Thursday, June 30, 2005

By Jove, I've Got IT!

This evening my sweetie rushed home from work, picked up my ring and spent nearly two hours on the bus bringing it to me. Around 7pm I answered the door to see him on his knee. Now I can proudly flaunt my ring around, and it is not coming off my hand at any time soon.
He had dinner and a martini here with us. Around 9pm we drove Dave back home, and I drove from his place to my home again. That has been my day, other than this afternoon's facial done by my aunt.
I also received information about some bartending jobs, so I am making up a resume and will be out on the hunt shortly.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Perhaps I should stop being so obscure

My nervousness over the past few days should be more fully explained, or maybe at least telling the story will make it easier to cope with.
First of all, my father was feeling sick last night, which just is not very good. Luckily today he FINALLY got to see the heart specialist who has scheduled him for a series of tests.
Secondly, my dilemma at present is the court appearance I have to make in early August. I have had a problem with a person stalking and harassing me for quite some time now. Over the past few weeks the situation has become so bad that I am a prisoner in my own home. I cannot go outside on my own without fear of being followed or harassed. However, since said person has not yet caused an offence against me, the police, who are involved, are powerless to stop this person from being in my area.
The next step, completed today, was filling out my report and taking it to a justice of the peace. In six weeks' time, I will have to face this individual in court, and the Crown Attorney will then determine if there are sufficient grounds for a Peace Bond.
I am hoping and praying that there are no incidents before that point in time.

Life is becoming busy again

Today I went through a difficult morning, but now things seem to be going better. I should also report that I received my final grades from my bartending course. I finished the Toronto Institute of Bartending Course in Mixology with a 93%. (Note: If anyone here wants to take the same course, I have a 10% discount available for that person).I also received my Smart Serve certification today in the mail.
Now the job hunt begins.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Stressed and Anxious

Tomorrow is a stressful day for me, and I am lacking some confidence at present time. At this point, I do not know how to cope. Hopefully in a few hours I will be feeling a bit better.

Monday, June 27, 2005

How Much Do I Love Thee, Let me count the ways

In the last few days, since my sweetie has been busying himself uttering his own odes of love I figure it is about time I return the favour. However, this will be with my own unique flavour. I love Dave for his quirkiness, his smile, his firework eyes, and that I am the most beautiful woman in the world in his eyes. I feel that most people will think I have become too sappy at this point. Goodnight all...

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Busy Busy Busy

Between going to a baby shower this weekend and having my bartending final exam tomorrow, I have been quite a busy person.

All is well, just looking forward to many new experiences in the next while.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Big News

As noted yesterday, there is big news to announce today. This afternoon, roses were specially delivered to my mother. Shortly after Dave came over with a bottle of wine for my father.
So now I can announce officially that Dave and I are engaged. The parents are all on the wire now chattering away the news.

Monday, June 20, 2005

To Blog or Not to Blog

Apologies to all, it has been a bit busy lately and I have not had much time to be online. We have been busy with so many things lately. Something big will be happening in the next few days, so check back here shortly.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

My baby Cleta, just after we got her two years ago Posted by Hello

CNE 2004 Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 16, 2005

A life worth living

There are sometimes stormy days in life, but eventually the sun has to break. Things are better, and I feel so alive. Thank you to all those who love me, for drawing together comfort and support to help through the difficult days. I do not know how to repay you all, but to say thanks and that I love you all. xoxoxoxo

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Some Relief

The weather is clearing, and hopefully most of my issues as well. Everything came to a head, but hopefully things, with time will get better.
Addendum: To all those that I have hurt, there are not words enough to express my regrets in what I have done to you. I pray that you will in time, care for me, the horrible person that I am.

Sunday, June 12, 2005


Have you ever felt as if you were in a crowded room and still all alone? Seems as though that has been happening to me quite a bit lately. Maybe I am just trying to rush my life along, but sometimes this world is so busy and frantic that it becomes lonely and depressing.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Friday Again

Today was my second day of bartending. Today's recipies: martinis and shooters. After working at these drinks all day I came home and made shooters (Mudslides) for my family.
Other than that, last night's beer tasting was great. We learned how to pour beer from the tap, and the best part was the free sampling. I just could not believe some people were actually throwing out the beer and not drinking it! What a terrible, terrible shame.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

I have returned

Lately I have not posted much in terms of blog entries. Since my mom has returned, we have been doing a lot of talking about my father's condition.

Other than that, I did start bartending school last Friday, and so far I am really enjoying it. Additionally, I did my Smart Serve Certification Test on Monday and I should know by the end of the month if I passed the test. Over the last few days I have been studying/memorising the recipies for my class. Tomorrow night I am going to the Labatt's Beer Sampling Workshop where I will learn to pour tap beer and get to sample some as well.

I picked my classes yesterday with no problems and sent the dreaded $450 in to York for my Enrolment Deposit. Next Tuesday is also my G2 driving test, which I hope to pass. I suppose that is all the news for now.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Something I would like.... ;) Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Mom is Back in Town

My mother finally returned early this morning (about 12:30am). She looks good, except for having a bit of a cough and cold. We stayed up for almost 3 hours talking with her. She found out about her friend's daughter and was quite upset.

This morning she found about my father's condition. Surprisingly, she took it quite well and did not get upset. She brought back a few gifts for us, and of course 2 bottles of Trinidadian Rum.

Thursday, June 02, 2005


Number of chores to complete: zero. Satisfaction level: priceless.

After completing the last of the chores today, there are no cleaning worries until after my mother comes back from Trinidad. Now the only things I have to worry about are my own concerns, i.e. passing my G2 test, signing up for classes, and my bartending degree.

My bartending classes begin tomorrow at 10am in downtown Toronto. Apparently I have to be there around 9:30am to sign in. I figure for a person of my age, bartending is a good way to earn myself money to move on with my life after graduation. I have no idea how long it might take to get a job within my degree field.

Anyhow, that is all for now...

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Day of Reflection

Today was definitely bittersweet. I finally accomplished half of the cleaning that I had intended to do. Now the only tasks left are: vacuuming, laundry, and polishing.

I now have a sore mouth from my dental visit, and I am quite annoyed that I do not have more dental coverage from York.

The sad news of the day: My mother's friend called this morning to inform us that her daughter succumbed to cancer yesterday. It is quite sad considering the lady was only in her mid-30's. Unfortunately my mother will not be able to go to the funeral which will be held in Keswick on Saturday.

Tonight's dinner: tossed green salad with vinagrette, ginger-apricot chicken, and mixed vegetables.