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Holidailies, try… who knows?

I’ve tried to do Holidailies quite a number of times in the past, but never really succeeded. Let’s see if I can be successful this time around with a little help from my chemical friends.

a new me, sort of

It’s been a heck of a long time since my last post here, though when I logged in to start working on this one, I discovered that I’d had two in the works that I’d forgotten about. Oops. In any case, since the last time I posted, I’ve found out that there is a big reason I was such a horrible blogger all these years… I have ADHD. Yep, I’m 38 years old and I’ve been diagnosed with what has typically been labelled a child’s disease, and in particular a young boy’s disease. As I’m now learning, that’s not accurate at ALL… and there’s a lot more to the disease than people think.

The diagnosis has been amazing and liberating for me. I’m on medication for it (Concerta) and it’s been nothing short of miraculous. Seriously, I feel like almost a whole new person. This is what has spurred me to go back to posting here, now that I can actually remember to post regularly. So yes, I’m back, and I will be posting frequently from now on.

101 goals: join a musical group

I’m temporarily out of ideas for posts, so I’m going to use this opportunity to do another update to my 101 goals list… this time #21 – join at least one musical group in Fort St. John.

I actually did this within two weeks of arriving… I joined the Northern Winds Community Concert Band. And now we’re gearing up for our Christmas concert! If you’re in Fort St. John, please come… and give the code “BAND” when you buy your tickets for 10% off.


101 goals: get a job outside the legal field

Well, I hadn’t intended to use posting about a completed goal as fodder for a blog post again quite so soon, but I just have to today.

On my list is the goal “get a job outside the legal field”. When I moved to Fort St. John, my intent was to take a job outside the legal field right away, and stay out of law permanently. I ended up getting a job as a legal assistant again though, by somewhat of a fluke, and worked there for 8 months of this year. Due to circumstances that were essentially beyond my control, that did not end well, and I’ve been looking for work again for the past 2 months.

Well, I’m looking no more! Earlier this afternoon, I received verbal confirmation of an offer from the local community college. I start on Tuesday! Yay!

Tonight I’m up in Fort Nelson visiting the Hubby, who is working up here for most of December. He took a temporary gig to hold him over until he goes to school in January. It was a long drive, but I missed him and I’m enjoying the evening of snuggles. :)

drowning in white

Post-entry edit: Believe it or not, I’m not actually a slacker… I’m just a ditz. I’ve been hitting “save draft” in WordPress instead of publish. Oops. Here’s the last 3 days’ worth of entries.

Between the dog fur and the snow, I am currently drowning in white stuff. I have an Akita, which is a breed with a double coat, and one that blows its coat twice a year. Cody is getting close to the end of his current shed, and there is fur EVERYWHERE. It’s so hard to keep off of my clothes which means I’m going through a lot of lint rollers preparing for interviews.

And then there’s the snow. We had record snowfall for the area today. It’s a good thing I don’t mind snow.

new jewelry!

I finally went and got my nose piercing re-done yesterday after work! Isn’t it cute?

showing off my new nose piercing!

I went to Adorned Precision Body Arts on Commercial Drive, and Rick did an awesome job! I’ve had my nose pierced twice before – the first time at a studio not to be named, and the second at Instinct Adornment in Kamloops, BC. Instinct Adornment also did an excellent job, but being that it’s in Kamloops, I wasn’t about to travel 4-5 hours to go there again, and I have no plans to travel there in the near future. So when I heard very good things about Adorned Precision, I decided to go there to get it redone. Though if you’re in Kamloops, I very highly recommend Instinct Adornment.

15 hours after it was done, and I have no pain at all! I’m really pleased with it.

3 months to go!

Apparently there are people out there who suffer from triskadekaphobia, which is the fear of Friday the 13th. The horror movie aside, I don’t suffer from that fear; in fact, I consider 13 to be one of my lucky numbers. This is part of the reason why my sweetie Ian and I chose October 13th as our wedding day. Actually, I chose it and he just shrugged and said “sure”, as he didn’t really care what the date was.

We’ve actually been engaged for 15 months already, but I haven’t yet mentioned it here. Plans are shaping up quite nicely, and we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of our invitations so that we can get them addressed and sent out. We’ll have our wedding website up shortly, and once we do, I’ll link it here so that my online friends can send us their best wishes if they want. Since I don’t really have any other photos to show right now, I’ll just show you a picture of my ring.

dog + horn = funny!

Have you ever seen a dog’s reaction to a brass instrument? I did last night, and it was hilarious!

On my way up the elevator after work last night, I went into our storage locker and got out my french horn. I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time, since I want to get practiced up enough that I can join one of the New Westminster concert bands. Once I finished my piano and harp practice for the evening, I pulled out the horn. Cody (our Akita) was lying on the living room floor at the time, and obviously wasn’t expecting anything. He’s totally used to me practicing the harp now, and it doesn’t seem to bother him at all. The piano still perplexes him, and he will often come up and try to shove his nose under my hand as I’m practicing, similar to what he does when I’m on the computer.

But the horn… oh, that was funny. Keep in mind I haven’t touched it in at LEAST 15 years. I picked it up and blew through the mouthpiece, making the horn let out a loud “BLAT” The dog sat up abruptly like someone had shot something at him. He sat there watching me as I practiced a few scales, acting like he was startled every time I took a break and then started again. I’m still giggling over it.


Hello!  My name is Karla, and I am a perfectionist.

So much so, that I have a tendency to get very little done – really just barely enough to get by.  This includes my web presence.  For so long, I have wanted to start a personal blog, a cooking/food blog, a craft blog, an activism blog, and none of them ever happened because I took on too much and expected too much from myself, and even when I did get something started, my perfectionist tendencies kicked in and I fizzled out before I got anywhere.

This all ends today.

With the exception of *possibly* a joint food blog with my fiance Ian, it’s all going here.  I am going to start out with a nice, plain, pre-made theme for now, and focus on content.  Content is king.

Topics you might find here in the future include: cooking and baking, crafts of all types, my pets, my sweetie Ian, music, geocaching, the Society for Creative Anachronism, pop culture, geek culture, paganism, size acceptance and activism, World of Warcraft, feminism, gender and sexuality activism, health, wedding planning, and anything else that enters into my overly-active brain.

So, welcome!