Wednesday, May 20, 2009

So Good...

Yup, still loving the soy milk, until it gets spilled on my laptop!

Everything on the computer is still working properly, but all of the keys on my keyboard are incredibly stiff and sticky... any suggestions?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Soy Good...

Guess what April...?? I like chocolate soy milk too!

Milk has not been my friend for the past few years, so I'd pretty much given up hot beverages since I don't like tea or coffee. But, in San Francisco, while Lucas was enjoying what seemed like his 76th Starbucks latte, a barista convinced me to try a soy mocha. I was scared, I mean really scared to try it (those who know me know I don't really try new foods very often) - but, after the second sip, I loved it!
After my 4th soy mocha over the past couple months, I decided to get adventurous and brave and buy a carton of chocolate soy milk. Again, fear almost consumed me, but I tried it, and I love it too! Sort of tastes like chocolate milk made with Nestle Quik - but without the harsh consequences :)

Thanks for bringing to the soy side, April!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Add Another One to the List...

I just finished another book and this one was a winner - sort of. Diary of a Mad Bride by Laura Wolf was absolutely hilarious.

It is written entirely in journal entries so its a really easy read, especially if you only have a few minutes at a time to pick it up. If you've ever planned a wedding, or if you happen to be planning one now, this book will help you realize all your "bridezilla" moments and will have you laughing over them again and again. This first book by Laura Wolf isn't quite as good as her second book "Diary of a Mad Mom-to-be" which I read a few years ago, but it was funny and enjoyable to read.

Right now, I am also reading the non-fiction book "Pushed" and am getting ready to head to the library for another book from the list. I am going back and forth between "The Year of Living Biblically", "The Poisonwood Bible" or "Jitterbug Perfume". Which would you recommend reading first?

Stinky Skunk!

A couple evenings ago, Lucas, me and our dog Izzy were outside painting a utility trailer that we are fixing up for transporting our motorcycle. We were gearing up to do the final coat of Tremclad when Lucas heard a rustle in the neighbours' yard. We glanced quickly and were super surprised to see a skunk wandering around the neighbours' front lawn... at 5:30pm!!!

I quickly scooped up our little dog and ran inside (I'd prefer 100 loads of laundry over a skunky smelling dog!) but Lucas watched the skunk for a while and decided to take a couple pics...

Eventually the skunk made its way under our fence and into our backyard. It was at this point that Lucas started to get brave and he decided to try to get a bit closer to the skunk. If any of your significant others ever thinks to try this, remind them - not a good idea! The skunk must have been startled by Lucas and in less than a second he spun around, dug his nasty nails in the ground, popped up his tail and got ready to spray. Luckily, Lucas wasn't far from the door, so he dashed inside before any damage could be done but it certainly was a close call!

Needless to say, we stayed in the house until the skunk was long gone!!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Airing My Dirty Laundry

For those that know me, it won't come as a surprise that I hate laundry! Even though there are only 2 of us in the house, I still end up doing between 2 and 3 loads of laundry a week and there is no other chore that I dread more. It scares me to think of what life will be like when there are more than 2 of us to keep in clean clothes :)

Last night while I was folding load 1 of the 4 that need to be done this week, I grumbled and whined and grumbled some more until my husband agreed to help with this dreaded job. We agreed that when our family grows, we won't need a nanny, we won't need a housekeeper, but that we definitely will need some help with the dirty clothes!!

Who else hates laundry day? Any tips for me? I'm thinking I'd rather cook dinner for 100 than do laundry for 2...

Sad Day...

Ok, maybe I'm being a tad dramatic, but still... Last night was the last episode of Sarah Richardson's "Sarah's Cottage" Virtually everyone in design blog-land has been introduced to Sarah - but I've watched her since I was in high school when she was the host of Room Service and have been a faithful follower ever since. Her show "Sarah's Cottage" was a look into what life with Sarah is like and I was addicted so its sad to see it go. You can bet that I'll be watching the episodes over and over online. If you haven't been lucky enough to see Sarah's Cottage, you can view full episodes here and you can view image galleries of all the rooms she renovated here.

To whet your appetite for all rooms Sarah, here are a couple pics from her cottage.

Nope, I can't believe that's a cottage either - and - its completely run off of solar power and propane!!
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