Monday, June 29, 2009

Look what lives at my house!



We've enjoyed that baby racoons, the baby owls and we also have a family of foxes in the field. They are so cute. The babies come out in the evening and play tag with each other. Sooo adorable that I wish I could catch one and make it a pet!!! The pictures are complete crap but at least you can see how cute they are.
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Signed on the Dotted Line

2006-2008 Pontiac G6 photographed in USA.Image via Wikipedia

Well, I've finally made the car purchase. (drum roooollllllll) A bright red Pontiac G6 sedan. I really wanted to go with an SUV but the gas usage on my comute would have been ridiculous. I shopped for days trying to convince myself to by a car. I couldn't find anything that made me say something more than, whatever! I was about to give up but decided one more dealership. I saw one I thought I would like but was dead wrong. So decide to try the cute red one. OOOO wait this is fun. Then I started up the engine. Wow!!! This one was so fun to drive! I loved all the gizmos and gadgets! Finally! A car I could like as much as the much covetted Ford Edge (which will be my next car). The deal is that in a year or so this one wil be Doug's and I will be able to buy whatever I want. Hehehe! I put in an offer and got it at a fabulous price. Lower than it blue booked in the States. Boy is the husband proud of me. I've signed all the paper work and will be picking it up Monday after work once I have insurance and registered the sucker. Yeah!!!! Freedom!!!!!!!

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Families of Cuties

Some little cuties have shown up in our backyard. Five baby racoons and their momma live in a hollow tree. These pesky things crawl up and down that tree and yesterday ventured out to the front yard and beyond. Although they are super cute they are really mean. Watch for teeth and sharp claws. They'll try to use them.

Barb brought her family of cuties by to see our racoons. Who could resist faces like these? I had to grab my camera!!! These babies are some of the cutest we've had in the yard in a while. Ours have gotten too big to let me just shoot while they play. I'll post a few more of this family on my photoblog, Wild Rose Images.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Car Shopping (being stuck by a thousand needles)

2009 Dodge Journey photographed in USA.Image via Wikipedia

You all know that I need a car. I still haven't replaced the totalled SUV from last winter. I've been gradually stopping by dealerships and trying out vehicles. I have to do it small steps because I feel so overwhelmed when salesmen approach me and ask what I am looking for. I DON"T KNOW!! It needs to drive me to work, get decent gas mileage, be reasonably priced, cute, if possible, and not make me feel like the average soccer mom. I found an add today that had the exact car I wanted for a steal of a price and exactly the color I wanted. A Dodge Journey! I loved my Durango before the husband sold it when I got cancer for a minivan with all the fancy features like buttons that close doors, so I wouldn't have to strain myself ie. get fatter. Unfortunately, by the time I could get over there after work they had sold it. So I spent much of the afternoon scoping out more cars. AAAHHHH! The salesmen were such slimey guys. Why can't they just give you a straight answer? I couldn't handle more than a couple of hours of the torture and had to give up. I think I'll do all my preliminaries online and then just show up with my best offer and they can take it or leave it. Back to the web to shop shop shop.
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What was I thinking??!?!

I've been hobbling around for a week now. My legs below my knees have been sheer agony! On Tuesday I finally went to a Dr. about the excrutiating pain. The diagnosis? Looks like stress fractures of the tibia. Nice! I'm on Percocet, Toradol, and a topical anti-inflamitory as well. They still hurt like nothing I have ever experienced. I've been put on sedentary duties at work for a week. I feel so lazy. I can't do anything really. Yesterday I had to take Hunter to Calgary for his Nexxus card interview (which they couldn't finish due to a computer glitch) and it involved a little walking. Hah! We stopped at a mall to get him some new shoes and it was all I could do to get that done and get back in the car to drive home. What a wimp I am!! My bones haven't been the same since cancer took my hormone goodies and I should have taken that into consideration in my training schedule. These lame old bones needed to be built up to withstand my pounding on pavement. So what's my treatment? Rest. HAHAHAHA!!! When is that going to happen?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I did it!!!

Yup, that's right. I finished my first 10k. I thought it would never end but eventually it did. I can't say I had a great finishing time but, well.... it will get better as I train more. My very painful shins (shin splints, stress factures?????) didn't make it easy but I committed to 10k and I was doing the whole thing. We looked utterly ridiculous in our underwear get ups but so did the rest of the participants. I've never seen so much skin and weirdness in one place. I may even post a link to pics once it is available.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Speed Racer!

Hunter made Divisionals for the 400m race! He he is starting out his heat!!! I am so proud of him. He, like most autistic people, is not very coordinated. So for him to even place in a race is a miracle to me. When he showed me the list of events last night and his name was on it I was thrilled. He tried his best and didn't place this time, but that's OK with me. We are just so very proud of him for even trying something that doesn't come naturally to him. Go, HUNTER!!!!!