Friday, September 29, 2006

Danger, danger high voltage

So yesterday the power was out in our office starting at 10:00 for what they told me would be for approximately 6 hours. So my assistant stayed until noon and I buggered off to Brandon for the day.

I ended up picking up some fabric and things. I love this brown and blue polka dot fabric!

I also got curtains for our bedroom which are just so light and airy - I love them. I think I am going to get some tie-backs for them because in the pic they are being held like that by hair ties.

I also got some clothes for work. All in all a pretty productive day. Oh - and they didn't finish their hydro work so the power will be going off again next week for one day so that they can finish. I wonder what I'll do that day??

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A small poll if you will...

To all of you cooks out there....

Scott has been doing the majority of the cooking lately as I mentioned in a previous post. This has been wonderful. It is so awesome to come home to the smell of supper cooking.
Last night, however, he was creating a beef stirfry. I say creating because he put cucumbers in it.

So, my question is this:

Is it normal to put cucumbers in a stirfry??

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

And another thing

This didn't hurt the movie either...

Weekend update

So the golfing was fun. I didn't golf particularily well, but hey, it happens.

On Sunday we went to see Jackass 2. Interesting definitely need a strange sense of humour to enjoy it though. The best part was that Scott and I were the oldest ones in the theatre. I spent a good portion of the movie with my hands over my eyes because it was just that gross!

Friday, September 22, 2006


I am having a wonderful Friday. Things have somewhat quieted down at work and I can't wait to have a relaxing evening at home. Since starting my new job in May, I've gone through a number of different feelings about it. Definitely times where I have been overwhelmed by all of the responsibility, but also times where it has been rewarding to see the effects of all of my hard work. I have always been one of those people that feel that you are only ever as good as the people that work for you. I strongly believe in working together and that not one position is any more important than another. Today, our public works guys asked me to go for lunch with them. This shouldn't be such a big deal but around here it kind of is. It is so nice to actually feel like part of the team and respected for how you are doing the job. A nice way to end a frantic work week!

So no big plans for the weekend. Going golfing with the family tomorrow for the little bros birthday. That should be fun -I'm enjoying my new golf clubs. Last time I went out with dad I was out driving him on some of the holes. AND I actually parred holes on more than a few occasions. I will take pics and post them on Monday.

Have a great weekend everybody - here's a pic of my honey on our honeymoon accompanied by a delicious mango icecream treat.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Dear diary....

Every girl has a guy when they're growing up that they are completely in love with. Last night I caught the end of Oprah and she had Bon Jovi on.
Even though he had hair that was longer than me I was so in love with him growing up that even though my tastes have changed slightly in men since I was 13, there is definitely something still sexy about him.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Men are from Mars

Friday morning while trying to get dressed for a seminar I was attending I made the mistake of asking how I looked. Scott was rather vague and just said "o.k." So of course being a woman I wanted to know what o.k. meant.

"Well, you look like a turd" is what he told me.

Obviously I was wearing way too much brown. I immediately tried on every piece of clothing I owned for the next thirty minutes trying to come up with a less turdish option.

So... yesterday morning, Scott chose an outfit that was primarily brown. He didn't ask what he looked like, so I volunteered the information and told him he looked like a turd. What's fair is fair.

His response;

"Good - that's the look I was going for" and walked out of the room.

Men suck.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Yo yo we be driving these jeeps in the New York Streets

I like to sing... and dance. Sometimes together even. Rarely in public but A LOT at home. Poor, poor Scott. Not only do I like to sing, but mostly songs that I don't know the words to - sometimes even songs that don't exist yet. In fact the less words I know the better in my mind. Nothing is funnier (to me) than making my own words as I go along.

Seems harmless, but last night, while singing along to a commercial, I was told I am tone deaf. How harsh is that - and what a shock really. I did laugh though... and then continued on to the next non existent chorus. I feel sorry for him if we ever have children and they turn out like me.

In other news, I started going to the gym again and it feels awesome. Nothing helps me forget about work and get out my frustrations more than sweating my ass off on the treadmill at the end of a long day. And seeing as how I have been going right after work, the hubby has been making supper every night. Not sure how he feels about this, but I'm loving it. I'll post pictures of my buns of steel later. HA.

Monday, September 11, 2006

My second favorite thing....

Just wanted to share a wonderful little marinade that is delicious with salmon or even shrimp.

1/3 cup soya sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 vegetable oil
lemon juice to taste
2 cloves fresh pressed garlic
salt and pepper to taste

This is pretty much a teriyaki type marinade as far I can tell.... I usually marinate it the night before but it can be marinated for just 2 hours before grilling.


So last Friday I had a hair appointment... I was so sick of my hair not cooperating that I was going to cut it all off. And on the very day of the appointment it looked awesome! I hate that. So anyway, an opportunity to golf that night came up and I rescheduled my appointment until Saturday at noon. By this point I had talked myself out of cutting it all off and I was just going to get a trim.
I'll digress for a moment. You see I have major issues with hair. I have always related femininity with long flowing locks. And now that I am married and quite possible going to be having children in the next few years, I also, more than ever, relate longer hair to youth. Everybody knows it happens, a woman has a baby and then she gets a shorter, "mom" like hair cut to go along with the mom jeans. AAGH. My worst nightmare.
I know you're all dying of curiousity, so I'll just show you what it ended up being:
I had a few moments of anxiety but then realized no matter how much I thought about it, it wasn't coming back. Don't get me wrong, I like it - I just miss my hair.
Mom jeans, here I come.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


There's something about this time of year that makes me very restless. I'm kind of sick of yard work but I really don't have any projects inside yet either, so I just end up moping around, accomplishing nothing. End of summer always makes me like this - not sad because I welcome fall, but not really ready for summer to be completely over yet either. Sigh.

Oh well, a few good things do happen around this time of year. I am getting geared back up to finish decorating our poorly furnished house. Now when I say poorly furnished, I mean we need decorative touches. To a man I'm sure it looks fine - we have a couch, table, and most importantly a t.v. But it is missing those things that make a house a home, like curtains, rugs and artwork. And we do have some projects that still need finished from last year ( wink, wink, nudge, nudge). I love how a blog can turn into nice way to nag!

I've also been feeling crafty lately. I desperately want to start a project or two but I don't really know what. I don't want to start something too intimidating that I won't finish, but I would like to make some Christmas gifts this year. I ventured into the fabric store in town the other day and I got intimidated and left with nothing. So before I go again I need a plan of attack. Maybe Kari-Ann could offer some suggestions??

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Redneck Yacht Club

A few things I learned this weekend:

1) Cigars and shots do not constitute a healthy lunch
2) Never, I repeat never, run down a ramp with flip flops on and a full belly of booze
3) Trying to keep up to a 200 lb man at the shooter bar is a very bad idea ( mind you I wasn't the one that up-chucked and then passed out on the boat!)
4) Drinking Rum, Gin, Beer, Amarreto, Root beer schnapps, and banana mudslides all in one day will give you severe gut rot
5) Never go on a drinking weekend without all necessary supplies - e.g. rolaids and advil
6) Never let your husband convince you that you've packed too much and then actually listen to him and un-pack critical clothes.

And now on to the pictures....

I'll refrain from posting the picture of Josh's left nut.

stupid computer

I had done a bigger post with lots of pictures and then my computer froze. ARGHH.