Z SoccerChic9: December 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
We went sledding tonight...and I wore jeans, running shoes, and a sweater and jacket....long story short, I froze somewhere on a hill in Alberta. But, it was a totally sweet hill...there were three major bumps, and lots of trees, and if you hit the third bump to fast you had to bail because there were metal spikes just below it, and then you ran into people's yards and the road. Gotta love living life on the edge:)

Of course no sledding run is complete without Starbucks - and I am seriously addicted to my new drink. Mmmm, anything that is topped with carmel, how could you not fall in love with it!!

Jello and I start house sitting tomorrow night....should be a blast actually...they have a pretty sweet house, and huge tv and awesome leather couches...so yeah, we're pretty much set!!

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Thursday, December 28, 2006
Laughing till my sides hurt, and then laughing all over again. Yesterday I hung with Jello and Nicole, and then Matt and Justin came over and we headed out for some food and drinks at Moxies. I forgot how much fun I have when I'm down here hanging with people I know.

We also got a lot of snow here last night - which provided some snowball fights and I somehow ended up getting the brunt of it. Nothing like snow down your neck.

I think I can get used to this life of staying up late and sleeping in...there's gotta be a job that somehow incorporates that!

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006
A wise woman once said "Medicine Hat is a black hole." It is completely true, and even though it's only been three months, I decided to surprise a few people by coming to The Hat for the holidays. So, Christmas day was spent on various airplanes anticipating various people's faces when they saw me.

Of course, Nicole's surprised face totally did not disapoint....I think she had a heart attack when she walked into Jello's house and saw me, it was pretty awesome.

Of course, us girls hanging out....sides hurting from so much laughing, oh my goodness, it's been way to long! I now officially can't wait for New Year's, as I'll be hanging out with a bunch of friends and people that I love. I have not had a good New Year's for like....I don't know....ever. The last few years have been spent with people I didn't really know, at parties that kinda sucked...so I'm looking forward to this year!!

Another awesome thing, is that it is not -40 here right now...which is totally okay by me, even if we don't have snow for the holidays. It was snowing a bit last night, so that was pretty cool!

Not sure if I am going to make any New Year's resolutions this year....we'll have to see.

Anyhow, hope everyone is having some awesome holidays!! Though I am quite sure at this point that they can't top mine!!

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Thursday, December 21, 2006
Last night was our office Christmas party at The Keg. Now, I'm not a huge steak fan, but I'll take Filet Mignon cooked at medium any day of the week really. So yummy. Though, all this Christmas eating is not good - and going back to the gym in January is going to be brutal I tell you :)

In exciting news, our former executive director and senior legal counsel from my office (retired in 2004)was appointed to be a judge, and I am extremely happy for him - but also extremely jealous. To be a judge would be the ultimate job to me, of course it would be in the Supreme Court, because that's going to happen any day now:)

In other news, I almost got in an accident last night. I was driving normally and nicely down the road (most likely a miracle just in and of it's self) and this car decided to change lanes without checking his mirror's - we missed each other by inches, and I actually honked on time this time, instead of 30 seconds after the fact. Thankfully he was able to serve back into his lane, and I was able to miss him and the hydro pole beside me. Sheesh.

Well people, today is my last day of work before I get a few days off - enjoy the food!!


Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I stole this from Jello...cause it sums up me most days :)

I want to go to McDonalds and think that it's a
four star restaurant.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle
and make ripples with rocks.
I want to think M&Ms are better than money because
you can eat them.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a
lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple.
When all you knew were colours,
multiplication tables,
and nursery rhymes,
but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care. All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair.
That everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe that anything is possible.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to live simply again.
I don't wany my day to consist of computer crashes,
mountains of paperwork,
depressing news,
how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank,
doctor bills,
and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the bower of smiles,
a kind word,
the imagination,
and making angels in the snow.

Sooo...here's my checkbook, my car keys, my plastic, and my bills. I am officially resigning from adulthood. And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me, because, "Tag! You're it!"


Monday, December 18, 2006
I bought a new tie tonight - a really nice silk one. I should of payed more attention to those French knot lessons...cause um, I haven't mastered tying it yet. :)

I also finished my Christmas shopping tonight - and I admit I bought new shoes for myself, even though I was shopping for others. I kind of feel like a girl now....ewww gross:)


Ponder the achievement of God.
He doesn't condone our sin, nor does He
compromise His standard.
He doesn't ignore our rebellion, nor does He
relax his demands.

Rather than dismiss our sin, He assumes our sin
and, incredibly, sentences Himsellf.

God's holiness is honored. Our sin is punished...
and we are redeemed.

God does what we cannot do so we can be what we
dare not dream: perfect before God.

Do you enjoy God more than anything? God wants us to enjoy Him, more than just obey Him. If you can't walk with God because of your circumstances - if you pray about it, your circumstances will most likely get harder - until you realize that God is enough.


I had my hair dyed this past weekend...ended up being more chunks of blonde on the top, as opposed to strips of carmel...but I like the under colour, which is like a dark chocolate brown. I guess I'll find out if blonde's have more fun!

I also got a sub installed into my car, now it shakes when there is good bass in a song, which of course makes me happy!! Though, my car may not be to excited about the development, which now rattles it on a regular occasion!

I started my christmas shopping on Saturday - I figure I am ahead of schedule, since it gave me a week head start (my family opens gifts this Friday). So, perhaps I am becoming a more organized person.

Currently listening to: Snow Patrol's song - Run. It makes me sad.


Thursday, December 14, 2006
just played on my ipod, and I think I always tear up when I hear this song, no matter how many times I listen to it.

Last kiss - Pearl Jam
Where, oh where, can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
Shes gone to heaven, so Ive got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world

We were out on a date in my daddys car
We hadnt driven very far
There in the road, straight ahead
A car was stalled, the engine was dead

I couldnt stop, so I swerved to the right
Ill never forget the sound that night
The screamin tires, the bustin glass
The painful scream that I heard last

Oh where, oh where, can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
Shes gone to heaven, so Ive got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world

When I woke up the rain was pourin down
There were people standin all around
Something warm flowing through my eyes
But somehow I found my baby that night

I lifted her head, she looked at me and said
"Hold me darling, just a little while"
I held her close, I kissed her our last kiss
I found the love that I knew I had missed

Well now shes gone
Even though I hold her tight
I lost my love, my life, that night

Oh where, oh where, can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
Shes gone to heaven, so Ive got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world


I keep having these very odd, and very vivid dreams. At first I was blaming it on the drugs, but now I am convinced that I'm just really messed in the head :) Do you ever have it where you wake and and pray "Please let dreams not be a result of a thought you were thinking and you just had no idea?" I've been doing that a lot..."Please let these dreams be just random things that have nothing to do with what I think."

I painted last night...somehow painting a brand new canvas just calms me right down and gets rid of all the stress. It's awesome, cept my house is going to overflow with a bajillion canvas...what is the plural for canvas? Canvi?

Anyhow, I'm eating red jello for my breakfast/lunch. I should have a major mouth surgery every christmas holiday...might keep off the extra pounds that just want to sneak in.


Wednesday, December 13, 2006
This morning on my drive to work, I thought of a story I once read, about a boy who was walking home from school, and he dropped all his books. This random guy who went to the same school walked by and helped picked up his books, and then hung out with him. Years later, when they graduated, the boy who had dropped his books wrote to his now friend and said "I was planning on going home and killing myself that day, that is why I had so many books, because you helped me and became my friend, I didn't."

Sometimes, you never know how God is using you, even when you feel that He isn't in the least. Don't forget that, you may have saved a life last night, and you had no idea.


Monday, December 11, 2006
When you wake up in the morning, and realize you're in to much pain to go to work...do not take two of the codine coated tylenol 3's every two hours, and those red covered heavy duty pain killers that you're suppose to take once every six hours; don't take them every two hours either.

You end up sleeping all day...and having these crazy dreams. Then your mom shows up, and says "What are you doing, you can't eat that many."

So yeah, I could be a doctor for people who get their wisdom teeth out now...eat the drugs, don't overeat them :)


Saturday, December 09, 2006
But, instead I have to eat jello (not my friend Jello...the red kind)....and drink flat sprite...it's very sad. Hopefully I'll lose 20 pounds or something....but isn't there a way to eat a hamburger in a liquid form without it tasting disgusting?

On a happy note, the internet is finally working again...this crazy weather had it shut down from like 4:00 yesterday afternoon till 10:00 this morning. Insane. And, in a few hours Sports Saturday starts...and I'm hoping it's not curling:)

For all those of you who have yet to get their wisdom teeth out...don't ever miss taking your drugs...it will be a very sad half an hour for you before the next drugs kick in.


Thanks to regular drugs at high doses and frequencies, I have been able to survive the last day without going into shock over the pain. This morning, all four of my impacted wisdom teeth were removed, and I am now the happy owner of a bleeding mouth, puffy and extremely white face. I'd like to say that I thought the pain would be worse, but I honestly think that it is the meds that are keeping me sane. I missed the first medication by about half an hour, and the pain almost put me through the roof (not to scare anyone who is having their wisdom teeth pulled or anything).

Thanks to my mom's faithful nursing, I have been able to sleep most of the day, only to be woken up at the hours I need my meds. Let me tell you, if you are getting your wisdom teeth pulled out don't do it when you are home alone. Be somewhere so that someone can help moniter the pain, feed you jello, and change the blood cotton stuff in your mouth.

On a happy note...London recieved four feet of snow...which is totally awesome if you don't have to go anywhere, and you have a fireplace and a good book or something!

Anyhow, meds are kicking in...which means I'm about to crash. Enjoy your pain free weekends - and don't fight the drugs, sometimes they are your friends :)


Thursday, December 07, 2006
I was suppose to have my wisdom teeth out a few weekends ago, but my insurance hadn't approved my treatment plan, so I had to cancel. Now, my insurance monies run out at the end of December, so I was hoping to get the wisdom teeth done before then. I called my insurance company today, and they told me they had approved the treatment plan, so I called my mom to see if the dentist had any appointments before the end of December, and sure enough...all four impacted wisdom teeth are coming out tomorrow morning at 7:30.

I believe this is the part where you get to make fun of my chipmunk face, and laugh when I can't eat anything.

In a week, hopefully I'll be the one laughing because I lost a ton of weight and my wisdom teeth are gone forever, meaning I won't have to ever do this again.


Has everyone forgotten how to drive? It snowed last night, and by snowed I mean 10-20 centimeters (why can't they tell you in inches?). I walked outside today, and the world was covered in a beautiful blanket. The roads, however, were not very beautiful...over half an hour later I finally made it to work. I think I need a dog sled.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Imagine: It is Christmas Eve, the snow is gently falling creating fluffy piles of beauty. The lamps are shinning on the corners of the streets, and sleigh bells ring in the distance (you ask...why sleigh bells...no idea...seems Christmassy). You decide that the perfect way to celebrate Christmas is to go to the pet store, and pick out a new pet. Now, you don't want just any pet, you want a rat. Here is the question: Do you pick the rat with hair, or do you pick the skinny naked looking rat that is smoother then a baby’s bottom?

The answer to that question is extremely important. When you go to a youth conference to pick out a man...do you pick the one with hair, or the one who is smoother then a baby’s bottom? Now, I see the girls giggling and the guys with shocked and offended looks on their faces. Let me just say...I am not saying men are rats...or pets even...I'm just comparing them to something to prove a point...and rats just came first to my mind...because, um...it makes sense. Or something :).

Apparently the girls in the world have made men into soft feminine versions of what they were meant to be. Now, when I heard this, I opened my mouth to argue some point about how men’s expectations of us are unreal, and we would never do the same to them. That all we really want is a man who can make us feel safe and protected. And then I saw a bunch of boys walk by wearing their sister's jeans which were extremely skin tight, pink polo shirts, and the only hair you could see was on their heads.

Jane gushes to her friends "My boyfriend and I are going for pedicures this afternoon,” and no one blinks. Some of my guy friends have more hair products in their bathroom than five girls put together. Girls are now the ones being upset because their boyfriend takes longer to get ready to go out then they do. Then there is the fact that Saturday afternoon football or rugby has been replaced with tanning sessions and waxing.

What has happened to the rugged man, which chest, nose, and ear hair? Why has Justin Timberlake become the accepted norm and rugged lumberjacks disgusting? Since when did we create this feminized version of men? And most importantly, who really likes the hairless rat that looks absolutely disgusting over the rat with hair?

Are we as woman making the world of men into only slightly more rugged versions of ourselves?


Monday, December 04, 2006
What is the measure of a life well lived?

What dreams would you dream, if you knew you could not fail?

compliments of Scott.


Saturday, December 02, 2006
John Stott writes: "This [Romans 2:1 "God judges those who do wrong things, and we know that his judging is right."] is not a call either to suspend our critical faculties or to renounce all criticism and rebuke of others as illegitimate: it is rather a prohibition of standing in judgment on other people and condemning htem (which as human beings we have no right to do), especially when we fail to condemn ourselves."

It is our job to hate the sin, but it is God's job to deal with the sinner. Yet, despite that fact we justify passing judgment on those around us. Then we take it a step further, and we use the people around us as a standard for how we live our lives. We've completely forgotten that what the world does around us does not justify our actions.

The world is not our standard, God is. So, you are really no better then Jeffrey Dahmer, Hitler, or Stalin. I know you may agree in words, but do you actually believe that. Do you believe that you are no better then them, despite their horrific deeds?

Not only are we unworthy to judge others; we also are unqualified. You don't know enough about someone to judge them. You don't know what happened yesterday, but more importantly, you don't know what will happen tomorrow. How can you dismiss a person based on their sin, until God's work is complete?

Be careful! The Peter who denies Jesus tonight, may proclaim Him at Pentecost. Moses started as a shepherd with a speech problem, and then led God's people through the dessert.

Do not use others as your standard, or justification for your actions. Live your life between you and God, and remember it doesn't matter how horrible the person is next to you...you are responsible for your actions, despite the circumstances.


Friday, December 01, 2006
Well, maybe not ever, but it's pretty close. I woke up to an e-mail this morning from Scott, he had sent me a Monk-e-Mail, which of course made me kill myself laughing. So, I decided to send you all a monk-e-mail, because I love you, and more importantly, I am now addicted to these things. So, this link is me, at work, with my princess crown, because that is what I am...a beautiful, beautiful princess :)

My monk-e-mail message to you Link(click)

If you want to make your own monk-e-mail, which of course you do, because it's so totally awesome!!

monk-e-mail Link


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