Saturday, December 31, 2005
He can not keep going naked and gets so mad when these underpants fall down. Is it wrong to put him in Emma's panties? They fit smaller.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
This is my dad. No he is not drunk, he is just tired. We were at Steve's parent's house for dinner and he just pulled up a piece of carpet and fell asleep. I wish I had the ability to just fall asleep anywhere like that.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
It reads: " CAUTION For safety, please keep birds out of the kitchen. Birds' respiratory systems are sensitive to many kinds of household fumes, including the fumes from extremely overheated non-stick pans."
How the heck did they ever figure that out? And, what does it do to our respiratory systems?
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
I indulged a little too much on food while we were there and I will get to that. By the time it was ready for us to leave I was feeling funky. My guts were all bloated and my belly was NOT feeling so great.
I made it home safely, got the kids in bed, got into bed myself and then the wrath of my sin began.
I barfed every ten minutes from 9pm until 8am boxing day morning. It was so bad that I had to call Steve's mom to come and get me and take me to the mini hospital just South of us here. Steve had to help dress me and half carry me to the car. Very humbling.
I barfed a few more times before the doctor even saw me. Yuck. I hate being out in public when you are sick like that.
They rehyrdated me with an IV and praise God I am still sore and feeling the after affects, but I am no longer barfing.
The doc said it could have been the custard (don't roll your eyes here. I don't think about my lactose intollerance a lot because at home we use lactose free milk and cook with it, so I just never thought of the milk in the custard before then) or he said it could have been a flu. Usually the flu gives a bit more warning doesn't it?
No matter... whatever it was, it was mean. But I am thankfully on the mend now. Phew.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
I don't really care about my dishes- they can rot there all week. I am sure my company with just look at them and think "oh the poor dear is just trying to run a good household and has been so busy" they won't think I am a slob. Of course they won't think that.
My darling husband got the yummiest FLANNEL pj's for me, in fact he got me two sets of them. They actually fit too. I have been wearing maternity pajamas for the last four or five years, yes I am pathetic. I just had not really lost every ounce until the last few months. So finally I have new nightwear. MMMM.
My living room looks like a bomb went off in it. I would take a picture, but um no this is gross in here. At least there are no food plates out here rotting away.
Well, I am off to try to clean up before people come over today. Maybe they will never have to know of the mess.
Blessing to you all.
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Emma made it through all the gifts, but she is still under the weather. She crashed at 10:00am. Didn't even make it to turkey. She has been down for two hours.....I hope she is okay.
I didn't sleep last night-too excited about today. The kids were great. Oliver opened one gift and was done. He wants to play with Emma's toys now, not his own. Oh well, that's the way it always is at our house.
Our turkey dinner is eaten and we are all stuffed and drowsy. (Been up since Emma came in at four this morning)
Somebody please call me and remind me to take the cookies to church tonight! I have a sinking feeling that I am going to forget them.
Friday, December 23, 2005
I am so thankful that we have gifts to wrap this year. I make it a point to not make it obscene so the kids still appreciate what we do for them and don't get greedy. I got the kids to pack up the majority of their old toys and took some to donate and some over to Grammy's house. Emma was thrilled that other kids were going to get to play with her toys. What an idea!
We all have so much to be grateful for this time of year. Whether it's the fact that you have a warm bed every night or a great cup of coffee in the morning- we have so much.
Hope you all get your errands and wrapping done in time. Don't arrive on Christmas day haggard and exhausted. Love to you all! (I may not check in for a few days)
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Monday, December 19, 2005
I don't know what Oliver ate yesterday, but he smells like meat today and has lots of gas.
Better get back to my slaving.
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
They had musical guests Amanda Stott and The Moffats singing together doing Christmas songs. The crowd was getting right into it. The kids LOVED the show, Emma is still talking about it.
"Mummy that was a great show!"
The camera died right as we got there, so I didn't get pics. Oh well. Live and learn. We need extra batteries.
Monday, December 12, 2005
I was in the bathroom helping Emma go poo-well watching her and waiting so I could clean her butt off. I all of a sudden heard grunting behind me. It didn't register at first. Then I turned around and saw a log and a blob that Oliver had stepped in. Did I not tell you it was going to be a good day?
It was smeared all down his leg and I have no idea where all he tracked it because it MATCHES THE CARPET EXACTLY. I got what I could and cleaned where I could make out a wet mark. Ugh. The funny thing was that he did not pee on the carpet when he pooped. He asked to go to the toilet as soon as Emma was off. I guess I need to work on the poop part with him.
We have already listened to music and had our dancing time, done crafts, had breakfast and snack. The kids are even dressed. Am I at hyper speed today or is something wrong here?
Tonight we are going to see the CP Rail Christmas Train. Can't wait..literally. That is not until 6pm though. Oh crap the kids are getting into the googly eyes.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
It also helps hair to dry faster, so it won't take AN HOUR to blow your hair dry. Unbelieveable stuff. This Super Skinny Serum also helps to straighten hair. How great is that? Okay, okay I know I am sounding like an infomercial, but this stuff is gooooood.
Friday, December 09, 2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
I am ever so thankful that I had a wonderful partner to wait with me and keep my mind off of things. Thank You also to Grammy for taking care of Emma while we were at the hospital all morning. That was a big help having her taken care of.
Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes!
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Gifts are bought-some even sent out. Decorations are up. Baking is at good rythm. Now to enjoy the season. I have started to plan for Emma's birthday (January). Oliver's surgery is tomorrow. He gets new tubes in his ears. Everything will be fine, just fine. Keeping busy to me means I don't have to think about anything. OCD much. Maybe I could start on invites for Emma's party....or or anyways.
Today I will be running around refilling Oliver's meds, grabbing formula (yes he is still on it he is small remember) and doing other stuff before the big operation. Not that I am nervous or anything, because I am not. I am totally fine. Just fine. I said I AM FINE. Thanks though for asking.
Monday, December 05, 2005
Saturday, December 03, 2005
We saw hoards of the ghastly Christmas sweaters that people pull out this time of year. Sorry if I have offended you uh no wait I am not. You should not have those sweaters unless you are and OLD lady and cute. There was one woman who got VERY friendly with the violin lady, now she had a sweater. Her sweater was one of a kind-straight from the seventies-vintage stuff. Around 3:30pm the sweater lady started singing with the balloon violin lady. Heaven help us all. The man beside me looked over at the duo rather disturbed and confused. His brow all wrinkled in disgust. Poor guy. I overheard him at one point say to his wife "Ah jeez it sounds like a cat is being slammed in a door."
All in all it was not a bad day. I did not sell everything, but I am okay with that. I actually sold more than I thought. Nobody actually did all that super. There were only a handful of people who came through.
If you are observant enough to notice, I brushed my hair today AND straightened it. It took me an hour.
Well, I am off to gorge myself on some fudge......
Friday, December 02, 2005
This morning while putting my bra on I could not help but think of the other girls. You see, I was the ONLY one out of six of us who put it on correctly. Everyone else puts it on backwards and slides it around to the front. This to me would be so uncomfortable. Just put it on normally, arms through the straps and the hook it up at the back. It is not rocket science.
Now that you are all picturing us putting on our bras....
I have the worst gas.
Couldn't wait to get home last night so I could let it all out. Phew.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
I love that. There is something about a great heart to heart chat that makes your day brighter. Today we even took it to the next level....she gave me her number. Ooooo.
I will keep you all posted as to how things progress, because I know you are SO interested in my personal life.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Do chips count as a veggie? Cause that's what we are eating for supper tonight. Crafts take priority.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
There is one little tucked away nook that everyone kept walking by because they thought you had to pay for it, but it was FREE. It was a gingerbread cookie decorating retreat. The kids had so much fun. They put on kid sized aprons and actually did not get that messy. They did lick everything though. There was even a story time after the cookie decorating, but we missed it somehow. Most kids came and went while we were there, but my kids just sat and sat and sat.
I now have a birthday idea for Emma.
Throughout our stay at the mall (by the way, this one was a different mall from the one where we saw Santa the other day). we saw a sign that told us to come and bring our kids out in their pj's on Friday night for story time with Mrs. Clause. What fun!!! AND THEY WILL GET A GOODIE BAG!!!! Well, we all know that is the most fun part for me. Coupons and surprises!
Oh and let us not forget about the bathrooms.
Some genius has invented the 'parent' bathrooms, complete with two toilets. One big and one small. Well, this is a fabulous idea and it gets the kids to actually do their business in public, but when they have to do a running comentary about everything...it's not so great.
Emma and I went in and she started chattering away. "Hey Mummy! You are peeing and I am peeing" and of course it is at the loudest volume EVER.
"Yes Emma that is what we do in the bathroom."
"Mummy, look. You have toilet paper and I have toilet paper...are you still peeing?"
"Yes Emma. Why don't you tell me what colour the door is?"
Most of my responses were over top of hers so that no one else could hear her. But this last one I am sure they all got a good listen to.
"Mummy? Are you wearing polka dot panties?"
Monday, November 21, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Went instead to Market Mall where we knew Santa would be coming. There is a new set up at the mall so that you don't have to wait in long lines for photos, you get to play in a FABULOUS area with toys and movies and crayons etc. When you first get there, you register with a nice lady and when your time comes she calls your name in the play area through a microphone.
The kids did very well. Oliver was scared to death of Santa, but he did take a candy cane of course-we will have to work on the "taking candy from strangers part". Emma sat right up on his lap and chatted with him. She even said thank you when he gave her a candy cane and gave him a big hug.
I guess we are off and running for the day.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
The cleaning went quite well and the girl that did it was great. She was chatty and fun. She calmed me a bit too...until she found an extra cavity in another one of my wisdom teeth. (remember I was already having one pulled today?) Well, they decided to pull that one too. Lovely.
Maybe next time I will ask for a sedative first.
The needles were manageable .... there were so many. Thankfully this time my whole face did not freeze like in past experiences, but the back of my throat froze. That is something I never want to feel again. I had to sit up in the middle of everything and try to catch my breath. I gagged all over the place and someone ran to get a bucket, another person got me a cool cloth and yet another person gave me some juice. I was also handed tissues and my back was rubbed by some loving soul. Bless them.
We continue on and things were fine again until the gauze had to be put in. Ack. I heard somewhere that smiling reduces the gag reflex, so all the way down the elevator I smiled a goofy smile. As soon as I was in the car, I yanked out that gauze. Phew.
I am now at home wondering what is safe to eat-maybe I should just stay away from food for a few days.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Well, back to the fudge making this afternoon.....
Friday, November 11, 2005
The tree is up and sparkling in it's brilliance this morning. We are trying to distract the kids with anything other than the tree. It will happen though, they will get into it eventually.
We are settling in nicely to our place.
I am still having a tough time finding everything. A lot of things are unpacked, but the odd things are still packed and of course I need them every so often and can not find them.
I have found that the Garden Market IGA is less expensive than it used to be-and it is right down the street from us. Very nice.
There is a giant Nativity in our local mini mall, I find this extremely shocking and exciting at the same time. The kids really enjoy watching the fake camel bobbing it's head up and down and the waterfall pouring water in the scene.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
Back and forth we go all day checking and re-checking. I need to find something else to obsess over.
Saturday, November 05, 2005
My throat has been on FIRE for the last few days and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. What a nuisance. I am so annoyed. The last thing I want to do is make another trip out to the doctor, we all know I am there enough with Oliver. Oh and by the way he gets new ear tubes in on December 8th. Hopefully they stay put longer this time.
My washer is fixed. THANK YOU GRANDPA!!!!!!!!! Now all we need is the ductwork for the dryer and we are good to go-although I can manage longer without a dryer than a washer.
Does anyone remember that Chloraseptic spray that used to numb your throat, tongue, and mouth when you sprayed it in there? Well, I found these new Chloraseptic losenges and they actually work without all the numbing. Much better. Pray hard that the kids don't get this bug, it would be so harsh on them. I prayed when Emma and I were barfing that it would skip over Steve and Oliver and someone listened. Thankfully.
Friday, November 04, 2005
I had some GREAT mail today.
A welcome letter to our new house from my wonderful brother and family. (Family of Five who comments sometimes)
They sent us gift certificates for McDonalds!!!!!! Have I mentioned that we have one right accross the street from our new place? Oh happy day!!! Thanks guys-you made my day.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Funny, I have never actually wanted to do laundry so badly before.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Halloween was fun. We went out with friends trick or treating. Emma only lasted a VERY short while and she was in the wagon. She wanted to take her costume off early in the night. Poor girl had been in it all day. We had her partying hard from morning until night. Oliver had was so great, he would walk up to the doors and say "I got my yellow bag" and hold his treat bag open for people to hand in the candy. Keep in mind he looks about the size of a one year old so people were a little astounded that this little guy was walking and talking. It was fabulous.
Today Grammy has the kidlets so I could run some errands (keys cut, chocolate buying etc).
I managed to squeeze in coffee with a friend too and it was glorious.
I love finding people who are 'interesting' like me. Thanks Deb for the break, I really enjoyed it.
I am off now to check in to the other blogs I have been missing. Sorry for the lack of blogging. I hope to be up and running VERY soon. Miss you all!!!!
Friday, October 28, 2005
There is still a lot more work to do tomorrow-which I am dreading. BUT it will get done. Everything is better after a good night's sleep. My door already has a wreath on it. Yes I am that neurotic. Leslie really was in for a BIG surprise today when she was helping us move. She knew I was crafty, but she had no idea that I could open my own craft store. Ha ha. I am sure the people who are helping tomorrow will be glad that all the piddly stuff is done. When you help people move, you see into their lives. We are weird folks. Who needs three jars of peanut butter and a VAT of vinegar? I do. Yes I do.
The sad thing is how much crap I unloaded before we even moved. We have so much stuff.
I am feeling good about unpacking. Right now that is. Don't ask me in a few days.
I am sick of the old place though and don't ever want to go back.
I miss you all and can not wait to get caught up on blogs!
*Happy Birthday to Easton tomorrow. I am sorry but I lost my calling card in the move and I can't call.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Skipped my meds by accident...a few times.
I am a mess.
We are at the library right now and the kids screaming in the story time section is pushing me over the edge.
Got a letter from my landlord today...he is giving me a coronary.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
I have died at some point and am now living in eternal hell.
Oliver is a ticking time bomb, we are waiting for him to start barfing.
How is possible for little bitty Emma to throw up so much? She even got under the freezer where I can not reach. Gross! Glad we are moving soon and can clean it then. Yuck.
I understand why people walk in front of buses.
Tomorrow is a scary day for me. I go to the dentist for several HOURS to get a tooth extracted and one filled. Yikes. Not really looking forward to it.
Think I will lay off the Egg Nog this season. Gross. Shiver.
Still on a liquid diet for the most part, nothing is really appealing to me. Oh well, maybe I can finally lose those 50 pounds I have been hoping for.
Eight days until we get our keys to the new place. Have I mentioned that I am not packed yet?
Not that I am freaking out or anything. It will get done right?
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Right Emma. Thanks.
I dragged my butt down to the doc today to get my flu shot because after all an appointment is an appointment. I detest rescheduling.
Emma made me cry when she got hers. She was such a little doll. So good, happy as a clam and smiling, laughing about the stink of the cotton pad on her arm and then she cried out a tiny yelp. So tiny that only those in our cubical heard her. Almost cat like was her cry. Poor little duck.
Then it was my turn. She held my hand and said she would be brave for me and that the magic from her crown would help me not to feel the pain. (I had let her wear one of her play crowns out today)
Have I ever mentioned that I HATE NEEDLES!!!!!
To tell you the truth I would far rather give birth again than have a needle. Oh well, at least I got some fresh air.
On another note- my pants are loose today...this is always a nice thing.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
This afternoon they came out my nose. Oh gosh my ribs hurt from barfing so hard. Not that I am a big whiny baby or anything, but I just get frustrated being sick because I have things to do!
Emma has been such a sweet girl trying to help me and patting my back which actually feels like a good pummelling. She breathed her hot dog- macaroni breath on me at supper and I thought I would die.
Oliver can't figure out why I am just laying lifeless on the floor in the living room.
At this point now I have been able to keep down an entire glass of ginger ale. Someone brought me some and I could have wept with joy.
This is when it would be nice to have more family closer.
Oh well, such is life right?
Steve took the kids out to the library for a bit tonight, and for me it's back to bed.
Why don't we have a stock pile of Ginger Ale? We used to...where did it go? Oh well.
At least Oliver for now can amuse himself. He is playing with his dino cookies and making them kiss. Wonder where he got that idea?
Monday, October 17, 2005
Saturday, October 15, 2005
This is what I started with this morning. My crap room...I mean craft room. It is small and crammed and I have just been chucking stuff in it as of late.
Friday, October 14, 2005
We have come a long way with our little man. Every day is one day more. He teaches us patience beyond anything we could have every imagined.
He is the most caring, loving snuggly little guy I have seen. So affectionate.
Our little Oliver. Love you buddy!
Thursday, October 13, 2005
She was dancing and flailing her arms and waving, smiling and truly enjoying herself. Something to look up to. A dirty, boring, thankless job-like motherhood, yet she was giving it her all and having fun.
We had a small early birthday celebration for Oliver last night with my parents (they were in town).
Roast pork, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, Parsnips, carrots, nuggets for Oliver, A gigantic cake that I actually didn't make-and yes I do feel the guilt. We had a great time. Remind me though not to move next year at this time.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Ha. Ha. Ha.
Let me back up the story a bit by saying that I am making clothes for Emma's (and Oliver's) dress up box. Yes, instead of packing, what of it?!
Anyways...I was in the process of making Fairy wings for Emma when I had the brilliant idea of adding feathers to the wings to give it that more magical look. Well I DO know you can very easily zip down to the local craft store and buy feathers, but why? They are expensive and may not be in stock. So...where else do you get feathers? A pillow.
Yes folks Grammy and I sat down last night and sorted through all kinds of odd feathers until we found just enough of the right ones to go onto the wings.
By the end of the night though my eyes were burning and my hand had started to itch and swell.
Weird! It got really hot too.
I washed myself straight away and downed the good old Benadryl.
It seemed to have worked. Don't know what that was all about. My eyes are a bit swollen this morning, but nothing too bad. My hand seems back to normal. Ah the things we do for our kids.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
"Please call me..." a voice sobbed and sniffed "my number is #@$%#"
They garbled the number! I couldn't believe it.
Maybe they called back. That was only the first one afterall and there were four messages.
The next two were the same woman calling and sobbing but not saying anything.
I am so frustrated! I want to call her back.
The last message was good ol' Steve telling me that he will be late coming home. Phew, I know he is safe. What about everyone else? This caller really rattled me.
Monday, October 10, 2005
I mentioned how startled I was to Grandma at Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. Well, I don't think I have ever seen her laugh so hard in my life! She pounded the table and shouted. Very out of character for her. Grandpa even got in on the laughter and if you have ever heard Ernie from Sesame Street laugh this is what Grandpa sounds like when he really gets laughing. So cute. Grandma shouted "I knew you'd open the card because you would be looking for the cheque in it! I got you I got you! You were the one I wanted to get!" She was proud as punch.
We sat around chatting about all the people she had scared with those silly butterlies over the years and she mentioned that she tries to put them in every card she sends. (I have never had one before) Then she piped up "Oh but I don't put them in bereavement cards..."
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Emma in her Mini Music Makers class. Last week was the first one, but she was so grumpy and tired that it was NOT a good time. This week was much better...thank heavens.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Friday, September 30, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
*On a funny side note. I am running a little distracted these days....and backed our car into another car this morning. Gosh! Thankfully no damage was done, only dirt transfer. My nerves!