Thursday, October 20, 2011

Long Time

So, I don't know how many people actually check up on this blog anymore because it has been far too long since I blogged. I can't believe it has been a year and a half since I have last posted. So much has happened in the past year that I don't even know where to start.

First of all, I graduated high school and I am now currently in my second year of university at the University of Winnipeg as an aspiring teacher. I am not so much enjoying my classes at the moment because they are pretty common sense. If you have half a brain, it's pretty self explanatory.

Second, this summer was so much fun. Probably one of the best summers. I had a great job working at a drop in centre in Winnipeg's North End. I worked with kids for most of the summer, running a day camp. It was a challenge some days, but it was a great learning experience and I had a great time bonding with the kids.

I also went camping this summer at Hecla Island, and made a visit to James's family in Russell, MB. We went fishing and spent lots of time with the cousins.

I also went to Ontario to visit family and to mourn the loss of my grandfather. It was really good to be there and see everybody. It was a tough time, and it is an ongoing battle, but I am so glad I went. I have not been there for 2 years, so it was really good to visit with everyone and catch up.

I have recently just begun school again, and it is a bit slow, but I am happy to be in school. I am currently looking for a job, but I'm not having much luck because I have limited availability. I also became a youth leader at my church, helping out with youth every Tuesday night and every other Friday. So that's a good time.

The newest development in my life is my hopeful trip to Africa. My friend and I really want to go somewhere, hopefully Africa, to volunteer in an orphanage. We are having some troubles, though, deciding where to go and getting in contact with an organization. Because they are halfway across the world and in a different time zone, it's pretty difficult to get in contact with them.
Money is also another concern. We are hoping to go around May of 2012, so we don't have much time to get money. We have to plan a fundraiser and start saving our pennies, I guess!

Anyways, that's pretty much all I have to say for today. If you could keep my hopeful travels in your thoughts, that would be wonderful! :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Life of Chelsea Lately

Wow, time flies. It has been almost three months since I posted last and it feels like yesterday. So many things have been going on lately, and I have just not had any time to update here, so.. here it is:

- I had my last exam of high school ever today! Pretty exciting. I have my grad dinner on Monday night and convocation on May 12th.

- Easter week was crazy. I worked so much and school was so hectic. I cannot belive how many people need to buy copious amounts of meat for Easter. It was busier than Christmas! Crazy...

- Many of you have probably been wondering how the Oost residence out in Anola is progressing, especially those of you further away, so here are a few pictures.

The driveway.

Some trusses.

A few of the boys.

Beginning to look more like a building.

Metal siding!! Yay!

Putting the metal roof on. Note Nick got the important job of holding the ladder. Haha.

Some of the interior.

- We have been very fortunate with the weather that we've had lately. It has been soo dry and soo warm. It is unusual weather for April, but we're not going to complain. We have only had a few really windy days, which is not the greatest, but that's about it!

- So, now that I'm finished school, I think I will go back to work after all my grad stuff is done and we are a little settled in in the new place. I am hoping to help my parents move next week and help out with what needs to be done.

- Anyways, not much to say, but I hope you enjoyed this! (those of you who still check this..haha)

Monday, March 01, 2010

In Loving Memory

With the Olympics coming to an end it was exciting and heart wrenching all at the same time. On Sunday morning, James and I made plans to watch the very exciting Canada vs. USA hockey game, but our day was cut short by a phone call on the way to church. A friend of his called him and said that a friend of theirs had been in a bad accident the night before and he was killed.

Tyler Dacquay.

He was such a kind hearted guy and his life was cut much too short. He always had a smile on his face and knew how to make other people laugh. I will never forget sitting on my front lawn with Tyler, James and my parents, drinking iced tea and eating cookies after an afternoon of riding in the sand pits.
Even though I only spent a few days with him and didn't know him well, it has broken my heart. I experienced one of the hardest things to watch; James and all his friends mourn the loss of their great friend. I will never forget seeing James and his friends embracing each other. They have spent lots of time together in the past few days, which is good, and are continuing to do so throughout the week.

Please keep Tyler's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tuesday Two...

I have not been very ambitious lately, but here are just two things...

1) I really do love that my school does not have substitute teachers. Three of my classes this week have been cancelled, two of which tests were scheduled for. Extra study time! (But somehow I always end up on the computer. Isn't it funny how that works?)

2) Three more days of this cold winter weather pour moi! I am off to Mexico on Friday evening for a week long vacation! Very exciting.

Hope it's a good week!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Year Full of Adventure

Time flies. It has been over two months since I posted last, and so much has happened in those two months.

I had exams at the beginning of December. That was pretty stressful and a really hectic time. After exams I worked up until Christmas, and it was really busy. I guess people have to eat meat for Christmas! Haha.

Christmas was really good. It was good to finally relax for a few weeks after a month and a half of craziness. It was good to spend time with family and eat tons of good food. I went out to James's aunt and uncle's farm out in Russell for a few days between Christmas and New Years and went to Asessippi for a day. It was pretty fun, but it was pretty cold. It was good to visit with his cousins and his grandparents and eat more good food.

Between Christmas and New Years, one of my friends had her 18th birthday party. Eight of us went to Bucaccino's and had a great time all together.

I spent New Years mostly with James. We went to the Moose game in the early evening, and then headed back to the Postma residence for some eats and some tv. Later in the evening, we went to Kim and Nick's house and joined the festivities there. We played some games and just caught the tail end of some count-down on tv. It was really fun.

And that brings me to now. I'm back in school and into the normal routine of things. School is just the same old. I'm trying to work really hard these last two terms to boost my marks up as high as possible. Although I have applied and been accepted into the University of Winnipeg, I still want to get my marks up as high as possible. I have been accepted into the science program and more specifically into biology. I'm pretty excited to go to school for something that I actually want to study in the fall. A few of my friends have also been accepted into the U of W, so that should be fun.

Next is Mexico for Reading Week. I cannot wait! I'm so excited to go. This is thanks to James's parents being happily married for 25 years!!
After that comes the 18th birthday, the day after which a good friend from Germany comes to visit! I can't wait to see her!

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed my random ramblings!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


It sure does feel good when things get done.


Done. All ready for tomorrow. Feels great!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Beginning of the End.

Although I am quite sick, I have survived my first last, day of high school. I have met all my teachers and they all seem pretty nice. The school is still the same old, but it's good to be back. It beats working.
I am glad to be back in school. Just one more year, then I can focus on what I want to do for a career and with the rest of my life. I can't wait to graduate. Should be good. I'm still not exactly sure what I want to do in university, but I have a few ideas. I originally wanted to go into human ecology, but I'm not so sure about that anymore. A few things tweeked my interest today, so we'll see where that goes.
Anyways, I don't really have any more energy to write, so I'll leave it at that today.