Thursday, May 28, 2009


Tonight I was transported back in time. It was quite a ride!!

Do you have some songs that the minute you hear them, they jump you back to a moment in time? Sometimes that moment is a good one with a good memory...sometimes not so much.

Other songs - the minute you hear them you think of a certain person - again good reasons and bad reasons. Some songs you would THINK you knew what kind of an association they were based on the song, but you know what happens when you ASS-U-ME...

Here are some songs that 'jump me to that moment or that person' - in no particular order:

No judgments here - Most of them were a different place and a different time...

Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

Dire Straights - Money for Nothing

Cher - Just Like Jesse James

Phil Collins - Against All Odds

Sophie B. Hawkins - As I Lay Me Down

Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart

Frozen Ghost - Dream Come True

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - Time of your Life

Shania Twain - From this Moment

Any Kenny Rogers Song...

Any Neil Diamond Song...

These are just the ones that popped into my head when I started writing this. What songs bring back memories for you?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I try and get out to walk every day. I usually make it and walk for about 30 minutes or so.

While I am walking - there are many thoughts going through my head. Many times I am composing FANTASTIC blog posts in my head.

Unfortunately my memory is not very good. By the time I get home and I am ready to sit at my computer, I have not only forgotten the contents of these fantastic posts, I have also forgotten the topics!

Then when I sit down at my computer, I stare at a blank screen and well, you know the rest - there isn't anything posted on my blog.

I am getting a new deck and it was just finished today - when I get it all organized I will post some pictures. I can't wait to get out and use it and hook up the BBQ again.

We had a great time in Montreal with 3D. I wish they didn't live 5 1/2 hours away.

There is something wrong with my jaw muscle. It HURTS! It comes and goes and I can't open my mouth sometimes. I had to cancel my dentist appointment on Thursday. There was no way that I could keep my mouth open for an hour.

Between now and the end of summer, we are busy all but 3 Saturdays.

I don't much listen to the radio anymore.

I am liking that summer is here/coming.

I don't have any getaway vacations planned.

I had pizza for dinner.

That is about all that I can come up with right now!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Shitty Post


Why is it o.k. or at least accepted for cats to wonder aimlessly outside? They are not wild animals - they belong to someone. Yet they are allowed to skulk around outside and shit in other peoples gardens and on their lawns and various other places. There isn't even a 'owner' around to pick up after them. Why would you even own a cat when it spends all it's time OUTSIDE of your home? What is the point?

As for dogs - why do some owners insist on NOT picking up their dogs shit when they are out for a walk but instead leaving it on a path or in the grass when some unsuspecting person (like myself) will step in it?? What about a curious child and they wondering what that 'thing' is in the grass?

Pets are a responsibility and if you are not up to picking up their shit and taking care of them - well then don't have them in the first place. Unfortunately you don't need a licence to have a pet...

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

29 Months... - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Like this STOP sign, I feel like our adoption has stopped. It is SO FAR away and gets further away every month. There isn't even a tunnel let alone a light at the end of it at this point in time.

If it is not one thing it is another thing. Currently it is the Swine Flu. I feel for families who are waiting for their TA. I feel for families who are waiting for their referrals. It just seems like the CC*AA can never give a straight answer about anything. Their news releases are full on contradictions. The information we receive from agencies is different from agency to agency.

The children belong to China and are theirs and until we adopt them, and until that time, they make the decisions. Unfortunately, I don't always agree with their decisions.

Either way - we are sharing this 29 Month LID with Dolores and Shawn. We miss them terribly and want them to come home!


Monday, May 04, 2009


Here are some current thoughts on my mind:

  • The trees are budding and spring has sprung. I survived another winter!!
  • There is as much sugar in orange juice as there is in Coca*Cola
  • Unfortunately - I LOVE Coca*cola
  • Bloglines is not working properly. Feeds are VERY slow to show - sometimes DAYS!!
  • Google Reader is much better
  • I won a prize for being Rhondas 40,000 visitor (o.k. I may or may not have been her 40,000th - but I was close!!)
  • I am still without a computer and still waiting for it to be repaired
  • I have to prepare to switch to my summer purse
  • I spent the night puking - I am still not dressed - It is 4:00pm
  • I haven't puked in quite a few hours
  • D & S are needing to post some pictures of their newest family member Jinx!!
  • My grocery list is getting long - my fridge is getting empty. I have to get to the store
  • I need to update my sidebars of my blog
So there you have the current thoughts on my mind. Scary isn't it...

Saturday, May 02, 2009


I am computerless.

I feel lost without my laptop.

THIS time the 'light bulb' that illuminates the screen is 'burnt out'. I have to either buy a new computer or pay to have it fixed.

I decided to have it fixed. Currently I am waiting for the part to come in. The part being an entire new 1/2 of my laptop. The entire screen has to be replaced.

I can still see the screen - it still works if I hold a flashlight up to it and illuminate it that way. Not so easy to type that way!!

Sharing a computer with Mark is not ideal. His computer is in the basement. I don't like the basement.

Hopefully by mid week I will be back on my laptop.

I was "THIS" close to buying a Mac...maybe next time the laptop goes on the fritz I will take the plunge.

Vent complete now...