Thursday, June 29, 2006

I'm Back

Well, I came home from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. I'm still pretty sore from the operation. I can't do any heavy lifting for quite a while, and I find it a bit difficult getting into and out of bed. But other than that I'm not too bad. I went to the doctor today to get my staples removed and the nurse who took them out said that it seemed to be healing pretty well.

I don't have much to say besides that. Not much going on in my little world besides recouperating.

Here's a few pics of the kids that Mom and Janice took while I was in the Hospital.

A happy Rachel - June 26 (photo by Mom)

Jenna, Olivia and Josie relaxing after a hard day plaing - June 27 (photo by Janice)

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Wish me luck!

Just a quick post for today since the kids are keeping me quite busy. I just thought that I'd say that I most likely won't be posting for a few days because I'm going in for surgery tomorrow morning. For those of you who don't know, I've got Ovarian Cysts that they found when I was pregnant with Rachel, but couldn't remove until after her birth. So, now it's time to take them out.

The good news is they've actually shrunk a bit since my last ultrasound in February. They're about 5cm (2in) each right now. Back then, one of them was over 7cm in diameter, so one stayed the same and one decreased by 2 cm! That's a pretty good result... At least they didn't grow!

Anyway, I'm in to the Chalmers Hospital tomorrow morning at 7:45am, which means I've got to get up around 5:30am to get ready and get out of the house by 6:30. Mom's keeping both kids tomorrow morning (Thanks Mom!) until I'm out of surgery, then Jason is driving back home and picking Rachel up to bring her up to the Hospital with me... They've said they'd give her "compassionate admittance" since I'm still nursing and have such a problem with my milk supply. Jason will be there with me during the day and she sleeps all night most of the time, so there won't be a whole lot of time that I'll be looking after her alone. Don't be worried about Olivia though, Janice is going to look after Olivia for the next day or so if I can't come home right away. (Thanks Jan!) There's no way we'd be able to have her up at the hospital all day without driving all of us crazy. lol.

Anyway, wish me luck with my operation, and I'll be writing again soon!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Happy Fairy Day!!

Today is Fairy Day!

I thought I'd post a quick link to the Fairy Day website... Visit to find lots of great links including links to a number of great Fantasy Artists connected with this site! Selina Fenech (who's "Motherhood" graphic graced yesterday's post) is one of them.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Motherhood by Selina Fenech

I found this image by the artist Selina Fenech on the web. It's absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to get this for my house (hint hint to anyone reading *lol)

What I would LOVE is the cross stitch of it, but it's stitched over 1 thread on 25 count material and is over 11" square!

(edit: Oct 9, 2006) I never posted the site the cross-stitch comes from. It's from Heaven and Earth Designs, a site that has a lot of absolutely amazing fantasy art converted to high quality cross stitch patterns! (edit ends)

For those that don't know cross stitch, that means that there are 25 threads per inch of fabric and 1 stitch for every thread of fabric... so 25 full cross stitches for every inch...

The stitch count is 279 stitches wide x 311 stitches high. That equals 86,769 stitches in total! That's FREAKING HUGE and I know it would take me 25 years to finish it, so there's not much sense right now when I've already got a few cross stitches on the go.

Anyhow, here's the picture that I love so much.

Visit Selina Fenech's Website to see other Great works of art!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hey Kay-sar!

Big Brother All-Stars started last night with the announcement of which past participants are up to re-enter the BB7 House! 6 out of the 12 participants who go back in are going to be voted into the house by the viewing public... (I'm assuming the other 6 will be picked by CBS to make the biggest racket with the first 6 *lol*)

Everyone please please PLEASE do me a favour and vote for my fave Kaysar.

Click Here to go to Kaysar's page at, then click on the "Vote for Me" graphic to vote for Kaysar!
Isn't he abso-freaking-lutely gorgeous?!
Below is his Pic from last year's BB6 of which he was the most popular member. (He was voted back into the house in one viewer vote with over 80% of the vote)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ten things I love about being a woman.

Well, I know that I"ve already posted once today with the whole "quotes" thing, but I was on another site and saw a good idea for a "Tuesday Ten" post. I doubt I'd remember it by the time next Tuesday came around so I thought I'd better post today.

Ten things I love about being a woman.

  1. I can dance without looking foolish
  2. I know which colours match and which don't
  3. I can grow my hair long, cut it short, wear it in a ponytail or bun without anyone commenting on it looking "fruity" lol
  4. "It's that time of the month" is a reasonable excuse for almost anything!
  5. Chocolate fixes almost anything!
  6. I get to wear pretty clothes if I feel like it
  7. Walking down the aisle in my beautiful wedding dress
  8. Two words: MULTIPLE ORGASMS
  9. Being able to nurse my two daughters
  10. Giving birth to another human being! Twice!!

What are the ten things that you love about being a woman/man?

Some of my favourite quotes

I often visit the Think Exist website to look for new and interesting quotes. Some of my favourites are listed below. I know there are lots, but take your time and read through them and let me know what you think. Also, what is your favourite quote?

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” ~A. A. Milne (Creator of Winnie the Pooh)

“A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.” ~James Matthew Barrie (Creator of Peter Pan)

“The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world” ~Max Born

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning.” ~Catherine Aird

“Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.” ~ Confucius

“What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, 'This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!' Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, 'Never have I heard anything more divine'?” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“Become who you are.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“Woman understands children better than man does, but man is more childlike than woman” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“Venus, a beautiful, good-natured lady, was the goddess of love; Juno, a terrible shrew, the goddess of marriage; and they were always mortal enemies” ~Jonathan Swift

“All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect and liable to error” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies” ~James Matthew Barrie

“A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.” ~Jerry Seinfeld

Monday, June 19, 2006

Alvin, Simon, Theo-- DOH!

I was reminded after reading on my Aunt's Blog about her cat bringing her home a "little present" that our cat Shadow (or "ShadowKitty" to Olivia) brought me home one too... I never let her in the house with it, but I did get a few pictures of her stalking home across the yard.

See what she brought me:

I think I'll call him Alvin!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

What's your name?

I found this on the Glued 2 Paper blog that I stumbled on the other day.
Copy the questions and put your answers in the comments section! It's fun!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (middle name/ street you live on)
~Alma Route 10 (not a very good one if you ask me)

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your dad's side, your favorite candy)
~ Berniece Rocher (for Ferrero Rocher)

3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME:(first initial of first name, last two or three letters of your last name)
~ C Rah

4.. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
~ Silver Cat (sounds more like a native name to me)

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
~ Alma Minto (not a very good one)

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet's name)
~Dar Sie Sha

7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards)
~amla eissiac

8. PORN STAR NAME: ( pet, street you grew up on)
~Shadow Shaw

9. SUPERHERO NAME: (Your favorite color, the automobile you or your parents drive)
~ Silver Intrepid (strangely enough we drive a silver Intripid)

Monday, June 12, 2006


About 15 minutes ago Jason came running upstairs from the basement and grabbed Olivia to prop her up on the windowsil beside the kitchen table. I came over to see what was going on, and quickly ran to get the camera.

Apparently there had been a wild turkey looking in the basement window at him before it ran around to the back of the house. I got quite a few pictures but most of them aren't that good, just quick snaps through the window. Most of them you see a reflection of some sort in it also, but this one wasn't that bad... A little blurry, but all in all, not horrible.

All I can say is too bad he doesn't have a gun... that bird looks tasty! *lol*

Sunday, June 11, 2006

What to do?

Well, I'm in a dilemma. I don't know what to do. We've recently been approached twice about selling our house. Once by a woman from the next town over who called and told Jason that she had heard that we were selling and wanted to talk to us before we listed to possibly save on the real estate fees, and then again the other day by a Real Estate agent.

The agent asked Jason if we were selling because he had a buyer from the next town over who wanted to buy a house in our area and had heard we were selling...Jason couldn't remember the name of the woman who called him originally, but we're pretty sure that they are the same ones that the agent represents.

Jason told him basically the same thing he told the woman who called. We just had the baby, and so never really thought about selling anytime soon. Too much of a hastle with a newborn... Plus we don't really have anywhere to GO. There's never anywhere to rent in our town, and there is only one house we can think of offhand that we might really be interested in, and it's more than we'd expect someone to offer for this house, so unless we got more than we expect for our house, or managed to get the owners of the other house to drop their price quite substantially we wouldn't be able to afford it and wouldn't have a home! Not a good plan with a 2 1/2 year old and a 2 month old in the picture.

I mentioned the option of buying a cheaper/older mini home and putting it by Jason's father's house and staying there for 5 years or so to save enough money to build our "dream home". But I don't know if I could go from a 2200 sq ft two story house to a small mini home with NO storage space whatsoever...

Anyhow, even though we don't know where we'd go if we DID sell the place, or even if we WANT to, we've decided to let them at least see the house and see if there's any interest on their part before we have to make those decisions...

But I just don't know what to do... this house is pretty close to being my dream house (or it will be when it's finally finished) but Jason hates it and only bought it because I fell in love with it... I don't really want to move, but it doesn't seem fair to make him stay in a house he hates just because I love it... In a perfect world we'd both love the house we were in equally...

I just don't know what to do... and this is my dilemma...

Friday, June 09, 2006

Painted Daisies

Here are a few pictures of some Painted daisies in my little garden. I love them. They've got so much colour... I always thought I didn't like Daisies, but I realize I just didn't like the "plain white" colour. BLAH. This is MUCH better!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A few pictures I took yesterday

Here are a few pictures of Rachel sleeping quietly on the couch yesterday afternoon. I laid her proped on a pillow for a few minutes so I could clean up some of Olivias toys and she quickly passed out. How cute!

Olivia was posing in the toy box. "I'm a Toy!" she kept saying to me! Probably the cutest toy in the box if I do say so myself.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Oh my... What big balls you have!

I recently signed up to a gardening newsgroup "rec.gardens" and I posted the same question on there and this is one of the replies I got.

"These are galls, sometimes called "oak apples".

They are caused when an insect lays an egg inside the fresh, young tissues of the tree. The larva that hatches causes an irritation that causes the tissues to swell. The larva then eats out some (not always all) of the excess tissues.

When the larva matures and forms an adult insect, it bores its way out of the gall. The galls you show in the image will eventually turn black and fall from the tree. They will be very light in weight with a corky internal texture.

These galls are generally quite harmless to the tree, although cleaning them up from driveways and lawns can be a bother. Other galls (but not these spherical ones) can be symptoms of disease, which can cause serious damage to a plant.

During colonial times, these galls were gathered and boiled to extract tannic acid for making ink and dyes and for tanning leather."

So, there... Apparently they're "Oak Apples" and they will hatch into some freaky bugs of some sort... *SHUDDER* That makes me feel just freaking WONDERFUL about going out in my yard. Dontcha think!? (sarcasm sarcasm)

WTF are these?!?

We've got these things growing on our Oak tree in the front yard.
They are about the size of one of those small "superballs".

Does anyone know what they are? They are actually growing on the tree, but they don't look anything like acorns, and even if they did, the tree is too young to grow acorns yet.

Any ideas anyone?? (click on the picture to see a larger version!)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

A few pictures from May

Rachel is crying, so no time to post much, but here are a few pictures from the last month or so...

May 11, 2006: Olivia and Rachel posing in the living room... Aren't they pretty in pink?!

May 24th, 2006: Me and Rahcel, who is 1 month and 1 day old!

May 29th, 2006: Rachel on Jason's chest and Olivia posing by the front window.

Some (but not all) blinkies adopted from:

Others found randomly around the net and put here to use for my own nefarious purposes! Muahahahaha. (*J/K*)