Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's been awhile

I guess it has been a little while since I wrote anything, but every time I have a second to sit in front of my computer I can't think of anything to say, I think I have permanent writers block......

So in the last week


I work a 24 hr shift it was a bit shitty....literally, in my line of work (Homecare) I get to say I had a shitty day, and so when someone who doesn't work in that business says they have had a shitty day, it annoys me a little.


Anyways after that I had two of my kids friends spend the night,which are also my friends kids, don't get confused keep up. Anyway the girl was feeling good and had to go home.Yada Yada Yada,


Lunch at Montana's, shopping at home depot with the kids my daughter actually lets out a high pitch scream before screwing up her face and growling "I hate home depot". (so we make sure to take her often). I actually tried to use a code word for it at lunch telling the hubby we have to go to HD. I wasn't clever enough cause sure enough there was a scream and another face scrunch followed by "I hate home dept!"


This morning my daughter doesn't feel well, so she stayed home from school, then I went to work monday night, after work I went to pick up a pantry for my newly painted kitchen. I arrive home Monday night with the unassembled pantry. My hubby reluctantly asks if I want him to put it together....sensing his eagerness I said told him not to worry about it.


I was supposed to have a dentist app this am, again daughter doesn't feel well, I ask her what wrong and she tells me her tummy hurts, more face scrunching( just in case your wondering what scrunching is, it is a face she has been doing since she was a baby, she's almost 7 now)

Here's my little baby long ago with her face scrunch.

Ok back to story. So after the face scrunch I ask her if she thinks she can go to school, she lets out a dramatic cough and then a few more follow up coughs. Coughing? I thought you had a tummy ache? So I say fine you can stay home. I usually make the kids spend the majority of the day in bed(if your too sick for school stay in bed) anyways they always end up wanting to go to school. (that's how I separate real from fake) Anyways she stayed home and I stared at the unopened box(which contained my pantry) on the floor. I can do this I thought. So I pulled everything out and managed to get it all assembled (yay for me!) Then I put it in the kitchen......hmm looks like we need another one. So I sent hubby to store to buy another we assembled it together, yes together, which works alot faster. Now it looks right!


Which is today, daughter decides to go to school I have some quiet time at home, after cleaning,laundry,filling new pantries, watching House and Fringe after they finish downloading. Then I pick the kids up from school, take them to gymnastics, head off to work.

Here is a picture of the boy taken about 8 years ago. Back before he could give me attitude and sarcastic remarks. sigh.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I don't have a title, do you have a problem with that????

Here's a cool shot of the boy on the swing. I don't really have anything to say today but I do have a few photos

Here's one of my little girl.

This was taken from my back door a few nights ago. I thought it looked cool. Thats all I got for ya.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

They have action figures for EVERYTHING!!!!!!

Saw this on Facebook, way too funny! Anyways I got nothing to say, I worked all weekend now I have to finish painting my kitchen. My son started his own blog , he is very proud of it, so drop him a comment it would make his day :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

110 and a windshield

These are some photos I took on the way to Vancouver last weekend, they were taken from my car doing 110 on the coquihalla highway(I was the passenger) lol.

This is a shot driving into Merrit,BC.

Here's another one, can't quite remember where this one was but it's somewhere betweeen Kamloops and Vancouver.
And another......
I think this one looks creepy!!

This one I actually got out of the car to take. This one was taken in Hope,BC

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Here's a gem from the past

I really have nothing to say today so I thought I would post this lovely picture of me and my brothers taken about 100 years ago

Wow, seriously, I think we have the same hair cut....ALL THREE OF US! At least I brought a little colour into the photo! And Yes, that is Captain Dumbass on the right, nice pipes!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Another day, another tale

Well where do I start. Last night we headed out to the Chris Cornell concert, kids were stoked,mom and dad were stoked! We arrive downtown to a dead parking lot, I'm talking 10-15 cars???not a good sign. When we get to the show they tell us we have to exchange our seats for new ones??? WTF! We had chosen are seats carefully. At the coliseum there are only 3 rows of seats on the upper balcony, yes it is farther away but less people means less drunks,less language and less narcotics. So we get our new seats down below in general population. We wander in, not many people there was a little surprized. We found our seats and waited for the show to begin. Mobile was the opening band, as they started up the kids put on there gigantic ear protecters(like the old school headphones) and jumped up! All was going well, kids were rocking....all was good. Then when the opening act finished it took about 45 min to prep for were getting restless. Now the fun begins.
"I've never F*#king been to Kamloops" He screams. I look down at wide eyes, It's all good I was expecting some language. At this point my daughter wants to climb up in my lapFor a better view you ask? No so she can go to sleep! Right on! Now remember we are down with the others now, not safely tucked away up in the balcony. Two guys sitting in front of us decide it's time to blaze up(That's smoking a joint) Because hey! who doesn't do that, why if my kids weren't with me................
My son horrified grabs his dads arm to tell him whats going on. But one joint isn't good enough, they both have to light up. nice. So after that we had to move. Once we left our seats we just stood around at the main floor area and watched from there for a few minutes.
New scene, picture drunk middle aged man, reliving his glory days with a cheap beer and some good friends. He sees us and decides that we would love him to come and slur,spit and scream in our ear. He is apparently impressed that we have decided to bring our kids, and proceeds to tell us about his father taking him to his first concert, all the time trying to give high 5's to the little ones. One more educational quote from Cornell before we leave, he tells the audience to make some noise, so I tell the kids scream as loud as you want. So they happily let it rip they scream,cheer and clap.
"This is a f*#king hockey arena, lets make some noise" Cornell screams.
"I want to go home dad" replies my son.
I think we will wait a few more years til the next one.

Friday, November 7, 2008

They have a club for that?

Ok so last night we are driving to go out to dinner for my husbands 30th bday!! From the back seat the boy asks "mom do you know about blackmail" My inner paranoia kicked in and I turned to him "why what do you have nothing on me" I yelled!! (well maybe I didn't yell, but it seems more dramatic that way) So he tells me that they are talking about friends at school. Friends that blackmail you? anyways we got into a conversation about one of his overprotective friends who is a bit of a introvert. We were discussing how some people need to only have one or two friends while other kids(the boy) have lots of friends. Then my son proceeded to tell us about when his friend got mad at him for playing with other kids. The kid actually started up a club called "people who have been ditched by Dakoda" The best part is a few people actually joined!, I laughed so hard I almost spit my double,double(thats a Tim Horton's coffee with 2 cream 2 sugar) all over the car. Man I love kids, they give ya enough blogging material for months!! wait til I post my sons letter to Santa a few years back he wanted a Monster truck controller....ya sound out the last word a few times........we have to save that letter til he is old enough to uderstand that word!!!!
Well we are off to the Chris Cornell concert tonight, hope the kids don't come home with the munchies and hearing loss!!! Then it's off to Vancouver first thing in the am, just me and the hubby and a chocolate buffet!!!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Evil lives on in the form of Wii fit!!!

I was shopping at Toys R (can't make the R go backwards sorry!) Us the other day with my husband and on the way a lady was handing out $10 gift cards, as I reached to grab it I realized that you needed to spend $75 to get it. I smiled and said no thanks, after all I was only buying a birthday present for a friends child. As I turned to say something to the hubby he wasn't there?? I turned to see him taking the gift card from the lady.
"What are you doing" I yelled, I tend to get a bit dramatic at times, only for the fun of it though.
"I might spend $75" my husband replied.......
More dramatic reactions
So we head over to the electronics department after finding the perfect gift with over a 1000 stickers, and also art to go on the windows. This is only amusing to those who know my friend "C" he he he. . Then my husband turns to me and says. "We should buy your Christmas present now and you can go run back to the gift card lady and get another one
Horrified I stared at him. "what the hell" more drama "I don't want my christmas present in November, where is the fun in that" I whinned.
AND I am so not going back to the gift card lady who saw me only moments ago yelling at my hubby for getting one. Anyways on with the story, I had a moment of realization, wait, hubby and I are going to Mexico at the end of January......If I get the Wii Fit now I can be somewhat in shape by then, (Damn husband and his logical thinking)and I won't look like a chunky pasty white tattooed North American invading their country to lie on my ass for a week drunk and burnt. So with any luck I will just show up a pasty white tattooed North American. So back to the whole point of where I was going with the story, as I was standing in the line up I heard the cashier ask someone if they got a gift card at the door. Score! I got one anyway! I got home and set up my Wii fit! Whoo hoo. I start off with some Yoga poses, easy, move on to some balance games,Piece of cake, then on to Arobics, fun. Then I went on to strengthening exercises, a little tough but whatever I am the Fitness Queen. After about 45 minutes I decide thats enough for the day have to get other things done.
Skip ahead to next morning.
I wake up feeling great until I try to get out of bed, 1st thing I notice is the intense pain running down my thigh muscles as I try to bend my legs to get out of bed, the pain so bad I didn't realize the insane pain in my abs as I finally straightened out. WTF I thought I was in some what good shape!! WRONG, guess I used a whole bunch of muscles that I hadn't in awhile..... The I realized with horror that in order for it to get better I had to do it again, so I trudged upstairs, 14 painful excrusiating steps. Hopped on the wii board only to have my personal trainer tell me that I had gained 1.5 pounds since yesterday, and I should be careful with my afternoon snacks. Are you kidding me. You smug bastard, you should be thankful I even came back. Damn you. I am heading back downstairs to eat some more halloween candy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

mmmmm chocolate

I don't really have to much to say. I am excited however to be going to Vancouver this weekend, the hotel we are staying at has a chocolate buffet!! Oh ya baby! Now I'm not a big eater so paying $26 a piece to have some sweets is a little crazy, what's weirder is I was more excited to take my camera in there than I was to actually eat the chocolate.
I noticed today that I have a follower, who could it be, my dear oldest(I am mean OLDEST) brother, No, wait I know, it has to be my mom,No. My follower is someone from my brothers blog Mama Dawg. So thank you, for being my one and only follower!