Buns of Iron

Unbeknownst to us we arrived in Perfection the day of the Ironman triathlon. It wasn’t until we checked into our hotel that I saw the iron-man poster and realized what the pylons on the road were for. At the brewpub, where we went for dinner, all the TV’s were tuned to the local station. They had their TV cameras trained on the finish line. So much for finding out the latest Olympic news.

I always thought bike shorts looked bulky and unflattering and wondered why anyone would want to wear something that made their butt look bigger?

When we were in Calgary, shopping at MEC, to buy a headlamp for Robert so he could read his book in the campsite at night without trying to steal the light from my headlamp, he suggested I try some on. He already has a pair. (more…)

Does Your Food Budget Dictate Your Nutrition?

A few weeks back two women who I really respect were having a discussion about making healthy food choices.  As far as I know, they are both stay-at-home moms trying to support their families on one salary. One was raised in a single parent home and one was a single mom herself not too long … Read More

The Quarantine Tales

Hired guns?  Are there any of you out there? Please, if you have a single compassionate bone in your body, put me on the list.  Preferably somewhere near the top?  Thanks bunches. Oh, and if this makes it any more appealing for you, feel free to make it as painful and torturous as possible.  Whatever … Read More

Reason number 1 I’m not a fan of “the season”

I’ve mentioned before I don’t care too much for the holiday season. It’s just a big mess to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of holidays, but the “holiday season” is just a long, dragged out hooplah to me. Although many people consider it beginning at Halloween, which is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. But … Read More

Drowning

I am walking into a building, leaving the warm, fall sunlight behind me. Down the stairs into this cellar like auditorium. My mother is beside me, my sister is behind us, Chris is in front with Caitlin and my brother Patrick is angry with me for some unknown reason. We are dressed up in suits … Read More

Full circle

I’m having a hard time believing it’s already December 1st. My, how things have changed in a year. And I mean, changed in ways you would never believe. August 2009 was the beginning of the most difficult year of my life and December 1, 2009 was a day which will be burned into my head … Read More

Scary nights-otherwise known as, When Google fails, Twitter succeeds

Last night was, without a doubt, rough. Personally, I think panic attacks are completely overrated, but that’s just me. I don’t happen to enjoy the “oh-my-god-I-can’t-breath-what-the-fuck-am-I-gonna-do??” moments that tend to surround motherhood, which then are closely followed by mommy guilt. Seriously, it was awful.

In which I rant about insurance again

I have had it. Seriously, I’ve just had it. Yesterday was the final straw. I’ve mentioned the troubles with my insurance company before. In the (not even full) year we’ve been with them they have lost faxes, called my husband a liar, lied about sending paperwork to the appropriate sectors to get claims fixed and … Read More

Aftermath

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?? Mine was decent. Very different than usual, but decent all the same. I hadn’t really mentioned it because I had this week’s posts all scheduled up until today and didn’t really feel like going against the schedule or have time to write a whole new post, but my Gma died Tuesday. … Read More

Christmas presents!

I decided I was going to take part of Katie over at Sluiter Nation‘s Top Ten Tuesday, for fun and because with everything going on with Gma, my brain is spent and I’m tired of Chris asking me if I’m okay. I’m okay dammit. Anyway, this week, her topic is the bebe’s Christmas list(s). So, … Read More