And THIS is why I hate Groundhogs




Does this look like Spring to you?  These were taken yesterday.  The groundhog promised an early Spring!  This is NOT spring.  I don’t like snow, I don’t like slush and I despise being cold!  It makes me miserable and grouchy – especially when I am single and have no one to warm me up! 

I miss green grass, I miss birds and I even miss BUGS!  Yes, I will take the annoying bees and mosquitoes for a dose of sunshine and heat!  My poor baby tree is going to break if any more snow piles on it.  My snow boy is taking me for all my money (okay my dad’s money) because it seems he needs to come over every day and shovel me out! 

My arms, my poor weak arms, are sore from shovelling off my car.  This last bout of snow we received was wet and heavy and getting it off my car was a challenge.

As I was driving down the 401 yesterday I saw a young woman driving and all she had cleared off was her front window.  I wish it had been safe to take a picture and report her ass to the police because there is NO way she could see out her mirrors – any of them!  I drove in front of her because I was terrified she wouldn’t see me and crash into my beautiful car, and when I looked in my rearview mirror she looked very pretty – with her hair done and makeup done I am sure she didn’t want to ruin her pretty looks at 7:30 in the morning.  You know, I clearly didn’t care because I spent 15 minutes getting every flake off my car and came to work wet and worse for wear…but I didn’t come close to killing anyone so one point for me! 

Anyway, back to groundhogs – I know it’s tradition – February 2nd, the entire world where there is snow and cold watches and listens with anticipation of what that furry little creature will see (shadow V. no shadow) and this year I was happy that an early spring was predicted…until I saw reality – snow, snow and more snow.  Enjoy you winter people, you must be loving this!  Me, not so much.

Until next time – unless I get buried in snow and can’t type because of hypothermia,

XOXO Nikilee

Happy Birthday to the best dad I’ve ever met

Okay so he’s not perfect and if you had asked me 15 years ago, when I was a teenager I would have cursed his name many times over.  However my father, Edward Kenneth Milway is and always has been the best father I could have ever asked for.  He raised me when I needed a parent the most.  He was strict and mean and I hated his rules< but he loved me and he did the very best a single father can do.  I am the strong woman I am today because of him.  I will defend him and protect him everyday he walks this earth.  We’ve had a few close calls over the years, but God willing He has not taken my father from me.  I need my father still.  As much as I love and protect him, he does the same for me.  I am truly blessed to have him.

It’s the weekend again and it kills me to know it’s been a week since I’ve been back from the DR.  And of course, like all good Canadian winters, it snowed.  Mutha…okay no cussing.  I hate snow.  I mean, it can be great in the right setting, but compared to the warmth I had in the DR, it’s pretty much making me miserable.

I had weight watchers this morning,  my first time back since after my birthday.  I lost 4.5 pds!!!  Can you believe it??  I mean yes, I danced and walked my butt off in the DR, but I also drank my weight in vodka.  Looks like I got a great cardio workout 😉  Thank you!!!  Now another couple of pounds (2.5) and I can start rewarding myself.  A CD or two since my car stereo has been super depressing lately.  A new phone…blackberry or iphone (since I got back from the DR my phone has been on the fritz) hahaha…BLACKBERRY…hello I don’t like touch screens.  Either way, if I can lose the 2.5 I’ll be at a number I can count down by 5’s from.  Ya think I’m going name my weight…NAH!  Please wish me luck!!

After weight watchers, I was lucky enough to buy some yummy wine and have a fabulous lunch, one I won’t soon forget.  It’s been a long afternoon, one where I had a million things to think about and yet at the same time had nothing at all to think about.  Unfortunately I was unable to take my dad to dinner because my sister-in-law is ill so we had Swiss Chalet instead.  After a long draining day I am here…thinking of those of you who read my blog, wondering what you are doing?  Hoping you are all safe and happy.

I am watching Twilight Breaking Dawn on demand right now – maybe not the best thing since all I can think about is Robert Pattinson, but it’s also just what I need.  Right now it’s near the end where Bella has the baby and theirs blood and stuff…ewww.  LOL…I made it through all the lovey dovey stuff where Edward pours his heart out to the waiting Bella.  Yuck, she looks so skeletal…gross.

Okay anyway back to my weekend…tonight I will try to sleep and tomorrow I will go over to the bff’s house.  Lye on her couch and watch Dexter.  Wait to start a new work week all over again.

Happy Valentines weekend my friends

XOXO Nikilee