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I'm Probably Going to be Insufferable for the Next 6 Posts

Well, I've finally gotten around to learning how to use a blog feature a lot of you have been using for ages already. Let's see if you can figure out what it is:

I've eaten cake all day veered slightly off my diet.

I can't stand my husband put up with a lot.

My life is a shambles colourful.

My friends are a-holes really tell it like it is.

I'd wear heels more, but my ankles scare the wildlife away are a little on the big-boned side.

As Spider-Man always says, with great power comes great responsibility. I promise to use this new knowledge only for good.

***Update:
I've had some questions about how to do this, so I guess I wasn't the last person on blogger to learn!  Here's my handy-dandy expert tutorial (quit laughing):


In your dashboard, click on the Settings tab.Click on Basic (first tab on the left).Scroll down until you see the words Global Settings.Right underneath Global Settings, you will see the words "Select post editor" with 3 options…

The Rapture!

Thanks to all of you who have asked after us out here in Flood Central. We are actually high and dry, well out of the flood zone. The Captain has been away a lot, and it isn't looking like that situation is going to improve for the long weekend. But we are not facing the possibility of being evacuated, or at any risk of losing our home, so we can live with it.
With the flood not being a worry, my only legitimate cause for concern this weekend is what to wear for the coming apocalypse. As I will undoubtedly be one of the unfortunates left behind to suffer in chaos (ie. my normal state of being) for 5 months, it'll have to be something comfortable. But if the rest of my wardrobe is destroyed by this thing (so hard to know, since the useless Weather Network refuses to provide any coverage whatsoever), I'll want to be wearing something I won't be sick of by the time the zombies get me.
Jeans, or capris? T-shirt or roomy blouse? Sweater? Accessories? This is going to require…

Santa's Workshop Is Adjourned

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Big news! Two of Canada's Supreme Court Justices are retiring this year!
No, it's not big news for me either. Between the flooding that'll have my husband away from home for at least another week, and about 40 other things on my mind, I wish whichever two are hanging up the gavel many riveting years of Tuesday afternoon Bingo, but otherwise I couldn't care less.
What did stop me in my tracks though was this picture from the Canadian Press (swiped from cbc.ca):
Now, I ask you, does this look like a group of people you'd entrust your legal system to, or does it look more like the last act of your kid's Christmas concert at school? Red and white and Canada. I get that. But in fluffy fuzzy North Pole fleece? It's a little much.
I have no idea who dresses these people, but for the sake of good old Canadian modesty, could we please tone it down a little?!

Random Grey Tuesday

A few random points to start off your Tuesday. I know you've all been waiting with bated breath!
Mother's Day was mostly fun. Firstborn made me a beautiful present at school and put it in a homemade envelope with a picture of a city on it. The city had an Empire State Building, a Lego factory and a thrift store. That's our kind of city! The Captain made me breakfast in bed, with the delightful added touch of leaving all the dirty dishes in the sink for me to take care of when I got up. After a nice day and a delicious dinner, the Captain got the phone call telling him to get his uniform on and get to work because the army was being deployed to deal with the emergency flooding situation happening in our province at the moment. We haven't seen him since!
Rosemary's Baby and I made what will hopefully be our LAST trip to the Children's Hospital in the big city yesterday. The ongoing assessments were starting to get to be a little too much, considering it's a 2-h…

Staycation, All I Ever Wanted

For a brief time this spring, we were playing with the idea of taking a road trip home to the armpit of Ontario during Rosemary's Baby's 2-week break from therapy in July. But then something struck us as...interesting.
In almost 14 years of marriage, the Captain and I have had exactly two vacations that have not involved visiting family. Both of those vacations were road trips, and neither of them lasted more than 3 days. One of them was our "honeymoon".
We are the ones who have moved away. So I do recognize that we need to make the effort to see people from time to time. However, should our first thought every time a vacation period presents itself be to drive all over hell's half-acre fulfilling family obligations? Plenty of other members of our family are smart enough to recognize that they need a trip to a tropical island, or a cruise, or a weekend in the big city from time to time. Why on earth have we gotten into the mindset that we can't do that?!
As we l…

My Fellow Canadians

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Mojo slowly returning... Snow almost gone....
Just wanted to remind all my Canadian blog pals that today is Election Day here in Canada. Get out there and vote!
I actually voted in the advance polls, and my vote didn't count one bit because I disagree with most other people in my riding. But voting affords you one of life's most important rights: the right to bitch about the government!
I was going to post a handy voting guide for those who are still undecided, but everything I had to say was mean-spirited and ended up back at Stephen Harper looking like the guy from the Play-Doh Mop Top Hair Shop right after I gave him that perm helmet. Apparently, I should be writing the campaign ads next time, since most of the ones I saw and heard operated at about that same level of maturity.
So, you're on your own. Do your part and vote your conscience. May the best candidate win, and may tomorrow be a new day for Canada!




Let the bitching begin.