Monday, November 23, 2009

Poss...the ImPossible

I know I have mentioned my Poss......Possum that is.
Let me paint a picture:
I am trying desperately to finish the chapter I'm working on......Microsoft Word...Boring!
Almost anything is a welcome distraction.
Possum decides to help me out.
He does his graceful cat leap onto my desk, and settles onto my binder.
I pet his head and turn back to the keyboard.

He wants attention.

He hooks his claw into my sweater,

pushes his head under my chin
(giving me a noseful of hair on the way)
I tell him he can't be doing that cause I really need to work.
He gives me the most utter look of contempt

Turns his back to me

Lifts his hind quarter
And begins his hourly cleaning ritual,
showing me what he thinks of me.
Butt end first.
Of course.

End Note: As I finish this, T comes home from school, checks his Facebook first thing.
(He's grounded from the computer but I let him on for 5 minutes to do that.)
I hear a crash
And a yell
"What did he do?"
I holler at him,
Curious because of what I am writing.
"He knocked the speaker behind the desk
Where I can't reach it....


He didn't even say sorry!"

So, Mr. Poss, you don't have to wonder why I posted these embarrasing and unflattering pictures of you, (which definitely do not show your handsome side,)

On the World Wide Web

For everyone to see!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Good For You Lesson (aka Healthy Living)

First, I will explain my absences, which are not going to end anytime soon, unfortunately.
I am back to school....which involves 30 hours a week, plus my home business hours, which are 2-3 a day, plus family, housework, me get the idea.

More on that later.

It so happened that today I could devote my morning to studies...3 hours.

Things I learned this morning....
  • Don't fall back asleep after the kids have gone to school
  • After one hour of computer learning, take a 5 minute break
  • Use that break to perform small household tasks.....put away a load of laundry, fill sink with hot water & dirty dishes, feed the dog, sweep the kitchen floor, etc.
  • Don't grab a snack out of the cupboard everytime you get up
  • At lunchtime, don't give in to the desire to take that nap you missed this morning, find your boots, toque, mitts, and go for a bushwhacking walk. Your dog will love you for it.
  • During that bushwhack, you may find within 15 minutes of your home, a beautiful view that even after 7 years you didn't even know was there! (note to self..take camera next time)(note to self again...I bet Dagmar knew it was there!)
  • When you get home, having 2 pudding cups would destroy any benefits of the walk & just make you feel'll feel better after having some carrot sticks.
  • Finally, get back to the job at hand.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blinded by the Light

Its all in the wording.
In the adjectives you choose.
Stark or Striking?
Golden or Glum?
Isolating or Inspriring?

Its all in the attitude

I'll never be happy here
I'll never get the job
I'll never have enough money
I'll never meet Mr. Perfect
I'll never kick the habit

As T.V.'s Jake Harper says
"Not with that attitude you won't"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Time Wasted

I am one of those people who go by the adages

"If you have nothing to do,
Don't do it here"


"Idle hands are the devil's workshop"


"To fill the hour, that is happiness"

So, I was not happy that I slept away the last two weekends, that's four days!
Think of what I could've gotten done!

I could've finished my cross-stitch stocking
Finished my summer scrapbook
Pulled all the solar lights out by the driveway
So they don't get in the way of the snow shovel & get ruined
Washed the dog
Gone for a walk or two
Attended the craft fair in town
I suppose I could've even vaccuumed, washed, & dusted
(How likely is that though?)

Now those four days. never mind the evenings of the days between those two weekends
Are gone forever

Curses to the God of the Flu!
May he never return!

I really do apologize for the constant theme of my last few posts
Next time will be better
I know - Famous last words
But they're true I say!
They're true!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sometimes I Get it Right

Most often,
when it comes to scheduling out of town appointments,
If you need to do 3 different things,
You can count on 3 different days.

Not often does it all fall into place
As easily as it did yesterday...

My son needed to go to the orthodontist to get his braces off,
Then wait 4 hours while they made his retainer
And come back.
He also needed a follow-up CT Scan
From his springtime accident
(which thank-god, is hardly more than a memory now)
Besides that, I needed to take an "Accuplacer" Exam
Which, put simply, is an exam to prove to the funding department that since I graduated more than 20 years ago,
I am still smart enough to succeed in upgrading my education

All this needed to be done in Williams Lake, an hour & 15 minutes drive from here
(If you do the speed it doesn't take me quite that long)
So I, by some stroke of good fortune,
Managed to get it all booked for the same day.
The Gods were shining on me.

The only kink in the armour was that I am still slowly recovering from the flu,
And can barely keep my eyes open & my body upright for more that 2 hours at a time.
Whether or not its H1N1 we don't know as the docs have given up testing everyone
They just hand out the presriptions for Tamiflu
Which didn't even help.

But there was no way I'd get all those planets lined up so perfectly again,
So I told Jeremy, make sure you've got your license,
Cause I may not be able to drive the whole way.

The braces came off,
The exam was written (& passed with flying colours except for the algebra part)
The CT Scan was done
New snowboard bindings were bought
The Superstore was visited
And the retainer was fitted & placed.

Supposedly, when I am supervising Jeremy driving,
I'm not supposed to fall asleep.
Well, it doesn' exactly say not to in the manual,
But its probably one of those "givens"
I couldn't help it,
and anyways,
we made it home in one piece.

And I went to bed!
Williams Lake, BC

Monday, November 2, 2009

Its here

We may live out in the in the boonies
But it came anyways
As we all knew it would.....
It just took a little longer to find us is all
But it's here now

Rampidly & rapidly making up for lost time
In our town
In our schools...
In our home