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Autumn is Here

Autumn is finally starting. All the trees are starting to drop leaves and the birds are heading south. I’m almost ready to turn on the fireplace again. The evening air gets chilly and darkness comes early. Soon it will be dark by 5pm. Maybe its the change in seasons that makes me a bit melancholy. I just felt a bit out of it this week. I tried to be happy and upbeat, but it didn’t really happen.

I have been trying to figure out what it is that is making me miserable and I have a few ideas as to what it could be. First, we are having some money troubles. This has never really been a worry for me. I trust Gregg to provide us with what we need. Sure it would help if I had a job. I would work if I was able. Money is tight and we are barely staying afloat. I felt such guilt going out for lunch last week with the ladies. It was only 20 bucks, but it could of paid for gas or cat food for the month. I will have to skip the lunches for a while.

It’s also my turn to have the family over for Christmas dinner this year. I decided that I won’t be doing it. We don’t have any extra money for the supplies that we would need. This Christmas will be no giving of gifts. The boys will have to be happy with a regular dinner. Well Colby can open his gifts from last Christmas. Yeah, he still hasn’t been here. I have a feeling he won’t be here again.

Now mom wants to do thanksgiving at her place, which is fine. And if she sticks to the menu that we talked about then it won’t cost any of us much money. Then there is the big family dinner at the church. Another meal we will have to spend money on. I’m seriously thinking of not going.  Then there is my birthday and Glen’s birthday and I think a few other things in between. Everything costs money.

What else? Oh yeah, the scanner died. More money!

Oh well, life goes on.

Fall Cleaning

This week has been a bit crazy. I decided that it was time to go through all my clothes. With all the weight I have lost I needed to see what fits. Well, not much…lol. That’s ok, many things can just be made smaller. I do own a sewing machine…lol. While I am going through all my clothes I am also doing a major cleaning of every corner of the bedroom.

What else? Hmm… I think the kitchen will be next. My spice cupboard is a mess. Keep buying spices when I know I have them in there already. I also need to get ready to do baking again. I want to try a few new recipes.

Shocking how much dust is in a home. I hope to some day get rid of all the carpets in here and go hardwood and tiles. I want to add to our Mexican theme. I need to find some websites to get some ideas. Ah, but these are all just dreams that will have to wait for now.

Well time to go back to cleaning.

Just Another Day

Virginia Beach Fishing Pier

Image by Linda Duchaine via Flickr

I have been just lazy today. Surfing the world. Going all over the place. Installing new programs. Trying out some plugins for firefox. Trying out the new beta win 7. It’s ok, so far. Also found this thingie. Live Writer from Mircosoft. So that is where I am blogging from at the moment. I want to see the results. It has a few plugins I can add to make adding pics and video easier.It’s pretty nifty.

I think it works with any blogging host.Blogger, typepad, google,etc. So lets try the plugins.

cool!

Map picture
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I Know, I Know

I didn’t post the friday pic share. Just wasn’t feeling it. I’ll have them up for this coming friday. I haven’t blogged cause I really don’t have anything to say to you. I mean, I can’t tell you everything I am doing. Do you really need to know that I’m making dinner or that I am about to take a shower or maybe you want to hear about my walk down to the garbage dumpsters.

Seriously, I don’t think you want to know every detail of my boring life. I eat, I sleep and I use the washroom just like everybody else. Only difference might be that I use my left hand before my right. I also step out with my left foot first. I hold my coffee mug in my right hand so that I can use my mouse with the left. I throw with my left and catch with my right. But when I play tennis I use both hands. Crazy, I know.

I don’t wear socks unless its dead of winter. I will go barefoot almost anywhere, but not on grass. I don’t shave my legs, I wax them. I brush my teeth in the shower every morning. Yes, I brush my teeth after every meal at the bathroom sink. It’s not like I need to get in the shower to brush my teeth every time.

I get tiny blisters in my mouth when I eat tomatoes. Yup, I still eat them. I drink water with a straw. I can sit and eat a whole watermelon to myself and still be hungry. It’s not something I will do now. I collect buttons. Send me your buttons! I have stuffed animals in my bedroom. I don’t have real plants in my home, I tend to kill them.

I don’t like to be around lots of people. I am shy. I look in the mirror and think I am fat, I know I’m not. I like to do word search puzzles. I draw. I can also paint. I crochet, but I don’t like to knit even though I do know how. I buy clothes that I don’t have to iron. I make lists for everything. I also know how to make beaded jewelry.

I have purple dragonflies all over the condo hiding in trees. I have my motorcycle license, but no more bike. I love the water, but hate to swim in big bodies of it. I don’t swim in lakes. I will swim in the ocean, but not here where I live(yuk).

Have I covered it all? Is there anything else I need to inform you about? There probably is but I can’t think of any more at the moment. So now I am going to go have a hot bath using my homemade bath bombs. Afterward I plan to put on a big t-shirt and climb into my bed and watch a movie. What movie you ask? I think it will be Gran Torino. You know the one with Clint Eastwood. After the movie I will go pee and then go back to bed and sleep.

Now you know everything 😛

Finally Some Time

I’ve been meaning to post some stuff but have been busy. I’ll try to at least get pics up on fridays. As you know I mentioned that I am starting up a new business. Well Gregg and I have been working on the website and our logo for the business cards. It has taken a lot longer than I wanted. But Gregg is a perfectionist plus he has been sick.

I’m hoping it will be done by this weekend. Then we will launch it on Monday. I hope that this will be a succes for us. I have been wanting to do a home based business for years now but could never find the right one. Seems that everyone is trying to do work from home. I didn’t want to do something that all the others are doing.

Anyways, Lots to do today.

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Making More Changes

Last week for the friday pic share I put up wallpapers instead of my own pics. Well I’m thinking of doing more. I have a HUGE collection of wallpapers and I thought it would be nice to share them. So on Friday I will start doing this. I want to know if this is something that all my followers would like? Or do you want pics that I have taken? if you want wallpapers, are there any requests for something you would like to see?

Other changes…. As you know I made a choice a couple months ago to take a break from drinking. So far I’m doing great. We did go for lunch  with Gregg’s family last saturday and I had 2 beers. No big deal. See, I can control it when I want too. Anyways, I have been doing fine on that part. The other part is – letting go of my past. This isnt so easy.

I am able to shove my memories into the corner, but then someone crawls out from under a rock and says “hey!” and the past is right there in front of me again. It does get a bit frustrating at times. I mean really, do I want to remember all that shit!?! NO.

As of today, anyone or any bad memories that were in my life before I married Gregg, no longer are a part of my life. I was a virgin bride…lol. Yes I know I have 2 kids, but they are grown up now and I can pretend that Gregg and I adopted them…hehehe

So if you notice that I have removed you from my facebook or my msn, now you know why. You were in my past. I’m sorry if it hurts you but I NEED to be free. I can’t have these memories in my life anymore. I get sad, angry, stressed and I feel like drowning my pain in booze. Plus I take it out on Gregg and he really doesn’t need to hear it.

So that is that! Good-bye past!

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5 days

So its been 5 days now that I have my IC under control. I can only hope that this lasts for a while. If I’m careful and don’t eat or drink anything on my Bad list. I know 5 days doesn’t seem all that exciting to you “normal” folks. But those of us that suffer with IC look at 5 days as bliss.

I haven’t figured out what is that has changed. I stopped using the Dove body wash. I will try it tomorrow and see what happens. If my IC starts up again then I will know its the Dove soap.

I have to see the Dentist next Monday and I really dont want to be in pain for that. I will have to take it easy this week. Nothing else going on around here. Dippy is still living below us and so is his dog and girl. The weather has been crazy. Snow, rain, sunshine. I just want it to get over and done so that spring can get here. I need sunshine!

The diet is slow. I’m just sitting. I have 10 lbs to go and they just dont want to let go of me. Stupid fatty cells!

Slow Pace

This week is a bit slow. I’ve been home doing my workouts and house work and crap like that. So nothing new. Making sure Gregg and I stick to our diet plan. I’m slowly losing weight and Gregg is too. It’s better to take it off slowly anyways. Too fast and it will just come back twice as much. I have noticed a difference in my waist since I started doing yoga. Its getting a bit tighter. Which makes me happy. I really like my Wii Fit. It’s really easy to use and I like that it keeps track for me. I think Mom should get one. I bet she would love it.

What else? Survivor started last week and so did Amazing Race. Both are shows that Gregg and I watch together. We like to pick apart the shows and say that we could do better…lol. I have other shows I watch while Gregg does his homework. Lost is back on too so I’ve been watching it. Waiting for Prison Break to start in April.

I did hear a rumor… Dippy might be moving soon. I can only hope and pray that it really is true and will happen before summer is here. Supposedly, he has been approved for a mortgage and is looking for a place in Chilliwack. If this is true, I hope that they sell the condo to some nice older people with no kids.

Oh,  Matthew and Bree have moved into their new condo and they have invited us for dinner this Sunday. This will be a first. I’ve offered to bring dessert, just have to figure out what to make. I’m looking at low calorie recipes today.

Well, that’s whats happening around here.

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Happy Thoughts

Well yesterday was Valentine’s Day. Gregg and I didn’t do much. Since money is tight we had a nice dinner at home instead of wasting 100.00 at a restaurant. I made arrachera for our dinner, Gregg grilled it. It turned out pretty good, but it was a bit chewy. I think that I will have to beat the crap out of it the next time. The spices tasted good. We added a salad and a baguette.

Before our dinner I had to go see my dentist yet again. I am having problems with one tooth out of the 4 that I had veneers done on. Its amazing how much you really use your front teeth. Even when you are chewing with your molars you still use your front ones. Anyways, I have to get a root canal done. I’ll be going in on March 16th. I will be doing oral sedation again. Why? Well, I need to have a small filling replaced and I need a cleaning. Since I have such a low tolerance for any kind of pain in my mouth its better for me to be doped up. Plus I have the T.M.J. problems and I can’t keep my mouth open for 3 hours. I really don’t want to bite my dentist.

At least the root canal and cleaning are covered by medical. I will have to pay for the sedation which costs about 325.00. Its not that much when you think about it. I’m getting everything done in one sitting instead of having to come back for more visits. After this is all done I will just have to get my night guard made and then do a cleaning once a year. The night guard might have to wait. Medical won’t cover it and I think the whole cost will be close to 500.00. After all that with the dentist, my IC started up. That little bit of stress, thinking about the money and the dental work and what all I will have to do, actually stressed me enough to put me in pain.

So until then its all about the happy thoughts. Happy that I will be free of this tooth pain soon. Happy that is won’t cost too much. What else? Happy that I am feeling better today. The IC is better , but not gone. I had to take my pills yesterday and this morning too. I’m happy its sunny outside. Even though it’s cold. I’m happy I have a comfy bed to go climb into when I am done with this post.

And now I am done!

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