Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What doesn't kill you...

I write this in appreciation of one of the toughest gals I know. My mom.

Yesterday was a big day. It was my moms final chemo treatment. In 3 weeks we are hopefully throwing a no more chemo party (once she is all rested and feeling better). Last November, on top of my separation hitting a rather nasty bump, the manfriend of the moment falling off the face of the planet and my companies revenues basically going down the toilet my mother was diagnosed with the big c. Breast Cancer. It was not a good day, week, month or few months in my family. It was tough.

Now 2 surgeries, 6 chemo treatments and 8 months later we are on to the next step radiation. Yay!!!!

Mom, you are amazing and I told you if living with dad for 35 years hasn't killed you, nothing will.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Other-side of Divorce

So 2 days ago it happened. My one year is up. I have been separated for a year and we can now finally apply for divorce (though we need to get our separation/custody agreement finished first). Its weird. Weird how fast the time went by, and how different I am from this time last year.

Funny thing is different isn't really the right word. I'm more me than I have been in years. I've gone back to doing the things I liked before I got married. The things I let slide. Apparently it took losing myself in someone else to really discover who I was. I like who I am.

My newest adventure is I have become a home consultant for a little Canadian company. What do I sell you ask? Oh I know it's killing you. Avon? Nope. Mary-Kay? Nope.

Hanky Panky. That's right I am now a consultant for an adult toy company. And am super excited about it. My girl friends as I used to host these every few months when we were younger. They were always such fun. We always had the same girl from the same company come out and she was hilarious. What a great fun way to do a girls night. So one day after going to a friends jewelry party I was trying to think of a way to get a little extra cash and I thought of this.

I have my first party this weekend. I'm super excited. Wish me luck!

(anyone who lives in Vancouver or surrounding area and would love to have a party let me know. They have to be experienced at least once, I guarantee you'll spend the night laughing your ass off)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

and next a new bag

Ok disclaimer for this one. I needed a spring bag... actually I needed a bag period. Had some old fabric left around the house so decided to design and make one. The fabric is a little bright for me but it holds my shit which is better than pockets stuffed full. As with most things its not even close to what I envisioned bc I had to fix some mistakes. But, as usual I learned alot and the next one will have less mistakes and look more like I envisioned. Its a learning process people. :)

And my son. The best helper ever. here is a picture of my house (that was clean when we started) after "we" made the bag. 

I can't remember how he ended up naked, he tends to take his clothes off. Lol.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The oversized lunchbag

Since I talked about it figured I'd post it. I tried making matching pants but my pattern sizing was a little off... they were a little tight.

So here's the lunch bag for my 2 1/2 yr old that will likely hold enough food for a family of 4.

Yes it covers a portion of my stove. I stated earlier I'm not so good with the pattern sizes. I'm learning... slowly.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Have Some Class Vancouver

Ok I have to rant. I live in Vancouver. I am proud to live in Vancouver. Its a beautiful city. Today I am ashamed. For those of you who don't know why I'll explain.

Today was Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Vancouver vs. Boston. Vancouver lost. I've seen better games and I have to say it tonight the better team won. Congrats Boston and Timmy you guys deserve it. Canucks re-group and we will get 'em next year.

That's my piece on the game, the fans in Rogers arena you make me proud to be in Vancouver. Cheering your team until the end even with a 4-0 loss. Standing O for Timmy (Bostons goalie) when he gets his trophy. You guys are awesome and in my opinion have shown what a sports fan should be.

To the small group of fuckers (there is no other word) who are using this loss as an excuse to rip apart our wonderful city and to give the world such a great opinion of us by flipping cars, breaking windows, rioting and setting fires, get a life. You make me ashamed, sad, angry. You are the definition of fucker. You are there not to support your team, you're not angry about a bad call, an unfair loss (not that I'm condoning that as an excuse either). You are there to flip cars, stare down the police, be a general asshole.

It's sad that we can't learn from our history, that a new generation feels the need to make the same mistakes (we had the same situation in 1994). Its sad that the reputation we built during the Olympics has now been tarnished bc a couple hundred assholes have decided to live out their anarchists dream. I hope you get caught, you deserve what you have coming.

To the police, fire and everyone doing their best to calm the situation I tip my hat and raise my glass. You have my respect and my support.

Sorry for my poorly written rant, but seriously Vancouver have some fucking class.