Monday, August 1, 2011

Hobbit-ish Potpurri: Heritage Day Edition

Howdy Humble Readers...

I hope you're all having a great Monday. 

It's Heritage Day here in Alberta, and it's kind of an odd holiday.  Most provinces have a holiday in August, but they all celebrate different things.  Basically, it's just so that every month in the summer has a long weekend. 

I did my first workout dvd today.  It totally kicked my a$$.  I only made it through 30 minutes of the 45 minute workout before I had to stop.  I also have to spend some more time watching the "Learn the Steps" dvd that came with the set, because I was terrible!  My Beloved was kind enough to vacate the premesis with the baby girl for a while so that I could embarass myself in privacy. 

Killer bonus after my workout... the bathtub drain decided to completely crap out (it's been slow for a few days) while my Beloved was in the shower, and so I wasn't able to take a shower.  Gross!  We finally got the drain unclogged this afternoon (yay us!).  The joys of home-ownership.

Ginny's new targets are my el-cheapo cork ikea coasters.  Apparently they make great teething toys.  Who knew?  (Yes, they're hidden away now)

We have baby proofed the house, as much as we're going to.  I have a baby gate in the hall for when I need to corral her for longer than a few minutes (she HATES the playpen now).  I put locks on the bathroom and kitchen cabinets, the dangerous ones anyway.  And we moved my Beloved's computer tower from the floor up to the desk.  The only thing I need to figure out is how to prevent her from opening the pocket door on our storage room off the kitchen.  Any suggestions?

I finally, FINALLY got around to updating the menu board on the right.  Tonight's dinner was great, and I'm looking forward to sharing the recipes with you all on Friday. 


  1. --Yay you for doing the Zumba workout! I've been meaning to check it out, as many of my co-workers LOVE Zumba!

    --I love reading your stories about how your Wee Girl is all goes SO fast!

    --Our only pocket door is the door to our master bath. Could you put a baby gate across the door jamb in front of the door, or is there not enough of a door jamb to use? The only other thing I can think of is installing a hook/eye type lock out of reach from Ginerva.

    --Isn't HP only 21, not 31? I need to Google this...

    --You are SO right about David Spade!

    --I think my home is a cross between "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Roseanne."


  2. Way to go on the Zumba workout! Even if you didn't finish, you got in a good workout! Ick to the drain, though :( Glad you got it fixed!

    Baby-proofing....I can't believe she's already that big! Seems like only yesterday you were expecting her!

    Btw, so glad I stopped by and saw Sock It To Me was back! Already headed over to Kym's blog and signed up =D

  3. Good for you for doing the workout.

    Ginny is growing sooooo quickly.

  4. Ohmygosh. I always made AH leave the room whenever I did workout DVD's. One time he snuck up on me while I was doing a Tae Bo DVD. Not only did he scare the hell out of me but I was mortified!

    I've never done Zumba and only recently saw what was actually involved. It looks fun. Good for you for getting started!


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