Listy Friday

– I quite enjoy opening up WordPress and seeing what bizarre search terms that have brought people to my blog.  Some resent search terms include: “peeing during labor,” “full grown malamute dogs,” “roast chicken slow cooker low food poisoning,”and “postpartum didn’t know i was urinating.” Good to know that I’m the go-to blog for urination.

– Have I posted a side-by-side of how much my feet have changed in size since giving birth? The photo on the left was taken when I was about 38 weeks pregnant. The photo on the right was taken about 2 weeks post-partum. It’s amazing to me to see the difference! You’d never think those feet belong to the same person.

– On Saturday, Kyle discovered that a pack rat has been living in our shed. It was a ballsy little bugger, staring right at us and not really bothering to run away. We put Campbell’s terrier capabilities to the test and tried to get him to hunt it, but he was just curious more than anything. So, unfortunately, we had to go buy a trap to kill the little bugger. Yeah – We kill rodents. They carry disease, they make a mess of things … so yeah. Sorry animal lovers. Here’s a photo I managed to take of him before we set the trap (obviously). He’s cute, but YUCK. We did end up catching him yesterday.

– I’m so not a fan of the Summer Olympics, but since there’s nothing else on TV because of them, I’m stuck watching them. (Woes of Maternity Leave!) I don’t know if I can pick a favourite event though. Maybe gymnastics or diving? The way they manage to flip their bodies around without breaking their necks amazes me.

– Tomorrow Isla is going on her first road trip! Well, we’re only going an hour out of town to visit my grandpa, but still – it will be her first out of town venture! I’m excited for it, and so glad that my mom is coming as well. I have a feeling I’m going to pack way to much stuff to bring just for a few hours, but better too much than not enough, right? Right!

– Campbell has been eating citronella candles and his farts smell HORRID. Seriously. I don’t know what is wrong with this dog, but he’ll eat anything, I swear. He’s such a turd, but when he gives me the pouty eyes I just melt every time.

– I’m now a part of KamBlogs, which features local bloggers. I’m pretty stoked to be a part of it. It doesn’t hurt that my work organizes it either ;)

– I am getting really good at typing with one hand, thanks to Isla and her constant desire to be snuggled to sleep and my refusal to just let her cry. I’m a sucker, what can I say?

– I was asked to be a part of a new parenting series that will be appearing on one of our local TV stations! It’s all about trends in parenting and I’m being featured in a segment about being a mom and blogger. We shot everything yesterday and it will be airing sometime in the fall. Isla’s going to be a TV star and she won’t even know it, lol. Even Daphne had a close-up :) I’m so glad that it wasn’t live, because my last experience with being on TV was and it was horribly awkward.

Happy Friday!

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  1. I used to have pet rats when I lived in NB (rats are illegal in Alberta so I had to leave them with my parents when I moved west!) – they were my babies and I loved them (I carried them around in my hoodie pouch!) but looking at pictures of “wild rats” just gives me the willies. I wouldn’t be able to sleep knowing that creature was on the loose! I’m glad you caught him :)

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