Friday, August 27, 2010

Yay a visitor

My husband is home for a week. yay!! I am excited. We went to the cottage then I am going out with some work people tonight. Unfortunately Austin has a runny nose and my throat is starting to hurt. This could be a rough week for Dave to come home to visit! Hoping to get some awesome pictures on here for everyone!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Things have been very tense in our family. We are all rallying together to be strong for my cousin. She is only 17 years old and has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which in essence, is cancer.

To show our suport for her I have been busy at work, and have created a bracelet and necklace that we are going to be selling for people to wear and show their support too. Anything above the cost to make the bracelets will be going to my cousin and her family to help pay for the gas to drive into the city for her appointments, for parking or for a train pass or anything else they are going to need. (since the fancy new Cancer center in our town won't treat her since she's under 18)

I have posted some more information here -

If you know anyone who would like one, please contact me and we can get started right away for you.


I am feeling better. Yay! Got some meds from my dr and the dizziness is gone! Boo to vertigo.

I got a new phone! I am only on my second full day of using it and I am in love already. I lurve it. I was thinking of the getting the iPhone 4 like Dave did, but I wasn't going to cough up $400 for it since he got to use the promo price for his. I did however get the Blackberry Bold 9700 (yay BBM!) at a promo price so woo hoo. Takes amazing pictures, and even though i'm still getting used to the buttons it's pretty easy to use. I would have liked the white phone but black was the only color available. But oooh, look it's so pretty.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sorry, no exciting post

I have felt really dizzy and nauseous today so nothing new tonight. Just didn't want to leave you all hanging.

I guess the bright side of my day is that I got my new phone! I will no longer want to throw my phone out of a moving vehicle multiple times a day. I am going to try and get it activated now, if I can. If not I may be doing it in the morning when I'm not so dizzy. For those on BBM message me for my pin.

It's a bird, It's a plane,

Nope, it's superman!!

I have finally been able to put this outfit on Austin. (don't even get me started on the fact the 3T clothes fit so well. I want to cry. I've beeh holding out hope his 24 month pants would still fit him when it starts to get cold. I'm thinking no such luck.) He got this as a gift at a baby shower from my second cousin Karen. I really think he should wear this every day.

I will be back tomorrow (I hope) with another post.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Yummy Yummy

Tonight we had a potluck at work. mmm mmm mmm so much yummy food in one meal. I made a salad that Dave's mom has made before. It's called Broccoli Slaw Salad, but I've been calling it noodle salad. I got a lot of requests at work for the recipe so here it is

1pkg broccoli slaw
2 pkg of Mr Noodles (chicken flavor)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 green onions sliced fine
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil

cook mr noodles - boil water or microwave to cook, set chicken seasoning aside for use later. Do not overcook noodles. Let cool enough to handle. Break Noodles into small pieces and put into a bowl. Add Broccoli slaw, green onion, sunflower seeds and almonds.

In a tempered glass (glass measuring cup) add sugar, vinegar, oil and chicken seasoning. Mix then heat in Microwave until sugar is completely dissolved. (1-2 minutes should be good) Let cool then add to salad.

Toss salad again before serving.

Enjoy every minute of the salad. lol. It's very quick to make.

Austin has been so adorable lately. If you ask him what noise a monkey makes he will say eee eee. He also plays the I hear ewe game on my ipod touch and when he touches the train he says hooo hooo. and tries to imitate the motorcycle sounds. It's so cute!

I finished reading Waiter Rant, it's by Steve Dublanica. It was a really good book, it's from this blog all about stories from him and his time being a waiter. I need to start reading some more... got to get moving on it!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I am in a shopping fever. I was directed to for a tshirt for a cause, then started browsing. I want to get so many things now!!! I really want to get Austin a t-shirt for when my In Laws bring him to Alberta that says "it's your lucky day" then a picture of an airplane then "you get to sit beside me" I loved it and now I can't find it. boo.

Other then that I have a huge and heartwarming project coming up, details will be following!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Internet Vacation.

I've been on a bit of an internet vacation. I wasn't happy, I was feeling sad a lot over a loss of many friends who have been my support on a chat board I was on for about 5 years. These were people I have checked in with every single day (if possible, I think max I've been away from the board was 5 days and it wasn't very often) for the past 5 years. Now, a lot of them are gone. I was very upset and very confused and angry and insert every other possible emotion. I was addicted to my facebook in hopes that they would just magically re-appear since I know there is no hope of going back to the board (yay perma ban!) I know I know, it's silly to get such an attachment to people on a chat board, but this was more then just a chat board. I had met up with many of the ladies from the board for dinners and we went through celebrating our weddings, and birth of our children and anniversaries and much more together. So, I felt a little lost. I felt like I was alone. I finally gave up on my facebook friends list magically growing again. And I haven't been on since. I just don't feel like going on the internet. Tonight I needed to log in for a different reason to check on a purchase made last week and decided to update at least this.

So, Here I am. I still feel alone. Most days I am still really sad. I am trying though. I am determined to push through this. I need to find another outlet for myself. I need to work on myself. I am going to. It may be hard, but I am going to. I've also been feeling sad because I am missing Austin and Dave a lot. Obviously Dave because he is in Alberta, and I am working nights so I am missing out on a lot of things with Austin. I'm loving my days off where I can read him a story in bed. I love having 'conversations' with him. He's growing like crazy and I am definately missing him. Last weekend we were at Dave's grandparents and I got some awesome shots of the little man.

Can't believe just how big he's getting. *sigh* He's going to be 2 soon. How is that possible? I was ok with 1. It happens, it's a big party, it's another one of his firsts. All along you count your child's age in months. However I started counting Austin's age in stages. "just over a year" "almost a year and a half" "a year and a half" "almost 2 years old" In just 3 short months it's going to be "2 years old" Soooo crazy. I also think I'm a little panicked because I don't know where we will be for his birthday and therefore haven't even started thinking about party details.

Our house has been doing pretty well. It looks amazing and this week we've had a showing almost every day. I'm hoping this results in something. I would really like the house to be one less thing to worry about. Like I've said before that I will definately miss this house, it was our first house and Austin's first house. But, we will be moving on to exciting things and new memories.
Anyways, I am signing off, hopefully I will be keeping this updated a bit more in the next few weeks.

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