When I look into your eyes, the sky’s a different blue *

I have upgraded to the newest version of WordPress. I can be so lazy about these sorts of things, but I figured I might as well just do it. Have to get used to the new look of the dashboard and I can’t figure out how to get an avatar.

Anyway, I’m on my second day off from work in a row. Yesterday I baked carrot cake with cream cheese icing, which turned out really good. Today I hope to make lava cupcakes with Jersey Milk chocolate as the centres.

I finished the book I was reading and ran upstairs to get the next one I wanted to read, only to discover that the book has disappeared. So far I am missing three books and I’ve already gone through the unpacked boxes looking for them, so I have a feeling they may have been lent out and I have no idea who has them. Quite possibly one of my parents? Argh.

I don’t have much planned for today. Probably will play TS2. I very rarely play the new game: The Sims 3. It’s an okay game, but I still prefer the old game and all its expansions, mostly because I like to play all different characters whereas in the new game it’s difficult to do that.

I’m thinking of doing a page about our wedding and posting photos. I don’t know when I’ll get to that, but it’s something I’d like to do eventually. The pictures turned out so lovely that I like to show them off. It’s hard to believe that Jordan and I have been married a month today! He’s out of town for a couple days, for work, so I’m on my own this week. Which pretty much means I need to deal with the daddy-longlegs spiders on my own! Eww, they really creep me out!

I watched “Enchanted” yesterday afternoon. A cute movie. Maybe today I’ll watch “The Kite Runner”. I’ve had it for awhile but still haven’t seen it.

The deliciousness of a book

Well, I have made it through the first week of Jordan’s absence. The apartment has been very quiet without him around. We talk on the phone as often as we can. He’s pretty busy across the ocean blue. I miss him like crazy. Another six months of this…

I am on a book frenzy. The Chocolate Lovers’ Club and The Chocolate Lovers’ Diet were GREAT books. And then I read The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) in two days — one of the most amazing works of fiction I have read in a long time. Go read it if you haven’t already!

Sigh.

Surprize party and other stories

We had a surprize birthday party for my mom last Sunday. Everyone convened at my aunt and uncle’s in the guise that we were celebrating their twentieth anniversary. After everyone was there and had eaten a bit, and after Jordan and I showed up after I finished work, my aunt got up and started fiddling with the celebration banner that she had written “Happy Anniversary” on. We all watched as she flipped it over and the sign read “Happy Birthday”. My mom said, “But who’s birthday is it?” when she saw the sign and of course that made everyone laugh. It took her a second, but then it dawned on her that we’d tricked her. 😉

Jordan’s parents arrived for a visit Tuesday early afternoon while I was at work. They came up from New Brunswick because Jordan is leaving on deployment very soon and he didn’t have time to drive down there. It was a nice visit and on Wednesday night I invited my mom, Mike, Krystal and her boyfriend, and my dad over to meet them. Our parents had never met and I figured after over two years plus the engagement, they probably should get to know each other a little bit! There was a lot of talking/discussing/debating/chatting so I think things went well.

Of course everyone keeps asking when the wedding is. No idea, yet!

In the past couple days I have read Forever In Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Ann Brashares), Shoe Addicts Anonymous (Beth Harbison), and now I’m on The Chocolate Lovers’ Club (Carole Matthews). All books excellent so far!

After Jordan leaves, we will see each other in July for vacation. We are going to Thailand. 🙂

“If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright.”

If you’ve seen “Mulan”, then you know what I’m talking about. 🙂

Anyway, I have a cold. I hate having to blow my nose when I’m on the bus. I know I’m probably grossing the people out around me, but I can’t help it. And then having to go to work and serve customers in between nose-blowing. Ick. But what can ya do?

I bought a new book today, Prisoner of Tehran, a memoir by Marina Nemat. I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile now, and I finally picked it up. First I have two other books to read though.

My first inventory

The store I work at had its first inventory on Monday. All employees had to be there. We started at 7:30 in the morning. I got a drive in with a fellow co-worker, Angela, who lives near me because I can’t get to work that early on the bus. (I have an hour bus ride to work.) Things went pretty smoothly for the inventory, I think. Most of us had already participated in other JYSK store inventories or had helped out with the counting that had been done on Sunday. Since I hadn’t worked on Sunday, it was all brand-new to me.

My job was to count the Towel Wall. At first glance, it’s a rather daunting task! The racks of different colours and styles of towels, handtowels, and bath mats seem to go on forever. Fortunately for me, the top half of the racks had already been counted on Sunday. It took me almost five hours to count what was left over! After that I just wandered, washed down all the furniture legs, folded bags with Sherri, Jeff, and Chantal, and eventually ended up washing some carts with Ginger and a group of others. That part was terrible! No matter how much we scrubbed, the carts still looked filthy afterward. All in all, though, it wasn’t too bad of a day and I was thankful for the extra-long shift.

I’m reading Sophie Kinsella’s book Can You Keep A Secret?. It’s hilarious!

Nancy & George are on their way here! They’ll be spending the weekend with us and who knows what we’ll get up to.