Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Earth Hour.

Half way through Earth Hour.

I had to turn on my computer monitor to do this.

Go me.

Not following the rules or regulations.

Please ... someone fire me!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Neil Diamond - "Sweet Caroline" Cover | The Faceplants

Absolutely nothing serious about this little number .... however minus the rice krispie eater and the ukelele player .. the middle man is just this way in his homeland .., minus the hat, unibrow and the fancy stache!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Drizzle

I watched the skim of clouds roll into the sky last evening ... not that I live on rolling plains are anything "out there" ... but sine we do live in the flat lands, with mountains surrounding us ... well .. it was easy to them coming.

Now it is drizzling. Ickful drizzling!

That's alright ... I did make it out in the glorious blue skies for the majority of the time that the blue sky was here. ALTHOUGH... I didn't actually do anything on Friday ... as I wandered about with a massive headache ... where eating ALL of Canada's Tylenol stock would not have been enough ... so I moved little, and did little .. and contemplated when I would be able to pull out the hideious varigated weed festival that is happening in my shade garden. I can't stand those little buggers ... they travel for miles and miles, with no great agenda, other than running amuck between all the gardeny things.

In things less drizzly ... the chicklets have been returned to school. Whew. What a vacation. Uhm .. no. Jimmy worked and played music, Fussy vacationed in Cuba and sang music. The Sir ... he watched hockey and worked and cooked. He likes that. I don't. I walked, ran, walked, ran, cleaned bathrooms and did laundry, and occasionally shopped for all the staple stuff that people make it through the day with... except toilet paper. I didn't buy toilet paper. We almost ran out. I don't think that this is a good home to run out of toilet paper .... nothing pointedly outthere that I am saying .. except that it seems there is always a human in the bathroom at this place. That is all.

In other things even less interesting ... but equally exciting ... the sir said to me the other night that he wonders howcome everybody assumes that he doesn't want to go away anywhere ...  he wanted to go away in January, and yes he did.

so I quizzed him:

What place did you find for us to go?
Did you sit down with the wife and say .. "lets do this!"
Did you ask the wife for some input, work schedules, childrens schedules, childrens work schedules ...?
Did he let go of the "bank account", and just think about doing it because?


Well, currently we are going nowhere .. at the moment.

I heard of an interesing place to go, and a fun way to get there.

I suggested it to the Sir, and said "let's do this!" ....

"why ... there's nothing there ... and we could drive there in 8 hours anyways".

Well .. that was attempt ONE in the wife department.

I only have about an infinity number of tries left with this guy ... so we will be going somewhere soon .. I assure you ... !

In other things interesting .. which lead to the previous conversation I said to the Sir that my friend was going to visit Florida, and all it's excitement and I said that I wanted to go with her ... !

In the meantime ... if we could collect the Jimmy long enough to not work, and be free from obligation from his band and it's shows ... and collect the Sir to have him attend our family gathering ... we are going to go somewhere ... something flight worthy and/or cruiseship worthy ... that's my plan.

The Monday Drizzle has just turned into the Monday Sizzle!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

An exact day later:

The coolest of coolest of coolest of things:

My girl is still in CUBA ... I think about her continuously .. KNOWING that she is doing all the craziest of great things that I know that girl will do! She was sent with the strictest of instructions of being a photo journalist ... so if she isn't singing, eating or sleeping .. she better just be gathering me photographs!!!! And while she was away on her cool adventure this is what happened ... and perhaps small in the day to day life of people that stuff happens to all the time ... BUT...

12:19 am March 14 ... I got to hear the boy and his bands song on the radio!

It was a surreal experience.

We were out driving around ... waiting for it ... it was just cool. Maybe I am stumped for words ... with little effort being put forth to throw that image into a written experience ... I don't know ... just a cool event in my life as parent....

This kid ... who found himself in a band ... where they have managed to make some music, and record it ... and for a small window of time .. an opportunity to have it played.
March 13 2012 - Indie Night In Canada

1 - Everything After "Seasons"
2 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes "To The Moon”
3 - Leah "Fade"
4 - Lovely Sinners "Take A Ride"

5 – The Faceplants “Bulletproof” (featuring Dizzy Dustin)

6 – Pilot Speed “Light You Up”
7 – Centrefold “California”
8 – Burn Hollywood Burn “Church Belle”
9 – Nickelback “Little Friend”
10 - If We Are Machines "Slipping Out”
11 – Dominique Fricot “Haunted By Love”
12 - The Stone Pines "The Big Goodbye”
13 – Clouds of Analog "When I Was Young”
14 - The Grizz "Watching The Girls"

I even learned what Indie Rock was ... which is what the hour of time devoted to new music was ... , as in Independent Music ... before people were signed. Ah. I get it now.

I laugh .. because I listen to the CD pretty much all the time ... but somehow handing it over to someone to have played live was an experience in itself ... it was nice to watch the boy do nothing but have a genuine smile on his face ...

That my peeps .. is priceless~!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 5.

It was nice out earlier ... well, just a bit nice out .. not a lot nice out.... almost an unstable nice out ... so unstable that I didn't feel inclined to get out while it poured down on me .. even if MAYBE it was going to pour on me. The cold that is happening this week is the type of cold that chills your bones, and makes them swell with coldness... that you can't get rid of easily.

That is a perfect excuse for a Tuesday morning of non movement that will happen. ACTUALLY... if it is nice out later .. there is the chance that I will get out and about. Currently it is kinda snowing ... but only fake snowing ... there is a blacker cloud making it's way over top of me ... which looks like it is going to drench my already drenced lawn. I don't mind ... as long as I am not out walking in it~!

In other things ... not sure what happened to my hair ... it grew VERYFAST this past while ... and now I am working at getting a haircut ... I will go back to the nice and cheap hair cutter place ... and figure out when the last time I had a haircut ... it's usually a much longer length of time ... or maybe my memory seems to be better ... ha!

In other things ....

I am working at cleaning THINGS out ... not that I have a ton of things to get rid of ... but rather am working on projects that have been sitting for a while. The pile of jeans that need to be repaired are down to THREE, rather than the FOUR that have been sitting... well, locked away .. out of sight out of mind .. while of course I have been temporarily out of my mind doing other things ... of course none of the jeans are mine, so that gives me little satisfaction in the repairing factor ..... other than it helps clean out my excess thread and junk!

YEP.. it's snowing! ... how strange ... I think. However; I do relate.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Speed on little donkey.

Yep. Speed on.

I guess if I were to write down what I did in the day ... it would be disgraceful or scarey. Not sure which.

As of today I haven't had a chance to go back outside and gather up miles on my Nike watch for FOUR DAYS. That means all my efforts to keep my legs limber ... begin to fall back after the fourth day ... now I am going to have to start over again. GDI. I like my little festival of running. Except on Thursday I didn't run ... I walked. After I had worked, done the laundry, organized the girl, a pitstop at Costco, driven the boy, cleaned the bathroom ... and then scrambled around the streets to gather the five miles that I should have ran but didn't. I only have two children, somedays I might as well have five ... for the amount of buzzing that I do.

It has been a little surreal here the past couple of days. My Pippy has left us! She up and left .. on a plane ... to CUBA. She's never been on a plane ... well, barely been out of the country.... and away she has gone .... seeing the sights that I would wish to see with my own eyes ... except she got to go .. with her school, and her choir. I am so proud of this little lady PIP ... that girl is an incredible adventurer!!!! She didn't bat an eye ... and off she went ... so the house has been a little extra silent since Saturday. She will be back on Sunday ... and then .. I can stop spinning my head in complete disbelief that this girl has caught the travelling bug ... which is OK ... since she will be traveling again in October ... but I think when she goes ... I just might hop a plane and go with her!

The boy has another show this Friday night ...should be interesting. He was heading up to the main practice place tonight to give the lead singer a piece of his mind. The Jimmyson is quite upset with the mannerisms of the lead singer ... and yes ... this is how good bands break up ... as Jimmyson asked me the other day ... " Momda ... what's that saying about one bad apple spoils the whole bunch ... ?" ... hopefully they can come to a mutual agreement ... of some form ...

In other things ... well ... short of being semi traumatized as to the girls departure, and my decreased ability to get out and run around the streets ... life is essentially boring for me .. which is not a complaint .. but a comment.

We are fur-sitters this next week ... a dog ... in our home ... what a foreign concept. I like being a fur-sitter .. I saw my little favourite fur-sitter yesterday ... what a sweet little character ... it almost makes me not looking forward to getting our very own furry beast .... sounds strange ... but I have enjoyed not having to look after the furry creature on a 24/7 adventure ... but do enjoy the random visitors that come our way.

I think I am tired ... I sat through a dementia workshop today ... I feel as though I am on par .... now back to my words with friends ... I am going to be kicked off the tables if I don't answer back soon!

Tonight was my camera night ... except that it is spring break around these parts .. and the school is locked up tight ... so I have to wait another two weeks before I can learn anything again ... although .. I was mighty impressed at my skillage last week ... I managed to find my way at the camera store ... and had all my settings corrects among correctness when I asked the question about my superdooper lens .... yae me .. somedays I really do know something!

well ... back to boring town I go ...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

March is here, March is here!!

I am sooo happy March is here!

In March I can:

March on,
March away,
March down,
March up,
March astray.

March in,
March out,
March this way,
March that.

March through,
March behind,
March forward,
March kind.

March happy,
March strong,
March fast,
March long.

March around,
March again,
March again and again,
March until March
reaches the end!