This is what I call perfect

Once again I am excited to be taking part in Stasha's Monday Listicles.  This week's topic is 10 things that make a perfect vacation.  Since we took an amazing 2 week holiday back in September to California, I thought that I would talk about the 10 things that made it perfect to me. 1.  Hotel rooms that we didn't have to clean up and had (mostly) comfy beds.  2. Crazy hair car pictures 3. … [Read more...]

Is customer service dead?

Recently, I have experienced both very good and very bad customer service.  Sadly, it seems as though the bad service is becoming much more the norm than the good these days.  Lackluster employees who treat the customer as an inconvenience or annoyance are found more and more at businesses and restaurants.  As a customer, this makes me angry.  As a person, it makes me kind of sad. Let me give you … [Read more...]


I think that this is a lesson that we, as adults, need to remember.  We get so focused on the goal that sometimes we miss the fun of getting there.  We have forgotten that no matter how high, or difficult something looks, there is a way to make it to the top.  Who says that we can't learn from our kids... … [Read more...]


I had just turned 17 years old when I joined the Canadian Armed Forces reserves.  I left for my basic training 2 weeks after I graduated from high school.  I spend 7 weeks away from my family and friends, endured more "character building" than I had ever imagined possible, did things that I never thought that I could, and came home a different, more confident girl than I was when I left.  During … [Read more...]

Knowing me, knowing you

The last couple of days I have been struggling to find anything even remotely interesting to say.  My head is in a fog, partly from the codeine that I have to take every 4 hours to try and keep my cough at a manageable level, partly from a lack of sleep, and partly, I think, because I am still in a fog of sickness.  My friend Samantha at Blissful Domesticity  suggested that I try the Knowing me, … [Read more...]

Sick and tired

I feel like I haven't been able to catch a break. First my husband ended up sick and on IV antibiotics this weekend. Now I am sick, and on antibiotics and a puffer. I feel like a big, whiny baby, but I'm tired. I've been stressing about my husband for the past few days, and I just feel worn out. I was fighting this thing off this weekend, and I think I just need a rest. I'm mad that I'm missing … [Read more...]

A trip down memory lane high school style

Since, in a moment of insanity, I signed up for NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month, I have been trying to find things to write about every day for the next month.  In the last few months, I have been following Stasha's Monday Listicles link ups. I have seen some amazing lists and I will admit, I'm a bit nervous throwing my list into the mix. It looks like fun though, and I love reading all … [Read more...]