Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Is it wrong....

to let kids play Nintendo for hours when you have a migraine?

We did play outside a couple of times but that's about all the entertaining I've felt up too, and if you let them choose what to do it's almost always nintendo. Oh well...they've been quiet.....

Holly scored a day off....

This morning I didn't want to drive because of the snow and was going to take her to school at lunch time, now that the roads are fine I have a migraine coming on and I can't drive....

Lucky Holly

Monday, November 28, 2005

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

It's SO beautiful outside. A winter wonderland, I'm so upset that my camera isn't working. I'm going to have to borrow Sonia's and get some shots of the snow, especially if I take Payton out to play!!

Schools are open in Mission, but Rod called and said that although some roads are plowed they are still slippery and said he didn't think I should venture out on the roads yet. So unless Shelley braves the roads I'm keeping Holly home and we'll see what happens later. Besides it just started snowing again!! YEAH!!


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My record is 84, I know, I'm amazing.....

Busy-ness, in a good way

Wow, what a crazy weekend. For a switch I hardly saw my kid at all!! Sat a group of us got together and made some Christmas cards. It was so nice to visit and be able to be creative without chasing Payton around. When I got home I found my Christmas tree up with lights strung. I had decided not to put my tree up this year but Rod had other idea's! But it is nice to have it up!! I'm not sure about whether I'll fully decorate it or not, Andrew is trying to put some plastic) ornaments up but Payton keeps pulling them off. So they are all in a straight row right above her reach!! LOL!!

Then we got to go to the Grey Cup on Sunday! We never would have bought tickets so it was a real treat. It would have been even better if Vancouver was playing but it was great anyways. I chose to cheer for Edmonton and after double overtime they won! It was a very close game with made it more fun. The half time show was bad, it was SO bad. The Black Eyed Peas performed, now I'm not a fan of theirs anyways but I was still going to watch, I wanted to go to the washroom and stretch my legs but I was going to wait until after the half-time show. A couple minutes in I decided I'd rather miss it than the football game!! But the whole day was nice we rode in with Rod's dad and Jillian so we got to visit, then we strolled around all the Grey Cup activity going on, went for lunch, then to the game.

What a good day!! What a good weekend!!

Of course no cleaning, grocery shopping or Christmas shopping got done, but you can only do so much!!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Idea's wanted

My extended family this year is doing a gift exchange game, you know one of the ones where you can steal ect. Where for some reason everyone figures the best gift is the big heavy one, just like when we were kids. Anyways I think it will be fun but I've been shopping a couple of times and as always am having a hard time coming up with two neat, unisex gifts, that are $15 and under(I think that was our limit anyways). Has anybody got any ideas?????

Thursday, November 24, 2005


We're going to the Grey Cup!! Rod won tickets on the radio coming home from work!! It will be so fun for us to have a date!!

And here comes the reason for the darn. I thought we had someone lined up to watch Payton but it looks like they had prior engagements that they forgot about. So if anybody is available and so inclined to watch my baby please let me know. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

You Raise Me Up

I had a couple really peaceful days recently. The best days in months. There really wasn't anything special or specific that happened, just a calmness and peacefulness resting on my soul. There was no doubt in my mind that everything would work out, that I was living in God's will. Besides being wonderful it reminded me of what it was like to rest in peacefulness. Now a few days later I can feel a shift that has left me craving peace, peace within myself. I have been reminded of what it's like to rest in God's will and trust him with my whole being, now I'm not going to settle for any less than what God wants for me.

When the overwhelm, fustration, and panic started to set in again last night I chased it away. When it tried this morning I started to feel defeated. But instead of giving up I said simply to God, "I can't do this everyday, show me what to do". A few minutes later a song came on the radio that reminded me that I'm not alone and sometimes I just need to stop and wait, he will come, he always does.

The funny thing was it wasn't a Christian radio station.

You Raise Me Up
Josh Groban

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened be
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

Friday, November 18, 2005



And I went Christmas shopping and bought myself a new purse!! It was a good day!!

Thursday, November 17, 2005


I'm reading Captivating, well, I'm trying to read Captivating. Somehow it makes me angry and self abusive. I'm not sure if it's just because I don't want to deal with my issues, or I just have a block about seeing myself as beautiful. I think maybe I like my issues, I like my box, it may not be comfortable, but it's familiar.

But I'm working on it, sort off.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Has anyone noticed?

That it's Nov 16 already???? AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Anyone need to go Christmas shopping? I'm going to need some support.....

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Thursday, November 10, 2005

Excerpt from michelles TXT message

"in calgary, very bumpy, feeling sick..."

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

This is me signing off...for now...

I am about to go pack my suitcase, finally. My house is not going to be cleaned before I go :( But that has to be ok, because that's the way it is going to be. None of my relatives there have internet, hard to believe I know. I will try to find an internet cafe or something to let you all know how I'm doing. If not I'll ask Rod to post for me that I made it safe and sound. I hope everyone has a great week!!! See you in a week!!

Just a vent

Well, my nice cool exterior is quickly evaporating. My brain is whirling so quickly that I don't even know what's going on in there and the result is fustration. The house is a disaster, it all started with Rod and I taking a day off from tidying on sat. We figured it would be nice just to spend some time together not worrying about anything house-holdish, and we would get to everything on sun. Well on sun we got the news about my grandfather which sent the rest of the day into a loss. Well we did do some stuff, but it was attempting to clear some of the space in the bedroom and doing laundry. Big mistake, big big mistake. Note to self always ALWAYS do the main living area first. As that is where most of your time is spent and is most likely to drive you insane if messy. Between trying to figure out what was going on, and having a Payton(and others) not only is my house still a mess but I'm not packed either. AH!! It's just to much for my little mind to take. So to anyone that will be in my house while I am gone, I apologize, it's not usually this disgusting. Really, it isn't. Don't worry about it my husband says, which is fine and all, but I do not want to come home to this and there are going to be people here. ARGH!!

I spent a bunch of time today getting some pictures ready to be printed, pictures of Payton and the family to show to relatives. I was going to send them to London Drugs online and pick them up later. So I got them all ready went online and filled out all the forms, when I got to the last step before confirmation it says, they will be ready for pick-up within 24hrs. I will be in High Prairie in 24 hours!! And you can't use your keychain(discounts) online either. ARGH!! So now because I need to be doing things here and Payton needs to nap there is no way I am going to have any pictures to take!!!

Anyways, I just needed to vent, I need to stop now and go and try to get something accomplished. In 7.5 hours I need to be leaving here for the Airport, think I'll do it???

I've come to a realization....


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

What am I going to do without my baby for 6 days??????

Things to do

Well, it looks like we've got child care covered. One thing down, many to go. I need to clean my house, I don't want to come home to such a mess. And I need to find something to wear to the funeral. I also have to pack everything else. Make sure Payton's clothes are clean and everything else is ready.

K, game plan: Put Payton down for her nap, clean, when she gets up go to Reitmans and see what I can find. Come home, laundry and clean some more. Tonight after Payton is in bed. Pack some and clean some more....

Monday, November 07, 2005

Well it's official...

I am Alberta bound, well not quite yet, but soon. I'm leaving Thursday and will be back Tuesday. Rod is going to stay home with Payton, he's going to stay home from work on Thursday and Friday is a holiday. Does anyone want a 1 year old for a couple days next week?? How bout a seven year old? Gee, my life got complicated quickly.

I just had a thought, well a couple really. What am I going to wear to a funeral? And do I even have any winter clothes, I mean REAL winter it gets below O and there may be snow winter clothes???

Ok, just a couple more..SOMEBODY STOP ME!!!

You Are 24 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

What's with this???

You Are 70% Weird

You're so weird, you think you're *totally* normal. Right?
But you wig out even the biggest of circus freaks!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

You would think I have alot of time on my hands!!

You Are Likely an Only Child

At your darkest moments, you feel frustrated.
At work and school, you do best when you're organizing.
When you love someone, you tend to worry about them.

In friendship, you are emotional and sympathetic.
Your ideal careers are: radio announcer, finance, teaching, ministry, and management.
You will leave your mark on the world with organizational leadership, maybe as the author of self-help books.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

Very popular, one of you is not enough.

What Your Sleeping Position Says

You are secretly sensitive, but you often put up a front.
Shy and private, you yearn for security.
You take relationships slowly.
You need lots of reassurances before you can trust.

Your Inner Child Is Surprised

You see many things through the eyes of a child.
Meaning, you're rarely cynical or jaded.
You cherish all of the details in life.
Easily fascinated, you enjoy experiencing new things.

Your Birthdate: April 29

You have the mind of an artist, even if you haven't developed the talent yet.
Expressive and aware, you enjoy finding new ways to share your feelings.
You often feel like you don't fit in - especially in traditional environments.
You have big dreams. The problem is putting those dreams into action.

Your strength: Your vivid imagination

Your weakness: Fear of failure

Your power color: Coral

Your power symbol: Oval

Your power month: November

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

Your Personality Profile

You are dependable, popular, and observant.
Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.
In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.

You are unique, creative, and expressive.
You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.
And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!

Your Observation Skills Get A C

You tend to notice the big things in life...
But the details aren't exactly your forte

You Are A Good Friend

You're always willing to listen

Or lend a shoulder to cry on

You're there through thick and thin

Many people consider you their "best friend"!

This is why I hate it when the phone rings in the night....

My Grandpa passed away last night. My Dad's Dad. I'm so glad we went out there this summer. These are photos taken while we were there. My Grandpa, Payton, and my Aunt Donna(my Dads sister). He would have been 92 in a few days.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Despite rainy days and busy schedules we did manage to take Payton for her first trip to the pumpkin patch. Along with a couple extra stow-aways!! We had a good time, and as you could tell we couldn't bring home just 1 pumpkin!! In our defense they weren't ALL for us!! hehe!!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Wake-up call, chef, taxi driver, race car driver(well not really but that's what it feels like when you pick up three kids in 30min from 3 different schools), referee, dishwasher, laundress, maid, therapist, teacher, doctor, and of course the big bad wolf......

It's no wonder I feel inadequate most of the time, I'm way under-qualified!!