A lot has happened since my last update - I'll try to summarize the highlights and keep it short!
I helped my boss out with a mock trial for her SAIT class - it was a blast. Apparently there just might be an improv actor hidden in here somewhere after all! I was just going to observe, but ended up needing to play the role of a witness because someone didn't show up (a good way to fail the class!!) and my spur of the moment defense totally baffled the opposing counsel - it was awesome. My boss was quite impressed. :)
I discovered the joys of Partylight candles - they really are amazing. Very expensive, but they smell so good! It's an expensive addiction to have though, so I shall try to keep it under control.
We had our 8th annual Ultimate Survivors youth retreat at the end of November, and while it didn't go the way I wanted it to, the kids had a great time, and we had some really good moments throughout the weekend. I told the story of Gomer and Hosea in one of the sessions and had myself all choked up, so hopefully that came across well. Everything was such a blur, I still can't believe it's over!
We went to the Rocky Mountain College Choir's Christmas presentation, and it was really good. They're an amazing choir - some really talented people in it. I also went to see Frank Leahy play Don Messier's fiddle, and Dad reminisced a bit about when he was a kid and they'd listen to Don Messier on the radio, which was pretty cool.
Heather came to visit, and we had a lot of fun hanging out, watching Star Wars, and doing some touristy stuff. We went with Anne to the CPO's presentation of the Messiah, which is one of my favourite Christmas things to do. We went to Zoolights and Heritage Park, where we had the best sausage rolls EVER. Totally worth the hour we spent standing in line for them!
Barb and I went to see August Rush on Christmas Eve. It was pretty good and I enjoyed it, although I'm not sure it was quite as good as I was hoping for. I think I wanted it to just go on for another five minutes or so, instead of ending where it did. The music in it was amazing!
Christmas was not too bad - it was really nice to have so much time off. Work has been pretty busy, and I come home at the end of the day feeling totally drained, which isn't much fun at all.
And tomorrow is my 27th birthday. Jennifer is coming all the way from Regina for the pirate marathon I have planned, and that's all exciting, but I'm really feeling kind of angsty about it. I'm not at all where I thought I would be in my (gasp!!) late 20's, and I'm not really sure what to do about it. Well, I have the husband, but that's about all I can cross off my life's to do list! :)
Anyway, it's a good thing I have something big planned, because otherwise I'd probably mope all day. I love the Pirates of the Caribbean, so hopefully that will be a good distraction from all the stuff swirling around my brain. Although, I'm not even sure who's coming - I thought there were a few more people coming from out of town, but I haven't heard from them, so I'm not sure. At least I know some of my youth will be there, anyway! I love my youth...
I wanted to do one of those year in review things like I saw on someone's Facebook page, but now I can't remember who's it was! So if you have one of those fun fill-in-the-blanks surveys about your year, let me know so I can waste a little bit of time on that. :)