That's been my general mood as of late. It can partially be blamed on work.. For awhile the A/C wasn't functioning so the over abundance of heat in my work area was draining the life out of me along with my regular day to day activities. Well, now the A/C has been fixed and they want to keep us in the comfort zone of 76-78. Well 72 isn't really cutting it much. It would be fine if it wasn't blowing directly on you to the point where you need 2 sweaters and a pair of gloves to function. Unfortunately when I'm cold, all I want to do is roll up in a blanket and go to sleep.

Trying to plan for my summer vacation has also been a pain. My mom says one thing, then I plan for that one thing, then she says another, and so far she's been pulling me around like a yo-yo. Yes Mom, I want to go on vacation to get away from my work stress to deal with vacation stress from which I will probably need a vacation from when I get back.

Finally, men need to come with an instruction booklet. Sorry to any men out there offended by that remark, but you think us women are high maintenance creatures? I think I just finshed dating a woman trapped in the body of a man..

On a lighter note, I went to visit my family in Ottawa this past weekend enjoyed the lovely tornado that blew through briefly. I rented a vehicle to go there for the day as I had been repairing my van. It had developed a nasty leak and after looking over it with a coworker, he seemed to think it was coming in from the top of my windshield. So I bought some black silicone and sealed it up. Since it took 48 hours to dry, and I figured what the heck, let's ride something different, off to the rental agency I went. When I walked in the guy said, after I asked him what he had, "I can give you a car, I can give you a minivan, I can give you an SUV or I can give you The Beast!" When I asked him what "The Beast" was, he took me in the back (get your minds out of the gutter) and showed me "The Beast" which was the choice between a Chevy Tahoe or a GMC Yukon.. So I took out the Chevy Tahoe thinking to myself, holy cow, how am I going to drive something this big.. But it was an amazingly smooth ride and fast.. I didn't even realize I was going 140km (about 86 mph) but the speed limit is 100km (60 mph).. I think I know what my next vehicle will be.


Back from my brief absence.

So my last update reported that my strep throat had come back, and back it did with a vengeance! The previous dose of antibiotics, obviously didn't kill all of it and it crept back. This time it was accompanied by a high fever and strep lesions in my mouth making eating a very difficult process.

Just as the antibiotics started kicking in, my sister came up from New Jersey for the long Easter weekend, and we partied just a little too hard. She went back to New Jersey exhausted, and I went back to work on Tuesday wondering what planet I was from.


And the strep came back...

...the very next day, and the strep came back.. we thought it was a goner, but the strep came back, it just couldn't stay awaaaaaaaaaaaay..



Family portrait..

..sub-titled How Many People Can you Cram in a Photo Booth?

Actually since Zach has a loose tooth in the front, Photo Booth sounded more like Frodo Boots. I kept wondering why he was going on about Lord of the Rings!

Our first stop was your standard photo booth.. 4 pictures, 3 minutes.. And while the pictures were being snapped all you could hear was.. "Ow, my foot! "Move over!" and "Uh, my butt is hanging out.."

The second attempt was in what was called a Portrait Booth. You could either sit and pose for a picture or scan an existing one, so we of course chose to pose. Let's call this how many people can you cram into a Portrait Booth.

All in all good fun. We then followed this up by going to A&W and stuffing ourselves silly.


Have problems with your cereal?

Then feel free to call and complain about it.

Some funeral homes apparently are a cut above the rest.

Film at 11.