Saturday, February 27, 2010

Picking the kids up in a few hours!

Well, shortly I'll be heading out to the airport to meet the kids.  Sure hope they had a great vacation and everyone is doing well.  I'm excited to see them all!  Sage will be so excited to see them too I"m sure or else she will give them the cold shoulder.  LOL she has been so good this week.  So has Buddy (hamster) although what trouble could a hamster cause?  Other than escaping and not finding him?  Well that could have happened the other day being I forgot to close his cage door!  Thankfully he didn't get out because I would have freaked i'm sure!

As for the Olympics...what a great group of athletes!  Canada's athletes ROCK! this point Canada is tied for the record of Gold medals 13 which only Norway (2002) and Soviet Union (1976) have also managed to get.  We have surpassed the USA by a couple as well.  Awesome job!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday already!

Well here it is friday already although the week seemed to go by slow or at least the first part of it did with being sick.  Tomorrow night I go and get the kids from the airport.  WOW, i'll bet it went super fast for them too.

Kandice had asked me before they left about making a couple of afghans for her...1 for work and 1 for on her bed now that they are redoing their room.  So here I had plans on getting the work one started but with being sick I didn't get out to get the yarn until yesterday so I haven't got much of that done.  I also wanted to go over and paint for her what I could of her room but that never got accomplished either.  I feel bad for not being able to do it but I just wasn't up to it and now here it is the end of the week.  :(

This is the afghan she choose to have me make for her to take to work....
It is very nice and I love working cables so it is a nice one to work with.  It may take me a bit but I will accomplish it!  I'll post pics once it is done.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

i guess i'm wrong!

The Canada Russia game is tonight!  Grrr...oh well i'll watch it later.  They always have reruns of these games on different channels. 


So why is it we seem to collect things and hide them away in closets and drawers as if we never really needed it in the first place?  While making the move from room to room I found purses, clothing, knick knacks and other things that were just hiding away never being used or noticed?

So today, while reorganizing the closets and drawers I'm disgarding things we don't need.  Mind you this is only in the 2 rooms that we are dealing with right now.  Later, as I start feeling up to it I'll work on other rooms.

I have a bag of clothing to take to goodwill or talize tonight on my way to work, which I was thinking was tomorrow night not tonight.  But this is good...then i'll be home for the game tomorrow night!  Yippee!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

today we moved into...

the bedroom we have just finished working on.  The only thing left to do is get a nice ceiling light.  I'm not sure yet what I want for a light but I do know anything is better than what is here.  It took a while to do the moving as I have been quite sick today with some sort of flu bug.  I was up through the night a couple times which didn't help me sleep.  Oh well I think I'm on the mend now.  This afternoon I slept for a few hours and when I woke the last time I was soaked with sweat so I guess I was sweating it out.  I had to toast for dinner while Arend took Sage for a walk and now I'm just going to relax and lay in bed. 

Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day.  I was supposed to do laundry today which I never did and now I've added to it with sheets too.  I have cleaning to do in the other bedroom so I can get the furniture moved into there too.  So as you can see I have to be better tomorrow!

Well, i'm off to watch the Hockey Game now.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tomorrow I take the kids to the airport!

So tomorrow is the big day for the kids.  They are heading to the Dominican Republic.  I'm so excited for them but will miss them all very much.  This is the first time that they are all going away together and we are staying home.  We've done family cruises before but this time mom and Arend are staying behind.  Actually, we are dog sitting and hamster sitting which will be fun!  Today was the first day with the hamster and yes I was able to take Buddy out of his cage and put him in his ball to run and then put him back in his cage again.  I wasn't sure if I could but I told Keira not to worry that Nana would make sure she would give him the exercise he needed. 
Tonight Kandi, Chris and Hannah brought Sage over for us to watch.  She is going to miss her whole family and Rocko (krystals dog).  They are good friends and being they all live in the same house the dogs are together everyday.  Arend is going to take her for walks every night he says when he goes for his walk so she'll be getting lots of exercise for sure.  Who knows, maybe if I get ambitious I can take her out during the day being I'm supposed to be doing things to help me loose a little weight too.

So i'll be picking up my friends van in the morning and then going over and picking  everyone and everything up!  Let's hope we can fit everything into the van and have room for everyone to be comfy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

bedroom colour

This is the colour of the bedroom, although it just doesn't show up the true colour.  It is called Coastal Villa!
Our Bamboo floor we installed.  Again the pics make it look more reddy/orange which it really isn't.

The floor turned out really nice.  This was so easy to install once we figured it out!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Canada is doing awesome at the Olympics!

5 Medals and still many more to come I'm sure.  The second GOLD today was awesome.  I was so nervous for her while watching it.  A couple of times I thought she was going to fall but she held on to take Gold. 

I'm watching some of the Canada/Norway hockey game right now.  We are leading 4-0.  At least it isn't like the womens game the other night.  That was so lopsided it wasn't even funny.

Well, the bedroom is getting closer to being done.  Arend and I installed our new Bamboo flooring yesterday (family day holiday).  It looks great.  I'm going to post some pics but it will have to wait till tomorrow.  Tonight we put up the blind...that was frustrating.  Have you ever read the instructions on putting up a blind?  They never make any sense at all...and Arend was getting so ticked with the whole situation.  I couldn't help but laugh but that only makes him more ticked.

So the paint is done, the floor is done, the blind is to find a nice light then once we figure out what to do with the wheels on the bedframe then we can move over I guess.  Maybe we will have to look into getting a new frame.

I forgot to get a before pic but I will get some after pics.  I'll have to see if I have any from in there but I really don't think so.  That is on my todo list for tomorrow!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Olympics have started!

I was just laying here watching the Canadian womens hockey team playing against the Slovakian team.  In the first 12 minutes of the game Canada had already scored 6 goals.  The first period ended at 7 - 0.  I tell you I felt terrible for the goalie of the Slovak team but good going Canada!

I was also watching the Womens Mogels (sp?) and the last I saw before they changed to the hockey was Jenn Heil was in 2nd  and Kristi Richards was in 4th.  This of course is just for qualifications.  20 of 27 woman will qualify to go for the medals.

Now I'm watching the womens speed skating short track qualifications.  Looks good for Canada there too!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

well, i've been slacking

for a couple days now recording what I've been eating.  I usually do this on SparkPeople but for some reason I just haven't been doing it.  I need to have someone kick my butt and get me back in there again.  Yesterday I was painting the bedroom and didn't go on all day and then last night I just didn't bother and then today I was gone to the hospital for my injection and didn't really eat much all day just because of being nervous.  I've always been that way....never ate much if I was nervous or stressed because my stomach always bothered me and I felt yucky if I ate. 

I should get over there to SparkPeople now and fill in what I did eat today even if it was only a couple things.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Painted our bedroom

Today I painted our bedroom.  Well actually it is the one we were in up until a year ago and then we moved to the room at the back of the house.  We have decided to move everything back to the Master again.  I know it sounds strange but we just found that during the summer evenings it could be quite noisy with a certain motorcycle that would go by every night at 9pm and then come back later in the night.  It was annoying.  Well now all this past summer there was no sign of the motorcycle or the man that drove it which is weird (hopefully nothing happened to him).

The room looks great in the new colour.  Hmmm...can't remember what it is called though.  I'll have to have a look and post the colour later.  We are going to put in new carpet or hardwood so it will be a while before we are ready to switch rooms.  I'm anxious now to get everything back to normal and have the room looking all so pretty and cozy!

Well, I guess now I should tidy myself up and start to get dinner ready.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Nascar is starting!

Tonight was the Budwiser Shootout!  I wonder how Dale Jr will do this year?  I really hope big things happen for him.  He had a pretty rough year last year.  Another one of my favourite drivers is Mark Martin.
The Amazing Cucumber

This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc..

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finished a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

I'm glad it is FRIDAY!

Thank goodness it is friday and I don't have to wake up at 5am for a while now.  I don't know how Arend does it everyday.  Just way to early I think.  I was working early morning shifts doing inventory the last few days and it has once again totally exhausted me.  Those cement floors and up and down the ladders are killing me.  Oh well it is all done for now and I can sleep in tomorrow.  Yippee!

I did the treadmill on hills at a 3.3 speed.  The incline went in intervals of .5 from 5.0 - 7.0 and back down several times.  I did this for 17 minutes today!  It was a nice workout for me.  I really didn't feel up to it after being at work but I told myself to just do it and so I did! 

Well, off to play Super Mario for a bit with Arend once he gets back from his walk.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My first attempt at a blog!

So today I decided I would attempt to set up a blog and see how successful I am at posting and keeping it up to date.  I have had a family website before and worked very hard at it and enjoyed it very much but for some reason it went on the wayside and now it is gone.  I hope that this will work for me!

I want to be able to just post whatever here and maybe I'll be able to encourage myself to work at my weight loss.  I don't have a lot to lose but I want to be healthy and enjoy life!