Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I Hate Upsetting My Love

I wish we had more time/money/(communication?).

Monday, July 30, 2007

I Wish I Could Work Faster

But then I think that if I do, the quality of work would be worse than it is already. I'm just hoping Sharon is as patient with the renovations as she is with, say, me. That's really patient.
I am also really, really grateful for the fact my Dad is an electrician and all around genius (at least in my books). We're saving so much having him do all the electrical work in our house.
Speaking of the house, I may as well be living there right now. I'm spending so much time in there (not that I mind).
Can't wait for the stuff to be done!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Everytime I Think I Can Be A Contractor...

...I just have to remember how my body (particularly my hands) feel right now.
I love my Government job.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

So Anything Happen?

Nope. Turns out my life is not that important/busy anyway.
I didn't go on the computer (aside from at work) for the first time in a long time last night. I thought that if I didn't, the emails would pile up and I'd be "missing out". More than 24 hours later...nope. You know, that could be construed as a good thing. At least I'd like to think so.
We'll see after I come back from Cuba and I don't go onto my account for a week.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Where Has The Summer Gone?

It's going by way too fast. That plus the fact this summer has been completely different from all the summers I've ever had makes for quite the eyeopener.
I'm sorta feeling burnt out...can't wait for Cuba!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

My Favourite Baby

(It might have something to do with the fact that she doesn't cry in my arms, but that's besides the point. I hope our kids turn out this beautiful/good natured. Well, one out of two won't be bad)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Two Jobs

That's what I feel like I have.
I'm really looking forward to Cuba now!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


So what did I do today that was a first (and hopefully the last)?
I locked myself out of the house.
Luckily I had my phone with me (thank goodness I had my phone with me) so I could call Sharon to unlock me out of the house.
I think it may be in part to the fact I'm running myself ragged here.
My body is getting sore like a mofo too. As a result, I'm going for a massage. Damn I'm excited.
* * *
I miss the gym, basketball and even jogging. Can't wait till free time surfaces again

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Times Four

I always forget that that is the actualy amount of time it takes for me to do projects. In other words, I would have to realistically think about a timeframe a renovation project would take, times it by four, and that would bring me to the end. Until I get it down to "times two point three" do I deserve a pick-up truck.
In other rather saddish but good news, I will not be able to make it to Montreal next week for my dose of smoked meat. Why is it good news though? Because we're getting our furnace, air conditioner and natural gas line for the barbeque installed. Steak time!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

So Close...

...it's getting there!
But first: sleep. Yay!

Friday, July 20, 2007

What Else Can I Talk About?

These days it seems all I can talk/think about is the renovation. I do, luckily, see a turning point.
So what else can I talk about? Well, one of our windows is leaking. Looks like window replacement is going to be bumped up to the top of the list, followed by furnace installation. Home ownership is fun! We should flip this house now. Right.
Oh, and starting tonight, I'm on-call for a week. With my luck, I'll get to bed and then two hours later I'll get a call. (I hope I just reverse-jinxed it)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

I Feel Like A Machine

Not as in, "I feel like eating a machine" but rather "I feel like I'm a machine."
Fortunately, I see a light at the end of the renovation tunnel.
Unfortunately, it's 7 km. away and I have no legs.
I have faith it will be done soon. I have no choice.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Confused Face

If you see me, more than likely that's the face I'm currently sporting.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Don't Get Me Wrong...

...doing these home renovations, I'm tired, my body is aching, I'm getting broke and I'm wondering when I'm finally gonna be done them.
And I'm loving every minute of it.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

And Tomorrow...Work (Sigh)

Thus ended one of the busiet weekends I've had in a while. Kiran, Sharon and I went to Ruthie and Trinity's birthday party at her house (also known as "damn far"). It was great: the food, the company, and of course the fact I'm convinced Trinity knows me and likes me (when she saw me, she wanted to go in my arms). Yes, some of the happiness in my life depends on whether or not babies like me.
I also got a couple hours of work in at the house. I know what I have to do; just gotta find the time to do it. Starting this Thursday, I'm on-call again. Ay nako!

White People Dancing

One of the most consistent things in life that make me laugh. I just don't get it, but at the same time am greatful I don't.
So the wedding was fun, although one thing stood out in my mind: their centrepieces were vases filled with decorative stone, water, flowers, and what looked to be gel. It wasn't gel though; it was a clear plastic bag stuffed inside to make it look like gel. It irked me for some reason. If there's one thing in life that annoys me it is wet plastic bags. I don't know why, and some might consider it even random and neurotic, but man it's annoying.
Oh and they had pizza at the late night snacks table. Yumm...(which reminds me, I should watch what I eat because I haven't exactly been exercising lately. I'm so disappointed in myself)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

And Now Off To Wine Country

To a wedding. Hopefully there will be good eats there.
* * *
Last night was fun, pretending I knew how to dance. It was interesting seeing Arvin and his "Salsa Circle."
* * *
New favourite line:
"Me Miss You. Date: Always"

Friday, July 13, 2007

Hap Birfday Argay

We going to salsa at Babaluu's. At least, he is. Sharon and I will just watch.
Start of a busy weekend...

"Oh It's On"

That's what I tell myself everyday for the past couple of weeks as I do the renovations in the house. I have to hype myself up somehow.
Hope tomorrow isn't as busy a day as today was at work. I'd love to spend the weekend at the house trying to finish things up, but it's gonna be a busy one (Friday is Arvin's birthday at Babaluus, Saturday is a wedding at St. Catherines, Sunday is Ruthies bbq in Shelburne). And then next week I'm on-call.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Going Up In The World

Well at least in our house. Guess what my baby bought me?
Gotta get a snake to finish the combo
I didn't realize I'd get so giddy over a ladder (I haven't been this giddy since, well...a couple days ago when I bought a reciprocating saw/jigsaw combo). It's great! It's telescopic and it's portable when fully collapsed. Our home inspector used one, and I thought, "now that's a ladder I would want if it wasn't so expensive."
Somewhere along the line, unfortunately, the second part of that statement got lost or mistranslated as "...and money is no object!"
Wow I'm complaining a lot about money these days. I better stop; it's not like we're poor and starving or like some ghetto people I know (no names, but years from now if you read this post, I'm pretty sure you know who I'm talking about).

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

It's Like A Leaking Faucet

That is, the supposed money I have in my wallet. Alright bills!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mouth Agape

So I found out some news today that left me going, "whoa". It involves two workmates and a baby to come between them. Yowza (glad it's them and not me right now)!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Sharon's Showered

You know who I think is a good friend? Nina Serrano.
She planned, executed, and helped immensely for Sharon's bridal shower (and even gave a generous gift to boot!). Everyone seemed to have a good time. Seriously, what other friend would do something like that?
So, here's to you Neeners. Here's to you.
* * *
We ended up with a bunch of great gifts, and our registry is just about completed. Crazy!
* * *
Tomorrow I'm gonna start doing work around the house. At least, that's the plan.


That would be the sound of a Transformer transforming.
So I fell for the hype and watched what turned out to be an awesome movie (I came in with no expectations).

Looks like someone needs a shave
It was a funny and action packed movie. Sure there were quite the number of gay parts, but whatever.

Friday, July 06, 2007

No Looking Back

So this house ownership is fun, don't get me wrong. It's great to know that we actually own a place and the (extraordinary) amount of money we're spending is technically going back to us.
So being the excited homeowner, I promptyl started tearing down walls, floors and generally wrecking stuff in the house only to try and rebuild something nicer. So what the problem is?
I'm just really, really hoping it turns out nice. We'll see. We'll see indeed.
Oh yeah, and I'm getting crazy tired. But I'm gonna sleep well tonight and tomorrow I hope to be refreshed and renewed with new energy.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


Man, I haven't felt this fatigued in a long time.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

"I'm So Excited...I'm So...Scared..."

Well, not scared, but for some reason I've been feeling like Jesse Spano these days with no time. Whether at work, or time to work out, or time to do the things we want in the house, or time to do things like getting my passport or calling the utility companies, I just don't have enough of it.
Man I better stop, I'm becoming a complainoholic.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Know What I Enjoy?

Working on our house.
It's such a surreal feeling and a labour of love.
Speaking of labour, I'm thinking I'm gonna have to do a lot more of that in the near future considering all the monies being spent. It's somewhat necessary though, so no sense getting all fussy about it.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Ontarian Again

And after a whirlwind weekend in Alberta, I'm home again. It was a mighty fun weekend, filled with eating (eep), hiking and awesome scenery. I'm thinking in two years we'll be going back if the Doctors' plans go ahead with schedule.
Tomorrow? Work. Sigh. But at least I am somewhat refreshed.