Sunday, February 26, 2012



NOT missing:

Friday, February 24, 2012

miss you, childhood

the other day i received an order from sephora (very exciting) and it brought me right back to my youth. it wasn't so much the items i ordered that brought on the nostalgia, but the samples! i received three little glass vials of perfume and it was a real blast from the past. my sisters and i used to go into department stores with our mom and she'd let us take home the free perfume samples that the severely made-up saleswomen offered her. i used to keep a little pile of them in my underwear drawer (pretty sexy move for a kid) and every once in a while i'd decide to smell like an old woman. i'd open one of the vials carefully and dab it on one of my wrists, rub it against my other wrist, and then rub both of my wrists against my neck. sometimes i'd proceed to use two or three of the other scents i had in there to mix it up (smart). 

my sisters and i had a really fun time growing up. my parents did a really good job at letting us have fun and we learned to appreciate each other at a pretty young age. they let us make fun of each other, play outside a lot, have friends over, punch each other, and they even let us be in spelling bees. sometimes we'd do routines. if you're a girl, you know that "doing a routine" is what's up. 

there's ash-man and me doing a routine.

there's sando calrissian and me wearing regular outfits on a regular day. 

there's my sweet mum being a sweet mum with sandy. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

it's that sun again

okay, i know that you're getting sick of me posting photos of the sky, but i just can't stop! we get to see some really amazing sunrises and sunsets here. 

thankfully, we're seeing more and more of the sun. for a while there i was starting to forget what life looked like during the day. i stopped brushing my hair or putting on makeup and i took my back brace off and let my humpback show. i got lazy and started just dragging one of my legs along when i walked. a few of my teeth fell out. now that the sun is out for a little longer, i've made some strides toward looking like a human again. you're welcome, world. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

valentine's day

hi friendly neighbours! want to hear about our valentine's day?

ian and i don't typically do anything for valentine's day. neither of us thinks it's a day worth doing anything for, but we also agree that going on and on about why valentine's day is annoying is stupid and even more annoying. we get it, it's a hallmark holiday. yes, people should be romantic every day. that's enough, everyone. 

this year i had a really important and stressful meeting at 6:00 pm on valentine's day. i spent a lot of time and energy preparing for it and it exhausted me. at about noon that day i decided that i really wanted pancakes for dinner so that's what we did. how romantic!

this one turned out burnt. 

don't worry, we were both this grumpy.

then, as the piece de resistance (if you will), ian peeled me this grapefruit and birthed the fruit from the compartments. as you can imagine, it took a really long time. best husband!

Monday, February 20, 2012


happy 31st birthday to the guy who lets girls braid his hair whenever they want.

of all of my husbands with birthdays in february, you're my favourite.

Friday, February 17, 2012


those of you who know me know that i'm a no nonsense kind of gal. just kidding, you know that i'm all nonsense except that when it comes to sleeping, i have a very strict weeknight bedtime rule. i always go to bed at 10:00 pm. i love going to sleep early! the only thing that's on tv at that time is law & order svu or some other depressing shit anyway. 

the moral of this story is that last night we went out on the town and we didn't get home until 1:30 am. i was rollin with my homies (name! that! reference!) and having a hoot. ian kept being a good husband and reminding me that i had to get up for work today and that maybe it was time to go. i wasn't having any of it, though.

today i am very tired.

p.s. sorry for being an absentee blogger lately. i'll post again later.

Monday, February 13, 2012

storm's a comin'

hoping to get sent home from work. come on down, blizzard!

p.s. the blizzard came precisely at 5:00 pm just in time to turn a three minute drive home from work into a 25 minute death-defying drive home from work. you're DEAD TO ME, blizzard.

Monday, February 6, 2012


happy february, everyone! 

brrrr. it was cold today. after work i took this photo and all of my fingers and toes fell off because it's so cold. 

in other news, i don't have a lot of blog content in my life right now. here are some boring things that are happening:

- we bought a humidifier! i keep putting my face on it to give myself a facial. hopefully it will reverse the accelerated aging process that nunavut has inflicted upon my face. currently i get the seniors discount at north mart but i'm willing to give that up.

- i think i'm getting a stye on my left eye. i'm currently warm-compressing as a precautionary measure. what two words do you think they put together to create the word "stye"? i'm thinking 'stink' and 'eye' because of that neat way the eye swells up and shuts a little bit giving the impression that you're giving the stink eye. 

- next week ian has nunavut teachers' association conference here in iqaluit. david suzuki will be here. jealous? i am.

- work is stressful.

- the big bang theory is a terrible show and i'm sick of people telling me that it's funny because it's NOT.