Thanksgiving 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am amazed at how quickly this year has gone by. It feels like only a few weeks ago I was in Ontario celebrating the new year and now in a few weeks we'll all have to get used to writing 2011!

Per usual, I don't really remember exactly what was in my last blog. I'm pretty sure it was a brief update of sorts. So the agenda for today's blog looks like this:

1) Another brief update
2) Quote on love
3) Thoughts on quote
4) Any random thoughts I happen to have
5) List of things I'm thankful for
6) Closing statement

Ready? Let's begin. :-)

This week has gone by very quickly (for which I am grateful). Kinda started getting sick Sunday, felt really bad Monday, felt better Tuesday, felt ok Wednesday morning and then it started going down the drain around 1pm. Last night was a long night filled with tossing and turning and the inability to breathe through my nose. It is currently 9:30 am and I am still in bed. Luckily, I can now breathe through my nose again. I need to get up and get moving though. New Roommate moves in Sunday and I'm not ready for him. That will be an adventure in and of itself. I've never lived with someone who hasn't been a family member. And those who know me know I have control issues. This may not end well but I'm going to try my best to make it work.

I found this quote on my cousins facebook page and I loved it.
"To love without condition, to talk without intention, to give
without reason, to care without expectation that is the spirit of true

If only I could be the perfect example of this quote. I truly believe that this is how God wants us to witness. Now people express love differently so there is a multitude of ways to witness but I believe our hearts need to be in line with this quote. Imagine a world filled with people who loved no matter what, spoke truthfully, gave freely and cared just because. I can't even comprehend how altered the human race would be if we all lived this way!

This spot was supposed to be for any random thoughts I have, but at this moment all random thoughts seem to have escaped me. After my list of things I'm thankful for, it will be time for me to clean. The whole house is an absolute disaster. At the very least, I need to clean Roommates room (his name for all blogging intents and purposes will be Roommate. It's just easier).

I am so thankful for the following:

The Big Things:
-Freedom of religion and speech
-My job
-My apartment
-My car
-Good health

The Little Things
-Christmas trees
-My phone
-The opposite sex (they're so much fun sometimes. Love them in uniform, too, haha)
-The same sex (also fun. Girls night out or girls day in is necessary)
-The colors purple and aqua blue/green
-Nail polish
-Soft pillows
-Hair dryers
-Hot baths
-Anything made with potatoes
-Good books
-Puffs Plus with Vicks
-A good workout

I'm thankful for more, but it's time for me to get moving.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Be thankful throughout the stress of the holidays for everything we have been blessed with.

Field of Dreams:

Random thought:

You know that line from the Field of Dreams "If you build it they will come"? Well that's kind of how I feel about life, except for me it goes "If you're busy, everyone you know will ask you to do something and you'll have to say no." It kind of sucks. I'm worried that if I keep saying no, they'll stop asking.

It has been brought to my attention recently by both the president of my fan club (bahahaha, Jacks) and an avid reader of mine (bahahaha, Buhrian) that I have fallen behind lately with my blogging. My apologies! Things have been pretty crazy these days. I don't even know what I last wrote about. Maybe I should read my own blog.

Let's see... Where to start.

Looks like I'll be going to the fire academy first, followed by paramedic school. That changes things, shifts some priorities.

I realized the other day that I've become very overcomplacent. I'm far too comfortable with where I am in my "career". I do not want to work BLS for much longer. IT has it's place in the ladder to my career goals, but it is merely a step. I'm trying to get my head back into the game. I need to start studying again, start working out harder. I got into medic prep, so starting in January I will be back to my studying ways.

I also realized that I really need to look into becoming a reserve firefighter and/or volunteering. With this realization came a second realization that I am absolutely scared to death of doing either or both of those things. But seeing as how I'm determined not to live my life out of fear, I need to face these fears head on. Scary! Luckily, working at Care has given me a lot of great people to talk to get advice from regarding the best way to reach my goals. Good ol' Care Bears.

I have a new roommate moving in in a little over a week. Should be interesting. I've never lived with someone who hasn't been family. All I ask is he pay his rent on time, clean up after himself, be quiet at night, don't touch my food and be sane. Fingers crossed this all works out.

As for right now, I start another glorious week of BLS tomorrow and I need my beauty sleep.