Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hot Chocolate

Why is it that as soon as hubby leaves for a trip, my kids become deaf, dumb and clumsy? My youngest decided that this afternoon was the best time to try to bend a spoon. He figured it would be nice and warm from sitting in his hot chocolate. While trying to bend it, his arm slipped and knocked the hot chocolate all over the table. His older brother and he looked at this and decided that they would both come to find me to tell me. It did not occur to either of them that perhaps one of them should stay at the table and try to sop up the milk. It did not occur to them that perhaps the school papers that needed signing should be moved off the table. It did not occur to them that the chairs should be moved out of the way of the waterfall of milk (milkfall?). When I entered the room and yelled to my oldest to move the papers as I then ran to get paper towels, he of course couldn't be bothered to listen and instead decided that running around the table was the way to go. Youngest, deciding that his brother was on to something, followed him around the table. The end result was a sopping tablecloth, sopping papers, damp chairs and so on. Later, when I was asking about how the hot chocolate was spilled, Youngest said, "The dumb part was that I tried to bend the spoon- it wasn't hot enough". Yeah, that was the dumb part.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I have belatedly discovered Deadwood. Wu is awesome, and my husband's (he's Chinese) interpretation is spot on and therefore hysterical. I also caught a Mad TV spoof of Deadwood on YouTube that was so funny. We are almost halfway through season two.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dog vs. Corn

My stupid dog, so pleased to have been able to get up on the dining table yesterday, decided to eat an entire corn cob. I knew it wouldn't be pretty when it came out but I truly underestimated the power of a dog stomach. I had to throw out the carpet in my hallway and later discovered more "joy" in my den- which has actually stained the floor. Stupid dog.

Friday, July 31, 2009


I strongly feel that anyone who doesn't educate themselves about their own finances shares at least 50% of the blame for losing all of their money. Earl is a bad man for sure but people, especially women, need to be aware of finance and not just be happy to receive a cheque from a nice man. Too many women are happy to let their parents, partner or some nicely dressed gentleman "take care of things" without asking any questions. They deserve what they get. Ignorance isn't attractive.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It's spring but it feels like winter. My dogs are messy, my house is messy and I want to go to bed.