Monday, February 28, 2011

Lousy Smarch Weather

We are so cold right now. Tonight it is supposed to be -32 without the wind. Should make for a crisp morning. I cannot wait for spring. I am so very tired of snow and cold. As I am sure everyone is.

I need to shovel the sidewalk but it is much too cold to go outside. I wish that I could just keep the kids home from school but I have done that a few times already this month so that they could help me with Roo and Tiny Man while I was sick.

Glad that I have a garage to park in. It isn't heated but at least I don't have to scrap off ice and snow before driving anywhere. Brrrrrrr!!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Today is my 35th birthday. It is going to be just like any other day. Only today I will bake myself a cake. I am not cooking dinner tonight though. I find myself sitting here with a very overwhelming sense of loneliness and sadness. I am not quite sure why though.

I have my 2 babies home with me, My Dear Nathan will be home tonight, I have a friend coming for coffee this afternoon. Not sure why I feel like crying.

I wanted to go for some drinks tonight with friends but I don't feel like trying to find clothes that fit, trying to make my hair look decent or spending money on something that I really don't need to spend money on.

My parents are in Arizona right now so I won't see them today (not that I would have if they were home either). I will talk with them later but all they have been doing is rubbing their trip in my face. I would give anything to be somewhere warm right now. I hate this weather and it is getting to me. I wish that I were in Florida right now. I had planned on being there right now for Camryn's and my birthday. We went to Arizona at Christmas time instead. We went to spend Christmas with my parents there. They made us feel so uncomfortable with their behaviour that we left after spending only 2.5 days with them. We did have a blast in Vegas and for most of the rest of the trip so it was not all bad.....but I would much rather be in Florida right now.

Blah....this is depressing. I apologize. On the good news front I rolled up my rim and won a free coffee!! Roo and I are going to bake my cake now. I had to go buy a pan from Zellers and picked up a raincheck for diapers as they are half off right now! Good score, thanks to Frugaledmontonmomma.

Can't wait for My Dear Nathan to be home, perhaps I will indulge in a Blue Moon later....closest to Florida I will get today.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Well Hello Stranger!!!

Oh I really am bad.....and have a boring life. Really. I have a boring life.

Lets see....since September....hmmmm. Well the trip was awesome. I wish I could do it every year. We had a blast, got lots of sun, lots of Blue Moon. Hot tubs every night....yadda, yadda, yadda.

I was going to start blogging much earlier in the year but things have been kinda stressful. We took a trip to Arizona for Christmas/New Years. We got trapped in Idaho for 2 extra days due to storms and closed Interstates. That led to many weeks of screwy is almost March and we are still digging ourselves out of the hole.

My Dear Nathan has been home since October but his hours are cut back so our bills are piling up. I hate it. I hated him being out of town but the money was awesome! Oh well. I am working hard on getting things organized. I bought myself a Gail Vaz-Oxlade book and hopefully will be able to do all the hard work to get us on the right track.

I have realized that my parents taught me squat about money, budgeting and household finances. I hope to do better by my kids than my parents did my brother and I.

I have had pneumonia for almost a month. I think that I am finally on the mend. I just finished my round of antibiotics so hopefully all will improve over the next few weeks. I have never been sick like this before, I hope to never be sick like this again. It is not fun. I feel for all those who suffer from asthma (sp?). Not being able to breath is a feeling I would not want to live my entire life with.

I am hoping to use this blog more often to update (hopefully) progress reports on how things are going with money, organizing, parenting...all sorts of stuff.

I recently began a counselling program through The Family Center called Roots and Wings to improve of how I parent and communicate with my kids. I just wanna be the best Momma I can. :)

Milestone for this week.....Tiny Man is in a big boy bed. He kept hopping the side of the crib so it is gone. My last baby is no longer in a crib....*sniff, sniff*.

I am hoping that subsequent posts have more flow to them and are not so much all over the place. I guess I had more to say than I thought......ciao!