Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
(Please ignore the mess in the background...Martha doesn't live here:)
*Note - if you are ever in my Mothers bedroom, please don't mention that her walls are Marlboro filter yellow. Dad thinks it's funny as hell! Mom...not so much. It's a touchie subject! ;)
Thursday, December 23, 2010
- Got to go to Edmonton and take a pretty good course that I may not have needed...but the content was good and the trainers were great :)
- I got to see my sis. She's HUGE! She looks great, though. She has only gained 10lbs, and it's allll baby :)
- I got to see Jasper, the West Edmonton mall and a zillion other cool things. (I should have taken more pics
- I got to meet a scrappy friend from Skrap n' Chat :)
- The tree is sitll up and decorated (all except for the part where Daisy wags her tail and plows everything off the tree - cuz it would never occur to her to move and not do that.
- the kids are healthy and happy.
- I found a pair of jeans that fit...adn that I actually like (cept I gottem in Edmonton and they dont' sell them here...but I gottem damnit! :)
- All my shopping is done.
- I'm still cold & flu-free
- I got the most amazing and sooper comfy woolrich slippers ever!
- Youngest kiddo still believes in Santa. :)
- I'm getting Vodka for Christmas!! :)
- I'm off work for 10 days...but only have to use 3 days vacation!! WOOT!
- The parking police are off tomorrow, so I'll get to park for freeeee!
Ok - If I try to be any more positive, I just might throw up. So on that Merry note...From the bottom of my heart, I really and truly hope that anyone and everyone who takes the time to read my rantings has the most amazing and wonderful Holiday season ever!
Merry Christmas everyone! Here's to a memorable 2010 and a New year that better be friggen well better then last year! :)
Chatatcha in 2011!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
This year, (life being what it has been) we've had to simplify like crazy. We're focussing on the kids only - and have cut waaaay back on who we exchange with. Even there, we've agreed to keep it minimal or make it. I also put up a barrowed artificial tree to avoid the cost and work of a real one! This is a HUGE first for me! To me a fake tree is for a fake Christmas! :)
Today I put the tree up, and decided to actually "decorate" the house for the fist time in ever! I rarely put up more then the tree and a few randomly tossed instant decorations, which are mostly candles and candle holder things. This year, though, to make up for the fake tree - I decorated over the archways too...and even decorated the bathroom!! (Thansk KimMartha for the inspiration! :) I'm happy with how it turned out and have to say that I'm not hating the un-real tree either. I do miss the smell of a real one though. :( I spent all day pretty well on the decorations...and now I'm beat.
In addition to being beat, I'm also freaking out a little. I found out on Thursday that I have to go to Edmonton for training from the 14th to the 17th of December! The good part is that I'll get to go a few days ealier (on the 10th) and visit "Booger Head" (a.k.a. my sister who I haven't seen for over 2 years!) the crazy part is that it totally cuts up a huge span of time that's way too close to Christmas! Time I had planned to use to do my baking and gift making...which totally de-railed my "plan" for a hand made Christmas. :( Ugh...Oh well - the up side is that crochet travels! AND I'll get back at midnight on the 18th! (Just in time for SEcret Santa! - Yay! )
This year is not turning out the way I would like...but it's going to be Christmas soon - like it or not. I guess I better make a new plan and get moving! :)
Friday, November 26, 2010
Having to drive home during a snow storm to get her - $68 trillion grey hairs
Finding out your Saint Bernard has a Bladder infection - $95
Knowing your husband had to collect the urine sample...Priceless! :)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
My next moment was in the line up at Michaels. A Man was wandering bleery eyed through the Isles with a women whom I can only imagine was his wife (since I'm sure he takes his mistress to much darker places;) when another dood approached him and they started to chat - each seeming quite relieved to have another boy to talk to. I learned that the first man's name was "J". I completed my usual M-crawl, collecting various items on sale, and made my way to the register. "J" was in the line up in front of me. His "wife" was chatting him up while he clearly payed no attention...but he was trying (which is all we can expect from them on the best of days I suppose) Anyhoo - when he turned to pay (God bless him) I noticed that his last name (I assume) was on the arm of his coat. His last name was...are you ready??!! I can't even stand it. :) His last name was Walker!!! ARE YOU FREAKIN SERIOUS?! J-Walker?! I suddenly had the urge to run him over. :)
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Cards - I've made 45 so far :) Only 15 to go :) Here they are :)
Owl hat - I got the eyes sewn on! :)
Afghan - I got a few rows done...but a long way to go still...
Cakes - I finished both - and delivered both - and totally didn't take pics...sorry :(
Chips - I atem...then was up sick all night cuz of it. :(
So...I guess all that's left is to finish the owl hat, the afghan and whip up a hat and scarf for BFF's DS.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
On a different note - Kiddo and DH are rawking out the wii in tennis! lol They've had a serious tennis-fest show down going on for the last while, and on Sunday I found wee tennis rackets for $2. each which appearantly improved their game! ;) Kiddo is quite the machine :)
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Goal 1: Make 60 Christmas Cards
Goal 2: Finish Owl hat (all that's left are the eyes, beak, tassles and ear doo-dads)
Goal 3: Finish the crochet afghan I started. I'm already almost half done.
Goal 4: Make a boy-ish hat & Scarf for BFF's DS.
Goal 5: Make a Baby belly cake for a shower on Wednesday (the 10th)
Goal 6: Make a Canadians Hocky Puck cake for Boss-Man's birthday (Also on the 10th)
Goal 7: Finish the first 6 goals and if I have time...make some more to get me through...oh and eat chips! Lots and lots of chips! :)
Ok - I'm off to wrap up goal number 1...wish me luck.
13 days is a long time...
Friday, November 5, 2010
Ugh! 13 days is a very long time...
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Over the summer, Kiddo (age 7) was sitting in the back seat of the car with a serious look on her face. "Mum" she asked..."Where do you buy elbow grease??" :)
I can hear the tinkling of the tiarra already. :)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
G-r-a-h-a-m "Grey Ham". Atta girl kiddo! My baby's gonna be a cheer leader! :)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I think those flu pills I took a little while ago may be messing with me...
Yesterday at work, I started to take some daytime flu stuff. Boss-Man told me he could tell I was getting sick and not just with a cold. (I hate it when he's right) Anyhow - this morning I woke up and couldn't even move. It was as if every ounce of energy and strength had been sucked from my core and was replaced with nausea. All I could do was sit...even breathing hurt. I e-mailed Boss-Man to tell him I wouldn't be in (which really sucks cuz there's a HUGE meeting in Moncton this week that I'm supposed to be coordinating for Thursday and Friday, but he and all the rest of the Managers are at the first part of the meeting which starts today. Anyway, I need to kick this thing enough by tomorrow that I can get everything done that I need before leaving for Moncton on Thursday. Eek!
I went back to bed shortly after 7am and slept until almost 10...now I'm still sore all over...but can't sleep...but I reeeely want to. :(
I just don't get it. I know I need to take better care of myself. I know I need to eat better (or at all for that matter) and get lots of rest and take time for me...I know I need to slow down...but I've been doing that lately. I've been going to be earlier, I've been drinking more water and actually eating. So how come I've never been sick more often?? If this is an age thing - getting old bites!!!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Yup - this week was one heckuva week.
Monday, October 11, 2010
On a similar note, Kiddo got a new Betta too - he's the coolest fighting fish I have ever seen! He's an irradescent pink with red spots - totally light colored, and has TONS of personality! If I can get a pic of him...I'll definately post it here :)
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
On another note, today marks the 8th anniversary of the day I married my Hottie :) We went out for dinner to Montanna's - Yumm! I was trying to find a way to get his fine self into that Viking hat, but alas, lying about his birthday just seemed like bad karma. :) and so - it will remain in my book of fantasies...Tidy-whities and viking hat! Yowza! ;)
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I want to say a HUGE Thank you to everyone who has blessed me with the chance to bake a cake for them. I had a blast and am very thankful for the opportunity to make your special occasions a littlie yummier.
I must say that this was the tastiest chapter I have ever closed, and I will miss it...but it sure was fun. :)
Friday, October 1, 2010
Monday - hmmm...don't even really remember Monday much...
Tuesday - double hmmm...can't say I remember it much either??
Wednesday - work was ridiculous (even though I had taken a vacation day)!! Got home in time to grab kiddo and take her to my boss's new place cuz she's kitty sitting for them while he and his wife are away next week. (thank gawd cuz she's been so over-the-moon excited about it that I was worried I'd have to trank her!) Then after that I ran her home, and scooted back in town to help Lynn (a.k.a. U-Wash Dog wash owner) move to the new shop! IT'S SOOOO FREAKIN AWESOME!!! I can't wait till she's all set up! The new shop is terrific!! After that, I got home, made a grill cheese and flopped on the couch with a bad movie and my crocheting.
Last night...A big friggin blurrr - lots of home work and more crochet (I had to finish a hat for this morning) got to bed late...
Today...hmmm...got up - got the kids on the bus - got to work late...run run run all day - phones ringing off the hook - too many meetings and events to organize that I can't even keep crap straight! didn't get out till 5:15 (groan!) Got home just in time to leap out the door in about 20 minutes to take kiddo to youth group and the next thing I know, it'll be Monday! *sigh* I'm soooooooo tired. :(
Sunday, September 26, 2010
"The Saint Bernard is eager to please, and makes a devoted family pet"
The chapter marked "preparing your yard" that outlines the steps to remove poisonous plants to protect your pet, should have read...Start by removing the poisonous stuff...your Saint will eat the rest!
The book goes on and on about what a joy the Saint Bernard is...what she doesn't explain is that they're a royal Pain in the A$$ too! Don't get me wrong, I Love her to pieces, but let me elaborate a little on where my frustrations lie...
Scenario 1 - Daisy is running back and forth behind my shrubs, chewing on them like mad! I immediately tell her no - she tops, smiles at me...and continues to chew on the shrub. I tell her "Come!" more running, more chewing and I eventually walk accross the yard to drag her into the house.
Scenario 2 - starts the same way...this time, though, I walk out to the edge of the deck, I wistle to get her attention and hold a cheese slice high in the air - BAM! I have her immediate and undevided attention and when I say "Come!" she prances in the house like a drag queen in stilletto's. (Saints are clumsy when they're young.)
Willing to please?? I do hope it starts soon...
Thursday, September 23, 2010
When I was a kid, I remember watching shows like Little House on the Prairie, the littlest Hobo, the friendly giant, Mr. Dress up, Mr. Rogers, Gem, Danger Bay, the Cosby show, full house, gummy Bears…the list goes on. And of those shows…none of them taught me how to behave like a moron, speak with disrespect and generally act out like a baboon! Today's shows, however are teaching my girls that it's ok to leap out of your chair in the middle of class and blurt out "I'VE GOTTA PEE!" Because the grown up teacher is an idiot. Think of it for a minute…Hanna Montana, Wizards of Waverly, Zack & Cody (The creator of Z&C should be flogged for his influence on the young brains of our nation!) etc…of all these shows, which one demonstrates a child who behaves "normal"? A child who makes mistakes, creates mischief, suffers consequences and learns from them under the watchful eye of a stable parent? Well - that's easy - NONE!! Instead, they're all animated rejects who over emphasize their words and dramatize their points with the IQ's of turnips - and I just can't stand them! It got so bad that we even cancelled our cable...and I don't think it has made a difference!!
When my goons are being constantly infused with geek-speak…how, as a parent, am I supposed to un-do it? I think Disney should cover my therapy bill…or at least make a sizable donation to my liquor cabinet, cuz if my 7 year old greets me with "w'sup" one more time...
*the remaining paragraphs of this post have been removed by management to protect the author from bad things that might happen if she says them out loud*
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Over the years, she and I have stayed in touch. We both have families of our own and have exchanged fairly regular updates on which kiddo is how old and who's in what grade, what hubbies are doing and life in general. Today, we work in the same building for the same peeps and get to chat pretty much daily. :)
This morning, she sent me an e-mail and said she had something to show me…You'll never guess what she brought down!!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I chopped up Potatoes, carrots, celery, broccoli...tossed in some peas and corn and made a HUGE batch of dough-boys! I seasoned it with sea-salt, ground pepper, sesame oil and garlic and (if I do say so myself) it's pretty freakin delicious! :) DH doesn't like thick stew, though, so I made my dough-boys in the electric frying pan and used a bunch of the extra broth. The end result is going to make me sick because I can't stop eating it! :) I plan to take a break, though, to make a HUGE banana bread tonight. :)
Did I mention I love fall?? :)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
On the home front, though, my baked beans smell very tastee and are crocking in the crock pot. I cheated and bought my spoon bread (oh well) but plan to teach 12 year old DD how to make rolls this afternoon...and now - if I can manage to not fall over from Nyquil enduced vertigo I plan to hang clothes on the line cuz tomorrow is back to school and honestly - who doesn't feel cozy and ready for dream land in line dried bedding?? :)
(*note - this post likely makes way less sense then I planned...but thanks to Nyquil the letters are dancing around my screen like a chorus line. I'm sure I'll get a chuckle out of it later - and may have to clarify a point or two...until then - I'm off to...to...what was I gonna do?*)
Sunday, September 5, 2010
One more sleep till back to school yawl! :) I'm off to stab my squash - he he :)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I've been crochet'ing like a fiend lately...but have given it all away! eek!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
- 1 crayola marker
- a snowflake stamp from the Stampinup Very Merry set.
- 1/3 of a 2L bottle of Canada Dry (and its contents)
- The button from 3 slippers
- One and a half fuzzy socks
- A teddy bear arm
- The forehead of a Barbie
- A Care Bear figurine
- The corner off of Franklins story book collection
- the Paper Bag Princess
- 12 Christmas cards (that I made for this year)
- a bottle of stickles
- a bag of cotton swabs for removing eye make up
- a flip flop
- a croc (the left one)
- A glove
- 3 clothes pins
- the crusty end of a shoe lace
All within 3 hours...All consumed by Miss Daisy May Pospolita. She is in bed now until my eye stops twitching.
And 2 reusable shopping bags - 1 from Sobeys and 1 from Toys R Us. Lord help me!
Friday, August 20, 2010
I'm off to drink an entire bottle of pepto bismol now...
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
So where was I?? Oh - right! Better then sex dinner!! So - I pulled her recipe for Beef Stew with Mushrooms. It's definately Man-Food, but has all the things I like. Meat, mushrooms, pasta, garlic...how could I go wrong?? So - off to the grocery store with list in hand and then home to whip it up. It's simmering as we speak, but I snuck one teeeeny little mushroom to taste (at the beginning of it's very long 40 minute simmering) and SWEET MOMMAH!! I am pretty sure I heard angels sing! It's wicked friggin good!!! The kind of good that normally leaves you exhausted, panting and needing a cigarette (if ya know what I'm sayin! wink-wink) Anyhoo - It's definately on my list of faves...and after dinner tonight, I'm gonna have to find a skinny-chick-cooks blog to get me off the delicious road that is leading me to fatness!! :)