Thursday, October 30, 2008

Twas the night before Hallowe'en...

Got the house all cleaned today which always feels good. One thing about wood flooring, especially the darker stain, is that every bit of dust shows. I should probably Swiffer every day to make the job a lot easier. Aaron was a big help by vacuuming and cleaning the foyer.
Gayle and Robyn are coming tomorrow night so the spare room and bathroom are all ready for them. They will be the first to use the new shower.
Arden is all ready for Hallowe'en. She is going to be a cute bee. At school they have eliminated the whole costume thing and made it orange and black day so she is ready for that as well.
Got some things semi-organized to scrapbook on Saturday. I think I will follow Ali Edwards and do a December daily album.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

no puppet theatre yet

Got stuff into the garage and partially set up for the garage sale. It was a bad night and day for Lily and I am not functioning very well. I feel like a zombie. I really need to get at least 6 hours of sleep in a row.
Gayle and Robyn are coming for an overnight on Friday night - Hallowe'en. Robyn is going to be working at Hemlock and so she is going to check it out. I wonder if she will still take the job once she sees what it is like up there? We will have to get the house cleaned and get the spare bedroom set up for them.

Monday, October 27, 2008

One down

Finally got the the thank you cards done!! Yipee!! They will go to the post office tomorrow to be mailed. It feels good to get one of my two big chores done. Now on to the puppet theatre.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Good weekend

We had a great weekend in Kelowna. The weather was really nice and the hotel was great - even had the hot breakfast bar that included waffles!
Arden and I did some shopping on Friday. We went to Memories and More in Westbank and Lululemon. We got Courtney and Taylor hoodies for Christmas and I got a pair of crop pants for myself. We also got Aaron's Christmas present.
On the way home we went through Vernon and visited Gayle and Gary. We also went to see Dad. He was probably the same but it was still shocking to see the state he is in. It is so hard to know whether he recognizes us or if he even understands. I'm grateful my mom didn't have to care for him in this state - it would have been so unfair. It still makes me so sad.
Going to try to get my act together this week - the puppet theatre and thank you cards WILL GET DONE!!
Arden decorated her pumpkin for the contest at school. She made it look like a clown. She did an amazing job using curling ribbon for the hair and painting on a face - it is very cool!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

obviously tired

OK, so I must be tired because I already wrote about the Kelowna stuff in an earlier post. Goodnight!

Weekend pick-me-up

Heading off to Kelowna tomorrow. Aaron is attending the PITA conference so Arden, Lily and I will do some shopping. I am hoping to get some of my Christmas shopping done. Planning to get Courtney and Taylor, and maybe Arden, Lululemon hoodies and Arden wants to get Aaron a DS with the poker game.
Hoping that I will get better sleep tonight. Lily just went to bed so I am heading there too to maximize my sleep time. Night, night.

on being tired

Not getting much quality sleep lately. Lily is such a different baby from Arden and it is starting to take its toll on me. Last night I got 3 hours, up for 2, 2 hours sleep, up for 1, 3 hours sleep. It has really messed up the day and I feel like such a slug. I have so much to do but don't feel like doing any of it. I need to try harder to get her into a routine. She is 10 weeks old today. Right now she is smiling at me like she knows what she is doing - ha, ha, Lily.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Well, it's 3:15am and I have been up since 1:45am. Lily just doesn't want to settle back down. I want to go back to bed so badly. This is the part of having another baby that I knew was going to be the most difficult, especially because I need my sleep.
I installed a programmable thermostat on the weekend but I'm not sure if it is working properly. According to the temperature display, our house has not dropped below 19 degrees but it feels colder in here right now. The good this is that our basement is not super cold. It actually feels like the heat comes out of the vents and warms the rooms. That is a big difference from Houston where our basement was down right arctic.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

weekend ponderings

Had a good weekend. Got the garage organized and we can actually park both vehicles in there now - very cool! The family room is starting to come together. Most of the books are on the shelf and I am planning to work on the toy/play area this week.
We are heading to Kelowna this week as Aaron is going to the PITA conference. We are going to visit Gayle and hopefully see Dad too. Arden, Lily and I will do some Christmas shopping while Aaron is at the conference. I want to go to Lululemon to get Courtney, Taylor and Arden sweatshirts for Christmas and Arden and I want to get Aaron a Nintendo DS for Christmas with the poker game. Hopefully we can hit a couple of scrapbooking stores too. There is a really great one in Westbank.
Still haven't got the thank you cards or the puppet theatre done - I hate being a procrastinator.

Friday, October 17, 2008


- didn't really do much today
- assembled the bookshelf for the family room
- I think the basement is actually finished - YIPEE!!
- plan to clean out the garage of all the basement stuff this weekend - hopefully we will actually be able to park a vehicle in there by the end of the weekend
- Lily recovered from her shots on Wednesday - she had a fever and was really drowsy that afternoon and night
- I need to get the thank you cards done for all of Lily's gifts
- I HAVE to get the puppet theatre finished!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


So last night I come home from a scouting meeting and as I am closing the back of the Trailblazer I don't get my face out of the way fast enough and I gash the bridge of my nose. It bled like a son of a gun and hurt like hell! I probably needed stitches but with Arden in bed and Lily needing to be fed that wasn't going to happen. I managed to pinch it hard enough to put the skin back and to stop the bleeding. I have a terrible headache today and I look like an idiot! I'll have to add this one to my clutzy stupid acts list!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My girls

One year later

Well, guess I haven't kept up with this much lately. Seems like on-line journaling goes the same way as regular journaling for me - I seem to lose interest quickly.

- we moved back to Hope on July 5th, 2008
- we had a new daughter, Lily, born August 13, 2008
- Arden is in grade 3
- Aaron is teaching grade 6 at CE Barry
- I am on maternity leave
- we went to Hawaii for Christmas 2007
- we have a brand new house - that includes a craft room for me!!!

I think I will try to keep up with this again and maybe print it out as a journal. Since I am home it shouldn't be too hard - I hope. I think I will try to go the route of one of my friends and use more of a list format to keep it simple. Only time will tell.