Friday, August 31, 2007

good thing I trimmed my nosehairs

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)

Jules :Oj

my monkey

My horoscope for today:

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.

Jules :Oj

Thursday, August 30, 2007

all topics, no time

Okay, so I have 3 things to talk about: sweet monkey love, erect nipples, and the fact that I actually went and got fitted for a bra.

Remind me tomorrow to go ahead and do that, okay?

Jules ;O)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

huge crotch grab night...

I was at the mall tonight and I HAD to follow through on one of those unsupressable urges that I get from time to time. Kim was with me and caught the whole thing via photo. I was completely overcome with the urge to adjust this man's underwear. It was hanging low, baggy even... it looked really unattractive and I just knew underneath he'd have a much better look to him were I able to adjust and fix him! So I sauntered over to where he was and patted his tushie while saying to Kim: See! Baggy! Look!! I've got to fix it!

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...

Jules ;OP

Sunday, August 26, 2007

there's nothing better...

My baby and I have been practicing the art of whipsering lately. I whisper in his ear, we whisper during certain parts of certain stories (because books are his all time favorite thing now... well, it's a close tie between that and diggers and bobcats), we whisper in the house, we whisper before bedtime, we whisper in the morning.

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!

Jules :OD
P.S. Look below for my decking update...

Saturday, August 25, 2007

where's the toolbelt?

Today is deck floor board laying day.

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!

Jules :O?

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

chanelling my emotions

I took my frustrations out, from said person below, while being productive today. Aside from visiting with family and keeping an eye on the deck builder guy, Gerry, I decided to begin to tackle the project of reupholstering the dining room chairs. I didn't know if it was gonna be possible or not, but we inherited the table/chairs set from hubby's parent's and they come with significant special meaning. BUT, we've always hated the fabric: See why? Yuck.

So we decided if I could get the existing fabric off without wrecking the chair, and could reupholster them so as to make them look updated and beautiful again, we would keep the set. If, however, I tried to do this and either fucked up the chairs or was unable to reupholster them well enough, we would dontate the set to charity and go buy a whole new one.

I do intend on making them look beautiful, and it's not the first time I've done this kind of work. We'll see how they turn out! I'm sure it will take me a while to complete all 4 chairs, as it took me over an hour just to pull this one apart today, but I think it's a project worth doing. We got an estimate on just sending them away to be done professionally, but it was gonna cost $400 or more and for that, we can nearly buy a whole new set. So we'll see. Look for an update here in about a month.

I took a pic of the tag underneath the chair, that I never knew was there until today. This set was made in 1968 and I swear to GOD that if I've just devalued a priceless heirloom, I DON'T WANNA KNOW ABOUT IT! LOL
Jules :Ofeelingmyselfagain(mostly)!
P.S. Deck guy seems to be doing a bang up job so far! It's taking him a little bit longer than I anticipated, but perhaps tomorrow will go by quickly for him now that the hard part is done!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

forgive me if I've wronged you, too.

I may be absent for a little while. I got an email from someone tonight who I thought had become a good friend in blogland. Like all of you who's addresses I had, I sent my photo to start your own blogger buddy album. And like alot of you who received it, I referred to you as your nickname from me, if I had one for you...

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.

Jules :'O(


So it looks like the deck isn't gonna be a disaster afterall!

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!!

Jules :OD


Who needs a tall glass of water when all you have to do is suck back all that yummy juicy stuff in your sinus cavity, swallow and go "Aaahhhhhhhhhh, refreshing!"

Jules :8P

Monday, August 20, 2007

decking disaster

So, here's the thing. The guy whom I hired to come do the pilings, supports and framing of our deck works as a oil rig guy, when the season is on. His season just started back up last week, but he said that he's just part time and if I was flexible he could come do the work for us, no problem. I went and checked out all of the references he gave me and the work he'd done seemed to all be in good standing order. The people said he was very reliable, always kept to his schedule, etc.

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.

Jules :O/

Sunday, August 19, 2007


This is my 400th post.

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?

Jules :Oj

Friday, August 17, 2007

honest effort...

Holy hell. I just tried to sit down here and catch up with some of your blogs, but i very very literally can't even keep my eyes open. I caught myself a few seconds ago doing that chicken head bobbing thing.

*shake yourself awake, just for a minute Jules, dammit!*

I think it's just best for me to go have a nap.

J :Ozzzzz

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.

J :Orunnysnottynoseblech.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

stupid ass...

...hole of mine.

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.

Jules :Ogrrrrr.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

the sunbeam

There's something wonderful about standing on that spot on the carpet that sun's been shining down upon all morning. It's hot beneath your soles. It catches you and holds you there for a moment as you soak up the warmth in a day full of hectic fumbling. It beckons you to just stay basking in it's lava-like embrace just for a few moments more. So you do. You stand there in the sun's rays, welcoming it into your body, whispering in it's ear that you'll meet it back here the same time tomorrow.

Jules :Opeacefulme)

Monday, August 13, 2007

I'm an auntie again!!

IT'S A BOY!!!!!

Welcome to the world, little Lucas Matthew!!!! All 7 lbs. 10.5 oz. of you! Auntie is so happy to see you.

Yes, tonight was wonderful! I got to hold you, you slept on me, I fed you, and you puked on me all within your first 5 hours of life.

I'm already in love with you!
Love Auntie J xoxoxoxo

Sunday, August 12, 2007


MY SISTER HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO THE MATERNITY WARD AT THE RED DEER REGIONAL HOSPITAL AS OF THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooooooo going up there as soon as hubby gets home from his ball tournament! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! YIPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

More news when I know more!

I'm in HEAVEN! I want to hug the world twelve million times!!

Love Jules

well, better late than never...

Here they are, folks. They keep me company in the bathroom EVERY single time I'm in there. They never stop having piggy sex... they don't care that I stare. One would think they'd eventually get tired, but they don't. Just happily porking piggies, eternalized as such!

See if you can see what I'm talking about. And don't pretend you don't ever look for patterns and images in your bathroom lino, because I know you must... I'm not THAT different from all of you! ;O)

Jules ;OP
After my company leaves this morning, what should Nate and I do today?

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!

Jules :Oj

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Some yum yums

Couldn't remember whether I posted anything today or not, but I don't think I did. so now I guess I'm about to. Wouldn't want to lose my regulars out of boredom... although lately it seems like I only have like 3 people who still come here...

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!

Jules :Oj

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

it's all in my roots...

I signed up for Primus so that I could call my overseas friends for dirt cheap (sadly, the Canadian and US rates aren't as dirt cheap as overseas for some reason)... but I have a problem. I guess I must be an idiot or something, but I need a lesson on dialing overseas numbers. And you may think I'm kidding, but honey, I'm not. Like, really... I didn't know there even was such a thing as a "country code". WTF?! So if you want me to be calling you, I'm gonna need to know exactly what numbers to type in. Apparently, my brain can't figure it out on my own.


Jules :OIreallywasbornblonde...

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

my crazy eights

Oh crap! I've been tagged by Jon over at Chimeric Daydreams. I'm not sure, because my memory sucks ass most of the time, but didn't I just do something like this? I could always go back and read my archives and see, but who's got time for that? So here are my 8 things.

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!!!

Jules :Oj

Massive whacky reviness. Help meeeeee!




That's how I felt ALL day today! My brain is going a million times overtime and my body is a limp noodle.

Jules :Orevvvvedup

sand is so lovely!

Awww! I love it when people take time to think of me! I was sent this photo today by Eb! Thanks dahling! The sunset was lovely too! (Eb and I watched the sun set in his part of the world together this afternoon via a webcam set up near where he lives.... it was totally neat!)

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!

Jules :Oj

Monday, August 06, 2007

there's nothing to title this post...

I just wanted to know something:

Do birds ever run out of breath??

Jules :O?

And then there was grass

This back yard is hard.

Literally. The "topsoil" the home builder brought in about a month ago... well, I dunno if it was the rain and then the extreme heat or what, but it baked that dirt like it was clay in a kiln. Even with the rototiller and the tamper, there are large chunks of dirt that we can't break up. The result is packed soil with lots of little pebbly like pieces of clay bitties that will end up creating air pockets and make it hard for the sod to take root. At least, that's my prediction. But perhaps with the sod being on top now and the massive amount of water that will be dumped on it over the next 2 weeks, it will have a fighting chance.
In the photos, the dirt areas will become flowerbeds, a play area for Babe, and the second tier to the deck. Still loads of work ahead of us as we have to haul in a ton of gravel for underneath the deck(s) and for the play area. Plus, I have 2 large flowerbeds to fill up again!! :O)

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

Jules :Ojellylimbs

Sunday, August 05, 2007

A little (but good) thought...

4th and final UPDATE: So, I'm currently waiting for my prints to be done and I'll go pick them up as soon as they are and do my mass mailing. Hope you don't just toss me to the trash bin if I've popped on over to your snail mailbox! Go on, go get a small photo album and put me in it. Then ask the rest of your blogger community for a pic. Before you know it, you'll have a whole album to thumb through that will give you warm fuzzies whenever you need them!!
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!!

Jules :Ogiantsquishyhugs

Saturday, August 04, 2007

It's gonna be worth it right?

First day of backyard work...

... so tired already...

... more for the next two days ...

... Ugh.

J :Oholyhanna.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


I just, for the last 5 minutes, watched a teeny tiny little fly crawl around my computer screen. It had no pattern to it's jolly little trek, just a path of randomness probably brought on by what must have been the blinding light illuminating from the monitor and the lack of fly sunglasses... before I mercilessly squished it with my index finger.

Don't worry, though. I didn't lick my finger afterwards.

Jules :Oq

Something new to me.

I... had... the... day.... off... today.

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!)

Jules :Ob

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

happier spirit!

I don't have time to write much right now, but suffice it to say that I was out working in the garden today and now you wanna know what? I'm re-centered. I feel good! Things are still weighing on my mind, but today it's not gonna get me down. Plus, Pickles touched base with me, I left a message for Grunty, the mattress guy is coming tomorrow, SSD already misses me, and I had a brief chat with hubby last night. So really, I'm feeling better!

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!

Jules :Oj