Thursday, July 04, 2013

Hoegaarden rosee

Oh my goodness, have you tried this?  Deee-lish! It's currently available at BC Liquor Stores.

Give it a try - it's the perfect summer drink! 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Abnormal - yep, that's me

And so the saga continues ... I went for an eye exam awhile ago and was promptly referred to a specialist.  Apparently I have an abnormal optic disc as well as a very prominent clustering of blood vessels surrounding my optic nerve ... the initial concern was that there might be a tumour causing pressure on my eyeball.  So off to the specialist I went -- and they found ... NOTHING.  Well, they did confirm that I have an abnormal optic disc and plenty of pronounced blood vessels, but they found nothing else.

I was told that I basically have the optic disc/nerve of someone who has glaucoma ... the only thing is - I don't have glaucoma.  I've done all the relevant tests and nope, I don't have glaucoma - my eye pressure, etc. is all good.  

However, all of this said, there is a history of glaucoma in my family and so it's likely that my weird condition might eventually develop into glaucoma. Because of this, we have to keep a close eye (no pun intended!) on my eyes, the internal eye pressure, etc.

So I went in for an eye exam yesterday. Once again I was told that I have an abnormal eye, considering it's otherwise healthy. But to be on the safe side they're going to do some more testing (next week).  

Ugh.  It appears to be nothing (right now, anyways) but I can't help but think - what if it is something?  Something that maybe they just haven't discovered yet?  I dunno, I can't help but worry a little bit.  Especially since the vision in my left eye has been really bad recently (I woke up on September 7 and it was blurry - just like that, overnight).

I guess this is one of those times I should keep reminding myself of my motto ... everything happens for a reason.  We'll see (ha ha, pun intended that time!)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Poodle pirate

I've been a little "off" the past few days (emotional = sad, blue, angry, frustrated ...)

Despite not being the happiest of campers, how could this pic not bring a smile to my face?!  It looks a lot like my best friend from my childhood (Muffin) -- what an absolute cutie.  I wish I had this pup here right now to keep me company.  :)


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Venting ...

Something that has always bothered me (and rightfully so) is when people only contact me when they want/need something.  You know, the people who only pick up the phone or send an email when they need something -- the ones that never call or drop a note to simply say "hi, how are you?"

I have a few of these people in my life. I never hear from them, but then - as soon as they need something, they don't hesitate to contact me.

I've started to distance myself from these people.  I can think of a handful of such people in my life, and truth be told, I'd likely be better off without them. True friendships and/or relationships are NOT one-sided.

I received one such email recently - from a "friend" who hardly ever contacts me. "Friend" didn't even acknowledge my birthday in May - yet "friend" didn't hesitate to email as soon as "friend" needed something from me this week. I'm highly annoyed. These feelings have been building for some time now (I'm very slow to anger), but I've seriously had enough.  I don't need people like this in my life - they need to just piss off.

I figured I might feel a bit better after getting this off my chest.  Thanks for bearing with me.  :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

We Let Her Down

I first heard this song just over two years ago, shortly after my mom was diagnosed with cancer ... just days before we lost her.

My heart breaks a little more every time I hear this song. Oh how I miss her.

Monday, January 30, 2012


I've wanted this chair for years. Truth be told, I never purchased it because of the price tag.

BUT! When I found out that I could score this fab chair f
or 50% off the regular price, I knew I had to.

I get to pick my little white beauty up on February 7. Yay!!

Friday, January 13, 2012