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My mom was really nice and took him on Tuesday while I was at work. :D


Nov. 14th, 2010 02:38 pm
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A few crochet pictures and one more Halloween costume pic.

I crocheted this pumpkin for my nephew Jack, his birthday is just before Halloween so I thought it would be fitting. :D

Robbie the bat sleeping almost upside down on Halloween night.

The mittens!! They weren't really hard, but I did have to smash two patterns together to make them.

I did a nice single crochet trim around the wrist and continued the chain over to the other mitten so that Robbie won't lose them.

Here's the fleece lining that I put in, it's attached to the tip of the mitten and the tip of the thumb so it won't slouch down.

Over all I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. I'm actually thinking of starting an etsy store to sell them, they are cheap enough to make that I could get a bit of profit from them. :D
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Hey there everyone! I am still alive, although I was sure I had died a couple of times this past week. Robbie gave me this lovely flu that included an eye infection which we are just getting over now after a week of being freaking sick. He's been off school all this week because of the eye infection, we went to the walk in clinic last Monday because his eye was oozing green goo and did not look healthy at all. The doctor gave him some antibiotic eye drops to clear it up, so far it's been working well and we've had only a couple of struggles in the beginning with getting them in. Now he will actually remind me that he needs to have them put in and lie really still while I do it. He goes back to school tomorrow and I'll be glad to have my time to myself again. :D

I've been busy crocheting and have finished Robbie's mittens and have started on a hat to match. The mittens are lined with fleece and the hat will be too. I'm going to make a scarf for him as well, but it might have to wait a little bit because my mom has requested a set for Christmas. We just have to get out to the clearance store to get some different coloured yarn for hers. I'll post some pictures soon, I just have to get the energy up to take them. :D

Day Two!

Nov. 2nd, 2010 12:18 pm
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Hey all, it's day two of NaNoWriMo 2010!! So far I'm up to 1036 words on my novel and once I get a whole chapter finished I'll post it here for you guys to read and give me feed back. Right now I'm behind, but that's only because Robbie is sick and hasn't been at school yesterday or today. He should be back tomorrow and I'll have more time in the morning to write. So far I'm proud of what I've written, it's fantasy again, figured I'd go back to what I love, since when I did a fantasy novel the first year I got past the half way mark and I had 2 year old then.

Good luck to all my fellow NaNo's this year, I hope we can all get to 50,000 and beyond this month! :D
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BOO! We're having a pretty laid back day today to save our energy for Trick or Treating later on. I have to get some dishes done so that I can bake some ghost cakes for a treat, I bought these mini cake pans a few months ago to use at Halloween. :D I'll take some pictures later and post more pics of Robbie in his costume tomorrow.

Also, tomorrow is the start of NaNoWriMo!! This will be the third year participating and I'm hopeful that I will actually finish this year since Robbie is going to be at school in the mornings so I'll have time to write without interruptions. I have a vague idea of what I want to do, it's going to be fantasy probably with some dragons. There is an undeveloped story line that I've been hashing out with Eric so we'll see how it goes. Here's to 50,000 words in November and a completed novel for the first time. :D


Oct. 29th, 2010 08:18 pm
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Since today was the last day of school before Halloween they had a costume parade and let the kids dress up in their costumes. Of course I was up until 11pm last night finishing his hat for his costume. I had the car today (his cousins birthday party is tomorrow night and we need to drive and my mom is working downtown all weekend and doesn't need the car!) so I picked him up from school and went straight over to my moms house to pick up the paper work for a mystery shop I had to do. Once I had that done we headed to a different mall to go trick or treating. They do a special thing where the stores in the mall can hand out treats to the kids, it's in the afternoon when the older kids are at school so that the 5 and under set can get some treats without all the competition and walking around outside in the cold late at night. It was fun, he got a whole bags worth and really enjoyed himself. I've got a picture of him done by one of the photography stores, they were doing it for free but were accepting donations for a kids charity. I'll get my mom to scan that picture later, they had a really nice backdrop and used a really nice DSLR.

Any way, on to the costume pics. He decided that he wanted to be a bat instead of a pumpkin, which was fine by me since the costume only cost me $2.26 plus about 4 hours of sewing/cutting. :D

The whole thing, I got the mirco fleece in the clearance bin for $4/meter and only needed a half meter. I cut out the bat wing shape for the cape and sewed it onto the back of the sweater.

(I'll take closer pics later to show how I did everything, I'm just lazy right now. lol)

He loves this costume, I'm glad because it was a bit of a pain to do the hat.

Close up of the hat on his head. I sewed this by hand from a pattern that Eric and I drew up. It's quite simple and I'll scan the pattern piece we made in case anyone wants to make this costume.

Close up of the hat on the styrofoam head. I'm so in love with his bat hat and I think he'll probably wear it until it gets really cold here.

So that's it. I'll post a tutorial for the costume if anyone is interested. I've also been doing some crocheting, there's this closeout sale that happens in the same building a few times a year and they had these huge balls of yarn for $1.59 each. I ended up buying three, in yellow, orange and a dark red, you firefly fans will know what I'm planning on making. Unfortunately the red isn't the same gauge as the yellow and orange and it's not really the right colour anyway. I'm going to go back soon and see if I can find a smaller gauge and the right colour. For now I've been making little pumpkins which I will take pictures of soon as well. :D
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awesome photos - Browncoat Records Presents...
see more Epic Win FTW

OMG you guys! I know that only the browncoats on my f-list are going to get this one, but seriously this is way too cute for words.

Damn, now I need a Firefly/Serenity icon. Maybe I'll cut some of that pic and make a couple. :D
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I don't know why, but this just cracks me up. :D

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His first day went really well, he got the bus home with no problems and was waiting to get off the bus at the right stop! :D The teachers take turns riding the bus with them this week to make sure everything goes smoothly and then next week it will just be the bus driver. I got a note from his teacher, she was on the bus today and told me about it, saying that he has been having a good time and is making friends and talking a lot. He loves his teacher, Ms. Kwan, and she told me today that he's doing fine and fitting in well.

I took a few pictures of his first day and one of his first piece of art that is now hanging on our fridge. :D

Click here for cuteness! )
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I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] scifigirliegirl

I don't care if any of you do this, I'll tag some people, but you don't have to do it. :D Because I'm nice like that.
[livejournal.com profile] cheerleader77, [livejournal.com profile] simplymelodious, [livejournal.com profile] felize

→ What song are you currently addicted to?
Voodoo Child by Rogue Traders. :D

→ What's your favorite season?
I like summer because I so do not do well with cold weather, I know I'm a bad Canadian. :P

→ What’s the latest movie you watched?
At the theater it was How to Train your Dragon, which kicked ass and had David Tennant doing a voice! :D At home I re-watched Star Trek XI because the little one wanted to watch it with me. Awwww, my cute little trekkie! : D

→ What is the one skill you wish you had?
I would love to be able to draw, I can barely draw stick figures.

→ What’s your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
Yay, Doctor Who!! Torchwood, Star Trek.

→ What's your favorite musical instrument?

→ What web sites do you always visit when you go online?
LiveJournal, yahoo mail, hotmail, Cake Wrecks, Epbot.

→ What was the last thing you bought?
An iced capp for the hubby.

→ If you won 10,000 bucks today, what would you do with it?
Buy a car!!!!!!! Maybe take a small vacation.

→ Favourite time of day?

→ What's the last thing that made you cry?
An argument with hubby.

→ Do you want to learn another language?
Yes, I'd love to learn Japanese.

→ Five things you can’t live without.
Hubby, my son, FOOD!!, oxygen, water.
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-Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
-Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
-Post them here for everyone to guess.
-Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
-No Googling/using IMDb search functions! DON'T CHEAT! there's no fun that way

1.Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.  The Princess Bride <lj user="cookiechris80">

2.You know, going back in time, changing history... that's cheating.  Star Trek XI <lj user="cookiechris80">

3.Oh, it's quite simple. If you are a friend, you speak the password, and the doors will open.  LOTR:Fellowship of the Ring <lj user="cookiechris80">

4.Challenge her, then. She may not play fair, but she won't refuse. She's got a *thing* for games. Coraline

5.They're gonna *execute* her! Look, a few minutes ago you said you didn't want to just wait here to be captured. Now all you want to do is stay? Star Wars:A New Hope

6.Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young girl whose stepmother always made her stay home with the baby. And the baby was a spoiled child, and wanted everything to himself, and the young girl was practically a slave. But what no one knew is that the king of the goblins had fallen in love with the the girl, and he had given her certain powers. So one night, when the baby had be particularly cruel to her, she called on the goblins for help!  Labrynth -<lj user="voodoochild9">

7.Look, everyone! This is what hatred looks like! This is what it does when it catches hold of you! It's eating me alive, and very soon now it will kill me! Fear and anger only make it grow faster! Princess Mononoke

8.A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night.  LOTR:The Two Towers <lj user="cookiechris80">

9.They like you very much, but they are not the hell "your" whales. Star Trek:The Voyage Home

10.It's so beautiful. It's hard to believe these spores could kill me. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds

11.Just play a bit of music and he falls straight asleep... I shouldn't have told you that!  Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone <lj user="cookiechris80">

12.A tree. There was a white tree in a courtyard of stone. It was dead. The city was burning. LOTR:The Return of the King <lj user="cookiechris80">

13.Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.  Monty Python and the Holy Grail -<lj user="voodoochild9">

14.Aw, poor guy. I understand. It's not easy being banished. Take my buddy Bigfoot. When he was banished he fashioned an enormous diaper out of poison ivy. Wore it on his head like a tiara. Called himself "King Itchy". Monsters INC -<lj user="voodoochild9">

15.I don't cook! I'm a scary and powerful fire demon! Howl's Moving Castle
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My first three days of training are over and it's going really well. My trainer/supervisor and the people I've been working with are impressed with how quickly I've been picking everything up. It's mostly because of me having worked there before and just getting used to the changes in procedures and the volume of accounts. Everyone has been really nice and I'm really happy to be back. I was on the phones by myself yesterday and most people aren't allowed to do that until they have completed three weeks training. lol, I think I'm good at this job. :D

I'm working the next three days (it should have been only Wednesday and Thursday, but they wanted to give me an extra shift since I'll only have this week on my first pay) and then have the weekend off which will be nice. We're (Eric, Robbie, my mom and me) taking Robbie up to Wonderland for the day and with my mom there it means that Eric and I can go on some of the bigger rides and she can watch Robbie. YAY!! I'm going to try really hard to keep this job for a long time, I feel like I can get really far with this company and they were nice enough to let me come back after ten years so I want to at least work this job for a few years. The work is super easy, especially on the night shift once I start that, and I'll have tons of time to do my crocheting and cross stitch again. It will be nice because I've missed doing it, but I can't really get involved with it when Robbie is around.

I have to go out shopping today because I need some business casual clothes for work during the week since they changed their dress code. With the new offices they actually have meeting rooms and clients frequently come in for meetings and will be there when I'm finishing my shift in the morning so all the operators have to dress nicely during the week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the day are casual and jeans are allowed. I have no business casual pants so I'm heading out soon to at least buy one or two pairs of nice pants and once I start getting paid I can go buy a few more so I don't have to do laundry as often.
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1. Who was your last text from?
Telus, about some change in their rates. Boo. :(

2. Where was your default picture taken?
It's from the Original Series Star Trek Trouble with Tribbles episode, one of my favs. :D

3. What's your middle name?

4. What's on your mind?
How I'm going to get up in time to go to speech therapy tomorrow, our appointment is at 9am. Blech! :P

5. Does your crush/GIRLfriend/BOYfriend like you back?
I sure hope so, since we've been together for 13 years now!

6. What is your current mood?
Tired and bored, hence the meme! I really should be cleaning.

7. What is your Mum's name?
Elizabeth, but she goes by Beth.

8. What colour shirt are you wearing?
Dark, light and medium blue strips, it's one of my favorites.

9. Are you close with your dad?
Yes, we don't talk all that often so we're not as close as we used to be.

10. If you could go back in TIME and change something, would you?
Possibly, there are a few things I'd love to change if they wouldn't cause too many problems.

11. Have a crazy side?
Hell yes! :D

12. Ever had a near death experience?

13. Something you do a lot?
Swear and I should really stop.

14. Angry at anyone?
I wouldn't say angry, more like disappointed.

15. Favourite Month?
I love June, it's not too hot and not too cold.

16. Name someone with the same birthday as you?
Peter Davison, actor, Dr. Who, Sink or Swim, Fiddlers Three (lol, I knew if I dug far enough I could find someone Who related. :D

17. When was the last time you cried?
Sometime during the time that Robbie had his cast on.

18. If you could have one super power what would it be?
Be invisible. :D

19. What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?

20. What do you usually order from Starbucks?
I don't got to Starbucks, but I get either a frozen hot chocolate or a strawberry chillato from Second Cup.

21. Favourite TV show(s)?
Doctor Who, Firefly, The Big Bang Theory, Monty Python, Futurama, Star Trek

22. Do you still watch kiddy movies?
I have a four year old. Nuff said.

23. What are you eating or drinking at the moment?

24. Do you speak any other languages?
Not fluently, I can speak a bit of French (thank you Canadian schools) and a few words in Chinese (thank you Kai Lan)

25. What's your favourite smell?
Fresh baked Cinnabun.

26. Describe your life in one word.

27. Have you ever kissed in the rain?

28. Ever kissed on the beach?

29. What are you thinking about right now?
What I'm going to make for dinner.

30. What should you be doing?
Getting the dishes done and making dinner.

31. Who was the last person that made you upset/angry?
A former friend of mine.

32. What are you listening to?
Unfortunately "Four Square" on Treehouse TV. At least it's the poetry and not the dancers or sound effects people, they just grate on my nerves.

33. Do you like working in the yard?
Depends, I like BBQing in the yard, but yard work not so much...it's too hard on my knee.

34. Do you ever want to get married? kids?
Ya, we kind of did this in the wrong order, we've got the kids, but no marriage yet. I'd like to get married, but I don't know if it will ever happen.

35. Do you act differently around the person you like?
Hmm, I think I'm more myself around Eric.

36. What is your natural hair colour?
Brown. Blah blah brown.

37. Who was the last person to make you smile?

38. What is your favourite meal at your favourite fast food restaurant?
Perkins - Pot Roast with hash browns instead of fries with gravy on the meat and hash browns. Sooooo yummy!

39. Do you cut out coupons?
No, but I do get them from save.ca sometimes.

40. What's the weirdest thing under your bed?
Nothing, my mattress is on the floor because due to space issues the boy still sleeps in our bed and we don't want him to fall out. :D
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I bring some good news, Robbie got his cast off today!!! :D He is super excited about it and even though he's a little sore he's doing much better now that he's free. He can't walk yet, but he should be up and around in a few days.

Here's some pics! )

Thanks to everyone for your support and good thoughts. :D
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OMG, I think I just died from pure cuteness! You really have to take a look at this video, now I want a baby otter so badly!! :D

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1. Put your i-Tunes on shuffle (Or Mp3 Player, or whatever you use)
2. When you get your song title, add "in my pants" after the song. YOU MUST WRITE IT NO MATTER HOW FUNNY IT SOUNDS
3. Do this 20 times.
4. Tag at least 5 friends who might enjoy doing the game.

1.Seasons of Love in my pants (lol)
2.Castles Made of Sand in my pants
3.One Man Army in my pants (um, what!?)
4.Lollipop (Candyman) in my pants
5.Party Hard in my pants (OK)
6.Catch me if I Fall in my pants
7.Sabotage in my pants (what?)
8.Life Support in my pants
9.Break your Heart in my pants
10.Take me or Leave me in my pants
11.Fallen Angel in my pants
12.Must Have Done Something Right in my pants
13.Bret you've Got it Going on in my pants (ha, that's perfect!)
14.Call and Answer in my pants
15.Little Wing in my pants
16.Hold On in my pants
17.Annie's Song in my pants
18,Out Tonight in my pants (tee hee!)
19.Friends in my pants (lol, what?)
20.I'll Cover You in my pants

Ya, so I'm not going to tag anyone, if you want to do it go ahead I just needed a laugh today.
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Whew, I'm exhausted!! Robbie's party went well, I think he had a good time and he was able to visit with his cousin Jack and [livejournal.com profile] cheerleader77's little boy so that was nice. He woke up this morning asking me if it was his birthday party now, he's been so excited all week for his party to happen. Eric and I got the living room furniture moved around a bit so that there was more room for the kids to play. We had Robbie's computer in front of our couch/futon so that he could lay on the futon and still watch movies and tv so we moved that over to the corner to clear the center of the living room.

My SIL made Robbie's cake, she took cake decorating classes at Micheal's and has started her own business so there was no one else I would have wanted to do his cake. She made him a Thomas cake, but ran into troubles when she went to find some cake toppers yesterday and couldn't find anything Thomas. Thankfully I had his cake topper from last years cake which was a little Thomas and was able to fine two more little engines to put on the cake. It looked so cute and once my mom sends me the pictures I'll post them. He got a ton of presents and is quite happy with all the toys and stuff he got. He's watching Toy Story right now which he got from [livejournal.com profile] cheerleader77 and is wearing one of the t-shirts my mom got him, one looks like Woody's shirt and the other looks like Buzz Lightyear's space suit. They are very cute.

My brother got him a Wii!!!!!! OMG, I was so excited when Eric told me last night and Robbie loves it. He's was playing the Wii Sports Resort that comes with it, he got really good at bowling and was so excited that it has sword fighting and archery. Two of his favorite things. :D

Tomorrow we head out to the Renn Fest, I'm super excited about that and will take tons of pictures.

So, I'm sitting here trying to relax and regain some of my strength. I spent most of yesterday going through Robbie's toys and putting most of them away in the bedroom so that there wouldn't be a huge mess after everyone left, it seemed to work quite well. Pictures to come soon, Robbie loved the fireworks and I got some great pictures of him and the fireworks.
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