- How am I going to do my hair in the mornings? When it was long I just put it up - now I have to do something.
- The boys are definitely going to bed early tonight.
- How many points are in a chocolate chip cookie?
- The fact that a mom left her two children in her car yesterday while she took a sibling into the doctor (for 30 to 40 minutes) when it was -30 is sickening. What's worse is that she wasn't arrested.
- I need to make birthday cards tonight.
- At least it's warmed up to minus 9 today - it's pajama day at preschool and Alex refused to wear snow pants although he did wear LJs under his jammies.
- Why do my kids insist on yelling and screaming for my attention any time the phone rings? Thankfully it's usually just Aaron checking in. Is it because I'm distracted or because they don't like sharing my attention or because they like to annoy me?
- I have to figure out Dance Dance Revolution by Saturday. When are you supposed to step? As soon as you see the arrow? 1/2 way up the screen? At the top of the screen?
- I should go through my hair accessories and weed out the stuff I won't be using anymore.
- I hope they call my name today for the Pay Your Bills Contest today.
- I really need to buy a laptop.
- I hope Joe doesn't ask to play Bingo today. Uno would be fine - I've had enough Bingo for this week.
- If New Kids on the Block are really getting back together for a tour - do I want to go see them in concert?
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Tomorrow at 6:15, Chantel from Chatters will be giving me a whole new do.
I can see at least 8 inches coming off.
My big dilemna though is bangs: YES or NO ?!?
What do you think?
Monday, January 28, 2008
I won high score for Bunco and landed myself with a gift card to Winners. I went back to check out the Jessica Simpson sling back platform stilleto's but after trying to walk a few steps, reality checked itself in and I put them back on the shelf. They were sexy little things but the heel was a bit too high for me.
My folks were in town this weekend for a special little something. So we had some chinese food and an impromptu Wii championship. Papa is now on the hunt for a Wii and Cookin Mama so he can practise for our next visit.
Yesterday the boys stayed home and Wii'd while I braved the storms and went shopping solo. After hearing a great review of Dance Dance Revolution from April & Henry I had to get it. It hasn't been opened yet but I'm thinking tonight we'll be indoors so maybe we'll give it a shot.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Tonight I had the pleasure (sarcasm) of taking Thing Two to Home Depot to shop for some new floor vents. It doesn't matter which ones we buy - they break. Plastic ones just snap and the metal ones come detached from the plastic bottom part that opens and closes and gets really bent out of shape. It probably is directly related to the kiddies obsession with heat registers. I keep the house warm but watch out for them noticing the furnace kick in. It's a race to the vent. Not. Pretty.
I was at the self checkout scanning some paint when Mr. Alexander decides to climb on top of the checkout area with the bags therefore the scan didn't work b/c the weight was off by about 44 pounds. So, the lady reset the till for me from her booth and as I scan the next item Alex decides to lean on top of the checkout area. Thus resulting in a mis-matched weight. So, she reset the till again. Well when he was about to do this for a THIRD time I held him back and dropped the heat register resulting in a big ole dent on one side. And she looks at me and says "it's damaged - you have to pay for it." At this point I just want to pay and get the heck out. So I shove it in the bag and then realize that the first paint did not scan so I re-scanned it and it came up with an error and she hollered at me that "the paint is scanned could I puh-lease just check out and be on my way with my son who's obviously had enough shopping b/c he doesn't want to listen".
I had two choices here. #1 Go along with her and say oh my mistake and walk out with some free paint OR #2 Tell her that if she got off her stool and waddled over here she'd see for herself that I HAVE TWO PAINTS.
Can you guess what I did?
#2 and boy it felt good.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Here's Aaron givin up the haggis after parading it around the hall. It was quite cute to watch!
The Robbie Burns fundraiser seemed to be a great success. I'm sure I'll get more deets from Christine this week but it appeared to go off without a hitch. The dinner was delish, dessert was a bit dry but whatevs. The company at our table more than made up for that minor detail.
BUT, we did not dance a single dance. The music was meh, and the lights were on. All. Of. Them. I didn't feel like making a spectacle of me and my Elaine-dancing skills while the lights were glaring down on us. Aaron thanked me for that later, haha.
And the silent auction seems way, way easier than a chinese auction so I'm officially changing our venue a wee bit. Our Totally 80's dance will be hosting a silent auction for all donations. I thought it would be easier the other way around but it won't. This way if someone's gung-ho on the Bath & Body Works they can just keep upping their bid until the end whereas with a chinese auction they could buy lots of tickets and still end up with nothing. That being said, I must go update the Team Crockett website.
And although we haven't sold many tickets I'm hearing a lot of yes'es for attendance. Some people have been starting to come up with their outfits...someone I know may be sporting a mullet for the occasion :o)
Saturday, January 19, 2008
9 Things I Hate About Everyone
Friday, January 18, 2008
I usually default and just say the 2000s - but it sucks. Not as cool as The Eighties or The Nineties.
In the Calgary Herald today there was an article about this exact topic. What do we call these years?
Some suggestions were the oh-oh's or the aughts and apparently the English have adopted the term "the Noughties".
I'm on the fence on this one.
Tomorrow night is a Robbie Burns fundraiser at our community hall. Christine is on the committee and it sounds like it will be a lot of fun. I'm also hoping to score a few ideas for how our fundraising will all unfold. Aaron, Jason and Jon will all be sporting kilts so hopefully I'll have some pics to post on Sunday.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
- Alyssa Milano
- Candace Cameron
- Christina Applegate
- Molly Ringwald
- Drew Barrymore
- Jodie Sweetin
- Justine Bateman
- Kellie Martin
- Lisa Bonet
- Sarah Gilbert
- Robin Givens
- Soleil Moon Frye
- Stacy Keanan
Wow! What the heck was I thinking?
As our Totally 80's Gala draws nearer I keep going through this mental list of who I can dress up as. I was hoping to do Baby in the tankdress from Dirty Dancing but I've had no luck finding a dress or skirt/top that resemble that in any way. So - back to square one.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Dad and I were home at 2:30 and then got a few hours sleep before Dad headed up north and I got ready to start my workday with the kiddies. Considering I had 3.5 hours sleep I functioned normally - well except dinnertime when I was a bit of a byatch to Aaron. Sorry Aaron. He took Joey skating and I bathed Alex and tucked him in at 7 o'clock and we both fell asleep. I woke up at 8:30 when Joey and Aaron came in and then went right back to sleep. But at 4 o'clock this morning I was wide awake with Joey listened to the wind howl. It was super windy last night - we were supposed to have 2 cm of snow but that didn't happen much to Alex's dismay.
Tonight is the dayhome providers meeting. I think we'll be talking about the new legislation coming in the spring to regulate dayhomes. It will definitely be a hot topic. More deets to come about that later...
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Aaron and both the boys
Alex hugging the lamp-post...not sure why...
Papa and Alex Joey as he went speeding by me
Saturday, January 12, 2008
After doing this for 4 years I finally decided to sign up and host my own stamp class like Christine. Although Christine has a million stamp classes and I'm only hosting one. So that's why there was no blogging yesterday. I was too busy deciding on the who, what, and when. I actually own 84 Stampin Up stamp sets but a lot of them have been retired so I need to update my collection a bit. All in good time, all in good time.
My hopes for this business venture is just to reach the minimum sales so I remain 'active' and get the discount on my own purchases. Aaron said to set my goals a bit higher but with such a low goal how can I fail? (knock on wood)
Have a great weekend! It's supposed to be plus 8 in Cowtown today so I can foresee some skating or a trip to the zoo :o)
Thursday, January 10, 2008
- Cut back on Starbucks - so far I've only had 2 visits - versus my daily visit
- Stop gossiping - okay that is so out the window for this week but I'm giving myself a year
- Teach my kids to use napkins on a regular basis
- Read more non-fiction books
- Post more photos
- Learn to enjoy skim milk - I'm down to 1% so far
- Organize my stamping stuff - it's contained in our storage room but all over the place
- Learn to type with long nails - with short nails I had no prob but now that I'm sporting longer ones I seem to mistype an awful lot
- Improve my running technique - in one word - Phoebe
- Blogging daily
- Volunteer for a charitable organization
- Check in with spark people daily - I've signed up and haven't looked at it since
- Learn how to skate - without my kids' skating trainers to lean on
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Resident Evil Extinction - I'm not a zombie fan so that sucked.
Shoot Em Up - Yes, Haley-O's Clive Owen was a superstar but the storyline was lacking a bit. I mean come on, how did the bad guys magically just keep showing up?
The Kingdom - I think that was a very powerful movie. Sad because it could easily be based on true events. I may in fact now have a slight girl-crush on Jennifer Garner.
Back on schedule tomorrow. Boys are back in school, Beavers started up again tonight.
I love holidays and the casualness of doing whatever whenever but I also like routine.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Thing One and Thing Two slept over at the g'parents last night. Joey didn't want to come home today but Alex was ready. Joey's 6 now and has had 2 visits at my parents by himself and a couple sleepovers at Auntie Kathryn's with Alex. But Alex is still not ready to be on his own. He likes Mommy or Daddy tucking him in and to be there if he's having bad dreams. I admit I didn't sleep as great as I thought I would being kid-less. I did lots of thinking: Are they sleeping? Did Alex go to bed okay? Did they go pee before bed? Maybe I should have drank a wee bit more so I could have just passed out. But alas, my boys had a fabulous sleepover and it went uneventful as we suspected it would.
Tonight we're taking the boys skating. Eventually I'm going to have to practise and improve my lack of technique. If I can stand without falling - it's all good!
Crockett FYI for everyone: Aaron has scored Flames hockey tickets for a special Silent Auction at our Totally 80s party.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
MY MAIN GOAL for this year is to cut down on frivolous spending. Like buying the exact same boot in black AND brown - although they were an awesome deal. Or buying an entire skin care line after trying it for a couple days. I think I am going to buy a trial sized or travel sized kit before taking the more expensive plunge.
AND to drink more water. I hate water. I don't like the taste or lack of taste so I tend to chug water and then I don't like that super bloated feeling in my tummy.
AND to stop wrecking my hair. It was so glorious until the whole perm incident. Now it sucks, it's breaking and tangling. I'd give anything to go back to my flat super straight boring hair.
By the way, it's Day 2 of the new year and I started my morning off at 5:35 by jumping on my treadmill :o) How you doin'?