single and lovin' it... most of the time

So, yeah, I guess I'm a bit jealous of my friends who are married, married with kid(s), getting married, or having babies. Yup, it seems that there's a lot of that going around. Friends at church, friends at school, friends out West (yup, Cory & Lisa and Joe & JoLane are expecting and Andrew is getting hitched)... and the list could go on. I am currently single. As much as I enjoy my 'singleness', I am not where I thought I'd be in life. I am single, in my 30s, a university student and living at home with my parents to make ends meet. I had always planned that I would be married with children and have a job I enjoy (or at least be in a relationship and living on my own) by the time I was 30. Most of the time I am satisfied with the way my life is right now, but there are days (like today) where I just feel frustrated that I don't know exactly when (or if) I'll get married and have a family. Anyhow, thanks for reading my 'vent'.

Have you ever...?

(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Skipped school
(X) Watched someone die
(X) Been to Canada

(X) Been to Mexico
(X ) Been to Florida
(X) Been on a plane
( ) Been on the wrong plane
(X) Been lost
(X) Been on the opposite side of the country
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons

( ) Sang Karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only

(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
(X) Made prank phone calls
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Danced in the rain
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe

(X) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Been skinny dipping outdoors
(X) Gone to the movies

1. Any nicknames? Tante Lynn, Tia Lynn, Callie, Carrie

2. Mother's name? Agnes

3. Favorite drink? Mike’s Hard Lemonade

4. Tattoo? not yet

5. Body Piercings? just the ears

6. How much do you love your job? Don’t currently have one – I’m a full-time student

7. Birthplace? St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

8. Favorite vacation spot? Anywhere warm

9. Ever been to Africa ? not yet

10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? Yes

11. Ever been on TV? Yes

12. Ever steal any traffic sign? Yes

13. Ever been in a car accident? Yes

14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4 door

15. Favorite salad dressing? Catalina or Roasted Red Pepper

16. Favorite pie? Apple-Rhubarb

17. Favorite number? Don’t have one

18. Favorite movie? The original Star Wars trilogy

19. Favorite holiday? Anything that gets me out of school for more than a day

20. Favorite dessert? Homemade icecream

21. Favorite food? BBQ chicken the way we do it for our annual “Chickenfest”

22. Favorite day of the week? Any day I have off work

23. Favorite brand of body wash? Dove with aloe and vitamin E

24. Favorite toothpaste? Arm & Hammer

25. Favorite smell? Don’t have a sense of smell, so anything that doesn’t give me a headache

26. What do you do to relax? Read, scrapbook, watch a movie

28. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Only God knows

29. Furthest Place – from where?

30. Who will respond to this first? I don’t require a response, but Lisa might post something

random thoughts about this moment in time.

So, I haven't been on for quite a while and as much as I would like to say that I'll be more consistent, I know that it likely won't happen for a while. We are still without internet access at home, so all my posting is from school. Classes for this school year are officially over. Now comes 3 weeks of writing exams and then I'm planning on taking some spring courses (May and June). I hope to find a job for the summer and we'll see how that goes. My sister will be returning from South Africa tomorrow and we'll go visit her in Toronto as she has a 4 hour layover before she heads to Winnipeg. My life is a bit crazy and insane, but then that isn't unusual. This year there are gonna be some changes as some of my university friends are leaving. It's gonna be wierd not having them around. We have a new face in our home - my second cousin, Tobias is living with us for upto the next 6 months. He is from Paraguay and will be getting to know our family and gaining some experience with different machinery. Anyhow, this is all a bit disjointed, but I thought I'd just get out some of the thoughts swirling about in my head. I'll try and do something again soon, but I am making absolutely no promises.

my Oma's obituary

Surrounded by family, Lydia Janzen went to be with her Lord and Saviour, on Sunday, March 23, 2008. Lydia longed to meet Jesus and now has spent Easter Sunday celebrating and praising Him in heaven. Halleluiah!! She was predeceased by her parents Abram & Maria Isaak, and her beloved husband of 41 years, Paul Janzen. Lydia is survived by 5 daughters and 5 son in laws, Alvina and Wilf Janzen, Agnes and Abe Wiens, Marlene and Jim Le Ber, Ziggy and Harry Duerksen, Lenore and Rudy Klassen. Lydia loved to be involved in her 19 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren’s lives. She leaves behind many friends and family including her 5 sisters and their husbands. Those who knew Lydia will miss her dearly, as she offered love, kindness and peace to those with whom she had contact. Her family will receive condolences on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 from 3-5 and 7-9 at the Tallman Funeral Home 3277 King Street in Vineland. A celebration of Lydia’s life will take place on Thursday, March 27, 2008 11am at Scott Street Mennonite Brethren Church, located at 339 Scott Street in St. Catharines. A private family interment will take place prior to the Celebration Service. Memorial Donations can be made to Camp Crossroads, a centre dedicated to the spiritual growth of children and families.