Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Unclogged it at last

That was great exercise. My butt actually feels a little sore from all the plunger shoving.

Oliver is eating his crusts!

My Mother In Law brought me dark chocolate M & M's! Heavenly!!!!
They are near impossible to find here in Canada.

Off to do....stuff.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Put your back into it

This has become a fun game for me now. I am still trying to unclog the gem in our upstairs toilet. I have been splashed numerous times and the motions I am making while plunging are fierce! If I could reach that log, I would break it up, but it's just out of sight, but enough there that it still clogs.

Oliver is singing and playing with magnets.

My grandmother called. She never calls. It was so sweet. We chatted for about ten minutes. She is so cute.

Anyways...back at it.

I can never think of titles, so move on to the post already

This morning I was greeted by a lovely treat in the toilet again. From Emma. She leaves it there so I will know that she went. So great. I honestly wanted to take a photo I don't know how she had that in her little body. For goodness sakes! No wonder her clothes fit funny! Anyways...I am still trying to flush it, just taking a break as my hands are actually getting blisters from the plunger.
Emma is at school all day today. That is weird. She is on a field trip. So much fun.

Had a fabulous phone call from Alison. It's fun to have girly chats every now and again.

Got a free $5 voucher for Ziploc product. Yes!

Oliver is being a sucky baby again, but we'll shall persevere. I don't think I have ever listened to a whine quite like this.
I am finding my happy place. It doesn't involve chips either. Although that would be nice....if you are in my neighborhood and have chips and want to share:)

Oh yes, Oliver ate meatballs on Sunday night! First time. I nearly died from the shock.

Monday, February 26, 2007

What did we do this weekend?

Ummm I can barely recall.
I do remember seeing a movie last night with a few friends. Music and Lyrics. Cute, but I am glad I used a cereal coupon. I could not get to sleep after either. Tossed and turned all night. It was worth it though I guess for a few minutes to chat with some of the ladies. Maybe next time we could go during the day :) I am such an old lady.

Steve got our taxes done. I was shocked when he sat down and started doing them and I had not even suggested (nagged) him. Hopefully that is it now. Knock wood.

We saw Grammy. She is back from her excursion abroad. Had a nice visit.

Oh yes, and we booked Emma's summer swim camps! Full days. Four weeks. Cheap. Same place as last year. Oh ya.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Free for me

I got a voucher for a free bag of Robin Hood Flour today because I entered some kind of contest waaaay back. If I referred you-then I hope you get one too :) Seriously my life is so entertaining.
Oh ya...and I forgot Oliver at Emma's school today. I didn't get very far though. One of the other moms ran after me and handed Oliver to me. Ha ha ha.
He is just so quiet!
Plus I was rather distracted as usual....

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Scrambled Eggs, Pork Roast ...What next?

Oliver has eaten scrambled eggs this week and tonight for supper he ate sundried tomato flavoured pork roast. He is coming along in leaps and bounds. It has taken us a l-o-n-g time to get to this point and it's no easy task to get him to eat, but when he does we rejoice. This is a grateful day.

I'm alive

They did not use enough freezing, but I survived. The Dentist at one point took my heart beat. Maybe he could hear it. I could see it, if that makes any sense, which I am sure it doesn't to you NORMAL folks. Anyhow I won't bore you will all the details.
Off to do my normal work outs and chores. Cheers.

If you have a cat...

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Canada only

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I'm off to the dentist

Can't wait. Truly it should be fun. Trying not to think about it.
Got your package today Mom, thanks!
Something smells like it is burning. Seriously burning. Can't find the source.
Emma is being a spaz today. Does anyone else have spazzy kids? Or is it just me. Nevermind.
I am going to the dentist. Very soon. Oh my goodness.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Oh ya baby

Free sample.

Can't wait for this one!

Another Free sample.

I have turned into the old coupon lady down the street

Another Coupon....Here
*only in Canada
I do have another one for ladies only though in the US if you want a free sample.

At least I am sharing now.
I got up this morning to an awesome surprise in the toilet from Emma. Yum! This time she managed to clean herself properly though thank goodness.
Have a good day everyone.

Monday, February 19, 2007


For a treat click here

I believe it's only in Canada though.

I thought this day was going by slowly...but now it's okay

I went out straight away this morning to grocery shop. With both kids. Normally I avoid going with BOTH kids at all costs, but I figured I had all the time in the world because Emma is off school today so why not?
I had the kids searching for items so that kept them occupied while we shopped, plus they were fed and toileted before we left.
I went to the IGA (Sobeys) by my house. They accept Co-op coupons and M & M Meats coupons. I went armed with these and several other coupons. Plus it is dollar days at IGA. Oh my goodness. I only spent $50 and saved over $75 with coupons and sales combined. Plus we can not forget the free cookies they give to kids and the kids get to choose the kind they want. Thrilling.

Now the kids are playing quietly. Shhh don't disturb them.

*Emma's random question for the day was "Mom may I have a cheese wiz with banana sandwich?"

Uh gross. Thankfully we didn't have any cheese wiz because she was dead set on having it.

Has anyone else noticed how early the sun rises now?

Well, if you go to Steve's blog you can see that the kid's and him made a great fort out front over the weekend. Now every time the neighbors walk by I can hear them exclaim "Hey Look at that!"
I managed to get lots of packing done this weekend, and I'm almost finished Emma's spring jammies. She has just had a growth spurt. Do these kids ever stop growing?


is for my US friends.

The kids have been getting up earlier now with the sun shining in their windows so early. The seasons are changing again.

Friday, February 16, 2007


Me: "Emma are you going to the bathroom?"
Emma: "Pea is a vegetable mom."
Me: "Could you just go to the bathroom please."
Emma: "They are green and round you know."

I was laughing, she was crying

Just as I was getting the kids ready for bed last night, the phone rang. I answered it and sent them upstairs to wait.
It was my Dad calling and we chatted for a bit, making arrangements for him to come for a visit on Saturday. I could hear Emma calling me from upstairs, but I figured that Steve was up there and he could help her with whatever her dire need was so I kept talking to my Dad on the phone. Finally after about the 17th "MOM!!!" I realised Steve was ignoring her and I got off the phone. I came up the stairs to find her on the toilet. Oliver was nowhere to be found. He was not in his bed like he was supposed to be, not hiding in his closet, not in her room anywhere-then I found him. He was on our bed with daddy watching Ellen.

Emma had POOP all up her arm and jammies because she had tried to wipe her own bum and somehow missed-or got creative.

I couldn't help but laugh. Emma cried, then laughed. I cleaned her up and told her she did a good job trying! Wow did she ever try.

This is why I normally turn the phone off at night. Too much mayhem.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Beep beep beep!

Where are all those beeps coming from? The timer for the stove, the bread and the washer....and I think there might be something else in there.

Garlic butter buns (homemade) tonight with dinner. You know, the kind you need to forget that you ate because they have so many calories. It's okay though because I am running my legs off my body today with a thousand other things.

I am also making regular bread because I refuse to pay $4 a loaf for it. Gosh! I don't know how bread companies charge so much. And my special spinach bread with chocolate. Yum. Yes it sounds shockingly gross, but you eat zuchini bread right? Well that's what this is, only with spinach instead. You'd never know the difference.

Bread bread bread. Mmmm. Must go hang my laundry.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My Lover Boy

Oliver: "Mama, Emma is not givin' me any loves today."
Emma: scowl

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New Blogger....

I switched. Lost my template. Great. That's okay. I think it was time for a new one anyways. I was getting tired of the old. I fiddle around. This may take a while.

*Update:I am currently working on my links. If I have left you out, please know that it is not intentional. I lost all my links when switching so I am digging everyone up from the history here. This may take longer than I thought.

Monday, February 12, 2007


Free Orange Juice in the mail today. Mmmmm.

Oh my!

Steve cleaned his closet all on his own. I did not even ask him. Two trash bags worth came out. One went to the donation bin and the other lot I cut into squares for blankets and made pants for Oliver.
I am amazed he got rid of stuff. I think the purging bug has bitten him. I love it.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Some of you may laugh and scoff....

My brother for one, laughs at me for wearing a sweater around the house, and hanging my laundry to dry. But he won't be laughing when I announce that yesterday we were able to pay a whopping $1000 onto our debt from all the money we have pinched back.
Feels good. Oh yes. So good. It's finally paying off, all the time spent getting free stuff so that we pay less for our grocery bill and not eating out EVERY day. We may just get this paid off faster than we thought. Woo hoo!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Brace yourselves....

Steve actually got rid of stuff last night while we were sorting and packing. Unbelievable.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bits and pieces

The kids were watching "Over The Hedge" this morning and at the end while the credits roll I guess the characters come out and dance or burp or joke around while the words go by.
I usually am walking around and miss all the action and Emma has been trying to get me to watch this silly bear dancing (because I am too lazy to rewind it) for a few times now. So I was typing away and Emma shouts at me "OKAY MOM hurry up or you're going to miss it."
I was lost in my own little world of typing for a second and then I clued in that she wanted me to see the bear that she had asked me to see a few days ago.
Man these kids have memories like elephants.

Oliver awoke the entire house this morning to happy little shouts of "Hello? Anybody there? Where are you guys? Hello? HELLLLLO????" Knocking on all our bedroom doors and walls until we all got up, because if he's up then everyone must be up too.
Such a happy little fellow today, which is the opposite of yesterday. I am glad he's getting back to normal. He was out of sorts and now has perked up that's all.

I got a new bra yesterday. Which is monumentous. An investment really. If you've been reading my blog for long, then you will already know that. I hated to part with the money yesterday, but I needed one badly as I have dropped sizes around. Woo hoo!

I can not wait until April 17th. I get to meet someone in person for the first time from the blog world.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Need more boxes-or need to get rid of more stuff

I keep getting rid of things, but the more I pull out of hiding, the more I realise we have. We are getting rid of our wooden CD wall cases because we never even put them up here and we know we won't be putting them up in the new place. I tried getting rid of someones books and they nearly had a meltdown. So that won't be happening today.
Maybe my Aqua CD though...ha ha yes I do have that. Shudder.

On another note, we made a trip out to the library yesterday and came out with a huge lot of books, music, DVDs and books on CD. Emma has been spelling words like crazy lately so I figured it would be good to get her off my trashy novels and onto something more age appropriate ;)
The irritating thing is that these books we took out (similar to the Dick and Jane that we all grew up on) are below her comprehension level. She is bored with them. She doesn't care if Jane catches a ball or fall in the hall.
Sorry, just one of my vents for the day.
Even Oliver thinks they are a yawn.

Miranda: check out for eggbeaters coupons. I can never remember if you like those ones or the other egg things in a carton. Kind of like New Norway. Anyways...they are there and I thought of you.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Oliver got a haircut last night......

Why you ask? Gum. Gum in his hair. I have no clue where he got the gum from but it was all over his neck and hair and and and and we should have taken pictures, but there really was not time for that. Oh the mess. Steve tried peanut butter, but I could not handle the screaming from Oliver. So off came Oliver's hair. He actually looks cute. Emma was so supportive. "Hey Buddy, that's a nice haircut you got there." She kept saying and patting him on the back.
Maybe I will get a new picture of him today with his new hair.

Can of worms-great for the comments ;)

I used to roll my eyes at stay at home mothers when they would stand up for themselves, because I never understood how hard it was. I thought it was their job to slave away and wash dishes all day. Please do not mistake this as a complaint-I am choosing this lifestyle.
Normally I stay away from topics such as these on here because they stir up so much descent. However-I do believe something needs to be addressed.
I was not just going to ignore that comment from Dave however innocent it may have been. Sorry Dave if you had to be the attacked. However, I have seen many women muddle through, thrown to the wayside because they are suddenly staying at home with their children. These women are actually educated with degrees, but people assume that they have no education or part to play in society because they are mindless mothers.
I was only trying to stick it to all the ignorant jerks who disregard mothers.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

In the Mail today-Can you see how big they are??????

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What a night

We have not had a night like that one in a long time. Oliver was up a thousand times. We ran out of Tylenol. Crappy deal. Poor thing. I think Oliver has an ear infection, but there was nothing I could do about it in the middle of the night.
Besides...they don't prescribe antibiotics after age two anyways.
He is still sleeping now which is quite rare. I will head out later on and find some stuff for him. I am feeling some contempt for the doctors in our fine city right now so am avoiding them for some reason.

On another note. Emma scared the crap out of me this morning. She snuck up behind me and just hovered. The only reason I knew she was there was by her nose whistle.

Oh...Alison just chimed into MSN so will go chat for a moment.

Have a good day.