Friday, September 19, 2008

Hi, we just got a burglar alarm at your house...

So I was minding my business at my mom's condo today, helping her unpack when my cell phone rang. I was putting some things in her breakfront and I asked her to get my cell phone and answer it, which she did. She said it was the alarm company and passed me the phone. The voice on the other end said that there was a breach in security and then my phone hung up on the guy.


Ten seconds later, my phone rang again and he called back and said the same thing. He said that he tried to reach my husband, but he couldn't get through to him because they didn't have his current business phone number and his cell phone was off. He has a lovely habit of always having his cell off...he figures if HE doesn't need to use it, why should he have it on? I mean, really, nobody would ever have to reach HIM in case of emergency...GRAH!

I called Josh at work and told him to leave ASAP and meet me at home.

The alarm company tried to call me at home, but as I said I was out, and it's a good thing I had my cell phone. I mean, we gave the company enough numbers, they would have kept going down the list until they reached someone...

Needless to say, I FREAKED the hell out. My mom drove like a bat out of hell me home to find a security guard in his car in our driveway waiting for me. He said he did a perimeter search and didn't find any signs of forced entry and that everything seemed fine.

I asked him to walk around the outside of the house with me, and he did so, though he seemed very preoccupied. Whatever.

I asked him his name and he said "Chambers". I was thinking "Is that your name or is that what just exploded in my chest?"

I didn't want to walk into the house alone (obviously) and asked him to accompany me. He said there was no need.

Ques'que fuck? Are you kidding me? I insisted and he agreed, but he stood at the front door while my mom and I walked around the house...this guy must have graduated at the bottom of the Mickey Mouse School of Security Guards. I was not impressed, our house IS armed to the teeth, but still, the guy should have walked around with the VERY least.

While we were doing this, the company called and asked if everything was ok, and told us where the breach was. Apparently it was on one of the motion sensors...our sweet pain in the ass kitty, must have tripped it. The sensors are supposed to be 'pet immune'. We've had the sensors for about a year now and this is the first time this has happened.

Goooo Deuce!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Red light...Green with kitty action! ***UPDATE***

***Sorry to say, that's not Deuce. The only thing that we've done with Deuce can be found here. While it's not a video, it was equally amusing...Ahhh, memories. ;)***

Monday, September 15, 2008

SO happy...

Today was a very good day...Bath and Body Works FINALLY opened at a mall near me! Yes, girls and boy, there's a store within about a 10 minute drive of my house.

I spent about half an hour inhaling deeply while Josh sat on a bench wandering around the store and spent a small fortune. I have to say that I was VERY pleasantly surprised that the prices were the same as they are in the States on most items. WOO!

The only thing they don't have are the scented shampoos, which they aren't getting in until January or February...which sucks. I'll have to make a run for the border for those, but in the meantime I'm a VERY happy camper.

To add to my over joy, the saleslady screwed up when she was ringing up my items so I ended up paying about $13.50 less...SA-WEET!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

2 years...

This month, since I've known her for two years, I thought it was only fitting to honour her on our two year LIDiversary. :)

In the last post I mentioned that there was a reason why Josh got me the crystal ice wine glasses. During one of his recent trips to Halifax he found a winery that sells maple wine. Yes, that's right, wine made with maple syrup. So since our 2 year LIDiversary was steamrolling towards us fast approaching, he decided to pick up a few bottles. Added to that, he thought, what better idea than to celebrate my birthday with six BEAUTIFUL ice wine crystal glasses!

Not to be outdone, I had a little surprise for him.

I'm not sure who started this, so my apologizes, but I ripped this off gleefully absconded the graphic from someone's blog and decided to surprise Josh with a picture cake for our two year LIDiversary. Truth be told, I had NO idea what I was doing, so I had to beg, plead, and cajole ask K1 to tweak the image and I have to say she did an AMAZING job with it!

Tonight we had my mom, her boyfriend and Josh's parents over to partake in the cake and have a toast with our new crystal. I'll share with you part of Josh's toast...

"To short waits and healthy children..."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My birthday present...

(First of all, I want to thank all of you for wishing me a happy birthday in the previous post! It was much appreciated.) :)

Since Josh missed my birthday, as he's away on business, he thoughtfully sent me a pressie! Apparently the Purolator deliveryman came to the door, but must have scratched at it, because he certainly didn't ring the doorbell. Anyways, he left a card on the door on Tuesday, so I had to go to their head office the following day.

The delivery card was addressed TO Josh and it was FROM Josh (apparently someone at Purolator made a boo-boo), but try explaining that to wasn't easy. I had to go with all my ID. When I finally got the box home, Deuce was very interested to see what Josh had sent us!

When I opened the box I found three beautifully wrapped boxes.

I didn't want to open up all of them. I wanted Josh to see how nicely they were wrapped when he arrives home on the weekend.

When I took off the wrapping, this is what I found inside...

Josh ordered a set of six ice wine glasses from Nova Scotian Crystal. (The picture, unfortunately, doesn't do it justice...the glasses are GORGEOUS!)

We'll be using them on Saturday night, but you'll have to check in then to find out why he sent them. :)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Since I haven't embarrassed myself lately...

Here you go! Could this picture BE any more 70s? From the bowl haircut, the hippie-ish clothes, the Adidas (I think) running shoes, to the double Fonzie thumbs up? I mean really, what was I thinking?! I've been taking a trip down memory lane, as it were, since coming across some old family pictures. Seriously though, how trippy is that?

I guess I'm just feeling a bit nostalgic today for a lot of reasons...oh well. Things all work out in the end, right?

Anyways, there is a reason for my embarrassing picture, I think. It's my birthday. Woo.

Double thumbs up to all of you!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

All over the place...

Today marks 20 years since Josh and I went out on our first date.

We were so young.

I remember how we used to talk all those years ago (when things started to turn serious), about our future and how we would have a big family. How we would have anywhere between three and five children.

Here we are still waiting for our first.

I'm just glad that the CCAA finally made it into February. When I checked China Adoption Forecast the other day, it actually knocked a month off our wait with this recent batch. So our projected referral might get here in October 2011. Yay!

Anyways, he's off on yet ANOTHER trip out east on business and won't be back for a little bit. He missed our anniversary last month and he's going to miss my birthday next week.

Sucks to be me. ;)

Monday, September 01, 2008

The end of summer...

Josh and I went to The Ex on Sunday...we probably haven't gone in about 10 years or so. We went to the Air Show and saw an F16 (holy crap was that LOUD), a bunch of other planes and the Snowbirds. Can you say impressive?!

We walked our feet off, and to reward ourselves, we simply HAD to get some of these...

I swear, there's nothing better than these donuts buried in icing sugar. Really. It's better than ALMOST anything. Just don't tell Josh I said that. ;)

After getting our MOST nutritious snack, we walked towards the games and won a bunch of crap stuffed animals! Woo!

We kept playing the 'birthday game' until I won this GI-FREAKING-NORMOUS panda. I refused to give up playing...(it probably would have been much cheaper if I had just bought the damn thing). Anyways, on our way home, we decided that safety should always come this is how he came home...

I told Josh that he needs to stay in the backseat until we get our referral, but something tells me that Josh won't keep him in our car for the next X number of years. I mean, really, how would he explain it when he goes through the security gates at work and his co-workers see THAT on the monitors... ;)