Thursday, September 30, 2010


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Friday, September 24, 2010

Things on my mind

  • If your shoes are too heavy, get lighter shoes rather than dragging your feet.
  • How come the grocery store never has the bananas at the right ripeness for our purchase?
  • How do you know when a pomegranate is ripe?
  • My favourtie Montrealers are in town.
  • I bought myself a new toy.
  • I should post more pictures.
  • Family is who you say it is.
  • I don't know where all this blogging urge has come from.
  • I am happy the new TV season has started - favourite new show so far (I have only watched 2) Hawaii Five-O
  • Girls weekend this weekend!!!
Thats about it for me right now - there are more things on my mind, but not that I am going to post here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I have been playing around with my blog and I shouldn't do such things...

This is going to be a work in progress while I learn HTML and how to change things...

Bear with me.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Since I have renewed my interest in blogging - well posting really. I have always been reading blogs, just not commenting on very many.

However, my blog list is a bit...lacking. Over the years some have gone private, some have closed their blog, some are just not my taste anymore and various other reasons.

So tell me - what blogs do you read. They don't have to be adoption blogs but I would love to add some blogs to my Google Reader.

Please share...

Sunday, September 19, 2010



We have a neighbour - well many of them. This particular neighbour of which I speak is driving me nuts. Well not really them, but their car.

Their car you ask?

It seems in the last couple of weeks, their car horn has a mind of its own. The horn arbitrarily honks - actually honks is a very mild word - it is more like SCREAMS at any time of day or night.

This morning I was LOUDLY awoken by their horn at 6:45am. NOT NICE! The other night it was 3:15am. This one had me slamming on the alarm clock thinking it was telling me to get up. There have been 11:25pm er's and 4:15pm er's. These are just ones that I have been home for and kept track of. Who knows how many others their have been that I haven't been around for.

Tonight at 7:30pm the horn was blaring again. I-HAD-HAD-ENOUGH! I marched over to their house and rang the doorbell and waited. I rang the doorbell again...and waited. They didn't answer the door!! WHAT?? I KNOW that they are home.

Next step - ambush them out by their car!!

I don't think I am being unreasonable with being woken up on NUMEROUS occasions but something MUST be done or my sanity will suffer - well suffer more than it has in the last little while!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Have you ever...

Have you ever thought how great it is that you don't have any nerves in your elbows?

Have you ever thought how the trees know to change their leaves?

Have you ever wondered how planes get off the ground and stay in the air?

Have you ever wondered where wind comes from?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if they shut off Niagara Falls?

Have you ever wondered how a childs body knows to shed baby teeth and start adult teeth growing?

Have you ever wondered how some people get their drivers licences?

Have you ever wondered why some people are so incredibly horrible?

Have you ever wondered why you connect with some people and others not at all?

Have you wondered what happened to me and why I am suddenly blogging again?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Today on the way home from work I noticed that some of the trees were starting to change. How did that happen. It is still officially summer for another week however, someone forgot to tell the trees.

I am NOT ready for summer to be over. This must have been the fastest summer ever. We had such fantastic weather this summer and I enjoyed every minute of it. Well mostly every minute. There were some stretches of REALLY humid weather and I have the a/c bill to prove it.

The end of summer signifies that fall is here and fall is ever so quickly followed by winter.

I am not a fan of winter. I don't like the snow, I don't like the bitter cold, I don't like cleaning off the cars and warming them up, I don't like trudging through the slush, I don't like the super short days and I don't like the length of it - it seems to last forever.

The house that we are looking for and hoping to buy one day WILL have a two car garage - perhaps then, winter won't be quite as harsh.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Look at me - two posts in a week!!

Husband and I have been looking to move for a while now. The market here where we live is a busy one. We have put an offer in on a few houses and were outbid each time.

We are pretty picky on where we want to move - location is pretty much the only thing you can't change. There is not much available in the small area that we are looking. We will take our time and wait until we find what we want. Of course, if we increased our budget by $100K, so many more houses would be available to us. However, that $100K increase is NOT in the budget. Note to self - buy a lottery ticket.

Tonight we were watching an episode of House Hunters. I like to PVR it and race through the parts that I don't like. I don't care for the part when they are talking about what they do and don't like about the house. But that is neither here nor there.

This particular episode, the couple lived in Kansas City. I was SHOCKED that the cost of the houses were so low. Really shocked. They were looking at 3500sq foot houses and their budget was $300K. The houses were HUGE - REALLY HUGE!!

Husband wanted to up and move to Kansas City right there and then!!

Rest assured family - we are not moving, but I am continually amazed at the difference in property prices in different areas all around North America.

Back to the house hunt for us!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Hello from the random blogger.

I know I neglect this blog...No apologies.

Next topic - I was at work the other day and I was talking to someone that I don't normally talk to. He was yipping away and that was fine. He then told me that his wife was pregnant! YAY! I was happy for them. He asked if we were going to have any more children. I said I didn't know. I haven't told anyone at work about our adoption.

He then proceeded to tell me about his friend who adopted from China and all the crap that he had to go though and how it is all a money grab and it is a big conspiracy from China to get more money from North Americans. He said it is all about greasing palms and paying for the politicians.

My mind was racing. I was stunned really. I just didn't know what to say, so I said REALLY - he said yes this is what he found out from his friend. I said that I didn't think that that was how it really was and he was insistent that it was.

He was telling me how much it cost and there was no way that it should cost that much. I tried to say that I was sure that part of the cost included their travel to China. He didn't respond to that.

He then started that it was a baby buying scheme and that the Chinese don't want their girl babies and this is the best way to for them to get rid of them.


My phone rang at that moment and I was rescued. I honestly didn't know what to say to him. I have spoken to him before and he has strong opinions on everything and doesn't want to hear anything that anyone else has to say that contradict what he is thinking.

I just continue to be shocked that people are so narrow minded and they think they know so much about something that they know NOTHING about.