Friday, April 24, 2009
Nothin much happenen here.
Diet Front: Nothing much, I've stopped weighing in but I am trying to eat right.
Sam: He disappeared on Monday night and just reappeared yesterday around 1pm. He smelt like someone garage so I'm guessing the stupid kitty got trapped.
Evan: has reached the terrible 3s. lol. I'm really trying to work on Potty Training. His speech is right where it should be now, but they're going to asses him again in Sept just before he starts pre school.
Well that's it for me.
Have a good one ladies.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Okay so sadly I've gotten into celebrity apprentice this season. I was channel surfing one night and Tom Green selling a cup cake for $5000 bucks caught my attention. Then I was hooked.
Any way tonight I watched Saturdays airing and found myself rather sad at the end.
Included in this years cast is Dennis Rodmen ( left pic). Yup you know him, the NBA star with the funky coloured hair, the antics, you may have noticed in the papers a few years ago. I know very little about him till now, he was just that crazy B-ball player with the green hair. Sure I heard he was a great B-ball player too, I think? Hey this is Canada, he's not a hockey player. Sorry Dennis, I don't mean to offend you
Anyway, he's on the show this year along with Jesse James (right pic). You may know him from shows like Monster Garage. Jesse was type cast in his shows as a wild, crazy and off the wall kind of guy. Lets just say you wouldn't want him to drive your mini van, or give him the chance to take it to his shop, it may come back to you as a giant coffee maker.
Anyway it has come out on the show that Dennis has a drinking problem. You could tell at the end of the show in the board room that this was very upsetting to Jesse who fought the same battle with alcohol at an yearly age. Jesse looked like he was going to cry. Everyone looked upset, it felt like a room full of Celebrities melded into that intervention show. Well without the crying, blubbering and reading of pre-written letters.
I was moved by Jesse's reaction. Since the only time I saw him was driving the crazy contraptions made in his show, I was surprised at the human there. I know, I know, he is human, but I had never seen it till now. I think we forget that some times.
Not to mention Dennis who is now past his prim as an athlete and has been forgotten, cast aside. I hope you can find and view the clip, it was so sad. He kept talking about what he has done, in the past. How good we was, not is. What he could do, not can
So I would just like to thank Trump for reminding us no mater what, we are all humans. No matter how much star power, or how much money. That even the celebs we read about past or present, have brains, have feelings, have capability's aside from the things as the regular public get to see.
Jesse I hope your big heart and level head lead you to victory.
Dennis best of luck on your battle your secrets out, but I'm sure you've got lots of people on your team.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Evan's words have shot up like a rocket!
He is now saying yes not yah and along with that so many other new sounds!
He's now got s,d,k,c,f,r,t and all in the last few days! It's crazy! He's repeating almost everything we say. When he wants the radio on he says "me dance". It's so great that he can tell us what he wants. There's still times when he says something and we don't quite understand, but about 75% of the time we actually understand. Now we just have to work on other ppl being able to understand him. lol.
I'm still going to take him to the appointment on the 2nd of April just in case, but I'm pretty sure he's going to be just fine.
I can breath a sigh of relief now. Few!
Well my hard wood floors go in tomorrow! Yippee! No more nasty carpet!
So for those of you who have walked through my dinning room and noticed the weird bump in the carpet here's the explanation.
When we pulled up the nasty carpet we found press board under it. This was on top of the sub floor and was no good to put hard wood on, so we had to pull it up. It was a lot of work but when we got to the weird bump spot we where sure glad we already had the choice made for us. Earl pulled up the carpet and the smell was over powering. The mysterious bump wasn't a stray piece of underlay as we thought, but a bulging nasty swollen spot of press board. It was black! It smelt disgusting! It was soooo gross! Knowing that we had been living with that disgusting stuff on the floor for 3 years was just to much! The women who owned this house was a nurse for crying out load! No wonder my dogs always wanted to pee in that room! They always thought there was another dog some where in the house! So there you have it folks, buyer beware.
Anyway now that it's gone the smell is gone too. Despite the saw dust and grime associated with renos my house feels so much cleaner.
Another sigh of relief. Few.
Have a good one ladies.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Well I weighed in today thinking nothing much would happen. I was right. Not much happened, not much changed. I'm back down to 215.2. I guess aunt flo just went home and took the extra pound with her. Thanks for the visit aunt flo and good riddance.
To be truthful I haven't been trying very hard. I've been watching a little, but there's been some doughnut eating etc. I've just felt so busy!
Between work and cleaning and reno's I feel rather rushed and up a little stressed. I think Earl and I are going to start trying for another baby soon. I've been walking into the baby sections and I'm feeling the longing. I'm scared but I think I'm ready to face the fear and take the leap. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
Have a good one ladies.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Andrea part was good she came over and left yearly enough to take Evan to the play park. So we got dress, got on boots, hat etc and headed out to the van. I noticed the door was not shut all the way which I thought was odd but I checked and there was no damage. As I put Evan into his seat I noticed the contents of the glove compartment was on the passengers seat. My heart started to quicken. I opened the front door to find a metal piece of something and looked at my ignition switch, it was torn apart! Wires exposed but I guess it could be worse. The key part itself is damaged but the column itself seems okay. I guess thief's now a days don't need to expose the whole thing? Or maybe our thief really had no idea how to steel it and just thought they would give it a go.
The change that was in the cup holders was all there, and there didn't seem to be anything else missing. But our van is a disaster! It does house a 2 year old and 2 timmies junkies after all. I'm going to be mortified when the cop comes to check it out. He's going to think we are the messiest ppl alive. I guess the wear clean underwear thing really is true! Thanks Mom.
The weight loss thing really didn't happen this week. I can tell that aunt flow is coming to visit because my appetite has been atrocious and salad really hasn't fit the bill. I gained a little. So I'm back up to 216 when I was at 215.2.
Well that's it for me today, or properly this week unless something happens with the van. I guess we'll see. What I do know is I'm out a vehicle until its fixed. It's probably a little hard to drive it when you can't start it with the key. This is going to suck!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Well I attended the first mom group event that I could get to. It was a simple play date at the organizers house. It was in Castle Downs so it was free and close.
I must say I had a great time! I'm so glade I happened upon the groups first meeting at the Servus place play park!
He was so good, I was so proud and the other ladies where impressed with his behavior. Well he was good until we had to leave, they all laughed at my tough love. Yup he refused to put his jacket and boots on, so he walked to the van in his sock feet and a t-shirt. It was warm out so I didn't feel to guilty. It's not the first time I've done it, Leanne had witnessed my tough love when we where leaving her house. Lol, he'll learn eventually. I'm eagerly awaiting the next function. The ladies where great, fun, friendly, and chatty. The house we where at was a small half duplex it was crazy cramped, but neither the kids or mom's seemed to care. I'd say there was a total of about 10 mom's there with children ranging from 5 months to the oldest at 4 years. It's a great range of kids, and mom's at different stages. I mentioned Evan going through the speech problems and that opened a flood of questions. I'm glade I could hand out some info that could help these ladies. I'm hoping Earl will finish the projects we have on the go in the next few months so that I myself can host an event. I have so much space and I would love to have them over. But my unfinished bathroom and nasty carpets up stairs are stopping me from doing it right away.
On Monday night I went on a shopping spree. Despite my thoughts about loosing weight I was getting sick in tired of having 1 pair of jeans (leanne's old fat jeans I'll add) and three v necks from Walmart as my entire wardrobe. I always felt like crap because I thought I looked like crap! I put my foot down with Earl and we headed to Kingsway. I bought 2 pairs of Jeans -1 size 16 BOOOOO! which fit now and one 14 since they where on for 1/2 price. I bought a grey soft hoodie and about 4 nice shirts. I felt so much better going out in public yesterday and today! It felt good to feel good. Lol, did that make sense?
On the weight loss front I stepped on the scale not expecting any loss. I was pleasantly surprised so see 215.2 a 2 pound loss! This despite a night out at BP's and some cookie eating. Not to mention it's roll up the rim time so there's a lot more coffee drinking. I know, I know, how much more could there be when you drink so much already? Trust me last night my teeth where flouting.
Well that's it for me today. Have a good one ladies.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Okay so like most drug addicts my coffee habit has accelerated. I am no longer satisfied with the Triple, Triples. I have moved to bigger things.
I am now addicted to Star Bucks! I know, I know, slap my hand. $5 a coffee is crazy!!!!!! I can't do this! It must stop now!!!!
Okay just 1 a week?!?! Please?!?!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I know this weight loss isn't a heathy one so I'm counting on a gain next week so re fuel my body.
Well talk to you ladies soon.
Signing off from the land of sickie.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I stepped on the scale this morning at 6am (Evan...Grrrr) My mind was foggy, my eyes where still blurry, I wanted a coffee bad! But I wanted my results to be the best they could be. Meaning I didn't want any coffee adding to my number. Tired or not it had to be done now. I didn't believe it at first. I stepped off, then on again, yup the number was right. I'd gone down to 218.4! That's 3.6 pounds. I know not a huge number, but much better then the numbers I've been getting prior to this. I guess I'm doing something right. I'm proud that I got a 3 pound loss with out the aid of diet plan or personal trainer. I feel pretty good about the numbers I see. I remember my first ticker being over whelming! The left to loss number was so high I thought the time would never come when I felt comfortable. I look at the 50 some odd pounds I want to loss with a "I can do this and this is doable" attitude.
On the other hand I feel like I've been hit with a Mac Truck. I know I'm feeling a little sad these days simply because tomorrow is the anniversary of my Mom's funeral. Meaning the week prior was a blurr or crazy relatives and well sadness. I always feel a little irritable about this time. But it's never translated into physical crap. I hope it's just my hectic schedule catching up with me.
Well that's it for me.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I'm in love with a bird! Who knew! His name is Hootie! He's a love bird, he's cute, I want one. But Sam would eat him.
Hootie was in a mood today so he road around on my shoulder for an hour. He nibbled my ear, chirped and even snuggled! I don't get that from my husband!!!!
Other then a night out at BP's I've been on the right track with the weight loss this week. Here's hoping it shows on the scale. I guess I'll find out on Wed.
Cross your fingers for me ladies!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Well I had my first full 8 hour shift at work on Sat. I'm not going to lie I was quite tired when it was over. I haven't been on my feet all day for over 6 months after all. It was super busy, the day went fast but I felt a little frazzled at the end.
I'm officially over the worm picking up grossies. I had to pick up to many to count on Sat, so many that I can do it with out even thinking.
The one bad thing about working at a pet store is wanting all the pets there. I would have a golden retriever puppy right now if I thought I would have the time. I did however buy some fish. Small in comparison to a puppy so I thought it was a nice way to scratch the pet itch. We have room for 3 more fish in our tank downstairs so after that I'm going to have to turn to dog toys or something.
Since we have my discount we decided to put the dogs and cats on some food from there. We used to buy the top of the line food from the store because it was easier. Now since I'm working it would be nothing to pick up better food. Not to mention with the discount it ends up costing the same. So far, Sam loves the new food and Gandolf isn't sure. Kess is gobbling it up, but Jackson is not to sure. We had to get the lamb food for him, he's got weird digestion so he's always been a little finicky. We'll see how it goes.
On the diet front I'm calling this another trial week. I've had some cheats. We went to Leanne's for a party thing on Sat night, so there was cheating there. There was also cheating last night. We got chips to watch WWE pay per view, so there was some munching involved. Here's hopping it doesn't hurt me to bad. I'll take any kind of loss on Wed. I'll have to make up for it and be good for the rest of the week.
Well that's about all for me today.
Have a good week ladies.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Well this picture is what I had to pick up and throw into a tinny little bag last night. Yup, with my fingers! Yuck! I didn't scream like a little girl but I did do the shack off the grossies dance. That was pretty much the high lite (gross high lite) of my night. Its a silk worm used to feed other larger things in the food chain. Since it is a silk worm it kind of stuck to the paper which I didn't expect the first time. It took me 3 tries before I finally got the balls (so to speck) not to just drop it. Some lady came in 20 minutes later and wanted 30! I looked at Derrek with a "don't you dare make me do it or I'll make your life hell" look. He went and did it. Few! I got out of that one.
It was to hot for the horned worms in the back room so they had to be set out behind the tills near the door. They are gross too. Kind of a mint green, with spikes on their heads. Still creepy but from far away where you can't tell what they are at least they're a pretty colour.
Weight loss. I weighed in today and was not very happy, well disgusted would be more the word. 120! pretty much on the nose. That's it! This is crap! I'm back in the game. Grrrrrrrr! I'm so mad at myself.
Have a good one.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Well I had my first night on the new job last night. I must say right off the bat so far I'm happy and I'm looking forward to tonight.
- The people are great.
- The uniform is tolerable.
- The job itself is interesting and fun.
- They keep you busy, if you have nothing to do they play a game. The manager gives you a product and you have to find it. It sounds gay but actually it really helped me get to know the store. You have to find the product and read the label, so your learning. There are ppl who have been there for 5 years that still do this.
- There are always at least 5 ppl on shift so I'll never have to work all alone.
So far so good. It perfect for me at this time in my life. The discount to support my zoo at home is perk too. 15% is more then the 10% at most places.
Another girl started yesterday as well. She was dumb. I would have paged her at about 16-18 years of age. Did you know what Aviation meant at that age? I think I did. She got Aviation sun as a product to find and was looking everywhere! I told her to look in the bird section. Duh! I could tell that this was maybe a first job, she stood around a lot, looking stunned.
I found out the girl who interviewed me has 2 more years and she's going to be a vet. I watched in interest as she helped a baby snake (a rainbow Python) remove it's skin, he was having problems. So that was rather interesting.
Of course there's always dogs, puppies and such around. There was a 9 month old Newfoundlander in the store, what a huge dog. His name is George. lol. George, what a great name for the dog. Anyway, George was in the obedience class and decided he didn't want to leave. The lady had to drag him out! It funny, but frustrating for her. But I couldn't help but chuckle a little. George, lol.
There's going to be 2 beautiful Golden's for sale as soon as they get their vet checks. They are super cute of course. One is really playful and the other is really calm. OMG if only I didn't already have a zoo I'd snap up the calm one in a minute! She's so gorgeous!
Well on the weight loss front of things, I've been trying my best to take what I learned on weight watchers, and on NS in combination to loss some weight. I'm using the daily schedule for NS, with the point teachings for proportions from WW. Does that make sense? I hope so. So far I'm doing pretty good. I've been using up some of the NS I had left that hasn't expired. The dry cup stuff and such. I'll let you know how it goes.
Luv you ladies.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
But I'm already feeling much better about this job compared to the last one. I am now employed by Paradise Pets right here in good old St A.
I found the interview was highly enjoyable. (How many ppl can say that). I felt respected for my experience and age from the moment I walked in there. This is something that has been sorely lacking in the job finding process. I'm starting at 10 an hour which for they're standards is high I guess. It is a small family owned pet store after all. They employ a lot of teens of course so I guess I was an angel dropped from heaven. (They're words not mine.) They've had a really hard time finding mature older ppl to work evenings and weekends. They where thrilled which makes me thrilled. I'm actually looking forward to Monday! They want to groom me for management! The two younger girls conducting the interview called the owner and his wife in after 5 minutes of talking to me. I expected that I guess but it was still nice to hear. So they're going to start me in the fish room since apparently fish ppl are hard to come by. Since I have the two tanks that makes me an expert! Surprised? So was I.
Then after that they're going to bounce me around a lot so I can learn everything there is to learn. I'm looking forward to learning more about the pets I've never owned. Not so much the creepy ones, but I've yet to see a big hairy spider there so I think I'm safe. Lizards and snakes I can take. They told me that screaming like a little girl is perfectly acceptable, lol, so I was glad for that. On the application they actually ask if your squeamish about touching live worms etc, I had to put a ? since I've never had to face that sort of situation. They assured me that it really wasn't that bad. I'll have to take they're word for it until I am faced with the problem. I'll keep you posted. At the very least this job should be more interesting then selling toasters, so here's hoping this one can last. They're working with my available hours and it's super close to home. I have relatively high hopes for this one. I've never walked in there and seen the staff looking unhappy with their job, so that's always a good sign. The uniform looks tolerable. Jeans and a golf shirt looks comfortable enough, and I don't have to tuck it in so I won't look like an egg with legs! Yahoo! Oh and it's not bright, bright, bright red. Did I mention that I hated the uniform at Crappy T! Red! Man made material (Rayon I think) it was like walking around in a thick, itchy sack. I couldn't move! Yuck! I'll take the blue, cotton golf shirt thanx.
Well that's it for me today. At the very least for you ladies this new job might make for some interesting reading. I'll keep you updated on the pet facts I learn, I'm sure there's going to be some surprises and funny little things that will come up.
Have a good one!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
So am I a cool mom or what! I always thought that the moms who made huge balls of playdoh at home where so cool! Now I'm cool too!
It didn't take long at all and I made 6 colours! Its so simple:
1 cup flower I found I had to add some more to make it less sticky but that's me.
1/2 cup salt
3 tbsp cooking oil
1 cup boiling water
1 package of cool aid or food colouring. I think the cool aid would make it smell better. lol. But I used food colouring because I don't buy cool aid yet.
Mix flower, salt and oil. Add water and either method of colouring. Mix. Then get your hands dirty and kneed until a dohie, lol. I found this is where I added some more flower, it seemed a little sticky to me.
Yield: I reproduced this recipe 6 times for each colour in the picture above. Balls are a little bigger then my fist.
Time: (this is with Evan "helping" me) for 6 colours 30 min!
Storage: Air tight bags or containers. I've always seen that the home made playdoh had to be stored in the fridge, so that's where I put mine.
Evan had a blast, he was totally engaged. I got 3 new words out of him in the 45 minutes we played with it! He even made a worm, said "eye" when he put on the eyes! I was shocked! the speech therapist said play doe was a great activity, wow was she right! Not to mention there is nothing I've found that has held his attention for 45 minutes. In fact there haven't been many activities we've both done that's held both of our interest for 45 minutes. Hey we have to enjoy it too.
Anyway more playdoh pics including his worm creation on face book.
Have a good one ladies.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Well Earl and I attended our class as the first step to getting Evan into a speech program.
I must say I wasn't overly excited about attending, but knew it was necessary to start the ball rolling. But I was actually truly impressed with the class and when I left I felt a huge ton of bricks lifted from my shoulders. The speech therapist that presented was knowledgeable, funny and interesting. I expected it to be dry and boring. But it turned out to be very informative and yes even a little fun. It cleared up some errors that Earl and I where making, including some calculation errors on the number of words in his vocab.
1. We have been all most quizzing him. Saying things like. "What is this?, come on what is this Evan." Apparently that's a no no! Its adding pressure and compounding anxiety.
2. The calculation of his actual words includes any word he has said whether he uses it regularly or pronounces it properly. I was under the assumption that a word that's counted should be a vocab word he uses all the time. Such as mom, which I hear almost a billion times a day now. Or that the when he says bue instead of blue that it doesn't count. But it does. So that gave him a huge vocab of over 60 words.
3. I also learned to put things in perspective. Like for example I never thought of speaking as a movement that required strengthening muscles. Have you? So he doesn't say certain sounds because the muscles arn't strong enough! Duh! I never thought of that. I was thinking why! Why can't he just say it! But he has to try more then 100 times to strengthen that muscle to make that sound! OMG what a revelation. So I learned it's all about patience and repetition.
4. Toddlers concentrate on one major task at a time. I noticed before Xmas that he wasn't talking but he was trying to figure out potty training. Now it's the opposite. Santa brought me almost 10 new words over the holidays, but we definitely went through more diapers. So the lesson is, they pick the battle and you have to notice the signs and just deal.
All in all with the new word calculation rules I have come to know that Evan isn't all that far behind. Not at all in fact. At the age of 2 he should have a vocab of 50-75 words, and one 2 word phrase. He says "up mom" once in a while. We also got a great hand out book with lots of tips! I'm planning on reading through it tonight to start implementing the info.
So I'm not a horrible mom! My son isn't miles behind! Everything is okay! Yippee!