Tuesday, December 29, 2015

"Don't Become Your Emotions"

Obviously easier to say than do for someone like me. Picked that quote up while doing the learning modules for being a "hockey coach". Inaccurate descriptor there aside, it was an okay course I guess.

Now then, back to figuring things out yet again

Monday, December 21, 2015

Crossing Lines?

What if it's just a dot...that's not bad, right?

(Ooooo crypticism again)

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Near the end of the year already. Crazy. Life is becoming a blur. I hope I remember things in the future. Like, for example, my son barfing in my bed this past Saturday. The smell!

So this is what is meant by parenting

Thursday, November 26, 2015


So it was kindergarten observation day, where the parents come in for an hour and observe a regular day of kindergarten. It was fun watching my pride and joy in his learning environment.

There was one piece of artwork on the wall where the student took a picture of their favourite body part and they had to explain why it was their favourite. My son? "My favourite body part is my nose. I like it so I can smell pigs."  Wtf? Gawd I love him

Friday, November 20, 2015

"That's Better That's Better That's Better"

...things my ever amusing son said while peeing after apparently really needing to.

He makes me so happy

Friday, October 30, 2015

HeeBeeJeeBees...Or Rather HeeWaspJeeWasps

Okay so there is the biggest wasps nest I've ever seen in between my soffit and roof in the garage. Normally I do everything by myself to remediate a problem, but yeah...thanks to My Girl I'm freaked out. Gonna have to figure this out...in other words, $$$. Blah

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Let There Be Light

All it takes is for my electrical wiring to work (lights, fan, check!) and I forget about how tired/unmotivated I get while in the midst of doing a long and tedious reno project. I think.

Anyway, it's getting there...eventually

Friday, September 18, 2015

Cedar On My Mind

Been thinking about refinishing my porch ceiling in cedar. Did I mention I still haven't finished my bathroom reno?

But of course  

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Basketball Uppercut

Ugh. These are the times I wonder if I should just quit basketball because I'm too delicate. Most likely not. But the elbow to my jaw when playing today made me feel like my jaw was busted. This is how I know I'll always hate violence and wonder how the hell people punch each other in the face.

Which reminds me, I gotta buy more Advil 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Another Thing He Doesn't Need Me For?

So he woke up, peed and brushed his teeth by himself.

This boy is growing up

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Where's Haha And Toto?"

My son and his monkeys and his imagination. Makes me laugh so much. 

He has four monkeys: Titi, Haha, Toto and Toto.  There are small nuances amongst them that he can discern (freaky) and he's convinced they're real.  In fact, he's convinced his Mom and me that they are, because if one of them (especially Titi, his BFF...or is that BMF?) goes missing, well then all hell breaks loose because he cries uncontrollably and can't sleep.

Anyway, he's in Ottawa this week and I asked him on the phone where Haha and Toto were (other Toto has been "going with me to work" this week).  He responded that they are at home at his Mom's house. I asked him why didn't he take them with him to Ottawa...his response?

"Because they're oncall."


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Been a week now since I did that call where a guy committed suicide on his balcony (I was actually standing on the spot where his body was). I guess it affected me more than I thought.  I feel bad for the landlord who found him, because if I found him I'm pretty sure it would highlight how not as strong mentally I purport to be.

Gotta keep living!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Still I Dream


Hope I'm not fooling myself. It's out there, I just need timing on my side.

Can't ever lose the faith, I gotta keep smiling 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ray Donovan

Good show!  Found this song from there: http://youtu.be/jMR6E7QKuQU

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Speak In Front Of 215 People?

No problem! Right?

Yikes I haven't done this for a while.  Should be interesting

Sunday, May 03, 2015


Sweet!!! Quite happy I broke 50 mins (and with minimal training as well) in this, my 11th year in a row doing the Mississauga Marathon 10k race.  I honestly never thought I would break 50 minutes again in my life, but sometimes I get lucky.

So I guess this will be my blueprint for next year, based on what I did his year:
-only run a maximum of 5km at a time after running 10km from the Oakville Race
-run only, like, 8 times since the last 10km race
-drink vitamix smoothies on the Thursday, and eat fish and chips on the same Thursday
-go salsa dancing on Friday evening, and eat shawarma on rice and bits and bites late night on the same Friday
-take child skating on Saturday morning. Eat chicken pot pie for lunch, take a nap with a child that doesn't want to sleep.  Watch some videos on iPad while cleaning when woken up, drink a protein shake, eat a powerbar. Get to GO station 30 minutes before race. Run to start line to make sure I can check my bag (with three minutes to spare!). Drink powergel with plenty of caffeine in it. Wear new shoes I never wore before (thanks Bioped!). 
-run like crazy to ensure the coworkers you invited to the race running for the first time don't beat you, ignore the pain, make sure you give high fives to everyone watching even if they aren't offering you a high five, take a second or two to stop and drink water along the race, scream a couple of times to hype yourself up, spit when you inadvertently have a bug fly in your mouth, apologize to the people behind you
-run as fast as you possibly can near the end, take a moment to tickle Micky Sipin while you beat him by ten steps (!)
-gorge on wings afterwards. Of course. 

Good times! Definitely got he runners high right now 😁

Monday, March 30, 2015


Stop growing son! I miss you as a baby so much.

He's so smart and awesome...don't think I ever deserved anything in my life as great as him, but I'll keep him (forever)

Saturday, March 07, 2015

That's Some Expensive Tastes There

I'm currently munching on this carby goodness known as Ace Bakery Aged Cheddar crisps. This stuff be so good but so expensive! I only bought it because it was on sale...purchased much like the rest of my forays to the grocery store when fancy things be on sale. 

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Losing an hour of sleep tonight...not that it matters much. I seem to be lacking in that department. I've been doing a crazy amount of salsa lately but not the other things. Gotta get back on it

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Latest Hobby/Way To Work Myself Into Annoyance:

Read the comments/posts on anti-vaxxer articles.

Seriously, why do I do it? Lol

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Finally getting over his sickness I had the past week. First time in years I've taken more than one sick day in a row.

Maybe it's the vaccine? Lol

I feel bad for my boy but it's been a nice few days with him (albeit us being a bit miserable at times. Well, me way more than my jolly son)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I hate being sick. Absolutely hate it. I've been nursing a head cold the past few days and I've been a bit miserable (especially considering I'm going out with the workmates on Friday). 

Anyway my boy is with me tonight and I'm in bed. Everytime I cough, I hear a shush from the other room. It's making me laugh. I love this age he is at...I sometimes wish he never grows up

Monday, January 05, 2015

Because This Happens

I enjoy playing bball with the guys on Sunday nights, but there is a drawback...

...I can't fall asleep until late.  Doesn't help I ate Noodle Wok at 1030.  Idiot.

Gonna officially start my four month contract with IPAC tomorrow.  Should be interesting, if not fun. Lots to learn! Too bad I'll be quite tired tomorrow. Meh. 

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Basement Reno on the near horizon? Yikes

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The List For 2015

Let's see...

1.  Spend more time listening to my boy and being more patient
2.  Be a better salsa dancer and learn bachata (haa)
3.  Focus more and finish renos started
4.  Bring lunches way more
5.  Find happiness (okay, now I'm getting ridiculous)
6.  Start weight training more
7.  Start running more
8.  Stop wanting more (not really...lol...that would just negate this entire list)

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Reflecting on my life as I officially enter my mid-30's...wtf? How did I get here?  Lol. Gotta live more but not put too much pressure on myself to do so. I am living and I have to ignore my age sometimes