~~Mel~~

~~Mel~~

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm sad...

Okay no not really...but here's the thing...I decided to book Friday off this week to spend with the boy (it's spring break here this week). As an afterthought I thought maybe the boyfriend might want to book it off too. So we put our plan in motion today and both our bosses agreed we could have the day off.

My plans were to eat lunch out, then catch a movie (the boy is dying to see Monsters v. Aliens) or maybe head over to the museum to see the cool dinosaur exhibit they have right now. Sounds great, right???

WELLLLLLLLLLL, when I told the boy about what I had planned this is the response I got:

The boy: But mom...Friday is the only day we are allowed to bring our DS to daycare...that is the only day I really wanted to go this week...I need Zane to help me beat that level on my new pokemon game.

Me: Well can't you do that some other Friday?

The boy: Urgh...mom....you know we are ONLY allowed to bring our DS on inservice Fridays and we won't have another day off school after this week for like months....so I HAVE to go on Friday.

Me: Okay...so there is nothing I can say to change your mind then? You want to go to daycare on friday?

The boy: Well...I could go and you could come get me early...

Me: Like you want to go for the morning and I'll pick you up at lunch time?

The boy: Wellllllllllllllll...that might work....

So, I'm leaving it alone for now...I'll still take the day off...afterall I need to prepare for all the houseguests I have coming next week (wow how did it get to be here so fast...I could have swore I still had plenty of time to prepare!). I wanted to purge some closets before my relatives all showed up. Maybe we can do something fun on Saturday...that is if the boy doesn't have other plans *insert eye roll here*

Monday, March 30, 2009

Some People Really Just Don't Get It!

A little bit of background...

Okay so at work we spend a fair amount of time in the lunchroom just generally chit chatting during coffee breaks and on lunch. I've worked the same job for 5 years...so I've gotten to know quite a bit about some of the girls I work with...what their life is like outside of work...and also heard many stories about their friends and family.

Well there is one particular woman that is a friend in common with a few other girls....still with me??? I've heard about this woman time and time again and honestly feel like I almost know her (weird eh?).

Well today there was a story about said woman that is like no other I've ever heard!

Let me ask you a little common sense question here...

If your child had lice or some other contagious childhood annoyance...I'd say disease but is lice really a disease...anyway, would you take said child to social events previously scheduled...say like a birthday party...how about 2??? Wow! Can I just say that if your child showed up at my son's birthday party and had lice I would be pizzzzzzzzzzzzzed...beyond belief. I was so mad for those poor unsuspecting parents...and I've never even met any of these ppl.

Now don't get me wrong...I know that when we were growing up parents often had 'chicken pox parties' so that they could get the chicken pox done and over with (back then there was no vaccine...imagine that?? lol). And I'm all for such an event...IF every parent involved knows that your child does in fact have chicken pox and realizes that it will likely spread. But to bring your child to a birthday party and swear her to secrecy...that is just un-freakin-believable. Mother of the year?? I think NOT!!!!

What the heck???

So I came into work today fully expecting to slack...in fact my Facebook status currently reads "It's Monday and I don't feel like working...that's right I'm a slacker!". Sounds perfect, right? I mean T is away on holidays...he's the lawyer that keeps me most busy...the other two are pretty independent women...but when T is away I know that I have plenty of time to slack. He's requested that I clean out his office...but I'll get to that at the end of the week...lol.

There's only one little teeny problem with my slacking plans...what's that you ask??? Well it seems blogger decided that I couldn't (or maybe shouldn't) slack today. I can get on the site and I can read all of your blogs no problem...but for some reason I cannot comment.

So therefore I am on strike from reading any of your blogs until it's fixed. I can't just read and not comment...it's not in me!!!! I could read now and go back and comment later...but that just seems like sooooo much work.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mark My Words...

I am never again going to get groceries on a Saturday afternoon....at I guess what is now the 'peak' time for shoppers....I hoped it was late enough in the day to avoid the chaos....but alas...that place was a freakin' madhouse!!!! But as you can see I AM here posting....sooo we did manage to make it out alive lol.

On another note we gained a kid tonight...we seem to gain this kid quite frequently and I love it...the boys play so well together. I just have to ban the videogames in the morning because they can't seem to play without hooting and hollering...BOYS!!! lol.

I'm settiling in for some good drinks...

peach snapps and orange juice = fuzzy navel....YUM. I haven't had this drink since I was like 16 and sneaking drinks in my water bottle! But the boyfriend suggested it...and who am I to pass up yummy girly drinks.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Yet another letter...

Dear stinky old man...

Do you really lack common sense??? When stepping into a full elevator....why oh why did you have to choose that precise moment to 'let one go'. That was rotten (literally) and not to mention completely and totally disgusting. I get enough farting at my house with the boy and the boyfriend...I swear it's in all men and boys...and you've just totally proven my theory.

Next time you feel that urge coming on...for the love of god...do NOT get on the elevator.

Thankyouverymuch!!!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Snow Pictures

Hey everyone...I want you to do me a favour please...check your calendars for me and tell me what today's date is...

go on...

I'll wait for you to come back...

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So just as I suspected, eh? March 26th...definitely not January 26th...correct???

Okay so does someone want to explain to me why when I look out my windows this is what I see???? (excuse the overgrown tree in my front window...the boyfriend needs to get out there and trim it!)


Oh that last one is just for fun...obviously lol. The boyfriend and the boy being goofy.

A Letter

Dear Co-Worker,

I understand that you are completely stressed out with your job...contrary to popular belief I am a very sympathetic person!! BUT please do not beg me to 'help' you with your work...which I have come to learn really means 'do all your work for you'...when you are going to turn around and spend all your 'now free' time complaining (to mostly me...but also anyone that walks by and decides to make eye contact with you) about how stressful your job is!!! Not to mention all the time you spend on the phone with family and friends...I don't judge...I know I get personal calls from time to time...but the difference is I can still manage to get your work done...AND mine too! How is it that I work for 3 lawyers and you work for 1...okay I know he's a workaholic...but come on...stay off the phone and maybe you won't hate your job so much...please...pretty please.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Extreme Makeover - Me Edition

I've been following Amber's blog since I started blogging a few months ago and she's decided to start a weekly post on "Extreme Makeover - Me Edition" and considering I've been trying for a little while to get myself in shape...well I figured what better way to do it than to have the support of others!

Today she was talking about low calorie snacks...but because I'm not into the whole 'counting calories' bit (it's just too time consuming and there is so much to remember)...I thought I'd share what I have been doing in the eating department.

My mom for years has been on the Atkins diet off and on...she's lost alot of weight at times...other times not so much and usually she eventually puts it back on...because she's never been willing to make the diet a whole life change. Why do I think this might work for me??? Well simply because I don't eat alot of bread and don't really miss it when I'm 'dieting in full force'. My downfall is pasta though...so I've really been trying to cut down on that. What I do love is that I can still snack on the things I love...for example...cheese is like one of my all time favorite foods...I just can't imagine life without it. I've tried the low fat and it just doesn't taste the same. On this diet...I snack regularly on sandwich meat and cheese...no bread, no crackers...just meat and cheese and it is sooooooooo yummy!

Now I am definitely not saying that cutting out carbs is the right choice for everyone. Some say good things about this sort of diet and others say it just plain doesn't work...If calorie counting works for you then go for it. I just know I feel 100x better when I've not had alot of carbs.

Now I just have to get back on that exercise train. I've started doing the stairs at work (16 flights down...and right now we turn around and do 7 up...hopefully in time we'll work our way up more)...it's great to get your coworkers involved too. I have 3 girls that do this with me daily and it only takes about 5 to 10 minutes max. But because my legs are sore from doing those stairs I seem to have forgotten (this week anyway) the elliptical that sits in my basement...and I haven't made time to do crunches like I promised I'd start last week. Sometimes it's just about time or the lack thereof. But I try hard not to beat myself up over it and just make tomorrow a better day if I do fall of the train...for a little bit.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Are you prepared?

For when the power goes out? I mean I know we all have flashlights...but do they always go right back where they are supposed to be?

Tonight I was sitting here with a friend...the power went out...not just for a second but for close to 20 minutes. Thankfully I had a few candles sitting on the counter in my kitchen or we'd have been screwed. You see I know the boyfriend and the boy use flashlights to look around in the basement at night (the lighting sucks down there!)...or the boyfriend has had to take one to check something out outside at night from time to time...and tonight when I needed a flashlight and there were none in the closet where THEY ALL shooooooould be...well let's just say I was grateful for my little candle addiction!

It's stormy here...hence the power outage...and no not a rain storm...we are getting snow...blech!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Such a great day...

Did you sense my sarcasm???

Today has been a day from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks! I won't get into details because I don't know how much I'm ready to share here just yet...it has to do with the boyfriend and I...we've hit another one of those dang "blending" road blocks. Who ever said raising a child with someone that isn't biologically theirs was easy??? Cause damn is it hard work. I'm sure you parents out there sometimes battle with your spouses...but trust me it is 100x harder to cope when you yourself were a single parent for 6 years of your child's life (the boy's biological father has never been involved) and then have to give over some of that 'control'...It makes it even worse that the only experience the boyfriend has with children is through the troubled youth centre he used to work at. He's just so harsh at times....I tell him so and he gets defensive...then later I wonder if that's what the boy needs (maybe I am a softie...but he's really such a good kid and I don't find myself constantly wanting to yell at him...and I feel like the boyfriend always has a reason to nag the boy or give him trouble for something)...and the vicious cycle continues.

So...I don't know where the boyfriend is right now. He called from his mother's before I was home from work...but when I tried to return the call she answered and said he wasn't there. She did suggest couples counselling...something I have suggested for weeks now! I hope she makes the same suggestion to him.

Thanks for all your concern about my finger! It's so much better now...still sore and still an open wound that needs to be bandaged up...BUT when I changed the bandaids after work it looked like it was starting to heal up quite nicely.

The whole family reunion saga gets even better!!! Not only will I have two house guests...but I will have 4...my other brother and nephew are coming for the visit too. I'm excited to see them...but man is that alot of houseguests...not to mention it's been suggested I host dinner on the Saturday and invite my extended family (grandpa, aunts, uncles)....oh boy.

I do not need all this stress....calgon....take me away...PLEASE!!!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

oh the pain...

So now it's my turn to be injured....

I was pulling some dishes out of the sink and managed to slice the tip of my finger on a rather sharp knife! Man does it hurt!

I refuse to sit in a hospital waiting room for 4+ hours for a stitch or two...but if the bleeding doesn't get under control that may be what I end up doing. I've got it all bandaged up but the throbbing is almost unbearable...and I'm probably not helping it by typing...not to mention how unbelievably hard it is to type with a huge wad of gauze and bandaids on the end of your finger lol.

I came on here to blog about the impromptu family reunion I am apparently hosting for Easter weekend...not at all what I had in mind for the long weekend....but my brother is flying out and staying the weekend...yes the estranged brother that I haven't had much to do with for over 3 years because of the way of life he's chosen for himself...but alas my mom is all about helping him out when he's down...and I really shouldn't blame her...he is her baby and regardless of the life paths the boy chooses I'd like to think I'll always be there for him no matter what...but does that include when he's been abusive to almost everyone in his life?? Or how about when he's spent so much of his life on illegal drugs that he's just not the same person anymore??? I just hope I don't have to make that choice as he gets older.

So my brother will be flying in on Good Friday and then my mom will drive down to pick him up here and most likely stay a day or two. Then it's her plan to take him up north to live with her...I just hope they can get along...they are so much alike that they clash all the time...I wonder why it works that way???

Anyways, I guess my whole beef with it all is that I was not informed of any of this by either my mom or my brother...my dad called yesterday and asked if I knew what the plan was and he was shocked that I hadn't been told what they were planning when afterall they are going to need a place to stay!

Friday, March 20, 2009

I Am So Sleepy Lately

Can I still blame the time change for my exteme exhaustion??? I know it was like 2 weeks ago but geesh...I've never felt sooooooo flippin' tired...

Honestly, the boyfriend and I can't seem to get ourselves into bed any earlier than 12:00 midnight most nights...which gives me exactly 6 hours and 10 minutes sleep before I hear that alarm buzzing.

The boy he falls asleep soooooooooo fast and sleeps like a rock! I bought him his very own Spongebob alarm clock last year and he loves it!!! The only problem is he has never once heard the alarm going off...when it finally drives me so crazy I HAVE to get up and shut it off...I'm extremely annoyed. But I guess I should count my blessings that I don't have a child with any sleep issues. A co-worker of mine often finds her 4.5 year old up at 4:30 in the morning getting into all kinds of trouble while the rest of the household sleeps...when she asks why he's up so early he says "he's not tired no more"...I guess some children just don't need alot of sleep.

Soooooooooooo, weekend plans???

We have very minimal plans. I'm hoping to have a quiet 'date night in' tonight. The boyfriend promised to pick up some wine and we'll watch a movie (something we rarely do together for some reason). Then tomorrow we are off to a friend's son's First birthday party...that should be a ton of fun! They promised barbequed food....I sure hope that they don't have plans to have the entire party outdoors...because it's still a little nippy out there for that!!! Did someone forget Spring has arrived??? Cause it seems to have passed right over us...maybe we'll go right from Winter to Summer...like in the next few days...I would LOVE that!!!

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Injured...again!

So, remember 2 weeks ago when the boy had a sledding accident and banged up his eye pretty good? WELLLLLLLLLLL, today I get home from work and on the same side of his face, on his cheek, is a big red scrape. He says he was playing tag at recess and slipped on some ice (yes it is STILL Winter here! urgh!) and his cheek hit some gravel.

I love that he's a 'rough and tumble' kind of boy, he's having lots of fun...BUT sometimes I long for the days when he was scared to climb the play structure (now he climbs to the top and sits up there for fun), he used to be sooo cautious and didn't like sledding because the hill was too big and he was scared to go down once he got to the top...but not anymore...he runs up that hill and zooms down...and even looks for the bumps so he'll get some 'air'. Boys!!!!

And what is with boys not wanting to shower??? I know I totally just changed topics there lol. But us moms at work today were talking about how boys are just so darn lazy...you ask them to wash their face and they wipe their face with their sleeve, or go splash water on their face...the boy and I have the constant argument that his face is NOT really clean and to get it clean he needs to use a face cloth!

Back to the shower, it seems I have to negotiate with this kid when to take a shower...he acts as if it's the wost thing ever, yet once he's in there he has no problem cleaning up and washing his hair, etc...and it's all done within 10 to 15 minutes...so what's the deal kid??? Anyway, it seems to be a common thing among boys aged 6 to 16...Some say when they start to like girls they shower every single day...but I remember my brothers being gross and icky right up until they moved out lol. I hope the boy starts to care about his hygiene much earlier than 8 years from now!!!!

Funniest Pick-up Lines

I've heard some pretty bad ones in my lifetime...but I think it's safe to say that these take the cake!

Guys if you are out there reading this (because most woman just don't do cheesy pick-up lines lol) please don't EVER use any of these...

1) Did you fart? cuz you just blew me away.

2) Are yer parents retarded? cuz ya sure are special.

3) My Love fer you is like diarrhea. I just can't hold it in.

4) Do you have a library card? cuz I'd like to sign you out

5) Is there a mirror in yer pants? cuz I can see myself in em.

6) If you was a tree & I was a Squirrel, I'd store my nuts in yer hole.

7) You might not be the best lookin girl here, but beauty's only a light switch away.

8) I know I'm not no Fred Flintstone, but I bet I can make yer bed-rock.

9) Yer eyes are as blue as window cleaner.

10) If yer gunna regret this in the mornin, we kin sleep til afternoon.

AND.. the best for last!

11) Yer face reminds me of a wrench, every time I think of it, my nuts tighten up

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Trainwreck?!

Are any of you watching Idol these days? I tune in here and there but must admit I am not an avid fan.

My favorites right now are Alexis and Danny. But really they are all sooo good...there is alot of talent this season.

Anyway...my reason for this post is...what the heck is up with Paula??? Girl, I loved you when I was a preteen...My best friend and I even made up a dance routine for "straight up now tell me" and performed it for both our families! I rocked out to your cassette tape on the 3 day long drive to Disney World...but now...it's just sad to watch you on Idol.

So seriously, is she on her meds, off her meds? What is wrong??? Not to mention she had her boobs hanging out...like really, does all of America (and Canada) need to see that???

Oh and one last word of advice Paula...if you can't say the word "authenticy" the first time...PLEASE for the love of god do not attempt it 3 more times.

I swear the only reason she's still on the show is for entertainment value...she really offers nothing to the contestants...well besides telling them all how wonderful and perfect they are...oh and they all tell a story...I swear she said that to everyone last night.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Boy's Daycare is EVIL!

Okay so it's really not evil in a bad way...obviously I wouldn't send my child to an evil place...BUT they are evil in the sense that they sent me home on Friday with $75.00 worth of Belgian chocolates for fundraising. Do you know that we owe $12.00 now just from what we managed to eat over the weekend. The boyfriend is the biggest culprit and once he gets going I just have to have some!!! Don't these people know I'm trying to lose weight???

On that note, we did get a new elliptical machine over the weekend and this one is much better quality than the one we used to have (I was leaning more towards a treadmill because I wasn't sure I would get enough of a workout on the elliptical)...I did 15 minutes on it last night and according to the machine burnt 100 calories! Yay me. I would have done more...but Guitar Hero was calling my name...I LOVE playing those drums...lol. So last night was the tester night for the new elliptical and tonight I will do an extensive workout.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Interview with a 7 year old

Those of you with Facebook may have seen a note going around titled "interviews with children"...I decided to take it a step further and video the boy. Here's what he had to say.

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This was taken with our new digital video camera...I'm not sure I love the quality but it's fun to play around with...if we decide we like them we'll look for a better quality one and the boy will inherit this one lol. I'm not sure I'm much into videography yet...but it's nice to get 'those moments' captured!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I am sitting here...

Listening to the boyfriend rock out to Guitar Hero World Tour...we splurged a little this weekend lol. But let me tell you we had the most trouble with this game and considered throwing it in the box (or against a wall lol) and returning it. First the game disc wouldn't load...but we exchanged for a new one...and now the guitar it comes with doesn't work either! Talk about frustration! But we've got our old guitar hooked up and can manage (even though it's a crappy one) until Walmart gets more in stock...that was the other dilemma...when we finally decided to purchase it they were totally sold out...I guess it was a good deal because we had to phone 5 different walmarts before we found one.

I've been a cleaning maniac today...we are entertaining tonight...a co-worker of the boyfriend's...and I decided to let the boy have a friend over too. Hopefully the little boys don't drive us crazy!

Well I need to get to the grocery store...but I wanted to let you know I'm still alive...it's so unlike me not to post for a few days and didn't want you all to worry lol...cause you know you all think about me me me...all the time!! Yeah okay...totally joking!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy Birthday To My Cutie Nephew

Today is my nephew's 4th birthday!

He's sure a cutie isn't he???

This little guy has already lived such a tough life in his 4 short years! Drug addicted mother, first year of life in foster care....the list goes on...BUT I'm so happy that today he lives with my brother full time...it's unfortunate that they live 8 hours north and we don't get to see them enough! And boy does time ever fly it seems like just yesterday we learnt of his existence...

Happy 4th Birthday Sean!!!

They went a little nutso with the tattoos huh? lol.

The boy and his cousin rocking out on singstar

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Confession Survey


Jen (love her!) over at Life according to Jennifer tagged me on this really fun survey.

Confession Survey

1)What is your blogger name? ~~Mel~~
2) When is your birthday? July 17, 1980
3) How long have you been blogging? Just since January of this year.
4) Who tagged you? Jennifer
5 ) Tell me your 5 most favorite body parts: Well others have told me that my boobs and my ass are my best assets lmao. BUT, my favorite body parts are my long legs and my eyes...there is no way I could come up with five.
6) What do you wish most for your birthday? This year...I'm really not sure yet. Last year the boyfriend did awesome in getting me my fire pit for the backyard and a hair straightener. I had given him zero ideas lol.
7) What color are your nails now? Bare naked...they have no polish on them at all.
8) Any depressing thoughts lately? Hardly any...but the odd time I dwell on when life with me and the boyfriend will move forward...hopefully soon.
9) What's your next 1 month's plan? I have so many things going on in the next little while...but top priority is planning the boy's birthday party. Other than that I plan to purge at home and keep exercising so I can get in shape for summer.
10) At what age did you have your 1st crush? That I remember? I was about 9.
11) Did you attend any school reunion after you graduated till now? NOPE!
12) Have you ever passed gas in public and pretended you didn't smell anything? lmao...it's pretty nasty...but I must admit I have done this haha.
13) Are you a clean freak? I wish I could be...but sadly i'm not. We aren't dirty people but we are definitely untidy people.
14) Which era do you wish you were born into? The 70's
15) Are you a vegetarian? No, but I'm not a big meat eater.
16) How many pillows do you sleep with at night? Two.
17) Are you a light sleeper or an I-don't-care-if-there's-a-bomb-here sleeper? I used to be a very light sleeper but since the boyfriend moved in I've become a heavier sleeper (he gets up lots throughout the night most nights).
18) Do you secretly wear comfortable granny panties when your man is not around? No not really, the only time I wear undies that are less than sexy is during AF. lol.
19) What is your ultimate dream job? I honestly don't know that I have an ultimate dream job. Does getting paid for surfing the net count?
20) What is it your hubby does that annoys you the most? I hate to get down on the boyfriend because there is so much he does that I do appreciate...BUT (lol) how about he never changes the toilet paper roll AND he forgets everything! I could tell him today that we have something planned tomorrow and by the time tomorrow rolls around...he'll have completely forgotten and sometimes even accuses me of not telling him!!! Men!!!
21) What is your dream car? I don't really have one...
22) Do you easily wake up in the morning? Oh no, definitely not! I hit snooze for about 1/2 an hour.
23) Do you like hairy men? The boyfriend is half italian...so he's pretty hairy. I never thought I'd like that in a guy...but it didn't stop me from falling in love with him.
24) How about goateed men? Nope. I've never been a big fan of facial hair! I can handle a little bit of 'shadow' or 'fuzz' but not full on goatee. In fact this leads me to another post for later lol.
25) Which one would you prefer, 2 hour spa, 2 hour Thai Massage or 2 hour foot massage? 2 hour spa.
26) Have you ever wished you had a different name other than your real name? Yep in grade 10 when there was 5 Melissas in my homeroom. I've grown to love my name though and it's not so popular where I l ive now.
27) What is the most extreme sport you have ever done? Extreme sport? No thanks!
28) Do you prefer traveling in Europe or Asia? I'd like to see either...maybe someday.
29) What is your favorite food? pasta! Specifically Lasagna.
30) What is the most embarrassing moment when you were out on a date? Not embarrasing for me....but for him...the boyfriend on our very first date couldn't pay for dinner. He had just gotten paid that day but for some reason the restaurant debit machine wouldn't read his card. He rectified it and paid me back the next day lol.
Here are the rules:
Copy and paste the whole questionnaire and replace my answers with yours. You have to create a link for the blogger who tagged you. Pass to 4 other bloggers. Display the logo anywhere on your blog. Last, answer each question with the truth, and nothing but the TRUTH...this is a confession tag, you know.
I tag:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Friendship is...

What does friendship mean to you? Before the internet I would have said "a special connection I have with some select people...we have a number of things in common...like to go to the same places and are at the same stage in our lives".

Most of my friends growing up were male. I couldn't stand the cattiness of girls and preferred the easygoingness (is that even a word) of boys. Not to mention I grew up with 2 younger brothers who constantly had me playing GI Joe or Ghostbusters lol. But since high school I've always had one or two very close (sometimes I consider them BEST) girl friends. Through the years those friendships have changed or we've drifted apart for one reason or another. But I'm pleased to say that my 2 very best friends at the moment have been in my life now for just over 6 years.

Anyways, I'm kind of getting off topic lol. The internet has changed how I view friendship. You see 7 years ago when my little man was born I found myself single with no one in my life who could really understand exactly what I was going through. We moved to the city I currently live in and I knew not a sole, besides a select few family members. People I met my age were still single and childless and those people I met with children were much older than me. That's when I stumbled upon Babycenter and The Single Parents Board. The girls that were a part of that board 7 (almost 8) years ago are still in my life to this day. Not all of them but most. One of those women commented on my Facebook wall the other day and after not hearing from her for about 6 months I was overjoyed to learn that things in her life are going so well.

My whole point of this rambling post is...that having not even met any of these women they know things about me that my family and closest friends may not know. They've seen me through good times and bad. We are like a family. I see that is happening now with this blog all over again and it's so exciting. I love to meet new people and hope that I will make friendships that will in fact last a life time.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Something cute!

Last week the boyfriend brought home some window markers and decided to be a tad bit cheesy (I'm so not a mushy gushy type of girlfriend lol) and wrote on our bathroom mirror "I love you" with a big heart around it, I've since cleaned the bathroom and didn't get a pic. Anyways, Later that same night I walked into our bedroom to see this:

Excuse the crappy picture...but it's the best my camera could do. I tried no flash...more light, less light...but this will have to do.

The boy is just too cute! I wanted a pic to forever remind me of just how cute he is...I can look back one day when he tells me he hates me (believe me, I know it's coming some day) and remember when he loved us and wanted us to know it every time we looked in the mirror.

Oh and he was very adamant that I had to 'excuse' the heart...he hasn't quite got them right yet. lol.

Awards!

I received 2 awards last week. I feel so loved!

The first one came from Jen at Life According to Jennifer. She has a great blog and is mom to 3 busy kids...check her out!


Here are the rules for the award:

1) Put the logo on your blog or post.

2) Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.

3) Link to your nominees within your post.

4) Let the nominees know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5) Share the love and link to the person from who you received your award.

I'm going to follow suit with Jen (in a different sort of way lol) and nominate everyone that comments here at my blog. Because I absolutely love reading all your comments...it's what really keeps me blogging...knowing that there are some people out there that think I'm interesting in one way or another lol.

The 2nd award I received was from Confessions from an Impulsive Addict. I love her blog...she totally cracks me up ALL the time!




I'm supposed to nominate 5-10 blogs that show Attitude and/or Gratitude. Here are my 5 nominations for SASSINESS:

Sunshine and Rainbows

Playing House

My Little World Choo Choos, Cars and Lipgloss

Life According to Jennifer

Together we Save

Saturday, March 7, 2009

My ouch story...

For the sake of fashion, last night I wore black flat boots with very little tread (i'd love to share a pic but the batteries in my camera are dead...boo) over my skinny jeans with a nice long black shirt with flowy sleeves. Not to sound to 'into myself' but I think I looked damn fine...and the boyfriend did too. All was going well...

until...

After our time with the boyfriend's dad, we decided to stop in for a beer with some friends at their place. So the boyfriend parked in the back and we had to walk around to the front door (in the winter they pile snow in front of their back door and plastic it off from the inside to conserve heat)...anways....as we were stepping onto the front street I slipped on a patch of ice and went down...HARD...right on my butt cheek...the left one. I immediately looked around to make certain that no one (besides of course the boyfriend) had seen!!!! Thankfully no one was around and it was dark...but as I try to stand I realize it really really hurts. Trust me I am no pain wimp...so this is one BAD bruise.

When I walk it hurts...when I sit it hurts...the worst is crouching to put the dog's leash on...oh and it really hurts to get in and out of the car. Who knew that butt cheek pain could be so bad???

So today I'm taking it easy. I might have to bail on sledding tomorrow since I can hardly sit as it is...somehow, riding on plastic down a bumpy hill is not all that appealing at the moment lol.

The boy's eye is not half as bad as I expected...it's red around it...scraped, a little puffy...but we all expected it to be black and blue by today and I'm so glad it isn't. He says it doesn't hurt at all...so that's a bonus.

Friday, March 6, 2009

YAY it's Friday

I have had THE craziest day at work today in a very long time. Since I blogged this morning I have literally been run off my feet...I'm not at all used to it because most days I spend online all day...I do work for busy lawyers...but I like to think I'm so good at my job that most of it gets done in the first few hours...well that, and unlike most of my co-workers I hate the phone and never (okay hardly ever) make personal calls...

So here we are at Friday again...sometimes it seems as if the weeks fly by...other times it seems they drag and drag! Thankfully this was a fly by kind of week.

The weekend is full of some adventure. Tonight is another night out sans kidlet. The boy is heading over to my friend's for a sleepover and the boyfriend and I are off to have dinner with his dad. Afterwards we'll go out dancing. Should be lots of fun. Other than that not much is going on with us. Oh right the other adventure...going out with a guy that works with the boyfriend...who also happens to have 6 little girls...on Sunday to go sledding just outside of the City. Should be fun!!!!

Oh boy..............the boyfriend just called me from daycare and the boy had a sledding accident today. You see there was no school so the daycare decided to take advantage of the milder weather and take the kids sledding. Well it appears the boy was pushed by another child (though no one can verify that...I'll have to get to the bottom of this one!) and went face first down the hill and his glasses (which he shouldn't have been wearing during outdoor play!!!) scraped up the whole side of his nose and parts of his cheek. I hope it's not as bad as it sounds when I get home and see it!!! His glasses are toast too...thank goodness I'm getting my taxes done this weekend because we sure could use the money!

Well I'm outta here...I'm sure I'll be around sometime this weekend.

A controversial subject

I try not to get caught up in watching the news and don't usually keep up on current events because I just find it all so depressing and I tend to get a little obsessed with certain cases (for example the Casey Anthony saga)...so for this reason I tune most things out and try not to think about them...I like to live in a fantasy world where things such as the link I am about to post just don't happen.

Those reading that are local have most definitely heard the story of the brutal murder of Tim McLean aboard a Greyhound bus last summer. This story hit close to home for me because I have many times taken this very bus. In fact, just last January we rode it for 12 hours to go north and visit my mom, brother and nephew. But let me tell you that Vincent Li has made it so that I will never again ride the bus, unless of course they have some sort of security put in place. When we took the bus last year, our luggage was not checked nor was any of the bags we carried on to the bus. Every two hours or so we stopped and were told we could exit the bus for 20 min. to stretch our legs, grab a bite to eat, etc. So not secure in the slightest.

Anyways here is the link to the verdict after his trial this week.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Vincent-Li-found-not-criminally-responsible--40781652.html

He was found not criminally responsible. From what I understand this means, that every year this man will be assessed and go before a review board to determine if he is 'well' enough to be returned to society. He will do no prison time but will be kept in a mental hospital. As Tim McLean's mother pointed out "after his release will someone always be there to ensure that he takes his meds". The man is schizophrenic and claims he was being told by god to kill the demon, whom he believed to be this poor man.

I strongly disagree with this verdict and feel terribly for the family that will have to attend this man's reviews year after year and beg that he not be let out into society. IMO this monster should spend the rest of his life behind bars. I realize that he has an illness but he still committed the crime.

I promise my next post will not be nearly as deep...it is Friday afterall. I just felt the need to share my thoughts on this subject.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Getting Organized

So those who know me...know that I am organized in my own little way but I never really feel like I have it all together. Yet, somehow, I am never late leaving the house for work, always come to work looking my best and the boy too always has clean clothes and lunch packed. I do nothing the night before, which has been recommended to me over and over again...but I simply can't stand eating a sandwich that has been sitting in the fridge all night...the bread gets soggy or something and it's just nasty, so therefore I can't send the boy to school with a sandwich (which is pretty much all he'll eat for lunch everyday) that has been in the fridge all night. I could set clothes out the night before...and sometimes think to do it...but most evenings I'm just mush from the full day I've had and I can't think about the next day!

But all of that is about to change!

Last night I made french onion soup from scratch...that we will eat for dinner tonight. It will be soooo nice to go home and just have to warm it up! Not to mention we can eat pretty much anytime...not the usual 6:30 (seeing as I'm not home until just after 5:00). Tonight I plan to prep tomorrow night's dinner and hopefully on the weekend I'll prep a few things for next week.

It's also my goal to try and tackle ALL of my laundry on the weekends...but man that sure will be alot of laundry! Realistically I can't see that lasting but it would be nice not to have to do a load every night of the week in order to have clean socks and undies! lol.

Spring must be just around the corner because I have this overwhelming urge to start purging at my house. I can't stand clutter and it seems like we have tons that we've accumulated over the Winter.

In other news....the boy has decided he likes to make up words. The boyfriend and I cracked up over this one this morning...

Geronabunga

My guess is...it's a mix of the 2 words Geronimo and Cowabunga...oh lordy did I come anywhere close to spelling those right??? lmao.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Red light, Green light, Yellow light

So those of you with kids are probably all too familiar with the red light, green light game. Basically green light means run, yellow light means walk and red light means stop. Well the boy absolutely loves this game and has since he was a toddling 2 year old. We've made it quite complex (actually it was all him...lol) over the years. Now he's added purple light which is skipping and blue light which is galloping...oh and minus (insert any colour) light is slow motion. Where does this kid come up with this stuff?

It's a great game we play on the short walk home from daycare each afternoon...I hope it's something he remembers and does with his child some day.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Another Award

For little old me! Actually I'm a few days late in posting this one that Jen gave me, you should totally check out her blog Life According to Jennifer.

Thanks again Jen!
“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

Now I pass this award on to the following great blogs:

It Is Nap Time

The Working Mom Experience

Confessions of a Twenty Something Year Old

Put on that Special Face

AE Filkins

K..is not your Average Girl

Shimmermeblue

Confessions from an Impulsive Addict

An update post

So I have a few things to update you on...

First off...I know you are all dying to see what I decided to do with my hair...and well..fact is...I've done nothing...YET anyway. I've been putting off getting my taxes done (though it's my plan to get them done this week some time)...and in putting that off...I've also been putting off making a hair appt. For the first week it was because I just couldn't decide what I should do with my mop!!! But I've finally decided...

I'm going to stick with the longish hair. When I straightened it Friday night to go out...it looked really, really good...and the boyfriend admitted he much prefers it long...AND since I've let it grow some I haven't really had any sort of style. I can tell I'm going to love it...perhaps some side swept bangs...at any rate it needs a style and I'm confident that my hairdresser can find me one that I'll love.

Secondly, remember the stalker? Well it appears he got the hint. He finally stopped calling...well with the exception of one night last week...but at least this time he didn't call 100x in the course of 2 days. I was tempted to pick up the phone and give him an earful...but I decided against it. I know we'll likely have to see him again sometime soon, with the nice weather coming we'll be out in the yard more...and I know at some point he'll come visit his brother and find out why I stopped returning his calls...but by then hopefully he's gotten the hint that I don't like to be stalked...and if he hasn't...I guess I'll just have to give it to him straight.

Thirdly and lastly...my brother. He spent approximately 3 weeks behind bars for this little incident...which did in fact turn out to be him harassing his ex-girlfriend. I think this time he finally learnt that it's over...I sure hope so anyway. I found out via Facebook last night that she has most definitely moved on. Thankfully he's no longer one of her 'friends' so he probably won't see the pictures I did. I'm very happy that she's moved on though I have to admit that it took me a little by surprise that she got over a 7 year relationship so quickly.

I broke my blogging streak yesterday...I think I managed to blog every day in February (maybe not...but I sure tried)...but I'm glad I didn't blog yesterday...the boyfriend and I got into it a few times...I'll save you the details, nothing too major. I was just having an overall 'blah' kind of a day. You know the kind where you just want to lock yourself in your bedroom with a good book and forget the rest of the world??? Unfortunately, that can't happen for us busy moms...so I (tried) to plaster on my smiley face and got on with the groceries and laundry.

Thankfully, I woke up feeling much better today!