Showing posts from September, 2015

Friday Link Ups

Happy Thursday/Friday!!! I hope everyone had a great week! We had a pretty good one. Nothing too exciting, but it was good.


I bought two shirts this last wk. I bought one at Wal-Mart for $10, and another one (which I haven't tried yet) off of a bidding site for $2.


I love my position at work. It's like a vacation, y'all! I mean, I am BUSY, but it is TOTALLY different. LOVE it! More hours (more money!), and less clients (less crazy-busy); now, that's the kind of math that April likes to do (said in the voice of Joey from FRIENDS)!


I love me some Tic-Tacs. They are like little drops of heaven. So, when I found a new flavour, well, I had to buy them. They are strawberry/cherry. Yum.


The pumpkin pie blizzard is back at DQ. I tried a small one today. I actually didn't think that I had tried it before, but once I tasted it, I remembered that I had. It was SO GOOD!! Thankfully, tho..I am not a huge Blizzard fan, so I won't be tempted to buy them....much. L…

Friday Link Ups

Yes, it's Sunday night/Monday morning. Yes, some of these will include things that happened during the wknd. No, I don't care.

1. I wore make up for 5 days in a row. FIVE DAYS! That NEVER happens!!! I was planning on wearing some over the wknd, but well, you know. I didn't have time to put it on.

2. 9 to 5. The movie, that is. I (Anker didn't come, as usual) went up to visit A and K in their new place, and I brought them supper. We ended up watching 9 to 5, and I had never watched that before, so that was kind of fun.

3. I bought a new T-shirt from Wal-Mart. It is only $10. I love it. I was going to take a picture of it, but I forgot. LOL. I will post of a picture of it this wk.

4. Be Bold (when trying new restaurants). I was going to do a separate post on this, but I doubt that I will, so I will just say that last wknd, my friend had her birthday dinner at BOLD Pizzeria. I had never been there, and I had been wanting to try it. I LOVED it. It was a bit expensive, but …

Weekend Wrap Up/Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

Yes, I do realize that it is Thursday, and that I am JUST NOW doing a WW and LBFBH (Tuesday). Oh's my blog, and the link up is still open :)

So, last Friday, I had taken it off, partly to help A and K pack and move. It was pay day, so I ran a few errands, did a Wal-Mart run, and took the car to get the oil changed, and I grabbed some lunch. I started getting an annoying cough, which I wasn't too concerned with, as I was feeling great. I dismissed it, and went on with my day. I then went to K and A's to help pack a bit. I packed up the rest of H's room, and then ended up staying for supper. Anker was back at home, and did something with our bundles of apples. I started helping K pack up the kitchen, and then my cough started turning into a cold. Awesome. I left at around 9 or so, came home, and created a "cold care package" for myself. I just relaxed in our room, and Facebooked, etc.
I drank a fair amount of hot tea, with lemon and honey. It actuall…

Friday Link Ups/TToT

Am linking up with my usual Friday Link ups, and am also linking up with TToT :)
Yes, I do realize that is Monday. And yes, I have had almost a week off. I have pretty much spent that on the computer, and with people...and doing some cleaning, and clearly, not blogging. I think part of the problem is that I have SO MANY posts (including link ups) that I want to do. Sigh. they (TToT, and my Friday Faves) are for this wk.

1) Spending time with H (last week)

Last week, in an attempt to help A and K with their move (while doing as little as work as possible...ha!), I offered to take H for a few hours. We had lunch together, and watched a movie, and went to the park for a bit. He also "helped" hubby take down some of the garden and sunflowers. He had a fun time.

2) Hubby that loves to can/preserve fruits and veggies

Hubby is amazing with preserving. He LOVES to do it. He has canned, made jam, pickled, frozen whatever veggie/fruit we have gotten/grew or been given. I …

When Blogging Gets/Becomes Too Much/Overwhelming

I love to blog. I do. I love reading blogs. I love "seeing" what people are up to. I have my favourite bloggers that I stalk follow. But somewhere, in btwn the link ups, and the beauty bargain finds, and the perfect children, and the perfect wardrobe, I find it too much. It's not so much that I feel that I can't "keep up" with everyone (though, that IS true, and I have blogged about that as well), but there are JUST so many things that ONE MUST blog about! You know, to stay cool. So that people will come and "visit" you. So that you don't lose followers (though I only have 32).

When I first started this blog, it was because we had just gotten married, and I wanted to document our life. Then it became more of an infertility blog. Then that became boring, b/c, let's face it, who wants to read about a sad, boring couple going through infertility (and ultimately, ending up there/here)? So, I tend to combine a little sadness, with a lot of good…

Calico/Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!

I cannot believe that it is September 10th already! Where has the time gone?

I thought I would combine two posts in one, since I do like to link up with/to a Blog Hop whenever I can (and if it is still open, and if the content pertains to me).

I have been having this subject/post in my drafts for awhile, and I thought I had better get this out there, before it becomes too long, and not really relevant anymore.

If you have been following my blog for awhile, then you know that we had a cat named KitKat. He came with my husband, and I got to love the darn thing (the cat, not my hubby!), despite me not being a huge cat person. We had to put him down last year, and we were in no rush to get another one. We had to heal from saying good bye to KitKat, and to be honest, it was nice to have to worry about having one.

We weren't sure if we were ever going to get another one, but hubby would look on Kijjiji, and I would sometimes peruse some of our city's (and area) Faceb…

Show and Tell Tuesdays: Where were you on 9/11

Here is another link up that I have not yet joined. I am probably won't be doing it every week (just like every other link up...I rarely do it EVERY WEEK!), but when I saw the topic, I wanted to join.

This Tuesdays topic was "Where were you on 9/11?"

I was living in Calgary, in my mid 20's, and I was at work. It was around 8 am MST when I heard (so had already happened a couple of hours prior), and I remember having the radio on, and listening to the announcer, saying that a plane had crashed into the WTC. I remember laughing, thinking that was one of those dumb things that you hear (yes, and cause I am also THAT immature like Then, when I heard that another plane had crashed, and when everyone else started talking about it (I was working alone, I think, when I first heard), I knew that it was no laughing matter. This was before the Internet was all the rage (at least, in my mind), and long before Faceook, and much longer before Twitter (Thanks for the i…

Favourite Things: Favourite Summer Moment

I am linking up with Erika for this month's Favorite Things. I think this is the first time that I have linked up for this particular link up, since I don't think I have anything particular favourite item/thing that is on the list. Or maybe, it is just because that I haven't really taken time to really look at the list! Ha!

I was hoping to do up a few posts, then link up those with this one, but I haven't really been much up to/into blogging (and I am feeling that it has become a bit overwhelming, etc), but since it closes in just over 9 hours, I thought I would do a quick post, then hopefully add pics, etc to it later.

So....what is summer? Are they saying that it is from May-October? From June-Sept? While the kids are out of school? Or June 21-Sept 21, the traditional Summer Season? Well, I will often refer to Summer as May - Sept. Ha! Anyway....

Here are some of/our highlights:

1. K, though it technically wasn't summer then, I still consider this part of our sum…

Weekend Wrap Up/Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

Yes, I am a few days late. LOL. Honestly, there are SO many blog posts/link ups, so little time!!!

I have a few posts to do, so I will try to keep this short (ha!).

Friday, was payday, but since we are a bit short right now, I only put a few bucks on my Starbucks card, and well, that's all I did (and pay rent). I DID get Woman's World, and then went and enjoyed a coffee, while reading magazines, and playing on my phone. I went to work. It was a good shift, which was nice. I left late, as usual. I think I stayed up late, or something..not sure what I did when I came home.

Saturday, I/we didn't do anything all day, and it was heaven (yes, I am usually fairly lazy, but there is something to be said in doing NOTHING all, watching tv). We got caught up on shows, and then I went to the library, and hubby and I met with my cousin and his wife and their two kids for supper. They took us out, which was great, since we are very short on funds right now. Like, really super s…