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Time Out For Women is Returning to Toronto

Time Out For Women will Be in Toronto MAY 7th and May 8th, 2010.

Yes this is very much a blogworthy post..

I haven't registered yet but if we can get a group of women together we can save on the group rate. It makes a fantastic Christmas present for sisters, friends, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, etc.

I attended a year ago and it was awesome, a super fantastic uplifting weekend. I got to spend some quality time with my mom.

This year, I want to HOTEL it up and have the full fun experience.

Does anyone want to come with me? Message me and I can register for us or click the link here.

To All Women

When Christ was in his final hours hanging on the cross he saw his mother weeping. He said to her, “Woman, behold thy son.” And then turning to the disciple he said, “Behold thy mother.” Have you ever wondered why he called his heart stricken mother “Woman” rather than calling her by name Mary or even mother? James E. Talmage said, “Can it be thought that in this Supreme moment, our Lord’s concern for the mother from whom he was about to be separated by death was associated with any emotion other than that of honor, tenderness and love?” Then he adds, “‘woman’ was so respectful that it might, and was, addressed to the Queenliest.”

You have that title of “woman” because you are a Queen. Regardless of the # of kids you have, or the weaknesses you have - surely even the mother of Jesus had weaknesses. She left him behind once in Jerusalem. Even the mother of Jesus was imperfect, but with tenderness, honor and love Christ called her “woman”
The same can be said to you. You are a “woman” and…

Driven to the Point of Exhaustion

So in the past week and a half I have been places.Lots of places in fact some of these places I have been to several times within that time periodIn the Past Week and a Half I have been to: The Temple (YAY), Work at two High Schools, one where I  am an alum and the other an hour away in NOTL., Welland (For Dinner, For Work, For Family), FHE, and Institute.  On the Bulk of these nights after everything is said and done and at least a handful of times I come home after 10pm and that’s after a 1/2 hour drive out to where I live.   Last night I woke up for work @ 6am and didn’t get home after FHE until Midnight.  Extremely LONG day.I’m grateful that I can drive and go to all these places but there have been a couple of things I have really wanted to do that I was unable to do.SLEEP – yes I get enough but it never felt like enough.  We just had a YSA Temple conference which was great but over the two day conference (Friday & Saturday) I received about 5 hours of sleep in total.  Howeve…

Books Lately

So I've been on this quest to read all the books I have bought within the last year and a half. Yes I have added to this list recently because I've bought a couple books but I've managed to read and get my number down so it's almost under 30.
But I wanted to share with you My Book Reviews of a couple of the titles because they were much awesomeness.
And Part of the Reason I wanted to blog was because I love to read books and I am in the Library Field so I thought Hey I could write a blog about what I read. Even though there are probably about a zillion other book blogs out there. I wanted it to just be about my lovely life and the books I read which is probably what every other book blog is about as well. So ONTO The Books!

I've had this book on my reading list for a very, very long time and did not have the chance to read it until very recently. I've got to say that no wonder this book is an acclaimed book, The story takes place in the first two decades of the 2…

Full of It: Joy 100%

So I love it when at the beginning of the weekend you have the feeling like it’s going to be a fantastic weekend, and then you attend yet another YSA (young single adult) conference, one you’ve only missed once in the past 9 almost 10 years.  Then you get maybe four hours of sleep, drive back to the conference to be back in time for the workshops, lunch (which I didn’t have an sense that I was hungry) and as we were around the lunch table the subject of Go Karting Came Up.  So a good group of friends of mine all jumped into a friends car to go to this indoor go karting race track, to find out it was closed.  After a few rounds of Who Can Do This the Longest (I will explain this at  another date) we soon realized that it was “CLOSED TEMPORARILY”  we didn’t want to head back without doing anything fun so we quickly decided to find out if there was a Laser Tag place nearby which seriously was so much fun.  Although the 20, 8 year old kids persistently ganged up on us it was fun running a…

Death To Turkey and Other Things

So After a Fabulous Weekend we decided to kill the already frozen turkey and eat every morsel. It was a pretty uneventful sunday of two awesome talks by some good friends, of replacing my temple recommend and trying to figure out why we now have elders in our branch, they drive me crazy, to trying to walk through the congested hallways which for our branch doesn't always end up that way since there are only about 40 of us YSA everyone decided to stand right in the middle of the hallway which left no room for me to get through. I came home to a wonderful house full of good smelling food and no crazy brothers + girlfriend A were home yet, I was disappointed and starving and was too excited to stay at church because of my love of turkey because I couldn't eat the delightful food yet because they hadn't arrived. Upon their arrival not much later we finished all the necessary food prep and sat down to eat our heart and stomachs out and trust me at 4am my stomach was still working…

On Sugar Overload Lately

SO I’ve got to tell you how much I love sugar.  I don’t know why I’ve been craving it insanely crazy this week, I have eaten a huge amount of chocolate, doughnuts, cinnamon bread, brownies, gummy candy, etc.  As much as I just would love to be able to eat everything under the sun, it’s a huge weight that I don’t need.  Plus after awhile of eating some sugar I sit there and it doesn’t taste like anything appealing anymore.  So, I really have no idea what I’m going to do.  I love baking and I don’t want to stop baking and I love eating chocolate like you wouldn’t believe.  I know I gave up sprite for a good 5 months or so.  I’ve only had the occasional sprite/pop/soda ever since, so that  might be part of it.  I’m over compensating for the sugar in the sprite.SO I really have to find some natural sugar (apples, bananas, grapes, etc.) and eat enough of them to reduce my sugar highs and lows.  Because that’s what it really is.The other thing that gets me is that I will eat sugar over the …

Sit Down and Wait for The Walrus

Much of my time lately has been spent in the vehicle known as Sammy Dean.  My Dear Sammy Dean and I have had a good and bad couple of weeks. I went to a YSA dance in “Big City” with three other girls from my branch, I drove, and realized that I was “STARVING” so after Institute the one girl and I went to get some good food.  Upon our return I parked out front of the Chapel and headed inside to dance the night away. Throughout the night I found out two of the girls I brought were not coming with me (not to happy about that) and that we would have to drive back to pick up a friends car (45 min to 1 hour) away from my house, before I got home.  At the end of the night, I was so thrilled to get an email from I guy who I want to get to know better (score!)  and headed out towards my car.Upon walking up to it I found my rear passenger car door smashed in and my entire purse which included my scriptures, my cell phone, my camera, my wallet, my iPod, GONE!So afterwards, I had to cancel my deb…

Giveaway & Fantabulously Frugal

Fantabulous Giveaways and deals are always going on here @ Fantabulously Frugal right now she has one from NOVICA which is in association with National Geographic, they have toys, table linens, jewelery and more so go there now and enter the contest :)

thoughts and more thoughts

I’m not afraid to say that I’ve kissed a frog, I’ve had several crushes that lasted for a long time and a really long friendship that could have been a relationship on more than one occasion and it never really manifested itself into anything beyond a friendship.I’ve come to realize that I value people more and more and it just becomes difficult to even see that a relationship with another guy.  I don’t give up on that though, I can see myself where I want to be I just have the utmost patience too much maybe that It’s hard to see where the blessings are.I’ve really come to understand that I don’t really know what I’m looking for.  I have come to know that I know I’m looking for someone who will love me unconditionally but I don’t have any other sort of list of looks or attributes.  I just know that I want to be sealed and stay together for eternity.  I don’t want to have my future posterity to live through hardships like I have. I pray constantly to understand what love really is.  I’…

Happenings in the Right Direction

So I don’t have much news but the good thing is that in the past week or so I have applied to two new jobs which is a great step into the right direction.  They are two jobs I am qualified for I just have to pray and hope that I have the chance for an interview.  So pray for me.In other news I also had quite the awakening and I feel like I really need to rely on assistance from my Heavenly Father.  Things brings about my need to read my scriptures more often I’ve always tried to read the ensign and other LDS speeches online but I need to focus on reading my scriptures.  It really does make my day much more smoother.  I had a funny thing happen because of reading my scriptures, I have read my scriptures one day and that entire day everything went completely wrong but It was like I really didn’t get upset.  It just seemed like it was completely normal that everything could possibly go wrong.I made another new goal for myself.  Between May 08 to June of this year I bought approximately 3…

BatGate 2009

So Tonight my brother came over for a brief visit to see my dad and myself, and we had a good hour or so together before he headed over to his friends house. So Afterwards my dad and I were just talking and watching television. When Overhead I see something FLY into the Kitchen which was a whole lot bigger than a bug but slightly smaller than a bird. It took my dad and I several moments or so to actually figure out what type of flying animal it was. Then we realized it was a bat. It flew all over the house. Then I flipped on all the lights and closed all the bedroom and the bathroom doors so it wouldn't end up in our bedrooms and removed the screens off two of the windows and opened them. Finally 30 to 45 minutes later the bat found it's way outside so I quickly closed the unscreened windows and it didn't come back into the house again.. It was quite the experience tonight, Fortunately this wasn't the first time we had to deal with a bat in our house. I think this is the…

Week In Review

So I hate to be the type of person who does "WEEK in Review" postings but I thought I would wait until the weekend since it has been quite a busy week.
MONDAY - It was a long weekend this past weekend and on Monday I was going to be lazy maybe finish reading a book or two, maybe watch a movie, however I was Hijacked by the SISTER MISSIONARIES to do some Fun Filled Missionary Work. It included a walk down the waterfront trail contacting, a really good teaching experience, a missionary making me eat a falafel (wasn't a fan), knocking on doors and ending up at FHE with them, and then finding out I wasn't doing the lesson after all and driving them home.
TUESDAY - Worked today, actually had a list of things to do from the librarian that's away so that was a BIG PLUS because I worked there all week, and I actually did everything, SWEET! OH THAT DAY, WAS MY CRAZIEST LONGEST DRIVE HOME EVER BEHIND A TRUCK! I never want to repeat it again, it's a good story WEDNESDAY, …

Temple Quote

President George Q. Cannon said
"Every foundation stone that is laid for a Temple, and every Temple completed . . . , lessens the power of Satan on the earth, and increases the power of God and Godliness, moves the heavens in mighty power in our behalf, invokes and calls down upon us the blessings of the Eternal Gods, and those who reside in their presence." ["The Logan Temple," Millennial Star 39, no. 46 (12 November 1877): 743]

Another Quote

Elder Marvin J Ashton said
“Sisters, do not allow yourselves to be made to feel inadequate or frustrated because you cannot do everything others seem to be accomplishing. Rather, each should assess her own situation, her own energy, and her own talents, and then choose the best way to mold her family into a team, a unit that works together and supports each other. Only you and your Father in Heaven know your needs, strengths, and desires. Around this knowledge your personal course must be charted and your choices made.”Elder Richard G. Scott said
"Your Father in Heaven and His Beloved Son love you perfectly. They would not require you to experience a moment more of difficulty than is absolutely needed for your personal benefit or for that of those you love."
". . .The Lord’s plan is to exalt you to live with Him and be greatly blessed. The rate at which you qualify is generally set by your capacity to mature, to grow, to love, and to give of yourself. He is preparing you t…

Quotes From David A. Bednar's CES May Talk

Elder Neal A. Maxwell said, “The youth of this generation have a greater capacity for obedience than any previous generation.”
President George Q. Cannon said, "God has reserved spirits for this dispensation who have the courage and determination to face the world, and all the powers of the evil one, visible and invisible, to proclaim the Gospel, and maintain the truth, and establish and build up the Zion of our God, fearless of all consequences. He has sent these spirits in this generation to lay the foundation of Zion never more to be overthrown, and to raise up a seed that will be righteous, and that will honor God, and honor him supremely, and be obedient to him under all circumstances"

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Things that I've Just got to get off my chest

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Things that may have happened recently that are of utmost importance
I Was Fired without warning (going on three weeks ago) don't really want to get into much more detail than I have to at the momentI paid my tithing this week, yayI found a paralell in the parable of the good samaritan in the little engine that could, more info about that later it's goodI'm almost finished my first John Green book Looking For Alaska It's been one heck of a story but it's One Heck of A Good One!Had a job interview on friday for a Mat Leave it was good, need to take the time to make my brain meet up with my mouth for all the words that were missing and no i don't think I made up any words. Keep prayers and good vibes coming.Going to make a stronger emphasis on doing visiting teaching for my great girls. They need it. Going to try and figure out a service project for branchNeed to get to the temple this month! (if i ever go to take …

weekend whirlwind photo story

so whatever you can guess from these pictures is probably true

picture #1 my car i was driving to church for general conference on saturday when i got to the bottom of the escarpment where the stop light was red and my ford stalled, I then got it restarted (thank goodness!) then promptly after conference I went to get my oil changed since getting it changed the car seems fine. picture #2 - Jane Bennett I think this is the second time in blog history I'm mentioning Pride and Prejudice (GO ME!) I watched it consecutavely over two days with my dad (yay dad, for watching it!) I told him that the dress Jane wears at the end when she's being proposed to is a potential wedding dress/temple dress for me, when I tie the knot & go to the temple one day! I also bought an austen inspired novel over the weekend from Mr. Darcy's point of view, should be a good read
picture # 3 - Thomas S. Monson General Conference was fantastic. I love it when the talks are inspired and especially meanin…

I've Come a Long Way...

So this post embarks a milestone 30 posts since this blog began, now why am i celebrating this? I am celebrating this because i've blogged in the past and never been very consistant. I very recently came across an old website of mine that was my first attempt at any blogging at all and i was amazed that i was still a pretty smart chick. It was way back when i was still studying to be a Library Gal. Wow, so little time has passed 7 years but it seems like a lifetime. I have to say my priorities have changed a little bit since then, now I'm a working Library Gal and I have changed my focus to include my crazy attempts at dating and defining myself more. I have to say along the way I do want to share things I'm extremely proud of and seriously excited for.
I can't wait to share more.. I'm trying to figure out blogger and I'm really hoping to include more of made me a remarkable person.
I'm into a little bit of everything and I'd love to know what people wo…

The Great Non-Date Fiasco

So Very Recently a new guy joined the church and our fair little branch. It was great he seemed like a nice guy (and yes he is a nice guy) he's funny, and sweet, and exactly my age. So automatically I'm like sweet, I'll have someone to relate to because there is no one born in my year of birth that is a guy anymore because the last one got married (which was fine) he and I are good friends.

So this "new" guy and I have been striking up some pretty amazing conversation and I was finally ready to ask this guy out on a "date".

Here's where the trouble happened.

I wanted to make sure that he didn't know it was an actual date because I didn't want him to "run & scatter"

So I proceeded to ask him to go to the temple activity that was two weeks from the day I asked him. No problem, well enough in advance and he didn't have a problem with it.

So the next Sunday I find out that one of the councillors in the branch presidency had secu…

The Incredible Shrinking Shirt Size

So, I just like to mention that I am trying to work on my weight management and everything, In the meantime, recently I went to find out what my proper bra size was and it turned out that I was completey wrong in my bra size and i went from a larger cup size to a much smaller once
(a C to a B)

So then several months later I went to the same clothing store and found out that i went from a 2x to a 1x.. I was so shocked I couldn't believe it. I then bought some nice 1x tops that I fell in love with.

So we have these stores in Canada that are Superstores, you can get groceries, pharmacy, beauty, electronics, and clothes all in one store (Walmart Superstores) Called Great Canadian Superstore and they have a Clothing line called joe

So I was there to pick up a couple of groceries yesterday and I passed by the joe section in the store and saw a cute top and was like, hey that looks long enough, it's modest and has a cute accent on the shoulders of the sleeves, I should try it on.

So I as…

Sprite Update

Upon my recent Break Up With Sprite This News Article about BPA (Bisphenol A) appeared on one of the websites i visit.. BPA Found In Pop Cans I feel like I may have dodged a bullet!


So Very Recently I Bought a Really Nice Knit Hat from a fancy hat store (i love it, it's adorable) It's green. But without knowing it about a week or so previous to buying the hat, I had bought some nice green yarn which was an almost similar shade of green to make a scarf with. In the Past I have been a starter of knitted or crochet items but I'm more determined than ever to complete this project. So I've been knitting away, and last night while I was working on my scarf when alas I reach THE KNOT OF DOOM yes, this knot then made it into the KNOT BALL HALL OF FAME FOR ME, and after about a half an hour, I KILLED THE KNOT OF DOOM and untangled all the yarn and it is all in a nice big Yarn Ball now. Which makes me very excited because now I can keep knitting and if i need more yarn which i probably will, I know to TRY not to make another KNOT OF DOOM.. I'll have to be more careful. But Sheesh Don't they make yarn not to not so you can actually knit it properly..

I'm Breaking Up With You Sprite!

So Once Upon a Time when I was in High School. I bought a bottle of Sprite almost daily and drank it and put it in my locker.
My Locker Friend who had his locker next to mine, at the time suggested I see if I could try and see how many bottles I could fit in my locker, the last day of school came and went and I can't even remember how many bottles of sprite i had drunk throughout that year.
Many years since then, I have had a can, a cup, or a bottle of this stuff. Until at least two weeks ago when I realized that I wasn't out buying it anymore, or drinking it.. I had decide last tuesday (Pancake Tuesday) that I was going to give it up for LENT (a practice that isn't practiced by the LDS) but I thought I would give it a shot and give it up, not buy it, not drink it.
I almost gave in today because I went out and bought gas at a gas station and had the thought, "You know what would be nice right now, an Aero Bar and a Sprite" but my other thought was. Maybe another …

If I Lost My Camera,

I would want someone to post that they had found it and they were willing to return it on this site Found Cameras and Orphaned Pictures

A Happy Coincidence

I love when you don't realize you've written something until after the fact. authorbee sent me a message and I replied and it turned into this! it's the small things that crack me up!

A Little Bit of Drive & A Little Bit of Motivation

So this past monday night we had our lovely YSA FHE and I was in charge of the activity so we had a photo scavenger hunt..
It turns out that it was a ton of fun.
Here are a couple of photos from our journeys. A Little Penguin Love
University Tower Happiness and COLDNESS!Mad Driving Skills (Blindfolded, What!?!)
I had everyone high fiving, feet measuring, showing off their mad tableau skills for Book of Mormon and Doctine and Covenants stories.I can't believe it went over so well & that I want to do it again! I had fun thinking of creative things and laughing the entire night and I'm still laughing at these pictures..

I Love You!

"Happiness is the most attractive accessory a young woman can have."

Books Books and More Books Have you Ever Felt Like This?
Not only Do I feel Like This On a Regular Basis But I have a Ton of Reading Material that is not only taking over my shelves (it already has) but it has now appeared in boxes and laundry baskets throughout my room. The books are talking to me begging to me that they want to be read.. I can't wait to start them and finish them!
Here are a couple of titles I've started but still have to finish
and here are some books I can't wait to start

Yes I am A Librarian...

Today I had a student come up to me and basically mock me to my face because I went to school to be a librarian.

Yes I went to school
Yes I have a diploma/degree
I do more than shelve books
or sit on my duff and tell people to "SHH"
Yes I am smarter than you and can block every single game site you go on because you should be in a class or elsewhere because computers are for class work purposes only.
NO Facebook, NO MSN, No GAMES!
I love that grade 11 & 12 boys think they're smarter than me..
I have a special program that can block you every single game you try.
I know my software, my databases, my internet search engines


as much as I love filling in for the library techs of the board one thing will never change. High School Students who think that there isn't anything else to do but play games High School Students Who Talk Back To the Librarian High School Student…

A Little More Love.. A Little More Appreciation

So I started off my week with Family day where I didn't do anything at all that day except watch television and veg in front of the tv. I did spend time with my dad though so that was a plus.
A Big Highlight of my week was getting to go over to my friend Belle's house to watch...

Pride & Prejudice!
Words Cannot Express How Much I Love This version... As Much as I love...

Which were also provided for consumption.. Which is always the best thing in the world!So I was blog-surfing again today and found MORE great websitesone said website lead to this YouTube Video
Haven't You Always Wondered What News Anchors Do During Commericals?The Wii ConnundrumI really want one! I will have some money to buy one, but there are so many other things that I could do with the money off more student loan pay off more of my car go on a road trip go on a vacation (PEI, North Carolina, Utah, Calgary, I can't decide where) buy books buy church books save money to buy an even bigger item, …

quotables.. and other things..

"make a list of important thigns to do. At the top of your list, put 'Eat Chocolate!' Now you know you can get at least one thing done today..

the excuse I've been really busy is an understatement. I was working at one of my favourite places in the entire world from October '08to the Beginning '09 A BOOKSTORE! I loved it and I miss it entirely!
On The Flipside, since not being employed at the bookstore. I have worked almost every day in elementary school and high school libraries February minus a couple of days.

Not only that.. I got a RAISE with both of the school boards I work for so when pay day comes on friday and two fridays from now.. i'll have a good sum of money..So Very Exciting! :D
in other news. i've found a couple of blogs at the right side of the blog that i've come across that I like. Feel Free to Check them out! They're From Different aspects and viewpoints but they're also kinda cool. :)