Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Sing ....Sing a song.....

Sex (I'm a)- Lovage

mmmmmmmmmm baby. You have to hear it for yourself and you will know what I mean.

Jungle babies for you, jungle babies for me.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Truth is the flame we must burn

Didn't do very well on this song of the day thing now did I?

Well here's today's song of the day. No one ever said I followed the rules. Even my own rules.

Love Song- Sheila Nichols

good song about a bad breakup. It has a very ethereal beachy feel to it and would be a fantastic song to listen to on a verandah on a late candelit night. Go get it people!!!

ps. check out my flickr I put some new pictures up.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Wish you were here

"I dig my toes into the sand
the ocean looks like a thousand diamonds
strewn across a blue blanket
I lean against the wind
pretend that I am weightless
and in this moment I am happy, happy"

Awesome weekend at the beach with Diane and Austin (5) & Alicia (3). We were lucky to have Dan go out to the campsite early and set up so that once we arrived we just made dinner and chilled out. The kids were excited to sleep in the trailer, especially Ally who proclaimed that "it's dark, need go bed now" at 7 o'clock. We cooked some hot dogs and marshmallows on the campfire put the kids to bed (to which they went happily and fell asleep so quickly!) Diane, Dan and I stayed up and consumed a few wobblies and then staggered off to bed. The trailer is pretty neat. There is a little kitchenette complete with sink, propane stove and cupboards. A small table and double beds at each end. Diane had to squish in with the kids mostly because they sleep like Dan (spread out like they own the place) but we were so tired we didn't care. Saturday morning the kids woke up about 6 and Diane was nice enough to take them for a little walk around the campsite to let Dan and I catch a few more winks. This ended up being a good thing as Dan seemed to have drank more than he remembered and was a grouchy old bear until about supper time. Regardless, we woke up and Dan made a great breakfast (hole in egg, bacon, hashbrowns....mmmmm)About lunchtime we discovered that Dan's truck had a flat tire and we could actually see and hear the hole where the air was coming out. So we all walked to Diane's van packed in, and headed off in search of a garage. This proved to be more difficult than we thought. Grand Beach certainly isn't what it was. Bad weather over the years has certainly caused a downfall in business in Grand Beach, everything is either boarded up or else up for sale and run down. It sure isn't the Grand Beach I grew up with.
We finally stumbled across a small dilapidated garage but their compressor was not working so they sent us to another scary garage and they said they fixed it and they did ...sort was leaking again (although more slowly) by the time we got back from the arcade and ice cream in Grand Marais.
We also went for a long walk along the beach picking up cool stones and finding seashells. The kids were really good about walking as far we did, even when Ally's pockets were filled with rocks she and I had picked up.
We got back in the afternoon, stopped by the showers, Austin fell off the slide and got a sand face painting....( picture will be uploaded soon) he was ok and we headed off back to the campsite for a gourmet meal....Dan cooked us up some gorgeous ribeyes and some baked potatoes. Allies ate hers in a river of barbecue sauce ( that girl must have some French blood in her) and Austin ( Mr. Hollow leg) did awesome as well. The kids had a slight bit more of candy and junk food in their system so as expected bedtime didn't go as smoothly as it did on Friday, but still reasonably well. Diane, Dan and I stayed up as long as our eyelids would let us and we crawled into our beds and fell fast asleep.
Sunday morning came quickly and the kids were up at the crack of dawn but again everyone let good old Auntie Mindy sleep a little longer. We had a fantastic breakfast again with some amaretto coffee and started to pack up the trailer. The kids did really good helping Dan pack it up. It was so cute to see Ally bent over, imitating Dan underneath the trailer. It didn't take us very long to pack everything up and we were back on the road at 10:30. Taking the 302 back home sure gets us home quickly. It takes about 40 minutes exactly to leave the campground to my front door. Which is wicked since it takes me closer to an hour to get to work.
Well it sure was an awesome weekend. It was so nice to go camping again. Just seeing Dan so happy and content being outside is so perfect, and I love Diane and those kids so much. It's so refreshing to be around such genuine good people.
I can't wait to go again.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

It's a sad song...about Tigers !

It's song of the day people!! Isn't this fun?!

Tigers Have Spoken - Neko Case
Sad, beautiful. It was the song I was listening to as I was rushing to the hospital right before my grandma died. It still brings tears to my eyes to hear it even though I love it so much. I thought it would be fitting to pick that one as it reminds me of my grandma and it would have been her birthday tomorrow. She was a hell of a lady, she certainly was a tiger.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

One more song the radio won't like

I am going to a song of the day post......just to get in the good habit of posting everyday.
So here goes.....

Today's song of the day is : Goodnight and Go - Imogen Heap
It's the cutest song and makes my toes curl everytime. Such a good girly giggle song. Also featured on the O.C (yummy)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Soulful Shade of Blue

"Dressmaker, dressmaker,
I'm singing at the hall next saturday night and he'll be there.
He's been gone for so long, i want him back again,
Make me the sweetest dress you can"

2 more sleep till Dan is home....

Monday, August 15, 2005

blogger help

if anyone knows how to put a photoshop banner on my blog....please help......

fuck you html....really.

Born to be wild

Pops Bradshaw bought me a fucking bicycle, people !!!!

After a lovely saturday with my mom, (shopping with a nice lunch, talked like girls & booked a makeover at Clinique) Pops phones and asks us to come over to Olympia Cycle on Portage and meet him there. I got a wicked bike ( Trek Ladies Sole Ride 300) with a back rest!!! Yay for me and yay for my back that never gets a break! Yay for being spoiled!!! The picture above it exactly it, same color and all. So after Pops loaded it in to his car, we all went in mine and checked out a few Volkswagons for sale in the St. James area (We are both looking for a VW Golf Diesel....damn you $1/Litre gas...grrrr) and stopped by Lone Star to drool over the cool Mercedes and Smart Cars and then headed back to go out for dinner.
Sunday was nice too. I woke up and cleaned up the yard a bit, played with the doggies and cleaned my car. Mom & Pops stopped by to bring me said bicycle and have a little visit and take my poor old stepper. After they left I commenced a major spring cleaning in my house, renouncing my pack-rat ways. All old christmas cards, gone. All fancy gift bags, gone. ALL CRAP I DON'T NEED ANYMORE.....GONE. Danny is going to be so proud of me..... :)

Thursday, August 11, 2005

tick tock tick tock....

you arrive home in 7 days
i am one part excited
i am one part concerned
i always seem to fuck it up when you gets home.

30 days gone
i am worried and
i hate that we are getting
used to being apart

up until may
the longest time we had
been apart was 12 hrs
now a month (?)

we are in such limbo
between a rock
and making a baby
i can’t wait
to be living the married life
rather than just getting by
and living
just to pay bills

sometimes i have to stop
and take a breath
and remember why
and remember what
and remember who
everything just blends into the days

i woke up this morning
26 years old
missing out on so much
my list doesn’t seem much
it’s been amended along the way

i wish i could say “fuck it” to responsibilities too…..

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Pennies From Heaven

Who the fuck wouldn't want to buy an airfreshner that smell like Mini-Donuts......


I'm going to be rich.

One Year Recap

At this time last year I had a dress, I had shoes, I had a veil and I was three days away from marrying Danny. Three days away from the most important day of my life. Three days away from the day that would forever change the friendship between my self and someone very close to me. Three days until, after a year, all of the fighting, tears, and hurt feelings would finally come to an end.

Although I complain about it a whole lot, my wedding (the actual vow saying, marrying part) was awesome. Although we used the vows from our JP, Patty, the words reflected what I felt about marriage and the promises you make. I haven’t been known to be the most religion of people so our ceremony was in our own way pretty symbolic and pretty spiritual.
My opinion of my marriage is this: if I can get through this there is no way I will give up down the road. I still love him more today than I think I ever did (and no it’s not just because I haven’t seen the guy in 17 days!!!) We’ve endured money problems, infertility (and still dealing with that), learning how to be in a long distance relationship, moving to the middle of nowhere, career changes, living with our in-laws, illness, the fact that he’s completely accident prone, the fact that I am always sick…and we are still going, and going strong.
Dan has always kept me grounded. When I am freaking about something stupid (in my usual Mindy way) he reminds me to calm down. When I think things are at their worst, he reminds me of what I do have. He reassures me when I think that we will never get pregnant. He makes me feel like I am the only wife and woman a man has ever loved, and he does this every day.

I keep hearing this Rascal Flats Song on the radio. I’m sure you have heard it. Until they actually play the death out of that song on the radio, I’m going to love it……I’m going to love it because it is the exact story of Dan and I. I have never regretted anything I have done in the past. I know that everything that happened was a part of a bigger plan to bring Dan and I together, and this song is just about that. (see below)

Happy 1 Year Anniversary Baby……
You are still a bit of alright, even after all this time.



Bless The Broken Road - Rascall Flatts

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you
Every long lost dream lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Every long lost dream lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Monday, August 01, 2005

Take me out to the ballgame

Beautiful sunny Winnipeg!!!

I had a blast this weekend and is settling in to my new rig-wife lifestyle. Friday after work I rushed home and met up with Chad who was nice enough to come over and cut my grass for me. I made a kick ass dinner (Jerk Chicken, Baked Potatoes and Salsa Supreme Salad) ran to Richer and picked up some beer and relaxed and had a few bevies. Chad was looking into getting his own house and had found a perfect one just 12 minutes away from us. We took a ride out to check it out and also drove around Ste. Genevieve and our neighborhood and then came home when it got dark. Chad had some leftover fireworks from the parties the weekends before...... so we lit those up and teased the neighbors.... they were having a slightly bigger party across the field. Dory ran away (I'm guessing because of the fireworks) and I had a hell of a time finding her and she didn't find her way back home till about 3 am.....Not impressed!!! I roasted a chicken to make soup for when my parents came for lunch the next day and then headed off to bed.....
Saturday morning I woke up and began to make soup and tidy up a little bit before the parents came over. My dad was coming to fix my dog kennel to deter two naughty doggies from escaping so I was pretty psyched, plus I really enjoy it when my parents come over. They don't do it enough.... So they come over and then shortly after my Auntie Cheryl calls and then my two Aunties and two Uncles come over to check out the place and have a visit.... My mom and dad and the A&U's take off and I head to my mom & dad's to be a nerd and hang out in the airconditioned trailer and play Sims 2. I wasn't supposed to stay because Erik ( my ex-conditional fiancee....isn't that a great title?!) and I had plans to go to a Goldeyes Game on sunday so I had to go home.....however a brutal storm brewed up and I had to spend the night..... People were pulling over on the highway and everything. Mom & Dad were out for the night so they called and told me I was staying because the roads were so awful....
Sunday morning I was up at 9 and got ready to pick up Erik and head off to the ballgame. It was already pretty warm when I woke up so I was glad I had semi cool clothes...... I arrive at Erik and Alana's Condo pretty much by autopilot due to the years and years of practically living there in my early was nice to see that the old faithful Spindler beer garden palace now looked like a home. Good Job Alana!! we had a nice visit....Reminisced, saw some pretty funny pictures from years back that I had never seen and then took off for the game.
This was my first Goldeyes Game and first time setting foot in our ballpark so I was excited. We had wicked seats too so that was cool too. The game started off slow but then suddenly they had a bunch of good hits and a bunch of home runs so it was pretty exciting. We walked around when it got too hot in our seats and bought a few lemonades from the best place in the world........Lemon Heaven!!!! Yay!!! Erik is now convinced
that Dan isn't really working on the rigs but is rather a ballplayer for the Goldeyes...I wish! Those dudes look hawt in those red pants.... meow....
After the game ( which we had won 17-12) we headed for our old hangout spot; Grapes on Kenaston..... had a few beers and some appies and talked and talked was great!!! We are definitely hanging out again soon...

Ciao For Now Kiddies.......