The New Year …The New Me ….Maybe ….

29 12 2008

 I have never been the person that makes new year resolutions simply because I believe if you make that resolution you are destined to fail…may sound negative but I think it is logical thinking.

But what I make sure I do at new years is set myself goals or set myself parameters that I need to stay in or need to reach. This year is no different and I have set some big ones and a few little ones as well.

 Firstly in past years I have said I hop enot to be single, or I will try not to be single. Yeah totally not saying that this year. This year I am saying I WILL NOT BE SINGLE. I have no desire to be single, it is not a great life and people that say it is are jaded and lying to themselves. There is nothing better then sharing yourself with someone or having that someone there for you and you there for them. So this year I will not be single Internet.

 Secondly I am weeding my friends, I am distancing myself from the ones that clearly are not as good a friend as I may have thought and getting rid of the toxic ones. I will pull the incredible ones even closer and keep them that way. I will not be lied to or hurt this year and I will not be made a fool of. A true friend does not lie white lie or make another person feel less of a friend. So this year is a weeding year

As for the little things. I plan on laughing at myself more, I plan on taking more time to appreciate the things I do have in my life. I plan on doing this insane rowing training and surviving it lol lol !!!

I plan on showing Sonnet as much as possible throughout the summer.

But mostly I plan on having fun and realizing I am pretty lucky . That I have a incredible life and a amazing family. I will remind myself there are others that would envy my life and so not to take it for granted


Christmas at the Taylors…Never a Dull Affair

28 12 2008

Well we do not do things b0y half measure in this family and so if we do Christmas we do it with style and drama !

It all started with Christmas Eve morning ….7:30 am. I get a phone call from mum who had left 15 minutes earlier saying ” the good news is I am ok Louisa, bad news is Subbie the subaru is totalled” She had been crossing the highway to get to the other highway. She did not see the beast of a GMC truck coming at her at a incredible 110km and hour….Tboned her passenger side, destroying her car in the process. The guy who stopped and saw it all said he was terrified to get out of his car and go to mum’s thinking it would be the scene of a horror movie….she was fine. She got out of the car herself, she had a bruised right side and a small cut on her hand.

When I pulled up to the scene and saw her car I was in tears, absolute tears …In my mind there was no way she was ok looking at the wreckage of her car. The police were there already and the lovely man who helped mum guided me to his car where she was trying to get warm…and she was fine. I am not one to wax lyrical about acts of god or fate or chance it is simply not my style, but in this case it was incredible that she was alive. I can safely say it was one of the scariest moments of my life and most terrifying. I kept thinking what could have happened, how would I have had to tell my sister and brother the worst news possible….But thankfully I did not have to and she is totally fine ( and currently in Europe preparing to ski in France …more about that to come lol )

Christmas day its self was lovely kinda quiet and strange not having my little sister here with us. But it was wicked either way. The presents were AMAZING!! My mum got me a coach hand bag and my life was complete at that moment ha ha ha !!! Mum loved her Mitre Saw…yes that is what we got her and she loves that thing …she is odd and even a collision accident has not cured that strangeness in her ha ha

Boxing day ….yet more drama. George and Mum were due to fly to calgary to catch their flight to London at 1pm. When we looked online loads of Calgary flights were delayed …this was to much of a risk to take and miss their connector to Heathrow. We tried to rent a car for them …no go. So eventually we got them on the bus to Calgary at noon. So00 after much flapping running around and tension Andrea ( Georges uber amazing girlfriend) and I waved them off and promptly hit starbucks then shopped our asses off.

So there is the holidays so far. I am now in the house in silence everyone has left. It is both nice in one respect and a little sad in another.I feel a bit at a lose as to what to do with myself with everyone gone for 4 weeks but it is also nice to just relax ………

The long Needed Writing break is over …I am back baby !

28 12 2008

So I took a long needed writing break over the holidays and really happy I did it because my writing mojo is back people!

So there will be a few post on the way. I needed the break life has been a little like being in a blender on ice crusher mode and so writing took a slight back burner. Between work, riding, rowing training and everything in between I just had a mental block writing wise plus I was so god damn tired by the end of each day I was unable to type lol

So here comes the new entries guys !!

The Mail Man Came !!!!!!!!

21 12 2008

So I have been patiently waiting for my ornaments to arrive from the ornament swap I took part in this year ran by Julie ….well they arrived !! I was soooo excited when I recieved my little note from the post man saying a parcel was waiting for me at the post office. So excited that I made myself late for my training session at the stables on Sonnet lol lol I just simply was not willing to wait so I went to pick then up ….and I am soooo pleased I did !!!

I was sent not one not two but 3 lovely ornaments which have now taken pride and place on our Christmas tree. So here are the pictures for you all kto see my lovely ornaments !


Now there is  a slight issue …..I have no idea who sent them to me !! lol Well I know her name is Lisa and I know she is in Florida but no idea which website is hers …Soooooo Lisa my dear please tell me your website!!! lol lol I adore the ornaments fell instantly in love with the penguin one of course due to my obbsession with penguins so I have named him Percy !

Thank you so much Lisa and again Julie thank you I have loved this experince and cannot wait till next years swap !!!!


UPDATE!!!:  I now have Lisa’s blog address thanks to Julie. So go and visit the lovely lady who sent me my ornaments !!

I have been sick hence silence …sorry all !

10 12 2008

Yes I have not written in over a week which is a terrible thing but I had the theory that the evil cold I had was going to win the battle with my body and so I went into hibernation …which is fitting really as it is officially bloody winter here now with a foot of snow and minus 30 below on its way this weekend.

Well I was pleasantly and whole heartedly surprised today to find out that my ornaments have arrived in the land down under. So I can now unveil who I had and what I sent.

About 2 months ago I joined in the secret ornament swap the the lovely Julie runs. I was incredibly excited and could not wait for my person to get their secret ornaments ( yes plural due to fact that I sent not one not two but three very Canadian ornaments)

Well Trishgot them !!!!! and added bonus she and her boys loved them !!!! I completely forgot to take pictures of the ornaments so I am stealing the great pic Trish posted on her entry and putting it on here lol


Trish has 3 lovely boys of which 2 are twins. SO I decided to get one ornament for each boy. Also went with a complete Canadian theme. I mean what is more cannuck then moose,polar bears and mounties people !? lol …nothing I tell you ha !

What shocked me even more is …Canada Post! OK so I sent these on December 1st and was told it would take at least 3 weeks to get to Australia which sent me into a tail spin of panic that Trish would not receive them until after Christmas ! Ummmm yeah they got there less then a week and a half later. So I can now no longer complain about the great Canadian postal service. You know that is the second time they have shocked the pants off me in 24 hours actually. 2 days ago the door to our letter box snapped off ( likely in protest to the fridget temps we are now enduring here) . Anyway mum and I had a slight bet that it would be at least 2 weeks before they would repair and we would get no mail….so not the case. They fixed it the next day !? Yeah shocked utterly shocked …G Canada Post I shall never say rude remarks about you again !!!

Make the Monday Blues Go Away !!

1 12 2008

Ok so I am totally stealing this video from Dooce. She has it as a link on her daily chuck pictures.

I have watched it 5 times now and I am still in utter fits of laughter ! Watch the dogs face at 29 seconds!! Nearly wet myself dammit !