Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Wednesday Already!?!? (and ways to TOTALLY annoy your husband)

Where on earth did the week go? I just noticed that my last post was on Saturday and today's Wednesday already!?!

My grandma's here visiting and we've got a Japanese boy here for another two weeks. My cousin, Super Boy is here until Sunday and more family will be coming up from Montreal tomorrow. Between getting the house ready for our guests, getting things organized for the next batch of students, trying to figure out what I'm going to cook for Mother's Day (I'm hosting supper at our house on Sunday), running errands around the Island and Stinky-nola for my mother and grandmother...I seem to have lost track of time and what day it is! In case you were wondering what Stinky-nola is, that's what Hubby used to call Espanola when he was a kid. If you've ever gone through Espanola, you'll know why!

I took J-Boy on a tour around the Island. We went to the Manitoulin Soap Factory, Little Current, M'Chigeeng, Kagawong, the Bridal Veil Falls, Gore Bay, Spring Bay (to see the windmills), Mindemoya and returned home for supper. He's gone hiking up the Cup and Saucer trails and if it hadn't rained today, I was going to take him to the beach.
J-Boy is a total city boy and this is the first time in his life that he's ever been exposed to this type of lifestyle. His English has improved immensely, and he seems to be embracing everything we introduce him to. He really likes riding the ATV, splitting firewood, going fishing, going hiking...and last night was his first time camping. He also remarked that he has never seen so many stars in his life. He said that the night sky was impressive.

While in Espanola the other day, I decided to pamper myself. I don't normally go out and buy things that I don't really need, but I couldn't resist this:
I've always wanted an elliptical machine! When I was teaching in Toronto, I used to go to a gym and my favourite thing there (apart from the classes) were the ellipticals.

I realize this is a really boring post, so I'll leave you with these beauties:

Ways to TOTALLY annoy your husband

1. On a whim, decide to totally change the look of the house. Tell hubby that you only want to make the home a better place to live in.

2. Ask husband to help you move ALL the big, heavy furniture. Yes, every single big and heavy piece of furniture in the house!

3. Tell hubby you don't want to get in his way, so he might as well do it without you. Assure him that you don't want to be an inconvenience.

4. Forget to cook his meals because you've gotten engrossed in your work. You've immersed yourself in work and have totally forgotten to cook. You figure it's the first time you haven't had all his meals ready, so it's no biggie!

5. Purchase new curtains and curtain rod holders. Politely ask hubby to put them up for you...first thing in the morning. Ask in your sweetest voice. Remember, he has just woken up and hasn't had his breakfast yet. Be sweet.

6. Come home late from Espanola excursion and show hubby your new toy. Get hubby to assemble new elliptical machine...even though the clock says it's midnight already.

7. Get really excited about new elliptical machine and test it out until 1 AM.

8. Remember that horrible bug you caught? The terrible cough that has been with you for well over a month? Share that with hubby. Poor hubby was coughing up a storm the other night...and now you seem to have started to recover.


Don Mills Diva said...

This brought back memories of the summer we hosted a Japanese exchange student. I was 18 and quite the party animal - he had the time of his life!

Ellie said...

Ohhhh, Espanola, what a horrible, stinky place!! Well, it might be really wonderful if not for the paper mill!! Would you believe my mom and dad spent part of their honeymoon CAMPING by a railway track, just downwind from the mill in Espanola? Ewwww... wow, how romantic!! Well, I suppose it was memorable!

Boy do you sound like me. Mike gets so mad as I am always changing stuff around. It drives him crazy!

But the way I see it, if I have to put up with watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and listen to him whine every time they lose, then he can tolerate me changing stuff around and asking him to set things up for me!!

I hope your dh feels better soon, don't forget the vick's on his feet, that will just be icing on the cake!!

I hope we can get together one day, but it scares me to think about what our husbands would get into trouble doing...

Ellie xoxox

Uncivil said...

Now I know why I'm divorced and lovin' it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeanna said...

I've got some windmill pics that look a lot like that from my little day trip.

Jeanna said...

Cuz you're a male republican dog?

C said...

Don Mills Diva:
Wow! I bet that Japanese exchange student that stayed with you and your family had a blast! Oh, I can picture it now! LOL!

I promise a real e-mail will be sent to you ASAP! LOL! I've been meaning to send you a letter of substance...but haven't gotten around to it :) So happy to hear your family's good news :)

I hope you guys will be able to return to the Island again sometime for a visit. I can only imagine what Mike and my hubby will get up to! I just hope it doesn't entail watching a Leafs game!!! LOL!

Talk soon, Ellie! XOXO

C said...

Hahaha! Oh, you are so funny, Jimbo! I'm not really that bad! I'm not really that demanding. Seriously! LOL! BTW, I'm really surprised Hubby hasn't commented yet!

Oh, neat! From looking at a bunch of Ms. Mamma's photos, the Island and Wisconsin share a lot of similarities. Some of the barn photos, the landscape photos, beach photos almost look like they were taken on the Island. Funny.

Hahaha! Cuz you're a male republican dog? That was hilarious. Jeanna, you totally crack me up!

ZJ said...

Hi Chrissy! Good luck on the Mother's day supper that you are hosting. I am sure you will do a great job!!

Uncivil said...

I'm gonna have to make a trip to Wisconsin to straighten Jeannas hair out with some John Edwards hair gel!!!!!!LOL!!!!!

Jeanna said...

Thanks for the heads up, C.
Good luck with that one, GOP dog. It's been ironed, subjected to jumbo curlers, and threatened daily until I gave up and cut it off.
Used to lose entire Slo Pokes in my hair as a kid.

louann said...

C!!! You have an elliptical!?? I have come to love that contraption ever since I started gym.

Oh green with envy!!

Calfkeeper said...

Believe it or not I have yet to rearrange anything since we got married almost 4 years ago.

You are my inspiration. I will start on it soon.


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