Sunday, April 30, 2006


k, i'm pms'ing and needless to say Hal this morning starts at me right away about laundry, vacuuming, etc. and I told him if it bothered him that much get to it, that I was enjoying my morning seeing's how my first day off was spent doing stuff around here and then a trip to Terrace to pick up stuff for HIM! I got really bitchy and cranky with him then and should have just crawled into bed.

Anyways, he goes on to call me a name that he knows will make me snap (okay, I choose too..I get that) and to me that is just soooo disrespectful. Instead of calming down I reacted. I throw, let's reitterate that..I FREAKING HURLED a set of keys up the stairs! Meaning only to have them hit the floor but do! Now I know why I never played ball. The keys hit the face plate of the stove, not the oven door but the upper face plate and now it's got a couple small dents from the keys. He had the balls to say "I can't believe you threw those at the stove!" "NO, I THREW THEM AT YOUR HEAD!" (not really, just wanted shock factor and got it..from both of us).

Anger is truly one letter away from danger cuz Hal was in danger of losing something today. However, I walked past him, told him clearly that I didn't want to hear another freaking word out of his mouth.

It's been a relatively quiet afternoon. *grin*


ps: I love Hal and he loves me but this morning was not a touchy, feely, happy one...we've kissed and made up and now have to pay to get the plate replaced on the stove.

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Things aren't always what they seem

After posting the 10 things that bring happiness and thinking back to drifting around the lake and enjoying the sun a very funny memory came back.

Hal and I always took a cooler with us full of cold drinks, stuff for lunch and sometimes even for dinner depending on how good the fishing was. Well I was making us sandwiches when the knife went skittering across the top of the cooler and fell on the floor of the boat between Hal's feet. I bend over the cooler, bend further to reach for the knife and we hit some waves. I'm trying to get my balance and my head is bobbing up and down and my butts in the air.

Well we hear this cheer and hooting coming from another boat when we realize what it must have looked like! Even though it wasn't that at all I swear my face went 50 shades of red but oh wow did we laugh our asses off. I'll have to ask Hal if he remembers that particular fishing trip!

I hope this is Hal and I in the years ahead...

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Favourite Quote

okay guys, i'm a big one for saving quotes and this is one of the newest and for some reason it just really struck me tonight so wanted to share!

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries. -Corita Kent

Top 10

In no particular order these are 10 of my favourite things:

1. Daisies, Sunflowers and Lilacs
2. Spending time with my nieces and nephews, hearing their laughter and watching them when they don't know
3. Cuddling with Hal or just hanging out with him
4. Listening to rain on a tin roof while snuggled up inside reading a book
5. Spending time in the yard, planting flowers and seeing the end result (Looking forward to that this year!)
6. Drifting around the lake, soaking up the sun and then diving in for a refreshing dip
7. Spending time with family and good friends (Jenny, I think your pretty amazing too and am so thankful for the opportunity to get to know you!)
8. Entertaining
9. Camping and enjoying a good fire
10. Travelling

Friday, April 21, 2006

For women who live with men who love to fish!

You might be a fisherman if ...

- You have a power worm dangling from your rear view mirror because you think it makes a good air freshener
- Your wedding party had to tie tin cans on the back of your drift boat
- You call your boat 'sweetheart' and your other half 'skeeter'
- Your local tackle shop has your credit card number on file
- You keep a bonking stick by your favourite chair to change the TV channels with
- You name your dog "Abu" and your cat "Fenwick"
- You have your name painted on a parking space at the boat launch
- You have a photo of your 65 lb Spring on your desk instead of your family
- You consider Beans and Weenies a complete meal
- You think MegaBytes means a great day of fishing
- You send your child off to the first day of school with his shoes tied in a palomar knot
- You think there are four seasons: Pre-spawn, Spawn, Post Spawn and Hunting
- You trade your wife's van for a smaller vehicle so your boat will fit in the garage (or in mine and Hal's case you buy a home with a garage so you can park your boat in it!)
- Your kids/wife/gf know it's Saturday -- the boats gone!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
-Pamela Vault Starr

Remember to keep dreaming! I've heard and read numerous times quotes about friends being mirror images of ourselves. I agree and disagree at the same time as I think our friends complement us and we learn through their joy, sorrow, successes and failures.

Friends are much like family, only difference is you choose to let them be part of it. They are borne into your family through kinship, ups and downs, being there for one another and knowing that if you've screwed up your friend won't have a problem smacking you upside the head and telling you to get on with it. They would do that just as quick as giving you a hug or kind word when it's much needed.

I'm sort of rambling but wanted to say this to my friends.

"Thank you my friend, family of my heart. As the experience of youth has molded me into part of who I am today, so has your friendship. You are a gift, a blessing and for you I wish happiness and love neverending! Your personality shines through in all that you do and those that you touch. You are an inspiration, you've got great shoulders to lean on and ears that listen so well and I honestly hope to be all of those for you. "

xoxo Pen

Smart woman!

The Obedient Wife

There was a man who had worked all of his life, had saved all of his money, and was a real miser when it came to his money.
Just before he died, he said to his wife, "When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife with me."

And so he got his wife to promise him with all of her heart that when he died she would put all of the money in the casket with him.

Well, he died. He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there in black, and her friend was sitting next to her. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, "Wait just a minute!"

She had a box with her, she came over with the box and put it in the casket.
Then the undertakers locked the casket down and they rolled it away.

So her friend said, "Girl, I know you weren't fool enough to put all that money in there with your husband."

The loyal wife replied "Listen, I'm a Christian, I can't go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him."

"You mean to tell me you put that money in the casket with him!!!!?"

"I sure did," said the wife.

"I got it all together, put it into my account and wrote him a check.
If he can cash it, he can spend it."

Sunday, April 16, 2006


Wishing each of you a day filled with love and lots of Chocolate!!!!
Hugs and love,

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Baby smiles are the best!

So i've got Kali "Ms. Adorable" for the day and she comes in this morning with the sweetest, biggest smile and it melts my heart everytime!! Doug and Shari, she's amazing and such a good blend of the both of you. *we'll see what she's taken after them when she's three and pitching a fit, lol*

Hal gets up shortly after she gets here and this is a guy who's not a morning person and usually heads right for the shower. Well this morning he makes sure to stop and say 'Mornin' Kali, mornin', mornin' girlie. Aww, who's so smiley just for Uncle Zero?? Who's the cutest little girl?' Well she's just giving him the biggest, flirtiest grins and holds her head to the side, squinches up her cute eyes and totally plays up to Uncle Hal! He leans in and gives her a little smoochie and off to the shower. He's such a sucker for babies, especially those of our friends and it just makes me wanna smoosh and squish him when he's like that.

We're off to the mall later this morning to get the Easter Bunny set up to deliver eggs to the kids and to get some treats for tomorrow. Grocery store stop too for some things for Easter Dinner tomorrow. It's really throwing me off having Friday off..hey, don't get me wrong it's all good but today totally feels like Sunday!

k, off to shower while Sleeping Cutie snoozes.

Friday, April 14, 2006

First Reaction

Type your FIRST REACTION when you hear these 35 words (don't spend time thinking - just your gut reaction please):

1. I need: Love
2. Sex: fun
3. Relationships: good
4. Your Last Ex: Wet kisser....not the reason we split, lol
5. Power: Scary if in the wrong hands
6. Marijuana: Yawn
7. Crack: on my kitchen tile
8. Food: Chicken
9. This President: I'm Canadian, no comment
10. WAR: stop it
11. Cars: Fast
12. Gas Prices: a freaking joke
13. Halloween: Costumes
14. Bon Jovi: big hair
15. Religion: spirtual
16. BlogSpot: connection to friends
17. Worst Fear: waking up to a big spider crawling on me
18. Marriage: 14 years common law
19. Fashion: haha! umm, errr unique
20. Brunettes: are fun too
21. Redheads: my sister and Mom
22. Work: I need a raise and more hours!
23: Pass the time: enjoying company of friends and family
24: Football: awesome live
25: One night Stands: yup, nothing to be boasting about but I was young
26: Pet Peeve: chewing with your mouth open or smacking gum
27: Pixie Stix: Loved them
28: Vanilla Ice: ??
29: Porta Potties: oh yuck!
30: High school: College was wayy more fun!
31: Pajamas: really?? Mostly just a t'shirt I guess
32. Wood: love the smell of it burning
33. Surfers: Dude!
34. Pictures: family
35. First Love: Richard, I was 8 and he kissed me up in a tree and I popped him one, he fell and broke his arm...ahhh true love

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Thanks ladies!!

I truly do appreciate all the positive thots and prayers. We've been down this road before and managed to get pregnant only to lose one at 12 weeks and the other around 18 weeks. We are okay with the possibility we may never have children and are so thankful for our friends who do have children and have given us the opportunity to love their kids.

xo Pen

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


So the next 5 days are busy baby making days and if you could all send us some positive thots and energy it would be greatly appreciated.

I know some don't believe in the power of positive energy or prayer but we sure do and can use all that you're willing to send our way.

Today i've been extremely moody and have had a nagging headache. I warned my Sailor man that he just needs to nod his head and agree with whatever is said or expect a frying pan to come flying his way at any given time, lol.

ahhh, the joys of womanhood.
Love Pen

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Rain, Rain
go away..
come again some other day!!

What a dismal, dreary day it is here. There's so much to do but I just want to cuddle up and read a good book right now.

Work is going really well right now and we're gearing up for our big event! The interest from the community has grown alright and we'll definitely have more coverage..yay!

I'm so looking forward to the nicer weather so we can get outside and do some major yardwork. The house is in really good condition but the lawn needs some serious tlc and I need to do some flower planting, just need to decide what I want in the yard.

Keep smilin'

Saturday, April 8, 2006

I love my girl Cleo!!

She's such a little dork sometimes but I love her. I swear she hear's Hal start that hot rod car at the Overwaitea parking lot! She starts dancing at the threshold to downstairs and crying/whining/wierd howl thing and two minutes later I hear Hal turn onto our street. She's such a little nut sometimes and she loves her some Dad time.

He'll say the word 'smoke' and she's at the door waiting for him and lets him know if he is just taking waaayyy to long.

This afternoon I go outside to play with her for a bit and she always gets the zoomies! It's the funniest thing to see her spin around, stop and go in the other direction and now she's got lots of room and new things to rip around.

Got to run as Hal's in the kitchen making perogies and smokies for dinner and we need sour cream.

hmmm, pondering If sour cream is already sour why is there an expiration date??

tee hee hee,

Sabbatical, skeptics and prose...

Hi all,
Life is returning to a somewhat normal pace although most of my time after work is taken up with organizing the house plus regular housework, bills, shopping, etc.

It was soooo nice to actually sleep in a bed again after two weeks of sleeping on mattresses on the floor. Our bedroom suite is gorgeous although the room is far from finished. It still needs pictures and some furniture for my sitting/reading area but in due time. So many visions of what I want done but totally lack the decorator bone....swear mine is the size of a hamster rib!!

The office is a disaster right now because once again it's become the dump zone by Hal....grrrr!! Then he says "I hope your office isn't a mess like the other place, it would be nice to have a functioning office." "Hal, give me time to go through all the boxes that were put in there, it's not just office stuff as you know!" In my head the response was "If you nag me one more time about the mess the office is in you'll find yourself to be the FIRST HUMAN PRETZEL IN TOWN!!" However, I refrained but the look and tone of my response gave him the message to drop it and give me time to get other stuff organized that I consider priority.

Skeptics...don't know why I added that other then it kinda sounded good, lol.

Here's a little something I wrote one day on the way to Terrace. I was missing Dad terribly and a Don Williams song came on the radio and I really missed our talks. Dad and I could talk about anything and everything and i'm talking anything! He never judged and always really listened. Mom was always sidetracked with her own thots or whatever was on tv so it was refreshing to be able to really be heard.

It's nothing spectacular or amazing, just words that came from my aching soul that day..

Wishing I could call Heaven, ext. Dad

I call home
The line's picked up but no connection's made.

There's a lot of static and noise,
but no connection made.

I miss the calls of days gone by;
the patience and wisdom on the other end of the line.

Lord I wish I could call Heaven, extension Dad.

Love you Dad and hope the fishing is as good there as Canim Lake. Hope Walter's still giving you the run though, wouldn't want you to hook him that easily!

Until next time take care of yourselves, keep smiling and always remember to laugh.