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Friday, August 10, 2012

I'm seriously having an anxiety attack over the giant hole in our backyard... 

What in the world made me think this was a good idea? 

Oh right, now I remember: the fact that Gabriel sleeps 10 feet away from us cause there's no place left for him to go... sigh.

If you could hear my heart right now you'd think I was having a heart attack; this is not a basement, it's my early grave! Sure, it was all fun & games on paper, but actually seeing 10 truck loads of dirt being excavated from your lawn? It's breath taking (but not in the good way).

Anyways, if I learned anything from social working and parenting it's the power of diversion... employ distraction tactics to pacify emotions. I'm going to attempt these on myself:

Q: "hey girl where you been? done anything lately that doesn't involve giant Tonka toys tearing up your backyard? 

A: "hey Sara! thanks for asking (you look great by the way) - hmmmm what have I been up to? well I...

... received 3 emails from wise followers asking if I'd mind answering some "personal" questions for them... ummm people in case you haven't noticed, I'm kinda an open book - or more specifically a book on tape that you're forced to listen to. I can't think of too many things I consider "off limits" so ask away.

... despite many a eye rolls, put our deck on kijiji.com and I'll have all the non-believers out there know that we ended up selling our pre-loved patio for $250. A couple wanted it for around their stationary 5th wheel and the gentleman spent the entire afternoon cutting it into manageable/movable parts. Not too shabby for something that was otherwise destined for the junkyard.
... got some unfortunate news from Aeroplan indicating that if we don't use our reward miles before November 30, 2012 they will expire. WHAT?! We signed up for an American Express business card specifically for their 50,000 bonus Aeroplan miles (that's the equivalent of 2 free flights anywhere in North America - except Hawaii). The pressure of booking another vacation just weeks after we confirmed our Mexico trip is a lot overwhelming. I know, I know, First World Problems at their finest, but I really wanted to put a bit more thought into how & when we used these flights. P.S. - I so appreciate all the Facebook recommendations and am still open to your fabulous suggestions.

... continue to be amazed by my daughter's stronger-than-strong will. Saige refuses to do anything at a pace other than her own so I signed her up for a week of dance camp knowing it would take more than one class for her to "warm up". As expected the first day was a total bust - she just stood there picking her nose, eating her tutu, watching the other little girls flutter around. By day 3 she was LOVING IT, so long as the curtains were drawn and the other moms "didn't watch". I wonder how Christmas concerts are going to go over?

... gasped when I saw this little boy on an episode of "Breaking Bad" - does he not look like a grown up Gabe?

Okay I think that did the trick. Heart palpitations are at a dull roar. Thanks gang.

21 comments:

Victoria @ ÉdinHome+Co said...

I hear you when it comes to renovations... we've been at it with our little house for 5+ years!! And while we didn't put an addition onto our house, we DID dig up our backyard and we had a hole in the ground that would challenge yours! ;-)
Just a little perspective moment for ya! LOL!
It'll be great Sara... soon baby Gabe will be enjoying his own space (or should I say that you and your guy will be relishing the return of your privacy!!)
Looking forward to updates...
V

Victoria @ ÉdinHome+Co said...

I forgot to say...
Saige looks adorable!! Gorgeous in her tutu :-)

Emily said...

Umm....move to ontario and hang out with me please!! Isn't that little boy on breaking bad the sweetest? However those whole series of scenes were completely awkward and sad. And did you really sell your deck on KIJIJI? You're amazing.

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

WOW! Just don't forget completely that it's happening or walking out those patio doors would not be fun! ;)
Our neighbour attempted to excavate their backyard last month but found a big, unmovable rock the size of a car in the middle of their backyard!

christine, just bella said...

Worst case scenario I guess you have a great new spot for a pool? haha, it'll be awesome and so worth it.

I have no idea how far 50,000 miles gets you but currently on my travel list: Montreal, San Francisco, Charleston, NYC!! So many options, that's what makes it so hard, hey? Family trip or solo?

Brianne G said...

from what I know from Aeroplan, you just need to use your Aeroplan card sometime before they expire and you will have another year.

Megan10e said...

Aw, she looks so sweet in her tutu and ballerina bun! I put my son in dance briefly, and it was cuteness overload. Too bad the studio was over an hour away...that didn't last!

Ashley said...

your babes are too cute, especially little Saige, who can rock the boys clothes from Gap and then throw on a pink tutu and look just as precious. tot adorbs.

Randalin @ Harvesting Kale said...

Dude, I cannot believe you sold that deck on Kijiji! That is blowing my mind!! Sometimes I cruise Kijiji just to find ads to laugh at and this TOTALLY would have been one!

Also, get your butt to Toronto. Why is this still up for discussion?

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

ahh thanks Victoria - I'm definitely going to be calling on the amazing CDLB West crew for design advice.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

Breaking Bad is MESSED, but I can't stop watching. I sure did sell our deck on kijiji! it was one of my proudest moments. My daddy-o actually lives in Ontario with the rest of my extended fam... I for sure need to come out that way and meet all the awesome bloggers in your neck of the woods.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

the dogs keep whimpering to get let out - obviously their depth perception is a bit off with old age.
tell your neighbour that some excavators have rock breakers/hammers... Trev has one for his machine which comes in handy in these parts.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

ya we'll be able to hold the next summer Olympics in our backyard... I think we're going to do a family trip.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

SERIOUSLY?! okay I'm going to go buy something from Home Hardware to use this old Aeroplan card here. THANKS great human being.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

holy smokes that's a far commute! I think we're gonna put her in Ukrainian dance in the Fall - both Trev & I have Ukrainian backgrounds and our grandma's will FREAK out.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

thanks Ash - any word about your iPhone?

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

I wish Blissdom wasn't so soon - this reno is putting a serious damper on fun... although I do have a free flight and $250 from the deck to contribute ;)

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