Friday, November 26, 2010

It's Friday!

1. Three things I must have on my Thanksgiving table: Turkey! Pumpkin pie and homemade applesauce.

2. There are many days where my body feels it would be better off sacked out on the couch.

3. This is
my most favourite time of year – Christmas is coming!

4. One of my most favourite things to do is to decorate
our Christmas tree with all our special ornaments.

5. Oh, man, thankfully it's
Friday! This has been a brutal week.

6. I wish I had the time to perfect the art of
scrapbooking or cooking.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to the Brooklin tree lighting, tomorrow my plans include taking Jonah to see his fave hockey player Cole and have a long overdue visit with Lee, then the Santa Claus Parade and Sunday, I want to hop into the hot tub at Great Wolf Lodge!

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Monday, November 22, 2010


This is me........ least this is how I feel.
At wits end

We have been in the new house two months and we are still trying to get things "settled" in. We are certainly living in "livable" conditions, but we are still figuring out where things are to go.

Now we are adding in Christmas decor!!

Problem is that we moved at our most busiest time of the year.
Fall always brings weekend plans - every weekend. That leaves no time to work on the house.
Working all day, then having committments in the evenings, by 9pm I am ready to crash!

I know it will get better.
I am just overwhelmed and I hate the feeling.

If I take any more deep breaths, I will be hyper-ventilating.

Tell do you handle your stress or feeling of being overwhelmed??

Picture Credit: Google Images - here

Thursday, November 18, 2010

True Story About Me

One day, long, long ago, there lived a beautiful woman who did not whine, nag or bitch. (That would be me...)

But that was a long time ago and it was just that one day.

The End

10 Things Thursday

I have often said that I have a lot of useless information floating about in my head. Problem is, it floats with other things in my head and then I am overwhelmed with thoughts. I have about 5 blog posts floating in my head right now as I type this. Until I can gather my thoughts together, here are ten random (and possibly useless) facts about me right now.

  1. I am procrastinating on getting the Christmas decor out because we are still not settled with the regluar everyday decor!
  2. I voted for Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars. The fact that I cannot stand her mother has nothing to do with her daughters dancing. She deserved the vote.
  3. I joined a Zumba class to help me get into better shape. Yesterday was the first class and my body is not a fan of me today.
  4. I am not doing well with my weight loss challenge class. The fact that I just shoved 2 halloween treats in my mouth is the reason why!
  5. I name my favourite appliances. I am holding off on the H2O mop.
  6. If I don't get my scrapbook nook set up soon, I may have to hurt someone.
  7. I am making beef stew for dinner. Just because.
  8. My kitchen looks like it threw up.
  9. I am addicted to Dexter.
  10. I am overwhelmed with a lot, but I am honestly the happiest I have been in awhile.

What are your 10 things today?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wizard of Oz Experience

One night while searching the Rogers guide, I came across the Wizard of Oz.
I decided to record it even though I hate taping movies on cable since
they have commercials. Perish the thought, eh?
I am surprised I don't have this movie on DVD or BluRay actually.
Afterall, this was a childhood fave in my family - in particular my sister Dawn.
It is her favourite movie - next to the Vacation series. LOL
I had held off showing the movie to Jonah in the past because he is a sensitive kid.
I was afraid it would cause nightmares.
I know. I'm a suckhole.
We got all settled in with the blankets and snacks and turned on the movie.
It didn't start off too well.
Jonah could not get over the fact that the beginning was in black and white.
It irked him to no end.
To the point that I ended up briefing him on what the dealio was with the running away,
the storm, the farm hands.....and I fast forwarded.
I stopped just before the house lands in Munchkinland.
Once Jonah saw the colour, he was enjoying it a lot more.
Oh how we are conditioned!!
He LOVED the munchkins, hated the witch and thought Glinda was pretty.
He found it amusing when the trees were throwing apples, felt bad that the tin man
had been holding the ax up for so long and he wants to see a horse of different
colours in real life. His favourite character seems to be the Lion.
He was always laughing at him.
Then the ending came.
And the black and white was back.
A big sigh of disappointment.
I asked Jonah what he thought of the movie.
He responded, "It was pretty sick." - which in 7 year old land means "cool".
"EXCEPT the beginning and end."
He did tell me that he is putting this on his "Movie Want List" so
that made me happy!
I do love our movie snuggle time.
Wonder which classic I should introduce him to next......hmmmm.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Photo

My amazing family.
This was taken on Thanksgiving at our new home.
I am so very thankful for everyone in my life.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

For Today....

I haven't done this meme in a long time. Ah, who are we kidding, I haven't BLOGGED in a long time!!

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW ... it is sunny and bright! A nice sight to see since I know it is CHILLY outside!

I AM THINKING ... after catching up on my blog reader, I really need to get back to blogging and scrapbooking!!

WE ARE LEARNING … that things happen for a reason. Good and bad. We are learning to take them for what they are and work thru them as a family.

I AM THANKFUL FOR ... this wonderful community we are now living in. It has only been 2 months but we feel like we have been here always.

FROM THE KITCHEN ... the counter is a mess with breakfast items that have yet to be put away.

I AM WEARING ... reindeer jammies. I would say it was because I was getting into the spirit, but that would be a fib. It is simply because they are warm and CLEAN!

I AM GOING ... to get things done in time! At least that is what I keep telling myself! HAHAHA.

I AM READING ... nothing at the moment which is driving me nuts. I have 2 books that people have loaned me. I need to get on that!!

I AM CREATING ... a home for us everyday. Little by little, things are falling into place. It feels great!

I AM HOPING ... to get my scrapbook corner set up very soon! Right now, it is full of boxes and pieces of furniture that don't fit elsewhere! It gets frustrating when you want to do something and can't.

I AM HEARING ... Dancing with the Stars in the background. I missed it last night live. Thank gooodness for PVR!

AROUND THE HOUSE ... things are coming together. Just need to be patient and find the time to buckle down and get stuff done!

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS ... my laundry machines!! Who would have thought?!? I have named them McDreamy and McSteamy. And yes, I admit....I hugged them after my first few loads of laundry. LOL.

A FEW PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK ... other than work, Jonah has choir practice, Sean and I are going to see Rock of Ages on Friday which is also 15 years to the day that he asked me to marry him! Saturday we are celebrating a wonderful friend's 40th birthday and Sunday we are having dinner with our GodBabies!

A PICTURE TO SHARE ... ahhhh, that face.