Saturday, May 28, 2011

Live life, no regrets

Make sure to hug your children and tell them you love them before parting ways. Live life without regret.  
It sure hits you close to home when you don't even live a mile from where a teenager died.
Losing a child, I don't even want to imagine.  My heart goes out to the family of Eric who died at Mother Theresa High School.  He was 18, his whole future was ahead of him and someone or something stepped in and cut it short.   His parents and family have to live without him for the rest of their lives which is nothing short of devastating. 
I have a hard time believing that building a barbeque in shop class is actually part of the school board curriculum.  There are so many other things that kids could be learning to build that would be so much more educational and valuable.  I hope they do a complete safety review of all shops in all schools following this very tragic accident.  Working with tools that spark around drums of contents under  pressure is just asking for trouble.  I only hope that the teacher had done everything in his power to encourage safety while working with these dangerous items.  
Hoping we can learn something from this tragic accident.  It won't bring him back, but hopefully we can prevent it from happening again. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Whassup with that?

What is up with men and power tools? I have been to the local home improvement store more in the last week then I ever have. My FIL has his big saw stored in our garage for the moment, and now, since my husband has started using it for projects around the house, it's like he's now addicted to power tools. The newest purchase is an electric hedge trimmer. We don't even like the hedge! We wish it was gone! We were plotting it's death the moment we moved into the house! Now, he's lovingly trimming it with the newest power tool! I don't get it. I probably never will. Probably is something similar to me and books, or me and shoes, or me and clothes...hee hee, you get the idea. :) I love my husband. He is very useful around the house and his projects do turn out great. Sometimes they take a long time (can you say perfectionist?) but I am always pleased with the end result. I must quote him at the end of this blog "If the girls don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!"

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Changing my thought pattern

"You have to learn the rules of the game.  And then you have to play better than anyone else"  - Albert Einstein

I find it helps me change my thought process if I try to read some of the wise words of brilliant people.  I certainly am not brilliant so I try to draw from them to help me process my problems.  I don't want to perseverate on the issues that bother me.  I don't know why I need to spend my nights not sleeping, re-hashing the events that tick me off.  I can't change anything about what happened.  I can only determine what I choose to do about it, or how to respond.  Once I get into a cycle of thinking and re-thinking, I can't seem to stop.  Oh, and then I start to worry about it.  I'm like a walking ball of anxiety and really wish I could just let it go.  
What is my fatal flaw that prompted all of this thinking?  I am too trusting.  I take people at their word and believe that they will keep it.  I don't like to play games, I don't expect everyone to be my friend, only friendly.  How many times do you have to be trampled over before you learn your lesson?  I have not found the answer to that question as it relates to me yet.  6 million and counting or something like that.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

When will it end?

10 hours and counting.  Migraine relieved by nothing so far.  Tried sleeping, OTC acetominophen, ibuprophen, with no success and virtually no improvement.  I am photosensitive, auditory sensitive, so bad that even the traffic going by the house is aggravating.  wtf.  Please give me strength. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New deets


We are changing ISP's at the end of the month.  Please be advised that I will no longer be using my email account.  I can be reached at  There may be another address after that, but for the moment, please use my gmail account to contact me!

Tekksavvy is now available in Ottawa and that is who we are going with starting in June.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

For mothers

My most important job, the hardest job I have ever done, is to be a mother.  I work outside the home, and at the end of the day those huge blue eyes that look up at me from inside his beautiful blond head are all that I need to see to put a smile on my face.  Some of my days are rough, the work I do isn't easy, but I think I would feel worse not doing it and coming home to my baby makes me so happy and grateful for what I have in my life. 

I try every day to be a good mother.  I was raised by a great mother and I try every day to be that for my son.  I don't always give in, I don't always do the right thing, but I try to be consistent and loving, and fair.  I know he won't realize it until a long time from now, but someday, I hope he can look back and realize that I was the best mother I could be.  I certainly never appreciated my mother in that way until I had my own child.  I can't imagine what it would be like to have 4 the way that she did.  I'm busy enough with one!  I'm thankful that the one that I have is happy, healthy and a joy to be around.  (I'll try not to brag too much)

To all the mothers out there, have a fantastic day on Sunday.  To everyone else, make sure to spoil your mother a little bit.  She deserves it. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Deep thoughts at the bus stop (Rated R)

Alright, this morning I overheard one of the most hilarious conversations ever.  No sooner had I arrived at my designated bus stop when I realized there were two guys on the other side of the trees having a seriously deep conversation.  For my purposes I will name them Bobby and Jimmy.  They had very obviously been drinking all night or partaking in other forms of chemical enhancements. 

(Act 1, Scene  1)

Bobby: Hey look at all these fuckin' people heading off to work at 7 am!  And we're heading out to buy cigarettes man, we're fuckin' awesome!

Jimmy:  Fuckin' right dude!

Bobby:  (making noticeable relieved groaning noises)  Ahhhhh...awesome.  Look how huge it is, gotta go get me a woman tonight!

Jimmy:  Let's go man!  We need smokes.

(The guys head off down the street)

Bobby:  Oh shit!  That person just heard everything we fuckin' said man! least we were entertaining!

(End Scene 1)

Now just think....I never would had heard that if I had been heading to work in my car.  Hee hee!