Saturday, February 18, 2012


Wow!! Two years since I've blogged... What can I say, I've been busy/lazy...

Last year was a big year for me. In April I moved into a housse with my man. It's still very much looks hoe it did when we moved in. Mitch has been too busy working to do much of the "Honey Do" list and the things I want to do can all appearently wait until later according to him :P

We haven't painted, or changed the crappy faucets in the kitchen or bathroom. Nor have we ripped up the crap carpets in the bedrooms, or hung any pictures. We have installed the new sliding glass door, FINALLY changed the hardware on the front and back doors, and I've changed out a light fixture in the entry way (it was broken and therefore the only way I could convince him to even get a new one). Oh! And Mitch installed the new garage door opener, so now we can park in the garage.

Hopefully this year more things will get done. At the top of the list (well, at least MY list) is to gut and redo both bathrooms, paint, and hopefully get new carpet in the bedrooms. Oh! And! Get the gardens started and maybe plant a few trees so that we will eventually have some shade in the backyard.

On September 2, 2011 we got married in a nice little ceremony in my parent's back yard. It was very small with only family and a few friends in attendance. It also gave my parents a good reason to finally get thier backyard finished up. Everyone enjoyed themselves and thought it was very beautiful.

We had Christmas dinner over at our house this year with my parents and Mitch's mom, sister, brother-in-law, nephew and his brother-in-law's mom. We figured Christmas would also be the perfect time to tell our parents that we had recently found out that we were expecting!!

So far 2012 has treated us very kindly. In the middle of January while it finally got cold here at home, we went on our honeymoon cruise in the Caribbean.

A week after we got home we got to hear our little baby's heart beat! A few days later we welcomed our newest nephew, Simon! That means our little one will be number 8 for Mitch's family (who are all hopeing we have a girl since there are only 2 girls and 5 boys so far), and the first on my side. We have another appointment next week (I can't wait to hear the heart beat again), and we will hopefully get to see our little bean and find out if it's a girl or a boy by the end of March! Already I can't wait until August to be able to hold my little one!!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Go Lisa! It's Your Birthday!

Gonna party like it's your birthday!

Well, not really. This year I'm not so into my birthday. Maybe it's because of the number (31, or as I was saying last Wednesday 25 for the 6th time), maybe it's because my favorite spot to celebrate just closed down last week. Or maybe it's because every year that I get totally excited and plan something spectacular (or only mildly amusing), it always turns out to be disappointing.

Last year I had a big shin-dig planned for my 30th, but I was horribly horribly sick and had to cancel it. Some close friends and I went out for dinner then next week, but it just wasn't the same.

This year I'm just all shades of depressed, and I'm not expecting anything, not even presents. I've been a hermit for the past year, not working much and mooching of my parents. I wasn't even expecting the traditional check from the parents this year, in fact I was hoping I wouldn't get one. I don't feel like I deserve it. So I thank my dad for giving me an iTunes gift card instead.

I can only hope that this year will turn out even slightly better than last year. It would be nice to have a job throughout the whole year instead of just now and then. And maybe one day I'll find that elusive shiny button that you push and your life just falls together perfectly. Once day... Not today though...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Love/Hate Spell Checker

I love/hate spell checker. I hate that it wants to correct all my Canadian spellings into American. I WANT it to say colour and neighbour.

Right now it's telling me that my last name, Farquharson, might actually be: Urquhart, Arsonist, Parsonage, Stockhausen or Factiousness.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Things I Call My Cat.

Things I Call My Cat:

Muffin (her real name)
Beetle Butt
Sugar Butt
Baby Girl
Smelly Cat
Smelly Butt
Poopy Pants

Friday, January 08, 2010

Yarn Haul!!

I totally just realized that I forgot to update my Christmas yarn haul on here. Dressew is EVIL!! $1.99 a ball!?!?

So the story is, I went to Vancouver before Christmas to be a nice and drive my sister up here for the holidays. She had to work on the 23rd and I figured if I got there the night before, then I'd have plenty of time to check out the yarn stores down there since I'd never been. First Yarn stop (not the first stop of the day, in fact by this time I'd already spent most of my budget) was Sweet Georgia Yarns, a lovely lady who has a dye studio that's not really a shop, but you can drop by and see her doin her thing.
An unassuming building:

What you see when the elevator door opens:

I got 2 skeins of Fairy Floss (Purple), and after Christmas I went back and got 2 skeins of Big Buttercrunch

Next stop was Birkeland Bros. where I picked up a little bit of roving. And after MUCH to much walking I made it to Three Bags Full, where I picked up my first 2 balls of Noro.

Then I was headed down to East Hastings to check out Bad Anna's (which was totally awesome AND having a sale the day I was driving my sister BACK to Van) where the totally awesome girl told me about the yarn they had at Dressew for $1.99 a ball. I wasn't originally going to go there as it's mostly just acrylic junk, but they had some 100% wool too, and as it turns out, some yarn that I had been looking for in Kamloops and couldn't find.

So things got a little out of hand there: