Monthly Archives: July 2007

A million apologies…

I cringe even at the thought.

I mean, how could I forget that yesterday was your birthday?

Yes, I did forget your birthday, but, I’ll never forget what a wonderful friend you are.

– You are a great listener
– You are always so wonderfully supportive
– You believe in me, especially when I don’t
– You will put up with me when I’m in one of those moods (*lol*)

You are an amazing person, who is generous, funny and thoughtful. I am so glad that you are my friend.

I wish you much happiness, health and prosperity for coming year and many, many more years.

Happy belated birthday.


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If every day was a musical…

I think I’d like the world a whole lot more.

Note: In my musical world everyone can sing well.

I recently went to see this movie and I loved it. I was dancing in my seat – until I caught myself anyway.

It was great fun and I highly recommend it.

p.s. Travolta is just a touch creepy though.


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I declare War.

You may have to hold your nose for this post.

I’ve always paid the GST on items I’ve ordered from the States (mostly without complaint). Even if they aren’t even available in our country.

I’ve never asked:
1. to have my item marked as a ‘gift’
2 requested a false invoice be included
3. requested a lower amount be declared on the customs form

I just shrugged, figuring it was one of those inevitable, annoying things.

The brokerage fee always irritated me though. Thanks, but I’ve already paid for postage and now I’ll have to travel out of my way to pick up my package.

They chose to cull my package from a mountain of mail and I imagine they already get paid very well to do so. Why should I be charged for this dubious honour?

I have been excitedly awaiting the arrival of my very first FAT book. It came today. Yippee right? Not exactly. It also arrived with a customs declaration slip requesting $6.88 before I could claim my package.

That’s right. The government decided to collect a $1.88 from me. What enrages me is they also charged me $5.00 to collect it. This is nothing more than a hidden tax.

Yes, let’s go after the packages labeled ‘Art book’. Those suspicious, shifty, sneaky altered book artists. Ah yes, my tax dollars at work.

It also got me thinking – exactly how much money in brokerage fees does Canada Post collect annually? Where does the money go?

I smell something very rotten.


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Fat book arrived!

I just love it. It is absolutely adorable.

I now understand how these books could become terribly addictive.

After seeing the backpage decorations – I’m even more mortified by my own.

I received pages from: Kim Bartlett, Jenny Heid, Holly Stinnet, Marianne Baugher, Kimber Kristina Holt, Heather Simpson-Bluhm, Heather Price, Chrysti Hydeck, Shoshannah Jennings, Snowrose, Darlene Maciuba-Koppel, Lizzy Mayorga, Beth Quinn, Amber Dawn, Martha Brown, Joanie Hoffman and Pam Kirshenbaum.

Thanks so much for hosting Heather – you did a wonderful job!

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Harry Potter out today

This morning I stopped at Indigo on my way to the blood donor clinic to pick up my very own copy.

I didn’t pre-order so I paid full price. It was discounted 20% – which is kind of absurd – it’s already a best seller and should have been at a 40% discount. I digress.

I read a few chapters while giving blood. I hope to sneak in few more chapters while my son naps!

I already know from previous experience that I’ll stay up late into the night to see how it ends.

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It rained today.


I got completely soaked. I ended up going to the mall to get dry clothes. I was that wet.

This soaking including my purse and all the contents inside. Which I didn’t think was a big deal.

Until I remembered the ATCs that were in my purse waiting to be mailed. Outside of their protective plastic bag.

All reduced to a soggy, non salvageable mess.

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New ATC back

I thought I’d share an ATC back I made. It still needs a little work (but nap time is over!)


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