I am considering actually using this place as a conduit for my moving forward, love of cooking and book reviews.  I haven’t really done much of anything here in months and I think it’s high time to make some changes.  So, every Monday I will explore with you the shopping and cooking adventures of the weekend.  Wednesdays will be review days – mostly books perhaps other types of reviews.  Fridays will be a top up from the previous week and dog day details on the growing wonder of our puppy Bilbur (aka Bill buried the ax hole or other clever quips I come up with).

Over time you will notice that we will be changing the format of the site – it’s time for a ten-second tidy.  My very own Mandrea – aka Andrea, will be performing the updates.  Techie is not my middle name.  Also, a laptop has been generously donated by the Little Geeks Foundation, where I do some volunteer work, so’s I can get mah blog on ;o) … among other things.

Since today is Sunday, I will not be posting anything life changing or deeply introspective, just a lil ‘cheesy’ fun thought about what’s for dinner … Squash the Cheese!  Melt the Peas!  Beat those eggs and brew those teas!  RAH RAH SIS BOOM BAH!

ok not so clever…. 😀

Ya know, one of the reasons I don’t post as often is because I’m really not happy how it works. So I get frustrated changing it around and just leave it. Perhaps I am just never satisfied. That is possible.

So my favourite music site is Radio Paradise and I am constantly finding new bands that I fall in love with.  The latest is Adele.  Everything about Adele is magnificent and fantastic.  Especially this video.

*insert random boring text here*  What has been happening?  Well, let’s sum up the past six months in one paragraph or less.

My son starts high school and is doing well when my daughters best friend shoots himself in the head just after school starts.  She plummets into a depression as I start a new job that doesn’t pay me until November.  I find my biological father and my daughter downs a bottle of Tylenol.  At this point my son starts skipping school and doing drugs.  His grades drop 30 points.  Daughter gets out of hospital, thinks everything is all better and Christmas comes.  New Years goes, back to school, kids balanced?  Until son gets kicked out of group home because of belligerence, drug use and abuse.  Son comes home for a week to try to make things work, breaks down intentionally because he wants to live on his own at 14.  Moves to another group home, stays out all weekend then rushed to hospital with methamphetamine, amphetamines, cannabis and MDMA in his system.

But ya know, it doesn’t all seem so bad when I write it all out.  However listening to Elbow – The Fix is definitely helping.

word slut

I love words.  I have a few favourites…

vituperate – to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile. (like my son telling me to go suck myself off)

slubberdegulleon – n archaic – a slovenly or worthless person; villainous (Tom Robbins describing the CIA in Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates)

pejorative – having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force (the word ‘cunt’ comes to mind)


It was you who woke me this morning.  Your hand cupping my breast, slightly pinching my nipple.  My fingers clenching yours as you whispered “You’re not allowed to pinch back”.

For once, your warm body snuggled close to mine.  My fingers pinched back, waiting to hear your voice again.

Yes, it was you who woke me this morning.