Archive for November, 2010

Am Temporarily AWOL

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

It’s almost December. And as such, I need to clean my house in preparation for Christmas.

Ideally, we want to decorate this weekend, and if we’re going to do that the house must be clean beforehand. If I could preserve it in a big glass bubble to keep it this way until the 24th I would, but living here would then become mildly difficult.

My schedule (in case any of you care, and I know you do) is:

Monday: Dining room and front windows (almost completely done, including washing and drying of curtains, except for one small cabinet I didn’t empty and organize)
Tuesday: Living room (about to tackle as soon as I eat some lunch and feed Ms. Junior Peanut. And I hate dusting, so this will be a joy.)
Wednesday: Bathroom (floor to ceiling)
Thursday: Kitchen (cleaning all surfaces, wiping cabinet fronts and walls, cleaning stove; haven’t decided if I’m going to gut the fridge yet or not, we’ll see)
Friday: All floors vacuumed and mopped

Of course, this won’t stay and I’ll need to clean the bathroom and floors again before the big day, but with a little luck (and threats of death) the main living areas should remain reasonably tidy. And all Christmas decorations and the tree can go up.

So if you’re looking for me, you’ll know where I am. Up to my elbows in glass cleaner, dusting cloths and furniture polish. I’ll be back eventually.

Friday Footage - Flash Mob!

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Just a little something to put you into the holiday spirit. Chorus Niagara is fabulous. Enjoy!

And for those of you in the USA, enjoy your turkey comas! I hope you all make it safely through Black Friday!

What’s The Phrase?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. In anticipation, my teeth have begun to ache.

How lovely is that?

I know there’s a phrase for that — when you make something happen in that way, you know? Except thanks to this baby brain of mine, I can’t for the life of me remember what it is.

My poor brain is atrophying, or something. Tonight I bumped into an old acquaintance from High School, and it took me until the end of our conversation to remember her name. I remembered her face the moment I saw it, though.

Dunno ’bout that. What I *do* know is that I need to feed a wee babe once more, and there’s some streaming Glee to watch on the computer.

Sadly, the finale of Dancing With The Stars was ruined for me the moment I logged into Facebook today. I guess that’s what I get for delaying my viewing. Oh, well. At least Bristol didn’t win.

Don’t Judge Me

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

I admit it: Poker Face makes me chair dance.

Wanna make somethin’ of it??

(Her nails are totally cool in that video, though.)


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Random ponderings:

Why do my evenings fly by so fast?

Why are women who blog about crafts also so Jesus-y? Do handicrafts and Bible-thumping go together in a way I’ve never noticed before? (Note: there is nothing wrong with this. I’m just curious.)

Why are there no cookies in the house right now?

Why is blog traffic so quiet lately? Am I being that boring? (Don’t answer that!)

Why can’t I always have clean floors, clean kitchen counters and a clean bathroom? Did someone give the house elf a sock, or something?

Why don’t people show up at a choir rehearsal when it’s the last one before a big concert? And the director happens to make some changes??

And really…why can’t a mouse eat a streetcar?

(I really shouldn’t blog late at night. It’s akin to having a couple of vodka coolers, or sumpin’…)

Friday Footage - Laff It Up!

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Oh, dear God. I used to watch Whose Line Is It Anyway religiously — especially the British version — but I never saw this. I had tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard, people. If this doesn’t make you giggle, you don’t have a funny bone!

Anyway. Enjoy and have a laughter-filled weekend!

I Love The Internet

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

…some days.

Like today. It’s fabulous how one can pose a question on Twitter or Facebook and within minutes receive answers to that question. It’s like having the combined knowledge and brainpower of all the people you know at your fingertips.

Which is way kewl. And kinda freaky, actually.

The best part is your friends aren’t going to try and scam you with their responses (mostly, I suppose!). You’ll get sincere, honest recommendations and answers, and don’t have to spend hours sifting through websites, looking for the information you need.


And now I’m off to feed Ms. Junior Peanut once more before I solidly crash into bed.


ps. In case you’re wondering, Ms. Junior Peanut is beginning to teethe and is drooling like a faucet. As a result she has an icky rash on her poor little cheeks, chin and neck. I’d like to find a natural and/or organic ointment or balm that I can use on her face. Non-toxic would be very helpful as she’d possibly ingest some of it. So if you have a suggestion yourself, let me know!

The Grass Is Always Greener…

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I wish I could rock this hairdo*. I really, really do.


For those who may not be aware, pregnancy does some funny things to a gal (other than the massive shape change). One of them happens to involve one’s hair. It falls out. Rather dramatically, I might add.

From the website

Here’s what’s going on. Normally, about 85 to 95 percent of the hair on your head is growing and the other 5 to 15 percent is in a resting stage. After the resting period, this hair falls out — often while you’re brushing or shampooing it — and is replaced by new growth. An average woman sheds about 100 hairs a day.

During pregnancy, increased levels of estrogen prolong the growing stage. There are fewer hairs in the resting stage and fewer falling out each day, so you have thicker, more luxuriant tresses.

After you give birth, your estrogen levels take a tumble and a lot more hair follicles enter the resting stage. Soon you’ll have more hair coming out in the shower or on the brush. This unusual shedding will taper off and your hair will be back to its pre-pregnancy thickness about six to 12 months after you give birth.

So at the risk of providing too much information, I’m shedding like a puppy dog. And it sucks. I’ve already chopped my hair fairly short, but I would give my left arm to be able to rock a ‘do like Alyssa up there.

But I also know me. And I know that a hairstyle like that doesn’t suit me in the least. So all I can do is wait another…oh, seven or so months and everything will get back to normal.

I hope.

In the meantime, now would be a good time to purchase stock in Drano.

*Those perky boobs of hers, too. But that’s another story altogether.


Monday, November 15th, 2010

The golden days of Autumn are over, it seems. The sky is grey and black and drawn, and there’s a bitter bite to the air. The beautiful leaves have all fallen, and the trees are now skeletal and bare.

It makes one want to crawl back into bed and either bury one’s head under the pillow or snuggle in with a good book. Too bad there are so many other things to do.

Including actually going *out* into the day out there.


Stay warm and cheerful, peeps!

Friday Footage - Feeling Nostalgic

Friday, November 12th, 2010

I remember this vividly from childhood. Sesame Street kicked ass, dudes. Hope this stays in your head all weekend. No, no. You don’t have to thank me. ;)