march 2008March 31st
Well the internet is finally back we have been without it for more then 24hrs, do you understand what that can feel like?
Quinton and I hung out downstairs and he let me do some scrap booking,
I actually got 6 pages done. Maybe tomorrow I will be able to do some
more, since I have not done really anything else.
Oh and one of
the reasons I have not been making beads is because I am pregnant and
this kid made me totally sick for 2 months. Quinton was a dream
compared to this pregnancy. Even now little things make me sick, crazy
baby, probably will be a girl just to spite me.
snowed a little yesterday, enough to just cover the ground and today
the wind is blowing so the snow is swirling off the trees.
dog sitting today, which will be a thrill for Quinton. I am still dead
set against getting the dog because I do not like dog hair or picking
up poop but I guess one day in the far future, I will have to break
down and get a dog. One that can handle spending most of its time
outside in the backyard.
have always wanted to make some changes in my lifestyle but have had
excuses not to. So in the past year I have started doing some reading
to Roy's dismay. Now I don't plan on changing over night but I am
starting to make plans for the very near future. Examples: a dish
soap that is okay for me to dump on my plants afterwards, laundry soap
with less chemicals(and nicer for Quinton), less items that we put on
ourselves that do not have any parabens, SLS's or not so many cancer
Yeah I know that we have been using the same products for
years but there are more products out there with more "junk" in them
that we are adding to the collection.
Do I really need to add more estrogen to my body?
Roy is not happy with me because I am looking at the products we are
using and what is in them. Hey Quinton got this little container of
bubble bath that had 3 types of parabens and two other chemicals that
can build in our bodies and do bad things.(Let us just say that
disappeared from the cupboard).
And Roy if you need someone to
blame, yes I have been thinking about this for years but look at
Michelle too, she started making the snowball roll faster.
So the new book I am reading is " Green for life" by Gillian
Deacon. I actually read and highlighted it in 2 days and learned some
more things. I like this book because it has listings for Canadian
So yeah I want to make changes, and it is getting easier today because there are more people that want to do the same.
So that was my rant for the day.
we had a good time with the family this weekend. Dinner was laid back
this year, which was nice because everyone took them time and talked
more at the table. Not that we don't talk at the table but it was
more relaxed. And it was a gossip session the whole time.
Today we go have supper at Roys' parents place.
woke up this morning and came to see us and totally missed the pail and
the row of candies from his bedroom door. So as we were going down the
hallway he noticed the candies and then I had to show him to put the
candies in the pail. Well he had more fun following the trail of
candies and putting them in the pail then actually finding the main
stash, which means next year I will have to make longer trails.
I hope you all have a great Easter. I look forward to spending time with all the family no matter how brief it may seem.
just got back from Edmonton and I had a great day and a half. Tuesday
evening the beadmaking guild met and we got to visit and talk about up
coming events. It is nice to get a chance to spend time with other
beadmakers because then you do not feel so alone. Yes there are alot
of people that make glass beads and you get to talk to them on line but
it is even better in person.
And today I got a chance to go shopping
for me, which all I bought myself was a t-shirt and bathing
suits,(which I cannot wait to wear next week). The rest of the
shopping ended being for the guys because Roys' birthday is coming up
and there were some cool sales for kids cloths. Oh yeah I did find a
pair of cheetah pattern rubber boots for $11.00 that fit me, now that
was really sweet. It was nice to go and see stores that either I
cannot go into because of "touchy hands" Quinton or they do not appeal
to Roy(and I feel like I have to rush). The bonus was the weather was
Getting ready for a quick road trip tomorrow and will be back on Wednesday.
Well on the 14th the last of the bread came out at 11:30pm and I broke my promise and had a piece or 2 or 3.
There is something about warm fresh bread with butter.
Since I have had paska for breakfast as toast every morning since.
And it was a weekend of getting snow after all those days of the snow
melting. I even had to shovel the driveway and sidewalk.
It is 10:30pm and I am waiting for my bread to rise again
so that I can bake it. Actually I am making paska which is a
Ukrainian bread made for the holidays. It is a sweet bread with
orange rind in it. I am already drooling thinking about having it
for toast tomorrow.
I listed some beads on ebay to find a new home.
find I come from a very proud family and it is hard to ask for charity
or to even acknowledge that we give out charity. So now is the
time for me to help out someone special and all my bead sales for the
next couple of months are going to them and my pride is finding it hard
to even tell you who needs help and it is not me. Maybe in a
couple of days I will work the courage up to tell you. Hey I have
not even told my husband what I am doing right now, I think I want to
see if I can raise some money to do it.
is going to be picture day for me. I want to take a bunch of
pictures of some beads I have to see if they can find new homes,plus I
have to get pictures of the March giveaway beads.
Well we have had another beautiful day today. Quinton even enjoyed some time outside.
went to work out today and then once I came home, I spent time chipping
all the built up snow on the driveway. I think I may pay for that
I am trying to figure out how to justify going to
Edmonton on the 18th and then back to the city on the 21st for Easter
holidays. On the 18th the Edmonton lampworkers guild meeting is
and I have to come back home to get the husband because he is working
yesterday was a small adventure. It was +6Celuis and it was great
until Roy got up and could hear dripping in our bathroom and not from a
Well I raced to your friends house for the ladder and Roy
went on the roof to shovel. By one of the pipes for the bathroom,
there was an ice dam and it was dripping along the pipe. So we got
everything cleaned up, but I am a little freaked out because there was
I have to give Roy credit for going on the roof
considering he had to go on the back of the house which has the walk
out basement, so it is like being on two story house. (I am afraid of
we made barbecue ribs. It is something I love but we have never made
them from scratch. It turned out to be fairly easy and the ribs were
really good considering we did it from what a friend told us to do.
even ran to Bonnyville to pick up a new hot tub cover. The old one was
very water logged and heavy to move, so Roy looks forward to having the
lighter one. Quinton was even a good sport for the trip and had a nap
on the way home(Bonnyville is a half hour away from here).
hard to believe Easter is the end of March. I am wondering what to get
Quinton without it being too much chocolate. So far we figure we would
try find a cheapy dump truck and then add some candy and other toys
that I can re-gift. Hey the kid has a whole BIG box of toys he has not
seen since May of last year and he is two (his memory is short).
Roy's parents came back from Arizona yesterday and they brought some cool goodies for us.
I am glad they are back because I do not have to check on their house anymore or shoveling snow for them.
went to +1 Celuis to -20Celuis in 2 days. How depressing. And it
snowed all day yesterday so today we have to shovel our driveway and
then do the grandparents.
Roy brought home a nice cold for all of us
to get. Sometimes I do not know who is worst to bring kooties home,
Roy or Quinton. And I really can't be blamed because I am always with
Quinton when he gets sick so he takes the blame. :)
I feel like a wierdo (maybe that is not the right word) because the
weirdest things make me happy and it is not the same thing every time.
While in the Edmonton, I was behind a group of army vehicles with
student drivers practicing their driving in the city. Well there was
one point at a set of red lights that all of a sudden they change three
lanes to turn right, at once. Good thing there were no other vehicles
besides me because it would have been catastrophe. So I just started
laughing because they did it, and it looked like something out of a
movie. I have to say that I found it uplifting to see them driving
around the city and going through Whyte Ave (a funky part of town).
But then I realized they may very well be practicing driving in a busy area because of where they may be going.
so how did I find this funny: well they were 3 military vehicles
cruising along an area you would not likely see them and the military
base is not any where close to where they were so it was the novelty.
I know Quinton would have loved it if he was there, maybe I could hear
the kid in my head shouting and pointing, “vroom-vroom”.
use to love spending time on Whyte Ave going through all the stores and
this time I had no interest. I did go to one store that I normally
love to shop at but once I was in the store, I kept thinking that I
have seen all their stuff before.
It is the first day of the
month and it has been windy all day but the weather has been nice. I
took Quinton to go check on the house we are watching and then we went
to Sobeys to get some milk and a cookie for him. Because it is the
first day of weekly sales, the store was busy but at least there were
several tills open so that we did not have to wait long. And Quinton
likes to run through the mall afterwards to sit on all the kid rides.
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