Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 30th – It Came To Pass…

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Well the storm came and my plans got cancelled. Yes I am bummed but at the end of the day this is my job and I like my job, I am good at my job and they pay me so…

The day was not without it’s share of silver linings…

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A wonderful friend brought me a special treat as a reward today. I think this might have been just about the sweetest act of kindness I could imagine.

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I love the way my tree looks in the street light with the ice all twinkling and shiny.

 

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Even though I didn’t get off until 9pm my sweetie and I still managed to steal a few hours for a romantic dinner at one of our favorite sports.

All things considered it was a still a pretty good day and that’s the only thing that matters.

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Jan.28 – One of THOSE days

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Dudes I am have been SO excited for the weekend. It has been a LONG work week. Like SUPER long, not awful just busy and frustrating.  But I have plans for the weekend, good plans, exciting plans. Plans I am REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO! So of course we are going to have a snow storm.  For me snow = work, and sure work = $$ but balls to your $$ I have plans!!

 

Jan.27th – So Clean

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I am not the kind of tree hugging earth mother that I always pictured myself growing up into when I was teenager. Lots of time I choose convenience over other things, that’s just a part of a busy grown up. I know I am never going to have time to do all the things I want to do however one of my aims in life is to take a bit more time and think more about what I am doing, using, breathing, eating and putting out into the world. With that in mind I have been looking at using more natural, green things things around my house. Rags instead of paper towel, reusable bags, less plastic and more natural cleaning products.

So this week I made my own All Purpose cleaner.

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Everything I needed I already had in my house

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It was super easy, took about two minutes and cost me less than a $1 to make a whole bottle and it cleans amazingly.  I am so glad I did this and I can’t wait to make some different things in the future.

Jan.26 – Treasure

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I am pretty good at getting unwanted or unneeded junk out of my house. I am sentimental for sure but I am also pretty practical. But there is one area on my life where I a total hoarder… my photographs.  I have hundreds of gigs of pictures going back over decades. Some of them are total rubbish or just too numerous. Seriously why do I need 42 pictures of a Coke bottle? But I love to go through and look at these old pictures and find some treasures that I sometimes missed a weird shot or neat angle. Today I was looking for  a picture from a special occasion and when I was flipping through I found some shots I just really liked and I don’t think I have shared before. So I am going to share them with you now. YAY!

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January 25th – BFFFE Date

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Hello Monday and another glorious week of split shifts. Usually I try and use my splits to get stuff done around the house, god knows as a home owner there is certainly no shortage of THINGS which need doing.  But today I had something MUCH more important to do, I had a date with my bestest bestie.

We went to Costco and had lunch and shopped and very likely annoyed other shoppers which is usually our goal.

Then we hit Michael’s which is always a treat for us and for those blessed enough to witness us in natural habitat.

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We popped around a few other shops in the Crossing. You never know what new and interesting things we might find.

I love cool shit!

Then we hit Starbucks because no Meg & Aimee show is complete without our Statler and Waldorf impression. We should charge money for that shit!

It was a fantastic afternoon! Then I came home to discover that my new spacepants had arrive from Modcloth.  I am super excited because it has been scientifically proven that I play dodgeball better in my spacepants so Sunday I am going to kick all kinds of butt on the dodgeball court!

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Green Universe!

January 24th – A Good Weekend

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Before heading to the market hubby and I had a fantastic Saturday brunch at the Portland Street Creperie. RUN DON’T WALK. This place is killer.

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I spent Saturday afternoon drinking tea and watching my godson grown before my eyes. He now says my name with perfect clarity and he speaks in full sentences.

 

I got this AMAZING hand carved box for my birthday. Isn’t is beautiful? I love it.

 

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Lunch courtesy of Humble Pie . Honest to god this was probably the best chicken pot pies I have ever tasted.

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We had dinner at Jamieson’s with friends who we adore. It was a wonderful night with lot’s of laughs and great food.

Today was a bit more subdued, I wasn’t feeling great and I was really kind of cranky and bitching all day (yes my poor husband) and by late afternoon I was feeling nauseated and like I had vertigo almost like when I have a migraine but with no pain. I was hoping it would pass before my 6:30 dodgeball game. Alas when I the time came I still felt like crap so Gil took me home after his game.

 

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This is kind of what it looked like to me tonight

January 22nd – 10 Things I love

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Oh Hello FRIDAY!!! I am so happy to see you. I have been waiting for you ALL week! In honour of how much I love you I want to give a shout out to other things I love!

  1. Cold beer!

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Usually it tastes best on a Friday evening or on a hot deck. However there really is no bad time to enjoy an ice cold wobbly pop.

2. Mac & Cheese  

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I am not talking KD here boys are girls, I mean yes it has it’s place in our well rounded Canadian diet but I am talking about beautiful, from scratch M&C.  It is my life’s ambition to find the perfect dish of mac & cheese

 

3.Red barns

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I don’t know what it is but I just adore red barns. I would stop and take a picture of every single one I drove by if time and patience allowed.  Someday I am going to take a week long road trip on my own and I am going to stop and take pictures of every barn I see. Bucket list!

4. Good coffee

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Good coffee. Hot, black, sweet. I like to drink it slowly, in a quiet. I like holding the warm cup in my hands and smelling it.  Yeah coffee is sexy, what can I say?

 

5. My Fur Babies

Okay, after the accidents on the floor, the hair balls, the actually fighting like cats and dogs I just love my babies.  I love cuddles and snuggles and goofiness. I love when then get so excited to see me. I love the head butts and drools and midnight dog choirs.

6.  My BFFFE

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Good gravy I love this woman. She is the bright sunny light in my darkest of days. Before her I didn’t realize that doing nothing could be so awesome. We are the original Real House Wives of Dartmouth and someday someone is going to write a book about the stupid shit we say in Starbucks.

7. My Brothers

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Words fail me when I try and explain what my brothers mean to me. I am the little dork in the middle. I am flanked by two superheros who protected me, stood beside me, loved me and taught me awesome curse words.

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I love the game, I love the community and I love the family I have made. I just can’t say enough great things about DODGEBALL!

9. Johnnie Walker Double Black

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I never thought that I would be a whisky girl but in the past few years I have really developed a taste for it. My dear friend Louis has been a great influence on me in this department and I have been able to try lots of great whiskys but my favorite, hands down, is the Double Black.  It is smokey and sultry and I feel like the queen of the world when I drink it.

10. My Sweet Babboo.

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When I was in my twenties a friend of mine told me that my problem with men was that I was too picky. And he was right, I was picky, I would rather be alone then with someone just to be WITH SOMEONE. I don’t necessarily believe in fate and I certainly don’t believe in soulmates but I believe that my pickiness was rewarded with this man. He makes me insane and some days I could just kick his ass but after 14 years he still makes me laugh until it hurts and he always kisses me goodnight even when we are mad at each other. True Effing Love!