Thursday, August 30, 2012

Random confession


A quick rando...

Sometimes when I look at pictures people show me, I take a quick scan of the background.
Secretly scanning to see how other people live...Is the house messy? Is it really fancy? Do you have a sink full of dishes? Do you have the home decorating talent that I desperately want but clearly don't have?
I know, it's terrible. I do have to say, I am not judging, really. Just looking for a little reassurance that I am not the only one that sometimes just sits on the couch and eats ice cream instead of clearing the supper dishes right away...
It's always nice to get that validation that none of us are perfect. Am I alone on this one?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nipples and such


My husband says what he thinks almost all the time. Nobody is spared generally. Most of the time it’s in a good natured way. I tell him from time to time that I am going to start a blog dedicated to him and all the crap that comes out of his mouth. You know, like that “Sh*t my Dad says” type deal. He always responds that I should, I have a lot to say and need to be heard, he claims. Me blogging about all about him, he would LOVE it! This is why I won’t do it. It would make him happy. What kind of wife would I be if I did things to make my husband happy?

I will however share a few tidbits of my husband’s debauchery and the crap that comes out his mouth from time to time.

Recently…I am getting ready for bed and he is reading in bed, eating a popsicle. Remind me to tell you about his addiction to popsicle’s sometime. It’s going on 3 years now with the friggin nightly pile of popsicle sticks on his bedside table. Weird. And annoying. I quickly whip off my shirt and do a mad grab for my pyjama top (even though he is reading I can’t chance his quick eyes catching a glimpse of my naked flesh or he will get ideas. Ideas I am way too tired for tonight. Okay not just tonight. A lot of nights.) In my mad scramble I see he has spotted me…and them. His eyebrow raises and he grins. He does his regular whistle and comment. Nice boobs he says. I ignore him and continue to try and I realize I am trying to put my head in the arm hole. Damn. More time exposed. He has a funny look on his face. I finally get my shirt on. Phew. I lay down and he rolls over and looks at me thoughtfully. And he blurts out. Your right nipple always looks so angry. And it always glares at me. Not sure what a girl should say at a moment like this?

I apparently have an angry nipple that glares at my husband. But really, who doesn’t have one angry, glaring nipple right? Right? Anyone?

Monday, August 20, 2012

My challenge to myself...say good bye to tired and grumpy old me?

Lately, I have been feeling abnormally low in energy and moody. Yes. I said abnormally. I realize a certain level of moody and tired can be expected when you have a crazy hectic life. I mean like can’t keep my eyes open at my desk at 9:00 in the morning even though I have slept well and for at least 8 hours the night before. I have eaten breakfast, drank some water, and had some caffeine. All of it and yet, I am struggling to stay awake. At home, after my work day, it’s all I can do to make supper for the family and half ass clean up after. I am so tired; everything is suffering in my life. And it needs to get better. So after it being like this for the past few months, I have had enough. I need to try and nip this in the bud. Tackle it, defeat and kick it to the curb.

I have been thinking a lot about my eating habits, my daily exercise and my lifestyle in general. It’s not off the scale bad. But I can tweak it for sure, for the better.

So, I am making one change right off the start to see if I can boost my energy levels a bit, naturally. This is just step one, I will be adding changes to diet, level of exercise and a few other things as well over time. I just want to add things in separately so I can track the effects. Yeah, I am a little nutty…just humour me and join me for the journey okay?

So, to start off with I have decided, I need to start taking a vitamin supplement. I mean, let’s face it. We all mean to get the best nutrition for our bodies in the majority of us fall short in some way. I am no exception. This leads me to my first challenge to myself. I started taking a dietary supplement today. Yes, today is day one. I do not currently take any sort of daily vitamin supplement at all. I have decided to start by taking a dietary supplement called “Microplex VM™.

I am already a huge fan and faithful user of the dōTERRA ™ essential oils ( in my daily life as a natural, safe and effective alternative to OTC drugs so it makes sense that I will try the supplement line as it incorporates these amazing essential oils into a well-balanced supplement.

dōTERRA’s Microplex VM™ Micronutrient Complex is a comprehensive array of bioavailable vitamins and chelated minerals that are often deficient in our modern diets. Microplex VM provides a balanced blend of essential antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and an energy complex of B Vitamins. It also contains important minerals for metabolism and the vital bone nutrients calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Microplex VM also contains a Tummy Taming™ blend of peppermint, ginger, and caraway to calm the stomach and a blend of digestive enzymes to support nutrient metabolism.*

I will keep you posted on the progress of how these supplements work out as well as the rest of my challenge to myself!

*Info taken from doTerra website—

**for my info doTERRA™, feel free to contact me.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A movie all about me????

Who would you choose to play you in a movie? I had to think for a while on this, because the question was presented to me. Not because I sit around thinking that a movie should be made about me or my life! So I have decided that it should definitely be Lindsay Lohan, purely because her personal life so closely mirrors my own. When I hear about her latest troubles or trips to jail and or rehab, I can’t help but identify with her. It’s like we are the same person. Okay, I’m totally joking. It would not be Lindsay Lohan. Not in a million years.
But really, my thoughts keep coming back to one person. Ellen Page. She played Juno MacGuff in the movie Juno. Naturally, what made me first think of her was actually the character she played in the movie. Juno MacGuff finds herself 16 and pregnant. Although my situation was a little different than that in the movie (among other differences, I was 17 and pregnant and kept my baby, she was 16 and gave it up for adoption). Putting that aside even her character had (in my opinion) a pretty dry humor that I really liked. I have been told that I have a very similar type of humor. I have to think that Ellen Page has some sort of that kind of humor as well; she did so well with it in the movie.
I have seen interviews she has given and I was impressed with them. She seems very down to earth and sweet. When she’s playing me in the movie, she will have to tone down the sweet for sure, that’s not me at all! She’s a good actress though; she’ll be able to pull it off. I do realize she’s more than 10 years younger than me but hey she played a pregnant teen really well; maybe my movie will begin my life story when I was a teenager. I have a favorite line from the movie that Ellen Page delivers very dryly and straight faced (have I mentioned that I love dry, sarcastic humor?). I smile just thinking about it. The future adoptive mother says to Juno, “Your parents are probably wondering where you are”. Juno responds “Nah... I mean, I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?” I can absolutely hear myself saying it when I was young and prego!
Not just because she played a knocked up teen but because I really like her style of acting and the way she presents herself in the media and what not. I would definitely choose Ellen Page to play me. Oh and added bonus, she’s a Canadian girl, which of course, I am as well.
Don’t be waiting for the release of my movie anytime soon though…it will more likely be a book I write myself- all about me and my life. Ha ha, yeah right…what a boring book that would be!

Monday, August 13, 2012

DIY help required, please!

I have a wood banister in my house along with a wood mantle and some wood trim along my cupboards and stairs. It's not a color I like. I want it darker.
Do I know what kind of wood it is? Not really. I think it's oak. I googled it, it looks very much like the pictures of oak that came up (yes, this is how clueless I am on this subject).
I am hoping some great DIYer out there in blogland (and Twitter) can help me! Can I stain it darker no matter what kind of wood it is? Can I just sand it and then stain it until it looks like as dark as I want it to? Do I need to seal it after I stain it?
Advise please or I will just start sanding it and staining like a mad woman and might regret it.
And what kind of stain should I use?
I am not a handy girl, as much as I want to be...I truly could ruin all the wood in my house if someone doesn't step in here...
Anyone, anyone?