Plagued By Dumbasses

November 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Kiddo!!

Filed under: Parenting Points — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 9:27 pm

Dear Pearl,

Today is your 1st birthday. Happy Birthday my sweet girl!

Wow! A whole year! The past year has been both the shortest and the longest year of my life. I am amazed at how much has changed in the past year. I am amazed at how much you have changed and how much you have changed me. I clearly remember the awe I felt a year ago today when I looked into those big eyes of yours and realized that I was a mother. There was and still is a part of me that is also terrified that I am a mother. I try every day to be the mother you deserve but there are some days I know I fail. There are some days I know I can be better but fatigue and frustration win out and we both suffer. But even on our worst days you can brighten the day with just one smile or one hug. Such power for such a small girl!

The past year has been filled with new experiences for both of us and it has been amazing to watch you discover the world and learn how to do new things. You are an amazing child with a sunny attitude (well most of the time – we won’t discuss the temper tantrums now but believe me – we will discuss them!) and a kind smile for everyone you meet. You are kind and sweet and spend a lot of your time giving me, Daddy, the doggie and all of your toys and books kisses. You are also stubborn and determined (yeah – I get it – just like Momma) which causes some conflict now but I try to remind myself that it will serve you well when you are older and life throws tough things at you.

Watching you become you has been the most rewarding and awe-inspiring experience of my life and I look forward to what you are going to teach me next.

Happy 1st Birthday kiddo. It has been a heck of a year!

Who loves Pearl? That’s right – Momma!!

August 2, 2011

Good-bye Condo

Filed under: Random Ramblings — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 9:47 pm

Today I say a final farewell to my condo. I bought my condo the day before I turned 27 (almost 10 years ago now – ack!) and spent many a night there in awe that I, a young lass from the sticks, owned my own place in the big city. It was a great home and I have so many great memories of the time I spent there. It has been rented now for the past 4 years but each time I have visited to meet with the tenants I was reminded of how much fun I had living there. And now it belongs to someone else. Selling was the right decision but there is a part of me that is a little sad that it is gone. I am enjoying my new home but I will miss my first home.

Good-bye condo – we had some great times together and I will always remember you fondly. I hope your new owner takes good care of you.

February 27, 2010

Just shut it already!

Filed under: Random Ramblings — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 12:39 pm

We may share your queen but we don’t share your opinions.

Hey British media – you claim that Canadians aren’t being polite enough when they are kicking ass at the Olympics.

Well I have only one thing to say…


February 13, 2010

Creative Licence Revoked!

Filed under: Random Ramblings — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 11:15 am
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At a baseball game? No problem. At a hockey game? Ok, sure. At a football game? Fine.

At the Olympics? Absolutely not!!!!

If you know me, you know I am a HUGE fan of the Olympics. And if you work with me you will know I am often late for work when events are on in the morning. So last night I excitedly tuned in to watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. I am not usually a fan of the opening ceremonies but as these games are in our native land I was excited to watch.

Unfortunately from the first note of the national anthem I knew I was not going to be pleased. If you want to come up with some cool creative things as part of the show go ahead but I think rewriting the melody of the national anthem is going too far. It was terrible! It barely even resembled the national anthem at many parts. What were they thinking???

When our athletes are standing at the top of the podium, I really hope the planning team for Vancouver 2010 has a copy of the proper national anthem. Come on people – it’s our fricking anthem – it shouldn’t be turned into a bad pop ballad!

October 19, 2009

How quickly a year passes

Filed under: Wedding Words — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 9:34 am

Yesterday was our one year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe that Jason and I have already been married for a whole year. It seems like only a couple of months ago I was gluing invitations together, making fudge and running around like a fool trying to get all the last minute things done. And now a whole year has passed. Wow!!

I won’t say that I’d like to relive the wedding planning so much, but I will admit I would happily relive the wedding day and the honeymoon. The two weeks we spent in Hawaii were FANTASTIC!!!!!

Happy Anniversary Jason!!

September 23, 2009

Is this really our future?

Filed under: Random Ramblings — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 9:35 am

4 teenage boys rape a woman in an apartment stairwell.

A 15 year old girl robs a bank.

These are just two of the disturbing news headlines I have seen in the past couple of days and I am scared. I am scared that this is our future. Where has the world gone wrong? Where are the parents? And really are adults any better? Who is teaching our children (and let’s be honest these are CHILDREN) right from wrong? And do some adults even know the difference themselves?

Is this really who we want to be? Is this really what we want our future to be? And even if we admit it is a problem, do we know the solution?

September 1, 2009

A sure sign fall is here

Filed under: Random Ramblings — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 11:25 am

This morning as I waited in line at Starbucks to pick up my morning non-fat latte I was surprised to see that the Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins are back. I was elated because I think these muffins are damn tasty but was honestly surprised that fall is already here. Where has the time gone??

I should have noticed the approach of fall as I am also fighting an urge to go by new office supplies which is another sure sign that fall has arrived. Oh how I miss the newness of that first day of school. The smell of new binders, fresh pens and pencils and the feeling of brand new clothes that have been waiting to be paraded out on that first day.

So let’s all raise our warm drinks to cool mornings and warm afternoons, coloured leaves and brisk breezes. Here’s to you Fall – welcome back!

Oh and Hello Blog – sorry I have been gone so long. I’ll try to explain my absence in an upcoming post.

October 8, 2008

But dogs aren’t sick

Filed under: Health Highlights,Random Ramblings — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 12:24 pm

I’ve been at home for the past two days trying to get rid of a nasty cold that I have picked up. (Jason gave it to me actually but he feels really bad that he did so I can’t be that mad.) My nose is turning a nice shade of red, my throat is nice and swollen and scratchy and I sound like a middle-aged man when I speak. Now, there is nothing wrong with middle-aged men but I am not one and don’t really like sounding like one.

It’s my last week of work and two weeks before I walk down the aisle and I am sick….very very sick! I better not lose my tastebuds on the weekend because it is pumpkin pie time and I intend to enjoy it!

So I was thinking….where does the saying “Sick as a dog” come from? Are dogs known for being sickly? I’ve seen Regal throw up and then start jumping around again like nothing happened so perhaps being as “sick as a dog” would be a good thing.

September 10, 2008

You know you are getting older when…

Filed under: Random Ramblings — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 3:31 pm

….you change radio stations.

For the longest time I have been a listener of CHUM FM and a little Mix 99.9. Lately I have noticed that the music on these stations (not to mention the banter) just bores me. So I have been spending more of my time on Jason’s side of the car pre-sets and listening to Classic Rock 107.1 and Jack FM. I think it is a definite sign of my increasing age when I no longer get the music of the kids of today.

….now I’m off to sit in my rocking chair on my front porch so I can keep an eye on those hooligan young’ins in the neighbourhood.

August 6, 2008

Welcome to my new home. Feel free to make yourself comfortable.

Filed under: Techy Tales — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 10:40 am
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Oh hello there, welcome to my new home. Please come in and have a look around and make yourself comfortable.

The time has come for me to stop mooching and find a new home for my blog. Taras has graciously hosted my blog for years but I have decided to finally take some time and move it to another host. The great part is that I moved it to WordPress so the UI is very familiar, I was able to import all my old posts (well you can do this for other blogs as well actually) and WordPress allows me to keep my URL without adding the (for a small fee of course).

So welcome to my new home. I realize I have been a little slack in my blogging responsibilities but I hope that my new location and layout will help get me back into it.

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