Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I Made It

... And I'd post the usual celebratory YouTube video, but I have no idea how to do that on my phone. So this is it, probably for another year. It's over!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Break Up

WHY!?!?! Why can these two not just get it together?

They better freaking get. it. together next season. Because come ON. "Never in sync" is not a good enough reason. I'm so annoyed right now.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Iritis Math

Because I'm grumpy, and just out of curiosity...

Pred Forte
2 weeks at 1 drop/hour = 14 x 24 = 336
2 weeks at 1 drop/2 hours = 14 x 12 = 168
1.5 weeks at 1 drop/3 hours = 10 x 8 = 80
1 week at 1 drop/4 hours = 7 x 6 = 36
1 week at 1 drop/6 hours = 7 x 4 = 28
4 days at 1 drop/8 hours = 4 x 3 = 12
1 week at 1 drop/ 12 hours = 7 x 2 = 14
1 week at 1 drop/day = 7

plus 10 weeks of 3 drops/day = 70 x 3 = 210

Glaucoma Drops
plus 3 weeks of 3 drops/day = 21 x 3 = 63

Awesome. That means I probably only have to put in eye drops around 954 more times, and go to the eye doctor 20 or so times to fix this next iritis flare up. And here I thought it was a thousand and dozens.

(Actually, my right eye usually responds to the steroids much better than my left eye, so it shouldn't be as bad. I'm just really discouraged, and super annoyed, and have no room in my life for a positive outlook.)

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Holy smokes I'm tired. Why am I so tired???

I don't think I should have to write a new post because I posted this on facebook:

This is for you Clucky:

😆Four names I go by:
1. Becky
2. Mommy (Ben and I had a talk, and he's working on switching to calling me Mom instead. We think he's too old for Mommy. So far he hasn't remembered even once. lol)
3. Mrs. Willems
4. and when they can't remember Mrs. Willems, "Teacher"

🏠Four places I've lived:
1. Dorkton
2. Martensville
3. Saskatoon
4. Regina

💻Four things I love to watch on TV
1. Everything

🌎Four places I have visited:
1. Denita's house
2. I like to go to the beach

🍴Four things I love to eat:
1. Pie
2. Nachos
4. Gramma's pickles and borscht

Four of my favourite drinks:
1. Iced Tea
2. Starbucks Mocha Frappucino
3. Caesars
4. Girly cocktails

🏁Four people I hope will respond:
1. I don't care

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Look what Pearl got to help me look after her kids next week. This is going to be easy.

Friday, November 25, 2016

This Is The Recital That Never Ends... Yes It Goes On And On My Friends

Tonight was the annual Canadian Showcase piano recital in Yorkton. They bring in a Canadian composer who gives a mini-concert, and then students play and are adjudicated. Sounds fun right? No? Let me tell you, it's even less fun than it sounds. For once, I wasn't even a little mad that Glen kept almost falling asleep and I had to keep poking him awake... everyone was almost falling asleep. I loaned him my kobo to help him stay awake, which was very generous of me, because it meant I had nothing to amuse myself with. (Hannah had my phone.) It was nice to hear the kids play, and the pianist was really talented and nice, but the adjudicating just went on forever.

Sam really enjoyed himself. (Other than the aforementioned endless adjudicating.) He loved the mini-concert, and was super excited to get the music book we bought him signed by the composer. It's actually a really neat book. She wrote it to be like a choose-your-own-adventure. The songs tell a story, and you get the choice at the end of each one where to go next. Sam is pretty excited to play through it, and has warned Ben that he and he alone will get to use the checklist at the back to keep track of his adventures.

Ben was super nervous. I thought he sounded great, and I actually loved the way the adjudicator helped him with his song afterwards... too bad it took two hours of sitting through very little music, and tons and tons of listening to her talk to other kids first. AND the people whose kids were in the first group all got up and left once their kids were done, which seemed unfair since we had to sit through their dumb kids playing and adjudications. I'm still cranky thinking about it. lol. Ugh.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ballerina Girl, You Are So Lovely

I always wanted to be a ballerina. I just think dancers are so beautiful. I wished I was one. Watching Hannah turning into a little dancer is just as good, maybe better. She's been working so hard the last few weeks. Of course, she's Hannah, so she's also been crying a lot the last few weeks. She lost it when I told her to show her teeth when she smiles, so we can see it from far away. It was almost as bad as teaching her to skip.

But she's so proud of herself. And I'm so proud of her too. She's amazing.