ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: September 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Well I guess there isn't much to say about my weight loss this week. I am once again at my same wait of 141.1. Ok maybe just maybe I might be down an ounce or so but with working nights that should keep me away from the late night snacking. I will be happy to just get 5 more pounds off! See what happens next week!

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I got this meme from Petula's blog and thought it would be a fun one to do, so here it goes while I have time!

This is all about you and your first baby...make sure to comment here after you complete.
1. Were you married at the time? Uh... no.
2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? I was actually pretty calm about it considering I was pretty young and not married. It didn't take long for the excitement to sink in.
3. How old were you? I was 18 when I found out.
4. How did you find out you were pregnant? missed period and a simple pregancy test.
5. Who did you tell first? I believe that was my boyfriend at the time
6. Did you want to find out the sex? Yes I did but I had to wait!
7. Due date? June 27th, 1996
8. Did you deliver early or late? He was born 6 weeks early
9. Did you have morning sickness? yep for the first 3 months, first thing in the morning and again late in the evening
10. What did you crave? I craved deep fried fish sticks????
11. Who irritated you the most? One of my sisters
12. What was your first child's sex? boy
13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? 15 lbs
14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? Nope.
15. Where did you give birth? In the city hospital
16. How many hours were you in labor? In total from the very beginning to the end 3 whole hours!
17. Who drove you to the hospital? boyfriend at the time
18.Who watched? Watched, I don't know but he was in the room ,boyfriend at the time, I made my mom wait in the waiting room and I don't think she was to happy about that one considering it was her first grandchild. I didn't need an audience.
19. Was it vaginal or c-section? Vaginal.
20. Did you take medicine to ease the pain? not enough time to get any thing. It was back labor and OMG I can still remember the pain after 12 years
21. How much did your child weigh? 5lbs 8 ozs
22. What did you name him/her? Justin (he goes by Jay now)
23. How old is your first born today?12 and just started junior high school. WoW!
Ok so I am now married and have four children. Matt, my husband has been in Jay's life since he was 6 months old and Matt adopted Jay right after we got married!


Here is another meme that I got from Petula. I still have time on my hands to get it done so let's not waste time.

Three jobs I've had in my life: room attendant (hotel), cashier at grocery store, now call center agent

Three places I have lived: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia (Canada)

Three shows that I watch: Grey' Anatomy, General Hospital, Jon and Kate plus 8

Three places I have been: Florida, Montreal, Newfoundland

Three places I have been this week: mall, mall and dance school (all around here)

Three people who e-mail me regularly: Amanda, Jenn, hubby

Three of my favorite foods: Chinese, donairs from pizza joint, spegetti

Three places I'd rather be right now: In my bed, somewhere warm, with my family back home

Three things I am looking forward to this year: spending time with my kids, my trip to New York with my daughter for dance and making extra money with my new job! It is going to be a busy year!


Yesterday I started my first day of training with my new job. It was great! I trained from 4:30-11pm, what a difference being away from home and interacting with adults. The training went well and I have a feeling was I have the experience and comfort level behind me that I am absolutely going to love my job. What I will be doing after the training is taking catalogue orders from Gumps catalogue. Most of the items are really pricey but on the other hand really nice! And OMG I have never seen a business so layed back, the dress code is casual! If I want to wear jeans every day then that is what I wear :0) The scheduling is great and very accommodating so it shouldn't be a problem to work around all or at least most of my husbands hours. So I have the day to get things cleaned up around the house then back to work for 4:30pm, hopefully tonight goes as well as last night!

Now before I headed to work yesterday we had a busy morning. My son is now 12 years and started his first year in Junior High so I thought it was time to give his bedroom a new look and part of this was getting him out of his twin size bed. So while searching through Kijiji on the Internet (classified ads) I came across a queen size mattress and box spring along with the headboard and rails, high boy dresser and long six drawer dresser with mirror! The set is only 5 years old and pretty good shape and we got it all for $200! So we went in and picked it up yesterday morning then when we got home I had my work cut out for me. I switched and gave Kohl Jay's old mates bed and got his room organized, then started putting Jay's room together. Everything fit and his room looks great, he just needs new bedding to fit but he will have to wait for Christmas. I found a great comforter set in the Sears catalogue that looks like a more grown up version of his army camo and I think it will be perfect for him. So with all that going on yesterday I still managed to make it to work early but I have lots of cleaning to get done today.
Hubby was suppose to be on his vacation from work this week but with the District Manager and District VP coming for a visit tomorrow he felt he needed to go in and get the store in tip top shape for the tour, oh well I am hoping that when I need him to take a day off so that I can work a shift that he can use his days then.

Ok I think I rambled on enough here and now it's time to visit all of you!

Monday, September 29, 2008

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I must have been crazy

Sunday the kids got together and played army in the house, now normally I don't encourage the kids to run around the house but they put a lot of effort into getting prepared. They built guns out of mega bloks and lego and terrorized the house. Trinity wanted to get in on the action but the boys weren't so sure they wanted a girl in on their fun so they put a condition on her, she had to have camoflage to play thinking she didn't have any. Well it just so happened that she does have a grey/black camoflage t'shirt so tough luck boys. I was surprised because it didn't end in someone crying, hense why I normally don't allow them to run. After about an hour they just decided to go onto other activities.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008


This blog has been bloggity blog tagged.

The rules:

1. Write about 5 specific ways blogging has affected you either positively or negatively
2. link back to the person who tagged you Jenn, My Kids Are My World
3. link back to this parent post: tag post
4.tag a few friends or five, or none at all
5. post these rules— or just have fun breaking them!

1.To be honest, when I first got started with blogging it was simply for the extra income from paid posting which has been great and has made me quite a bit of money but who would have thought that I would have made some really great blogging friends. You guys truly are the best!

2. Blogging is where I can be myself! Say what I need to say, help others, get help from others. What a great feeling to be so free and open.

3. With some help through some really great friends I have managed to get focused on my health. I started exercising and watching what I was eating and managed to lose weight and reach my goal. It will always be an ongoing struggle to keep the weight off but with the support and motivation from all of you I know I can continue to maintain.

4. One of my favorite blogs is my Let them be little family blog. This is where I keep my family updated on the kids and what they have been up to. Dancing, Bowling, camping, a day at the park, just funny faces, Birthday wishes and the list goes on. Living so far from family is hard but this seems to help bridge the gap between us.
With me going back to work tomorrow after 4 1/2 years my main focus will be my family blog so feel free to add this blog to your blogroll because chances are that is where you will find me!

5.For the down side of blogging....well there really isn't a down side! There are many days when I don't have enough time to blog hop and then there are days that I spend most of my time on my laptop and don't get much today lol I have a bathroom tore apart needing to be painted, clothes to get alterations done for tomorrow, need to go pick up some groceries, house to clean and I am sitting here doing this meme. First things first, Jenn tagged me for this meme so I am going to get it done! that 's what friends are for right/! lol
Thanks Jenn for this meme! It gave me some time to sit and remember of why I enjoy blogging and why I should find the time to keep with it while working. I don't know what I would do without friends like you!


Well this is it, tomorrow I go back to work so I will be taking advantage of today and getting some work done around the house! This morning we have started the main floor bathroom. The cabinets have a fresh coat of white paint, new hinges and knobs, just those small changes have made a big difference. Next we are painting the walls from a cream color to a light brown tone with white moldings.
I think that while hubby is busy painting I will get my clothes ready for tomorrow. I have 2 pairs of dark jeans that I have to take in the waiste and my black dress pants need hemmed. If I am going to have something to wear tomorrow I guess I should get it done. If all goes well I am hoping to have a nap this afternoon, I'm sure working late is going to be an adjustment for me but a lot better than getter up early.
And I still have to remember to get done a meme from Jenn!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I feel completely worn out and will try to take the rest of the afternoon to get some rest. My cold is almost gone now, I just need some sleep. Monday I start my new job working evenings so I won't be able to get to bed early like I am use to so I hope things work out ok for me on that end. So I guess I should go lay down while the kids are some what quiet!


I have to tell you that you can`t turn your back on either one of these two and when they are together they are always up to no good! Breigh our puppy has found a love for ice cream and this is why. Check out her little tougue, it`s out and ready for her bite lol!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008


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I have never had a dog before until just a few months ago. We got a pure bred beagle who is now 4 months old. Breigh our puppy, is turning out to be a great addition to the family but we still have so much to learn about dogs and taking care of one. We have been getting some advice from a friend of ours who has a pug named Sam and just the other night they got a new member to their family, a teacup puppy of some breed all I know is that is white, cute and fluffy! Breigh our puppy brings a lot of joy and excitement to our family and with her sad puppy eyes she gives it is hard not to give into her. Now call me crazy but if we were to consider getting another puppy I think I would love to have a teacup or pocket beagle! It would be like having another "Breigh" in the house but only smaller. When searching the web for pocket beagles I couldn't get over how many different teacup breeds there were, then I came across Isabella the cutest little Yorkie and her brother named buddy while reading their blog! Here you can get information on joining a kennel club, could a dog group be something for you? If you want to talk to others who are just as passionate about their pets as you are, then you should check it out. Get all the information you need on getting the best health care for your dog and nutrition.

I have just fallen in love with this cute, sweet puppy but I don't think that having a little Yorkie in our house would go over very well with our beagle. She is such a baby and wants all the attention to be focused on her. So as cute as a little Yorkie would be we will just have to enjoy the one puppy we have now. What do you think of the Yorkie Cross Breeds. Would this be a puppy you would possibly consider for you home?


Yesterday when Jay my 12 year old son came home from school he had mentioned to me about him and his friend joining the air cadets. At first all I could think about was great another night of running around and more money to try to budget. Well come to find out that him joining isn't going to cost me anything because it is all funded by the government and that they meet on Tuesday nights right beside us at the Junior High School where he now attends and on Saturdays they will meet there again for games and activities. He isn't sure if this is something he will be interested in but he wants to give it a try and decide for himself. I think it would be great for him and would be a great experience but to be honest I think it is the look of the uniform that has him worried! It will be interested to hear what he decides to do :0)

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Now that I am going back to work (starting monday) I only have less than a week to get things organized and some changes made around here. So far tonight we have turned the dance room (for miss Trinity) back into the main computer room office (made arrangements for her to dance at the studio) which now frees up the front porch where the computer had been moved to. We will now use this as the front entry to the house where we will hang our jackets and leave our shoes. This will be great considering one thing this old house was lacking was closet space and I am getting tired of the jackets being left on chairs. So that is the main big changes in the house.

Another change I am going to have to make is getting rid of at least one of my blogs so I think I will be deleting my "As I see it" blog considering it is rather new and not a lot of traffic. I will have to turn my focus on my weight loss to my rantings blog and will still be there to offer other my support! I will be keeping this blog along with Jabber Jaws and My favorite... Let them be little, my family blog!

Now how can I make changes with my diet and exercise? I know this is something I am going to have to keep up with and could be a challenge but I only need 30 minutes on the treadmill so if I can get that done after the kids go to school I will be ok there and as for the eating habits I am hoping that by working nights will help me from getting into all kinds of food and by the time I get home I will be to tired to eat so maybe working nights won't be a bad thing for me!

So for my exercise journal for today....
I am not down any weight this week but I think the motivation is coming back and will hopefully see some results next week!
I walked/ran on the treadmill for 30 minutes, doing 2.03 miles and burning 333 calories then a half hour later took Blake and the puppy for a walk to hubby's work which took us 1 hr 30 minutes! I thought that was pretty good until I blew it with lunch from KFC (chicken place) but I did good the rest of the day. See what tomorrow brings!

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Monday, September 22, 2008


This weeks theme is -Give Me Five birthday memories from your life or of someone else.

1. Jay, My oldest sons birthday in 1996! He was born 6 weeks early and a tiny little thing he was. It's hard to believe that he started Junior High School! One of his favorite things he looks forward to on his day is the easy no bake orea jello dessert.
2. Trinity, My one and only daughter's birthday in 2000! She was born the day before my birthday. Now every year we share our birthday and have special mother and daughter days! Miss Trinity isn't to fussy on what kind of cake she has on her birthday just as long as there is lots of icing! she is our junk food junky lol The best thing for her is that the next day she gets more cake when we celebrate my birthday!
3.We celebrated Kohl's birthday earlier than expected, he came into the world 5 weeks early and the day after our 1st wedding anniversay in 2002! He was a good size weighing 7lbs 7ozs! His favorite cake/dessert if the no bake jello cheesecake but he has to help me make it and I think that is the best part! We usually celebrate his birthday while on vacation at the beach. He looks forward to his beach parties every year!
4.Blake we call our Halloween baby! No he wasn't born on Halloween but just a couple of hours later on November 1st, 2004 and he too wasn't about to wait for my due date and came 4 weeks early! The date is getting closer and soon he will be celebrating his 4th birthday. We usually do a kids Halloween costume party for Blake but I think year his main focus is going to be transformers but I am thinking that since his costume is going to me the optimus prime transformer we can still do both and he won't notice the difference!
5.A couple of years ago my mom turned 50! Even though I live long distance from my family it didn't stop me from planning her a surprise party! With the help from my father and sister we pulled it off :0) She had a great night with her family and friends. I was so glad to be part of her 50th birthday! During March we have a string of birthdays with Trinity's the 22nd, Mine the 23rd, Mom's and my aunts on the 25th and now my newest niece on the 27th. What a month!

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I was tagged by my BFF Jenn for this handwriting meme which I found to be pretty interesting so it goes...

1.) Go ahead, get a piece of paper and a pen. Prepared? Okay!
2.) Write a pangram* in your language. Sign your paper with your first name or your nickname (not your signature!!!). You can also include your blog URL if you want to.
3.) Take a picture.
4.) Post it on your blog! Leave a comment here (or a trackback) once you have posted.
5.) Link back and tag - don’t be shy!

* A pangram, also known as holalphabetic sentence, is a sentence that contains all letters of the alphabet at least once. “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” is a common example in English. There are pangrams in all languages - for a little inspiration spy *here*. Feel free to use one of these common examples or come up with something on your own.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Breigh our 4 month old puppy has become quite the little cuddle bug! She does not like to be cold at all and she has been the this since the day we got her when she was only 4 weeks old, we always have to have a blanket nearby for her to curl up in. The first picture below is Breigh just the other day. When I got home from my job interview I couldn't find her then there she was completely covered with my big soft blanket. I moved the blanket a bit then she peeked her head out. Just look at that face!

Below is a picture of Breigh last week. We were getting ready to walk to hubby's work, I got the stroller ready outside for Blake then went in to get Blake ready. When we came out Breigh was in the stroller ready to go! The only problem was that the stroller was for Blake so Breigh had to walk. She was quick jumping into the basket of the stroller, I guess she wasn't in the mood for a walk that day!

Now take a close look at her head. Do you see the arrow pointing upward between her eyes? I think that is so cool! I only noticed it the other day :0)

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I have been trying to catch up on some much needed sleep and when Blake wasn't feeling well the other morning I took advantage and put him in for a nap then crawled back into bed myself. He was tired and fell asleep right away, that never happens! So the next day I thought I would just try my luck and around the same time I put him in my bed with me and sure enough he fell asleep again! So I got another morning in with a nap :0) Well that was the end of the napping until again yesterday but this wasn't going as well. Blake wasn't the problem but the very very loud sound of buzzing in the room GRRRRRR After about 15 minutes of listening to this noise I got up to make sure it wasn't a bee????Nope it was just a great big house fly the size of my thumb nail and it was fast. I got my handy dandy fly swatter out and chased the fly around the house from my bedroom to the kitchen, then to the dining room and living and just when I thought I had was gone? With no sign of the fly in sight I went back to bed with Blake and seconds later it was back. Well it wasn't getting away from me this time. I shut my bedroom door, got the fly swatter in my hand and I wasn't giving up. By this point Blake was in tears laughing at me. The fly went from one side of the room until the other without stopping. I swear this fly was on something LOL Anyway I had enough...this fly was mine! I braced myself in the middle of the room and had this sucker cornered in one side of my room then after flying around and circling the bed it came right at me and I was ready I brought the swatter back like a baseball bat, held on tight and swung at it. Yes I connected with it with a loud sound as it was hit across the room, hit the wall and bounced off right back to where I was standing. YES VICTORY!
Oh and we did end up finally getting some sleep!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

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Yes I am going to talk about dancing again!!!! Tonight was Trinity's first night of regular classes. I dropped her off at 5:00 pm for her jazz level 1, tap, ballet and jazz level 3 classes then I returned to sit with her at 7:00pm during her off class and when I got there she had on her ballet shoes again! What is up with that?????? Apparently Kim (her teacher) said that since she was going to be there anyway every week while waiting for her lyrical class she may as well join the class in ballet ( this is an advanced class). The girls were handed their new ballet costumes for recital and competition and Trinity was handed one as well and she said " is this dress for me?" she was kind of confused since she wasn't suppose to be dancing at this level then one of the girls from her class Erin says" sure it's for you! We can't let a good dress go to waste now can we?" I thought that was the sweetest thing ever! They all know how much Trinity loves to dance and didn't want to see her sit out so she will now be doing 10 dances this year in total and the best part.... this class won't cost me any more money!


It has been a long month but finally tomorrow morning we will get the kids off to school then head in to get our monthly grocery order. I was fortunate enough to gather up a few things for the kids lunches tomorrow so they will be happy to have treats in the house once again. Getting groceries only once a month is hard to do but it has to be done. The one thing that I find hard is saving enough money for fresh produce, milk and bread for the weeks in between and finding enough room in the fridge and freezer to keep a month supply of food.

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I do live a very busy life with four kids and an overload of dance classes but somehow I am going to find/make some time to catch the new episodes of some of my favorite tv shows. On Monday nights I am already getting into Prison Break which I have to remember that it is on at an earlier time next week, then on Tuesday I will watch House and Biggest Loser (I fell asleep this week and missed them), then on Wednesday I believe it is The Practice (spin off from Grey's Anatomy), and on Thursday there is CSI, Grey's Anatomy and I will have to check into it but ER should be starting soon as well. I will have to enjoy my shows while I can because sometime in October I will be starting to work evening and will miss all my shows. What shows do you look forward to watching?


I had to resort to using the heat this evening, so I would have to say the fall is now here. Lucky for us our room is the only room that needs the heat on as the rest of the house is still around 20 degrees so we shouldn't see to much of a change yet with the electrical bill and on the bright side of things having the room cool is great when I actually get on the treadmill. I am struggling with that one and that's another story.


I am just starting to realize that planning a trip with a group isn't the easiest thing in the world. Not only are we getting the airline tickets booked, hotel reservations made but there are also the event tickets that we need purchased. So how does someone make sure that you get good tickets and have them in your hands? Well we are turning our attention to where we found a large selection of events from Theatre tickets, Nascar tickets,Miami Heat tickets and many other sporting event tickets. Don't worry about those sold out concerts and don't settle for just any seat available, turn to Premium Seats USA and get the seats you have been waiting for.


It is hard to believe that summer is already over and today I started to pack away some of the kids summer clothes to make room for their warmer sweaters and pants. This year summer felt so short with the warm weather coming late and having the fall weather hitting us early. I was looking back at some of my summer pictures with the kids and realized that although it was a very short season we did lots and had tons of family fun and all we can do know is buckle down and get ready for the colder months that are fast approaching.
This is a picture of Jay (in the lead) and Kohl (not too far behind) while enjoy one of the few sunny days while on our vacation back home with family.


Last night was Trinity's first night of dance troupe and they were officially told that they will be travelling to New York next summer! The kids were filled with excitement as us parents stood back with our jaws dropped as we were getting an idea of how much this trip is going to cost us....eeeeks.... So needless to say that the next year for us is going to be focused around fundraising for this trip. Not only do I have to come up with the money for miss Trinity but I also need to find the money for myself to go as a chaperon. Next week we will be given the exact amount that we will be looking at and the date for the first payment to be made. This is going to be the most expensive dance year yet and it has just begun! Then there is the 9 costumes she will be needing, competition fees, workshop fees, dance exams and regular class payments and that isn't even mentioning the 2 boys and what they will be needing throughout the year. This does seem like a lot but to see the kids have an amazing amount of fun it will be worth every penny!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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Monday, September 15, 2008


Give Me Five of your favorite breakfast foods.
1. Mini Wheats
2. French Toast
3. Pancakes
4. Toasted bacon and egg sandwich
5. Bacon and eggs

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I was tagged by Tammy to do this meme to see what kind of great stuff I have in my purse, unfortunately it is pretty empty so you won't find anything is goes!

Here are the rules.

Find a safe quiet place free of significant others, nosey meme makers, priests, nuns, all things religious and men in general. (If you're a guy just reverse this process to male and tell us about your wallet, tool box, briefcase or metro sexual accessory.)

1.. Dump the contents of your handbag in a pile

2. Take a photo of your handbag and the contents

3. Be brave and 'splain to your fellow bloggers what lurks inside the handbag.

4. Tag others who might want to embarrass themselves

5. Answer these questions:

-Describe the contents of your handbag.
Well like I already said there isn't much in my purse...just my organizer calender,lip balm, old movie stubs, my very old wallet from 13 years ago, a pencil, hair elastic, crystal light package and that is it. I usually have my cell phone in there but I just took it out so that my hubby could use it.

-What's the most important thing in your handbag?
My organizer else would I keep track of all my kids dancing, bowling, basketball etc.... and hopefully soon my own work schedual!

-What's the most embarrassing thing in your handbag?
I don't have anything embarrassing in my purse...sorry!

-What's the smallest thing in your handbag?
I would have to say the hair elastic

-Is there anything illegal in your handbag?

Sunday, September 14, 2008


This is something you will find quite often around here. Someone is always cuddled up with the puppy and since Breigh got her new dog bed the boys have been having a great time curling up on her bed but she doesn't seem to mind!

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Saturday, September 13, 2008


The boys were so excited this morning to finally start their dance classes. Blake was up at 7:00am and ready to go, but unfortunately he still had a couple of hours to wait so I slowly got him dressed, he ate breakfast, packed his shoes in his bag and I can't forget about the gel in his hair (he wasn't leaving until that was done!) Kohl danced last year so he already knew what to expect but nevertheless he was still excited because this year he went back into tap class and is also taking jazz, ballet and hip hop. Both boys had a great time and can't wait to go back next Saturday!

Friday, September 12, 2008

A diamond is forever

There is the old saying that "Diamonds are a girl's best friend. There is nothing quite as beautiful when it comes to jewelry as a well cut diamond. I know one of a girls most anticipated moments of her life is the day that she will recieve her engagement ring from that special someone. Some girls think they would like to go shopping for Engagement Rings but others would like the surprise of the proposal, it's hard to be surprised if you went shopping for rings. You can actually find great deals for diamonds on-line, companies like bluenile are certified diamond dealers which means you can trust them for quality and because they are an on-line company they can offer savings of 20-40% over traditional retail stores. They currently boast a selection of over 60,000 certified diamonds for you to choose from to ensure your ring is perfectly created for you. Their Jewelry is second to none in quality, fit and beauty and offer a wide assortment of jewelry from bracelets, necklaces, wedding bands, ear rings and more. They allow you to custom build the ring of your dreams and are proud to have been apart of over 150,000 proposals to date.


Today I set out looking for a job. I guess I have stayed home long enough and it is now time to get back out there, now the only problem will be finding a shift that will work without needing a sitter for the kids. Wish me luck on that one!!!!!
I applied at the local grocery store just before we left for our summer vacation and they still aren't hiring for the evening shift so this morning I dropped off my resume at the call center in the same mall where my husband works. While dropping off my resume I ended up going through some testing and I passed with flying colors which landed me an interview Monday at 10:30am. Right now the only position open is a temporary position which starts in October but from there she said can and probably work into a part time or even full time positions! This all sounds great but again I need to know how the shift will work before I can commit to anything. I guess I will know all that on Monday! Fingers crossed!!!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Free Medical Software

There are so many medical advancements available today that it can be a challange to keep every interaction straight. There is now free software that can be downloaded to your pda or computer to help you review drug interactions, basic information, diagnosis and treatments for many conditions. If you have a patient suffering from Acute COPD Exacerbation you can quickly search for suggested treatment methods and follow up information to help your patients quickly. By using this software you can help you make perscribing decisions faster and with more confidence that you are directing your patients in the best way to recovery.

This announcement was paid for by Epocrates


Today is the day that the schools are showing their support in bullying so all the students, girls and boys can show their support by wearing pink shirts to school. We went out last night and found the two boys a pink t - shirt and believe it or not they both seemed somewhat excited about wearing them! I am so proud of them for taking a stand and showing their support!

Spa Accessories

The internet is such a fantastic tool when it comes to making big purchases. You can access so much information without ever leaving the comfort of your home. We were recently looking for spa supplies for our spa and were able to find a variety of products that would help us fix up our outdoor spa. We really need a spa cover to replace ours as it has seen better days and it is beginning to get a little cooler outside so we wanted to upgrade to a better quality cover that would stand up to the harsh climate we get here. One important feature we were looking for was to add a spa cover lifter to make it easier to get the cover on and off for us in the evenings after the kids go to sleep. If you are thinking about getting a spa for your home there are a lot of things to consider before making the investment. You definetly want to take your time and do your research to be sure you get exactly what you need for your area and conditions to make sure you get the most enjoyment possible for your money. Finding experts like The Cover Guy is important because you really want to know you have support from people that have been in the business. They guarantee a perfect fit for your cover and that you will get the best price available. They will give you instruction on how to measure your spa to ensure your new cover will fit, no matter what shape your original spa is they can make the cover to fit. They also provide fast shipping in-stock covers ship within 7 days and custom orders will ship in 3 - 5weeks depending on the seasonal business. Having a spa can sure be very enjoyable if you have the accessories you need and some great people to enjoy it with you.



Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I am exhausted and watching the Canadian Idol Finale! Go Mitch!!!! I will get something posted tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I got this meme from Jenn's blog and was in the mood for some here we go!


1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okay if you only post this questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. Get back to ME and I’ll add your blogs to the master’s list HERE {Note that you are not ALLOWED to change this links and make sure to leave the exact URL.}
3. Copy from Start to End.
4. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tag in order to join.

Who played along:

1. Music of my Heart 2. Me and Mine 3. Creative in Me 4. For the LOVE of Food 5. Little Peanut 6. Pea in a Pod 7. It’s Where the HEART Is 8. Around the World 9. In Depth kids are my world 11. my beautiful creations 12. Rantings of a Woman 13. Jabber Jaws 14. As I See It

Questions and Answers:

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:
pretty sad...I don't have one book in this room :0( which reminds me where did my sears catalogue go?????

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
guiding light...I love my soaps!

4. WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what time it is:

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
6:36pm...pretty close! I've had my eye on the clock for some time now...just waiting for the younger two boys to go to bed!

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Trinity's dance music...what else LOL

7. When did you last step outside? what were you doing?
Just before sitting here to type this meme....I was checking on the puppy...what a mess she was making in the yard...she has is all dug up trying to find her treat she buried.

8. Before you came to this website, what did you look at?
Blake dance video on my family blog! I can't get enough of it LOL He cracks me up!

9. What are you wearing?
jeans capris and shirt

10. Did you dream last night?
OMG did I ever and scary it was...I woke up jumping a mile high off my bed. The whole neighborhood was going up in flames and very quickly came to our house then it blew up...the scary part for me was I didn't know if my kids were still in the house or not! Luckily when I woke up everyone and everything was fine!
This dream had me on edge and felt so real since 3 houses were set on fire around here on the weekend.

11. When did you last laugh?
I laughed at numerous things throughout the day but this morning was the oldest son was sleep walking early this morning and found his way to the main floor bathroom where hubby found him taking a leek in the shower! LOL there is more to the story that makes it even funnier but I am going to post about it soon but depending when you are reading this you mind already know the whole story!

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
not much we just finished painting

13. Seen anything weird lately?
yep yesterday while out for a walk I came across the funniest looking dog ever! It was extremly over weight and looked like a seal. wish I had my camera

14. What do you think of this quiz?

15. What is the last movie you saw?
Surfs Up! with the kids of course

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first? That family trip that we have been wanting to take the kids on.....while our new house is being bult!

17. Tell me something about you that I don’t know:
I sleep with one eye not really but hubby says I do!

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I'd take away's such an ugly thing. I AGREE WITH YOU JENN!

19. Do you like to dance?
secretly I do but I would rather watch my daughter dance!

20. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Kali but hubby came up with Trinity which I thought was really pretty!
a boy?
My first choice would have been Brandon but I ended up going with Justin!

21. Would you ever consider living abroad? Nope

I am not going to take anyone specific...if you are here and want to join in on the fun then please go ahead!

Monday, September 8, 2008



Hey if anyone needs a good laugh or just a smile put on their face today then go check out my 3 1/2 year old son dancing! I think he takes after his sister...what a dancer! Just imagine what he will be able to do after his dance classes LOL


This Morning I got this really touching email from my aunt about family and I thought it would be nice to pass this along to all of you!

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
'Oh excuse me please' was my reply.
He said, 'Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you.'
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
'Move out of the way,' I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
'While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
'Wake up, little one, wake up,' I said.
'Are these the flowers you picked for me?
' He smiled, 'I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue.
' I said, 'Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way.
' He said, 'Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway.' I said,
'Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue.

FAMILY Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think? So what is behind the story?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

Sunday, September 7, 2008



All you have to do to enter Jenn's fabulous contest is to simply do a post about her contest then link back HERE and leave her a comment. Simple isn't it?! So what are you waiting for????Get posting!

From there Jenn will randomly select two winners on friday, sept. 19th
*the first name pulled gets to chose which sign they want
*the second name pulled gets the other one


Saturday, September 6, 2008


Here is a picture of Breigh and her mommy while we were home on vacation!

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Thursday, September 4, 2008


Jocelyn gave me this great "kick a$$ blogger award" and I must say this has to be one of my favorite awards yet! And now for the best part..... I get to pass this award on to others!
Here are the rules:
* Choose 5 bloggers that you feel are "Kick Ass Bloggers"
* Let 'em know in your post or via email, twitter or blog comments that they've received an award
* Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded you and back to
* Hop on back to the Kick Ass Blogger Club HQ to sign Mr. Linky then pass it on!
So here I go.... I am passing this award on to............................ok...ok... enough already!
1. Jenn
2. Matt
3. Anna
4. Christine
5. Petula


It's back to routine around here as 3 of my 4 kiddos headed off to school. Jay started his first year in Junior high, Trinity in Grade 3 and Kohl moved on to grade 1. I think the kids were happy to be going back to school this morning but this was the one and only morning all summer that they wanted to sleep in. Maybe next summer they will catch on to that concept at the beginning of their summer vacation LOL.