Saturday, December 23, 2006
Will it be awkward? Will he, I mean we, cry? Will the kids be totally bouncing off the walls? Will he agree that we're living in the worst part of town? Yep, yep, yep, yep.
It's gonna be a fun week.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
[ RED ]
1. Closest red thing to you? Snoopy's hat (on a Christmas tree ornament)
2. Has anyone ever cheated on you in a relationship? Nope, never. Well, that I know of!
3. Last thing to make you angry? This morning Becca wouldn't stop turning around in her chair when she was supposed to be eating breakfast. Nothing new ;)
4. Are you a fan of romance? Not overly, I don't feel like it's genuine.
5. Have you ever been in love? Yes
6. Do you have a temper? Yeah, I'm a true redhead.
[ GREEN ]
1. Closest green thing to you? The Christmas tree is right beside my desk.
2. Do you care about the environment? I'm not a fanatic but I do my best/
3. Are you jealous of anyone right now? Amazingly, no.
4. Are you a lucky person? I don't believe in luck.
5. Do you always want what you can't have? Nope, I'm happy with what I've got.
6. Are you Irish? English & Scots, yes, not so sure about Irish.
[ PURPLE ]
1. Last purple thing you saw? One of Becca's spinning tops that Joey sent for her bday.
2. Like being treated to expensive things? No, I don't. Makes me feel guilty, there are so many other things that are needed.
3. Do you like mysterious things? Not particularly.
4. Favorite type of chocolate? Milk chocolate.
5. Ever met anyone in royalty? Nope.
6. Are you creative? With words, yes. Crafty stuff, like things you make with your hands, not so much.
7. Are you lonely? Not at all.
[ YELLOW ]
1. Closest yellow thing to you? SpongeBob ornament.
2. The happiest time(s) of your life? They're all good, in their own way.
3. Favorite holiday? Christmas!
4. Are you a coward? Not at all.
5. Do you burn or tan? Burn only. And freckle ;)
6. Do you want children? Not more than I have already.
7. What makes you happy? My family, my friends, and most of all, the love of God.
[ BLUE ]
1. Closest blue thing to you? There are two blue Tamagotchis on my desk right in front of me.
2. Are you good at calming people down? Yes I am.
3. Do you like the ocean? Yes! I will miss it dreadfully when we move.
4. What was the last thing that made you cry? When I realized that my Santa pictures of my kids are all packed and I won't get to see them this year...I'll be okay, it just hit me for a minute or two.
5. Are you a logical thinker? Yes.
6. Can you sleep easily? Much easier than ever before. That's for falling asleep, right? I don't tend to sleep through, unfortunately.
7. Do you prefer the beach or the woods? The beach, hands down.
[ PINK ]
1. Closest pink thing to you? Another Tamagotchi.
2. Do you like sweet things? Yes!
3. Like play-fighting? Not even a little.
4. Are you sensitive? Too much sometimes.
5. Do you like punk music? Nope.
6. What is your favourite flower? Pansies.
7. Does someone have a crush on you? *LOL* Highly doubtful.
[ ORANGE ]
1. Closest orange thing to you? The last Tamagotchi.
2. Do you like to burn things? No.
3. Dress up for Halloween? Me? No.
4. Are you usually a warm-hearted person? Very!!
5. Do you prefer the single life or the security of a relationship? I can handle either one just fine.
6. What would your super power be? Haven't given this much thought. Maybe the ability to turn invisible so I could do things without my kids seeing, especially this time of year!
[ WHITE ]
1. Closest white thing to you? Envelopes and papers on my desk.
2. Would you say you're innocent? Naive, maybe.
3. Always try to keep the peace? Yes, I try.
4. How do you imagine your wedding? There won't be another one.
5. Do you like to play in the snow? Take it or leave it.
6. Are you afraid of going to the doctors or dentist? Not at all, they're just people.
7. Do you have Attention Deficit Disorder(A.D.D)? Nope.
[ BLACK ]
1. Closest black thing to you? Christa's headphones.
2. Ever enjoy hurting people? Never.
3. Are you sophisticated or silly? I'm way too goofy for sophisticated.
5. Do you have a lot of secrets? No, what you see is what you get.
6. What is your favorite colour(s)? Blue!
7. Does the colour you wear affect your mood? Nope.
I'm nowhere near as entertaining as Christi!
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wonder if there's a New Year's resolution in there somewhere ;)
Monday, December 04, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Me: Oh, I'm sorry sweetheart, did I hurt your nose when I pulled off your shirt?
C: No, you didn't, but you have to be careful! It's rule number two, you know.
M: Pardon me? Rule number two?
C: Yes, Mommy, rule number two says don't tug on Christa's nose. *nod nod*
M: Oh really?
C: Yes, and rule number three is always hold hands when walking across the road. *nod nod*
M: I see. So, what is rule number one, Christa?
C: *eye roll* Always listen to Mommy!
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Just wanted to let you know, in case anyone was interested ;)
Friday, December 01, 2006
Here are the rules:Each player of this game starts with the 6 weird things about you. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you are tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog.
6 weird things about me:
1. I eat Shreddies every day. Those who know me already know this so they think it's normal. Ha! I've got them fooled.
2. I have Fred Flintstone feet. Unlike my oldest daughter, whose pretty slim feet modelled shoes on this blog a few days back.
3. I like molasses sandwiches. Molasses on bread with a thin spread of butter on top. Yummm!
4. I don't like to empty my recycle bin. Never know when I might need something in there again.
5. Related to number 4, I'm kind of a pack rat.
6. I love Christmas cards. Once you're on my list, it's pretty tough to get off of it again. I think you'd have to file a formal request to be removed ;)
Now, rule breaker that I am (insert hysterical laughter here), I'm not going to tag anyone, or blogjack their comment section to tell them that I tagged them. If anyone else wants to do this, go right ahead, then let me know so I can read yours. That's it, you may go now. Buh-bye. I'm done. Really.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Congrats to all those who managed to stick to NaBloPoMo (Heather & Hillary come to mind) and another thanks to Katrina for the inspiration (though she slipped, she was the source for me).
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Not what we normally get in November! We're used to wet, wind and grey. That's about it, it's a depressing month but it's what we're accustomed to ;) Well, surprise! After 6 or 8 inches of snow (depends who you talk to I guess), it's freezing. Hard. Oh joy. Now those ruts in my alley are frozen ruts. Guess who's not driving her kids to school tomorrow? They're so upset, the poor dears. Hahaha.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Black strappy shoes with a not too high heel are on the list for the weekend's shopping, along with at least one more chair for our kitchen table. Don't want Matt to have to cook us Christmas dinner AND stand to eat it ;)
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Went shopping with Maya today for something Christmas-y. Of course, her last year's dresses don't fit, she's growing almost every day. And my stuff doesn't fit, because I've lost more than 40 pounds. Oh, btw, I can't wait until I can say 50! Ooops, almost got off track. Tried a few stores, their selections were so pitiful that we were both getting discouraged. Maya was able to find things to try on but the ladies' section didn't even have that much. So, off we go to the store Maya wanted to visit - much more trendy, ya know. Maya found a stunning red sparkly dress (with a, to me anyway, stunning price tag) in a size extra small and I swear that her dad is going to cry when he sees her in it. The where did my little girl go and who is this young lady in front of me type of crying. I also found some clothes, a black skirt and a much more sedate red top, so we were all happy, right? Well, mostly, here's where the foot stamping comes in. After working hard for several months and losing that weight, I had to buy size large. Yeah, large. *sigh* Any other store, I wear a small or maybe a medium, but not the trendy one. I know, as Maya told me, its demographic (though she didn't use that word, I will have to tell her that's the right one) is different and the sizing is for smaller people. I think I'm going to get a Sharpie and change the L to an E. Doesn't mean anything but at least it won't say Large anymore ;)
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
There have been way too many stories (though I hesitate to call them stories, they aren't fiction, or entertainment, these are real people) lately coming across my radar screen.
First in my mind is one involving one of James's friends. Seems her mom is not a very fit parent. I know, most teens are programmed to not think much of their parents, in this case it's more than that. A cultural gap miles wide exists in this case and let's face it, kids really are people, not merely possessions. Anyway, this girl has been taken from her mom's home and, with her dad's blessing, is now living with another friend of James's and her family. I hope and pray that this is the right fit for all of them, I want to see them all succeed.
Then there's the kids in my neighbourhood who might as well be parenting themselves. I know how hard it is to be a single parent, it makes my heart hurt to see these kids left alone at all hours or knocking at my door saying their mom won't mind if they come in for four or five hours...though the mom doesn't even know me.
Or the grown women that I know who are still wearing those scars inflicted by parents who "loved" them too much, or not at all.
Guess I'm rethinking my post of the other day, and making sure my own kids know how very much they mean to me.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
The man robbed a retiree's house in the village of Mussidan, taking the TV set and some hunting rifles, police said. While the owner was reporting the theft at the local police station, the thief returned.
Alert neighbors tipped off the police and they caught the man red-handed.
"He came back to take the remote control," a local police spokesman said. "I guess there's daring and there's stupid."
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
~~~For those who are bewildered...some of James's friends heard that I had a blog so, being naturally curious teenagers, they looked for it. I doubt they care enough to stop back again, but just in case ;)
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Maya's date went well yesterday. She was soooo nervous, it was cute. Maya said she kept looking at her shoes *LOL* They enjoyed the movie, it was a matinee because I'm so not ready for nighttime dating. Anyway, the boy was a little gentleman, told me it was nice to meet me when I picked up the girls, and apparently not only bought Maya's ticket, but some Skittles as well. I don't want to do this again soon though, too much stress!!
Becca has adjusted well to French Immersion, she's in a class with a lot of her friends from the past two years and I'm sure that has made it easier. Plus she's an all around friendly kid :)
Christa is Christa and I'm hopeful we will survive her being four.
James is good too, I actually managed to convince him to stand up at church today when the pastor asked everyone to stand. Making strides!! *sigh*
The Tamagotchis are all good, in case you wondered.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Lately, dh has used the phrase "life goes on" frequently in our conversations. MSN conversations, that is, we aren't able to talk in person. If you don't know why not, you're way behind and perhaps need to speak up so I can fill you in. Anyway, he has used this phrase a lot and it has really bothered me. I don't feel as if my life, or our life, is going on. It feels stuck in some alternate universe or time. Some day we will look back on this episode and say remember when and maybe even laugh. Right now, it's just all muddly and odd. Surreal.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
1. Explain what ended your last relationship? He left. Told me that I didn't love him anymore and he left. Best thing that ever happened to me!
2. When was the last time you shaved? Sunday morning in the shower, I'm due :P
3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.? Getting my kids ready for school, watching Curious George.
4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago? Reading blogs.
5. Are you any good at math? Yes, I'm very good at math.
6. Your prom night? We didn't have a prom. I'm still not really sure what a prom is!
7. Do you have any famous ancestors? Just the guy who invented the Waterman pen.
8. Have you had to take a loan out for school? Not for me, I didn't go to school. We have loans to repay for dh though.
9. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile? I don't have a myspace profile, never have. And I'm glad, from what I've heard from others.
10. Last thing received in the mail? Passports for the two youngest, and a cable/internet bill.
11. How many different beverages have you had today? Just the one I'm drinking now - a Coke.
12. Do you ever leave messages on peoples answering machine? Sure, but usually it's voice mail these days.
13. Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to? I've only been to one concert (other than the ones my kids have been in!) - Dr. Hook 1983.
14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach? Uh, no. Why would I do that?
15. What was the most painful dental procedure you have had? Probably the extraction, it was very unpleasant.
16. What is out your back door? I only have one door (is that safe?) and it leads to a walkway and the stairs.
17. Any plans for Friday night? Laundry in the late afternoon, probably some take out for dinner as I'm not in the mood for cooking after that. Nothing special.
18. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair? Not really, gives it a salty crust feel.
19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns? No, the tins always look neat though.
20. Have you ever been to a planetarium? Oh yeah! I almost said no then I remembered going to the one in Vancouver. It was neat!
21. Do you re-use towels after you shower? Yes, I don't have extras to change them after every shower.
22. Some things you are excited about? Cars came out yesterday! Haven't watched it yet but you know I bought it already ;) Becca is back at her old school which thrills me to no end!!
23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO? Raspberry. Orange. Lime. NOT strawberry.
24. Describe your keychain(s). Leather fob, the type of keychain that I can take apart so I can warm the car up and still have it locked. Several keys, most of which I know what they open. There's a Staples thing on there (whatever you call the thing they scan when you buy stuff so you can get points or whatever) and a token for carts at a local grocery store so I don't have to use a loonie.
25. Where do you keep your change? Loonies & quarters in one plastic cup for laundry, toonies & the rest in another. Both cups on top of the microwave in the kitchen.
26. Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed? Closed but not shut. You know, just about. Used to keep it wide open but James stays up later than me and the light keeps me awake.
27. Did you read this far? Consider yourself tagged.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
You have two cows.
Someone in a country far away has two cows and a neighbour who wants those cows.
You go to the foreign country to help the two resolve their dispute.
While you are gone, someone takes your cows.
When you return home, you apologize.
Monday, November 06, 2006
So what am I doing about it? I'm eating McD's and venting here. I'm feeling better already. Until I step on the scale tomorrow morning, but I'll blame that on my ex ;)
Sunday, November 05, 2006
You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
You feel guilty for being successful.
Barbara Streisand sings for you.
You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
You have two cows.
The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.
You have two cows.
The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
You wait in line for hours to get it.
It is expensive and sour.
CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE
You have two cows.
You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.
BUREAUCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE
You have two cows.
Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and then pours the milk down the drain.
You have two cows.
You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.
You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows.
You are surprised when one cow drops dead.
You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.
Your stock goes up.
You have two cows.
You go on strike because you want three cows.
You go to lunch and drink wine.
Life is good.
You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.
Most are at the top of their class at cow school.
You have two cows.
You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour.
Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.
You have two cows but you don't know where they are.
While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman.
You break for lunch.
Life is good.
You have two cows.
You have some vodka.
You count them and learn you have five cows.
You have some more vodka.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.
You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two.
You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature' s private parts.
You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy weapons.
You have two cows.
They go into hiding.
They send radio tapes of their mooing.
You have two bulls.
Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.
You have one cow.
The cow is schizophrenic.
Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish.
The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow.
The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk.
The cow asks permission to be cut in half.
The cow dies happy.
You have a black cow and a brown cow.
Everyone votes for the best looking one.
Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.
Some people vote for both.
Some people vote for neither.
Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.
Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.
You have millions of cows.
They make real California cheese.
Only five speak English.
Most are illegals.
Arnold likes the ones with the big udders.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Oh, sorry, "it" is National Blog Posting Month. All you have to do is post something each day in November. Cool, huh? So who's gonna join me?
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Thank goodness Matt is coming here for Christmas, we're all forgetting what he looks like!
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Ten random things about me:
1. I cannot keep left and right straight. I have to mentally "hold a pencil" to remember which is which.
2. My children drive me crazy.
3. I love my children.
5. But boy, are they messy.
6. If I get the chance, I will watch certain movies over and over and over. Like Dirty Dancing. Don't know why, that one just gets me. Must be the bad boy thing.
7. I exercised today. Hey, that's big for me!
8. I doubt I will ever remember to call it American cheese. I'm sorry in advance.
9. My bills are all paid up!
10. First forms for immigration were filed, responded to, and second set are filed. Progress! Now let's hope the process doesn't take six months :)
I'll tag Hillary on the off chance she reads this, Jilly because she needs a distraction and Karen because I love how her mind works ;)
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Some of my other friends have posted about Kim this week. Not only is it the anniversary of her breast cancer diagnosis, but she received the preliminary results from some more tests. Not good news. There is slight growth in the breast mass, slight growth in the liver nodules, AND a possible mass in her head as well. Oh, and something suspicious on her spine. Man. Just pray. If you're not a praying person, please keep Kim in your thoughts anyway. Kim, I love you.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Becca will be 7 in a few days. The party is all she can talk about. How many days until the party, who is coming to the party, where is the party...in case any of us has forgotten, she tells us over and over. And over. Guess I'd better figure out a cake, some goodie bag type thing to give the kids after (yeah, I'm giving them something, just to make them leave at the end of the party) and a present for Boo from us. Btw, Becca is doing very well in school, no adjustment at all from French to English, surprising. She's reading, writing and of course doing math like there's no tomorrow.
Maya is in middle school. She was born for middle school. All that socializing, giggling and multiple best friends. She's in her glory for sure. We have had trouble with her tenor sax though. Took a really long time and several phone calls from her music teacher and me to the rental place before they finally sent it (cashed my first cheque without hesitating though!), then it didn't have a ligature with it...guess she should just hold the reed on with a spare finger? Oh, duct tape! The other fun aspect of Life with Maya is the moods. Oh my goodness, and I have TWO MORE girls to go through this fun stage. Joy.
James is good. He is doing well at school, doesn't care to make friends there though. He says they're all dumb. Must be tough being so brilliant, James :P
There ya go, all the kids. The other thing to update on is immigration and I have no idea what to say about that. Matt has mailed the first forms, as far as I know. I think. Maybe. Probably. Most likely. Perhaps.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Christa is going to be a tiger, cutest one around is my guess ;) Becca is going to be a knight. I'm not sure why, thinking we should get her some coconuts though. If you get that one, I love you. Maya wants to be Zorro, a segue from her pirate costume of last year I think. I'm going to try to get James off the computer long enough to hand out candy so I can walk around with the girls. No rain no rain no rain!!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Why don't I like October? Okay, I'll admit it. It's Hallowe'en. Not my thing. Not at all. I'm not a fan of finding the "right" costume for each kid. I don't have anything against dressing up, I'm just not into the zombie cheerleader type of thing. It bugs me. Big time. The other problem I have is the candy. I don't mind having a whole bunch of it in the house, sorting through it to make sure it passes my safety inspection, no problem with that either. I'll even help them eat it *LOL* The problem part is how much it costs. Oh my gosh. The stores really do raise the prices of it, I'm sure of that. But even more than that is my fear of *gulp* r u n n i n g o u t o f c a n d y
Aaaaaaaaaaaah!! Maybe if I don't type it properly, it won't happen. Deep breaths, Cherie! Okay, I really do worry about that, seriously. I would really hate to have to hide in the dark, ignoring those hungry children knocking at my door with their zombie cheerleader costumes...
Did I ever tell you that I wasn't allowed to "do" Hallowe'en as a kid? I'm sure you could have guessed that though :P
Friday, September 29, 2006
5 strange confessions:
1. I secretly like my son's strange music. Nerd Alert, anyone? Or perhaps Demolition Rickshaw?
2. I get my kids mixed up. Yeah, I call them by each other's names. The worst part is that I do it with my son's name too, not just the three girls. Scarring him/them for life.
3. I detest earwigs. Even typing that word made me shudder. They are the worst insect ever. Ugh. Stop talking about them!
4. Showing my age here - when I was a kid I liked Donny Osmond. Purple socks and all.
5. I think pointy toed shoes are silly.
Tagging five friends - Heather, Jilly, Sharon, Traci & Karen. Because they blog, I think they might actually act on the tag ;)
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
We packed up our moving truck and headed for our new life in the Reno area. The kids & I in the minivan went through the border no problem. My parents in the moving truck, nope. No dice. You're not bringing family belongings into the US. Don't care if the person who filled out the forms is a US citizen, living and working in the US. Tough. He can come up and get his clothing but nothing else is allowed in. Oh joy. So we all turned around and came back to Courtenay. Got a storage unit for about half of those suspicious belongings, rented a cheap apartment in a not good area of town and now we wait.
I'm waiting for Matt to look into what forms need to be filled out, when and where and at what cost. I'm waiting for my Canadian passport to arrive in the mail as that is required before applying for immigration status in the US. Well, non-immigrant status, I guess. I don't know, it's all so confusing. And I do understand that a country should be careful about who they let in, but they didn't have a problem letting me in, just my corelle and my towels.
Monday, September 11, 2006
No? You sure? Cause I think I can panic if it's time. I'm ready, just give me the word, okay?
Well...the closing date is tomorrow. Hopefully the cheque will be in my grubby little hands in the morning because I have a LOT to do once I finally have some money ;) Repay a couple people who have so generously bankrolled me for the past month, buy a DVD player for the car (yeah, a thousand miles with these kids, you'd want one too), stock up on prescriptions, pay off a couple of local bills and get some US cash. Oh, and mustn't forget to buy Shreddies. Lots of them. *Gulp* I can't believe that I agreed to move to a place where I can't buy Shreddies. I really don't think that was in the wedding vows.
Oh, hey, hot off the presses...Matt is really employed. For reals. Yeah, I'm sure this time. Of course, I've only heard it from my mom who heard it from her husband who heard it from Matt, but I'm pretty sure it's true. Last I heard, he was hitting the freeway from Sparks to Carson City to fill out forms and hopefully maybe just possibly find a place for us to live.
Smokers! I have to remember to go to the PO tomorrow and fill out a request to have my mail forwarded!! Remind me, okay? My brain is too full right now, it might not pop up for me without a nudge from a friend or two.
And, just because...
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
FYI, he called one of the places that he had turned down and they haven't hired anyone else, so he is going to "iron out the details" on Thursday at 5pm. I'm scared to count on this one, just in case :P
And the packing continues...
Monday, September 04, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Matt got the job!!! He was told that a formal offer will be coming early next week. Whoo hoo!! Oh you have no idea how good this is, I am so thrilled! AND, yes there is an and, he went by an apartment complex that we had been checking out online and they have a 4 bedroom apartment opening up in two weeks, what perfect timing!
Sorry for all the exclamations but it's an exciting day!!!!
Thanks so much for the prayers, good thoughts, crossed fingers and even the chicken bones (Traci, you rock!), love you all!
Working on my list and doing fairly well so far. Heather, we load up the truck on September 13 and leave town the next morning. Should be in Reno on Friday the 15th :)
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Ooops, got off topic before I even started this time, easy to do for me though. Okay, deep breath. Concentrate. Yeah, that's my problem in a nutshell right now. So many things on my mind, those mental to-do lists are taking over my brain and getting all muddled together.
Done - took the papers to a notary public, told my realtor which one to send the rest of the info to, started packing and keeping a list of how many boxes of what I have, found homes for all the outside toys & swing set, went through deep freeze and threw out a bunch of stuff.
To do - tell school board we are moving and get school transcripts for kids, tell doctor and get medical records for everyone, book a moving truck, find help loading said truck, get the freakin' lockbox off my front door (realtor has to do that), tell storage fellow that I will be vacating the unit so he can rent it out to someone else, call all utility companies with cutoff date, find someone to take over the contract on our cell phones so that we don't have to keep paying for another year or pay the ridiculous penalties for cutting out early, get some newspaper (no ink) for wrapping dishes & breakables, find home for freezer. And of course, pack & clean and such.
Hmmm, now that it's written down it doesn't look as overwhelming. I can do this!
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Four jobs I've had in my life:
*corner store cashier
*retail clothing store - my department was boys' wear
*the best one - mom
Four places I've lived:
*Cultus Lake, BC
*Prince George, BC
Four TV shows I love to watch:
Four Places I've been on vacation:
*PEI - Green Gables
Four Homemade Foods I love:
*peanut butter pie
*rice & peas
Four Places I'd Rather Be Right Now:
*on the beach
Four People I Tag:
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Most of my brain has been consumed with the house lately. The home inspection is the one subject to clear and that takes place tomorrow at 1pm. I've been going over and over in my head what might happen, but I really have no clue. I mean, as far as *I* know, there is nothing major wrong with the place. Yes, there are cosmetic things to do, but that's not part of the inspection. And the back door needs to be replaced, we've never used it because it's falling apart inside, plus there's no porch back there, hasn't been since before I moved in here 10 years ago. But my overactive imagination is worried about termites and rot and mildew and plumbing falling apart, etc... On a positive note, I did meet the potential buyer today, she stopped by to "just look at the outside" and I of course invited her to come in as long as she promised not to notice my dishes and unvacuumed carpet. She was very very nice and just loved the place :) so that made me feel somewhat better.
Now to get through tomorrow, get the sold sticker put on the sign and get Matt a job. Easy peasy!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
2. One book that you’ve read more than once: All of the Outlander books.
3. One book you’d want on a desert island: A bible.
4. One book that made you laugh: Stephanie Plum books make me laugh.
5. One book that made you cry: Marley & Me, I was sobbing.
6. One book you wish had been written: How to Move to Reno in 13 Days.
7. One book you wish had never been written: The Babywise books :P
8. One book you’re currently reading: *Just* finished Sue Grafton's S is for Silence.
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: Clutter's Last Stand *LOL*
10. Tag 5 others: Jilly, Karen, Melissa, Lydia & Sharon :)
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
We're listed! I'd link you to the MLS entry, but it's not up yet. And do you really need to see pics of my messy home? Naaah! Enough for you to see my three girlies and to know that I do indeed have a "low maintenance yard" as the realtor described it. Hey, we're on water restrictions here, it's not my fault my lawn is brown and brittle!
In sorta related news, Matt's interview today went well (again, he's good at interviews) and they told him they would be making a decision by next Wednesday. Are you praying? I am!
Thursday, August 03, 2006
So, to "my" moms, I'll see you in a few days. I will try to post on the board while I'm gone (if they find it again). Failing that, I will try to blog. And if I can't get internet access, in other words if there's no room for computers among the granola and tofu, I'll miss you even more. If you're going to the bbq, have a wonderful time and hug each other for me. If you're missing it this year, hug yourself and have a super weekend anyway!
See you later, alligator!
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Monday, July 31, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Imo, partial birth abortion is wrong on every level and should never have been allowed. I don't pretend to understand the legal wrangling that is ongoing, I just know what I believe. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."
Friday, July 28, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Stuff to do: go through storage unit and throw out all the junk my dad left behind, and maybe even some of my own junk; clean the windows inside and out (haven't done the *spring cleaning* thing yet, I'm late); wash the outside of the house; start decluttering one room at a time! Good thing I don't have too many rooms!! More stuff to do after the first set of stuff to do: paint the front door; paint the bathroom door and the bedroom door; paint the lower cupboard doors in the bathroom; figure out how to replace the ceiling in James's room.
I'm happy and amazed to say that I've done my list! Shocking, huh? Well, I have to redo the outside of the windows because I foolishly washed them before I washed the outside walls and that means the cleaning stuff got on the windows and made them all streaky. Can't have that! I've been working hard, I deserve a pat on the back ;) I've also cleaned all the carpets in the house, that wasn't on my list. Go me!!
I found some pics so this is Millie
this is Hazel
and this is Jeannie
Wish me luck!