Wednesday, March 30, 2005
My step mother is pretty hard to take. She is one thing that makes me want to seriously rethink moving to Regina. She is well meaning, but very bossy, and has to be involved in everything. She believes that she has the right to tell her children what to do, and have them obey her, no matter how old they are. She also has very different ideas about how we should care for Mary, and she refuses to listen to me when I tell her how we do things. Urg. By yesterday, I was ready to shoot her, or at the very least kick her in the shins. It is very frustrating to go from being a responsible, independant adult, to being treated like a naughty 16 year old who doesnt know anything about anything. Oh well, we are home now, and I did have a wonderful visit with my Dad. He is the only reason I could ever have to get along with his wife for a long period of time.
The cats were not at all happy to see us. We have been gone for a week, I missed them desperately, and they hardly noticed. Except Tybalt, he was pissed off. He is giving me the cold shoulder right now, and wont talk to me at all. If I try to pet him, he cringes away, and then leaves. Miserable Jerk. The birds are still alive, unfortunately. I hate the bloody things, and I wish I could find a home for them, but I can't. I often consider shitting the door to the living room, with all four cats in it, and opening the bird cage door....nature could take care of the rest!
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Have a very happy Easter! The Lord is Risen Indeed!
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
So, the judge in Florida has not forced Terry Shaivo's(sp) husband to replace her feeding tube. I know that it's far away, and it's none of my business, but all I have to say is THANK GOD! Let that poor woman die (finally) with some dignity. Watching the news, I have been reminded to make up a living will. If I were ever in that position, I would not want to be kept alive indefinately.
I would like to know who chooses to live in a stupid bloody place like Edmonton. It is still snowing right now, and I hate it. The roads are crummy, it's cold out, and Im a little unhappy.
Baby poo is disgusting stuff. Especially when your baby eats formula. blech.
Sex is fun! I had forgotten that in the last couple of months. Apparantly I have forgiven Ian for what his child did to my poor body.
Well, I need to go battle the roads and pick Ian up from work. D&D tonight, yay! Last week my barbarian killed about 15 hobgoblins, I wonder what I will kill tonight! (gosh Im a geek, arent I?).
Monday, March 21, 2005
Ians mum got to Edmonton on saturday and seems well. We visited with her and Ians very loud aunt, uncle and cousins an saturday night and sunday afternoon. It's always exciting to spend time with them, you never know how loudly they are going to yell. I tend to just sit back and watch in quiet amazement. I'm not sure how keen I am on them being around Mary when she is old enough to repeat everything that everyone says...they are pretty foul mouthed, and I dont want her swearing like a sailor.
We rented the Incredibles last night. What a great movie! That baby is killer cute!
Friday, March 18, 2005
Ians mum gets here sometime tomorow. It's quite exciting, we havnt seen her since our honeymoon, and this will be her first time meeting Mary. If you want to blame anyone for the nasty snowy weather, it can be her. She's from Halifax, so I suspect that mother nature just wanted her to feel at home when she gets here. I heard that it is supposed to snow all weekend now. yay.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Monday, March 14, 2005
| You scored as Donald Duck. Your alter ego is Donald Duck! Try as you might, you have a nasty temper that is hard to control. But you try hard to please, and you arn't one to go down without a fight. |
Which Disney Character is your Alter Ego?
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Friday, March 11, 2005
Last night was BP's, I went without Ian, because he stayed home with the baby. It was nice to get out without her, but I missed her a bit. There was some interesting pre-turn geeking going on, and some funny conversations. " Hey, you know that thing we were going to do? You know, the thing with the item that we needed? Yeah well, I asked that person, no no, not that person, the other one. Yeah...I asked them to help." It was pretty funny with everyone talking in code. Anne is coming along nicely in the evil department. One of the first things she said to me was "I know something about your character that you are going to love!" and then she proceded to giggle, and not give me any more details. Bitch.
On a less happy note, fincances are going very poorly. Groceries are likely not going to be bought this week, or next, aside from forumla and diapers for the baby. We can live on bread, potatos and onions, right? Seriously thinking of selling the house, and moving to Regina, or at the very least going back into renting an appartment. It's nice to have a house we own, but although the mortgage is a bit less than we were paying for rent, the obscene gas/electrical/water bill is ridiculous. It's going to be dificult to clean this damn place up and get it into selling condition though.
| You scored as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. You are the unfortunate changling from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, the victim of volatile emotions that violate your reputedly noble character. Through scientific experimentation, you have divided your social and primal selves into two separate physical entities, which grapple perpetually for control of your existence. Because of this tension, your life is a maelstrom of inescapable, private turmoil.|
What's Your 19th Century Horror Character?
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Wednesday, March 09, 2005
I ended my time at the unnamed telecom company today. I am really quite disapointed, I was really enjoying the training, and the job looked really fun. After talking with Ian though, we decided that it just wouldnt work. Even if daycare was only $50 a month, it wouldnt be worth it, and, there doesnt seem to be anyone out there who is willing to take a baby, let alone a baby on saturdays. It makes you wonder how people do it, and it really gives me alot of respect for all the single mothers out there.
My Father is desperate for us to move to Regina, he says that he will help us out, and we will talk about it when we are there for Mary's baptism. I spoke with my Mum today, and she flipped out when I mentioned that to her. She is of the opinion that we should move to Vancouver. I tried to explain to her that we couldnt afford to live there, but she will not listen to sense, especially when it comes to my dad.
Monday, March 07, 2005
|You scored as Spike. You scored as Spike. You feel like you're misunderstood. When you care for others, it's deeper than they'll ever know. Though no one thinks you'll change/pull through, you'll show them.|
Which Buffy The Vampire Slayer Character Are You Most Like!?
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You will be sucked dry by a leech. I'd stay away
from swimming holes, and stick to good old
cement. Even if it does hurt like hell when
your toe scrapes the bottom.
What horrible Edward Gorey Death will you die?
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Mary was up super late last night, and I've been told that she slept all day today. It's my fault really, I told everyone what a good baby she is, and how she sleeps through the night. Not anymore. The last several days she has been up till the wee hours of the morning. The worst thing is that she is so cheerful when she is awake, it's like she is a devil child. All I have to say is that she is darned lucky she's so cute.
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Mary has been an absolute monster for the entire weekend. She has been cranky, crying all the time, hardly sleeping at all, which makes her crankier. I'm a little worried about tomorow though. I start my new job in the morning, and I will be working 8:30 - 16:00 monday through friday. Shanni has kindly offered to look after Mary, but I'm still worried. I feel kind of guilty having anyone else deal with the baby right now, she is alot of work. I'm also worried about me. I will be training, and they test us on what we learn. If we don't get 80% or higher on each of the tests, then we are asked to leave and not come back. Normally I wouldnt be too worried, but how well am I going to concentrate after being up till 4am with a screaming baby each night.
Last night we played D&D, and it was pretty fun. It was the first time I have gone back to this particular game since before Mary was born. It is a pretty neat premise, we are playing in post-arthurian England, or at least Allan's twist on that time. He does a very good job, especially as he majored in history in university. My character is an absolute wreck though, and lightyears behind all the other characters in the party. I am also a werewolf, which none of the other party members know, and will eventually cause great problems. There is a stupid paladin, and he will kick up a huge fuss when he realises how close to being a bad guy I am. Last night we went to the elven world, where we killed a renegade Tree Ent, were robbed by a bunch of pixies (totally not my fault), and got drunk with some tree gnomes.
Saturday, March 05, 2005
Let's see. I suppose I can talk about my life, things are happening there. Ian and I are having a difficult time right now financially. His work blows goats, and take such horrible advantage of him that it is getting ridiculous. It is time for him to move on, but unfortunately, we are fairly certain he would have to take a relatively large paycut if he leaves. We can hardly live on what he is making now, so a paycut would be a disaster. Anyways, I have started a new job with a large telecom company who shall remain nameless, and although the pay is good, I dont want to work full time just yet, as childcare is quite expensive. The thought of someone else looking after my baby 35 hours a week makes me ill. Needless to say, whatever decision we make, we will definately have to make some big changes. Maybe get rid of the car? No more cable and internet (whimper)...who knows.
Well, thats it for my first post, Mary is screaming for something. I cant wait till she can speak, and tell me exactly what it is she wants. urg.