Monday, March 26, 2007

Mellisa and Tanya... I feel your pain!

Good morning... so Melly and Tanya I am feeling your pain.. meaning that this station internet is freakin slow and hard to have patience for. Hence why I haven't been blogging the way I was at home. It's certainly not for lack of time... it's lack of patience.

I am so freaking ready to come home... I have had enough. I didn't even go to any of the parties this weekend (very unlike me), but it seems that those of us that are coming to the end of our tours are like this also. I am partied out.. my a f^%& factor is a big fat zero, zip, ziltch. LOL I opted instead for work.

I didn't even get to scrap thise weekend. I ended up working. INSERT ROLL EYES!!

On a positive note... I got my 30 day wire... which is a huge morale booster up here. It's just a piece of paper that is taped on your door telling you, you have 30 days left in your tour and that you must attend a scheduled appointment to finalize your bookings home. I was absolutely thrilled this morning when I woke up and saw that!!!

WEll as a final note.... please vote for KATIE today!!!!! I am so proud of you my sweets and pray you go all the way!!!!


Monday, March 19, 2007


GO KATIE GO!!!!!!!!!

She is shooting for the top 20 in MM idol... vote HERE and you're looking for KATIE SQUIRES... sorry girl.. I couldn't get your image linked here.... but believe me you're gonna be glad you saw it!!!!!



Sunday, March 18, 2007

ARRIVED and hating it..LOL

Well I have arrived safe and sound here in CFS Alert. Once again another adventure!

So John and I made it into Trenton on Wed and enjoyed a nice evening out. He drove me to the airport to catch my plane! After a heartfelt good-bye (ten times easier than the one I had with my kids) we boarded our plane.

Now most of you know that we take a Herc (big cold cargo up to the North. Not the most comfortable means of travelling let me tell you..but we had a treat in store for us this time. DND had contracted a chartered 737 for this flight thru Canada North. Pretty much it's a normal plane that was gutted (except the back which left approx 20 seats) and we had palates of supplies in the front and of course our seating in the back. Now instead of the red cargo netted seats we normally have... we had nice cushioned normal airplane seats.... AND WARM!!!! LOL

Next out comes the Globe and mail from our uniformed beautiful flight attendents. Then the pillows, blankets and amazing hot meal.. (again as opposed to the infamous yuckie box lunches we normally have). WHAT A FUN AND AMAZING WAY TO GET THE THE NORTH POLE.

Then the other shoe dropped. Well unlike out Hercs (which can fly in almost anything) this flight was suppose to make a stop in Iqualiwet (sp?). Well they had a massive snow squall going on so we had to make a stop in Kujowak QB. I still have no idea where this palce was. LMAO. Anyways a very tiny airport.. I mean small.... and all us cramped together for 6 hours of a delay. We couldn't take a direct flight to Alert as we were chartered with the civis and they had to do a manditory crew change according to their policy. So I tried to go to sleep and ended up on the conveyer belt praying it wouldn't turn on. OH YA LAUGH IT UP.. you can so picture me on this right?? BAHAHAHAHA

So FINALLY, after what seemed like forever, and I was ready to eat my feet, we took off and landed where we were suppose to and the crew changed, and we were fed, warmed... etc... Slept all the way to ALERT!

It was nice to see everyone again and many new faces which just reminds you that you are that much closer to leaving.. I was given huge hugs from my CO and Sergeant Major, and from my friends I was picked up and bear hugged to death. Nice to see I was missed!! LOL

I had a couple Fri night but must admit I passed out early and slept until.... 1845 the next day. I slept for over 20 hours.... CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT???? I almost fell down when I figured that out. Guess being sick and being a mom again really took much out of me. I was too spoiled up here with rest I guess huh? LOL

Went out for a bit last night, but again took it easy... slept in till 1000.

I miss home... and am counting the days!!!


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sniff - Back to the North Pole

WEll the time has come and my mini vacation is over. Back to reality for me!!! I am heading back to Trenton with John today, and flying out tomorrow! I really do NOT want to go back.

When you're away from home for a long period of time your spouse turns into survival mode... meaning that they make their lives extremely routined to get thru everything. That is what John did. So when you try to reintegrate back into your home there can be some frustrating, hard moments. John and I did pretty good considering as I just adhered to his schedule and went with the flow. It was still hard though trying to become the lady of the house again. We were finally getting the hang of it when WHAM... time to go again!

So I know it's only 5 weeks.... and I will get thru as will my children and hubby... we do what we do to get thru it... But it still sucks major arse!!! LOL

I miss you all already and will be in touch... here's hoping I can access my blog okay up there.... If I am not posting you know why!!!

Luvs yas

Monday, March 12, 2007


Well the kids are at the sitters today and I am at home resting. After a week of yuckies I need it..LOL Not to mention I am by far 100% back to normal. My throat is still killing me and I hardly have a voice! You'll laugh at this one though. Having one of my many goofball moments I wanted to hear what I would sound like if I sang... BAHAHAHA Ya it was that bad!!! I tried singing amazing grace, and well it hurt my throat ( and was far worse than any nails down a blackboard. Why do I do such silly things???? LOL

John and I had one of those talks last night that just reminds you of why your happy to be together. It was about our futures, our children, what we hate in our lives right now and how we can make it better. It's still nice to know that after being together for almost 8 years we can still keep the lines of communication open.

Today I surf the net, read some blogs and just enjoy the peace and quiet.

Hope you have a good one too!


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Odds and Sods

Good morning... well still yuckies in our house but I think we are FINALLY on the mend!!! I managed to get to bed without meds in my system last night and I was up a few times hacking but after a few chugs of my water I was able to fall back asleep. I heard Alexa hacking often last night too... she also had her water which was empty this morning aswell. John and Ang seemed to sleep okay!!!

So this morning I am enjoying my cup of java... I can actually taste and going thru my e-mail and blogs...

Here is what I found!!

1 - Donna Downey made this cute little acrylic stamp storage album and I am loving it..... looks like it is so easy to make and very practical.. Have a look!!!

2 - New Effer Dare... use a photo taken today!!!

3 - Our own JAMM baby girl is growing so fast.... have a look at those gorgeous everyday pics that Jenn posted on her blog!

4 - My YAYA Tanya answered my TAG

5 - MY YAYA-BUGS.. pic taken at the Mega crop... thanks Marlene!

6 - Katie finished her MAYA ROAD album... considering it was fallin apart when she was sanding the papers to it, I'd say it turned out absolutely wonderful..LMAO As if it wouldn't have....LOL Luvs ya girlie!

7 - Speaking of Katie she made it to the TOP 30 for the MM Idol Contest.... SO SO PROUD OF YOU HUN!!! Be sure to vote for her on Monday for the next round!!!!

8 - Thanks to my YAYAs for the bestest we missed you gift.... I had tears in my eyes when they gave me this and I am so wearing this up in Alert. Your hearts are pure gold and I love you guys more than you know!!! MMMWWWWAAAA
Wasn't that sweet??? Thanks Kare Bear for the pics....
9 - New Sketch from my friend Lucy
another great one my friend!!
10 - I am so pleased that my friend Nat scrapped this..... isn't it gorgeous?
11 - YAH Melly has been scrappin too.... I am so inspired!!
12 - Steph posted her latest creations... GORGEOUS!!!
Well that is it for now... I have to get my day started... happy reading!!

Friday, March 9, 2007


Love these sounds.... insert rolling eyes... lol

I am afraid this is all that you can hear in my house right now... Rather grosss actually! Dimetapp, Tylenol Cold, Nyquil, saline spray and cough syrup with codeine are the meals of choice... YUM YUM!!!

Seems Alexa and I got hit the worst as we are both still struggling with a deep dry hack... John and Ang have the runny/stuffy noses but seem to feel somewhat better this morning!!!

Maybe some fresh air may help us today... we'll see about getting some groceries to see if that makes us feel better!!

Wish us luck!!! LOL


Tuesday, March 6, 2007

KI Memories CHallenge

LOVE this mini book from Elsie

This is this weeks KI Memories fun Challenge.... anyone?? LOL


Monday, March 5, 2007

Get to Know ME!!!

Taken from Miss Robyn's Blog

A few get to know me questions!!!! Now I TAG

1. What is your occupation?
I am in the Canadian Forces as a Medical Technician working towards my Physician Assistants.

2. What was the last thing you ate?
Cheese and Crackers

3. Can you drive a stick shift?
Absolutely and I love it!!!

4. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

5. Last person you spoke to on the phone?

6. How old are you today?
32 and a half

7. Favorite drink?
Alcoholic: Called the "mini special" from my fellow Alert co-workers... shot of Malibu rum, half orange and half cranberry. VERY YUMMY
Non-alcoholic: Water

8. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Gymnastics or swimming

9.. Have you ever dyed your hair?

10. Pets?

11. Favorite food?
My homemade escargots (so fattening)

12. What was the last movie you watched?
Failure to Launch (HeeHee..loved it)

13. Favorite day of the year?
Now.... definantely Mothers Days

14. What do you do to vent anger?
Gripe and

15. What was your favorite toy as a child?
My fisher price record player

16. What is your favorite, fall or spring?

17. Hugs or kisses?

18. Cherries or Blueberries?

19. Do you want your friends to email you back when you send funny things in the mail to them?
No not really

20. Who is most likely to respond?

21. Who is least likely to respond?

22. Living arrangements?
One husband, 2 kids (3 when Cody visits)

23. When was the last time you cried and at what?
When my plane was cancelled in Alert

24. What is on the floor of your closet?

25. What did you do last night?
Watched a movie with my family, and chilled out

26. Favorite smells?
The smell of Spring (which is ironic cause it's usually melting poo), fresh cut grass, my kids hair, my hubbys chest after a shower, puppy paws, anything citrus like

27. What inspires you?
My YAYAs cause they are so talented, my kids casue they make me realize that there is alot of kid in me, my husband cause he is sooo smart, and the internet

28. What are you afraid of?

29. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers?

30. Favorite dog breed?

31. Number of keys on your key ring?
Oh let's not go

32. How many years at your current job?
13 in military, 2 in Ottawa here

33. Favorite day of the week?
Mondays (like a fresh start)

34. How many provinces have you lived in?
TWO ... Quebec when I was young and Ontario

35. Favorite holiday?

36. Ever driven a Motorcycle or heavy machinery
Yes, military trucks and such

37. What color are your socks right now?

38. What are you listening to right now?
My Lexa tellin me to hurry up so we can play

Thursday, March 1, 2007

The first of the month!

I love the first of every month. It's like a new mini start and with my organization skills it's a blessed welcome. LOL

I love going thru all the different sites and seeing the new challenges posted, the new products, and of course my FAVE the NEW KITS!!! LOL

I think I am going to start highlighting some of the challenges that I'd like to take on... maybe by committing here I can actually get most of them done. This also gives you "not so keen on surfing" scrappers a chance to go right to the challenge source if this is what you're looking for. Also featured my fave sites and some new and old friends!

Let's face it, we all like to get pages/projects and cards done, so here's hoping you find inspiration here!!


1. MY ABSOLUTE FAVE......... Becky Fleck Mar 07
Page Maps and Card Maps

These jumped out at me.... I challenge YOU!
Mar 07 Card Map Mar 07 Page Map

2 - Memories From Scrap a fun site that my friend Lucy Chesna owns has a monthly contest on the go. She is one of the friendliest gals I have come across online and I ask that you spread her name around. She is sponsered so have a look at the great prize when you check out the March 07 Contest. The contest theme is. "WHY YOU ARE LUCKY"

Lucy also sketches and loves to share them. She posts bi-weekly LO and card sketches and here are her first half of March sketches. Thanks friend.... you are an inspiration!
Upload layout here!
Upload Card here!

3 - Another good friend of mine DI HICKMAN has a card sketch challenge out! Great sketch Di!!! She posts new Card sketches every Wednesday and if you wish to be a "sketch go to girl" let me know and I'll make sure you get her e-mail. Or better yet it's on her blog! LOL

4 - KITS KITS KITS... Oh how I love them!!!! Horrible addiction really but one I have just the same!!!! Coming in the mail I have...
Medley Kit from Back Porch Memories
Monthly Kit Mar 07 from The Scrap Room

Mar 07 Sugar Daddy "kitty lou" 3 Scrappy Boys
Chaser and Ribbon Kits from Tie One On
I am so spoiled...LOL! Anyways enjoy for now!!! See if you can get a few of these challenges done!! I'll add more to my Blog as I come across them!!! OFF TO SCRAP!