F*ck Up Friday- Just Come On In!

Heading out to the library one day last week, I found myself in a bit of a pickle.I couldn’t find my keys!

I hadn’t been out of the house for two days and I need them to get into the yard, never mind my dwelling, so I knew they were at least safe. I just had to find them!

I’d probably set them down someplace when I was reorganizing my key chain. No biggie! They’d turn up eventually.

I grabbed an extra set I’d tucked way for exactly this occasion and headed out the door.

Well.

Remember how I had mentioned that my neighbourhood was experiencing an increase in crime?

Remember last month how some jerks broke into my neighbour’s house, in broad daylight?

Remember how this encouraged me to up my home security and put in new locks and reinforce my doors?

Remember how I felt safe (And SO SMUG!),secure and satisfied every time I turned my key in the lock or slid the deadbolts home? Nobody’s getting in to my house.

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

That only works if one is not a dumb ass.

On my return trip home from the library, I let myself back into the yard and immediately found my lost keys.

They’d been OUTSIDE, for TWO DAYS ( and NIGHTS ), sitting in plain sight.

I guess I’d left them out there on Sunday when I’d been picking rosehips. Not only had I left my keys outside, my husband had walked past them twice on his way in from work and not seen them either.

Le sigh.

I am buying one of those long, reely key chain thingys and a carbineer and I’m going to attach the whole get up to my bra strap so I never leave them out there again! (This is not my first offense, sadly)

On the plus side, this incident is truly an indication of something I’ve always suspected- I have the BEST LUCK. Seriously. I must have been born with horseshoes up my bum…

Have you had a major fuck up lately? Please share!

Happy Halloween!

Do you celebrate? Are you giving out candy?

We dont get too many trick or treaters BUT I am bound and determined to keep up this tradition, no matter what!

Not this kind though, I promise!

Ours is an older neighbourhood but as people die and younger families move in, things will pick up. I’m sure of it.

One plus of not getting all that many kids is that I can afford to give out lots of good stuff! Chips and full sized candy bars all the way Baby!

Ha! Screw orange and yellow!

We dont have kids at home anymore so this doesn’t apply but still…there were definitely some shenangigans played on ours when we did!

Most notably a candy tax. I never tried to limit them on their loot though. They ate it and made themselves sick with wild abandon and that was that!

Do you/did you -or your parents- have a candy policy with your kids? Have you heard about the “Switch Witch”? What do you think about that? ( My views are ranty so I’m declining to answer fully, ha ha)

Ugh! Now here’s a true scary tale.
tee hee

Weather. Ruining everything, since forever.

Stay Safe, Have Fun and Blessed Be!

Everyone Should Keep A List…(#6)

Of all the little things they love!

  1. A freshly tidied house!
  2. Rich & cheerful Autumn Leaves.
  3. Spooooky skeletons!
  4. Peaceful sleeping dogs.
  5. Funny animal videos.
  6. A good visit with a friend you haven’t seen in awhile.
  7. A big mug of hot and tasty tea.
  8. Elderberry syrup.
  9. Sneak cat attacks.
  10. My monthly Universal Yums box.
  11. A big bowl of homemade Butter Paneer.
  12. Gigantic hoodies.
  13. Gigantic socks.
  14. The anticipation of the first big snow storm.
  15. All the flowers that are still hanging in there, this late in the season.
  16. The spiders as they start to make their way indoors.
  17. The smell of dirt and outside that the Hubs brings in with him when he comes home from work.
  18. A good hair and face day. (Ha!)
  19. Freshly slicked up skin.
  20. Getting lost in the strange vortex that is YouTube.

How about you? Won’t you play along too? On your blog or in the comments. What are some of the little things you’re loving lately?!

Monday Ramble, Mermaids, Spiders & Rad Snails.

I love me some Monday! Especially after a great weekend.

I’ve lived in Edmonton for 9 years and not once have I been to Terwilliger Park. I know right?

We went yesterday and had a time. Terwilliger Park is a multi use park with an off leash dog area and there are trails and dogs EVERYWHERE. If you don’t like dogs, don’t go to this park. For me, a dog lover extradorinare, I was in HEAVEN.

There is none of this “Oh no Fido, don’t jump up” nonsense. One minute you’re strolling down the trail and the next a very young and exicted Golden Retriever puppy is barreling into you with LOVE. I also met some sort of Poodle cross who ran straight at me for a very muddy hug/ taste and countless other less exuberant hounds, of all variety. A dog lover’s dream, come true!

There a ton of good trails to explore too, some wide and flat, some narrow and twisty. We did a lot of exploring and as usual I ended up barefoot at one point because my Birkenstocks are not so great in the mud. There are wide open fields and cozy little nooks. There spots to get down to the river- which was moving fast. Be careful!-and there is a bridge that takes you into the rest of the river valley, which we’ll be exploring soon. This is a great park and I cant wait to go back!

Check out my Instagram for flower pics!

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

I don’t know who owns this image-not me- but it’s awesome! Isn’t it cute?? A wee wizard! I had a tarantula growing up. They are interesting creatures. Not scary most of the time…until they get out and then that’s another story! Can those things move!! I shiver still, at the memory…

I hope you had a great weekend! Get up to anything fun? Tell me all about it!

U is for *Underpants. A-Z Challenge.

Yeah, that’s right. I said it!

Underpants!

Sometimes I pass easily as an adult. I can keep it together just enough so the grown ups have no idea what lurks within my brain.

But say the word UNDERPANTS just one time … and I’m done for.

At best, I’ll smirk. Worse? I’ll outright guffaw and say it a few times, giggling like a maniac.

It’s a funny word!

Underpants!

Underpants. Underpants. Underpants!




What words make you giggle?

H is for * Handsome. A-Z Challenge.

As in the Handsomest Prince!

This is Cornelius.

He is the Original Handsomest Prince. He’s 14 years old, HUGE and he’s also a bit of a dick. As all cats are. No surprise there. He’s afraid of ALL THE THINGS except my grandchildren which is most strange but much appreciated and respected. He still plays like a kitten and can be found yowling every morning at 4am and sleeping all day on my bed upon which he leaves a layer of orange fur that makes me sneeze. Yes I could close my bedroom door but then he wouldn’t be able to lay in the sun and then what kind of cat mum would I be?!

This is Mooshum. The second Handsomest Prince.

He too is 14 years old, acts like a puppy and is exceptional with the grandkids. He’s also very naughty and does a bad thing every day but he’s endlessly amusing and has the biggest, sweetest heart so I don’t mind!

We’ve had Corny since he was a kitten. He was the runt of the litter and now he’s 24 lbs! Solid muscle that cat. He’s my second long lived cat and I hope we get a few more good years out of him. He shows no signs of aging!

We’ve had Mooshy for 4 years, adopting him as a senior dog from SCARS. He was a community dog who someone loved very, very much. It shows in his behavior and in the way he was given up. ( The other dogs were beating him up and his owners were afraid he was going to be killed, so he was taken in by a rescue group doing spays and neuters for a second chance at life. Don’t feel too sad for him. He’s a bit of a dick in that his mouth writes cheques his ass can’t cash! ) He transitioned from being free range to being a house dog in no time and it’s an honor to be his last home. Mooshum is definitely old in body but not in spirit. I hope he lives forever but since I cant have that, I hope he lives well until the end, then dies quick, in his sleep.


Do you have a Handsome Prince in your life? Do tell!

Rambles, Cats, Billy Idol & WTF?

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening!

Happy Monday!

I’m feeling a little squeamish this morn. We had a busy weekend full of grandkids and other humans. Oh and draaaaaama! We had some drama.

So that’s always draining. I feel some ick but that’s OK because I know it will fade AND because I handled it all really well. High Five @ Me! I might just be growing up!

( I’m probably never going to grow up)

It’s totally a trap!

This next one has me laughing like a loon…

Bwaahaahaahaa!

Teehee. Can confirm.

Do you have any plans for today? Oh! Work. I hear work is a thing! Ive been off for so long I forget that the rest of the world doesn’t just laze about all day. ( I don’t actually laze about all day but I do struggle with feeling unproductive because I’m not at a j.o.b. )

Love & Squishy Hugs!