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Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle April 30, 2008 @ 11:49 am
Corner Brook in the near future to get Happy tested for heart worms! I'll try to reduce costs as much as possible. Don't want it to cost me a fortune for a simple test! That's what happens when you're training a Mira dog in Blanc-Sablon I guess...

Heart worm letter

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle April 28, 2008 @ 5:57 pm
This afternoon in the mail there was a letter from Mira. Happy has to go check if she has heart worm and receive preventive medication. They give a series of dates, and say if I can't go to these, I have to go to my own vet and pay. Thing is, I can't do either! I am not in Montreal/Quebec on these dates and the closest vet is in Newfoundland, 2 hours away by boat plus 2 hours by car. So I called the lady responsible... Hopefully we'll come up with a solution. Worse case, I'll bring Happy to the city at the end of May, though I hadn't planned on that. And I'd leave her at Mira for the 2 weeks. But the best situation would be if the lady could just send me the meds and forget about the test. I'm still waiting to hear about Happy's evaluation result. Mom finds it's much more demanding than what I signed up for. On my part, I love Happy and the joy she brings me, and don't care about this stuff... Even if it costs a bit of money or lots of time. It's my way to give, to volunteer. And I get so much in return too!

Special gift

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon,Photography — Christelle April 27, 2008 @ 10:13 am
On Thursday after work I went to the store to buy some fabric. That evening, and on Friday, I worked on a special gift for a co-worker (the one that's going on maternity leave and I will be replacing starting mid-May). Can't say what it is in order for it to stay a secret... But I like it and am proud of my sewing work!! 2008-04-25-9113-2.jpg

Une belle journée de semaine

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle April 24, 2008 @ 8:31 pm
Wow, today went by quickly even though it was a work day. I went to St-Paul's and the ride/work went well... Though I only saw 2 of the 4 clients I'd planned to see. Back home I went to buy fabric to make a baby quilt for a colleague... She's pregnant and leaving at the end of May. And it's her job I'm taking. Then mom had a special dinner: fresh lobster! A dude from Newfoundland came to the village with lobster fresh off the boat. Mmmmmmm! It was good! I ate 3!!! After that I went out to the beach to photograph the amazing sunset. The sea was calm and looked like oil. The reflections on the water were amazing. In the evening, I started sewing the quilt! It's going well! It'll be pretty.

A tag from Dave

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle @ 8:51 am
The rules are: The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
1) What was I doing 10 yrs ago? I was in high school, pissed off at my crappy math teacher and having fun with my best friends. 2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order): Go to St-Paul's River and see 4 clients. Reach a school principal to perhaps change a scheduled activity. Eat. Go to the post office. Watch Survivor. 3) Snacks I enjoy: Fruit. Chippies. Chocolate. Begian fries with ketchup. And more! 4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Travel around the world Work just if I feel like it Invest smartly Give to others around me Go on a clothes shopping spree without worrying about spending too much Buy a car, a little house in Blanc-Sablon and a condo/loft in Montreal 5) Three of my bad habits: Impatience (especially towards noises, like the whisteling of my fridge or the door that keeps closing/opening near my office) Procrastinating Being lazy 6) 5 places I have lived: Blanc-Sablon Quebec City Montreal Amsterdam, The Netherlands Sydney (actually the inner suburb called Balmain), Australia 7) 5 jobs I have had: Here are some of the jobs I've had... A mini-resume! Radio DJ/host (At the local CFBS!) Radio assistant manager Theater/show venue box office attendant (And the show featured dragqueens and old time singers) Aupair (for two Dutch kids) Making fruit and veggie salads at the supermarket (I'm a pro at cutting watermelon and pineapple now!) Daycare assistant Community animator Police cadet (Longest standing job until now) Human Relations Agent (First post-studies "real" job) 8 ) 5 peeps I wanna know more about: Skipping this one...

Happy’s heat

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon,Photography — Christelle April 23, 2008 @ 8:27 am
Happy has been in heat since the beginning of April. And since she's still a Mira dog and cannot get pregnant, I have to be extra careful. She never leaves our sight. For the past 2 days a dog has been waiting outside around the house. His name is Max, he's an old male beige Labrador. Happy likes him, she lets him near her, while she pushed back other insisting male dogs who came to visit before. Max waits outside the house, by the living room window or on the porch. Happy goes nuts looking at him through the windows. 2008-04-22-9061-2.jpg

Raconteurs gig

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle April 22, 2008 @ 8:08 pm
Today I found out The Raconteurs will be in Montreal on June 4th. All excited, I bought a tick for that gig! Then I realized it is the same night as YULBlog! So yea, I want to go to the Quincaillerie and have a beer or two with everyone, but I also want to go to that concert! So I guess it will be a combo-night..!

Why did people go and break stuff last night in Montreal?!

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle @ 7:29 am
I don't get it. After the game I watched the news a bit... At 22h30 people seemed to be enjoying victory celebrations. I get up this morning and the headline news is the mini-riot that happened. Shop windows shattered, cop cars broken/put on fire. It's just sad. And the media is not focusing on the Habs making it to the next round, all we hear about is the party gone wrong.

Why is it called “inside”

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle @ 7:29 am
It's called inside, because you're going inside the land, far from the sea. So. Yea, sure it's outside, but it's also inside. Hihi.

4 pics of inside

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon,Photography — Christelle April 21, 2008 @ 9:13 pm
Me on the lake... 2008-04-19-8948.jpg The cabin... 2008-04-19-8961.jpg A view of the trees... 2008-04-20-9013.JPG A partridge... 2008-04-20-9020.JPG All of the pics are here.

My weekend inside!

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle @ 9:08 pm
Friday after work I went to M. & J.'s house with my stuff: sleeping bag, clothes, some food. At around 16h we left. We drove 20 minutes to the place where the ski-doos were parked and waiting for us! After packing the gear in the cometic we were ready to go! M. on his ski-doo, with the cometic, leading the way, me in between and J. behind. I had an old Tundra but I liked how it was small and relatively easy to handle! We arrived at the cabin, made supper, and went to bed early. The cabin is a real one... No toilet, you pee outside. You cook on a stove. The lights are candles. I like that rugged lifestyle! On Saturday after a good brekky, we headed out. The first idea was to go cut wood but M. quickly changed the plan after seeing how we were sinking in the soft/melting snow! Instead we went on a photo safari on the "Backbone" mountains and the "Bluefields". Back at the cabin for lunch and mom's boyfriend and K. were there! They decided to come inside for a daytrip. We all chatted, taking in the sun on the cabin's porch. Mid-arvo, we left to go to Carpanan, where a lot of people have their cabin. On the way we met a lot of people on the trail. J. went on skis with a friend and met us there 1h30 later. We hung out at C.&T.'s cabin a while. Kids went nuts with their ski-doos on the lake, going into water areas on purpose! After that M., J. and I left to go to F.&S.'s cabin. We arrived there as dinner was cooking, so they invited us in to eat with them! Mmm! I was hungry. In the evening, they fooled around with old radios and batteries, trying to get the Canadien's game score. It finally did work! Was funny to watch them do all that work for a hockey score. We left for the cabin at about 21h45 and went right to bed upon arrival. On Sunday morning we took it easy. J. and I went to do some snowshoeing on the mountain side near the cabin. We saw partridge, both males and females. And it was nice, warm and sunny. Then S.&F. arrived... We hung out on the cabin's porch again, enjoying the sun. Eventually we packed up, J.&M. closed-up the cabin for the season and we left! We stopped at some lakes on the way to do some icefishing, without any luck. The ride went well! Riding the ski-doo went fine! A couple of times I got stuck and M. came to get me out. A few times the ski-doo tipped onto the side because of crooked/deep snow trails... I'd jump off the ski-doo and let it go... A few meters further when the trail became neater again it was ok to get back on. It's hard to explain! But mostly I did very very well! Even J.&M. said they were impressed the way I handled the small Tundra ski-doo! I was too... Proud that I did so well! It was a nice weekend.

I’m back!

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle April 20, 2008 @ 9:18 pm
I'm back from my weekend of adventure! It was amazing! So much to write about and pictures to put online, but I'm too tired tonight... Especially after spending 1h30 hour on the computer buying plane tickets for 4 people! Time for bed!

A tag from Vanou

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle April 18, 2008 @ 8:10 am
Let's be truthful and have fun... * Un fond de teint? Sure, to even out the skin tone! * Un mascara? One from L'Oréal... * Une crème de jour? Oui... Mais je crois que je vais changer pour une avec de la protection solaire intégrée parce que ça aide à garder la peau plus en santé...! * Une marque de produits? Bof... Non... * Ta marque fétiche maquillage? J'aime M.A.C. mais c'est pas donné... * Un produit must? La crème à main, surtout en hiver, Neutrogena Norwegian Formula. * Ton parfum? Aucun, cela me donne mal à la tête. * Ton magazine féminin fétiche? J'en ai pas vraiment... * Tu pars sur une île déserte. Tu emportes quoi? Sunscreen and a lighter. * La femme que tu admires pour sa beauté? Nicole Kidman * La femme dont tu envies le look? None really... * Je me damnerais pour? A professional make-over head to toe, like on those T.V. shows! Would be fun! * Que signifie pour toi la féminité? Feeling good about yourself as a woman! * Ton blogue mode ou beauté préférée? Don't read those... * Un dernier mot? That's it!

Going inside tomorrow!

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle April 17, 2008 @ 6:10 pm
Yay! I'm going inside tomorrow! That means about 2 hours on a skidoo to a cabin in the woods. It's exciting! Happy will stay with mom. As a child I used to go inside all the time with my best friend and her parents. They are the ones taking me this weekend. So I started packing... My sleeping bag, my warm clothes... I will go buy a few things to bring food-wise. And today is also good because I received the first of my two tax cheques! YAY! I'm instantly richer!

My lunch box

Filed under: Blanc-Sablon — Christelle @ 7:34 am
Today I'm going to St-Paul's for the whole day, leaving a bit past 8h, returning at about 17h. So I'm bringing my lunch. And snacks. I love packing a lunch box. I put lots in it. I hate being hungry. And so when I know I won't have a pantry or fridge to go root in I make sure to bring (what seems like) plenty! For example: 2 apples, 2 juices, some cheese, some tea biscuits, rice/trout main dish, apple pie piece, dry fruit trail mix. That should be enough for one day!
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