Thursday, April 19, 2007
In our little world, there's not too much exciting going on. Hockey is over (what a terrible season Matt's team had... yikes!) and Lacrosse is just starting. From arena to arena we go! Gracie's 3rd birthday is coming up (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???) and we're busy getting things done around the house to get ready for summer! The deck needs staining, the yard needs topsoil, plants need planting and all that fun stuff! I'm so looking forward to the days (hopefully SOON!) when we can spend hours outside puttering in the yard and garden without worrying too much about wet feet, mud puddles or SNOW! I've got tulips and crocuses (croci?) trying to grow, and I can't wait to get the rest of the garden up to par! I'm also looking forward to starting some new flowerbeds around the deck and cleaning up the "unfinished" look that's going on there! We decided this year to celebrate Matt's 1/2 birthday with his friends instead of his "year" birthday, so that should be fun (in June!). Keep checking back for updates!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
I don’t know what’s going on, but I seem to be in an anti-Christmas funk this year. For those who know me well, you know that this is highly unusual. I’m usually very keen to get my decorations up, get the lights on the house, and often get into arguments with DH about the appropriate timing of said events. This year, I honestly could not care less when or where the decorations are going up, and I have even suggested not lighting up the house. Imagine, if you will, Clark Griswold suddenly deciding that he doesn’t want to “do” Christmas. My MIL used to tell me how much she didn’t enjoy Christmas because of all of the hustle-and-bustle, shopping, cleaning, preparations, wrapping, cooking, and general insanity. I used to say: “What??? Hate Christmas??? But that’s what I love about Christmas! The music, the lights, the rush, the shopping, the family and friends!” I hate to admit it, but am I letting it all get to me? I do enjoy the shopping; I love the music, the lights, and the family and friends getting together. I just can’t get into it this year. Yes, I have a lot of stress in my life lately, maybe that’s it? The kids have been ill one way or another, as have DH and I since September, maybe that’s it? I have most of my shopping done, and I haven’t gone over budget. Entertaining isn’t a big deal – our family all pitches in and brings food and drinks and everything else. And I love entertaining! My Mom mentioned baking shortbread the other day and I actually sighed, and said “Oh yeah – I guess I’ll have to do that soon.” I used to love baking and honestly looked forward to trying out all sorts of new recipes and filling my cookie canisters with all sorts of festive treats. Is it because we’re so busy that the thought of trying to fit in an afternoon of baking is just overwhelming? If anyone has any suggestions of how to de-grinchify myself… I’m willing to hear ‘em!
Friday, November 24, 2006
On a more exciting note, Gracie seems to be mastering the potty! We have had some small successes over the last little while, but I am proud to say that she went in the potty EVERY time she had to go yesterday, even when we were at a restaurant for dinner! How. Exciting. Is. That.??? I know.. if you’re not a parent, you won’t get it.. but trust me… it’s big news!
No big plans this weekend – other than the usual hockey and stuff. I think that DH and I might actually go on a date… just the two of us… if Grandma and Grandpa agree to babysit on Saturday night. Now THAT would be exciting! It’s been a while since we’ve gone out by ourselves and enjoyed each other’s company solo. Might be fun for a change!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
I went to see my aesthetician yesterday, who mentioned that “Deal or no Deal” is coming to Canada. She was considering applying. So guess what.. I’m putting in my application! I’ve never done anything like this before. Can you imagine? I think it would be a hoot… and the opportunity to win lots of $$$…even better! I’ll keep you posted as to my progress… the application has to be in by midnight tomorrow night, and the audition interviews take place in Montreal on December 7 and 8. I’m so excited about the possibility …. I can just imagine what I’d be like if I actually got selected to be on the show!
Monday, November 13, 2006
You rock, you are an almighty Canadian through and through. You have proven your worthiness and have won the elite prize of living in a country as awesome as Canada. Yes I know other countries think they are better, but we let them have that cuz we know better than they do, eh?
How Canadian Are You?
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Yay for me! Thanks to Dani for the link!