Archive | April 2011

Forget about the royal wedding!

Forget about the royal wedding – my own little princess is coming today!  My best friend has been in labour for over 12 hours now and the little bundle of joy is on her way !  Everleigh Ashley-Louise Gilbert – I’m dying to see your face baby girl xoxoxo


Keepin’ busy!

For everyone who knows me it’s not really a secret that I run around like my heads been chopped off 95% of the time and as stressful and annoying at times as it may be I am sure glad I do everything I do and have the opportunity to give so much to so many people.  This week my team in residence teamed up with others to run a BBQ where over 250 dollars was raised for Sick Kids hospital bringing our overall total to over 500 dollars!  Sick Kids Hospital for those of you who don’t know is an AMAZING research/pediatric hospital in Toronto.  Their website is pretty informative of all the wonderful things that they have done and I definitely recommend for everyone to check it out!

On top of this – I’m finishing off exams! This means saying goodbye to my second year of university and goodbye to my jail cell! I cannot wait until next year to have more space for all the things I love (including wonderful visits from best friends and nieces HINT HINT :)).  It also means the hassle of fitting everything at home which currently makes it look like the biggest bomb of unnecessary items went off.  I’m struggling to get to my drawers to get out clean clothes.

I’m also preparing for two job interviews this week – one is a front desk worker at a local company and another is at a camp.  I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be a camp counsellor and have applied to many with little success but FINALLY one has responded to me.  My interview for the camp job is tomorrow and I’m hoping …even borderline PRAYING that I get this job.  The money I get is going to be a large portion for school and a small portion for a tattoo at the end of the summer!  If I end up with the job where I am a front desk worker it’ll be boring but the pay will be good and I’ll be living at home still where as the camp job I’ll be living there.

IN ADDITION to all of this I’m so excited to go and live with Gilbie for a week!  I love having time away from home and I absolutely love the time we spend together.  Although part of me is nervous Ev will come when I’m there I don’t even care – I know in the moment I’ll turn into excitement mode and be ready for this.  I’m not chickening out and turning around because it’s going to be the best day of my life so far!

In the upcoming month I’ll have lots going on too including two conferences,  a Blue Jays game with the boy + brother and my trailer opening!  It’s going to be a busy next little while -but I’m so STOKED.


Things right now are just so surreal.  I’m wrapping up my second year of university currently and it’s gone unbelievably fast.  School this year has been a major roller coaster with ups and downs but I have a feeling I’m finishing this ride on the ‘up’ side.   I love how involved I was this year and take so much pride in the amount of money my council and residence has raised for the charity we decided at the beginning of the year!  We’re planning a backyard BBQ currently with a raffle for some pretty sweet prizes so I’ll be shopping for a lot of that this weekend.  I love being involved – I love making a difference and I love leaving my mark of positivity on the world.

Another surreal thing is my niece will be here in a month. HOLY CRAP.  It feels like yesterday when my best friend texted me informing me she was pregnant and now it’s time for that little bean to come out!  I can’t wait to count those 10 fingers and toes and kiss her from head to toe.  She’s going to be the most beautiful girl, and she has the most amazing mom to raise her.  Gilbie believe me if anyone was made to be a mother it’s you. You’re so prepared for this and I believe E baby is going to turn out to be one of the most delightful little girls anyone has ever met!

It’s also been 7 months with an amazing guy!  We’re constantly growing and developing patience, understanding, love, and trust.  It feels like yesterday we were at  Wonderland but my god it’s so long ago all at the same time.  We see each other so much right now but I know that’s all going to change soon but I’m ready for it and prepared to manage.  I’m so proud of everything he’s accomplished this year and god knows he’s worked his ass off for it (and I don’t credit him enough).  He amazes me with his ability to get shit done and keep me sane all at the same time.  I wouldn’t get to do half the things I get to do without him and everyday I’m thankful for him and everything we have.

I’m starting to pack up my room! It honestly feels like yesterday that I moved into this little jail cell but believe me I am ready to have my old size room back and be in my house again.  I figure I’ll take home the majority of my DVD’s and games along with some odds and ends this weekend when I go home for some study/down time.  It’s going to be so weird when this room becomes so empty.

That’s all I really have to say for now -it’s 2 am and things seem to be most productive at this time for me.