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I hate Mosquitos

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on May 31, 2011

I awoke at 6am today.

I don’t wake up at 6am.

Why am I awake at 6am?

because some stupid mosquito bit me on the ankle and now its itchy as all hell.  So its 6am and I am awake.

My body has never really adapted to mosquitoes although I dont swell up as bad as I did when we first came to Canada.  Don’t have those little bastards in England.



Day 542: Blogging Award

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on May 31, 2011

I was rather thrilled to receive a Stylish blogger Award today from my friend Jodi over  here

So now I am to share 7 things about myself and then list my favorite 15 blogs. The problem is I don’t read 15 blogs, I only read the ones I have listed.

So seven things about me?

  1. I was born in England
  2. I am OCD but its off the records 🙂
  3. I am on a mission to be a MILF
  4. I love everthing about summer
  5. I hate everything about winter
  6. I would do anything for my family
  7. I am a nutcase 🙂

Now for my favorite blogs?

What? I did follow some other ones but they didn’t have the dedication to keep it up!  Anyway these ones are all good so check them out!

Day 541: Home safe and sound

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on May 30, 2011

First trip of the year is under our belt and it went pretty well based on my standards. We did have a few hitches along the way but those make for laughs after they happen.  Like the other trailer being stuck in the driveway and having to get a truck to tow it up to the campsite (ground is still wet for an SUV with no 4 wheel drive) There was the usual camping rituals that go with arriving at a campsite where I debate on offing my husband for the things he does.  I am a fan of think out a plan first, then do it. He is more of a do it now and figure it out later kind of guy. That is not a good strategy when you have an extra 30 feet on the back of you and are entering a small confined campsite.  Anyway we got set up and no one got hurt so it’s a success story I guess.

The kids had fun fishing and doing kid stuff. Based on the amount of dirt on them it was a good trip for them.  I was happy to wake to fresh air and my hoot hoot owl.

Mother visited and I gave her the phone and a quick overview of how it works.  I can’t imagine that she retained more than the first part though. I predict that her couch 2 5k experience will be to just 2 songs.

Well must get this day started, promised myself the following things this week

  • that I would eat a carton of egg whites everyday
  • will repeat Couch 2 5K week 3 with my new gel knee brace and see how we do
  • will find something to do this week that I haven’t done before (maybe I’ll stand on my head)
  • will eat veggies at least twice a day.
  • learn how to get those pictures off that slide show to edit for here
  • will try to get some sun so I don’t look like an extra from the Twilight cast
  • do something about my front yard even though I have no desire to do it

Day 540: Man, I must be a tool

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on May 29, 2011

OK so I am way overdue to update my pictures on here, I am actually 2 months behind to be honest.  This months pictures still need to be taken and I do have last months pictures but I have a problem.  I am a tool and don’t know how to take the images from a CD ROM slideshow and save them on my computer. Don’t laugh, I am sure its simple enough but I spent like 30 minutes trying and its not working. Shit.


Day 539: Camping!

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on May 28, 2011

So hopefully this is what my life is looking at right about now.  I say hopefully as I am typing this in advance of the actual event.  For those of you who haven’t been around since the start that’s my trailer to the rear of the picture.  This is actually the exact formation we should have again this weekend too, same site and everything.  If this is not what it looks like then I will be sitting in the trailer sulking with a large bottle of vodka as will my sister-in-law Lori (they own the trailer in the front)

I have made a deal with myself to behave this weekend and not drink unless it rains. If I do drink it will be vodka and water and not much as I am a seriously cheap drunk.  So should I have your number and it rains be ready for those drunk texts!

Hopefully the sun is shining, my knee is working, I have run and all is glorious!

Random Afternoon thought for you.

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on May 27, 2011


Kids make tons of messes and you have to sweep the floor like 10 times in one day. I hate sweeping.

Day 538: Old folks and MP3

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on May 27, 2011

This folks is my mum.  To answer the question that’s burning on everyone’s  mind, yes she is a tad crazy. Its genetic so we know where I got it.

I recently convinced her that she wants to start running with me and much to my surprise she has said she would like to.  Now she lives out in the middle of no place Ontario so I don’t see her often enough to run together but she can train and do 5K in the fall with me right? (and if that doesn’t kill us she may be doing a 10K next spring)

So where does this leave me?  It leaves me with a gnawing fear of what to expect tomorrow when I see her and hand her my Blackberry Pearl all loaded up with Couch 2 5K and a file full of music.  I gotta say that searching for MP3’s such as Splish Splash by Bobby Darin dating back to the 1950″s was slightly surreal compared to my usual searches of such greats as Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry.

Anyway the phone has all she needs to hit the pavement, or in her case gravel roads to start her training. No doubt she will kick ass as she only has that one mode.

My moms playlist includes not only Spish Splash but other greats such as You Ain’t seen nothing yet (Bachman Turner-Overdrive) School Day (Chuck Berry) The Twist (Chubby Checker) Love or something like it (Kenny Rogers) You Wear it well ( Rod Stewart)

Today I think that I am going to add some Elvis classics just for shit’s and giggles.

My moms to do list:

  • cut a cord of wood to take to daughter at campground on weekend
  • oil up chainsaw and trim excess branches off tree in yard (remember to wear chainmaul pants so not to cut leg open with chainsaw again)
  • invest in some new running shoes that did not cost $3.99 at Giant Tiger
  • continue to be positive about my daughters journey to a better self and under no circumstances call her fat or state hint of disapproval
  • Learn what all these little buttons on the phone do and drive everyone crazy trying to fully understand what an MP3 is and why it can’t just be recorded off the satellite radio on the TV  and put on the phone.
  • Continue on rebuilding relationship with daughter so she writes nicer stuff about me on her blog
  • Feel good that my daughter is a friend of the world by recycling her Blackberry Pearl to me

God help me.

Day 537: Rain

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on May 26, 2011

I am now on week three of the couch 2 5k program and am still enjoying it.  It was pretty funny the other night though.  I use my blackberry app to do the program and it plays music for me too.  The one thing I hate about this is that for some unknown reason it will only play the first two songs on the playlist.  I have tried making new playlists and that didn’t work.  So I have to change the songs every time I go because song number two is going to be on a replay loop for about 24 minutes of my 28 minute program. Like anyone else I try to use upbeat music as that’s going to help move me faster.

My last run was rather warm and I took a new route so didn’t really know when to expect the woman’s polite little cues telling me to “walk now” or “run now”. So I turn the corner onto a new street and estimate when I think she will pipe up and say “walk now”…..and then I turn another corner, by this point I am tuckered out. Now I am totally unaware of my surroundings so I open my mouth and gasp, ” say walk already bitch!!” before I realize that there is a guy weeding his lawn looking at me. I felt like a total tool.

Today’s To Do List

  • Drink enough water that I need to pee 40 times
  • Eat enough egg whites to keep 6 chickens in business
  • Pack up crap we need to go camping
  • Pray to the Gods that it doesn’t rain this weekend
  • Go get the truck and fill it up with gas equaling the better part of a pay cheque
  • Go buy vegetables and cheese slices
  • Pray to the Gods for no rain at 5.30pm tonight so I ran run on the road and not a treadmill
  • Do something wild and crazy ( to be determined)
  • Read Ben does Life
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • E mail
  • Optimum Bodies Update

Day 536: Life

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on May 25, 2011
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Sometimes my life gets in the way of my blog.

To do list (crossed out as done):

  • make pool have blue water and not green water
  • make flower beds have flowers and not giant dandelions (why can’t we just call them flowers?)
  • get ladder from rafters and add to pool
  • pressure wash the patio furniture
  • pressure wash the pool deck (I love my pressure washer, maybe I should try the shooting range
  • set up the fountain
  • turn on the pool and make it work again
  • make beds
  • feed kids many times
  • do a blog entry
  • finish hot lunch sheets (barf)
  • Make up vendor spreadsheets (barf)
  • Make up deposit
  • Update financials for school treasurer
  • Read Ben Does Life blog (sadly the highlight of my day so it better be good)  and it was good, if she is smart she will marry that map making boy!
  • check to see if Tara has made a blog post (she made 4 daily posts and gave up like a month ago, but I’m still hoping for a comeback!)
  • Feed dinner to family
  • shave legs
  • Go to gym
  • Eat vegetables
  • Eat every 3 hours

Day 535: It looks better in my head

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on May 24, 2011

My real live butt

As I have mentioned before I have found that I can relate to many posts over at Ben Does Life and so I thought that I would share my thoughts on this today after cringing at my legs in the mirror of the gym.

I purchased this cute running skirt because well its cute and I’m a girl.  I like to look nice and with the heat approaching I like to be as close to naked as possible without risking any jail time.  I knew within 5 minutes of wearing it that it was not going to ever experience the motion of running as the built in shorts are just going to roll up my extremely generous thighs leaving the potential for chaffing which I really don’t have the desire to do.

So this is a cute little skirt and I will wear it to the gym instead of running (or until I find double sided duct tape). The thing is that in my mind it looks much better than it does in this picture.  I mean I am not in anyway knocking the progress I have made so far (even if its taking  F.O.R.E.V.E.R) I guess that shouldn’t be surprised about this because even at 255 lbs I never really thought I looked that bad till I saw a photo of myself.

So this skirt  doesn’t look the greatest on me, and some people may even cringe when they see all my cheese but I don’t care.  One day my legs will have less cheese and will actually look (hopefully) like these!

The legs of my future.....

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