Holiday with the Homuth’s

Snow snow snow, there’s snow everywhere!!

To start off this great family time I had a snow fight with James and he lost, *smiles* He kept threatning to throw me into the snow bank, yeah right, never happened. He’s just a sore loser, ha!

My first Christmas with James and family and I heard this quite often, “James, that’s it you have to get rid of her.”

*csmiles* That was dad everytime he found out that once again I like something that he does, deviled eggs, corn, bacon and lets not forget his leather jacket that I said I’m going to run off with. I mean how can I not feel loved after all that, eh?

If that wasn’t bad enough dad said I must go back South when he heard that I stopped celebrating Christmas.

*sniffs* What’s a girl to do?

*chuckles* Christmas Eve Kevin stayed over with his dog Dexter and slept down in the basement. he was sleeping quite peacefully down there on Christmas morning, that is until everyone started waking up.

We did the usual routine feed and let the dogs out to run around in the snow and burn off some energy and then come back in and tear the house apart, lol.

Well, at some point Noah went downstairs to investigate which is where Kevin was sleping remember.

Hey Kevin, did we forget to tell you that sleeping is not allowed around Noah? *smiles*

Noah nicely wakes up Kevin by plopping his big head on top of him. “happy morning Kevin!”

I got to meet more of the family that I missed last time we were here since I was sick then, and guess what? i wasn’t even nervous this time. Funny thing is, James forgot that he actually didn’t introduce me to one of his aunts and uncles before, tsk tsk, *smiles* I think he’s getting old and forgetful. Should stop all that drinking.

Whew, never been around so much cigarette smoke though in my life. My poor head.

We all had to pile into the car to go on these visits, and damn I’m glad to say for once that it’s a good thing I’m tiny. Kevin, James and I had to squeesh into the backseat and it definitely was a tight fit, *smiles* But, but that wasn’t the worse part. No no, dad had to go and let out the smelliest fart right as he got into the car. *gags* Whew, that smell stayed in for at least 5 minutes. Where’s the gas mask, the air freshener!

I think dad’s is even worse than Kahlan’s grandpa’s, whew!

Now for the gifts. I was still a bit uncomfortable since I don’t know the family that well and didn’t get anyone anything, but also my first Christmas thing so yeah. But I know for next year, ha!

Anyways, I got a very beautiful bracelet from James that just like the necklace I won’t take off unless I have too. A jewlery box that I absolutely love and can stick a picture in. As soon as I find Kahlan’s picture I’m going to put it there, some house shoes that looked very warm, but sadly need to get a bigger size and James and I got a Starbucks gift card, yay! That was a good thing since the money on my card just ran out, ha.

Now this trip is coming to an end. We are off for home tomorrow, but the best thing of all is we get to sign and view our dream house, *jumps for joy*

This has been the best holiday ever. I love you James and the rest of the Homuth family!

Cat

Oo, time for a snow fight?

Well, this morning got to throw and kick snow around at Noah and Lacey and they both had a super time. Later this afternoon we’re going to let them both run around the backyard and play until they hopefully fall over.

Lacey even got to play with Missy outside for a bit in the snow. She listened to James very well and came when he called her. That’s awesome! Hopefully things will go well when we try this later.

But, but I must have my chance at throwing snow at James

The cold and I don’t get along that well, but I can’t pass up this opportunity. It’s a chance in a lifetime!

Cat

Petawawa for the holiday

Let the holiday begin!

James and I made it to Petawawa today to spend the holiday with the family. What will this be like for me?

Well, it will definitely be different. It’s not my family, but I now consider them my family even though I haven’t known them long. That’s a good thing right? Hmm, well, they consider me part of the family so I guess it is. Definitely a bit nervous since I don’t know if I’ll be seeing other members of the family that I don’t know yet. *hides under the bed*

But hey, mom remembered that I love pears and she had some here for me this time. That definitely made me smile and was unexpected. Now will there be ham as well? I surely hope so, turkey, bleh!

Jim is suppose to come home tomorrow and that will be good. Haven’t seen him since Thanksgiving the last time we wre here.

Hmm, I see and talk to mom more so not sure If Jim would be ok with me calling him dad or not. *ponders* I call him that to James, but not to him yet like I do with mom, Betty. *confused, nervous* Ah well on with the fun.

Now to figure out how to lock James out of the house so that I get all the pumpkin pie and he gets none, ha!

Whatever your faith please have a safe and happy holiday.

Cat

Snow snow snow!

OMG, someone turn off that darn AC and tell the snow it’s not suppose to be here yet. It needs to come for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and then go away, right? Right.

James and I went to Walmart today because if the weather is correct we’re suppose to be getting a whole lot of horrible freezing white stuff and I didn’t have the right type of shoes or gloves. I knew for sure that Walmart would have gloves, but the boots I was pretty worried about. Got lucky there too.

Since i sadly have to go out to a doctors appointment I’ll get to see how well they are. *brrrr*

now if I could find a really good winter coat I’ll be almost set for this horrible winter thing again.

Why did I move to where it’s super cold again?

Cat

So uncomfortable, but stuck in situation

I’m not sure what’s worse wanting something so bad that it drives you nuts, or wanting something bad enough but may not get it.

I’m no longer comfortable with the building I’m living in for extremely personal reasons. There’s also this really awesome place that I wish we could move to like last month, but we need a co-signer. Sadly those aren’t easy to come by.

Knowing that there’s a much better place out there and the fact that it’s just out of reach due to needing a co-signer makes it even difficult to stay here.

Trying to explain to people that no matter how big this complex is that doesn’t mean I won’t run into the person that’s causing me the discomfort. In fact, I see them more than I like and it just makes it so I never want to leave the apartment.

Ugh, I need something to seriously keep my mind busy or something if a co-signer can’t be found or falls through or something and we have to stay here. Maybe this first step of writing down partly what’s going on will help me.

*sniffs*

Maybe not!

Cat

Phone call more important than passenger safety?

Some Blueline taxi drivers need to go back to class on passenger safety if there is such a thing. Especially when driving passengers with some form of disability.

Early this morning I had a huge craving for nachoes and cheese sticks and just had to go to Denny’s So off James and I went.

We went through our usual song and dance, waiting downstairs, blind passenger, let driver know blah blah. All went well with that part, driver was a good boy.

Sadly though when we got to Denny’s he either received or decided to make a phone call. This very important phone call made him lose his mind and forget about his blind passengers safety, because guess where he dropped us off?

*looks around confused*

In the middle of the parking lot of Denny’s and drove off! Didn’t ask if we needed help or anything. He just went on with his conversation, very loud too I must say, took our payment and poof, off he went.

Luckily for us a waitress was watching and came outside to help us. Yes, we would have eventually found the sidewalk, but that was completely stupid on the drivers part.

This Blueline Taxi driver this morning made their company look very very bad.

Where was that effective and professional service?

Cat

Know any good books?

I love reading and always on the look out for great books to read. I read everything from childrens books to westerns.

I even read non-fiction books like Ann Rule. In fact, she’s one of my favourites.

So if anyone out there has great books that you’ve read or might be reading soon please post them here. Hell even if you know of books that were absolutely horrible in your opinion post that too.

Don’t be a stranger and send up your book reviews.

Cat

Nerves strike again

Well, those darn nerves are striking again can you believe that?

I’ve been with James for 5 months now and it’s been awesome. We hit it off from day one much to both of our shock, *smiles*

Even though I’ve already met some of his family and spent time out at as I call them now too, mum and dads I still get nervous thinking of meeting more family members that I don’t know yet. Like this holiday I’ll be spending it with him and who knows who else out in Pedawawa.

They’ll probably have things for me and I don’t have anything for them in return. Not so sure I’m comfortable with this. James of course would tell me not to worry, ha, fat chance of that.

Ah well, nerves and all I’m so lucky forward to this holiday with someone that makes me very happy and having loads of pumpkin pie? *nudge nudge mum*

Cat

Algonquin’s CSD department falls flat

They didn’t like it when I kept getting after them for what they were screwing up as far as my supplies needed for my program, so here’s one even better.

Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at Algonquin College is suppose to be there to help students that have a disability be successful in school, right? Well, how is it that they can’t even get one, count it one course prepared for a student in a timely matter?

In September James made CSD aware that he would be going through academic upgrading for math and wanted to know how much time they would need for getting things adapted for him so that he could start. Well, they first told him that he’d have to do the test first to see where he’d place and they could go from there. Great, super, not a problem. Lets get the ball rolling.

Ok, so test was taken and got all the information that was needed and James was suppose to start in October, but um wait, what happened? Who dropped the ball?

Hey CSD where did you go? It’s now December did they forget about that math course and James? Why not go over to the geeks house and see if he has something to say about this issue. Although he’s lazy and probably doesn’t, ha!

Cat