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[24 Feb 2011|04:28pm]
wow. I finally figured out my log in again. Almost 2 years later I think!
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[09 Dec 2009|09:35pm]
[ mood | busy ]

Wow. It's been a long while.
Soon, hopefully I'll have a moment to post
So much to say so little time to do it.

Or even maybe put up a picture at least...

If I don't get back soon enough,
Merry Christmas.

No. Not' Happy Holidays'. Most people I know don't get holidays at this time of year, so stop with that nonsense, really.... it's Christmas...deal.

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Things about Lilyanna [29 Aug 2009|09:05am]
[ mood | needing another cup of tea ]

I can't believe Lily slept until 9 am! That is totally unheard of around here. We went to the Ex yesterday, it must have wiped her out.
~She is 15 months old now and amazing. Her first 'real words' have been "yes", "ow", "bite" and "roar". I wonder what this says about her personality?
~ She never stops moving unless she's asleep, lots of energy is an understatement.
~ When she greets other children she kisses them, it's very sweet
~ Still not much hair
~  has 16 teeth already, yay for being almost done with teething!








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[16 Jun 2009|01:40pm]
My baby dances to "The Chemical Brothers" 
and  DJ music
She rocks

That is all.... :D
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Lilyanna's First Birthday [27 May 2009|01:03pm]

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My dearest Lilyanna [21 May 2009|08:08am]


Tomorrow you are going to be one year old. At 1:11pm you came into the world a little early because you were sharing your space in my body with a rather large tumour. If it was an age before the C-section, neither of us would have survived. You were small but strong and thankfully ready to be here, The first thing I said when you were born was " Wow! She's pretty!" Not that being pretty means anything at all. You were a champion breastfeeder, and still are. In the past 12 months you've grown so strong. You can run and you get into absolutely everything, you love the soccer ball, climbing, skateboarding, spinning in circles and dancing. You are determined and are showing your independence fiercely. You voice your opinions loudly and with vigour, I hope you never lose that!  It's important to be heard! I will always be here to listen. Also, you're much more social than other babies your age, it breaks my heart when you get so upset when they don't respond to you the way you would like.

You are such a gift to me. The past year has been amazing, challenging and miraculous. You are the dearest thing to my heart. You are a part of me and always will be.

Happy birthday,

Love,
Mom

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[08 May 2009|01:48pm]
Well, Paul lost his job this week. He's gone to pick up the last of his things from work, and I hope it's going all right.
I'm looking on the bright side and basically trying not to freak out. Everything will be ok....
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[08 Apr 2009|08:19am]
I'm listening to my little peanut sleep in past 8am...have I slipped into an alternate universe?? I've had three cups of tea in peace, amazing! She's getting much more comfortable with walking now, it's pretty darn sweet, and the head bumping phase is subsiding. Last week she had four forehead bruises from plunging headlong into things, I didn't even want to take her picture. She also gets super worked up at the sight of bananas and the arrival of her father home from work. She's such a daddy's girl already. She just squeals with delight at the sight of him.

April is here at last. We had one day of really nice weather last week and then mother nature turned around and slapped us in the a**. It's chilly, windy and there's always snow in the air. Quite frankly, I'm finding it really depressing, my crocuses came up and now they've been covered in a blanket of white.  Lily's back in her winter suit for outings, and she's growing too long for it. I need warm weather to happen, and quick! Happy news is that Easter weekend brings Paul 4 days off, I love it!

I'm also wondering if it would be wrong of me to wring Sal the Cat's furry neck? Her howling is driving me insane. Apparently she does this every spring, but really, enough already...I want nothing more than to let her outside, truly.  She' s 15 years old and shows no signs of slowing down. I suppose for me to cut that short would be, well, just wrong.

Paul and my second anniversary is coming up April 13. Lily will be almost 11 months old. Though it may seem our relationship has been a short crazy whirlwind I couldn't be happier than I am. I regret nothing. Regret is a foolish thing, if my life hadn't happened as it did...if I'd never come out to Ottawa, I wouldn't have my family today. It really does all happen for a reason. So cliche, but true.
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[11 Mar 2009|08:08am]
[ mood | awake ]

Grabbing a moment for a quickie post.
Lilyanna was scary sick on the weekend, a fever of almost 102. Having never dealt with or seen babies with fevers, Paul and I were pretty freaked out. We stayed up most of the night just watching her. It's amazing how quickly they recover from these things though, thank goodness, she's right back to normal. She started standing up yesterday, ridiculously cute! It's amazing to watch them develop so quickly, and she's so proud of herself! I figure she'll be walking before 11 months. 

I'm still happily a stay at home mom, she keeps me busy. She's also turned very shy with 'strangers', meaning anyone except me or daddy. I couldn't imagine the racket  a babysitter would have to cope with.

Two fires in the new townhouse development behind us this weekend as well. Wierd. But heard nothing about it on the news. I just want to know if we have a deranged arsonist in the area, seriously.

PS if they busses go on strike again I'm going to lose my temper. Really, screw you.

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growing pains [02 Mar 2009|12:52pm]

Thoughts for Lilyanna...you don't really need anymore teeth right now, 8 is enough. Thank you.

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update [02 Feb 2009|11:28am]
[ mood | content ]

~ Lily is crawling all over at 8 months and 1 week
~ One baby gate has bought me some freedom, she can play all over the upstairs now without me worrying too much.
~ We just lived through two more teeth coming in, that'd be a total of 8. One for every month she's been here. Thank goodness she's in a better state of mind today. Teething is hard. On everyone.
~ Yesterday I looked up and she was standing up. Wobbling like crazy, but with this "look Mom! No hands!" expression on her face...I was wowed. She doesn't do anything slow, gotta get it all done at once. She is not lacking in determination.
~ I filled the oil tank this weekend for $460, that is by far the cheapest it's ever been since we moved in.
~ Can't wait for the buses to start running, I desperately need a hair cut
~ I wish I had more time for typing...but alas...my girl is up from her nap

Happy Monday everyone 

*edit* found out one of Paul's work friends commited suicide...We knew his job was on the line, but geez...he has a family. I don't really know how to wrap my head around that .

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[30 Jan 2009|08:21am]
[ mood | busy ]

So the bus strike is 'over'.

I don't believe it's coincidence that it's in time to get some buses running for Winterlude, screw everyone until we need transit for tourists. I'll be happy to be able to get out of the house and go more than a few blocks. First thing, a haircut. On the bright side the strike saved me from spending any money for 50+ days, which is a good thing, but Lily and I need to get out, and the social side of me is happy, I suppose. I haven't seen many people for almost 2 months now. Paul refuses to go back to bussing and I imagine the drivers will be getting the cold shoulder to say the least. They'd better be polite to the cyclists that decide to stay on the road, he's a father and I can't afford to have him run down by a bus that won't share the road. I'd be a little worried as a driver, they're seriously going to be on the front lines. No one is happy, back to work or not. 

And I tell you, I want a free ride for a while. It's the least they can do.

Oh yes, and we got another tooth...that'd be a total of seven now. She's going to get her 2 year molars at a year...I swear.

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[23 Jan 2009|11:27am]

Lilyanna turned 8 months old yesterday, and started crawling for real. The weekend will bring a trip to Canadian Tire for baby gates if they have them, plug in covers, and hopefully an ottoman...to replace the coffee table. We've had two forehead bruises so far and I can only see more of that going on. She's pulling leaves off the plants and only wants to grab the things she shouldn't. Pretty typical...but I'm kept busy with it, I wish I had eyes in the back of my head...
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premonition [19 Jan 2009|08:58am]
[ mood | aware ]


Scorpio Horoscope for week of January 15, 2009

Verticle Oracle card Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Beginning with Plato, a number of philosophers have proposed that humans suffer from a collective amnesia about where we come from and what we're doing here on planet Earth. Other thinkers of a more esoteric nature have suggested that our amnesia goes even further and is more personal, blocking us from remembering our previous incarnations. Then there are the modern psychologists who note that for most of us, the experiences we have before we learn to speak are virtually inaccessible to our memories. That's the bad news, Scorpio. The good news is that at least some of your amnesia will fade in the coming year, allowing you to glimpse and maybe even gaze steadily upon previously hidden panoramas. And it all starts soon.
 






This has already started. Amazing! I dreamt my friends were having their baby...and they did...five weeks early. She's healthy and beautiful. Welcome to the world Ailish.

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[14 Jan 2009|08:12am]
[ mood | pissed off ]


It's disgusting that we're still dealing with this transit strike
Today the windchill is at -37, there are frostbite and wind warnings
Paul rode his bike to work in this weather because he had no choice

Ottawa is a stupid stupid city
 

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[09 Jan 2009|10:12am]
[ mood | sad ]


Is sending a shout out to ossie 
If there were sand here I'd write his name in it, maybe I'll see if I can do it in the snow...

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[07 Jan 2009|10:22am]
Lilyanna 7 months old










oh, Paul's brother is 'born again' and a reformed addict...hence, the huge "Jesus" card....
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[07 Jan 2009|09:48am]
[ mood | irritated ]


Is it ever hard to find time to post with a 7 and a half month old! It seems she has been in teething mode for so long now, this last tooth is taking forever, once it's here that'll be six teeth. If anyone has ideas for entertaining a little one this age in the middle of winter, let me know. The holidays were fun, quiet, just the three of us. Having Paul home for ten days was wonderful, but we're back to real life now, and it's pretty exhausting at times.

The bus strike is really starting to wear thin. We can't really get anywhere. And I have to say, I don't have a ton of sympathy. Get back on the road, it's hurting the poorest of the population, students, young people. I know people who have to walk two and a half hours to get to school and then walk to work, and then walk an hour home. I'm actually lucky...I don't have to walk to work or school and back in this weather. When I was working at a job I did not get to pick and choose my hours or vacation time nor did I expect to, in a service industry you work when the work is required. It's not as if they're not making enough pay!! heh...Even when they were on the road, sorry to say, the bus service in Ottawa can be unreliable, and ornery unprofessional drivers are far too common. It amazes me how many people are backing the strike. I suppose the largest part of the population in Ottawa has enough money to take a car?? Maybe it doesn't affect them as much as those of us that don't. Sorry. I don't support it. It's gone on too long.

Today we have a snow storm going through. Lily and I can stay in. We are lucky.

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big week [16 Dec 2008|08:39am]
[ mood | blah ]

Yesterday we got another tooth...that's 5 total now. Teething sucks
Lily is scooting around the floor on her bum! I can't believe she's mobile before 7 months old, she's taking little steps while held up on her feet too. She's such a physical little girl it's crazy.
As for Xmas...the bus strike has made it impossible for me to get out shopping unless I walk half an hour in the freezing cold with an 18 lb baby strapped to my body. I'd be wiped by the time I got there.
Stupid OC transpo, bah humbug.

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Wishes [08 Dec 2008|11:53am]
[ mood | wishful ]

Dear 1-800 numbers, please stop calling as soon as the baby is napping.
Dear Sal the Cat, please stop wandering around meowing as soon as the baby is napping. It's like you have some wierd 'baby's sleeping' radar. It's annoying.
Dear Weather, please warm up so I can get out Christmas shopping. Minus 30 is way to cold for the baby to go out in.
Dear construction workers, please stop pissing out the patio doors of the new development, I can see you from my living room. I don't want to see your wiener, that's gross, and I shouldn't have to close my curtains all day.

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