Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Daniel quotes of the week

Can I watch Fred (a program on tv) because he's annoyingly awesome.

My wrestling team is called the WWE Fruities.

How did my soccer team get beat by 3 year olds? (actually they were also five, it's just that he's super tall).

That tshirt isn't frayed around the neck, I chewed it. Yep I chewed it. Sorry.

I want to have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day until I die.

Daniel don't put your head in the ..... oh, never mind

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Feeling Melancholy

It's been weird week. Not weird in an extraordinary or good way, but a week of feeling like things aren't right with the world. I feel off.

It's probably due to my contact lens prescription being wrong. I have to struggle through until they swap them out next Wednesday but feeling like I'm seeing the world through the bottom of an old milk bottle doesn't help this feeling of not being right.

I've had good news this week too. My kids got into the latchkey program at the local school, I'm still motivated to stay off the wine and I'm slowly plugging along on house projects. We're even getting our much coveted porch built! And we're all fine - healthy and happy.

So what is this feeling? Could it be connected to 9/11? Or is the solar storm causing havoc with my hormones? Am I fed-up about my nephew having some trouble lately and my dear friend being sad because she's lonely? Yes to both of those.

And today I got a horrible email off a man that didn't like a newspaper article that I had written, so that hasn't helped matters. He got the wrong end of the stick but instead of asking me about it he went on a tirade and was actually quite nasty and hurtful. That bothers me, how mean people can be from the comfort of their computer chairs.

I miss Linda. I miss my mum & Tom. I miss Leanne. I don't miss wine but maybe that's the thing that's making me feel weird. Round about now I'd have a merry glow about me and I'd be oblivious to all theses feelings of melancholy.

Let's hope tomorrow is better.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Kitchen Renovation 2014: Before Pictures

It's been a long time since we renovated the kitchen. I hate it now as it seems so dark and pokey.  In hindsight we shouldn't have stained the cabinets cherry and we have so.much.clutter. And the cupboards aren't organized. So anyway, here's a few "before" pictures. I'm excited to get stuck in and make some changes!

I do wish school would stop sending important papers home
Dark dark dark...
Hate the cabinet and cart - want a pantry and work space!
I love my window seat but it's shabby

A Burst of Energy

This week I have been prooooductive!

We applied for citizenship
Painted the basement steps
Sorted out laundry room and basement
Started renovating the kitchen
Caught up on housework
Called people
Facetimed friends
Got a lot of stuff done at work

Is there a chance that this burst of energy has come from me not drinking wine and trying to get 8 hours of sleep every night this week? I think I know the answer to that. But the 4 cups of coffee a day probably helped too.