Wednesday, November 5, 2008

On my mind…

Well! It’s been a bit of a while since my last JoeGirl post. I’ve been spending most of my days with Miss Marley. She is coming along nicely, especially with me. Still apprehensive with Andrew, but is becoming more and more intrigued with the boys. Time will bring positive improvements, I’m sure.

Thought I’d give you a rundown of what’s on my mind this morning, as I am lacking in substantial material, but wanted to give you something to chew on.

November 4, 2008. The day the world changed. Despite being Canadian, and having no impact whatsoever on yesterday’s election in the USA, I found myself uncharacteristically invested in the campaign for the last several months. Yesterday it all came to an end—or rather a new beginning—as we watched Barack Obama, the first African-American President-Elect, inspire the world with his promise for change. If I could have voted once, or a hundred million times for this man, I would have in a heartbeat. My congratulations go out to the United States of America for making the right choice.

Frizz. Gawd, this hair. It’s getting long, and that’s great. But as I type, my hair is freshly shampooed and conditioned and has been let to air dry. Can you say puff ball? Until my pregnancy with Jake, my hair has always been poker straight. Since his birth, these locks have developed a mild wave which in turn lends itself nicely to the frizzies. If I run my flat iron through it, or my Conair curling air brush thingy, my hair becomes more bearable, but as is often heard from busy Moms, “Who has time for that?”

Crock Pot. Today I hauled out the slow cooker and am preparing, for only the second time ever, one of the first meals I cooked for my parents—Beef Stroganoff. I think I was about 11 years old the first—and last—time I prepared it. Not sure where I found the recipe, maybe from my 4H cooking group, or one of my children’s cook books, but the taste stuck with me all these years and for some reason I have been craving it. If it turn out, I’ll post the recipe later.

Mac. Finally, I have ordered a new computer. It has been TEN long, grueling years since my last new Mac. Thanks to a fantastic contract I earned this past summer, and repeat contracts from the same client, I have splurged {somewhat} and purchased a sexy, sleek iMac. Should arrive tomorrow. Yeehaw!

Ellen. It’s 10:25am now, which means I am 25 minutes late to catch the start of Ellen. Gawd, she is funny. Gotta go… See ya!


  1. Glad you are back. I missed you... looks like you have had a ton of fun things on your mind lately.

  2. Nice to see you! Am anxious to see your recipe. I too am sitting here with puffy/frizzy hair. I recently purchased a new iMac too. Sounds like all is well with Joe Girl! Yeehaw (cute).

  3. Good to see you back!

    About the frizz ... trust me. Chemical straightening. I'm yearning to do it again! There are two types, the cheap one (runs around 100 bucks here) and the expensive one (runs around 400 here). Do the cheap one. It's easy on your hair, super gentle as in you can dye your hair later that week. It made my wavy/frizzy/gawdawful hair tame for months. I had to do NOTHING with my hair - just wash, condition, towel off and comb. Ta-dah!

  4. What LOVE! Thanks, Ladies for your comments. Adore you all ;)

  5. Oh no - sorry about the frizz, that is not so fun. Ponytails help though!!

    Enjoy your new mac, you lucky girl :-)

    I'm in love with my slow cooker lately, it's the only way I can cook I find.

    And am VERY envious you get to watch Ellen . . . the last time I saw daytime television was when Pete was a wee little baby. Now I have to have it on Treehouse or OFF!