Friday, January 30, 2009

Several years ago, when my company announced a major layoff, my mind got to wondering what I would do, if I were a part of it? What new path would I like to take? One of the ideas I had was to be a hair stylist. This may not seem like much of a goal, but I love getting my hair done and that great feeling when you've got a new look. I think it would be fun to give people that feeling. I am not retraining for this but it has been in the back of my mind for a while.

So, imagine how I felt when Jason let me cut his hair last week!

Quite a while ago, he got a bad haircut at a salon and since he was going to be getting it "fixed" anyway, he asked if I'd like to have a go. I was really nervous and kinda excited! I started with scissors but didn't feel like I was getting anywhere. He gingerly asked if I'd like to use the clippers. So, I gave them a go, but I still felt like I wasn't cutting enough hair. (I was being very cautious) I complained that the clippers weren't cutting enough and would like a different guard for them. Turns out, he only had the one. So, he suggested if I was REALLY careful, I could remove the guard. But I'd have to be really, really careful as it's really easy to make a goof this way. (just ask my friend Elvin whose wife took a bald swipe up the middle of his head!!) Everything was going along fine until I accidentally made a "notch" in the middle of the back of his head. A small "oops" escaped from my lips and that was the end of my haircut. He went to a proper stylist the next day and had it fixed.

I thought that was the end of my career until last weekend. Jason had "haircut" on his list of things to do on Saturday and I have to admit, it was getting a little shaggy. After going to see a movie on Saturday, we tried 2 different places, but we were too late. They were closed for the day. He assured me it was ok and he'd just get one next week.

On Sunday I had dinner at my sister's house and on the way home, I got a text "will you cut my hair?" Hmmm, really? Was he serious? He was willing to give me another chance? This time I was pretty impressed with the results. I didn't touch the front, but I trimmed up the back quite nicely - layers and everything! It is now Friday and he hasn't gone to get it "fixed" and hasn't had any crazy looks this week, so that's good. I will try and get some photos to post on here. Unfortunately I didn't think to take any of the actual event, but will try to get a before/after comparison :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My friend Sarah just took the plunge into home ownership! Wow...congrats, Sarah! Last weekend I went to check out her new place. I felt like I was entering a swanky hotel when I got there. Her condo is in a brand new building and everything is no nice and new and modern! There's even a pool, hot tub and sauna. We didn't use them this time, but I'm totally going back for a weekend and make use of that feature. :) Here are a few pix of Sarah & her place.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

a recent trip to Red Lobster inspired some poetry...

what shall we order?
shrimp, scallops and fish, oh my!
the scent of lemons

Red Lobster date night
shrimp, scallops and king crab legs
wow! a surprising delight

Friday, January 02, 2009

It's hard to believe but it's already into the second week of 2009! The new year always comes up so fast, just being a week after Christmas. I've been trying to write this blog post for the past week and am altering out all the "dated" bits. One of my New Years "plans" (not using resolution) is to try to blog more often. So, the Christmas lowdown....

Jason & I celebrated early with lots of holiday munchies, Christmas movies (Elf and my favourite, Christmas Vacation) and of course, presents! I got a new camera - which I'm still trying to figure out! It's a digital SLR so I'm taking a class at Henry's today and hopefully will be posting some cool shots on here.

On the 23rd I headed over to Sue's for our (now) annual tradition of me helping her wrap gifts :) She hates wrapping and I love it. Works out well! In the evening we had our office potluck. It's always a good time with yummy food and a nice time for co-workers to just chill out for the night.

I spent Christmas Eve with my sister Jo-Anne & her family. Liam was in bed when I got there but Jesse was still up and pretty excited! Nick lit a fire in the fireplace and we had some munchies while we opened our stockings. I stayed the night there and woke up (EARLY!!) Christmas morning to 2 excited little boys. After opening gifts there, I headed out to the farm.

Once everyone gets together it gets a little crazy, but fun. Mom had an awesome dinner for us and then more gift unwrapping! I took my wii with me so it was fun for adults & kids to play together.

I stayed for a couple of days at Mom & Dad's and got to see Amy & Pat along with Elliott and brand new Milo, Karla Ann & Beck and Carla Raes, a trip to Tim Horton's with Grammie and a really nice lunch of salmon sandwiches with Aunt Peggy.

Although, I have to admit, it was nice to get home to my own bed after nearly a week of not!