Friday, December 03, 2021

It's That Time of the Year

 It's that time of the year - The Continued Journey is decorated for the holidays :)  As I am out early today I thought I'd give you some Friday Christmas Fun.......... 

Lights they said - lots of lights......... 

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Lessons I have learned...



Love our Lifestyle day (LOL) taught me some interesting lessons... 

On a blog or two over LOL day - I read with interest expectations of some bloggers....

- if you link a blog you expect to be linked back.

- if you comment you expect a response (even if you comment more than once on the same entry)

- if you comment on a blog you expect them to comment on your blog

(and apparently get butt hurt if these 'rules' aren't adhered to).


I have heard these 'rules' before........ had my wrist slapped more than once for not adhering to them...... but you see I tend to see things a little differently.  IF I comment on your blog it comes from my heart - it's not an obligation.  IF I answer a comment on my blog it's because I have something of relevance to say not an obligation.

I dunno know......... maybe I'm a bit weird - I prefer comments that are spontaneous not written because anyone feels obligated...... I prefer answers to my comments to be spontaneous and not because anyone feels obligated. 

But that's just me.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

And so it begins.......


Well we had our 'tree decorating' party on Monday night. 

I had the pizza dough rising by the time the lil one came home from school and Sir Steve was under orders to come straight home from work - cause - tree decorating ya know!

I always get nostalgic when the ornaments come out.....

Here's one of my squirrel ornaments from my daughters - because you all know how much I love squirrels (NOT)

and there's the hand print snowman ornament the lil one made (with my help) for her dad four years ago.

One of the woven candy baskets we made a couple of years ago

A sentimental Hallmark style one I gave Sir Steve  

just so many memories.

Anyway.......... we got the tree decorated while the pizza cooked

Then we all curled up in front of the TV with our pizza and the movie "One Magic Christmas"

Christmas is a time for making memories......... and we do make memories !!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Spare Hand

 On Sunday over on Spankedhortic's blog he posted his Sunday Swishing post.  BUT in the comments Roz asked the question-  "What is with all the spankers with hand on hip?"
and a conversation was started!

I often times read blog entries to Sir Steve,,,,,,,so when I read this conversation I turned to Sir Steve and asked him " when you are spanking me - what do you do with the hand you're not using?" He frowned at me.  He scowled at me.  He finally said "I use both hands!" (which is true - he often switches hands) BUT I persisted "what do you do with the hand NOT being used?" and he answered (sounding more than little exasperated) "It's just there!"

We went back to watching the movie.  Suddenly he blurted out - "my spare hand is just there ya know"  and he proceeded to demonstrate how it hangs... or flaps about. I couldn't help but laugh........ the answer to my original question was obviously bugging him...... what DID he do with the other hand?

I thought about it some too......... discovered most of the time I DO know what he does with the spare hand.......... 

he'll rest it against the small of my back this...

OR sometimes he'll distract me a little bit (cheeky grin)

 OR it'll just flap about (for balance maybe?)


OR he'll make sure my hands stay out of the way


OR he'll just use both hands and take my breath away


Monday, November 29, 2021

The Good - the Bad - the Ugly



I have come to the conclusion that the world is f*cked up - ya know???  I don't even know where to start...........

Covid has tipped the scales of common sense - to lunacy ..... Honestly!!  The housing market is crazy ...... people are putting offers on houses with NO conditions... no house inspections nothing.  AND houses are selling for wayyyy more than they're worth!!  I keep saying IF we buy now at these inflated prices (which we're not ready to do - still saving a down payment)  I think we could loose our shirts.

BUT then if we try to move to another rental property.......... le sigh..... rents are outrageous.... Let me explain...... the property we saw on Friday night was nice.  It's a very old house ( 3 bedrooms 1 bath) that is being renovated.  (very old meaning probably built in the 1950's) which is exactly what we love.  BUT as much as they are renovating to make it 'look pretty' there are some glaringly obvious problems...... like central heat that does not go upstairs with ducts.... instead they heat the main level and have vents open upstairs and the thought is "heat rises" UGH??!!  The rent they are asking is ludicrous - almost $2000 a month - WTF??? this is not an executive home - it is not in the ritzy part of the city - it's in the middle class/working class section of town.  Who in that tax bracket makes enough to afford that rent??!!  AND yet these properties don't stay on the market for more than 24 hours!!  If that wasn't bad enough - the lil one would have to change schools and - get this - would have to walk to school ......a 20 minute walk on one of the busiest streets...... so I would have to drive her to and from school ......... and truthfully I am not ready to do that.

The state of the housing market is scary!

After spending that 5 1/2 hours draining our basement last week - it filled right back up again in less than 2 days......... le sigh......... our only hope now is waiting for the rental board to hear our case (hopefully in the next 3 - 6 weeks )

AND then Covid - this new variant.  It is already here - in our province.  GAH!  it's discouraging ya know?? I honestly don't think we're ever gonna see the end of this pandemic - now I think we have to find a way to live with this....
On the plus side....... the lil one has her appointment to be vaccinated - Dec 9th.  

BUT it wasn't all depressing news this weekend...... Sir Steve and I ran messages early Saturday morning and then came home to drag all the Christmas decorations upstairs (yeah out of the flooded basement - fortunately we have shelves down there and everything is up on shelves out of the water) Everything got done except for the tree.  Tonight is our family "tree decorating" party when 'Daddy' gets home from work.  Then supper (home made pizza ) in front of the television watching a Christmas movie together.  (this has become an annual event around here)  I think we all look forward to it........

Oh and we had snow on the weekend!!  maybe - just maybe - we'll have a white Christmas this year !!


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