Friday, 20 May 2011

Yay! 5 ? Friday

So I read these on another blog and I LOVE doing stuff like this so without further ado here we go!!!

1. Do you and your spouse go to bed at the same time?

Yes. Which is alarmingly geeky early. We are usually in bed around 9:30 or 10:00. After we bath the gooberfish, read him a story, I nurse him, then the family is ready for sleep. 

We have stayed up later than Gooberfish to watch a movie but the inevitable happens:

1. I fall asleep halfway through

2. I drag myself around the next day cursing the fact I went to bed at midnight, got up for two nursing sessions and was up with Gooberfish at 6 AM.

2. A question for the ladies...What kind of facial hair do you like on your man?

None. For the most part, my hubby bares a little soul patch which is about all I like. The rest just makes kissing a scratchy event!

3. What's the worst vacation you've ever taken?

I really can't think of a bad vacation. I am broke enough that I have learned to love any chance to get away from home for awhile.

ohhhhh...wait.... I just remembered this one time when I was about 7 or 8 and my family drove to Drumheller, AB to see the prehistoric park. I was SOOOO sick, I remember hardly being able to keep down a glass of water and barfing all over the floor in the reptile exhibit room. 

I apologize for whoever had to clean that up.

4. What's the first-ever blog you followed?

I don't remember... sorry :(

5. Do you enjoy amusement parks?

Depends which one. 

Disney = Heck Yes!!!!!!

Roll into town carnyville = scary

I like a good theme ride, which is why I love Disney, the rides actually amuse me. 

Any other place the rides make me dizzy and I have a feeling of disappointment mixed with that barfy feeling I mentioned earlier

Lovely thoughts to end the blog.

Me and my favorite mouse

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Book Review

I finished reading "The Wedding Girl" and I have added it to my review page so go on and check that out if you wish. 

Also please leave comments if you were reading it as well and let me know what you thought.

So I am searching for my next novel. Suggestions?

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


I love the great outdoors. There is just something wonderful about being outside after spending the last 7 months stuck inside wearing my warm woolies. 

But sadly for about 2-3 weeks every spring I have to take the good with the bad. 

I am allergic to spring. 

All those lovely pollenating plants make me want to gouge out my itchy eyes with spoons while standing on the mountain of tissue I use each and every day. 

I NEVER had any allergies as a kid, they actually developed after my first year of university. 

How does this happen? I thought I had a nice clean break from developing anything that late in the game. 

Oh well. With my pockets stuffed with tissues I will go outside and I WILL enjoy the precious little warmth that we have here in the great white north. 

I may have red eyes and a snotty nose but at least I am happy and warm :) 

Friday, 13 May 2011


The Gooberfish has been growing quite nicely if I do say so myself. He seems to be a nice, cheerful, sensitive 5 month old. 

It bothers me a little when as soon as I took him to visit my parents and he lets out some whimpers and even has a little cry that they assumed something was the matter with him.

He is a baby. 

Babies cry. Did they forget that?

We had driven 8 hours across country only to have them ask what was wrong with him. 

We threw his personal schedule off and he did not nap at his proper times, he was forced to sleep in a bed that wasn't his, he was in a strange house filled with strange people, so ya a little cryin' is what we had to endure. 

I love my parents, God bless them, but REALLY?! 

Now that we are safe and sound back at home they keep asking if he doing better. 

Rest assured HE IS FINE. 

Next time Grandma and Grandpa should drive 8 hours, I will make them sleep on cots in the basement and we can see how cranky they are in the morning :)

Aside from that Gooberfish has entered the world of food! He really enjoys his rice cereal with breast milk.

He has also moved from his bassinet to his crib (sniff sniff momma is doing fine...)

But we really enjoy our afternoon snuggle and sleep in the big bed :)

Have a great Friday everyone!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Prepping for summer

Hubby and I have been waiting for this for a looooooong time.


Not just any ol' summer, I mean the kick back and have a frosty drink in backyard, go for long walks, maybe even a little camping and hiking kind of summer.

We are always moving. Always.

With us both being teachers you would think that we would have these gorgeous summer holidays. 

But alas teachers are a dime a dozen. No one needs us for more than year.

And then we are off to the next city/province/country to endure a year of teaching into the unknown of where we will be at the end of it.

Last summer was horrendous because not only were we moving eight hours away from our home, but I was 6 months pregnant. 


hubby has a job secured in the same place so we can stay put. 

Hopefully our fence and deck building project is complete before summer holidays start.

I can't wait for us to kick back with some fruity slushy summer drinks!

Monday, 9 May 2011

My Curse

I believe that everyone has that something that just follows them around like a rain cloud ready to pour on the parade.

Some people always manage to pick out the worst movies (hubby I'm looking at you)

Some people cannot buy a good pair of shoes without something going wrong (mom I'm looking at you)

Some people cannot buy a used vehicle without something falling apart on it (Bro I'm looking at you)

We all have it.

Its a curse of something. 

Mine is telephones.

I cannot buy a home phone that will last more than a year maybe two at the very most.

I have lived on my own for just over 10 years. I have had a different home phone every other year. 

So what am I going to do about this??

I quit.

Yep, that's right. I'm a big ol' quitter. 

I'm quittin' and I'm never lookin' back. No more home phone for this momma. 

I will finally take the plunge and get a cell phone, one for me, hubby already has one. 

downside: telling everyone we have a different #

upside: no more losing hubby at walmart 

Now to pick out a phone...

Friday, 6 May 2011

Serious Warning

This momma has come to the realization that I soon need to cut the cord, hand over the reigns, let go....

my baby has outgrown his bassinet 

When I purchased it I did not carefully read that it only holds up to 15 lbs. 

15 lbs.!  Thats it... 5 months later and his little bed is obsolete. 

But I'm not ready. Not at all. 

I like him being rightnexttome. 

I like hearing him breath and sigh throughout the night.  

I like waking up to him sucking his thumb waiting patiently for me to feed him.

I know it will take more for me to make this transition to his own room than it will for him. his own crib....sigh...

I wonder how concrete that warning sign is?  

Surely he can stay snuggled in his bed for another 5 months or 5 years.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Love Thy Neighbor

I am finding it increasingly difficult to follow this good ol' Bible rule. 

Thy neighbor happens to have big meanie dogs who come running into my yard each morning to have a poop. 

But then we found out they have been evicted and they are taking the big doggies away, yay! I know I should feel a little sorry for them...but I don't...not really even a little. 

We are still going to build a fence, it is in the works!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


So I just got home from Easter Vacation.

Not sure if I can really call it a vacation.

According to my vacation checklist, a vacation must:

  • be relaxing (or hectic but superfun ex. Disneyland)
  • hot and sunny
  • fruity slushy drinks consumed 
But sadly I was not very relaxed, it was cold and wet, and the closest I got to a "fun" drink was a pink grapefruit slurpee from Seven Eleven. 

Oh well, we drove for 6 hours to go see my family and some old friends, we ate loads of Easter yum yums and introduced Gooberfish to everyone who had not met him yet.

But next year I swear we are going to Hawaii.

Easter Egg Hunt in Grandma's backyard

Gooberfish's cousins: Mini M, Middle M and Big M

Gooberfish enjoying his time outdoors

Meeting my best friend J and her son