My Inspiration

My Inspiration

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

An inspiration hit...

Yeah right...

I have been feeling a major lack in inspiration lately. No crafting ideas. No interested dinner ideas. No baking ideas. No blog ideas. Hence me being gone for so long. My made up songs have even become pretty boring. Take for example the song I sang Aislynn today while we got dressed:

I'm putting on your pants.
I'm putting on your shirt.
I forgot to change your diaper.
I am taking off your pants again.
I see daddy already changed your diaper.
I'm putting on your pants again.

See? How lame is that? Usually my songs are filled with hilarity and Cuinn laughs and Aislynn laughs and we all have a fantastic time.


What do you guys do when you are feeling a lack of creativity? How do you get your mojo back?

Since I've been gone for a hundred years, I figured it was time to update you all (not to be confused with y'all. I may live in the sticks, but I ain't no country bunkin). Our life is so crazy filled with stuff that when I sit down and actually think about what's going on it freaks me out. So I stop sitting and I do something to distract myself from my huge to do list.


Here's what's going on in the Simpson home. Just in case you were wondering. Which you were. I'm sure.

Cuinn is now taking a night class! He is upgrading his Chemistry to go back to school to do the same thing he's already done. (Don't get me started. Except to say, don't move from province to province. The hassle is not worth it.) He is now gone Tuesday and Thursday nights, so Aislynn and I get a little mummy/daughter quiet time. Then when Aislynn goes to bed, I get the WHOLE PLACE TO MYSELF!!! I can watch whatever I want on tv without Cuinn's hilarious commentary on how girly my shows are. I can eat candy slowly without worrying about Cuinn not really sharing and eating all of it. I can use the computer without feeling guilty about using Cuinn's computer. It's pretty awesome. For someone who has never lived alone, I kinda like that hour every Tuesday and Thursday that I can pretend I live on my own. 

But I do really love it when he comes home. Because I miss his tv commentary, and his gorging on candy habits.

My belly is growing at an alarming rate. Seriously. I'm huge. But that's a good thing. I had to go to the hospital last Tuesday for some cramping/contractions. Everything is fine with baby though. I'm not going to go into too many details, mainly because it stresses me out and the midwives keep warning me that if my stress level doesn't decrease exponentially then they will put me on bed rest. My blood pressure was even high in the hospital. Which, for me, is very weird. My blood pressure is usually amazing. Like, for real. My family dr always praises me for such good blood pressure. SO when it was higher than usual, the midwife took it again just to be sure. Anyway. Baby is fine. He/She is cooking away, and we'll meet baby in 6-8 weeks. (I'm 34 weeks, in case you couldn't do the math)

We're moving. Our apartment building just keeps getting worse and worse. When we moved in, the only problem we had here was the across the hall neighbor who was getting evicted anyway so it wasn't an issue. Well. Now there are a plethora of other issues. Including mold, people smoking in the hallway, the upstairs neighbor listening to very loud music ALL THE TIME, our super vacuuming the hallways at 11:30 pm, our super being taken away in a cop car for drunk driving in our parking lot.... Needless to say, we're outta here. Our friends just moved into a new place recently and told us how amazing their new landlord was, and we know quite a few people who actually live in our new place, so it looks like it should be better. A little smaller, but we'll actually have storage. So I think we'll be happier. This was NOT in our plan, at all, but with the decision finally made that Cuinn is heading back to school our plans changed dramatically. But, like we've been talking about in my Thursday morning ladies group, we can't really depend too much on our own plans. God sees a much bigger picture than we do and we need to fully rely and trust that his way is the right way.

Easy to say/type. Much harder to live...

We've had a few playdates with some friends we've had since our kids were tiny babies. Oh how they're growing. 

Aislynn's birthday is in 12 DAYS! My baby is going to be 2! And this year we're forgoing the big birthday bash and we're heading to a water park for a night away for her birthday. Cuinn has pretty strong feelings on kid birthdays and things, so we're going to try to stay away from them for a while and do something really special for her instead. We're really looking forward to a night away and spoiling her at her first water park!! 

I have amazing friends. Just in case you were wondering. Our very good friends the Newarks, threw me a surprise baby shower with some of our amazing friends a couple weeks ago. I may have teared up. But...we can't really be too sure since no one got it on camera. HA. Seriously though. We have made some amazing friends here, which I think I say in the majority of my blog posts and I will continue to do so until the know how much I appreciate them.

Cuinn totally decorated that chair for me. I was so impressed.

This is Aislynn's first boyfriend. These two... oh these two.

Speaking of amazing friends, one of my other friends, A, has a pretty awesome father in law. Who is spoiling her with a dinner and a limo night. And three of her friends. So guess what I'm doing Saturday night? That's right! Riding in my first every limo ride to a very fancy restaurant in a very fancy dress with some very fancy ladies!! Pretty sure it'll be fabulous. And there will be pictures.

OH, and I went to my very first NHL game! Leafs played against...uhh...someone... And I ate some really yummy sweet potato fries and had a really big drink! One of my friends has seasons tickets to the Leafs, Jays and the Ontario football team (I wanna say argo's?) so she took me to a game! It was so much fun. I'm still not a hockey fan, but I am definitely a fan of GOING to a hockey game. Much more fun in real life as opposed to watching it on tv.

Oh, and my boyfriend Phaneuf knew I was in the audience (stands?) and scored a goal as soon as I entered the building. He was totally showing off for me. Oh Dion... You crazy guy...

This is from the superbowl party we went to. Daddy was teaching Aislynn all about his favorite sport. I know he's hoping to have at least one of our kids follow in his footsteps. I feel like it may be Aislynn...

We took Aislynn to her first movie in the theater! Our tiny town's tiny movie theater put on Finding Nemo for family day and it was just a donation to get in, so we figured it was the perfect time for her to try it out. If we felt like we had to leave early, it wasn't like we wasted a bunch of money and we've already seen Nemo a bajillion times so we weren't really missing anything there either. It was a mostly hit. She sat for an hour and 15 minutes (which, as most of you know, for Aislynn is basically an eternity), and then she wasn't loud. She just wanted to watch the movie while walking up and down the aisle. Daddy got really stressed about that though, so we left. All in all though? It was a really awesome family day.

Excuse the blurry. It's hard to get a good picture IN the theater.

I really wish this one wasn't blurry. She looks so adorable.

If you are a pray-er or a good thoughts sender or whatever, could you do what you do for Cuinn's dad? He's not doing very well, health wise, and we're all just waiting on some answers. Thanks. Also, maybe do what you do for Cuinn. It's really hard to be away from your parents at the best of times, but at times like this, it's even harder. Thanks again.

So.. that's pretty much it. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed yourself as you read all about what's up in the Simpson home. I'm hoping my creativity juices start flowing again. I miss you blog.

Maybe if I finally could get my own computer fixed and I didn't have to rely on Cuinn's computer I might blog more. Hint hint, Cuinn my love.

Thanks for stopping by, friends. Much love and peace be with you.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

A Thing Or Two About Moi...

So, things have been pretty serious in the Simpson home as of late. We're dealing with changes, a friend suffered a great loss, another friend is now dealing with a different reality than expected, and its basically been a really hard month. 

Way to go, January. We used to be pals. I always feel so hopeful when you come around. Then you gotta go and be like that this year? 

I'm hoping all of the yuckiness of this year is over, since January was so full of it. (Screw you, January. Serious.)

So, since it's February and all (which is actually my worst month in recent years), I've decided it's time to just not have crappy things anymore. I'm not accepting it. February I am going to just smile. Every single day. And just pretend that life is really easy and awesome.

So, with that said, my blog post today is just going be random awesome things you never knew but probably wanted to know about me.

You're gonna love it.

1. When I'm alone in the car, I blast the music really loud and I drive as fast as I want. Which is pretty fast. Usually when I'm driving I have Aislynn in the car, so I drive safely with the music down. Or if it's just Cuinn and I, he's the one driving. But when I'm alone... I get to pretend I'm a cool young lady.

2. When asked how old I am, I almost always say 21. Even though I'm really 25. It's not because I'm ashamed of being 25, I just really think I'm 21.

3. I drive a stick shift. If you tell me you don't know how to drive standard, I laugh smugly in my head and feel superior. 

4. The number 1 name on our girl's name list right now is from a tv show. The only reason we have reservations is because we're pretty sure people will make fun of us for it. If this baby is a girl though, we'll still probably use the name.

5. When I'm watching Bro's and Hoe's. Boozers and Sluts. Brothers and Sisters, and Cuinn makes a comment like, "Justin is such a gossip." or "I can't believe how evil Holly is!" It thrills me. I love it when he loves my shows. 

6. I'm not wearing clothes at home, 80% of the time. 

7. When the phone rings, I panic. I screen all my calls and, more often than not, I just send it straight to voicemail. Leave me a message if you want me to call back. Sorry friends, but the phone gives me anxiety.

8. I really hate taking drugs. Even tylenol. When I get a headache, Cuinn tells me to take an advil or something, that also gives me anxiety. Like I'm going to become addicted to it or something. It's weird.

9. I plan my outfits for the next day in my head while trying to fall asleep. 9 times out of 10, I end up wearing something else. I am MUCH more stylish and trendy in my head, but just am not confident enough to wear those outfits in reality. Usually I just stick to my jeans and a tee. 

10. Playdoh is the worst toy in the world. Because I can not STAND IT when the colors mix. Aislynn is ONLY allowed to play with one color at a time and when she wants a new color, she has to pick up ALL the tiny specks of the first color before I get her a new one. I will throw playdoh out if there is any color mixing. Playdoh segregation is an issue people. Get on board.

11. Before I had kids I would judge you if your kid was boistorous. Get it together. Now.... I totally understand that some kids are just insane. And I kinda love it when I see other children being crazy because I can see how much more fun they are. I wouldn't trade my Aislynn for anything. Although, I would love to bottle some of that energy.

12. I'm pretty sure I'm a communist. 

13. I hate showering. SO much. In fact, I only shower every other day, sometimes every third day. Yep. I'm a dirty communist.

14. I loathe being touched. It's not a germy germ thing, it's an "I'm super awkward and don't know how to respond so it's better for everyone if we just don't touch" kinda thing. I'm also kinda crap at the emotional support thing. I'm really good at making you laugh to feel better thing though! And I'm a really good listener and head nodder...

15. Summer vacation used to stress me out in high school. Because I was a social butterfly I never really had a best friend, just kinda went from group to group, so I never had a specific group to hang out with outside of school time. I only went to school to hang out with people and go to the occasional class. So with summer coming, and no school to see people, I would get really stressed and kinda lonely in the summer. I still have summer time. I get seasonal affective disorder in summer. I'm a freak.

16. I would rather eat a big ol' bag of chips than eat ice cream or chocolate. 

17. Unless I'm pregnant. Then I only want skor, cheesecake blizzard from DQ.

18. I am so much more terrified of the known rather than the unknown. I'm ok taking a leap of faith, not knowing what's going to happen. But when I know the kind of outcomes that could happen, I can't handle it. Which is why I am so much more terrified this pregnancy than I was with Aislynn.

19. If Cuinn falls asleep before me, it takes me a lot longer to get to sleep. I feel so much more relaxed and comfortable when he's awake. Which is why I try to fall asleep on the couch while we're watching tv before bed.

20. I want to be like Aislynn when I grow up. I'm so in awe of her and think she's a really cool kid.

Oh. And none of these pictures have anything to do with the post. I just hate a blog post without pictures.