Sunday, 15 January 2012

RIP Wedding Bouquet

Yesterday was a sad day.

I was tidying up some toys and doing a bit of dusting in our living room and as I looked up at the top shelf of our book case, I admired my over-dusty, dried, cobwebbed wedding bouquet.

My sister had commented not that long ago that 'she was over it' and it is time to let it go but being the sentimental person that I am, I have had a hard time saying goodbye. As I looked up at my bouquet (which in actual fact, probably only looks pretty to me) I decided that it was in fact time to say goodbye.

It was dreadfully dusty, and covered in cobwebs. The whites were brown, the lace was yellow...kinda icky. But still, it was special. For 51/2 years that bouquet has graced my living room...in our first basement apartment, to our apartment in Waterloo, and now in our home in Elmira. But indeed, it is time to say goodbye.

So I called for my hubby to come upstairs and take a mini photo shoot of me holding my dead wedding bouquet! We did get a new fancy camera for Christmas...and hey...who doesn't love a fun photo shoot?! and...I just happened to be wearing white! Bouquet, I'd say you did really well!


Wedding bouquet...you will not be forgotten.
Rest in peace in the garbage can in the garage
(until garbage day on Thursday).

xoxo
Vent Machine

Thursday, 12 January 2012

A day in the life...


phew...sometimes it's hard to keep up with this little guy's mess.

A day in the life....


need I say more?

xoxo
Vent Machine

Saturday, 7 January 2012

I got new boots!



This post will only make sense if you read my previous post or...
it just might amuse you.
After several trips to the mall I now have new boots.
A little excited?! I think so.

xoxo
Vent Machine

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

I'm Dreaming of a Size 6 Foot


It's that time of year again. Time to hunt through my -way too full- hall closet and dig out my winter footwear!

I sift through my sandals, flip flops, clogs, jogging shoes, running shoes, heels, fashion boots, slip on shoes, slippers,.....whoa that's a lot of shoes!! (another vent for another day) And finally, voila! There they are!

I have a really nice pair of Merrell winter boots that I bought 4 years ago when I was walking to and from University every day. The problem is, they are short so I can't tuck my pants into them on those days when it's really snowy. And since I live in Canada, the great white north...I think that it's important for me to get some proper snow boots. So this year, I have endeavored to purchase a good pair of taller winter boots. I do have a really old pair in our garage...you know the kind with the rubber bottom and foam liner. I used to wear them tobogganing in high school and they're getting pretty old in age and sore on the eyes. They also require me lifting my foot 1-2 feet off the ground with every step I take. So, they just won't do.

And so, my new winter boot hunt has begun. Problem is, apparently a sz 9.5 or 10 is really hard to come by...especially in all of the boots that I am interested in. Of course, just my luck. It's not like I can keep heading off from store to store with a little one trucking along. Once the bottle and crackers to hold him over are gone...I'm lost of ideas and it's time to go home.

So today, I'm dedicating this vent post to all those women out there who like me, have larger feet. I wouldn't say that I have super huge feet...just not the perfect sz. 6 or 7 shoe that every store carries and always displays in the shelf! So with the crazy Christmas season coming to a close, I've written this variation of a familiar Christmas carol for everyone out there who sometimes gets a little 'ticked' when a store doesn't have their size....

I'm Dreaming of a Size 6 Foot
"I'm dreaming of a size 6 foot,
just like the ones on all the shelves.
where store clerks surprise me, and have sizes that fit me,
instead of 'sorry, no size 10.'

I'm dreaming of a size 6 foot,

cause every shoe looks nice that size.
May your shoes fit snugly, not tight,
And may all your shoe hunting be bright.

May your shoes fit snugly, not tight,
and all stores have shoes that fit you right!"


Happy, or not so happy Winter Boot hunting!
xoxo
Vent Machine