Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Celine

I got to experience the most amazing concert ever. I have loved Celine Dion since I was small. I have every one of her c.ds, (including some of the French ones). It has been my dream to see her. I would have loved to go see her inVegas, but it just didn’t happen.
Anyway, last Tuesday I saw her. First of all, her opening act was incredible. His name was Gordy Brown and he is a comedian. We just about peed ourselves laughing. And then Celine came on. I gotta admit, I got emotional. I was like a little girl seeing her idol. I was overwhelmed with the fact that I was so close to her. The concert was unbelievable. She really puts on a show, from the huge stage that rotated, to the amazing dancers. It was so, so good. What an incredible voice. She hit every note. I am so glad I finally got to see her.

Monday, October 27, 2008

New business

My husband has been wanting to start his own business for a long time. The plan was to build a shop on our yard this summer, and get things going. Well, we got approved for everything at the bank, got approved by the RM to put the shop on our yard, and decided what kind of shop we wanted to build.
The plans changed. Rob left his job at Load Line to go work at Framar in Winkler. We decided to go to the bank to get a line of credit for him to be able to buy cars. Not sure why we didn't do this years ago. We always waited to have money for him to buy a car. Now he can buy lots of cars when they become available, not have to find the money first.
So back to the business plan. His boss at Framar is letting him park his cars in the line up. This is great high way frontage. He has sold 5 vehicles in the last 5 weeks. He's currently looking for more to purchase.
He applied and was accepted for a bond, which will help him get his dealers permit. We have registered a business name. The business is TAC Auto Sales. TAC stands for Trucks, ATV's and Cars. The next step is to meet with the accountant to discuss tax options and all those fun things that I don't understand.
Its pretty exciting. This is something that Rob has wanted to do for a long time and I'm glad that its finally working. He's been working alot of evenings, and alot of Saturdays, but I guess thats what happens when you start something new. He only starts work at 9:00 in the morning, so at least Caden gets to spend some time with him in the morning.
Anyway, just thought I'd fill you all in on this new journey we are on at the moment. Hoping and Praying that this all works out.
Keep Rob in mind next time you're looking for a used vehicle.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yellow rain coat anyone???

Caden is going to be 18 months next month, which means I'm taking pictures to make a card. I know what I'm doing, I just need a few props. Does anyone out there have a yellow rain coat that I could borrow, or do you know of anywhere I could buy one. It would need to be size 2 minimum. Please let me know.

Thanks alot.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Laugh out loud

I had to share this with you. Its an email I received. I just about peed myself laughing. Hope you enjoy!

Here are six reasons why you should think before you speak - the last one is great!
Have you ever spoken and wished that you could immediately take the words back... or that you could crawl into a hole? Here are the Testimonials of a few people who did....

I walked into a hair salon with my husband and three kids in tow and asked loudly,
'How much do you charge for a shampoo and a blow job?'
I turned around and walked back out and never went back
My husband didn't say a word... he knew better.

I was at the golf store comparing different kinds of golf balls.
I was unhappy with the women's type I had been using.
After browsing for several minutes, I was approached by one of the good-looking gentlemen who works at the store. He asked if he could help me.
Without thinking, I looked at him and said, 'I think I like playing with men 's balls .

My sister and I were at the mall and passed by a store that sold a variety of candy and nuts. As we were looking at the display case, the boy behind the counter asked if we needed any help. I replied, 'No, I'm just looking at your nuts.'
My sister started to laugh hysterically. The boy grinned, and I turned beet-red and walked away. To this day, my sister has never let me forget.

While in line at the bank one afternoon, my toddler decided to release some pent-up energy and ran amok. I was finally able to grab hold of her after receiving looks of disgust and annoyance from other patrons. I told her that if she did not start behaving 'right now' she would be punished. To my horror, she looked me in the eye and said in a voice just as threatening,
'If you don't let me go right now, I will tell Grandma that I saw you kissing Daddy's pee-pee last night!' The silence was deafening after this enlightening exchange. Even the tellers stopped what they were doing. I mustered up the last of my dignity and walked out of the bank with my daughter in tow. The last thing I heard when the door closed behind me, were screams of laughter.

Have you ever asked your child a question too many times?
My three-year-old son had a lot of problems with potty training and I was on him constantly.
One day we stopped at Taco Bell for a quick lunch, in between errands
It was very busy, with a full dining room. While enjoying my taco, I smelled something funny,
so of course I checked my seven-month-old daughter, she was clean. The realized that Danny
had not asked to go potty in a while. I asked him if he needed to go, and he said 'No' . I kept thinking 'Oh Lord, that child has had an accident, and I don't have any clothes with me.'
Then I said, 'Danny, are you SURE you didn't have an accident?'
'No,' he replied. I just KNEW that he must have had an accident, because the smell was getting worse. Soooooo, I asked one more time, 'Danny did you have an accident ?This time he jumped up, yanked down his pants, bent over, spread his cheeks and yelled
While 30 people nearly choked to death on their tacos laughing, he calmly pulled up his pants and sat down. An old couple made me feel better, thanking me for the best laugh they'd ever had!

This had most of the state of Michigan laughing for 2 days and a very embarrassed female news anchor who will, in the future, likely think before she speaks.
What happens when you predict snow but don't get any!
We had a female news anchor that, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn't,
turned to the weatherman and asked:
'So Bob, where's that 8 inches you promised me last night?' Not only did HE have to leave the set, but half the crew did too they were laughing so hard!
Now, didn't that feel good?
So think before you speak!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I am going to see CELINE DION!!! She has been my favorite singer for years. I was bummed that I couldn't go see her in vegas, but I'm really not in a position to pay $600 for a nosebleed seat at a concert. So, instead I am now going to see her in Winnipeg on Tuesday. You have no idea how unbelievably excited I am. If I could pick any famous person to meet, it'd be her. (Or Julia Roberts) I'm going with my mom and can hardly wait. I know all her songs, have all her c.ds and her DVD's of the vegas concert. Which of course I cry at every time I watch. I know, its sad, but I don't care.

Ideas please

I'm stuck. All you moms out there, I need ideas for what to make for lunches for myself and Caden. I'm tired of grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese and soup. I make a big meal for supper, so for lunch I don't want to. Yes, sometimes we have leftovers from supper the day before, but I usually send that along with Rob to work. What do you feed your kids for lunches?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Clean Sink

Finally, after living in our current house for over 3 years, I got my sink clean. Truthfully, I'd written it off. Didn't think there was any way to get it clean. I mean, its not like it was super dirty, it just had these 'spots' on it that no matter how much I scrubbed, they wouldn't come off. I'd wipe it, and while it was wet, it'd look clean. Then I'd walk by later and get mad. 'Who dirtied my sink'. Well, my mom told me to use SOS pads. What a wonder. Took off those pesky water stains, the little bit of rust and anything else that was stuck on. Its amazing what a difference that makes. Now, I'm gonna try it on our bath tub. I'll take before and after pics of that one to show you.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Comment on post

Nothing like a personal post to get people to comment on my blog. I'll try and comment on everyones comments.
The only meat I buy at super store is chicken breats (by the case) Co-op can't touch the price. I know cause my mom has checked for catering. Its almost double the price. I also buy sandwich meat, but we don't use alot, so it wouldn't pay for me to go elsewhere for it.
Sales at superstore. Doesn't really matter if it is on sale or not, its still gonna be cheaper than anywhere else in this town.
And I was strictly talking about the grocery store. I did buy my camera at the appliance store, and would absolutely go back there for anything else (to check prices anyway) as well as to Something Digital. I have nothing against either of those stores. When it comes to buying large items, like computers and appliances, you generally do alot of price checking everywhere anyway. All of our appliances came from Sears, because they had a better price. But we checked Co-op for everything. As for the equity. I was turned off of that when we bought our appliances. You can only use so much of it, depending on the price of the items you are buying. If the washing machine I'm buying is not expensive enough, I can only use a little bit of the equity. That did not impress me. If I have this money, let me use it however I want to use it.
Superstore just has everything and a large variety of everything. Clothing, diapers, crayons markers etc, get the idea. I do love wal mart as well, but not so much for the groceries. I go to browse every few weeks for kids clothes and shoes.
Hey, its all a personal opinion right? If you wanna shop there, and spend more money because Co-op gives back to the community, or because of the equity check, go ahead. I'd personally like to rather see that money in my bank account at the end of every month.
Thanks for your comments.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How can you afford to shop at Co op

We had our care group kick off a few days ago. One of the games was to guess the prices of grocery items. She had purchased them from Co op. I could not believe how expensive some of the items were. I based my guesses on what I pay at the superstore, with a small mark up, cause I know co op is expensive. But i was soooo out. A 4 pack of AAA batteries for 7.99. Superstore, 4.25. A box of kleenex for 2.29. Superstore, 1.29. A 2L of Pepsi, 1.89. Superstore, 1.39. You get the idea. I understand that if you shop on Tuesdays, you get 5% off. And yes, you use your coop # and get money back twice a year. But I know for a fact that it doesn't equal out. And who can only shop on a certain day of the week. I like to be as thrifty as I can when I shop. Yup, I look for coupons and use them where I can. And I'm sure if Coop is having a sale, some items could be close to or the same as the superstore. But really??? Its like throwing money away. I don't understand.
Anyway, sorry if I've offended, but this just got me going. I had to share.

Family pics

Here ya go, as promised. The family pics we took on a beautiful yard. We'll definitely be going back there for future pictures. I also got my parents and my Christmas card done. Feels good to have that accomplished, although since there is so much time yet before Christmas, I may make changes.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

and we're done

Cadens last eye tooth came through on Sunday. I am so glad to be done with teething, as I'm sure he is as well. Hopefully we'll have a break now till the 2 year molars come in. Keepin my fingers crossed.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

This and that

I realize my blog leaves something to be desired lately, and I'm sorry. I'm feeling boring. So, I'll play catch up again.

*Cadens learning all the time. New words-off, on, outside, inside, Tiff (my friend) spoon, socks, uh uh, and uh oh
*Been doing more canning. Made spaghetti sauce and tomato soup. Gonna do more tomorrow with the last batch of tomatoes
*Loving being at home with my baby. He is such a joy. I just enjoy him so much
*On the other hand, wow has he learnt how to throw tantrums. Throws himself on the ground, and bangs his head on the floor. Lets just say he's been spending a bit of time in his time out chair
*Took awesome family pics. Will post later
*I've become obsessive with designing cards. Birth announcements, kids cards, and lately, Christmas cards. If anyone wants a Christmas card made, please let me know. I'd love to do it for you.
****I have another pregnant friend. Sharlene. Due for Apr 4. I am soooo excited for her. 2 babies due within a week and a half. Wondering who's gonna announce next.
*Caden started at a new babysitters cause his other one is having a baby in a few days. Still feeling a little aprehensive about it, although I know it'll be ok.

Alright, thats all for now. I'll try and get better with posting. I work Tuesdays and Thursdays so those are generally my days to blog. I just need to find something to say. And ideas???