Sunday, December 31, 2006

Poor Daisy. I guess she is as accident prone as her momma. We have matching bandages. We took her to the park for a doggie date yesterday and she cut the pad of her paw on something. She's such a good girl, she isn't even trying to pull off the bandage, which is what we thought she would do. It is such a sin to see her hobbling around on 3 paws, it makes me want to cry. Normally she is such a tough girl. I've seen her running to catch a ball and just smash her head on the side of the door frame. She just wobbles a bit, shakes her head and keeps going. I've seen her flip over in the air and land on the ground on her back while trying to catch a frizbee the wind has got ahold of, and still get it and bring it back to play some more. But this time she won't walk up or down stairs by herself. She just stood there yesterday staring at us from the top of the stairs for about 20 minutes until Paul figured out that she was afraid to walk down the stairs. She is too heavy for me to carry so Paul had to go get her. And carry her up to bed last night. What a sad sight!

I returned the RR no problem. They didn't have a manual one like the nice one out west everyone in the family seems to enjoy so much. So I bought a cheap $22 General Electric 135 watt mini-chopper. No blades to change, cause it only comes with one. It actually works great. I cut up onions last night for our hamburgers in 2 seconds...hehe. I love kitchen gadgets. And because it is small and white, I can leave it right out on the kitchen counter. Someday I will find a nice Cuisinart. Who knows, I may even come accross an old one at Value Villiage. A girl at work has a really old one and it still works like a charm. My little chopper only does one thing, chop. But hey, at least it doesn't turn everything to baby food and there is less chance of me earning a new nickname, something about only having 9 fingers...

Saturday, December 30, 2006

I was looking for a Cuisinart when I bought my food processor, but they are hard to find around here. I know RR's food processor is the ugliest thing I've ever seen but I bought it anyway because it had 700 watts, so I thought it would get the job done. Yea, it turned potatoes, carrots, onions to LIQUID, on just one pulse with a "big chopping" blade. It is going right back to the store today. I don't care how bad the lineup is.

And I am still not out of the woods with the cut finger yet. It keeps opening up & bleeding (I just had to wipe blood off my keyboard) right through the bandages. Plus, when I try to put my finger straight out it hurts like hell. Might have cut a tendon or something...never excelled at Biology so not really sure (wiping off more blood here).

Anyway better go and buy more bandages as it looks like I am going to need them. But, on a positive note, who knew I could type with only 9 fingers? Hey, I've learned a new skill! Thanks RR!
PS. She doesn't even use her own food processor on the show! This pic is from her website. Her's is blue, orange & silver (and the cup sits at an angle). The one below is white (and the cup sits up straight).

Friday, December 29, 2006

Does anyone own a really good food processor they would like to recommend? I want something to dice & slice mostly.

I bought a Rachael Ray thinking it would be good, but no matter what blade you use, it turns everything to puree. And normally they come with big round blades you can just pick from which one you want to use. Not this one. It has one big round plastic piece which is the blade disc, and then there is this little "blade" (the sharp part) that you have to insert into the big plastic part every time you want to change the blade or take it out to clean it. And the thing does not go in or come out easily! Hence, the very large finger bandage I will be sporting with my New Years fashions this season. At first I thought I may need stitches, but it seems to have closed up pretty well.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

So I got to thinking about how some of the folks out west have a new interest in the MacAulay family tree so I decided to start a new blog. I will add to it what I have (first I have to find the hard copies...they are here somewhere) and anyone who wants to add pics or info can e-mail it to me at

We will see how this goes.It is worth a try.The address is

Sunday, December 24, 2006

We went to the annual Christmas Eve gift exchange/turkey dinner at Paul's sisters house tonight.As always, I was in charge of the potatoes and made my special whipped sour cream & chives and cheddar & onion ones, plus some au natural ones for the traditionalists in the family.

Tomorrow is turkey day and I get to peel more potatoes (groan) but hey, I enjoy eating them to. It was a full house but we didn't take all that many photos. Shelley took a bunch with her camera and she said she would e-mail them to me once she finds the time. I am still waiting to get ones at work from the Exxon Christmas party. I will post a couple of those once I get them.

Here is Brandon (Santa) & Jarrod, Paul's newphews, holding a picture of their dog Taffy that has gone to doggie heaven.

Brandon with his Nanny, Paul's mom Gloria.

Daisy got a dog cookie for Christmas. Here she is hiding under the coffee table with it so Mommy won't eat it on her, cause you know dog bones are my favorite...
Daisy with Daddy eating her bone. Daisy helping Mommy wrap gifts in the spare bedroom (and yes, I know, I haven't finished the paiting in this room yet).

Daisy trying to see what Santa brought her.

Me with my early Christmas gifts, earrings! Taa daa. Daisy looking at my bear that came with my earrings. It plays music and Daisy just loves it.

Mom is coming over tomorrow for turkey dinner. I will take some more pics and post again soon.
Merry Christmas Everyone, and a Happy New Year!!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

My very first "Thursday Thirteen" post:

Thirteen Things I Will and Will Not Cheap Out On:
1. Toilet Paper - I agree with Lesley, single ply is down right nasty.
2. Books - If I really want it, I must have it no matter what the cost. Hey, I'm not rich here, but I'll admit I have spent a pretty penny on some books when they were new releases because I wanted to read them right away. I am getting too old and no longer have the patience to wait until a book gets in stock at the library, then there is the uptown parking to deal with, plus time limits, then you gotta give it back, even if you really liked it. Not for me.Plus, a lot of the stuff I read will never be at the library.
3. Clothes - What can I say? I am a cheapski. I buy stuff when it goes on sale. It is very, very rare that I pay full price for anything.
4. Jewelery - Why buy the real deal when you can have a knock off & no one can tell the difference? Plus, if you lose it, no harm done. My only exception to that is sentimentel things, like my engagement and wedding rings which I wear every day so it has got to be the real deal.
5. Perfume - If I like it, I don't care how much it costs, or doesn't cost. That said, I have never found a really expensive one that I like yet, so that still goes in the cheapie catagory for me.
6. Make-up - I buy what I like over and over again. I don't care about the price tag. I don't wear it enough to worry about that because it lasts forever. I am not looking to save money. I just want what I know and like.
7. Skin care - Same thing, but the stuff I buy isn't really all that expensive. Still, I get what I like and don't look at the tag.
8. Memories - Trips, events, concerts, family gatherings, pictures....all of that stuff goes in the "I don't care how much it costs as long as I have enough cash to pay for it, let's do it" catagory.Mind you, I do try to save money where I can. But if it comes down to going to a concert and there are two seats left, one too far away to see at all and one right up front, if I have enough cash to pay for the ones up front, I'm buying them. Hey, you only live once!
9.Soda - No Pepsi for me, thanks. I don't care if it is 10 cents a liter. Gross. I got to have what I like, not that I drink all that much pop.
10. Household Scented Products (ie. candels, room sprays, etc.) - If I like it I must have it.
11. White Paint - I don't even want to count how many gallons of white paint I have used in the last 3 years. Gotta love the Fixer Uppers! It is all the same, so I try to find the cheapest I can.
12. Spray Butter (like Pam) - It is all the same.
13. Dog Toys - She's only going to wreck them eventually, so might as well save a buck or two.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Yes Lesley, I did find a dress at Reitmans. It "will do". It is a black stretchy thing that has a criss cross front and a tie around the waist that I am not so crazy about. But, the thing I hate most is three quarter length sleeves. I just can't escape them! Oh well. I think I will buy some chunky braclets to cover the rest of my arms to kinda keep the lines long. Oh, and can't forget the stilettos. Although it has been awhile, I better dig them out and wear them around the house a bit to get used to them again.
I'll post a pic of us after my work christmas party, if any of them turn out decent.

So I see David and family are moving back east. That is wonderful! Any word yet on what province?

On another note (Mat probably heard all about this at work), the apartment building where Mom lives had a fire during the week. They had to carry Mom down 4 flights of stairs in her nightie. The Red Cross & the Salvation Army set up a shelter center at a local hotel and everyone spent the night. Mom was really upset. We were all waiting out in the lobby of the hotel for hours waiting to get rooms assigned and the landlady came over to a girl who lives on Mom's floor and told her that the firemen had to break down her door and the place was basically trashed. She said she just came home from christmas shopping and laid all her gifts out on the floor to wrap when the alarms started going off. She also said she didn't have fire insurance and we noticed she was all alone. It was really sad. We were terribly worried, but the RC & SA did such a fantastic job of feeding everyone and getting them rooms and stuff like toothbrushes, paste, etc. it was great to see. Everyone was very gratefull.

We were told the next day that some people could go back to stay and some could go back to retrieve stuff, but would not be allowed back to their apartments to stay. Mom was the first one back and the girl from the night before was right behind us. She went to her door, but it was just a sheet of plywood screwed on so they had to find some power tools before they could let her in. Mom's place was fine, just a bit smokey. Thank god!! She said Dad must have been watching out for her.

Apparently the newspaper said the fire started on one of the lower floors and went up the walls, basically causing damage to one apartment on each floor, one above another. When we were in the elevator going up to her floor with the firemen, it stopped on the second floor and when the doors opened, the smell on that floor was SO bad, it made me gag. It was a carpet cleaner guy who wanted on, but we were too full so he had to catch the next one. We didn't know what to expect when we got up to Mom's floor, but she was OK. Thank GOD! First thing she wanted to do was go to bed and sleep. She didn't care about anything else. She was so upset and tired from all the excitement, she just had to sleep. Can't say I blame her. I came home and took a nap myself after work.

Well all ended out OK for Mom. I feel bad about everyone else in the building though, that weren't as lucky. So sad.

Here are the firemen on one of the balconys at Mom's building, from the newspaper. I tried to paste the article from the newspaper, but it didn't work.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

OK peeps, I need mailing addresses. The ones I am missing in the MacAulay Clan are: Mat, Amy & Mitch, Monica & JJ, Heather & Jeff, Melanie & Jimmy, David & Paula, and if anyone has moved recently, please give me a new address, because I may have an old one in my address book.

Which brings me to my next question, am I to understand that David & Family are moving back east? I got that impression from some comments on one of the blogs, but maybe I just had too much rum in my eggnog, you never can tell with me.

Also, I saw on Mel's blog about Mike being in a commercial and on Trailer Park Boys.Was that Mike, our Mike, or just another friend of yours with the same name? Just curious. I think I've seen every Trailer Park Boys episode at least once, so now I want to know which ones so I can go back and look. Can't belive I didn't see him, if it is Mike Marsh (and not another friend of the same name), please tell me which episodes, cause I'd love to see! I know Mike is a popular name though, kinda like Jen and Paul, so could be someone else.

I haven't had much time lately to keep up on all the blogs like I would like, but I try to steal a few minutes here and there. It looks like everyone is doing well. Babies in bellies are growing, toddlers are becoming little girls, cookies are getting baked, walls painted (and those nasty baseboards to), presents are being bought, cards are getting sent and Santa's lap has been visited. We are all very busy this time of year, to say the least. Hopefully in the new year I will be able to update my blog more often. Who are we kidding here? I am just hoping I have something fun and exciting happen around here to blog about Things have been so boring, I never have anything interesting to talk about. I need to get out more.

I guess I will get my wish with work Christmas parties, friend's parties, family gatherings and a great New Years Eve party to look forward to. By 2007 I will probably be wishing I had more time to be bored!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year everyone! Don't forget to e-mail or post your address!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sorry girls, but I am on the rampage.

You know, there once was a day when I could go into a clothing store and spend my paycheck on clothes. I find as I get older I am becoming more conservative with my money. After all, I don't have a lot of it to waste.

I have been shopping now for a couple of weeks looking for the perfect party dress for our Christmas formal at work but I have been having the worst luck. I think I am exactly the size between plus sizes and regular sizes. Sometimes I can wear an XL, like in a sweater, but if it is anything fitted I have to go to the plus sizes. But the people who design the plus sizes think if you get fatter, of course you must get taller. Makes sense doesn't it? Well apparently I am just a freak of nature because I haven't gotten taller as I have gotten wider.

Plus size blouses are down to my knees and so low cut I am showing everyone my goods. I mean, sometimes I do want to let my assets show, but not every day. Plus, plus size clothing is so much more expensive then regular sizes, it drives me crazy. Same black pants, plus size $59, regular sizes $29. Come one, it is not all that much more fabric, really.

I know what I want but I just can't seem to find it in my size. I want a long sleeve black long dress, with a low neckline. You know, a winter version of the "little black dress". Is that really too much to ask for? Well apparently the answer to that is yes.It is times like these I think about maybe starting to dig out my sewing machine and start sewing again. But then it makes me angry that I have to make my clothes if I want to wear something nice. And another thing....why are most ladies plus size clothing so gross? I mean, some of this stuff is REALLY ugly! Why can't they just make them like regular people nice clothing, but just larger? Just because I am overweight doesn't mean I want to wear all my shirts as dresses, to my knees. And all the tops are 3/4 length sleeves. What is with that? Really? To someone who is overweight, the 3/4 length sleeve (just like the knee length blouses & tops) cuts you off just in the wrong spot & actually make a big person look bigger because it ruins the lines of the outfit. Who makes this stuff anyway?

And the "dressy" formal stuff looks like something you should see a grandmother wearing. To top it off, they put regular size models in the plus size clothing to make it look even worse. I went online to all the stores from my local area & this is the kind of stuff they have:

Oooh baby, sexy sexy. Just what I was looking for! NOT!

I want something like these, but in plus sizes. This one below would be perfect, except in black (this one is dark brown).

This is a little plain for what I need, but it would do:
This is also a little too casual, but with the boots it does look great. Plus, I could wear it again.
Also I little casual,but with nice jewellery & strappy black heels, it would also be better than anything I have seen yet.
Does anyone know where I can buy stuff like this for plus sizes? I've already searched online but the only nice stuff I could find was for $200-$500 dresses. I just can't spend that much on a dress for one night.
Anyone have any suggestions (besides me loosing weight, which I am doing anyway, but in the meantime I still need to be clothed)?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Paul took Daisy to the vet today. Her ear was really infected, poor girl. They gave her an injection of antibiotics, plus we have to do the ear drops again & give her pills three times a day. Ooohh my poor baby. What a little trooper!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Wow! I finally got my pics to post. It only took a hundred or so tries, easy as Dead Wedding I updated Blogger to the new version and it worked like a charm.

It is now almost 3am and I still can't sleep so I decided to first catch up on my e-mails. Then I went online and applied for Deal or No Deal, which by the way, has the longest application form ever. I've applied for jobs with less information. It will be worth it in the end
when I win the million dollars...haha. Gotta win the million so I can build Mom a custom house. They were working on her elevator again last week and she was stuck in her apartment for two days this time. I guess I should count my blessings, it could have been worse. I had to take her out to Walmart after to let her go wild. Man, sometimes I think that woman has more energy then I do. I had to come home and take a nap! Oh, yea, I'd be doing some serious shopping & travelling to if I won. You know it! The very best thing about winning would be that we could finally have kids and I could be a stay at home mom. Oh, just dreaming here.

Anyway, back to tonight. After the application, I went on Henry's blog to discover he had applied to. Wouldn't it be wild if we both got picked? Yea, I know I am really dreaming now. Maybe I am just halloucinating from lack of sleep (yea, I know, I can't spell either...when will Blogger get spell check darn it??). Well, better go to bed before I start seeing Howie in my room....hhmmmm, if only I could channel that...think Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt....


Oh, P.S.--I am soooo happy for you guys, Monica & JJ!! Congrats!! I think you guys are nuts, but hey, whatever makes you crazy...I mean...happy. Seriously, you guys are so blessed! Monica, I hope you keep us all updated with lots of big belly pics.

P.P.S.--Which reminds me, Heather, where are the pics woman??? Come on, throw us a bone, will ya?

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

It has been a while since I have posted. Funny thing is that I have been crazy busy, but not much new has happened.

By the way, I must say that Halloween candy is the DEVIL to everyone!It is just WAY to tempting!Especially when somone sticks a huge bowl of all your favorite treats right next to your desk at work, just when you are so busy that you don't have time to get lunch or a break. How convenient.
So, long story short, I've gained some weight lately when I should be losing instead. Time to get back on track. Ok, now that I'm done ranting, on to more fun topics.

We had a Halloween contest at work today. Each "team" had to come up with a theme and decorate and wear costumes today to go along with their theme. Some themes were The Wizzard of Oz (you get the idea)and a hunter's lodge (complete with orange clad hunters, a crazy blood covered butcher and a moose with antlers that he kept getting caught in the fake spider webs in our area). Our group's theme was Dead Wedding. We had fencing around our "graveyard", bride and groom, a preist, wedding planner, waiters, etc.. With all the high winds we have been having lately, we lost 1/3 of the big maple tree from our back yard the other day so I brought a bunch of tree branches into work for our graveyard. It looked awesome. I even made a wedding cake, although it looked more like a big turd then a wedding cake. I really should have used the pillars for the different tiers but we were over budget as it was and I didn't want to spend my own money on it. Still, it tasted good.

I had my hair done earlier this month. Here is a shot. It is kinda short for my liking but I like the color. After the orange hair fiasco, it was nice to get back to a normal color. Plus, it looks way healthier than it was before.

And my blog wouldn't be called A Day In The Life Of Daisy if it weren't for a Daisy picture here and there.

The night our tree fell apart, it was so windy that bricks out of our chimney were coming out and rolling around on the roof. Our porch swing was going airborn and then thudding down back on the deck, over and over so I had to go out in the pouring rain & high winds to take the swing cover apart. Lovely. I was soaked to the bone. Paul was originally going to have the guys over to watch hockey but decided at the last minute to go to somone else's house instead. I was thrilled, that was...until all hell broke lose. Daisy was barking her head off. I was scared one the chimney bricks would come through the ceiling. We had a leak a week earlier and it was raining out of the light fixture so I was also wonding if our patch job was going to hold up. I wish the boys were watching hockey at our house because I would have felt much safer. I listened to Matt working. Man he is good at his job! It was crazy busy to. I don't know if it was because of the wind or what, but they kept getting calls when no one actually made the call, but they had to send out someone to check it out anyway. Oh Matt, if you are reading this, do you remember what happened to the dog that was left tied out in the yard all night that was barking with no shelter last Saturday night? I must have missed the follow up on that and I have been thinking about it ever since. I hope the doggie was OK. Poor thing.What a terrible night to be left outside. Some people can be so cruel.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

I am starting to feel like my old self again! And I must say, it is wonderful. I actually have energy. Now I need to get caught up on all the stuff I've been putting off lately. I'm thinking I may get our spare bedroom painted and finished off by the end of next weekend.

Oh, and I actually went for walk/jog yesterday. It was rough, but I remembered how much I loved it and how much I really miss jogging. Mentally I want to go again today, but physically...well that's another story. Much to my amusement, I can barely walk down the stairs. It is more funny than it is painful. What a sight I am! So today I am going to take it kinda easy. We've got Paul's family gathering this afternoon to go to and I am going to Mom's after that. Sunday is always laundry day in our house. I wash all night and put stuff away while I watch Desperate Housewifes. It's a routine. I am also going to try to make a cake for the potluck at work tomorrow (which may turn into a trip to the grocery it even open today??) and I should organize my closet. If it warms up outside, maybe I can get the sunroom windows caulked...nothing like waiting until the last minute. Well, I guess it may not be such a relaxing day after all. We'll see.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Crappy. That about sums up how I've been feeling lately. My sugars have been all over the charts and I've been having bad chest pains lately. I've been to the ER more times than I can count on one hand in the last two weeks. I just can't wait until I start feeling better and more like myself again.

I just got to get through this week. I am on after hours duty, on call 24 hours a day for the next week at work. Oh joy. I just pray that pager doesn't go off. And I've got to lug a laptop and cel phone with me everywhere I go all week. I don't know how Henry does it.

The corn boil was a blast!! I really enjoyed myself, even though I was really drained. I actually got some sleep to. Bonus! It was great to get together like that. That is the most I have ever heard Monica talk...haha! I know at the wedding, everyone was tired out and Monica lost her voice for a while there..or needless to say she was pretty quiet. But I always get the impression from the blog that she is a talker...hello...she's really MacAulay blood after all...... But every time I've seen her she was so quiet. Well, they haven't been the best of times to talk either. I think the last time I saw her before Henry's wedding was Dad's funeral and that wasn't the time to catch up. Well, long story short, I had I discovered Monica is after all, a chatty cathy, just like the rest of us.

Daisy had fun to! She slept for days after. All the kids wore her right out. Thanks for letting us bring her. I hope you didn't find any "gifts" left behind after we left. I checked the parimiter before we left and didn't see anything.

I've got Casino night this weekend for work and our friend is having a house party, so I should be busy this weekend. The only question now is will I feel like doing anything at all? I hope so. We'll see.

Monday, September 11, 2006

With today being the anniversary of 911, I have been thinking a lot about life and death lately.

We want to have kids and sometimes I feel like that is never going to happen. I haven't been feeling well lately and it seems to have become worse over the summer so I went to the doctor last week. She has sent me for 3 different sets of blood tests, among other tests, and says she thinks I have a milder version of type II diabetes. She will know more of course when the test results come back ,but she immediately started me on new medicine to help my body use the insulin it creates better.

Since I've started taking it I have actually felt worse. It makes me really thirsty and since I drink so much I am up all night. Plus, today my legs are cramping up on me. I signed up to walk the Terry Fox Run this weekend and now I can barely walk upstairs. I feel like I am 70 years old all of a sudden. I hate to say I can't go after signing up, but at this point there is no way I would be capable of doing it. Just a couple of weeks ago I wanted to get back into running again. Yea right.

I've been reading up on the side effects of the medicine and I think I am just going to stop taking it for a few days and see if I feel any better. Any worse at this point and I wouldn't be able to work. Today was the worse so far. I hate to sound melodramatic, but I am a little scared. I feel really crappy and when you get older it doesn't seem so unlikely that something bad could happen. I'm at the age now where people I know (who are my age) have died, like a girl I used to work with. One day she is fine and having a baby with no clue she is even ill, and a few months later she is gone, her husband left with a newborn to raise. Things can happen so fast.

Maybe it is just a "mid-life crisis". Oh, I don't know. Maybe I've just been thinking about things too much. Maybe I've just been watching too much news. But then again, I've always had really bad luck. If something bad is going to happen, it will happen to me.

Guess I better try to cheer up. On a more positive note, the CCMA's are tonight in Saint John. Maybe if I take a drive to clear my head I will see some stars.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

We had a great day yesterday. First we took Daisy to the park with our friends and had fun. Then we all went to the beach. We've only been to this beach once before, so it was a nice change. Daisy played her little heart out.

Then today, an ear infection. Poor girl. I've been online trying to see if there is anything I can do until I can get her to the vet on Tuesday. Most of the websites say I can at least clean it out with a vinegar & water mix. The dogs books I have are no help at all.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Well, everything was wonderful. The wedding was beautiful and everyone had fun. Some tears, lots of laughter. Here are some pics for now. I'll post more another day. A lot of our wedding ones didn't turn out. They looked OK in the little screen display on my camera when I took them, but when I see them full size many of them turned out a little blurry. I wish I had brought my camera to the club. I always seem to do that...leave my camera home and then wish I had brought it with me. I've got to start just leaving it in my purse.

Glad to see that the visitors from out west returned home safe and sound.It was great meeting everyone. All the boys in the family have a little bit of Dad in them, one way or another. It freaks me right! I wish Dad had taken me with him all those times he went to family gatherings when I was little. Oh well, can't change the past, only the future. I'd love to get together more often. Maybe we can make it up to Halifax for Halloween, if that offer still stands. Paul is talking about costumes already.

Here are some from the night before the wedding. You know it's a picture of me if I've got something spilled down the front of my shirt, as usual.
Sorry Melanie, your eyes were closed, but still a nice pic. Hhhmmmmm, do we want to go out, or don't we?

The Beck family:

Big bro:

She is so cute, dancing up a storm in her little flower dress!

What a cute couple. (the ball cap goes especially nice with the tux, don't you think Mike? Paul took one before this one and Lisa was laughing, it was so funny, but I won't be that cruel and post it. We tried to get a pic with all three girls, but since I made Madison cry, here is me with Meaghan & Michaela. We've got a nice one with April holding her tearful baby, but blogger wouldn't let me post it, so I will try again another time when I have more patience.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

We have a dog sitter!!!Thanks Jen!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

It looks like we won't be able to get to Newcastle on Thursday. It just wasn't meant to be. So I guess we will leave early on Friday and arrive around noon and stay still Sunday morning. But we still haven't found a dog sitter. It just might not work out. We'll see.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Poor Duncan, by big bear. He had to go to Heaven today. We will miss you. I went to post a photo of you with the other doggies but I can't believe I don't have one. I will have to get one from Jen & Sean.

On another note, I am dying to find out what is planned for the Stagette party. Can someone tell me what time it will start? I just don't know if we are going to be there in time.

Paul's past step mom just remarried and moved back to Beaverbrook in Newcastle. She says she thinks she knows our family. She is short, with black short curly hair. Her name is Claudine and she has a girl named Amanda and a boy named Jeremy who are "young adults". She said she knows Betty, Anne, Paul, and Henry from when they were little. I don't know her maiden name and I don't know her new married name, so that is no help. Anyway, she said she just moved back that way over the last year. I have to try to find her phone number and maybe stop and say hi while we are up there.

She made the best squash caserole.......

Monday, July 31, 2006

I hope there is still room at the hotel for the wedding by the time we get there because we can't prebook without a credit card. Oh well. We should be alright. We will be there for sure on Sat and Sun but Paul is still working on getting the Friday off. That would be awsome because if that works out maybe we can get up there by late Thursday night after work.

We do have one issue though. Daisy. She loves the car but since we can't leave her in the hotel room while we are away, I just don't know what to do with her. Is anyone else bringing their dog, and if so, what will they be doing with them? We may be able to get a "sitter" to come in and take her for walks and stuff, but handing over our house keys to someome is a worry in itself. We've got lots of friends around, but they have families and I know the last thing they want to do on their weekends is come to our house to walk our dog. Plus, Daisy is very protective when people come to the door, or even just walk down the street past the house, when we are not here. She flips out at the mailman. She wouldn't do that with a female friend, rather than a male, but then finding someone to do it. Hmmmm. I know someone that would for sure if we could leave her our car. But we need to take our car with us.

Oh, we'll figure it out. I am getting excited now!!
I hope there is still room at the hotel for the wedding by the time we get there because we can't prebook without a credit card. Oh well. We should be alright. We will be there for sure on Sat and Sun but Paul is still working on getting the Friday off. That would be awsome because if that works out maybe we can get up there by late Thursday night after work.

We do have one issue though. Daisy. She loves the car but since we can't leave her in the hotel room while we are away, I just don't know what to do with her. Is anyone else bringing their dog, and if so, what will they be doing with them? We may be able to get a "sitter" to come in and take her for walks and stuff, but handing over our house keys to someome is a worry in itself. We've got lots of friends around, but they have families and I know the last thing they want to do on their weekends is come to our house to walk our dog. Plus, Daisy is very protective when people come to the door, or even just walk down the street past the house, when we are not here. She flips out at the mailman. She wouldn't do that with a female friend, rather than a male, but then finding someone to do it. Hmmmm. I know someone that would for sure if we could leave her our car. But we need to take our car with us.

Oh, we'll figure it out. I am getting excited now!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

We went to a beautiful wedding on the weekend.Congratulations Steve & Missy!! (that's their little son Bennett, aka Steve's Mini Me, in the middle). Steve looks like he is about to kill someone! Yea, being married can do that to a

It was at a lodge on the lake. The sunset was perfect.
Here is Paul and one of the bridesmaides, Shelley, who is also Missy's sister.
My man:
It was the hottest day of the year (not including today) and everyone was sweating bullets, especially since the lodge was standing room only. It started to downpour just as they were about to go out to get their photos done. Oh well. They still got beautiful shots inside the lodge. Thank god it rained though, cause it cooled everything off and cleared up later for a beautiful night.

We haven't got Paul's 35mm film developed yet, but here is one of the digital pics from the bachelor party with his friend Fran and the guy who plays Julien on the Trailer Park Boys TV show. That is "Julien's" car, some sort of special Saleen. Must be a guy thing.