Friday, August 31, 2007
Finally... a sunny day!! I love looking at the clouds and making figures and animals out of them. Does this come as a surprise to anyone? I mean, I'm the one who can see piggies humping on my lino. I saw this little man wearing a hat and had to rush to capture it on film because the clouds were moving sooo quickly.
This post was inspired by SSD. We should cloud watch together more often! :O)
In your wildest fantasies, you have an answer to every question and a solution for every problem. Today, dear Cancer, others will come to you for advice, and you will be surprised to discover that you indeed know exactly how to respond! You will deal with every situation like Zen master or a famous psychologist, and it will be immensely gratifying. You're a natural. Have you ever thought of going into this line of work?
In other exciting news I got in deep with some sweet monkey love the other day. See, I bought this little magnetic monkey when we went to the Calgary Zoo over the summer and we lost him for a little while, but recently he's made an appearance back in the toy box. I think I bought him more for myself than for baby, but I can't say that out loud. People laugh at me. Well, I was so excited to see him the other day that I just wrapped him onto me and he stayed there until my nephew came and mercilessly ripped him off of me.
I have to say, I loved him while he was mine. I'll think of him often. For he always gave me sweet monkey love.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I wrapped my arms around his waist and started to pull them up as the camera phone snapped the photo. The guy was soooo still and then as I went to hike up the undies in the back, he sprang forward, his entire package bouncing like rubber on the floor as he landed. Well, Kim and I just burst out laughing. I helped him back up to his original position and finished my sdjustment quickly. Gave him a big hug, gave his package a little craddle just as some girls were walking down the hallway... and then wandered off giggling as if nothing even happened!
Oh... did I forget to mention it was one of those half manequins with no head? LMAO. What? It doesn't take away from the fact that I actually did it, right? If I had the ability to download pics from my phone, you'd see...
Sunday, August 26, 2007
And I always tell him I love him. A million times a day. And I've been just waiting and waiting for him to be able to say it back.
Well, recently he whispered "I luf you" in my ear while he was giving me a hug as we were walking in the mall. It sent me high as a kite... over the moon, really. I had butterflies all day!!
Mmmmm.... sometimes being a mommy is the BEST thing EVER!
P.S. Look below for my decking update...
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Hubby isn't in a good mood. Baby isn't in a good mood. I feel not like myself today. Yeah. It's gonna be an interesting day.
I'll let you know how it went once it's over!
UPDATE: Guess what? The decking went sooo well! Hubby was in a much better mood once he returned home, popcorn was the answer to baby's constant whining and crying, my mom and Jack came over and were loads of help, and we completed all of the flooring by 3:30pm yesterday. Now, though, I think I need to wait to do the railing until I actually have the permit in my hot little hands. They told me when I went to pay for it that I could dig the pilings, so we just went ahead with the building till now. But now all of a sudden, I'm feeling like I need to wait to complete it till we actually have the permit. Less to tear down if they get snarky with me and don't let me keep going. But really, I don't see why they wouldn't.
UPDATE #2: Went to try to locate some fabric today for the chairs. The store (the ONLY fabric store in town) was closed. So guess what I'm gonna do tomorrow?
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Did it bother you to receive mail in that way? Would you just have preferred me to call you by your real name?
This person, from whom the email came, is very very angry at me right now for not just using their first name. And it's broken my heart. And very much so. Part of me wants to say: serves me right for being so friendly. Part of me wants to say: I don't see what I did wrong. Part of me wants to get mad back because I think it's senseless to waste that much energy on something so inconsequential. Part of me is literally holding back tears because I don't know how to deal with being the cause of someone's angst.
I'll never say who this person is. But I'll say that I hope someday they can forgive me for this little "term of endearment" mishap. And my apologies in advance if I've offended anyone else. Maybe this snail mail thing IS for the birds.
Maybe this blogging thing is too.
I called and bitched to my mom and she "rescued" me, so to speak because she remembered that she had the name of a handyman that she was going to use to build her some stuff about 6 months ago. So she called him up, arranged a time for us all to meet over here and after hearing what he thought, and checking out his ref's this morning, I hired him! He says he could likely start tomorrow, but we'll see. I'll believe it when I see it, frankly, because this deck thing seems to be something hovering just in my dreams far from reality as of yet. But, with any luck by the end of August-ish, we'll have a new deck!
So the good fucking luck thing must have worked. Thanks!!
Monday, August 20, 2007
This morning, he was due to come to my house and start the pilings at 9am. By 9:15, he'd not shown up so I left a message. By 10am he called me back and sounded winded and there was lots of noise in the background. I guess his rig had a major accident and something happened to send one guy to the hospital. He said he was very sorry he couldn't call me back till then, and that he'd call me this afternoon to arrange another time that we could start.
He called back at 12:30 and spoke to hubby while I was dealing with the plumber (warranty work). I go out to the livingroom and hubby says to me: "Bad News, hon... the guy who was sent to the hospital can't return to work and now Deck Guy is on call full time and can't do our deck."
Saturday, I went and ordered all the materials, and it will touch ground on my driveway pad on Wednesday. $995 worth. I'd already gone and applied for the permit last week. I have no doubt that I could put in the manual labor to do it ourselves, but it's figuring out where to do the pilings and how exactly to attach it to the existing deck that's ruffling my feathers. That's why we wanted to hire somebody to do it. I called 5 other deck builders in town here and NOBODY wants the work because NONE of them returned my calls.
I have one other option left to exhaust before I just say to my own family: Saddle up, lads and lassies. We're in for the ride of our lives!
Wish me good fucking luck. That's not good luck, fucking. That's good fucking luck.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I suppose I should blog about someting profound or enlightening. I usually do better at enlightening than profound.
This is my 400th post.
Today is lazy and hazy with a dusting of heavy dew that hangs in the air, fogging the houses, wetting the lungs, misting the faces of those who leisurely stroll through it's enveloping embrace. It's beautiful. Serene.
This is my 400th post.
Will that do?
Friday, August 17, 2007
*shake yourself awake, just for a minute Jules, dammit!*
I think it's just best for me to go have a nap.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Sick since the vacation. Tired of the ongoing cold. This one's worse than the last. I just wanna sleep and make this pounding thing they refer to as a headache go away. Can't breathe, limbs all weigh 50 tonnes, coughing... all out of cough syrup. Crap.
Hubby's car died yesterday. Not sure how much it will be or what's wrong with it. Might have to build the whole deck ourselves now. Hope I'm feeling better soon then. Guh.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I swear, this thing's never gonna heal. I waited around for an hour and a half for a 5 minute doctor appointment this morning only for him to tell me that I've healed no more than I had a month ago. WTF? This is week 9. It was supposed to be all healed and in my distant past by week 6. I'm only at week 3 or 4. Fuck you, asshole!
Does everyone have a sufficient image of my asshole on their head yet?
Good. Then my job is done.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
I'm already in love with you!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
More news when I know more!
I'm in HEAVEN! I want to hug the world twelve million times!!
The weather is overcast and a little bit on the chilly side. It's not raining, though, and it's not windy or anything like that - if that helps!
Wait... I have company due here in like 10 minutes and I've not cleaned up the hairball yet. Must run!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
I am going to pick up my pics at the photo place tomorrow (the ones I ordered for my blogger buddy album idea), so if I have your address, you can be expecting a little envelope from me in the mail sometime in the near future. Unless you're New Zealie and you live in a different day than me, you might have to wait a bit longer!!
I have a very very very sore throat... and no, it's not due to any sort of playful goings on. ;OP I had a cold, the cold went away and now I'm stuck with an uber sore throat. But I'm not complaining. I'm just informing.
Yesterday when I was driving around after doing errands, I wished I'd had my camera on me. I glanced to the sky in the west and saw massive cloud formations that were verticle, like a series of smokestacks, except much larger and fluffy and white. And the white parts really stood out against the dark rainy clouds tucked away in their armpits. The verticles were breathtaking, really. So stark and yummy. I was sad not to have had a camera.
Tomorrow, if I remember, I'm gonna take a pic of my bathroom lino. If you've been reading me for a while, you'll know that I look for "things" in the patterns in my lino, and have found a plethora of animals, faces, teddy bears, etc. Well look for the square of lino with the pig on pig action and let me know if you can see it too!!
I had a really really REALLY good day today. All around. Thank you, world!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The Rules of this tag:
Link to your tagger and post these rules.
List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
Tag eight people at the end of your post and list them (linking to them).
Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.
1. I can smell stinky feet from a mile away. It offends me. If you come to my house of hang out with me, do us all a favor. Bend over and smell your feet - if they're stinky, wash them!
2. I am a radical dreamist. And if that doesn't make sense to you, then you'll be able to identify that THAT is exactly how I dream! I'm not a radical, and I'm not a dreamer... I dream in nonsensical poetry. No, that makes it seem too proper (the poetry bit). I just dream in nonsense. And then sometimes I think it spills over into my wake times too.
3. I tried to keep a frog as a pet when I was much much younger. Then one morning I woke up to it dead on the patio, belly split open. I haven't tried to keep a reptile ever since.
4. Sometimes the roof of my mouth gets itchy. And so far, I haven't been able to relate that to anything significant, like after eating a specific food. I bet I look like a real idiot with my finger shoved into my mouth scratching away.
5. Since doing my thing of 3's a few posts ago where SSD told me to think about my goals, 2 have come to me. I want to take my Medical Transcriptionist course so I can work from home and .. well, I've gone and forgotten the second one. But rest assured, SSD, it's there, and I'm sure it will come back to me... !
6. I doodle when I talk on the phone. I'm a hard core doodler, indeed. In fact, here's a photo of the doodle I did on a piece of paper towel the last time Pickles (Though Lovers Be Lost) called me!
7. When I listen to music, I tend to listen more to the music than the lyrics. I think this is why I don't usually know names of songs or anything about bands. I just simply take in the music and live in the moment of the song.
8. I used to chew on my dental floss when I was done using it, if it was a flavored kind. What?! It left my breath minty. And minty breath is much better than coffee breath, or milk breath, or yogurt breath. Isn't it? Incidently, I've stopped doing it ever since I learned that it makes Kim wanna barf.
Okay, I'm not gonna tag tonight, mostly because I'm tired and need to go to bed. If you're someone who reads my blog and you haven't done your eight's yet, be my guest!!!
Isn't sand sooo much fun! It's limitless, really... you can build anything your mind can dream up! Not to mention how perfect it feels as it makes it's freefall through your bare toes and massages your feet. I don't love hot hot hot sand however... I have tender tootsies and that just hurts.
Mkay... off for now! Back sometime soon! I feel like I need to relocate my being to some sandy location now. Perhaps an impromptu trip to Discovery Canyon or Sylvan Lake tonight is in order!
Monday, August 06, 2007
Today we have to rototill the strip of dirt along the house that leads up to the front yard, level it and lay the remaining sod. Guh. It's like it never ends. I'll be back with more of a presence around here if I'm still alive tomorrow!! ;OP
Sunday, August 05, 2007
3rd UPDATE: I think people are taking this the wrong way. I just wanted a tiny little blogger buddy photo album. A picture of your friendly faces to glance at when I needed a pick-me-up. Thank you to those of you who will be doing this with me! I'm totally thrilled and will be sending your photos out soon!!
2nd UPDATE: C'mon, you guys! Let's do this! Pretty please with a cherry on top? Where's your spirit of bonding... you know, like the old fashioned way!?
UPDATE: I realize I posted this yesterday, but I'm gonna keep it on top for a little while so I can be sure everyone who reads me sees it. Because I'm just that serious about my new bonding adventure. So please, for my new blog entries, skip down one!!
I had an idea the other day. I'm gonna share it with you now. Hold on tight, here we go!
Wouldn't it be nice if we all had a little photo album of eachother? I propose that we all go out within the next 3 days to a place where we can purchase a little photo album that holds standard 3.5" x 5" photos and we then invite our blogger communities to send us a photo of themselves. The photo can be of them doing something silly, or a serious photo, or a meaningful photo... as long as it shows their face and is clean and decent. In return, you send out a photo of yourself to the blogger buddy that sends you one! Each person builds up a collection of their blogger buddies which they can then open and look at whenever they feel the need to connect!
So! That being said... I'm going to go out and get a little album tomorrow. Won't you please send me your photo? It would really make my life more complete to have that to keep and treasure and to flip through and remember silly or meaningful conversations we've had together. You know?
Do I live in a utopian fantasy world or is this actually a possibility? Come on! Who's with me? If you want to take part in this, please email me and we'll exchange mailing addresses if we haven't already!!
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Don't worry, though. I didn't lick my finger afterwards.
I didn't quite know what to do with myself! Dropped my babe off with WaWa (aka Gramma) this morning at 10:15 and hung around with Sissy all day long until basically 4pm. We had to take a short break in our frolicking around town due to a meeting with The Mattress Man. He showed up 40 minutes later than scheduled AND without a cape. Ask me how disappointed I was! I was a bit nervous when he brought out the black light and ran it over the bed.... those things are supposed to show everything, aren't they? But all that was there was 3 cat pee spots. They've been treated with urine chemical and another chemical (both of which are perfectly safe to humans, I've been told) and now I have to leave it lying flat until late tonight at which point I can stand it back on end and let it finish drying. Hopefully this will do the trick. If not, I should be able to get back on my warranty program and perhaps get the thing replaced.
I'm ready to be rid of my cats. That may sound heartless, but something's wrong with them. I think they've both gone completely mental. And not just in a zaney fun kind of way. They've taken a stand against using the litter box to poo now too. I just scooped last night before I went to bed and what did I find when I came home at lunchtime? A nice fresh juicy looking poo at the bottom of the stairs. WTF?!? HELLO! Use your effing litterbox, damnit! They always do this for a while when we've been away though... they take out revenge on us.
Anyway, enough about number 1's and 2's.
I talked to Grunty this morning after his first chemo treatment and he's really sounding great and he's convinced me that so far he's feeling good too. So that just really made my day today!! I also talked to my GF who I've been missing and because she just finished her last chemo treatment, she can't be around sick people till her immune system is a bit more built up. That means I won't be able to hang with her till this cold is gone. But, at least we've got phones.
Can somebody give me a big giant kick in the ass and tell me to reserve the necessary equipment to til up my backyard, level it and then lay sod?? Please? I'm usually not a procrastinator, but I can't seem to get motivated to complete the yard right now. You might need to gang up on me and drag me out there. Go ahead and book your plane tickets now. You know, in the name of friendship. Nothing like a good swift kick from a friend to get you motivated again. Right?
Must run for now...
But before I go: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SSD!!!!!!!! (Still mad at you for not having your cell phone on for me to call you, but I'll get over it!)
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Now if I could just get the rest of you to jump on my photo album idea, I'd be better than good. I'd be supabulous!