I just put an old lady's maxi pad through the wash and all I can think is this is my life...

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Our 24 hour vacation has ended. Early. It's scary how quick one can go from happy and relaxed to depressed and exhausted.

This is my life.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree...

No, I haven't bought my Christmas tree yet. And no, I haven't decorated for Christmas just yet. But I did put a dent in my Christmas shopping list this morning. I went shopping with my sister, Aych and picked up 6 gifts. Yay! So excited for the holidays, but first, our Haunted Housewarming party. These are the invites that I created on Picnik:

I love Halloween and Christmas :) This is my life!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Exhausted.

I have worked ten shifts this week. Turkey Butt is taking a driver's training course this weekend (on top of working his usual shifts) so I haven't spent more than 15 minutes with him since Wednesday night. Wednesday also happens to be the last night that I slept in my own bed overnight. I am so completely exhausted! Here's some proof:

- Threw on a shirt to meet up with a friend I haven't seen in months. Got distracted before I got pants on and realized I haven't fed the fish all week.
- Fed the fish in my shirt and underwear.
- Glanced in a mirror on my way to put on pants and realized my shirt was on inside out.
- And backwards.
- Realized that I haven't watered the plants all week.
- Or showered for that matter.
- Ate a PB&J on questionable bread. It was that or Mini Wheats and I didn't feel like opening the fridge.
- Started a new book. Still haven't written a review for my last book. Or the one before that, which my blog says I'm currently reading (NOT!)
- Put down the book every chapter because it requires much more thought than Facebook creeping does.
- Picked it back up every half an hour when I realized I've been creeping the same people over and over again.
- Tried creeping the people on Turkey Butt's Facebook. Turns out that's an epic fail due to the fact that we grew up an hour apart and previous to our relationship, had no common friends.
- Walked into the office with the brilliant plan of organizing it while Turkey Butt is away.
- Walked back out after I had only one foot in.
-Went back to Facebook.

Wow, I'm going to stop myself there. This really could go on forever. I am THAT exhausted. But there are too many things that I need to do - making sleep next to impossible. I WISH only for this second that I didn't give up caffeine because we're TTC. I could use an Iced Capp from Tim Horton's right about now.

Oye, this is my life.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gimme a Juice Pack!

Don't know what it is, but there is definitely something very special about juice packs. I am addicted! This scene (see above) from 'The Back Up Plan' is something that I can completely relate to. Why wouldn't I want to vent my problems to someone while drinking a juice pack? Seriously. Not that my bestest's would understand. They still make fun of me for the time I pulled an empty juice pack out of my purse and started sucking on the straw, just because I had hoped there'd be more juice in it. I kid you not.
(me, in bed, loving on my juice pack, with my "freddy krueger" sweater on backwards - just because i can)

Oh yeah, this is my life :)

Why I Love Turkey Butt

I accidentally forgot my phone on the bed while I was in the living room blogging today. I missed one call and five texts from Turkey Butt in less than an hour. This was my favorite:

"helo its me boyfriend turkey butt. remember me u love me. talk to me"

Hahaha, my boy is many things, but an extraordinary speller will never be one of them. But that's what makes this so darn cute.

Oh, and this lunch box (see below), which was unexpectedly delivered to me at work, is another reason why I love him!

(hot chocolate in my ladybug thermos, juice pack, bloody candy finger, pb & j tortilla wraps, banana, 'The Guardian' movie and a wonderfully misspelled love note)

I think he's a keeper.



This is my life:)

Here Comes The Bride.

I ordered my wedding band from etsy the other day from one of my FAVORITE jewelry designers: Eidel Precious. You can find her wares at:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/EidelPrecious?ref=seller_info

This is my wedding band:



I cannot wait for it to arrive so I can try it on :) I am definitely looking forward to wearing this for the rest of my life! I also purchased a few more etsy beauties which I will be bragging about once they arrive! It feels like it has been far too long since I've bought something for me there!

This is my life!

The Next Big Step.

I met Turkey Butt's extended family over the weekend. We were invited to his cousin Emme's wedding Friday night. I wish I could explain how much I laughed and how much I love his family - but there are no perfect words. They're pretty fantastic though, just like my Turkey Butt. From rainy carriage rides to being asked a dozen times when we're getting married to the mother and father of the bride riding a mechanical bull - it was a wonderful weekend!!! Here are some of my favorite photos from the night:


(i made him wear his glasses, i think he looks SO cute but he got called 'Huey Lewis' all night)

(papa turkey butt getting in a nice right hook)

(turkey butt, his mama, his brother on leave from afghanistan, and his dad)

(after I changed out of my dress)



Being at this wedding helped Turkey Butt and I realize one very important thing: we REALLY want to elope!!! Strange, I know. I've dreamed about my wedding since I was a little girl and I have certainly been planning my upcoming ceremony with great gusto but it is so not me. Frankly, I HATE the idea of being the centre of attention. Even if it's just for one day. And really, why spend thousands of dollars on a day that will seriously stress me out? I want to marry Turkey Butt because I am madly in love with him and can't imagine a single second of the rest of my life being spent without him. I definitely don't need the big fancy wedding to show that off. Not that his cousin Emme's wedding wasn't fun. It was. But it was fun because I was not front and centre. So we're talking about a good old fashioned elopement. I'm sure my future mother-in-law will NOT be pleased, but it's more US.

This is my life! 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Following: The Perfect Binge

http://perfectbinge.blogspot.com/

My first complete following was for the above blog. While bored today I read it from start to finish and came out with so much inspiration! I began to follow this blog due to the great music randomly showcased (like Mumford & Sons and Serena Ryder) but came out of this experience with:

- 6 books that I am going to request from the local library;
- 1 TV show that I am going to attempt to find and watch;
- 4 movies that I am going to try to rent or download; and
- 6 songs that I absolutely adore and will listen to often.

So thank you, Perfect Binge! Keep up the good work!

This is my life :)

A Little Product Lovin'

These glass containers from 'frigoverre' are my latest obsession! We find them from $4 to $8 at Winner's and Turkey Butt will buy me one every now and then. I try to cut the amount of plastic that I bring into my house, especially for items that get used over and over again, which makes these fantastic! Check out their website: http://bormioliroccousa.com/ to find more completely fabulous items.

This is my life!

Becoming A Good Follower.

Anyone who knows me could tell you that I am NOT a follower! Even when around new people (something that seriously bothers a former shy girl like me), I always end up leading the way. Sometimes I try really hard not to. I will go into a Staff Meeting repeating the mantra, "I will just listen today! I will just listen today!" but I always end up leading the conversations. Or so it seems that way to me.

Today I'm referring to a different kind of following though. I'm an avid blog follower, always reading the latest posts from all my favorite blogger's. The trouble is, I have never gone back to the beginning to read all their blog posts. Since I am currently off til Tuesday afternoon (and Turkey Butt is not), today I think I will cuddle up with Adora and become more acquainted with one of my favorite blogger's. Now, who to choose?

This is my life :)

Cape Split.













3.25 hours later, this is my life!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labour Day.

When I was a kid, I thought the Labour part of this holiday referred to giving birth and not working for a living. The strangest part was that I didn't even know ANYONE who was born in September on/near this birthing holiday. Blew my mind. Of course, I was also the kid who thought chocolate milk (not steak) came from brown cows...

Alas, this Labour Day I don't know anyone giving birth AND I had to work an awake O/N. Double lame! At least I got off at 7am and caught up on my sleep a bit. Just waiting for Turkey Butt to get off work so we can go for a hike (will add photos later) and enjoy DONUT MONDAY!!!!!!

For those of you not in the know, Donut Monday is this amazing holiday created by me and Turkey Butt. We are obsessed with Tim Horton's donuts - Blueberry Bloom's and Powdered's and Boston Cream's, oh my! So obsessed in fact, that we had to limit our consumption to once a week (and no more than 3 each). Hence, DONUT MONDAY! I am BEYOND excited!

This is my life :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hurricane Earl, Bring It On.

Us Nova Scotians have this pretty insane habit of downplaying all storm warnings. Especially of the tropical storm/hurricane variety. Sure we have the emergency nuts who buy out the non-perishable food aisles at the local grocery stores, but for the most part we all just sit back and wait for our "I told ya so" moment. Even after Juan (a category 2 hurricane) devastated and destroyed many areas of this province, we still don't get nervous. 120km/hour winds? Up to 70mm of rainfall? 26, 000 homes without power? Whatever Earl. I just got off a ten hour O/N so I'm going to sleep through you.

This is MY life!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Princess Prancy Pants

I'm going to attempt to upload a video of Adora that was filmed last night. It is further proof that this baby girl is spoiled, inspite of what her "sad face" may try to get across when you leave her alone for a minute.

video

In this, Turkey Butt is holding her dog treat and encouraging her to take it out of his hands. Usually she is given treats, quite freely by certain grandparents (I might add). This is her reaction. Keep in mind this was going on for a few minutes before I could find my camera and set it to "video".

In other news, my ever so clumsy Turkey Butt managed to step on a furniture tack last night. After it happened, he just stood on one foot and calmly repeated, "Take this out. Take this out. Take this out." It was really stuck up there!!! The tack part of it was about 4 times the length of a thumb tack and I'm very surprised it didn't pop out the top of his foot. Now I get to watch him limp around the house, which provides me with hours of entertainment!

This is my life!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Comical Complications of TTC

To start I must apologize to any future grandparents who may come across this while leisurely keeping up to date on my life - Sorry for ruining the surprise! On that note, this whole process of TTC (trying to conceive) is beyond comical! Okay, so it's alot of things - exciting, nerve-wracking, stressful, etc. Today, while i'm home sick from work due to a very persistent bladder infection (TMI - I know), I'll try to update you on a few funny realizations after my first month of TTC.

Since we've really just began to try, I haven't done much more than Google the topic to aid in our adventure. I haven't succumbed to taking my temperature daily or buying expensive over the counter ovulation kits yet. I mainly just try to keep things in for 15 minutes following "the deed" and I'm taking prenatal vitamins to up my folic acid intake. I don't want becoming pregnant to resemble a job more than the fun job it should be. Oh, but then there's the mucous. As a little "Hey, you're ovulating" heads up, your vaginal mucous changes. It becomes thin and stringy... Or was it thick and elastic-y? Okay, I still haven't gotten this part down yet. But I can honestly say that all these years that I've longed to meet the right guy, settle down, and have babies, I never imagined that the state of my vaginal mucous would take the place of foreplay for Turkey Butt and I.

Something that struck me as funny as I was preparing to take my first at home pregnancy test was the product's packaging. I opened the box and realized that clearly, based on the packaging, they wanted me to piss on a fruit roll up...

My last comical incident of this post occurred in the parking lot of a fast food joint the other day. After I downed half a medium container of KFC gravy (yes, I drank it), I prayed that I was knocked up for no other reason than to justify what I just did. Then I went to Tim Horton's and bought 6 timbits and 2 donuts...

Due to the bladder infection and these pesky antibiotics, we'll be acting like teenagers (according to Turkey Butt) and using condoms for the next week or so. With my luck though, I'll be posting more stories in no time!

This is my life...

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