Wednesday, 27 December 2006

When I was younger I used to wait anxiously for Boxing Day and go on a major shopping spree. I would battle the crowds at the mall and even on occasion wait in line to get into a much worshipped store. Those days are long gone. I would never dream of going near the mall on Boxing Day anymore. There is no way I would manouver our giant stroller among the crowds without running over toes and being glared at by other shoppers. The sales might be good but my sanity is more important to me these days!! I'll just have to go shopping when the hysteria has calmed down and just pick thru what is left over on the sales racks...
i can't imagine waiting in hour long line ups just to get that one major bargain...i heard there were serious lines at Coach in Yorkdale- as if the stuff there goes on sale enough to make the wait worth it!!
As it happens I still haven't made it out shopping and might manage to get out there come spring!!

Sunday, 24 December 2006

the irony of it all

The other day was Elie's 6 month birthday. We celebrated by singing him happy birthday and then by taking him to the doctor for his check up. He received his immunizations and I got the flu! The doctors office was full of coughing, vomitting, sick children and I was so worried about Elie that I made sure to cover his face, wash his hands and turn him away from those hacking children BUT I forgot all about me. Ever since Friday when we came home from the doctors' office I have been achy, sniffly and carrying a high fever (101 degrees) Now that it is Sunday morning and I was lucky enough to sleep the whole day yesterday I am finally feeling a bit better.
Now my question is, how does one avoid getting sick when going to the doctors' office? I have been hearing of many cases recently when children go to the office for a check up and end up getting sick because they were exposed to some disease(flu, whooping cough, chicken pox etc) in the waiting room. Should there be 2 seperate waiting rooms? One for sick people and one for healthy? or perhaps the office should only book checkups on Mondays (or one designated day) and take sick people during other days of the week. It just doesn't seem fair or right that my beautiful healthy baby had to be exposed to germs and disease while waiting to see the doctor. It is just lucky that I got sick and not him!

Wednesday, 20 December 2006


We went to see Wicked last night. Rather than buying each other gifts to celebrate our anniversary we decided it would be nicer to just have a nice evening out. It was.
The musical was a lot of fun, not a brilliant story but easy enough to follow and purely entertaining. I would recommend it to almost anyone, but I would definitely recommend getting a little bit better seats. The same problem exists with many of the older theaters. The seats in the balcony levels are very close together and the rows are practically on top of each other so if you are a little shorter or there is a tallish person in front of you, your vision of the stage might be compromised.
I did not find myself singing or humming the songs after the show but I did enjoy listening to them during the show. Perhaps I'll get the CD and listen again:)

Monday, 18 December 2006

Wow a wedding took place :)

wow tomorrow is our 2 year anniversary!! where does the time go??? I still remember the day I met Gavin so clearly and here we are 3.5 years later married and with a beautiful baby boy!!
To celebrate our day Gavin is taking me to see Wicked and I can't wait!- i am also going to watch our wedding video (but i won't subject Gavin to it as i know how much he loves watching it :)

hand creams

Now that the winter is here and the air is very dry it is time to invest in a good hand cream. I have been using Glysomed for a number of years now and really like how soft and smooth it leaves my hands but it is a little boring. It has no pretty scent and no sparkles or glitz. I usually smooth it on in the morning and it lasts through a couple of hand washing sessions without reapplication, i love how it works but I want something more fun too.
I also use the Body Shop Brazillian Body Butter which has a sweet nutty scent and works well on dry skin. There are a couple of things I dislike about this product. Firstly the price, at almost $20 a tub I feel insanely guilty about using more than a pea size blob of this at one application. Secondly, i don't like the tub format. I feel like I am contaminating the product each time I dip my fingers in to scoop out the cream. I know some people might use a popsicle stick or something to avoid this invasion of bacteria but I know I would never bother with this. I wish the body butters came in a pump style container with a cheaper price tag!
I recently decided to try the Olay Quench Therapy. It was on sale at Shoppers for $6.99 and something about the container appealed to me (probably the mauve color and the pump) so far i have been satisfied with the product. It has a nice light scent and the pump is easy to use. The only problem i have is the fact that is claims to be for extremely dry skin, i do have this on my hands and my hands have not been cured of this problem since using OQT...the skin around my nails and in the corners of my thumbs is still very dry and a little painful-
so now I am asking for your suggestion on which hand creams are best for really dry, cracking hands/nails.

Thursday, 7 December 2006

makeup makeover

I recently had a day off with nothing to really focus on but myself. I decided that after getting my nails done I was going to get a Sephora...