Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another kiddo share, cuz I'm sick...again. :(

My friend the flu is refusing to leave and I feel way more like dying then the typed word is conveying...so I need to share a chuckle, cuz the afro wig isn't doing a damn thing.

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

Grey Ham

Kiddo (age 7 till Monday) told me that she has a boy in her class named "Grey Ham". Really? I asked - Yup - she said - that's his real name! So I thought about it for a minute and asked her how you spell it. Easy - she said...

G-r-a-h-a-m "Grey Ham". Atta girl kiddo! My baby's gonna be a cheer leader! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Afro wig

Yup - I'm wearin an afro wig...just cuz I can. The Halloween decorations came out of the closet. I have a rather significant stash of costumes adn wigs alike and I must say that there's really very little that can compare to a big ole fro-wig. Yup - it's like the little black dress of wigs, if I do say so myself.
I think those flu pills I took a little while ago may be messing with me...

Sick of sick!

I'm sick again! Crap! I just had the flu not that long ago...like we're talkin maybe a month ago?? I should have seen it coming. On Saturday, I wrapped up my last "order cake" although it kinda falls in the "cake for a friend" category too. Anyway - after a very hot shower I went to the crop and had a blast with my amazing sistah-friends whom I haven't seen in for-eh-vah. All day, though, I was kinda achy all over - not bad...just feeling crummy. Then, for no appearant reason, I got this awful stitch in my side and it wouldn't go away! I went home shortly after 2am and pretty much cried like a school girl cuz it hurt so bad...Sunday i still felt crummy but not so much that I couldn't function and Advil helped alot.

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

Zombified haze

Today, I walked around in a haze, noticing many things from the wrong perspective. There were 2 things in particular that jumped out at me when I logged in for this post...right now, though, only one of them comes to mind. I'll post the other mental note when...or if I remember, but for now - here it is...

I was standing in the way tooo slow line up at Tim Hortons this morning, waiting for my 2nd coffee of the day and saw this poster on the wall...
I know it's supposed to give me that maternal pause with the automatic "awwwww", but instead, my brain immediately swerved to "head-lice!" Nope - not a shred of dreaminess in me today my freindly neighborhood bloggies. Not a shred.

1:15am

It's 1:15am...I'm so tired my face hurts. I can't hold my head up...my eyes feel like they've been rolled in sand...so why the heck isn't my brain listening to the rest of me and shutting the heck down! :( I neeeeed sleeeeep! In less then 5 hours I have to be up and in the groove, cuz my bus arrives at 7:02an (roughly) and I get to resume the rest of my 2nd ridiculously insanely nutzo week in a row...and I can't even get to sleep. Not fair. Not fair at all...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Back in business!!!

Did you know that Fredericton has a U-Wash Dog wash?? It used to be down town, but she recently moved to Hanwell and as of Tuesday, she's officially back in business!! Also - she has her own blog, that will be host to much of the goings on there...anyway - I figured I'd give a small heads up to check her out if you haven't already - your poochies will thank you for it!! :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

TGIF

Holy crap what a week!!! Seriously - coordinating meetings, and taking minutes and running here and there for perfmace reviews for a zillion employees and a team of Managers...booking travel, meeting deadlines - realizing you missed deadlines and double timing it trying to catch up before it's a huge flub up, and chasing ridiculous tasks that make absolutely no sense adn take sooo much time you'd like to wring the askers neck - only cuz they didn't have teh set to say to their boss - "hey - this is a dumb exercise - what you really need is this, which will only take 2 minutes." Nope - nobody does that so I got to run my brain off all week...and then got to bring it all home with me today. You know it was bad when your boss looks at you at 3:50 and says "Well - I've had enough...you feel like leavin early too??"

Yup - this week was one heckuva week.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Photographing a fish...

Have you ever tried to photograph a godlfish?? Well - it's a heckuva lot harder then you'd think! See - we have 2 new members in our Family. The first is Looshus. He's all gold and stuff. the strong silent type if you will...kinda camera shy - see for yourself!I think it may have been the flash that coaxed him over...aint he sweet!?I have to admit, I'm a sucker for those dreamy eyes and big lippy pout! :) He has a friend with him too! "Her" name is "Floo-wah" and she's a little koy ;)"She" is the smaller of the two...and I think that tomorrow, we might add a 3rd named "Moyrah" :) Anyway, I gave up on getting a decent picture of either of them, and opted to take a pic of their happy little water home...can you see-em? :) I miss spunjee, but it's kinda cool to have un-constipated fish for a change! :)
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

Memory Lane...

I've been looking through some old pics tonight cuz there's not much else to do and I found this one...I have to say - there's something about this pic that just screams "FUN"! :)

Mario Cake







This one is a couple weeks old, but I never got around to posting it - sorry. It's a Mario cake (sorry for stating the obvious) filled with a marble swirld of rainbow colored vanilla and chocolate cake...and boy was it ever fun!!!






Comfy etc...


The plan was to exile crayzee from the couch...but dang it - that's just too darn cute to move!
And...out of curiosity, I figured I'd post this little blast from the passed to see just who does read my blog :) video(remember to pause the music player or you'll miss the audio that makes it so much fun! :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

2/3


I delivered my 2nd to the last order cake yesterday. Today, I got an e-mail that it was a smash hit! :) I Loved everything about it! The chocolate cake recipe that I use is super moist and super rich and just too delicious to put into words! I got to try my hand at chocolate fondant too! AND the colors were sooper yummy! Chocolate base, with purple, orange, pink, blue and lime green pokee dots! I was very happy with it. I think if any cake were going to be my 2nd to last cake...I'm very plaesed to end on this note. :)
On a seperate note...Spunjee died today. Poor fishie. I guess that's what 3 years of constipation'll do to a guy.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My 3D Niece in progress!!


I would like to introduce you to my Niece in progress :) Her arrival date is set for January, and it seems that in the looks category, she takes after our side of the family (pfeuf!) How cute is she?! :) I'm so excited to meet her! If only she wasn't so darn far away... :(

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

lost...

I spent 45 minutes looking for my 8mm crochet hook tonight...it was in my hair.

If I could...

I would marry the sh&% out of chocolate cake! that's all I have to say for now...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2 of 3...

Tonight, I bake my 2nd to the last "order cake" that marks the end of Hollee-Cakes forever...It's a baby shower cake, like the 1st birthday cake I did for the twins a few months back. And - coolest of cool...they actually want CHOCOLATE!!! WOOT! How come more people don't insist on chocolate?? It's a highly under-rated flavor! :) Anyhow - they want an cream background, with orange, lavendar, bright pink and lime green - Awe-Summmm! :) I'm looking forward to it - mostly, though, I'm looking forward to the chocolate :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

1 down...and 8 in

Well - the 1st of my final 3 cakes just walked out the door, and I didn't even take a picture. It was a whale cake. A blue one. It turned out ok...my fondant was a little prickley, but she Loved it :)

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

Bye Bye Love

Grown up decisions suck sometimes, and this one is no exception. Between now and the end of October, I have 3 cakes to do. After that, I'm sad to say that "Hollee-cakes" is shutting down. I Love baking and decorating (and frosting - yumm!) But I just can't do it anymore. Aside from it being hard on my hands (A new development over the last 2 years, that is really making me feel old) it really takes a lot from my Family. It trashes my kitchen, makes a huge mess that takes forever to clean up and eats up time that I should be spending with my girls. Plus, October marks the 4th anniversary of DH being sick with no end in the forseeable future. And so...I'm at that point in my life where I need to simplify. I need to cut out all the things that keep me away from what really matters - Family & Friends, cuz at the end of the day...if I don't have either of those...It really doesn't matter how cute my cakes are.

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

What a week!!!

This week really thumped the heck out of my sails, and I'm really not even sure why...

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. :(