Friday, March 28, 2008

Well I've been AWOL for a bit.
Things have been crazy busy here...

4 kids are HARD work...H-A-R-D!!!
Someone,who shall remain nameless,(okay,It's Jackie hee-hee) once told me that 4 kids is waaaay easier than 3.
And she was so convincing....

She owes me a sewing machine...and a Beamer...and a new set of nerves...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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What is up with these spammers?
Every morning I race to my p.c and double-click on "Outlook Express", waiting for some loving e-mails from family or friends, a few pics of my nieces in South Africa...nice stuff, you know?

But what do I get???
Massive, throbbing rod

Dude, that doesn't even sound nice!
Double Yuck!

And even if I was interested in Phentrimine
. Tramadol
. FemaleViagra
. & 400 more meds to choose from

I certainly wouldn't buy them from yuki SCABORA on the internet for peets sake!

Monday, March 17, 2008

"We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves."--- Henri Frederic Amiel

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."--- Winston Churchill

"Life has a bright side and a dark side, for the world of relativity is composed of light and shadows. If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil, you yourself will become ugly. Look only for the good in everything so you absorb the quality of beauty."--- Paramahansa Yogananda

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Some of you may be painfully aware of the "B" word and how it was recently introduced into my life.
You know..."B-U-D-G-E-T"

Well,to bring everyone up to speed,Hubs suggested I go on a *gag* "budget" regarding my scrappy ways, earlier this year.
Of course I agreed *snigger*...(a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do and all that), and went on my evil spending ways, swiftly, albeit surreptiously.

The proverbial fly landed in the proverbial ointment the other day when the doorbell rang while he was home for lunch.
He opened it (but, of course!), and there stood the delivery gal from UPS,her knees buckling from under the weight of my gigantic box.

Hubs was his usual courtious self, plucked the box from her, shut the door and came into the kitchen, where I was now running through a bunch of excuses in my head...

"Angelina Jolie sent me a bulletproof vest to go unearth landmines with her in Iraq"...yeah, that sounds good.
Or, "That must be that new gardening stuff I ordered"...(you see Hubs has a dream/fantasy/wish to see me get my nails filthy and plant something so we can live off the earth and all that...)

Before I could say a word though, he plonked the box down on the counter in front of me.
>"CRAFT SUPPLIES-SCRAPBOOKING"...There it was in big,bold letters, emblazoned across the box.


"So, how much do you think your scrapbooking stuff is worth?", he asked in a friendly kinda tone (what a guy!).

"Ummm...I dunno" I answered.
(what were you expecting...seriously!)

"Oh, take a wild guess...C'mon...for fun"...he coaxes gently (he's a wily fox that fella of mine)

It actually sounds like fun at this point.Must be his gentle tone and warm brown eyes and ...well, let me move on...

I think for a bit and say it in a way he'd best understand.

"Well, if I die tomorrow and you sell all my scrappy stuff, you can buy yourself two B.M.W's....get both those models you're lusting after".

And that's how he got that concussion when his head hit the floor.
True Story!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Holly gave me this sweet award on her blog.Thanks Holly :)

The rules for the You Make My Day award are to re-present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times yourself, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved.”

Here are my picks for blogs which make me feel all warm and fuzzy and inspired inside :)

* Amber
* Kim G.
* Wilna
* Mara-May
* Wendy
* Shannon
* Karla
* Mou
* Rani
* Ellen

Of course there are waaaayyy more blogs I love reading.I just picked these 10 which get the mojo going :)

Up and Running...

with Jessica Sprague!

Yeah Mon!
My first digi-layout!
Pardon the "blah..blah..blah" journaling.I was in a hurry to get to the next step,and the

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Looks like I hit the "fast foward" button on my last post.It should have been "Saturday Giggle"...not Monday...oh well.

I'm doing Mona's tag today.Here goes:

5 things you cannot live without under $10
1. Labello Lip Balm
2. Starbucks drinks
(okay, just realised Hubs was right --- I'm high maintenance!)

5 favourite movies
1. Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail
2. The Devil wears Prada
3. Saw
4. Priscilla Queen of the Desert
5. Must love dogs

Baby names you love(but won't use)
1. Sarah
2. Emma
3. Mayte
4. Lulu
5. Tallulah

1. Caleb
2. Jonah
3. Xerxes ...hehe (South Africans will get this one)
4. Henry
5. Luke

5 songs you could listen to over and over:
1. You make me Sick
2. Fly me to the Moon
3. I'll Fly for You
4. My baby just cares for Me
5. Living on a Prayer

5 people who influenced your life in a positive way:
1. My Mother-in-law (she has given me different perspectives on so many things)
2. My kids (all 4 of them in different ways)
3. My Parents
4. My aunt, Premie
5. My girlfriends...all of them.

5 things that stay in your purse all the time:
1. Wallet
2. Labello Lip Balm
3. Christion Dior Lipstick
4. Cheque-book
5. Kleenex pack

5 moments you knew changed you forever:
1. The day our son was diagnosed with saggital synostosis
2. The day our Canadian VISAs were finalised
3. The minute I laid eyes on Hubs for the first time *hubba-hubba*
(I'll have to think more about this.Looks like I'm quite

5 obsessions you have right now:
1. Ice cream
2. Losing weight
3. Trying to lose weight while eating ice-cream
4. Finishing this fabbo book I'm reading
5. Trying to finish watching "The Illusionist"...(awsome,awsome movie)

5 places you would really love to go:
1. Egypt
2. Venice
3. Goa
4. Greenland
5. Kenya

5 people you would love to see do their top 5:
1. Wendy ('cause I know she just *hearts* these
2. Holly
3. Heather
4. T-Bird
5. Shannon W

P.S All of ya'll not doing my tags...Phooeeey on you!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Monday morning Giggle

A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10-lb weight loss program.

The next day, there's a knock on the door, and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19-year-old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck.

She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss Company.

The sign reads, 'If you can catch me, you can have me.'

Without a second thought, he takes off after her.

A few miles later huffing and puffing, he finally gives up.

The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens.

On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 10 lbs as promised.

He calls the company and orders their 5-day, 20-pound program.

The next day there's a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life.

She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, 'If you catch me, you can have me'.

Well, he's out the door after her like a shot.

This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck.

So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.

Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs him self, he discovers that he has lost another 20 lbs as promised.

He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day, 50-pound program.

'Are you sure?' asks the representative on the phone. 'This is our most rigorous program.'

'Absolutely,' he replies, 'I haven't felt this good in years.'

The next day there's a knock at the door; and when he opens it, he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, 'If I catch you, your ass is mine.'

He lost 63 pounds that week.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

...and a Tag..

I was tagged by Holly, so here goes:

1. Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment
on their blog, so that their readers can visit yours.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share 7 Random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 random people at the bottom of your post, linking
to their blog. Let each person know by leaving a comment
on their blog.

7 things about me …

1. I am an only child;
2. I have a morbid fear of open closet doors;
3. I need a 12 step program for my ice-cream addiction;
4. I want to study something again...soon;
5. I am a lawyer;
6. I love horror movies and scary books;
7. I have a photographic memory.

I will now tag:

1. Jayme
2. Wendy
3. Ellen
4. Theresa
5. Anna
6. Dea
7. Dallas

Not get to it girls :)

Circle Journals

Have you been part of a circle journal group?
Did you love it? Hate it? Would do it again in a heartbeat? Wild horses wouldn't drag you there again?

I love it!
I put together a small group last year. It was my first experience of a CJ group.I picked a few friends I already knew and we all got a group going.It was so much fun learning about everyone as the journals came around, and my finished journal literally moved me to tears... powerful stuff!!
That group will come to an end soon, and I feel sad, but enriched by the experience.

People may think that these groups are for scrapbookers only, but I disagree.I gave my MIL the idea when she was here,and she was very interested in starting up something like this with her group of seniors (at least that's what she told me :) ).
All you need is a journal,a few pics and a great pen.

I'm in the process of putting together my next group, and I love how it's turning out.
It's addictive I tell you!

You should try it!

Monday, March 3, 2008

I started Jessica Sprague's Photoshop Classtoday.
I havn't gotten beyond registering and downloading something. Tonight when the kids go to bed I'll be jumping in with both feet...Yay!
Hoping to see a few familiar names and faces on the Forum too :)

What else???

We made a quick dash into Edmonton on Saturday. Grabbed This from Starbucks.

Also managed to get Rea her ever-elusive belt..double Yay!
And a few more goodies for us :)

We love being in the city...
But we also love the family life country living affords us...

It's time to bring the two together ;)