Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fun filled weekend

Yesterday was the fabulous Quesnel Farmers' Market, swimming and soccer photos. Today was a trip to Nazko to see the puppies (new photos posted) and then a whole bunch of other great sights... four bears, one coyote, three deer, and eight pelicans... it was awesome!

(And yes, this was with my new lens - that I LOVE!)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Something one of my co-workers sent me

Ok - so this has some cussing in it... you've been for warned... I've done my public service announcement...


1. Okay, okay! I take it back. Unfuck you.

2. You say I'm a bitch like it's a bad thing.

3. Well, this day was a total waste of make-up.

4. Well, aren't we a damn ray of sunshine?

5. Don't bother me, I'm living happily ever after.

6. Do I look like a people person?

7. This isn't an office. It's hell with fluorescent lighting.

8. I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.

9. Therapy is expensive. Popping bubble wrap is cheap. You choose.

10. Why don't you try practicing random acts of intelligence and senseless acts of self-control?

11. I'm not crazy. I've been in a very bad mood for 30 years.

12. Sarcasm is just one more service I offer.

13. Do they ever shut up on your planet?

14. I'm not your type. I'm not inflatable.

15. Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't
gone to sleep yet!

16. Back off!! You're standing in my aura.

17. Don't worry. I forgot your name too.

18. I work 50 hours a week to be this poor.

19. Not all men are annoying. Some are dead.

20. Wait...I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.

21. Chaos, panic and disorder. my work here is done.

22. Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.

23. You look like shit. Is that the style now?

24. Earth is full. Go home.

25. Aw, did I step on your poor little itty bitty ego?

26. I'm not tense, just terribly, terribly alert.

27. A hard-on doesn't count as personal growth.

28. You are depriving some village of an idiot.

29. If assholes could fly, this place would be an airport.

30. Look in my eyes ... Do you see one ounce of gives-a-shit?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

oh, and...

If you feel like having a sugar coma... we made the below chocolate-y goodness....

Visit here for the recipe... Rice Krispies

i bought a new lens

I am now the proud owner of a 75-300 lens for my Canon XTI - hooray! I've only used it a few times, and I've been pleased with the results so far. I took 20 minutes tonight to sit under our apple tree and take shots of the hummingbirds feeding before bed.

(This one looks better if you click on it - you can see how the blossom has been kissed with some pink.)

Friday, May 22, 2009

some days definitely require these...

My favorite Aunti Jenni sent this cute little pic today... and now I'm sharing with you - happy Friday.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


"When you pass my desk complaining that your work wasn't on the printer, I took it. The more you bitch the funnier it gets."

That was from PostSecret - who is posting little quips on Twitter.... this is just the kind of evil shit I needed to read this afternoon.. I'm totally down with that :) I think I might throw some of that into my daily grind... Andy would say I'm already this evil - in fact we drove by what was probably the smellest thing in the world this weekend and he says "do you smell that" and I'm all... "what? I don't smell anything" now this was AWFUL - imagine the worst smell ever and then imagine that it has been wiped under your nose... twice... and then he carries on - that can't be me, that can't - and I'm still playing the whole - nope - can't smell it - but then I cracked - because it STANK! This is my level of evil - I haven't graduated to an evil lord, yet...

Monday, May 18, 2009


I was just twittering away and see that earthquake came into the most searched - apparently a 5.0 just happened in LA... one of the new services just wrote "Geologists say an earthquake capable of causing widespread destruction is 99 percent certain of hitting California within the next 30 years.".... which leaves me wondering why the hell anyone lives there.. I mean seriously - next 30 years - there are so many places to live on earth and yet millions live in a place that scientists are pretty sure is going to see some significant change... really... ok- so it is the anxious, tired, not feeling good version of april speaking.. but - well I just can't believe it... I guess there are probably lots of places just the same or worse for risk... i guess.. it just struck me odd... alright - and now to try and get back to sleep.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

a little bit of mouse trap

Michael and I triggered the trap about 50 times last Friday when he stayed home sick... good times :)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

ginger ale with green tea

I decided to try out the new green tea infused ginger ale as ginger ale is pretty much the only pop I'll consume anymore... ok that and the occasional rootbeer - but we are talking occasional - and so I try a cup - it wasn't too bad - didn't chuck the rest out - and then a few days later I go back for another and find that upon closer inspection there are floaties. No I know it is meant to be green tea but really - floaties in pop - gross. Tonight I caved and actually strained the pop and then really read the label to find that though it doesn't taste like much it is full of sugar - I mean full of it! So that's that... try it - see what you think... let me know.

We cleaned the deck tonight and had a great time doing it. The guys got right into it. It seems that if I include a little soap and water to any activity they come running to help out... it was great fun - then after all the work we played a couple hands of uno on our cleaned up deck and if the weather cooperates we'll be out there for dinner tomorrow night.

Ok - so I watched one of the commercials for this stuff more closely today and it turns out that there is supposed to be floaties in the pop... ok - so it doesn't mean it went bad - but still not great... today, as an alternative, I steeped some blueberry tea with a little sugar and enjoyed that instead

Friday, May 08, 2009


So on March 11 I wrote that I've been reading a good book. I was reading Just do it - a book about 100 consecutive days of sex - and when I wrote in March I was already into the book and fairly jazzed up about it. I still think it is worth the read, especially for couples. However, it was rushed - again - rush, rush, rush - the beginning had more details and then around the time they got to 70 days it was less and less... maybe they thought the audience was going to get bored but I was more disappointed by the quick finish. Nonetheless, check it out.

So is that sad that it took me two months to finish a 250 page book. I am multi-tasking - I've got a few others are on the go as well... including the little book of stress relief - which is ok - plus I read magazines at night. Tonight I'm struggling to get to sleep, but reading helped and it meant that I finished the book that's been on the night stand for two months. What does this all mean? Well I'm again looking for book suggestions. I'm looking for a book that is happy (largely), and I especially like the first person books like the "just do it" and bridget jones, etc... I like life lesson stuff and will take fiction or non fiction. Thank you :)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

a blog to check out

Here's a blog I've been checking out for a while - it is a continuous art project and I think it is a fun idea... I'm thinking about trying out what they are asking for...

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

what's new

Well Kyle is back in soccer and enjoying that. We had a mini camp which looked like fun and then a game last night. (It made me think about floor hockey and wondering if I could join a women's league that is accepting not so fast people...) During the game last night I witnessed one of those child meltdowns that I thought was make-believe. The little boy was getting pretty frustrated that he wasn't scoring and then in the last five minutes he has a complete full out meltdown. He just stopped in the middle of the field and started screaming about how he couldn't score and how he was mad and then he started jumping up and down - not just once, but over and over and over - and higher and higher - it was crazy and sad.

The meal planning is still happening - well not the last two days from a cook book - but still cooking at home - but it is an ongoing thing... we are eating out less and that is good. I've got to write up my meal plan tomorrow and then go shopping tomorrow night as the boys have a date with there aunti dawn who takes them on great little outings nearly every week.

Spring is in the Cariboo and I love it - the rain has been amazing - and the colors are so great... I was so done with winter and that whole gray stint between winter and spring... my rose bush has started to come back and in two weeks I'll be able to plant some veggies.

etsy and my other new site

Ok - so I've loaded up to etsy a few of my cards. I'd love some feedback too... good, bad and ugly...

I've also been working on another work project - South Quesnel Business Association. I would appreciate any of you taking a look at the site and letting me know what you think of it. I know there is some content missing, but I'm working on it :)

And I know - that is totally a pathetic update - so I'll load some more shortly... like later tonight.