Thursday, May 31, 2012

photo a day may

"so, here is the thing..."

"the thing is..."

"what is the thing?!"

can you name what popular tv show that quote is from?

ok, but seriously here is the thing

for the past few months i have been seeing these "photoaday(add whatever month)" challenges popping up here and there on instagram. as the beginning of may started to loom closely over my head, i decided that i would become part of the masses and start documenting one moment of each day in a predetermined and creative way.

"how hard could it be" i told myself, it was only one picture, of one thing, one day at a time.

oh how naive i was...





 do you see what is wrong with this picture?

there are 31 days in may, always have been, and always will. so if i do the math correctly that means there should be 31 pictures. right? right.

well there isn't. there is only 16. 16!

and what happened to the other 15 you ask?

i would venture a guess that they are probably hiding where ever my ability to totally commit to something is.

pa-thetic i tell ya

just pathetic

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oh and that quote, it's from friends.

 the best thing to ever grace television in the entire history of the world.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

excuse me while i brag about my life

like every other wife on this planet i can rattle off a few things about my other half that quite frankly drive me absolutely bonkers, and about 50% of those would consist of things that happen while we are driving. i mean seriously how hard is it to shift into a higher gear when the car is revving so high it is crying out for a little mercy.

but in all actuality i have absolutely nothing to complain about. i count my blessings daily (ok, well maybe every other day) that dennis is the man that i chose to be sealed to for time, and all eternity. i know that i have been bragging a lot about my den lately, but seriously, this guy i tell ya, he is the type of man that every girl dreams of ending up with.

i'm not going to rattle off another list, even though i really could go on and on about all of the amazing things that he does for me, and all my craziness that he puts up with. but instead, i am going to take my time telling you about one very special thing that he did for me last friday.

and by all means feel free to be jealous, because i am of last friday me.

when i got home from work and walked through the door and dennis was busy cleaning up the kitchen, and packing a few things into some grocery bags, this was a bit shocking because i was fully expecting to come home and see him playing video games (a common sight lately). so that in itself was pretty amazing. he looks at me and asks if i am comfortable in what i am wearing, i am a bit puzzled by what he means, so he tells me to go upstairs and get changed into something i will be comfortable in for the rest of the evening. when i get upstairs, on our bed is a duffle bag and laying beside it a few different outfit options. it really is a testament to how well he knows me that he is able to pick out what he would call a "chelly approved" outfit, and that he would also have a few other outfits ready, because for some reason i like to change my mind about what i am wearing multiples times in one evening. so i change, pack my toiletry bag (he is still a little intimidated by packing that for me apparently), head back downstairs put my shoes on, and in less then twenty minutes we are back out the door. to were? i don't know!

we hop on 16 ave, and head towards the beautiful rocky mountains, just like every other person, their dog, and huge rv apparently.

drive dive drive, talk talk, and more talk.

when we get the banff east gate, instead of staying on the right hand side to drive on past, we get in line to go though the tole.

we are staying in banff!

dennis checked us into the banff park lodge, carried our bags up to our room, and made me fall in love with him a little bit more then i had 3 hours prior.

we spent a lovely evening strolling the streets of banff, stopping into the many gift shops that carry all of the same stuff, trying on jewelry. ate some of the best fajitas i have had in a while, drank way too much ginger ale, played in the swimming pool, and then relaxed together in the hot tub.

as an interesting side note, while we were sitting in the hot tub one of the guys that works at the front desk came in and informed us that after 9pm only adults over 18 are allowed in the pool, but it is ok since we were the only ones in there. now i know i look young, but really? dennis too? that's first.





saturday morning i slept in until well after 10 o'clock, and that is quite the achievement for me these days, while dennis caught up on sports (i think, but i was sleeping so what do i know) all i know is that i woke up to the scooby-doo theme song, which i had stuck in my head the rest of the day. 

after i had finally dragged my butt out of bed, dennis took me out for a nice breakfast, and then made me work off all the bacon i ate on a beautiful hike up to grassi lake. 







best. weekend. ever.

how lucky am i?












Thursday, May 17, 2012

it's hammer time

for the past year my laptop has been slowly losing it's magic, pizazz, gusto... you get the idea. it has been a sad, and drawn out process, which is really too bad because i loved my sony right down to it's once upon a time long lasting battery pack.

i really don't think that i was asking too much out of it. i mean all i wanted was for it to be functional, and by functional i mean stuff like actually turn on when i press the on button, don't just randomly shut down while i am in the middle of important business like online shopping, and every once and a while save the music and pictures that i uploaded, downloaded, any type of loaded really.

 is that too much to ask?

well apparently it was. 

so this past mother's day, which we refer to as wife's day (but to be honest, with dennis almost everyday is wife's day in our house) dennis bought me a new laptop, to be more specific a macbook pro. holaaaaaaaa

if you ask me,  he was really just getting tired of listening to some of the profanity coming from my mouth while dealing with my laptop, and at a volume not acceptable while living in an apartment complex. not that our neighbours would really care though, they are the type to be best friends with mary jane all summer long, if you know what i mean (you know what i mean right?).

my laptop and i, we had a good run, and enjoyed some pretty good online tv watching (when it would stay connected to the internet long enough), but i can't say that i will miss it. 

i considered giving it to someone that didn't mind dealing with some of these little (hah!) malfunctions, but then i quickly realized that i needed to get some kind of compensation for the moments of extremely high blood pressure it put me through. 

and so it is my great pleasure to show you a little picture show of what i like to call.....

PAY BACK

















i hope you enjoyed that, because i know i sure did. 






Monday, May 14, 2012

you can call us dinks, and i won't even be mad

in the literal sense of course. 

and the litteral sense being: double income no kids   

because people dennis is employed, at a real job

he has a private office, complete with his own office phone (his favorite part)

all the fun bells and whistles

right down to a name plate


it's almost like he is a real grown up or something. 



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

and... i'm back, kinda

these past few months have been...

draining.

that is about the best way to sum it all up.

mentally, emotionally, not so much physically, but at times it seemed like it.

the short of a long story is that, i have been planning an event for the owner of the company that i work for.

it was a long process, with only a few almost heart attacks along the way. but this past saturday (more specifically early sunday morning)  it all came to an end. one heck of a party hoppin' end.

so instead of going into much more detail of this process, i would much rather show you the fruit of my labor.









looking back i wish i had taken pictures while the party was going on, because let me tell you the millionaires of this great city of calgary sure know how to party. but then that moment passes, and i remember how much fun it was partying along with them. 

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as much fun as i had, i am so glad that it is done. 
i am still getting used to not constantly thinking about it. worrying about what i have to do tomorrow, or the next day, week.. etc. 
but i am slowly getting used to what it feels like to have my brain back to me, slowly

Sunday, May 6, 2012

i know it because...

... he lets me put my freezing cold feet on him at night to try and warm them up.

... he gives me kisses in the morning to help wake me up in the best mood possible.

... he sympathizes with me when i complain about how heavy the grocery bags are, even though we both know he is carrying all of the really heavy ones.

... he breaks up the feta cheese for our salads so that i don't have to get my fingers all goopy.

... he adjusts the car seat back to the height i keep it at when he is done driving the car.

... he eats everything and anything that i cook, and tells me how good it is. there is one exception to that though, but that was more of an experiment on my part to see if there was something in this world that he won't eat.

... he packs me a lunch every morning with more food then i can eat. unlike the nothing i pack for myself, and then it never occurs to me to eat until i'm all shaky.

... he is patient with me on sunday mornings when i spend at least 20 minutes standing in the closet trying to figure out what to wear. especially when i ask for his help, but end up shutting down all of his options.

... then when i am finally dressed and ready to go, he tells me how beautiful i am.


while dennis has been away i have been keeping a mental list of all the things that he does for me that show just how much he loves me, and that i wouldn't have otherwise taken much notice to without him here.

being away from each other is always hard, but there is something sweet about coming back together that makes it all worth it.

and in the end, i wouldn't have had it any other way.

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one week down, another one to go.