Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Camryn Gets Revenge

In my effort to conserve water I bathe 2 of my children together.  I always have (age appropriate of course).  I also shower every day with My Dear Nathan (sorry for the wealth of personal information).

Camryn and Darian used to bath together all the time.  I will never ever forget one fateful night though.  Camryn must have been around 2, making Darian 6-ish.  Our one and only bathtub was upstairs in our tiny house.  We ran the water, tossed our kids into the tub and then went about our business.  Everything was going swimmingly until we heard Darian screeching at the top of her lungs for her Mommy.  Thinking that something was wrong, we both bolted into the bathroom.  Upon our arrival we found Darian straddling the bathtub, a foot on either side, while yelling.  Camryn, on the other hand, was happy as a clam.  Just sitting and playing.  It only took a second before we realized what it was that Darian was screaming about.  Camryn had pooped in the water.  It was a priceless moment.  We plucked our children out of the sewage, cleaned the tub and then proceeded to clean our children.

Camryn has got her revenge tonight.  She wanted to bathe with her baby sister so we obliged.  We ran them the tub, gave them the toys and left the room to go about our business.  Tonight, however, there was the teeny-tiniest call of "uhhhh.....Mommy?".  I almost didn't hear it.  I muted the hockey game and answered.  It the calmest voice I have ever heard Camryn replied "Ryleigh just pooped in the bath".  We bolted to her rescue, expecting to see her straddling the tub ala Darian.  Nope, she simply got out and waited for us to come and rescue her.  Ryleigh was not pleased to have to get out but we promised her that she could get back in....just as soon as we removed all the toys, all the poop and scrubbed the tub.  Now I have dirty tub toys, a clean tub and pretty soon will have clean children.  

I can't help but wonder when (or if) Ryleigh will get her revenge....that and how the hell am I going to clean all the tub toys?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bradford Ex-crap!

Remember how I was saying that I was going to blog about what Awesome Father-In-Law had waiting for me when I came home from Disneyland?  Well here it is....in all of its glory.

These lovely things are not for me specifically but for my 8 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER!  Yes, you read that right.  At some point in her 8 years my little Camryn may or may not have mentioned that she likes dragons.

Any of you who have been reading will know that I have been incessantly complaining about trying to get my house decluttered and organized.  I have gone through boxes upon boxes of stuff that I thought that I needed.  I have realized that I needed none of it.

I realize even more that I DO NOT need crappy Bradford Exchange anything in my house.  Not only are there these 2 dragons in my house but there is also a number of wolves (that belong to Darian) and some other crap in large styrofoam containers.  It would not have been so bad if my children had actually asked for any of this shit but they did not.  My Awesome Father-In-Law took it upon himself to buy them these lovely pieces.

I get that he is just trying to give his grandchildren something but why these?  These....totally age inappropriate, totally home cluttering, totally ugly specimens.  The best part though?  Is that this is a series.....of 8!  I do not have room for the 2 that we have what the fuck am I going to do with 8?

My favorite part is the scantily-clad warrior women on them.  I am sure that they are Camryn's favorite part too.  Groan!  What am I going to do?  Anybody wanna adopt some dragons?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


It.  Has.  Been.  Snowing.  For.  Days.  Who the hell pissed off the weather gods?  I am so tired of the snow.  How is it possible that in the last 3 days we have received more snow than we did the whole 2 weeks we were away.....in DECEMBER!!!

I have shoveled our sidewalk because the snow gets too deep during the day to leave it for Nathan to do.  This morning, after getting home from a horrible attempt to work out at the gym, I just left Ryleigh in our van (running of course) to watch Spongebob while I tried to clear a path to our front door.  I have left the back for Nathan to do.  It is garbage day tomorrow and I will have no part of hauling any garbage out through at least a foot of snow.

The worst part of this, besides the fact that it is nearing the end of April, is that there does not seem to be a stop to this hideous weather until after the weekend.  Ugg.  Groan.  Retch.  Alberta weather is just not impressing me right now.  Good thing that I only have 22 more days until I go to Florida.

**I would add pics but this damn thing is not working.

***I would also like to add that my boys won their hockey game on Sunday!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Meme

I was not tagged per se but this is from Kyddryn.  You can visit her here.

1. What was the last hot thing you touched?  Does my husband count?  lol.....

2. Do you have an eating disorder?  Sometimes I don't like to eat.  The thought of it kind of makes me sick...but I do eat because it is one of those pesky things that you HAVE to do.

3. As a child, did you ever take swimming lessons?  Yes I did.  We used to live in a townhouse complex that had a rec centre and that is where I took swimming lessons.

4. What was the last movie you watched in the theatre?  I have no clue.  It has been so long since I have gone to the theatre....probably some sort of Harry Potter movie and I still haven't seen the most recent one.

5. Do you have siblings?  Yes, I have 1 younger brother.

6. Ever had braces?  Although most dentists that I see assume that I have, I haven't.  I have been fortunate enough to be born with perfectly straight teeth.  I guess it is the least the universe could do since I am fat.

7. When was the last time you kissed the last person you kissed?  Sometime around 3:30 this morning...

8. What are two things you get made fun of a lot for?  My incredibly small ears and the fact that I really like Disney right now....

9. How old are your brothers and sisters?  I have no sisters but my brother is 28.

10. What was your favorite movie as a child?  I remember really liking Annie.

11. Do you know anyone with the same name as you?  Yes, my daughter's Brownie leader has the same first name and one of the guys that Nathan works with has the same as my middle name.

12. What do you smell like?  A Mom?  Nancy?  Oil of Olay soap?  I have never really sniffed myself.

13. What's your favorite month?  Probably July because there is Stampede, Capital Ex, usually nice weather and my baby's birthday.

14. Do people ever misspell your name?  Yes, not so much my first name, but definitely my middle and last name (both married and maiden).

15. Are you a mean person?  No, although I am sure that my kids would tell you that I am.

16. What was the last sporting event that you watched?  I am watching curling as I type this.  But before this it was a hockey game.  And after this it will be a hockey game.....sigh....I can't wait for football season to start.

17. When you're home alone, do you still close the door when you shower?  Yes because I am never, ever home alone and if I am having a shower it is one of the very few toddler free moments I get.  Besides if the door is open and Ryleigh comes in, it usually means that I have to let her in the shower with me.

18. Has a friendship ended recently that you wish hadn't?  No though I do feel like some are strained but I am not sure how I feel about it.

19. You win the $100 million power ball lottery - what do you do?  First, I wonder if a Canadian is allowed to win a power ball lottery.  Second, I pay off debts, build a new house and have another baby.  Take a nice, extended vacation and put money away for my kids.

20. Are you a beach person or a snowy mountain person?  Well right at this very moment I would have to say a beach person as it has been snowing for 2 days here.  Have I mentioned that it is mid-April?  Have I mentioned that this time last week it was 24 above?  And now?  It is snowing.....lots!

21. Can you watch scary movies alone?  No.  I don't like scary movies at all and don't watch them.  Most of the time I don't watch them because they are too stupid and my life is too valuable to waste watching mindless crap....unless it is some sort of reality tv show.

22. Would you rather stay home all day or be out and about?  Well I usually like to stay home all day but every now and then I need to get out before I burn my house down.

23. Do you like to keep the peace or be confrontational?  Depends on who I am with....there are some people that I love to argue with.....Awesome Father-In-Law is one of them.

24. Are you more likely to be with a large group of people or a few close friends?  A few close friends.

25. Where would you like to live?  I am very content here in Edmonton....I don't know enough about other places to change where I live....I don't like change.

26. What is your ideal profession?  One where I love what I am doing every day.  I am still looking....

27. What is one fear that you have?  Losing my family is my biggest fear!

28. Are you good in math?  I used to be.

29. What's stashed under your bed?  The floor.  There is no space under my bed.

30. Is there anyone you ever regret meeting?  Yes....but I think that if I said who it is it would be mean, and I am not a mean person.

31. Would you rather have room mates or live alone?  Live alone if it was just random people who were my room mates.

32. What is your favorite thing to wear?  Anything that makes me look thinner.  :)

33. Do you give money to homeless people when they ask?  Sometimes.  If I have change then chances are I will give it.  

34. Missing someone?  Yes....wish she lived closer.  The Mayor position still needs filling (in my opinion anyway).

35. You're having a bad day, what is one thing that can make your day better?  My kids being funny.  Or a hug from my husband.

36. Do you keep secrets well?  Sometimes too well....am struggling with that right now.

37. Can you sing?  Yes but not as well as I used to be able too.

38. Any plans for today?  Yep, we are going to watch My Dear Nathan play hockey.  It is the finals.....fingers crossed they win!!

39. Favorite color?  Black....if you don't consider that a color then it would be red.

40. How old will you be in 10 months?  10 months older than I am right now...duh!!  Ummmm....almost 33.

41. What did you do today?  So far, I have done some laundry, changed some diapers, served some breakfast and watched some curling.....not a very exciting day as of yet.

42. Who was the last person who texted you?  Probably Jenn.  It has been a few days since I got a text so I am guessing.

43. What is your current status?  Ummm....married.  Stationary.  Awake.

44. What are you listening to?  CBC Sports.

45. Who can you tell anything to?  My Dear Nathan and Cammy.

46. What were you doing at 12 am last night?  Drinking beer and playing Wii with My Dear Nathan and Camryn.

47. When is the last time you saw your Mom?  April 2.  It was the day we left after going to Disneyland together.

48. Have you kissed someone in the last 2 weeks?  Yes, all of my family.  

49. How many houses have you lived in? 3 of my own.

50. Do you live in the house you grew up in?  No.

51. What are you doing for your next birthday?  I have no clue, probably not much.

52. Are you a social person?  Isn't everyone is some manner?

53. Do you like someone right now?  Yes, I like lots of people.

54. What color is your shirt?  Black and grey.

55. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed?  Yes but only because there is someone on the other side, once he is gone I roll all over the place.

56. Do you know how to play poker?  Texas Hold Em, yes....but not very good.

57. What are you thinking about right now?  Honestly?  That my house smells like chicken at this very moment.

58. Any plans for this weekend?  Next weekend?  This weekend is pretty much done.  Next weekend we have to work on cleaning the house out more.

59. Do you have anything bothering you?  YES!!!!  Big time....and it really, REALLY sucks!

60. Do you smile often?  I think so.

61. When was the last time you cried?  Friday night, 

62. Have you ever had a life threatening injury?  No thank goodness!

63. Have you ever been in an ambulance?  No thank goodness!

64. Do you prefer an ocean or pool?  A pool because they can be warm.

65. Why is your relationship status the way it is?  Because I said so.

66. What is something that you collect?  Magazines but I really shouldn't.

67. Do you wear any jewelry 24/7? Yes my tongue is pierced and so is my nose.

68. Do you think OJ killed his wife?  Yes.

69. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?  Probably during my dumb teen years.

70. How often do you remember your dreams?  A few nights a week usually.

71. What is the main ring tone on your phone?  Just One Fix by Ministry.

72. What is something that you do too much?  Let people use me as an emotional dumping ground.  Drink beer.

73. Do you shut the water off while you brush your teeth?  Yes.

74. Do you wish someone was with you right now?  He already is.

75. Are you mad about anything?  Same thing that is making me cry, keeping a secret and bothering me.

76. How late did you stay up Saturday night and why?  Until about 4 am, playing Wii and doin' other stuff.  Why?  Because it was all fun!

77. What was the first thing you thought when you got up?  Fucking cats!!!

78. Who were you with Saturday night?  My Dear Nathan, Camryn and Ryleigh.

79. Do you think you will be in a relationship 3 months from now?  Yes.

80. Do you think it will be snowing 3 months from now?  Is this some sort of a trick question?  My answer is.....it better fucking not be!!!

81. When is the next time you will see your best friend?  Sadly, I have no idea :(

82. What highschool did/do/will you attend?  Westwood and Father Merc...I was bad.

83. Who was the last person you talked to last night before bed?  My Dear Nathan.

84. Is there anything that you are craving right now?  Pizza.

85. Have you ever started a sentence with "No offence but..."?  I can't recall but I know I would like to.  That is not true, I am sure that I have and would still like to.

86. Do you drink tea?  Yes.  I like Lemon Zinger the best.

87. Are you happy with your life right now?  Yes...most of it.  Everything in my house is good, wish I could say the same for every one I know.

88. Who do you hate?  I don't hate anyone....dislike...yes, but hate, no.

89. What do you wear to bed?  Nothing.

90. Has anyone gotten on your nerves lately?  Yes.

91. Do you think you'll be married in 10 years?  Yes.

92. What were you doing at 6 pm on Friday night?  Nothing, sitting at home.

So there you have it.  Answers to many questions, nothing very exciting.  I have been a bad blogger.  I will not tag but you feel it necessary, please answer many questions too!!

Have a good day.  Wish us luck we are going to watch My Dear Nathan play hockey today (the finals) and we really want to win!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

All Growed Up

You know you are a real adult when you get excited about doors.  As I type I have 3 men ripping out my exterior front door.  I am finally getting a new one!!  One from this century!!  WOO HOO!!!

I must be all growed up now as I am excited about getting new doors.  My house is kind of cold and I still have to run to the store to buy door knobs and locks but I will have a new door.  

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Test

I have been thinking I should expand my blogspot knowledge.....bare with me while I test some stuff out....

Do you see anything?  Leave a comment and let me know...

*Edited to add:  I think that I made it work!!  Yay me!!  Those are my stupid cats who I have spoiled by letting the drink cold, running water, which is the only way that they will drink it.  It is a little uncomfortable when I am trying to go to the bathroom....always a pleasure with 3 cats and a toddler present.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


I know that you all must be so sick of hearing about house cleaning and organizing and such but seriously?  When the fuck does it all get finished?

I think that maybe I just went about doing it the wrong way.  I wanted to get upstairs done but I cannot do that without having the basement done as I want to move our other computer down there.  I can't move anything down there until the decades worth of crap that I have, for some unknown reason, held onto is gone.

I am trying to sell my crap on the internet right now.  I cannot believe how people seem to want a brand new dresser for the $40.00 I am asking for it.  Fuck, if dressers only cost $40.00 you wouldn't be on the internet looking for them asshole!!!  I have managed to sell (assuming she comes to pick it up) our old 27" elephant (I mean t.v.).  Now all I need to do is get rid of the elephant holder.

Ugly isn't it?  I am thinking that it would make great firewood.  I am at the point where I am just ready to burn everything that I no longer want and/or need.  Do you notice the mess around it?  That is just more crap that I don't need that My Dear Nathan keeps telling me that I can't get rid of because it doesn't belong to me.  What is it you ask?  It is all the shit that he takes from his brothers and his Dad when they no longer want their crap!!  

I decided today that I am going to clean my living room.  At least I can have one room in my house that does not make me want to puke by being in it.  After that I figure I will clean the kitchen but only because I have to make supper at some point tonight.  

I also have to go to work....fun oh fun.  Have I mentioned that I do not think that the job that I am currently doing is worth the $180.00 per month I am making doing it?  Oh to have a maid or at least some help.  Just wait until I find my camera amongst the shit that I have still have to unpack (I know, I suck).  Then you will see why I think that Awesome Father-In-Law is oh-so-awesome.  Because what I came home to the other day....sitting on my kitchen table....is exactly what I need in the midst of my organizational nervous breakdown.  Stay tuned!!!

Monday, April 07, 2008

I am back....

but I am not happy about it.  Ok, that is a lie.  I am totally happy to be back because (caution:  sappy shit coming up) I missed My Dear Nathan.  

Our trip was a very short one, even shorter than anticipated thanks in large part to some snow and a cruddy airline.  I am beginning to think that air travel is way over rated.  At least if I drove to my destinations I could experience the scenery and have to take a longer vacation.  I will not bore you with details, just know that I should have been at LAX at noon on Sunday and arrived sometime around 8:00 p.m., with only 2 of my daughters.  The other one would arrive at nearly midnight with my Mother.  Ugg....we missed a whole day at Disneyland but did spend a glorious day at the Phoenix airport.

Our trip after that was nothing but a blur of trying to pack all of Disneyland and California Adventure into 2 days.  We almost did it.  There were somethings that we did not ride and/or see.  Oo, oo, we did, however, see Cuba Gooding Jr. in the Phoenix airport.  I am sure he took our seats.  

I enjoyed our trip and am sure that so did my girls.  I look forward to taking them back, spending a few more days and of course, having My Dear Nathan with us (no offense to my Mom, she rode all the scary rides with my kids as I, am a total, complete chicken shit).

We came home on Thursday night.  On Friday morning I was very graciously invited to a Bloggers Breakfast.  Which proceeded to be followed by a Bloggers Lunch.  It was a great time, with great new people.  I look forward to the next one and only hope that they did not think I was crazy, lame, or any of those other bad things I tend to think about myself.  

The rest of the weekend I did nothing.  As I sit here typing this my suitcase is still in my living room.  Full.  I really should unpack it.  Right now....I have a feeling I am boring people.