Friday, May 15, 2009

I'm it!

I got tagged by Capital Mom! Thanks for the props! And hugs to all the Canadian bloggers out there :) I know there are a few of us. I'm glad Capital Mom is hanging in there despite the chaos and aftermath of traveling with little ones! I think a lot of people can relate to that. I get a taste when I travel with my husband, ha ha!

So on to the game...Here are the rules:

1) Mention the person who tagged you and be sure to link to them.
2) Post your list of 8's.
3) Tag 8 bloggers and don't forget to tell them!

My answers...

8 of my favourite foods:
  1. chocolate. Any way it comes, love need it.
  2. the baked ravioli bites they used to serve at Boston Pizza. I am so mad at the jerk who took those off the menu!
  3. spinach
  4. eggplant (mmm, eggplant)
  5. baked brie which I so rarely eat but love. I got over the moldy issue.
  6. cheesecake.
  7. coffee (that counts as food, right?)
  8. muffins.
That list ends too soon. I love food.

8 things I'm looking forward to:
  1. being a mom... feels like it will never happen, hopefully one day.
  2. the end of the summer, when we're traveling out to the west coast
  3. Sunday, we're going to Niagara on the Lake with friends
  4. my coffee tomorrow... well, my daily cappuccino, thanks to my awesome MIL who gave me an espresso machine which I use every single day, basking in bliss. Now I'm drinking only decaf which is not quite as fabulous but it still makes me happy.
  5. getting a fence for our backyard. finally.
  6. finishing my first quilt! Maybe this weekend! Will post pics when it happens...
  7. getting the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition over with for another year.
  8. getting curtains downstairs... after a year and a half in the house, we still have empty curtain rods...
8 Things I did yesterday
  1. worked on a painting
  2. ate cheez whiz on a toasted bagel for breakfast (gross!)
  3. took the cars in to get detailed
  4. sat on the wet car seat when I picked up the car and got a wet butt
  5. went into the grocery store with my wet butt, smelling like lemon car shampoo. Yes it was embarassing. But I needed milk.
  6. made a weird pizza with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for a crust. Sounded like it might be good. It really wasn't.
  7. Told my husband I loved him :)
  8. Read my book in bed until way too late!
8 things I want to do before I die
  1. learn how to knit, properly
  2. go to Italy
  3. read a LOT more books. That won't be hard.
  4. maybe write a book, one day.
  5. have a wildly successful vegetable garden instead of a mediocre one.
  6. Take a train on a scenic trip. Hey, maybe this fall through the Rockies!
  7. go rock climbing. If I ever get the nerve.
  8. learn another language, properly. Not just to get by, but to be comfortable speaking.
8 shows I watch
  1. Lost
  2. Heroes
  3. How I Met Your Mother
  4. Dexter
  5. Extreme Home Makeover - sometimes
  6. I started watching True Blood but haven't finished season 1 yet (love the books though)
that's it - we have an antenna and the internet, no cable/satellite. Though honestly we can watch anything we could ever want on the internet. Movies (oldies and in theatres now), any episode from any season of any show... paying for cable seems carzy. And yes I mean "carzy". If you were in Mexico when we were, you would understand.

8 ways in which I kill time
  1. reading books... like 3 or 4 a week
  2. checking email obsessively
  3. seeking out and downloading music
  4. playing Rock Band 1&2
  5. watching our shows
  6. baking
  7. poking around in the garden
  8. doing little things like sewing, crocheting, knitting, making stuff in general
My 8 picks (tag! you're it!) - these are some of the blogs I follow and really enjoy:
  1. My Mom's View
  2. Fabulous Fun Finds
  3. Optimistic Beauty
  4. Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous
  5. Glimpse
  6. My Organized Chaos
  7. The Mommy Diaries
  8. {Natural} Mommie
There are more of course but I was aiming to include my favourite Canadian bloggers. I made them all 'follow' links to pass on the props! Hope you link back the same way :) Read and enjoy these great blogs!

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Procrastination! & a freebie for the ladies

Isn't it funny how you can procrastinate on one thing by action on another? Like, I still haven't got this Mac all filled up with my documents and stuff from the old computer. Transferring files ranks up there with watching paint dry for boring.

So, instead, yesterday I planted the vegetable gardens - beans, radishes, carrots, all seeds - and plants of tomatoes (cherry and regular), peppers, zucchini and cucumber. Also I put Nasturtium seeds in the boxes on the deck, and basil. The peas are up about an inch already! I have a little space left - I'm thinking maybe scallions, or arugula... any suggestions welcomed!

And today I'm starting my first quilt - well, cutting fabric for my first quilt. I'm doing a baby quilt, hopefully I have enough fabric. I started with one of my husband's old shirts and added some different quilters' cottons. I've cut about 25 of 108 pieces so far :) but I bought myself a rotary cutter and mat for my birthday (well my mum did really, she gave me some birthday money), and I'm having fun with it. It's way faster than scissors, that's for sure!

Meanwhile computer things I've been putting off are piling up like crazy... I'm just going to ignore it today, maybe tomorrow I'll deal!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009


One or two more because they're so good. I'm running out the door to a doctor's appointment so this is a quick one. Still working on the file transfer, between work and errands...

For anyone:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I'm not really here, not really posting.. I need to get this Mac going so I can get back to my regular life! But there are a couple of giveaways I just had to share because they are so great. So, quickly:

For baby/tot:
  • Win a $150 gift certificate to Zutano clothing at Fabulous Fun Finds! It's part of the ongoing Baby Shower Blast. Ends May 18th.
For anyone:
ok, back to file transferring for me. the fun never ends.

P.s. - check out this video of the Miracle Blanket in action. Amazing! I think this product is a must for any new parents!

Monday, May 11, 2009


Sorry folks, I have been busy trying to get this Mac up and running - I haven't forgotten about the blog... I will be back with more giveaways soon, I promise!