Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

Hey everyone! It's been a little over a month since I've written because things are busy in my household right now. My husband is going to school, has 3 part-time jobs, and needs the computer all the time for homework. That's ok with me, school is very important and I want him to do well.
But right now I have a little time on the computer while he's fixing himself dinner, so I was going to update everyone on my Halloween this year. October 31st landed on a Saturday, a great day for a Halloween party. That is where we were headed that night, my husband and I and a few friends we picked up on the way. I was a Fall fairy, and my husband was Phantom of the Opera. We drove the hour and a half to get to our friends house, where we proceeded to have a great time talking, eating, and just hanging out. I had a really nice time. The next day, Sunday, we went to church, which I was really excited for because the pastor is doing a sermon series on tough questions people have about the Bible and Christianity, which is always good to hear the answers to these questions. After church we watched a scary movie, ate a ton of discounted chocolate, and had a nice relaxing day. All in all, a great weekend. Now I'm looking forward to Christmas! I need something to look forward to, or else I'm going to get down with the cold weather and all.
Anyways, that's it for now
Peace from Rainbow Candy

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Hey everyone!
I love to recycle. I have 3 blue boxes at home: 1 is for cardboard, 1 is for paper, and 1 is for cans or anything else that has that recycling symbol on it. When my husband and I were first married, we lived in an apartment building that didn't have recycling. It was horrible! I grew up in a home where you recycled all the things I mentioned above, and my father even had a compost in the back so peels and such weren't put in the trash! I think we only put out 1 garbage bag a week. That's pretty impressive I would say. There are alot of people out there who don't even think about recycling, and how it helps the environment. I could easily move onto the topic of helping our environment in other ways, but I'll save that for a later date. Trust me, I'm pretty passionate about that as well.
The reason I'm talking about this topic now is that ever since I started at my school cafeteria job, I was surprised at the number of students who are throwing out their milk cartons in the garbage. I realize not everyone was brought up in a "recycling home" but still... I think that recycling is taught in school, and is common sense. Everywhere you look people are addressing environmental issues. One could argue that the students don't know that you can recycle the milk cartons, but the recycling box in the cafeteria is right beside the garbage and you can see other milk cartons in the box, so what are these students doing? I have to pick their cartons out of the garbage because I think it's wrong to throw out something that can be reused again. It's a messy job that I should have to do.
Anyways, I'm going to put up a sign or something just in case some students still haven't gotten the idea. I hope that people realize that we have to take care of this earth.

Genesis 1 says to us: 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."29 And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.

So we have to take care of what God has given us, by reusing our resources in a smart, economic way. Recycling is something we can do at home and at our businesses, we just need to take the time to do it.
Well, that's my 2 cents for today, I gotta run for now.
Peace from Rainbow Candy

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Changes to my routine

Hey everyone!
I had a great birthday this year! 09/09/09 passed by in a flash, but a few hi-lights of my day was getting breakfast in bed from my husband, who got it from McDonald's (but before you groan, I must admit that I asked for it!) YUM! lol I also received my present from my husband, when he surprised me by taking me to the mall so I could pick out... are you ready for this? A CELL PHONE! I love it very much, I haven't had a cell phone since I lost mine when I was like 16 or something, so this was a very nice gift! And later on that night we went over to Crabby Joes with one of our couple friends, and then we went to the movies with them to see "9" which was a creepy movie but I liked it.
So on to the new changes in my routine: school started, which means that my cafeteria job started. I'm tired already! I just need to get my body adjusted to working every day, and getting up early every day. I tried not to sleep in too much during the summer, but I probably get up an hour and a half earlier now every day for work! I don't mind too much, I'm learning that I'm more of a morning person, but still, it takes some getting used to.
Also new to my routine: my husband has started school, so figuring out rides every day is not always fun but is necessary. Additionally, school means more homework and less time on the computer, as well as seeing my husband. This is not going to help my S.A.D., but I hope to stay on top of things this time around, and I praise the Lord that He helped me to have a great birthday and not feel down!
With all these new changes to my routine, I am learning to rely heavily on God for support, strength, and patience. I started to lose my cool today, but I just need to remind myself that God is there, and He will take care of all my worries.
Anyways, that's it for now.
Peace from Rainbow Candy

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Hey everyone!
Here I am, sitting in a Starbucks cafe, drinking a latte and blogging in a leather arm chair. I feel like a cliche, but I love it! It's not busy at the counter, but there are a lot of people sitting in here, talking with friends and laughing. It's a fun environment to be in, to be a part of this moment, but to also not be a part, one who is just merely catching a glimpse of the world moving around her. It's very satisfying.
Did I tell you that my husband works at Starbucks? Probably not. He's the reason I'm here. He's told me before how he would really enjoy his lunch break more if I could come here and sit with him. So today is the day. I didn't have to work at the same time as him, and I have the car. So granting my boy's wish, I came down and spent some time with him. To put a smile on his face brings me great joy. He sent flowers (more specifically, roses!) to my work yesterday and that small gesture was the highlight of my day. My husband is very special to me, and if I can show him how much I love him just by spending time with him on his break, it's the least I can do.
Anyways, I plan to watch a down-loaded episode of Bones while I finish my latte, and then it's off home to finish the laundry. But I'm not going to rush, because I want to enjoy this atmosphere for as long as I can.
Peace from Rainbow Candy

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday Mornings

Hey again!
Today's blog is going to be about Saturday mornings, and how I love them so. Soon I'll be back at the cafeteria working Monday thru Friday, and my other job doesn't usually give me Saturday shifts, so Saturday is the one day I get to sleep in (Sunday I have church of course!) But on Saturdays I don't really sleep in that much, because my body gets into a routine from getting up early most mornings. But I'm O.K. with that. I like having Saturday mornings to relax. I start my morning off taking the dog outside so she can take care of her "business," I feed her, and then I sit down to hopefully do my daily devotion. Once I'm done spending time with God, I go straight to the kettle and make myself some instant coffee.
I am starting to love coffee more and more, but I'm the only one in my household who drinks it, so I don't have a coffee machine yet that makes only 1 or 2 cups, because it's not really high on my list of priorities right now. So therefore the kettle and instant coffee will have to do. And boy, it is good enough for me!
So I sit down on the couch, drink my coffee, and if I'm reading a book at the time, I usually pick that up, or else I go and pick out a movie to watch.
Now it has to be said that I love most kid movies. Some of my favourites right now are: Horton hears a Who, any of the Pixar movies, and so on. I remember as a young girl that I loved watching Saturday morning cartoons, so therefore I feel this need to watch something fun, something that brings back that wholesome feeling of happiness, with not a care in the world. It's a wonderful feeling.
If I had my way, I would spend every Saturday morning this way. It's a wonderful start to my day, and it prepares me mentally and physically for whatever may come that day. Who wouldn't be happy with that?
So there ya go, those are my thoughts for today, and who knows? Maybe blogging will become part of my Saturday routine.
Peace from Rainbow Candy

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

God opens a window

God has truly blessed my husband and I just in the past week, and I feel like sharing what He has done for us.
My husband, Bill, is going to school right now to be a pastor of a church. We are getting excited at the thought of only 1 1/2 years left of school, which isn't really that long at all. This semester is going to be busy for the both of us. I re-start my seasonal job at the school in the cafeteria, while still working at my other job in retail. Bill, on the other hand, is really going to learn how to manage his time a lot better. He will be working 20 hours a week, the required time for us to receive benefits from his job, he will be starting his work-out regime again, which is 6 days a week, working out for an hour and a half each day, he will be going to class, doing homework, and finally a teacher at the school has just hired Bill on to be a TA, which is a Teacher's Assistant to those who are not familiar with that abbreviation. There is a lot piled on Bill's plate right now, but we both know that God never gives us more than we can handle, so we are not worried in the slightest. But even all that I've mentioned is not the particular answer to prayer that I feel like speaking about.
The answer to prayer is knowing that God provides for us... me in particular. When this semester starts, Bill is going to be busy... a lot. I won't be able to spend as much time with my husband as I have this past summer which has been wonderful. But God has brought a new friend into my life, an unexpected friend, and she lives only minutes away. It's nice to know that if I need a friend to talk to, to laugh with or cry with, I have someone a couple blocks away if my husband is busy. And this new friend of mine moved to this city only months ago, right after she got married. Isn't God amazing? He knew that with my S.A.D. and other neuroses that I would need friends nearby that I can lean on when life seems hard. I know that God is always there for me to lean on Him, but He provides friends for that physical contact all humans need as well. Before my friend moved here, I didn't really have any friends in the nearby vicinity that I felt comfortable calling on. But now I do! Praise the Lord!
Wow, I probably sound a bit psychotic with how much I'm revealing about myself, but you know what? That's what this blog is here for. I'm trying to be real, to vent real feelings and real thoughts. If I have to feel bad about what I write, then why do it at all? Maybe someone can relate to what I'm feeling too. Maybe someone else will be interested in who God and Jesus are, and see what else They have done in the lives of others. All I know is that typing out what I'm thinking and feeling makes me feel better. And if that sounds selfish - good. This blog is for me, and anyone else who wants to hear something genuine.
Anyways, that's it from now. Hopefully I'll be able to pop on this computer on a regular basis, which may be tricky with my husband going back to school soon, but I'll do my best. I find blogging to be refreshing and relieving. Thanks for listening everyone.
Peace from Rainbow Candy

Friday, August 14, 2009


Ok, so I am getting really excited. My birthday is coming up fast, and guess what? 09/09/09!!! I am so very excited. I mean, this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Who gets to lay claim to such a date? I know a few friends who will be sharing this day as well, of various ages. I personally have no shame in announcing that I will be 24 on that day. Getting old? Not yet. I am the youngest of most of my friends that I hang out with on a regular basis, so I still feel young. Many would argue that I AM young. But I'm more excited for my birthday this year than I have been in a long time. Unfortunately I've been feeling down my past 2 birthdays, and my doctor finally diagnosed me with having S.A.D., also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Now that I know there's a reason for my sudden mood changes, I can go about trying to keep myself from getting so low. Which gives me hope that this birthday, and the ones to come, have a silver lining. Maybe that's one of the reasons I feel like celebrating.
Do I know what I'm going to do that day? I have plans to watch the new Tim Burton movie, "9" which I believe is coming out that day. Looking forward to that for sure. I hope to see some friends on my actual birthday, and the rest I hope to see on the Saturday afterwards, to really celebrate with more people.
I thank God that I've had 23 11/12's years on this wonderful earth, and I pray that I will live many more.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Any reason I picked Rainbow Candy?

Rainbow Candy. Sounds... chipper? joyous? Feels like you're wearing rose-coloured glasses just to read these words together? Well, I guess that was kinda the point of choosing this as my title. The world can seem crappy enough as it is without having a name that invokes thoughts of sadness and dispair. I'll probably talk about things of that nature down the line, you know, to keep myself from going crazy, but for now I'm content to think and talk of happy things. And this blog name, "Rainbow Candy", makes me happy. I think of bright colours, multiple sweets, etc. Have you ever youtubed that commercial where someone drops all those multi-coloured balls down a hill and you watch the thousands of them bounce off cars and buildings? If you haven't, you're missing out. If this link works, check it out:

But if not, you should still youtube it. Just search: Sony Bravia Balls, high resolution. You won't be let down. This commercial is what I think of when I think Rainbow Candy. Maybe this will give you an idea of what runs through my head, how I think, in the posts to come.

Anyways, that's it for now. I look forward to blogging more in the future.