Monthly Archives: December 2011

27 years

Today marks my parents 27th wedding anniversary. There have been some ups and downs, to which I can certainly vouch for, and may have been the cause of…but I know my parents are glued for life. Here are some things I enjoy about my parents.

The way Dad says “Mudder, Mandy wants you” when I’m done talking to him on our regular phone chats.

The way Mom pulls herself together and manages to ignore Dads annoying habits.

The way I feel, and others feel, when walking through the porch door. No one is a stranger in moms and dads house.

The way Dad says he doesn’t like something mom cooks, but eats two and a half plates full anyway.

The way Mom gives presents and puts from “Mom and Dad” all the time.

The way Dad makes an effort to find me a present just from him.

The way Dad and Mom are both obsessed with “the Young and the Restless”. It’s pretty comical.

The way Dad makes sure absolutely everything is in working order on my car before he lets me travel anywhere.

The way Mom crochets and knits me hats, gloves and scarves every winter.

The way Dad seems more concerned and excited about getting mom a good Christmas gift these past few years.

The way Mom gets excited about finding something just right for Dad as a present.

The fact that, despite quarrels, they still sleep in the same bed every night and storm through indifference. I love you Mom and Dad.

Ten day shuffle

It’s been ten whole days since I posed a blog. Clearly there must be a lot of stuff going on in my life, right? haha. Well I’ve been studying pretty hard for exams; conquered two today, Newfoundland History and International Issues. I found NL History quite difficult, but I’m pretty sure I passed it anyway. International Issues I feel pretty confident about, at least an 80 for sure.

Like I said, I’ve been doing a lot of studying – other then that, cleaning my house and wrapping Christmas presents. I can’t wait until Thursday afternoon – I’ll be free for Christmas holidays! Aaron may still have to work on Friday so I’ll be sticking around for a while and we’ll be driving to Pasadena and spending the night there with my Aunt & Uncle, and my parents who travelled in to Corner Brook for a night.

I have two more exams tomorrow, Internet Journalism and Reporting & News Writing. I don’t anticipate Internet Journalism will be overly hard, but I’m going to study my butt off anyway; you can never be too careful.

I’ll leave you with that, dear reader. When you hear from me again it will be from Labrador, I’ll be writing on my moms swanky new computer and wishing it were mine lol. Oh the joy of having work and being able to pay for things.

Catch you later – from the Big Land.

M.

I can’t think of a clever headline for this one.

I couldn’t really think up anything clever as a headline this time. I’m really tired tonight but I decided to post a little something anyway. I did some Christmas shopping in Corner Brook today – all finished! The last present I had to get was the final piece to Mom’s present. Now I’m done.

I had a moment in the mall today where I sat down on the bench and felt like a big loser. I wanted to get a nice shirt or dress or something to wear to the upcoming Christmas formal that the college puts off every year. I visited my usual store but everything was sold out. Walking around the mall, every clothing store had glistening dresses, beautiful purple and black silks.. everything I love. But they stop at size 16. I’m more then a size 16. I just had to take a moment.

That’s why the picture featured on this post is of me, I’m trying to gather up what enthusiasm I have left of myself and recognize that I’m pretty in my own kinda way and that I don’t need those dresses. I’m still taking that moment.