Showing posts from February, 2014

"You should Just" (Some of this is copied)

First off, when I joined with Kelly in her SUYL post, I had no idea that I would get the number of views that I did! I got 500+ views over the weekend (and counting!!). Most of those are from Kelly's page, too, which means that a lot of them were from the SUYL-infertility post. That means that people are reading (or at least just glancing at it). I had hoped to have a few more comments from the SUYL link up, but oh well.

I have come across a few new blogs re: infertility, and one of them Alice Anne's blog is one that I am now following. The post that I read was really good. I was perusing her blog, and she has a current post that I found amazing, and really spoke to me. I have copied part of it, but I also have thought of a few things of my own that I could add..

Here it is...
"You Should Just..." Stop trying to adopt. Have your own babies.
(As if we're adopting solely for the fun of it.)

Adopt from foster care. Adopt internationally.
(Like we haven't considere…

Le'ts Be Friends Blog Hop and A BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

 Edited Feb 25/14

Yay, I found a blog hop to link up with!
Tiffany over The Dwelling Tree is hosting another blog hop!!! Go on over and meet new friends, check out new blogs, and have some fun!!

Original Post:
I was thinking about doing this during a blog link up (more exposure), but I thought I would try to do a give a away midweek:)

As you may know, my mom has a book out, Silk on Fire, which is intended for women, who are wanting and craving s*x with their husbands. You can purchase it on Amazon (both .ca and .com). But I am going to give away TWO copies to my readers/followers

I am going to give away ONE copy to my "followers"!!! When I reach 30, I will do a draw with the followers' names, and one of them will win. If for some reason I don't get contact with them within 24 - 48 hours (there are a few of your who don't seem to have a proper name/account with blogger, that are my followers), I will redraw.

The next book will go away to a person who comments. Please…

TToT (First of these in A While)

EEEK!!! I haven't done a TToT in, well, FOREVER!!! The last one I did was two TToT's in one, back at the end of December.

So, I am linking up with Liz for the weekly Ten Things of Thankful.

As some of you know, we are in a bit of a rough patch right now. Between work (or lack there of), finances, health issues, etc,  I am finding it hard to think of things to be thankful for. Well, not so much hard, as I am really having to find (and be conscious of) things to be thankful for. And now, it looks like our car will need work, too.

Ok, so here we go...

1. New Hair.

I already posted this on Friday, but bear with me, people. Who says duplicate things don't count? I got my hair cut last Tuesday. I love it!!! You can check my other post from Friday for pics.

2. New (to me) Wardrobe.

My friend and neighbour gave me about two garbage bags of clothes. I love them!!! Shirts, sweaters, and even some leggings and bras. I am so stoked!!! I think they look pretty good on me, if I do say s…

Sunday Social Wk 2

It is Sunday Social time!! Oh, what a fun Blog link up!!! I am linking up with Ashley for

                                              1. What is your favorite breakfast food?
                I love peanut butter on toast. I also like waffles/pancakes/French Toast

2. What is the best way to spend a free day? Sleep in, relax, maybe go out for coffee, then come back and do more relaxing. Spending a lot of time on FB. 3. If you had an airline ticket to anywhere in bathe world, where would you go and why? It changes all time. Right now, I would settle just to go somewhere in any part of Canada and spend some time quality time with hubby (neither of us have current passports).

4. You can only leave the house with one thing...what is it? My purse, which would hopefully have my phone, car keys, meds, etc it in. Also our kitty cat :)

5. How do you take your coffee? I don't usually take straight coffee, but when I do, it is with cream and Splenda. But I usually have a Mocha.
 Next wks questio…

Five on Friday/SUYL/Random 5

Well, I am FINALLY "caught up" on posts, as of today :)

Yes, it is the little things, people!

I am linking up with the girls for this wks FoF. Yes, I could do a hyper link with all four, but since it has their blog names on here, well, you can find them. I link up with April, Liz, Darci and Christina.

1. New (to me) Wardrobe
My friend and neighbour gave me a bunch of clothes the other night. I love them!!! Tops, pants, and some tank tops. I don't need to go shopping for, well, at least awhile!!! I will post a few pics sometime.

2. New Hair
I got my hair cut the other day. It hasn't been this short in forever. I happened upon some pics of when I got my hair cut last summer, but it wasn't that short...
Here is a little comparison:
June 2013
 Feb 2014
                                                        See? Shorter!! I really like it.

3. Roll up the Rim is back!!!
What Dunkin' Donuts are to Americans, Tim Hortons is to Canadians. As much as I love my 'B…

The Tale of 3 Baby Showers

I have said this before, but I really dislike going to baby showers, but I somehow got wrangled into going  to one, and then I felt like I had to go to the other one, then the last one I went to was last wknd, after our Church's Family Day Wknd Lunch after service, so I just stayed on.

 To be perfectly honest, I think it is odd to have a baby shower before the baby is born. But I guess that is the way the people are doing it these days. I just think it is odd not having the baby there; like having a birthday party for someone, but the guest of honour isn't there. Or, "I want a baby shower, but I don't want the baby here". I guess people do it so that they have the stuff when the baby comes home from the hospital, and also so that she isn't tired, and doesn't have to get out? I don't know. I mean, what happens if there is a problem? But hey, that is just me, I guess :) I have to say, that all three showers were kind of fun. I loved chatting with the la…

New Job and a Weird Sickness

Yes, I am falling behind in posts :) Just been watching the Olympics busy with life., and really not into blogging much lately.

That being said, I thought I would do another short update on what we've been up to.

First, in case you missed in my last post, I got a new job!! It is only casual for now,  but I am hoping to get more hours SOON, and come May, I will be probably be begging for days off. I love it! I work in a group home, with great people. It almost doesn't feel like work. I am actually sad when I am not there, and wondering how and what everyone is doing . I already got my first paychq!! I have been debating about getting another job to help fill the gap, but I want to be ready in case they call me. I also do have a mother's helper position, which is a few hours a wk. It gives us a bit of extra coffee and gas money, which is nothing to sneeze at. This is another job that really doesn't feel like least most of the time. I get hang with the kids, and…

SO MANY Blog Link Ups, SO little time....! Sunday Social #1 (for me)

There are SO MANY Blog link ups that I have come across lately! There are a few that are no longer going on, so I am going to try to link up with a few new ones. So, I guess that I means I have to add more blogs to my reading list, and add the blog link up buttons :)

So, I am linking up with Ashley for Sunday Social

1. What are your favorite things to do on a lazy day? Sleep in, stay in my jammies until at least noon, and then maybe head out for a Starbucks. I would love to do with my hubby, but it doesn't always work out. I love going out alone, though.
2. What is your tv guilty pleasure? I got into the Bachelor this season. I FastForward through half of it, though. I also like 90 Day Fiance, and I started on Scandal but I stopped half way through the first season. I also am into My 600 lb Life.
3. What is your favorite road trip music? Celine Dion, Country Music, pretty much anything with a beat. 4. What are your favorite magazines or books to read by the pool or laying around? Peop…

Valentine's Day

As to not inundate my blog readers with MANY posts, I will try to combine a couple. This will not be one of those posts :)

(I am also going to work back chronologically in my blog posts...not sure if you will notice or not, but since I started with FoF, and BBTB...which the link will be official next Thursday...I will go back most recent to not so recent).

It seems in the recent years, that Vday has become more of a kid/family holiday. Another holiday that makes me sad, b/c we don't have any children to share it with. It would be different if I had a couple of kids (nieces, nephews, etc) we could make Vday's for (and I have in the past..last year was kind of fun, b/c I made VDay cards for the kid in my practicum), or take out or whatever, but since we don't have that, well, it makes for a bit of a sad holiday. Just another reminder that we don't have kids. I have seen A LOT of bloggers/blog post post about VDay, and most of them (I think) revolve around their kids, and…

The Boys Behind the Blog

I am joining in again with Mal for her monthly BBTB post!
The Boys Behind the Blog #9 QUESTIONS: 1. If you could live anywhere, where would you live?  Hawaii/Polynesian islands, etc (warm!) 2. Sand or snow? Sand 3. What Winter Olympic sport would you rock at? Curling or Luge   4. You're cooking a romantic dinner- what is your go-to dish? Spaghetti with special sauce. 5. Fill in the blank: This year, I gave (your wife/girlfriend/fiance's name) a ____________________ for Valentine's Day? Nothing (he is in the dog house a little bit about that)  EDITED: Feb 20/21..we did go out on Sunday, where he grabbed me a few things :)

Five on Friday/Valetines Day/Wknd Edition

Happy Saturday!

I hope you all had a great wk! Ours was pretty good. Hubby is going through some health concerns right now (I will update you in another post), and I seem to be really tired from my new job (another blog post), and our house needs a good cleaning, but we are doing ok, I am behind in DA, CTM, and other shows, as we are watching the Olympics pretty much 24/7, but those last few things are very tiny

Most of what I have for FoF this week is Vday related, which is why the title.

1. Valentine's Day Cookies at SBX.

I got a couple ystrdy, in hopes that hubby and i would have them last night for dessert, but we didn't feel like it by the time we were done our supper. So I took them today when I met up with my sister, and Uncle (at SBX, of course!). We all three shared two. They were pretty. good.

2. Valentine's Day Socks.

Yes, I got two more pairs. I think I have 5 or 6 now. I am slightly addicted to pretty socks!! I am wearing the pink ones right now.

3. Custom-Or…

Five on Friday in One or Two Words (and a few days late)

1. (New) Job.

2. (New) Link Ups.

3.(New) Long Wknd.

4. Olympics.

Voice 4 the Voiceless and WIPHAN Shoutouts

Happy Sunday!

I am sure this finds you watching the SB, even we Canucks:) I missed the half time show (more about that later), but I like to watch at least a bit of the SB, you know, so that I can be in the know. Also, the Seattle Seahawks are playing, and since they are close to Vancouver, well, I thought I would watch.

I don't normally do "shout outs" to/on/for certain blogs, unless it is a link up day, but I was on my friend Brantley's blog the other day (she actually has two, this is her newest and most current one), and I went to her V4V site that she and her hubby created. I just felt compelled to mention it on here. As some of you know, I would LOVE to go to Africa; for short or long term, and work in some capacity with kids. I have been feeling this tugging at my heart for a few years. I don't think it would ever work out, as I have health concerns, and unless someone paid my way, and living expenses (or if it was a paying position), finances won't al…