Thursday, September 27, 2007


Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following... They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your Name:

Famous Artist/Band/Musician:
My Chemical Romance

4 letter word:

Monte Carlo

TV Show:
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids (lol couldn't think of a better one!!)


Boy Name:

Girl Name:
Madison or Mya would work well!!

Alcoholic drink:
Muff Diver



Something you wear:

Something you do:
Make Love

Something that you like:

Melanie Griffith


something found in a kitchen:

Reason for Being Late:
Missed the bus.

Cartoon Character:
Mickey Mouse

Now you can choose whether or not you want to join in this meme, but let me know if you do!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


So I'm in a crappy mood today. Actually the last few days have been like this. I know that I'm in a slump, but just not exactly sure what I can do to get out of it. I'm getting to the point where it's always the same routine and it is getting extremel boring. Who really wants to do the same thing all day every day?? It'd be nice if preschool would start for Chloe, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen for a couple more weeks yet.

Partylite should start picking up more with the holiday season just around the corner. That's good because I need a night off. But what can I do during the day? What is there that can possibly add a little spice to my routine? I'd love to go visiting, but everyone I would want to visit would be at work. So there has to be something that will help with the fall season closing in...

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Since there were some comments about my hair, I figured I'd post about it. Hair is a huge deal to me, well it should be since it's my career choice!! So this is what my hair was like....

But this is what we did in just one morning....

For over nine years I've had some type of blonde in my hair, whether it was totally blonde, or just hi-lites. So it was definitely time for a change! I'm very glad that I did it. But never once did I think that there would be black in my hair, let alone purple!! But I'm loving it, for now anyways...

My Top 5 Celebs...

Ok, I know this is sad, but I really had to think about this list!! It started with Kristin, but Laura turned it into a meme. So how can I not contribute???

Top 5 Fuckable Celebs....

1. Matthew Mcconaughey. He just has the most beautiful features and I love him in movies, especially How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Failure to Launch.

2. Heath Ledger. Something about the way he talks...mmmmm. And the eyes

3. Ryan Gosling. It all started with Breaker High, then it took over in the Notebook. And being Canadian doesn't hurt either!

4. Owen Wilson. Hilarious in just about every movie he's in. Laughter is a huge thing for me. Could be an adventurous night!! lol

5. Vince Vaughn. This is kinda a tag team effect with #4. Them together is HOT! Imagine a nice tall man, strong hands.....nice.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Sitting here thinking of you,
Reminiscing what we went through.
Wondering if you'd ever forget,
Where and when we first met.
You were like my other half,
Never hesitating to make me laugh.
It's amazing how our friendship would grow,
Meeting people that I didn't know.
Whatever happened, you were always kind.
I always wonder "do I ever cross you mind?"
I always think that people won't remember me,
Like I was just some old memory.
Now I'm standing back, trying to hide in the shade
Please don't let the memory of me fade...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Just One Of Those Days

Do you ever have a day when you want to do something but don't know what to do? I feel like I've had too many of these lately. My life is starting to feel a little too routine, and I think a minor change may be needed. I have a couple of plans in the works, but I have some work to do in order to get there.

First things first. I want to get in shape. I was talking with Audrey (the secretary at Cam's work) last week and she wanted to join our local gym. There's a special on right now that if you join with a friend for a year it's $25/month. There is no sign up fee and I love going to this gym. So I told her to give me a call if she decided to join. (I was a member for just over a month when my vehicle decided it wanted to go to the that ended that. With no vehicle of my own until a month ago limited my life) We talked about this gym when I originally joined, but she never did join. So I was very doubtful that she would call. But lo and behold I got a call from her today!!! Shocked?? Um yeah. I thought it was Cam calling, but it wasn't. So Audrey and I are going to the gym tonight to sign our lives away!! lol I am very excited. I love going to this gym and with the rate, why not? I am motivated to do this and don't need someone to hold my hand to do it.Yay!!

The other thing is my side job. As you know, my main job is my family. They come first. But on the side I sell Partylite. This is something I love. I LOVE candles!! I am obsessed!! So what I really want to do is start booking more shows and get more active in it. I also want to move up in the business by becoming a leader. That is my new goal. I want to offer this opportunity to other people who want free stuff. I want to be able to get more free stuff myself and earn a higher income by getting other people to sign up. How great would that be? It gives me a chance to get out of the house and be able to socialize with people about something that I love to do.

So these are a couple of my goals for the next couple months. I am so excited about both of them, and am determined to get at least a good start on them.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Pray for baby Kaleb.

This is a video that I just recently came across. It made me cry!! It's amazing what people will do, whether they know or not. I am very sensitive when it comes to things like this. I just felt that it was something that I wanted and needed to post.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Name Game

Ok, thanks to Laura I have been tagged in a meme. I am not usually good at these, but here it goes...

Players must list one fact, word, or tidbit that is somehow relevant to their life for each letter of their first or middle name.

At the end of your post choose one person for each letter of your name to tag.

Don’t forget to leave a comment telling them that they have been tagged, and to read your blog.

If get tagged, please join in on the fun!

M: Music. This is one thing I must have daily!! Whether I'm singing along to a CD or just singing from memory, at least a quarter of my day is singing. It helps me in any mood I may be in.

E: ENTERTAINMENT. This is a wide range answer. In our evenings, Cam & I play Nintendo, Game Cube or other games. This is our time. We're actually doing something and not just sitting in front of the tv like zombies. I like to entertain people (maybe A should be for appetizers!?) and love to be entertained.

L: LOVE. I know, typical answer. But this is one thing I feel that is very important. Where would we be without love? Love is what helps hold my family together. Love is what helps me get through the day. Love is something everyone needs, whether it's love from family, a friend or partner.

A: ADVICE. For those who truly know me know that I love to give advice. I sometimes think I'm a know-it-all (and at least 2/3 of the time I am!! lol). But I also like to receive advice. It's one way I get my knowledge. But with everyone having different experiences comes different advice. I don't know. Some people hate it but I usually enjoy it.

N: NATURE. I love to be out in nature. I just started camping again. Have really gotten into fishing (mainly catch and release). Love sitting outside having a fire, especially a camp fire. There's no greater feeling than being away from the city and actually being able to see the stars. I miss being able to see the Northern Lights. I want to be able to do more outside. Ex.) cross country skiing, hiking.

I: INDEPENDANCE. I think this is something everyone needs. I have trouble with people/children who are very dependant. No matter what age, you should be able to do some things on your own. How annoying would it be if you had to hold someone's hand day in and day out?? I like the fact that I don't need to entertain my kids every minute of the day. It's nice to be able to stand on your own two feet.

E: EQUALITY. This is one thing I strongly believe in. I think that no matter who you are or what you do, you should be treated as an equal. Everyone has made mistakes, so why should one person be treated differently than the next? Everyone has rights. And that's where I'm ending this one.

Maybe next time I should use my middle name!! Four letters is much easier!!

Now the tagging....which is the hard part for me.

Laura (who's already done this)
and whomever else reads this and wants to do it!! Leave me a message if you do!!

Welcome Fall

Fall is closing in on us too fast!! I miss the warm sunny days where you could easily go outside in shorts and a t-shirt. The days when colds weren't very popular.

Now with fall lurking around the corner, the kiddies are coughing, adults are left with sore throats and flu season is starting early. Blah.

But one thing I do like about fall is the beauty of it all. I love seeing all the different colors of leaves on the trees. The tree in our front yard never looses its leaves (which I love) but it has bird berries on it which turn bright red and eventually fall off making a mess on the front yard.

I would love fall if it promised to stay warm enough to wear a light jacket for the duration of the season. If the winds would calm down so you could go out walking in beautiful weather. Not asking much am I?

But I do welcome the change of season, even if the cold is to follow.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Venting, how nice it is

So I need to vent. I mean REALLY need to vent!!
Do I have the right to be pissed off?? I sure think so!
What frustrates me the most is knowin that this would happen.
Go out drinking with the boys, fine whatever. But remember we have plans in the morning. But no, let's get so hammered that we are so ill the next day and have to stay in bed otherwise you'll be ill. Pissed off? I should think so.
Don't blame it in who you were drinking with. You were given a voice and a brain of your own for a reason.
Don't get pissed off at me because I'm mad. I didn't make you break promises to me.
Can you just drop it? I'm stupid I know. No you don't know what you put me through!!!
You made me feel embarressed, stupid, inferior amongst other things. When have I ever made you feel this way????
What fun our family day is when you're laying in bed and we're out here. Fun. Yeah right.
Am I supposed to be the bitch who says you can't go out with your family whe I'm not there? Am I supposed to treat you like a little kid and say "no no. I think you've had enough". Do I really need to hold your hand so you'll be responsible??? You're a grown man for pete's sake!!! Act like one!! Own up to it and quit blaming others!! Understand where I am coming from!!
I really don't like being like this, but seriously. It affects more than just you.
An apology would be nice, btu I know that won't happen. You didn't do anything wrong remember??
Screw it. Fend for yourself. I have my girls to look after.
Maybe this time you'll learn.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Kinda Nice

So here I am, beginning of September and finding myself busier than expected. It's kinda nice though, most of the things I have up do NOT include my family. Not saying I don't like to be around them, I just need a break. So in the next four days, I am leaving the girls in my husband's care three times. That feels so good!! They need to spend more time together and I need a break!! Can't wait!! Just can't wait!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Something Good Should Be On The Way....

So here I was, writing in my blog last week, looking forward to a beautiful weekend at the lake. Just me and my family, away from everything chaotic. Problem free, right? Oh how wrong I was!! Let's start by saying that whomever said that bad luck comes in three's is totally wrong!! It came in more that a set of three for us!! So here is a run down of our rotten luck!! (And welcome to y first blog posting with photos!!)

So on Friday we were getting ready to go to the lake, just Cam & I for this night. Go to Damour Lake, fish and then tent it there for that night. We ended up leaving just about two hours later than originally planned, which was fine. Got to the lake and fished for a couple of hours with only four catches. That's pretty slow fishing for that lake. Guess the fish just didn't like us. So by the time we gave up on them it was already starting to get dark. We still had to load up the boat, pick a site and set up camp. We didn't get our tent set up until after 10pm and it was dark by this time. So there we are, setting up a tent (we had only done this once before with this tent, totally different style from what we know) with a little LED lantern. As we were managing to get it up I noticed some holes in the sides of the tent. Some were the size of my hand. Apparently some mice had decided to sharpen their teeth in it. We had three big holes in the sides and four other holes in the bottom of our tent. So we patched it up with some duct tape. Quick fix that works. We were in bed sometime after 11pm and were sleeping on a very hard, uneven ground. Bad sleep. Then I woke up at 2am to the sound of rain on our tent....
"Cam it's raining."
"Yeah, I know" sigh, sigh, toss turn.
This went on for about half an hour. Then it started raining harder, which usually isn't a big deal BUT the road we drove in on consists of very steep clay roads. If it rains too much there is no getting out. With a truck and a boat you're bound to get stuck. And this is not a well known lake. The only people around are on the farms. There are no cabins and the most you'll see on the lake is two boats at a time. So if we get stuck we're screwed.
"You're not going to sleep anyways so we may as well pack up and get out of here."
"Yeeaaahhh. May as well."
So there we are at 2:30am packing up our tent in the rain and loading all our gear up. We were so glad we left when we did because the roads were already pretty mucky and getting hard to drive on. So we decided to go to another, not so known lake that Cam went to with his Grandpa growing up. We didn't really know our way there, but were willing to try. After just about hitting 10 deer to get there, and a wrong turn later we made it. So by just after 3 we got to go back to sleep in the front seat of the truck.

We awoke at 7am to the sound of another truck coming into the lake. Low and behold it was his Uncle. There they are talking right behind the truck while I'm in the cab trying to sneakily put my bra back on without them seeing me!! How embarressing!! So we got our muffins packed and got ready to head out on the lake for sme fishing. Earl gets his boat in and started up and we say we'll meet him out there. Well that was the plan until our boat decided not to work. Dead battery among other problems. So we decide to take the battery out of the truck so we can still go fishing, but somehow the bolt part breaks. Now that battery doesn't work either so we are without a battery for the boat and the truck!! So we sat there waiting for Earl to come back in from fishing to devise a plan of attack. He ended taking out his battery to boost our truck (no one had booster cables) and then putting ours back in. After letting the truck run for half hour to recharge the battery and load the boat back up, Earl took us out fishing for a couple o hours.

By the time we were done fishing the weather had turned ugly. Winds had picked up quite a bit and it just wasn't suitable for camping. So we cancelled our first night at the lake with the girls and hung out at my parents house that night.

We left early the next morning to go out fishing again, but with the girls this time. Sad to say that once again the boat didn't work, and it wasn't due to the battery this time. Fuel line problem. But when Cam finally got that fixed, the battery died. Grr... So we loaded the boat again and went to the lake we were camping at. We ended up getting it to work that night and parked it at Earls cabin. the next morning when Cam tried to get it started it wouldn't go. So when I was bringing the truck to the boat launch I saw him paddling the boat across the lake. Yay. So we had had enough by this time. Loaded up the boat, packed up camp and went home. We weren't even half way home when this car pulled up beside us on the highway flagging us down. Apparently we blew a tire on the trailer. "Well that explains why the truck was driving funny". Nice. Real nice. I wasn't allowed to take a photo of it though. He got a little ticked at me for trying. So Cam and his dad had to unload the car trailer so they could go back and pick up the boat.

But not all was bad. There were some really fun parts to our weekend too.

The night we spent at my parents was also my brothers birthday. So we ended up celebrating the night with him when he finally got off work at 7pm.

Fur Lake

The kids played at the park...

Went swimming in the freezing cold water...

When we did end up going fishing...

One last trip to the park...

So in some ways I'm glad the weekend's over, but at the same time we did have fun. We got to do some visiting with family we don't see too often and we also did some fun stuff as a family.