Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
1.) Who made you red hot this week?
2.) A day in your life...recap.
(inspired by Jennifer from Toddler Tirade)
3.) What decision are you having a hard time making?
(inspired by Evansmom from Just Sayin')
4.) How will you enjoy your last days of freedom (aka summer)?
(inspired by Heather from A Day In The Life)
5.)List your 7 most favorite summer items!
(inspired by Summer from Le Musings of Moi)
- Who made me red hot this week? Oooh la la. We could go with the spider bite I got while in my sleeping bag that infected HORRIBLY!!! (And believe me, my calf couldn't afford to get any bigger, especially considering that the other one, fresh out of its cast, has gone completely to mush and is already smaller.)
- The other option would be the job stress that has caused my lips to break out in multiple, very tender, cold sores!!! Oh. My. Lord.
- A day in my life? Since it is summer, life isn't as crazy as it will be soon. However, because you asked, I just got up, went to work, started explaining to my wonderful coworkers why I was quitting my job, ate some chocolate, came home, ate more chocolate, witnessed a sibling fight, went to the library and grocery store, home to eat supper that I bought because I ran out of time, cleaned house, finish prepping Asia's wall for painting, put Liv to bed, blogged, read, and slept. That's it in a nutshell. You'll notice that I did not get an iced cap today. We should all be proud of me.
- My very hard decision, as I've stated above that my cold sores are proof that I am stressing, is this: I have been offered a full time job at a different hospital, a step up from what I'm doing now. This is full time, and I have not worked full time in 16 years. Not since I was put on bed rest with my first child. I have worked part time since then. I have worked a lot in the last few years, more than 40 hour weeks if we count all my jobs, but not a regular Monday-Friday 9-5, miss out on field trips and kids heading off to their first day of school, job. I have taken the position and am hoping for the best. It will be more of a commute, more hours, more pay (that will likely disappear the moment it is received and soon we will not know how we lived without this extra disappearing money). Asia has stated that she will miss her taxi, as she will now have to bus to school. Cass is worried about the times she will have to help out with Liv. And Liv will just go on, like little ones do. One of my main concerns is that my family will discover that they can quite easily cope without me.
- As it turns out, because of my new job and lost holidays at the end of August, I will bring in the last days of summer trying to get to the lake to join my family on weekends, but will mostly be at home, alone, during the week. That's not such a bad thing, seeing as there are many, many things to get caught up on here. This house is sadly lacking attention to say the least.
- Slurpees - This is actually my favorite year-round thing
- Sunshine - I live in Alberta, which isn't too bad for sunshine, so I suppose I should be more specific and say "warmth".
- Books - Watch for the "What I'm Reading" post to come soon. I've got some book reviews to pass along.
- Music - Played loudly and proudly.
- Freedom - From homework and schedules.
- Hair - I love watching the sunshine turn my little blonde children's hair to gold.
- Traffic - Or lack thereof. I love that most of the city must be either teachers or stay home parents. It takes me 15 minutes to get to work!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I went back to the SITS site that day to leave an extra "WooHoo, I'm having so much fun!" comment, when I saw an anonymous (aka chickenshit) comment.
It went something like this:
"Sometimes it seems that the folks that love to get the most comments don't love to give them. Why is that?"
Okay, so, it was EXACTLY that, thanks to copy/paste.
I feel this comment, left on MY SITS day in particular, was personal.
And, to be honest, it pissed me off.
And I feel the need to explain myself.
Which pisses me off even more.
And Little Miss Anonymous will likely not come here and read this.
Hear me out, my faithful peeps.
I have blogged before about not having much time for this loved sport of mine. I can barely keep up with my regular reads, my posts and returning comment love, and acknowledging comments, even if it is just by email and never getting to those blogs.
Rest assured, I too, feel cheated that my life cannot accomodate more regular visits to other blogs.
I write my posts for MY benefit.
I try to make them somewhat interesting for YOURS.
I write when I need to for ME.
I stress over the need to be more productive for YOU. (That was not to make you feel even somewhat guilty!)
If you are a regular closet reader, or loyal commenter, please know that I totally adore you all and look forward to your visits. I often partake in beverages while we sit and visit on my blog.
When I come to yours, please know I come in peace and love. And it usually means my family has gone camping and that I am at home.
Desperately blogging for all I am worth.
This may bother my family when I say this, but blogging, or should I say the time it takes, isn't overly supported. I often hear "Where's Mom?" and the usual response of "At the computer. Where else?" and feel the standard Mom Guilt.
I mean, really, why should I be doing anything but clean when I'm at home, right?
I know with a few of my regular reads, the occasional time they stop here is a treat for me, but I never hold it against them for not coming more often. I am still a loyal reader of theirs regardless.
So, I do what I can. Which is my very bloggy best.
And I know that for those who like to come here, it is good enough.
And I thank you for that!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
- Africa (Karl Wolf)
- Any Way You Want It (Journey)
- Bang The Doldrums (Fall Out Boy)
- Best Days of Your Life (Kellie Pickler)
- Black Betty (Ram Jam)
- Bounce With Me (Kreesha Turner)
- The Boys of Summer (The Ataris)
- Circus (Britney Spears)
- Crush (David Archuleta)
- Do You Remember These? (Statler Bros)
- Don't Stop Believin' (Journey)
- Dying to Live Again (Hedley)
- Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Poison)
- Heartache Tonight (Eagles)
- Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue)
- A Horse with No Name (America)
- I Told You So (Carrie Underwood)
- I'm In Miami Bitch (LMFAO)
- If Today Was Your Last Day (Nickelback)
- Kiss me Thru the Phone (Soulja Boy)
- Little Deuce Coupe (Beach Boys)
- Mad World (Adam Lambert)
- My Immortal (Evanescence)
- My Life Would Suck without You (Kelly clarkson)
- Parents just don't understand (DJ Jazzy Jeff)
- Patience (Guns N Roses)
- Playboy (Candy Coated Killahz)
- Please Don't Leave Me (Pink)
- Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Lepard)
- Queen Of Hearts (Juice Newton)
- Rockstar (Nickelback)
- Single Ladies (Beyonce)
- So What (Pink)
- Summertime (DJ Jazzy Jeff)
- Summertime (Kenny Chesney)
- Sunshine and Summertime (Faith Hill)
- Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
- Switch (Will Smith)
- Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)
- That Song in My Head (Julianne Hough)
- Thinking of You (Katy Perry)
- Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden)
- The Way You Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson)
- We're Not Gonna Take It (Twisted Sister)
- When the Sun Goes Down (Kenny Chesney)
- Womanizer (Britney Spears)
- 1,2,3,4 (Plain White T's)
- 409 (Beach Boys)
- 1234 (Feist)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I got mad.
I wanted to lend out my thumbs and short, fat tongue, even briefly, to poor Enzo.
I will probably never look at my dog the same way.
I hated the in-laws.
I loved Zoe.
I loved his ride in the race car.
I was hooked on this book from the very first page.
I think you should read this book.
I REALLY think you should read this book!
For more reviews on this book, check out Ronda's Bloggy Book Club!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
My brother got Cassie, my then youngest, and his Godchild, a teddy bear for Christmas one year. I believe she was three.
I didn't even notice when this happened.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I laughed and cried and got mad and appreciated my short, fat tongue and thumbs more than ever before.
Now go to your local library or Amazon or book store and get this book. Read it. Then visit Ronda's Rants on Sunday to share your thoughts.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Music is a huge part of life. Most of our major life changing moments have a song.
A song you played over and over again to ease your heart break.
Or a song you danced and laughed to.
A song you graduated to.
Played while giving birth.
Be-bopped to in your cars.
Buried your loved ones to music.
Got married to music.
Now, my very welcome visitors, I need you to help me by telling me your favorite summer songs.
Give it to me people.
Just a couple.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Everything I dislike about other drivers was done to me today.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
1.) Ask A Dad! Write a letter asking your husband for advice regarding any issue you might have and record his answer.
(inspired by Three Bay B Chicks)
2.) Describe a situation that forced you to confront a neighbor.
(inspired by Jori-O)
3.)Tell us about Grandpa.
(inspired by Heather at The Extraordinary Ordinary)
4.) Which appliance in your home would you most miss living without if you had to live without.
(inspired by Amy at Escape Into My Thoughts)
5.) What are three things we would love to know about you!
(inspired by Live. Laugh. Pull Your Hair Out)
Okay, well, again, none of these are speaking to me. That's just great. (And I do apologize if some of the fabulous bloggers who came up with these great topics come over and then feel all sad because they haven't inspired me. Rest assured, I just feel uninspireable today. And yes. I know that's not a word. Love me through it.)
1. Not doable. Leon and I have very opposing views and his advice would be totally lame and then we'd fight and then he'd run off to the lake with my kids and my dog and leave me all by myself in this quiet house. Nothing but the radio on. (And my clothes, people. COME ON!!!) And that would be a real shame, right?
2. Had I confronted that neighbour, I would still be living in the house that I loved. She was so mean. Cruel and cold and she made me put a for sale sign on my lawn. And THEN she came over to apologize if she seemed a little off. Hmmm. Ya' think?? A little late, though. I just sold your precious house and made $22000 on it. So sorry.
Side note: We actually are quite friendly now when we see each other. We even went over there one time for Easter dinner! I know the people who bought my house have tried, unsuccessfully, to sell it, and you have no idea how close I have come lately to knocking on their door and making an offer!
3. My Grampa. He passed away. It will be two years in November. He was an army veteran. A father. A husband. A friend. A brother. A son. A grandfather. An avid golfer. A fisherman. An uncle. Read about him here.
5. Three things you would LOVE to know about me? Or three things you're just going to find out anyway and will have to just deal with it? I like the latter.
- I wear my shoes, or slippers, in the house. And I take them off wherever my feet happen to get hot. I literally find shoes EVERYWHERE! Only now that I have a cast on my left foot, I'm only finding ONE shoe. I'm going to be so screwed when I have to start wearing two again. God only knows where the OTHER ones are!
- I sleep with my socks on. For part of the night. Eventually, those, too, come off at some point. When I get around to washing the sheets (ummm, yeah, totally weekly... cough) there are approximately 7 (or so) pairs of socks at the foot of the bed.
- I have another blog. It's for all the really juicy stuff.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
When the couples were almost there, the guys warned the girls that they have a cockroach problem in this complex, but it should be okay.
These couples arrived to find a happy young family, awaiting their guests and cooking up some steak and baked potatos.
These young girls very gently sat on the low, sunken couch, and went to the bathroom in pairs, carefully watching for these creepy crawlers.
There were cockroaches crawling up the walls.
There were dead cockroaches in the corners.
There were a bunch of dead ones around the back of the toilet and in the bathtub.
Then they were called into the kitchen for supper.
The hosts were at the counter stacking steaks on serving plates and pulling foil off of potatos.
The young girls weren't sure if their hosts were oblivious to these creatures, embarrassed by them maybe? Was the wife horrified that her husband would invite company over when they had a bug problem?
But the girls were disgusted to find one walking across the counter right by where they were preparing the food. Another walking up the wall.
And they sat at the table and picked at their meals. (The girls anyway, the guys dug right in!!!)
Soon after, those young couples got the heck out of there! They did well, those girls. Don't you think?
Oh, and they stopped at McDonald's on their way home!
**I'll have you know that there was severe nausea, back scratching, twitching and foot lifting during the search and upload of the above picture!!! Barf!! But I knew you'd appreciate it. You're welcome.**
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The show started with some great young Canadian artists, JD Bigsby and ummm ... someone else. Jake Owens I think.
First let me set the stage for you.
It was a huge performance in our football stadium. Someone said there were about 30,000 people there. I lost count at 18, so I can't say that for sure.
We had seats that were way, way, way up high. The sound wasn't very good up there. Eventually we moved down into the bowl more, where the sound kicked butt, but for now, we just nodded our heads and pretended to listen.
Taylor Swift was one that my girls had really wanted to see. She is beautiful and talented. But weird. More than a little. She was very confident and charming. It was really cute when she controlled the audience volume with her hands raised and lowered. Her shiny little dresses gave the up-close audience more of a show than they were bargaining for.
And her dancing. Oh. My. Stars. It was the funniest darned thing I have seen in a while. Dancing is what my daughter called it (more specifically, said that "this" is the reason she doesn't dance in her music videos!). I call it more a love affair with her hair.
She would stand there, during a ballad even, and just start throwing her head side to side. I think she liked how soft it felt hitting her in the eye.
She would throw it back and forth. I think she liked how nice it felt when it carressed her bottom.
She would hit a pose like this
only instead of having her hand down, it would be up and tangled in her hair, all sexy like. (Not that this pose wasn't incredibly sexy when Johnny did it .... cough cough, choke, giggle.)
Then, to REALLY get me rolling in my seat, she not only had a love affair with her hair, she had one with her piano. Funniest. Thing. Ever.
She was singing something along the lines of "Round and Round" or something like that, so she kept swinging around and around at the waist with her butt planted. Then she would lean baaaaaack as far as she could, then slam back up again. I was quite certain she was going to knock herself out! Then while there was an instrumental segment, she lay her head on the piano with her arms stretched out. And then just stayed there. Then afterward she ended the song/performance by slumping right down so that we all thought she was going to fall off the bench, little shiny panties over tea kettle.
There was one point where her and her female band member were banging away on some garbage cans. I don't want to spoil this for you in case you one day see her (she will be headlining her own tour soon!), but, seriously, I had to cover my eyes and turn away.
Now rewind to where I said the sound was bad.
EVERYONE could hear me laughing.
Sweet kid. Beautiful. Talented. Rich.