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Story of My Life: Part Two

Sunday, last day of the weekend, what a shame.  I ended up not writing yesterday because we ended up getting busy doing some yard work and all.  Back to the grind today.

We officially moved to Canada in 1992/93.  My mum and I moved in with her aunt and uncle up in the northwest of Alberta.  Being about 6 years old and seeing snow for the first time was absolutely fascinating.  I remember there was SO much snow that it was probably about 4-5 feet tall.  AMAZING!!!  I am not sure how long at this point that we had been living with them, but the government found out and gave my mum three choices, to take a citizenship test, marry a Canadian, or be deported back to Poland.  I personally think she chose the wrong choice and went with marrying a Canadian that her uncle had introduced her to that lived down the road from us and within a matter of a couples weeks or so they got married.

You could imagine as a kid, I was pissed.  Not enough there was tons of moving around, but then a divorce and not seeing my dad anymore and POOF!, then she gets remarried to someone she barely knows.  She says she did it for me, but she could have just as easily taken the test too.  But what do I know, right?  I was just a kid.  If it was me, I would have done things differently.  We eventually ended up moving in with him.

I think after all this, my life got twisted upside down.  I didn’t feel like I was part of anything anymore.  Before I go on, I should mention there will be some deep memories coming out.  Some pretty dark ones too.  Also, there might be some graphic (not too graphic) content also.

Before I go on, I should mention there will be some deep memories coming out.  Some pretty dark ones too.  Also, there might be some graphic (not too graphic) content also.

I grew up in an alcoholic and abusive environment.  My mum would physically and mentally abuse me.  This occurred mostly on a daily basis.  It got really bad at times.

**Memory – I remember once my aunt and uncle were gone somewhere and it was just me and her at the house.  She was off cleaning or doing something.  Does anyone recall a show called Rescue 911?  Good show.  I remember watching it as a kid and this one day I decided to call 911 just out of curiosity.  Now, don’t ask me why I would call 911 if there was no emergency but I just did.  I ended up telling the operator that I had made a mistake and everything was okay and hung up.  After a few minutes or so, my mum ended up coming in from outside and the phone had rung.  She answered and it was the operator calling back, asking her questions and making her well aware that I had ended up calling them.  I knew right away I was in major trouble.  She got off the phone and found me hiding.  Instead of being a loving angry parent, she became something that was not loving at all and demonic.  I remember her not only screaming at the top of her lungs but hitting me, and hitting me really hard.  Not on the butt for discipline but she would hit me so hard in the face, my head, and she would pinch so hard that it left bruises behind.  This seemed like it lasted an eternity, and she left me crying, bawling, on the floor.  That is the day I remember my nightmare of a childhood had begun.**

So we were living in this huge house but it needed a ton of work done in order to be completely finished.  The main floor needed a paint job, the ceilings, the upstairs was wall-less, etc….like this house would have been a beautiful home if more TLC was put into it to finish it.  The house had/has so much potential.  But it was a roof over our heads so I guess I couldn’t complain.  The driveway to this house was like a 1 km long or so, pain in the ass to walk to the bus in the winter when cold and the snow was drifting.  It was a nice property, a bit too far from town but still very lovely and quiet.  At this time of my life, I hate it, and everything else.

I have to cut off here as I have a bunch of stuff to get done before Jody’s friend’s birthday party but stay tuned.

Have a great Sunday!

Xoxo,

Cheers,

CountryCatGalPicsArt_07-22-10.28.07

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For Hours…

Have you ever found an interest in something or a hobby that you could just do for hours?  I have many things I could do for hours.  I could clean, I could write, read, paint, colour, etc.  Just a whole variety of activities I really enjoy doing.  (Yes, I enjoy cleaning.  #neatfreak)

As of lately, I have been a bit addicted to playing Sims 3.  I think the most thing that I do enjoy from it is designing the home that I have purchased in the game.  From picking the wallpaper to how the kitchen will look, I could literally sit here for hours and do that.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy playing the actual game and making my Sim character a success and build relationships and all, but the whole designing and rearranging furniture really gives me such fun.

I will confess, I played this morning already…for over an hour.  Guilty.  Sometimes I think the reason why I enjoy going on Sims to design the house and all is because it gives me many ideas on how I want our house deisgned when we decide to build or have a house put on our land in the future.  I love the home we are in currently but I think we need a little more space and this gal NEEDS more kitchen and counter space.  It would definitely be nice to just much a bit more space every  where overall.  I am not entirely sure what the square footage is on our current home at the moment but I think its only like 1000 sq feet.  For three of us with two indoor cats is not bad but again, we definitely could use the extra space.

It is amazing how we make things work in here as it is.  Maybe with bigger space we would be lost but I doubt it.  I think it would be less crowded.

Which brings me to another thing…I have a problem.  This problem is nothing to worry about but I have this thing that I like to rearrange and feng shui, and let me tell you, I could do that for hours and almost on a daily basis haha.  We have rearranged our home so much that the drastic changes it has gone through over the years is pretty amazing.  It’s always like a different living area.  Its amazing though how simple rearranging of furniture can make huge difference in the flow and harmonization of your home.

When I find a series on Netflix that I really like, I can watch that for hours.  Currently, I am watching Bones and am totally inlove with it!  I watched a couple of episodes last night but I think I have to go back and rewatch the end of one episode and rewatch one entire episode since I was passing out haha.  We were watching and already on season 5 of House but stupid Netflix ended up taking it off without any warning, so that was a real piss off.  We started watching Schitts Creek and that sort of made up for it.

All and all, I am sure everyone has a handful of activities and hobbies they can do for hours.  I think it is good to keep busy and always have your brain going or your body moving.  Life would be too boring if there was nothing to do.  I always find something.  If you have anything to ever share like so, please do not hesitate to comment and share.  I should go and do mum stuff haha.  Have a great Thursday!

Xoxo,

Cheers,

CountryCatGal

 

Here is a little #throwbackthursday IMG_20160526_121200

 

In The Heat.

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening wherever you are and reading this.  Odd title?  Yeah, a little.  Let me explain.

As you know, we have a female cat named Babs.  She was fixed back in February as it states on her papers and also the vet remembered her when I took her in for her vet check.  Well, she is definitely fixed BUT she still goes into heat.  Yes, it is possible.  It is called estrus meaning that after being spayed, some female cats may continue to exhibit the behavioural and/or physical signs pertaining to estrus aka heat.

Normally, when a female cat gets spayed, they remove her uterus and ovaries to prevent this from happening but in rare cases, some ovarian tissue was not removed and left behind giving a female cat those estrus symptoms.  It so happens Babs has this.  I could take her to the vet and get surgical exploration done but that could be costly and anything could go wrong from there.  I personally don’t really mind the whining or yowling, haha but I am worried a bit about her spraying which I do not think she would but she ended up spraying on Radek’s foot last night and I had to wash a couple of blankets in hot water at like 10:30 at night.  He was not impressed.

She ended up getting closed off in the mudroom with Baldwin so at least he had a roommate last night and wasn’t lonely.

Now, you are probably asking yourself, “why do they lock up their cat in the mudroom?” Baldwin is a good cat, really don’t get me wrong, BUT he can’t be trusted.  There are times we give him the benefit of the doubt but then he ends up ruining it for himself and he loses his privileges.  (Sounds funny, I know.)  He will get into things or jump onto things he is not supposed to. (Yes, I know typical cat but it does not bother me as much as it bothers someone else…)  The other problem is that sometimes when Baldwin poops, he either doesn’t pinch off properly hahaha, yes, pinch off, and I don’t want his poopy starfish on my furniture or for him to scoot his butt somewhere.  He can be a very lazy cat and not clean his butt either unless I get baby wipes and wipe it for him.  Yes, you read that correctly haha I, CountryCatGal, wipe my cats ass with a baby wipe.

Now you probably wonder, well if she has a 5 year old, “why does she have baby wipes?” Because baby wipes are the shit!!!  Once you have them, you will always have them.  Everytime we make a trip to Costco, we get the biggest freaking box that we can find.  I find they are very handy in any situation.  When we buy a huge box, inside it normally comes with a travel pouch and a regular box to store them.  I have so many of the travel pouches that I even have them in my car and our truck.  When it comes to travelling with a husband and a daughter, you do need them.  I swear by wipes.  Seriously, make a trip to Costco and get a box.

As for Babs’ situation, I hope it goes away on its own eventually.  She is currently cat napping on the satellite receiver.  I think it is because of the heat that it makes.  But at least its quite, for now.

Jody has preschool today and I should get some things done around the house before we head out.  I just really needed to rant about the ‘in heat’ situation because it is funny and if anyone else experienced this with their cat, just know, you are not alone.  But, I am off for now and hope wherever you are that you have a great day and or a wonderful slumber.

Xoxo,

Cheers,

CountryCatGal

Does Anyone Read These Anyway? 

Hi.  Hello.  Heil.  Bonjour.  Aloha.
I have always wondered, does anyone read these?  I mean people must if apps/sites like this exist.

Well to anyone who does read mine, thank you! I really appreciate it.  Please feel free to comment if the mood strikes.
So, I am CountryCatGal.  I am 31 years old and reside here on Planet Earth.  I am a mum and a wife.  Just one child, a daughter, who is 5 years old and my sunshine. (You know, there is never a better word to describe someone like so unless you use everything or the world, etc.)  Her name is Jody but we call her Joders or for funzies sometimes Jerk or Jerkus because she is a kid and at times can be one.  (Don’t worry, she is completely loved and adored.)

I mentioned I was a wife, right?  Right.  I am happily married to a wonderful man, who I have known since we were young preteen kids.  No joke.  I met this guy when I was like 8 years old and told myself back then that I would marry this guy one day; 24 years later, I am here married to him.  He surely is the love of my life and the bestest friend a gal could ever ask for.
(I didn’t realize how late it’s getting.)

Okay.  Time to wrap this up for tonight.  I promise I will keep going tomorrow.  I got you interested didn’t I?!?!  HA!  Okay.  I am off for tonight and I will be back tomorrow.  Sleep well.

Xoxo,

CountryCatGal