Monday, March 18, 2013

You know, in my spare time

I haven't blogged in a while. My bad. But now I have a valid excuse! I actually am working four jobs :)

My day job at the call centre has been my bread n butter for over 6 years. That won't be ending anytime soon; well at least not until these other ventures start making some cash lol

My second job is a labour of love with Jay. Our podcast, We Got The Geek, is really starting to take off, and we couldn't be happier. Our business partners, John and Ryan, are awesome. In under a month, we've had over a thousand visits to our site ( and we have over 20 episodes on iTunes. Jay has been lining up our topics and guests, I work on the editing, John's been working on our YouTube channel, and Ryan works on our logo and print advertising. It's such a great partnership, and we're looking forward to the two events we have lined up for May and for what the future holds.

My third job is as an Independent Consultant for Scentsy. Man, I do love this job and this product!! I've tried other direct sales in the past, but I'm so impressed with this company, it's core values and the support. It's truly an unbelievably great company, and I'm proud to be a part of it.

My fourth job is my partnership with my friend Alex, organizing and running local craft shows. We had our first show March 10, and are planning a show twice its size for April 21. Crafty Mums Craft Shows will be getting bigger and better as we go along!!

Oh, and I'm still a mom and wife, so there's that. :)

My life is beyond busy, and I honestly don't think I would have it any other way :)

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Test post

Just testing out my new phone app to see if it works!!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

She has a point ...

Jay: did The Soup tape last night?
Me: I'm not sure ...
Diana: I had soup at Glenda's!!

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Monday, January 18, 2010


Man, my sleep patterns are messed up. I can't stay awake for more than two hours after I get home from work, bu then I wake up at four in the morning bright eyed and bushy-tailed. What the what? Then I'll be up for a few hours, alone and silent in the house, only to fall back to sleep 20 minutes before the alarm goes off. Good times.

I know it all goes back to my lifestyle and health. Boo for interconnected reasoning!! :P

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Friday, January 15, 2010


Yes, I live in the Great White North. Yes, I am aware that snow pants exist. I don't ski. I barely go outside if it's snowing, so I didn't think anyone in my family needed said pants. I was mistaken. Apparently, my kid is expected to go outside for recess. In January. In Canada. So, even though I drive her to and from school everyday and she's outside for maybe a total of three minutes, we have to get her snowpants.

Well, I live in Canada. Snowpants should be as plentiful as maple syrup and beaver pelts. (I've never seen a beaver just sounded so beautifully stereotypical.) Word to the wise: do not expect to find snowpants in stores in January. Want a bathing suit? January's your time to buy!! Snowpants, in the first month of the season to have snow? Nice try.

Thanks to our awesome friends Rahel, John, Nick & Becca for the gift of hand-me-downs. Now my daughter will be able to make snow-angels with the rest of the little Canuck kids.


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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Top chef masters

I'm finally getting around to watching Top Chef Masters on the dvr. I have two episodes taped and am currently watching the first one. Man, I know I can cook, but these guys are phenominal (hey iPod, did I spell that right?) They're each competing to win for a charity, so I don't know who to root for, but I'm just amazed. The challenge they're working on is to cook a three-course meal in a dorm room with a hot plate, microwave and toaster oven. Hmmmm, I've never seen a dorm room with Calphalon pots and pans, I'm just sayin' lol. The food they put out was exceptional ... Not just ramen noodles and English muffin pizzas!!

Seriously, I kinda feel like I never have the excuse to say "there's nothing for me to cook in this house" lol

In a weird coincidence, I was looking thru old magazines that somehow got buried in my desk drawer at work. There was a recent copy of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine about comfort food. There were delicious looking chicken pot pies on the cover and yummy soups and such in the magazine. Back in the day, when I was uber-serious about lo-carbing (oh inspiration, come back to me!!) I was part of a recipe challenge group to try three new recipes a week. Sometimes it was quite a challenge, but it got me out of my menu rut. I don't know if I can manage three recipes a week, but I do look forward to trying some new recipes soon. There was a recipe for a white chicken chili in a Canadian Living magazine that I'm really wanting to try next time I go grocery shopping!

Wish me luck in my culinary endeavors hehehe

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Grillin' in the snow

I offered to make Jay some chicken for his lunch today, so I grilled it outside. It was nice enough out today, well at 10:00 this morning, at least, so I decided to clean the snow off the grill and have at it. Do you know how nice it was to go outside and smell chicken grilling? Yummo

Then I got to work and it started snowing again. I thought I could appease the gods of spring with the smell of grilled chicken, begging them to show their faces early, but it wasn't meant to be. Maybe next time.

Work's really been dragging these last few days. The paycheck's going to be pretty, but working 9 days in a row is not fun. I just have to get thru Tuesday and hen enjoy two days off of doing nothing. Well, preparing for Sunday's show. Yay for the show!!

Ok, gotta finish watching Chuck, LOST and Heroes. It's a good time to be a Geek!!!

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