Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sick Again :(

My immune system must be at it's weakest...I had a headcold in November, I think, then that bad stomach flu before Christmas and now another cold but this time I get a fever and with it a really bad headache but mostly in the evenings.

I get so frustrated when I'm sick, I hate not being able to do all the things I normally do when I'm well. I hate missing work (not cause I love my job so much just because there's always that one who complains and wonders if you're really sick) but then I hate coming to work cause you have the 'ol bitties who complain about you spreading you're oh so deadly germs and how they're most sensitive to colds because they're smokers...yeah cause that's TOTALLY my fault!

You're damned if you do and damned if you don't. I did go to work today because it's month end and that's a pretty big day in the world of collections, especially if you have targets. Not that I'll be meeting any this month :(

But I have decided that this weekend I'm going to pick up a bottle of multi-vitamins, the last time I bought vitamins they used to make me nauseous, so I think the trick is to take them with a fairly decent meal instead of first thing in the morning or before going to bed at night when that's when I have the least in my stomach.

So we'll see what happens, wish me luck. Sick & tired of being sick & tired :)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Steph

It wasn't an eventful weekend but it was productive on the homefront: Friday night I stayed home, didn't go to hockey, where I was able to finish most of my house cleaning. Saturday I cleaned out the spare room, washed the sheets and packed Kristen's hunting stuff away for another season. Then I talked to Kristen's step mom and mom on the phone for a bit (don't talk to them as often as we should).
Then Myrna & Jamie showed we had homemade pizza for supper and headed out to a movie. We had all intentions of going to see Primeval. The website said it was playing at the theatre we went too, but when we got there it wasn't playing. I asked the ticket girl what happened to it and she said there wasn't enough people coming to see it so they got rid of it. We decided to go see Smokin' Aces instead. I enjoyed the movie, I think Myrna & Jamie did too, but Kristen 'not so much'
Yesterday we watched The Da Vinci Code (haven't read the book) and I really liked it. Kristen and I then went skate shopping, he needed new blades which would have cost around $70 so he decided he might as well just get new skates since the ones he liked were on sale this weekend. I didn't go to hockey last night either, I finished up some laundry and talked to my mom & dad since everytime they called this weekend they kept missing me.
And tonight I will be heading to Steph's house to wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope it's a good one chicka!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Esau Loves Snow

Kristen's Uncle Brian sent us these pictures of Esau the other day...he's just so darn cute!

Snoozing...after a hard days work of playing in the snow :)

Monday, January 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday to my DAD! Who turned 54 yesterday, certainly doesn't look or act the part :) You're only as old as you feel so my dad says and I believe him.
I didn't forget just didn't have a chance to post the greetings on my blog yesterday.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Mosquito Trap

Lentek MK12 Guardian Mosquito Trap

Like many other mosquito traps, the Lentek MK12 Guardian Mosquito Trap (this model released in 2006) utilizes the documented attractiveness of CO2, moisture, warmth, airflow, and octenol to attract, capture and kill mosquitoes and other blood-seeking flying insects.

How it works
All warm-blooded mamals, including humans, exhale carbon dioxide (CO2) as they breath. To mimic the breath of a human, The Lentek MK12 Guardian mosquito trap converts propane to CO2, through the use of proprietary ceramic catalyst. The CO2 is released into the air in a plume that sends a scent trail inviting mosquitoes inhabiting your back yard or outdoor living space to the trap. Scientists consider carbon dioxide as the single most important cue used by mosquitoes for locating a source of blood (female mosquitoes can detect a host to feed on at a distance of 20 - 40 yards!).

Ordering a Lentek Mosquito TrapOur everyday low price: US$289.95 / CDN$329.95

So with all that being said, Kristen purchased one of these yesterday and NO he did not pay $329.95 CDN plus fact he paid $40 plus tax.

I was at the Superstore earlier this week with the intentions of buying shoes, when I got there all the shoes that I liked were sold out. But there were a lot of sales so I bought a some clothes (remember Theraputic Shopping from my last post). When I got home I told Kristen he should go the next day since all items were final sale so I couldn't pick anything out for him in case the sizes were wrong or in case he simply didn't like what I picked out.

Yesterday after work he went, but the men's clothes were already all gone (I didn't notice that when I was there) however he did notice some of the bedroom accessories were on clearance and decided to take a look to see if he could get anything for our bedroom set. When he noticed the Mosquito price tag, he scanned it and it said "See a Sales Associate" so he finds a guy who says, I don't know how much it is let me find my manager. The manager comes by and says I don't know how much, about $40 and Kristen's like...okay!! So he did!

Isn't that just NUTS?!?!? Very excited though, guess we'll see this summer if it really works.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Theraputic Shopping

That's my method of therapy this year,!

I think I've mentioned in previous posts that I'm a mild sufferer of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) my opinion is it manifests itself of me being homesick every January and just being dis-pleased with where I am in my life in general.

So far this year I don't think I'm suffering that much (I am a bit homesick though), could be a number of snow, not that cold...well it wasn't up until this week. AND a few different things have allowed me to have a bit of shopping money...YAY! I really think shopping is the best medicine sometimes. I am not an emotional shopper, I'm way too cheap for that but when I have bonus money to do whatever I want with, oh yeah, definitely spending it on me me me.

I have made 1 purchase so far....
And it feels so good having this item that I've been admiring since before Christmas, that was a bit more than I would normally like to spend on a purse, and it was the last one in black! So exciting. Wonder what other little treasures I'll treat myself too....?

Monday, January 15, 2007's winter

How many of you are "wishing the dogs at me" right now...(newfie slang I think)

I HATE driving in this weather, actually took me almost 2 hrs to get too work this morning. YET I'm so happy and excited that it's snowing, that we're getting seasonable weather. This whole El Ninio stuff freaks me out, just seems eery when it's winter and it's +8 degrees out, not to mention how this must affect the farmers and their crops. And however many other people who's jobs are affected by the lack of snow (ski hills, shops that fix/sell snowblowers, snowmobilies, etc)

Yet I must be a true Canadian, I love winter (hate the cold too) and just as happy to see it go, but I thoroughly enjoy every season and all for very different reasons. Winter is just so cozy, and quiet. Things actually slow down in the winter, I'm very productive on the home front and with scrapbooking in the winter. I don't do many winter activities but when I lived in Nfld winter activities far outweighed the summer activities, there was just so much to can do the same things here, just costs more to do it.

Anyway...just sharing in my excitement today :) Have a good one everyone.

Friday, January 12, 2007

2007 Horoscope

Can't say that I actually "believe" in horoscopes, however when reading mine today for 2007 it did say:
Your mantra for 2007 is...I choose to invest in my bigger picture
I have since learned Mantra means: A commonly repeated word or phrase
And I must say, I have been feeling that way, as of late. That I want to make decisions this year that are going to be big decisions, important decisions, because I'm looking to my future, what I want down the road, where do I see myself in 5 years, 10 years, and so on.
Guess we'll see what happens.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Weekend In Review

Went to hockey with Kristen, as usual, about 18 seconds left in the 3rd period and Chris Samms bumps into a guy from the opposing team. Well, they bumped into each other. Nobody's fault, just an honest accident....the guys helmet literally smashes into the side of Chris's head and gave him quite a cut above his lip. So Kristen and I brought him to the hospital and waited for 3.5 hours for Chris to get 4 stitches. By the time we brought him home and drove home ourselves it was 2:30am. I talked to Jennifer last night and his face is pretty sore but he's feeling okay. I think he's going to end up with a pretty cool hockey scar above his lip :)

Slept in :) Then went to Myrna's to help paint her nursery...cannot believe she is due in 10 weeks. Seriously where does the time go?
Saturday evening Kristen and I watched hockey, relaxed and ate Pizza & Wings...yum!

Talked to my mom, went to the grocery store, talked to Paula (my step mother in law) had tea, coffee and cookies with Kristen's Grandmother (Nan Brown), boyfriend and her sister. Had a late dinner, watch the movie The Covenant (which I must say I really liked) then talked to Jennifer while Kristen was at hockey and then talked to my dad and mom...again! Feels like all I did yesterday was talk, literally!

Not really an eventful weekend but as you can see just busy :) It was really nice visiting with Nan Brown and company since she now lives in Nfld and we don't get to see her as much. Can't wait to go home this summer and get to see all of my family and friends that I haven't seen in so long. Have a I mentioned that I've been a bit homesick lately? That's my usual January thing :(

Friday, January 5, 2007


I've been thinking about this a lot this week, what are my resolutions & goals for 2007? Most years 3 or 4 things immediately pop into my head...yet this year I'm struggling it, feels like I have all the same goals this year as I did last year...or very similar. Seems it's always the same things that I'm trying to acheive, which either means I'm a perfectionist and never satisfied OR I'm just not acheiving my goals in the previous year and starting all over again....

Last years goals were to get a trip down south (check...went to Cuba) and to be a better person (somewhat check....stop taking a medication that use to make me wacko...though I still do have moments just not as extreme...remember I'm still working on that) So much has happened in 2006, another couple of friends were married, another couple of friends either had babies or made One of my closest friends moved away, I had one whole year in our first home (lots of new & exciting challenges come along with that) and I've seen relationships thrive and much to learn on both accounts...such an emotional roller coaster sometimes.

Either way...I've come up with these goals for this year:
*Drink green tea on a daily basis, only have coffee on Fridays & weekends
*Try to be more active...I have this one every year and overall I end up doing the same things, however this year a co-worker and I are going to start walking the stairs in our building on Fridays (it's a 12 storey building, down and up!) Today is the first day....eek!
*Another trip down south....Kristen won money in Nov and put money aside for this already
*Go Home...haven't been to Nfld since August 2005 :( Miss my family
*Read the following books....A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard, Memoirs of a Geisha, Angels & Demons (I already have this book to read) and The Devil Wears Prada (want to read before I see the movie)
*Paint my main floor! I really wanted this done before Christmas...

Looks like I had more goals then I thought :) What goals do you have?

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Happy New Year

New Years Eve we went with Corey & Vicky to his brother's house (Perry & wife Marianne)
Happy New Year!
Us, a little while after the countdown
Corey & Perry singing us some tunes...they're quite good
And New Year's day after all the midnight celebrations I cooked ham and salads for Kristen's family (Nanny Betty, Poppy Manuel, Uncle Brian, Esau - pictures below, and Blaine)

Esau's first experience with playing hockey...seems to have natural talent for it :)