Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Rant

Four posts in one must be a record. But, in all fairness, the others were just photos.

So it's Halloween night and I'm giving out treats. For whatever, reason, Mr Princess refuses to answer the door. He's been like that for years. I don't get it. Maybe it's a deep-rooted childhood phobia. Whatever.
I haven't seen any super cute or creative costumes yet. I probably won't because we don't get alot of kids at our door. I had one adult sumo wrestler come to the door. At least IT was dressed up. I say IT because I have no idea if it was a man or a woman. Seriously. However, I did decide IT was a tad creepy looking at me with dead-in-the-eyes-satan-stole-my-soul kind of look. I'm mean really, if you're going to come looking for candy at 50 years old, at least try to be charming about it. That was at the beginning of the evening. Then, about 10 minutes ago, the bell rings and there is a little girl standing there and the freakin' sumo wreslter. I said "You've been here already." The wrestler looks at the kid and says "Oh, we've been here already." and they leave. Oye.
What is up with the kids who come to your door and don't even bother to dress up? I had 3 teenagers who just stood there with their backpacks open. Seriously, put some effort into it.

And finally

Nic this is at your request.

And More....

This one above is a direct copy of one of Shelley's cards.

This is what I've been up to lately

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fighting It

I've been fighting a cold for the last few days. I'm not sure where I picked it up but that person is sooooo off my Christmas card list.
I have to admit that I'm not a very good sick person. Basically, I like to tell anyone who will listen that I don't feel well and then complain endlessly. Who wouldn't want to listen to that??
The cold started to take hold Sunday evening. I told Shelley that it felt like I had popcorn stuck in my throat. (Can you believe someone make fun of that comment??) It was the cold taking hold. I thought I would shake it over night. But it's still here deeply rooted in my left sinus cavity and getting worse by the minute. The pressure is building and I'm getting stuffier.

Does anyone feel sorry for me yet??? Anyone? I really need someone to take care of me and do things for me. Any takers? Yet? How about now? C'mon.... What if I ask later? Will you change your mind? Damn. Can't blame a Princess for trying. But if you change your mind....

Monday, October 22, 2007

Scrap Camp

Dear Organizers of Scrap Camp and the Holiday Inn,

Thank you all once again for all your hard work that made my weekend such a fabulous time. I enjoyed myself, as always, and I'm looking forward to returning to Scrap Camp in the future...providing the restraining order is lifted in time.
Thanks you for making sure the bar was open at 5 pm. This certainly got my evening/night/early Saturday morning off to an interesting start. I appreciate that John, Juan, Faith and the gang tried to make mojitos for us girls. But for the next time, don't puree the mint leaves. I find my beverages more enjoyable when I don't have to close my eyes because they look like baby poo. But points to you for trying and the french fries were good!

I enjoyed the beads that you hid in the tree in the bar for me to find. That was a fun game and red is my favourite color and they really looked fantastic with my outfit. My friends and I really had fun with them pretending it was Mardi Gras at Mactaquac. I promise to bring a new string of beads the next time I'm in the neighbourhood. Again, I apologize for losing bad.
For next year I would also suggest that Amy is not allowed to make the shooters choices. Whiskey Sours, as it turns out, are not fit for Princess consumptions. Yuck.
I really enjoyed your hot tub. Although, the scrubbing coming from the changing rooms echoed in my head...over, and over, and over. For awhile I thought I was going crazy but it was nothing a Corona with lime couldn't fix. Sorry about the beer in the hot tub.

Please let Jenn H know that I didn't lose her on purpose. Mel says I like to fly solo. Lucky for Mel, she got to be my wingman Friday night. Jenn you just have to keep up.

I really loved the backyard at the Holiday Inn..lovely landscaping...plenty of greenery and bushes. Mel and I spent some quality time on the grounds out back. I'm sorry I fell off your bench into the bushes. I would have gotten out of the bushes sooner but it was hard to get to a standing position with my feet straight up in the air like that. Mel is sorry she couldn't get me out sooner but she was busy pouring her beer in my lap.

Oh, I also apologize for puking in that other bush. It truly wasn't my fault. I wouldn't have done it all except Mel sat on my stomach and wiggled. The first time was tolerable but she did it again and I was toast. But really, I only threw up a little the bush.

The yard out back is a wonderful arena for gymnastics. I haven't done gymnastics in years! But cartwheels and such were no problem for me on your lush green, very wet lawns. Unfortunately, the front handsprings I tried didn't pan out for me. But then again they never have. Kudos to your landscaping team...the lawn was so lush that I hardly felt the blow when I landed on my back over and over again. I was wet from head to toe when I went inside. I only wish I had seen the play ground equipment before Saturday afternoon. Next time! I had that fun "find your lost flip flops" game to keep me entertained anyway.

The committee did an awesome job putting the store together. It looked great from my point on the floor. It sure was nice of Nic to lay with me. The lunatic dancing by the paper racks was a nice touch too. Oh and Mel wants to thank Kim for the quick chat. Wink, wink Kimmy.

That Nicki, boy is she a keeper. What other Scrap Camp director would come looking for lost campers? Perhaps next time, the committee could budget for electronic monitoring bracelets for us? I'm just thinking of Nic's well-being. Oh and we're sorry we said "Shit, there's Nicole!" when you called for us. Oh, and we're sorry we snuck out after you put us to bed....and hid from you on the floor of the vending machine room...with the door closed...and tried to turn off the light. You're the best camp director ever!

Next year, Susan and Jay probably won't want to bunk with us. Shhhh....Jay is the rat-fink who sold us up the river by telling Nic we left again. It's a good thing she's cute. I would suggest that the hotel invest in some insulation for the walls. After I climbed into bed at 2 am I could hear lot of laughing from the next room. I know it couldn't have been us. We were trying so hard to be quiet. Besides, Mel spooning me with her arm around me was no laughing matter. I didn't get to sleep in your comfortable beds for very long but it was nice. I would like to request a queen size bed next year. Sleeping so closely to Mel was warm and cozy but I don't think she enjoyed my elbow in her head.

I'm sure breakfast was yummy the next morning. Unfortunately, I seem to have caught a stomach bug the night before. Luckily,It turn out it was just one of those 12 hour bugs. No harm done.

Thanks again for your hospitality!


The Princess

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Between the Bookshelves

I have a sick little girl and we're going to be home together all day tomorrow. To make her feel better, and save my own sanity, I headed to Chapters to get books for both of us, so we can make it through tomorrow. My baby girl is now 4 years old and she is affectionate but not as snuggly has she once was. So I enjoy the extra snuggles when she is sick. And how could I not melt when looks at me with those big green eyes and says "I just need you next to me, Momma." I love those moments. It's watching Scooby-Doo and the Monster in Mexico over and over that is going to get to me. So off to Chapters I went.

I'm always amazed by the things I find between the shelves at Chapters. I could have stayed there for hours. I was having a great time and wasn't in any hurry to leave. I ended up getting a Jodi Piccoult book. I forget the name but it takes place in Amish country. It's up for grabs when I'm done...which will likely be tomorrow night. I bought a Robert Munsch book, No Clean Clothes, for JJ. I'm looking forward to reading it with her.

Next I went for a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks...decaf of course. But to my great sorrow, they were all out of pumpkin spice flavour. NOTE - clearly the word on the Month of All Things Pumpkin is spreading on the street. Anyway, the girl suggested I try a Chai latte. I decided to go for it. I was skeptical when I first smelled it. I thought it smelled like cleaning products. But I tasted it and it was okay. I kept drinking it and I grew to like it. I will definitely have it again and I recommend it to all of you. One little thing makes my tongue tingle. Odd.

Finally, I headed outside and toward home. I usually go home via the Princess Margaret bridge. Tonight when I was on the highway behind the university, I looked up and I could see the Big Dipper clear and bright in the sky. I can't remember the last time I saw a star constellation or should I say the last time I took the time to look.

My little outing left me feeling happy.

Monday, October 15, 2007


So do you know what does NOT help me write blogs? The turkeys who hound me for updates. It's too much pressure and I can't think of anything to say. Besides, I do work you know. Now at one time, I could have giggled at that too. But, damn, I'm freaking busy these days. I'm also very easily distracted in the past few months so it is even more effort to work AND keep myself on track. But I'm not complaining. I like being busy.

Friday I went shopping in Moncton with some friends. I bought alot of new clothes. I also bought a pair of red shoes. What was I thinking? I like the shoes but they are soooo not me. It was part impulse buy and part being talked into it (although it didn't take much) by my friends. I normally wear high heels so all of my pants are too long for the flat red shoes. I should have thought of that. Apparently, I am defenseless and have no will power when it comes to red shoes and red socks.

This next part is for Mel. I needed to get coffee this morning but was cold out and I really don't like the cold. As a result, I was trying to con people, both near and far, to bring me coffee. I even asked Mel to get it for me. She said she would be right over with it! Hooray for me! She lied. But the joke was on her because in the mean time, I called my dad and 5 minutes later and large Tim's with a pumpkin spice flavour shot was sitting on my desk. So I called her and told her that my dad brought me a coffee and she said with disgust "I knew someone would."

Yesterday, I was sitting next to my mom in her livingroom and we were watching the show Intervention. The show was about a girl who was stripping for money. I turned to my mom and said "Mommy, are you proud that I dance for money?" and she answered "Yes, Sweetie, as long as your just teaching." My dad was across the room shaking his head. parents are proud of me.

One more little tidbit, I'm still doing well with the Month of All Things Pumpkin. I've met my goal of having one pumpkin item every day. However, I didn't meet the pumpkin pie blizzard challenge. I haven't had a PP blizzard since last Saturday. I'm a failure. Would anyone like to bring one?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Today's Observations

Here are some observations...and it's only 11:14:

* Public washrooms still disgust me. It is beyond my comprehension how grown women can be so gross. Really, how much time are you saving out of your precious 24 hours by not taking the time to wash your hands? HOW MUCH?????

* Waving your finger in someone's face while talking to them does not help get your point across. It's just annoying. Also, emphatically saying "This is what YOU should do..." as if it is the be all to end all has the same effect as the finger waging. For the record, I witnessed this...I was not and the giving or receiving end of it.

* Little girls can be horribly snotty to one another. Hopefully, they won't grow up to be snotty women. My kid will have rough go of things if she tries to continue on that path. Someone should warn her that her mother wrote the book on it.

* I don't know what retorically means. But I used the word in a blog once. Weird.

* Yesterday, I found out that, contrary to what some believe, St. Louis, Missouri is listed as the most dangerous city in the U.S. and not New Orleans. Also, altering your google search to get the answer you want does not make your answer correct. Love you anyway.

* Tim Horton's coffee is particularly bad three hours after you've purchased it.

* Things can be really, really, really funny when you are totally over-tired.

* Addresses do not magically appear in front of me just because I want or need them. However, it was really, really, really funny at the time.

* I really like Jenn's shirt today. Unfortunately, she will not give it to me. turns out the Princess does not get everything she wants. Maybe she doesn't love me.

* I need a new pair of fun socks.

* People keep talking to me when I just want them to stop. Can't they tell by the blank look on my face and the dead look in my eyes that I want them to Jenn and Nic wasn't you. Edited at 3:43.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Pull My Finger

The Littlest Princess and I were walking into the a store over the weekend and all of a sudden she looks at me and says "Momma, pull my finger!" Ha! I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday, kiddo. But she persisted and being the ever-loving Momma that I am, I relented and pulled her finger. Much to my surprise and delight her response was not what I expected. I pulled her finger and she said "Buzz and wiggle down!" as she wiggles her body. Hmmm, not what I remember from being a child.

This morning on the way to work she asked me to sit in the backseat with her. I did and we talked and giggled and played a few games. She put her index fingers together and says "Cut, the pickle!" I cut the pickle and she tickled me. We play that game all the time. Do you see where this is going? Of course, next she wants me to pull her finger. I did and she buzzed and wiggled. I'm not sure what I was must have been the lack of caffeine in my system but I decided to tell her how pulling the finger really works.

I told her that when I was a little girl, Grampy would tell me to pull his finger and then he would toot. She laughed so hard she was gasping for air. She, of course, asks me to pull her finger. I pull her finger and a look of utter concentration falls over her face. She strains to hard that I thought her eyes would bug out of her head. Then she smiles a devilish little smile and says "I tooted. Pull my finger again." I opted not to pull her finger again for fear that the effort she puts forth in passing gas would make her head pop off of her shoulders. And how would I explain that to the doctor in the ER?

Friday, October 05, 2007

Public Apology and Declaration

I shafted my best friend the other day. It wasn't intentional but it was a dumb mistake on my part...I really should have known better. She deserves an apology so here it goes:

Shelley, I am very sorry for being a flakey dumb ass. In my attempts to make amends I have offered the following. I will attend a UNB hockey game with her and participate in all the rituals that go along with it. I will go to the warm-up if that is the deal, I will clap, I will cheer, I will smile and actually watch the game. I will drink beer or other alcohol to get me through (okay that part is for me). And here is the best part - I will wear UNB clothing, although somebody will have to loan me some. I will pretend to be of the Red and Black persuasion....even though my blood really runs Green and Gold. All the while I will keep a smile and my face. Really I can have good time in pretty much any situation anyway. So, Shelley, just name the date. It'll be fun. GULP!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

What the????

Two posts in one day but I absolutely could not pass this up. I just go back to my office after a walk downtown. I put my stuff down at my desk and went to the ladies room. As I'm leaving the ladies room, I see a guy walk into the men's room. He is carrying and magazine and a COFFEE!!!! What the hell? The magazine I understand but a coffee?!?!?! Who the hell takes a coffee to the washroom and what goes on in there? Good lord.

What Would You Do? Follow Up.

Today, I was reading some old blog posts that I wrote back when I first started this blog. Why was a reading old posts? Someone was asking me about a post so I checked it out and just started reading. You know what? I'm glad I started reading the old posts. I can't believe all the things I've forgotten that took place just a year ago. I also can't believe some of the things I've shared in this open forum. I really need to remember to filter my thoughts before putting them out there :)

I came across a post from June 2006 called What Would You Do? It was a post about what I would do if I won the lottery. It's funny how things change in the course of a year. I was reading that thinking how differently I feel now and how different my choices would be if I won the lottery today - incidentally 649 is $15 million tonight. Some things would be the same such as helping my family but other things would be very different. I wouldn't necessarily NOT do the things I listed in that post. I can just think of other things that I would add or people that would be added that wouldn't have been included last year. On the flip side of that, there is also a longer list of people headed to Siberia.

I'm going to start working on that new list, just in case I win tonight. Oh and if I call you and tell you to meet me at the airport just do it. That hasn't changed.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Not Just Any Other Day

Today is not just any other is Oct 1. Does that ring any bells for anyone? Would you like to guess the significance or should I just tell you? Let me spill the beans and relieve your curiosity. Today being Oct 1 is the first day of the Month of All Things Pumpkin! Woot! C'mon I want to hear you all cheer with me.

You may or may not (but really who doesn't?) know that I an extreme liking for all things pumpkin...except pumpkin pie. I don't like pumpkin pie. However, all other thing pumpkin are fair game. During the Month of All Things Pumpkin, I make it my personal mission in life to eat as much pumpkin stuff as I can. My goal, however, is to eat one pumpkin item per day. Today I had a pumpkin spice muffin from Tim's. They also have pumpkin spice flavour shots at Tim's. Starbucks has pumpkin spice lattes. Last year Tim's had pumpkin spice donuts and they were so good. I didn't see any today but I have hope yet. The best though, are the pumpkin pie blizzards at Dairy Queen. I really, really hope those make a return this year. If they do, my goal will be to eat one a week for the month.

My love of pumpkin also extends to scents. A certain friend of mine (cough, cough) went to the U.S. this time last year and bought be some pumpkin pie body wash for me. I mean who wouldn't want their woman smelling like a big pumpkin pie?!? I made it last but I'm all out and it IS the Month of All Things Pumpkin. It's bad enough to whine on-line....please don't make me call you and whine incessantly. It'll hurt me as much as it hurts you. Nah, it'll hurt you more.

It's a good thing the Biggest Loser contest is over. I would never win that contest and meet my Month of All Things Pumpkin goals. As it is, I'm sure all this pumpkin stuff isn't good for me. But, I've never liked rules anyway. In fact, some rules are just dying to be broken. With that I declare the Month of All Things Pumpkin to be open and I say BRING IT!!!!