Tuesday, May 31, 2005

It's almost over

May will be over in a few hours. June. So... damn, there's a frigging mosquito bombing me. It's literally circling me. Fast little bugger. Anyway, as I was saying. It will be June in a few hours. So many garden plans, so little time. Bought the impatiens for the front garden tonight. Will plant them tomorrow afternoon after my lunch date with Angela.

We'll be hitting a nursery out on the highway, surprise, surprise then go for lunch at Kelsey's. I've a hunkering for their ceasar salad and feta bruchetta bread. Yum. I lead such a boring life I know but hey. A life is a life.


Mickey Mitchell had two thumbs
One green and the other a blue one.
Poor Mickey didn't know what to do
so he stuck one up his nose and the
other up his ?

Sad isn't it.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

I can't believe how quickly the days pass between postings. Looking back I feel like I wasn't doing anything of consequence that I shouldn't have posted. Or maybe that's why I didn't post.

Finally recovering from my chest infection. Yeah me! Now Jeff is getting sick. Sheesh.

It's the weekend. Saturday. The RCMP are in town with their horses so we might take that in. The weather man is calling for a 60% chance of rain but it doesn't look like it at the moment. I also want to visit Gallery One-Twenty-One to see a new sculpture display by Linda Williams. I'd like to review it for the L&L site as the scultures are of big bold beautiful women. From what I've seen from the paper it looks hot. I'll post a link to it at some point.

I'm off to empty the dishwasher... yet again.

Topic Links
* L&L

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Fun Fun Fun

I had the most enjoyable night tonight. Jeff came home with free tickets to the alternative theatre for a show tonight: The Boys and Girl from County Clare. I LOVED IT! It was an upbeat Irish movie with lots of swearing and fiddle playing. I don't want to summarize the storyline cause I didn't know what it was about when I went and I think it made all the difference in my viewing enjoyment. I will tell you who is in it though. Colm Meany (O'Brien from Voyager days) and Benard Hill (Theodon from Lord of the Rings) as well as a surprising appearance by one of the Corr sisters. I laughed my ass off from start to finish. Rent it if you can.

Topic Links
* The Boys and Girl from County Clare

Monday, May 23, 2005

One of the Many Reasons I love My Husband

Today, while we were lazing in the living room, a commotion outside caught our attention. We could hear blue jays screeching and see branching outside our dining room window waving furiously. We both ran out side to see four blue jay babies the size of palm drip to the ground. A large raven was in the upper part of the tree being dive bombed by blue jays, robins, and starlings. It was quite a sight to see the birds working together.

Moving quickly, my husband grabbed a recycling box and I grabbed a pair of gardening gloves. I spent the next 5 minutes scooping up babies and putting them in the box while Jeff climbed the tree to see if the nest was intact. It wasn't. He then worked quickly to build a wooden teepee to stuff the remaining nest parts and the babies in. The whole time the parents kept a watchful eye on their babies and us.

When the teepee was firmly attached to the tree (cedar in case anyone is wondering) we sat in our lawn chairs below waiting to make sure the parents would approach the make shift nest. They did.

Not many men would go to the effort my husband did for nature. It's just one of the many reasons I love him.

Sunday, May 22, 2005


It amazes me how quickly time passes. How much we miss because we weren't paying attention or mostly because we were (are) so self absorbed to notice.

I love the sound of a child laughing. Why is that? Why is it such a beautiful sound? I'm 36 years old and am beginning to wonder about children. I can't actually picture myself having any; although at times I would love to have one of my own. But I couldn't imagine actually keeping one. I am more self absorbed than most after all. It's a dream, fantasy.

Dreams and fantasy are so easy to play with. The real world is harder and takes more time. Effort. Me a mother? There are enough damaged children in the world. No need to add one more.

Thursday, May 19, 2005


still hacking away. non productive in more ways than one. don't feel like capitals today. guess i'm pulling a rosie. missed the deadline for the sol mag contest but at least i worked on a few poems. the most creative writing i've done in a while. got a paycheck today, yeah! decided to save it for the trip in july. hopefully i can get enough money to go without debt. i know i'm dreaming but what else do i have but a dream. the world was built on dreams or was it ideas? what's the difference? one is younger than the other maybe but basicially they are the same thing. i'm off to try and dream on the couch... yet again. the coughing can stop anytime now.

Topic Links
* Sol - Magazine

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Chest Cold Blues

It's 4 a.m. I've had a chest cold for a week now. Irregular sleep, eating and life in general. Lots of things have been neglected over the last week. Feeling the usual guilt patterns despite being sick. Where does the guilt come from?

I decided to get up at 1 a.m. (even though I had only gone to bed at 12:30) so I wouldn't keep Jeff awake for yet another night; coughing, choking, horking. The effects of my illness show on his face when he gets home from work. My thinking was, since I'm home all day anyway, I might as well stay up all night and sleep while he's gone.

I have another hour and half before he gets up and I can go to bed. So far so good, but I'm ready for bed. I worked on the BIW newsletter for a while but I'm about computered out... as of this post.

I can hear the birds outside preparing for a new day. How much you want ta bet someone is going to want to mow the lawn while I'm trying to sleep?

Topic Links

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Rob & Amber

Their viciousness caught up to them.
The good guys finally finished first.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Amazing Race

Pleassssse let Rob and Amber go home.

Without a million dollars.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

On the Up

Feeling better today. Got up and had a shower first thing. Even put a few rollers in, a lot of good they did. My hair is straighter than straight. Ended up with some butterfly clips to keep it out of my face. It's a warm day already.

Made some blueberry pancakes for breakfast and finished checking the email. Don't know what I'm going to do with the rest of my day. I had plans to hit some nurseries but Jeff has plans to clean the windows. Hmm. I know which one sounds better to me.

There are a few beautiful red tulips I can see from my livingroom window. The sun is bathing them and the colour is intense; red and beautiful.

I'm so behind because of the last few days... I better not think about it or I might end up back where I was. Wish me luck as I attempt to clean up the kitchen. Yuk!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Feeling Fat

I'm having a fat day. Now I realize I am obese but for the most part I don't feel it. I go about my day doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done. Today was the grand opening of a new Michael's in my area. I got up early (despite staying up to 2am) and jumped into the shower. Grabbed a nice spring looking t-shirt (lilac) from the closet and a pair of black pants. To my diappointment my belly was peaking through. What the hell? I pulled up the pants which then gave me flood pants. Obviously I shrunk them both in the dryer. Cotton is unreliable like that. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Riding the Bus with My Sister

Last night I watched Rosie O'Donnell play Beth, a challenged woman who lives semi-independently with her father helping out on the side. Andie MacDowell portrays her sister, a successful photographer with a life of her own.

The father dies forcing other family members, namely Rachel (Andie) to step up and pay attention to Beth. Rachel quickly learns about Beth's support system as she follows her around on daily bus rides getting to know Beth's extended family.

I'm going to work on a review for the L&L site later today but this movie was fabulous. I was very impressed with Rosie's portrayal of Beth.

Topic Links
* Large & Lovely
* Hallmark
* Rosie

Sunday, May 01, 2005

On Writing

I dragged out 'my' book yesterday. The one I apparantly started in the fall of 2001. Yikes. I've been avoiding it off and on since then. I don't really know why. I like the story, I like the characters. It just feels overwhelming. I'm about 45,000 words into it. Bascially it's the story of seven sisters during 1-2 years in their lives. I can see the binder sitting in my chair looking back at me. Waiting for me to open it up and do something with it. But today the sun is shining, it's not too hot and there's gardening to be done. Another famous author ground into the dust. Or in this case... the flower beds.