Saturday, December 31, 2005

On the lookout

We all know Oliver is a small little guy. This means he needs small little panties-I mean terribly small panties errrr underwear. I hold in my hand a size two and apparently they do not make any smaller sizes. We all know how sizing works and that different brands fit differently in the same size, so.... if anyone can find a small itty bitty pair of (well pairs of) panties- uh underwear for Oliver please do help. I have an Outline brand which I think comes from Zellers.
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.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Gone Shopping....

Be back soon

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Just found some pics from Christmas that I forgot about....



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. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

And now the clean up...

I am slowly starting the clean-up after the explosion of the holidays. We have filled umpteen number of trash bags already. One funny thing that I noticed as I was cleaning up was the cautionary notice on a box from a LOVELY new cooking pan I received.

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

Gluttony, thy name is a sin

Our Christmas Day was wonderful. We spent some time with my Dad and Stepmom at Steve's parent's house. There was lots to eat and we all just enjoyed ourselves. Emma slept most of the time, as she was still a bit under the weather, but she was fine once she woke up and started opening gifts.
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

They should call them 'Busydays' not Holidays

Does anyone really get a rest at this time of year? My sink is overflowing and my company will be here in a little while. My turkey needs to be stripped and frozen so I can deal with it later to make soup or stew, Emma is still not feeling well, Oliver is up and about already, we need to start getting ready for church, I have to remember my brunch item........
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

Tuckered Out



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. Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 23, 2005

Happy Christmas Eve Eve

It feels like I am forgetting something drastically important this year because I have most everything done. It is a wonderful feeling to not be frazzled and rushing right now scrambling out to get things. Thank heavens for my obsessive compusilve disorder..I mean organized nature.
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)

Well, I was wrong

The fever is back. Oh well. We will get to the bottom of this. I am sure I have some freezie to tempt her with today, hopefully that will help.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Crap

High fever. Emma is down.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Happy Birthday!

To my Sister In Law Shelley also know as Family of Five. Love you Shelley! Have a good day.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Hurry

You still have time to listen. Country105.com
I won something.

*Update: I won a Tim Horton's $50 gift certificate for my Mother in Law and myself plus I am entered into the draw for a big Tim Horton's prize at the end of the week. Yay!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Where is Waldo?

I miraculously found a "Where's Waldo" book this morning. It has been my sanity saver so far. I have been able to get a little bit of laundry done and the dishwasher unloaded and partially re-loaded...Oh ya and I moved a little bit of furniture. My next plans are to clean the bathrooms and do more laundry, check the mail a hundred more times, get Emma into some clothes, figure out my menu for the rest of the month, and remember to buy pull-ups somewhere along the way.
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

I am getting a little more relaxed, can you tell? I let them decorate cookies ALL by themselves without hovering over them. They had so much fun and didn't even get that messy. Oliver was funny-every time he got frosting on his fingers he would ask for a cloth. Don't know where he got that from. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Yup, these are actually for real

I found this site today while randomly visiting another site that I frequent. I was snickering to myself at most of the products, but the rocking wheel chair was what really got me.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005

She wrapped it and tagged it all by herself!!!!

My baby is all grown up. If you enlarge the picture, you can see that she really did get all the letters in-the 'A' just overlaps onto the tree area. Emma was a little sad about running out of room, but she got over it. Her one 'D' looks like an 'O' but don't tell her that. She is soooo proud of herself. She almost spilled the beans as to what is inside the paper. I am teaching her about gifts and secrets. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Happy Christmas to me

New glasses to me from Steve's extended health benefits. Ahhhh so nice to have coverage for a change. Posted by Picasa
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LESLIE!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Fun

We had a great time last night seeing the train. They are now on their way to BC...so if you want to check up on when they are coming, do it. You will not be disappointed.
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

It's funny how we all get the urge at the same time

Well, not so funny when I can not run up the stairs holding a little body in my hand (and they can't hold in their movements). Don't worry, I did not take pics this time. They would not have shown up anyways.
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.

It's 9:30am and I am eating a Kimchi bowl

This is my lunch time already, I have a feeling the day will be long.
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.

Sunday, December 11, 2005



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Saturday, December 10, 2005

I have found my new love

This is something like I have never seen before. It makes thick hair skinny and manageable.
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

A date...

Yup. I did it. She is coming to my house. Remember the lady I told you about, the one I met at the church thing a while back. Well, we had tea last week at her house. It was great to get out and socialize. Now I have invited her over for coffee and treats. (Don't worry Leslie I tidied up first!) I wonder if she will like my new hair...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Of course he made it-you thought he wouldn't?

The surgery was lightning fast, it was after surgery that took so much time. We had to wait and wait just to be sure Oliver was not going to be sick. He wasn't. He is a bit sucky now, and keeps gagging and rubbing his tongue like he has a hair on it or something. He was such a good boy throughout all the waiting and prodding and jostling about that they had to do to him.
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

Who is that beautiful girl? And look, she is wearing pink!

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Well, on to bigger and better

Christmas cards are done. If I have not sent you a card this year it's because I hate you. No really, I didn't have everyone's address...including one of my brothers. Oh well.
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

This kept me busy for a while today.

Been a bit busy today in my alter universe. The kids are actually behaving so I am taking advantage of it. With the sale being done, it is amazing what I am freed up to do. I wonder who is gonna get this pie? Emma has her final recital today at dance/music class. She was a little distracted with all the family there so she uh didn't really perform. She certainly marches to the beat of her own drum. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Is that a cat being slammed in the door or...?

We sat beside the funniest man today. He was selling jams and jellies. There was a lady behind us accross the gym with balloon animals-yes folks it takes all kinds, but that is not the kicker of the day. I am getting to the juicy bits. The ballon animal lady kept popping them and scaring the bajoobles right out of me, PLUS she also played the violin. Now, I don't play the violin, but I like listening to a WELL played one. She played off and on alllllll afternoon. The hours d-r-a-g-g-e-d on with her playing. Damn Leslie for wishing for Christmas music in the first place.
Anyways....
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...... Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 02, 2005

Craft and bake sale tomorrow (Saturday)

I am as ready as I will ever be. Let's hope it all goes well.

Ladies night last night...woo hoo

I had to leave early, but it was a good night anyways. We covered all the topics, you know- waxing bikinis, bra stuff and lots of other good girly topics.
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

A breath of fresh air....

I have finally connected with a lady whom I have been meeting with on a weekly basis at a church group. We have always greeted each other pleasantly etc, but the last two weeks I have been there, we have had decent conversations.
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

What's that I hear?

Silence. No fighting. Something must be wrong. Nope, just Dora saving the day.
I finally had a full cup of good coffee today that DIDN'T have ground beef in it-don't ask- and that has made all the difference in my mood today. Coffee and Dora I love thee.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

When using spray glue, make certain that the nozzle is pointed AWAY from you

UG. I have a headache from the fumes, and I am sure the house is gonna blow up anytime now. Phew. Steve is not going to be impressed with the smell in here. Too bad, this is crunch time. Only a few days left until my sale. (Saturday is my big day in case you care).
Do chips count as a veggie? Cause that's what we are eating for supper tonight. Crafts take priority.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Easy

I have found a new pantry favorite that saves time and tastes delicious. Really. It does. Far batter than greasy ol' Hamburger Helper, this new gem is tastier and richer. It doesn't cost a whole lot either. Nice. Love it.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Friday, November 25, 2005

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Those mini toilets are a great invention, but....

We ventured out to the mall yesterday to see some new sights and get out of the house basically. I was astounded to see such wonderful Christmas programs going on during the season. Not only do you get the boring old stand in line for Santa stuff, but they have other things for you to do throughout the mall with your children.
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

Can it be true?

Upon perusal of our weekly flyers, I came upon this. A doggie stroller.
Seriously?

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Where did the weekend go?

Sunday already. Took the kids out to get their second succession of flu shots yesterday. It went surprisingly well, Thank Heavens! We would have gone down to the Santa Clause parade, but there was NO WAY I was trekking downtown in all that mayhem.
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

The kids are running wild, but I really don't care

We may make it over to our little mall across the street to see Santa today if the kids behave themselves. So far I don't know if that will happen. I am pretty disfunctional today. The wind was howling all night rattling our windows. It was so noisy. Anyways, maybe I can convince someone to take me out for some McD's for lunch.....

Thursday, November 17, 2005

There was much gagging and my jaws hurt like Hell!

Well, I survived. After many re-booked appointments, I finally made it in to the dentist today to have my extraction and a filling-plus cleaning. I was shaking as I entered the building, but I had my Christmas cards with me to fill out while I waited in the waiting area to take my mind off the up and coming terror before me.
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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Um...Oliver is not not allowed to have markers anymore. Posted by Picasa

I know you probably don't care but,

I found my candy thermometer!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Jerks!

Yahoo is screwing up for some reason and I can not send emails. I can receive them, but not send them. So if you are thinking that I am ignoring you...I am not.
I will be using gmail for now until I get everything back to normal.
lorijolliffe@gmail.com

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Oh Happy Day

Oliver has changed yet again. He has hit a new level. We no longer have to sit and rock with him for hours and hours-even in the afternoons! He will go to bed willingly! Hurray. This is huge here. My afternoons have just gotten a little easier. I love it when the kids make it to the next step.
Well, back to the fudge making this afternoon.....

Friday, November 11, 2005

Please stop touching the tree...please stop touching the tree...please stop touching the tree

This is going to be a regular chant in our household for the next several weeks.
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

Happy Birthday Steve!!! Love you!!!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Caught

My neighbor checks her mailbox 600 times a day. We all know that I do this as well. When she checks it, I hear her and I go and check mine because I think our postman has come. It is a funny vicious circle.
Back and forth we go all day checking and re-checking. I need to find something else to obsess over.
Thank you Alexander Fleming for inventing Penicilin. That's all I have to say.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Yawn

Well, how many nights has it been now that I have woken up all night long and finally come to sleep on the couch around three am. Last night I came down at one and to my surprise had a little follower. Emma. She scared the bejeebers out of me. "Look Mummy, I am awake!" she said. Great. I got her settled back into bed and told her it was not time to get up yet and that I was just getting a drink...which was partially true-I was making tea.
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

Doing laundry at Grammy's

Here I sit waiting on laundry while the kids are entertained. The machine won't be fixed until later because Grandpa had to work...poor man works sooooo much. Maybe he can retire soon. Wouldn't that be nice.
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.

Might as well...

Seeing as my Christmas decorations are so conveniently right at my fingertips waiting to be unpacked, I might as well decorate now. Why not? The kids are bugging me, asking when Santa is coming. Halloween is over. All the leaves are off the trees. Snow is crunching under our feet. All signs point to yes. I thought Christmas would never come this year, but here it is, right at our feet rapidly approaching. I love it.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Thursday already?

Wow! We have been here almost a week already. Things are slowly coming into order. Except one huge thing....my washing machine was broken in the move. Thank heavens I had enough brains to do all my laundry before we moved. I am getting low on clothes now though and may have to make a trip over to Grammy's house soon. I believe Grandpa is coming tomorrow to help try to fix the machine, and hopefully it is fixable. Until then, I have a mountain growing in the corner of our bedroom.
Funny, I have never actually wanted to do laundry so badly before.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

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Still not up and running yet

I am at the library for a minute. The computer at our house is having troubles. I have called in the fixers, but it may take 5-10 business days to work things out!!!! I am sorry to all who read my blog and are getting bored with the lack of blogging.
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

Sigh

We are posting from Grammy's house right now. Thank the Lord above for all the help we had today.
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

Up and Down

Made a new friend. She makes me smile. She lives near our new house.
We only spoke for a few minutes yesterday, but it felt like we were old chums.
I love it when that happens.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

So screwed up

I have had enough of the moving thing.
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.
My nerves.
Got a letter from my landlord today...he is giving me a coronary.


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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Saw the funniest thing today

While I was out driving, I saw a HUGE and I mean massive, burly man walking with a baby carriage. He was just walking at a normal pace down a hill and as I drove by him I realized he was not holding onto the carriage. He was letting it roll down the hill on it's own momentum. Having fun? Lazy? Afraid of the baby?

Friday, October 21, 2005

Ha Ha

Glad I didn't go out anywhere today. I walked around for who knows how long with a bright yellow number two on my front. You know, the ones that clothing manufacturers put on clothes in the factories. It was about 2:30pm when I finally discovered it. Ya I felt sexy. At least I showered today. Oh, and Emma finally stopped barfing around 4:30am and I spooned sips of water into her for two hours. She is now perking up somewhat. Thank Heavens!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I admit it, I was wrong

I guess the egg nog didn't do it because now Emma is sick.
FRIG!!!!
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.

Is it really the 20th of October?

Gosh! Not long now until we get into our new house. I better get cracking on the packing...that was not intended to rhyme.
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

"Mummy, she didn't like you very much- you didn't get a bandaid"

"Oh well maybe you can get one tomorrow" Emma told me after we got our shots today.
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

I will never eat garlic perogies again

You would have though they's be digested by now, but no. We ate them last night for supper.
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.

Mummy Are you Barfing?

Oliver asked me this from behind as I hurled my guts out this morning. Oh the agony. Funny isn't it that I go for my flu shot tomorrow. I hate taking care of kids when I feel this crappy. I would rather be taking care of them being sick. I know that sounds funnym but I just don't have the energy for Emma's unending questions today, or Oliver digging his hands into the toilet bowl while I throw up.
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

MMMMMM!

Bought our first carton of egg nog today.

Out of Emma's Mouth

"Come on Mummy! You are taking too long in there...I need to go to the potty."

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.
And now..... Posted by Picasa
Finally done my last craft project...now I can pack my sewing stuff. We are making A LOT of progress today. Saint Grammy has the children today. Phew. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 14, 2005

Happy Birthday Oliver

How can he be two already? Where has the time gone? He changes every minute of every day. This morning I was holding him and he lifted the page of the calendar and pointed to the day of Steve's birthday and said "Daddy's Birthday!"
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

Having a jolly good time

I saw a woman yesterday while I was out running my kids around to appointments and so on. This woman made my day. She was a sign holder on a construction site. Sorry I don't know the exact title of her job so I will just call her a sign holder. Anyways..
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.

Well...

Now what? I am at that stage of wondering what to pack. We still need stuff out to use and yet we need to get on with the packing. Grrr.
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

The Things I do For My Family

I had to take some Benadryl last night.

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

Blink.Blink.Blink.Blink

I got up this morning to see FOUR flashing messages on the answering machine. Yikes. Who would have called in the middle of the might? I immediately went into panic mode as I pushed play to listen.
"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

Family Dinners Are Always Good for a Laugh

Let me back up the story to a couple of days ago to when Oliver received a birthday card in the mail from Steve's grandparents. I opened it knowing that there would be a cheque for his birthday in it. What I did not expect to come flapping and zipping all around me was one of those bejiggerin' butterflies from Hallmark. You never did see someone jump so high. Holy Moses was I startled. It doesn't take much seeing as I am so high strung anyways, but this-this just put me over the edge. I darn near wet myself. That gran, always up to something.

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

Oh Gosh!

"Mummy, this hooker goes with my green dress okay. So don't touch it."

Emma told me this a little while ago. She was actually talking about a coat hanger.

Friday, October 07, 2005

More. The one pic in the top right is of our broom closet. This is the FIRST broom closet we have ever had. I am so excited. Posted by Picasa
Our new place! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Ok I have had a little fun with you all...

The pic below is actually ME when I was Emma's age. Unbelievable isn't it.
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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Funny

Tonight Emma ran away from the supper table to get to the toilet to go to the bathroom.
She could not get the door open and exclaimed "Oh my nerves!".

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

Still Scrubbing

Can you believe it? I am still scrubbing that darn rice pot from a while back. I have tried the trick of boiling it with a Bounce sheet in it and that usually works, but this time it has not worked. I am out of ideas. I think I have ruined this pot for good. Darn it! It is an expensive one.

Yup They are gone

I did it. Got rid of my "fat" jeans once and for all. I will never ever be that size again. Phew.

Happy Mail Today!

Remember this post? Well I did write the company. Today I finally heard back from them. I got two coupons and an apology for their sucky gum. Nice. I love it when I get a response like that. I was pretty mean in the letter, telling them that the gum was terrible and it tasted like a mouthful of candle wax. They were very kind in giving me coupons, but I guess they still want customers right? A happy customer spreads the word.

Uh...It's snowing

Let's all work together now

I have not wanted to say anything before now because I really hate being the bad guy, but really this has got to stop. Let me start off by saying I do love REGULAR mail and REGULAR emails. Love them. A lot. Send me a letter in any form and you have a happy girl. However, I do not think you all realize how much email I get. With that in mind some of you may know where I am headed with this post. I know some forwards are very cute and have great meaning to them etc. BUT I just can not weed through all the forwards as well as my regular stuff too. I am honoured to be included in the selection of people you all forward, and honestly some of the forwarded things I get are very interesting. I just do not have the time to sit here all day at the computer going through my inbox deciding what to keep and what to chuck. I do however welcome emails. Send me a line. Say hello. Do that. I love it. Thank you for being respectful.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Found a new site

They actually have them in a lot of cities accross Canada. Check for your local listing. They sure have some great stuff. Even free! Go here.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Sorry Folks

I know, I know.... I need to blog more. Whatever. I am busy. Plus, my husband fell asleep at the computer today so I could not blog until just now. So there. I am busy trying not to burn supper right now, so really I guess I should leave you all until later. Just wanted to pop in and say hello.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Humbled

Some kindness was bestowed upon us today. Some generous stranger bought Emma some winter boots and gave them to us today. It is hard to accept such gifts sometimes. Money is tight with moving etc, and they must have known that so they lovingly bought Emma some boots. There are kind people in this world. I am sure they don't know about my blog, but THANK YOU STRANGER!!!!!

*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!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Mummy What's That Sound?

"You know that sound like a pig noise..where is that coming from?" Emma asked me this morning.

"That's coming from Daddy, Emma" I told her.

"Ya, It is coming from Daddy!" She said.
Helping. Posted by Picasa