Christmas Charm


It seems early for Christmas but the stores have been doing Christmas since before Halloween. Kind of overly desperate in a commerical way. At least they don’t start playing Christmas music until after Remeberance Day. So, you should be expecting it soon.

I found this charm bracelet on a site called Sweet Romance. I don’t wear jewellry I just like glittery, shiny things.

Christmas trees are my favourite Xmas thing. I should see lots of them in retail displays once I cruise downtown to the Eatons Centre. I guess they still call it that, I plan to stick with it anyway.

Theme Mutator

I have conquored the template at Blogsome!

It’s been tortured by me so much I only have to change two image files to give it a new look. All the font and etc changes are done.

It’s so nice to have it working out now. I went in and made the fonts in p black cause the faded greyish colour the theme came with was too hard to read.

Anyway, I gave it a New Year spin while I was there, moved out the Xmas poinsettias.

Merry Yule to All


I am sewing up an apron storm this morning. Later I will drive down to my sister’s house and have Xmas Eve there. Not sure if I will stay overnight. I think everyone is expecting that I will so I probably will. I have lots of stuff to take down for presents, between the goodies I bought at Goodwill, the stuff I had leftover from last Xmas and the aprons I’m finishing up today, there is plenty. I didn’t get any wrapping gear though, it’s all going to be presented raw and unwrapped. I don’t think anyone will care.

May you all the have perfect Xmas you deserve. Perfect, being a word I take lightly. Enjoy your family, enjoy being alive and in the world.

Laura alias ThatGrrl

Just to Make Things Confusing…

After the Xmas holidays I’m going to change over most of my blogging babbling to Blogsome. I want to keep this blog, mainly for the BlogRoll. It’s easier to maintain it here. I will add posts here now and then but only the really useless stuff like online quizes.

The blog at Blogsome is up and functional now. I’m going to add a banner with a link to it here after I take down the Digital Life banner up there now.

I noticed at least two other people using Blogsome. What do you think of it? I love the categories, it makes me feel almost organized. Then I look around me at the clutter here and know it’s all just a virtual illusion.

I Don’t Know Why I…

I don’t know why I haven’t thrown out the jerk who isn’t paying his rent. His name is Peter, he moved in here over a year ago. The deal was he could stay free in exchange for working around the house. We needed a lot of things done. Many of them are still not done but somewhere along the way Peter decided he could just stay here and not bother with the work part. So, in October we changed the rules. He was supposed to pay $300 a month, very cheap rent for a basement apartment. But, in three months he has paid a total of $160.00 I have paid every bill, kept the house going.

I’m so angry right now. Here it is December, the month of Christmas and my birthday. I would really like to do something fun, even go out for a birthday lunch and order an Irish coffee, something! But I can’t cause jerk bag hasn’t paid any rent. All my money has gone into a few groceries, gas for the car and bills for the house. Jerk bag makes a LOT more money than I do. He doesn’t pay child support for his two kids but he does choose to smoke like a chimney.

He does not get it at all. He is making choices, choosing other things over paying rent. I had it all set in my mind to throw him out this weekend. I was going to tell him I don’t want to see his face again. He didn’t even shovel the driveway this week, which is the very least he could do. Empty promises, he’s full of them. So, why didn’t I throw him out? I really don’t know. Maybe I’m just that wimpy but I think I’m just too angry and if I told him to get out I wouldn’t be very nice and bad things would pour out of my mouth. I’m not exactly feeling neutral or full of Christmas cheer at this point.

Anyway, it’s my birthday on Monday. I think I am going to tell him something about how I’ve sacrificed my Xmas holiday and my birthday to pay bills/ rent. How I am paying for each shower he takes, the heat he enjoys, etc. Urrrggggghhhh! Is it really evil to wish he’d just disappear in a semi violent manner? Would it be too wicked scrape my keys down the side of his van, perhaps spelling out the word ‘jerk bag’?