Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer love affair with a pool

We had this pool up last time 7 years ago, since then we have had it in storage, not being used. Never needed to when we were living in BC cause we were so close to so many magnificent lakes...why bother with a pool.
Well now that we are back in Alberta and the lakes are NOT.....well....I shouldn't say not...they are just not really lakes like what I am used to from BC.
So a few weeks ago we put up the pool and I have been in it pretty much every chance I get. I have especially been in the pool for the last three days with temps reaching 38 degree's here on our deck...IN THE SHADE.
Plus my mouth has been aching beyond I drug up and lay on the floaty in the pool and try to pretend that it doesn't feel like someone is stomping on my jaw 24/7. I have had other teeth removed before, but I have never suffered like this so many days later. So this pool has been my saving grace for the last few days....the floating helps meditate and the water helps with the heat and humidity.
I look forward to many more days like this, maybe just less painful :-)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mouth malfunction

I love the specs of blood all over my face...another reason I keep my eyes shut the whole time...from flying tooth bits and blood.
Dream team selfie pics once it was all out!!! Thank you Able Dental!!!

10 years ago I had a root canal...I have only ever had one..and that experience was HORRIBLE! 3 years ago...that same tooth broke when I was at work...but because of my fear of dentists and it wasn't hurting I just dealt with the broken tooth...until last got infected or something and it was just so's been "acting" up for the last 6 months, but it was tolerable. So I went to work this morning....asked the co workers for their idea or dentists names and found one...he took me 20 min after I called them.
I thinking he wishes he hadn't lol.
He told me today I was the hardest extraction he has ever had...he spent an hour and half on this one tooth trying to get all of it out. He finally had to call on a older senior doctor....who then struggled for another 40 min on it.
In the end, I got stitches in my mouth and crap load of prescription drugs.
The original root canal was HALF done...hence all the problems and pain I had with it...he showed me the xrays before the wrenching in my mouth began...and I could see it was half done....he told me that the dentist that did this was should be ashamed of himself and was a very shady person.
So I now know who I will be seeing from now on in Lethbridge...highly recommended, great team of people there who dealt very well with this nervous patient....I did not go back to work boss told me I could go home...I was pretty wiped from all the adrenaline and then the adrenaline dump that happens after you calm down. story...I was two blocks from the dentist....I was turning left at an intersection....a pedestrian was crossing...he was not all the way across when I turned left...cops lights come on...I also happened to be right in front of the rcmp head office I just pulled into their parking lot.....he comes up to my window like he's about to freak out on me...see's the bloody gauze hanging out of my mouth, asks me for my drivers license and registration....goes to his truck for 10 seconds...comes back....asks me if I know why he has stopped me....I just stared blankly at him and started crying....gave him all my prescriptions that I was trying to get another 4 blocks to so I could get some pain management....he then told me he was letting me off today, but showed me that my fine would have been $750 bucks today.
The lesson I learned here today...always carry gauze and ketchup in the car in case you get pulled over and have old prescription papers on hand....and you will be set free!!!!! Not sure I can fake the glazed trauma look I had from just leaving the dentist though lol.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Little free library

So our little village library has started putting these up everywhere...mostly other small villages that don't have libraries, but also in ours....there are lots of people who for some reason or another do not have library cards, but love going to these and seeing what's in them.
You can take anything from these can leave other books you have already read, it's always changing, you never know what book treasure you will find. I am responsible for reorganizing a couple of them in a village that's on my way to work, and it's fun to see what missing from the last time I was there or what's been added. I have seen this done in other cities and countries, and I just think it's so great we have started it out here.
Happy book treasure seeking!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Addicted to growing things and getting dirty

I could just stay outside all day long...just like when I was a kid....except when I was a kid it was to I just do the adult play and for me that's tinkering in the garden or yard.
This weekend I was checking on my compost bins...I have two...and since I was my son's place a while ago for his permaculture blitz day I have learned a few more new things about composting. So I was checking on it and it's going so well and looks really great and totally doesn't smell.
This bin is next to my veggie garden

It's ridiculous how excited I get when I look inside to see how great it's doing.

The other bin is located next to my hoop garden.
Since Lyndon was out for author night last week, I have picked up and planted some forsythia bushes....I love the yellow color they have and I so look forward to watching them grow over the years....if I could have bought like 100 of them I would have...and just lined the whole damn yard with them!
Right now they are these two tiny bushes in the front yard
One day I am hoping they will be as magnificent as this one!
This is also the first year I have been growing things in straw bales. It also is going along amazingly!
Potatoes up and growing in the bales
Zucchini's and pole beans growing in the other bale!
I hate that I have to go to work today and I can't just stay home and play outside all day lol.
Yesterday was the longest day of the year for daylight and the first day of summer....happy growing season!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's day

I pretty much blame this guy for anything inappropriate I may do, or naughty things I get my self into....because it's genetically been forced upon me because of the best Dad I could ever ask for....he may not have said the words "I love you" but he showed me in a thousand different ways that he as much as I blame him for the inappropriate side of me....I thank him for it....cause it's made my life that much more interesting and I wouldn't have it any other way....HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Author night in the village

I have been on our lil village library board now for about as long as we have lived 2 years-ish. I have heard about how they have hosted author nights in the past. I have never been to one myself until tonight.
The thing about this one though is that I arranged for the author. His name is Lyndon Penner. This is how I feel about him: The Pope! Pretty much the Pope of gardening.....his brilliance of all things plants is ridiculously awesome. He can't fix a car, he can't figure out cell phones..he can't do anything he told me...except he does plants like no other dude! When he starts talking gardening....this man transforms into something magical and majestic and it's pretty cool.
I have never met him until tonight....I have been stalking him via the internet for about a year....he has a blog:
He also does pod casts for CBC radio....he does a bazillion talks and presentations a year, as well as doing yard consultations and yard work for another bazillion for him to fit us in was freakin awesome.
I thought it would be great to have him over for dinner to our home before he did the author night...and so I never thought he'd say yes....until he said yes...and then I freaked holy the coolest plant dude ever is gonna eat at my house...OMG...he's going to judge my yard and think it's horrible.
Well as life would have happened...and he was late for dinner, which he was so sorry for, but he did manage to gobble down some schnitzel and potato salad before being whisked away. So thankfully he didn't have time to judge me or my garden lol.
He put on a hilarious show....had us all laughing and asking tons of questions...people brought their plants, their weeds to find out what the heck things were...for our lil was great.
He has written I think about 4 books....all are AMAZING....I'm so happy to have him as a my go-to-gardener-dude now!
Thank you soooooo much Lyndon for the most awesome night!

Lyndon and I...I seriously just don't know why my tongue always seems to come out.
My lil village library
Lots of cars means a good turnout!
Captivated audience
Shows over....time to relax!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

So I'm a little naughty

So this happened last week at work....I said the word "shit"....yup....this is not appreciated at work at all....I was alone in my office with my co worker who says this word all the time...except this time the big boss was in the office next to me and heard it.
I was saying this word because a another co worker out side my office had said "oh man, I hope everyone's car windows are closed cause it's raining and hailing" which I said "oh shit" and ran outside to close my car windows.
I then walked back in to my boss handing me this sign and said "not in the office please".
So my co worker took this picture of me right after.
This will probably happen about 1 billion more I hope he has photocopies on hand LOL.

This is the sign that happened today in my office....just a little prayer to go above my desk....I then waited....waited for all to walk in my office to read it.
The bosses wife read it....she smiled. That was all I needed :-)

Monday, June 15, 2015

So there's this guy.....

And he lives in a land far far away....and he reads my blog while on the pooper...and he's been complaining that I NEVER post anymore...or that I post very erratically.
This guy happens to be my brother in law in Germany....and he waits and waits for my posts...and well...I have not been very good at it for a while.
I have no excuse.
So now he has thrown a lil twist into the mess....he told me that if I blog post once a day...he will take a selfie once a day and send it to me!
Well....what is a sister in law to do!!! POST POST this is Monday...and I am going to post every freakin day until he holds up to his end of the bargain...I just hope I don't get selfies while he's on the pooper LOL.
This is the last picture I got from my BIL in a land far far away....

Yup.....I just showed the world your ass!!!!!!!!
I bought this Canadian onsie for him at Christmas time....flap and all on those puppies....since he's always on the pooper I thought it only appropriate to have the flap lol.
So here's to motivation coming from a land far far away to inspire me to blog more often and consistently!
Das ist goot? lol