Thursday, November 30, 2006

Life's irony.

Last night we went to see "The Wizard of Oz" performance at the Red Deer College Arts Centre. It was a spectacular show. We were given free tickets because of being a REMAX customer within the past year. So we went, thinking: Should be a nice night out, and since it's free, bonus! Play ends and we walk back to the car where a ticket for $150 sits on our winsdhield for parking in a handicapped spot. BUT - honest to GOD it wasn't clearly marked, otherwise we wouldn't have parked there! We're honest people. So, our free evening out actually cost us $75 each! LOL!

Here's something of interest... today, our little city was WARMER than some of the states. I know this because I have *weatherstudio* on my computer and I snoop around to some of the places where people that I chat with live. For example, today a city in Utah was -13C and here it was only -7C!!! HA! Finally we're warming up! :O)

Vera - I always wondered why you did the whole /Vera thing. Thanks for the explanation on Grunty's blog comments. At least I think that's where you explained it...

Don't forget to Q-tip your ears.

Jules :O!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Well, I guess they're not secrets anymore!

Some things make me laugh so hard I'll laugh for an hour... and then I'll giggle over it for another hour, and then I'll start laughing again, and then I calm down and just as I think I'm all good, I start to giggle which leads to laughter.... you get the point. Yeah, I do think laughter is the best medicine!

Secret: Shareaza.

Secret: Some of the warmest places are right wherever you are.

Secret: I really do want to know your name.

Secret: I have no feeling on my ankle bone skin.

Secret: When it's this cold, my mind retreats into supreme silliness.

Secret: In the course of this hour, I've listened to Hip Hop, Rhythmic Blues, Soul Funk, Country, Gangsta Rap, 80's Rock, Club Mix or Beat, Alternative, and a few songs off the Top 40's Rock station. Yup - call me Miss Diversity. Can't wait to see what happens next! ... 5 minutes later: It was Bluegrass and Cabaret! 2 minutes later: something called Jungle.

Secret: Really is good deodorant.

Secret: I had some toe lint from my pink fuzzy socks I was wearing the other night. It shocked me.

Secret: I'd send you a Christmas card if I had your address.


Secret: I can't stand it when people crack their knuckles around me.

Secret: I guess I'm not good at keeping my own secrets.

Jules :Oshhhh!

Monday, November 27, 2006

okay, I give.

I've been trying to avoid doing one of these, but it seems like there's been an infulx of them coming to my inbox these days, so I'm *borrowing* this one from Gugg's blog and have decided to post it here for you to skim through or skip over! ;O)

1. FIRST NAME? Julie. Not Julia, not Juliette, not Julian... just plain ol' Julie. But everyone who's anyone calls me Jules!

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No, but my name means "youthful"... at least in one of those hundreds of "the meaning behind your name" books.

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? Last Friday - I cried myself to sleep like a pissed off little baby. I'm 87.34353% over it now though, I think!

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I like the many varieties that my handwriting is, yes. My handwriting depends on my mood. Sometimes it's big and round, other times it's skinny and tall... and no, I've never had forensics test it for anything.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? Oven roasted turkey breast.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Can I get a Hell Ya! Frig. I already have a blast with myself!

7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? The last time I wrote in a journal I was in elementary school. Now I blog, like the millions of other bloggists out there.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? I got them pulled out when I was 16. Did you know that it's dangerous to do that? The result: hospitalization for 3 days.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? It's on my list of "I've Never's" but not on my list of "I Wouldn'ts". Which reminds me, I should make a list of "I Would's"!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Quaker Harvest Crunch... it may sound boring to you, but it keeps the pipes clean.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Almost never.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Physically - kinda... mentally - you bet'cha... emotionally - your guess is as good as mine!

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Rolo... or anything chocolate.

14. SHOE SIZE? 6.5 to 7.5, but in men's I take a size 4! Why do I know that? I owned a pair of men's sandals a few years ago. Don't judge me. Okay, judge me, but be gentle.

15. RED OR PINK? I own more pink stuff than red stuff, but I prefer blue stuff. I'd rather had nicely pinked cheeks than windchilled, dry and on the verge of being cracked red cheeks.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My ability/desire to get attached to people. What's my most favorite? My ability/desire to get attached to people.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Relatives who have recently passed on. (And by recent I mean within the last 3 years).

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Shhhyeah! Of course I do!

19. WHAT COLOUR PANTS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? I am wearing a green fleece pullover, with jammie bottoms that are blue with green, purple, white and blue dots on them and I'm not wearing shoes - but I am wearing pink fuzzy socks.

20. LAST THING YOU ATE? 2 digestible baby cookies.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? My son wiggle and squirm around in his crib, and the humming of the computers... but in my head Sexy Back keeps playing.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? f-l-e-s-h

23. FAVORITE SMELL? Honestly, do you expect me to pick one? Freshly bathed baby. Then rain, and freshly mowed lawn...

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My mom.

25. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO? Their crotch. What, you want me to lie?? Okay, I notice their teeth too (smile).

26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON you stole THIS from? I do, 'cept, I don't even know is real name because we haven't had drinks... yet.

27. FAVORITE DRINK? Coca-Cola, and if this comes as a surprise to you, you should have come around sooner when I had my foot/Coke picture posted.

28. FAVORITE SPORT? Baby aerobics.

29. EYE COLOUR? Hazel

30. HAT SIZE? I dunno - I'm not a hat person. But I think my head is a touch small... that's why I loved the 80's big hair movement! Fret not, I'm not still stuck in the 80's.

31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? I wear glasses, but I want to get lasik eye surgery this spring.

32. FAVORITE FOOD? Granogurt.

33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings that make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, or hot and horny... either way, happy is better.

34. THERE WAS NO NUMBER 34, SO I'M WRITING IN THIS SUBSTITUE.

35. SUMMER OR WINTER? I'm all over summer like hard-ons at a nudist colony.

36. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs, then progressively I work my way up to kisses... take it slow, there stranger!

37. FAVORITE DESSERT? Ummm... Ugh. Uhh... Geeezzzz... Hmmmm. I dunno. Lindt chocolates (the little round red ones with the melty center).

38. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Respond as in do this themselves? Probably nobody. But respond as in make a comment on my blog? Probably Kim! :O)


39. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? The lurkers.

40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? I don't have time to read right now, but I do spend a fair bit of time on Wikipedia, expanding my mind.

41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE Pad? My mouse and my hand, sometimes. My wrist too... sometimes. Other than that it's just all black.

42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? Is it Mondy today? Then I watched The Amazing Race and half-heartedly watched part of Desperate Housewives before coming down to write my 12 Days song.

43. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Thunder, my child's laughter (or anyone's laughter for that matter), listening to someone who's desperately trying to keep their voice low while talking about something steamy that happened to them last night.

44. ROLLING STONE OR BEATLES? Given this choice, I honestly like them both the same.

45. THE FURTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME? Panama - would ahve moved there if I could have!

46. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT? Making people laugh and have fun.

47. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? I just had to call my mom the other day and ask her this because I constantly forget. But, it's written on a sticky note in front of me now. High Prairie.

48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Nobody sent it to me. I "borrowed" it from Guggs who "borrowed" it from Fritz of Iowa. But I've received about 5 versions of it in my email within the last 3 days. So it was time to just do the darn post.

There you be, peeps! Gonna go rock out to Sexy Back in my head as I fall asleep now!

Jules :Ozzzz

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Love!

A LIFE WITHOUT LOVE
IS NOT A
LIFE AT ALL

This is a sign that is currently residing at the corner of Taylor Drive and Taylor Drive right outside of Carnival Cinemas. Every time I drive by it, it smacks me in the face and makes me think....

And what I think is this: That sign is right.

Jules :Oloveyou!

My 12 Days

In honor of two things, those two things being the extremely frigid temperatures of Alberta and my 125 post, I'd like to share my version of: The 12 Days of Christmas. Let us all sing together as we remember the tune in our heads. Maybe if we all sing this song together on Tuesday November 28th at exactly 10:47pm (my time) we'll be heard around the world, it will catch on as the next spoof song, you'll all give me credit for it and I'll make millions. Either that or we'll all sound so bad singing together that all of the animals within our immediate vicinities will start to howl/meow/chirp and wake up our neighbors who will then in turn call the cops on us for disturbance of the peace, we will all be booked and have our fingerprints on file, ergo preventing any of us from doing serious crime in the future! There! So no matter how you look at it, the outcome is optimistic! Here's my song:

On the first day of windchill,

The weather gave to me,
Some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the second day of windchill,
The weather gave to me,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the third day of windchill,
The weather gave to me
Three wool scarves,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the fourth day of windchill,
The weather gave to me,
Four icicles,
Three wool scarves,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the fifth day of windchill,
The weather gave to me,
Five fuzzy socks,
Four icicles,
Three wool scarves,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the sixth day of windchill,
The weather gave to me,
Six pairs of long johns,
Five fuzzy socks,
Four icicles,
Three wool scarves,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the seventh day of windchill,
The weather gave to me,
Seven down-filled parkas,
Six pairs of long johns,
Five fuzzy socks,
Four icicles,
Three wool scarves,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the eighth day of windchill,
The weather gave to me,
Eight drippy noses,
Seven down-filled parkas,
Six pairs of long johns,
Five fuzzy socks,
Four icicles,
Three wool scarves,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the ninth day of windchill,
The weather gave to me,
Nine Timmy’s Coffee’s,
Eight drippy noses,
Seven down-filled parkas,
Six pairs of long johns,
Five fuzzy socks,
Four icicles,
Three wool scarves,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the tenth day of windchill,
The weather gave to me,
Ten shovels of snow,
Nine Timmy’s Coffee’s,
Eight drippy noses,
Seven down-filled parkas,
Six pairs of long johns,
Five fuzzy socks,
Four icicles,
Three wool scarves,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the eleventh day of windchill,
The weather gave to me,
Eleven car block heaters,
Ten shovels of snow,
Nine Timmy’s Coffee’s,
Eight drippy noses,
Seven down-filled parkas,
Six pairs of long johns,
Five fuzzy socks,
Four icicles,
Three wool scarves,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes.

On the twelfth day of windchill,
The weather gave to me,
Twelve icy highways,
Eleven car block heaters,
Ten shovels of snow,
Nine Timmy’s Coffee’s,
Eight drippy noses,
Seven down-filled parkas,
Six pairs of long johns,
Five fuzzy socks,
Four icicles,
Three wool scarves,
Two frozen lips,
And some frostbitten fingers and toes!

Thank you... thank you very much!

Jules :OD

Friday, November 24, 2006

Temps and Toes

All I really have to say about today is: BRRRRRRRRRR! No, make that: FRIGGIN BRRRRRRRR! I thought temperatures this cold weren't supposed to come until January! Normal highs for this time of year (as was explained on the news today) are a balmy -3 to -7C. Today was something like -32C with windchill. Like, holy crap! Brrr.

So tonight, I had a hot, hot bath and then I painted my toenails a fiery red color in hopes that the fire would keep my feet warm. So far it hasn't been successful. But my toes sure do look damn pretty! I changed out some of my toe bling too, incase you were curious. Now my left foot sports little hearts.

Anyway - yeah. BrrrrrrrRRRRRrrrrr.

Jules :Ochilly

Thursday, November 23, 2006

My "I've Never's"

I'm trying to complie a list of things I've never done or had in my lifetime. Here's what I have so far:
  • I've never had a disposable income.
  • I've never wrestled with an alligator.
  • I've never gotten high (on drugs).
  • I've never bungee jumped, para sailed, hang glided, or sky dived.
  • I've never stayed up for a full 24 hours or longer.
  • I've never pierced anything other than my ears.
  • I've never adopted an orphan or child from a third world country.
  • I've never painted my nails black.
  • I've never spontaneously gone on a trip outside my province.
  • I've never felt completely alone or unloved.
  • I've never gone swimming with dolphins.
  • I've never had belly button lint (and it shocks me when I get toe lint).
  • I've never danced or frolicked on a busy city street.
  • I've never jumped in before thinking.
  • I've never shot a gun (except for the plastic kind, in pretend land).
  • I've never missed someone who's still here as much as I do right now.

I'm sure there are more "I've Never's"... but that last one got me all veclempt, so it's time to end this blog. I think someday I'll compile a list of "I Have's".

Jules :Og

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

How very scientific of you...

So here's what I read about yawning today. Someone posted the question: Why is yawning contagious? After reading a rather lengthy article on the scientific studies done on the brain activity of groups of people while yawning, there is no conclusive evidence that specifically identifies why yawning is contagious. They think it's something to do with the subconscious mind.

BUT - they HAVE discovered that chimpanzees do the same thing and their brain patterns when watching a fellow chimpanzee yawn are identical to ours.

Wow. Doesn't that just blow your mind?!

OMG... "They" are sooooooo smart! LOL!

Jules :OP

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

So I was at my mom's house tonight doing her pedicure and her boyfriend was over. It was the first time he'd seen me do her feet and he watched intently as I skillfully scraped the dead skin from her soles. I know, I have a real knack for words.

But hey, listen... this is the whole point of the story:
I almost always bring my camera with me to the places I go because you never know when a good photo opp will hit. Tonight I took it over to mom's house because she wanted me to take some pics of her and her boyfriend, but to play it all up because she didn't want him to know it was at her request. So I obliged and as I was doing mom's feet, they were all snuggled up together on the couch and looked like they were both asleep, so I took that as my first opp. I snapped 2 pictures and then a really freaky thing happened... The air got super cold to my left side and the stereo came on all by itself. The tv was on, so it didn't wake up mom/BF, but it freaked the hell out of me. I think it was my step-dad (who's passed on) disapproving of my picture taking! So I just smiled at the air and whispered, "It's okay Dad, it's okay..." and then the feeling of eerieness went away. After I felt normal again, I woke mom up and asked her to turn off the stereo, not making a big deal out of it. But we exchanged strange looks over it. I did take more pictures without further incident...

But then I came home and read my horoscope, here's what it says for today:
Cancer
June 21 - July 21

Some beautiful dreams or visions, perhaps involving angels, spirit guides, or other high beings, could come your way today, dear Cancer. Listen carefully to the messages these beings are bringing. Whether they involve matters in your material life, intellectual or spiritual concerns, or events in the future, they can shed light on a lot of facts about yourself of which you might not be aware. Write them down as soon as you can. You'll be glad you did.

So I came home and when I read that, I decided I should write this out. Interesting hey?

Jules :O)

Monday, November 20, 2006

Okay, so I'm trying out this new thing to me called SoulSeek and it's a means of sharing music. That's all I'm going to say about it. But my purpose for writing this entry is this: I'm frustrated out the wazoo with it because even after I've added users to my list and vice versa, and I right click and press "Browse" all that happens is I get a message that says "Waiting for file list" and the users list of music never appears. It's like it stalls or something. Grrr! Frustrating! I need to download some good music for my new party purchase. ;OP LOL! So if anyone knows what the hell I'm doing wrong with it, for pete's sake, email me and let me know!!!

Jules :Oj

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sometimes parties rock!

LOL! Hosted a "Passion Party" last night. It was way too much fun! Nothing like a bunch of women sitting around testing out products and then playing with toys in my living room!! Oops! Maybe I shouldn't be writing about this on here... but whatever. I'm no prude. Live, love, enjoy life!!!

Jules :OD

P.S. Sister... you're never gonna know! *wink*
P.S.S. Vera - I should have invited YOU to come along! We could have tried the belly button thing. LOL!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

stupid brain!

Am I in such desperate need for a new imagination that I just have to keep repeating dreams I've already had? I mean, c'mon brain! Think of something new to dream about... or at least if you're going to make me dream the same dreams time and again, let it be one of those ones that leaves me all frisky in the morning!

Last night (and I've had this dream several times already within the last few months) I dreamed about being immersed in a camp for pregnant women - except some of the women were actually men who shaved their legs and faces and spoke to me in a high voice. I was the camp leader. We spent our days doing relaxing things like picking blades of grass and pencil on canvas artwork (except that everytime you made a line it was like it turned into invisible lead and you could only see the lines you drew for a minute or so. Maybe that really wasn't a relaxing activity). Then I took some of the campers on an outing into town to go bowling, but instead of using bowling balls, each person delivered their baby and used them as the balls. So the naked babies, who suddenly grew into midgets and curled themselved up into fetal positions (good for rolling) would get rolled down the lane and as big as they were, they seldom managed to knock down any pins.

I don't know what the hell, but I can't blame it on eating anything, because I don't snack at night anymore and I've had this dream repeatedly. Time to go to Chapters and analyze what it means. Maybe I'm supposed to adopt a midget (or little person if I'm being politically correct!)

Jules 8Os

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

What does your button tell you?

I am currently on the phone with someone who just told me to stick a finger deep inside my belly button and tell her what sensation I felt. I FELT: _________ in my ________.

Fill in the blanks with what YOU felt after you did this. MEN - you can do this too. Be honest, what did you feel and where?!?!

Jules ;OP

Show of hands...

Who thinks I look good in green?

Jules :O?

It's party time!

Here’s what I’m thinking, stay with me here! Concentrate, I don't want to lose you in the mix. Let’s take four graham crackers, a long black shoe lace, a deck of cards, some peppermint flavored gum, spackle, tweezers, an unopened box of men’s boxer briefs (stark white ones), a red pen, a Starbucks coffee drink (you pick the flavor), a post-it note folded in quarters, a green rusted old penny, some shoe polish, a pink toothbrush, and a prescription for Viagra.

What kind of party are YOU thinking we could have?!! AND, more importantly, what item would YOU bring?


Jules ;OP

I don't friggin know!!! I can't remember!

I just took a look around this office, and ever since we sold the house, and don't need to worry about it being spotless, I have allowed myself to become overrun with Post-It Notes again. I have a total of 12 blue sticky notes on my desk right now that are all active reminders of something that I'm supposed to remember to do, or remember to remember. Remembering to remember is hard for me. Remembering is hard for me, period.

Jules O:ol (the O symbolizes my blank brain)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

YKK's and a bottle of They's

Happy Remembrance Day, everyone. I hope you took a few minutes in your day to honor our soldiers.

Now that that's out of the way - I'm begging for someone to help me with this. I could possibly look it up on Wikipedia, but this is a more fun method of getting the answer. What does the YKK stand for on just about any zipper pull you see. In fact, I just looked at the zipper on the jeans I'm wearing and there it is. Flashing in the light like a beacon just waiting for an answer. Believe it or not, I have memories dating back to when I was around 8 years old wondering this exact question. I have made up my own theories as to what it stands for over the years, but none of them make any sense. I'm sure it's just some boring company name, but it sure bugs the hell outta me not knowing!

Different topic... ever make your mind up about something and then you're all ready to get 'er done and then you completely second guess your decision and bail?

Nuther topic: I enjoy tongue twisters emmensely, but I haven't heard a good one in a long time. Can anyone share one with me that will have me practicing endlessly over the next few days till I master it?

How about this news: My toes are losing weight. I may have already posted this comment before, but I'm not sure... but I know because my toe rings are too big and instead of staying around the knuckle on the toe where they're supposed to, they can now fall down to the base of my toe. But you know what? They do say that the last parts of you to gain weight are the first parts to lose it. And you know that They are always right.

In fact: Let's talk about "They". Who are They and how many are in the group that makes up the They? Do they all gather on a regular basis and come up with new things to say, those They's? How do you become a part of the They's, anyway? Is it based on age or wisdom - can you have a mixed grouping of young and old They's? Once you're a They, are you a They for life?

One more thing: Ever look at a word over and over, long enough that it no longer looks like the correct spelling of the word? That just happened to me with They.

Jules :Othwapt!

Friday, November 10, 2006

snazzle-spack!

Do you ever feel completely misunderstood? Just asking.

Jules :O.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

gone with the toes

My feet were pretty, but I just felt like the pressure was too much! LOL!!! So now I am, playing peek-a-boo with you, instead!

Jules :Oboo

It's official!

I resigned from my job as Augmentative Communications Teacher today. After selling the house, we did a budget and decided I wouldn't have to go back to work, at least not for another year - gonna stay home and raise Nate!!! :OD

I didn't sleep a wink last night, knowing that I was going in today because I was sooooo scared that my boss would flip out on me. So the secretary went to get her and I was waiting in her office. She sat down and I squatted on the floor in front of her and said: "It's happenning...". She replied: "What's happening?" looking all concerned. I said: "My resignation!" as I broke into tears and sobbed like a baby!!! The horrified look on her face said it all - she was mortified and speechless for a minute while I tried explaining that this was SUCH a hard decision for me to make - that I loved working here, it was like family and like coming home... she's been such a good boss etc... and I'll really miss life here. After I stopped crying, we both settled down and she was really understanding. Her tone of voice was obviously that she was upset, but she did a fairly good job of containing her disappointment. She asked me to just come back part time to run Aug. Comm, but I had to decline. She asked me if I would still do their website, and I could just charge by the hour and invoice the school once a month or something like that, so I totally agreed to do that. I never wanted to stop doing it, so that works out great. She said: "This isn't the end, Jules... it's just a pause in the middle and if and when you're ever ready to come back, this door's always open for you!! But Nate is where you need to be right now." And that led to a discussion about things happening in life for a reason (hence, my belief in my life's spiral). In the end, there were hugs and no goodbye's because she said we'll keep in touch lots with website stuff and I'm welcome to visit anytime I want.

I left her office (after about 40 minutes) and felt immediately better. And finally I could start to tell people about me not coming back to work. I received lots of "We'll miss you's" and "Good decision's" and hugs. And then it was time for me to go home. The second I stepped back into my car, though, I just felt awful again - because I know I am going to be a hard person to replace and I feel badly that she even has to. But my life as a stay at home mom is just more important right now. So be it. In a day or two I'll recover and be happier than a pig in shit that I am fullfilling a dream of mine.

Jules :Oi

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I'm back to my feet again

How do you like my coke feet? LOL! I gave myself a nice pedicure last night and this morning my feet are silky smooth. It prompted me to show the world my feet, but the coke picture was taken over the summer! I know, I know... cute toes. What can I say!

Jules :Ozanyday

Monday, November 06, 2006

going, going, gone!!!!!

SOLD!

The papers have been signed - the deal will be final by next Monday when the guy's financing has been approved and his final condition to sale is removed (knock on wood that things go smoothly for this guy at the bank!!!). Listed for $264,900... sold for $263,000. Looks like I'll be able to stay home and raise Nate afterall. Now I just have to break it to my boss that I won't be coming back. I think I'll lose 10 pounds between now and Friday when I plan to go down there, just from stress of telling her, alone! Ugh. NOT looking forward to that! I'm so scaaaaaaared! Oh, and thank you to those of you who prayed! It worked!

Jules :OD

Sunday, November 05, 2006

I might be an addict - you're free to judge me!

Since Kim went back to work, I've seen her only twice and heard from her even less. I am going through some serious Kim-withdrawls. I got the shakes, I can't eat... I keep picking up the phone to call her and then hanging up becuase I don't wanna seem desperate. In fact, I'm one step away from joining a stalker support group. Kim - you haven't seen my drive by's have you?!

ROTF! Okay, it's NOT THAT SERIOUS, but Kimmie - I do miss spending time with you already! Can't you go have knee surgery again? It's hard when you're used to seeing someone everyday and then you don't have the luxury anymore.

Tidbits:
  • Since the purchase of my mood ring, I have never been amber (crabby) or black (sad). However, I have felt those emotions (minimally), so I'm beginning to think maybe there's no validity in this mood ring thing afterall. LOL! Okay, so I'm not that nieve either. I just like to play. I DO like how it says I'm always flirty, calm or excited!
  • With a total of 3 showings on the house there have been no offers yet. Tonight will be showing 4. Are you all doing your job and praying for a nice easy fast sell at a good price?
  • I do pedicures on my mom's feet. She has psoriasis on them. Does that gross anyone out, or make you think about what a good daughter you should be?! Of course, it helps that she pays me to do it now, but she didn't always!
  • A pen is only a pen until it runs out of ink. Then it becomes a pen out of ink.
  • Kim says James Roday (my Hunky McHunkerson from Psych) is ordinary looking. I would agree and come to the conculsion that I am attracted to ordinary looking men who have great personalities! :O)

Jules :Ov

I'm affected.

There's only one movie that I've seen to this day which completely messes me up. But I'm not talking about messing me up in a bad way... this movie (the most recent production of it) engulfs all of my senses. It brings to the surface of me so many emotions - love, hate, romanticism (is that a feeling?), sadness, pity, anger, laughter, lightheartedness... about the only thing it doesn't make me feel is fear. I watched this movie with Kim in the theatre when it came out and when we left there, she asked me if I was okay. All I could really muster out of my mouth at that time was: "I loved that movie." And then I wasn't quite myself. I had to have time to recover. I can't explain why, but it really affected me deep down. Then, after having rejoined Columbia House, it arrived not long ago and last night was the night. Snuggled under a blanket, volume control in my hand so I could adjust the sound when I needed it to be a bit louder and a bit softer... I watched it again. I was able to comment and maintain some sort of "me-ness" for about the first half, and then I was lost in the whole experience of it all again. When it was over, I just said: "I can't even talk right now...", cleaned up the house and went to bed, silent - filled to the brim with emotions of every kind. I didn't think it would do that to me just watching it on my tv at home! But it did. So I think that I have to actually proclaim that "The Phantom of the Opera" is my favorite movie. I will safely say that it is the most romantic-love-struck-awe- inspiring movie I have personally ever seen. Sure there are some good romantic flicks out there, but this takes the cake for me. Laugh at me if you must, I don't care. I just challenge you to sit down and watch it for yourself and tell me it wasn't a great movie. I wouldn't expect all of you to understand where I'm coming from... but watch it and I mean, really watch it. And then watch it again because you probably missed half of it the first time.

Kim went to see a live performance of it in Edmonton not long ago and I wish I had been able to go with her and her family. But I'm afraid that if I had, I would have been a complete wreck all the way home! I'd give just about anything to see it live, now, though... now that I have realized what I have. If it ever comes back to IMAX, Kim - we're going to go see it, and I apologize in advance for the silent drive home!

Jules :Owow

Friday, November 03, 2006

Ugh-gacgh-spack-guh.

So... here it is. This is what's happening in the back of Julie's throat. It feels like I've just downed a whole bottle of ColdFX. You're asking WTF?? I'll explain, be patient... stick with me, it will all make sense in a moment.

ColdFX makes me feel like I have a plethora of hair growing in the back of my throat. The one time I tried it, I took it for 3 days and then had to stop treatment because I couldn't stand the feeling in my throat!!! Who wants to have a feeling of swallowing long hairs and not being able to get fully rid of them... ever.

This perplexes me at this point in my life, however, because I have not taken any ColdFX. I HAVE been told by a doctor regarding my plugged eustacian tubes that I need to take Advil Cold and Sinus, extra strength, though. I started taking this about 4 days ago (??) and guess what? Hair in my throat feeling for 3 days now. I keep thinking it actually is a hair, but I can't seem to get rid of it. I think I'm going to go upstairs right now after this post and try to brush my tongue waaaay at the back and see if that will help get rid of it. But I'm afraid I'll gag.

Don't worry too much about this, peeps. It's not life threatening.... yet.

Jules :O(----)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Ever get this?

I feel like my teeth don't fit in my mouth today... and I don't know why. I was chewing gum and drinking a French Vanilla this morning and then I had to spit my gum out because it developed that rubbery texture that lets you know you've chewed it too long. And then the next thing I knew, I chomped down to relax my jaw and it seemed like my molars grew a 1/4 of an inch! They didn't seem to groove together like they should, and they felt pointy and mountainous.

Has anyone else out there ever experienced this phenomenon? This feeling of overly-large-toothy-itis lasted for about an hour and a half and now it's gone... wierd, hey?

Jules :OK