more about me...

What time did you get up this morning?
8:30 am
Diamonds or Pearls?

What was the last film you saw at the theatre?
The Queen

What is your favorite TV show?
What did you have for breakfast?

What is your middle name?

What is your favorite cuisine?

What foods do you dislike?
Anything too spicy

Your favorite Potato chip?

What is your favorite CD at the moment?
Sonic Flood
What kind of car do you drive?
1999 Honda Civic

Favorite sandwich?
Chicken BLT
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where WOULDN'T you go?


Where would you want to retire?
Somewhere I wouldn't need to shovel snow
either near family or somewhere warm
Favorite time of day?

The alone time I get just before going to bed

Where were you born?
St. Catharines, ON

What is your favorite sport to watch?
Hockey, Rugby or Soccer
Pepsi or Coke?

Are you a morning person or night owl?
A night owl

Pedicure or Manicure?

What did you want to be when you were little?
What is your best childhood memory?
Hanging out at my Oma & Opa's after school watching "Little House on the Prairie" and eating nuts.
Double piercings in both ears

Ever been to Africa?

Ever been toilet papering?

Been in a car accident?
I've been backed into and I've been side-swiped.
My car has also been in an accident, but I wasn't the driver.

Favorite restaurant?
Sahla Thai

Favorite flower?
Favorite ice cream?

Favorite Fast Food?

How many times did you fail your drivers test?

From whom did you get your last e-mail? - letting me know my shipment was ready

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
A huge scrapbooking store

12:30 am

Last person you went to dinner with?
What are you listening to right now?
The furnace running

What is your favorite color?
Sage green

How many tattoos do you have?
Favorite magazine?
Simply Scrapbooks

What time did you finish this survey?


Fellow Bloggers: Care to continue this?

more to the madness...

So, I've been busy (what else is new) and I'm a little behind in my posts. The other day I was taking care of my neices and nephews and here are a couple of pics.

Also, cousins Frank & Damaris from Paraguay came for a visit. so we went out to a Thai restaurant (Sahla Thai) in St. Catharines. I love the food there and so did everyone else. After that we went to Lee & Marion's house for some Toblerone fondu (really, really, really yummy). Let's see, there's Dennis & Mardi, Lee & Marion, Frank & Damaris and me. We are all some how related and connected through Paraguay (I'll spare you the confusing details).

Anyhow, I gotta keep moving. But I'll try and fill you in with more details later.

a lesson in sincerity

So, some of you may know that I am a Sunday School teacher at my church. Last Sunday (Feb. 4) our lesson was on sincerity. Our verse was:
"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." James 1:22
Well, when we got to the gym, there was a surprise for the students. Someone had arranged for a viewing of several different tropical birds (like parrots) who can mimic sounds and imitate voices. It was very interesting to see the birds and I'm sure it's a lesson that will be remembered by the children. I thought I'd share some of the photos I took.

time for midterms :S

I guess it’s that time again… time to update my blog. Things here are going well. It’s still cold – but that means the grapes are getting pressed. There’s still snow – but that means my nieces can play outside. There are still classes – but that means I’m closer to the end of the school year. I can’t believe it’s already February 9. Midterms start next week and I don’t feel like I’m prepared in any way, shape or form. Wow! I guess I should get studying instead of updating my blog. See ya…

Cold carnival at Virgil school

Virgil School student Kaityn Wiens
has fun catching a snowball
during a winter activity
last Friday morning.
The spirit of winter was in the air last Friday at Virgil Public School as the school hosted its first Carnaval d'hiver (Winter Carnival) in the playground.

Similar to the Carnaval de Quebec, a 17-day outdoor carnival held the last Friday of January, Virgil's carnival featured a slew of winter activities including simulated canoe races, ice slides, snow sculptures, races and a tug of war. Students and teachers enjoyed the nice break from classes to play in the snow and learn about Quebec culture.

After rotating each event, the students warmed up with hot chocolate and Tim Hortons Timbits.