Tuesday, January 31, 2006
I went to see the doctor and he touched my hand and recoiled from the cold and from the colour (they were blue). He declared that I have *insert dramatic music here* Raynaud's Phenomenon! oh joy. He told me to look it up on the internet. Was he implying that I am an internet junky?
He was surprised to hear that I have had this happening since I was in high school. He said he would write a prescription out for me. He opened my chart and freaked out a bit at my last blood pressure reading. Guess what, I have a low BP reading and the drug he wants me to take has a side effect of reducing blood pressure. He wrote me the prescription, told me to take 1/2 a pill if I feel dizzy. He also wrote a prescription for the heating pads to put in my mittens and socks.
I feel like an old lady, blue and cold and about to keel over from the lack of blood flowing to my extremities, sipping tea to warm my bones. :(
Monday, January 30, 2006
Much to his dismay, Eelke was too tall to go inside and play, so he has to go shopping with me. It is great to have a boyfriend who (1) likes to shop with me at Ikea, and (2) actually likes a lot of the same furniture I do! One day we're going to have a kickass home!
After shopping we had hotdogs and a cinnamon bun and then the kids went to play.
I found a quilt cover that I really, really want but they didn't have it in quite the colour I wanted. I'm going to "sleep" on it and see which colour I decide on: the light brown or the red. I didn't go home empty handed; I bought chocolates and cookies and candies and candles and batteries.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Looking at all the flashy vehicles made Miranda and Eelke hungry, so they shared a jumbo hotdog before we left the show.
Friday, January 27, 2006
So what's so special about Mozart Day? At 1:30pm there is a celebration at City Hall. There will be a special performance by E-SWAT (Edmonton Symphony Wolfgang Amadé Team) and special presentations. And what birthday celebration could be complete without birthday cake? Yes, there will be cake too! Special Mozart performances will continue through the year.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Tara had a strawberry shaped pinata and they would not let her bring it in at the end of the party, even though there were no other patrons in the building. So the party wrapped up in the parking lot, with the adults laughing at the situation as the children hit the pinata outdoors.
Photos of the party in the parking lot are here .
(note: the Hummer in the background is the chariot that drove the birthday girl to her party)
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
- Sia - Breathe Me
- Korn - Twisted Transistor (Radio)
- 3 Doors Down - Landing In London
- Faktion - Take It Away
- Mudvayne - Fall Into Sleep (Album)
- Nine Inch Nails - Every Day Is Exactly The Same
- The White Stripes - The Denial Twist
- Taproot - Birthday
- She Wants Revenge - Tear You Apart
- Evans Blue - Cold (But I'm Still Here)
- Hard-Fi - Cash Machine
- Matisyahu - King Without A Crown
- Prom Kings - Bleeding
- Revelation Theory - Slowburn
- My Chemical Romance - The Ghost Of You
- Panic! At The Disco - There's A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought Of It Yet
- Panic! At The Disco - Build God, Then We'll Talk
- Starsailor - Faith Hope Love
- Editors - All Sparks
- Madonna - Hung Up
The song that got deleted off the list... Armchair Cynics - Bang. I was going to make it exactly like the CD in my car, but then I started downloading some more music and wanted to add some new songs so I could listen in the car in the morning. It all got complicated since I had only ONE blanko CD (as Eelke calls them) in my house.
I can't get no sleep
I need to sleep, i cant get no sleep
I need to sleep, i cant get no sleep
Deep in the bosom of the gentle night
Is when I search for the light
Pick up my pen and start to write
I struggle, fight dark forces
In the clear moon light
Without fear... insomnia
I can't get no sleep
... I can't actually say that I have insomnia because I have not actually tried to go to sleep yet tonight, and I am not picking up my pen to start to write; music is in my head, playing over and over, songs more than one at the same time! I can't get no sleep
I am up waaaaaay to late, burning a new music CD (for who else, but Eelke, but don't tell him because it's a surprise! heehee). I could have been in bed hours ago, but do you have any idea how hard it is to select one song to delete from the list in order to may the playlist fit on a CD?! And that's why I can't get no sleep
Go figure that the most predominant song stuck in my head, Insomnia, is one that I haven't even listened to tonight! I can't get no sleep
Monday, January 23, 2006
January 11, Miranda and Mackenzie are going to see Hillary Duff on stage.
The girls did go to the Hilary Duff concert together, but I do not know if theis note was made before or after that date.
Aside from an ice sculpture donation box, they had sculptures called "Matrix", "King Kong", "King of the Penguins", "Hell Dogs Cry", and "Buffalo Hunter's Dream". There was also a bunny sculpture for the children (and grown-ups, too) to touch.
In the second park, there was an ice maze, an ice castle, two ice slides (since it was +5C outside, the ice was melting and muddy on the slide so Miranda didn't ride on it ; her butt was wet enough from sitting on the ice benches in the maze and in the castle!), and another ice donation box.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Since I don't want you accidentally voting for her, since her name is the only one you might recognize on the ballot after reading this, here is the complete list of the candidates in the 252 Edmonton East riding:
Conservative: Peter Goldring (Incumbent)
Green Party: Trey Capnerhurst
Liberal: Nicole Martel
New Democtratic Party: Arlene Chapman
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
It is Colgate Luminous enamel strengthening toothpaste in paradise fresh flavour. Michellini was at the drustore with me, and she had the audacity to accuse me of still harbouring my toothpaste addiction! I can honestly say that I needed this new tube of toothpaste.
I know, I admit I might have had a problem in the paste, I mean PAST, with my 7 different kinds of toothpaste in the bathroom, but now there are only four kinds; well 5 if you count Miranda's Colgate Kids watermelon, but I don't use that one! This weekend I used up the last of my Crest cinnamon rush Whitening Expressions, and the Crest Vivid White. I am down to the Crest vanilla mint (which is almost all used up, and really, almost used up, as in only 1 or 2 more squeezes left), Crest sensitivity protection (which has probably 6 squeezes left), and the Colgate sensitive whitening (purchased last week under Michellini's accusing glare).
ps - Eelke has Crest whitening Expressions Lemon Ice at his place and it reminds me of brushing my teeth with lemon pie. :)
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Goodbye pens and paper and rushing to write down your brilliant thoughts and ideas! Wouldn't it be great if I had an Instant Thought Recorder!? Now I cannot recall what my initial thought was that I wanted to keep and record, but I do remember my thought about this thought recorder. You could have a thought and then after finishing the thought, you could press a button and it would save the last thought you had. Of course it would have to have some sort of filter on it to omit the thought to record your last thought, because then that would be the last thought; technically, it would have to record your second from last thought.
And then I got to thinking, why use a button at all? Why not make it and Hands-free Instant Thought Recorder. You could think "I want to record my last thought" and it would save that thought for you, again omitting the thought to record the thought.
Why not throw in a feature so it saves your last ten thoughts because you might not initially think to record a specific thought, and then a few thoughts later you decide you should make a memo of that thought? I know that sometimes a while after I have a thought I go back and think so-and-so would like that idea I had and would want to save the initial thought to share with them at a later date.
Anyways, this is just one of my thoughts that I managed to get on paper before I forgot it. And yes, I actually did put it on paper. I stopped driving a few blocks up from the train station and scribbled it on an old envelope.
I do realise this probably is an idea had by many people pbefore me, but it just seems like such a practical device! I just really, really wanted to get back that thought that I couldn't remember.
Friday, January 06, 2006
This year, my step-mother posted 9-foot tall inflatable (and taller than Eelke) candy canes to mark the pathway to the front stairs (just in case the steps and sidewalk leading up were too obvious). Oh! but she doesn't stop there!
A happy little snowman with his hand up, waving hello, to greet you as you pass! And Santa in his sleigh (that is smaller than he is), with a reindeer (note the pervert checking out the reindeer butt in front of him)!
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
It is so sweet how he is so devoted to the computer, yet he still manages to shower his ever understanding girlfriend with heaps of affection and attention. Hmmm... perhaps it is because she has a computer ... with an internet connection that is always working, and a big hard and a willingness to share! (not to mention her HUGE and WONDERFUL collection of MP3s)
(Just don't ask him to do the dishes; he doesen't rinse! *gasp!*)
Monday, January 02, 2006
I rang in the New Year with Eelke and Chris and Trisha at the Bear Bash, feasting in the sounds of Biff Naked and Three Days Grace.
The concert was fantastic, despite the beer flying through the air, and the moshing fools right in front of us (Eelke played bodyguard and kept me safe, all except my toes *ouch*).