Tuesday, April 24, 2007


We all have them, just some of us have more then others. My self, I have given a lot of mine up over the years. I no longer smoke anything, be it tobacco or hydroponics. *BG* I got married which meant I am now totally monogamous and I don't have time to go out to bars to dance and consume one or six 'wobbly pops'. Not to mention that the hangovers just kill me now, I don't bounce back as well as I used to.

Ah, you noticed I didn't mention wine did I? Well that is product knowledge and a vital part of my job, so it no longer lives under the term 'vice'. LOL


I have developed a new one. Bloody potato chips! Love them!! Especially Kettle Chips. They have this Honey Dijon flavour...man seriously dangerous stuff. While I was up north visiting family, my sister in law and I did a bit of grocery shopping.
I picked up a bag insisting that she had to try them. Well I opened it when we got in the van. Arlene drove the loooooong way home and the bag was empty by the time we got there. We actually hid the empty bag so my brother couldn't tease us. I swear you cannot just have one. It is impossible really! LOL

What prompted this post....well I'm halfway through a bag. Also I was checking out their website and found a QUIZ!!!!! Ya'll know how much I love these things. And it's a chip one. I'm in calorie heaven right now.

Lightly Salted Krinkle Cut

I am Potato Perfected

Let's just say I'm simple, sweet, natural and just a little quirky. I'm laid back, but I know what I like. For me simple definitely does not mean plain. I like a little zip in my zippity-doo-dah, a little jingle in my jangle, a little this in my that. I'm reliable, but not necessarily predictable; I'm consistent without being boring. I like stuff I can sink my teeth into. My friends love me because I'm so comfortable being who I am.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Time to hit the reset button

Today is the third day in a row that the sun has been shining and the temperatures have been above normal.
In short it was a gorgeous weekend! We all got outside for some desperately needed fresh air. I sat in a chair and read while the girls went up and down the street on their scooters. Hubby cleaned up melting dog bombs LOL

For me it's like pushing a reset button in my subconscious. I have a habit of letting things get to me and weigh me down to the point that I have problems letting it all go in the end. All the stress and mess of the past few months is over and I was feeling the strain.

So with a deep breath I hit the reset and start over. Today is Monday, and my day off which is a nice way to start the week *G*

I have a book to write, laundry to do, toilets to scrub and a cross stitch green man to finish. Poor guy, I started him years ago and he has been living in half-finished limbo ever since. I have another beautiful pattern I would like to work on but I have forbidden my self to even purchase the thread until I have him done.

Having said that I wish you all a wonderful productive day!!! I have my list, now I have to start crossing things off it as I finish.....laundry can still wait though *G*

Friday, April 20, 2007

Tears for a Stranger

Even wonder how a person you have never met can have such an impact on your life? No I don't know how either, but it happens.

The news has been filled with what happened at Virginia Tech. I can't handle it anymore and am boycotting all news programs. I've reached emotional tilt. When that happens, I have learned from experience, that it is better if I avoid for a while, before I have a total meltdown.

This evening my husband grabbed the local newspaper out of our mailbox before I could see it and told me that it would be better if I didn't read it. He's thoughtful that way, I figure there was more of VT news on it.

A short time later he tore the front page off and then a few pages inside. OK that was strange but I appreciated his thoughtfulness. It wasn't long after when he said that he wasn't sure if he should throw them out or let me read it. In that moment I realized what he was trying to protect me from.

Let me take you back a year or so ago. Our local paper had a story on the front page about a then 15 yr old girl battling a rare form of cancer that had developed from a rare virus she caught. She had the most wonderful attitude and outlook on life. She has made numerous appearances in the paper since then. Letters from her mum or letters from her thanking everyone for their support. She created a fundraising project before Christmas, while in the hospital she and her sister made bracelets. It would help keep her mind off her treatments and the money raised went to the McMaster Bead Program. In this program the children get beads when they have to undergo certain treatments, these beads are made into bravery necklaces.

At that time she had 8 full necklaces. That is when I met her mum, we spoke on the phone a few times when I purchased some bracelets and I've been getting updates on everything has been going. Her mum sends out a quick note to everyone now and then.

Meghan Rush lost her battle on Wednesday. After undergoing all sorts of treatments, her poor body just couldn't keep up. She was placed in a medically induced coma and passed away in her sleep.

I know she is in the arm of my Lady but right now that doesn't offer any solace. As a mum I can't imagine how her parents are coping right now.

As usual I can't find the words to explain how I am feeling...or maybe that's because there isn't any.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Meat vs Fish

Yes there are drawbacks to having children in a catholic school. Our 10 yr old announced today that we cannot eat meat because it's 'Good Friday'.

Yea ok.

If there is one thing very true about the Christian religion, Catholics specifically, they do not like to break with their traditions. This is a big one. Technically the rule is you're not to eat meat on any Friday. Originally this was started in order to support the local fishermen. Fishing was big business and there were a lot of people doing it. So the Church stepped in a created a special rule regarding eating the floppy things once a week. Kudos for them trying to help in their community but as the centuries passed it became a hard and fast rule. Yea Yea I know it is written in the 'big book of everything' who do you think put it there?

Honestly, who really believes that you will suffer eternal damnation for what you ate on a specific day? My guess is the same people that think you will go blind if you play with certain things.

Funny thing is a Bishop ok'd eating meat on St Patrick's Day this year. But there is a catch, if you chose to enjoy your wings & burgers with your green beer then you would have to abstain another day. I wonder how many people chose Saturday? If I'm hungover I don't even want to think about a big steak dinner.

Just proves my point that some rules are so outdated that even the diasis are bending them.

So what did we have for dinner? We went to 'Lick's' and she had a vegetarian burger. Me I enjoyed a nice juicy steak on a bun with extra onions and HP sauce. Did I mention I'm very annoyed with hubby right now *G* (he hates unions)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Queen of all she surveys

This is H.R.H. T.C's newest hang out. As if I don't have enough distractions in life, her royalness has chosen to hang out just above where I am working and stare at me. When she isn't sleeping of course.

Just as I was about to snap her picture the little biotch stuck her tongue out at me. Coincidence? Not a chance. She knew exactly what she was doing.

Geez I really need to clean my computer screen. LOL