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Monday, January 31, 2011

High 5 tough Physio Dude

Ladies and Gentlemen we have a WINNER. This guy is so good he can immobilize both my arms ,neck and back in 1.5 hrs.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


My wee Myrle called yesterday, fresh from the OR following her last Knee Replacement. A little loopy but wide, wide awake....and full of ideas and dreams and stuff....lucky Roomie. She was anxious to give me a very important message regarding her Estate of Beads, Bead Books,Bead Orders and sundry stamping, painting, and Cold Mountain Fashion Outlet future deliveries. Her direction was clear....If something happens to me....go immediately to my Studios, gather everything up and SELL....try and get the best deal possible for Vern, her dear, visually challenged Minister spouse. Oh and Laurie must know something she isn't sharing about her consistent high Bejeweled Blitz scores.....stupid game. Myrle's fun when she's stoned.

Friday, January 28, 2011


Today, I met the male equivalent of Gillian Michaels but without the compassionate side Gillian repeatedly displays on Biggest Loser. Well, except he's a shoulder activating Physio, Tri athlete, Street thug on a mission to have all mankind clasp their hands behind their back and raise them back over their heads.He wants me.....1.5 hrs every Monday morning....Tues, Fridays and possibly Wednesdays depending on my ability to ambulate while encased in an ice block.@$%^&*&^%$#@

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Just impossible to sleep. The wind is blowing, rattling the windows and planters outside to the extent that Dula is pacing and moaning.I am a bit apprehensive about the hospital visit at 10:30am today and will pack myself in hot packs going and ice packs returning and of course whine for coffee so I can take my pain drugs. I have a plan, always good and it includes dinner out.....yes my soon to be Valentine ....dinner.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Humiliation needed here!

OK, I am totally thinking the end of the Physio road is over until yesterdays visit with Kid Dr.....HMMMM he elaborated....tch...tch...well....well...well, could of been understood in any flippin language. White prescription handed to me....go to the hospital today he says.....see you Thursday he mumbles.....CRAP!!!! Can't mean happy trails for me.....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Check your Drivers License

Go here fill in your name, view your licnce and if desired delete it from public viewing.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Some days are simply a gift. Today is this kind of day. Sitting outside in the sun, Tree Hugger Bold in the cup and latest Style at Home to read is just heaven. The Mission Hill Winery bells are ringing the noon hour and golfers are tip toeing through the goose doo. The lake is brilliant blue, mirror smooth, reflecting the snow topped hills. I've opened all the doors and windows to air out the house and Dula is a happy puppy laying in the beams.

Friday, January 21, 2011

No pain no gain

Here I thought no pain no gain would just be a dialogue for this year of surgery and rehab. Little did I know it would include ART. Art, that fail safe refuge for me in all times not so special. My safe place....happy place has now become the frustrating place. I have not tried to do jewelry or painting since the surgery, nearly 3 months, so today with ice packs firmly in place {physio day}, I hightailed into the studio.Couldn't reach the finding case, or lift it, couldn't open the bead drawer, the table is too high, the binder too heavy,the coffee machine unplugged, no toilet paper,no good chocolate,and I'm apparently out of Baileys....I valiantly pressed on. What can I say....I had taken my GOOD drugs and everything looked possible.NOT....NOT....NOT damn it. I will try again tomorrow when I have found chocolate, coffee and Baileys.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


So cold today....must be -30 at least. WTH....3 degrees....can't believe it. Fireplace is on, cookies in the oven and good coffee brewing.....yes, I am not leaving the house.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


This little chuckle from me to you.....just watched the Great Northeners fly north after breakie on the course.....springs here!

A Newfie named Eric is driving home after downing a few at the local pub. He turns the corner and sees a tree in the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid it. He realizes there’s another directly in his path!

He discovers his drive home is causing him to veer from side to side to avoid all the trees. Moments later, he hears a police siren and stops his car.

The officer approaches his car and asks him what on earth he is doing.

Eric starts to tell the story of the trees on the road. The officer stops him in mid-senntences and says...

“Fer Chrissakes, Eric, that’s yer air freshener!”

Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Day of Service

Hard to believe that I was graduating grade 12 when the first 6 year old black child was integrated into a white school in Alabama. I don't recall a conversation about it in our home and it was such a pivotal day.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Could it be possible????

Oh mother of insurance packages,I think I might possibly be at the end of this 8 year lesson in humility, patience and fund raising for my GP's winter retreat. The last hoop to be jumped through was the Letter Of Resignation and can you believe, THIS did not require Notarizing, printing in triplicate and sent to 8 people in the same company, same building but all needing their very own copy, and my GP's John Henry to the tune of $60.00 a copy. I could do it on FREAKIN EMAIL!!! SO...taking my inspired daughters advise, wrote a letter outlining the glorious last 8 years spent in a Canada Post Love affair, complete with inspiring quotes from Mother Theresa, Maya Angelou,His Holiness the Dali Lama and the great touring god, Jon Bon Jovi.3 Email pages of gratitude, recounting the life lessons I could not learn from reading Jenny McCarthy's new book, Love and Lust......I am finished..........Please people send mail, my life will be so lonely without them.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I have SO NOT got the crazy driver gene (CDG)that makes a man laugh like Jack Nicholson and set out in my relatively new car onto the closed roadways. Roads, logically recommended by the area weather advisory to....DON'T DRIVE ON THE FUCKING ROADS. This CDG obviously originated in the Organic Dude and was passed to the precious offspring....mother and driver of my equally treasured babes. Passed and possibly magnified somehow into....their own kind of Crack. Yesterday.....remember, the day of No visibility, 10cm of blowing snow and NO working snow removable vehicles, saw the OD up early, dressed warmly, survival kit in hand racing out to drive the almost new to me car. Last I heard of him was that crazy Jack laugh and I am positive the sweet little blonde dog in Edmonton was watching out the window as the precious daughter and equally precious children went out on the same, just 30 degrees colder, icy roads. What reassures me is the fact the children in their advanced ages wisely choose to ride the back seat, seat belts secure, backpack padded, Tim's in hand, seat warmed spots.Oh yeah,the crazy laugh driver... shes holding a cup of triple shot, low fat expresso to enhance the whole experience.

Monday, January 10, 2011


In case I have I met with and penciled in the Kid Doctor for shoulder #2, henceforth knowen as the BAD SHOULDER....WTF????

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Week 1 in review

Sadly, I am that Capricorn that feels the need to make both short and long term goals....saying that, it follows that great amount of my energy is spent validating the reasons for subtly changing these goals to fit my life. More honestly my decreasing enthusiasm to complete the goals when awareness of the weak, undisciplined, totally lacking self-control gutless wonder that is me becomes evident. The evidence sits before me. Its horror undisguised by the tiny little brown corrugated cups that had last night held its chocolaty goodness.....hence my new short term eat more chocolate containing fruit and fibre.

Friday, January 07, 2011 came back

Today is another day at rehab.....come with me and play with their

This is a fun one....pull your shoulder up until you can't stand it...X 50....@#$%

Wanna lay down and I will stretch your shoulder like you're bendy....ha...ha.%#^$

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011



Follow the signs

I be right here waiting....need ice?

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

First of 2011

This is my best chance of being able to wear my hair up. Over this week, I will take you on guided tour of the most positive place on earth.....REHAB

Monday, January 03, 2011

Minute by minute

My Jan 3rd morning meditation....

Every day, "the score" is even. Every second, in fact.
Everyone lives each day for him or herself, no matter what they did.
No one owes anything to anyone, no matter what happened.
And from this, what I hope you most get, is that whatever you do next, you do it for the joy it brings you.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Years fun

Let me pause to pay tribute to the true leaps science has made in the development of pharmaceuticals along with the genius that is Summerhill winery and the best Shiraz made.These two amazing things coincided to provide me with the ability to be a veritable Dancing Queen on New Years Eve. I have to say...if you want to get your party on the best people to do it with are your girls....they will allow you to be whoever you want to be.....and while the dudes sat and enjoyed their Blueberry Tea,we danced like Rock Stars...ahhh I get the no pain no gain deal now.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Day one......

Announcing the winner of the Madonnart Studio Theme for 2011

I see 2011 as a year of regaining/taking back but with a cost but then everything worth gaining has a cost. There is a plan.....a great plan and I am so on board. Today, I washed my hair using my right hand, reaching way....way up nearly to the top of my head...OMG....I am so the Queen.

2011 is at the door…

Life is short, break the rules,
Forgive quickly,
love truly,
laugh uncontrollably,
never regret anything that made you smile.

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