Saturday, June 28, 2014

Got something on my wish list!

Okay not really, it's on my admin "wish list" for things I'd like to get but it's not anything fun or whatever. More for peace of mind and convenience, especially with 2 kids.

I am now a CAA member.

I feel this makes me officially a member of The Minivan Club. It's something I was deciding on before but Benny is pretty against it, kind of like he's against extended warranties. This, however, I see is a saving grace we need because I can't deal with car troubles and nutso kids. If CAA can cut through that thinking with me, then....

Why CAA though? Long story short, I was stuck at Ikea with a deadweight Odyssey and one of the staff members used their CAA membership to help me out. The diagnostic showed that we essentially needed a new battery, which we knew about but didn't think it'd come less than a week after ownership of the van was transferred to us. We would have driven it to the dealership but they are really busy and if they couldn't get to it, they would keep the car for 4 days until Wednesday. Um, no.

So, CAA members we are. I can now breathe easier when I'm out with the kiddos and don't have to worry if we get stuck in the middle of somewhere. And maybe that's a good thing to get for my birthday weekend.

Friday, June 27, 2014

It's almost my birthday so I'll wish-list if I want to

Posting up wish lists is always a delicate thing. Heck, posting anything up in this blog-eat-blog world is delicate, thoughts made into some sort of reality waiting to be devoured - happily, snappishly, or critically - by the masses. But wish lists can make a reader feel obligated, perhaps, to help fulfill these wishes and make the wisher grin from ear to ear. Or maybe that's just me and my mushy heart. And this mushy heart doesn't want you, dear reader, to feel obligated, so I am posting this up waaaay to close to my birthday for anyone to feel the necessity to run out and get me Essie, OPI or ... what rhymes with "zed"? Burberry-ed? Or I can just stick with "zee" and use Burberry unadulterated...?

And here I have digressed within my digression. That is one downside to writing off the cuff at 2am after a day out with the kids for the first time to the ROM. It was fun, by the way, and not as stressful as it could have been. Planning was key. If only I did that in all areas of my life....

But I digress. Again. And so here is my list. Judge me, squeal with me, criticize me... heck, it's just a wish list. This is my little way to stop and smell the roses, appreciating the little goodies the commercial world out there has offered for me (and you!) to devour.

In no particular order....

~ Burberry Beauty items
  - Lip Glow Balm (Pink Azalea, but any would do)
  - Fresh Glow B.B. Cream (for Asian skin No. 02)
  - Fresh Glow blush
  - Blueberry lip mist
~ Butter London
  - Lushington
  - Keen
  - No More Waitie Katie
  - Trifle
~ Jason Mraz concert tickets (he'll be coming to Toronto eventually)
~ Tula baby carrier (toddler)
~ Essie
  - Ruffles & Feathers
  - Strut Your Stuff
  - Resort Fling
  - Under The Twilight
~ Dutch oven (Lodge or Creuset is fine)
~ Living Proof Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner
~ NARS Matte Multiple in Altai or Exumas)
~ RMT massages, any length of time!
~ Godiva truffles, preferably dark chocolate, raspberry, mint choco chip
~ Facial (from a reputable place, not just a spa that makes things look nice or from a revolving door clinic-like wannabe spa)
~ MAC C.C. cream in... the yellow one
~ Anthropologie sweater moto jacket with hood in moss
~ Balzac cake from Rahier bakery

Aaaaand I'm phasing out. It's late. There are more items but I'm nodding off while I think more. I'll add to this list later, and hopefully highlight items that I *really* want, since it's a bit monstrous already. Ha, maybe I'll do a top10 list........ =P

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

#ONPOLI: Make Your Vote Count

Many of us feel like we have our hands tied when it comes to the Ontario Election. I don't have much time to wax on about it but here are my thoughts in recent Facebook posts/comments and I'm pretty much going to vote... by declining my vote.

Sorry for the cut n paste but the kiddos will be waking from nap time soon and I still have chores to do!

Oh but before that: Christian parents, don't vote for Conservatives simply because it will keep weird sex things out of our school curriculum. Please let it be more than that, and please don't let your child(ren)'s education be lacking in schooling from home, especially on current events. If kids don't learn about weird and contradicting things at home and/or don't have a safe place to talk about these things at home, they will go elsewhere and learn from someone else. Banning these topics DOES NOT equate keeping your children safe!

Decline your ballot. Force the parties to come up with plans which are less extreme, practical and helpful to people. Personally, a sex-ed curriculum is something I can work with as education is should really be moulded and shaped in the home. I'm not in favour of it, but if we/I can't find a job in 5 years or health issues can't be addressed or education suffers overall due to insufficient staffing, I can't look back and say "Well at least we don't have weird stuff talked about during sex ed which our children will come across anyway and we, as parents, can ask our children to be excused from."

 I can't believe or trust Hudak after he's been caught in contradictions and misrepresentations. Even his campaign kick off was insincere. And I don't know of any business which would actually use their tax cuts to hire more people. There's no incentive, it's just a hand out of a different nature.

Even if the "decline your vote" movement is backed by Conservative, it is a neutral tool, neither blue nor red, to be used by voters and can have a powerful impact. But as said above, regardless of which party and its leader is elected, let's keep praying for Ontario so that the "evil", whether lesser or greater, can redeem itself when in government.