Thursday, December 30, 2004

I managed to get a few links on my blog. Fun! Bridget, if you want I can show you later on Yahoo or something.

Monday, December 27, 2004

The making of a tantrum. If you could see the video, you would see the legs kicking wildly and the holding of the breath. All because I dared to put her shoes on.

tantrum1 Posted by Hello

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OMG Look at the PUPPIES!!!!! <--click on this

The boys are all so cute! Matt is already SURE that Fezzik is the puppy for him, but I kind of like Wesley's happy face on his chest.

Instead of cleaning up after stockings, we packed up and left for Matt's parents' house. We got back from late last night and I am still trying to get my brain organized and put away some of our new toys. This was a VERY good Christmas for me. I got a cameraphone, lots of clothes, lingerie, an air cleaner, cake pans, a duvet cover, a silver locket with room for 4 pictures, a bathrobe, and more. I feel very fortunate. The kids did pretty well too. They got a DVD system for the van.

Once I get organized, I'll get the pictures off of the camera and onto here.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

After my family left, we did a quick clean up of the living room so that Santa could come. And then we went to bed.

he knows when you are sleeping Posted by Hello

Santa came and he brought Hummers! Posted by Hello

ohhhh my nutcracker Posted by Hello
We hosted my family's Christmas eve celebration here.

All dressed up Posted by Hello

Drunk bitch Posted by Hello

isn't she pretty? Posted by Hello

Oh the things I could engrave... Posted by Hello

It went well, but of course there was a lot of cleaning up left to do.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Almost ready...

China Cabinet Posted by Hello

mistletow Posted by Hello

doorway Posted by Hello

temporary valance Posted by Hello

Some time for playing in the snow...

christmas eve snow Posted by Hello
You had me at new dishes.

Matt is a "go big or go home" kind of guy. So he didn't like the idea of using our 2 sets of dishes to serve Christmas dinner for 14 people on. So he went out and bought me 16 place settings of Christmas china and 16 place settings of stainless flatware. Okay, it's not fine china or silverware, but OMG it is so nice to have. It looks pretty good on the Christmas table, and even better, we don't worry about somebody breaking it!

Matt is my hero.

Christmas Table Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 23, 2004

This is Kira's first Christmas, and I want to make sure it is special. I know she will be thrilled though. She loves opening presents. She squeals and doesn't hesitate to rip them open. I bought fabric for my mother to make her a dress, she will look so cute.

Okay, NOW I'm starting to panic. I thought I had it all under control, but the walls are now closing in. I only have a day left before I host my family's Christmas eve celebration. My house is a mess, I have groceries to get, I have a little bit more work to do on my aunt's blanket, I don't have a clue what my husband has bought for our kids and I have a few more stocking stuffers to grab. And I don't know where to start! Kira doesn't make it easy to get anything done. In order to clean anything, I have to let her tear the contents of my cupboards out. And now my throat is hurting. WHAAAAAA.

There are so many things I wanted to do this week before Christmas that I now realize we won't have time for. Like going to see Santa. Hopefully we can squeeze that in tomorrow after we dig out of the snow.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Me and Dandy Posted by Hello

Dandy was my very first dog. When I was 3 my aunt's dog Tammy, a cairn terrier, had puppies by the neighbour's miniature poodle. I used to spend a lot of time at my grandparents' house where the puppies were and I instantly had a favourite puppy. When they were weaned from their mother, my dad came back from training and set his gym bag on the floor and out popped that puppy. I already had a name picked out for her, Dandy after the Dandy Lion in The Wizard of Oz. I loved her so much and she was really good with me.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Door 1 Posted by Hello

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Buddie the cat came back. He went missing on Monday. It has been really cold here and I was getting worried about him. He came home tonight smelling of cigarettes and cheap perfume. What a naughty cat! I had to bathe him because I couldn't stand the smell of him.

That caused my asthma to flare up. So I figured that while I was at it, I might as well bathe the other cat to help my allergies. Not a good plan. My doctor is right, my cat allergies are getting worse. I had to talk the kids into lying down with me and I refreshed Damon's memory on dialing 9-1-1. The steroids eventually kicked in and the kids all fell asleep.

My eye is getting better. I used some antihistamine eye drops and tried to sleep it off. It was a bit better this morning, less red, but still really sensitive to light. So i bought some cheap dark sunglasses and drove all over the city doing Christmas shopping.

Oh and the cat's breath is soooo stinky!!!! What on earth did the sleazy smoking woman feed him?

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

I finally got the news I've been waiting for! Puppies are HERE! 10 of them! Becca had 6 baby girls and 4 baby boys, all of them solid liver. And the best part is that one of them is ours!

I took Kira to the doctor's today for her recheck. Her ears and lungs are fine, but she is still pretty congested. I have been having problems with my eyes since monday morning though and I need to go back to the hospital later this afternoon. On Sunday night, I made the mistake of falling asleep with Kira with my clothes on, and worse, my contacts in. I woke up in the night and took my contacts out, but my eyes were pretty irritated yesterday, so last night I put some eye drops in. That's when the real trouble started. This morning I woke up and my eyes were even more red and they are very weepy. When I drove to the doctor's office and the sun was in my eyes, I was blinded. It was scary. She says it is probably either keratosis or an allergic reaction to the eye drops. I tend to think it is the latter, but I still have to go in to the hospital outpatient clinic.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Kira helps too Posted by Hello

Damon hams it up Posted by Hello

Patrick puts Santa on top Posted by Hello

The tree Posted by Hello

Our Gingerbread house Posted by Hello

The view from the dining room Posted by Hello

Fireplace with the kid's nutcracker collection. Posted by Hello