Sunday, September 30, 2007

a tad busy, a tad overwhelmed

busy, busy, busy.

does that ever go away? not sure. not sure I want it to. it's been one of those busy weekends, but a good busy. last market day, family pictures, church, shopping with cor, friday night with yvonne & andrea. the good busy. and alas, I sit here on a sunday night looking at the marking I have sitting on my desk - all unmarked! grrr. I am going to give myself one hour to do school work, then it's to I can face another super busy week.

happy october!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

skinny bitch

yeah, the name of a yet ANOTHER new book I found this week.

I have the following books sitting on my desk as we speak:
shake hands with the devil - romeo dallaire
not on our watch - don cheadle & john prendergast
skinny bitch - rory freedman & kim barnouin
an ordinary man - paul rusesabagina
rmr: the book - rick mercer
the kite runner - khaled hosseini

so many little time. all of this and we are watching the bionic, love, LOVE!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

love, love, love!

can you tell I am avoiding work?

yeah, so I bring a crap load of school work home with me on the weekend. it is almost 9pm on sunday night and I have not touched any of it. grrr.

on the other hand...
1. I helped amy write an essay on a really bad margaret laurence story

2. I started my new kathy reichs' book [ashes to bones...takes place in lovely montreal!]

3. I watched the premiere episode of what could potentially replace my defunct oc...gossip girl!

4. I am currently waiting for some other season premiers to watch & order: svu and cold case. ahhh...the fun with my vcr begins again!

5. I made some cards, went shopping, bought groceries, did laundry, washed the floors & dusted.

really, not too bad for a weekend! next kid pics!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

a saturday night

sitting here with john, watching tv, drinking a glass of wine. I am struck with a thought, and a heart full of gratitude. my life is full. good. phenominal. rich. happy. I have a husband who loves me. kids who amaze me daily. a job I love. a God who loves me. a family who cares. friends who are friends regardless of the crap. a house over my head & bills that are paid. I am sitting here, thinking that I have nothing to complain about. I like this place.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

oh my poor, neglected blog!

I got a bit of a push from erika to get back to I will start with her tag! [it's kinda a fun one!]

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Sparky Wave
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Cherry Garcia Chocolate Chip Oatmeal [so NOT a gangsta name!]
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) C Fra
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Orange Giraffe
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Marianne Edmonton
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Fraco
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The Green Coffee
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Jerry John
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Naige Licorice
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names) Not too sure what to put...neither of my parents have middle names!

Now I need to tag five people, so here goes..... Just copy and paste the above into your blog with your own answers, of course! and since I don't have 5 people that erika didn't already tag...SUSAN!! you're IT!

and on another note - the diet [or whatever I/you want to call it] is sucking big time, school is going super well [knock on fake wood] and I have finally adjusted to life without recess. oh, and I am getting sick. grrr. overall though, it has been hard getting back into the swing of things, but life is good.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

the first day back

I SURVIVED!!! I am officially junior high! how wild and crazy is THAT??? what is the whole gig with no recess in jr high? I was starving at! but, since I totally got through today, that means tomorrow I can get back to being my hyper, exciting [LOL], happy self - regardless of what the supervision schedule will bring me!

and plus, john is still in make-up mode [little, wee disagreement last night], so life is ALL good right now!

oh, and as far as diet-goals go, not a bad day, not a great day. tomorrow I must remember to DRINK, DRINK, DRINK!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

I get knocked down, I get up again... can sing the rest of the song.

Today's post: more of a list.

1. I never realized how overwhelming starting school could be. I am always super organized and over the top ready. yeah. not so much this year. I feel like I am wading into no-man's-land with this whole junior high business.

2. church today. we tried something new. we liked. something to ponder, that's for sure.

3. stepped on a scale today. EEEEEEKKKKKK!!! yeah, my clothes had been indicating a bit of an issue, but the scale confirmed the truth. I am NOT a happy camper. AT ALL. I have a bit of a plan though: this week, I am going to track all my calories and drink all my water. 2 very manageable things for me to do, in light of this being the first week back at school. I am tired of all the excuses. tired of all the crap that I feed myself, as far as hate mail in my head. enough is enough already. I am planning to be 8-10lbs lighter by october 1st. anyone with me???

4. read a good book this week. a long walk home by liane faulder. totally worth the read, and although amazon is listing it as not released, it was released this week. you can also pick it up locally at audrey's books. paul [the subject of the book!] has also started up a charity [naap]; john and I are going to see rick mercer next sunday in support of the charity. I am totally stoked!

5. I won $40 some bucks playing the nickle slots at the river cree casino on friday night. good times.

and that's mind is a bit warbbled!