About Me

Alberta, Canada
What's My Deal? - - - There is so much to say, but I will give you the basics in regards to this blog. I am a Canadian 20 something woman married to a wonderful man, and we are the parents to our wondeful son who was born in the fall of 2010. As you will read, I am a supporter of breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and so much more, but mostly learning about babies! Oh, and I also love reading blogs and playing jigsaw online!!! I blog to share things that I have learned, read, heard and experienced.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Skinny People Only Please!!!

Well, wasn't I suprised when someone else fed me a very high dose of my own medicine...they stated their opinion....outloud.....
I was waiting to get into the elevator at the office building I work in.  Finally the doors opened, and there was a cart full of chairs, along with the 2 men manning the cart, there was also another woman.  The men told me to come in, even though I was going to wait for the next car.  We arrived on the main floor, and then one gentleman instructed myself and the woman to go ahead. (I love men like this), I then walked off, and another woman I know from the building was waiting to go on the elevator, I then laughed to her, and said "Skinny People Only."  I didn't offend the person I said it to, she saw the joke fit the situation, as she saw me turn sideways and squeeze me way out between the doors and cart of chairs. (She too was skinny)  However, the woman behind me (also skinny), sighed and said "How rude you young people are."  First off, it was a simple comment which shouldn't have been offensive, and the hilarity was obvious, plus I didn't say it directly to her, but to the woman walking on, who I know. 
I found it ironic that I often find myself making comments about "the youth of today."   And someone had the nerve to categorize me as one of these disrepectful youths. 
I still have no idea how I had offended her.  Perhaps she, like myself, just likes to comment on random things.  Or perhaps she simply hates the youth of today, and their comments.
I even thought after that I should chase her down and ask her why it bothered her, and also to ask why she thinks I am a youth of today...I'm in my late twenties for crying out loud.  Why bother chasing her, it's irrelevant anyway.  (I will watch for her again though, in the elevator, perhaps I've met my match!!!)
If I find myself in a similar situation will I make a similar comment to the one I made today...why yes, of course I will!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Paws and Tails!

Anyone who knows me is well aware how much Kobe and Lewis mean to me!

Le Chat - Lewis, Male, Born July 2004, Part Main-Coon, 24 lbs
Le Chien - Kobe, Male, Born December 2008, Schnauzer/Poodle, 25 lbs

Read their stories below!

Alan didn't want a cat, especially since he had always had dogs, and cats were "not masculin" so it was always a disagreement when discussing getting a cat.  Alan always delayed it, by saying things like "When we get back from summer holidays, we will discuss it", "after we move" etc. etc.  But I looked in the Buy and Sell, and basically said we were getting one, and we were doing it tonight...it was a 7 month debate afterall.  So, we bought Lewis for $20, in the country somewhere off a child!  Naming him took some time, as I chose a crap name, Rigby...and he just sort of evolved into Lewis.  He also goes by LewisKittyOne, LewisOne, L'il, and Sweetheart.  When he was a kitten he loved to climb the 6' tall speakers and attack us when we were sleeping.  We spent several nights with our entire bodies under the blankets, not talking, moving, or even breathing...that soon ended, and Lewis found his spot on my pillow wrapped around my head!  Lewis moved with us into the house and was very nervous, he hid in the basement behind the TV for the entire day.  Then when I woke up in the middle of the night he was on my pillow!!!  He is a very perceptive young man, he can sense my emotions, especially sadness.  He proved this on the day Alan left for Afghanistan.  He is now a massive sized cat who tolerates Kobe as much as he can.  They fight/play all the time, but Lewis can definately hold his own!  Alan and Lewis have a very special bond, and they even have their own language, and way of playing!  Lewis's favourite hang out spots are on his perch, on the counters, table and chairs, and likes to hang out in the bathroom, he LOVES the bathroom!!

Oh Kobe where do I start....The way we came about getting Kobe is a long story.  We second guessed ourselves with another dog, but we ended up with Kobe, who was secretly our "first pick".  I am not one of these people who must only "adopt" dogs.  We chose Kobe, and we bought him from a Breeder, not the SPCA, or such organizations.  We found Kobe's name through a website.  He also goes by Ko-buddy, Ko-pup, Ko-Lew, Pup, Biteee, Koi-biteee, Koi-buddy, and Buddy-of-Koi, which Alan thinks is his CanAsian name!!!  He is so playful, and was so easy to train.  He is well travelled, and has met all of our families and friends.  He was potty trained by a bell within a week, and has not destroyed anything serious in our home, or anyone elses.  He can sit, stay, shake a paw, lie down, etc.  He also knows so many commands, some of which is even follows.  For the first 4 months or so, he never barked or made too much noise.  One day this all changed...drastically.  He LOVES to bark excessively at anyone who dares to walk past our house.  One of our biggest challenges with Kobe is to groom him.  This is always a very stressful experience, and it usually ends as soon as the attacking begins.  He loves nothing more than to be with us.  We are constantly being shadowed and loved by him.  He also sleeps in our bed with us.  Walks and trips to the dog park please him to no end!  He has several favourite toys, but his most loved item, is his bone.  My favouite part of the day is to wake Kobe up in the morning, and then when I greet him after work!!!!  Kobe is my first dog ever.  He is so special to us both, and he helped me to fully know that I do want kids in my life. 

Below are some of my favourite photos!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's been a while...

Well, it has been almost 4 months since I last had a blog entry, in fact, so long since that I had to go to Joelene's blog (which is amazing) to find my address, and then I had to reset my password as I couldn't remember it!!

I guess, I will just do a quick update since I was last on here.  lots has happened, friends have visited me here in Edmonton, my sister got married, my best friend had a beautiful baby girl, Kobe turned 1, Christmas, beginning of 2010, etc. etc.

Christine's Wedding was beautiful, and it was so wonderful that I was there, and was able to see Christine, what may have been the happiest I have seen her in a long time.  She was the centre of attention, and she definately deserved it!

I've been working at Martello for almost 8 months now, and I really enjoy it.  Like any job it has its challenges, and learning curves, but I also really like the industry.
I have decided to get my RPA Designation.  I think we will see how quickly the next 3 years fly by.  The last 10 years have slipped right past me, I expect the next few to be even quicker!!!
Wish me luck!!!