Sunday, 26 February 2012

Book Clubbin'

Food, Drinks, Books and Laughs… Why didn’t we start a book club sooner?  When Heidi approached me to join her and her mother’s book club, she was unaware of my 30 things while I’m 30 list.  So it was perfect timing. What a great group of women.  Everyone was so unique, with distinct ideas, colorful views, interesting outlooks and yummy snacks.  I can’t wait until the next meeting. Our group has decided to read The Hunger Games next, which I’ve read.   So I’m going to try to work my #6 and continue to read lots of new books.   I love a good suggestion.  Please let me know any good titles that are worth reading. Hopefully during our next book club I'll remember to take a group photo.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  When I read the summary of The Book Thief, it informed me that it was narrated by personified Death, takes place in Nazi Germany and is about a young girl, her foster parents and a fist-fighting Jewish man.   I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book and how hard of a read it would be.  But I was pleasantly surprised. It was a page turner.  I couldn’t put it down, along with the Kleenex.  It was a moving, touching and heart-wrenching story with touches of humour along the way.   It’s deeply moving and difficult to stop reading.  The hardest part for me to read was when Papa was sent to war to work for the Nazi Party.  I own a photo of my Gramp on a platform in his uniform leaving for war, so the feeling and words written by Zusak reminded me of how many families would have lived through this moment, even German families.  The importance of teaching our young ones about the Wars and Remembrance Day is so important. Lest we forget.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

My 30th Birthday

The 30th happened... I wasn't on the floor in the fetal position crying, I am very proud of myself.  I looked around and realized I have the best friends in the world.  We had a lovely dinner at the Fireside, lots of drinks at Durty Nellys.... and Meagan made me a baseball cake. I also checked off a list item... the belly button is officially re-pierced. A dude named Jody pierced it at Kara's Urban Day Spa.  Very fitting that his name was Jody.  My best friend Jodi has informed me we are re-creating my 30th birthday in June when she can drink again, maybe i'll get my tattoo then :)
Love all my friends, co-workers and family members for making my 30th birthday amazing! xoxo

Friday, 10 February 2012

Here goes nothin'

Well here it is. My first attempt at becoming a blogger.  AND its officially my 30th birthday. 
I rang in the "New Decade" last night and now it's time to tackle my list.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

My Inspiration

When thinking of 30 things to do while I'm 30, I surfed around the internet to come up with ideas.  This was a blog that I came across and loved! Celine has much larger scale ideas, but its the same concept.  She is an inspiration.  I also love the way she made her blog and this year I am going to learn how to blog like her.  Starting with the list on the side with the strikeout font and links... It's all new and exciting to me.

Another new adventure for me, writing down my thoughts... and grammar.  

Monday, 6 February 2012

Blog Virgin
No excuses!!!
My good friend Margaret also started a blog. Since I'm still 29, (and will be for 4 more days), I am going to check out blogs and learn how to improve my own. 
So bear with me, help me out if you can, and one of these days blogging will come easier to me.