Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Home Organization - Week 2 - Teaser

Week 2 has been posted here with a new goal! Is anyone following this? I'm thinking of doing a giveaway for those who attempt to participate along with me. Who's in?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day of Summer!!

Today is officially the first day of summer!! I'm hoping it brings some summer weather with it soon. We have had a lot of dull days as well as a lot of rain. I don't recall getting a full 24 hour period of nice weather with no rain in a long time. 

What are your summer plans? I am hoping to hit the beach this year with the boy at least a couple times. As well as the local pool. We have a family event coming up that we plan to attend. As well little Miss is due to arrive in the summer. If all goes planned BF, Little Miss, and I might even make it to Saskatoon to visit a friend for a few days. 

I'm looking forward to hear about others adventures as well.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

It's Moving Day!!

Well not for me but today is the day that BF is finally allowed to officially move in!! He's off with his son to the apartment now to load up for the dump and then here. While they are doing that I get to attempt to clean the basement. At least organize it enough that he can pile in his stuff lol. I'm sure everything will just get piled in as he brings it over and then we can spend time organizing it all later. Makes for an interesting day today. Much better then tomorrow's cleaning day though lol.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Home Organization - teaser

I have recently been asked to work in partnership with Busy Mom's Tips each week I will be submitting an article on Home organization. Head over to her blog to check out Home Organization week 1 and feel free to participate in the week 1 goal. 

Who's in for this?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


This summer has been a very wet one so far. We had a wet fall last year which resulted in flooding this spring. Once we thought we had the spring flooding under control, along came the rain. April and May have already brought us three times the normal amount of precipitation. And June is showing to be no different. At this rate the water table will not be able to go down enough before fall and we will be in a worse scenario next year. Currently in our town 23 homes are evacuated. There has been two months worth of sandbagging and aqua-bagging going on by numerous volunteers. Fortunately I don't have to worry about flooding out where I am located, but there is concern of the water treatment plant not being able to keep up. Currently this has put us under a water restriction where they are asking all residences to use as little water as possible and try not to flush toilets. Should the water treatment plant fail completely then there is a possibility of a town evacuation. Lets hope it doesn't go that far. Has the weather this year been any different for you? If so what adjustments have you had to make? 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sick Kitten :( ***Update

Please tell me someone has experience and wants to give me some tips? Just over 4 weeks ago - my little kitty had 6 kittens of her own. 48 hours later we lost one - bringing us to 5. We realized a little while ago now (probably about two weeks ago) that one of the kittens was a 'little kitty.' After talking to the vet we found out that she will probably be a teacup kitten. Sounds cute right - well honestly it is. But this cute little kitten is now sick :( Since yesterday she has been pretty lethargic. We got to the vet and got her Kitten milk replacer and we've been doing a lot of skin to skin contact to keep her warm. What else do we do? I treat her like I did my preemie's when they were little little - but it's got to be different for a kitten - isn't it?

UPDATE -- Little Tinker didn't make it. RIP June 11th, 2011. After a couple close calls where we thought we lost her and she'd pull back - she finally lost all strength and couldn't pull back. It's been a rough weekend - but at least she's not suffering anymore. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Canada Post Strike

Have you been affected by the Canada Post Strike? It hasn't hit me too hard yet. But I'm really worried it will at some point. I have packages coming from numerous parts around the world. They all have extended delivery time due to coming from all over, but I'm not sure if any will actually be delayed. I like that the rolling strike means that one area is affected for a short period of time. To me this is nicer for the consumer verses having all stations down for an extended period. I feel bad for the workers though. I know we are facing a strike with my main job as well and it can be stressful. For everyone's sake I hope they are able to settle their contracts quickly and get the systems up and going again soon. In the mean time - what sort of interesting mail should make it through? I am waiting on lots!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Comfybuns Customs - WINNERS

Sorry for the slight delay in getting the winners announced. We had some internet issues today which fortunately got fixed rather quickly. I have used to find our two lucky winners and they are:

Comment #7 - Lindsay
Comment #24 Lois

Congratulations girls!! Please contact Comfybuns Customs within 48 hours to claim your prize!!