Tuesday, January 31, 2006
So, I am typing on my brand new Dell Inspirion 6000 Laptop.. WOOHOO.. I have wanted one for so long it just seems sort of unreal that I actually have one.
I am having a ball surfing tonight I haven't even had my nightly popcorn.. haha..
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
So this is all about Miss Cambria who is GROUNDED!! The Crime.. not preparing for a test and subsequently failing it. I explained to her that she is not being grounded for failing the test but more for not studying, not telling us about the test and just not being prepared. She said she studied right before the test.. well that didn't work so well. She got 9.5 out of 20 and it was on Provincial Government.. I didn't know some of the answers myself.. haha
So, she is grounded for a week from all her electronic shtuff.
TODAY she got to go Snowboarding with school and from everything she told me it was a great time even though she fell A LOT!
I am hoping to get out to the hill next time and get some photos so I can add them here.
I made a few goals yesterday at the meeting and am pretty proud of myself today as I have met two and am working on #3
1. Exercize - I copied a bunch of Yoga shows that were on this morning and did one.. woohoo (see post on Yoga and Curtis to come later)
2. Fruit - I am HORRIBLE when it comes to fruit.. I may have eaten 2 peices of fruit in th past two months.. eek.. so my goal was to eat 3 fruits in a week.. today I had 1 cup of Orange Juice.. apparently it counts.. WOOOHOO
3. Food Journal - I have breakfast and Lunch completed.. supper is a Lean Cuisine seeing it is a work night so that should be easy..
ohhhh I just remembered the last one.. DON"T EAT POPCORN AT WORK.. we have a machine and it is SOOOO good.. but it is soooo bad.. so I will not eat it tonight.. yikes.. !!
I am stealing this from Patti's Blog. The idea is if you are a blogger and are reading this one, you are officially IT and you need to fill this in on your blog.. haha Cute isn't it??
Four jobs you’ve had in your life
Being a Mom (self explainitory)
Avon Lady (a great job)
Deloitte & Touche (I was recruited straight from College as I was the top of my class)
Brampton Chrysler (reception)
Four movies you would watch over and over
Dunno.. I am not a movie person.. :(
Four places you have lived
Cole Harbour, NS
Four TV shows you love to watch:~
One Tree Hill
Four places you have been on vacation:
Australia - kind of vacation
Wistler (next Month)
Four websites you visit daily:~
lately www.dell.ca as my puter is being built
Other's Blogs (they are a little addicting)
Four of your favorite foods:~
Roast Beef with all trimmings
Four places you would rather be right now:
hmm on a beach
in bed sleeping
playing on my new laptop.. haha
Four bloggers you are tagging:
Anyone who is reading..BUT.. specifically
Concider yourself Tagged.. now go forth and BLOG!!
We had a couple of centimetres snow on Friday night so Sat when we got up it was pretty and white, but it warmed up quickly and it went away. I am attaching some pictures of the snowman that the kids and Todd built.. I suppose I could just say that the kids built as Todd is the biggest kid in the bunch.. haha
Today was a good one at preschool. The story that Mrs. P read was one of Curtis's favorites. Speedy Little Race Cars. He can actually 'read' the whole book! So as Mrs. P was reading I could see his lips moving or saying it right out loud. I bet that is the story that he will be requesting tonight at bedtime.
Monday, January 23, 2006
I just checked my Order Status and this is what is happening right now.. I will update as new information becomes available.
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floor. Release is generally dependent upon approval of your designated form of payment. Credit card orders are usually released for production next business day pending availability of parts. Orders paid by cheque or lease are released upon receipt of the cheque/signed lease contract. Please allow 10 extra days for cheques that are not pre-printed.
I know a few of the people that are reading my babble.. but it would be nice to know who all is out there reading this.. Can you shout me a 'hello' so I can say hi back.. haha
Also, if you are a family member or friend reading this.. feel free to hit that comment button instead of emailing as this will keep the comments attached to the posts so when I am looking back I can remember what you said..
Friday, January 20, 2006
The book title is the name of the boy I think it starts with A and is about 6-7 letters long.. if ANYONE can help me.. please please do..
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Here is the first one.. Oh I also blurred the faces of the other children in the photos. I think you can click on it to make it a bit larger.
He has been enjoying, and Cambria too for that matter, the play doh that I made for them. It was pretty easy to make except for the constant stirring that is required.. it was quite the work out for sure!
The next set of pictures is Curtis making his train. I love this train and think it is his greatest work. Normally I try to influence his crafting and tell him where to put things.. yes bad mommy, but today I decided to just let him go to it and this is what he came up with. He pointed out to me all the things that I have detailed below. Remember to click on it to make it bigger.. also remember to comment on the blog by hitting the comment button as we will have those comments years down the road when he looks back at this amazing train!
Oh and I don't think I mentioned.. Curtis LOVES Preschool.. :)
Well, technically it isn't preschool it is a program that Curtis and I are going to through the Ontario Early Years (I think) which is called a Readiness Program. Basically what it is is a drop in program that has teachers there and they do teach some interesting stuff. So far we have worked on colours and transportation. If you want more info check out this site.
I will be posting here with Curtis' various accomplishments at school.. This is a picture I took on his first day.
I am actually a little late posting this as his first day was last Thursday.. but better late than never.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
So... what he told me is that he would like my memory stick with the pictures on it and they will give me a replacement stick. He is very interested in these pictures and in fixing them and figuring out what could possibly have happened to cause such corruption (apparently the technical word for my pictures).
I am very very happy that something is happening and I wasn't just told TFB. I was on the fence about ever owning a Lexmark Product again, as I do prefer that name brand in printers.... I am now back to being a fan of thier customer service at the least.
I will post an update when I have another one.
I had pretty much decided on a Dell (see photo below) but I think I should shop around first and see what is out there.
If any of my Blog readers (is anyone reading) has any laptop advice I would love to hear it.. Thanks so mcuh!
Monday, January 16, 2006
I had skiied before and I think I might have retained more than I thought I had as didn't do too badly coming down the hill, however, that is not the point.. I paid to be taught how to do it not basically thrown in the water for a sink or swim situation.
The other piss off was that the magic carpet thing kept breaking down so we waited int he line for it.. it broke, we went to the tbar the line wasn't moving then the carpet was working again so we went back there had one run stood in line again and got 1/4 way up and it broke and we were told to get off and walk up.. NICE! I am already upset about the lack of instruction now I have to walk up the hill (not a big one but not the point) carrying skis which I don't know how to hold properly and nearly tripped over twice... lovely.
OTHER than all that.. the coming down the hill wasn't too bad I think I will have a good time at Whistler..
Sunday, January 15, 2006
The reason for the lessons is incentive enough to learn. We are going to Whistler (Todd, me, Jay and Clara) at the end of February.. so either I learn to ski or I will be looking for something else to occupy my time there..
That is all for today.. more later when I return.. that is if I don't have broken limbs and can still type.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
I did a before and after a year picture for me.. Todd's I don't need to use a year for. His is a little over 6 months in the difference and man he looks good! I am not sure how much he has lost at this point, but I know he feels better and is much healthier and that is all that matters to me.
He said the other night when looking at my photo that he couldn't see a difference in himself.. I sure do.
Monday, January 09, 2006
I did weigh in today and it was higher than I thought I had gotten but I wasn't shattered by the number as it was me who has been stuffing my face with all the yummy lindor's and peanut butter cups and well everything else.. haha so it was not a shock
The scale at home tells me 145 and the scale at TOPS reads 148.8 which apparently gets recorded as 149.. geesh.. so I have nowhere to go but down. I will post my results next Monday after my next meeting.
I have to get my ass to the gym though.. I have to do two days a week at minimum and then I will have skiing for the next four Sundays and that will count as some serious exercise I am sure.. falling down burns a lot of calories I am sure.. haha
Curtis ->"Captain Underpants is Special!"
Mommy->"Really? Why is that?"
Curtis->"Because he has a cool cape"
Mommy"Is Max special too?"
Curtis->"Yes" Mommy->"why?" Curtis" Because he has a lucky T-shirt"
Mommy->"Is Mommy special too"
Curtis-> "yes" Mommy "Why"
Curtis-> " Because you are my best friend!"
*****Edited to add***
Okay.. now there is a photo of Max and Captain Underpants. When I was taking these this morning Curtis asked why I was doing it. SO, I told him I was taking a picture of them because they were special to him. His response was that I should take a photo of me too because I was special to him too.. okay.. what does he want? hahha
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Anyways, we were watching Miami Ink today (tattoo shop on TLC) and I said.. hey maybe I should get a tattoo for my Christmas present and then I said.. no.. I really want the laptop.. so then I say I should get a tattoo of a laptop.. haha.. Todd comes back with this one.. 'You should get a tattoo of a laptop on your ass...' 'On my ass?' I say... 'Yup, cause that is what you do ... sit on your computer all day.. hahaha... I have such a funny hubby.. I love him to peices and if you are reading.. KISS.. Can I have my laptop please???
So we had a birthday party for Brad today (Todd's Nephew). He turns 20 on Monday.. wow.. talk about time flying. We all had a great time and yes I smoked, but only a little bit, but it had been since Tuesday when I had my last one.
We had some great food, great company and a great time. Curtis has a new best friend apparently, and a new favorite past time. Todd and Curtis started the day by playing Hockey on X-Box and letting me sleep in.. YEAH.. so then Curtis had the idea that maybe Brad would play with him when he came over for the party......... (side note) Curtis is very timid and afraid of people that he doesn't see in every day life. The past few times he has seen Brad he has been warming up to him, but wasn't quite there yet... well that all changed today. Brad agreed to play hockey with him and Curtis jumped into Brads lap... we are all still shocked by that.. and they played hockey for well over an hour without stopping. Curtis' favortie part is the bobble heads (I have no clue) and fighting.. haha.. even though Brad would let him win he had to take at least a few hits.. way to beat up a 3 year old Brad!
Cambria was a little put out I think by everyone watching Curtis play hockey.. I need to get her something to show off in while people are around or something. She did eventually start drawing and showed off her pictures which are very good. I will ahve to scan some sometime to put on her. She does really good Anime style drawings.
I guess that is all for now... Happy Birthday Brad!
Friday, January 06, 2006
Seeing it has been a week or so now since the event.. I can write about it a little more easily.
Todd got me a photo printer for Christmas. It was very nice, quite expensive too.. I wasn't expecting such a nice printer actually. After spending Christmas Day at Kelly's we came home tired and stuffed and I came home with a full memory stick just itching to try out some of the new photos. I had 94 images on there from Christmas Eve to middle of the way through Christmas Day (when I filled the stick) . I put the stick into the printer and it said that there was an error. Immediatly I felt sick and though.. crap.. I should have copied this first.. well LARGE lesson learned. Something about the printer corrupted all the pictures on the stick (I did a test later and it did the same thing) As you can see by the two sets of pictures it was just horrible. The thumbnails are all I have left of all 94 pictures. The printer has been returned and I am think I am getting a laptop for Christmas instead (I hope). I am planning on making a layout using the thumbprints and perhaps one of the destroyed images.
The only thing that saved this from being a total disaster is that Todd's parents took some great photos.. (My favorite one is above)
Well the main thing... this is Day #3 of not smoking.. woohoo.. I am pleased with myself.
I took the kids shopping at Walmart today to spend the gift card's that they have accumlated and it was a very successful trip. Cambria got a Bratz Doll head, wicked jeans and a nice shirt that says LOL haha. Curtis got a Blue's Clues game for his V-Smile and some paints to use with his new easel.
Here is Curtis's first EVER picture of a person.. I am so proud!
Visit to Great Grandma's
Off we went to Grandma's yesterday morning. The kids were excited to see her, but I think more to get tea and cookies.. :) And then there was the candy machine that I had forgotten about.
Grandma looked really good and Nikki and Chester came by as well. They brought presents for the kids for Christmas and for Cambria's birthday.
Now off to laydown for a while as Todd has shared his cold germies with me.. yuck.
Well it is 2006.. wow how did that happen? The past year was pretty good for us. We got to go to Australia that was definatly something that doesn't happen every year! I got to get away for a weekend to Croptopia. Todd and I both lost a bunch of weight and I know I feel a lot better about myself and I think he does as well.
Looking ahead in 2006..
I am not a huge fan of making resolutions, but I do think that the New Year is like a fresh start so there are a few things I would like to get a fresh start with. First off I need to quit smoking again.. Todd will say, yeah yeah, I have heard that before, but really that is my plan.
Next on my list is to start a weight loss program again. I am not sure how much I gained lately but it and more has got to go. I am starting to go to TOPS which will be great for me.. not only will it keep me focused but will be social time for me, which I need badly.
Also on my list is this Blog. I would like to write every day, which I am sure is a lofty goal, so maybe every second day.. we shall see.
I would like to start my Avon back into full swing again as well.. My goal is to make PC this year and if I am going to do that I had better move my ass.
I am not sure yet how to end these entries.. haha... Maybe I should read some other people's blogs and get an idea from them.
Well New Year's Eve. I am trying this Blogging thing out as a Resolution. I have always wanted to keep a diary as it is so cool to look back and see what you were thinking at any given time. I am just not very diciplined in that area.
So, I thought that having a blog will also help out my journalling for scrapbooking and is then an added incentive to 'get her done'
More later.. I am at work now.. shhh