Monday, October 30, 2006

No so bad afterall, well...

the cutie hasn't forgotten about the trees, he keeps mentioning how his stick pile was shredded and how can he build a fire for Guy Fawkes day without his starters. I've promised to go and find him some more sticks and he'll go out and buy some wood [that won't smoke] and we'll have a rager!

In the end, it's a good thing he was here because I actually forgot about the original reason I was calling the tree man - work on the big maples out front! Ooops, I wanted the other two gone I forgot about the three beauties. Tree man and gang are coming back and will take care of those, thank you cutie :-)

Friday, October 27, 2006

Uh Oh, there's been a spanner thrown into my wicked plan!

Okay, we are easy going folk, not indecisive but it can take us ages to make a decision [remember the couch?].

Anyway, the cutie has been away on a trip and I've been dashing around trying to get some projects done [plumber for the bathroom sink, furnace serviced, etc] before his parents come for a month [gasp!]. Yesterday the man came to check out and give me a quote to have a few trees taken down. All was good, he said end of the month and he'd even have his guys chip up all the logs from the previous trees - NICE! Perfect for me, no need to stress about the cutie, his injured eye and an ax!

Everything was good until this afternoon. The cutie phoned from the plane, he's landed, lovely! I hung up from him and the phone rang again - tree man's gang is coming over this afternoon to take down the trees!

Uh oh, wanted it done while a certain someone was away on a trip then I could present him with a done deal. Oh man, off to buy milk for tea to help ease the way of his trees and manky wood pile going away.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Cracker is back! Robbie Coltrane is fabulous and sexy as the screwed up Cracker. I can't wait until the 30th to catch up with the character...oh yes!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I'm normally a patient person...

very patient, but I'll tell you all these political phone calls are driving me up the wall!

I finally have time to write and the phone is ringing incessantly with somebody wanting me to answer their questions about where I stand on various issues. The wording of these questions is ridiculous as are the people who are making the calls. Yes, I have just bulked all the polsters into one group because of annoying beasts because of the last man who phoned. So what was wrong with his approach...he was eating his lunch while speaking with me. You bet, he picked the wrong number to dial doing that...rude man!


Okay, I've vented and now the phone will go directly to the answering machine, bypassing the human :-)

Friday, October 20, 2006

Oh for crap sake!

Early I went on this rant about the November issue of Elle posting the winner of Project Runway...I was angry, disappointed and so very wrong!

Yes, I know, how unusual for someone to admit they'd made a mistake but I am.

Even though I knew the outcome I still taped the show to see what the others had to offer...and then I was shocked to see it was Jeffrey who won and not Uli [spelling ?]!

Now I'm on to Top Chef and am not so sure it will be as good as the first season. As with many reality shows [and why I don't watch any other than PR and now TC] is that they attrack the "I want to be famous for whatever reason" type of person. No thank you.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Such fun!

Every two months another author and I meet up for lunch and chatter. Okay so it's more talking than anything else, but the hot chocolate is great [they have whipped cream and drizzled chocolate on top] so all is good.

Anyway, we got together earlier this week and, as usual, I truly enjoyed myself. JJ Massa is an incredible woman who also happens to write great erotic romances [love her Barback]. We feel free to talk about work if we want to. She has me thinking about trying a new avenue...hmmm, maybe.

Yup, it was a fun day...despite the rain :-)

Monday, October 16, 2006

What a day!

It was a perfect fall day...there was not a cloud in the sky but there was a chill that required a wooly jumper to be pulled from the rear of the closet. So, where did I spend this wonderful day? With a good friend trolling through a book fair, then we stood in line for almost two hours for a paper engineer to sign my book. Had the obligatory chit-chat and found out he, he and his partner, their imprint have a load of pop-ups coming down the line. By the time I got home the cutie had a mug of hot chocolate with a covering of mini-marshmallows...yummy!

Oh, what a day!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Oh Bugger!

I love Project Runway, it and Top Chef are the only two reality shows on that I'll watch. Today I was at the shops and saw the latest [November] Elle. I purchased, got home and after a few phone calls started to flip through...then the true pisser happened. Next Wendnesday, not the one that just passed, is when the winner is announced - except for in Elle!

Grrr, do they not know timing is everything?!?

So very disappointed :-(

Sunday, October 08, 2006

WOW! What a flick!

For the first time in months the cutie and I went to the movies. Until now there hasn't been all that much of interest come out, and if it sounded like we might like it, it wasn't available out our way. So, what did we see: The Departed. It was fantastic! I'm not a fan of "stars", you know when you see the person and not the character because they are overexposed, well, in this flick there was not a single moment where I had a flash of realiy, it was all character...nice job :-) And, as a side note, may I say DiCapprio finally looks like an adult and not a pretty boy kid.

We saw ads for Stranger than Fiction, 300 [apparently from a graphic novel but looked different] and Casino Royale [the latter opens a couple of days after the in-laws arrive...yup, were still going, can't wait to see this one. I like the idea of this new James Bond.

Life is getting a bit of a routine again...finished off the October Monthly Scorcher and got it out, love the wicked flaming short 'Taming Marie Antoinette', may just end up expanding on this one :-)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Back from a break!

Oh, that was so what we needed...a break away from work, computers, mobiles, everything that screams "HAVE TO!"

We took the last of my sister's kids abroad, our nephew was on the block this time and have to admit at times he was much more of a trial that the three girlies who went before. The weather was shockingly wonderful, t-shirt time, and only one day of rain - what a shocker! Had firm words for my father-in-law, looking at the positive is much more fulfilling than dismissing an idea out of hand...if we'd gone his way he never would have known how beautifully his son bbq's a leg of lamb. I also came back with a suitcase full of my favorites, should keep me going until the in-laws come over next month [for a month - ahhhhh!]

The joy of our trip was only slightly diminished when I picked up all our post this afternoon and found the painting I'd bought for my birthday had arrived damaged. The artist responded with confidence he can fix it and I'll hold that belief close.

Today is beautiful and I'm back from a break, ready to delve in to work :-)