linden_jay: (Frog and Monkey)
Why? Because this is my wee frog, who is still supposed to be a tiny baby and not growing up and getting ready for y'know, his own car, and university, and dating, and whatever, but here he is, at ten months, sixteen days, and he's standing, all by himself.

*does [ profile] iharthdarth BREATHE*

I'm not ready! Where did my tiny wee alien who left the hospital at under five pounds go?

And you know, his sister's not far behind him. Look!

I think I really do need to go lie down. Or have a drink. Or a cry. My babies are growing up!

*awesome Hollywood t-shirt from [ profile] sabrinagb

**awesome monkey dress from [ profile] ashinae

A few more GIANT ALIEN pictures behind the cut... )
linden_jay: (Canadian Money)
Anyone want to guess what I've been watching? I know, I'm Canadian and this is the first time I'm actually watching Due South, which I think [ profile] apetslife has been trying to pimp me into for even longer than the Fast and Furious franchise. I'm about halfway into my second disc, in the middle of an episode where there is a baby and a baby faced Mark Ruffalo, and this episode is making me SAD. Because however it ends up, it's going to be sad in some way and I don't ever like adoption storylines because it just... something always feels sad about the whole thing, whichever way the adoption goes. Which I suppose is realistic. I just don't have to like it. SAD.

But. Still. I have questions. Questions which the Due South people will have to answer for me, as I am, of course, very late coming to this party.

Fetish mounties? In 1994? )

In unrelated to that news, the babies are both disgustingly sick. Frog's worse than Monkey right now, with the head cold to beat all head colds, combined with a truly disgusting cough. I'm still not even going to get into the colours of what's coming out of their noses, except gross. I've had a humidifier going in the nursery around the clock, to the point that I hear white noise every time I close my eyes. I've clearly watched too much SPN because it's freaking me out. Still. Poor wee ones.

So if you don't see me right now, it's because I'm packing around wee aliens who are doing their best to wipe every yucky thing coming out of their noses and mouths on every shirt I own. Pray for me.
linden_jay: (Jay tree)
The icon I'm using is the view of the lake, and the tree my parents named for me when I was born, out at their property. Right now, due to a forest fire that keeps getting out of control (and I'm never comforted by being told that a fire is under control, because one gust of wind and they whip right up again), my parents are about to go on evacuation alert. This is one of three fires in the immediate area around where I live... houses are being destroyed, some people have been ordered out of their houses with only two minutes before they had to be in their cars and driving (fast) away.

Getting a call from your mother to ask what irreplaceable things of yours are still at their house that you want them to pack up is one way to wake up, long night of taking care of babies or not.

Off I go!

Jul. 9th, 2009 09:52 am
linden_jay: (Firefly- Chain of Command)
I'm off to Vancouver Island for my baby sister's wedding. If it were anything else, would I be making a nine hour trip (which I'm spreading over two days) to attend a function with about 150, with two not-quite-two-month-old-babies? Um, NUH. But I love my sister, and I'm incredibly happy for her, so off I go, off I go.

I haven't slept in two days, Thing Two screamed for most of last evening to the point where my ears are still ringing, and the AH still has to finish a slide show/power point by Saturday afternoon.

Wish us luck surviving. Seriously.

Don't burn down the internets while I'm gone!

Love Jay.
linden_jay: (Amidala- Heroine addict)
My current favourite thing? Maternity underwear. Oh. My. God. Seriously, I will never take underwear for granted again, particularly underwear that fits properly. But this is the total danger with all things maternity wear. As soon as you switch over? You totally can't go back. It doesn't work that way.

Once you've worn the maternity pants, with the stretchy tummy, there's no effing way you're gonna shove yourself back into your regular person pants and attempt to keep them on with a rubber band running between the button and button hole. Can't be done. Also, once you discover that shirts no longer have to ride up halfway over top of your stomach because maternity shirts come longer? Half of your wardrobe becomes totally unusable. Comfort, baby. It's all about comfort.

Also, I really need to get a pair of slip on shoes, because I am predicting a day coming very soon to a Jay near you where bending over and tying my sneakers? Just not gonna happen.

In other news, I have been grounded from work, which I kind of saw coming. I will never, ever take it for granted that I live in Canada again, for serious. I'll be on short term disability until I have the babies, then I'll get EI (unemployment insurance, but we now call it employment insurance, because it's more empowering, I think), which is how we do maternity leave, for a year after the babies are born.

And thank god for the short term disability, because I was completely not able to work any longer. The babies are doing fine--great, actually, knock on wood--but I was an exhausted, in pain, falling apart mess. Now I actually get to rest, breathe, spend some part of the day not in pain, and try and keep up with the food intake requirements that the nutritionist has laid on me. I think she thinks I'm a linebacker, just judging by how much protein she thinks I should be ingesting in a day. But fair enough, since I'm one of those rare, sick bastards who actually is losing weight while pregnant. I lose much more, and she's gonna start chasing me with Boost again. ACK! Save me!
linden_jay: (Equilibrium-embrace freedom)
Gay Marriage - pros and cons from an alternative lifestyle supportive straight person. Discuss. *makes hand wavy gesture*

Okay. I have owed [ profile] darknight999 this rant for... lord. I don't even know how long. Long before she asked me for it. But this is one of those subjects where my thoughts tangle around themselves, and I worry that I won't be able to get my words to cooperate properly. But because I love [ profile] darknight999, and because I've promised for a long time, I'm gonna try.

There's more than one issue at play here to start with. )
linden_jay: (Tartan Tart)
To all Canadians on my flist, and everyone else who just thinks we're shiny, a very happy Canada Day to you all!

I'm out at my parents place on the lake for the weekend, and if there's a place more typically Canadian (western Canadian anyway), it's out here. I'll post a picspam once I'm back to my regular computer, but I'm out in the middle of the woods, in a house that's about 10 metres (30 feet or so) from the lake. There are mountains on every side, pine and fir trees all over the place, and before I went to sleep last night, I got to sit out on the screened porch and watch the nearly full moon rise, bright yellow, spilling a moonpath across the lake that was so bright you'd really think that if you got running fast enough, it would hold you up. Not bad, that.

I love my home. I love my country. Happy Canada Day.

Snow day

Dec. 8th, 2006 05:44 pm
linden_jay: (Canadian Money)
Snow day doesn't even begin to cover it, really--this is INSANE. Two days ago, we didn't have any snow at all--nothing. Now we're buried in over 50 centimetres of it (that's about 20 inches for those of you playing along from those imperial measurement countries).

I've got pictures that I'm going to upload later, but it's just plain mental--all the schools are shut down, (and they NEVER do that here) university exams are canceled, the buses aren't running, taxis are designated as emergency service only... I'm about to start checking the cupboards for canned goods and candles and like... I don't know what else--I'll have to go read Little House on the Prairie or something.

So far--this is my favorite quote from the (online, 'cause paper delivery didn't happen) newspaper:

The fire department is asking people to clear off the tops of fire hydrants if they know where they are located.

I'm never going to be able to bitch when people start making the jokes about Canada being buried in snow and ice ever again.

ETA: A weather satellite picture of the giant snowstorm that got stuck right over our heads last night...
linden_jay: (Canadian Money)
All right- this is the once and for all definitive explanation on how Canadians make iced tea. Forget all that nonsense with putting things out in the sun and tea bags and boiling water and sugar and all that nonsense- THIS is iced tea- in steps, with pictures:

This is how we do things up North, y'all. Okay, we don't say y'all, but I like it... )

A bonus for those of you who don't actually know what Smarties are... )
linden_jay: (Tartan Tart)


The only way to effect change is to make your voice heard. Make the time today.

linden_jay: (darknight999- Spike- rebel/idiot)
Same-sex marriage is about to become legal in Canada.

Not someday, not in the future, now. Right now. Within the next several days.

During the previous election, this issue came up often, including during the debates. And it was the candidate who opposed same-sex marriage that was slammed again and again by his opponents for his views.

I'm sure that most people who read my journal don't have much knowledge about how the Canadian Parlimentary system works. I can't claim to understand it myself to be honest, which is one of the thousands of reasons I need the AH around.

They're about to go for summer break. There was danger that due to stalling tactics [yeah, my opinion, but still] the Conservative Party was going to be successful in putting this vote off until they came back into session in the fall.

They voted to stay in session. To put off going home to their families and staying to complete the job they started.

The part I really love? )

The Conservative Party isn't going to be able to stop it. The USA isn't going to be able to stop it. And the religious bigots who've been protesting it aren't going to be able to stop it. Same-sex marriage is coming to a Canada near you.


[quote taken from this article, other information taken from here.]
linden_jay: (Lots42- Dear Lord Make it stop)
It's snowing. A lot. A really lot.

Did no one tell this fucking province that it's fucking spring now? I mean- it's March 23, it's officially spring, I want flowers and leaves on trees and grass and dirt and not having to wear a coat and I want it NOW!

Is that so much to ask? I know this is Canada and we're supposed to be the frozen north and all that, but for the love of sweet fancy moses, it's almost APRIL!

*goes completely incoherant, cranks space heater, starts researching plane tickets to Arizona, Georgia, and/or Tasmania cos fuck THIS shit!*
linden_jay: (Guy attitude)
Okay, no one who reads my journal is going to get this, because none of you are Canadian, but I'm posting it anyway! And just FYI - No one I know is actually proud to claim Celine Dion... just so ya know.

You know you're Canadian when... )

Okay, and I know I'm not living there anymore, (have moved from BC to Ontario) but I had to post the one about being from British Columbia too... even if I'm the only one who thinks it's funny!

You know you're from British Columbia when... )


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