Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I give you this picture of Arthur at 9 weeks to view until my life becomes less crazy and I can write again!  I have no idea when that is but until then, I give you the flying ear.

Friday, June 05, 2009


At long last I have updated my blogroll - but have noticed that it has significantly shrank in the last while (since I got a real job and started working instead of blogging - damn that ambition and need for money to pay for my pretty shoe habit!).

Who are you reading internet?  Who should I check out these days?

Thursday, June 04, 2009


I love to travel and that is a good thing as I do it a lot for my job. I love the excitement that getting on a plane brings me – even if I have been to that city or place many times before. It is the act of going away and of coming back that never ceases to put me in awe of how far one person can go in an airplane.

However, because I fly a lot, every time I take off or land I think about crashing. Not sure why I do – I am not afraid of flying at all, in fact I rather like it. However, it never fails, every time I am in a plane I think about crashing. With the news lately of the Air France flight that went down in the Atlantic, I have been thinking a lot about those passengers and what they went through. I can picture these passengers on their flight doing all that you do when you get on a plane – getting on, settling in, trying to make sure that you get good arm rest room, getting snacks, beverages, pillows, blankets, choosing what movies to watch, talking with their kids, thinking about their loved ones on the other end when they land or all that they want to do on their latest travel adventure.

When I think about crashing, all I think about is that if we do crash, I want it to be fast so that no one, especially me, suffers. I also think “Did I tell Wilson and Arthur that I love them? Did I leave the iron on? Did I pack my own pants or Wilson’s this time?” I think about these passengers and send a fervent wish to the universe that these passengers did not know what was happening and that their last moments were not filled with panic, confusion, fear and suffering. I hope that they could only enjoy their flight until it was too late and then it was over before they knew what was happening.

But really, the worst is for those loved ones coming to the airport to meet them, holding signs, flowers, gifts and waiting with open hearts and arms only to be told that they were never going to see these friends, family, lovers, loved ones ever again. There is no balm for that kind of pain and suffering as it is a wound that never really heals. So today, I think about all of them and am feeling sad. I will think about them the next time I am sitting on a plane with thoughts of crashing going through my head and know that because of them, I left for my journey making sure Wilson and Arthur know that they are loved and that they love me back.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


edder, you rock for sharing this award with me.   I am sorry for taking so long to post - that damn job of mine gets in the way of my blogging.  So, in order to accept this award, I have to share 10 honest things about me with the Internet.   Ummm...I think that the Internet is going to scream 'nuff said' with the minutae but here goes:
  1. I hate it when 'educated' people say irregardless.  Seriously - it is not a word stop using it.  Also, please learn the difference between your and you're. 
  2. Rude people really annoy me.  It takes a moment to be polite and no one will spit in your food that way. 
  3. I asked my husband to marry me. 
  4. I can't believe that I am going to be 43 this year.  Sweet mother of God - when did I get old???
  5. I am an aunt to 8 nieces and nephews and a great aunt to 12 grand nieces and nephews.  Can you tell I am from a big family???
  6. I have a freakish love of good luggage.  I travel a lot for work and am always looking at other people's luggage in the airport.
  7. Pedicures are my favourite spa thing to do - nothing makes me feel better than pretty toes!
  8. I have a HUGE fear of snakes.  I can't even look at them on TV. 
  9. I have zero athletic ability - and I really do mean zero. Walking and chewing gum showcases all of my coordination abilities - and even then, I fail.  Nothing makes my husband laugh harder than when I get invited to participate in some sporting activity.
  10. I often have the sense of humour of a 12 year old boy.  Toilet humour makes me laugh my ass off.  Superbad is one of my all time favourite movies. 
There you go!  You now know more about me than my mom. 

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Two years ago, our big boy Arthur was born.  Little did we know that he was going to join our family but 7 weeks later he did and our life would never be the same.  Somehow, we went from this

Arthur @ 5 weeks
Arthur @ 7 weeks
Arthur @ 1 year
Arthur @ 2 years
What an amazing 2 years it has been!  He has given us more laughs, frustrated us more than we ever knew we could be and loves us like there is no tomorrow.  I can only hope that he knows that we love him back so, so much! 
Happy birthday big boy!  While it is your birthday, you are the best gift we ever got!  Here is too many, many more birthdays with you!

Monday, June 01, 2009


edder wanted me to share more minutae of my life with you dear internet so here it goes.

1. What is your current obsession?

As always in the summer – So You Think You Can Dance! I love it – not sure why as I am not the demographic but I never miss a show!

2. What are you wearing today?
Brown pants, pink and white tank and a light pink short sleeved blouse. Trying to be spring like on a chilly day.

3. What's for dinner?
Roasted chicken from Sunday and salad. Am down 10 pounds and want to keep the scale moving lower.

4. What would you eat for your last meal?
Macaroni & cheese, turkey with stuffing, scalloped potatoes – basically carbohydrates and cheese with a bottle of fantastic red wine.

5. What's the last thing you bought?
Pretty flowers for our garden. However, as we are just about to start construction on our new deck in the backyard – it could be a contractors’ services for the next 3 weeks.

6. What are you listening to right now?
The typing fingers of my colleagues.

7. What do you think of the person who tagged you?
edder is a fantastic person – funny, smart, loyal, gorgeous and very tall.

8. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
The French Rivieria – gorgeous, good food, fantastic shopping and easy access to the rest of Europe.

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Denver – to visit my beloved Kacy

10. Which language do you want to learn?
I have always regretted that I never learned how to speak French.

11. What's your favourite quote (for now)?
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt

12.What's your favourite colour?
Blue – not just any blue but that perfect, pretty blue (a combination of sky blue and Forget-me-not blue) that goes with just about everything. It is so hard to find and when I do I buy multiple pieces of it in that colour.

13. What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
A dress I bought a million years ago and can no longer fit into. However, when Wilson and I had split for a while (this was of course before we got married), I wore it to an event that I knew he was going to be at but he did not know that I was going to be at. I had lost a ton of weight and looked like a million bucks in it. When he saw me, he looked stunned and we got back together the next weekend. I keep to remind me of the power of cleavage and a good fitting dress. Also, my wedding dress.

14. What is your dream job?
A wealthy retired woman who volunteers and gets to travel a lot.

15. What's your favourite magazine?
Vanity Fair, Vogue (LOVE Anna Wintour) and Toronto Life

16. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Summer clothes

17. What are you going to do after this?
Drive home, smooch a dog and make dinner

18. What are your favourite films?
The American President, The Sound of Music, Singing in the Rain, A Few Good Men, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman

19. What's your favourite fruit?
Apples – crunchy and good with cheese and mangos

20. What inspires you?
A good book, a great blog, a person with ideals who isn’t afraid to stand up for them, the ocean, smart people

21. Your favourite books?
So many – A Separate Peace, Anne of Green Gables, The Inn at Lake Devine, A Thousand Splendid Suns and the list could go on and on

22. Do you collect anything?
I love purses, shoes, sunglasses and luggage. However as we are now paying for the services of a contractor, all of those loves are on hold.

23. What are you currently reading?
Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman

24. What's your earliest memory?
Being in the car with my brother when we picked him up from the adoption agency (I was about 2 ½ and thinking – WHO IS THAT AND WHAT IS HE DOING WITH MY MOM????

25. By what criteria do you judge a person?
By what have they done for me lately! HA – actually I try not to be to judgey but often fail miserably. I do try to judge people by how they treat others, small children, old people and pets. Also, because I have a developmentally challenged brother, how people treat those that are different from them. I have seen some of the most “Christian” people be unspeakably rude to my brother and then they are dead to me.

edder wanted me to share this others so I tag KK to share her details with everyone.