Sunday, January 21, 2018

Christmas rewind...

Matt is watching football, so I'm typing in the dark. This winter has been burry cold. For Christmas, Matt got a mug that says Best Husband Ever. He really is the best. I'm going to talk about Christmas, because it was exciting.

Christmas came and went quickly.  I enjoyed church on Christmas Eve. It was nostalgic. My favourite part was when Matt farted. I got to hold Josie, which was nice. She's squirmy. The Freemans came on Boxing Day. Matt's mom was thinking like me because we both bought Christmas crackers. We watched Christmas movies starting in November. I miss them.

We haven't really been far since Christmas. In all honesty, we've turned into hermits who watch TV and order things off Amazon. I never thought this is who I'd become. Life can surprise us in the best way.

I'm getting fatter as I'm still eating Christmas treats....ugh....Ah well, this will pass. It usually does.





St. Paul's Anglican church

- OTL

Friday, January 05, 2018

Happy 2018!

It was too cold to do much, so we brought in 2018 with chili, Asian horderves, tea, and each other. 2017 was a mixed year. I learned that people can be horribly unprofessional, nothing in life is ever guaranteed, and that sometimes we just need to say, "Screw you"...in our heads.  

I saw this and liked it:



Friday, December 22, 2017

Stuck....

Christmas is almost here. I'm sitting in the sunroom kind of stuck because Matt's headphones are wrapped around my feet. Oh, to be disabled.  At least I have a way to entertain myself.....

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- OTL 

Monday, October 02, 2017

A Letter To My Daughter by Toni Hammer ...

To my daughter,
Don't apologize when someone else bumps into you.
Don't say "sorry to be such a pain." You're not a pain. You're a person with thoughts and feelings who deserves respect.
Don't make up reasons as to why you can't go out with a guy you don't wanna go out with. You don't owe anyone an explanation. A simple "no thanks" should be acceptable.
Don't overthink what you eat in front of people. If you're hungry, eat, and eat what you want. If you want pizza, don't get a salad just because other people are around. Order the damn pizza.
Don't keep your hair long to make someone else happy.
Don't wear a dress if you don't want to.
Don't stay home because you don't have anyone to go out with. Take yourself out. Have experiences by yourself and for yourself.
Don't hold back your tears. Crying means you're feeling something that needs to get out. It's not a weakness. It's being human.
Don't smile because someone told you to.
Don't be afraid to laugh at your own jokes.
Don't say "yes" to be polite. Say "no" because it's your life.
Don't hide your opinions. Speak up and speak loudly. You should be heard.
Don't apologize for being who you are. Be brave and bold and beautiful. Be unapologetically you.

By Toni Hammer

Monday, September 04, 2017

Summer memories........

* Holding Mason on Canada Day

* Discovering the dog fountain on Scott Street

* Finding Jennifer to cut my hair, and Matt holding my headrest

* Reading ebooks

* Yona's retirement party

* Tranquillity Gardens at St. Joseph's Hospital

* Finally learning how to get through revolving hospital doors

* Buying food for Mom and Dad while Shane was in ICU

* The day Shane's breathing tube came out and I visited Dad on a Saturday

* Watching Love Child

* Bringing Shane a Second Cup smoothie and iced lattes

* Our first anniversary steak dinner

* My anniversary roses and oatmeal breakfast

* The elevator breaking at Port Credit Go

* Visiting Josie in the hospital and playing games with her sisters

* Matt's 40th Birthday 10 inch vanilla cake

* Our new laundry baskets

* Dad visiting to retrieve my old commode

* Dinner with John and Danielle

* The saga of my new commode

* Seeing April and Leslie at Joe's and my sweet potato fries and mushroom soup

* Matt liking maple glazed salmon and rhubarb pie at my parents' dinner table

* Staff training for my commode

* Celebrating Matt's parents' birthdays with Harvey's in Hamilton

* Owen saying, "I love you, Christie."

* Days at the water

* Ice cream from the truck

* Every day with Matt

- OTL



Friday, July 28, 2017

Welcome Josie!



Josie Amelia Ladner Burgess was born to Carlie and Mike today weighing a whopping ten pounds. See you soon little lady! xo

Friday, July 07, 2017

High And Dry...



This song is for Shane because we used to listen to it driving back to the city in 2002. Shane is ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital. How he got there, no one knows. What matters is that he wakes up.

Shane, we love you and please open your eyes or wiggle your toes a little more. 

- OTL