Thursday, April 19, 2007

Spank me.. I've been bad

I know, I know... I've been remiss in posting. I suck as a blogger. Oh boy, can you imagine the search hits I'll be getting now? I hate to say it, but we've just been FAR too busy to keep up with this blog! I hate myself for not keepin it up, even posting some useless bits of information day to day, but it's just one of those things that happens with lack of time and lack of creative writing insipration.
In our little world, there's not too much exciting going on. Hockey is over (what a terrible season Matt's team had... yikes!) and Lacrosse is just starting. From arena to arena we go! Gracie's 3rd birthday is coming up (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???) and we're busy getting things done around the house to get ready for summer! The deck needs staining, the yard needs topsoil, plants need planting and all that fun stuff! I'm so looking forward to the days (hopefully SOON!) when we can spend hours outside puttering in the yard and garden without worrying too much about wet feet, mud puddles or SNOW! I've got tulips and crocuses (croci?) trying to grow, and I can't wait to get the rest of the garden up to par! I'm also looking forward to starting some new flowerbeds around the deck and cleaning up the "unfinished" look that's going on there! We decided this year to celebrate Matt's 1/2 birthday with his friends instead of his "year" birthday, so that should be fun (in June!). Keep checking back for updates!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Have you been naughty or nice??

Your Christmas Stocking Will Be Filled With Little Wrapped Presents

You've made Santa a very happy fellow this year.
Don't worry - what happens at the North Pole stays at the North Pole!

Friday, December 15, 2006


BY THE WAY.... can SOMEONE show me how to put in bloody titles on this bloody blogger?????
So..the humbugginess hasn’t quite gone away, but I’m slowly starting to get into the spirit of things. Unfortunately, I do have some “Big Things” looming over me that will more than likely mar the start of the New Year, but I’m really trying hard to keep my chin up, for the sake of having a wonderful Christmas for the kids. I had a doctor’s appointment last night that I’ve been putting off for a while, because I’m one of those people that likes to avoid things when I know they’re not going to be pleasant. I had to have a mole removed from my arm that’s been there for a while, but has recently gotten “ugly”. So… 15 minutes of freezing, cutting, digging and stitching, and I’m good to go. Now that little part of my arm, that’s been with me for 33 years, is off to pathology for a biopsy. I miss it. Cross your fingers and hope for an “all clear!”. Unfortunately, I also got to hear the results of my blood tests from a few weeks ago, which just confirmed what I was dreading. It seems that I’m officially diabetic. Type 2. Manageable by diet and exercise. I asked my Dr. if I could wait until after New Year’s to “be” diabetic, but it seems I really need to start cutting out the sweet stuff and carbs now. Which didn’t go over all that well when I showed up at my son’s Child Care Pot Luck an hour and a half late (Dr’s appointment…) and all that was left was buns and desserts. Yahoo! I guess it’s a good thing that I haven’t gotten any of my Christmas baking done! This morning, a parent came into my office with a big tray of home-baked muffins and plopped them on my desk. I swear, as soon as you’re not allowed to eat something… it shows up everywhere…. I guess I’ll spend Christmas with visions of Splendaplums dancing in my head.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Bah humbug?

I don’t know what’s going on, but I seem to be in an anti-Christmas funk this year. For those who know me well, you know that this is highly unusual. I’m usually very keen to get my decorations up, get the lights on the house, and often get into arguments with DH about the appropriate timing of said events. This year, I honestly could not care less when or where the decorations are going up, and I have even suggested not lighting up the house. Imagine, if you will, Clark Griswold suddenly deciding that he doesn’t want to “do” Christmas. My MIL used to tell me how much she didn’t enjoy Christmas because of all of the hustle-and-bustle, shopping, cleaning, preparations, wrapping, cooking, and general insanity. I used to say: “What??? Hate Christmas??? But that’s what I love about Christmas! The music, the lights, the rush, the shopping, the family and friends!” I hate to admit it, but am I letting it all get to me? I do enjoy the shopping; I love the music, the lights, and the family and friends getting together. I just can’t get into it this year. Yes, I have a lot of stress in my life lately, maybe that’s it? The kids have been ill one way or another, as have DH and I since September, maybe that’s it? I have most of my shopping done, and I haven’t gone over budget. Entertaining isn’t a big deal – our family all pitches in and brings food and drinks and everything else. And I love entertaining! My Mom mentioned baking shortbread the other day and I actually sighed, and said “Oh yeah – I guess I’ll have to do that soon.” I used to love baking and honestly looked forward to trying out all sorts of new recipes and filling my cookie canisters with all sorts of festive treats. Is it because we’re so busy that the thought of trying to fit in an afternoon of baking is just overwhelming? If anyone has any suggestions of how to de-grinchify myself… I’m willing to hear ‘em!

Friday, November 24, 2006

In the land of kids these days at our house, things are pretty exciting. Matt woke up yesterday with a sore ear, and complained that he couldn’t hear properly. “A-ha!”, I thought, he really doesn’t hear me when I tell him to stop tormenting his sister! So, I brought him into work with me and we headed off to the clinic once it opened. Lo and behold, we have a similar problem to Andrea over at quietfish. Sorry… “Marge”…ahem. Matt may quite possibly have an ear infection, but the Dr. can’t really tell, because his ears are so full of wax. How terrible does that make me feel? Yikes! I DO clean his ears… but I guess I shouldn’t? Ah well. We have some drops to loosen the wax (gaaaaaaaaaaah) and he should get his ears flushed (double gaaaaaaaaah) tomorrow. Give me strength.
On a more exciting note, Gracie seems to be mastering the potty! We have had some small successes over the last little while, but I am proud to say that she went in the potty EVERY time she had to go yesterday, even when we were at a restaurant for dinner! How. Exciting. Is. That.??? I know.. if you’re not a parent, you won’t get it.. but trust me… it’s big news!
No big plans this weekend – other than the usual hockey and stuff. I think that DH and I might actually go on a date… just the two of us… if Grandma and Grandpa agree to babysit on Saturday night. Now THAT would be exciting! It’s been a while since we’ve gone out by ourselves and enjoyed each other’s company solo. Might be fun for a change!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The weather in Ottawa has been TERRIBLE lately. It’s been raining steady for close to a month now, and we’re all looking for a little bit of sunshine. It’s really too bad, as Fall is usually my favourite season, with crisp, bright mornings, the changing leaves and the cool nights! This fall has been awful. Wet, damp, and overall, ick. You can’t leave the windows open at night, because the bed clothes are damp and soggy by the morning. Bright, crisp mornings? How about dark, dreary soggy mornings? And the leaves, well, they fell pretty quickly once the rain started. I’m considering building an ark. I’ve got one dog, one cat and a fish .. anyone have other pets to contribute?

I went to see my aesthetician yesterday, who mentioned that “Deal or no Deal” is coming to Canada. She was considering applying. So guess what.. I’m putting in my application! I’ve never done anything like this before. Can you imagine? I think it would be a hoot… and the opportunity to win lots of $$$…even better! I’ll keep you posted as to my progress… the application has to be in by midnight tomorrow night, and the audition interviews take place in Montreal on December 7 and 8. I’m so excited about the possibility …. I can just imagine what I’d be like if I actually got selected to be on the show!
Stay tuned…

Monday, November 13, 2006

You are 100% Canuck!

You rock, you are an almighty Canadian through and through. You have proven your worthiness and have won the elite prize of living in a country as awesome as Canada. Yes I know other countries think they are better, but we let them have that cuz we know better than they do, eh?

How Canadian Are You?
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Yay for me! Thanks to Dani for the link!