Friday, September 26, 2008

good times

I have been having a super fabulous time just enjoying life, friends, work...i know, some of you are puking in your mouth right now and wanting to spit! I am really enjoying my job working with the disabled and have applied for a promotion. I have had 2 situations with staff that have really broke my heart and I don't like being in that position where I have to say life sucks, wish I could help.
One gal was on a term position to cover a mat leave and the mom came back 6 months early. The girl covering for her got 2 weeks notice! WTF????? Talk about unfair.I called in a favor from an agency I used to work for and she got an interview for a position and I totally hope she gets it. Can't wait until we are union.
Another guy is older and is doing our night sleep position. After covering the shift for one month , they gave the position away right out from under him!
I have said to my kids many times that life is not fair...and i am totally retracting that from my vocabulary!!! Sometimes it isn't fair and it royally sucks!

Okay that was my only bad little rant ha ha! Finally, yes, you are going to read this correctly, my back yard reno is complete! I know Andreanne is peeing her pants reading this right now after all the slave child labor I got out of her in the summer.My neighbor gave me the most fabulous compliment today and said he thought the yard looked amazing and he was very proud of Jeanette and I because we pretty much did it our bad selves! ooh ooh! We don't need no stinking boys! Ha ha!
So feast your eyes...I did have pretty flowers but welcome to alberta! The frost killed them.We started May long weekend and I only had evenings after work and weekends so it took a long time but it was so worth it.
Next summer Andreanne, we are just going to sit in the yard and enjoy it having hot tub parties and barbecues....then thats when the boys will come ha ha!

The counter tops aren't on but I love this barbecue centre and back splash, there is a wine rack and fridge to go in the bottom openings.

View of the bar and my sad little frozen plant...I thought I could keep it alive until next year, bahahahahahaha! I know, I can't grow stuff, just people.
The hot tub is also working and sporting a fab new cover!

This is the 2nd lower tier of the deck. There is a little space with a slide where Vaughn can go down into his sand box and skip the stairs. All the lights are solar and look really pretty at night!

Last but not least, the pergola. I am dying to have just one fire in my outdoor fireplace...maybe this weekend. We are having a second summer! It has been 26 for the last 4 days or so! Enough about the yard...

I took my children to Scouts and was all happy that they now accept girls.They said I could drop the kids off at 6 and pick them up at 8. Once i arrive back, they VOLUNTOLD me that if my daughter was to stay in scouts they would need a female troup leader. Where oh where were they ever going to find one of those??? as he looks in my direction. SO I have 2 weekends of scout training! Can't tie knots to save my life. Whats wrong with good ol granny knots? Then I made the mistake of saying I sew....thought maybe for a craft or no no, I get to sew 50 scarves for the little darlings. All kidding aside, I think i will enjoy it. It is awesome to see the kids so excited about earning badges.

My BFF came to visit us and got a full dose of Porter, sorry hunny you are a trooper for staying. We had a little impromptu photo shoot, as always.

we have the girls... a classy one where we weren't in the bathroom ha ha!

my impression of a bratz know where your head is huge and your body looks so small? Jenny Craig worked for me!

This was the classy bathroom one...we were looking for a nice back drop...funny I think our heads were slightly clouded by booze as i do have many places good for taking pictures.

last but not least...had to do it! had to throw just one teeny little kissy face in there! I don't know why but if I drink even a bit I always have the Elvis smile! It looks like a bad plastic surgery or botox gone wrong!

Oh your local firefighters!
Love you blog sistas...Chanel, thanks for getting my cj back! I missed it and evryone made it so beautiful!


Stacy said...

he he support he local firefighers ah who would that be he has a name ???

Renee said...

He says "ca" and "ba" know for the words car and bar...there's your hint...HA HA HA!! As if Tanny we wouldn't catch onto that lmao. So glad you updated hun!!! and hey Porter is a breeze....just middle child syndrome...gotta remember we had a Kian spaz too...lmao...Thanks for having me and giving me a refuge away from my home! Loves ya girl! And love the new fire thingy you got for the it!!! So umm I'm hiring if you want to come and do my back yard....hint hint;)

Jude said...

Sorry about work, sometimes being in charge stinks!! The yard looks grand!! Have fun with the scouts, and look at you with the new wordage... voluntold! I love it!

Linda said...

hey girl, thanks for stopping by my blog. Haven't heard from you in 4 evahhhhhh! I looooooove the are doing a fabulous job on it. Hey, never got my cj back or Andreannes. Love and hugs