Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

BIG BROTHER 11 TONITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It has been too long since I was last here. I just cant believe that Michael Jackson has died. Today is the memorial. I plan on watching. It is kinda weird to me. I grew up on his music. I never believed it when he was accused of child molesting. Even though I did not know him personally I mean he did not have much of a childhood growing up. He was always singing and dancing so he had a child like brain which people make fun of but I think that it is great. I am 37 and I certainly do not act like it. I chase the kids around the house and I am always goofing off with them and pulling little jokes on them. It keeps you young. RIP Michael Jackson.

On another sad note we had to have our dog put down she was close to 15 years old and was having a few health issues. We could have spent alot of money on her but what quality of life would that have been for her? So we made the decision as a family. I must say that it is really different without her around. We had her close to 6 years. RIP Lady you were a great dog.

In good news, I think that I found my stitching mojo!! With the kids in bible school in the morning I started up a new project that should get me going. I will take some pics and post them. Well not much else to report for now....thanks for stopping in........

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I am currently battling a sore throat as well as a upset stomach. My work situation has not been great. I find alot of people are not happy and it is dragging me down. I cant change my work situation though because I need the job. The hours and the weekends off and I generally like what I do. It is not rocket science but I enjoy it.

I am so looking forward to watching big brother this july! I love that show it is awesome :) I did miss though the entire season of house but I am going to catch up on that through tv dome.

My DD has 5 days of school left! Where did the year go????? Then my DS will start in Sept so crazy!!

I have lost my stitching mojo if anyone finds it please let me know. I think that it has to do with that I cant really concentrate lately. Maybe when DS is in school I can start it up again. I also think that it has to do with the weather. I dont want to hang out in the house as much anymore.

I love Nancy Grace but have such a hard time watching it lately. It always seems like the media gourges itself on bad news. Where are the feel good stories? Why do we have to constantly be fed news that make you want to curl up in a corner and cry your eyes out. YES there are bad stupid moronic people out there. Why remind us? This is the main reason why I dont want the news as much anymore.

True blood starts tonite can i get a whoot whoot!! Cant wait!!!

Well should run we are taking the kids to the midway today. Then off to our camp. Should be fun :) Have a great day everyone.......

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ben and I finally picked up a new water pump on Sat. We were going to buy it at kent because that was the cheapest place however we ended up going to a specialist.  Jims pump shop.  He sures knows about pumps.  He was a bit more expensive but Ben figures that if he has any questions he can always go back there whereas who would he talk to at kent?  We were kinda surprised though because when we went around pricing the pumps kent was the cheapest.  Usually Kent is the most expensive as it is owned by the irvings and you dont want to get ben started on the irvings.  He hates them.  LOL  

My daughter was asked to go to Nova Scotia parsboro, on Friday.  With much debate Ben and I agreed to let her go.  After she left I was strike by a bad case of nerves.  What have I done?  She is so little?  What if something happens?  Will she be lonely?  What if she fell?  Just on and on.  Finally I heard from her and the happiness in her voice put me at ease.  She was having a great time and would be home sunday afternoon.   My son sure missed her though.  His constant companion but Ben and I kept him busy.  Yesterday was major cleanup day here with laundry to be done and get started on cleaning out the kids rooms.  I have to keep asking myself how can 2 little kids gather so much clutter?  Is it me or my aunt???? 

I am so behind in my shows, I need to catch up on lost,prison break, survivor, nip tuck,ugly betty.  One show that I constantly watch on time is Greys anatomy and desperate housewives. The season finale blew my mind.  Poor izzy and George.  Not sure which one is coming back next year.  DH was awesome as usual.  All I can say is that Mike better have married susan not stick up her butt katherine!!  LOL  

Not much to report on the stitching front.  It just seems that I have not had the time lately to work on any of my projects.  I have to get my son ready for school and with all the housework and then my daughter is home from school and homework blah no time! I will have plenty of time when my son starts school.  I keep telling myself that.  

Anyways I should run and keep going at my daughters room.  We are repainting her walls and giving her a bit of a more grown up room.  Should be fun.....till next time....thanks for stopping in :) 

Monday, May 11, 2009

I am back.  My computer is running ok.   My honey found me a fan.  I am still planning to get another computer as I find this one has been running slow ever since the crash and then that virus attack that I had a couple of months ago.  

I am a aunt again!  My little sister gave birth to a boy a little after midnite May 10.  Nice gift for Mothers day eh?  That brings my total to 8 nephews and 2 neices.  :)  I sure wish though that I could have been there.  It is pretty hard to be so far away.  I am glad for the internet to keep in touch though.  

I am really bad with jumping projects.  I picked up another project that I had not finished a couple of months ago and I am working on getting that one done.  I will post a picture later today.  I am trying to justify in my head that easter is over so I can hold that project off!  I am so bad.  Now that I know the sex of the baby that my sister had.  I am going to head to micheals and buy a quilt to stitch  with winnie the pooh on it.  

I am still battling this cold that I caught last week.  It sucks.  LOL  
Well gotta run and get a few things done today.....till next time...thanks for stopping in...Oh mike your words that you sent me through facebook was really beautiful. Janice is sure lucky to have you. As my daughter likes to say YOU ROCK!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

The fan on my computer is currently giving me big problems.  I will not be on much untill i find a new one.  I dont want to over heat my hard drive.  Just a quick post to let you know where I am.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

This is what I stitched up for my little girl.  Lately it has been her favorite saying!! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Some old friends showed up on Monday.  It was nice to see them.  Lucy and Donnie.  I used to work with Lucy for quite a few years.  It is so weird how time seems to fly by.  I used to hate working at that place due to the work but I do miss the people.  I still talk with Mike alot.  He is pretty much the only one that I talk to.  Hopefully lucy will keep in touch.  She was telling me that she has not stitched in years.  She may be selling off her stuff and I have first dibs at her afghan material. I am almost completely out and I can not really afford to buy it from because you count.  My daughter found a chart that she liked and wanted me to stitch it up for her.  It is a quick stitch, I should be finished today and will post the picture.  It is really cute.  :)

My little guy goes to school today at noon.  He is doing this for the next 5 weeks.  It has been fun for him and he seems to enjoy it.   My daughter is doing good at school.  She had to have a eco project for earth day.  So she made a bird feeder out a chocolate milk carton.  It was really cute.  She is really into saving the enviroment.  She really cares which I find is rare for someone so young.  

More reno plans for this weekend include starting on the bathroom.  We also have to fix the bricks under the window in the front of the house.   Also on deck is to get more insulation for the attic and to tear the drywall out of the basement and put more insulation and then replace the drywall.  It will be a busy couple of months but it should be fun.  The best part is that each week we are using cash to buy the materials.  No credit card no credit line just cash.  Pay as you go.  If I have enough to do something I will, if not we wont.  No more running up debt.  :)   I refuse.   I hear stories of people going crazy doing renos and using credit lines and then having to pay for that new kitchen/bathroom/basement for the next 20 years.  Not me.......anyway got to run and get my guy ready for school.  Thanks for dropping in.....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My current wip!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I am so glad that it is the weekend.  Sara had a sleep over last nite to end the team kid year.  We are going to pick her up soon.  I am sure that she is having alot of fun.  :)  I am just planning to relax this weekend.  I do need to work on my budget as my work hours are not coming back soon.   Just a quick post today.  I am going to upload my current wip.  :)  I am hoping to keep working on it today.  Have a great day everyone :) 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I am taking Dylan to school today.  I am excited for him for the next phase of his life.  It will be good for him to make friends and to learn more things.  I will miss him though but I really will need the time to myself.  It will be so different.  I was told that my hours may be coming back soon.  That will be great.  For the summer for sure because of vacations then they will see for Sept.

24 was really good this week.  I watched 90210 last nite to see donnas big return.  Tori Spelling looks horrible!  She is way to thin and her acting has not improved at all :)  LOL  I loved this show growing up and have up to season 3 on dvd.  I am working on getting the rest.

I am starting to get that new project itch but I am fighting it off.  I want to finish this one that i am currently working on.  I was so bad for that before, I would start a new project only to find another and abandon that first one :)  I guess that there is just so much stuff out there that I want to stitch.  

I am still reading Kathy Reichs deja dead.  It is really good.  Not sure what I will pick up next.  Any suggestions?  

Gotta run and get dylan ready for his big moment...till next time......

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We had a great Easter.  I was finally able to sink my teeth into some chocolate.  I am going to rethink my lent next year.  Giving up chocolate was really hard to do!  I dont know who was more excited the kids or me LOL

I am taking dylan to his first day of kindergarden orienation  tommorow.  That will be interesting.  I am still not ready to let him go.  I cant believe how fast he has grown.  Sara will be in grade 4 in sept.  HOLY!  I will kinda be happy though that I can start to get out and do my walks. I really need to shape up these legs of mine.  I will also be glad to start shopping and to take my time and not have to worry about my little ones.  

I am still working on my easter stitching.  I will post a picture of the wip later on today.  I found alot of time to stitch this weekend.  I am at my most relaxed when I stitch.  I just love it.  

Well I am going to catch up with 24 while Dylan is watching cars for the i dont know how many times now.  LOL  
Have a great day .....thanks for stopping in....

Monday, April 6, 2009

What a weekend.  Not exactly good.  DH and I got in a huge blowout on sunday.  Pretty rare for us but when it happens look out.  LOL It all started when I asked him to make supper while I helped sara look something up on the computer.  Now I love him but I swear that if I was not around he would starve.  He says that he wouldnt but after yesterday I have to wonder.  He started complaining I dont know what to make, what did you buy blah blah.  So finally I had enough and totally blew up at him.  It is really hard not to yell when you are mad.  So I slipped a few times and had to really apologize to the kids.  So did my DH after as well. We had a huge leak in the basement on Sat.  So he told me that he was sorry just that he was really tired from that.  I told him that I realized that but I cant be doing 3 things at the same time. I was working on catching up the laundry, helping sara and he wanted me to make supper.  All while he was watching nascar.  It kinda pissed me off.   Anyway enough of that.  

I have not stitched one stitch for over 2 weeks and my hands are freaking out LOL .  I want to go to staples and pick up a document holder to hold my graph.  I find it hard to stitch with the book lying on my lap.  I think I might just head out soon and go pick one up.  

Dreams have been better nothing to graphic...I will keep you updated on that.  Gotta run for now....more later....xoxo

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I sure have been grateful lately.  I missed the cold/flu bug that has been going around my house.  I have been feeling slightly nausea and a bit feverish but it has not been too bad.  I did stay home tues nite.  I was well taken care of.  

Did you ever have the same dream over and over again?  I have been having this horrible dream.  I dream that I wake up and look out my window to see my little son sleeping on the ledge.  I try to rip out the window and it seems to take forever.  I finally get to him and I am holding him by the back of the shirt and I am screaming at the top of my lungs to ethan from soap opera passions to help me.  He wakes up and trys to pull my son through and then I wake up in a sweat.  I am getting so tired of this dream this has been my 3rd nite of this dream.  WTF????  I am trying to figure this out.  I just dont understand.  

I have not been stitching as much as I should have lately.  I just dont seem to have the time to sit down.  I have been trying to clear out alot of clutter in the house.  I do want to keep working on my easter afghan.  I have so much lined up to do.  So many projects so little time. 

I meet with my daughters teacher tommorow morning.  I pretty much know how she is doing because I write notes to her all the time.  It will be nice to see her work though.  I think that after I will take them to walmart to get a few things.  I think now it depends on how they act. I have been really working with them on their behaviour.  I have told them that if they act up they will not get something special. I have really been following through on that.  

Must run and get lunch for me and my little guy....till next time....  

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Today was so nice outside.  We had alot of fun playing with the kids.  After lunch at my aunts we went for a nice drive.  Then DD had a friend over.  Supper was great with baked potatoe/steak/rice/corn.  Great combo!  DS has been a true spitfire today.  Getting himself in trouble a few times.  LOL  Now I am typing this while one is in the tub then I have to get the other one in.   DH put the rest of the wood in.  I will be so glad when this winter is over.  I vow that next winter we will have more than enough wood to keep us warm.

I was supposed to do my stupid taxes today.  Never got around to it though.  Too many distractions.  Mainly my love of stitching.  I am so wanting to finish my current project as I have a few on deck that I want to do.  LOL  So many projects so little time.  

Not much else to report for today.  I did manage to watch a movie while the friend was over.  It was 'the secret of bees' it had Dakota fanning and Queen latifah.  It was really good.  DH got the last few mins of it and of course said how boring.  LOL  
Till next time.........

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My sweet meaka!
So my buddy mike has loaned me his book Watchmen.  I was a bit surprised when I picked it up.  I was not expecting it to be a comic type book.  I have never read that genre before other than Archies!  LOL   I looked it over last nite though and it looks to be a awesome read.  Going to start on it today.

I am supposed to be downstairs ripping off wallpaper in the bathroom and the bedroom.  We are getting ready to do some painting this weekend.  I cant wait until the whole basement is finished and we are able to hang out down there.  We are going to have the set up as this:  the living room part will be divided between the entertainment area with the tv/speakers/couch.  Behind the couch will be the table which will be used for crafts and puzzles. Then there will be bookshelves filled with the kids books and my DS train table.  I am so looking forward to getting it all done before next winter.  We are not sure though what to do with the kitchen part of the basement.  I told my DH that i am not caring so much about that one as I am about the upstairs one!  I am wanting to paint the kitchen do a major overhaul to the bathroom upstairs and paint my room.  So we have lots of little projects to do to keep us busy.  When I mention my plans to anyone they always say that I should go to the bank and get a loan and have it all done at once.  I dont believe in that.  I dont want anymore debt.  DH and I are looking at this way if we have extra money on a certain week then we will use that to do something small.  I have heard of people doing extensive renos and the place looks great but they are up to their eyes in debt.  Not the way I want to do our place.  Believe me though the temptation is there though somedays when I think oh lets just get it all over with.  But then I think that it is not that much fun to do it that way.  :)

  The mornings are usually school time for my DS.  I am working with him on his letters/numbers. I find that he gets frustrated so easily.   Then after lunch I have been watching the trailer park boys every day from 1 to 2pm.  I am glad that showcase beeps out the swear words in case DS comes in the room.  Although to be honest some of the words the boys say he has heard before.  Both from me and DH!  

So i should run sorry that i have not been on for a bit...I am so sick of this snow and cold and thinking about wood and putting wood in the stove.....please spring come soon...........

My latest wip!  Can you guess what it is? 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

There is a load of wood in our backyard as I type this. It was delivered this morning. I am really hoping that this will be the last load that we absolutely have to get! I am sick of thinking of wood LOL. Man times are tough for us money wise. This loosing 5 hours a week has been really hard. Now they say it is going to last till may. They have cut the full timers too. The ones just hired in the last couple of months. I feel bad this economy is affecting everyone.

I wish that I could get over my problem at work. I try to like everyone but this one person I just cant seem to like. I am nice but when that person comes around I just sorta not be as open or as nice as I could be. I really dont understand my reasoning and why I am being like that as this person seems nice. I dont know. It makes it hard to go into work and see this person everyday.

DD is doing really well in school. She has had 100% on both her spelling and her math test. The only problem that I am getting from her is to settle down and get her homework done. :) LOL

So i must run it is getting close to badge time on pogo yippeee! Please leave me a comment to let me know you are here. Thanks for stopping in....

This is the next project I am working on. I will take a pic later today as I am almost done and will post it here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sorry this is kinda hard to see. It is a bookmark that I have stitched for Sara. It is actually for next Christmas. I am getting some stuff done well ahead of time for next year. This way I dont have to run around going crazy trying to get stuff done. I am very impressed with myself so far. The box that i have hidden is now 2 boxes full of stuff for the kids and my family. :)
This one is kinda blury. It was a freebie that i found at I am not sure how I am going to finish it. I may just put it in a frame or thinking of getting some fill and making a tiny pillow out of it. Not sure though. Any suggestions???

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I am so tired of hearing other people tell you how to raise your own children. With regards to letting children watch tv. That issue has been coming up so much lately. I must throw my 2 cents in. I have never even thought of not allowing my kids to not watch tv. I enjoyed watching tv when I grew up and I still enjoy tv now. I have set a limit on how much they can watch though. I do balance it out and make sure that they enjoy playing as well or reading. Which is big in our house right now. It is my decision whether or not I will let my kids watch tv. I dont need some other mother who does not know my kids telling me that my kids should not watch tv. Parenting is hard enough. I happened across a excellent parenting web site It has a lot of good tips and great stories. That is where I came across the whole tv issue.

At work I have taken the first part of my training assesment. Glad to say that I passed out of 15 questions i got 2 wrong. Not bad for someone who is doing this on her own. I hope to finish the 2 and the 3rd assesement this week. Then I will do the certification after that. It is about 4 hours long. So I am hoping that I will pass that. I am pleased with myself but I found myself wishing that I had those 2 questions right. I know though that I really did not know the answers and tried to locate them in our help database. I find that I am to hard on myself at work. I must must get things done. Doing this training on my own is a big thing for me. I want to prove myself to them. I want them to realize that I am just not a # that I am a valueable employee. I have not missed a day in months. Since last june i believe. I guess that with this whole cutting hours business and how that really pissed me off. I just want to prove myself to them. That yes I know my stuff about my job and can get it done. I will be so proud of myself if I can complete all of the assessments and pass the certification on my own. That would be big for me. Great to put in my work folder.

Today I am going to get some things done that I have been ignoring for a bit. I need to get my paperwork in order and get my bills sorted and put together. We only have 4 bills that seriously need our attention right now. I need to work out a schedule to get these 4 paid off. My visa, the td visa that I had but then closed, my credit line and the land taxes for the camp. Those are my main 4 that I need to work on.

DD has been gone since yesterday. She slept over at a friends house and that same friend is having a birthday party today from 1 to 4pm so I wont see her for another 4 hours. I dont really like her being gone for so long. It is good for her though.

As far as stitching goes I am still working on bens, the wolves "Mates". I am also on the side making some bookmarks for DD as well as a beautiful train pattern that I saw for DS who loves trains. I am also still knitting my dishclothes for my aunt for next Christmas. I have 3 done! LOL Really proud of myself.

I am going to close for now and get my day going. My hour is almost up. LOL Thanks for dropping in.....Mike your comments are appreciated and whoever else stops in let me know that you are here.......Have a great day!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I had planned on going to the store yesterday for some milk and other goodies. I was going to then watch the inuagration. So I got myself and DS ready to go. I cleaned off the truck and backed up only to get caught in the rut at the end of the driveway and I got completely stuck. No chance of moving at all. I shoveled under the truck tried again. Nothing! Man was I ever pissed. I have a 4x4 truck and it wouldnt budge over a little bit of snow! So ben called and I told him and he laughs at me which made me even further pissed. LOL I guess that the 4x4 gadget or whatever is not working properly and to fix it is close to $500 or so. Plus we need new tires. Seeing as how the truck is our 2nd car now we are putting that on the backburner and only using when needed. I sure could have used that yesterday though.

Work is going ok. I am not as upset anymore over the hours cut back. I am finding it rather nice coming home at 10:30 instead of 11:30pm. I have an extra hour to read or hang out with ben. The only thing that I still have to get over is second guessing myself when someone asks for my help. I do my best to help them and draw on my 8 yr knowledge but sometimes that old doubt will creep back in. I need to work on that.

Watching the new president being sworn in was an awesome sight. I watched it all afternoon. The parade was really nice. I was a bit nervous though when he and his wife got out of the presidential limo and walked for a bit. I mean there is only so much security and it only takes one crazy backward hillbilly to take out whatever anger on the new President or worse his wife. Thankfully nothing went wrong and all was well. I really hope that he will help the american economy thus helping Canada. I am also impressed that he has chosen to have Canada as his first official visit. I wish that I could see that.

I have moved the computer to the living room. It was orginally in our sunroom. Reason is when my DD is on the computer I need to watch her and make sure she is ok. Too many bad people online. I actually like it out here. I can also breathe a little easier while I am online because I can watch DS better.

I have also not stitched for about 2 weeks. I need to start again. I had stopped to work on some knitting. Ben gets such a kick out of seeing me knit. He calls me an ole lady doing her knitting. He is just teasing of course. I like to knit it is very relaxing.

Not much else to report for now....I am really sore from yesterday....Will update soon.....thanks for dropping in.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The second half of 24 is on tonite. Last nite I went to mike and janices to watch the first half. It was a great time. They are so easy to be around nice and comfortable. I had alot of fun.

I am enjoying the first day of my vacation. I got so much done today so tommorow I can just work on bens stitch. I hope to get DS to bed soon and then I get some stitching done tonite. I really want to have it done by next Christmas.

I am still fuming about my work but I am also trying to look for the bright side in all of this. I am thinking that maybe I will just work the 4 days and get 1 extra day off. Should be ok i hope.

Friday, January 9, 2009

My DS and I saw this little guy yesterday. Too cute. He did not make far with it though, he dropped it and came back for it later. He slowly dragged it to somewhere though. LOL
Sorry it is not a better picture. Still working on this one should not take long to finish though. It is a really cute design that I found on the web for free.

Just when I thought that I might have a handle on my finances something comes along and screws it up. Last nite at work I learned that my already part time hours of 25/week are being cut down to 20/hr week. How fucking nice! I was so mad and frustrated as I sat there and read the email. I bit my lip because I could feel the tears come to my eyes. My sup came over to get me he wanted to talk to me before I got in and read my email. He is saying that this is only temporary and that the hours will come back. The volume is down because of the stupid fucking economy. People are being very careful with their money. I am on vacation next week and I plan on taking some time to sit down and rework the budget that I had laboured over last week and now I have to do the whole fucking thing over again. I am so frustrated, mad and upset over all this.

I have tried to see if there is anything good that may come out of this. I will be home an hour earlier so DH and I can spend time together as the kids will be in bed. That is good. I may not be as tired as I will be going to bed sorta earlier. That is good. I will be able to watch at least one of my shows rather than watch on line. So that is good. I guess that this is one of God's lessons. No one ever said that they would be easy. It is up to me though to decide how I want to face this. I can pissed which I honestly say that I am right now or I can keep trying to look for the positives. I am not going to leave my job though. I feel safe in that I have my job and that I wont be laid off if it gets that bad. As I have been there 8 years and have put my time in well.

So the new year is starting off with quite a bump but I am going to try to handle it. Any advice would be great on budgeting.

I tried to work on bens stitch yesterday but again I just cant concentrate. I just keep thinking of all the things that I need to do and I just get off my train of thought. Plus I have been online alot lately playing on pogo. Also catching up on my programs. I am going to take a picture of the one for DH and will post my progress. Thanks for letting me vent. It will be hard but if I put my faith in God I am sure that it will work out.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My DD having fun at a kids expo.
Been awhile since I have been on here. Christmas was good, not as plentiful for the kids as I would like though. I vow to change that for the next Christmas. In fact I have been picking up things here and there and hiding them in a secret spot. Since DD can read now I cant say where I am hiding for fear she will find out. LOL

I have been searching around stitching blogs and have been inspired to try different things. I mostly do just afghans and framed cross stitch but there is so much that you can also do. Pillows, needlebooks, needlerolls, scissor fobs so much more that I can try. I found a great site that has tutorials. They seem pretty easy to follow.

DD starts school tommorow and then it will be me and DS. I miss everyone being home as DH just had 2 weeks off but is now back to work. I am on vacation next week and cant wait. I may be changing depts at work soon. I dont know yet we will see. I may stay in the dept but also do other things when my dept closes at 9pm. I might do some floorwalking, answering questions and stuff like that. I guess that they think I am smart enough for that. LOL

Well going to make lunch for the kids and me.... till next time...