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Monday, November 26, 2012

All grown up...sure they are.

Hello again my lovelies!

Another week gone and the memory to go with it.

Friday was Sese's 20th birthday and it was a mellow event which would be surprising but it's Sese and she's mellow all the time. She never makes a big deal of stuff like that until a few years later when she'll say " hey, remember that birthday that sucked?" We caught her early this time though and she gets a do over. I don't remember 20 being a big birthday in general though.

19 - legal to go to the bar!
20 - meh
21 - legal to go to the bar across the border!

It was emotional for me besides the obvious reasons of my baby getting older, then memories from her being so tiny and me talking about how old I would be when she turned 20. Now that's happened... and wow time really does fly! It's hard to see her as a full fledged adult since I still see her as a little girl.

Only my 20 year old would consider a floating Tardis from her baby sister Bean as one of her fave gifts. I think that was a bonding moment until the next time they argue over who took/did/said what.

Saturday was the baby shower for T and with less than 2 months before baby Parker is due to arrive, his mommy was glowing the whole time. The nesting has definitely begun and she's excited about every bit of it. She's going to be a great mom.

Seeing the little babies that were there made me almost want another one...then, I smacked myself in the face and shook off that disturbing thought.

My girls are grown...

What was I thinking?

Freedom is just around the corner!

What am I going to do with myself?

But they were so cute!

That's ok though I'll steal T's baby boy and when I've had enough I'll give him back...maybe.

So it just a mini update this week as I work on the next few chapters of the novel. I'm not sure if it's taboo or not to maybe put a sneak peak of it here? That's something I'm wrestling with as I continuously second guess and rewrite things... all the time! That might be something I add on to my list of things to do in the new year.

Before that though next week begins my countdown to Christmas and the countless ways I can deter my children from trying to stuff the spirit into me for another year.

See ya!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I don't get it ( Translink Rant )

Hello my lovelies!

Ok not feeling so lovely today but trying to understand what's going on here in my fair city.

 I'm going to tell you right now that a lot of this is based on hearsay and assumption on my part so trying to make sense of this is harder. ( Should research it but it wouldn't be as fun )

Translink has been putting in a new pass system for the Skytrain, Buses and WCE which consists of a system not unlike what they have in London. You receive a card that you have to load with funds in order to ride transit and they don't get ripped off anymore by people that ride the skytrain and don't pay a fare...


We knew that Translink was going to need to recoup what they are spending by raising fares beginning Jan 1, 2013...


but... 12%? Seriously?

not understandable

We can't afford that! At least I can't afford that! Especially if you have other members of your family taking transit on a regular basis and their fares as well are increased. I'll have to get a second job just to be able to afford to get to work!

First off my WCE pass right now it $178 after Jan 1st it will be $201. I almost died. It doesn't sound like much but when you think that a WCE pass is only good for 28 days and a bus pass is good from the beginning of the month to the end of the month that means that WCE commuters pay even more because they can sucker 2-3 extra days a month for the whole year out of each person that pays monthly.

That's not to mention the other commuters that have to go further outside of the city than me paying upwards of $335! I have no idea how they will work with the Compass cards...all the scanning makes my brain hurt. Scan to get on the bus and if you don't go 3 zones then you have to scan to get off and it takes MasterCard and American Express??? WTF

Have you every been at the skytrain station during rush hour???

Once the turnstiles go in and are activated it's going to be chaos! Rolling luggage and ragers everywhere. OMG rolling luggage getting stuck in the turnstiles until people get used to it.

Again I get that Translink needs to get their money back but for people like me with pedestrian & Commuter rage this is going to be a nightmare. Not to mention the positioning of the turnstiles at a place like Burrard Stn., it'll be backed up the escalator... rolling luggage???? OMG I'm light headed.

I've heard "take the bus it's cheaper!"...what by 20 bucks and another 30mins earlier I'd have to wake up to do it? No thanks...

In the end I'll pay the money that I can, with a full house it was hard enough to come up with $178+$46 per month soon it'll be $201+$52.


Now my friend Dubs tried to explain this to me as far as she has investigated and it still makes no sense. She has to commute from Langley into the Vancouver which takes her 2 hrs in and 2 hrs out. Yet she's still sort of rational about the whole thing were I am...not.

Well 2013 is going to start off just great...


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Whatever I want?

I'm late with this post this week. Lots of things have been going on, some I can talk about and some I can't...yet.

Last week was a bit mixed up and kind of all over the place with the extra long weekend and the torture of the dentist as per this tweet,

Stephanie Wellington @StephWell
Oh Dr. I'm here for my torture. Replace a filling my ass you know I hate it here!

I was good for a whole year! Not a single cavity ( HUGE sweet tooth and coffee addict ) and yet I still had to get needles in my face. Extra ones too because my face is stubborn and takes extra freezing, then to have no one tell me that I had goggle lines on my face for about 2 hours so I looked fabulous with that and a frozen droopy mouth on my way home. Thank god I didn't stop to do any Christmas shopping!

So I have a lot coming up in the next few weeks! I have some new things to launch ( notice how I said launch? ) in the new year, a few new projects that I have seeding right now. A highly anticipated photo shoot with a talented young lady that will feed all of my anxiety about being in front of a camera and some fun projects that are going to need a lot of my dwindling brain power.

I'm on the journey to find me! I had my girls young so all I've really known is how to be a teenager and how to be a mom.

Soon they will be gone, off on their own...then what am I going to do?...

Whatever I want!

Oh! I did NOT forget about the T-shirt!

I stare at it all the time!

I'll have to get one of the girls to put it on though so you get the full effect. I can't get it on because somehow small became extra tiny and I have some... extra up top that would not fit in it. So I think going to incorporate that into the shoot too.

The thing about it is that I made it myself and that's one of the reasons it's taken so long.

Anyway I am super excited to share this with you guys! Updates will be coming, probably more via Twitter and Tumblr so I can ask the questions that are undoubtedly going to get me in trouble.

See ya!


Monday, November 5, 2012

It's all over...or is it?

The weekend is gone goes by so quick.

The week was really mellow with all the wet weather we've been having, here we have to embrace it because we live in the Lower Mainland and for the next few months it's all we'll see. I don't mind the rain too much but when monsoon season hits it seems even harder to stay dry.

After a less than thrilling Halloween ( one bumblebee kid ) and very little in the way of fireworks ( rain beat us down ) it was a quiet evening. Whiskey didn't end up tramatized for the first time!

Now it's about that time of year where I choose something new to do for the next year. Some stuff sticks and some doesn't but at least I'll give it a shot. I'm still deciding on the next new venture, on the direction I should go. Gotta live a little and might as well start now since my kids will be leaving me soon and I'll be left to my own devices anyway!

I had them young so now it's time for Mama to go exploring.


I should have thought of that when the weather was still nice.


Wait a sec? you know what I totally forgot about? The T-shirts! Next week I'll put a pic up! An it might be a hint into my next experiment!