Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Monday, February 26, 2007


eat it up

Open your eyes
Look then see
Life is sense
sweet smell
of sunlit gardens
Wrap your (self)
(in velvet)
Run run wild
over rocks
through waves
let them guide you
Beat the drum
Beat the drum
Lift your spirit
Listen to the sound of peace
Live your dream

Saturday, February 24, 2007

And Now For Something Completely Different

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Having a Moment

Well crap. This week went by too fast. Here I've left you since Monday with (an albeit stunning) piece of furniture. Too bad it wasn't a chair. Or a bed. Ahhhh bed. Where I should be. Before heading off, I must tell you that I've had a few epiphanies. One of which is that my cat is a freak and I love her. The other is that I need to learn to be loved. Woah. Sorry. Don't know where that came from. But really. I don't think I'm the only one. Love. Love. Love. That's all we do. But who's on the receiving end? Who's accepting it? Are you really letting it in? I know I'm not. That's gonna change. Now back to regularily scheduled mindless furniture chat.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Thrifty for Madge

While those of you who know Madge may think that the title should be Thrifting for Madge, those of you who know me really well will know that I'm not as much a thrifter as I am just plain cheap. I love a deal. And there is no better deal than free. So here she is. A made to fit armoir from a 1920's nunnery that the other half got off a job site. It was a reno and the owner didn't want the 20 some odd pieces, so each tradesman got to take what he wanted. Score.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Growing Babies and Shrinking Pockets

My new baby girl is already proving the adage that children grow up too fast. She was born at 7lb 10oz and at 8 weeks she is already 14lbs. If you're not familiar with growing babes here's a few comparisons: I was born 7lbs 4oz and didn't reach 14lbs until 4 months of age: My eldest daughter has always been in the 95th percentile for weight and height since her birth at 8lbs 10oz and 21 inches. At 8 weeks she was a 'mere' 13lbs. So. We have a little chub rock on our hands. I just wanna eat her. So with all the money we're saving on having another girl and recycled everything, we are more than spending on our upcoming nuptials. So here's a peek at what's growing, developing and blossoming in our house these days.

Friday, February 16, 2007


"Bayview Barbie"
This princess Barbie is sold only at the Bayview Village Shopping Centre. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade Handbags, a Lexus SUV, a long-haired foreign dog named Honey and a designer kitchen. Available with or without tummy tuck and face-lift. Workaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with the augmented version.

"Burlington Barbie"
The modern day homemaker Barbie is available with Ford Wind star Minivan and matching gym outfit. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation. Traffic jamming cell phone sold separately.

"Jane Finch Barbie "
This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife,a Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit. This model is only available after dark and must be paid for in cash (preferably small, untraceable bills) ...unless you are a cop, then we don't know what you are talking about.

"Oakville Barbie"
This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of BMW convertible or Hummer H2. Included are her own Starbucks cup, credit card and country club membership. Also available for this set are Shallow Ken and Private School Skipper. You won't be able to afford any of them.

"Oshawa Barbie"
This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too small, a NASCAR t-shirt and tweety bird tattoo on her shoulder. She has a six-pack of Bud light and a Hank Williams Jr. CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken's butt when she is drunk. Purchase her pickup truck separately and get a confederate flag bumper sticker absolutely free.

"Loft Barbie"
This collagen injected, rhino plastic Barbie wears a leopard print outfit and drinks cosmopolitans while entertaining friends. Percocet prescription available as well as warehouse conversion condo.

"Hamilton Barbie"
This tobacco-chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased beer-gutted Ken out of Butler Barbie's house. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, and a see-through halter-top. Also available with a mobile home.

"Cabbagetown Barbie"
This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight brown hair, arch-less feet, hairy armpits, no makeup and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her Willow. She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two Point Breeze Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag bumper sticker for free.

"Scarborough Barbie"
This Barbie now comes with a stroller and infant doll. Optional accessories include a GED and bus pass. Gangsta Ken and his 1979 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant.

"Muskoka Barbie"
She's perfect in every way. We don't know where Ken is because he's always out a-'huntin'.

"Church Street Barbie/Ken"
This versatile doll can be easily converted from Barbie to Ken by simply adding or subtracting the multiple snap-on body parts.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007

R U Bored?

Then do this.
I did.
I got a 22...then a 25...I just keep getting smarter!
What 'bout you?

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Tragically Hip

Some of you may recall THE BEST POST EVAH! Well, I forgot to mention that the hubby to be really did it right. The ring was not my engagement/birthday gift. Oh no. I also got 2 floor seat tickets to see one of my favourite bands and last night we cashed in! First we went to my pre-baby place of employment and feasted on succulent steaks and fabulous wine. After having both our tummies and our pocket books pampered we headed out to the show where I had a few more beverages of the beer kind. Buck 65, an east coast hip hop duo I had never heard of before, opened the show with something that equated to a cross between Beck, Stompin' Tom, Leonard Cohen and The Beastie Boys. But it was the Hip that melted my heart. Many failed opportunities to see this band over the years culminated into an experience of a life time: From a ten year old girl in jazz class dancing to Boots or Hearts, a teenager whose camping trips were defined by Fully Completely, a singer in a band covering Wheat Kings and Fiddler's Green, to a mom looking for a well deserved chance to remember she is a person who experienced it all. It was worth the wait. So, thank god for sleepy babies. We got home at 11pm and the munchkin didn't get up till 5am, ate and we all went back to sleep till 8am. 4 coffees later and you'd never know we took a cab home last night. Now. How to get the car back from down town...

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Today is my first official de-lurking post. I figure I've been in it long enough now that maybe just possibly there might be those of you out there whom for whatever reason are reading and not posting. So this is it. Your chance to get it all off your chest. Then again. I could just be talking to myself. We'll see.