Monday, January 31, 2005

BLA BLA BLA ....pause...HELLO?

Something funny happened the other day. I got a call from a good friend of mine. We used to live across the street from eachother for 10 yrs. I even worked with her for a few yrs , when she then had a private home daycare . Needless to say we were very close.

When I decided to change my whole life..that also meant moving. Although I live in the same town, we both had other stuff to deal with in our lives. So instead of talking everyday, we talk every few months. We then try to cram as much as we can think of into our conversations, hoping to not forget anything new or interesting to share with the other.

So having said all that, Diane calls me the other night. We have loads to say as we hadn't spoken since way before xmas. Catching up on her family, regailing her with mine. We hardly took a breath for an hour. As the time went by, the mood slowed down, it was with a far more relaxed tone that we continued on. Just shooting the breeze, giggling along the way . I went on to tell her more about this or that when after a while this odd feeling came over me like....hmmm something is wrong....there was no longer those (uh huh's) or (ahhs) or( awe) or (really!) or (no way).......I was talking to .....myself? dial tone, no click, no busy signal........allo?...Diane?.........OMG SHE FELL ASLEEP!! LMAO.......HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

I knew I was long winded but dayum......I have never been accused of being boring enough to put a person to sleep..

I have to add though , it was late at night and she was in bed for the nite...BUT STILL! LOL

I also knew that once she figured out what happened , Diane would be absolutely MORTIFIED....she is such a sweet woman...I couldn't wait to have some fun with her hehe.

Next day, instead of a call from her...Diane just came on over, laughing as she came in the door...while apologizing profusely....OMG she says.....I kept bursting into embarrassed laughter at the office all day today..I just had to come over in person cause I felt so bad in a halarious kinda way lol. I swear I doubt that has ever happened to anyone ever!!!!!

I laughed and know that saying..WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.....
well, I did the exact same thing to my now late friend Manon.....years back..only difference was...I snored like a truck driver in her ear on the phone for god sakes LMAO!!!! SHE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.........

We almost pissed ourselves right then and there!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 29, 2005


discover what candy you are @ quiz me

I have already gotten something special for Chris. He asks for nothing and is happy with so little. Thats why I am thrilled to have found something he will enjoy so much.

It so happens that years ago when Chris was in London England, he was able to get a ticket to see the opera CARMINA BURANA...but at the last moment his wife at the time prevented him from going...for reasons I shall not mention but suffice to say has regretted missing it ever since.

So it would seem that here in Montreal there will be a one night only appearance of this famous Opera. March 9th to be exact. We looked at the ticket sales and frankly for it to be worth while and see it properly the seats cost aprox 150$ after taxes and such...roughly double what a nose bleed seat costs. Since I am not a big Opera fan myself I would rather pay the big price for him to have a good experience all be it alone rather then both of us go and need binoculars while I wait for it to be over and he gets a crappy experience. Although he assured me that if I was with him it would be great no matter where we sat, I still want him to enjoy it to the fullest. Besides he will be in his own world while listening to it all , it won't matter that I am not there. So I bought the ticket, and within 2 days we already had it in the mail. He is thrilled. Even though it will be AFTER Valentines Day, it's the thought that counts.

For this Valentines Day in question, we won't even try to get a sitter for the borders, and resturants are always booked solid. What"s important is spending the time together. If that happens to be renting a movie and maybe ordering food in, that works for me.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS? For some I am sure it is a day like all others. For others its, (I bet he forgets) or ( been married to long to care) or (he better or else!) or ( get me a date) or (WTF is Valentines?) or ( we have special plans)....what ever they are....share with the class...tell me and the readers what your up too, I would love to know.

Sunday, January 23, 2005


I swear to god I am selling my house , and moving to Easter Island to live among the carved rock statues..they dont have seizures or shit themselves.

Yes that was what my day was like. I know I know, I choose to do this job but man....some days just feking suck!!

My blind guy had 4 epileptic seizures in the space of 8 hours, starting in the middle of the night. Wets the bed. Makes it very apparent he doesn't want his morning bath but I have to give it to him anyway. Refuses to wear his socks and shoes, he thinks its still night time cause his already minimally functioning brain has been shaken 4 times. I figure, I will let him go without for the day...but he starts taking his clothes off . After 4th time I give him a calming pill. Hoping this helps.

Meanwhile my other border/client has his own seizure. Sheesh..what is this, seizure sunday? So make sure he isn't hitting his head during his grand mal seizure..and let it happen. It's all a person can do..ride it out.

So afternoon seems calmer, ok day is getting laundry is even almost done. (pissy sheets from seizure in bed, not to mention pj's ) finally put away. Lunch went well. Breath a sigh of relief.

Back space.....Other guy goes to bathroom. Leaves toilet seat up (even after being told not to a million times). Blind guy goes to bathroom like he does a zillion times a day.
Seat up = blind guy falling in the toilet........ It gets worse.....

Blind guy shits once a week, but it so happens to be at the moment he falls in toilet that he is also in shit mode. What happens? Blind guy takes wet clothes off but also shits at the same time . All I see of this is blind guy walking out of bathroom with bottom half naked, thinking he is just undressing again. I bring him back to bathroom to dress him to step in shit which makes my foot slip, fall on the ceramic tile floor on my knee..OUCH!! ...then see wet clothes on the floor.

OK, so clean the shit. Change the blind guy. Give an earfull to other guy for yet again only thinking that he is the only person living in the house. Then start supper.

Warm up meatloaf, burn fingers on plate. Call other guy for supper as he pranses to the kitchen with a pissy look on his face cause I got mad at him today.

Blind guy has a whole repertoire of sounds. I can deal with. Given he is not able to speak at all I can understand his need to make different noises. I hardly hear them anymore , its has become so commonplace but there is just ONE sound he makes that drives me nuts. It sounds like a constant low growling gutteral sound. VERY unpleasant......

Guess what sound he desides to make for the next hour?? Yup u guessed it.

OMG!! This day really is the shits.....figuratively and literally.

Oh wait..theres more...blind guy decided to try something new shortly before bedtime....he decided to pee..but sitting at his kitchen chair...yay this is fun....he hs acumulated a feking lake underneath him on the kitchen floor for god sakes!!


Did I mention that today is a 12 hr work day for Chris at the lab?

I now refer you to my opening statement on this post............Anyone wanna buy a house?!?!

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


As of 7:oo pm tonight our friend Shan should be in the air on her way to London England.(Please god make sure they are on schedule or those responsible will die a long slow painfull death by Shannon's own hand).

Boy oh boy you should of been on the other end of the telephone to her today...I think my ears are still bleeding!

First call..this morning .....Shan "OMG I AM A NERVOUS WRECK!"
Me "I know what u mean, I get that way before travelling, but u will be just fine. ......
We went on to talk about all sorts of things, I had her laughing and forgetting some of her stress especially when I asked her who was driving her to the airport. Apparently her mom was.....SKREACHHHH!!! I said ...OMG why?? Shan you want to get there in one piece don't you? sheesh...last time her mom drove her somewhere they got into an I suggested she drive there and let mom drive herself home lol.
Later we chatted online, her still no having finished I told her to stop talking and chatting and get all that done.....THEN and only THEN can she sit back down and get on with her stressfull ranting........(she knows I lubs her)

Couple hours rings....... pick up........OMG MONETTE I AM FREAKING!! OUT!! Remember that garmet bag I was so proud of that I got for a great price??? OMG it won't even close..I can't even fold it up ...FUCK ME RUNNING!! I WILL HAVE TO USE THE BIG ASS SUITCASE NOW DAMNIT!!!..................(u get the drift of her mind set I take it?)

ME............ok Shan..BREATH... now what all do u have in that thing that it won't close?....
SHAN........just 5 outfits
ME............just 5 outfits shouldn't keep a garment bag from closing
SHAN........well u know, its jeans, tops and sweaters
ME.............sweaters? why sweaters?
SHAN........well its winter, it's cold there and windy
ME.............OH FOR CHRIST SAKES SHAN.....your going to europe, not the feking antartica ya goober!! you are thinking in terms of our winters....(god knows she has been to visite me in canada enough times)
jasus Shan, they have a way milder winter then we do...windy maybe but damn gf get a grip lol....are u bringing a coat....
SHAN........NO I was going to wear the sweaters buck naked!..OFCOURSE I AM BRING A COAT!!
ME............ok, so lose the damn sweaters for god sakes.....Shan they may think its cold there but thats all they know lol......france is just across the channel and Chris' grandmother starts having her breakfasts outside in Febuary lol
ME..............hold on, Chris is checking he weather there now to prove it to u..........its feking 49F for god sakes...LOSE the sweaters...same weather showing for 5 day forecast.
SHAN..........crap...ok, ok, and bite me both of you.......
ME............Shan, when one goes to england...umbrella good, packing like your going to the antartica bad.......
SHAN........BITE ME .... now I have to start u when I am done


RING RING......SHAN.... ok all done, and even have room to spare for stuff I buy there whooo hooo!!!!
ME.......Just make the check out to me for services rendered...thankyou very much hehe
SHAN..... bite me both of you lol

So all was finally well, and Shan was ready ......she was leaving for the airport around 3:30 pm....her flight left tonight at 7:00 pm....arriving in England at 5:00 am our time but will be 11:oo am their time.
She will be meeting up with some of our dear friends that have chatted with many of us over years and I hope she has a great time. She will be home tuesday next week. This is her last hurra before she starts nursing school next week. I am so proud of her for making a bunch of life changes to finally persue a long term dream of hers of becoming a nurse.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


As of this minute, Chris is in a court room right now with his lawyer trying to get a divorce. WITHOUT HER SIGNATURE.

Let me give u a brief history. (HA THATS FUNNY coming from miss long winded)
After 18 years of marriage, he left. He told her to get a lawyer and get all her demands and/or conditions on paper so he can sign it. He just wanted to share custody of the kids, nothing else. He took his clothes and got a small apartment. He didnt even retain his own lawyer. He gave her everything with no arguements. He had, had enough. I won't get into all the things he told me about his life with her, it's not for me to repeat any of it. Suffice it to say he was very unhappy for many years but chose to remain in a loveless marriage for the sake of the kids. Finally the day came that it was just too much.

Papers of separation are drafted. She retains all but does not want to take the time to sell the house. She decides to go back home to europe. So the house is given back to the bank and they have to deal with dept conciliation..for both of them....that he pays off monthly for himself aswell as for her. He is willing to do all this because he is the one to walk away from the marriage.

She has to get an apartment , but starts selling off the contents of the house to go meet up with a man she knew in France. Which was fine with Chris. If she was happy, his life was easier regardless. He had his children often and was starting a new life.

During these happenings, he occasionally chatted online. Where I chatted also , among 49 others in a chatroom. We became friends and the rest is history. In the meantime, she decides to make a new life with this man she knew. Her new man friend had to go live in Malaysia for 2 years for his employer so she wanted to bring the children with her. Chris agreed given that it was a rare opportunity for them to live in a different country. Learn about a new culture and maybe learn another language. Both his children are very smart. Like Chris himself, both children are members of Mensa.....Anyway I digress. ..So ...knowing that this means he will not see his children for a very long time he still feels that its a change of a lifetime for them to have this experience.

She takes off and leaves Chris to deal with whats left of her stuff to sell, her apartment lease, all the childrens things, along with his own lease in trying to find tenants to take over either his or her lodging commitments. It was a nightmare but he dealt with all of it with calm and purpose.

He corresponded with his kids by phone and online. He even ironed out a few problems at school across the world just by writting to the teacher in question. Making sure the school knew he was available by phone or email if needed anytime. (keep in mind there was a 14 hours time difference) His children always came to him about whatever. Never their mother. He even delt with his daughter starting her period. She didnt even tell her mom opting to phone her dad instead. Or when she started having acne problems, she asked her dad to get her something for it so he did. He set up a time for doing homework together online because he found out his son was doing it on the bus to school instead of at home. His wife was never into helping them with that either....nuff said.

A year goes by. It is legally appropriate to proceed with a divorse after one full year of legal separation. He talks to her to make sure that all still meets with her approval with the separation papers her own lawyer put together . If she wanted to make any changes? She says no. So he says he will proceed with them to finalize their divorce. She says thats fine.

After the call she proceeds to totally lose it by screaming, crying, sobbing, swearing , slamming doors and basically alienating her kids and her bf with her (not umcommon antics) . Wonder how the man in her life felt right about then not to mention her children. Like I said before, his kids tell Chris everything so thats how we know about that outburst.

Divorce papers are sent. Chris had to finally retain his own lawyer to proceed. She refused to sign them. More papers are sent. She writes off a rebutal letter to lawyer refuting many of the conditions and even adding how he is not a present father in the lives of the children and that she is not impressed with the conditions.............REMEMBER WHO FILLED OUT THOSE CONDITIONS? SHE DID!!!..... All in her own favour. Even the lawyer was shaking his head when he read her letter . It was like WTF?... She is the one who took the children overseas so um, it would stand to reason that Chris can not be * certainly makes no mention of all the efforts put in by him to stay in contact with them and try to be a part of their life, school and emotional support.

So this goes on back and forth with her not wanting sign any papers through pure malice. They did the 2 years in Malaysia to then move back to France. Atleast Chris' parents are there so have seen the children and have also been able to report back to him about them aswell. They finally got some gifts from us that previously were not delivered from purposefull omitting to pick up said parcels in the airport. To then say he never sent anything. She got everything she could from him yet still wants to shed blood. I guess the idea of him moving on and being happy now is just not acceptable to her. Even living her new life with another man in a fine new house in France.

Finally the last stand was taken a few months ago. His lawyer sent off more divorce papers to sign with a time release stipulation. In signing for the reception of said papers, she understands that she has 90 days to either sign, refute or retain her own lawyer to contest and/or change anything. Basically answer to them no matter what. If she chose not to she gives lead to Chris going to court to get a divorce decreed without her signature.

That my friends is today.

As I was writing this out I got THE call.

YES!! THE MAN I LOVE IS NOW OFFICIALLY DIVORCED. All thats left is for those lovely papers stamped by a judge to make their way to her doorstep. Oh and btw the judge stipulated that he has the kids next xmas lol. One of the conditions in HER papers was that they alternate holidays.......She has had the children for 3 years now.

So , he informs the french government that they are divorced and VOILA its all official. WHOOOO HOOOOO..........

Now our life together can finally move forward. I will let him have a brief impression that he is a free man then swoop him up legally before anyone else does hahahaha.

It has been a long 3 years of waiting but worth every minute.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005


I had to update my fax machine. It was an old kind that had the thermal roler paper that fades over time. Also the fax's I recieved lately have been very faint to read. I need to send or recieve faxes concerning my job. Whether it be for copies of a new perscription for a client or just letting my employers know if my other client is off to his parents for more then 24 hours etc. Hense it was time to retire our fax machine. I got it from my dad 7 years ago when he had to change to hard copies for his business. It served us all well. I will be holding a small service in respect for years of hard work, recognising the appropriate prayer for unplugging the fax. AMEN.

We went to (Bureau en Gros) aka Staples. Not needing a fax with all the bells and whistles, we opted for the least expensive but very nice 119.99$ model. Fortunatetly for us is was also displayed under a big sign showing 99.99$. We got some basic info about this model from a young man and decided to purchase it.

At the cash I notice that the girl doesn't give me the 20$ rebate. I pay regular price. I mention this and she goes on to say that it is a postal rebate. We have to take our receipt to another counter to get the postal rebate paper. Let me also add that this young woman wouldn't crack a smile to save her own life. You know the type, they wear a long ass face that makes you want to reach over, grab them by the collar real tight and say...Hey! it isnt my fault you obviously hate your job, got no sleep and your genetic disposition rivals that of a sloth! So either turn that frown upside down and make me feel like my appearance in you day is a happy event or QUIT!!!...........ok, thats a bit much but you can all relate I am sure.

Anyway...we go to the forementioned counter to get our postal rebate slip. It is a rebate of 50$ HUH? I am thinking this is great but something isnt right. I can certainly appreciate 50$ off the price but it has nothing to do with the $20 store rebate and doesn't add up or make sense of what the cash girl with the face from hell said.

We go back and mention this to her. She is bound and determined that she is correct by going to the regular price display. We point her to the HUGE pile of the same fax machines in the isle under the 99.99$ price sign that still seems to resist her logic so she calls someone. It happened to be the young man that had served us earlier. He understood emmediately and told her that the store sale price had nothing to do with the postal rebate. She scoffed and called the manager over. He looked at the display, looked at the situation and looked back at the girl and said he really didn't see what was so complicated. Told the face from hell to give us our 20$ rebate PLUS another 10$ off because it is store policy when it is their error. She complied. With tax it worked out to $34.51 back. During this whole exchange we were always smiling and thankful being simply happy that we were getting a decent fax machine for an even more decent price. Other then the face from hell, the service was impeccable.

It gets even better. ......Later that evening I start filling out the postal rebate to mail off the next day. I realize that it is invalid. It clearly states that purchast must be before dec 31/2004 . We got it on the 4th or Jan. Hmmmm. I call the store yesterday and tell them of my dillema. The gentleman that took my call asked me to hold while he verified. He comes back to say that I am right, it was the store's mistake in giving it to me so they will give me 50$ instead. So I send Chris off with the receipt and the name of the guy to ask for on a peice of paper.

Chris calls me from the car , laughing as he tells me that he infact got a refund . They deducted 50$ from the reciept but that affects the taxes paid so infact they gave us $57.51 back. SO in all we got $92.02 back on a fax machine that cost $137.98 tax included (14.5%).........At the end of the day it cost us a whopping........45.96$$$$$ Not bad

Saturday, January 01, 2005


....I hope that your dreams for the new year come true. Let those u love know it and appreciate the little things we sometimes forget and take advantage of.....there are so many ...all different for different for me it can be things like..rain when the sun is shining or the feel of just shaved legs in freshly changed sheets, the smell of something yummy in the oven......enjoy the little moments in time , .....and just smile ............. may you have this new year be full of them...oxox