Thursday, April 14, 2011

Too Good To Last

Well, you had to know that it would come to an end...but at least it hasn't been that long since I blogged last. Alright...let's get back to the 30 day thing...

Day 27 Pets

Well, right now we have 2 cats...Simba and Kiara. But we (meaning the kiddos and I) are all anxiously awaiting the time when we have our own place and can get a dog. I have been waiting forever to get a Bernese Mountain Dog. And I'm so jealous because my sister's boyfriend just got one...and he's SO cute...and just makes me that much more impatient!!

Isn't he just adorable?! will be mine!! Muahahahahahaha!!!

Day 28 Something The Stresses Me Out

Well, I try not to let too much get to me...what's the point in being stressed out about every little thing? But one thing that does wear on me is clutter and mess...especially my kid's, that room just can't stay clean!! So yes...I have to admit, that my stress level does go up when it's messy...although, I have to say that my room was really messy when I was growing up...but I don't tell them that! ;)

Day 29 3 Wishes first wish would be to finally be licensed as a PT here in Canada...really, I cannot wait for that to happen...everything else will just start falling in to place after that.
My second wish would be to have my kiddos happy.
My last wish would be for my life, love...everything. I just want to be happy.

That's it...I'm simple like that...

Day 30 A Picture

Hmmm...don't really feel like posting another picture of I'll just go with one that I've taken recently that I love.

In honour of my little sister and best friend's 28th birthday today... now have 30 days (kinda) worth of blogging from me...let's see where this goes from here...

Tata, for now!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

3 in a row!!

Woah...I must be coming down with something...3 days in a row!! Oh wait...I am sick with a cold, maybe it's the fact that I'm sitting at home all day with nothing to do that is making me feel obligated to blog...

Whatever it is, here we go...

Day 21 A Picture of Myself

Well since I don't get many pictures taken of me...I had to go with this one, and crop a certain ex-boyfriend out...I think it turned out pretty good ;)

Day 22 What's In My Makeup Bag

Well, here's a picture of what's in my makeup bag at this moment... almost always has my mineral powder foundation, bronzer, blush, eye shadow (both powder and wet), mascara, eye liner, eye lash curler, tweezers and always hair ties. I often have an extra set of earrings and maybe a bracelet thrown in there as well...depending on the night.

Day 23 Favourite Vacation

Seeing as I haven't really had too many chances to travel I'm going to give 2 answers here. My favourite date would have to be my last trip down to Disneyland. The reason why I loved it so much was because it was totally impromptu...I'm talking, it kinda came up and 3 hours later I had bought the tickets, had our bags packed and was trying to get a little bit of sleep before heading down. Another reason it rocked was because the kids had NO idea where we were going...I was able to keep it a secret the whole way down!! And the last reason it was awesome was because we were able to spend 3 days in the happiest place on earth with Lynn, Ray and their kiddos...I think that was the best part...being able to spend it with family.

Now my favourite vacation of choice would be either a trip through Asia or somewhere the Cayman Islands. I have always dreamed of taking a trip through Asia, and after my little brother and his girlfriend spent 6 months traveling through just makes me want to go even more. And really, who wouldn't want to vacation in the Cayman's just paradise.

Day 24 Something I've Learned

Haha...I would have to say that I have hit a terms of relationships. I have learned that I don't have to settle...that I deserve to be happy and I deserve to be treated like gold. And what's more important is that I have learned that I am strong enough to stand up for it...and that is what's gold to me!!

Day 25 First 10 Songs on my iPod

1. Duffy - Stepping Stone
2. Jaheim - Til It Happens To You
3. Nelly - Nothing Without Her
4. Garth Brooks - In Another's Eyes
5. David Guetta - One Love
6. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
7. Jay Sean - 2012
8. Miguel - Sure Thing
9. Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
10. John Mayer - Vultures that playlist really be any more random?! Now you KNOW I didn't fake that!!

Day 26 Picture of My Family

As of right now...this is my little family...these guys mean the world to me...I would do anything for them...

It's always hard to get a picture of my whole family...there are just too many of us, and we're hardly all together at the same here are a couple pics just to give you all an idea...

Here is one of most of the family, minus Darren and Auria, who were traveling through China at the time. Plus there are a couple extra friends in here...

And here is one of the 5 Johnson kids...this doesn't happen very often, where all of us are in the same place at the same I love it when it does happen...I love my sisters and my brother...I would not be the woman that I am today, if not for them!!

Anyway, that's all the catching up for today!! Maybe, if you're lucky...I'll be back tomorrow again!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Haha...2 Days in a Row!!

Wow...I think hell froze over, or pigs are flying...yes, I'm actually back 2 days in a row...
Ok...let's keep this catch up blogging on a roll...

Day 11 My Favourite TV Shows

Definitely my #1 right now is Glee...LOVE IT!!! I am totally a gleek, and proud of it!!

A close 2nd is Fringe...oooohhhh...the weird it!!

But I also love watching Criminal Minds, Bones, NCIS, So You Think You Can Dance and the Sing Off.

Day 12 What I believe

Again, another loaded prompt...but after this past year...this is what I believe...

I believe that I have the right to be happy...this was a tough one for me...for a long time, I thought that it was my fault that my marriage fell apart...and I punished myself for it. But I eventually came to the realization that he was going to act the way that he acted, no matter what I did. And I have the right to be truly happy in my life, and more importantly, I don't have to settle for anything less.

Day 13 Goals

First and is my goal to be licensed as a physiotherapist in Canada...and believe me, I'm doing all that I's been almost a year, waiting on the Canadian PT Board to verify everything. BLAH!!!

After I get licensed, I think all my other goals will start falling in to place...getting my own place, buying a new car, I'm gonna leave it at getting licensed as a PT.

Day 14 A Picture I Love

I have so many pictures that I love...but right now, this is one of my favourites...

Day 15 A Favourite Quote

I am a quote collecting fiend...seriously, I have quotes that I wrote down when I was in high school
One of my favourites at that time was one that my provincial team coach gave to me...

"Always shoot for the moon, cause if you miss and land amongst the stars...that's still not a bad place to be."

I also love this quote from the movie Broken's so cute...

"I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave."

Day 16 Dream House

Hmmm...I would have to say that my dream house would be on acreage, I love having land...I grew up on a lot with acreage, and being in a house with neighbours that are so close makes me feel almost claustrophobic. I need that acreage because I plan on having horses and dogs. I also would love to have a wrap around porch with a porch swing...I love the thought of going out to my porch swing as the sun is setting, a drink in my hand and watching the kids play in the yard. It would have to have at least 4 rooms (one for each of my kids and me) and a finished basement where the kids can go and hang out.

I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of anything right now...

Day 17 Something I'm Looking Forward To

Despite the obvious of being licensed as a PT in Canada...I'm totally looking forward to the summer...seriously, I'm getting tired of winter...I love it, but I'm done with it as of now. I'm looking forward to day trips to the lake and river, running through the sprinkler, living in bikinis and shorts, camping with friends and family, tubing...I just want it to be sunny and warm!!

Day 18 Something I Regret

Wow...I would have to say that the thing that I regret the most is not telling certain people how I truly feel about the time that I felt it. I have decided that it is in my best interest to let people know how I truly feel...because I know for sure that I will regret it later if I don't let them know.

Day 19 Something I Miss

I was spoiled when I lived in Marina, CA...I totally miss being able to jump in my car and end up at this beach in 5 minutes...

But more than the beach...I totally miss my family from down south...Lynn and Ray and the kiddos over in Arizona, Jay and Jen and little miss Z (who I still haven't met!!), Gail and Brian and their kiddos, Arlene and Nick and their 2 munchkins...I miss you guys so much!!

Day 20 Nicknames

Well, I have the typical run of the mill nicknames with friends and acquaintances...Tash, Tasha, Natty, Nat...but the one that I go by with my family and close loved ones is Ting. And that comes from my Chinese middle name that my grandfather chose for me...Guy Ting...all my siblings have a Chinese middle name picked by my grandfather, and in fact...all our kiddos have Chinese middle names as well...kind of a tradition. But for some unknown reason, I'm the only one who goes by their middle name in our family.

Anyway...I think I did a pretty awesome job with this catch I'm gonna leave it there for now.

Who knows...maybe hell will freeze over again tomorrow!! ;)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Catching Up...

Well, I'll just keep going with the blogging challenge...even though I have clearly not kept up with the 30 days in a fact, I'm pretty sure the 30 days is over and I've only blogged about 4 days...what can I say...

Here's my excuses...I've been sick with a chest cold for almost 2 weeks...not so horrible that I couldn't function, but horrible enough that it really takes something out of me at the end of the day. Actually, it has totally caused my asthma to act I've felt very short of breath for the better part of the last week and a bit...not a fun feeling :P fantastic new boyfriend and I have broken up...guess he wasn't so fantastic and perfect for me after, am I ever glad I didn't blog very much about him It actually wasn't that bad...I mean, he started questioning his feelings about me and whether or not he was ready for a relationship so soon...but he also started talking to another it just had to end. And as soon as I realized that I deserved better and that I didn't have to tolerate was easy to end it. So I'm doing good, and I think that this was a turning point for me, in terms of knowing what I want and what I won't tolerate in relationships. here's some catch up days...

Day 5 Favourite Recipes

Well, I have to say that right now, my favourite recipes are for Laksa and a Shrimp Pesto Pizza.
I don't really have true recipes...because we just kinda figure them out as we go I'm sorry to disappoint those who got really excited about these dishes.

Erika and I have made Laksa a few times now, and I have to say that I LOVE's a Malasian curry soup, and it is heaven in a bowl...really, it is. All I know is that we use Tikka Masala, coconut milk, Tamarind soup base, fish sauce, prawns, baby corn, pineapple, red peppers, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, boiled eggs, rice noodles and cilantro.
We make a soup base out of the Tikka Masala, coconut milk and fish sauce...and it really is to taste for us.
In another pot we make the tamarind soup base then we add it to the Tikka Masala. Once that is boiling, we add all the vegetables and simmer until they are tender. Then in go the prawns and pineapple. Then we just add it over the rice noodles, and top it with bean sprouts, cilantro and sliced boiled eggs.
I know...not the greatest recipe...but yummy!! If you really want me to figure out how we really make it, feel free to email me at

And my other recipe is for Shrimp Pesto Pizza...and literally I just take cooked shrimp, chopped fresh tomatoes, feta cheese and mix it with a greek salad dressing, salt and pepper. Spread pesto sauce over your pizza bread (I use pita bread), then take your shrimp mix and spread it on top of the pesto...and put it in the oven to cook...literally...that easy...but SOOOOO delicious!!!

Day 6 A picture of something that makes me happy...

It would definitely have to be my kiddos...just beings kiddos, and enjoying themselves...they crack me up, make me crazy, keep me sane, and fill my life with joy...I love them

Day 7 Favourite Movies

I actually just answered this for someone I don't have to do as much thinking about it. As I told him...I have many different favourite movies, depending on the genre...
For suspense movies I love Shawkshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects, Taken, Signs
For romantic comedies I love 50 First Dates, Never Been Kissed, A Walk To Remember, Princess Bride
For romance I love Pride & Prejudice, Shakespeare In Love
For comedy I love Tommy Boy, Due Date, Old School
For action I love martial arts movies, especially ones like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero, House of Flying Daggers
and I love musicals...Moulin Rouge (awesome!!) and Burlesque...I just love the singing and dancing...

Day 8 A Place I've Traveled To

Well, I actually haven't had the opportunity to travel too much...oh, the places that I want to go...someday...

I have been able to travel to Hawaii a few times (since the conference that I played basketball in had the University of Hawaii in it) and I was able to take a trip to the Philippines while I was still with my ex-husband. I'll have to scan some pictures in and post them...I loved going to was so beautiful, but I had the best time with my teammates. The last year that we were there our whole team rented mopeds and went all over the island...SO much fun!!

Day 9 A Picture of my Friends

Here is "The wolf pack" we are referred to in our

Actually, all these fabulous girls are my little sister, Erika's, friends...but seeing as she is my best friend, I have become really good friends with these girls as well. They are amazing...beautiful, strong, independent women...and they have helped me to realize that I am as well, and that I don't have to the words of Tammy..."it'll be your turn when you finally decide you're worth your own weight in gold and then disallow anyone to treat you otherwise"...I love them for that.

Day 10 Something that I'm afraid of...

Wow...what a loaded prompt...there are a lot of things that I'm afraid of...nothing really tangible though.

I am afraid of not finding someone that will love me for who I am...I have found that I really don't like to be alone, and not because I don't like being by myself...but I really love spending those everyday moments with someone I love.

I am afraid that I'm not going to be able to give my kiddos everything that they need...being a single parent is hard, and I still have so much help from my parents since my licensing hasn't come through yet...I'm afraid that once I am out on my own, that I won't be able to provide for them the way that I want to.

Ok...that's all the catch up I'm doing today...I've got to get to bed and try to get rid of this cold...

Until next time...peace!!