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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tub Off Tuesday and some other stuff.

Well I stepped on the scale expecting the worst and I was pleasantly surprised with my 1.7 pound loss!!!!

Yippy!!!! I"m so close to oneunderland!!! I'm truly looking forward to reaching that milestone.

Why was I surprised you ask? Well Saturday I worked and of course it was super hot. I got off work after a long hot day and decided I wasn't going to cook. Even the thought of popping my NS in the micro seemed like to much work. I was hurten big time! I just wanted to sit, relax, and get some peace and quite. So when I got home Earl announced that pizza was on the way. I thought to myself f**k it!!!! I had two pieces.

As I said last post, Sunday we went for brunch for Earl's Dad's birthday. I was mistaken it wasn't at the Chateau Louis or Chateau Edmonton it was at Laron! I guess the hotel under Laron used to be the Chateau Edmonton, now the Crown Plaza so I wasn't to far off. Anyway we arrived with Evan and Josh in tow, it was soooo hot up there, both the kids where all over the place, but the food was to good to pass up anything including the dessert. Oh well, I ate way to much, then went to work. Maybe that was my saving grace. I worked till 6 then came home tired and hot once again. Thank goodness I got yesterday off! I needed to stay in the air conditioned goodness of my house for a day and sleep!

Not only was I working in the heat (which sucks all energy out of you) Evan has been waking up screaming the last few nights. I've come to the conclusion it's definitely the teeth. I was brushing his teeth last night with the rubber finger tooth brush for infants and I felt two huge bumps on the top! Yup his molars on the top are definitely coming through. Poor guy that's gotta suck! They are super red and inflamed. This also explains the stuffy nose and bum rash. Hopefully they will erupt soon so we can both get some unbroken sleep.

Yesterday my NS order finally showed up on my door step. But to my disappointment my bears where MIA. So I've already called NS to have them delivered. My poor 10 pound bear will have to wait and so will I.

Well that's it for me today. Have a good one ladies!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday, Friday, Friday!!!!

It's going to be a long weekend, but at least Earl will be home!

I'm working both Sat, and Sun, they needed me and what can I say I'm a sucker! On Sunday at 10:30 (before I start work) we're going for brunch at the Chateau Edmonton for Earl's dad's 70th birthday so I'm looking forward to that. Well except for the my sticking to NS for at least one whole week will be blown out of the water. Oh well that's life.

Talk to you Monday or Tues! Have a good one ladies!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tub Off Tuesday

Another .4 down. I'm okay with that. I can't wait till my order gets here, should be here by Monday. I've been making due but my supply is getting really low. Which gives me less choices then I find I get the "oh f**k it" thought and eat what ever I want which includes gold fish crackers or toast, both of which are bad. I'm also looking forward to having two new bears. Maybe looking at them will help keep me on track.

That's it for me today. No more word on the law suit as of yet. Have a good one ladies!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Stupid People!

This morning I went to empty the mail box of all the stupid St A papers when I found a notice taped to our door. It said some one was here to serve court papers when we weren't home! And that we had to call this number blah, blah, blah. I ran it out to Earl before he could drive away to go to work and showed him. He said he would call and find out what it was about. I was of course worried. What could it be! I was racking my brain for hours!!!

Later today when I was just walking into work Earl called my cell and told me what it was all about. Before we bought our house we where renting to own an older house in St Albert. We took the paper work from them before we signed and moved in and brought them to our lawyer, who looked them over and re-did them with things that we felt where important. Things like, fixing the hot water tank, getting the fireplace inspected and certified, checking and certifying the furnace etc. We also included an out clause that relieved us of responsibility if we ever wanted out. So now they are trying to sue us!!!!! Did they forget that we weren't stupid!!! That we took the paper work to a lawyer!!! Did they not look at our out clause!!!!! We owe them nothin, nill, notta!!!! Stupid People!!!

So needless to say we are now counter suing. Earl's Mom is a legal secretary, she and her boss where the ones who draw up the original contract we signed. She and her boss are the ones taking care of it. Not only are those Stupid guys going to waste time and money, now they are going to have to pay us!!! Oh and they are using a student fresh out of law school to sue us!!! Should I have to say stupid people once more!!! I shack my head and say STUPID PEOPLE!!!!

Friday, July 20, 2007


Well it's Friday afternoon and I've felt so busy the last few days. But I can't seem to remember why! I went out for b-fast with the girls, went to walmart and I worked of course in this crazy heat! I think I'm starting to sweat my weight off! It's soooo hot at work!!! But...those free slupees they keep bringing us are probably not helping my fight to shed the pounds. Oh well they taste way to good when its so hot, I'm not going to deprive myself and suffer.

My new mini van started acting up last week and so we had it towed to Dodge on Kia's bill to get it fixed. The main computer is now brand new and we also got a command start installed on it. I love it of course.

I think Evan is finally getting his mollers, he was a super grouch last night and it took us some time to get him to go to sleep. He was still wide awake when I got home from work, not to mention a drive to Morinville and back didn't help. I had to rock him in his room for a bit and we finally got him down for the night. He's been chewing like a dog and drooling like crazy so here's hoping he's finally sprouting more teeth. I'm starting to get a little worried, he should have more then 4 by now you would think. When ever I voice this concern I get told the longer it takes for them to come in the better quality of teeth they'll be. I don't know if that's true but I'm trying not to worry to much. He's happy, well adjusted, and leaning at the right pace so I'll just be thankful for that.

Well that's about all. Have a great Friday ladies!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tub Off Tuesday

Well I did pretty good this week. I got back on track and even used my treadmill!!! I lost everything I gained last week plus .2 for a total of 1.8. So I'm back on track. I can't wait till my order gets here, then my little red 10 p bear will have a couple of friends! I'm hoping they will help to keep me on the band wagon, since I seem to be falling off quite a bit.

Oh well, this diet stuff is super hard in the summer, BBQ's, events and hot days make me just want to eat out!!

That's it for me today. Have a good Tues ladies.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Evan got his first hair cut!

We went last night for Evan's first hair cut. He was actually pretty good. No tears or screaming just a little impatient mostly because he wanted to go run around rather then afraid of the hair cut.

It was fun! We went to a Salon owned by a family I know from my youth group. She was happy to do it and we even got a first hair cut memory folder with a little baggy for his little locks of hair. We also got a free bottle of tearless shampoo, the expensive salon stuff. We haven't tried it yet mostly because we just opened our 2nd bottle of baby shampoo since he was born. Man those bottles last forever!!! I think I'll save this one for our trip to Cal to see my sis in Dec, since its smaller.

Well that's my thrilling news for today. Have a great TGIF!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Yesterday was both crazy and fun.

As I said I got my contacts, what I didn't explain was the tittle. It seems after Evan was born my prescription has changed dramatically! I no longer have two different lenses. The last time I got contacts I had to have a different prescription for each eye, but now its the same! I don't know how or why, but its true!

As I also said we went to Ikea. One of my fav places to go, I can't wait till Evan is old enough to go into the play room, then Earl and I can shop, have coffee in the restaurant, and just relax knowing Evan is playing and socializing with other kids.

We bought the cloths caddies to replace the ones we had that brock. (they're only 5 bucks I figured a year out of them was pretty good considering how much laundry I do!) We also found some great stuff their for Evan. When we where buying the van Earl would do all the talking and all I did was chase Evan around and distract him. You know those bead toys almost every where has, the ones with all the wire loops to push the beads from one end to the other? anyway Evan loved them!! So we found a small one at Ikea, along with a truck with a magnet to load and unload a flat bead car. All made out of wood! We played with them for quite a while this morning so it was $20 well spent. We also found some small kids plates, bowls, cups and cutlery their, which is something we needed desperately. I'm looking forward to the day I can give Evan oatmeal and cereal for b-fast instead of the finger food I've been forced to give him. There was also a sale on King Sized sheets and duvet covers, so I picked some up (kings are super hard to find cheap!) Lastly I got some new curtens for our bedroom. The previous owner left all her window hangings behind and truthfully the ones in the bedroom where driving me nuts! They had flowers on them! Don't get me wrong of course I love flowers, just not on curtens, couches or cushens. lol.

We then went to Leanne's place for a quick visit, which was great as usual. Evan ran around their yard and got all tuckered out. He went right to sleep last night.

On the baby note I've been asked by about 10 ppl (mostly at work) if I'm thinking of having another one soon. It's kindof starting to get anoying. I just say nope not for another year or so, and they say the kids will be to far apart! I want to say its none of your business! That's my beef for today. Now I'm done.

That's it for me today, have a good one!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My eyes are better after Evan!!!!

I've been getting these huge headachs lately. I'm pretty sure its from not being able to wear sun glasses when I'm driving. I went to get fitted for contacts this morning so I could do just that.

I've had contacts before but they sucked! My eyes where so dry! So this time I wanted to try the oasis brand of contacts as seen on TV. I went in and got fitted. OMG these ones feel so much better not to mention I can now brack out my sun glasses once again!!!

It will be so much better for work too, no more stopping half way through my shift to clean my glasses so I can see again. The Rona green house isn't exactly the cleanest place of employment. Which isn't their falt of course, its a green house!!
I'm looking forward to my first shift with them in, which isn't today since I called in. Ave our nanny isn't going to be able to get here today, her father in law is in the hospital. Diebetic and Namonia don't mix. So Earl and I are going to Ikea, then over to see Leanne!

I also have a note about work. Now that I'm getting to know my job and it's slowing down a little I love it!!! I never realized how stressful my old job was until now. I also never realized the sense of joy I could get from doing something so simple! The bar isn't very high there, with the quality of staff a place like Rona has been forced to hire I'm a steller employee I guess. But that aside I leave my job content with what I have acomplished, I love the ppl I work with and work for. The drama isn't there, the stress isn't there, I can leave and leave my work life behind until my next shift.

Well that's all for me today. Have a good one!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tub Off Tuesday

Well it had to happen some time. That's right ladies I got a gain. I knew it was coming, with Earl being on holidays and with so much going on I was prepared. I got a gain of 1.2 pounds.

Oh well. All those Timmies, 2 BBQ's, and that night I let go and had some Chinese food for dinner.

But now that my NS supply has been replenished (thanx Danna) and an order on the way with both my 20 and 30 pound bears in it, hopefully I have the motivation to get back on track.

Have a good one ladies.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Life is good.

Well its official I'm old. I am now the proud owner of a silver 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan. The worst thing is I love it!!!! Its fully loaded with a DVD, rear heat/air, power windows and locks, over head computer, and key less entry. Not to mention the inter grated child seat on the passengers side. Yup that's right, a child's seat built right in!!!! We don't have to move Evan's baby seat from the car! Its great! Now what ever vehicle is home is the one either of us can use! No more being stuck at home if Earl takes the car to work, no more being stranded if he takes the van! Its great!

Evan loves his new DVD movies, of course we had to drive around a little yesterday, Evan was soooo quite. He's higher up so he can look out the window, he can also see us better too which helps.

So I'm sorry to say I've been converted to the mommy way of life. I am now officially a mini van driving Mom.

We had so much happen this week besides the Van. All of our bills are payed and we are now completely debit free except the mortgage and the car. YaaaHooo! We bought a new lawnmower and tonight I'm getting contacts again! Evan got some new tub toys which he played with last night, and I got a new smaller diaper bag! I feel so great about all this, to know that we have a chunk of money in the bank and that we don't have to worry about anything. If some thing comes up, like the car blows up we now have the savings to fix it! I feel like a ton of bricks has been lifted off my shoulders. We don't owe Earls parents a cent!!!!

I have everything I could ever want! Life is finally coming together! We worked super hard and now we have finally found our balance!

Talk to you more tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Tub Off Tuesday

Another 2 pounds down!!!! Yippy!

be back later.

okay I'm back, few what a busy 4 day's I've had!

Work was crazy! Of course it was I work in a garden center and it was the long weekend. I'm off until Friday now which worked out great since Earl is on Vaca.

We signed the paperwork for our new mortgage, we're looking at a mini van, due in part to Earls parents who have encouraged us to just buy a van out right. "When will you ever get the chance again?" they said. It's true we will never be able to just buy a van out right ever again, and we could use a bigger vehicle with Evan around. We have found a light blue kind of more silver one it's a 03. I like it we're going out to test drive it later.

We had Danna over for dinner on Sunday Canada Day. I was exhausted due to work so thank God she could watch Evan while I showered and Earl started dinner. Thanks Lady!
We also went to the fire works! Evan was great as long as one of us was holding him. He kept looking up at the sky and trying to touch them. And he kept saying Ahhhhh softly the whole time. I truly didn't watch them at all I was to busy watching Evan. lol. It was good times.

Other then that, not much more to say. I know I'm forgetting some things. Oh ya it was our happy 2 year anniversary late night! We went to McD's. lol. Roo was hungry, and I didn't want to cook. Oh well I guess the kids come first.

Okay I think I'm done for sure now. Have a good Monday that's actually a Tuesday!