Friday, February 29, 2008

Out of sight

The last two weeks has been a bit of a blur. After that snow storm I made my venture over to the states. What should have taken me about two hours ended up taking me almost four. It took me two hours alone to cross the border! This is odd since I live about 25 minutes from I-75 with no line ups. Waiting on the bridge all that time was not fun. From there I went home and made my three batches of royal icing and one batch of colour flow icing for a class that ended up getting cancelled (fun) and then came this week.

This week I had to be in Toronto for three days which meant four days of travelling, three nights in two separate hotels and if you factor in two snow storms, a class I had to attend and a delayed was not a fun week. got me thinking...I was surrounded by some really annoying people. Several of them on the packed trains I had to endure...others just out and about. What made me wonder I as annoying as they are? I haven't heard from a couple of my friends in the last few weeks...friends that I normally talk to regularly and suddenly I find, I haven't talked to them. Now really, I could just email them and say "hey what's up" but I'm all paranoid that maybe I've annoyed them. I'll continue to stew about this for a while.

The best part of my week though? The kids! I visited with my cousins yesterday and got to spend time with their little guy. He is hilarious. Funniest parts? How he growls back at you or when he climbed into and then out of a basket of toys (and got stuck in the process) in order to get a toy on the other side of the basket. Funny because he could have just crawled around the basket rather than go through it. And of course my youngest niece meeting me at the train station tonight and being so bored waiting there that she actually looked past me when I came up and hugged her. Oh, hi, I'm happy to see you....stranger!

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Ugh is the only word I can describe the weather as. This would be the third storm system this month to come rolling through the central Great Lakes region. The first two dumped a pile of snow (one dumping saw me driving up to London to see the family) and today's is a lovely icy rain dumping.

I had planned to trip on over to the Detroit area to hit Joanns and Michaels to pick up a few supplies for my cake class but will probably have to wait.

Lots of family here this weekend to remember my uncle's sister who passed away a few weeks ago. It was a bittersweet party last night out at her best friend's cottage as we all remembered, shared stories and enjoyed good food. It's been nice to spend time with my cousins and their families.

Probably going to spend my day crafting and working on a few projects. Tomorrow will be the day I go and get my supplies I need. Hopefully the roads will be cleared up by then.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Stolen from Mary

Not sure where this came from but hey, it's pretty fun!

1. If your doctor told you TODAY that you were pregnant, what would you say?
Say? Please call the pope, and get me some smelling salts.

2. When was the last time you flew in a plane? January 2 from Dallas/Fort Worth to Detroit

3. What did the last text message you sent say? Sent you a job

4. What features do you find most attractive in the opposite sex? Nice teeth, good laugh, great personality.

5. What is a goal you would like to accomplish in the near future? Pay off my last student loan.

6. Shoe size? 7 1/2

7. Been to Mexico? No

8. When is the last time you had a massage? Yesterday

9. What was the last TV show you watched? Good Morning America

10. What are your plans for the weekend? Just got back from 27 Dresses, sleeping in, playing with my craft crap and sleeping in.

11. If your significant other asked you to marry them TODAY what would you say? I'd say, nice to meet you significant other, you want to WHAT?

12. What is in the back seat of your car right now? A bag full of stuff I really should bring in.

13. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? Starting my car so it could warm up and melt the three inches of snow off of it.

14. If you could marry any celebrity today who would it be? Dude, Gerard Butler, all the way.

15. Have you ever been to a strip club? Yes

16. What is the best ice cream flavor? Laura Secord Chocolate Chip or Baskin Robbins Gold Medal Ribbon

17. What is the last sporting event you watched? The Super Bowl

18. Ever go camping? Unfortunately

19. Last phone call? To GM Customer Service where they told me that they would not explore lease termination options right now because my car had been fixed even though it wasn't under warranty.

20. Are you allergic to anything? Yes, lots of stuff.

21. What is one thing you have learned about life recently? That sometimes good things DO happen to good people.

22. What do you do at work? Write "propdaganda" and design the odd logo.

23. What is your mom's name? Linda or Marg, depending on if you're the principal or a friend.

24. Ever cried for no reason? This isn't normal?

25. Can you do the Crank Dat dance? Not very well.

26. What is your favorite color to wear? Red

27. What is the longest plane ride you have ever been on? DFW to Detroit August 2006, oh wait, you meant figuratively....Amsterdam to Washington Dulles

28. What is the longest road trip you have ever taken? NYC to London, January 2004, don't ask.

29. What are your turn-offs? People who drive Hummers. In the city. Very slowly.

30. What was your last alcoholic beverage? Champagne, new year's eve.

31. What are you craving right now? Nothing, I just had a low fat sub and some light jello pudding with fat free cool whip.