Friday, November 30, 2007

Get your winter tires on!

Remember me mentioning that I bought new rims for my winter tires? Well, they aren't actually on my car yet. I couldn't get an appointment as early as I would have liked (I need to make an evening appointment, and those are a bit scarce these days).

At any rate, we got some more snow last night, when we needed to be out and about running errands. One Good Thing was that we didn't get into any accidents. The road was very slick & greasy with the new wet slushy snow. I almost hit someone at at a stop light. I started breaking waaaaaaay back and the car just wouldn't stop. I'm very grateful that there was no car in the lane next to us, because I had to steer into it to avoid hitting the truck ahead of me.

So, get your winter tires on.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Muppet Matrix

OK, here's something that made me laugh. I needed that today. Check it out!!

Muppet Matrix

Murphy's Law hasn't killed me yet.

Having one of those days where everything seems to go wrong.

But Murphy hasn't killed me yet, so I guess that's a good thing.

Liam let me give him a hug and a kiss (which is rare with him), so that was a really Good Thing.

Ooo and I played with shiney sparkly scrappy stuff tonight. I'll post pictures later - I'm rather pleased with the results.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Hot fries

One Good Thing that happened today was that my french fries at McDo were fresh out of the fryer and piping hot. Yum - just the way I love them.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Layout of the Week!

One of my BOM pages was chosen as Layout of the Week (November 23) at 2 Croppin Cousinz. I was so surprised!

Here's the thread on their Forum.


One Good Thing today is that I survived the visit to the in-laws.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Winter Rims

One Good Thing that happened today was that Walmart had the size we needed for winter rims for the car. The best part is that they were about 40% cheaper than buying them at the car dealership. Gotta love that!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Department Change, Oil Change & Spare Change

I hate Mondays, just on principle. I woke up grumpy, and expected to stay that way the whole day. But a lot of Good Things happened today.

Just after I got to work today it was announced that an old work colleague was returning to our company. This was a really great bit of news, as he is really on the ball, and fun to work with to boot. He will be the new head of the accounting department, as the old head left in August.

Tonight, after work, I took the car in for an oil change at the dealership. I wasn't able to get an appointment when I needed it, so I had to take my chances with the 'express change', which means "Come in and we'll see if we can squeeze you in before closing time". They told me it would be 2 hours, which I was sort of expecting, so that wasn't so bad (and I'd brought a good book to read). Half an hour later they called me on my cell phone to tell me the car was ready!! What a pleasant surprise - I've never had an oil change that fast, even when I've made an appointment!

Which leads me to another Good Thing. While I was waiting, I figured I'd go to the nearby Tim Horton's and grab a bite to eat. I forgot that they don't have Interac.

Now, I normally pay by Interac for just about everything. When I was younger my wallet was stolen a few times, and usually at a time when losing the $20 in my wallet meant that I'd be eating Mr. Noodle for the rest of the week. And not even the brand name kind - the crappy yellow-label, no-taste, 5-for-$1 kind. This taught me two things - I've since become crazy obsessive about keeping an eye on my wallet, and I don't carry cash on me anymore.

So, all that to say, that One Good Thing was that I actually had enough spare change in my wallet to buy a soup & sandwich combo.

When I got home afterwards, I had another Good Thing happen. Normally when I ask Liam for a hug, the response is "No, pas de hug!" Tonight he came and gave me the hug, and I didn't even have to ask.

Today was a Good Day.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Beau Chapeau Rouge!

I apologize in advance if I spelled that incorrectly - my resident francophone spell checker is outside raking leaves... :)

One Good Thing that happened this weekend is that I found a super-cute new winter hat for Liam. Last year's hat was too small. I was afraid that I wouldn't find a cute baby-type hat (he'll soon be too old for this sort of thing, so I intend to enjoy it while it lasts)

The best part was that he loves it. Every time I tried to take it off, he wanted it back on. At least that will make it easier to get him dressed all winter! Here he is modeling it. I was playing with the settings on my camera, and I have no idea how I created this effect, but it's kinda fun!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Peppermint Mocha

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha. Need I really say more?

OK, if you insist. One Good Thing that happened recently is the Red Sprinkles are back for the Peppermint Mocha. They only have those during the Christmas season.

I know, they don't affect the taste, but they look so pretty!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I am so not a fan of obnoxious blinkies. Don't even get me started on animated avatars on forums.

But I love my Starbucks blinkie:

One Good Thing that happened today is that one of my favorite scrapbooking sites (Paws On Scrapbooking) put my blinkie in the forum, so I can use it like any of the other emoticons.

I know - my pathetic coffee addiction is out of hand. *grin*

Monday, November 12, 2007


One Good Thing that happened today was that I was totally able to control myself and not have a poutine at lunch time. I really wanted it, too. They kept talking about it on the radio - meanies!!

Of course, I totally broke down and went out and got one this evening... ROTFL!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Friday Crop Night

One Good Thing that happened this weekend was that I got to go to Friday Crop Night at Scrapbook Centrale. This is only held on the Friday's when there are enough people signed up in advance, so it doesn't happen every week. This was the first one in a few weeks, (due to various circumstances), so I was really looking forward to it.

It was a small, but friendly group (Hi Ladies!) and I really enjoyed my evening. It was a great decompress after the long work week, and I actually got a few pages done.

I felt energized after the crop, and that feeling carried me through all Saturday as well. Thanks Ladies - you don't know just how much positive energy you gave me this weekend!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Free lunch!

OK - yes, I'm really behind. Sorry! I was having some grumpy days, and I didn't want to spread that around...

One Good Thing that happened today is I got a free lunch. There was leftover pizza and salad from one of the managers' meetings. Yummy! Much better than the frozen lunch that was waiting for me...