Friday, May 29, 2009

I live the way I feel.

Seems to me I'm lazy but ultimately I'm tired. Too tired for you internet. I'm helping people live in the non-digi world so I'm extra busy. I love to dance. Pretty sure I've mentioned that a few times. I missed the auditions for so you think you can dance. Man I was so excited about it. Missed my shot. Even though I work on call and got called for work the day of, it's my fault. Where the heck is my passion, my drive and my confidence? Hm, and I always thought I was super. I would like to talk about things I like now to cheer me up.
I like this picture. It's fun and I took it. Those are my tootsies. I am not the best at taking pictures but I try because I believe I am an artist. In my world anyway.

I run and talk and walk- I'm hot
You say, they say, words all ok
I wonder why I think I'm cool
I don't do the things I ought to do
I don't mean bad
I do no wrong
I sing the song

But I'm not writing the lyrics.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

my oh my never wanna say goodbye!

It was too beautiful out to be inside today, but alas, life is not fair. That's why I have a job. But you know what, it's not fair to judge either. I may work with people who have deficiencies, but they're happy and chatty. They might not always say or act or do the right thing, but after all, nobody's perfect.
I just came back from the gym. I bought a pass after buying my bathing suit. Gotta get rid of those suit fears somehow! Plus, it seems to go hand in hand. Besides, I love the gym, it's so motivating and I love to run. 
I went outside for my break today-of course! It was hot and windy and awesome!

Hahaha. I love myself. This is dorky and I'm nutty!

old news is still hot news.

Cheeeeeese Whiz. Dang it's been cold lately and the weather channel has been giving bogus reports. "Oh yes there's going to be a high today of 20 degrees..." Yeah, at 7hpm for 5 minutes. Sheesh. Yark I'm complaining! I don't like to complain, complainers suck BT. (big time)  I am just really counting on tomorrow for some positivity and sunshine. I have a lot of nice shirts that I would like to not hide under a sweat shirt or jacket please. They're saying 21 in the morning and 29 for the afternoon. If this comes through with no chilly wind I am in for such a spoiled treat! Sleep tight Montreal and tomorrow wear sunscreen! (excited!)
I just wanted to announce that my bestest friend in the whole wide world got MARRIED! For the last week, almost two weeks now, she's been a wifey to some lucky fellar! I told you all about the wedding though. Remember?
I feel like I gave her away! Sniff :(
She looked absolutely amazing.
Congratulations to Megan Brittany Savage and Benjamin Bouffard. May your love remain youthful and full of the little things. I wish ever lasting strength and hope to your team and all the cute little additions you make ;)
It was a lovely wedding followed by a scrumptious dinner and a happenin' reception!  A great start to a great life together. 
Haha. The End.

Hey look at me! Already starting to feel like the bathing suit is second skin. Still crazy shy but I think the glasses are giving me a bit of confidence :)

I just wanted to show it to you again, on me, matched with my cool glasses. I'm really digging it. The colors make me shine from the inside out. It's pretty, it matches my heart.
I'm excited to get rid of my bathing suit fears and strut the strut! Walk the walk and talk the talk baby.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

just when you thought i was crazy

I have a swim suit phobia. Ok. So it's not really a fear and more like an insecurity but hey, what can I say? When it comes to some things, I'm just like everybody else.

I bought lots of stuff today. Shades times 3.
I love to dance, oh yes boogie wonderland. I won a contest at my hometown joint without knowing it. Coors light girls came up to me and said: "we need more people like you around here!" They handed me a gift card to bikini village. This all makes sense because that night the bar was decked out in Hawaiian; it was a beach party theme.

I really don't enjoy prancing around in little strings in public. First of all, it makes me very nervous that my lovely lady lumps stress a delicate string and ga-glump. Out pops a bump. Scary. The other reasons, while I must say there are a few, run along the lines of embarrassing, shy, don't like my body naked that much, cellulite... 
So today I trucked on down to BV and bought a bikini. Guess what. Did you know the mirrors inside the cabins at bikini village have a sepia tint to them? It's amazing! The owners purposefully tinted the glass to make the shoppers' reflection appear tan, blemish-less and pretty much perfect. The mirror completely erases all imperfections. Although it makes you feel good while you're trying on the bathing suits, which can often be very unpleasant if you detest your own self image, it is very unrealistic. A tactic to enhance sales for sure. Whatever, I haven't owned a bathing suit since I was 14, so this gift card was a kick in the butt for me. Just get a suit Sarah, you're not that bad. Now that I have it, wearing it is going to be the hard part. 
All in all though, what a lovely gift! It' s so cute and colorful! :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

burst. bursted. bursting.

I don't even know where to begin. I don't think it matters because if you think about it the beginning started a really long time ago.

So I've been away, yes this is true. Things aren't perfect but I think that that's the only thing that actually is perfect. 

I'm not always going to know what to do. I am not always going to have the answers. There are many answers I will never have. I won't always be able to cope by myself. I am not always going to be happy. It's funny but true that uncertainty is about the only thing we can rely on, and if that makes you feel down you have to remind yourself that, although there are unpleasant surprises, some outcomes are very exciting.

The important thing is the bottom line. Dear bloggy and it's readers, I'm back.

I have a most wonderful inner child. She comes out when I'm blue. When I'm alone and I need to cheer myself up, I dress up :) Even if it's late and I have nowhere to go. It's one of my most favorite things to do. Just because we stop playing with barbies doesn't mean we stop the game. I'm the barbie now. I dress myself up and I run my own life. Life is so quirky. I like loop holes, but not the lazy kind.
A hello kiss! Here I am! I feel good when I look good so it's all good in the hood :)
So like, next topic please! I'm back and ready to art attack! Do you know that show? I used to watch it all the time. It was my favorite. I remember missing it once. I cried. I love the crafts and Neil's accent. The ending was the best, the landscape art attacks. My sisters and I would always yell out what we thought it was going to be. He's really amazing. You have to watch this one.
I am in love. I am in love. I am in love.I am in love. I am in love. I am in loveI am in love. I am in love. I am in loveI am in love. I am in love. I am in loveI am in love. I am in love. I am in loveI am in love. I am in love. I am in loveI am in love. I am in love. I am in loveI am in love. I am in love. I am in love. with life

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It`s not you it`s me.

This blog is supposed to be about happy things and it is. It`s about discovering things. Learning things. Loving things. Realizing things. Sharing things.

I love my life. I value my life. I think I have a beautiful life. I live with confidence and determination and hope. I believe that things can always change and that we can always make our lives better. I believe that love is real and strong and is the energy you cannot find when everything is wrong. I believe that we are the creators of our own love.

I may be away from posting for a while. As I said, this blog is about the happy things in my life. Yesterday, my family suffered an unthinkable family emergency. For the moment things are under control, and nobody has left us, but we are still dealing with the major consequences. I only write when I am happy, and for the moment nothing inside of me feels anywhere near happy, and things that did make me feel good, well, I just don`t feel the same when I think about them anymore. I may be away for a week at least but possibly more.

Life`s not always easy and it`s definitely not a fairy tale. Things happen, unexpectedly. I love my family and my heart hurts right now. It hurts a lot. I`m feeling like this is sticking to me hard and I`ve been tough a long time. I feel a wave coming on and I`m going away on sad vacation.

I hope to be back soon. Right now I have hearts and minds to help heal, as well as my own. I don`t have time for anything else; this is my main priority right now. Nothing is more important.

Be back soon friends.
Love, Sarah xo

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Explosive Thinking

I just want to play all day long I don't care if I have things to do like the dishes and putting away all my shoes because I want to throw a frisbee in the air and watch it glide because it's pretty and simple and I like looking at it even if the floors need to be swiffered upstairs. I want to do it with you.

My closest is huge but still it's exploding and I can't shut the drawers to my dressers and I know that when summer is here I'll be wanting to go to the nifty stores downtown that sell second hand things with an iced latte from a cool no name cafe and I'll be consumed by the colors and nothing will stop me from buying the things I know will make me happy. I have a big problem

Monday, May 11, 2009

Hey. Miss me?

Long time no see. I've been busy. Busy as heck. Working a lot. But I love it. Oh my love-life-happy-dance do I ever love it. It's not always easy to work with people who can't express themselves well, or at all due to vocal incapabilities, but it's rewarding. Last week, I worked with a woman who was blind, deaf and mute. We communicated through sign language, and I can't even tell you how special that is. It's a gift. I have an amazing job. I work on call right now but that's ok, I'll deal.

My best friend got married on Saturday and I promise to blog about that. I have breath-taking photos. Mother's Day was Sunday and my oldest sister Elise turned twenty-two today. I've been running around of late. I'm sure you didn't mind my absence. I've had some lovely days.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

West Side Montreal 
I went to the movies all by myself. Actually I went to the IGA and bought some pre-packaged sushi first for supper. Two thirds of it was delicious but my last pieces were gross. Put one in my mouth, chewed it, realized I couldn't swallow it, spit it in my hand and chucked it. I spilled a little bit of soya sauce on my car seat. Oops. 
I didn't exactly know what I was doing when I started driving. I gave myself two options: grocery shopping or mall. When I realized my body was driving past Loblaws I figured it meant it wanted to go shopping. The mall was closed. It closes early on Mondays and Tuesdays. The movies weren't closed though. There weren't any movies I really wanted to see. Adventureland was playing at 7:30 and it was 7:30 so I said ok. The movie was the same: ok. I thought it was going to be a funny movie but it was more like teenage life/love movie. I mean, blandish. It had potential. I like the actors but not the flick. 
I'd never gone to the theatres alone before. I wore my green skort. It's the only thing in my wardrobe Mike doesn't like. I love it. It's one of my most favorites. It's waist high. I love that. It billows. I love that too. Coming home from the theatres I wanted juice or something. I don't usually buy juice for my fridge. I figure if I don't it's better that way. It is. I drink water all the time. It's my favorite thing to drink. It's so wonderful. I like it cold. It's such a luxury if you think about it. You should think about it. @casiestewart knows. She does. Lots of people don't get clean water. It's very sad. Water is so beautiful too. 
I walked into the shop and stared at all the drinks. There's so much to choose from. Lots of weird stuff. All these fantastic tasting drinks with no calories. That's strange. Cola. Sunny D. Did you know there's canola oil in Sunny D? Yuck! I realized I wanted a beer. I wanted Heineken. I don't really drink that stuff but I wanted it then. The lip of the bottle is rounded and it feels smooth on my mouth. I'm drinking it now. I only bought one bottle. I've never walked into a shop to buy a single beer before. 

I like to be quiet sometimes.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Black board, Head board, Floor Board : Not bored

I'd like you to meet my friends

Anniversary, Anniversaire

I didn't blog yesterday because I was really busy celebrating two very special events including three very special people. Yesterday, my parents celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary. I am so proud of them. Their journey is one of perseverance and strength. Their loving bond conquered their differences, their budgets, and everything else the world threw at them. When times were hard, they were hard but they never gave up. Instead, they braced themselves and stood side by side, holding hands, fingers laced with a firm grip. They made it :)
I look up to them with such pride and can only hope to have a love as strong last so long. They're my idols; they amaze me. And not only are they lovers, but they are best friends, and not only are they best friends, but most importantly of all, they're teammates. Way to go Team Maman & Dad. A french waitress and an english speaking Chef with some french phrases up his sleeve came to be and tested time. They won. Man they're cool.
May 3rd also marked the birthday of a very special person in my life. Somebody that I crossed paths with unintentionally but has changed my life drastically. I think we were destined to meet. He's in love with nature. More than me. His name is William Lee Shanks, but we just call him Lee. Lee makes snow in the winter at Owl's Head and scuba dives in the summer installing docks. He's amazing and I recently just inspired him to start his own blog. I can't wait until it gets started, until then I'll keep you posted. He has a really great outlook on life and I've enjoyed many thoughtful conversations with him. I rented a room in his house a year ago when my life was changing. His was changing too. We helped each other out, and our words still find us today. We stick together because we're two peas in a pod. He's pea 1 and I'm pea 2.
I had a wonderful and warm weekend.