Posts Tagged ‘personal’

5/20 December Blog Challenge: A list of all the places I have lived.

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So to start this blog post off… I should probably warn you that I have lived so many places that I will probably forget a few so I should probably try and start at the beginning and go in chronological order.

  1. Somewhere before Meacham I think some place called Colonsay SK. (1982)
  2. Meacham SK (1982)
  3. Prince Albert SK
  4. Yuma AZ (1986-ish)
  5. Prince Albert – again
  6. Yuma AZ Again (1988)
  7. Prince Albert YET again!
  8. Cobble hill BC (1989)
  9. Duncan BC (1989)
  10. Mill Bay BC (1989)
  11. Prince Albert SK
  12. Regina (1994-ish)
  13. Edmonton (1995ish)
  14. Prince Albert (1999)
  15. Edmonton (2000)
  16. Prince Albert (2004)
  17. Edmonton (2004)
  18. A cruise ship in the Mediterranean for 4 months (2010)
  19. Edmonton (2010)
  20. Oromocto NB (2012)
  21. and finally back to Edmonton Alberta! (2013)

Now, that is only 21 places in the last 32 years… But I can also tell you that in each of those places, I moved around a bit too. Fun Fact : 13 schools total form K-12.

I am really good at packing… and I don’t have a childhood home that I remember growing up in… I remember fragments of my childhood at different houses. Sometimes I think that I missed out on things like having friends that you grew up with your whole life ( though I do have a couple friends that I knew wayyyy back then that I still keep in touch with!!)… But sometimes I also think, How lucky was I!?!! I got to go and do all these awesome things in all these different places….

When I was in grade two… I lived in Yuma AZ… I had a pool in my back yard… which doesn’t happen in Saskatchewan because… it is winter for seemingly 70% of the year. My sister and I were homes schooled during that time, so we basically did our school work by the pool…. yeah I’m jealous of me too!

So there you have it… all the places I have lived… well the cities anyhow. 😉

Mira

4/20 December Blog Challenge: What Is In My Purse?

I’ve been thinking about this post for the last couple days. I have been out Christmas shopping, and Christmas party shopping, And I have a kid… so usually my purse has a load of random stuff in it. I did take out all the random receipts out of my purse last night, There were probably twenty loose receipts and shopping lists…

Alright, I just dumped out my purse on the bed… Lets see what we got!

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Wow, OK. No kids stuff! I have to admit that is pretty rare and awesome… and won’t last long!

I do however have:

  • 4 pens… because obviously I need those!
  • A wallet, and loose change that I am too lazy to put into the wallet… Actually If I opened my wallet you would see that it is stuffed full of cards and cards.. and more cards… There isn’t a lot of room to add anything else… otherwise it might not close.
  • Mitts because its winter and I live in Canada!
  • Dental Floss because you never know when something is going to get stuck in your teeth or you need to tie something up 😛
  • Two chap sticks because what if you lose one! I could never be with out it
  • My sunglasses – they are a necessity that I cannot live without.
  • A protein bar and some candy in case I get hungry… because if I get hangry ( angry and hungry) you better watch out!
  • Deodorant in case I forget to put it on at home because I don’t want to stink!
  • A little bottle of lotion that I have never used….
  • A note that I wrote a few weeks ago about a medical appointment for my daughter.
  • And finally… in the center of those pens ( yes I made it so they were all pointing to it…. the crumbs from the bottom of my purse… they are unrecognizable… it was probably something yummy.

So there you have it… the contents of my purse… Usually there is a lot more in there… I am a total purse slob at times… once I forgot a doughnut in there for two days… gross!

Mira

**My fiance came in just as I was finishing this up and i asked him if he could toss everything back into my purse…. He did such a fantastic job that those crumbs that I mentioned…. are also back in my purse… Thanks dear…  LOL!

2/20 December Blog Challenge: 10 Random Facts about Me.

Alright! I am onto the second post of the challenge!! This time I am going to tell you 10 random facts about me…

Here we go!

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1.  I am a Trekkie.  I have been my entire life. I think the only series I didn’t watch was Enterprise. But I had t-shirts, Mugs, action figures, the Enterprise itself, a transporter…. I even had Star Trek wrapping paper.

2.  I often dream that I am flying, and the technique I use to fly is the breaststroke. I must have a secret love of swimming…. to confirm this, please read the next random fact.

3.  I held a city swim record for 13 years in freestyle. I checked online every year after I graduated like a crazy creeper to see if my name was still on the list. I am super happy that I lasted 13 years… and was super disappointed when my name vanished from the list.

4.  I get easily overwhelmed in crowds and busy social settings. So much so that even before I enter “said” situation, I have to really make myself step forward and not turn around and head the other direction.  My fiance jokes and tells me I have a social quota that I need to fill… Otherwise it would be so easy for me to hole up in seclusion at home.  It’s not that I don’t want to see the people, or do the activity.. Because I do! I guess its kind of hard to explain! 😦

5.  I have 6 metal plates in my face from jaw surgery in 2007… I also have not regained all the feeling in my face from the surgery – Most of it…. but not all.  I was a little disappointed the first time i traveled afterwords when the airport scanner didn’t beep.

6.  I love cartoons, mostly Disney… Lion King is awesome…I have watched Tangled hundreds of times, and Frozen I went to the theatre 3 times – Yes I brought my daughter with me, but thats only because of convenience. LOL. I also enjoy my daughters shows, I am amazed with how clever they are these days! It’s not like when i was a kid, now they have good story lines, jokes to keep adults entertained and are always teaching some kind of lesson. Falling into the same catagory, even tho they are two separate entities, I also love Anime – Sailor Moon being my ultimate all time favorite. It was really the anime that got me into so many others. It really brought me into a whole new world.

7.  I can find pretty much anything online. If you need to know something and can at least give me a few hints – I can usually find it. My fiance is always bragging about this talent of mine! He usually references this time he said he watched an anime as a kid but couldn’t remember what it was called… all he told me was there were robots who couldn’t drink milk. Its “Galaxy Express 999” in case you were wondering! I think I just love solving mysteries…

8.  I have a super addiction to junk food.  Even with all my fitness stuff and trying to be healthy… I have a hard time controlling myself. In my early 20’s I had a drawer full of candy… It was right by my bed. I like almost every kind of junk – chips, candy, soda pop, chocolate bars, you name it! And since I am being honest here… I am currently munching on a bag of sour cream and onion chips…. in bed… ( sorry dear if there are a few crumbs… I tried to pick most of them up……)

9.  I used to be a smoker. I quit the week I found out I was pregnant. I tried quitting a few times before that, but I really enjoyed smoking, so there wasn’t enough motivation.  Its crazy how motivating a little barely there life can be! I used to miss it, and sometimes  I still do… But I couldn’t imagine myself smoking again… It’s a good addiction to kick!

10.  I got my belly button pierced when I was… I think 19. I was so afraid to get it done that I thought about it and contemplated and imagined what the pain would be for a month before i got up the nerve to go and do it… even then I stood outside the store for a while before going in. I went alone… probably because I was still worried that I would chicken out. But, I did it and honestly it barely hurt. I couldn’t believe I was so scared. 13 years or so later and honestly, I barely even remember that its there.

So now you know 10 more things about me. 🙂

Mira