Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My little sick chicken

My little chicken is sick :(
Lilah has an eye, ear and throat infection and a temp of 39.4.
Hubs is home with her today until 1, then he has to go to work and i'll come home from work.

I hope she feels better soon, cause it may hurt me more that she's sick then it does her.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Weekend & Sickie

How was everyones weekend?

Ours was pretty good.  Hubs happened to be off all weekend, so we definitely took advantage of spending family time together.  We headed out to DFO on Sunday, and I got tons of exercise chasing Lilah around!.  She isn't very keen on being in the stroller.  She will get in and stay in there for a whole 10 seconds, then she feels it's her right to get out and walk - sorry I mean run everywhere.  So after she exhausted herself and had some lunch we went home and took naps.  Then we made a delicious dinner and ate as a family.  It was a perfect day.

Monday rolled around and we were all back to work & school.  Then Monday evening came around and Eve started complaining about a stomach ache.  Then 30 minutes later got sick all over the couch, carpet - everything.  She was sick until about 2 am that night, and finally settled and had a sleep.  I had to stay home from work Tuesday to be with her.  She just layed on the couch most of the day and watched movies.  I was able to get my housework done, so now I have an entirely free day Friday to spend with my little chicken Lilah. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011


For those of you that know Hubs, you know he is without a doubt a hard worker.  I consider him a work-a-holic. He will not turn down a shift at work, and often works 6 days a week.  That being said, sometimes he can be a little lazy at home.  Not with helping out with the kids though - he's very god at that.  We do have a pretty good balance considering he's a shift worker.  ofcourse we have laundry that he will leave on the floor, random things he will leave in places they don't belong - typical things i'm sure every wife will complain about. 

But today was the creme de la creme.  This is what he did:

Firstly, he called me on my mobile from the toilet asking me to bring him some toilet paper.  So then later on when I went into the bathroom myself, this is what I found.  The empty toilet paper roll still there and notice how the garbage can is within arms reach of the toilet?!?!.  Also notice that the towel holder has the new roll of toilet paper on it??.   All I said to myself was "really??". 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Scientist Kit & Glasses

Eve had to,  bring a "Scientist Kit" to school today. She had to bring a container to "observe her creatures in", gloves, tweezers, magnifying glass, note book, pencils and a container large enough to fit all of this in. 

I finally bit the bullet on Thursday at work and broke down and made myself an eye test appointment.  I haven't had an eye test in about 8 years.  I used to have reading glasses but couldn't even tell you where they are now or the last time I wore them.  I have noticed a change in  my vision the past year or so.  I have also heard that after having children your vision can change. 

While at work Thursday, a co-worker handed me a spreadsheet and just could not read it.  If I really tried hard I could have made some of it out, but it was soo blurry and I couldn't see it properly.  Thats when I said that was enough and booked an eye test. 

I had the test today, and it was determined that I definitely needed glasses.  I got used to having to focus harder to see things, so now the glasses will do that for me.  I don't have to wear them all the time, more so when i'm at work and on the computer or reading.  My left eye is also worse than my right eye.  I never realized that until today having the eye test and things were significantly more blurry with the left eye.  Overall though the Optometrist said I have healthy eyes.

Then the fun began of trying on every single pair of frames they had there.  I finally chose a pair and something that I NEVER do is chose the most expensive thing......YA RIGHT!.  I ofcourse, chose the most expensive pair they had.  $520, and 10 minutes later I was out of there with some new glasses.  What do you think??

Please ignore the zits on my chin - did I mention that I was breaking out  like a teenager?!?!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Camera, Pictures & LMM

I finally got a new camera. I love this bad boy.  It's a Nikon, and takes great pictures.  So far I haven't really played around with all the settings and have just kept it on Auto. These are some of the pics i've taken over the past week. 

Eve made this for me at school.  How sweet!

My fur babies - Sweetie & Fifi

Doug's being silly behind Eve!

What's that super duper awesome ring on my right hand you ask? 

I got this ring from Ashley@ Little Miss Momma.  I r.e.l.i.g.i.o.u.s.l.y read her blog, and have stayed up WAY past my bed time reading her posts from the very beginning.  OK, ok, i'll just admit it - I stalk her blog. 

She's so pretty, crafty, she has a super cute son (Baby W), and shes just all around awesome.  She has her own Etsy shop (this is where I got the ring).  I also got a matching necklace and earrings along with the ring.  I have had SO many compliments on this ring.  I wear it A.L.L the time :) 

Please go and visit Ashley at 
 LMM and i'm positive you will think shes awesome too!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In my other life

Do you ever daydream about another life?
I do.

I dream that I would be this swanky girl living in Manhattan New York in this amazing apartment and have this executive job where I wear an expensive suit to work everyday.  I stop at the coffee bus in front of my office then get into the elevator and go up to the 20th floor just in time to run into an important meeting. 
It's late when I leave work, but I still head out for dinner with friends.

My weekends are spent going for a run, walking my small dog and walking around my beautiful neighbourhood.  At night I go out on a date or with friends.  I lead a full filling but rather simple life. 

In my second life, I am one of the real Housewives of OC.  I'm rich but have worked hard for it.  I get spray tans every week, get my nails and hair done all the time, have nannies, and endless money to go shopping.  I have a lot of time to spend on myself and go to the gym.  I have a perfect 10 body and have had liposuction and breast implants.  It's always sunny and I drive a convertible BMW or Mercedes.

As appealing as one of these lives sound, I'm happy with the one i've got. I have a lot of things to be thankful for.  Even though my body isn't even close to being a perfect 10 - I'd say it's a 3 in fact, I think i'll keep it and work on it.  It's not sunny here all the time (contrary to popular belief), it's actually cold and rainy today, and has been for the past week.  I don't drive some fancy car, and don't have nannies but i'm ok with that.  I don't get to spend my weekends and week nights going out for dinners etc, they are spent cooking for my family, and chasing my kiddos around.  But I wouldn't have it any other way.  I like my job, house, car, and will keep this simple little life i've got.

What do you dream about in your other life?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mothers Day, Mom

Happy Mothers Day to the best Mom in the world!

I am so lucky to have you in my life mom.
You have made me who I am today.
I admire you and your strength.
I think you are the most caring & considerate person in the world.

If I turn out to be half the mom you are, I would consider myself lucky.

My girls are so lucky to have you as their "brama". 

Today is your day and you deserve nothing but the best in life. 

I love you so much.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Rant & Relationships

I'm learning as I get older that relationships are tricky.
They come in all different forms, shapes and sizes.

I find I have to put on many different faces in certain relationships.
Some "relationships" are forced, and I have no choice but to put on a happy face and make the effort even though I don't want to.

Other relationships are genuine and I can be myself.  Like those with my kids, husband and family. I don't have to be someone I'm not.  I don't have to bite my tongue or watch what I say in fear of being judged. I know that no matter what I do or say they genuinely and unconditionally love me.  I can tell them if I have a problem with them or an mad with something.  They just know me.  These are my favourite kind of relationships.

I have a "Smile & Hello" relationship with alot of people.  People I see everyday at school drop off & Daycare drop off, at the supermarket, the shops I visit frequently, some acquaintances, and even some people on Facebook.   I don't really know most of these people and they don't know much about me.  We just Smile & say Hello because we happen to frequent the same places and see eachother often so it would be rude to just constantly walk by them and not even so much as have a smile on my face. 

Then theres relationships with friends.  I have 1 best friend and I would categorize her in my family relationships.  Theres no holding back with her and I can be me - just like with my family.  She loves me no matter what and I love her too.  I have "friends", and they know things about me and I know things about them, but it's a different relationship than that to my family and acquaintances.  We often "catch-up", have coffees together, go out for dinners, have playdates with our kids.  We invite eachother to things.  So it's a closer relationship and ones that I value tremendously.

In each relationship theres a form of give & take.  Even the relationships of people in shops and supermarkets.  I take the food, but I pay for it.  So it's still a give & take situation. 

Some people are takers and some are givers.  I would like to consider myself a giver.  I give alot of myself to people and don't expect much in return.  Just a courtesy call, visit or even a text message.  I would also like to consider myself a thoughtful person.  I see something in a shop and will often think "This would look nice on so and so", or "This is exactly what she wants so I'm going to go that extra mile and get it for her".  Sometimes though, I don't feel that gesture in return from some of my relationships.  Am I trying too hard?.  Do I just have to let go?.  Should I take a step back and let someone do things for me?.  I am kinda getting sick of thinking about and doing nice things for others but getting nothing, zip, zilch in return.  Some people you "have" to do things for, but I still don't want to.  And these people never do anything in return for me. 

There - I had to have this rant, and let it out.  I feel better now.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Out of Place

Lately I feel out of place.  Like i'm not in my own element.

Yesterday as I was driving from work to pick the girls up from School/Daycare, I suddenly felt like the roads were so unfamiliar and I didn't know where I was going.  The thing is...I drive this way to and from work e.v.e.r.y day - so they are definitely familiar and I definitely know where I am going.  

This feeling of "I just don't belong here" came over me. 

I especially feel out of my element and out of place when someone whom I have never met before pipes up and says "Where are you from", or my fave 'Which part of America are you from" - No people, I am a Canadian and there IS a difference between the American and Canadian accents!

I wonder if i'll ever feel like this is home and that I belong here?. 
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