An everyday blog

by a not-so-everyday Mama.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I'm back. I know, I know, it's been awhile, again. I always want to post, but never actually have time to sit down and do it.

A few new things going on around here... the first is that I'm taking the first steps to get my first novel self-published. It will be available online only at first but we'll see how it goes. I just have to save for a few months to get this ball rolling! I'm really excited!

The second thing is that Paul and I recently (very recently, as in the past few days) started up a home business, making and selling cupcakes. He started bringing them to work and selling them a few days ago and it's going over really well! I hope to have a website up soon-ish, and I'll be taking orders in the near future as well. Here's a little picture sneak peak, though I've posted some of these here before:

Cookies and Cream

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Chocolate Butterscotch


Other than that, our ONE YEAR wedding anniversary is just around the corner - 17 days away! We are going to Niagara Falls for the day/weekend. It's not planned out yet, but we know we're not staying a night in a hotel - it's TOO expensive. We'll probably just go see the falls, the casino, maybe a museum or two and have dinner. Then we'll head home the same night, probably. I wanted to go to Marine Land, but that's a whole day trip in itself. Another time, I guess.

I'm off now to work on the novel, then take the pups for a w-a-l-k. Even though it's Thursday, it's my Sunday and I have to get lots of stuff done around the house (laundry, dishes, vaccuuming and maybe more cupcakes) before I head back to work tomorrow. I can't wait til Sunday, as we are having a Girly Drink Party/BBQ! Woo!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Rest assured, you're with a heart that's pure.

I just got home from work, a nine hour shift. I worked ten and a half hours yesterday, and eight the day before that. My feet hurt. My eyes are heavy. But at least my next paycheck will make me feel like I contribute around here. I'm, in a way, proud of myself for working so much. I mean, it's not like a had much of a choice. It was super busy all weekend and I just couldn't get away. But still. Paul works his butt off every week, working at least forty-five hours a week, and I usually only work 25 or 30. Sure, I do the housework and I walk the dogs and I make the lists and, well, I do alot. But, when it comes down to it, Paul takes care of me. And I love him for it. I am glad to have worked alot and be able to make a nice paycheck once in a while, though. I'm sure he'll appreciate it, too.

I got tattooed this past Thursday. My left sleeve is just about done now. It hurt like hell and now it's sore and swollen and yucky. But it'll be beautiful soon. Here it is the day after it got done.

I also got my haircut yesterday. I took the plunge and did something a little bit different - but I didn't go quite as far with it as I planned. I was thinking of buzzing the shorter side and having the other side long, but I chickened out and just got it cut short. I love it, anyway.

I bought a book today by a Canadian author, Lisa Gabriele. I just started reading it before work today and I think I'm going to like it. It's called The Almost Archer Sisters. I'll write some form of a review of it once I'm finished. I am happy to be reading again, as well as writing alot more than I have in a long time.

I need motivation to start looking into publishing companies. I know it's hard. I know it's expensive. I know my work needs some editing and proof-reading before hand. But I really want it. And I hope that's enough to push me into actually doing it.

I'm now to shower and get to bed - I have another two days of work before my "weekend", which is Wednesday/Thursday this week. I can't wait until it gets here, even if it means laundry, dishes, vacuuming and groceries. I like not working!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The television steals the conversation.

Ugh, I haven't posted (again) in almost a month. Man, my life must be pretty boring.

We went to the cottage, the beach... Sauble Beach to be exact. We were there for five days - it was beautiful, hot 30+ degrees every day, no rain. We got sun soaked, we swam in the lake every day, we relaxed, we enjoyed every moment. It was wonderful, and coming home, to reality, going back to work - well, it sucked. At least we can re-live the vacation together, through a series of photos, right?

Yes, my pug can swim. And she's really good at it, and she loves it!

I wish I was back at the beach, right now. Today was my usual day off - I did usual day off things. I cleaned the bedroom, put away laundry, did some baking, cleaned the kitchen, tidyed up the living room, walked the dogs. I do feel good about getting alot done today, but until Paul says "I really appreciate all the work you do around the house" (which I'm sure he won't, unless I pry it out of him), I won't feel all that accomplished. Haha.

Tomorrow I'm off again (woo!) because I'm getting tattooed. All day. Oh yah. I'm excited, besides the fact that I'm getting the under side of my arm finished, near my armpit. Ouch. Pictures to come soon.