Random thoughts of an upbeat mind

I’ve got chores

Since last weekend was heavy on the fun, this weekend will be heavy on chores. :(

Diva was on a rampage yesterday and washed most of the dishes, cleaned her bathroom and tidied the living room.  All because she was mad at her sister.  This has greatly decreased my list. :)

On my list of things to do this weekend is:

  1. 4 loads of laundry (this is never-ending)
  2. menu plan for next week
  3. bake buns, banana chip muffins
  4. call my littlest sister
  5. check out my Dad’s house and water the lawn/flowers if necessary
  6. exchange/return the damaged toaster oven that I bought last week
  7. watch some of the movies I borrowed from the library
  8. dare I say exercise O_o
  9. job search
  10. dust & vacuum the house
  11. tidy up the kitchen
  12. water the plants
  13. declutter
  14. Go to the butcher and investigate the costs
  15. Visit a friend and her cute baby

I think that’s plenty.  Not sure I can get all of this done in the next 2 days but I’ll give it the old college try!  In a few minutes I will wake Princess as chores are always “better” with company!  I’m sure she will not agree but oh well. lol  Diva is currently on a sleepover but she did her share yesterday so all is good. :)

Look what I made

I ran away to my cousin’s house in Kingston this past weekend.  Originally we were just going for Saturday night but then the sleepover Diva was supposed to go to was canceled so we made a run for it on Friday night.

My cousin is very crafty.  She knits, stamps, makes cards and takes a million pictures daily.  And has a lot of supplies to feed her habits.

A couple of visits ago I spotted these beautiful tile coasters that were in her house.  And she told me that she made them and if she could find more we could make some too.  She searched in her arsenal of craft bins and found some tiles.

So Saturday night, Princess, my cousin and I made some tile coasters.  There was a lot of planning and practicing stamping done before getting to the actual tile. It was a lot of time spent but we are all very happy with the results.

The tiles

A closer look at the one Princess made.

Queen tile

The caption says “Don’t treat me any differently than you would a queen”.

A closer look at my tile.

My tile

I designed the tile then “convinced” my kid  to colour it in. ;)  Both Princess and my cousin gave me crazy eyes for wanting blue, purple and red in my tile.  Apparently 2 “cool” colours  don’t play well with a “warm” colour.  What was I thinking??

These are the two my cousin made.


The one on the left is for her hubby.  It says “Hope your day is “PAR-FECT”.  The other is for her desk at work.  It says “Well-behaved women seldom make history”.

My cousin has a ton of awesome stamps with meaningful sayings and pretty images.  So on my next trip I will be bringing some tiles with me to make some more coasters.  Plus now that she’s seen the finished product, Diva wants to make one too.

What to do



I have 2 movies (Grown Ups 2 and Red 2) that are due today.  Which really means by Monday morning.  We are going to hang out at my Dad’s tomorrow afternoon.

I have a ton of chores to do.  My beloved Princess has been sprinkling lemon juice all over my house like holy water in an attempt to ward off spiders.  Someone needs to mop the floors.  And it’s not me!!

The weather report tells me it’s going to rain all tomorrow so I should leave the house today and enjoy the weather.  Plus getting out will mean that we are not sitting at home using up data.

Where to go / what to do that will not cost a fortune?  Time to google cheap/free things to do.

I supposed I should do my chores first.


Remember this??

Broken iTouch screen


And how Apple wanted $100 to fix it but only after I made an appointment!?!  Well that wasn’t working for me and Diva wanted the 5th edition so she saved up for it and got it just after Christmas and then lost it in May.

Since she had no choice, Diva started using it again.

Over time it got significantly worst.

Today Diva and my sister decided to go look in Pacific Mall as my sister told her that there was a store there that could fix it for $50.  After wandering around for a while they found some place that would fix it for $35.


Fixed like new

And they also included a screen protector.  It’s like new!

She is a very happy girl.

Still doesn’t replace the one she lost but it helps.

I’m glad it is now fixed.  It was beginning to become a safety hazard.

OTMTW – 7/6/14

Well it’s confirmed we really are addicts.  On Saturday we used 6GB. :( We only have 60 for the month … Do you see a possible problem?

Anyhoo …

Diva decided to get back on the meal planning in a big way.  She actually wrote out this week’s menu.

Menu plan 07/06/14

Sunday – Chicken & rice
Monday – Fish sticks, fries & beans
Tuesday – Alfredo sauce & pasta with cucumber
Wednesday – Corn beef & rice
Thursday – Leftovers
Friday – Frozen pizza

Tomorrow I am going to teach her how to make Alfredo sauce as it is her very favourite.  Hopefully when she tries to make it on her own she doesn’t burn down my house.


Internet addicts

Princess who always sleeps in was up bright and “early” this morning so she could go on the internet.

Last night we went to bed before midnight.  Diva got up at some time after midnight to use the internet.

I think we might need some sort of self-help program.

I went out for lunch with one of my cousins and I am fairly sure my girls did not move from in front of their computers/iTouches.

Going to have to figure out how to curb this next month when they will be home ALL day.


A lazy day

On Canada Day I worked in exchange for July 4th off.

Hello long weekend.

I was pondering what to do with my day and have decided it will be a lazy day.  My sister wants to clean my car and I would not want to rob her of that joy! LOL

I’ll spend a little time online.  Tomorrow our new billing cycle starts so I see a lot of time spent on the computer for all of us.  So maybe today won’t be quite so lazy after all.  If we do all our chores today … then instead of a lazy day, we can have a lazy weekend!!

Sign me up!!

Now to convince the children. ;)


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