Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Emma cracks me up....

Today I was going through Emma's clothes and stuff. I came across some panties she got for Christmas that were too big (size 8 girls) and they don't fit her yet. She told me that I could wear them until she fits into them. Ummm.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

More Randomness

Things seem to be getting back to normal...sort of.
No more bleeding today. I will keep watch for now. I guess that is all I can do. And yes Margie it is glorious not having to spend money on all those supplies each month. Uck!

Anyhow.....Packing is going along spledidly. This is when my OCD is a nice thing to have ;)

My "new" washer is heavenly. Sigh. I wanted to sleep with it last night...ok that's a bit gross, but it is so great. Have I mentioned the size of it's -oh nevermind.

Speaking of gross, the kids are hacking and coughing and sneezing all over the place. I am armed though with my Lysol. But it doesn't make the kids stop. Arg. They are taking over the house! Ahhhhh!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Gosh three posts in one day!

My father in law just left. Generously he brought me his extra washing machine. Thank the good Lord above! And Glen too. Now I don't have to keep running up and down the stairs to push the cycle along. Not that I minded the exercise...but it was rather inconvenient. Woo hoo!

Gotta love the health system....

I mean, not that I am complaining or anything.... I'm just saying.

I called my "Lady" doc to see when I could get in to see her as I am having more bleeding. Which I should not be having anymore because frig, I had a hysterectomy!
The earliest I can get in to see her is in six months...well I could be dead by then or not.

Gee life is good.

Catching up

Sorry, I know how frustrating it is to come to a page day after day when nobody updates. Gee!
Nothing much going on here. The kids are still have coughs but are overall fine.
We saw Happy Feet for free this weekend which was a nice treat.
I am just now catching up on blogs....haven't been on all weekend.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Emma is down....

Warm, coughing etc. Not going to school today or yesterday. That's okay.
We are just hanging out and getting better. Had a great visit with my grandmother yesterday. She came in all the way from a small town in B.C.
We chatted and chatted and chatted.
So wonderful to just stop and sit for a while.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

"Hey Mom, come look what I spelled on the fridge...."

"That spells Fart right mom?"

"Yes Emma"
I don't know if I should be proud or not....

Sunday, January 21, 2007


When Oliver saw Emma the morning of her birthday he told her she looked like a flower. He was perfectly happy for her when she was opening gifts and did not throw a fit as some children do (Emma).
We went to visit Steve's grandparents yesterday. Cute. The kids were a bit squirrelly, but over all they did okay. Grandma kept asking how Christmas was-if you all remember she was there with us at Christmas time. She loved the visit though-so did grandpa. I just hope we didn't tire them out.
We are just hanging out now.....I love having family time.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Emma

My big Birthday girl! Wow how on earth did five years pass so quickly? I am sure I will be wondering that in amazement when she is 30. Emma has been looking through her baby book this morning. She was not quite sure why I was in a hospital bed on her birthday. "Oh Mommy! Were you sick on my birthday when I was first born? How come you were in a bed laying down?"
"Well Emma. I just finished having you come out of my tummy and they had to vacuum you out so that made me kinda tired you know."
"Oh okay mom"

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Why do I bother?

I help Emma with her assignments (she has standing ones every Tuesday and Thursday) and the teacher doesn't even check it! What a waste of my time.
Happy Birthday Jenn!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Please....just work a little bit longer

My washer this morning decided to gush water all over the floor. Why is that? Things always die when you can least manage it. I finessed it a bit and things are working for now. Hopefully the washer lives until we move. Then we can use the ones that came with our new place...I believe.
Anyways. Cross your fingers. I knew we needed a new machine, but I am not about to buy one today-or tomorrow for that matter.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Okay so I really couldn't stay away for that long...

I am currently eating Baked Lays for my mid morning snack (second breakfast). Only a handful though-not the whole bag. Emma is sick today. Fever. Sluggish. Cough. We stayed home from church and Steve and Oliver went early. Emma has already had a little nap. So droopy, poor thing.
Kids are very resilient though. I am sure she'll be back to normal soon.
I refuse to acknowledge the soreness in the back of my throat. Grr.

Since all is quiet in the house this morning I am going to finish off a patchwork blanket and start a new dress for Emma. We'll see how far I get on the dress.

Anyhow...I better get on it if I want to finish before the boys get home.

*Update: Blanket-done. Not making dress anymore...skirt instead, and it's half done. Lunch is cooking now.....sigh. What an exciting post.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Phew...I need a drink

Any kind will do. I am currently cleaning and purging the contents of the basement. What fun. Our lease is up in May here, so I better get on it. You may not see me blogging for a while.....sorry about that.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Better than Beans and Weiners.....

Miranda, me, Kirsten, Desiree and a few other ladies have come together to blog recipes. Sounds boring, but really it adds variety to our menu.
You can read the recipe blog at
How exciting! Okay so if you are not into that kind of thing then don't read it, but we are thrilled. You should have seen Miranda and I chatting yesterday. Anyways.
The things we get excited about, boy oh boy.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Homework for Kindergarten? What is that????????

Emma came home with a duo-tang of homework yesterday. Great. I mean I am actually thrilled because I needed more stuff to do. Can you hear my sarcasm? Good.
I do love spending time with my kids. Yes yes I do. The crap thing is that I looked through these assignments and it's stuff that we've already covered here at home. Emma is bored and beyond that now. Anyways....moving on.

Yesterday was so much fun! I went on a Freecycle trip. For all of you who don't know what that is, google it and I am sure there is one in your area. I got two DOZEN one litre canning jars. A steal. plus somewhere else a lady was cleaning out her sewing room. I got two boxes of fabric. Good stuff too. Even some trims in there and aida cloth and DMC threads. I can not believe she was just getting rid of it. Emma was so excited when she got home from school and saw the fabric. She started listing off all the stuff we could make with it. Plus there was loads in there to use for the blankets I am making too.

"Hey Emma I have fluff in my toes, wanna see it?" Oliver just asked.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Getting back to "normal"

School starts back up again today. Emma is WILD. Not really sure why. I could scrape her off the ceiling. She is so happy to see her little friends at school again. The other night she was sobbing because she missed school so much.
I am glad she loves it. She said yesterday "My favourite part of school is not the holiday part mom."
Her birthday is coming up. My goodness. Where does the time go?
Yesterday Steve and I were talking in the kitchen and came in to the living room and found Emma on the computer trying to chat on MSN with Miranda. Funny little monkey.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

This and that....

The movie was great. I liked it. This isn't a movie review so if you want to see it go for yourself and not because I said I liked it. Although it is pretty cute. I think the greatest part was getting out as a whole family to the theatre and not spending a fortune-that's what the thrill was to me. I could freely enjoy it.

We were out doing a return yesterday and stopped in at a washroom and Oliver saw a an older lady wearing a peach coloured track suit. He surely noticed-outloud.
"Mom, mom,MOM! That lady is not allowed to wear her jammies!"
(I am still laughing out loud and Emma is asking me what I'm laughing at)
He repeated it over and over as I tried to hurry out of the bathroom, but I was laughing so hard. I am sure the other ladies all had a good chuckle.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Going to a movie preview today

I got free tickets from the radio station for the whole family to see Arthur and the Invisibles.
Can't wait. Should be fun.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy Birthday to my older brother Mike today!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Digging out....

I know I did laundry over the holidays, but I guess I didn't do enough to keep up. Now I am paying for it. Yesterday I had seven baskets full waiting to be folded and I had to fold two and put them away so I could refill them again. Today I have more more more. I secretly think it mates like bunnies in the laundry bins. Honestly we do not have a lot of clothes so what the heck?

In other news....we are having yummy supper. Jamaican pork roast (usually made with ribs but we only had roast) Can't wait.

I am very tired.

I had a few oopsy daisy moments today.

Like spilling hot wax all over the kitchen counter. Sadly I have done this before, so I knew exactly the tool to clean it up.

I tried to put dirty dishes in the fridge and leftover soup in the cupboard.
(Yesterday I put lipton dry soup mix in the freezer after a shopping trip)


Must go to bed early tonight, I am so disfunctional.

On a good note I have almost finished the menu planning for the next two months. Phew. Call me a nerd, but it keeps my sanity. Can you imagine how much worse I would be? I would find Oliver in the dishwasher and Emma in the washing machine if things kept on in my misfired brain.

Anyways.....I think my bread is burning I better go check.

Have a wonderful day. Love ya. Hope you like all my underlined words. Something is weird in blogger and I can not turn off the fact I never turned it on. Ha ha. Have a good birthday! Spoil yourself!

Monday, January 01, 2007