Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween in the Hood

So fun!

It was cold and wet, but the boys didn't care... They had so much fun running from house to house!

AMJ Update

I know that having plateaus are common in weight loss.   Still, it's disheartening when you are trying so hard and then the scale doesn't budge.

Still.... I was down 0.8 lbs.  Almost a pound. I guess I should be just happy it wasn't a gain.

Overall I am down 12.2lbs, and that's a good thing...

Eyes on the prize baby.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Tuesday.. there I typed it twice

Why typed?  Because my voice is still pretty much effed at this point.

Wonder how long this squeaky, squaky, breathiness will go on?

Brad had a good time on his trip to Hamilton. It was the last game to be played at Ivor Wynne stadium and so it was a pretty good party.

Went to the doctor yesterday for my physical.  She is unsure what is causing my voice loss, but it would appear to be a result of lots of coughing.   So she prescribed some nasal sprays and allergy meds to dry everything up (ew) and hopefully that will make things a little better.

Have to go shopping tonight. Really need to stock up on groceries and replenish the wine supplies.  After all Bachelor Canada is on tommorw and watching that show without a glass of wine in hand is simply....

Happy Gate Night.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Brad's Home!

Yay!  Brad's home!  After being in Hamilton since Thursday it'll be nice to have him back. Boys missed him a lot.

So that's the good news.

The bad news is that I am sick.  Larryngitic (is that a word?) sick. When I try to talk I sound like a pubescent boy. I have my annual physical scheduled for this morning (lovely coincidence) so I'll get it checked out.  I am not sure what they do for laryngitis... I don't think they prescribe meds, but I could be wrong.

Hate being sick.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Logan's cheering squad!

Saturday, October 27, 2012


I have 100% figured out that the problem is the programmable thermostat.  If I take it "off the program" and just have it set to 20C, then everything is fine.

The problem is that in program mode it seems to get stuck in "Sleep" mode and drops the house temp to 17C.

So, temporary workaround is to just have it set to 20C.

Still, I was so cold.  So I went downstairs and went for a run.  Totally warmed me up.

Break through!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thermostat menopause

First it was hot. Then it was freezing. Then normal. Now it's freaking freezing again!!!

Stupid digital thermostat! Bring back the dial bitches!

Bomber trip

Brad's pic from Hamilton

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday's are my new favorite thing

The Bachelor Canada was on last night.

Oh my gawd do I love this show!!

I think what I like most about it is that Brad (the bachelor, not my husband) live tweets during the broadcast.

So do I.  It's funny in that Brad (again... bachelor, not my husband) has tweeted me back a few times... so hilarious.  Makes the show so much more fun.

I almost have to re-watch it later because I am tweeting so much during the episode that I miss parts.

I seriously have to wonder if watching the show changes his mind about things.  Whitney has crossed over into crazy girlfriend territory, but I have to think about the side that he sees. At the time, is he privy to the forehead vein throbbing and stink eye?  Not likely.  Still, if that girl says,
"it's a competition" one more time, I think the fan base might snap.   She's right, it is a competition, but... **wrinkle nose**'re here for the right reason,  yeah.... ok.
Bianka is ok.  Meh.  She seems to think that having dated a sports start (Kim Kardashian's ex husband) has given her some insight into dating a sport star.  Perhaps it has, but the fact that she keeps mentioning it irks me.  That and her inflated lips.   I am not a fan of facial plastic surgery (except of course for medical reason obviously...) I have said it before, go to town from the neck down, but leave your face the fuck alone.  Seriously.

Gabrielle is odd.  Sometime she's right on the money with her observations and then the pendulum swings and she is up to her eyeballs in bitchiness.  She didn't really have much of a role on this last episode. I can't stop thinking about that last hot tub she had with Brad when she was going on about her sense of humor and how peope can't handle it. Ugh. Shut up. Shut up now.

Kara is there.  She seems normal enough. Although I could really do without the footage of her brushing her teeth and spitting in the sink.  I mean you are filming these chicks in a gorgeous mansion 24-7 with an open bar and spitting in the sink with a little colgate product placement is the best you can come up with?  Really?

As of right now, I am leaning toward the idea that he is going to pick Bianka, cause he says she calls him on his shit.  Fair enough.  As long as balls out crazy Whit doesn't "win" then  I am fine with whomever.  Apparently there is a contest put on by some Razor company ( because apparenty these girls are part of a new species... the Canadian hairless) where you can win tickets to After the Final Rose.

That would be an amazing thing to watch.

Big thanks to my girl Heather for getting me hooked up with this season.... So awesome.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vegas Baby!

 I need a girls weekend.

What better place to have a girls weekend than Vegas.

Quick email to Jill to see if she's on board...

and what does she instantly reply.... 

Oh Yeah Girlfriend!

It's not for awhile mind you, we are going to go in the Spring, but still....

Today is a good day...

AMJ Update

It wasn't a huge loss this week, but a loss is a loss.

Down 1.2 lbs.

11.6 overall.  Not bad...

13.4 lbs to go.  I am right close to my target of an average of 1.5 lbs per week.

Keep on trucking!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Love when Logan gets my phone

He takes the most bizarre pics.

Big smiles


In fight mode at the rink.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Recap

Weekend was decent.

Just hung out for the most part... little hockey here and there.

Oh sh*t. Just realised I forgot to put eyeliner on this am.  That never happens. Eyeliner is right up there with wearing a bra... just something YOU DON'T FORGET.

Well that just just awesome. Without eyeliner I looked like death warmed up.
Well damn. Talk about getting sidetracked.

Whatever, it's Monday. Everyone is half in a coma anyways.

Where is the coffee?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Beer wearing argyle

Autumn lager! Cinnamon and clove yumminess

Friday, October 19, 2012

Good Friends and Wine.

Tonight Beth and I are getting together for wine fest. 
Well that's what we've called it anyways.

We are going to hang out at her place, drink some wine (she makes her own and she has LOTS!) and hang out in her hot tub under the stars.

Perfect end to a Friday!

I have nothing up this weekend. Huzzah! I am going to just enjoy not having anything to do.  Yeah, we have the regular hockey stuff, but nothing extra thrown in so it'll be nice. I actually get to sleep in!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I have watched the Bachelor before and gotten into it.

Then for whatever reason, I lost interest in the past few seasons.

Enter Bachelor Canada.

I am all in for this one.

a) He's Canadian
b) He played in the CFL for the the Edmonton Eskimos
c) He has tatoos.


Plus, the thing I love about this guy is that he tweets all the time, and he's FUNNY!   So it makes it so much more fun to watch.

Not sure how this will turn out for his actual love life though, some of these girls are nuttier than squirrel shit. How many Bachelor/Bachelorette's have actually gotten married?  Two? Still, that's kind of cool.

Bring on the deep V necks catch phrases.....

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

AMJ Update

Down 2!!  I am starting to really like this picture.  Will use it every time a AMJ weigh in goes well.

Overall, I am down 10.4 lbs.  That means I have 14.6 to go to my goal and 10 weeks left.  1.5lbs a week on average.


Monday, October 15, 2012

True. So very very true.

That being said, I'm no peach either.  At any given sporting event that my sons are partaking in, I can be seen in the stands giving hand signals.

What I think is rather obvious, apparently looks like I am having some sort of episode.

Boys has swimming tonight, but they were spared the inevitable bleacher charades because I had to work late.

This week actually isn't too bad work/activity wise....

It'll be nice to have a week reprieve!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

There is not enough hours in my weekend.

I have been marking consistently nonstop between hockey practices, playdates and birthday parties. Not to mention when I had to stop and make dinner... Gawd... those pesky buggers insist on being fed every few hours or so.

it's like marking is a full on time suck. Fed the kids breakfast and then what seemed like 5 minutes later they come around in search of food again...

Seriously! Didn't I JUST feed you?

On a positive note, I successfully avoided any birthday cake temptation. When i picked Logan up from the party, I visited for a bit cause i am friends with the Mum, Evelyn.  Party treats were everywhere (cake, ice cream, chips etc....), but my mind is well fixed on AMJ and my 25 by 25 goal, so I was pretended it wasn't there...

Seemed to work anyways!

So dinner is made and eaten, boys have showered and are now in bed.  It's 7:41 and I am sitting here super exhausted.

I'm no expert, but I am pretty sure I shouldn't be this tired on a Sunday night.... does not make for a happy Monday.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday recap

Got shit done.  More shit to do.
Story of my life.

Made it throught the two hockey practices, the birthday party and some more grocery shopping.  Thrilling.  If you're still awake... and frankly I barely am... keep reading.

Did manage to get some marking done.  I didn't start until 1:30pm or so, but I am about half done. So with most of the day to work on it tomorrow, I should be able to finish it up.  Assignment 1 isn't bad at all. It's Assignment 2 that is just balls to the walls craziness.

Brad didn't get a deer today hunting.  While he saw loads of them, they were too far away. It's archery season right now, which is a little more challenging in some cases. With the all the good sightings, he should have a good shot at getting something in black powder or high power.  **I get confused with the whole black powder, muzzle loading, high power extravaganza.

So this is my Saturday night. I am sitting here marking papers, drinking water as I am out of wine.  Ugh.

Logan awesomeness

This kid has the most addictive laugh.

Love it

Friday, October 12, 2012


Zach has decided to go as some sort of monster. Not quite sure.  However, I do applaud him choosing a t-shirt that says "Wicked" on it.    While kids his age won't get it, the reason I like it is because on the back it says, "You got it Park Pontiac".  It's a shirt from the 80s, based on that commercial with the super cheesy announcer saying "WICKED!"

Logan on the other hand is still thinking.  What he has decided however is that halloween costumes need more fake birds.  Logan doesn't like being like everyone else and he went thr fake bird route.  Can't argue with him, in the land of Batman and Star Wars costumes, the kid with the stuffed parrot on his shoulder is going to stand out.  As of right now, he is thinking of being a ninja with a bird... but this is changing daily.

Beauty and a Beat

Really like this one....

Oh sweet bliss that is Friday.

It's Friday.
Thank the lord.

This week was so busy with the campaign.  Tons of emails, things to do, places to be....

Honestly, I loved it. It is a great feeling helping out for such a worthy cause - makes you feel good about your place in the world.  The only thing though is that because I was so busy with the campaign, I didn't have any time to mark papers, so that is my weekend project.

Brad is going away this weekend, so I have to squeeze in my marking somewhere.  Logan has hockey Sat am, then we are going to go Halloween costume shopping.  Then Logan has a birthday party on Saturday after hockey and Zach has hockey in the evening.

Sunday isn't much better.  Logan has a playdate at 1pm, then Zach has one at 1:30.  Honestly, I am rapidly beginning to feel more like their no-nonsense secretary than their mother these days.  It's like at any moment I am expecting Logan to say, "Mum could you please reschedule my playdate with Seth to 2pm on Sunday. Check and see if Keegan is available for the 19th...."

So two playdates, two hockey practices, one birthday party and a partridge in a fucking pear tree.  Logan  actually asked me if he could have some friends over tonight...  Let me check Logan...

Every year for the kids valentines, I try to do something a little creative.   Hadn't thought of anything yet, but I was getting in the spirit, because we are also going costume shopping this weekend (if I can just find enough freaking hours in the day to get it all done).
The regular drug store valentines are just beyond a snooze fest.  This year, I will be making Franken-krispies to be attached to the Valentines... So cute...

Let me weekend begin!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Screen time

When you only get a half hour Max a day, you take it seriously.

Big Finish!

Cross country

ZJ's cross country race!!!

Best volunteers ever!!!!

AMJ Update

Oh HELL ya!

Made it through 2 Thanksgiving dinners with a long weekend to boot and I am down....
drum roll....

2.4 lbs!

Happy Dance...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Oh vintage ads how I love thee

Turkey Recap

It was a good long weekend.

Hockey though. Lots and lots of hockey.

I am really excited for the season.  Logan's team just freaking rules.  His best friend Seth is there, which is awesome for me, as I am good friends with his Mum Debbie.  Then we also got paired with Connor and Rylan Eggerman and again... we are good friend with their parents.

While we were all in the stands watching (Brad was on the ice with Debbie's husband Dave as they are the coaches), we all got to chatting. OMG, so much fun.  They nominated me to be the social convenor of the team. HAHAHA!  So we are going to be having a lot of team events where the parents can get together and have fun as well.

Zach's team is great too. Don't know as many kids on that team, but sitting in the stands I got to talking with one of the Mum's Patty.  She seems to approach hockey like we do, so I was relieved to hear that.

Saturday night we just had Turkey dinner, the 4 of us. Sunday we went to visit my Mum and Dad. It was funny, with Mum and Dad living in Texas during the winter and then us spending all our time with them at the cabin in the summer, we realised that we hadn't actually been to their house in quite some time.

Monday Logan and I went to visit GG and brought her some pumpkin pie.  It's hard for her to get out now. She can't do any stairs and both my house and my Mum's have them.   So instead we go to her place and have a visit.

We got to try out Facetime chat with Brad (who was at home).  She thought that the video calls were pretty cool.

Today is the start of United Way week at work.  So excited for this week and so excited for it to be over. LOL.  Today especially.  Once I get this speech out of the way, I will feel loads better.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy kid!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Just a little Friday night Biebs Love

Looking Schmexy.


Oh Hallejuah (spelling?)

Bye bye Blackberry Flip phone.I will not miss you.

I finally got out of my MTS contract.  Thank FREAKING gawd.  Remind me to buy my friend Debbie a bottle of wine. I owe her big for that one.

I am going to head down on Friday ( a week today) and go get Brad and I new iPhones.  I was thinking about iPhone5.  I looked at all the features though and outside of the screen being a little bigger, there really isn't that much else going on from my perspective.

The good thing about iPhone5 coming out though is that iPhone 4S, just got WAY cheaper. Sweet!

So awesome.

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