Thursday, August 23, 2012

Delays and Catching up...again!!

My transformation to blog awesomeness has been delayed and for good reason.  If you care to find out I am about to tell you but if not, you can skip right to the picture catch up!

As you know we moved across Canada almost 7 months ago and have been getting adjusted.  I suffer from mental illness as well as a thyroid problem so I knew that I would have to find a doctor when I got out here, not only to be monitored but to refill and make changes to my prescriptions etc.  We started going to this walk in Clinic and saw this doctor there that you could make appointments with and not just be a walk in which is awesome.  First couple of times we met him he was great but after that I kept leaving there thinking WTF this guy is a doctor???  He kept sending me for blood work and told me that my thyroid was almost normal but he was going to increase my dose... BIG mistake!!  It takes about 6 weeks for your body to notice any changes and coincidentally 6 weeks after my anxiety hit me like a train, I visited the emergency, and I became housebound.  We didn't realize it was my thyroid pill that was doing this to me at first but nothing else changed so we figured this had to be the culprit.  My case worker at the Mental Health booked me an appointment with a nurse practitioner and I struggled to leave the house but I went to my appointment  after two tries and told her what I thought was up.  She pulled up my blood work on the computer from when the doctor increased my meds and couldn't believe that he increased it in the first place!  So now I am back on a lower dose and even though I still am having major anxiety and pretty much housebound I am keeping my spirits high with the hope things will get better.  So this is why the blog awesomeness transformation as not been made. 

On with the pictures!!!

First my nails. I haven't been doing them very much either but I have a could of new ones to show you and I didn't keep track of what I used, and for this I am sorry....

This is Tristen.  The name Tristen means loud one and that he is!!!!
 So we had a photo shoot and before the clients arrived we found a tree and Ryan did this (doesn't he look sexy here?????
 And then I tried...not so sexy....

 While sitting on the porch one day we saw this little guy, we wouldn't touch him so he is sitting on a piece of wood.  He did smile for the camera though!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

iHeartFaces Challenge ~ Pet Faces

This is Bentley the day we got him, he was so sleepy and shy but I got right down to his level and had a staring contest with him and captured this picture.  He is a handful now and likes to get in trouble but he has this way of looking at you and you forgive him.  Recently with my anxiety issues he has been a big help.  He knows when I am not feeling good and comes to me.  I am entering this into the iHeartfaces August Challenge which is Pet Faces.  Click on the link and check out iHeartfaces it is an awesome site for anyone who loves photography!!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


The Alphabet Game

Got this From a Blog I just found Daily Doily
A is for age:
B is for beer of choice:
Coors Light Iced Tea
C is for what you can't wait for right now:
For my anxiety to be under control, and to have my boxes of stuff from Ontario, I need craft supplies! And most important to see my Grandma <3 font="font">
D is for your dog's name:
Our roommate's dog's name is Bentley but I pretend he is mine too.
E is for essential item you use everyday:
The Computer!!
F is for favorite TV show at the moment:
Glee I am a total Gleek!!!
G is for favorite game:
Anything Mario Bros Related
H is for Hometown:
Barrie, Ontario
I is for instruments you play:
My best instrument I think is my voice and I can play the Bagpipes and Piano a little.
J is for favorite juice:
Gatorade Rain Grape
K is for who's ass you'd like to kick:
My Biological Father
L is for last food you ate:
M is for marriage:
4 years 2 months and 3 days today!!
N is for your name:
Candace Rose Lee Woods (nee) LaVerdiere
O is for overnight hospital stay:
When I was born of course and a three day psych ward stay to regulate medication.
P is for people you can't live without as of today:
Everyone I love!!!
Q is for Quote:
"You'll always get what you always got
If you always do what you always did"
R is for Biggest Regret:
In May 2010 I had been confined to my house for 7 months because of my anxiety.  I didn't want to see anyone as I was embarrassed and many of my friends didn't understand. Ryan said to me that I needed to hang out with someone and I said the only one that understands that has been through this with me is my ex Levi.  He encouraged me to give him a call and hang out with him and even though I was getting his consent I didn't think he really meant it and never called.  A week later Levi passed away and I never got the chance to tell him that I wanted him in my life again as a friend.
S is for school:
Never failed a grade or class and I have been to college 3 times
T is for time you woke up today:
1:30pm, my roommate was vacuuming as the dog made a mess and I woke up ( My clock is all of I am a night owl.  She brought me coffee though so it was an awesome way to wake up!!![
U is for color underwear you have on now:
It is so hot outside today the less clothing the none!!!
V is for vegetable you love:
W is for worst habit:
Facebook and I worry about everything (part of having OCD too)
X is for # of x-rays you've had:
I don't know but most recent was to x-ray my hip and while doing so shoving a 7 inch needle into it to take fluid from it....
Y is for the yummy food you ate today:
I've only had sushi today
Z is for you zodiac sign:
Capricorn, though I'm on the cusp and some argue that I have more Sagittarius traits
  • Color and lots of it everywhere
  • Smelling new Books
  • Swimming
  • Nail Polish
  • Paper 

  • Liars
  • Spiders
  • Thunderstorms
  • People that can't handle drinking and get loser wasted
  • Anxiety

If you do this comment on this post with the link, I would love to see what you write!!!!

My First Blog Award!!!!!

Chrisie over at Fingers and Toads nominated me with my first Blog award!!  Hopefully I do this right!!

She received an email from Dina at Secretary's Nail Art explaining the award.  I am including some info from Chrisie's Blog.

 "Your blog has been awarded with the Liebster Award. I enjoy your blog a lot, and that's why I have given this award to you. I cant have you for myself, and I want to share your blog with others. Wear it with pride.

The award is designed to give the small blogs around there some attention, and to quality you need to have less than 200 Followers.

The rules are as following:
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs. 

Please comment on this post your post so I can read your answers and know you have accepted this!!

11 things about me..

1. I have been dealing with mental illness for 5 years and have not been able to live a normal life for that time.
2. I have 3 tattoos and 6 piercings  (5 in ears and navel)
3. I have been to college 3 times
  • General Arts and Science ( A Filler to get me into another course and a waste of money!)
  • Emergency Service Communications ( The person you talk to that helps until help gets there when you call 911
  • Business Administration ( I was six weeks away from graduating with honors and got sick and had to withdrawal  the college would not accommodate me to finish from home!)
4. I am left handed
5. I have a serious travel bug and get antsy if I don't go on an adventure for a while
6. I think I can sing and I tried out for Canadian Idol in 2004.
7. I am legally adopted by my stepfather.  My biological "it" signed over the rights to me (thank god!)
8. I am afraid of almost everything but phobic of death and spiders 
9. I love to color!
10. I have so many hobbies yet I am terrified I will run out of stuff to do
11. I want to have a child more then anything

My questions from Fingers and Toads

1. What was your reaction to your nomination?
 I was happy Chrisie nominated me as we have become friends!
2. What is a weirdest food that you have eaten?
Dog food, it has an awful texture and you cant get it out of your mouth!
3. What is your nickname and why?
Candy, I have had it since I was little and it stuck, only my family uses it though.
4. What is your most expensive polish?
I honestly think all my polishes are around the same price (I'm poor)
5. Do you have any pets?
My roommate has two, a cat his name is Tristen and a dog Bentley.
6. If you could talk to anyone, past or present, who would it be and what would ask them?
My ex-boyfriend Levi, he passed away 2 years ago in a car accident.  I would ask him if he watches over me and if he knows that I miss him.
7. Are you a cheap skate or spender when it comes to buying stuff for your hobby?
Without much money I have to be thrifty and look for bargains.
8. Where is your favorite place?
Back home in Ontario sitting by the waterfront in Barrie.
9. If I gave you $5000 dollars to do with what you want. What would you do?
Go to Disneyworld and back home to Ontario to visit Grandma, that would be first, I miss her.
10. Do you like your feet?
I think their is nothing wrong with them, they are small and I can buy a kids shoe size or woman's, it is weird. I hate my toenails though they are so tiny!!
11. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
For sure a night owl!!

Here are my 11 nominees:

Here are my questions for my nominees:

1. What are you most talented at?
2.  If you were to visit anywhere in Canada, where would you go?
3. What is your biggest fear?
4. What is your favourite song at the moment?
5. If you were an animal, what would you be?
6.  What is your secret indulgence?
7. In which position do you find most comfortable to sleep?
8.  How many blogs do you read every day?
9.  If you could be any age, how old would that be?
10.  If you were a crayon, what crayon in the box would you be and why?

I hope that you enjoy this Award and pass it on...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Catching Up.... Picture heavy and one feet picture!!!!

Due to a recent medication change my body has been all off whack and my anxiety has been through the roof.  I have not been able to function properly.  I am bursting at the seams with ideas, creativity and lacking the strength, motivation and power to unleash.  Here is a catch up post and hopefully over the next few days I will be able to get my blog super cool!!!!
We went to a Airshow in Whitecourt Alberta, this is the Canadian Snowbirds, they are Canada's Airforce demonstration team.  Unfortunately soon as their show began there were some storm clouds (not shown in picture) they were dark, nasty and producing lightning which forced them to cut their show short.
Here are my Snowbird nails I did for the Airshow.  I used waterslide decals I made and Sally Hansen Gem Crush polish.

This is me sitting in the Quiet room in the Emerg at the hospital (Despite the scorching heat outside, it was freezing in there!)

My wonderful Husband painting my toe nails

I had a cool idea to do Mario Bros themed nails in anticipation of the New Mario game coming out for the 3DS, my Idea was to have mushrooms with the characters in the stems, I failed miserably....

This is China Glaze in Flying Dragon I am not happy with this polish, horrible application and  the formula is inconsistent .  Maybe I have a bad bottle because this polish seems to be fairly popular?

I loved these nails. Stamped with BM..I forget and used Nails Chic Nail art pens in Pink and Black

Bottle Shots...see I'm getting better with documentation

I know you are going to get mad but I asked Ryan to pick out my polishes for this one and he chose  one he recently  bought me before the scandal.....Sinful Colors Frenzy.  I stamped with BM?  (I gotta remember the plate numbers) and used the New Essie Mirror Effects There is No place like Chrome.

These are today's nails again with the suggestion of Ryan my Hubby.  I have a polar bear Webkinz named comfort who has been with me the entire fight through being sick hospital stays and all, I printed out a pic of him on waterslide nail decals and used them on top of Wet and Wild Bijou Bayou and little Heart confetti.
Saving the best for last..... Look what Christie from Fingers and Toads sent me to cheer me up you haven't seen recently on my blog but I love paper and paper crafts!!!  Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!