Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I know!!!

I'm working on a post....it'll be a long one!...be patient.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Still here...

...

Gosh is seems that days/weeks are passing me by and I'm not able to post the many words I want to share.

Tonight is another one....so much to say and yet...too tired to continue.

I will though...tomorrow...when I actually get to spend some time at home!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Heading out on a road trip!

Hopefully "Grandpa" will continue to be "stable" while we're gone...if not...I've left a list of numbers to call. Not to mention food that'll help you lose 10 lbs in a week! Good stuff, of course!!

Did I mention he has "gall-stones"? Yeah...and he's supposed to head to Hawaii next Monday...we'll see about that.

Until then....the hubs and I are heading out at 5 a.m. to pick up....his "ultimate"...I'm just there for the ride...actually I'm driving....cuz I hate his driving. Lots to catch up on when I return...it's been nuts....even too nuts for me!

Until then...here's another taste.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

45 minutes of sleep is all that I've gotten in the last 24 hours....

....let's hope the next few are better.

I have a story to tell. Until then...Grandpa seems to be okay....well...who wouldn't be drugged up on tonnes of morphine!

*sigh*.....life just never gives me a break. More tomorrow.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Found!

I found my carrots!! The most troubling thing is....I only opened the fridge 6 times and stared right at them....before I realized that's where they were.

My younger son is telling me (at this very moment), he's excited that he can "see his ribs again"...this at the same time that he's warming up a "Pizza Pop".

Looks like I'm handling all the customs, border and insurance prep for the new car. This should get me a good spot in Heaven...right?!

Lost carrots

Yesterday was definitely a whirl wind of a day. From having my Sunday planned out to watch Krystina's soccer game, picking up some groceries, digging up the garden and making grape jelly from the grapes a friend had given me over a glass of wine to ....watching Krystina's game, racing to get enough groceries to sustain the family for a couple of days, racing through the "weed pulling", to no jelly making to making enough sandwiches for 4 for the next 3 days to.....delaying the trip to Spokane until Friday. *sigh*

As Tony investigated the whole process of importing a vehicle from the U.S. to Canada, he discovered that the border required 72 hours notice. So rather than heading down today....we're going down on Friday, spending the night (just the two of us!) and driving her home on Saturday. I need to (other than go to my clients), head over to the insurance company and find out about temporary insurance and of course...get the payment prepared, in the form of a certified cheque. Unfortunately, the dollar dropped by an entire penny today...not good for the conversion.

Now with regards to the carrots. I swear I'm losing my mind again. I know I bought two bunches of carrots, they had huuuuge green stalks on them (those I can see in the garbage....CORRECTION..."green waste") but for the life of me....I don't know what the hell I did with them. I've asked everyone. I checked the freezers. I checked the cupboards. I checked the closets. A bag of about 14 carrots is missing and I'm left scratching my head. I hope the kids aren't playing a cruel joke on me...they saw me go through the entire house....hopefully not snickering.

And with that...and another peek....it's a gorgeous day, with lots to do.




Sunday, September 20, 2009

Midlife....


...this is it.

And she's coming home Saturday. Can I just say...."hello!"

Friday, September 18, 2009

Just give it another tug...

...you should have it detached from my rib cage.

Yes...today I went for my annual mammogram. Starting at the age of 40, women are recommended to have an annual mammogram until the age of about 55...and then you can give your breasts an extra year before they're ripped from your rib cage.....until your about 71.

I hear of women complaining about how "painful" it is to have a mammo, but really....it's just uncomfortable...and weird.

I mean seriously, how many women enjoy going into a darkened room with another woman (who so far has turned out to be "not so attractive") and have your boobs pulled, stretched, and squashed? ....seriously, it was like she was kneading dough for pizza! And even though I said to the technician today..."you're fast"...she responded with "oh I've done so many of these"...it didn't help that my breasts were being flattened by a machine and had immense pressure on my my already "empty cow udders". And when she was all set up and told me "not to breathe"...I responded with a yelp and "I can't!".

Four stretches and four scans and bingo...we're done....until next year. Man...if only all this attention would add a cup size!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

These next few years

Well, you can probably add 10 years to the "normal" period that parents go through crap with their teenagers....see...we decided to have them 4 years apart. So we'll be going through teenage hell for the next 20!

Pray for me!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Yeah...long time gone...I know.

I was going to title this..."I can't believe it's been a week already!"...but that just sounded too cheesy. I am bitter...and I'm not into "cheesiness". Really, I'd like to just find a hole and crawl into it. Depressed? Nah....maybe. Frustrated? Definitely! At a loss? You betcha! Oh well, it's my life...not yours! Be grateful you have what you do. I am...every day...but it doesn't take away the fact that really...I'm not happy with the way things turned out and it's chewing at my innards. I'm trying desperately not to have my venom spew onto my immediate family....trying...but I'm fighting a daily battle. Do I sound like an ungrateful biotch...ha!...let's exchange places for just one week...then tell me what you think?!

The start of school has found the kids back where they belong, or at least for the next 10, *scratch that*, 9 *scratch that again*...I think when it comes down to it...it's probably 6 1/2 months of school. After a week, the girl finally has her teacher picked out for her...she's decent...I'm happy. The eldest is in his second to last year...could be for ever the way he's going at it. And yeah...I have my hands full with him....I have to be grateful though that it's not "drugs" that we're dealing with...just a really shitty attitude and lazy ass. Mind you...he's started drinking "energy drinks" and it's just like having a lazy kid on speeders...can you picture it? Come to my house! Tony is already seeing an "addictive" personality based on this. I thought "sleepless nights" were done when the kids started sleeping through the night?! No wait...now I have to stay up worrying that they're not sneaking out through the windows!?!? Good thing Teddy's (basement) has bars and Al's on the second floor! Speaking of Aleks....he's back in band, still playing the guitar and still worrying about his grades.......*sigh*...he "worries" about his grades!

Other than that...my dad is heading off to Hawaii on October 5th....this will be good for him AND good for us....VERY good for us.

Just when I finish up one client, I look down at my desk and find three more that need to be completed.

I made plum jam and banana bread (4 loaves) this past weekend. I'm hoping for salsa this weekend. Cabbage rolls (for Christmas) next and perogies the following....then it's time to "clean".

Anyways...believe it or not, I'm not really into "chatting"...maybe I am...I don't know where I'm at lately....but I am "at" the gym...yay!

Gotta veg and the "zzzzzzzzzzzz"

Monday, September 7, 2009

Gahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can no longer talk to my 16 year old!!!!!!!!!!! Where did "my buddy" go?!?!?!?!?!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

All I need is a long dress, and a braid.



Yes...I've been busy...what else is new?! The pickles are done. Today I managed some paperwork and then some home-made (yes...I know) chocolate chip cookies. I have a tonne of fresh (from my garden) plums ready to be eaten (jammed)...the hubs suggested making jam (guess what I'm doing next weekend?). I told ya....if there's a crisis...I WILL have food! Please take a number...it's all good.

And on a final note....if there's one thing I'd like to be remembered by, after I leave this earth....it'll be for my food...and I do love to feed my brood.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Guess what I did today?



I know I'm a sucker for punishment. But you know what? If there's one good memory I'd like my kids to have of me, it's seeing me in the kitchen doing what I love doing.....preparing good food to feed to them. Whether it's jam, pickles, perogies, kapusta...they love it...I love preparing it for them. And hey....you know how it goes...good wholesome food is wayyyy better than that shit they get at the fast food places. So anyways....21 jars later....we have spicy pickles, dill pickles and garlic pickles....let's just hope one of them turned out!

But alas, I'm beat.

I also managed to clean three bathrooms, get groceries and change the sheets on ummm....sorry, I lose count...4 beds!

Tomorrow I need to get a clients work out to them and cut two boys hair...it saves $30 and I do a better job anyways.

School supplies have already been labeled and packed up in their back-packs...waiting ever so patiently for that day. Finally....time for me to get my head back on straight.

Although I have to be honest....tonight, Tony and I took Kayce for a walk...it was 8:30 and it was already dark (and raining) and felt ever so like summer was way over. I mentioned that I can't wait to get back into my workout routine (which has been shot to hell these past two months)...Tony thought I was crazy but...after tonight's yummiest of dinners...steaks (thanks Grandpa), local "new" potatoes (with all the fixin's), local farm fresh carrots, local greens and yummy fresh corn (with butter)....I feel like I've fallen off of 5 wagons, even if my taste buds are saying "thank you! thank you! thank you!" I seriously need to lose 5 lbs (may not sound like much but....it's 5 lbs of mush) and get majorly firmed up! Then I can let it all go again, next summer!

Next on the list....getting Kayce checked...soon. I found some blood in one of her ears and she's been shaking her head. Poor thing....we all love her to pieces...she's worth every penny. I'll keep you up to date.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Computer searching

When I started this whole "home business" thingy, I mean the bookkeeping....I worked off a shared computer with the hubs and the eldest. Then the accountant that I deal with...he strongly suggested that I get a laptop to be able to enter transactions at the clients' premises.

Since then....

My business has grown...immensely...to the tune of 18 clients (some small, small not so small)....working off a laptop just doesn't seem feasible any longer. So now...I'm on the hunt for a decent "CPU". I have a screen and a keyboard....they're decent...I don't need to replace them...I just need a decent CPU. I found one...for $600.00...a $100.00 more than I wanted to spend.

I'll keep looking.

Exactly how I'm feeling.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The last few days of summer....

.....so the hubs is home for the next week. School starts on Tuesday and I've got a tonne of stuff to do before.

Today we promised we'd take the kids to the P.N.E.....we lucked out and got tickets (parking/gate and ride) for us all, otherwise you're looking at a $200+ day. We'll still end up blowing $50 or more on food and games (because all Krystina loves to do is play the game of "throwing darts at balloons"....we should be coming home with 50 stuffed animals!). The weather's been gorgeous up until...yesterday, so hopefully we'll luck out and at least not get rained on.

I think tomorrow we're going to go for our second try at a "learner's license" for Teddy.

Friday will have me checking out the local farms for pickling cukes, garlic and dill weed...which will flow into Saturday where I'll be pickling.

Sunday I should probably get the kids school supplies together. This is the latest I've ever left the supply shopping.

Monday will of course....be a trip into Vancouver.

Hopefully before the end of today, I'll also have a new (to me) p.c. here. I've been asking for a back-up of a clients' (who I've just taken over) data. We've had some difficulty getting it and now my understanding is that "she" will just be dropping off the computer that she was using (which is actually the company's)....it'll make my life with that client a hell of a lot easier.

Tuesday is the start of school.

Back to our regularly programmed insanity.