Friday, March 30, 2007

He Did It!

Last night Tim got a phonecall from his boss. The Alberta Apprenticeship Board has sent Tim's marks for his Provincial and Inter-Provincial exams to his employer. We already knew he passed his Provincial and we found out last night he didn't just barely pass as he suspected. He did awesome on it! And he also passed his Inter-Provincial. Yep, he's now got his Ticket and Red Seal. He did so well on both exams. I'm so proud of him.

Tonight I will take him out for dinner to celebrate...Chinese Food of course (Tim's favorite). Which will be better than yesterday when, at his request, I had to call him "Red Seal Journeyman Man" all evening long. Hey, whatever floats your boat right?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Have ya ever had a kidney stone? Well I don't recommend one! Talk about killer pain. I had super bad pain on my right side (from belly button to spine). I couldn't even stand. I did however make it to the bathroom to throw-up a few times. It was supposed to be Tim's first day back to work as a Journeyman Electrician, but instead he had to take his poor wife to the ER. The doctor is now treating me for a kidney infection as well. I read on a few website, including this one, that kidney stone pain can be compared to labour pains. Well the kidney stone sucked, but at least it only lasted 1.5 hours. I have a feeling labour pains will last much longer.

I'm feeling much better today than I did Monday morning. But my back/kidney on the right side is super sore. At least there is no shooting pain now.

Friday, March 23, 2007

7 Songs

Okay, I've been tagged by Skye to "list seven songs you are into right now. No matter what they are. They must be songs you are presently enjoying." Alright I accept the challenge. Now, I'll list the seven songs, but I don't have anything insightful as to why I love these songs. I don't choose songs on how the lyrics relate to me and a situation in my life. Usually I don't even know the words. Anywho, I'm a strictly a "beat" junkie. If it sounds good...I like it. If it makes me wanna dance then it's a guaranteed hit in my mind.

7th Place: The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani
6th Place: Glamorous - Fergie ft Ludacris
5th Place: Lips of an Angel - Hinder
4th Place: Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood (I know, not really my genre but I like this Country tune.)
3rd Place: Fergalicious - Fergie
2nd Place: Here (In Your Arms) - Hellogoodbye
1st Place: Smack That - Akon ft Eminem

And now I won't tag others to do this. Apparently Skye and I have the same group of blog friends and she already tagged them.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Oh Ya Baby!

Tim wrote his FINAL exam as an apprentice electrician today. He called me to say it was super hard and he passed. Which is AWESOME! We won't know his actual mark as they will mail that to us. They test administrators just tell you pass or fail. My husband is now a Journeyman Electrician. Sweet stuff! I'm so proud of him and all the hard work he put into his apprenticeship these last 4 years. Good job Tim!

So that's what Tim was up to for 3 hours this morning. And he had to go back again this afternoon at 1:00 for a 4 hour Red Seal (Inter-Provincial) test. When he passes that test he'll be able to work not just in Alberta as a Journeyman, but in any province in Canada, except Quebec of course. They've got their own "French" ways there.

Well, that's our good news! Tim's back to work on Monday with a 25% pay raise (yes, not only does he get his entitled 20% raise from becoming a Journeyman, but his boss gave him an additional 5% raise). Well, I guess we're on to Phase II of our lives now....

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly


I'm 24 years old and my dentist told me this morning that I still don't have any cavities. Yep, never had a filling in my life. My perfect record is still in tact. And that's the good.


I have three wisdom teeth and they all need to be pulled. Luckily I don't have the fourth or it probably would have needed pulling as well. I have my consult for this on March 26th. And that's the bad.


I apparently need braces to pull my jaw/bottom teeth back. My jaw slides forward when I'm relaxed or sleeping and my front teeth line up instead of my bottom teeth being a bit behind. I guess this will stop me from grinding off my front teeth the dentist says. And that's for sure the ugly!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Pampered Chef

My Pampered Chef order arrived last week, but because I went away for the weekend and then away on business for the week I wasn't able to open it. Last night I did. Now I'm just waiting for my Pizza Stone to arrive. I'm totally excited to use my new stuff this weekend. What should I make?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Just Stuff

Well I’m away on business this week. Yep, living out of a suitcase. The hotel bed is about as good as Papa Bear’s–it sucks. I prefer Mama Bear’s (so soft). Can’t sleep a wink without my husband next to me. And to top it all shower this morning was ICE COLD! It took my breath away. I just love travelling for work.

Next week I have a dentist appointment. At 24 years old my wisdom teeth have decided to finally make an appearance. So I’m crossing my fingers that the dentist will say that I have room for my new teeth and that he won’t yank them. I’ll keep ya posted on that.