Sunday, 30 November 2014

One candle, two flames. You get the idea.

I am too busy. I don't like it. I am currently working what is really three jobs. I am tired and don't have time for myself, my home, or my family. However, I am trying to get us all to a better place. Financially, my world hasn't been good. I am certainly underemployed, in a province that is priding itself for job growth. My friends and I have not seen evidence of this much touted growth.

I am intelligent, and educated. However, I work part time. This is not the situation I had planned. Not knowing what else to do, I applied for a job with a company that installs advertising and coupons in some local grocery and drug stores. Just as I had accepted that job, I received a call about a writing project I had asked about over a year ago. So, I have been working my regular job, writing, and driving around my city with a car full of coupons.

I realize there is a plan and a reason for all of this. I just wish I knew what it is. I would like to be let in on the joke.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Warped Wednesday

I am sorry to have unleashed my sense of humour on your poor people. The Xanax is on the table beside the door. I believe this quote originated with the Gilmore Girls TV series. There are more times in my life this is a relevant statement than I'm comfortable admitting.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Warped Wednesday

As you get to know me, this information becomes increasingly relevant.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Warped Wednesday, on Thursday

In honour of Halloween I bring you something that makes me snicker each and every time I see it.

I thought perhaps...

I thought perhaps I could start a feature in order to give myself some structure. While the house should serve as a life time of blog posts I thought I could start to develop a regular posting schedule. This may help in not abandoning writing for long periods of time.
I'm here in part for my love of home design, but also to develop my expository writing skills. I'm decent at academic writing, but as I have realized the career push I've been working toward for the last several years isn't coming, I need to blaze new trails. I have no clue on the direction as yet.

However, that wasn't the point of this post. A day late I've decided to start a regular Wednesday humour post, framing my twisted sense of humour. I've decided on "Warped Wednesdays" as a title. I suspect this will be the reason I never have any regular readers, but perhaps that's ok. I can post terrible pictures and hang out in my pajamas while posting. So, I'm blogging with the metaphorical blinds closed? Hmm. Good plan.
I don't claim to own any of the pictures, memes etc that I post. However, everything should be a testament to my warped and special sense of humour.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Look at all the pretty colours!

I have what is best described as a schwack of paint chips downstairs. I, apparently, have to have the colours for the basement chosen for tomorrow morning. Pressure is not my friend.
We'd more or less had the colours chosen before. I have a rich moody green picked for the back entrance hall, called Whispering Pine, by Behr.
Whispering Pine

The bathroom is likely to be a colour called Persimmon Berry, as found at Home Depot, but I think it's a Dulux colour.
Persimmon Berry

The spare bedroom will go back to the Revere Pewter I'd painted it just before Christmas. That leaves the library, which will be repainted in Manuscript by Dulux again. I'd painted it last summer, and it aided a very busy space to feel more serene. The sample makes it appear more purple, at least on my computer, than it is.
Now, white trim with the Manuscript or the Espadrille we had before?
Decisions...that have to be made quickly.
I've been trying to put together a colour story. I'm not sure if it's working, but somehow I feel more confident about the whole affair after seeing what we've chosen above.

But the laundry room awaits... sigh.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Goodness! I knew it'd been a long while since I'd written, but I'm shocked at how the months have gone past. Their progression hasn't brought happy tidings, hence the silence in this space. I've kept checking in on all of the endlessly inspiring people who make my day better, whether or not they know it, and whether or not they have any idea who I am. That's fine; I love following each of you.

I don't know if I want to sit down and detail all of the events that have transpired over the past few months. Regardless, it's been a long haul, and I think I'm on the downhill side of it.

The basement is coming back together finally. I'd neglected the insurance claim in favour of more pressing matters. However, I got back on track. There are doorways where there used to be walls, and walls where there used to be doorways, and nothing where there used to be walls! It's going to be great.

As long as I don't screw it all up.

I'm trying to find paint colours and furniture for the living area downstairs, as a good portion of what we had was ruined when the basement flooded. I'm not a fan of looking at a televison. Mine has always been behind doors. I grew up in a trailer, and the television was always omnipresent. So, in hiding it went. However, it has become difficult to locate a wall unit that has doors like our old unit. I am scouring Kijiji (Craigslist is useless in Saskatoon) for a 5 piece wood wall unit, but little comes up. So, the search continues.

Despite the late date of this posting, I am still trying to get my garden in. I know. I know. Trust me. I didn't have a chance earlier. So, I spent today out in the garden pulling weeks so we can have it tilled, and earned a sunburn for my efforts.