Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Is it weird for everyone when they meet someone with their name? I feel like my name is really unique (not necessarily in a good way, I'm still undecided as to whether I really like it or not) so I don't meet people with my name very often.
This morning I had to find someone named Irene and I walked into this sea of cubicles and someone said "can I help you find someone?" and it was really strange to say I was looking for Irene. It was kind of an out of body experience.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm an Aunty Again

This is my new computer desktop picture.

Welcome to my world, little Micah Timothy! Guess what? I already love you and I haven't even met you. This is very sad, I know. But I will see you in 2.5 weeks and maybe you will be able to give me a smile by then!?

He was born on October 29 to my little sister, Diana.
His happy siblings are Hadassah(2.5) and Nethaneil(1.5).

Micah loves getting kisses from them.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Yesterday was a crazy day. I got some Islam "gospel" tract in the mail at work. All the way from Alexandria, Eqypt. That's right...addressed to me specifically and had my current work address on it. I googled it and apparently a lot of people working at University's around the world get the same thing. It was in French, too. Weird!
Then, when I got home I decided to make Chicken Parmesan and Scalloped Potatoes for dinner (well, I had decided to make it on Friday night when I was making my shopping list). Never do this, especially after a long day at work. The recipes I have are from close friends so I knew they would be good but I didn't read them too clearly before I started and seriously, each dish takes about 6 pots/pans/baking dishes to make!!!! And many steps. I was unprepared:(
And then, to top it off, I went to lift up the tin foil to check on the potatoes in the oven without an oven mitt on because I know that tin foil doesn't get really hot and I can usually touch in with my bare hand. Yeah, well, there was steam. And just for that one second that the steam touched my finger caused such excruciating pain for 2 hours! I immediately put my finger under the tap running water and yelled for Reuben. He googled to make sure we were doing the right thing, which we were. But all the sites were saying it should cool down within 15 - 20 minutes and it didn't. I ate dinner with my finger in a cup of cold water and then I sat on the couch and kept trying to take my finger out of the water but after about 5 seconds it would feel like it was on fire so I'd have to plunge it right back in. So, I burned it at around 6:10pm and finally, while talking to my sister on the phone at around 8:30pm, it felt ok to take out of the water. sigh!
I showered with my hand in a washcloth...that was interesting...
This morning, it's ok, tender but not blistering so that's good.

What adventures will I get into today.
By the way, the food was amazing!!!!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Being Accomplishy

Today is an accomplishy day. Last night, I whipped up a batch of overnight french toast and we had that for breakfast with orange juice and a cappuccino from our Tassimo. Reuben went to go help out at the manse so, I made some muffins and then I pulled out the paint and did one coat of Munroe Bisque in our den (the front room with the bay window) and on our staircase wall.
Then I went to Bulk Barn and when I got back, it was so beautifully warm and sunny that I did what I've been wanting to do for the past couple of months. Clean out the car! I vacuumed it and washed down the inside. I couldn't wash the outside because we already put our garden hose away for the season. We need to rustproof the car soon so I'll wait till that's done before I bring it to the carwash.
After some general clean up and making of dinner, I am so ready for relaxing.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Elyssa turns 2!

My neice, Elyssa, turned 2 yesterday so my sister had us and my parents over for supper. I made her some legwarmers for a present. She didn't like them but I think they just didn't feel nice on bare legs and also, she was very interested in the present she had just opened from my parents (a Playmobile set of a catamaran sailboat with female sailor). Since I only made 1 legwarmer to see if it was the right size, I have to make the 2nd one now. This is a nice project because it hardly takes any concentration at all. The legwarmer is all one colour and has no increases, decreases or fancy yarnovers to worry about.
The unfortunate thing right now is that I hardly feel like knitting because by the end of the day my wrist and hand is very sore. I use a mouse and type all day as part of my job. sigh!

Anyway, here's a video I took last night of Elyssa. She can say Micah really clearly (Diana's new baby for those who don't know) but for some reason the end got cut off.