Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday 6/29

I just love Follow Me Back Tuesday. I don't think I have done it last week but since I have nothing else to do today i decided to do it .  

yeah my first award

I was feeling blah this morning  but when I opened up my emails I got saw that I got a new message on my blog so opened it up and saw that Cheap Geeks Anonymous  has awarded me with The Versatile Blogger Award. Woohoo ...My very first one and that really cheered me up :)  Thank you so very much for this. You made my day. 

The guidelines for accepting this award require the recipient to (1) thank the person who gave it to you; (2) tell 7 things about yourself; and (3) pass the award on to 15 bloggers, whom you have recently discovered and think are fantastic.

Now I have to think of 7 things about me:

1) I am scared me bees/wasps/hornets. When I was about 8 years old I stepped on a bee and it stung the sole of my left foot and since then when a bee is very close to me I scream. *blush*

2) I have ADD.

3) I hate to cook and I am horrible at it  also LOL

4) My  dream is of someday owning a bookstore

5) When I was a teenager I spent a lot of time on my own writing stories and I wanted to be a published author.

6) I have social Anxiaty/Social Phobia and often have problems doing daily social stuff like going to the store on my own. Somedays it is so bad that I can't even answer the telephone.

7) My favorite desert is Cheescakes :-) yum

OK I now have to pick 15 blogs that gets the 
The Versatile Blogger. This is a tough one. There are so many blogs that I follow and who should get this award. 

Musings Of a Manic Moma
Canadian Product Reviews 
Let's just give it away
Simply Stacie
Nolie's Place
Menopausal New Mom
Living Creatively
 Centsational Girl 
It's the little things that make a house a home
Jessie Lynn Smith
Little Yaya's

Thank you very much to all who read my blog and thank you 
Cheap Geeks Anonymous for awarding me this award. You are all awesome !  

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Social Parade Followers Friday Blog-Hop

It is that time again!!  Time flies when you are on the road!

Smart and Trendy Moms

$40 CSN certificate giveaway

I have been contacted by someone from CSN Stores to do a review or giveaway. Since we are still on the road I have decided it is best to do an other giveaway instead of a review.

CSN Stores offer a huge variety of brand-name products in their over 200 stores. you can shop for everything from  toys to  vanity 

MUST do this FIRST:
1) Become one of my followers and leave a comment - or if you already follow - just leave a comment! +1 entry's

If you want more entry's do the following - make sure that you make a NEW comment for each entry!:

1) Visit 
CSN Stores and tell me what you would buy with the $40! +1 entry's

2) Post about this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment as to where it is on your blog. +1 entry's

3) Tweet about this giveaway: RT @GeekyGirl32: Enter for your chance to win $40 gift certificate to use at ANY of CSN 200 stores! http://tinyurl.com/36wbybc

4) "like" my facebook page Geeky Girl Reviews

The contest is open to readers with US or Canadian addresses only and ends on Friday July 9th 2010.

*there may be shipping charges or  international fees  for Canadians  for certain products.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

our road trip so far

For the past 3 days we have been driving and we are all pretty much sick of the trip.

Saturday was the day we started. We had a late start that morning because we had went to bed pretty late the night before. We had to take the ferry out of Victoria,BC to Vancouver,BC then started driving. Drove in the mountains and it started to rain. Let me tell you that wasn't very fun at all.

Sunday we had more driving through the mountains to do.. Again in rain in some parts.  By 6 pm we decided to stop and get a hotel.Tried three hotels and finally found a place that allows cats.

Monday we drove to the prairies.Ended up driving for 3 hours more than we should have because there was a flood in a town and on the highway we were taking. By the time we got into a town we were so tired and ended up staying in the weirdest hotel room ever. Weird I mean as in the toilet and bath were in a bathroom but the bathroom sink was basically in a opened closet on the other side of the hallway. But we didn't care since we were only going to be staying there one night.

Today we drove a little less  and it rained yet again .We stopped at 3:45 pm .Got a room at the Comfort Inn then went to get something to eat then we drove around town to look for a place we can do at least one load of laundry. 

We have 6 more days of driving before we get to Kingston,Ontario but unfortunately the movers will not be at our new house until at least the 5th Of July (that is the day we have been told).

I am already tired of living in hotel rooms. Can't wait to finally be in our new home and finally be able to relax.

Friday, June 18, 2010

pre move stress done

As you all know James and I are moving across the Country.  I was so very stressed and we had tons to do.

Yesterday the movers came and today we had cleaning to do. James did most of it because I had hurt my back a few days ago.

This move has been so very difficult on my emotionally. Yesterday afternoon after the movers were gone I was feeling down and today as I was saying goodbye to one of my friends it really hit me hard and I started to cry as we were driving away.
I will miss Victoria,BC and my friends out here and James' family so very much.

By the way... tomorrow we start driving and hopefully we will be in our new "city" on June 28th.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tomorrow morning we are disconnecting our modem so I will not have the internet until we get to a hotel on Wednesday (after dinner).

Thursday is the day the movers come to get our stuff but we are staying out here (Victoria,BC) until Saturday morning. It will take us about 9 days to get to our new city (Kingston,Ontario)  and we do not have any reservations at any hotels so we do not know if and when I will be able to go online again. Sure most hotels these days have Wifi but you never know right? Some hotel from what I have found out so not have it but hopefully I will be able to at least go online every second day.

If I get the chance I might write reviews on hotels we stayed at and restaurants we ate at.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

lack of sleep

Last night I did go to bed at a decent time (10PM) but unfortunately I was tossing and turning for a good part of the night. I did get a bit of sleep but I woke up at 4:15 AM as per usual to go to the bathroom and then I just couldn't fall back to sleep. I stayed in bed until 6 AM then decided to get up since it was wide awake.

I have noticed that since we have moved here (Victoria,BC) that I have not been sleeping as much as I used to.
Usually in the winter I would "hibernate". I mean I would end up falling asleep watching tv even before 6pm and/or I would just go to bed early. Since we have moved here 4 years ago I have had many sleepless nights, even in the winter. I find snow is much more depressing than warmer rainy winter months of the west coast.

Well, this winter I will see if I will be back in "hibernation" mode since we will be back out in Ontario.

Follow Me Back Tuesday


I have a few things to do today and I am going out for a bit late morning early afternoon but I will be blogging later on today.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Relaxing Day

After last week full of cleaning and going through stuff plus to top it off stress because we were having car troubles (which is all fine and fixed now), I have decided today is going to be a relaxing day. So far today all I have done is play around on my laptop, washed the dishes and play a video game with James. Tonight James is working and since there is nothing good on tv I might just play avideo game some more and maybe watch a chick flick and do stuff online on my laptop. Oh and James wanted to order pizza tonight for dinner.. He doesn't have to ask me twice since I LOVE pizza :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

just thought I would share

I just thought I would share pics of our new house. We took those pics during our House Hunting trip in May. It is an older home (around 34 years old), split level and it is actually in good shape. We do not have photos of the livingroom, the bathroom or one of the bedrooms. James (my fiance) neglected to take pics of those rooms.

                                                              The front of the house

                                                          The back of the house.
There is a sliding door in the master bedroom that goes until the back porch. We were thinking of using the master bedroom as my office instead so that if we have company over and have a BBQ company wouldn't have to go walk into the bedroom to go out on the back porch but unfortunately the other 2 bedrooms are small and our queen size bed wouldn't fit in the other bedrooms:(

                               The family room in the basement.
 I am not really liking the pink walls so I am thinking it will have to be painted as soon as we can.

                                 Family room in basement again (the other end of it)
The current owners of the house a leaving us that desk and that will be James' "office".Again pink walls (and wood panelling.

                                               Crawl space in the basement.

I really hate that ugly 70's (ish) wallpaper and I really want to get rid of it as soon as we can. Flooring I can live with (for now) so it can wait. The cupboards and counter (not shown) are origional from the house.Still in good condition but I would love to get new ones.

                                                       One of the bedrooms

It isn't so bad really  but might still repaint (eventually). Haven't decided yet if I will use this room as my "office" or the other small bedroom. Sorry no photos of the other small bedroom.

Master bedroom
I absolutely HATE the pink walls and this room will be repainted as soon as we can.

So there you have it. Some photos of our new house. I am hoping I will be able to take better photos of the house before we move all our things in it. If I do I will make sure to post them in my blog . 
As you all can see we will have some work to do on the house. Nothing really big, just some painting and also we want to get a new hot water tank because it looks like it is pretty old (according to the house inspector the hot water tank is more than 20 years old).Also eventually I would love to get rid of the carpet and have hardwood floor installed and also have the kitchen and bathroom updated but those things can wait.