Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday 10 on Wednesday - the leap day

This week's questions are from (and hosted by) Chelsea over at Roots and Rings

1. What did you do this weekend?
I drove back to Quesnel - two weeks early from my vacation plans.

2. Do you prefer short fingernails or long fingernails?
I'm into shorter nails because they don't get torn off - as much - but I have had long nails.

3. What is your favorite use for Pinterest?
Still figuring out how I will use pinterest - I do love looking around on it.

4. Do you sleep with your mouth open?

5. Where did you have the best pizza you’ve ever eaten?
Northern Pizza in PG during university - I fell in love with it and gained many a pound as a result - I don't eat pizza anymore... sigh - stupid dumb cheese.

6. What do you eat for breakfast on weekdays?
A grande soy green tea latte

7. Do you watch awards shows? Why or why not?
Not so much - I watched very short segments of the Oscars because I'd heard that Billy Crystal was hosting but didn't get into it.. just hasn't been a movie or tv year for me... that said we watched Hugo tonight because we read the book out loud - together and the kids learned all about the disappointed of screenplay changes to accommodate the development of film... books are just plain better!

8. Can you whistle? Snap? Curl your tongue? Bend down and touch your palms to the ground?
Yes to whistling, snapping (not very loudly though), curling tongue and bending down to touch my palms on the ground... shocking... but true :)

9. What email service do you use?
Gmail - of course - but I do use accounts for work too

10. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Well I enjoy walking/running outside - it just isn't the same inside... 

Ok - and now... what the hell happened... the short version is this... 

Bali was not the place that I thought it was going to be.  It was greatly disappointing and the rest and relaxation I ached for was not to be found.  I went back to work this morning, and felt like I'd never left... that was an even bigger disappointment to me... and it made it very difficult to get into anything today... very very sigh.  Lessons... I'm still learning from this latest experience...  I did, however, enjoy TLC Australia - thank god for satellite television in third world countries... :)

Other stuff... my knee is a mess right now, and I've had a cough for six weeks.
The kids are fantastic and Kyle is reading like I used to as a kid... it is amazing to watch him get so into a book and it was a great experience to see him enjoy Hugo tonight because we'd read the book together... a very happy parenting moment... Michael is great and growing and - well they are both just growing and I can't believe how smart and happy and great they both are.

That's all for tonight... I know I'll have more to say about Bali and the rest of my trip but the words are lacking tonight and my knee is aching - so I'm off to the shower and some advil and sleep since last night had numerous wake up calls and a 4am reader lurking in the house.  xo - my love to you!

Friday, February 17, 2012

A story

I will share all the details when I get home - just sending you an update that I continue to be alive. More to report at the end of the month - so weird to not be blogging daily - hope you are all well - xo

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


And so I leave tomorrow.

I have a few work things that still need to be done, and I'll get those finished tonight.  I feel mad- like crazy- but I know everything will be fine - the house will be fine, work will be fine, the kids will be great... I'm trying to not let it all overwhelm me and just go with the flow - it is challenging sometimes.

What else...
I broke down last night over a lost item and really took it super hard - I mean - I cried and cried and cried and then tonight - Michael strolls up with it - it was on the floor - he'd found out - it almost felt like it was out of dream when he handed it to me - I just couldn't believe he had found it.

Michael bonked his head at school today - he was fine.. but needed some love - so he got to spend the afternoon in the office with me... and we picked up Kyle early too... sooo going to miss them.

Anything else...
Well I think I packed ok - not taking that much and even started wondering if I wasn't taking enough - but I'm happy with what is going and have room to bring goodies home... if there are any... not really overly sold on bringing a whack of crap back... but we'll see... don't really know what to expect - heard it is a hub for jewelry...

Good job....
I actually got my will finished - it is the worst thing to work on, but I did it - I know I should have done it years ago - but I finally did it - very sigh... I hate the following - thinking about how I want my body to be disposed of - seriously - that makes me mad and pissy and rrrrrrr - but I still wrote cremated on the damned form... I hate thinking about the end - and while I get the importance of it - it is little wonder to me why people don't do them or put them off.... but I will say - if you don't have one - do it - just get it over with - cry about your life and that with life, comes death, and then ... move on and get it signed ...

And I guess that is it - I'm sure I'll post from YVR tomorrow night since they have free wi-fi and I don't leave until after midnight... I'm sure the excitement of this trip will finally hit me then... I'm less than excited right now but it is because of work and being overwhelmed with thinking about what I've forgotten... sigh... but I know tomorrow night I'll be excited... for my friends - watch for posts on Facebook - sounds like I'll be able to hop on there at some point and I'll try and post here just to say hello ... of course it is the rainy season there and if it turns into looking at four walls and a ceiling.. there might be a few extra posts...

My love to you - friends, family - xo 

Sunday, February 05, 2012

tick tock

Spent a great weekend with the guys - had an overnight in Prince George and bought some treats - I'm totally going to miss them and am trying to just hold that part of me together because I don't want to be upset about that... they will be fine - I know they will.

The workaholic in me is having a frickin' meltdown and doesn't even know what to do about this whole going away without the phone, without the computer nonsense... every time I think about Wednesday I start to freak out a little bit more about what hasn't been done - but really - it is only a month - in the larger scheme of things and nothing is going to die because of me being away.  Sigh - very very sigh.  I'll be fine... I just need to get past the first few days without work...

Packing - well I've packed once - I've added a few little items and still have some bathroom items to pack but think I'm ready to go.  Any last minute items anyone thinks I absolutely need to bring with me?  I'd love the suggestions - rather hear it now rather than in three days when I'm not able to get it or do anything about it.

And that's it for tonight - took a break from working tonight to write this and just catch up.  I'll be on the blog and the Facebook - if I can get access while I'm away - otherwise - I'll be back in month - please take care of the place :)

All my love - my friends, my family! xo

Thursday, February 02, 2012