Tuesday, March 28, 2006

it's over!

Well that's it...it's over. I no longer work for the people who take me for an idiot. They fired me yesterday because they found out i was looking for another job (on company hours) through an angency. But no matter, it's not the end of the world. It'll give me more time to find another job and i'll be more free to go for interviews.
Don't get me wrong i'm not saying i like getting fired. On the contrary, i hate it. I'd rather leave on my own, but what's done is done and i can't change it now.

On the good side, i'm gonna have a bit of time to go buy my son's summer clothes... :-)

keep you posted

Friday, March 24, 2006

so excited...

I am so happy to see that Rhonna Ferrer is doing her 21 day challenge again. I'm definetly jumping on the band wagon. i tried to start one on my own, but nobody wants to join in with me. And if i'm stuck doing it on my own, i don't think i'll last 21 days. I'm hoping this will help be get the creative juices flowing. I find i'm in a rut lately.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

i am so mad!!!

I am so mad. after 3 months the owner of the company comes to see me to check what hours i'm doing and how long of a lunch i take. Then she tells me that i should be working 40/week and not 37.5 So i go see my boss and he starts acting like he doesn't know what i'm talking about, when a few weeks ago i went to see him to get my hours changed from 8h30-5pm to 8h-4h30pm. And i distincly remember stating theses hours out loud to him. Today, he says that he had no idea, he thought i was doing 8-5 like everybody and that i cut 1/2 h on my lunch to finish at 4h30. Now, you have to understand that i work for a very small company. But it infuriates me that he's acting all innocent about this. i told him that i was not ok with 8-5. So now i'm gonna start looking for another job. i have a feeling it's gonna be hard. But i just hate working for the company i'm at now. So i just such a lovely day today.... (hear the sarcasm drippingoff every word)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

week-end update

like,almost, every friday night for the past 3 years we rented a movie. This time it was "A history of violence" with Viggo Mortenson. I really liked it. i recomment it, but it is a drama so unless your in the mood for something serious, it might not be a good choice. It reminds me of when "Punch Drunk Love" came out at the cinema, my husband and I went to see it. A few rows in front of us was a family with 2 kids of the ages 7-8 and 9-10. They must've thought it was a typical Adam Sandler movie, because 20 min in they left. Well you know what, they really should've read the synopsis of the movie first.
On Saturday i went to an all-day crop at Scrapbook Centrale with Michelle, i had so much fun. I made 7 pages (they're 8 1/2 x 11, I usually scrap 12 x 12) unfortunetly i'm not done this project and i can't show you any of them yet because it's for a surprise for my husband and i don't want to take the chance that he might actually check out my blog once in a while. After i give it to him, i'll post them. But it was so fun to meet some of the people I see on the SB Centrale forum.

Of course i went to bed late and got up early because my son didn't sleep much this morning. I'm a little tired so i think i'll go to bed early tonight.

Isa xx

Friday, March 17, 2006

getting healthy...

OK so my husband finally saw the light and decided to change his eating habits. I got on board more seriously, i'm just trying to eat less junk (cause i didn't eat that badly before, but lack of time we did a lot of ready-made foods) Well i'm happy to say that i've lost about 4 lbs in a week (unless my scale was lying to me!!!) D isn't doing it to lose weight, but since i don't like my body i'm aiming to lose 20 lbs.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

catch up

i just love this, i logged in to MSN messenger (which is something i usually never do) and i hooked up with 3 people from high school and a friend i hadn't talked to in a year. Although i'm not working very hard. Also yesterday i started another blog (just cause it was easier for the pictures) www.spaces.msn.com/igagnon76 that one is gonna be only scrapbook stuff. This one is gonna be for blabbing and gabbing

Monday, March 13, 2006

I got totally mixed up last night. Desperate Houswives is only at 9, not 8!!! so i had time to clean up in the kitchen and start some laundry.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

already Sunday....

Wow, i can't beleive it's already sunday night. Week-ends just go by way too fast. It was Emilie's b-day on saturday so we went down to Quebec city. We had a nice week-end, stayed at the Chateau Bonne Entente. They are really family friendly and very detailed oriented. They have a "Fun Club" it's like a daycare, we brought him there last night (after a long day of bowling and b-day cake) put him down to sleep in one of the cribs and went to the movies. Ok, it was a really sucky movie (Ultraviolet) There's no story whatsoever! Then we went to get him and put him down in the playpen they'd brought in our room (it had blankets, a little cover and pillow) it was nice to go out with my hubby!

Before i go downstairs to clean my kitchen before Desperate Housewives here are a few more pics of some of Brady's album.

This is one of my absolute FAVORITE pages. "Bath Time" around the journaling i made a frame of microbeads. It gives it really cool texture. I also used 3D acrylique bubbles.

This is the page when he was 2 months old. I decide to splurge a little and get professional pictures done, 'cause you know they're only this small once... I went to Cheezz Photography in Greenfield park. They were really great! And i really love this page, it's very simle and classy ( at least i think so)

This page i can't really take credit for it since i copied it from Michelle, she's the one that got the idea. You have a picture of me and Dave at 5 months old and then one of Brady at 5 mo. On each side of hime you have zooms on the parts of the face i thought resemble who's of his parents.

And this last one is "Cousins" My sister-in-law and I were pregnant at the same time. She gave birth 2 months after I did. So we have pics of us I was at 40 weeks (theses pics were taken on Oct 12 th my original due date, i gave birth on the 16th) On the picture of the boys, Brady is 3 months old and Nathaniel is 1 month old (he was born at 37 1/2 weeks gestation, not considered pre-mature) but trust me he gained his weight pretty fast, now they are both approximatly the same weight, Brady is a little taller.

Ok, so it's 8 om and DH is starting, gotta go!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

one of those days....

Have you ever had one of those days. Well i've been having one of those weeks (past couple of them actually) It's work. I'm really not motivated to go in, and i'm really tired all the time. In french we say "├ęcoeurantite aigue" which means you're extreamly fed up. I'm just hanging in there because i have, hopefully 1 year to go, after which i'll be home with our second child. There are some good points (salary, liberty with my schedule (to a certain point) ) I guess this is why i'm hanging in there. Some days I REALLY, REALLY don't feel like going in. And to top it off, my recording of the Amazing Race didn't work last night, so I missed it!

Well I guess I should start work now.
talk to you all soon.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

so where was I...

Oh yeah! here a few more pages out of Brady's scrapbook.

This is the one at the hospital, right after giving birth. i sewd a little clear pouch where i inserted our hospital bracelets. And i made a little booklet with the story of how it happened.

This one is after our first night home, he was so cute... I took the foot prints and hand prints when he was 25 days old when my mom came to visit from N.B. I also embossed them which gives it a nice look. On the little tags i wrote down, where, date, time, weight, length and head circumference.
This is one is of his chinese astrology sign. the Monkey, and his element is Wood. (appropriate don't you think) I framed the picture of him sleeping with "Runts" bananas!

this one is called "What's in a name?" I made 2 tags with the name definitions of Brady and Logan (that's his middle name). I wrote about how we picked Brady as a name, to make a long story short...Tom Brady quarterback for the Patriots. And on the bottom part i printed a page with all the nicknames me and Dave called him and ripped the paper open to show the three pictures beneath.

It's now passed 11 o'clock and i really have to go to bed since last night me and Michelle scrapbooked 'till midnight and i was up early this morning. Dave is still out of town on meetings so i'll be getting up early tomorrow too. So i'll keep loading more of my pages later.

Good Night.....

Thursday, March 02, 2006

pages, pages, pages

Wow! Has it already been 5 days since my last post! The week is just flying by... Ok, I told myself that tonight i was gonna post some of my scrapbook pages. I started scrapbooking at the end of my pregnancy, but started doing it on a regular basis when i met my friend Michelle and got her hooked into it. We would get together at least once a week to scrap, so i got at least 1 page done per week. Now that i've been back at work since September i got 1 page done and a dozen X-mas cards that i did during a friday night crop. I really want to get more done but i don't know where the other girls from the forums get them time. some of them get a few pages a week done. I would be content with one a week :-)

So this is the first page of Brady's scrapbook it's very simple, yet elegant.

This is the second page (but i actually made this one first) It says how we got the good news. In the two columns i wrote, how we got the news and how we told others.

This is a double layout i did of my pregnancy. You know i didn't really have weird cravings. Although....strawberry ice cream tasted so good and i discovered "After Eight" ice cream. I ate this one on a regular basis, so much so that my son loves it too! He likes anything that's minty (candy canes, toothpaste...)

this is the page i did of my ultrasounds. I made a little book with tabs of the number of weeks i was at, with all the pictures. I worked really hard on this one.

Well that's all i'm gonna post tonight 'cause it's already later than my bedtime. I'll try to post more this week-end, 'cause tomorrow night I plan on scrapbooking and eating sushi after Brady is in bed. I hope Michelle will be able to make it, it would be a lot of fun!!!