Sunday, May 31, 2009

Confession

If I had the chance to do it all over again... I wouldn't. I wouldn't move here and I wouldn't marry Master. That's just the simple, painful truth of it.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another book

This past weekend I finished a 479-page book in two days. I started it Saturday morning while I was waiting for Peachie's oil change and I finished it Sunday around dinner time. I could not put it down!! The book is Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. It was one of those stories that, when I did put the book down, I'd be thinking about the characters and wonder about what would happen next. The author also has a brief little post script at the end that puts a bit of an important lesson with the book, something I found interesting and good to know. I really recommend this book, so go check it out!!

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Speaking of cuteness...

Baby bison!!





Baby bison buddies!!




Mama and baby bison!!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Cuteness Runneth Over

Cute Overload. Go there. You will not be able to stop going "Awwww!" It's all just too dang precious!!

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Monday, May 18, 2009

A Mistake... or Artistic?


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Friday, May 15, 2009

Long Weekend

I'm really have trouble working today. It's Friday before a long weekend, and doesn't that always make it hard to work? Monday is Victoria Day. I guess we're celebrating Queen Victoria. Yee haw.

The weather is supposed to be fairly nice tomorrow, so I think I'm going to try to go walk at Elk Island. If I come back with any pictures, I'll try to post them.

The weather is supposed to go downhill on Sunday (cooler and rainy, maybe even snow!), so I suspect the rest of the weekend will be more indoors. The boys are at their mom's until Sunday afternoon, but then Ricky's with us Monday since his mom has to work.

I enjoyed watching the Grey's season finale last night, but it's hard to feel like we're left hanging about George and Izzie when it feels like it's more about the contracts than the story. I really, really enjoyed watching the LOST season finale on Wednesday and I hate that there won't be any new episodes until January! And then it'll be the last season! However, I am looking forward to the new show, Flash Forward, this fall since it's done by some of the same people as LOST.

Master and I have gotten some good time together this week, but it's been period week, so I'm really looking forward to this weekend and no period. Yea!!

Well... I guess I'll make an attempt at being productive now. Maybe.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This site is hilarious!

Please go to this site. It's cracking me up!! Especially the one titled "The Wonder Years." (You can find it on the right-side menu under Top Posts.) I don't even have words for that family photo. Just... no words.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Saturday

I had my regular eye exam a couple months ago, but the doc wanted to do a dialated eye check, since I haven't done that in a few years. I had driven myself to that exam, so we scheduled another appt., which was this past Saturday. Master dropped me off and then went to eat lunch with the boys while I was getting dialated and examined. (Sounds a little kinky when I put it that way...) Everything looked good, which was what we expected since everything was fine back in March. It's just one of those things that, since I'm diabetic, we have to keep a good watch on my eyes. A lot of people can go every few years - or more - to the eye doctor. I go every year, partly because of wearing contacts, but also because of my diabetes.

I will say that I think I've found a good eye doctor here. The office I go to has 3 doctors. The one I originally saw last year was okay, but not great. The guy I saw this year - both this time and in March - I really like. He seems very knowledgable, and I think he's more thorough than the first doctor. He's also my age (because he told me), which strikes me as odd because I've only been out of college a few years and I'm still in my mid-20's, right? Oh... no, right, I'm in my early 30's now. Funny thing is, I called Mom after my appt. on Saturday (because what else am I going to do when my eyes are totally dialated? lol) and I told her that the doctor was my age and she said, "Really?" Seems I'm not the only one who can't quite grasp my age!

We had some really great weather here this weekend, so Saturday evening all 5 of us walked the couple blocks to field behind the junior high nearby. We took a couple footballs to toss around. One was a regular Nerf football, the other was a special Nerf football that my mom had given Ricky this past Xmas as part of his gift. It has a tail on one end and has these little things that make a whistle noise when you throw it. He hadn't had the chance to use it yet because of, well, winter. We were all shocked that Alice actually went with us because she almost never does. Not surprisingly, she HAD to take her cell phone so she could take frequent brakes to text people, and then called it quits after about 30 minutes. The others of us stayed out there for about and hour and a half, I think. Originally we were just tossing Ricky's football, but after a little while, we decided that tossing both around at the same time would be more fun, and it was! Master, the boys, and I really had fun that night. I was proud of the boys that they seemed to be getting better at catching the footballs as we went along. John's gotten better at throwing too, although Ricky seems to aim more for the ground where no one is standing. lol Anyway, we all agreed we'll have to do it again sometime because we had so much fun!

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Roses

As I briefly mentioned a couple posts ago, I bought a couple rose plants about 10 days ago. I don't feel like I can call them bushes yet, because they just seem too small. lol

I went to a nearby garden center (or centre, up here) on a Sunday. It was chilly and rainy/snowy, so I figured it wouldn't be very busy, even though the place was having an open house to start the season. It may not have been as busy as it probably is when the weather's nice, but it was still busier than I expected.

I made my way to the greenhouse where the perennials are. I was looking around a little when an older woman who was an employee, walked past. I stopped her to ask for help. I explained to her that I'm not from the area and wanted to find a perennial that would actually survive the winters. She suggested a few things, but when she mentioned roses, I said something along the lines of "Yes! Roses!" and jumped up and down. Well, maybe not quite like that.

Anyway, she led me over to where the hardy roses were and started showing me some of the different colours. She basically said any of the hardy roses would be okay through the winter and I wouldn't even have to trim them back or really do anything to them. Low maintenance is my style, baby!

So she left me to peruse and I walked around a little, checking out all the various colours. Who knew there were such choices? I ended up buying two plants of two different colours: Morden Sunrise, which has a combination of yellows, corals, and oranges; and Morden Fireglow, which has more of a traditional red colour.

It's a good thing these plants are hardy, because they've already been put to the test. When I brought them home, since the weather was kind of crappy, I just took them out of the car and set them in our back patch (it's really too small to call it a yard) where I thought I'd plant them. But a few hours later, the sky cleared up and the sun came out, so I thought "I'll go plant my roses!" John volunteered to help, so he and I dug the holes, I took them out of the plastic pots they came in, and we put dirt around them and tried to pack it down enough but not too much. Don't you know... the minute we finish and go back inside... it starts snowing again! My poor little plants.

The tops of both plants died and I cut them back a little this past weekend. But the rest seems to be doing okay. It's warmed up - finally - and gotten some really good sun. I've watered them regularly and added some fertilizer. I'll feel better when they show some real growth, but I think they'll be okay now at least. I'm also looking forward to some roses!

Our back patch is maybe 10' square or something like that. It's pretty small. When Master bought this townhouse, there was a wooden deck built over most of the patch, but it was in really bad shape and falling apart, so he just tore it out. He bought some concrete blocks that are slightly decorative to put on the part of it where he keeps his motorcycle during the winter, but the rest of it is just dirt. And some weeds. I've been wanting to put a few plants on the little strip that runs between the back walk and the fence, but there's some platic sheeting and random gravel on it that I'll have to take out first. There's a couple other things I'd like to do with it so it's not just... dirt. But these things will have to be done in stages, since they'll all cost money. I like feeling like I've gotten started, though!

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

American Wife

I just finished a book this morning. (I actually have a couple other books I need to post about, but I'll get to those eventually.)

The book is American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. It's a fictional story that's based loosely on Laura Bush. Basically, some of the main characters are recognizable, but it's mostly fiction. It was pretty interesting, really. The book is written in four stages, and the only part of the book that I struggled with was the last stage, which is when they're in the White House. It was a lot more explanation and inner-monologue kind of stuff than actual action. However, for the most part, I enjoyed it. It was one of those stories where I'd put it down and be wondering what's going to happen with the characters. That's always a good sign, right? So, check it out if you like, and I don't think political prference will make too much of a difference in reading it since it is, really, mostly fiction.

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