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Through the Years – Kindergarten

Today was my first of three days babysitting, which inspired me to do another “Through the Years” blog. Whenever I get around children, I get reminiscent.

So Kindergarten.. This is where things start to get sort of mish-mashy in my mind, because to be honest, I don’t really remember much about CERTAIN years of my life, I just remember events, and not really how old I was.

I do remember, however, that this was the year that my Uncle Danny got married, and I got to be the flower girl. I was really excited about this since my friend Meagan got to be a flower girl in her Aunt Cindy’s wedding, and I saw her pretty dress, and the video of the wedding, and being the control freak that I’ve always been, I was naturally jealous that she got to be a princess for a day and I didn’t. This is also the time that I discovered elevators, which you can read about in my post, Elevators.

One really random memory of kindergarten was about this girl who ended up failing a grade and was  a year behind me for most of school, but she was in the afternoon class of the same kindergarten class as me. My class of about 30 students was broken up into a morning session and an afternoon session – half the kids would come for the morning, then the other half would come for the afternoon, and then switch each month. Well, when I wasn’t around, there was this girl who used to sit in my seat, because she was in the opposite class. She wasn’t very nice and one day when both sessions were together for a session, she took my chair, and I had nowhere to sit!! It was for health day, and each kid had to bring in a healthy fruit or vegetable. I was cucumber, which I thought was hilarious, because my dad hates cucumber. I don’t know why I found this funny, I just did.

Something else that happened in kindergarten : KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION! obviously. 🙂 I didn’t have a huge part other than a little reading part that went “boats, planes, trucks, a rocket ship, a bus and a submarine!” The theme of our graduation was transportation. It was cute, but my dad had to miss it because of the chicken pox!

Which leads me to something else that happened in kindergarten – the chicken pox. I don’t really remember much about actually HAVING the chicken pox other than I woke up in the morning thinking I had a bunch of pimples all over my body, and immediately started picking them off! I showed my mom and she told me to stop scratching at them, and that I would have to stay home. she made me take an aveeno bath, which I wasn’t pleased about to begin with, but while I was in the bath, I missed Sailor Moon, which was my favorite show at the time. I even had a MASSIVE purple sailor moon bookbag. Appearantly that was the year of purple and sailor moon. My pop winter came to look after me when I had the chicken pox, claiming that he had already had them before (when he never!) so that he could come look after me, and he told me a joke that went like “do you want to buy a chicken? here! take my chicken pox!” or something like that. I thought it was hilarious at the time! I ended up passing the chicken pox on to my dad, my brother, and my pop! I felt really bad about it.

I also had a “boyfriend” in kindergarten named Zachary. I don’t remember how it came to be, but I’m pretty sure it went something like him telling me I was his girlfriend, so automatically we were “boyfriend and girlfriend”. We even went on a “date” to the mall with his mom and his sister selling girl guide cookies, and we made a fort with the empty boxes. His mom told me she was going to trade him for me, because his sister had lots of barbies I could play with. I thought that would be fun, haha! But alas, our “relationship” automatically ended with the last day of school. Like all great relationships do, of course!

I think grade one is going to be a much more interesting post! 🙂

xx,

Kristen

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May 3rd, 2010

Today was probably the first day of all the days that I’ve been home that I wasn’t completely bored out of my tree! I got up at 8:00 this morning and got a shower to get ready for the memorial service at the school. Thankfully, while I was in the shower, my dad called the dentist and was able to get me an appointment first thing in the morning before the service! I found out that I have a tooth infection, so the dentist prescribed me some antibiotics and i was on my way.

I went to pick Kayla up for the memorial service when I was finished at the dentist.  I wasn’t as close with Denika as many of the people at the memorial today, but I’m glad that I got the chance to work with her. There were so many people at the memorial that were touched by her life today, it was overwhelming. The service was absolutely beautiful. It’s amazing how such a large, versatile community can come together at a time like this, and it really showed through the service. Sometimes, teenagers can be harsh. High school is full of silly drama, but everybody saw through that, and supported each other through such a rough time. Rest in peace, Denika. You are certainly loved and missed.

After the service, I went to get my prescription filled, at which point I landed a babysitting job for the week! Cheers to having something to do this week! When I got home, I took a nap, my grandparents came for a visit, I went out to supper with my family and Brandon came over! We didn’t do much of anything tonight, because of the fact that my tooth is still aching, but I’m hoping to make some cupcakes in the near future…. I’ll take pictures!

Off to bed for another night on the couch. Yay for toothaches!

xx,

Kristen

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Day two – This is real dedication right here.

As you may or may not remember from yesterday’s post, I have been fighting a losing battle with my second-to-last molar tooth on the top right side of my mouth. However, I somehow remembered that I’m supposed to be writing a blog for every day in may, so I got my brother to fetch my laptop for me, since I’ve decided not to move from the toothache bed my mom constructed for me. (Thanks mom! =) It’s right now that I’m RIDICULOUSLY thankful that I’m no longer in st. john’s, and my parents are here to take care of me. I have no idea what kind of state I would be in if this happened to me in residence.)

I’ve never EVER had a toothache before, and anybody who has ever had a bad toothache before knows that a toothache is almost (but not quite) comparable to kidney stones or giving birth. Quite honestly, this is the absolute worst pain that I have ever been in. I don’t even think it hurt this much when I fell and sprained my knee, or when I sprained my wrist after chasing my friend around at a dance in the seventh grade. I’m not even sure if it’s the actual PAIN that makes it worse rather than the panic I’m feeling knowing that I have NO IDEA when I’m going to be able to see a dentist, or when he’s going to get to fix it to make it stop hurting! I’m cursing the healthcare system right now that they don’t have a dentist on call at the ER… I realize that it’s probably a stretch for me to wish such a thing, because a toothache is certainly NOT  a life or death situation, but it really feels like it at the moment. I’m tempted to take some pliers and just haul it out like they did in the old days – but I know that THAT would probably not do me any good, not to mention how much pain I would be in if I pulled out my tooth. ha.

Thankfully, my parents know how bad it is to have a toothache, so my dad searched up a home remedy in order to try to ease my pain. He took an ice cube and rubbed it between my forefinger and thumb. I don’t know if it was the placebo effect, or if there was some kind of science behind it, but after about three minutes of ice on my skin, I was hardly concentrating on my throbbing tooth! It was like a brain freeze for my hand!

Anyways, I’m going to go and try to get some rest, but I wanted to keep my promise of blogging EVERY DAY. =) It’s a goal.

Fingers crossed that I get to see the dentist tomorrow!

xx,

Kristen

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BEDA – May edition!

So I didn’t even hear about BEDA (blog every day in april) until probably the 6th of april, and by that time, I had papers due, I had to do finals, I had to move out of residence… the whole deal!
So I’ve decided to do BEDM! May is my birth month, I turn nineteen years old in five short days! This leads me to loads of new opportunities such as cigarettes, lotto tickets, beer, credit cards.. pretty much anything that makes you go into debt, they just spring it all on you at once. 🙂 (just kidding about all those things, ps. although I’m totally buying a lotto ticket, just because I’d LOVE TO HAVE MY OWN CAR and see lady gaga in Montreal. 🙂 )

Today was pretty uneventful. I was in bed most of the day with the most killer toothache EVER, no idea what was causing it, but for some strange reason it went away after I got a bath…

Brandon started his job today, so I didn’t get to see him, but he’s coming over tomorrow!

I had donnini’s with my brother and Shane for supper, which is always AWESOME.  I love donnini’s! 🙂 Then Joshua went to Stacey’s, and I was home alone with the after effects of a toothache, so I took a nap, watched the lovely bones, and talked to Brandon on the phone about how his first day at work was!

So yeah.. that’s my day in a nutshell. Kind of boring, but I guess I’ll be seeing you all every day for the next month! 🙂

xx,

Kristen

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Golden Eyes and Job Interviews!

Hey guys!
So exams start next week, and since I was home for a while this week, I decided it would be a good time to get myself out there and find a job for summer! I had already applied for a job that I hadn’t heard from yet, so I decided to cut my losses (I really wanted that job!) and start searching for a waitress job somewhere. I handed out resumes at Pizza Delight, Irving,
Baccalo, and Don Cherries.

The actual handing-out of resumes didn’t seem OVERLY promising, although I did have this one guy interview me on the spot, and he said that he would give me a call back on April 20th, which is when I told him that I was finished my exams. He was super nice, too! However, I returned home with not too much hope of a call from anywhere, as I though I had already found where I was going to work.

Not even an hour later, I had a call back from the head manager at Don Cherries asking for an interview! I was PUMPED, if I had a choice, THAT was where I wanted to work. He asked me to come back for an interview the next day at 3:00.

So anyways, the interview went well, I’m pretty sure. He said that he would call me back in 7-10 days to let me know about the job! Not only that, but I got a call yesterday morning about the office job that I originally applied for! I have an interview at 10:00 Friday morning, so wish me luck! 🙂 AND if all of that doesn’t work out, the guy from Baccalo is calling me on the 20th ,AND I guess if NONE of it works out, then I’ll just resort to working at sobeys for a couple months and go back to CARA for the summer. Although I’d really love to work at CARA for the summer. I LOVED working there last summer. However, I’m a student and loans need to be paid.

ANYHOW, the inspiration for this blog comes from my interview yesterday! It was a gorgeous, sunny day and I wanted to look both professional, yet friendly at the same time. I decided that it would be best to go for a golden-neutral color. Although I love to use fun, bright colors and bold liners, I also like to look presentable and I like to impress when it comes to job interviews, and I just didn’t see this as a time to wear green or blue or purple or any of those fun colors. I loved how this look came out in the end, so I really wanted to share it with you guys!


I used the top three shadows for the main colors of this look. The lightest one is whatI used for my lid color, I used the middle color for the outer corner of my lid and the darkest color for the crease

I then added this bronze-y color to the outer half of my crease, just to add alittle more color.

I used this white color with a pink undertone for the highlight color.

Inspired by the bright, sunshiney day outside, I decided to put just a little of this bright yellow over my lid color! 🙂

since I wanted it to look sophistocated and not bold, I used a anabelle khol liner for my waterline and my upper lash line. This is Coffee.

I finished it off with cover girl last blast length. I like to use NON water proof mascara just because it comes off easier at night. Also, don’t forget to use an eye base to keep your look on all day! I like Mavala’s eye base, but I’ve also heard that foundation works fine? Not sure, I’ve never tried it.
The following are the final product!


Tell me what you guys think! also, if you have any ideas/suggestions/requests, i’d be totally open to that!

xx,
Kristen

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