Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Lindsay tagged me to do this . . .

4 jobs you've had

  1. restaurant kitchen ticket reader
  2. setup person at a print shop
  3. temporary office clerk
  4. administrative assistant
4 movies you could watch over and over

  1. Pride & Prejudice, A&E version
  2. Persuasion (Jane Austen)
  3. My Cousin Vinny
  4. Hope Floats
4 places you've lived

  1. Park Ave.
  2. Rosslinn Road
  3. Woodside Ave.
  4. Forbes Street

4 t.v. shows you love to watch

  1. Leafs Hockey
  2. 24
  3. What Not To Wear
  4. ? - I don't really watch any more TV than that

4 vacations you've taken

  1. Nashville
  2. Barbados
  3. Florida
  4. South Carolina

4 websites you visit every day

  1. MSN
  2. My Fantasy Hockey page
  3. Rogers Webmail
  4. Blogs, if I have a chance
4 of your favourite foods

  1. Pasta
  2. Chips (is that a food?)
  3. Cheese
  4. Chocolate

4 places you'd rather be right now

  1. Somewhere hot, on a beach, in the sun
  2. In a pool, where it’s hot and sunny
  3. In a hottub
  4. Getting a facial
4 people you tag to complete this

I’m stopping this right here – yes, I’m the one who stops the chain mails too. If you really want to fill one of these out to show the world, by all means, go right ahead!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Red Dye No. 40

We celebrated Uncle Bob's birthday today.

Grandma made a delicious roast beef dinner, Sherri made and frosted her yummy chocolate zucchini cake and I decorated it. Here's the story.

I was watching the Leafs game last night, and they were losing horribly (once again). About halfway through the second period I gave up and started on my icing for Bob's cake. Sherri had already frosted it with chocolate icing, and as we were having a motorcycle themed party, I planned to use some leftover black icing from the gingerbread men I made back before Christmas. The cake needed some colour. I randomly picked yellow and red. I made the yellow icing first. I split the icing I had made into two bowls and added yellow concentrated gel icing colouring to one bowl. Before long, I had lovely, rich yellow icing. Easy. Red icing coming right up. The red gel had been open for a while and had become rather thick, but I added a bit anyhow because you don't need much of this stuff. I mixed it in and got pink icing. So I added more. I got deeper pink icing. I added more. And I added more. Finally, by the time the little container of gel colourant was empty, I had icing resembling the colour red. I covered up the bowl and put it away. Before washing up the mixing beaters, I tasted the icing......YUCK!!! It tasted like chemicals. Gross. Sherri and Grandma had a good giggle though, saying I should get a look at my tongue. You can see why they were laughing....

So, it became a cake of chocolate, black and yellow. It turned out alright. It's not a masterpiece, but I'm not a professional cake decorator by any stretch of the imagination.

Can you see the motorcycle? :)

Happy Birthday Bob! And Cheers! Here's to many more to come!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Change will do you good

Christmas was good. Miles and I got lots of nice stuff, and we had some nice times with family. There were some things that I would have liked to have happened and didn't, but I suppose that was to be expected.

The start of the new year hasn't been enviable. If you've read Sherri's blog, you'll know that I've gone back to work again. The transition really hasn't been that bad. It takes some organization, which thank goodness, both Sherri and I rather thrive on. It can be rather tiring, but that's mostly because I haven't been able to get used to going to bed earlier yet. It is sad when the family finishes supper and I realize I only have one more hour with Miles before his bedtime. I only get 2 hours and 45 minutes a day with him now!!! That's ridiculous! But I have no other choice - I have to work. I just keep telling myself, millions of others have done it, I can do it too. Miles is doing very well though, and I'm sure he's loving being able to hang out with his Aunt Sherri and cousin Jonah every day. It's sure not stunting his growth. Check out this very recent picture. He's wearing Size 3 pajamas here. SIZE 3!!! He's only 13 1/2 months old for crying out loud!