Saturday, January 29, 2011


Read a somewhat depressing (perhaps depressing is too strong a word...relevant perhaps?) book that represented my thoughts more succinctly:

"I'm embarrassed to say this, but divorce embarrasses me. It's like telling everyone you've failed, each time you announce your marital status. I never thought of myself as someone who was proud, you know, of any kind of status. But I guess being married did mean something to me, being a husband. Well, it felt like something of my own. We were married before anyone else in our circle. Married, in graduate school, everything seemed to be going according to plan. And then...."

"Kaplooey?" she supplied.


- Rebecca Flowers, Nice To Come Home To

Thursday, January 27, 2011




All I heard on the weather forecast last night was snow, snow, snow and more snow. COME ON!!!! I thought hell was suppose to be hot. Or has it really frozen over?

Rabbit and I are enjoying some hot chocolate - not much of a fan of this stuff, but it sounded good...


However, something tells me that Isabel likes it...


And if we even think of venturing outside...well...lets just say "fashion statement" we are not...perhaps a fashion don't. Especially with that face that she's making


Monday, January 24, 2011

The Witchin' Hour...


Work, work, work...My eyes hurt.

Random bits and bobs to let my mind settle after a whole bunch of copy control data transfer routine mumbo jumbo. Some IT people are just way too technical.

- It's been bitterly cold today. The car registered the outside temp as 0 Fahrenheit.
- I ran for a solid 15 minutes today. Not bad, considering the last time I tried, I had to wave a white flag after 2 1/2 minutes. Props to Zumba and kickboxing! ;)
- My throat hurts and my nose is running
- Yay for homemade cinnamon roll bread and a hot cup of green tea
- I'm lusting after a scarf
- Isabel has been bottle free for about a week now. Props to her!
- I am feeling pretty content.

Back to VBAK, VBKD and VBPA.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Back In The Game


I received a sewing book called "Making Children's Clothes" by Emma Hardy from my sister-in-law for Christmas. (Actually, I received a lot of goodies from my in-laws via mail during Christmas last year. Thanks to all for thinking of me)


I intend to try every single pattern in the book.

First up is a sleeveless top that'll be perfect for hot summer days.
Or hot KL days (less than a month! Woot!!)


The instructions for that particular pattern were not 100% accurate, and sometimes, veer towards being a little confusing. It's definitely not for someone who has absolutely zero knowledge of sewing -- I made some notes for adjustments in case I make another version of the top.


Sizing is pretty true - Isabel is wearing the 2-3T version.

Izzy Is Rocking It...

She's such a ham

Friday, January 21, 2011



We are both hard at work.

It was suppose to be a snow day today, but nothing much came down...feel quite pathetic staying home actually. But ah well...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011



It's a beautiful night out...The temperature is hovering at the perfect chill and the moon is shining. Brightly.

Very brightly.

I was sitting around, wondering what on earth did I do in my past life to be so friggin "lucky" to deserve such a snivelling twit. But when I stepped outside into the crisp night, and took a deep breath of cold air, I realize that there's absolutely NO way that I'm going to let ONE ahole ruin my life for me. I'm built tougher than that. And I sure as hell deserve better. As does my daughter

Life is full of moments. And one will never get it back. I'm not wasting another moment.

It's Potty Time!

When the new year started, I got it in my head that Isabel will be potty-trained before she turns 3. Isabel was right on board, thanks to countless screenings of Elmo's Potty Time.


She was so eager, in fact, that she started pulling her pants down the moment the potty was out of the box


So there she sat, in the middle of the living room...

Potty time is always quite a production...A book is necessary

Or she has to have her croonies with her

We've had two success stories so far, where she pee-peed into the potty (complete flukes though) but it's a start.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Another One....

Yet ANOTHER snowstorm


So I gathered my supplies....


And had chocolate fondue. Yum


Gotta gain back the calories I lost from shoveling somehow

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


2011 is finally here.

Actually, it's already a good 2 weeks under way. Thank God for that.

2010 has been.....challenging. A true soul- searcher. A real reevaluation of expectations. A real stomp-my-feet and saying "NO! That is NOT right, and I won't stand for it". A reconfirmation of the importance of independence, self-value, self-confidence and a good old dose of "chin up"-ness (best advice I got, actually)

Regardless, however bad it was....guess what? I'm still standing.

I'm still smiling.

I'm still laughing.

And most importantly, I still believe in love. Love for my baby. Love for my family. Love for friends. There IS a future out there. And I will keep working towards it.

And I thank each and every person who has comforted me, prayed for me, thought of me, and kept me going in their own way. Even though it may not have been the method I would have preferred, one comes to realize that expectations cannot be held against someone else. Only towards one's own self. And the offspring, I suppose, since you gave LIFE to that particular being, surely SOME expectations should be allowed? Although that would go against my previous it cancels itself out again. A moot point...sorry...I digress...(I tend to try and talk philosophically to myself sometimes. The arguements can get quite humorous)

2011 is a year of moving forward. Officially.