Random Sundays Follow Up: He Knows Me Too Well

Husband just called:
Him: Did she go to sleep fine?
Me: Yes
(pause)
Him: What are you drinking?
Me: Scotch.
Him:  (in a knowing way) …And blogging. 
Me: Yup.
Him:  I’ll be home soon. Love you. 
Me: Love you too.

Random Sundays: The Sun Has Come Out to Tease

Frost on my upstairs window.
A shot from my backyard of everything lit up.

The morning visitor herself.
This morning the sun came out in all its glory.  It was so bright and beautiful that I had to run and grab my camera to preserve some of it and share it with you.  But the bright sunshine belied the truth…that it’s -29 degrees celsius out there with the wind chill.  Therefore, my plans to go out for a brief walk today with Baby have been shelved.  Instead, I had coffee, breakfast and finished it off with a little piece of Oreo fudge I have been saving for just the right moment.

Baby’s asleep right now.  I’m going to enjoy my Creme Caramel Roibos tea and read some blogs.  Have a great everyone!  See you all tomorrow!

Disclaimer: I’m Having a Really Bad Day

The night before last:
* Couldn’t breathe because my nose is too stuffed up.
* Throat was dry and painful.
* Baby couldn’t breathe because her nose is stuffed up.
* Held Baby in my arms all night so she could sleep.
Yesterday:
* Am still really sick.
* Had no sleep.
* Have to care for a sick Baby.
* Dog started shaking uncontrollably and panting.
* Anxious phone calls to try to figure out what’s wrong and whether he needs to go to emergency.
* Baby still couldn’t breathe at night.
Today? Let’s not talk about today.  I’ll only say that Drake the Dog is doing fine. 
I’m pretending that right now doesn’t exist.  So on that note I’m looking back.  And what did I find?  These two youngsters who had no idea what they were getting themselves into…

2004: engaged, but not yet married.

Circa 2007: just coming up on our 3 year anniversary.
See you all tomorrow!

Dress 15: When is Enough, Enough?

Making faces at Baby

Dress – Jacob; Cardigan – H&M; Scarf – Jacob; Belt – ?

So Casa Joanna is still sick.  I thought we were getting over it but no such luck.  Worst thing ever?  Baby is so stuffed up she can’t breath through her nose when she’s lying down.  Which means that I spent the entire night holding her in a reclining position so she could sleep…which means that I slept only 2 1/2 hours. Later in the morning Husband took her and I got another 2 hours.  So yeah, you can imagine how I’m feeling.  WHen is this cold going to end??

She’s been sucky and whining/crying all day because she’s over-tired and can’t sleep.  I’m just getting a break right now because I put her in her stroller, bundled her up, and took her for a 10 minute walk to get her to sleep.  Currently, she’s in the sun room tucked into her stroller. 

Needless to say, clothes were not the first thing on my mind.  But this dress is a relaxed boatneck dress that I purchsed used when pregnant.  Now though I think the top is too big for me.  Again, this is another dress I don’t know how I feel about.  Trash, stash, or save?

Dress 14: What’s Black, White and Gray All Over?

Dress – H&M; Sweater – Aritzia; Belt – ?; Leggings – Forever XXI

Today is Thursday, which means that today I got together with some of the mom’s that I know…which means that today we complained about being moms.  No seriously, I love getting together with these ladies.  They’re all very funny, and very easygoing, and it’s necessary to have someone to talk about all these things with.  I love my girlfriends, but since they don’t have kids they don’t quite get it.  These women do.  So it always revitalizes me to chat with them.  Plus, I love the excuse to have a coffee and a big cookie!

I bought this dress originally in brown and white polka dots, but I loved it so much I went back and bought it in black and white too.  *Confession – I bought it as a Maternity dress too because the empire waist and a-line gave me room to expand…and expand I did*  It was so cheap and so cute and comfy I couldn’t resist having it in two colors.  I was even tempted to get it in red and white, but I thought that would be going overboard.  It’s a summer dress, and it’s one that I thought I could only wear in the summer, but paired with a shirt and tights underneath and a chunky sweater on top, I think it totally works for the winter too. Trash, stash, or save?

Stay tuned for the brown and white one.

Good night all.  It’s date night – movie, hot apple cider, berries…and hopefully a foot massage from Husband.

See you all tomorrow!

Dress 13: Massages, Socks, and Hiding Out

First things first: Husband said, “Just don’t put me in you blog today.”  So like the dutiful wife that I am, here he is everyone.  He’s now got the cold that I’m getting over, and feels miserable all day.
Just hangin’ out.

Dress – Forever XXI; Cardigan – Gap; Leggings – American Apparel; Scarf – made by my Babcia.

Today I got a massage.  Oh yes I did.  I’ve been having some tension headaches and the best solution to that is an RMT.  I’m going to go for another in about three weeks and that should take care of it.  But here’s a weird thing: she cut the appointment short.  I’ve never had that happen to me, but she ended up not feeling too good and cut it short.  Oh well!  It was still good.

Than I bummed around downtown for a while going into shops and getting yummy lunch.  Where was Baby you ask?  Why she was with Husband.  It was my day out today. I spent some gift certificates – on really cute socks (Betsey Johnson), knee highs (MacGregor Weekenders); and thick winter tights (Hue).  And I’m really excited about the knee highs – I’m already putting together a dress outfit around one of these pairs.  Check back soon for that!

So yes, today was a day for me to relax; hence, the easy, chill dress.   This is one I’ve had for about 5 years.  And when I bought it I wasn’t crazy about it.  It was one I bought because I either spent $20 on a dress and got free shipping or paid $15 shipping.  But it’s one I come back to on days when I just don’t feel all that spry and delicious.  Like today, when I’m getting over a cold.  But is it a keeper?  I’m not sure it does anything for me – makes me look cute, or sexy, or elegant.  And I’m not sure whether I wear it because it’s comfy and relaxing, or whether I wear when I want to hide and not be noticed.  So what do you think?  Trash, stash or save?

Dress 12: Pass the Poo Please!

Sunday’s dress.

Me running inside, because it’s just so cold!  Dress – H&M; Shirt & Leggings – Forever XXI; Boots – Browns Couture; Belt – AE.

I didn’t get a chance to show you Sunday’s dress, and I didn’t want to leave it too long, so here it is.  And it may look nice outside but it was an icy -22 out there.  Not good at all!  I lasted about 1 minute taking these pictures and then I ran for the warm comfort of the house.  Trash, stash, or save?

Yesterday I was on the air, and when I came home Husband had dinner waiting for me and Baby asleep.  This morning I woke up and had coffee, fed Baby and was about to play with her when I noticed (dun, duh, dun, dun…DUN!) poo everywhere!  And when I say everywhere I do mean everywhere.  She had poo on her back, down both legs, between her toes, in the folds behind her kness, and all along her onesie.  There was so much cleaning!  Husband and I made the executive decision to not even bother cleaning that onesie – it was a goner.

Going to make you jealous here: tomorrow I’m going for a one hour massage.  Jealous, right?

Dress 11: Pardon Me, But My Feet Are Wet.

Dress – H&M; Hoodie – Puella; Leggings – Forever XXI; Leg warmers – Legs Beautiful; Scarf – made by my Babcia

Okay, so I know I told you yesterday that I would show you Sunday’s dress today, but I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m showing you today’s dress and saving Sunday’s dress for another ady (maybe tomorrow or another day…don’t know).  

An awful thing happened today…I had wet feet for half the day.  I know, I know, it’s completely awful especially when compared to things like global warming or the conflict in Darfur.  But really, I hope you agree with me that having wet feet in the middle of winter does rank on the “Having a Bad Day” meter.  Okay, self-pity done and over.  But I really do hate wet, cold feet.  Okay, now I’m really done. Promise.
On another note, today was a lazy, cold day and I vowed to stay warm (yes, I failed in the footwear department, but let’s get over that shall we?).  So today, I pulled out my cute little knit dress and decided to revert to younger days where it was okay to wear hoodies and legwarmers throughout your day (i.e. acting class in University).  The reason for this choice was that I’m feeling contented.  Not excited or happy – that implies an energy and some sort of movement.  I’m contented today.  Not really moving anywhere or being energetic to change or grow.  Today I’m happy where I am and with the way things are.  Baby’s fever broke in the night and she’s back to her happy, noisy self – no longer the sucky, whiny poo-pants that she’s been all week (although I must admit I enjoyed all the extra cuddle time she wanted since she’s usually too squirmy to cuddle).  I’m sure that my other problems and worries will come back tomorrow.  But today, I’m contented. Hence, the cozy, laid-back outfit.

Trash, stash, or save?

Random Sundays: Carcassonne and Spiked Apple Cider

Drake the Dog

Miserable outside!

Today I thought it was a beautiful day outside, until I saw the temperature: -12 and feels like -22!  It’s freezing outside.  Even Drake the Dog was only outside for a short time today.  You know it’s cold when it’s too cold for him!  Unfortunately, I had to brave the weather to go to an audition.  But I’m glad I did.  It’s a role I want, so you do what you gotta do.   Afterwards I came home and needed to wamr up pronto!  And yes, I did wear a dress, but today is Random Sundays, so I’m saving the dress to show you tomorrow.

Later, two of our friends came over for games night.   On the agenda tonight: Carcassonne!

Playing games while drinking spiked cider.
Husband serving up the Brandy for those who wish to partake.

Games night was awesome, though we found out waaay too much about the love life of a certain couple.  And of course, an endless array of jokes ensued….all in good fun of course.  But the best part was when someone tried scotch for the first time in her life….

Priceless.

Yup, that’s right.  True candid reaction to scotch from my friend. It’s one of my favorite drinks ever; so, it’s amazing that even though, we’ve been friends for so many years and she’s never had it.  And as for the winner of games night?  Well, I don’t want to brag but…I WON! 

Dress 10: Everybody’s Tired, But It’s Now Safe to Visit

Everything’s a little off today, including the painting in this pic.

Hanging out on my kitchen table.  Dress – H&M; Sweater – somewhere in Poland; Shirt – Smart Set.

So things are on the upswing at our house.  Baby’s feeling better and therefore sleeps better, and I’m a little less stuffy today.  We’re not healthy, but we’re over the worst of it and I think things are only going to get better.

Husband’s at work today – all day.  So, I had a lovely visit from Mom and Babcia.  They brought me food and a sweater and a toque.  So yeah, that made the day go by easier.  Oh, and Babcia and I had our butts handed to us by Mom in a game of cards.  Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

Moving on to the dress…can you believe that this was a dress I bought for my pregnancy?  It seems so long ago.  Now, it’s not a maternity dress, but it has an empire waist and it gave me a lot of room to grow.  I wore it right up until delivery.  I just happen to be naturally small (genetic lottery and healthy living) so I was lucky enough to be able to buy “maternity” clothes at H&M and Forever XXI.  Although to be honest, since pregnancy is over I’m not sure it’s really me.  I figure I’ll keep it around and give it another chance in the spring/summer.  Maybe it’s just one of those dresses that you only like seasonally.  I don’t know.  I’m indecisive about these things. What do you think?  Trash, stash, or save?

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