Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Get your boots on, were almost ready!
I even have sand in my diaper Mom!!!
This si way ool mom, come on give it a go!!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
As promised some answers,
If I could live anywhere in the world it would still be in Canada, I love this country. I love it's diversity, not on with it's ethnicity but also with it's landscapes. We have beautiful mountains in the west, flat plains covered in miles of golden wheat and miles of amazing beaches in the east.
My hubby and I have talked about moving to China for six months when we retire to immerse ourselves in the culture, it's one of our dreams...
I am the Monkey King, because I named this blog after the famous children's story out of China.
It holds a common link for both my girls, Jennifer comes from Jiangsu province, the home to the Monkey King and for Jillian she was born in the year on the Monkey.
As far as choosing China for our adoptions, it originally was not our first choice. Originally we chose Vietnam, the babies are so young, our paperwork was completed and on it's way when the most unexpected and devastating thing happened. Canada closed Vietnamese adoptions, we never did get the "whole" story but they felt that some babies had been coerced from the mothers, it has not been opened as of yet(it's my understanding they are getting very close though). I was devastated, I called it my Vietnamese miscarriage, I felt like I had lost a child, that I really never had, only in my heart.
RMJ has asked me the most difficult question, I really don't know what makes me a good friend. I like to think it's because I am loyal, trustworthy,dependable and always there for a good laugh or cry. I find it sometimes difficult with kids to be there for (you know who you are!!)my friends as much as I like, but my nearest and dearest friends know this and accept this. It just makes the times we can get together that more special to me, the telephone is a great invention.
My biggest regret, I really don't have any, I feel one is shaped and molded by life's experiences whether good or bad. I guess if I was to pick my brain, I wish I could have told my Grandma that "I love you more", it's been 2 months and I miss her so much it feels sometimes that my heart could actually fall into pieces from the ache. I tell her, I hope she hears...
My favourite food is all of them. No I would have to say pasta, my Mom makes the best Italian food, her pizza is outrageous, it goes straight to the hips, yikes.
My favourite adult beverage is off limits, I can't drink alcohol, I have Hep C from a tainted blood transfusion so I am in remission at present. If I was to drink it could fire up the old virus and I could lose my life so no vino for me. My drink of choice was white wine.
My favourite time of the day is the morning, my girls run into our bed to cuddle for a half hour or so.
I am reading Mao and The Snow flower and the Secret fan. Mao is an eye opener, it is a slow read but worth it. I can't read it in bed though, it's too darned heavy, scared it will fall on me when I doze off(usually every night).
I love Autobiographies, figure if I can learn or be inspired through someone else's life experiences.
I also just love fluff, trash, something I can, pick up and put down and not have to hurt the brain .
I live in Southwestern Ontario,not to far from London.
I love Tim Horton's as you all well know. I drink a medium, double cream everyday. If I go through the drive through my eldest shouts out my order before I get a chance. Through their tree house window they play Tim Horton's drive thru, they have a doughnut box, tray and some cups. They even have the prices down, I think Mommy might go to Tim's just a little too much??
My kids favourite food,
Jennifer(5)she is my chicken, fish, salad and fruit girl. Not very fond of sweets, given the choice, she eat a salad or a piece of cake.
Jillian(2), now there's a sweet tooth, loves anything that contains sugar. Jill loves chicken, fish and fruit, we work on the veggies.
Their all time fave is chicken Caesar salad.
Ideal day consists of morning cuddle time, leisure morning watching girls play outside while I sip at a coffee. Lunch, afternoon swim, dinner and play time with Daddy and Mommy. Night time story and kisses goodnight.
My heart soars when I see my girls bonding , they have really started to interact and play together. They tell each other they love one another. I love to over hear them giggiling in their rooms at bedtime sharing secrets.
What makes me sad is the hurt I am experiencing at present with the loss of my Grandma. Sometimes it still hurt so much it feels like my heart might actually break, I miss her.
Mammograms and dental work up there with a colonoscopy, ahhh, yikes!!!!
I must admit I have never had a boobie squeeze, well not with a professional, but the idea of having them pancaked between two sheets of plexiglass doesn't appeal to my senses(good senses). Dental work is not another of my favourite past times, I white knuckle the whole appointment in fear. I really have no reason for this because I have a fabulous dentist, she is really amazing. I have not had cavities for 10 years, knock on wood.
One career I would choose is hairstylist. Why, because maybe I could find time to do my hair, and find a style that would get me into the twentieth century.
I don't have twins but I have a 5yr and 2.5 yr old. My biggest challenge as a parent right now is my youngest tantrums, they are making me a crazed woman. Right now we are doing the naughty spot, she is getting the hint, I also remove her favourite animal BaBa from her and give him a timeout from her naughty behaviour. Jillian is my spirited child, I admire her determination, perseverance and strong will even though it's contributing to my premature death, aaahhhhh.
My favourite cook, my Mom. Mom would make me ravioli , lasagna or pizza(she hasn't made one in forever, my hips thank her). Second favourite cook, the naked chef, he doesn't have to make a meal....
I met my hubby at my Father's home. My in-laws only live two doors down from My dad's, Hubby came to visit and show off his new vehicle, I happened to show up at the same time. Spent the afternoon talking and the rest is history. Not my first, was engaged to a guy before hubby, turned Jehovah's witness, I ran out of there fast as I could (no offence to anyone, just not for me). I feel blessed everyday I wake up to hubby.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
This weekend in a city near us there is a festival taking place.
It is called the Home County Folk Festival, my hubby calls it the Hippie Fest. It's one of my favourite summer indulges, there is so much to see, dream about, listen to, purchase and of course so much to eat.
It is a group of artists that sell everything from paintings, pottery, candles, clothing, photography, you name or can dream it , it's there.
The park is filled with talented folk musicians playing music while young and old dance the weekend away.
And yes there is the odd old hippie , peace...
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Keeping up with the Wangs is a six part story featured on MSN Money.
I am really finding it interesting, loved the story on Wal-mart and what you might find there, we didn't go there while we were in China, wish we had.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Bring out the RED SHOES and for the very happy special occasion the RED HANDBAG to MATCH.
Yes, it's true, there has been a match and a certain MS. Dragonfly is going to spread her beautiful wings. Let's hope for the package today.
Grab your shoes and head on over to share in her happy news.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Warning: This post contains a photo that might be considered inappropriate to some, viewer discetion is advised. Content NOT considered appropriate for younger viewing audiences, will scar them permanently. For viewing pleasure DO NOT open to full screen, arse bulges and cellulite will bite. Facial expression may offend some.
Yes, this is me sanding our kitchen cupboards on the weekend, if you want a job done, get another woman or do it YOURSELF. Our cupboards are in good shape but I am tired of the color, we are going pale, so there is a lot of prep work. Now this is something I am used to doing as I stripped(in the 90's, yes I stripped!!) all the old baseboards in our rental home, sanded and stained them.
I am a little cranky as I have to do them while I am watching hubby get fences moved for the big excavation happening early next week. First things first, MEN!!!
So blogging is a little slow as I am a LITTLE BUSY!!!!
Hubby just came home with a present for me, flowers you wonder, no liquid sandpaper.
He might of just signed his DEATH WISH.
Enuff whining, back to work.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
As many of you know my hubby built this house for his girls, I know I am a little bias but this is one of the most beautiful little tree houses I have ever seen. I was so proud of him, he just got an idea in his head and started to build, no plans. It is very Lemony Snickets, whimsical, nothing is square, very crooked and hard to build. I think you'll agree, he did a great job.Askew Construction in the beginning phases, roofing still in progress. The shingles were probably the biggest ticket item as far as cost goes, but added a really nice touch, I am glad we went with them over the asphalt.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Jennifer 's nicknames are Jenny Wren,
her Grandma gave her that one.
Her other one is Princess Puddin' Pop,
I call her this. My Dad calls me Princess
and Puddin' Pop, they were my favourite
treat, I think Bill Crosby used to endorse them
because they were made by Jello, did I
age myself big time?
Princess Puddin' Pop
Thanks to The Seventh Diamond for this fun meme, funny how we spend so many agonizing hours coming up with the perfect name for our children then we call the something like Keebler or Puddin' Pop. Nicknames are so fun and really indicative of their little personalities.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
At the community center fishing foe prizes
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Now go and grab a Timmie's and celebrate.