Tuesday, January 17, 2012

3 things at one time...

hoped on the treadmill for 20 minutes at the same time I read 10 % of a book I am reading on the kindle on my cell phone and I listened to my music on my MP3 player.

 Now if that isn't multi tasking I don't know what is. lol I would of liked to have done more but with all the up and down the stairs I did while doing 2 loads of cloths that was all I could manage.

 Plus I spent two and a half hours making breakfast for supper. So I was standing on my feet all that time. It takes me that long because I only use one pan at a time so I don't burn something.

So that has been pretty much my day. Now I am online for a bit doing this and that.

Monday, January 16, 2012

There is an App for that...

as some of you know I got a new cell phone last week. I did make a separate post about it. Since then I have been trying to figure out the ins and outs of what it does.

Well I was tickled pink last night. While browsing through the downloadable apps that I can have, I found one for the kindle. Well I knew there was one just not that I could get one for the phone I have. I hit download and now I can finally read all those free downloaded books I have on my computer on my phone. I only have 28 but I am sure that will grow now that I have some place other then my computer to read them.

Yeah I know getting excited over an app. But you have to understand I finally will be able to get my monies worth out of my phone now in comparison to before.

 I need a life bad. If you see the one I had with my name on it please return it too me. lol

4 days without posting....

that is just terrible. So much for my resolution to post at least once a day. I would say I failed at yet another resolution but I think I will look at it as not totally failing. I will start a new with this week and keep going. I think as long as I post the majority of the time here then I would say I am suceeding at keeping this resolution. Well that is my story and I am sticking too it .

Someone said it much better then me but for the life of me I don't know how to explain it, she is so much better with words then me. Then again she is a published writer and I am not, hell I am not even a writer. lol

Anyway, got to love Sundays. I find I can get more done on that one day then I can all week. That is part of the reason I haven't posted of late. But I see if I wait to be caught up I never will and so I am going to dive right into my post. Because I know you have missed them so. lol

Spent all day Saturday with friends, the kids played, us women shopped, while the men watch the kids and done things in the house. It was a great day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The kids got there snow day.....

I got up this morning with the alarm at 7am as usual.  Hoped on the computer and looked up the education system web site.  It said all schools closed Due to forecasted  weather conditions.

I looked out the window and I saw nothing.  It wasn't doing anything.  There was a very light dusting of snow on the drive way but that was it.  SoI turned off my son's alarm and went back to bed.

About a half hour later my daughter gets up.  Yells out do I have school I say no she is happy.  So I get up for another minute or two to settle her in with the TV and her computer.  I look out side once more and it is snowing and blowing.  What the difference a half hour makes.

I said time will tell if it was a good call.  Anyway in my opinion it wasn't.  It is now the time for them to come home if they had gone to school and it is fine out there. It has stopped snowing, the wind is low.  I think they should of, could of gone to school.  But I guess they aired on the side of caution.

I have pics of the before and during and a couple others.   Fair warning the first three are kind of gainey.  I had to lighten them up where it was dark here at 7 am.
































Tuesday, January 10, 2012

There is talk of a storm....

coming my way.   We are suppose to get snow over night and for it to be nasty in the morning.  Not sure exactly how much were are going to get.  I haven't heard an update since this morning.  The news will be on in a bit and I will have to listen.  At this point in the winter I don't care what we get as long as we don't loose power or end up with any damage to the house.  Those two are my biggest fears.

We had a bit of snow down this morning and of course I took some pics.

UPDATE we are getting to get 15 cm or more of snow with 50 plus km winds.  It is to start around 3 am and last till the after noon.



























































Upgraded my cell phone.....

today I went out and got myself a new cell phone finally.  The last one I had was a Samsung touch, everything you did was touch and it drove me crazy.  It didn't like my touch for some reason.  lol  Anyway I got myself a Samsung galaxy 551.  It didn't cost me anything for the phone or add anything to my bill but the one time activation fee.  They get you one way or another.  The phone is the same one my son has and my girlfriends daughter.

I should have this one for quiet some time now.   I don't use my phone much other then to make calls and a few texts to my son but I am hoping to use the online feature more now that I have an actual key pad to use.  Now just to get the hang of things and figure out how to use it.

When it comes to cell phones I know nothing, well next to nothing.  I am going to change that and actually learn to use this phone to its fullest use.  I would like to use twitter when I am watching Supernatural instead of jumping up and down during the commercials.  I know real ground breaking earth shattering life I live I know.
Anyway just thought I would share.  I have pic of course.

















Sunday, January 8, 2012

Not one of my better days.....

Not really having a good day today emotionally. Things are just getting to me again. Feeling over whelmed and unappreciated. I find when I am in this mood it affects my online posting and things which I hate. sorry I am off to play some games and watch some TV a bit later.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My day today....

has been pretty good, despite the late start on things. I made pancakes for breakfast, grabbed a shower. I then spent some time online, facebook mainly.

I made shake and bake porkchops for supper with home made fries. I have a resse peanut butter cup for dessert. lol Were not really one for having desserts we usually wait and have a snack at some point during the night.

I change my bed, got to love fresh sheet. Cleaned out my bedroom TV stand. My daughter hauled out the Wii games and in doing so knock all my movies and what not out of the same spot. It was over due to be cleaned up so that was okay. Boy to I have lots of movies and TV show series.

So here I am now online once again, trying to do this and that. No shows to watch tonight, none that I know of, I have yet to look.

I must say not a bad day, I felt like I have been productive over all. I got stuff done and that is the main thing.

What a way to start the day....

crawling out of bed at 1 in the afternoon. If you have been reading my posts then you know of late I have been having some rough nights sleeping. Well once I hit the bed last night I didn't hear nothing till 7 am. The cat wanted to be feed. With no one else up I went back to bed and woosh before I knew it it was 1.

 My daughter got up at some point I think it was 8 and hubby was a dear and got up with her. She came in once and I said I would be up in a minute to make Pancakes well it was some minute like 2 hours later.

 Dam I was tired. So with the late start the day is going quickly to say the least. I wonder how all that sleep is going to affect me tonight for going to bed. I hate to even think about it, lol.

Friday, January 6, 2012

I feel so behind today....

I don't know why, maybe these last few nights not really getting a good nights sleep has me off.

Not much going on with me today, I did a bit of laundry but other then that I have been online.

 Not really up to much more then that. I have a show to night. Thank god the shows are starting up again. Tonight is Supernatural. I can't wait going to be a great episode from what I have seen promo wise and the pics.

Can't believe a week of the New Year is gone already. Things are okay here for the most part. Trying to change some things up to make things better for me. So far so good.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Today's Photo Edit...

I took this pic on New Years Eve.  Done this and that too it.  I like how it turned out.

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My day has been pretty good.....

I had a rough night sleep last night so I went back to bed once the kids were off to school. Story of my life these days.

Any way once I got up I done some laundry and I almost have that all done. I did 4 loads of laundry but of course it takes a bit more loads to get it all dry. I hope to have it all done before my couple of shows tonight.

 Speaking of shows, the Vampire Diaries and the Secret Circle are finally new tonight. I can't wait for either of them. I am kind of on the fence with the Secret Circle, I think it will depend on where they head if I will continue watching it. Then tomorrow night will be Supernatural, new episode for that one as well.

I made salads tonight for supper for all hands but me, I don't like them. But I added a cut up chicken burger on the salads as well because that was what I was having and everyone seemed to like it. Trying to come up with some new and different meals. Kind of getting sick of the same old same old.

I am going to try and get through some emails before my shows as well. I have fallen behind on my posting today. Usually have some pics uploaded by now and at least one other post. But the day has gotten away from me.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Well today was a strange day.....

I don't know why it made it a strange day but it was.

 Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was all the running around I did in terrible weather. It was raining here yet again. Out around the out skirts they were having rain and freezing rain turning to snow at some point.

 I did managed to get home before the heavy rain and wind started. Dam it is windy, suppose to be 120 km winds gusts at the worst. I hope it die's down before bed time tonight. I pray with all this wind that we don't loose the lights. I really hate it when it is this high.

As I said I was out. I was doing my grocery shopping. I am very proud that I was able to get all I needed except for a couple things and I stayed within my budget. I really need to do that more often.

Going to get a shower in a bit. Then back online to do my emails and what ever else.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today's Photo Edit...

well I am going to be trying this from time to time.  Not sure how often or how great they are going to come out.  You might of seen the picture before but it was unedited.  Maybe I will add the original and the edit one and see what you think.  I am very new to editing and I have no clue what I am doing.

BEFORE









AFTER


What is with our weather? .....

It was snowing on New Years day but over night last night it rained, and boy did it rain.  So once again the snow is almost gone.  We are having some strange weather, not that I am complaining.  Boy are we going to get hit with the snow when it finally gets here.  I took some pics of course.












There should be a law....

about not having to get up this early. 7 am that is. dam am I tired. Didn't help I had a rough night sleep for some reason.

It is that time again when I have to get the kids up for school. This week is going to be a hard one, getting use to getting up early once again. But I am so glad they are going back. My son will be the worst to get up, he has to get up and out the door by 7:40 to get the bus. My daughter doesn't need to get up till around 8 to be out the door my 8:20 for her bus.

 Thankfully they get the bus just in front of the house. Meaning I don't have to get dressed or go out in the cold. Yeah me, lol.

I think I will have to go back to bed for a couple hours before I start my day. Otherwise I won't be fit today. I will get use to the early mornings that or go to bed earlier then midnight.

I am more of a night owl then early mornings.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The New Year is here...

so that means new calenders for me.  I have one on my desk that keeps track of the kids school things, car payments and the what not.  But I have a new one this year that is called Mom's busy year, it is a planner.  I plan on using it to keep track of things I do every day.  Like posts to gather, pics, posts to my blog and the what not.  Kind of will help me to see what I do on a daily basis so I will know that I have been productive.

I felt like I had one to many days last year that added up to being nothing done.  Now I am sure I always done something but some days felt like I accomplished nothing.  Plus it will make me accountable to make sure I do things for myself, like reading, doing things online and just general things for myself.  Keep me going with my goals and the what not.  Might even be a place that I can write down my goals so I can always have them handy.



First snow fall of 2012...

and it just happened to fall on New Years day.  Woke up to lots of white stuff this morning.  For my daughter not going to bed till 12:30 am last night she was up at 9.  I took a couple of pics and went back to bed.  Hubby was sweet and got up so I could go back to bed for a few hours.  By the next time I got up it was raining out.  Still snow down but raining all the same.

Took some pics of course.  OMG could that have taken any longer.  Took me 3 try's to get these pics to upload.