memories,  the anomaly that is me,  year in review

so, here’s that thing, right? the one everyone has been doing? so, yeah, here it is

Various friends have been doing this and I actually thought it was a neat idea. But I thought I might mix it up a little and not only post the first sentence of the first post of each month [I think that’s the rule, right?] but if something happened that month, I would list it as well. A LOT has happened to me this past year, so I figure, hey! why not?

January (79 posts) : it’s now January 1st here in Montreal.
[wow, I’m full of excitement, I can just see where this post is going!]

  • dogs got incredibly sick on a treat and threw up and crapped all over the apartment. Had to take them to the vet and have them rehydtrated.
  • turned 30 on January 23
  • had a week off from work

February (40 posts) : I would like them to stop.
[in reference to nightmares]

  • Jinx turned 1 on Febuary 28
  • applied for a new job at the end of February

March (20 posts) : Take me Out – Franz Ferdinand
[I am in awe of how thrilling I am… I need to start writing better posts on the first of the month!]

  • Annie turned 8 on March 7
  • Shawn turned 29 on March 15
  • after interviews and tests all month, found out I got the new job on March 24
  • March 27 our apartment burns down

April (27 posts) : Noone ever really talks about the aftermath of a tragedy.

  • started my new job on April 10
  • bought my purple guitar

May (26 posts) : Halooooooo, everybody!!!!
[a post written by Jinx himself]

  • Jinx was “tutored”

[wow, I’m dull]

June (26 posts) : First I thought, maybe I won’t post today because I don’t feel like it.

  • had my first mammogram (in preparation for the reduction surgery)
  • er…nothing else of note, really.

July (40 posts) : I appear to have randomly lost 6 lbs.
[and that’s BEFORE the surgery!]

  • first year wedding anniversary on July 2
  • breast reduction surgery on July 7
  • Chelsea moves back to BC on July 18
  • went to Just for Laughs Comedy Gala with Shawn

August (35 posts) : I have two She-Ra songs in my head.
[how’s that for random, eh?]

  • got a cute Tinker Bell hat from Cindy-Lou
  • got to see my cousin Sheryl who was in town for a wedding
  • Shawn was working 50 billion hours a week and I hardly ever saw him
  • allure of living with in-laws wearing off and QUICKLY

September (25 posts) : I really should have little notes that I carry around with me all the time.

  • found out through phone call from former neighbour that our landlord was planning on moving into OUR apartment
  • confirmed with rat bastard landlord that he changed the construction of the building and now we had nowhere to live
  • through various dealings with rental board and rat bastard landlord found out he gets away with it and we get nothing
  • ended up getting three months rent
  • had a weekend away with Shawn and went to Upper Canada Village
  • came back sick as dogs with possible Plague of Yore
  • Shawn still working 50 billion hours a week
  • very tired of father-in-law
  • VERY emotional month… more so than the fire.

October (20 posts) : 10AM and I’m here at the computer in my jammies, having just gotten out of bed moments ago.
[should I have posted the first line of the lyric in block quotes on this post? Meh, I’m just going with what I wrote]

  • aside from the drama and anxiety surrounding the apartment fight with rat-bastard landlord nothing much
  • we were SUPPOSED to move back to the apartment mid-October
  • found out insurance screwed us over too and were told we had to get all our things out of storage by the end of the month – when did I find this out? TWO DAYS before October 31 (we ended up making a deal and got the stuff in November)
  • started getting sicker since September, now it was starting to concern me

November (27 posts) : Why do people find it funny to automatically say “you’re pregnant!” whenever you’re not feeling well?
[That will teach them! Turns out it’s a mystery liver ailment, take that! stupid non-funny people!]

  • ended up in hospital after illness got worse and I was throwing up water for 4 days.
  • sent home and told “it’s a virus” only to find out almost 2.5 weeks later I have a “liver problem” and now must wait until Emergency Appointment on January 10, 2007 to find out more
  • finally had my first week of vacation since JANUARY and spent the week with Shawn
  • also picked up all our belongings from insurance warehouse and brought it back to in-laws to stay in their guest rooms on November 24
  • dentist appointment during week proves No Cavity Record still stands – 30 years, people!

December (27 posts…and counting) : It’s been a while since I have posted dog photos, or since I even took any for that matter.

  • work becomes so stressful that I seriously think about quitting after almost breaking down in Big Boss’ office
  • celebrated first Christmas ever without snow
  • got to see Marcel! (December 22)
  • got to see Jill! (December 26)
  • bought our new bed (to be delivered when we have a new home) and got free PURPLE sheets and a pink Serta sheep 🙂
  • realization that I am boring as all get out and need to write more exciting things in 2007!! 🙂


  • Stace

    I thought about you when hubby kissed me at midnight – and I hope that Karma turns your way and you get a lovely home with more perks than you dreamed of – and live happily to pay that schmuck back for taking your place.

  • Cat

    Monkeymonkeymonkey – I actually find you much more interesting that I! It could just be that you write better about things though 😛

    Stace – thank you. If we’re lucky maybe we’ll find a place with a plethora of goats! 🙂