Thursday, October 21, 2021

Social Media

 


 

Once upon a time - not that long ago actually - I was not on any social media.... didn't really even know about facebook!!

I think the first social media platform that I joined was Fetlife.... and that was because I happened to know John Baku and he asked me (believe it or not) if I would be interested in beta testing a new web site he was developing.  He specifically wanted me to check spelling/grammar and links.  I wasn't a huge user until much later when I realized the advantage of having a kinky website that listed all upcoming events.

Then my daughters suggested I join Facebook.  For one reason - to upload family photos.  Up to this point I had been emailing them the pics of family celebrations.  They pushed just hard enough to get me to sign up.  Back then the only people on my friend's list were my daughters.  

BUT it didn't take long before I was adding teachers I met or worked with - joining education groups - joining craft pages.  And then it became part of my morning routine to log on to Facebook.

Now I can say I am officially hooked on Facebook.  Not on Twitter or Instagram or any other social media site - I hardly visit Fetlife anymore.... but I do still check Facebook every morning with my coffee. 

One of my favourite groups on FB is "Sarcasm should be a language" .......it usually gives me a good laugh..... and occasionally Sir Steve gets a chuckle when I share.

A couple of weeks ago - the cartoons they were sharing had a definite kink theme.  Imagine my surprise..... Facebook has always been what I consider a family rated site..... and yet here were these kinky offerings!!  I'm surprised they didn't get censored - from what I hear more and more folks are getting censored and being sent to "Facebook Jail" (whatever the hell that means) 

Thought I would share with you some of the ones that made me giggle....... 

Enjoy


 


 

 and last but not least.......... 


 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Challenge

 


 

We have now entered the season of 'birthdays'........ le sigh... at least one a month from September to May.  

Next month is my middle grandson's birthday.  He is very (and I do mean VERY ) into science.  On his birthday wish list was "indium" (and other metals and the element table and and and.... ) I decided to buy him the indium.  Can I say thank god for Amazon cause I had NO idea where to find indium.  Nor did I have any idea how much indium was gonna cost.  Fortunately I found some on Amazon in my price range........ 

 

When it arrived I nearly choked at the size - it looked like nothing...... you couldn't even see the engraving on it - colour me sad/frustrated.   

Because it was so small I was worried it would get lost ......... and figured I should find someway of displaying it that would keep it safe.   A shadow box seemed the logical idea. BUT I couldn't find a shadow box small enough - they all just seemed to accentuate how tiny the indium was.  

Back to Amazon - typed in "mini shadow box" and lo and behold I found one that I thought would work.  I read the comments and most of them were negative - complaining about how small it was.  Well well well!  too small sounded perfect to me so I ordered it.

It came last week and it was perfect!!!  I am so happy with the finished product - the indium is now safe from getting lost - and protected from dust and dirt and finger prints.  

 


YAY !  for Amazon.   

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Sound Activated

 


 

Pain turns me on (kinky pain not slamming my shin against a table leg).... breast slapping - pussy spanking - hells bells any spanking!!  I assumed the same triggers turned Sir Steve on.   I was wrong.  

I know how to turn him on....... how to get a 'rise' out of him (cheeky grin) but often wondered if there was anything that just naturally turned him on.

I discovered the answer to my question quite by accident one night.  I was more than a little turned on... Sir Steve was teasing me - keeping me on the edge and I was making more noise than usual......... 

AND Guess what happened?? 

Yup - he 'rose' to the occasion naturally.

WOW!!  voice activated!!! 

Sir Steve is MY voice activated toy (very cheeky grin)

Monday, October 18, 2021

K I D S !!

 


 

I can't believe it's Monday again!!  

It was a good weekend.......... nothing terribly special - football games (yes we're football fans - CFL though) and relaxing... oh and some Christmas shopping (thank god for Amazon!)

The stars aligned and on Sunday afternoon Sir Steve took me into the bedroom for some adult play time........... There was a fair amount of breast slapping and pussy spanking........ and of course all the sounds associated with those activities.  

At one point - during the pussy spanking - I heard the dog whining.... WTF??!!  (she never pays any attention to our playing) I lifted my head to see her lying outside the bedroom door with her head cocked - her favourite toy at the ready - staring at us.  OMG I burst out laughing - Sir Steve sent her back to her bed in the living room and he laughed too........... we think she was feeling 'left out' and wanted to 'play' too.
KIDS!!  ugh

Anywayyyyyyyy after that lil interruption - play time continued leaving me glowing and Sir Steve grinning like the 'cat who swallowed the canary'.

I made a platter of Asian pastries for supper and we munched away while watching the TV shows we tape during the week (the ones that come on after our bedtime)

our dinner


 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sunday's Words of Wisdom

 

Sunday's have been declared "Words of Wisdom" day here on The Continued Journey...
some Sundays the words will indeed be wise - other Sundays wise words with a side of humour.

 

 For example - words of wisdom:


 Words of wisdom with a side of humour


 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Just a Little Sharing

 


 

A while back I did a meme that asked what can you see out your window... and I answered a pot of yellow mums.... 

BUT there's so much more.... only problem is there are wires and telephone poles and mess between me and the view.  

I have been sitting looking out on the view - watching the leaves change colour (in my opinion the only good thing about Fall) ignoring the wires and poles.  Then I had a brainwave... what if I got my camera and put the telephoto lens on........... what would I be able to capture........ 

It's been so long since I used my camera the battery was dead......... so after charging it I went out on the front deck and snapped some shots.... The colours aren't full on bright yet - so maybe I'll try again in a few days......... BUT we can see this from our front window.......... just past the water tower is the border to the States....

 


 

and here's a shot of a tree in our neighbour's back yard.......


Not a bad view for city life eh???

 

Friday, October 15, 2021

Life's Ups and Downs

 


 

Don't we all have a plan for how life should go???  And seldom does that plan include a road filled with ups and downs........ we prefer straight on till tomorrow no???

We've had a couple of rough years around here......... it started with covid doing a number on my anxiety........ and it moved on to Sir Steve's health issues.  Joy oh Joy!  Not much 'fun' going on here with the bumps in the road - let me tell you.

But about a month ago Sir Steve finally got an appointment with a specialist...... She recommended another specialist and some new meds.  Sir Steve started the new meds last Thursday.  It came with side effects - and he managed to develop them ALL !  BUT within 48 hours he was moving easier with a whole lot less pain YAY!!! so he decided to stick out the meds and pray the side effects disappeared.  They didn't.

It was an awful weekend - poor Sir Steve pushed through it all so that we could have our Thanksgiving celebration with eldest daughter and SIL.  By Monday I suggested he stop the damn pills.... it just wasn't worth it..... and to call the doc on Tuesday when her office opened. By Tuesday night almost all the pain was back - on top of the side effects.  

By Wednesday the side effects were gone - and the pain was back full on.

On Wednesday night he started some new pills.  I held my breath.  By this morning - no side effects (at least not that he's told me) and the pain is easing.   

I'm thinking when things are running smoothly we need to cram all the good stuff in ......... enough to tide us over till the next smooth running ya know??? Cause life consists of ups and downs - sometimes more downs than ups.  But as my grandmother always use to say "This too shall pass" 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

So Discouraged

 


Our health unit posted some infuriating stats this week........ honestly I sat there reading them - twice! - and all I could do was shake my head.

Our numbers in our lil town have been climbing and climbing - in our town!  Everywhere else the numbers are falling - hells bells our provincial totals - for the whole province! - have been dropping - yesterday we had only 306 new cases.   

The head doctor of our health unit came out and (in my words) scolded our lil town.  He pointed out we had the highest numbers of new cases in the whole unit.... AND... the lowest number of vaccinations.  Everywhere else the numbers are over 80% double vaccinated.......... here?  only 69%.......... we have so many anti-vaxxers here and so many conspiracy theorists.  It's so damn discouraging.  

How stupid can people be??!!!  Our one hospital is filling up quickly - they are cancelling some surgeries... and people are saying - believe it  or not - well it's flu season it's to be expected!!

So I stay home - no eating out in restaurants - no movie date nights ........ it's discouraging.  

Anyone else feeling discouraged?? or has life improved in your corner of the world?

 



Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Just a Quickie

 


 

 Friday night - I was exhausted and fell into bed craving sleep.  BUT Sir Steve had  other plans...... 

His nails were long (ugh - don't come near me with those claws!) and he started to tease me - running them up and down my body - digging in slightly - feeling my body respond........  

My body was aching - twitching - making me squirm.  I knew it was gonna be a joint venture to give me release... my fingers hesitantly moved down to my jewelry - rubbing twisting pulling and playing......... 

Sir Steve's fingers continued their scratchy teasing

My fingers slid into the moistness and my body started to arch and the moans escaped

Sir Steve sensed (knew?) I was gonna need a little help - something a bit more than scratches - his hand found my throat - and fingers tightened around it... 

The pulse pounded

My fingers moved quickly 

My back arched 

and finally release........ sweet release............ 

then soft sleep 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

 

If turkeys could talk.......... 


 

for the conspiracy theory folks......


 


 May all of you celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend have much to be thankful for - family friends and health.

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Holiday Weekend

 


 This weekend is Thanksgiving here in Canada - 3 day weekend and company coming! Eldest daughter and SIL are coming for the holiday.

Being me I have spent this week cleaning and polishing - oh yeah and finding the company linens.  Couldn't for the life of me remember where I had stored the sheets and comforters etc ... then at 2 the other morning I woke up and remembered it was under the guest bed.  OH and shopping ..... I have so much food!!  never mind a turkey defrosting in the fridge there's all the food for the other meals.  Once / twice a year I wish I had a bigger fridge........ ahh well ... 

I decided that I was not going to make the traditional pumpkin pies....... I'm not a big fan and seeing as I am the chief cook and bottle wash around here I decided to make a pumpkin cake.  I also had the brilliant idea to decorate the cake to look like a pumpkin.  I have a bundt pan so how difficult could it be??!! 

D I F F I C U L T

First off I've never made pumpkin cake before and it was SO moist it was falling apart when I took it out of the pan.  Second the hole in the middle of the bundt pan was huge! so I had to stuff the hole with tin foil and then use the bits of cake I cut off the bottom so it would sit flat on the plate to cover the tin foil.
Then I tried to ice this mess of pieced together cake. 



It's amazing what a load of icing do.......... 



It's not exactly like the pictures I saw online - and it wouldn't win any cake decorating prizes........ but I'm sure it will taste just fine.

Thanksgiving weekend and company coming.......... pass the wine!

Friday, October 08, 2021

A Funny little Story

 


 The above came across my Facebook feed yesterday - I burst out laughing... Sir Steve looked over at me waiting for an explanation.  I read it to him and he burst out laughing... memories!!!!

Let me see if I can retell the story - and if you can see the humour in this....


The very first time Sir Steve came to spend a weekend with me - first time EVER! after 10 years.  We were both a little nervous - would it be as good as we imagined?? would we be disappointed ???
He arrived Thursday - and we spent most of Thursday night and Friday morning f*cking our brains out - yes that part was as good as we imagined.  We had plans to go out for dinner with 'like minded' friends for dinner on Friday evening.  After lunch Sir Steve suggested we go for a "nap".

Now one of the things I struggle with is double meanings.  So when he suggested a 'nap' I thought he meant 'sex'......don't ask me why.... le sigh.. I just did.... and my belief was reinforced when he stripped naked and climbed into bed under the covers.  ( I never stripped for a nap - never ever climbed under the covers for a nap) So I stripped and joined him in bed  -- snuggling up to him..... reaching for his cock - caressing and coaxing.  He told me to roll over and he would give me a back rub.

OHHHHHHHH BOY!!  back rubs always - ALWAYS - turn me on!!!  He obviously wanted sex right?? nap was code for sex!! 

AND we did have sex !!!  only getting up in time to get ready to go out for dinner.  Needless to say our weekend was a HUGE success.

 

Only a couple of years later did I discover that that nap was supposed to be just that a N A P !!!!   It is now a joke between us - if he says "nap" he will add "I mean NAP as in sleep" ........ and I giggle.   The joys of a new relationship ! 

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Words of Wisdom

 


If I could tell my 18 year old self anything - it would be the above.  I spent so much of my adult life thinking I owed the man I was living with some 'thing' - cause he was supporting me.  I never thought about the services I was supplying him with!! I remember going back to teaching when my girls were young - and asking my husband to help out around the house - even if it just meant popping supper into the oven for me.  His answer - 'when you earn as much or more than I do - then I will help around the house'.  I felt so small - so insignificant.

It is brought home even more sharply now.  I have been asked "what would Sir Steve do if he didn't have you to look after the little one?"  and I think in my head - 'and do the laundry and the groceries and prepare the meals and clean the house and all the other little things I do to keep life running smoothly around here.'

I am beginning to realize (yeah it took me years and years!!) that I AM a contributing partner in this relationship  -- in all the relationships I have had.  I'm just sorry it has taken me so long to see it........ 

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Food Fairy

 


 

 Once upon a time I had a cat who was food obsessed.  I could not leave food out all day cause he would eat the day's food in less than 5 minutes.  So I put him on a feeding schedule - first thing in the morning and then dinner time.  BUT he would always go back to check his bowl and I would joke that he was hoping the food fairy had made a delivery.

Over the years since, I have used the term 'food fairy' from time to time.  I got pissy this morning when the lil one decided she wanted peanut butter on her toast ..... I had told Sir Steve that I was going to make a new peanut butter recipe today.  He did look up at me when he grabbed the jar and did ask "how much do you need?" I got a little pissy - and said at least 1 cup - knowing full well there wasn't much more than 1 cup in the jar.  Usually we have 2 jars of peanut butter - the Kraft one and the all natural one.  Apparently Sir Steve had finished the all natural one and didn't think to tell me (I do the groceries) He just went ahead and made her her peanut butter toast.  GRRRRR 

It really bugs me - always has - that there is no thought to food until it isn't in the house.  No one says "we're almost out of A B or C" they just expect the food fairy to know and replace it.  I often make meals planning a second meal based on leftovers...... but Sir Steve would often pack some of the leftovers for lunch and there went my planned meal... cause ya know the 'food fairy' will just magically make meals appear.  (I am now making it clear which leftovers I need)  It really frustrates me - meal planning and grocery shopping.  Everyone loves the variety of food and there always being food in the cupboard.  

BUT anyone else struggling with the high cost of food these days??? Anyone else trying to stick to a food budget?? This food fairy is feeling stressed and discouraged.

Monday, October 04, 2021

Preferred Time?

(this post may be a bit TMI)

 


 

So let me ask you - for 'adult time' or play time - do you have a preferred time of day?? 

I know I do - during the day....... morning or afternoon... but sex/play just before bedtime?? not so much.  You'd think that would be the preferred time - cause you can roll over and go straight to sleep right?? But my energy levels start to decrease drastically after lunch.... want me bouncing and energetic?? then morning is the right time.   

Yesterday Sir Steve surprised me - he told me 30 minutes then bedroom - mid afternoon!!  I was thrilled.

Now - because of health issues... and just being too busy - we haven't had any adult time for at least 3 weeks.  I have this cycle when we go without for any length of time... at first I am craving it.... (even finding time to pull out my toys and take care of business by myself) ........ BUT after a prolonged period of time I lose interest in even that...... and feel like I could go the rest of my life celibate.  So let me tell you - after 3 weeks I had no urges and absolutely no desire.

BUT my brain plays a huge role in sexual fun time....... even though I couldn't 'see' myself having sex - I could see the bonding that sexual activity brings...... that physical feeling of love.

Anywayyyyy - 30 minutes found me naked in the bedroom.....
I had some trouble focusing on the activity at hand (so to speak - pun intended) as my mind kept going back to Fondles post about having sore muscles the next morning.   3 weeks of celibacy had an effect on Sir Steve too - dear lord !!  He was aggressive and felt so much bigger (actually I swear he WAS bigger - I couldn't take my eyes off his cock!)  As my mouth was working it's magic on him - my mind went off again! to a post that I remember on "Under His Hand"  Kaya's master had threatened to have all her teeth pulled so that there was no chance of accidental nips....... I was musing on the differences between our two men  - Sir Steve reacts very positively to gentle nips (and not so gentle nips) so positively that sometimes I land up gagging..... and struggling to breath.  

I was musing and enjoying the pleasure I was giving when I was told firmly to roll over - and with no time to adjust my thinking Sir Steve was pounding into me.... those are the times I am glad I am a masochist let me tell you!! It was fast and hard and oh so satisfying!!

This morning my body is tender - sore muscles ? not so much - BUT my jaw muscles ache!!  (grinning)  Here's to NOT going 3 weeks any time soon ! 

Sunday, October 03, 2021

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Maybe?

 


 

My health is finally better

Sir Steve's health seems to be improving

It's going to be a rainy weekend and we have no chores/messages to do

Maybe ........ just maybe the stars are aligned so that we can have some adult time... some play time... some much needed bonding time............  

Friday, October 01, 2021

Sappy Me

 


 

For the last 5 years every single weekday morning I have watched a morning news show "Your Morning" with the most amazing hosts and guests and topics.  

 


On Wednesday morning the only male host - Ben Mulroney - announced he would be leaving the show today - Friday Oct 1st.  I sat there in disbelief.  He's leaving??!!  He can't !!!! I sent Sir Steve a text telling him the news - even he reacted the same way.... WHY?? was what Sir Steve asked.  

Today Sir Steve is off work - we both settled in at 6am to watch Your Morning.  Honestly I fought back tears the whole show......... BUT in usual Ben Mulroney fashion there were more laughs than tears.  

Mornings will be a little less fun now....... especially early mornings.......  

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Just a little meme

 


 

Hermione posted this meme yesterday - and as I have nothing much to say today - thought I would share my version......... 

 

 

 What can you see out of your window?
a pot of golden mums - sitting on the front steps - celebrating the Fall season


Choose five words to describe yesterday.
cleaning / filing / washing / organising / baking

 
The most memorable death in your lifetime (other than family)?

I  lost suddenly and shockingly 2 friends this summer (not from covid) Made me realize - yet again - how fragile life actually is - and how important it is to live each day to it's fullest 

 
Tell us 3 things about yourself that your readers don't know.

I am a published children's book author, I HATE green vegetables and refuse to eat them, I used to do ballet and jazz ballet

What was the last conversation you had with someone.
It's first thing in the morning - and no one except us are up and about - so it has to be a conversation with Sir Steve about his appointment this morning and what time he's picking me up (I am going with him) 

Tell us about a kindness from someone.
Our neighbour dropped off a Halloween gift bag for the lil one - and a bag of cherry tomatoes from her garden

What was the last song you heard?

Bryan Adam's 18 Till I die 

 
What is the most expensive item you have bought in the past month?

groceries - hey what can I tell you??!!  we lead a boring life (grinning)
besides - saving my pennies for Christmas shopping.

 
What three things would you take to a desert island?

camera / books / sunblock (HEY I'm fair and burn easily!!)

 
What are your plans for the weekend.

shopping.... watching football... trying a new restaurant (well ordering and picking it up - still can't bring myself to eat IN)


Well that was fun...........

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Liquid Diet

 


 

I have been on a liquid diet for the last 3 days.... not liquor liquid diet...just a clear liquid diet.  It was easy at first (cause I was sick) and not so easy by the 2nd day dinner time.  Mind you I had made glazed baked ham for dinner and it smelled SO good !!  I sat sipping my chicken broth while the lil one and Sir Steve gobbled down the ham..... le sigh.  Today I am adding soda crackers to the chicken broth diet and despite my hunger it doesn't really appeal........ mind you today neither does the baked ham.

A couple of years ago my family doctor talked to me about intermittent fasting.. he's a big fan ..... believes it can help control weight/sugar and cholesterol. I didn't bring up my eating disorders...... after all he was giving me permission to not eat right??? Except Sir Steve keeps an eye on my eating/ food intact.  He's subtle and not the least bit heavy handed about it.... which is a good combination.  He recognises that most of the time my not eating is not actually a choice.  This summer has been a delicate balancing act of eating/not eating.  And because of it I had lost about 10 pounds.  (not complaining because I would like to lose another 10 pounds) 

I got on the scales this morning - cause I wanted to know how much weight I had lost doing this liquid diet.  4 pounds - 4 pounds in three days!!!  I had a moment - just a brief moment - calculating how many more days on this liquid diet would get me down those 10 pounds.  Then logic stepped in..... my muscles ache and I have no energy - so no way can I do any more days of this.....I have to start introducing solid foods..... but for someone like me - this is very tempting.

(wanders off thinking maybe a little pasta tonite............... )

 

Monday, September 27, 2021

It's Monday - AGAIN

 


 "Bee Positive" is gonna be my motto for this week - welllllll at least I'm gonna try!

We had a reasonably quiet peaceful weekend....... 

Saturday we went back to the country to do the final winterizing - it's a bit hard to believe that Fall is here - the leaves are only just starting to turn... last year I stopped and took a picture of the road in........ the leaves were a pretty yellow - this year not so much............



After a couple of hours of storing garden furniture in the shed - vacuuming from top to bottom - and shutting the water off - and spreading moth balls in drawers, in cupboards, on window ledges, on the beds (in an effort to discourage the mice) ....... we locked the doors and headed back to the city. 



The rest of the weekend we just vegged - watched the TV shows we had 'taped' from last week and had a quiet time - recharging our batteries for the week ahead.

There was some stress though - I'm beginning to think there is always gonna be stress - le sigh.  On Saturday the lil one's school posted that they had a case of Covid........ GAH!!  and I hate - HATE - the protocols that are in place.  IF the lil one had been exposed we would be notified - otherwise we aren't told anything!!  I would like to know what grade level the exposure was in - was it a student? a teacher? Admin?? I mean come on!!!  we get no information at all!  how stressful is that??!!

Then the other bit of stress - Sir Steve's sister (who lives in BC) contacted him a couple of weeks ago and said she would be travelling to Quebec at some point and hinted that perhaps we could all get together.  Sir Steve said sure just tell us when you plan on being here................. she didn't respond.


Yesterday she contacted him and said she was in our corner of the world and thought maybe we could meet up sometime this coming week??!!! Then she said sometime this week actually meant before Wednesday.  Really??!!  Sir Steve works all week - Tuesday the lil one has swimming lessons and Wednesday is her competitive dance class.  When exactly are we supposed to fit in this vist??!!  IF she had let us know ahead of time - we could have arranged a visit on Sunday - maybe.  Anyway Sir Steve said it just wasn't possible.  So she said maybe next time........... I figure she's a little pissy about it.  BUT ya know - in my mind if you really want to see someone you plan ahead - you don't do it last minute.

My motto this week - remember - Bee Positive - I'm gonna try - I'm honestly gonna try!

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday Sentiments

 Just some random thoughts on a Fall Sunday...........

 






 


Thursday, September 23, 2021

A Week of sighs......

 


 

I started the laundry on Monday morning - bright and early  - and I finished it late Tuesday.  I swear I did do laundry all summer -- but GAH!  all the  linens from the trailer had to be washed before storing ... and I had all our weekly laundry to do as well.  le sigh

Then Wednesday morning I went with Sir Steve to his doctor's appointment.  We have some follow up appointments that will be booked whenever the hospital can squeeze us in... and the specialist has recommended that the family doctor prescribe some new pills..  

The lil one has tried manipulating me again..... le sigh.  I need to adopt a whole new way of interacting with her.....  only for now I'm at a bit at a loss.... le sigh again.  This step parenting is getting old let me tell you.

AND our covid numbers are soaring here in our little town.  It's totally scary.   Two of our schools have an outbreak and one daycare.  Last night Sir Steve told me one of our senior's residences has an outbreak as well.  All that to say we have 63 active cases!  I just want to curl up in the house and never leave it......... (except my family leaves it every day - le sigh again!)

Today I am going to bake some chocolate chip cookies........ and will take a doggie bag to the trailer this weekend (we're going up to finish the winterizing for a day) my SIL will love me! 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Closing Weekend

 

I was looking forward to this weekend - our last weekend in the country.  The weather was forecasted to be sunny and warmish.  and after Friday's good news I was most definitely looking forward to the weekend.

BUT 

The weather man was wrong........ oh the sun did peak out from behind the clouds occasionally -  but it was cold - sweatshirt wearing cold.  le sigh.  So the end of summer was cloudy and cool - pretty much the way the summer had gone.

We did have campfires in the evenings...... Friday night was warmish - Saturday not so much.  We did work hard to pack up all the 'stuff' we need... filling bin after bin .... and bringing home TONS of laundry and sorting.  The fridge got washed - the stove got cleaned - the bathroom cleaned for the last time - the kitchen scrubbed of all crumbs and sweet smells of food - cause the mice don't need much of an excuse to move in for the winter.  Next weekend we'll close off the water and winterize the trailer - and I will spread tons of moth balls around to try and discourage those pesky mice.  

Then we headed home with the cars laden down with bins.  I was dreaming of a warm house.  When we got in - the house felt cold - damp and cold.  I turned the furnace on.  An hour later the house didn't feel much better.  I checked the thermostat.  The temperature had not moved up one notch!  Sir Steve changed the batteries on the thermostat - then he went downstairs to check the furnace.  It wasn't working.  le sigh.
The furnace company was called - the repair guy will be here this morning before lunch.  AND then hopefully we will have heat again.

I decided it was time to decorate for Fall - nothing much just a little table center piece....... 


 

Our Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away - time to plan........ eldest daughter and SIL will be coming here this year..... lots to be thankful for this year !

Friday, September 17, 2021

YES!!!!

 


 Originally more than 10 years ago - I was told I had cancer.  I was also told that "MY" cancer would continually reoccur.... and it was important that I not miss a scan.  June 2020,  I was told that it had been almost 5 years since my cancer reappeared.  My then doctor was surprised...... he admitted that if I had asked him if my cancer would go into remission when we started this journey together he would have said 'NO'   Yet here I was almost at the 5 year mark and I was cancer free.

I transferred to a new doctor in my new city.  I don't do change well and that contributed to my anxiety this morning.  Sir Steve made arrangements for the lil one to get to the bus.... and off we went.  The registration staff was amazing and got permission for Sir Steve to accompany me all the way to the OR.  He couldn't come in with me - but knowing he was just outside waiting for me made it easier.

To be honest I miss the staff and doctor at Kingston General - they were so empathetic and kind.  This staff not so much and the head nurse in the OR was truthfully a right royal bitch.  The doctor was ok - and he got the procedure done in record time.  AND there was no cancer.  NO cancer - NONE! I don't have to go back for another year.  I am doing the happy dance - trust me !!

 

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

That Time again......

 


 

Over the last 2 weeks I have been cleaning........... and I do mean CLEANING!!  I started in the laundry room - better known as the 'catch all' room.  I emptied it .... sorted out the junk.... then washed down the walls ..... sorted out the shelves .... washed / scrubbed the floor and put it all back together.  It looks so nice now!!  I almost look forward to laundry day.

I more or less emptied the lil one's room.... did the walls .... pulled the mattress off the bed and vacuumed the frame/platform - and the mattress ... tidied and sorted and put it all back together.

Then I did the kitchen....... le sigh.  It was filthy!  How does a clean freak's kitchen get so damn dirty??!!  Cleaned the oven... the stove... the cupboards.. the fridge.. the pantry.... washed the floors and wiped down the walls.  

Yesterday I was pooped - so I only shampooed the living rug... and wiped down the walls - polishing the floors and all the rest of it will wait till next week.

For me cleaning is very therapeutic. In my first house I had real wood panelling in the kitchen - when I felt out of control or stressed I would oil all the panelling... a bit like Karate Kid - oil on - oil off.  It always soothed my soul.  

As much as I was thrilled to see the lil one go back to school - it has created a whole new world of stress.  Her mother didn't send her to school with any masks so she had to wear the dirty ones from Friday.  She didn't take her water bottle to school (it was in her mother's fridge) so the teacher gave her a styrofoam cup to drink out of...... She apparently isn't getting her math work done and the teacher isn't doing anything about it??!!! GAH!!  AND her school bus is overcrowded with 3 kids to a seat........ and 2 different schools on the same bus at the same time??!!!  So much for covid precautions....... le sigh.

Sir Steve teases me saying IF I didn't have anything to stress over - I would stress over not stressing.  All I can say is - we're gonna have a very clean house by the time I get this stress under control.  (maybe the worst will be over after tomorrow - the day of my cancer check up)

On the bright side - Sir Steve heard from the doctor over one of his medical issues........ they're gonna adopt a wait and see attitude...... in 6 months he'll have more blood tests.  Today he is going for some 'special' xrays (the doctor's words) and he has an appointment with same doctor next week.  Hopefully he'll get some answers....... and get some relief from the pain (in his left knee and right ankle)

Life marches on....... 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

I'm Back - sort of

 

I know - it's been awhile since I posted - and thank you to those of you who checked in with me by email while I was absent.

We're back in the city ......... and I am glad... it was a rough summer for me... mostly cause the weather didn't cooperate - lots of rain and cold temps.  

Last week the lil one turned 9!! and she had 2 parties with us........ and enjoyed 2 birthday cakes! and 2 special birthday dinners.

 


She also climbed on the school bus for the first time in over a year.  I loved THAT!  and I love her new school hours - from 9 - 4 (well those are the hours she's out of the house) Her old hours were 7:30 - 2:30 and for some reason 9 - 4 feels much much longer and I seem to be getting so much more done!  THAT lifts my spirits - I love a clean tidy house - and all the cleaning seems to be helping with my issue of loss of control.... which means I have been able to eat again... which is a very good thing!  Sir Steve has registered her in swimming classes and dance again.  She is back on the competitive dance team!!  Hopefully she'll get to compete this year. 

 I saw youngest daughter and grandkids a lot this summer - twice at the campsite and last weekend we ran down to Quebec to celebrate my middle grandson's birthday.  It was so good to be together as a family again. 
(god only knows how long it will last - considering how the covid numbers are climbing again!! School has been in for only 4 days and we already have 2 schools with covid!! UGH!!)

There hasn't been a whole lot of 'fun and games' between Sir Steve and myself... no play and yeah no sexy times either.  Colour me sad.  BUT Sir Steve is dealing with some health issues ....... and it is time for my yearly cancer scan (this Friday) and that's always a major worry for me (and Sir Steve too)  There are days that my spirits plummet - cause ya know - I'd just like to get 'back to normal'..........(please tell me THIS isn't our new normal)

Now I think I have you all brought up to date on our life............ I promise to try posting something/anything more often............

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