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

ornaments

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 !





Another New Favorite Song :-)

27 11 2008

One of my favorite bands has yet again release and stellar and amazing song. It is my current rowing music and I will listen to it over and over and over. The Fray is one of those bands that draws a raw emotion out of me whenever I hear their music.

I know it is them from the first cord of whatever song plays. They are one of the rare bands that will make me cry. I have a deep attachment to them and will always listen to them

If you want a gut reaction to a song, if you want a song that makes you think and makes your emotions react in such away you want to listen to it over and over then this is your song

You Found Me

http://www.thefray.net/





Its A Love Hate Thing

27 11 2008

Christmas….Love it and hate it …feel bad for saying that but it is completely true!

Anyone who knows me knows I get overly excited for Christmas. I love the time off I adore spending time with my family and absolutely love giving gifts to my friends and family. I do love Christmas I really do but there is a big part of me that is ever increasingly hating it 😦

I hate being single around Christmas I really do. I want to be able to wake up next to someone that morning and watch them open the gifts I spent time and put thought into. I want spend the day with them and just chill like you do one Christmas day. But it is not just the day I hate its the whole season.

 I have refused to go to the company party this year because going last year single was not a good experience and was rather depressing. So on company Christmas party day I shall be at the stables Ipod firmly rammed into my ears as I ride my horse and attempt to not feel pathetic lol

 The season is hard really when you think about it. You see couples shopping together, you see them getting out of taxis on their way to various functions and parties and you cannot help but feel ever so lonely and somewhat unloved…yes that is depressing but its my blog so suck it up lol

Even worse this year is that my family is all flying off to Europe on boxing day for 4 weeks leaving myself 1 dog and 3 cats alone in the house ….oh the joy. Not only alone but alone with huge amounts of left overs and decorations to take down. Do not get me wrong I am very pleased they are all going and I really hope they have a brilliant time but in the same breath I am kind of sad at the thought of it all really. Can’t help it just seems to be my state of mind right now.

I plan on drinking large amounts of red wine or beer or tequila, eating as much leftovers as humanely possible and wallowing in my own self pity for a grand total of 48 hours and then I will get over it and move on to the next year.

So yes as much as I love and adore Christmas and all it brings being single drives that wedge of hate into my mindset and it is wedged in there good and proper !