Archive for September, 2007

Not For The Overly-Emotional. Or The PMS-Y.

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Conversation this evening:

Me (to the Offspring): I love you.

Offspring: *mumble*

Me (louder): I love you.

Offspring: *slightly exasperated mumble*

Me: Hey. D’you love Mommy?

Offspring: Yeah, but I don’t want to lose you, like if you go to Heaven, or something.

*sigh* When you least expect it, they getcha…

And The Winnahs…

Friday, September 28th, 2007

I hadn’t forgotten, folks!

The winner’s of Kris’ Blogiversary / etc. / etc. contest are…:

Third prize - Autographed book and deck of playing cards……Tammy!

Second prize - Pedicure kit…..Rob!


First prize - Set of videos…..Doug!

Congrats, gang! I’ll be getting your prizes out to you ASAP!

Stay tuned, Gentle Readers, because there’ll be more contests in the future! Thanks to everyone for playing along!

Never Fails!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

You’d think with the popularity of Harry Potter lately, and the recent release of a new movie, there’d be tons of Hallowe’en costumes and accessories available.


And of course this is the year that the Offspring decides she wants to go as Hermione Granger.


On the plus side, we found a wig tonight that will work well (seeing as how the Offspring’s hair is only slightly longer than mine at the moment), the Mater is going to quickly knit her a scarf in Gryffindor colours, and the Pater was already digging in his stores for a piece of doweling with which to fashion a wand. The most complicated thing will be the robe, but we’re already prepared to sew a basic one if I can’t find one for sale.

The things we do for kidlets, huh? I’ll let you know how it turns out.

One of these years I want to get dressed up and go out for an adult evening, too… I want to do this costume one day. And this one, too.  Anybody out there going out this year? And what’s your costume of choice?

Life Lesson #482

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Allow your piece of freshly toasted bread to cool a bit before you spread on your peanut butter and honey.

Otherwise, you’ll be licking up drops of melted toppings from your palms, fingers and chin, and wherever else they land. (And while this could be a fun thing in other circumstances, it’s not so good when you’re rushing to get out the door.)

Only a couple of days left, so enter the contest!

Not-So-Manic Mondays

Monday, September 24th, 2007

To quote Hannibal Smith, I love it when a plan comes together.

There’s a new job with great benefits and perks.

A story that’s plugging along nicely.

And a potential fitness plan that will get me off my duff and fully back into the swing of things. (Because honestly, lately it’s been a little too much chomp, chomp and not enough puff, puff. And it’s not a good thing, no matter how you slice it.) And if the plan to go to RWA San Francisco in ‘08 pans out like I hope it will, I want to be able to wear that new formal gown and sundress I bought this past summer.

I’m excited, because this fall now feels like it’s got a plan; a purpose. And I thank the karma wheel for spinning the way it has, because this is good.

Now all I need is to up the hot monkey luuuuurve quotient, and I’ll be all set. ;)

Foux Da Fa Fa*

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Well! News is news is news, huh?

Yours truly has now resigned the part-time job I was doing (not finished shifts yet), because I was just offered another job! Some days it does pay to get out of bed. :)

So while I’ve enjoyed this first one, I’m pretty excited about the new one. Right now, it’ll be mainly administrative stuff, but there’s already talk about various training initiatives. Wow! More news when it becomes available.

In other goss, last night, Rella and I watched Hot Fuzz.

Oh. My. God.

I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. That was one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a while, and I’d highly recommend it — especially if you like British humor. (Be forewarned — much over-the-top gore-ishness. But that’s to be expected from the maker of Shaun of the Dead.)

When I left Rell’s place, though, there was a fire truck in the street, just a couple of doors down — no lights or sirens, so we’re not sure what had happened — and can you believe it? The very pregnant Rella outright refused to go into labour at that moment, just so I could meet a firefighter.

Awfully selfish of her, don’t you think?? ;)

*A nod to Flight of the Conchords. A gold star for you, if you knew that. :D

You Must Remember This: A Meme Is Just A Meme

Friday, September 21st, 2007

I know what you’re thinking — Yay! She’s blogging again! Wait…what? Nothing original today? Just another frickin’ meme?

Truth of the matter is, gang, I’m smack in the middle of a new book and want to keep the momentum going, so yes, today you get a meme. :) New, original stuff is coming. I promise!

Put your answers in the comments section, then post the questions on your own blog. Let me know when they’re up!

1. Do you have a tattoo?
2. How old are you?
3. Are you single or taken?
4. Eat with your hands or utensils?
5. Do you dream at night?
6. Ever seen a corpse?
7. George Strait or Jay Z?
8. How did we meet?
9. What’s your philosophy on life and death?
10. If you could do anything with me, and have no one know, what would it be?
11. Do you trust the police?
12. Do you like Country music?
13. What is your fondest memory of me?
14. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
15. Would you cheat?
16. What do you wear to sleep?
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?
18. Would you hide evidence for me if I asked you to?
19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
20. Which do you prefer - short or long hair?
21. Do you sing in the shower?
22. What’s your favorite color?
23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?
24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you?
25. What was your first impression of me?
26. Have you ever done drugs?
27. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?

Lesson Learned

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

I know. I’m back already. Truthfully, I had intended to take a little longer before coming back, but you know what? I was missing blogging.

So here I am, folks. Thanks to the regulars who’ve kept coming back — my statcounter shows you’ve been checking in, and I truly appreciate that.

For those who are curious about my absence (and I know I would be), the purpose of my brief hiatus was to spend some time in contemplation about relationships and the meaning of life, and all the lessons to be learned therein.

Want to know my lessons?


Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Hey gang –

This is just to let you know that I’m taking a brief hiatus from blogging.

I hope to be back ASAP, so I hope you’ll keep checking in. I’ll definitely be back in time to finish up the contest (that I hope you’ll still enter! C’mon, your odds are good, and you know you want to!).

Be good, and if you can’t be good, be careful!

Obla-Di, Obla-Da, Life Goes On…

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

…la la la la life goes on.

And such a life it has been, lately. Nothing like a little high stress to make you want to ingest copious quantities of

a) chocolate
b) salt
c) alcohol
d) feta cheese

and subsequently

a) sleep
b) cry
c) rant
d) beat oneself with a wet noodle.

Since I am determined to go nowhere but up from here, I am starting my week on a positive note (b-sharp, in case you’re wondering).

(I know. I’m just a barrel of monkeys today, aren’t I?)

Anyway. I shall return anon with tales of projects projected and work worked. In the meantime, however, I leave you with this:

I don’t know where I’m putting my tattoo, either.