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.