Thursday, May 28, 2009

20 Fav Things

I got this from Jenn..

1. Color- Red
2. Dessert- Chocolate ice cream and bananas
3. Smell- clean laundry
4. Flower-tulips or gerbra daisys
5. Animal- none -- except my 'niece' Abby- how can i not love her.
6. Month- September
7. Beverage- the perfect vanilla latte!
8. Pair of shoes - black heels -- any black heels
9. Snack- chocolate covered pretzels
10. Song- 'Our Song' ~ Taylor Swift, or 'Little Guy' ~ Gord Bamford
11. Book- The Love Dare ~ amazing book for any married couple
12. Fruit-raspberries
13. Hairstyle - long
14. Piece of clothing- my new spring jacket -- very JackieO
15. Store to clothes shop - Cleo lately -- but I love Creme de la Creme in St J's
16. Season -Autumn
17. Hobby- SCRAPBOOKING!!!!
18. Thing to collect - snow babies
19. Movie- anything girlie
20. Restaurant- Wildcraft

Your turn. If you play just leave a message and link in the comments

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wednesday Cannot Come Soon Enough

So yesterday I confirmed with my new proctor, Mr Hamberger, that he has my exam at his office and I am going to be writing my LLQP qualifier on Wednesday afternoon.

I cannot explain how relieved I am to be able to write this week. With all the stress of studying it is so nice to know that no matter what the outcome I will be done writing my first part Life License by Wednesday night.

Big Sigh of Relief!!

In other news: Brian and I are off to Manulife tonight to see about getting a ManulifeONE. Brian calls our current banking situation a ghetto ManuONE because he does all the switches himself rather then it being done automatically. I can't wait to see what comes of this.

Be back soon! I'll update when I'm done writing.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

It's been a while

Oh goodness! It's been too long.

So here's the run down of my life for the last little while:

Life Insurance License exam: so I've been studying like crazy for this exam. About 6 hours a day on weekdays and 10 to 12 hours on weekends. I was totally ready to write the exam this past Thursday. However fate had a different plan. The proctor didn't receive the exams via FedEx, so we could not write the exam at all. So all the stress and bickering with Brian will last a bit longer. I have been able to find a new proctor for this, and they are waiving the private proctor fee, and I am going to be able to write it this week. I love Brian's extended Family!!! They're so supportive.

Scrapbooking: I have had literally no time to scrap with all the studying. I was hoping to put my stuff in for the Design team at TSF, but didn't have time, and in the end I think I'm okay with not having done it. I don't think that I would be able to work with the timelines. With my CFP studying looming over my head starting next month(hopefully) it will be hard to work on my wedding album or other things.

Work: work has been crazy as usual. And on top of everything with studying for my exam my stress level has been through the roof. The other exciting thing that happened is not such a great thing, but we've dealt with it. My boss's trip to Porto Rico was cancelled because of the H1N1 virus. Manulife sponsors a National Sales Conference every 2 years, and an International one on the off years. So the National was to be in Porto Rico this year, the first week in May. Now my boss as a top producer gets a bonus of a few extra nights there, and golfing with other people and special dinners. So it's a great week for him and Brenda to get away and just be. As well as a great week for me to get the office back in order after Tax season and RRSP season. Well it ended up being cancelled less than 12 hours before his flight was to take off. You can only imagine how frustrated he was, and I was. My plan was totally thrown off, but at least I got to get some of it done while he was in the office. Other than that work is work, and it must be done to pay the bills.

Brian: oh how i love Brian!! even with everything that I've been doing and all the studying Brian has been amazing. He's really stepped up and has been helping me out a lot. He did the spring cleaning for me so I could study. He's not gotten too frustrated with my inability to spend time together because of my studying. And although I really appreciate how amazing he has been with studying and my lack of free time, I cannot wait to be able to spend some time together. Jac and Brian weekend is planned for June, and July, and then for our anniversary in September.

Our First Anniversary: So Brian and I planned out our anniversary weekend, and I'm so excited that we are planning on going to Old Quebec. I haven't ever been, and I can't wait to see it all with Brian. We still have to settle up all the details but I'm excited to start planning out first anniversary.

okay -- I think that's all I have for now. I promise that I will update more often. It's in the agenda on a weekly basis now.