Sunday, November 8, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Here is a low down of all the things I'm grateful for.
It was the coldest Thanksgiving in 50 years and I was outside selling girl guide(scout) cookies all day on Saturday.
- I'm thankful that I own 3 pairs of long underwear, 3 pairs of winter boots for different types of snow and cold, 8 different hats, 6 scarves, 4 pairs of gloves and mittens with some extras, and 7 winter coats(and I'm making a new one).
- I'm thankful that I have a new furnace that is keeping my house nice and toasty warm.
- I'm thankful for a programmable thermostat to save money.
- I'm thankful I have a closet full of blankets.
- I'm thankful for hot water that I can use to thaw myself out.
The car I rented got a flat tire and I couldn't leave the store where we were selling cookies because I was needed for leader to child ratios.
- I'm thankful for tow trucks that changed the tire and put the little doughnut on.
- I'm thankful to the girl from the car rental place that came to the other side of the city to switch out my car.
- I'm thankful for the new car that has seat warmers and a fantastic stereo.
I spend my entire Saturday selling cookies, by the end my back was killing me because I was bending over dealing with all the money and standing on concrete and I needed to finish my pies for dinner the next day.
- I'm thankful for takeout.
- I'm thankful for pay per view movies.
- I'm thankful for drugs, lots of drugs.
- I'm thankful my roommate peeled and sliced all the apples.
I have so many things to be thankful for. Yesterday, I had a very yummy dinner at my friend's house and today I had pumpkin pie for breakfast and I'm still in my pajamas and it's almost lunch.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Canadian Thanksgiving and know that I'm thinking about you.
Monday, September 21, 2009
To sum up:
On the home front I've dealt with the nightmare of the dealing with the condo board and finally got everything fix last weekend. I now need to put everything back.
On the dating front, "I'm looking for my fourth wife." Why would someone say that on a first date? And "If you voted for Obama or consider yourself a feminist you'er not the girl for me." I didn't vote for Obama because he is too conservative for me, besides I was too busy burning my bra.
On the work front, my organization is undergoing a major upheaval and while my group is secure, there is a lot uncertainty and the fighting in the media is awful.
On the health front, I had a scare and I had someone tell me that I'm "really getting fat".
But the fall is here and I'm starting anew. I've taken up swimming with a goal to swim 1650m. I'm taking a sewing class to make a coat. I'm moving to the teenagers with girl guides. So things should be better.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I got lucking and was able to salvage the carpet, but not the carpet pad. I learned that you have to dry carpet from back to front so the glues that keep it together don't dissolve. So here's the pictures of the damage. My first indications that it was more than just some wet carpet.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
This is my first try. A chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream icing. The icing was perfect, but the cake fell in the middle, so I'm still looking for a choloate cake recipe. I think is turned out will and was feeling pretty good about my skills. And then there was the disaster. A plain vanilla cake with lime icing. The cake was dry and the icing was way too runny and I could just add more icing sugar because it was a boiled icing.
More beading. The girls are always bugging do work on them.
It was very difficult to convince the girls that if they held the hammer at the end instead of choking up on it, they would have more success.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This year, my mum and I went to my sister's house in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire England. I didn't get any pictures of my sister's house, but it is a interwar bungalow. It is movie cute. The only problem was that the house had no heat. This may not seem like a big deal since it is not nearly as cold in England as Edmonton. But let me tell you. It was COLD.
I left for England on the 18th. Oddly enough, it doesn't take that much longer to get to my sister's than it does to my mum's in Ontario, since they have a direct flight Edmonton to Heathrow. I got there on the 19th to find my mum, who arrive a couple days ahead of me, very sick (norovirus) and my sister also sick, but at least only a cold. So I spend the first part of the vacation taking care of the sickies and freezing while waiting for the plumber to finish the radiators for the heat. Finally on the 23rd, we had heat and the value of my sister's house doubled. Probably the best improvement she will ever make to her house.
Once everyone was feeling better, we went to York. This is me on the top of the Tower of York. The view of the city is amazing.
I'm always amazed that these old castles and towers are still standing. Below is my mum and little sister.