Saturday, January 31, 2009

2 Birds with 1 Stone

So I was tagged in the Facebook's 25 Random Things that is going around. I figured since it took me so long to come up with something, I'm going to post it here as well.

So enjoy the weirdness of me!

1. I used to pronounce mayonnaise as “mah-naize” until I was a teenager and someone told me I was saying it incorrectly.

2. When I had my learners permit, I would only drive on the Westside of Lethbridge for about a year because I was too afraid of the traffic. I wish my 14 year old self could have seen my driving in downtown Toronto 10 years later.

3. When I graduated with my BSW, I swore up and down that I was done school.

4. When I graduated with my MSW, I swore up and own that I was done school.

5. I’m kind of contemplating whether I would want to eventually teach Social Work, and am wondering if 10 years down the road I should try for my PhD.

6. I am so jealous of stay at home moms.

7. I put the timer on whenever I cook any type of pasta, even 3 minute Ichiban.

8. I think I “hit the wall” about 6 months ago when it comes to cooking dinners.

9. If I knew how much fun kids were, I probably would have had one sooner.

10. I love sleep. I counted down my pregnancy by how many weekends I had left to sleep in.

11. I hate clothes shopping with a passion. If I was in better shape, I’d probably love it, so I guess being fat saves us money.

12. Except that every 5 years or so, I get sucked into buying a gym membership that I don’t end up using.

13. I love my calling as a Laurel’s teacher in church. I think I wish I was 17 again.

14. I am totally and utterly in love with my husband still after 10 years of being together and 8 of those being marriage (in June).

15. I think I would have had a nervous breakdown moving to Toronto if we didn’t have Ash’s awesome friends.

16. I want to take singing lessons because I haven’t sung in about 10 years and my voice sucks.

17. Working at the movie theater made me a movie snob. Who greenlights some of these things?

18. I think I’m also a music snob too.

19. If I get a craving for something, it will be in the back of my mind until I get it. Which could be months later, but it’s still there.

20. I love to read but have a hard time finding new books.

21. My family is the most important thing in the world to me.

22. I want to have at least 2 more kids.

23. I lean towards savory foods rather than sweet.

24. I hate any sort of debt – I feel obligated to pay someone back a dime I might have to borrow from them.

25. Both of our cars are Toyota Corollas.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Got Cars?

So as most people know, Cameron has a little bit of an obsession with cars. Just a bit. He asks for them individually by name (yesterday's example - Where's my Audi?), and has to take them EVERYWHERE. Even to bed, and yes they have to be the specific kind he wants right at that moment. The other day he found a Hot Wheels car that he hadn't seen before. It was was a '62 Chevy. He took a good look at it and noted that it "looks like an Impala". Seriously, this boy's grandfathers are both giddy with happiness.

Tonight Cameron asked to watch "Maximum Destruction", which is one of his favourite monster trucks on the tv show Monster Jam. When we told him that Monster Jam was not on, he then asked to watch "Two Guys Garage", or as he calls it "Two Guys and a Garage". My two year old's favourite shows are all on the Speed Network.

Treehouse, get to the back of the line.

"So Dad, did you know that through 1958-1996 Impala sales were more than any other full sized car in the history of the automobile?"

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I need some help.

Eveyone else's blog is so much prettier than mine! (read that last sentence with a whine in your voice)

I have been trying to figure out how to spiff up my blog, but I am not having much luck here. First of all, I want to put up pictures of our family, but I can't find any of them. Seriously. I have about 50,000 of Cameron, some of Ash and maybe 3 pictures of us as a family. I guess I need to get that new camera figured out and go to town.

Anyone have any quick hints on how to gussy up this page?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Kids 'n Wigs

Is there anything cuter (or somewhat disturbing) than kids in wigs?

Here's Cameron and his cousin Miles:

And the icing on the cake, my niece, Hazel:

Apparently this was my great-grandmother's wig.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pride truly does cometh before the fall.

My teeth have always been one thing that I like about myself. They are perfectly straight, and I have always been somewhat proud that I only have one filling in my mouth. The only thing I could probably say is that I need to get out those whitening strips again, but other than that, I love my teeth. And really, for the amount of money my parents shelled out for braces, why shouldn't I love them?

This week I had another dentist appointment. I was ready to be heaped with praises on how great my teeth were once again. So when the dental hygienist started paying particular attention to a few of my molars, I got a bit nervous. I definitely knew it was bad when she started to ask me some questions.

Her: "Hmmmm. So, have you had any pain or sensitivity with your teeth lately?"

Me: "No."

Her: "Really? Nothing around here, perhaps?" (poking around those molars)

Me: "Nope."

Her: "Well, I think I'm going to have the dentist come in to take a look at you."

Crap. That is never good. Sure enough, I find out that I have not one, but TWO cavities AND a possible third! On top of that, they are also "monitoring" another tooth. I was totally mortified, crushed, and was really hoping the other patients weren't listening to our conversation (you know how dentists offices are set up so that you're not in a room, but one giant room with 3 partitions).

Me, once they broke the news: "So, basically what your telling me is that my mouth is falling apart."

So there it is. My once glorious set of strong, beautiful teeth are full of holes. How the mighty have fallen. Now what do I have that I totally love about myself? The list of options seems to be getting smaller as I get older.