With the exception of the random guy hitting on me and offering me his phone number like it was some kind of great honour, it turned out to be quite the successful weekend - though it has left me rather tired. The tierdness of course is due to late hours and early mornings. Let me just say, 6:00 on a Saturday morning should be illegal or something, especially without caffeine of any kind:)

This past weekend was my first time at an Acquire the Fire event - I think that the concept is a neat idea, however, I would be interested in taking a survey in like a month's time to see what happened to all those children who surged forward for the altar call, or lost their voices screaming for the bands concerts, or met new friends and spent money on Christian t-shirts. This kind of production always makes me think, are we equiping them well enough for the weeks to come when the real world hits and they have to live out their new found faith.

Over 8,000 children packed into Copps, it makes an interesting sight and even a more interesting noise level, I admire the people who are daring enough to take on the feat!
Thursday, October 27, 2005
So, for the second time this week I sat in Starbucks with a friend. This time around though, my friend and I ended up having a discussion about spiritual things. I must say, I haven't had a debate for a long time - it reminded me of the old days in catechism when Kev and I used to battle it out:) I must say, I enjoyed myself as I tried to argue through Christian theology and articulate my thoughts clearly. Good times I tell you.

Anyhow, I hope you all had a delightful evening!
Saturday, October 22, 2005
So far, my weekend has had a lot to do with weddings, registering at Sears for an upcoming wedding, attending my cousin's wedding, and having fittings for a wedding. I think, that if I follow through with my nun dream, I might just have a random wedding for the fun of it....after all, there are all those wonderful gifts:)

My cousin had her wedding at Liuna Station, I think I could have my wedding there. It was an amazing place, old railroad building all done up, and the food was to die for. Both of those are key elements in a wedding they tell me. After all, do you want to be remembered for the dried out chicken, and pasta that tasted like it was ten years old, oh and yah, the mints - cheep gross mints. Here is a link that shows the hall - Liuna Station

On other news, I have become forgetful, which is rather wierd if you know me. I tend to be the uptight person who remembers the oddest things, besides the zebra hockey team that we went to see and the fat lady at Swiss Chalet in spandex - luckly I must of blocked that from my mind. However, the other night I stood Nick up, completely forgot that I told him I would hang with him. That's not normal, I don't know if I've ever done that before (I can hear you all coming up with the stories already:)

Anyhow, it's Saturday night, I am the only one still up, and the house seems strangely quiet - almost as if I am the only one left living on the planet...wierd feeling.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
I watched Emma & Alex...and it left me thinking, wierd how a chessy chick flick did that:) In the movie, for those of you who haven't seen it, the main character is an author who is writting a book in 30 days. As he starts writing the book, it becomes about his life...in this life he is torn between this lady who is kinda out of his reach due to money, but he is very passionate about - and this girl who is quite available to him, yet it is more of a comfortable relationship. Perhaps even a settling relationship, in which he can't have what he wants, so he falls for what he can have. In the end he has to choose which one he rather have....and then loses both of them (which made me laugh).

But....what would you choose? I know that many of you may say, well passionate and exciting becomes old and eventually you have a normal relationship.....but could you live your whole life wondering if you would of been happier with the woman you were passionate about? Or dreaming about what your life with her would of been like. Somehow that seems unfair to the girl you are comfortable with, to love her, yet not be truly crazy about her? To love her because she is there, not because you are head over heels for her. Is this settling?

Thank goodness I don't have to make this choice in my own life, but I wonder what I would do if I had to. And enough about thinking:)
I love fall, something about all the beautiful colours meshing together to create some kind of master canvas filled with splashes of light. The coziness of pulling out all my sweaters again and being able to wear them and not look like I am trying to rush the season or something. It's Thanksgiving and preparing for Christmas (which is two months away just for the record - if you've already started your shopping, then I shun you:) It also seems to bring change on it's wings, not just around, but within. I feel anticipation in Fall, anticipation of something great.

This most likely has to do with me starting my job searching and considering all the numerous possiblities of things that I can do right now, just because I can. Like, should I go back to school, try to get my law degree, or maybe a year at Bible School, perhaps I should keep working in the legal field, maybe take something entirely differnet, perhaps travel, or write a book - so many options, so little time.

I am a dreamer, and fall lends itself to my building of castles in the air.
Monday, October 10, 2005

How can you not fall in love with this?
Friday, October 07, 2005
Finally, after a few tears, grouchiness, loss of pants and loss of wallet - we are finally heading out. So, a happy four hour drive coming up.....Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, eat lots of turkey, and don't forget that thankful part. I personally have a whole lot to be thankful for today, friends, family, and those awesome people God puts in your life to make you smile when you need it most! And food, of course, the food!
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Last night I hung with Anna-marie at her sister's house....fun times I tell you, nothing like running to the grocery store at 12:00 at night to get ice for the Strawberry dacquaries (sp?) in your p.j.'s. I also got to sleep in, and was not awaken by numerous children running around while screaming - and nothing healthier than fruit loops and chocolate bars for breakfast (I know, I can hear you all groaning already:) Anyhow, it's a beautiful day out...and I leave tomorrow to go up north - so happy thoughts all around.

I went to the library today, and I must say...I love that place, even though I now can see the top shelf of the bookcases, and it's all small and such compared to how huge I used to think it was - it's like walking in my home or something...I'm a little wierd that way:)

I'm also feeling really close to God these past two days....and that has been a long time in coming....seven months at least. So, some definate praise and thanksgiving there...all as we wind up for a Thanksgiving weekend!! Rah rah...let the eating begin!
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Sarah and Kevin became engaged this past week....and I am so freakin excited for them, it's crazy! Not only are they awesome people on their own, but they also make a pretty cute and special couple. So props to them, and champane all around!!
Yes, it's almost been a week and this stupid head cold thingy is not gone. On a happy note though, my head has not exploded and my jeans are lose!

This weekend is thanksgiving, and I must say, it is my most favourite holiday - I don't know why, other than I love going up north and eating the great food. Every year, for the past 7 years or so, my family has gone up north to MBC for the long weekend. We hang around, go on hay rides, hear great speakers, sometimes go swimming and then almost die of hypothermia, eat amazing food, see real stars (yah, we're city folk), sometimes we see the northern lights, take pictures of the fall colours like they're going out of style, and just chill. It is so freakin beautiful up there, and the food, did I mention the food - it's world-class!!

On a happy note, I may be the next judge in the supreme court - considering Bush's recent nominee and all. I figure with my two-year course at college for Office Adminstration - Legal, I have a really good chance of being the next Judge and all - it's so great, I won't even have to go back to school!
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