Monday, October 19, 2009

An Addition to 'Good Advice'

So in order for this post to make sense you will need to first read my post entitled "Really Good Advice". It is a short one and truly enjoyable.

So Apparently, it also stings to spray air wick on your penis. Just to let all you men know before you do something you will gravely regret.

The Dam, Cotton into Pleather, and 4 Drawn Rats

This weekend my friends and I went for a "hike". We set off for Lynn Canyon and ended up at the Cleveland Dam. We are a wonderfully funny extra large gong show whenever we get together and I love every minute of it.

Of course we chose the rainiest day of of October to take a hike. Now in our defense, it was sunny in downtown Vancouver when we left. However, heading over to North Vancouver we could see the clouds formed over the mountains.
Off we went to explore the wild frontier. Laurie hating every sign that posted beware of bears. I kept telling her bears are smarter then we are, they don't go out in the rain.
At one point it started to rain so hard that we all just instinctively started to run back up the hill that we came from. I was wearing black track pants that soaked up the weather. They were so heavy, it was difficult keeping them up. My cotton pants glistened in the fog and looked like pleather. I was stylin'!
But seriously, the colours of fall never cease to amaze me. The paintbrush stokes of our Creator and Artisan are so tenderly and carefully painted.

Next time, definitely wearing our waterproof pants. What were we thinking? Poor Jessie kinda looked like a large wet rat.
Overall, a good day full of laughing, walking, running, hiking and a little girly screaming.
We will go back again to the dam...but next time, we will check the forecast.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I know it is a bit early ... but here are a few new seasonal card options in my Etsy Shop.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Divine Appointments

As I walked the streets of Downtown Vancouver enjoying its beauty and praying for its people who God dearly loves, I asked God to give me a divine appointment. I continued to walk a few more blocks looking into the eyes of God's greatest creation, intentionally not listening to my ipod as I often do. I stumbled on an art show happening at the Pendulum Gallery, 885 West Georgia or It was a previewing of the art work that will be Auctioned off on Saturday October 17 at Performance Works in Granville Island. The proceeds go to artsumbella who if I understand do many different art programs for children and youth.

As I walked around gazing into the beauty that was created by so many talented artists I was met by one of the volunteers helping with the show. We small talked for a while and she told me about her son who is a professional dancer in Vancouver. I shared that my Husband and I are pastoring a church here in the city for artists. Turns out her son has been looking for a church who can embrace who he is as an artist. She asked more, I answered and we exchanged email addresses. Turns out she works at Carver Christian School, one of the private high schools that my school (VCC) feeds into.

I have no idea what will come out of this encounter but, I continue to be amazed at how God is constantly letting me know, in gentle and loving ways, that he is in control. All I need to do is listen!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My Husband Rocks and I'll tell you Why!!!

Today was a day of last minutes. I started the day with a walk downtown to try to cross off the last things on my list on the day before we launch our new church. I was determined not to get in my car at all today and yes I did succeed! However, with my success came three trips out into the streets of Vancouver.

The first trip I made was to the Grandville Street London Drugs. I bought large bottles of shampoo and conditioner (personal use not for Artisan use...we have been using hotel samples for the last few was time), a tea kettle, Welches grape Juice (which only seems to come in laaarge jugs), and a large Rubbermaid bin. Kinda heavy stuff when you have 12 blocks to walk... Thank goodness for the new Canada line that is a block from our home. Walked there trained it home. I can say very confidently that I was the only person on the train that was using a large blue Rubbermaid for her purse.

Dropped off the first load and headed out again on the train (same ticket:)) to Broadway. Had a stop at Canadian Tire and then London Drugs again to get what they did not carry downtown. Homeward bound again ...yes, same ticket.

Unloaded again, heated up some mid afternoon lunch for Nelson and I, sent some emails and then, yup, you guessed it off into the streets again. This time Staples for a Portfolio Bag and to get Artisan signs laminated. The nice thing about this Staples is that it is only 6 blocks away. Unfortunately, the portfolio bags they have are 1/2 inch too small...sad! (Really?... that little bit off ... Really?) and their laminater was not working. The girl sent me to the Staples on Burrard at Georgia, an additional 6 blocks away. Off I went and finished my tasks and even was able to make one more stop at chapters to cross something else off the list. Sigh!

I was on my way home when my dear husband called to let me know he was on his way to Long and Mcquade's to get a couple last minute sound items. I said I was on my way home and thought I might top my day off by treating myself to a Slurpee but realized on the phone that I had no cash with me. No big deal I responded... was not meant to be. (can't card a Slurpee... seems weird to me...).

Anyway, here is where my husband rocks.

I continued on my way home and a few blocks from where I said good bye on the phone to Nelson, I see our car pull up in a parking spot where I was walking and out comes my husbands arm with a toonie to buy a Slurpee. What a wonderful man! My Husband rocks and I have now told you why. It truly is about the little things in life guys!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Really Good Advice

I got this email from a really great friend yesterday ... Of course, I have reworded it to protect the little guys future. Need a good laugh? This should do it!

Living with boys has its ups and downs, thank goodness for some comic relief. This morning my son says out of the blue: ‘never stick harsh chemicals up your butt hole.. it stings!

"I said , ‘ have you stuck anything up there?’ my son replies, ‘only air wick.’

Really wish I could have been apart of his thinking when he chose this action.