Sunday, November 30, 2003
Here's a quick post.

-Getting my wisdom teeth pulled on the left side Tuesday December 9th.
-FINALLY bought my snowboard, boots, bindings.
-In addition, I got a new winter coat and boarding pants.
-My friend Cassandra had a baby boy yesterday.
-I made it to church today.

Uhm...thats all for now. Going to bed. Look for pics in the next few days of the rad new board. Im psyched!
posted by Rachel at 10:21:00 PM -
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Not friends with Mohammad anymore. The icing on the cake is that he rented me a car so I could get to and from work. Duh?!? I dont even have my license. So I told him he has to get the car and that is it. No more friendship. There are other reasons but I cant go into details here.

So I have to drive the car to the rental agency and he said he will follow me and then drive me home but I dont want to get in the car with him after so Kim my gal pal said she would walk up and meet me there and that we could walk back together. Maybe I will take her and Kalvin to Tim Hortons and we can have a hot chocolate.

Hopefully he doesnt kill me...I know its crazy, but you never know. He sure is controlling...

Yeah well, I cant believe I am even going to post this, but here goes.

Dont worry, just pray.
posted by Rachel at 6:28:00 PM -
Thursday, November 20, 2003
Hey all.

This is how I am feeling right now: Mild Panic. I attribute this to the 500mL of chocolate milk I drank at lunch today. I dont feel panicky about anything in particular. I just have this feeling of doom and gloom. This always happpens as of late when I drink chocolate milk or eat chocolate. So its sort of my own fault but I had to quench the craving.

Anyone else experience the same thing with chocolate?
posted by Rachel at 6:32:00 PM -
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Hi, just a quick post to say Im alive. Im not an avid, need to post EVERYDAY kind of girl. So if you want to send me your email I can add it so that when I do post you will get an email saying I've updated my blogger. You can email me at and title the email "email blogger notification".

I set Mohammad straight. I told him he cant call me all the time (he called 5 times yesterday and 3 today). We hung out today and everything was fine. Phew! I wish I wasnt his only friend.

Anyways, that was my update for now. Later.
posted by Rachel at 9:31:00 PM -
Sunday, November 16, 2003
I know, I know...I havent updated for awhile. Not much has happened that is noteworthy.

Gunther is still fine. No after affects from consuming the sewing needle. I think that was his 3rd life tho. He's got 6 more left yet.

I love the movie About A Boy. For those of you who havent seen it RENT IT!

Mohammad has a huge crush on me and I dont know what to do. I keep telling him he is just my friend, but I dont think he is getting the point. Ahhhhhh...I am going to start pulling my hair out. I even told him I already like someone else and that it could never work out between him and me. Any advice?

Happy 53rd to my dad! I love ya, look forward to seeing you at Christmas.

My cousin had a baby. The most beautiful baby boy I have ever seen. He's a 9 pound dutch blondie. Ohhhh, he is so cute. My cousin is smaller than me and had him naturally...not by choice tho...her water broke and she had him 10 minutes later. Too late for an epideral. Ouch!

Sorry I am taking a bit of a break from building the web site. I wasnt getting any sleep. I will let you all know on here when I update it and it is worth your time to check it out.

posted by Rachel at 12:36:00 AM -
Sunday, November 09, 2003
I had a funny evening. I have a new friend Mohammad. He is a pakistanian muslim and his family moved here to hanover about a year and a half ago. They own the dollar stop here in Hanover and also the ones in Owensound, Kincardine, and Port Elgin.

Anyways, he wanted to hang out today so he called me at 5:30pm on his cell from downstairs in his car. He told me to come down and we will go drive. Where I had no idea. Anyways, we landed up in Owensound and went to an Indian Restaurant for dinner. I had already eaten so I was full, but he insisted that I eat with him. Now I am even fuller and my mouth is on fire!

I was a little apprehensive too so I told him I had to be home by 9:30pm. We finished dinner by 7:30 and drove around for the rest of the night joking and talking. I find it funny because so many people have told me stereo types about him and his family and they are so not true. He's just a regular funny guy with a sense of humor and poor english so it makes it even funnier when he's cracking jokes.

posted by Rachel at 10:04:00 PM -
Saturday, November 08, 2003
Wow! What a great far.

Yesterday a long time family friend Jeff got married to his new bride Nina. The ceremony was in Kitchener. Driving through Kitchener only solidified the fact that I would like to live there in the next year or so.

So, back to the wedding. The ceremony was beautiful. I think it is amazing how God can use some ones wedding as a time to speak to peoples hearts...that heart being mine. I have kind have been selfish lately and have lost sight of God. Listening to Pastor Ilman speak about love and serving others got me all excited about wanting to serve and love others too and get back on focus and put God back where he number one in my life.

Everything about the wedding was awesome. The speeches, the MC, the dancing, the dancing partners...(thanks Paul I had a blast, hope we can hang out some more), being with family and friends, open bar oh and I should mention the food. It was divine. The meal consisted of Prime Rib, Chicken Breast with a white sauce and Asparagus, 3 or 4 different salads, vegetables, cute mini roasted potatoes, cheese platters, fruit platters, some ethnic curry dish and rice huge dessert spread...the food was just amazing. It is the best meal I have ever eaten.

We (my Opa and Oma) spent the night at my Uncle John's house. We had a really nice visit there and watched some old family videos. 18 year old videos to be exact. There was some footage of me in there from when I was 10 years old. Funny!

On the way home Opa and Oma and I stopped in Elmira at this amazing restaurant for lunch/brunch. It is called "At The Crossroads Family Restaurant". They dont have a web-site but you can go to this site or this site for some more info. It is a mennonite restaurant so everything is homemade and tastes so gooooood. Even the bread that was served with my meal was home-made...mmmmm. There is also a huge shop that is apart of the restaurant that has the most amazing things. Lots of folk art and decorating stuff and mennonite stuff for sale. I did some of my Christmas shopping there today and my Oma and I had such a great time that we are planning on going there again just the two of us to do some more Christmas shopping.

I also got to drive home. I like to drive.

Now I am also excited about tomorrow because I get Sundays off now. This will be my second day off in 3 months. Thanksgiving was my other day off. I only work Fridays and Saturdays at the video store now. And still at Wal-mart monday to Fridays too.

Well, I am going to work on my web site a bit now, so cherrio!
posted by Rachel at 11:18:00 PM -
Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Had a fun day. Today my sister Caitlin job shadowed me today for Take Our Kids To Work Day. She got to sleep over last night too since she had to get up with me so early to head off to work.

Kitty is still in great health. No after affects from passing a rather large sewing needle. I have caught him tooling around on the computer though. He has started to keep an online blogger too. The Cat's Meow. And here I was thinking I was smart and all with the HTML.
posted by Rachel at 11:02:00 PM -
Tuesday, November 04, 2003
Hey All,

I've started a web site but it is massively under construction. But if you want to check it out here is the address...Binary Speaking. You can watch my progress as I perfect my skills in HTML. I shall try and get the guestbook up and running by tomorrow evening so I can welcome your comments and advice.
posted by Rachel at 9:42:00 PM -
Monday, November 03, 2003
Guess what I was doing at 5:30 in the morning??? Scooping poop! With no avail. Not even a tiny turd to be had. But I still had to go to work, so my friend Kim let me have her car so I could come home at lunch and check on poor kitty. At about 11:30am I punched out for lunch and went and bought a cat carrier. Those things arent cheap...$35.00 for a mediocre carrier. Got home and to my joy and releif Gunther had shit right in the middle of the living room floor...needle, thread and all. Ive never been so happy to have my cat shit on the floor!

Anyone interested in seeing a picture of da shit, let me know...I will seriously post it, but as long as no one is opposed. Dont want to offend anyone.

Needless to say, I am not out a whole bunch of I returned the cat carrier too. Phew!
posted by Rachel at 6:33:00 PM -
Sunday, November 02, 2003
:( My cat just swallowed a sewing needle ):

I awoke at 7am to some gagging noises and opened my cat's mouth(Gunther the big guy to all who know) and saw a sewing needle wedged in the roof of his mouth. I went to the washroom to get my tweezers so I could try and get it out. He wouldnt let me. Going in again after several attempts, I noticed that Gunther had swallowed the needle.


So I just called the vet (emergency vet that is) and he said Gunther could be fine or it could go bad. If Im/hes lucky he will actually pass the needle. But then he asked me if there was any string attached to the needle and I said yes, about a foot, to which he replied that could cause problems.

So I am to discect the poop and keep him eating and drinking water in hopes that the needle and thread will just float through. If he hasnt passed it like a good kitty then I have to bring him in to the vet tomorrow and have him x-rayed. Pray it just goes through and it doesnt perferate his kitty intenstinals.
posted by Rachel at 7:31:00 AM -

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