I think we have Pertussis! For the past 6 weeks my mother, myself and 2 of the kids have these really bad hacking coughs. It wakes us up at night and is lasting forever. I heard it can last 6-12 weeks and even have a rash which the 3 YR did have last month! We were never sick though, just the bad cough, like an old man cough. The 12 YR old had his vaccine just in March to make up for when his immunity was wiped out from chemo so he doesn’t have it but the rest of us the vaccines must have worn off and there is an outbreak in Saskatchewan and California so it seems entirely possible. It is unlike any cough we’ve ever had before and lasts so long and even cough meds don’t work. It’s finally letting up but even so after 2-3 days of hardly any cough it acts up again! It’s really weird, but in any case, it eventually goes away on it’s own and is only really serious in infants so we’re not worrying about it but it does make me wonder….

I love Sobe!

I love Sobe! It is this drink sold in various flavours and has a bunch of good healthy stuff in it. Supposed to be nutritious and good for you. It’s caffeine-free, has skim milk(although you’d never know it) and other stuff. I like the Pina Colada(coconut and pineapple mix) which is the white one. My kids like the pink one, I think it’s strawberry-banana. Here I’ve only been able to find it in the cinema but in cities I’m sure they probably sell it in many places. It’s expensive, like 3$ a bottle but boy, it sure is GOOD! Who would think a health drink would taste so good? Usually when you think of it you think of yucky concoctions like V-8 juice, or gross green stuff  blended up into a barfy gloppy clump, but Sobe is GOOD!

Sacred Retard.

I got a good laugh: my blog stats show me what people searched in order to find my blog(as well as where they were referred from and which posts they read and how many views,etc.) and one stuck out in particular: “sacred retard.” I shook my head and thought to myself, “Whaaaat?” WTF is THAT? What does THAT mean? Who would search such a thing and why did it lead to my blog? We had a good laugh over it and the 16 YR old quipped I’M a “sacred retard”; being a “religious movement/ walking church” sort of thing. Ha,ha, very funny! In any case, it was hilarious and made an impression and made our day!

IN other news, we never got the worst of the “Great Lakes Cyclone/ Weather Bomb” we were expecting the other night; just heavy rain and bad wind but no thunderstorms and no tornadoes, and my back hurts so MUCH lately it feels like my spine will snap in two and I break out into a sweat, and feel nauseasted and rock with pain. It’s also day 18 for my headache,too, which our oldest hassles me about, and when I ask about his dental app’t he also gets mad and cuts me off! He has a habit of shutting me out.Now I will no longer mention either! I’m tired of being freezed out, really!

As well, Hallowe’en is like a CANCER; a tumour that keeps spreading and it gets WORSE each year; like an infection I just can’t get rid of it; it’s everywhere, and attacking me from all sides! I think I’ll have to barracade myself indoors and turn off the radio, TV, etc. for the next few days! I’m surrounded by evil and the occult and can’t get away from it! It’s everywhere I go, in my face, and drives me NUTS, and, I swear, if it says “Happy Hallowe’en!” on the CHURCH bulletin this week I am going to really flip my lid! I can’t TAKE any more of this! It’s got more “advertisement” than Christmas; Satan’s birthday is competing with Jesus’ birthday….and it’s WINNING! Shit!

Toxic Things Are Deadly!

My mother is a very toxic person and toxic things are deadly.No one makes me feel worse about myself than she does. Yesterday I was struggling with the kids’ schoolwork and had to re-do it 4 times and she smirked at me, “I’M smarter than YOU!” and snickered, “Do you need the 3 YR old to HELP you?” She makes me feel even dumber(and self loathing) than I already do. Friends agree she’s hateful and mean, toxic and suppressive, and that I should eliminate her from my life as she is deadly to my emotional well-being, but the problem is that she owns half the house and refuses to move. She can’t buy us out either(neither of us can afford to buy the other out) and so we’re just stuck.I wish I COULD move out, but I’m not going to just walk away from my investment and without the $$$ from selling the house we have no $$$ to buy another.As awful as it sounds, the only thing I can do it just wait for her to die and then I will finally be free. I feel so oppressed, so helpless,and so trapped. I have no way to get AWAY from her; she is bound to me forever and I must live every day with her cruel hateful comments, her put-downs, her nasty remarks, her over-ruling and undermining me disciplining my kids, meddling and interfering, over-stepping  boundaries with my kids, turning everything back onto me, blaming me for everything, looking for every moment to insult  and belittle me, demeaning and devaluing me, etc.reminding me daily how dumb, ugly, worthless and unloved I am.

A Man For The People.

Rob Ford has won the election for mayor in my former hometown of Toronto. I’m glad to see it, and obviously the changes he will bring is also what the people want as he won a landslide! People have been nasty towards him, calling him “fat”, “bigot”, “drunken wife beater”, “racist”, etc. but despite the taunts he has come thru victorious! He is a Conservative who wants to eliminate the debt in the city, cut back on the large waste of $$$$ in City Hall and eliminate outrageous taxes such as the Land Transfer Tax, where, for instance, someone buying a 600 00$ house has to pay an additional 18 000 tax! I was hoping he’d win; he seems to be a “regular” guy and a man of the people and obviously the majority of people wanted it too since they voted for him! People welcome the changes he will bring and I like him better than George Smitherman, who comes across as arrogant and who was involved in a scandal while he was in a federal gov’t post previously, so not so trustworthy.It has been a nasty mud-slinging campaign, people poked fun of all  of the candidates, heckling Ford was “too fat”, Smitherman was “too gay”, Rossi was “too bald” and Pantalone was “too short” which is ridiculous as it has NOTHING to do with their ability to be mayor! What matters isn’t a person’s sexuality,religion, personal life or problems, family, physical attributes, etc. but how well they can do the JOB; what their policies are; NOT who they ARE but what they can DO! I remember Crombie, Sewell,and Eggleton as mayors while I lived there, and I think Ford will be a good one now  and what they city needs, despite people who criticize him; afterall, the majority VOTED for him!Besides, he also looks like my cousin! 🙂

Man, she’s a real DOG!!

Isn’t this girl a real DOG? Hahaha! Actually, it’s Sieka, using the “Yearbook Yourself” app that I also uploaded pictures of Wilson for. I did it for her as well and as you can see the results are hilarious! I know, I know, I have too much time on my hands! But it’s funny, right?What a dog!

The New Wilson!

How HILARIOUS is THIS? This is Wilson, who I had done using the Yearbook Yourself app on Facebook. What you do is upload your photo(in this case, Wilson’s as I thought it would be a funny idea) and put it with a hairstyle and “bust” of various choices and make it look like a dated yearbook from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s. I laughed so hard at it(I did several of him and of myself) that I was crying  and convulsing laughing! It’s the funniest thing and turned out really well! Isn’t it a scream?

“Ketchup” Post.

Catching up on us and our lives:

The 14 YR old is practicing for her grade 8 piano exam at the Royal Conservatory(when she passes she’ll be qualified to TEACH!), her and the 12 YR old are in Niagara Falls with their Cadet group a couple of days, and the 9 YR old had “Apple Day” with Cubs. The oldest has his university mid-terms this week,I saw “Jackass 3D” which was hilarious and my ribs hurt from laughing so hard I cried(I know, I have a wicked sense of humour!)and I have bad acid reflux(liver acting up again or perhaps even gallbladder?) and headaches still so bad they keep waking me up at night and my back is so sore all the time it feels like my spine will snap in half; like Humpty Dumpty; I need to be put back together again! Wilson also went airborne playing “Fetch”, doing a flying leap thru the air, we got an entire box of deformed cookies; all of them had part of the inside jam missing(we ALWAYS get all the defective, retarded products with things missing, ruined, broken, made wrong, etc.) and we got another 1200$ hydro bill we can’t afford(we only have 700$ saved)to pay(even with keeping lights turned off all the time and cutting back as much as we can), the 7 YR old said she loves me so much she wants to MARRY me and when I said I need some serious plastic surgery but have no $$$ she offered, “I have 3$; you can have it!” and her and the 3 YR old collided on the slide and he went flying off but luckily was unhurt!  I went to Walmart yesterday as well and they had evil Hallowe’en stuff EVERYWHERE! I just can’t get away from it(it disgusted me to see it even in the cinema,too!); it’s always being shoved in my face and down my throat; I’m surrounded by the occult!( It doesn’t offend me simply because I don’t celebrate it; I don’t mind seeing things about Ramadan, Hannukah,etc. and I don’t celebrate those either, but they’re not evil; Hallowe’en IS; THAT’S why it offends me! It’s occult! )When will it be November already?

Anarchy in France.

There has been rioting, striking, fuel shortages, protesting,mayhem, disruption, and general anarchy in France for the past week,mainly by students. Why? Well, France is going to up the mandatory retirement age from the current age of 60 up to 62 as the gov’t says they can’t afford the pensions of so many seniors(The “Baby Boomers” I would presume?) all at once; that they haven’t got the funding for it and it would cripple the economy, so people are angry having to work an extra 2 years and the younger generation is afraid now that they won’t be able to find jobs with all the older people still in the workforce; that jobs will be scarce. When I heard that I thought, “Ha! If you think THAT’S bad you should live HERE!” they have it MADE over there! Here, the retirement age is 65 years old and many can’t even  afford to retire at that age and have to keep working even longer; up to 70 or sometimes even 75! They should be glad they don’t live here and should be grateful! If they think that’s bad they should try living HERE! Someone should tell them they have an EARLY retirement age even at 62 and have it much better than many other places,such as here, where gas costs over a dollar a litre, and we are one of the most heavily-taxed countries as well.. I would rather live in France any day! They don’t know how LUCKY they ARE!

“Life” sentences? Huh?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this country sucks! The Col. Williams trial has ended after 4 days. He pleaded guilty to rapes and murders(among other fetish crimes) and automatically for First-degree murder received a “life” sentence(we don’t have Capital punishment here), meaning a 25 YR term… total he got 2 “Life” sentences, plus 10 years each for sexual assaults and 1 YR each for the 82 fetish break ins. Now, the numbers are too high for me to do the math here(I’m convinced I’m “missing” the part of my brain that does math), but that’s a total of somewhere near 150 YRS….yet he ended up with 25 as in this stupid country the sentences are concurrent, or, served at the same time. So, it ends up he’s eligible for parole after 25 YRS(although it can still be denied.) So instead of serving a 150-something term he was given he only has to serve 25. The sentence, in effect, is no different then if you kill 1 person or several;the punishment is the same regardless of the numbers of murders; the so-many “Life” sentences are in name only; you only ever get the one; the 25 YRS regardless of how many murders you may have committed, unlike in other countries(that have more brains and more justice) where they’d actually GET 25 YRS/Life for EACH murder they committed, even if it ends up to be like a 200-YR sentence; at least that way you KNOW they’re never getting out of jail and are punished for EACH crime instead of it all lumped together into one, which is basically like just getting time for one crime and the others are “free”; a “bonus”.I’m glad to see this sick pervert will never be free, but he should have got 25 YRS for EACH women he murdered(plus the added crimes as well). Like I said, this country sucks.