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Thursday, November 30, 2006

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Just taking some time off to post. I am working from home today (sort of). The schools called another snow day and there was nobody to look after the kidlets so I asked my boss if I could work from home. I know I could quite easily do this everyday. I am in sweats and able to focus on my job without the hundreds of interruptions that I normally get at work.
Today I also paid bills and returned books to the library that that were overdue. It appears that the snow is slowly disappearing due to the rain and life is returning to normal here on our island. ~sigh~ I kinda wish the snow would stick around for a while longer.

My lower back is still very sore at times. If I stand up too quick or move in certain directions it takes my breath away. The doctor said if it wasn't better by this time to go back. I keep hoping I will wake up and it will be better. I will go to the drop-in clinic on Sunday if it is still sore. (bah. I really don't like going to the drop-in clinic. It is so germie!)
Oh. One more thing. If you are single and have tried online dating you may not yet have found Plenty of Fish. It is a totally free site. You can post and reply for free. The guy that started it was tired of being ripped off so-called online dating sites so he came up with Plenty of Fish. The site will never ask for money. It is worth checking out.
If you have someone go "get yourself some" right now. I will be here when you get back.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

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The weather here has been totally nuts! Last week it rained so much we were put on a boil water advisory. This week it has snowed and snowed some more. The temperature has dropped way into the negatives. I would like to be out playing but my back is still crappy from the Angel Food Cake Incident. We have been staying home and watching Christmas movies that never fail to entertain. (The dad in "A Christmas Story" cracks me up!)

I am (thankfully) almost finished my Christmas shopping. Being a single parent on one income makes it tough to buy presents at the same time so I have been hoarding things away all year, I just have to get a few presents for the kids and then I am done. Yay!

Scut Farkas. What a rotten name. He had yellow eyes! Yellow eyes! So help me god he had yellow eyes!

Friday, November 24, 2006

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Good Answer!

I ask Boy-W to unload dishwasher. I go in a few minutes later to his check progress and he is spinning a pot lid made of glass on the counter...

Me - Boy-W, what are you doing?!

Boy - W - Spinning this lid.

Me - Do you know what that lid is made of?!

Boy-W - Glass?

Me- Yes! Do you know what will happen if it falls?!

Boy-W - It breaks?

Me- Yes! And then what happens?!

Boy-W- You turn into the She Hulk?

I was going for something of no longer having a lid for the pot...

Monday, November 20, 2006

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My cat is pure evil as you know. Since the day he moved in he does this little routine over and over and over.

1. Hops on chair

2. Hops from chair to table.

3. From table to counter.

4. Along counter.

5. I tell him "No!"

6. I put him on floor.

7. He runs around and hops back on chair.

8. This repeats 12, 000, 000 times/daily.

9. I put him away in his crate that he thinks is a torture chamber where he cries and freaks out until I let him out again.

Infinite repeats...


1. He wants milk.

That Cat is no longer sane. He will do anything in his power to get milk. He knows he gets one spoon at night on a little plate. This is not good enough. If I just move my body and I look like I am going to the kitchen he runs and tries to trip (kill) me on the way. Try as I might to be stealth and sneaky he has become smarter than I.

One day you will come to this blog and you will no longer find me. It will be because Norbert won.

(I know cats should not drink milk but he has been having it since he was a kitten and it has never bothered him with the exception of making him rotund.)


Please go over and say congratulations to Kelly. She just had a sweet and perfect baby girl. Kelly is my oldest blogging friend but I have no idea how we met! She had started a blog for her son called "Letters to Jake" when he was just a newborn and I have been tuning into this friend and stranger ever since.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

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This little collage sums up my weekend. I got off Friday and came home and made a cake with my daughter. While putting it in the oven I did something to my back! I couldn't stand up and hobbled like an old lady to my bed. I spent the weekend in bed watching I Love Lucy on DVD. (Lucy Meets Harpo is not only hilarious and brilliant, it is also amazing to watch!) I digress. I was in bed with ice packs and Ibuprofen. The cake, I might add turned out superb and I am going to go eat the last piece right now.

Friday, November 17, 2006

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Some answers...finally. I have been back and forth to the doctor this week. I generally only go to the doctor when I feel sick but lately it seems as if I should have a standing appointment. My regular doctor decided to move to Australia so I was left to find a new doctor. If you live in BC you know this a near impossibility. Fortunately I lucked out and found a doctor that is taking new patients because she just came back from maternity leave. Anyway, long story short, She wanted to do some blood work and it turns out my thyroid isn't doing what it should. This would explain the incredible fatigue and other symptoms I was having. I just had my thyroid tested a few months ago and all was fine. My mom told me her thyroid just up and quit working when she was 36 so heredity plays a part. I will start medication tomorrow. Here is to feeling better!

Monday, November 13, 2006

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An Open Post
I have been working on a project on Prince Edward Island with Boy -W for a better part of the day. I am now tired and achy and just want to go to bed. But Noooo. I signed myself up as Secretary for Girl-N's dancing group. Why did I do that? And why the hell does it start at 7:30? All of these people have kids and kids go to bed at 8:30. Sheesh. I am only staying an hour then leaving!
I have injured by shoulder and it damn well hurts. I have gone to the Osteopath but it still hurts.
Oh yes. I have a damn Pap tomorrow. Joy. I hate that. You feel all creepy and gross for the rest of the day.

Update - Maybe it is just me. Do you all ever feel like everyone else in the world is "getting it" but you are just walking around clueless? I have felt that way a good part of my life. I am not meaning to be sarcastic or silly here. I really feel that way a lot of the time. I went to this thing for my daughter's dancing and all the other mom's know about all the dances and competitions and technical stuff and I have no idea what anyone is talking about. I try to understand and keep up but everything just seems to fly past me.

And I feel stupid in those moments.

"People like me feel little and lost and ugly and dispensable... It's like every morning I wake up and I fail, and I look around and anybody, anybody can pull it off, but somehow I can't. And I know, I know I have everything, and I'm still miserable and it's pathetic. I know it's pathetic. No matter how hard I try, something about me will never be enough..."

Michelle Pheiffer as Rita Harrison in I am Sam

Saturday, November 11, 2006

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

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Found this over at Territorial and Flower in the Breeze.

1] What is your middle name? May

2] What color is your mailbox? Silver

3] Are you available? Single but not really looking right now.

4] Have you ever hit a deer? No. I would feel terrible if I did!

5] Do you have to drive over a bridge to get home? Depends which way I drive home.

6] Do you get the paper delivered to your house in the morning? No. I have a "No newspapers" rule. I read it online.

7] Who checks the mail in your house? I.

8] Do you have a small driveway? No.
9] Do you know anyone with the same ring tone as you? I have just the basic ring so I suppose I do.
10] What do you do first in the morning? Try to invent a disease so I don't have to go to work.
11] What brand is your printer? Canon

12] Do you enjoy fighting with people? No. I avoid it.

13] Is your hair naturally straight or curly? Kinda kinky.

14] Who was your kindergarten teacher? Ms. Sandison.

15] Are you taller than your mother? Yes

16] Do you have a favorite word? "Mmmnnnyup" (It means Yes)

17] Are you God? No. (What kind of question is that?)

18] What do you do to get over a broken heart? Just give it time.

19] Do you have a deep dark secret? Yes.

20] Do you enjoy writing in colored pens? Always.

21] Does anything hurt on your body right now? My right shoulder. (going to the Osteopath tomorrow)

22] Do you often cry during a movie? Not often.

23] Do you hate your life? No. (Again, what kind of question is that?)

24] Do you get mad easily? No.

25] What is your biggest pet peeve? Bullying.

26] What is your away message? That is something to do with instant messaging right? I don't do that,

27] Do any of your friends have kids? Yes

28] Who should pay on the first date? Both parties.

29] How many years older than you are you willing to date? 10 years.

30] Do you have any friends? Again. What kind of question is that?

31] Do you have any mean friends? I used to. They go in the "I don't care to be treated this way. Goodbye" pile.

32] What is the ugliest color in your opinion? There are no ugly colours. Just ugly shades.

33] Have you ever liked someone who all your friends couldn't stand? lol Yes.

34] Have you ever felt like driving off a cliff? Yeah I suppose.

35] Do you itch your ears? I guess so.

36] What brand are the pant/jeans you are wearing right now? Santana (Work clothes)

37] How tall are you? 5'3

38]What is the closest green object? Green pen.

39] What is on your feet? socks and slippers. (I am freezing!)

40] Do you like watermelon? Lately watermelon has tasted like crap but if it is organic and picked at the right time it is delicious!

41] Do you want to have kids? I have kids and would like more.

42] What is the brightest color you are wearing? Wearing all dark blue (again, work clothes.)

43] Who is the friend you have that you would never have expected to have gotten to know? My book club friends.

44] What is your mothers middle name? May (same as mine and my daughter's)

45] Stupidest movie you ever saw? Shark Tale

46] Do you like your dad? I adore him.

47] Do you have any TV shows on DVD? Little House on the Prairie, Seinfeld & I love Lucy.

48] Are you wearing makeup? Not right now. It is all worn off.

49]Do you have a tattoo? Yes. Snoopy & Woodstock on my ankle

50] Do you know how to draw? No.

51] Who is your hero? My dad.

52] Who did you last IM? See # 26.
53] Do you work a lot of hours? Yes! 40 - 50 hours a week.

54] What do you do when you are stressed out? Sleep or EFT.

55] Who was the last person to call you? My mom.

56] Is there anything you regret? Yes.

57] Do you know where your family name originated from? Germany.

58] Is there an animal that creeps you out? Millipedes.

59] What was the last thing you did for fun? It is a terrible thing to say I can't remember.

60] Last time you cried? Last week.

Monday, November 06, 2006

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He's right...

I often have the "Life's Not Fair" discussion with my kids. After school today I rallied the kids to help with unloading the dishwasher, folding and putting away laundry, vacuuming and tidying the living room.

After an hour of work The Discussion started.

Boy W - "I am tired. I want to go watch a video."

Me - "The house is a mess and it needs to be cleaned up."

Boy W- "But I already unloaded the dishwasher and folded laundry."

Me - "You are not done yet. You need to go clean up around the hamster's cage. It is a mess."

Boy - "But that's not fair!"

Me - "Whoever said life would be fair Boy W? The hamster belongs to you! How is it not fair? Who else should be cleaning the mess?"

Boy W- "The hamster?"
I got the above picture off the net. It came off a parenting site that said to ask your kids what they think is fair when the, "It's not fair" discussion comes up. Sorry to all you parenting experts out there but give it up. Life isn't fair. No boss in the world is going to deal with your child this way and you are not doing them any favours by discussing things.
Yup. Life isn't fair and best to teach them when they are young to suck it up and deal with it. The best way to be happy in this life is not to avoid the bumps along the way buy learn how to ride over them and still do your best. It is crap parenting like this that makes kids unable to deal with the real world.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

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You know, I really hate my job. I love most of the people I work with and they are the reason I stay. But most of the clients are demanding, rude and selfish. So yeah. I hate my job. Most people hate their jobs. Well maybe not hate but I have never met someone who looked at the clock at quitting time and said, " I don't want to leave!" But tonight I had an Epiphany. I have decided to start liking the Universal Fact that we all think our jobs are a drag. And with that thought... (click the link for a little song)
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