Country to the City

I\’m just a country gal in a big city :)

Ho Hum… July 13, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 11:42 pm

There’s really not been a whole lot going on here over the last few days. We’ve discovered that we need to go to the local IRS office to sort out some of the 2005 tax papers (which will not be fun) and hopefully if they give us all of the money that we’re entitled to- we’ll be getting a new computer! Hurrah- iMac here I come πŸ˜€

I’ve also been passing the time by making art in Photoshop. It’s really not the best, but I’m a bit of practice (I’ve been constantly making the same stuff). So here’s two of the pieces I’ve recently made:

So yeah, that’s some of my recent work ^_^

Abby’s appetite seems to becoming back. For a short while, she was being picky and not eating her favourite foods. She still doesn’t want to eat them, but I’m getting her to eat other stuff I know she likes. Which is much cheaper than resorting to Pediasure πŸ˜›


Testy Kids July 7, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 5:18 pm

Abby is being a pain in my arse this afternoon. She just sits there and cries half of the time. She took an hour nap and then woke up, so I gave her a cookie and a sippy cup of milk. She seemed alright for a while, but then she went back to her same routine of just sitting there and throwing a tantrum. So I changed her diaper and put her back to bed. Whether she’s going to go back to sleep or not is another matter…

The hubby is also being moody too. There’s a ‘For Sale’ sign on our duplex and we found out today that they’re trying to push us out of the upper. There’s barely anything on the lower half of out duplex on the information sheet but tons on ours. There’s not even any pictures on that half of the house. I tell you, if they think that they’re going to push a family with a young kid out so easily- they’ve not met me yet :p I love this place. It really feels like home. I don’t want to move because moving house sucks ass. And I don’t even want to contemplate packing up everything we have. We’ve just accumulated so much stuff since we moved here- it’s insane. And I love the block we live on, I actually know the neighbours (and I’ve never got to know my neighbours before). It royally sucks ass.

Also, my Hello Kitty collection has exploded as of recent times. I was just a collector of everyday stuff with her on beforehand- but then my friend was moving and she wanted to give me some of her collection that she didn’t want anymore. So now I have a lot of stuff. And I went out to Target yesterday and got some stuff to add to the collection. I saw some cute pillows that I want, but I’ve recently been scouring eBay so now I have to wait. This is what I’ve bought from eBay (I still need to pay for the school bus)

So yeah, no more Hello Kitty stuff for me now. Must save some money towards other stuff πŸ˜€


Happy 4th!! July 4, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 11:35 am

Happy 4thΒ  of July to all my fellow Americans (yes, I know I’m not a citizen yet, but hey πŸ™‚ )

I’m off to bake some cookies or something…


Yuck July 2, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 11:42 pm

I want to write something significant this evening, but my head hurts a lot. I don’t know whether it’s dehydration or what…but I have a monster headache 😦

We had the family cookout this afternoon. It was fun. And the rental van goes back tomorrow. I’m gonna miss that van after having it for two weeks. It sucks to not have a car when you have a kid 😦


A List July 1, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 1:37 am

Saw this at Liz’s blog and decided to fill it out πŸ˜›

I live…in Wisconsin
I live…in a duplex and want to buy a house
I live…down the street from a grocery store, lots of bars and a bookstore

and I live…about 5-6 miles away from any decent store
I live…by a Walmart and I wish it was a Target

I live…in a place you can’t really get decent crab legs

I live…in an area where we have an abundance of cheese and beer

I live…by a lake

I live…in an area that reminds me sometimes of the seaside

I live…in a state that has more lakes than Minnesota (proven fact!)

I live…in a house without AC

I live…a sauna (well it feels like it)

I live…at the mall (where there’s always AC)

I live…at Old Navy where I am always buying t-shirts

I live…in an area with a lot of malls

I live…very far away from my family

I live…4000 miles away from my mum, dad and brother

I live…about 4050 from my best friend who I miss a lot

I live…with 2 cats, a husband and a 2 year old

I live…with the fact that I never take my little fuzzy babies to the vet

I live…the guilt everyday

I live…with the fact that me and my hubby drink a lot of beer

I live…with the fact that we drink about 30 cans of PBR in a week

I live…with the hope that one day I will have another child

I live…hoping that it will be another girl

I live…with the realisation that knowing my luck it will be a boy

I live…across town from my hubby’s family

I live…biting my nails and stressing over a lot of stuff

I live…as a Brit in the US


Pirates and Beaches

Filed under: General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 12:54 am

We went to the beach today. Abby got to tryon her new swimsuit for the first time this year, she looked cute in it. Doesn’t like the lake much though. I don’t think it was the temperature, she just started crying when the waves were washing over her little feet. That’s another thing to add to my ‘things Abby is scared of’ list. Pah πŸ˜›

And good news! I have my purse back! Complete with passport, iPod, house keys, one dead cellphone (that I now have to return to the insurance company) and a wad of cash! That was a nice surprise…I had $15 in there! I’ve been thinking about all evening what I could spend that on….after going through so much stress recently with my parents stressing me out and then losing my purse…I deserve something very nice indeed. Of course, I can’t buy much with $15, I just fancy something like a nice photoframe or maybe a $15 iTunes card for some new toons. Hmm…..*puts on thinking cap*

Anyhoo, have to get t bed. Footie is on in the morning and we have to be at BBC for 10 am. I am going to have to kick my brother to get him out of bed πŸ˜›

And now comes the Pirates part. I cannot wait until POTC2. So I made a new wallpaper. Feel free to use it πŸ˜‰