Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sleepless Nights

Why is it that everytime I get away and get the chance to have a nice relaxing sleep in, I'm awake at an ungodly hour? It's because I had a kid.

I understood that having kids was going to change my sleep and that I would get used to waking up at 7am, but I'm sitting in a hotel room in the dark while Adam sleeps because I woke up at 6:10am and couldn't get back to sleep. Happens every fucking time. Adam doesn't have this problem. Oh to be a man! It happens at home too but at least there I'm in my own bed and I know that within a half hour I'm going to hear "out! out mommy...out!" over the monitor so it doesn't seem so early/wasted/stupid.

We dropped Mya off at Nana's house yesterday for a little sleep over while me and the hubs took off to Bathurst for a wedding. I love weddings and it's about time someone got married! This is the first wedding we've been to since our own 4 years ago. I love the dressing up, the excitement, seeing everyone with their hair done, the food, the dancing. It's all good. I think this weekend will turn out even though I got very little sleep, our hotel (ok, who are we kidding...motel) room smells like cat food, our bathroom has a heater that can't be turned off, I can't drink at the reception and I'm missing my little girl. It's nice to get away but it's nice to go home too.

Ok, it's 7:08am now and I'm tempted to wake up Adam so we can get our breakfast on. I hope Mya's having a good time at Nana's house!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nosy Neighbor

Does anyone else have a nosy neighbor? We haven't even lived in our new house a whole week and ours has presented herself twice already. Once to just introduce herself before we had even moved in, and then again yesterday during the morning garbage collection.

I'm sure as most of you have moved at some point in your lives, you understand that you end up with a lot more garbage and recycling than you normally would in a given week. Well, after Adam put our stuff out at the curb and the guy came and picked some of it up, we got a knock at our door. It was the nosy neighbor. I almost didn't answer but then remembered there's a window in our front door and she had probably already seen me.

When I answered she had informed me that the garbage man hadn't picked up all of our things and that he had left an orange sticker on one of the bags. She said she wasn't able to see what the orange sticker said (cause you know, it's none of her business), but I assured her we would go out and check and that I wasn't even sure what was out there because Adam was the one who had taken everything out. She informed me exactly how many blue bags we had and exactly how many garbage bags we had. She counted them! At this point I was starting to get annoyed.

In this condescending voice she tells me that since she doesn't have eight (gasp!) recycling bags, we can throw some over to her side of the street since the garbage man hasn't come by her place yet. I thank her and smile and nod a lot to try and get her off my front step pronto, but before she goes she quickly adds "oh, and I also noticed you have your pop bottles mixed in with other plastics." Uhh yeah...isn't it all plastic?! and more importantly, you were LOOKING IN OUR GARBAGE?? I'm pretty sure that's a big neighbor no-no. That was it. She crossed the line. She has officially black listed herself. No Christmas card for her!

Now I understand why people on our street don't just take their bags of garbage to the curb and bring their entire garbage bins instead. It's so she can't look and see what's inside!

Really? Really.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pretty Mya

Mya's new thing lately has been wearing dresses and then following it up with "pretty Mya" or "pretty dress". Well, auntie Jessica has been dying to hear Mya say it so we took a video this morning just for her.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

10 on Tuesday

1. I'm tired of moving and moving day hasn't even come yet.

2. I made corn chowder today for the first time. I hadn't had it in a really long time and I think I've found out that I'm the only one in this house who likes it.

3. We finally got all the painting done in the new house. Kitchen, living room, Mya's room. Done, done, done!

4. I find this summer to be cooler than last. This year I'm able to wear clothes while IN the house. Amazing really.

5. Mya is in a phase where she only wants to wear dresses...even on days when it's rainy and cold. So those are the days we have to wear pants under the dress. There's only one clean dress left in her closet, so I'm thinkin' I should get on the laundry.

6. Our car desperately needs to be cleaned inside and out. Anyone wanna help us out?

7. Saturday is moving day. It will be a bittersweet day. I hate nothing more than moving but at the same time I know it'll be into our permanent home and good things are in store.

8. Pat and Jude's wedding is coming up! I'm getting excited!

9. I'm thinking about starting a small vegetable garden next year. I don't really know anything about growing vegetables, so I should probably start my research now.

10. This past week I've learned that green is a really hard color to like.

Friday, July 15, 2011

New House Tour

So while I was at the house today I took a video tour to show the fam out West who aren't able to get a real in person tour. Please ignore my labored breathing. At first I thought, "man! I must really be out of shape!" but then I realized my allergies were bad today and I was probably breathing through my mouth because I couldn't breathe through my nose. Also, the camera shut the video off to inform me my battery was about to die half way through the tour so that's why there's two videos.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Meet The Jeffersons!

Sorry I've been lacking lately on the blog front but that's because we've been busy...

Whose house is that you ask? Well, that is OUR NEW HOUSE!!! And we've been busy cleaning it up and getting things moved in. On Thursday our new fridge and stove will be delivered. Super pumped about that. This is the only picture we have right now but after everything is moved in and painted I'll take some more pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Aren't you excited? I am!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Canada Day!

Yahoo! Canada day is here once again and we spent it in Halifax soaking up the fun they had to offer. We started out with the pancake breakfast at the town hall and Mya ate more than her fair share...I have no idea where she puts those pancakes but I think she could eat her weight in them.

Then it was off to the parade then we took a stroll through the public gardens. The gardens made me so happy...I've been waiting a year to walk through them on a sunny day and it was a beautiful day yesterday!

After a quick bite to eat it was back to Nana's for a nap and some down time. Mya hadn't had a nap in a few days and I didn't realize how much I took her naps for granted. After 4 days of no nap, I was ready to go insane. I needed a break. We're going to be here until Monday morning and then we'll be heading back home cause we have to drop off our passport applications for our trip we're taking next month!

We're getting excited for it! It's been a long time since our little fam took a vacation away and it'll be nice to see friends and family we haven't seen in awhile.

Ok, time to get this kid dressed so we can head out to take advantage of this nice weather!