What’s Shakin’, Bacon?

Not much. It started snowing Wednesday night, and all day Thursday. But it’s not a big deal to me, it’ll be gone soon. Just a few inches. On Monday Kirstin, Niamh, Kieran, Amy & Caley came over. I always like when Elijah gets the chance to play with a boy. Caley mostly played by herself. They only stayed an hour or so, but it was nice to have company.

I get to go to the doctor this Monday for my 6 week check-up. I’m sure it will all be fine, my delivery went so smoothly.

I went to the Trails last Friday and walked/jogged for 20 minutes. Then I went again Wednesday night and did the elliptical for 20 minutes and burned 210 calories. I’m only 4 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight, and 8 away from my goal. But really, my weight isn’t what bugs me, it’s all the stretched out skin. As Geoff pointed out, I need to cut myself some slack. Hello, I just had a baby 5 weeks ago.

With the Oilers out of the playoffs, we gotta root for the Avs. They are 7 points away from getting in, and they’d be there already if it weren’t for Calgary winning their games too. Boo Calgary! If the Avs don’t make it, I probably won’t bother watching the playoffs.

I’m gonna close with a quote from Never Been Kissed.

Merkin: I’m just a little tense. This whole office is not Feng Shui. All the desks are facing evil.

Much Better

Just a quick post so y’all aren’t worried about me. I’m feeling much better, got a clear sign from God regarding what was stressing me. Though Geoff thinks the stress and my lack of sleep had manifested into the physical pain I was in on Sunday night and Monday. But Tylenol made that go away Monday, and today I feel fine.

I’ll try to write more later. Gotta go run some errands.


I’m feeling tired, and a little stressed. I’ve got some stuff weighing on my mind, but I’m not in a position to deal with it right now. But given what other people I know are going through, it’s small potatoes. I’m going to pray for clarity, and for rest.

Last night I went to the Trails, and got on the elliptical for 20 minutes, burned 170 calories. Not nearly enough to work off the Fatburger we had for dinner. Heck my chocolate milkshake is 880 calories. But the meal was fantastic. 🙂 The point is, I got off my butt and went to the gym. Now I need an iPod to make going to the gym more fun.

Speaking of music, the new Michael Bublé album comes out May 1, and iTunes released the first single Everything on Tuesday. It’s not bad, it’s more pop than jazz. We’ll have to see what the rest of the album sounds like. If iTunes was offering me the chance to pre-order the album, I would have bought the single that day.

Nothing else is going on. Just same old stuff. Trying to keep on top of my correspondence, and trying to sleep as much as possible. I’m gonna close with a quote from last night’s episode of Lost.

Locke: The man from Tallahassee? Is that a code?
Ben: No, John. Unfortunately, we don’t have a code for “there’s a man in the closet with a gun to my daughter’s head.” But apparently we should.

Marriage Survey

Thanks to Roland, whom I stole this from

1. Married to Whom?

2. How long have you been married?
10 years this year!

3. Where did you get married?
Faculty Club, Edmonton, AB

4. Where did you propose or were proposed to?
Geoff proposed to me in my bedroom, just before Valentine’s Day, 1996

5. Have you ever been married before your current marriage?

6. Who “wears the pants” in the house?
ha ha ha. Geoff does, but I outrank him on some issues.

7. Who is the “bread-winner”?
He is now, but I was for the first 2 years

8. Do you have any children?
2 boys, Elijah & Miles, and of course Honey cat

9. Do you own a home or rent?
we own it as much as the bank lets us. 🙂

10. How many times a week do just the two of you go out?
ha ha ha. that’s funny.

11. Do you have separate checking accounts?

12. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
right. Or left if you’re facing the bed. I generally like to be on the side of the bed closest to the bathroom.

13. Who does the laundry?
me. 🙁

14. Do you share a vehicle or each have your own?
Up until a few weeks ago we shared Gary, now I have Steve McQueen. But I share him.

15. Do you get along with your in-laws?

16. Do you argue?
Naturally. But we’re pretty good about apologizing.

17. What is one thing about your spouse no one knows?
I don’t know, but people are always surprised the first time they hear him shiver (it’s kinda loud).

18. What is your favorite physical feature of your spouse?
His smile

19. What is one thing you would change about your spouse?
um, that he’d stop being such a hippie! (hee hee, granola-eater!)

20. Name a movie that will always remind you of your spouse?
Forget Paris, or Return To Me.

Quick Thoughts

– I function best on 9 hours sleep a night. I’m currently getting 7, and that’s not 7 straight hours. But in a few months, I hope to get more sleep.

– I had a nice visit with my mom. It’s been a year since I’ve seen her, and it’s very weird for me to think it may be another year before we see each other again.

– My brother called me this weekend. Things are going great for him & the family. They are moving into a bigger, better house in a few weeks. And he may be getting promoted to management. I’m so proud of him.

– Geoff and I went out for Coldstone on Sunday night. We had dark chocolate ice cream with fudge sauce and M&M’s. It was excellent!

– The boys are doing great. I feel blessed.

My Life

My life of late is pretty dull by blogging standards. I spend my day trying to amuse a toddler, and feed and change a baby. If I’m lucky, I can steal an hour long nap each day. I talk to either Lisa or Amy on any given day (plus Geoff), and that’s my adult interaction. I think I’m ready to head to the Trails and start exercising again. I just need to decide what to do. I’m planning on taking the wall climbing class, but I’m not sure when. It’s only a two week deal, then I’ll be able to go and climb whenever. I did a walk to the bank this week, which is about 4 miles roundtrip. Just wanted to ease back into exercising. I was a little pooped by the time I got back, but I don’t think I overdid it.

I got invited to two baby showers in the last 2 weeks, and haven’t been able to attend either. That makes me mad. The first one, I was given two days notice, and it fell on one of the days Lisa was here. The next one is next Saturday, when my mom arrives (I was given 6 days notice). So frustrating!

I finished watching House Season Two (courtesy of Amy), so now I’m wondering what I’ll watch in the late night hours of breastfeeding. I think it’ll be either Red Dwarf, or I’ll finally tackle Touching Evil (the British version). These are the times I wish I had Tivo. But then I might end up like this. (Warning: video clip not suited for children.)

I’ll close with a quote from House.

Dr. Gregory House: How awkward was that? What is he doing here, anyway? He’s got physio Tuesdays and Fridays.
Dr. Wilson: He’s in group therapy for people coping with disability. He thought about developing a drug addiction, but that would be stupid.