Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More stuff

I've been living in a fog as of late....I wake up, shower and proceed to pound the keyboard like a robot...for as long as I can...then I get up, start dinner, feed, eat, bathe the youngest, look at my "craft projects"....ponder whether I want to do anything with it....and then sit down on the couch to rot for a bit....then end up with Krystina in her bed....cuz it's what she really, really wants.

I'm tired though....constant doctor appointments with my father-in-law who's becoming more and more difficult to deal with. Waiting for my father-in-laws' brother to pass away....I know...sounds cold....but he's 90, suffering with cancer and in a hospice now. Waiting for my dad to do something more than sit on the couch for 11 hours a day. Waiting to be "caught up" enough to finally get my sorry ass in the gym again. Coming up with a new meal each and every day for six people....it's hard.

The kids are home on spring break...Teddy wants to spend about $300 on hiking boots and a hiking pack..."great Ted...maybe you should consider a job???" Aleks is taking on the neighborhood in all kinds of bright colors and fashion statements....he's definitely not one to "keep to the norm"....I'm just waiting for the piercings...for which he'll also need to get a job for. The girl is "constantly bored"....she's currently in the living room, listening to my iPod and dancing to "Rude Boy" by Rhianna. The dog....the dog is as she is...next to me, letting 'em rip. And the husband....he's as he is....underneath "the beast"...which is looking good....but taking up too much of his time....better there than the pub though....I'm not complaining.

The hockey game is on and the 'Nucks are winning...yay. *cough* *cough*...the dog just let another one go....I have no nose hairs as a result.

I'm in a rut and I don't like it....life is just like that....I wish it wasn't though. Life is still good though...despite my rantings....I am thankful and I do love.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Eva Markvoort

Eva died this morning....and while I've only known her through the internet....I've gotten to know this incredibly young, beautiful women and her love of life..... http://65redroses.livejournal.com ........I am truly saddened. She lived mere minutes from my home, put up an incredible struggle and was truly....an amazing, loving and "full of life" person....we should all learn from her.

May she rest in peace.

Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this but....

....I'm looking for a solution to "female hair loss".

When I got my hair done last week....in that horrendous orange color....it really showed how little hair I had on the top of my head....the bottom half is fine.... I had gorgeous hair throughout my teens and especially when I was pregnant with Teddy, and then everything changed (darn kids...kidding!!). You can clearly see my scalp at the top of my head and it's, quite frankly...."freakin me out"! I did get my hair "repaired", and while it looks better...it's still on the "reddish" side....and still thin. So I've been doing some research and have not come up with anything other than..."I should put a down payment on a wig". My grandfather (on my dad's side) was bald at 65....but that's kinda "normal" for guys. My grandmother (on my mother's side) died at 62 almost completely bald...guess who I'm taking after?!?!?

Yeah it's worrying me...yeah it makes me very self-conscience....yeah I'm doing research....and yeah I'm investing in some baseball caps.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bits and pieces

So I realize it's been a while....I'll throw some notes here so that you can all catch up on my "really exciting" life.

  • Teddy's driving....and quite well at that....just not with me....we tried that once and it didn't work that well.
  • Aleks is now 13...another teenager in the house....but no pitt stick as of yet.
  • My dad continues to frustrate me....as much as I love him....it's a sore spot with me.
  • My husband loves his car...oh yes he does...but he loves me too....so all is good.
  • I've gained some weight...well not really....just muscle turning to mush...and yeah....I'm back to the gym....better late than never.
  • I turned 43 last week....ouch!
  • Teddy's got a "B" in Biology and Drafting....a C- in Socials and 47% in Math....all over the map.
  • I'm so incredibly busy as of late, I don't know what to do first....but at least I'm making enough to cover "bad hair salon dates"...and not having to put it on credit....I also managed my teenage sons' birthday gifts in there (they get expensive).
  • Forked over another $72 for a jazz costume for Krystina....that was a little surprising.
  • Planted a pear tree, fig tree and two lilac trees this past week....just need to replant a lemon tree that I got.
  • Took my dad to cruise the Olympic sites of downtown Vancouver....in my spare time.
  • I made an absolutely deadly tiger prawn in curry sauce dish...over Jasmine rice the other day....and a prime rib roast....for my birthday...it was worth every dollar!!
  • Despite the fact that we have not changed the dogs' diet, in the least......she continues to fill the house with the smell of sulphur....I continue to lose nose hairs....well at least I'll have one less thing to worry about when I get older....like "older" older!
  • Krystina had a bottle of "Orange Crush" in the van on the weekend....she opened it....I need to have the van cleaned now.
  • I have a $40 gift card to Sephora...hmmmm.....the choices, the choices.
  • I'm letting Al go to Europe with his Grandfather this summer....3 1/2 weeks.... ;o( I figure since Teddy was in Beijing at that age...Al could experience a bit of the home culture.
  • So far I (and Tony) have avoided the bug that's going around right now....it's bronchitis...and I don't need it....but I can almost guarantee that when I hit the gym tomorrow....I'll come down with it.

And now.....I take a deep breath and try to get a good nights' sleep...cuz I'm certainly lacking on those!

Egg Yolk

So I got my hair done this past Friday....after 3 1/2 months....and if you know anything about hair....it changes a lot in that period of time....ie. grew 1 1/2 inches, shows more greys, is consistent of more multiple colors then the last time you had it done. So I went back to my "regular" hair salon....it's my third time back. I'm not going back again.

When the hairdresser takes the towel off your head and says, "oh...it'll soften up...the lights here don't help"....you know you look like shit. And yeah...I was shocked when "the towel came off". Where last week I had a dark strip down the middle of my head....I am now a beacon in the night....and the color of egg yolk in the day....and please, please...don't let the sun come out because good grief....the looks I've gotten. I don't mind the color on the bottom half of my head but....I think there's serious damage to the top. I'm going to wait until tomorrow morning, to see if my head continues to itch....I think I've lost a few strands during the whole process....I think this'll be a very good reason to put my "Boston" cap on and keep this egg...covered.

Worst $150 I spent...and won't be spending again.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

MIA

I know....I apologize...it's been stressful to say the least and to boot....as of tonight...I am the proud owner of two teenagers in the house....oh the joys. And as I speak...one is downstairs laughing with his sister....and one is eating Pho...and then walking the streets home...I think I should go and spy?!?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Our beloved "Quatchi"

So I bought this "stuffy" for Krystina after much begging and pleading....it ended up being a surprise. And the later in the evening she tells me she got in trouble at school. "Why?" I ask..."what happened?"

"Well....we were having our spelling test and I was fiddling....I wrote something on my test that I shouldn't have."

"What was that?"

And this is where I couldn't get out of her (as she had broken down) whether it was pre-tensed with "hairy" or "suck my" or ...blank..."ball sacs"....I kidd you not.

So rather than "laugh out loud"...I explain that this was very obviously not a nice thing to say/write and that she should "get in trouble"...more break down....."why are you crying?"...I ask....I asked if she learned her lesson...she nodded that she had...and then Tony and I went for a walk....this is the note I came home to.

So I brought "Quatchi" back up and said to Krystina...."you know....all I wanted was a "I'm sorry"...

We're all good now. ;o)

The note goes on to say...

"From Krystina,

I Dont
Deserve this for saying something apropreit
have it back
im sereous"

What do you say to this??

At least the girl has a conscience!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

On a lighter/newer/smellier post

....my dog is full of gas...and letting them rip at my feet....

life is good.

Life with "me"

My daughter just asked me to "come watch t.v. with me".....I guess this is a version of "life with me". It's been as usual...a crazy, chaotic weekend. Over expenditures on groceries, entertaining till the wee hours, healing and dealing....my father-in-law has (in his moment of saneness) apologized to me...my Al has gone through immense pain in the ear, explosion and now...not so good hearing..my eldest continues to torment the dog...who's on Prednasone and eating us out of house and home....my girl needs to go to bed...like now...and so do...considering I only got 5 hours last night...but I have to say one thing....my husband is the best......20 years later (almost)....and wow...I still like (love) him immensely!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Very cool video...and song!

Life has a tendency to "sting" at times.

I've taken a step back from waiting hand and foot on my fil. He's clearly got dementia and sadly....I'm his "punching bag".... My bil finally showed up after a year for a visit...only to ask for a cheque...and leave empty handed... "yay"! But for some strange reason my fil seems to think that I've taken two cheques (first they were "blank") for $8,000 and $9,000....wtf? He won't let up on this issue and I'm quite frankly...exhausted trying to tell him....over and over and over...that I don't have any cheques....never took/got any.... I'm saddened with the thought that he thinks I may have taken from him underhandedly...there's no way in the world. Lately our conversations have consisted of blame, raised voices and cursing....all one sided....it makes me very sad to be treated this way....I really never expected it to come to this. Of course I have the fullest support from Tony but still....in the heat of the moment......

Thursday, March 4, 2010

This is what we do in our spare time.



Survived

Yes, I'm still here...I think I possibly survived the most horrific allergy attack of my entire life....I have finally stopped dripping everywhere... I no longer worry that my keyboard will electrocute me....I think my nose will remain attached and I no longer require a rake for my eyes....yes....I have survived...."allergy attack 2010". Heck...I might even sleep tonight.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I wish........

.....there were 21 "awake" hours during the day.....I'd get so much done!