Friday, November 26, 2010


I purchased Mr. Penguin's 30th birthday gift.  He is one lucky man - well obviously as he has moi, but now he's REALLY lucky.  I cannot wait.

It's also my Mom's birthday, my best friend's birthday, Xmas and the holidays.  Decembers are always crazy, but I love them!  I love the family moments and searching for personal gifts for everyone.  I love that people think about one another during this time of year too. 

We have a tradition in the Penguin household of taking the girls food shopping for donations to the Food Bank.  They get to help out and pick some of the food and also learn about charity and helping those in need.  As Monkey is 5 this year, I am also choosing a child's name off of the Xmas tree at the mall who is in need of clothing.  It will be a good thing for her to understand and also pick out some cute clothes for someone else.

Happy Holidays folks!  Remember to hug someone close, call someone you haven't heard from in a while and donate - whether food, clothes, time, money or whatever.  'Tis the season for love!!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's unfolding...

Guess what?!  My ex went for my idea.  Yeah, who knew I had that kind of power of negotiation?!  I should be a lawyer in my next lifetime.

I don't have much I can share.  As this is a public blog I have to keep it to myself until all affected parties have been notified personally.  But it is good stuff!  And it is definitely lining up with my happiness project.  I feel happier and more relaxed already.  Considering how much I've been doing recently, 'relaxed' is an interesting term.  But I'm more focused and I truly feel this is a great change.


Friday, November 5, 2010


There are so many things going on in my head/life right now. 

Monkey is in school and dealing with all the ups and downs of her first year in kindergarten - I never realized how much of a relaxed mother I am until she started...some mothers need to uncork it a bit!  Baby is now walking and into everything - especially things she's not supposed to be in or things that will annoy her sister.  Mr. Penguin is back in university and trying to maintain his A+ average (I am SO proud of him!!) and working long hours into the night on his contract jobs on top of it all.  And me?  I am dealing with issues at work and making plans on the side.

I just wish my plans didn't hinge on my ex.

Seriously?!  You'd think after a divorce that someone wouldn't have that kind of power over you anymore.  But when it comes to children involved - and especially MY child - there is always a link.  So now I wait.  Does he want to help ME?  Hell no.  Is it better for Monkey?  I think so.  Will he go for it?  Meh...50/50 at this point.

That's all I have to think about.  How my job is killing me inside, how I want so much for my ex to be reasonable, how I miss my husband as he works his butt off, how I need to finish the laundry and keep decluttering...What?!  Xmas is coming?  Damn...I have things to get!  And cards to mail and, and, and...!!

And I may be getting sick (again) as my glands are a little swollen, most likely due to my work/ex stress.

It's 9pm here...goodnight!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I present to you the new layout!  What do you think?  Do you like it?  Do you have suggestions for future improvements?

I am so thrilled!  Thank you again Jessica for designing it and making all of my changes, it's great!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Changes in the air!

The blog is getting a little bit of a's looking so good!  I'll have the new version up shortly.
All design is courtesy of Jessica <--- check her out! she does great, fresh work.  ;)