Saturday, January 30, 2010

Overheard While Tobogganing

I took Alek, two of his friends and Mikah sledding today. While we were standing around waiting for the two boys to get down the hill I guess Mikah found a cigarette butt on the ground that he really wanted.

          Girl:   Barb, I told him not to touch it because it is gross
                     and he could die.
          Me:    That's right, smoking is disgusting.
          Girl:   It is! That's why I'm never going to smoke.
                    I'm just going to drink.

Oh, kids! They are so hilarious without even trying.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Missing: 1 camera. Last seen: Christmas 2009.

If you have seen said camera, please tell it to come home.
It is missing valuable photo opportunities.

This Weekend In Saskatoon

Please pray for me dear readers.
Pray that Alek stays away from the radio this weekend.
Pray that no one tells him
that the RV show is happening.
If he hears, 
I will have to take him.
If I have to take him,
I will never hear the end of it.
I'll never hear the end of it.
Remember the Haggis incident?
Please pray for me.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fighting the Call of the Carbs

It's almost 10:00 and the carbs are calling my name. They are SO LOUD! I've been doing a good job of avoiding the olive bread and olive oil/balsamic vinegar that my body is sure that it needs. It really wants it BAD, so I've been avoiding the kitchen and surfing instead.

Then I found this. The Pioneer Woman is amazing, but I think that she has just doomed me. Twice. I'm pretty sure that the olive bread is going to win, and I just know that supper tomorrow night is going to center around these Crash Hot Potatoes. How have I never thought of this???

Can anyone look at this picture and not want this; desperately want this???

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm in Need ...

of some inspiration and introspection. Hence, K.D. Lang.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Quick Lentil Salad

This salad is super quick, thanks to canned lentils, and really yummy! It's quick, healthy and tasty; you won't be disappointed.

Quick Lentil Salad
- 1 large can of lentils; rinsed and drained
- half of an english cucumber; cut into small cubes
- 2 or 3 roma tomatoes; cubed
- 1/2 cup of sliced black olives; or to your taste
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Extra virgin olive oil
- lemon juice
-salt and pepper
- greek spice (optional)
(you could add cubed red pepper and red onion if you wish)

- Add all ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with approx. 1 tbsp of olive oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper and greek spice.
-This salad can be eaten right away or it will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

I made a bowl of this a few weeks ago and took it to work where it fed me for several days worth of lunch. I made another one tonight and Mikah LURVED it! Try it, you'll thank me!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Overheard From the Back of the Van

Mikah: (laughing hysterically)  Something just came out of my
                                             bum...    It was a fart

Hysterical laughter follows from all 3 boys.

My life is seriously awesome.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Overheard From the Back of the Van

Alek and his friend Steven ambushed me when I picked Alek up from school today. Steven was coming to play and it was already Ok with his dad. Alrighty then boys, hop in the van.

As we were driving to pick up the other two from the babysitters, I could hear bits and pieces from the conversation that was happening in the backseat. It started as a fun discussion about comic clubs and video game clubs at school that was escalating into indignant 9 year-old voice tones. Of course, my child was getting carried away with himself and his version of reality. Steven was accusing him of lying and Alek was saying that he wasn't.

Steven: You're lying! There isn't a Star Wars club!
Alek: No I'm not!
Steven: Well, I don't believe you cause you're lying!
Alek (says with exasperation in his voice): Well, I'm not lying. Did Columbus lie about finding America? Is the great Wall of China a lie? Is the war in Afganistan a lie? Those aren't lies and I'm not lying about the Star Wars club either!

Who is this child of mine and how is he related to me??? I'm lucky that those things register on my radar even now let alone when I was 9 years old. Of course, the whole conversation was ridiculous and, of course, he was lying.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lhasa de Sela

Lhasa de Sela
September 27, 1972 – January 1, 2010
Soar, and cover us with your melody.

First Book

Ok, Twilight is done. I finished it last night and thought it was good, but I wonder what I would have thought if I hadn't seen the movie first??? Honestly, I was more riveted by the movie than the book, but we'll see if that changes as I move on to the next few.

For some reason the story seems to take a lot out of me. I've been unable to start the second book for some reason tonight. The story has made me too nostalgic; thinking about simpler times without diapers, and dishes, and bills LOL! On that note, here's a blast from my 18 year old past...