Saturday, April 28, 2007

Dear Santa Has Been Put To Bed

I've put the final stitches in Dear Santa.

Piece stats:
Start: November 26, 2005
Finish: April 28, 2007
Total Hours: 43

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Stand ~ Rascal Flatts

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You feel like a candle in a hurricane
Just like a picture with a broken frame
Alone and helpless, like you’ve lost your fight
But you’ll be alright, you’ll be alright

‘Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you’re made of
You might bend ‘til you break
‘Cause it’s all you can take
On your knees you look up
Decide you’ve had enough
You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off
Then you stand, then you stand

Life’s like a novel with the end ripped out
The edge of a canyon with only one way down
Take what you’re given before it’s gone
And start holdin’ on, keep holdin’ on

Every time you get up and get back in the race
One more small piece of you starts to fall into place – yeah

Yeah then you stand – yeah
Yeah, baby
Woo hoo, Woo hoo, Woo hoo
Then you stand – yeah, yeah

I've been told this should be my new theme song. It is taking a stand that has me in a bit of a spot. I ask myself this question constantly: 'Was the fight worth the cost?" I'll not know for some time yet, worse than that I may never really know. Things happened how they did and life will be how it will be.

Thanks, V for thinking of me when you did with this song. Rascal Flatts is fast becoming a favorite of mine and is touching music, such as this song that does it for me!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sisters ~ Danielle Steel

Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel’s novel about a remarkable family, a stunning tragedy—and what happens when four very different young women come together under one very lively roof.

This was a good book, BUT I sometimes wonder why I bother. I've not read a Danielle Steel book in ages, but in all actuality I come away from this one thinking I've already read it. The characters are different, of course, but the story seems the same in every book. All things end up perfect after the 'tragedy'. I'm not a pessimist by nature, but does life really ever turn out so perfect?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Horoscope Thoughts for today

Be gentle and reserved in your approach. You will find that there is a great deal of tenderness in the air that you should work to tune into and enjoy. Do things to improve your home. Make amends with the people you live with and clear the air so that relations will be good for the future. You have a great deal of yourself invested in making your home a sanctuary, so respect it and nourish it.

This pretty much covers everything in my day to day life. Hmmmm

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Running Log

April 3 ~ 3.6 km 4/1
April 6 129.6 lbs
April 13 129.6 lbs
April 19 ~ 4.5 km 4/1 (walk/run)
April 23 ~ 4.5 km 3/2
April 25 ~ 4.5 km 3/2
April 30 ~ 4.5 km 3/2

Total: 21.1 KM

I could be frustrated with my efforts this month, but I want to look at this from a positive frame of mind. I ran, not as much as I could have or should have, but I'm atleast back on the street. It is an awesome feeling to be out there again.

My goal for next month is to do more than double what I did in the month of April.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Canoe what???? How do I not know these things?

How do I begin this entry? It is this same thought every time I try to blog about my time with Mary and Krista.

As always when the three of us get together there is an overflow of laughter, friendship, food, beverage and good times. The dinner was awesome, Mary. Oh ya, Krista too, or shall I say the cooking show host extraordinaire. The brownies were so good and the traveller was just what I didn't need. We had brownies with peanut butter and Turtle ice cream with Corona for an appetizer. Miss Mary, holy wow did you taste that beer???? I've never seen such a sight. Cute girl you are!!!! Dinner was delicious and Mary, good girl you are, only burning your face one time. I'm so proud of you. Cute Boy's raspberry biscuits were nothing short of experiencing an out of body moment.... okay maybe those biscuits rank up there with the BIG O!

I have to ask, 'Do you know what a canoe (you fill in the blanks) is"? Maybe I'd be better not to ask. This being a family rated show and all, such a question might not go over so well. Herein lies the 'Educating of Tammy'. I've so much to learn. Anyone up for teaching me? I used to have a canoe and gave it away for free last year. I just had to get rid of it! I was purging my house of all the stuff I no longer needed and the canoe was one of the first things to go. Showers made specifically for one thing and it's not a shower, well who ever? I just had to share this wonderful story with the girls. I want one of those showers.... please!

What do you get when you take two sexy chicks from the city and send them home alone in the dark from the middle of butt-freak nowhere? You get lost is what you get!!!! Krista and I made it home from Moscow via Napanee. WTF??? Oh, and did I mention I don't like driving in the dark nor in places unfamiliar to me? Sorry, Krista!

I will do my best to update this as the memories come of the funny things we discussed. I think the reason I have such a hard time putting our funnies to words is because they are very much, 'had to be there moments'.

I wouldn't miss these get togethers for anything. The date for the next one is already being discussed. Can't tell ya how much I can't wait.

One last thing, Miss Mary: You can miss Sunday night games, really it's okay! Think of the fun we could have at all those ball games and the year end party that you might make this coming September. Good times good times!

Happy Day! Happy Day!

The day has finally arrived. The day I look forward to each and every month with such excitement. It is the day that Mary, Krista and myself have set aside to get together. I don't get to see them near as much as I would like and when I do it's like I'm a little kid in a candy store.

This may come across as harsh and I apologize beforehand if I offend some, but the fact that it is just the three of us is absolutely perfect. We've invited others to join us, but for whatever reason the invitees can never make it and in the end it works out best, I think. We three can be a bit over the top with our topics of conversation, our laughter and our overall volume and control of the environment. It is that which I love and probably intimidates most other people.

We are heading to Mary's for this get together. Mary is doing the main meal with Krista bringing beverages and I've the honour of dessert. I'm such a lucky girl because Cute Boy's, the sweet guy that he is, made raspberry tea biscuits for me take along. I'm remained strong because the 9 biscuits he sent me with are still all accounted for. The day is still young though. I must remain strong, I must!

My time with Mary and Krista is just what I need right now. It isn't that I will monopolize the day with my life's traumas and dramas. It will be completely the opposite. I will be swept away by their friendship, laughter and the general catch up we do. I'll be able to escape all the thoughts and worries, if even for a short time. I look forward to whatever escapades of their day to day life they share. It could be a boo-boo car spot, a thwacked toe, ridiculous stories about a nasty co-worker or something sweeter such as life plans, supposed house sales, new house purchases on the South Shore (oh so ritzy sounding). Who really knows what the day will bring. One thing is certain it will bring a healthy dose of support, friendship, as well as a rekindled spirit. It is the rekindled spirit that I savour most. I hope in some small way I'm able to give as much to these two wonderful women as I've been given.