Showing posts from January, 2008

Last Year in May & This Year 's Fashion Statements

May was a better month than April, but looking back it seems like I shut down a little bit. Which is okay, because everyone knows you have to shutdown to reboot. As a result most of the blogs were fairly trivial. This was my favorite light and happy post. (I kind of liked this one too though.) It has a sweet picture of Ben and a link back to another just like it, but taken a year earlier.

I love taking pictures of the boys. I haven't been doing very much of it lately, actually I haven't been doing very much of anything I usually do lately, but that's a topic for another day. I took a great picture of Sam the other day though. You know when you get a picture of someone that perfectly sums up who they are as a person? This is one of those pictures:
I posted a few more shots from that photo session over on his blog today. He is so fried, he makes me laugh.

April Sucked

Looking back at my posts from April of 2007, I have come to a conclusion: That was probably one of the worst months of my life, if not the worst. It sucked ass. (Pardon my French, but it really did.) Just looking at the April posts upset me all over again.

I will say that one thing I appreciate as I look back at them is how real they are. Reading them brings me right back to that time, and all the feelings that I experienced while I watched my dad suffer and while I felt so many things I had taken for granted being ripped from me. Man, April sucked. I guess my favorite post was this one. (Probably because there is a song in it, but also because it perfectly sums up what living that month was like for me.)

(This is the only way I could think to post this.)

Big Surprise

Since I can't think of anything to write, and I don't have anything to do right now because I live too far from Saskatoon to go out to the Samurai for Jonathan's birthday with everyone else, and since Mom posted a quiz on her blog today:

You Are Totally Like Your Mom
You and your mom are practically clones.
You think alike, and you even seem to read each other's minds.
You're definitely you're mother's child... and that's just fine with you.Are You Like Your Mom?
There you have it. Heh heh.

I'm Back

What was with the construction sign? Where are the big sweeping changes? Why did it take me three days to take some lame Christmas decorations down? Because it did. That's why.

I'm grumpy tonight. No, not grumpy. Down, depressed, disappointed, disheartened, discouraged... And pretty much any other "dis" you can think of.

I'm also trying to figure out which post in March was my favorite with varying results. I'd actually like to skip right by March. It was a hard month for me last year. I remember saying over and over how much March sucked, not realizing that things were going to get harder, not better. But in the midst of that I had some happier posts. I think this one was my favorite, with this one running a close second. (Only because it took me hours to complete, otherwise I would probably pick this one, as I think it is well-written and honest, which is what I'd like my blog to be.)

So there you have it. The blog is back up and I wrote a new post. Three …

February Fave(s)

February 2007 was all about pictures. I had an easy time picking my favorite, but then a hard time because it seemed like there wasn't enough there for it to be my favorite, so then I tried to pick something other people might like to see again, but then reminded myself that this was about what was MY favorite so...

My favorite post was Sambo: First Blood. It makes me laugh. The title, the photo, the caption... Perfection. Honorable mentions go to two other photo posts, My Valentines, and Photo shoot, shmoto shoot. I know they weren't particularly well written or thought-provoking, but I liked the pictures and the only other things really going on on the blog that month was the look back at the whole ducknapping incident, and a sad post about Mavis.

See what I mean about picking a favorite and then second guessing myself? I have five links in that paragraph and still I'm considering adding links to the posts about Melissa and Noah's birthdays. Argh! I did it. I couldn…

I'm It.

Mom tagged me. Since I'm not feeling very bloggy right now, but she's feeling like she'd like something to read in the evenings, I've decided to stretch things out a little and make this post last 12 days. (Not necessarily daily, or even one after the other.)

I'm supposed to go through my archives and list my favorite or most popular post for each month in 2007. I'll tell you right now that you won't be reading about my most popular posts were. For one thing, I have no idea how I would measure that. Number of comments would work if you people didn't comment so often on my dumbest posts and completely ignore my genius posts. Plus, there's the fact that I'm completely self-absorbed and I don't really care which posts other people like. So your gonna have to listen to me talk about my favorite posts. Here comes January's Favorite Post. Drum roll please?

January's favorite post has to be Dad's Birthday, which is no surprise since he…

And now for something completely different...

To cheer myself up I'm going to put up some pictures that will probably only interest a couple of you and, of course, me.

This Christmas I got to hang out with a friend who I haven't seen for seven years. SEVEN YEARS! It's so weird when that happens to close friends. I'm not sure why it does, but it seems to happen a lot. Or maybe it's just me... Either way here are some pictures of Princess Beverly and her family (I didn't get a shot of her hubby though) hanging out with my family:

This is Ben and Joshua. They are the same age. Actually, Josh is older by two weeks. LOL. Bev mixes lawn fertilizer into his cereal. Ben liked him. A lot.
Here are Austin and Sam. Sam is actually older than Austin by, I think, around four months. (Is that right Bev?) Austin's lawn fertilizer is mixed right into his bottle.

Here are all four of them together. What's missing from this picture? A girl or two. That's what.

Here they are.
Yes, I know. Not very exciting for anyone b…

This Sucks

The stupid furnace stopped working again. After fighting with our furnace guy already over an extra hour of labor that he billed us, I don't feel like calling him to tell him whatever he did a week ago didn't work. Not that it matters. Since it's 6pm, he's closed. Argh.

The SaskEnergy guy is here and seems to think he can make the broken fan take us through till tomorrow. I guess if he isn't right then he'll have to come back.

We're so poor. And getting poorer.

I'm so grumpy.

Please Pray

Tomorrow is my dad's stem cell transplant. I am not handling this well. I'm a little bit emotionally unstable, so if you talk to me in the next day or so and I start crying for no good reason, that's the reason. I really REALLY want to be there. But I live in Yorkton, and I have a cold. So I can't.

But I'll be fasting and praying, and I hope all of you will pray with me. Here are some things that you could pray for:
Kidneys. Chemo is hard on kidneys, and Dad's are already pretty messed up so they are struggling a bit right now. Pray that no further damage has been done and that they would perk up and be able to do their job.Infections. The chemotherapy Dad had yesterday will completely knock out Dad's immune system for a week or more. While he has no immune system he is very vulnerable to infections of any kind. Pray that he doesn't get sick and that his immune system comes back quickly.Cancer cells. It's very important that this last chemo kills all …

Oh for...

Many of you may already know that our fridge broke while we were on vacation. Sadly, it took about a week till the smell was strong enough that our cat sitters smelled it on their way down to our basement to feed the felines. What they discovered, I've been told, defies description. Rancid meat, curdled ice cream, and fermenting orange juice ran together and then seeped down from the freezer into the fridge.

Poor Harv and Shirley had to throw out ALL of our food (excluding one container of popcorn from the freezer and one bottle of ketchup from the fridge) and then sopped up the worst of the mess. It still stunk when we got home. Lucky for me I have a pretty intense cold right now so the mess that was left for me wasn't bad enough to make me gag... That much. I have to confess I did dry heave a few times when I unscrewed the bottom panel on the freezer to discover this:Mold gets to me people. It really does. And that fridge was covered in mold. Even the undersides of the fridg…


I want Dad to be healthy, or at least alive for a really long time. I want him to be able to sit on the floor as long as he likes and play cars with Ben. I want him to be able to lift up Sammy by the back of his pants and chase him up and down the hallway. I want him to come out to Yorkton for the weekend and sit on my couch and complain that he's bored because I don't have TSN. I want to think of him and not get a worried sick feeling in my stomach. I want to go the lake with Mom and Dad and listen to my mom complain because my dad still hasn't returned from an early morning fishing trip and it's almost noon. I want to swim in the dirty old dugout with him and laugh like crazy when he gets a leach on his back that he can't quite reach. I want to forget about his birthday because it's just another in a long line of birthdays stretching way into the future, not because I'm stressed, and tired, and can barely remember what month it is...

A while ago that would…

Yew Rear's Nesolutions: REVISED

Another year has come and gone. It's time to reflect and assess our accomplishments and growth, and set goals for the year to come. It's time to make some New Year's resolutions. Oh, the joy and bliss, I can hardly stand it. I better get on with it before it overwhelms me. Let's roll...

We'll start with a look back at last year's resolutions...
I resolve to try at least one new menu item at Boston Pizza instead of always ordering the same thing.I resolve to create and move every single person I know into fabulous houses in my SIMS neighborhood.I resolve to come up with a new catch phrase that my sister and I can use to amuse ourselves and confuse and irritate others.
I resolve to watch every new episode of Grey's Anatomy, even if I have to tape it and watch it at one in the morning.So, how did I do?
Check. Yessssssssss. I knew I could do it.Uhhh... Check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, ch…