Tuesday, May 31, 2005

I am it!

Jodi tagged me.
I was told to:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

So here is my sentence:

"Don't be sorry for me and don't weep!"

Not as grande as you thought hey Jodi! Sorry to disappoint. All I could find at first were children's books and they do not have 123 pages.
Now I am tagging Krista.
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Monday, May 30, 2005

Shh! Don't tell Steve.

Ahh, cornbread. The food of the gods. I could get really fat on this stuff. Golden, crunchy. Mmm. I am drooling again. I was making some this afternoon while Steve was sleeping and all was going well....until I smelled something that didn't smell quite like cornbread.
Most of you know I have a nose like a bloodhound. Well I sniffed it out to be in the kitchen and soon realized that...yup..the oven had a fire going inside it. Why didn't I take any pictures? Ugh! I just wasn't thinking, I mean I had to react and unplug the stove and douse the flames, not with water, but with other means. I giant knife. Yes. You read that correctly. A knife. I put out the fire with a knife. I could not remember if I was to out it with baking powder or soda, so I used neither. Smothering it worked. I knew I would not be electrocuted (because I had unplugged the beast) seeing as I have been before- I did not want to go down that road again.
All seems to be well now and thankfully the cornbread was not injured. Phew.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

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I like it extra crispy

We were all biting each other's heads off yesterday by EARLY morning from the boredom and bickering. What is there to do around here? Nothing really we soon discovered. We took the kids out to the park behind our house to run in the field in the morning, but they were not happy with just doing that. They had to run away from us and really test boundaries. GRRRR. I need the exercise chasing them anyways but I hate that they don't listen. This should have been our first clue of the day.
I fully understand why parents put their kids on leashes. I do not begrudge them one bit.
We decided to skip naps....this was our next poor judgment of the day. WHAT WAS I THINKING?
Steve and I have passes to Heritage Park, so we called up Grammy and carted the kids off down the way.
Everything was interesting to look at, when you have a fireball at your feet climbing under the roped off areas and going through the exhibits on her own. My nerves! I thought we would get kicked out. I have never seen Emma was so wound up....maybe it was the red dye in the candy we gave her. Duh. She doesn't ever get candy normally. This is why obviously.
Oliver hated being in his stroller and was bucking trying to get out, bleating like a little lamby. Poor soul, he just wanted to run. When we finally did let him out, he tore away from us and you could tell he was loving the freedom.
By the end of the day I wanted to gnaw my arm off just so they would take me away somewhere peaceful and quiet and we would not have to run after those little terrors anymore. Wild I say, Wild.
Thank goodness Grandpa saved the day with supper and I did not have to cook.
I didn't notice how burnt I was until I got home. My head and arms and face got it bad too, but how do you put lotion on your head? Yuck. Steve is also burned up. Head and neck. Poor guy should have worn a hat.
At least we were smart enough to lube up the kids before we left the house.
How come Grammy didn't get a burn?

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Is that hot or what? Posted by Hello

This morning Emma told me.....

"Mummy, I like to smell my toots"

Friday, May 27, 2005

Daddy's Girl

Went out for lunch today with my Dad. He was in town for some tests and we met up for lunch this afternoon. I was at the restaurant first and when he got there he presented me with Timbits. ? . Okay Dad. Cute. Can you bring food into a restaurant? Well, he did. He just wanted to bring me an extra treat-cause lunch wouldn't be enough I guess. I felt so special. I love little gifts like that.

On a side note: I am on a roll. I am nearly finished my fourth book for all of you who know what I am talking about. I worked on it while waiting in the restaurant for my dad. Things are somewhat flowing.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

What do you say?

When people ask what you do for a living, what do you say as an answer?


Please if you wear musk scented perfume, I am sorry to offend you. I was in the store this afternoon and in the line in front on me was a lady bathed in musky scented perfume. Gross. Overkill. My poor scensory glands. There is nothing wrong with a LITTLE bit of perfume, but seriously people you do not need to hose your entire body with it. Sick. I can still smell the musky stink. Gasp. In the perfume department, less is more!

This is why I hate shaving my legs

I know it is rather bohemian to go without shaving, but I always manage to mangle myself. Somehow today I shaved off a mole on my leg and for two hours now it has been steadily bleeding. Great. Hopefully I live to blog again.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The four of us went out to my parent's house yesterday. They have a fancy dish for their tv which made the Doodlebops come on one after the other. Loved it "Insert sarcasm" . At least the kids were entertained. Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 22, 2005

The Last Supper. We were out at a bbq last night for Brad and Steph Haskey. They are due any second with their baby. Can't wait to see the little guy.
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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Oliver is not too fond of our sprinkler system. He kept trying to get close to it, but couldn't figure out why he'd get wet. Posted by Hello

Love thy neighbour

My neighbours are okay, but they have this cat. A cat that digs in my garden and craps in it. Last night I was out with the kids in the backyard and that damn cat came into my yard to take his nightly dump. Well, I just so happened to be watering my garden at the time with a hose......

Friday, May 20, 2005

I know I am not the only one

I have found myself watching kids shows on tv even when the kids are long done watching them.
This morning I found myself watching the Doodlebops. Scary! They are growing on me. Oliver is starting to sing along with the shows in the mornings. It's cute. Do do do do do do do do we're the Doodledops oh ya...

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

So excited!

I got a call from someone tonight. Can't wait until he shares the news with you.
This is great for us.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005


I got pink eye.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Why? Oh, why must they do it?

I have had the urge on occasion, but never, let me say it again NEVER have I been able to go braless in public. Ever. Not once since I started wearing a bra have I gone without. The thought of it disgusts me. In the past two days, I have seen countless women out and about in their skimpy little tanks and loose fitting t-shirts. They come in all sizes, shapes and sagggggg. Oh the sag. Why would you go braless when your boobs sag so low. Wouldn't it hurt? Don't they jiggle? Do they not clap against each other when you walk? Coming home today I saw an elderly woman and oh I can't even go on it was so bad. PLEASE ladies wear your bras! Your boobs are meant to be supported. Do not try to convince me otherwise women are meant to wear bras, end of story.
I know it's hard to see them all, but I needed to include the whole trip. The circus was a good time had by all. Long day, but a great time. Emma even made friends with a clown's wife named Marilyn seen in the third row first photo. I have never seen Emma so frightened of anything as she was when she first saw the clowns. Steve had to tell her they were like the Doodlebops, and even then she still didn't really like them. Fun times! Thank you Wisemans for taking us!  Posted by Hello

Friday, May 13, 2005

Thursday, May 12, 2005

I found this in an obscure corner of my 'garden' where the children have not destroyed.  Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


So proud. I have not had McDonalds for about two weeks now. This is huge for me. Trying to break the addicting cycle...although now talking about it has made me kind of hungry for nuggets or a McChicken burger or something. Yummy. Okay so I may have to break my streak of good clean Mcfree days. Will let you know.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Please tell me....

Why it is snowing when I just planted seeds yesterday?! Blast! I am so mad. It figures that would happen to me. Hopefully the snow melts away quickly and it warms up fast and everything will be okay. I can hope....


Now I know you are all going to be jealous, but I will understand. Today I got the best present in the mail. One of my readers who knows I love coffee and getting mail sent me a pound of Starbucks coffee! Thanks Evey. You are the best. Anyone else who wants to send me stuff email me for my address ;)

Monday, May 09, 2005

Not just an easy outing for coffee

It started out innocent enough. I was with my friend Angela at the mall today. We had coffee, walked around and then disaster hit on the escalator. To set the stage, we had our arms full of parcels, neither one of us was paying much attention and we are both fairly clumsy. Halfway up the escalator the whole thing lurched, groaned and made a terrible noise. Our bodies jolted, our parcels went tumbling and we almost lost them. The two of us thought we were in for it. We quickly got off the escalator and went safely into the confines of a store. Phew. No more escalators for me.
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Finally,finally,finally. We washed our dirty car. Aahhhh. It is so clean now I want to rub my body all over it. Posted by Hello

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Happy Mother's Day

To all the Mothers who have ever held a baby with colic all night
To all the Mothers who have endured tantrums in public
To all the Mothers who have held a baby while going to the bathroom
To all the Mothers who have wiped snotty noses all week long
To all the Mothers who have baked cookies the night before a class party because someone forgot to mention they needed to bring treats
To all the Mothers who know they have to pack a suit case just to go to the grocery store with two kids
To all the Mothers who said "NO" to three screaming children in the cart 170 times around the store
To all the Mothers who made Kraft Dinner and felt guilty
To all the Mothers who eat a cold dinner each night
To all the Mothers who have not yet lost those last 5 pounds of "Baby" weight
To all the Mothers who broke down at the sight of a hand made gift
To all the Mothers who cried during their last nursing but knew it was time to wean
To all the Mothers who have worried in a hospital all night with concern for the life of their child
To all the Mothers who have inherited a family and all its trials and tribulations
To all the Mothers who have made it on their own
To all the Mothers who never stop working
Give yourselves a break!
To all of you who are mothers, I thank you for your difficult and thankless job. My love goes out to all of you. You are doing a wonderful job for your families. You are appreciated.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Happy Mother's Day to me from Emma. She made this fridgemagnet for me at preschool. What a sweetpea.  Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Thursday Coffee with family. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Makes me wonder....

Yesterday I heard on Oprah that people...well normal people are supposed to fart 14 times a day. Doesn't this seem a bit odd to you? I mean I will way surpass that in a day. I know I am not the only one either. I have started counting and am already up to 8 and it has only been not even an hour. I think the people doing the study were liars. Nobody farts that little. 9. 10. See I can not stop. If you extrapolate that and do the math....well I should actually be farting 140 times a day. Is that right? 10 x 14 =140. That sounds more like an acurate number to me. I am going to be trying meet my quota every day. 11. Getting there...12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Maybe I better go to the bathroom.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Work day

What fun I had. I met a bunch of new people again and worked on a computer this time. This is what I really enjoyed. I even had a pal to chat with while working. Good times. Although I was a little skittish after my incident on Sunday talking to that guy. Once I warmed up to my surroundings, I was okay. People kept thanking me for all I was doing, and I did not even feel like I was working. That is how work should be.
Today is beautiful, I think I may take a whack at the lawn before it rains out, while my husband sleeps the day away....or maybe I will make some fudge for someone again. It is someone's birthday soon. I wonder if he reads this blog?

Monday, May 02, 2005

One reason why I should never be allowed out in public

Steve played in the band at church yesterday. While I was waiting for the service to start, I was milling around the back of the church quietly minding my own business. Someone (one of Steve's friends) came and talked to me, but halfway through our conversation he walked away and I kept talking. Dummy dummy dummy dummy. The girlfriend of the guy heard me and was awkwardly stuck between listening to me talk and going with her boyfriend. I just stopped talking and wanted to be swallowed up by the ground. This is why I barely talk to people when I go out.