Tuesday, October 2, 2007

? Not Much To Say?

Hmmm...well either I am tired of this blogging thing already or I just don't feel the need to share my feelings. So many things happen in a day, yet it seems that I just don't have anything to say. Why is that? Who knows, anyway. I am not sure that I will blog after this I don't feel like I am getting anything from it.
Life has been fine here. My other half's Aunt and her husband have moved to Penticton. They came for dinner the other night and it was a pleasant time. It is nice to have some of his family around. Without any hostel happenings. They were a pleasure to have. I can't wait to go and see her and do some shopping...yes she likes to shop! Anyway, other than that life is "normal" we work come home eat and sleep. Wait...is that normal? No fun...hmmm I am not sure hahaha oh well fun will come. Oh yeah we did get our hot tub fixed, so that is always nice too. Especially after karate. Stasia and I both are training this year. We go two times a week. Stasia is doing good. She has started piano lessens and she loves it. School is always good with her....my smart little cookie. Jeesh I am lucky.
Oh I did have a scare though. My heart is not feeling so well these days. Why? I have no idea. The other day I ended up going to the hospital to get some advice. I was in so much pain the night before and it was still hurting, not as much mind you, but still hurting. So I went on the urging of my spouse to get it checked out. The doctor said it could just be a sports injury from karate. So I could not train for the next class. Which I never did, but I went to the one after that. Well, I am not sure if that is it. I still have the pain on and off, but not as hurt full. So I will be going to my doctor on the 9Th to have some tests done. I am also going to get my cholesterol checked. I know....I am not that old, but better safe than sorry. I do have to admit that I did eat a lot of fast food while I was a teen and I am sure that did not help. So I am having it checked. I hope it is just gas...that is what I keep saying. So until next time if there is one.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

A good weekend

This was dinner tonight. Both of these dishes turned out wonderful and very yummy.
Anyway, this weekend was good. Saturday was the usual, did nothing. Sunday Stasia and I went for a bike ride. Yup, I bought a bike. It was just a cheep one from Zellers, but it will do me just fine. I have not rode a bike in years. I forgot how fun it is to just zoom around and see lots of things and let the wind blow in your face. It was great. Although my butt does hurt...have to buy a gel seat. Stasia and I went down to Bean and Gone our local coffee drive through and we just parked our bikes and walked up to the window and placed our order. We sat for a bit and enjoyed a sinfully tasting drink and then we were off. We rode around town and down by the channel. It was great. On the way home we had to go up hill, and yes my legs were like jelly when we got home. OH well, no pain no gain...right? So anyways, I had a little exercise and tried two new recipes and now I am sitting and enjoying a cup of Organic fare trade green tea! Couldn't ask for a better day. ttyl

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Blah blah blah

I haven't blogged again in a while, it seems either I have writers block, or I feel to emotional since my return from the island. I don't want to start blogging and risk exposing myself emotionally, so I have not blogged for that reason. Who knew going home would stir up so much. I have lived in the Okanagan for over 13 years, and I have to say it is still not my true home. I don't know if it is because as we get older it is harder to make lasting friendships that matter or because it does not have my history here. I don't have the pleasure of driving to a place of my past and thinking "I remember that time...". Do you understand what I mean? Nanaimo has both of those things for me. My friends that I hold dear to my heart, and the link to my past as well. I am still torn as to what I would like, as I have said before there a lot more things to consider now. I have a life here. Stasia has a life here. And so on and so forth. Family...that is a tricky one for me. I do have some family here, but as time has gone on it has been up and down. I wish I could just be close to them, but some unforeseen force seems to keep me apart. Again this is probably my own doing, but that is how it is. I know if I went to Nanaimo I would be able to just "pop in" to my friends house and I would be welcomed with open arms always. I miss that! I know some people here that I no longer connect with for the fact that they are untrustworthy, and I miss being able to trust. I miss family. I miss my Mom ( she passed for those who don't know). Again a link that Nanaimo has for me. A connection to my Mom. Maybe this all sounds ridiculous to some, but I can't help how I feel.
Now don't get me wrong...I love my life! I am fortunate for a lot of things. My health, my partners health and my daughters health. We also have plenty of things to be happy for as a family, a house, a running vehicle, bills paid and food in the cupboards etc.... but don't we all want something we don't have. I think that we do. I think by blogging this out it helps me in my own head to think. I know what lies ahead in my future is already written, but I like to believe that if I decide something it is of my own doing. I don't know if that makes sense, but oh well it does to me. Thanks for the time.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Relaxing with mixed emotions

The trip to Nanaimo is over. It was a wonderful time. This is a pic of me and Krista together at last. It has been years since we have been together and I can say that I have missed her more than words can say. I have never had a sister, but she is definitely as close to one as I will ever get. We are alike in so many ways, and to be with her was like remembering parts of myself that were lost.

I finally got to meet the boys and Hillary. Oh my sweet Hillary...I wish I could hold you in my arms every day.

Kale is so funny. He is the most articulate boy and so polite. I just could not stop smiling and laughing at him. He is such a breath of fresh air. Just a wonderful person to be around.

Sammy...hmmm what can I say about him. Once you look into his eyes and he smiles at you, that is it your done. I was wrapped around his finger from first look. He is so wonderful.

Aden.....I still miss you! I never got to spend any time getting to know you again. Maybe next time.

We spent time at Rathtrever and it was an absolutely gorgeous day. Krista and I took lots of photos. I think between the both of us we must have taken 300 in total. It was worth it. Time flew. Everyday was like a blur...I am sad that I never had more time. I miss the island, the smell of the ocean, the ocean itself, the memories, etc...which brings me to the mixed emotion part. I would love to start packing right now and move, but we have so many commitments here. Shane has the business, well we both do really. Stasia has her friends. We have our house and really this is were we have mad a life together. On the other hand, we could just sell it all and be off. Start a new journey start a new business. I would have what I have missed for years and get to watch not only my daughter grow, but Krista's kids too. I would love to be a bigger part of their life. To be able to just pop over when I wanted. Again....sadness and happiness mixed all together.

Home is hot. It rained the whole time on the island, that is something I don't miss. It is 119 degrees right now at home. That is a big difference from rain.

We went to Playland on our way home. Five and a half hours of spinning and jerking around on rides. Fabulous absolutely wonder full. Stasias cousin Courtney joined us. I am glad. I have missed her too. There was a period of years that I missed out on her life as well, but now I am so happy that she is back in our lives. Anyway it went well, until both Courtney and myself felt like we had to puke. I could not take anymore rides. We were suppose to stay at my brothers house that night, but I really wanted to come home. I missed my hunny (shhh don't tell) and I really wanted to sleep in my own bed. It was comfy. I went right to sleep, oh after I said hi to my dogie for an hour, then I went to sleep and never woke until my hunny got me up to have a coffee with him at 7:30 this morning. It is good to be home. Oh and the house was actually clean!!!haha. So it is now around 1:00 and I have just finished showering and having coffee. I think I am going to go check the mail and relax until tomorrow. Time to go to work.

Bye for now!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Getting older

So yesterday, I thought why don't I take my daughter to the movies. That would be fun, right?
Well I learned that I am now to old and not to cool anymore. She went to the movies with me and hung out with me for a total of 2 mins. Yes just enough time for me to pay and hand her cash for the concession. She caught up with her friends there and I proceeded to my seat. She brought me a med popcorn and a small pop and left with my change and me sitting in my seat alone! Gosh when did I get old? And why did I have to? I tell you what sitting there by myself waiting for the movie to start was kinda saddening. I have had her to myself all these years and now empty handed I am. Oh well, I suppose that is the way the cookie crumbles.
Oh...the movie. We (in separate seats) seen The Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer. My rating on a scale of one to ten is a seven. The first one was better. Anyway, bye for now.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Been a long time.

Time seems to go by so quickly. It seems like I haven't been on here for a long time. So...where to start. Well a lot has been happening. Stasia got her braces taken off, and she looks even more beautiful than before ( which is amazing because she was already gorgeous). Ummm what else. We have renovated parts of our house. The bathroom is finally getting put back together. The living room is no longer mint green (thank goodness). We are finally going to organize some of this computer wiring in the kitchen so it does not look like a technical disaster. That is a good start.
Stasia and I have been training this July. It has been mostly for kumite. I tell ya what...I suck right now! Who would think something like fighting would be that hard, well it seems to be. I learned I have no coordination. Yep two left feet or is it right feet? All the same right now. I am going to have to really apply myself before next fall so maybe I will catch on to some techniques and not get my ass kicked. Anyway, I think I still have a case of writers block. So until next time...take care.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Enjoying a sunny day.

Today we went to Vaseaux Lake. I went kayaking, as you can see, and Shane and his friend went fishing. They had no luck with fish, but Shane did catch a Lilly pad, poor guy it's better then nothing though.
Staisa is camping with her grandparents this weekend, so we haven't done much. Watch a movie, had a BBQ burger, and today the lake. We were there for about three hours, so I imagine my arms will be sore tomorrow. Oh well, it's not going to hurt me...right? When we got home I cut the front lawn and weeded the front flower bed, which was long overdue for a weeding. It looks so much better. I can actually see my hostas. I planted five of them last year, but only four came back. Which is fine, because the four that did come back are bigger and very nice to look at, so I don't miss number five. Anyway, I am going to go and get some more sun so enjoy the rest of your weekend. Happy July 1st everyone and enjoy the fire works.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Grade Seven

Well, that's it for another year. We now have a grade seven student living amongst us.
Congratulations Stasia on a job well done.
The most exciting thing for her is now she gets to wear make-up!

All Curfuffled!

Well, I have to say my friend has the most beautiful baby girl I have ever seen (next to my own daughter, that is). She is exquisite.
Actually it has thrown me for a loop. I am so emotional thinking back at my own time of having a baby and can not believe that I will never have another. Holding a precious gift of life.
My daughter has been and always will be the most wonderful gift I have ever received, but it hurts my heart to think it stops with her. There are so many things to think about though and for the majority I have talked myself out of thinking that I would be able to accommodate mother hood to anymore children. My biggest fear was breaking the bond with my daughter. You see, Stasia and I have travelled a long road together. She has always been my drive for life. Now though she is twelve and I know that is not all grown up and she still needs me and all that, but she just doesn't need me enough...you know? Which is good and I love the stages of watching her grow and soon she will be a teen and I can't wait to see her become a young teen girl, flirting and giggling and laughing and fussing all the good things. I just miss the baby times. She was a perfect baby. Never cried never grumpy she was a happy little bundle of joy.
Even if it was possible to have a child I would be older and right now I have started on a journey for myself. It's true you know..as you become and older woman (well, closer to the forties years) You really do become more complete and satisfied in your own self. I really love the time I am spending at karate, and kayaking( if I ever get out again) and times I get to just do nothing. But would I give it up again to hold and adore another gift of life? I don't know. What I do know is looking at Krista's baby and seeing pictures of her boys makes me think, yes I might. Time, luck, and patients, all contributing factors. Well, I suppose though maybe it will pass and I will just get over it, but it seems to always be burning in the back of my brain. What if? Is this really the end? Do I wait now until my daughter is grown and decides that she is ready to have children. What if she never does and I have become accustomed to the fact that I was going to be a grandma one day and settled for never having more because of that, and she decides she does not want them. Of course that would be fine, it's her life, but what if? This is just a post of rambling I really needed to get it out you know. This way it is still to myself and I don't have to talk to anyone about it, but of coarse you all are reading this so I also feel like I talked to someone, even though I didn't. So Rambling is done and the next post will be happy and I will be over the indecisiveness. No regrets Roght? Right. So good day to all and Thanks again. Krista...you have done a marvelous job...Hillary is wonderful. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Funny Dog! I was playing with my new camera again, just to see what it can do. You know, different settings and what not. I put it on the fast shutter setting and got my dogie burning up some turf and this shot was one of many action shots of her. I posted this one, because I find it hilarious. Every time I look at it I lol.
Anyway, the rest of my weekend has been nice. Stasia is at Karate camp, working her butt off I am sure haha. So I had lots of time to myself and to spend it with my hunny. I started fixing up this corner of my back yard into a bird area. I love birds they are so funny to watch. Oh...I will have to take a pic of my little area for all to see, because it looks neat. It's like a bird community all little houses and feeders..its so cute. Ok anyway, I did that and my hunny put up his weather station ( Finally!) Its pretty neat. It has all the functions like wind pressure air pressure and temperature, blah blah it's pretty high tech for a home one. We ate take out ALL weekend (Stasia is going to be mad) So I did not have to cook. Oh but I did clean the house so I did some work that was not so fun. We watched movies, I even got Shane to watch a move that does not have to give warnings of language and violence etc before it starts. We watched Night at the museum. I liked it. I even think he did. Now today it Sunday and I am obviously sitting at the comp right now, but I am enjoying drinking coffee. Yummy there's nothing like a cup of java in the morning to get me started. Actually if I don't drink it I am a bear in the morning! Really.
I have to pick Stasia up at 2:30pm today (she will be exhausted) so I have a few more hours before I have to leave at 12:00pm to relax and take in more alone time ahhh. Such a wonderful thing. When you never have alone time it sure makes you appreciate it. Anyway have a great day to all.
Oh and one more thing Hillary hurry up and yourself into this world would you!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Just going in circles

Well it's been a while again since my last post. I don't know why that happens, but sometimes I just don't have anything at all to talk about on here. Anyway, It seems life is just swirling around me. Same routine; get up get Stasia ready for school, go to work, come home and clean, do laundry, make dinner (three different kinds) I say this because everyone in my house eats at different times including the dog! Also everyone eats something different. Anyway, after that I have been going for a run or a walk and then it's close to seven o'clock. There's a whole bunch more to do and I cram it all in there before I go to bed at eleven.
I have been wanting to use my kayak, but ever since I have gotten it the weather has been yucky. (Go figure) So here I am posting about nothing in particular. This weekend Stasia is off to karate camp. She absolutely loves going. Sensei is always laughing at her because she is always the first to ask "When is camp this year" almost right after we start again in September. It's funny though they work her but off and yet she still wants to go. Try working her at home, jeesh there's a headache waiting to happen. So hopefully this weekend is nice for the kids at camp and me going kayaking. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
I am counting down the days until I get to go to the island (home). I can almost smell the sea air! I am so excited to see my friends and my Grandma. Oh and playland is going to be fun too! Anyway for nothing to post this is just getting longer. So off to work I go. Take care and thanks for letting me ramble.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Something To Think About

Plenty of people miss their share of happeness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
-William Feather

Monday, June 11, 2007

Maddan Lake

Stasia and I went to Maddan Lake fishing on Sunday, and this little guy came swimming buy. I have never seen a Blue Billed Duck before so I had to have a picture of him. He is so neat.

Oh, and we fished for hours and not even a bite. We had fun though, and there was so much wilderness to absorb. It was a very nice day.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

German food

Chebrek...the best! It's home made and it is the best!

The first night sporting my new belt! Karate last night was pain full. I sprained my toe and my finger and bruised and skinned both my knees playing dojo basketball. It's kinda a mix of basketball and rugby. Oh well it was fun! I can't wait until next Friday!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Having Fun with my new camera

my new kayak
My beautiful Daughter

And this little guy, he came polking out of holes on my walk, so I stopped to take his picture. He posed so nicely for me. Little show off!

Monday, June 4, 2007

A nice weekend

Wow, I had such a good weekend. First on Friday night I got my yellow belt, which I know already said that, but it is still exciting. Then Shane and Stasia went shopping for my birthday on Sunday in Penticton. They came home and they said they had no where to hide it, but I think they just wanted to give it to me because they knew I would love it. A Kayak! YES! I went to Vaseux Lake and off on the lake I went. It was wonderful. It is a bird sanctuary, so the birds were everywhere. No motor boats aloud. I absolutely enjoyed the quiet. I can't wait to go again. And I also just got a message from an old friend. Someone I used to go to school with. It was nice to hear from her.
Anyway off to work I go.
Have a great day everybody.

Friday, June 1, 2007


I got it! I am now a yellow belt. Ah such relief I can sleep tonight.
Goodnight and thank you for you good thoughts.

Feeling small

Do you ever feel like you are so small that life just goes on around you? Well I do. I fell like I need to do more, see more, feel more etc... I know this girl whom I just met, actually I work with her Dad. Anyway, she is travelling through Asia right now. I read her travelers blog and envy her in so many ways. She is free, she is young, she has no commitments, and she is seeing such a beautiful part of the world. How I dream of traveling. I think when my daughter goes off to college that is what I would like to do.
I also feel like because my daughter is getting older and more independent I am little by little becoming more alone. I love my daughter desperately and know she has to sped her wings and fly, but if I could just put her into a glass box and stop time I would. She is the most perfect child anyone could ask for and she is smart and beautiful, it scares me to watch her grow at the same time I am excited to see this wonderful person become who she is suppose to be in her life. Jeesh I don't know why I am all mushy today, but there it is.
On another note; could every person out there pray for me to get my yellow belt tonight. Wow that almost makes me fell guilty asking for a prayer when there are so many more important things to pray about in this world. OK could you put one in for those who really need it too.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Remebering how to cope in scary situation....

OK, Friday night rolls around same old routine right? NO! Stasia and I go to karate like we were suppose to. We got there at our usual time around 5:30pm. Sensei was at the other place where we go after Stasia sempai's at the kids class and I do the other class at the same time. So we both said, "oh, I guess class is over here tonight." So we walked over and Sensei asks me if I am ready for tonight? I assume that he is talking about class and say yes. Then we go inside and another Sempai says to me "oh so your grading tonight?" WHAT! I freaked out, I said no, I did not even know all of my techniques that I am suppose to know. Anyway, Sensei just said do my best. OK just so you know when other people are grading, like all the other students there, they had at least 3 weeks notice. My first table was in front of Sensei I broke into a major sweat and fumbled some thing s up. We had four tables of black belts to impress it was scary. So to make a long story short. I did my grading for my yellow belt. I don't know if I get until next class or after that one. Please wish me luck. I really want it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sun and Fun all weekend!

What a weekend! Sun, sun, and more sun. Today is Shane's Birthday, he is 37 now (the old fart). Just kidding.
I went shopping on Thursday for his present, and I bought him a whole bunch of things that went together. First I bought him a old fashioned charcoal BBQ. I bought him a grill butler and spices and all the tools he needed for a little set up outside. I also bought him the biggest steak and lobster for him to grill up on the barbie. Anyway, he figured out that I got him steak and lobster, because I had to put it in the freezer, and then he was all set to go and buy a charcoal grill for it. Anyways, I ended up having to give him his presents on Saturday instead of today because he was going to go buy a grill! OH well he still really liked his present. We used it all weekend.
We went for a drive to Osoyoos on Sunday, Jeesh was it busy there. Every one from out of town shopping at Home hardware. IT is the best one around I have to admit, but it was like being in a sardine can with all the people. Then we went to Dairy Queen to buy and ice cream cake! MMM it was good! The drive home was so beautiful all the green and the grapes everywhere. WE do live in a beautiful place.
On another note. I went to the store to buy a few things for supper yesterday, and on my way back my jeep died! I was just driving along and it just stopped. Luckily for me we live in a small town. The tow truck guy that lives just in the cultasack buy us was behind me so he hooked up and gave me a tow to the garage and then he took me and my groceries home. ON the way we of coarse had to pass almost every one I know (ha ha) it will give the guys at work something to bug me about. So today I will find out what happened to my jeep. We think it is just a fuel pump.
Anyway this is turning into a book, I could just keep rambling, but I do have to get ready for work.
Oh and Karate on Friday was pain full I thought I was going to throw up! But Sensei said I was close to grading so I might be a yellow belt before I know it! Hip Hip Hooray!
Bye for now.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday Morning

Good morning to everyone. I hope all the mom's out there had a wonderful mothers day!
My day was good. Stasia made me a card and a wreath at school, as well she bought me a heart shaped container that has seed packets of chocolate hearts. She is such a good girl, I am such a lucky mom. She also baked me a cake from scratch. It turned out beautifully. And it was yummy. I couldn't ask for a better kid than mine!
Have a good day.

Friday, May 11, 2007


Well if you don't know, I am from Nanaimo BC. I was born there and grew up there. It wasn't until I was twenty years old that I moved to the Okanagan. Anyway, I still have family there and a friend who I consider my family. She is having a baby in June. She has three boys already and I have only ever gotten to know Her first born (Aden). What was sad, was when I moved Aden knew me so well and I loved him so much, and now he does not know me very well at all. I missed out on his life and as well, my friend missed out on my daughters life. Which really sucks!
So the good news. Stasia and I are going to Nanaimo in August. I will finally get to meet them, and a bonus I will get to hold her new babe! I am so excited. I figure it will be a long enough time if we go in August for her to adapt to a new baby at home. I will be going in the second week of August. I can't wait.
I will be able to see my Grandma too! I miss my grandma so much. She is a wonderful lady, and I haven't gotten to see her in so long. She is getting older so she does not travel any more. I think it has been over three years since I have seen her.
As well, the other exciting thing. I am going to take Stasia to playland! She has never been, and I can't remember when I last went. OH the rides....we will have so much fun.
Anyway, I do have to go to work.
Have a great day every one!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Stasia's party was great! All of her friends had fun. They stayed up untill the wee hours of the night, 4:00am I think. They piged out on junk and giggled like crazy. Another year down.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Stasia's Party Has Started!!!!!!!!!

Well it has officially started. I now have a bunch a girls giggling in the basment. Update to come.........

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Big Count Down!

Stasia's birthday is almost here. May first is the big day. She is counting down the days, she is very excited about her party. She has decided that she is going to have an 80's party. Like that was such a long time ago...well to her, it seems to be. OH, I even found leg warmers for her to were on the big day! She found an older picture of Madonna, and put it on the front of her cards then printed them off the computer. I think that I have almost completed the many lists that she has put me in charge of . Today Stasia and I went to the good old dollar store and purchased items for her goodie bags. Jeesh things add up quickly! She wants two cakes. One to eat and one to put her face in. She has so many weird ideas sometimes. OH well, you are only young once. She is having six friends sleep over....it will be a long night. I will let you know how it goes.
Take care.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Happy Monday!

We are back, and Stasia did very good! She competed in Kata with 16 other girls and came in 5th place. She also competed in Kumete (which is fighting) and she got a bronze metal! There were 15 girls in that category. So, I am so proud of her!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Yard work

Firstly I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. We did. Stasia hunted for eggies and the bunny pulled through for her again this year. Spoiled as usual.
So my post title is yard work. Well, Stasia and I did so much work this weekend. We took two loads to the dump and we raked and swept and cleaned and we fertilized the lawn, there was no stopping us. The yard looked so beautiful when we were done. I even put a fresh table cloth on the outside table and put flowers in a pot on top. What a job. The next day, it was so windy here that all our work disappeared! Tree branches and tumbleweeds and leaves all over the lawn. the table cloth was dirty the pot blew off...it was horrible even my Christmas lights came unattached from the house. Now we have another weekend of cleaning the yard! Oh well, that's how it goes.
We will not be doing any work in the yard this weekend though. Finally the provincials are here. Stasia and I are getting onto the greyhound on Friday and won't be home until Sunday.
Anyway, I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend.
Take care.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Has your child had the chicken pocks? Well, Stasia has never. We went to the health clinic the other day, because she missed her Hep B shot at school before spring break. When we were there they told us she qualifies for the chicken pock vaccine. Well for some reason I was sceptical of it because it is fairly new. Anyway after talking to the nurse we decided to get her immunized for it. Did you know that if she contracted the chicken pock virus when she is an adult and happens to be pregnant, the baby would most likely not survive and if there was a minimal chance of survival it would be completely deformed. I was shocked! So I felt like I was not only protecting my daughter, I was protecting my unborn grandchildren. I could not believe that from chicken pocks, such a terrible thing could happen. So if your older child has not had the chicken pocks, I would think about getting some more information on what can happen if they get them when they are older, and maybe you might end up at the heath clinic too.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Well it has been a long time since my last post. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother. When I started I thought it would help me sort out my thoughts throughout out the day etc... or even maybe get some in put from others on certain topics, but it has proved to be a disappointment for me. So I am blogging just for me alone.
Every thing is going smooth around my home. Stasia and I are getting ready for the provincials. She is going to be great.
I Love karate. I don't know why I didn't join earlier? Fear of making a fool of myself I suppose. As I get older though I really don't care what others think of me. I like who I am and well, that is all that matters.
Hmm what else....Oh we are renovating our family room. Jeesh that is a test of Patience. It will be so nice to see our visions come to life. I wish I had a camera to show you all the before and after affect. OH well.
Anyway, I am off to work. Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

12 Years Old!

Grrr....some days it seems harder than others. Stasia is almost 12. Only another 2months. I can remember how I felt and boy is it difficult being on the parent side of things. She is such a good kid that when she gives me grief it stresses me out!!!
Anyway, I thought I would just complane to someone out there who knows what it is like.


OK, so I have this friend. For one she lives way to far away from me, and two she is the best sewer I know. I think she is just amazing. Over the years I have seen her projects and wish I had the ability to sew half as good as her.
I have a really good machine, but it just sits and collects dust. I have to admit I am to intimidated to even buy a pattern. Maybe one day she will be able to teach me. That would be so wonderful. So for now I will just have to admire her work.

On to something different. Stasia has to start the adult class for Karate, and be a sampai for the kids class. She is so excited. Anyway, I figured since I have to be in late now anyway, I am going to join! I am a little scared, but excited too! We start on Friday.

Have a good day.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Well I am happy to report, One silver and two bronze metals! I am so proud of her. This weekend we are off to Kelowna for Zone 2 training. It is so exciting.
Take care and have a great day.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Valentines Day cont.....

What a nice day we had. My hunny and my daughter went out together and they came home with chocolates and the biggest arrangement of flowers I have seen in a long time. They are beautiful and smell even better. Oh how I love fresh flowers. The roses smell so sweet.
After, we ate a huge plate of spaghetti and meatballs (home made) and Stasia's was vegetarian, we all watched a family movie. A perfect end to a nice day.
I hope everyone else had a good Valentines.
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Vanlentines Day

Happy Valentines Day To everyone!
Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


OK, have you ever tried to make origami ? Well Stasia and I did and I found out that I am not very good at it. Usually I am quite crafty, but not at this. Stasia found a site that shows you step-by-step how to make different things. Well we started by trying to make a boat, and let's just say mine turned out as a rock (because I crumpled it up after trying and trying). Stasia's was not better. So we moved on to a simple butterfly and we figured that out. Hurray success! Well then we tried to make a water balloon. Stasia's worked out beautifully, and mine...yup another rock! Anyway after trying a few different things I eventually had my butterfly and a frog. Stasia is obviously much better at following directions than myself, because she had a whole arm full of animals and balloons when we were done. Next time I think I will choose the craft.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Never Anything new!

Well it has been a while since I posted anything, and I still have nothing new to share. That really is sad! I suppose that is why I never had a blog before. Some times it makes me realize how boring my life is. There are so many things that I want to do, but never seem to get around to doing them. Anyway, blah blah blah. So since I have nothing to talk about, I will just tell you how my daughter is doing.
Stasia is amazing! I really wish I had a camera so I could show every one how beautiful she is. Anyway she does keep me busy. We have to do a bit of traveling through the Okanagan over the next two months. She is training to go to a Karate tournament in Vancouver. I am so proud of her. Also she is moving into the adult class, because there is not really anything else the children's class can teach her, which means later nights (oh well). She will be learning to use a bow. How exciting! She is working on getting her blue belt and becoming a Sampai. Hopefully that will happen this year for her. After that she only has brown and then she is a black belt! Again, I am so proud of her. She has committed her self to this since she was six years old. She will be twelve on May 1. Wow!
Something else...it is so foggy here today, I mean I can not even see the house across the street. If feels eery. I also wok up with a bad sinus cold. Grrr..I hate that. Anyway, I do have to still go to work to day, so since I seem to be in slow mode I should start getting ready now.
Have a great day everyone.

Monday, January 22, 2007


I don't really have anything to blog about, but I thought I would just write a little.
Nothing really new in my world. Same old go to work and come home.
My daughter has learned in school about slaughter houses and the treatment of animals in them. So she has decided that she wants to be vegetarian, so I am going to try and change our eating habits together. The last few days has been fun. She is so funny....she is coming to the realization of how much animal products are a part of everyday meals. She does not like that she has to eat so much veggies, but has stuck to being vegetarian. The only thing that poses a problem is dairy, she loves cheese, milk ice cream etc... So far so good though. I am proud of her. I told her should could be lacto-ovo and she seems to think that is good for now. Maybe being vegan will come. I have checked a few vegetarian cookbooks out from the library, so over the next few days we are going to experimenting. Fun!
PS. I have decided that a blog is more fun with pics so I am going to buy a camera, I have decided on the Canon Rebel.
Bye for now.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Ok I know the picture is late, but here it is. These are my herbs I am going to harvest.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Spring is around the corner

I am anticipating Spring so much now. The snow is melting here, although it is still really cold.
I have decided that I am going to buy my greenhouse and start growing herbs. I already bought my seed packets. I can't wait to putter in my greenhouse and watch my little herbs grow(ah just the thought of that is relaxing). Anyway I suppose it will be some time still for that, but right now I am going to start them inside. Today I will go and buy some soil and trays.
Oh and another sign spring is around the corner, my daughter found believe it or not two pretty orange flowers in our front yard!
How they managed in the cold I do not know. She brought them in and brightened up her room with them.
Well the day is calling me to be motivated, so off I go.
Enjoy your day every one.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Feeling a little better

Jeesh for two days now I have been feeling a little under the weather, but finally it seems to be subsiding. (Thank goodness)
I am so excited...I got a new phone today. I know that that sounds trivial, but I love technology. It's a razor, and it's pink too. Anyway, I am really suprised at the pics it takes they are actually very nice. I can't wait to read the manual and see what else I can do with it. Anyway, that was my excitment for the day.
OH and is it cold here brr....I don't much like the cold!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007


This is one of my favorite pictures of my daughter and her dog.

A long day.

Today I had to take my daughter to the hospital. She fell from the monkey bars at school and hit her head. I usally don't take a fall that seriously, but it being her head I didn't want to take any chances. It's a good thing, because the doctor said that she hit her head were there is a major artery and it would not have immediate effects if she did damage to it. Anyway after the doctor checked her we went home and followed his orders to just keep checking her every hour and make sure she is ok. The good news is she seems absoulutly fine. It makes for a long day to worry about someone you love.