Saturday, June 26

The Cave

THIS....

patton12

... is where I have been. 

I finally got lonely for human contact in my little “emotional cave”.  Took a deep breath last night, and decided to peek my head out ~ you know, see how the rest of the world is getting along without me. 

Much to my surprise, the Universe didn’t miss me much, carried on like nothing had gone missing of any importance.  But seriously, I am glad to be back.  Glad to have rescued my sanity, sent the anxiety and depression packing for good(I hope), and looking forward to a great summer!!!!

Missed you all so much.  Can’t wait to catch up ;)

Trinity graduated from Kindergarten last week, and is still managing to make me laugh. 

TTgrad

Lots of “Trinity Tales” to come !!!!

Tuesday, April 20

Best Present EVER

I awoke to this on my pillow yesterday morning...
Picnik collage-mombday-1
Who could ask for anything more !

Monday, April 19

Saturday, April 17

I Want My Mommy...

This, is my life . . .  (minus the baby, insert grumpy 5 year old)
Cartoon_Overwhelmed_Single_Mom_Crying_with_Her_Baby_Royalty_Free_Clipart_Picture_100104-152373-390042
This, is how I feel and look... (what you can’t tell from this picture is the glands in my throat the size of golf balls)
0511-0810-2315-2022_Woman_with_a_Head_Cold_clipart_image
This, is where I wish I was . . .
0511-0810-2315-2014_Woman_Sick_in_Bed_clipart_image
~ while waiting for someone to shoot me, or bring me sum soup. 

(and the Award for most pathetic Blog Post goes to . . . ) LOL

Monday, April 12

Playing Pretend ~ Leave your Ego at the Door

“Mommy, let’s play pretend.  You can be my daughter and I’ll be the mom.  So, that means I get to be bossy and wear LOTS of makeup.”

pjun220l

“Mommy, wanna play house with me?   Except we’ll pretend it’s clean, like Grandma’s.”

a_bigkitchen-empty3

“Mommy, let’s play school.  I’ll be the teacher, and you can pretend you’re as smart as me.”

0511-0712-2713-0958

“Mommy, let’s pretend we’re twin sisters.  We’ll both be 19.  So, that means that I pretend to be older, and you get to be young again with smooth skin.”

27834-Clipart-Illustration-Of-Two-Blond-Haired-Blue-Eyed-Caucasian-Women-Twins-Dressed-In-Pink-And-Black-And-White-Standing-Side-By-Side-And-Touching-Hands

Mommy, let’s play family.  Baby Sadie will be my little girl, I’ll be her mommy, and you get to be the Grandma because you have all the wrinkles.”

0511-0812-2901-5536_Spry_Old_Woman_Running_With_a_Walker_clipart_image

Mommy, let’s play restaurant.  I’ll be the server, you be the Chef and we’ll pretend that you can really cook.”

76347-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Girl-And-Her-Mom-Cooking-On-A-Gas-Stove

Hey Trinity... I have an idea.  Let’s play “Life before children”.  You pretend you’re not here, and I’ll pretend ..... 

f3e797f62e32c97911b853e2f9bf65c5

Sunday, April 11

Two Words ~ Apple/Tree

Picnik collage-apple-tree

It really doesn’t fall that far!!!

Saturday, April 10

The Escape Artist

It happened.

I don’t know who freaked out more, me or the rodent.

I heard Trinity screaming... then, I to my horror I saw this

katey1

Hamster ball.

No hamster.

Throw some wasps and a few hairy spiders into the mix, and you have my worst nightmare come true.

But, I’m happy to say that cool heads prevailed, and we coaxed her out from under the couch with some cucumber.

No hamsters were harmed during the making of this post.

My nerves, however, are a different story.

Valium anyone???  

Friday, April 9

Crazy Weather

After enjoying a couple of weeks of what seemed like the beginning of Spring...
This happened out of the blue...
2779854
Last night the annual April storm blew in to Southern Alberta knocking out power all over the city.  We were without power for 3 hours.
SurvivePowerOutage
It was kinda fun actually.
But somewhat freaky as well.
I felt so isolated.  No heat, no phone, no stove to cook on.

Always makes me think about Little House on the Prarie, life before all of our modern convieniences, and how much we really take for granted.

Not to mention 3 hours without checking Facebook !!!! (Oh the horror)

Tuesday, April 6

Hamster Love

Picnik collage-katey
A Hamster ball...
The greatest rodent invention EVER!!!
Still makes me want to stand on my chair with a broom, but takes the edge off a bit.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the little rodent. I can hold her, let her run up and down my arm and legs, but once she hits the floor and starts to scurry... well, I wanna do this
scaredOfMouse
Seriously...

Monday, April 5

Where I belong

I’m starting to feel like me “mojo” is coming back slowly.
I found myself trying way too hard to be entertaining and funny, and suddenly it wasn’t fun anymore.

Then it hit me,

I remembered why I started doing this in the first place.

I remembered what the title of my blog is.

** CRICKETS **

Then,
 6611_107986336740_655476740_2737122_111278_n












A moment of clarity.

This little goofball has once again, brought me back ...
Right where I belong ♥

Training Wheels Optional

Well... we did it. 

After much begging and pleading on Trinity’s part we removed her training wheels.

Because, after all, she knows how to do everything, and those are just

Well . . . 

“Pffft, kid’s stuff, Mom.”

Picnik collage-bike

bik1 025

Sunday, April 4

Hoppy Easter Everyone !!!!

So, it dawned on me last night after Trinity fell asleep
We never dyed any easter eggs this year!
How could I forget that?

I must have passed by a bazillion packages of egg decorating kits... totally oblivious.
Does this mean the Easter Bunny gets to skip our house, and I get to keep the treats stashed in my closet all to myself??

Maybe just a nibble....
 Happy Easter Everyone
Photobucket

Saturday, April 3

Bloggers Beware

Something came to my attention today
Something disturbing that I think needs to be out in the open.

In my years of blogging, I have seen a few things that I don't agree wtih here and there: bad blogging ethics, the odd catfight between bloggers. I have never posted about it, nor have I ever named names, until now.

A short while ago, a blog that I follow did the ultimate betrayal that we could ever do to each other, in my opinion.  She stole posts from us, WORD FOR FREAKIN' WORD!!! and claimed it as her own.  She also used a photo of a fellow bloggy friend's children and passed them off as her own. 

It took me all day to pick my jaw up off the floor.

I am severely disappointed in this woman, who I mistakenly considered a blog friend.  I have followed her for a long time, and always enjoyed her posts, and her comments made on my blog as well.  She was remarkably funny and genuine, or so I thought. 

Missy, at Is It Just Me
if you are reading this.  You should be absolulety ashamed of yourself.  And given the fact that you have gone private, says something in itself.  Although I do suspect it may have been from all the "negative" comments you might have received. 
Either way, I am deeply disappointed in the lack of respect you have shown to your fellow bloggers, who not only trusted you and let you into their world, but followed you loyally while you were ripping off our ideas and words. 

So, having said that.  My advice to all of you is to be aware of people like this out there.
I'm not sure how much we can really do about it, or how much it really matters in the end. 
I know what is mine, and if you're plagerizing off of me, well then I guess it's your bed you sleep in.

But bottom line, it's wrong.  It's Plagerism.  And it's shameful and a deliberate act of disrespect to those of us who share our hearts and lives openly.

I just want to thank Arizona Mama for bringing this to light.  You can read her original post HERE.
Also to Erin over at the Mother Load, who's pictures of her children were stolen off her blog.  You can read her post HERE .

I'm still shaking my head.
Any thoughts or ideas how to protect ourselves, or copyright our work... feel free to add your two cents.  And help spread the word that this will not be tolerated.
Photobucket
I don't even know what to say!!










Feeling so overwhelmed the last couple of weeks.
I miss blogging and all of you so much.
SO MUCH!!!

Instead of  a long winded post about what's been going on,
I'll just pick up from here, and move forward.

While at the petstore last week to return a fish filter that was the wrong size,
somewhere between the fish aisle and the exit sign we ended up with one of these...









and one of these











Her name is Katey...
Trin is having a great time with her.
And that about sums up the interesting stuff...

Although, I did manage to do this,










For 12 hours last night!!! That's right... 12 hours ~ IN A ROW!!!
Feel like a new woman...
Maybe my blogging MOJO just might return...
Ya never know ;)

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!

Photobucket

Monday, March 22

Things I didn't do

Okay, first things first.

I have fallen so far behind in my blogging that I fear I may never catch up with all of you.
Life, again, has gotten in the way.
So, after this post I am off to visit all of you and spread some comment love.

I was rather perfect this past week, so I lack some good "Not Me" material.
But here goes,

1.  I did actually manage to make garbage day.  However, this was certainly not done with me screeching out the door at the last minute just as the truck was pulling away.


2.  I also managed to remember library day.  This too was not done at the last minute with me racing back to the school in my jammies and slippers( yes, slippers) in order to drop it off in time.

3.  I did not cut loose on a Walmart cashier for rolling her eyes at Trinity when she politely asked for her own bag to put her princess lip gloss in.  I did not use the most sarcastic tone I could muster and say:
" How would you like to try scoffing at me like that and see how far you get?"

4. I did manage to get all - ALL the mountains of laundry done.  The are not, however, in large folded piles stiuated in various rooms throughout the house.

5. After a complete freak out by Trinity, I did not make a pretend phone call to "Santa" and express my concerns to him about her behaviour.

6. I did not spend 3 hours playing around with my new scanner and photoshop old pictures of myself and Trinity instead of cleaning the house.

Photobucket

Thursday, March 18

Thousand Word Thursday

First Day of Kindergarten
1973 ~ 2009


Photobucket

Saturday, March 13

"Not Me" For the Month of March So Far, Up to and Including Today

Considering this is my most favorite kind of post,
 
I figured I had some catching up to do since the last one.
Maybe we'll call it
  "Not Me" For the Month of March So Far, Up to and Including Today

1. (a) Did not make the mistake of giving my child candy after school, then take her to Dollarama.

    (b) Did not lose my cool in aisle 7, and tell her to stop calling me "mommy"

    (c) Did not say to her in a rude tone, "For the last time, GET UP OFF THE FLOOR.  Why do I have to ALWAYS say it more than once, with you today??? 
        This was not followed simultaneously by bumping into her kindergarten teacher.  A shining moment. 

2.  Did not (again) buy a large bag of gummy worms for Trinity, and eat them all while she was asleep. 

3.  Did not forget garbage day, Library book day, or any other scheduled appointments or responsibilities. 

4.  When awoken at 3 AM by my naked child explaining to me that she had wet the bed, I did not grunt the word, "Meh",  bring her in bed with me, and leave the wet smelly mess until morning. 

5.  I did not dream about my first love six nights in a row, wake up all melancholy and reflective, look him up on facebook, send a friend request, get accepted one day, and deleted by him the next. 

6.  I did not secretly bless this guy,










. . . for allowing me a 20 minute catnap, 3 separate times in one day.  Nope, not me... I would never be one of those moms who stick their child in front of the TV for reasons entirely self-serving.

7.   On my front porch, I do not still have a Christmas lamp post, an Autum silk flower arrangement in a hanging basket, and a giant Easter Bunny sticker on my screen door window.
Photobucket

Friday, March 12

Wow !!!
Real life once again got in the way of my virtual one.  Le Sigh.
That was a long, unexpected bloggy break.
I feel a little off my game as well.
And, not sure where to start.

I've missed all of you sooo much.
Looks like I've got some reading to catch up on,
So, I better get started.

Here's what I've been up to the last 2 weeks













Don't I look just fabulous??
Actually, this is more like it:















Either way...
Photobucket

Monday, March 1

I got nuthin.
Nothing, I say.

This weekend was filled with work,












and a terrible headache, brought on by the CHINOOK  that blew in!










Happy Monday Everybody!

Perhaps tomorrow, I'll have something better to talk about ;)
Photobucket

Thursday, February 25

Henry Plans Early Morning Abush, and other Adventures

Yestday was a big day for Trinity and Henry.
It started before I did.

The Agenda :
 Get up before the rest of the world,
arm yourself with camera
and plan ambush

Using stealth mode 
capture pic of Mom sleeping
and dicover she can furrow her brow at you ,
even in her sleep

Next up,
sneak downstaiars,
re-arrange living room and
enjoy "chocolate breakfast"
by moonlight with Henry.

If caught red handed,
look innocent as possible, blame the bear

Brush Henry's teeth,
insist pictures be taken

Finally lose wiggly tooth number three
while brushing own teeth

Be very proud of self

After school
Spend a quality evening with Henry
and this guy...

Come home from Daddy's,
have bath,
insist on another photo shoot 


Put Henry to bed,
Hang adorable new picture
 

Make weird looking thing
for Toothfairy

Tell Henry 
"Quit fooling around. It's story time"
Spend as much time as possible
saying goodnight to all stuffies.
Kiss Mom.

Photobucket