Friday, December 29, 2006


i know you're all dying to know what life lessons i learned during my christmas vacation. although i was unable to keep track of all my learnings (something new everyday, well, that's a lot to keep track off gosh darn it!), i will share with you this one lesson.

godiva chocolate is very addictive.

so addictive in fact that i have decided it must be laced with crack.

the lesson therefore is that godiva chocolate is laced with crack.

end of lesson.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


i am considering curling up under my desk and sleeping. it's not like there is anyone else in the office to notice if i do...

Friday, December 22, 2006

here's a surprise

i haven't had time to post. shocking isn't it? and so unlike me.

in the meantime, my mum has started posting pretty close to every day. so, go check out her blog instead...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

party on! party off...

due to the sheer frantic insanity that is my life, there will in fact not be a holiday open house on the 16th.

just so you know.

in other news, i'm making a friend at my street car stop, he's lovely, i like him lots. he's a sculptor who will be part of some kind of showing of canadian artists in a gallery in NYC in january, so we talk lots about art, sometimes i pretend i know what i'm talking about, sometimes i don't. it's fun.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

i think i can i think i can i think i can

i'm at a lose to find words to describe how insanely busy it is at work.

but i just need to get through this week.

i think i can. i'm sure i can. i know i can.

next week i have the week off. and the week after that is the christmas to new year's week, which is always dead.

i just have to keep reminding myself of that...

Monday, December 11, 2006

at a loss

okay, so i have 5 minutes to write.

what should i write?

how about a home maintenance tip...

our house is heated by a single gas fireplace (it's a pretty small house).

lately, said gas fireplace has not been giving off very much heat, so said small house has been bloody freezing.

john did some digging, after vaccuuming the fan he pulled stuff apart and cleaned the guk which had cemented itself to various bits of the fan and grill.

the fireplace now works MUCH better.

so, if you have a gas fireplace that's not giving off as much heat as you'd like, check out where the fan is and give it a good cleaning, it might make the world of difference. likewise with a furnace, if it's not giving off as much heat as you'd like, check out the filter, it might be time for a new one.

and there boys and girls is your home maintanence tip for the day. done in 4 minutes, woo hoo! a minute to spare. *grin*

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

absence makes the heart grow fungus

in the world of boring blogs this just in… mainja is once again too busy to post. Shocking I know.

My job, which I have mentioned before that I love, has gotten insanely busy again, mostly due to short staffing. It’s amazing to me how much being busy at work effects the rest of my life.

It also means, of course, that I have no exciting news to impart today (or any other day) because my life is so over taken by my job.

In other not-very-interesting-news, I have a family Christmas this weekend, and another next weekend, and oh, the weekend after that, which is, well, you know, actual Christmas.

I say time to breath is over-rated!

And in that spirit, John and I are going to have a holiday season drop in party (is there a real name for those things, open house I think, yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s what they’re called, open house…) on December 16. So, if you’re going to be in town drop me a line and I’ll tell you how to get to our abode.

With that I have exceeded my excitement level for the day and must bid you adieu. Be well my fine friends, and who knows, I may even find time to post between now and Christmas.

P.S. Has anyone else noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to not switch to the new blogger?

Friday, December 01, 2006


i don't know, i'm hyper and excited and in an excellent mood.

which is funny considering i don't have much money right now and i have to do christmas prep (the rent paycheque is always a depressing one), but oddly enough i'm not stressed.

i worked on sewing stockings last night, which made me giddy for the good food, good company and lots of laughing that is to come my way in a few short weeks.

the one challenge with this of course is that it's friday, it's gloomy and rainy, i'm hyper, and really, i don't feel like doing any work. we'll see what the day brings...

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