Showing posts from June, 2015

Sleepy me

Today I slept in. It was glorious. Last night I was really tired so other than make muffins I just napped and went to bed early. I could still use some more sleep. Healing makes you tired. I keep forgetting that.
I am good and stiff today though and my chest is still a bit stiff form monday. Funny how just 2 weeks off is enough to make you creaky again after a workout :). Ah well - tomorrow will be another workout. I'll be fine I'm sure. It's tough to find exercises that don't push your core...but I think I'm getting it done.
This morning was a nice walk to work. It was 17 already. Didn't even need a coat. Bet it's a warm walk home!
Later taters :)


Busy day. Just logging -this morning I did some leg stuff... 3 x 15 of:
-deep squats
-forward lunges
-backward lunges into a forward kick
-side lunges with toe touch
-deadlift with 16 Lb
Then I walked to work. Now I'm heading home. Much to do!

chocolate banana cream cheese icing - oh yeah

It was a busy but fun weekend. The gf banana chocolate cake with chocolate banana cream cheese icing for my brudder's birthday backyard BBQ was a hit and the show friday night was great too. J did great at his visuals and it was a fun night - an all vinyl funk dance party after 2 good local bands started it off. J worked all weekend and made some $$ and feels better about his work again and I got to relax. There was much kitty luv too.

I was gonna go see the Jurassic Park movie with Heather but she ended up having to tend to a sick Xander so that never got to happen. Yeah, the only downside to the weekend was poor little Xander going in the hospital on saturday with a bladder infection (poor little guy - he's such a trooper) - he had a fever and was crying and they couldn't calm him or get the temp. down so they took him in since he is so little and it's good they did. Once they figured out what the problem was and got him on the road to recovery with some antibiotics…

Ah. Weekend.

It's friday. thank frog. I've been tired all week and it'll be nice to get to sleep in and relax a bit. J and I have saturday afternoon off together which will be nice - I haven't seen him much lately. Sunday is my big brudder's birthday BBQ and monday is Dad coming to visit for a slightly late father's day, so it'll have some visiting too to even it all out. And more sleep. Yay sleep. I've been tasked with making a chocolate banana gluten free birthday cake. Oh yes. It's on.
Tonight I can go to the first night of the event J is doing visuals at (Mosofest) and dance like a monkey for a bit of moral support and enjoy the local music. I went with him last night to help design, cut and hang some shapes from coroplast to project onto. It's not ideal, but it should work OK. I met the other crew of the event last night and they're all good guys. It's all a bit of a shmozzle, but it should turn out OK in the's just not what it was …

just the right thing to say

I am frustrated and disheartened for my husband. J has worked hard to get quite skilled at lighting and visuals and laser work and this weekend was supposed to be the first time he got to do a whole stage for a whole weekend of an event doing both lighting and visuals and lasers. A whole stage. He was pumped to finally have a chance to show people his ideas of stage design and what he can do...and when he showed up at the event yesterday to start setting up (for the event that was not very organized and had already changed one night's band listings from country to punk without warning so he had to redo an entire evening of stage design) there was someone else bringing in and setting up lighting. Sooooooo yeah- it turns out he's only doing visuals and lasers for the event. Noone told him this. Ever. Now this isn't a terrible thing - I mean it's still a great opportunity but the overall stage design and being able to really show his stuff is he's been working towards…

Crazy Aunt training

Well it's been a good week so far. I'm off the fancy shmancy pain meds and just on the odd advil and I've felt good enough to walk to work and back home yesterday and today, so I'm taking that as a good sign. I tried to get up this morning to do some upper body work but my comfy bed had me stay...I figured I needed rest so I'll try again tomorrow.
I got to go visit my bestie Heather last night and hang out with her and her husband and little Xander. He's such a tiny guy, but they're all doing pretty well. After a few weeks they've actually gotten a bit of sleep and were up to some company so it was good to hang out and catch up and ogle after little Xander. He's such a cute little guy.  He's almost 7 Lbs now. He's getting those chubby cheeks. Hee hee.

I got a bit wistful spending time with Xander...a bit sulky coming to terms again that there will be no little Max or Alice for us ever...but you know it's  really OK. I just plan on being …

3! 3 holes! Ah ah ah!

Well it's been just over a week since my surgery. I'm quite happy to say it all went very well and I just have 3 little holes in mah belly that are healing up quite well. I wish that one of them was further off to the side. I do love my stomach and was hoping not to have any really visible scars, but oh well…. the one longest one (about 1 inch long - the other are about 1/4 inch long) is in my bellybutton so you can't really see it at all and the other is down by my hip so it's not too bad really. Considering what they could all do and how little of a mark it left I am quite amazed.
Again I was fine after the anaesthetic and other than the morphine making me want to sing a lot I was home after a few hours and feeling quite good - no issues form the gas they put into you for the surgery. I keep imagining in my head "what if my ovaries are now free floating and they start moving around in there?" - yeah I know that's not true…but if I can't see it…how c…

perogie kebabs are my new favourite thing

After an evening of mint julips and raspberry wheat beer with barbecued skewers of marinated apples, pears, pineapples, chicken, pork, veggies and even perogies along with salads and homemade  salted caramel ice cream (with whiskey maple syrup for good measure) -an evening of good company and some good music playing in the back yard - everything came to a happy close. The few of us left after the potluck sat around the patio table in the back yard and sipped at the last of the beer while Joe plucked away at random tunes on his banjo and we all chatted lazily, laughed and finally said goodnight to the day. It was a proper welcome back to our good friend Jesse and a great summer evening. The bugs aren't out yet so we could relax and wander in and out of the house and really enjoy the summer evening. It was a great gathering.
Our house really is set up to entertain and it was great to have people over. There is the added bonus of us actually cleaning the house up all spic and span fo…