Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Aaron leading the kids in a little run before practise. So cute!
Remember a couple weeks ago when we had that record breaking snowfall? Well, that also coincided with my doctor's appointment. And with a couple phone calls to the Dr. office and a chat with the pharmacist I was able to get a much needed prescription renewal.
Fast forward to yesterday when I had my re-scheduled appointment. I had so many things on my mind THAT I COMPLETELY FORGOT TO GET MY PRESCRIPTION.
WTF was going through my head? I honestly have no idea.
So, now after talking to the Dr. office again I can have the pharmacist fax a request to my doctor who will then fax it back to him.
Uhm, yeah, definitely not one of my finer moments...
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
What are your favourite summer songs?
As much as I like The Beach Boys there are tons of other songs that remind me of summer like Summer Girls by LFO - I think that's the right song/artist...I'm sure you all think of it like I do as the Abercrombi & Fitch song.
Red Red Wine, Kokomo, California Dreamin'...
So what are your suggestions for summer tunes?
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I really should save this next topic for a whole different post but I'm on a roll with Blogger and picture uploading so I don't want to jinx anything...
Grocery prices are going through the effing roof! I shouldn't be BUT I am totally shocked everytime I go shopping and have to weed through the crappy fruits and veggies and still get charged outrageous prices.
SO, Aaron and I have decided to rent a garden plot outside the city and grow our own.
Stop. Laughing. Tina. It's. Not. THAT. Funny!
Or, is it?
Me? Gardening? I don't really see it happening either. BUT the prices we're paying right now are retarded. Enter. My frugality. Doesn't happen often. More to come on this topic after I find our garden plot - could be an interesting summer...
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Allie and Virginia both used to live here and I know they're both probably laughing their butts off at these pics :o)
Gotta love Calgary...sigh...I was so ready for sandals and capri pants.
*********Well Blogger is hating me today and won't let me upload any pics, once again, I'm super frustrated with the whole picture situation. I LOVE posting pics - it allows my journalling to actually make sense. Or it fills in the big empty space for when I have nothing I want to write about. Hopefully everything gets fixed soon and I'll be able to insert the pics. Thanks for bearing with me :o) **************
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I am usually a planner but for some reason I haven't put much thought into what I'm going to do/pack so it'll be a late night.
I'm going with Christine and some scrapbookers/stampers. It'll be a crafty weekend w/o the pitter patter of tiny feet or the sticky fingers trying to play with my cutter...sigh...not sure what that will be like...
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
And if you're reading this Cindy - I've replied to your comment on the last post :o)
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Let's see...Friday night Aaron and I had a dinner date with Kathryn and Jeff at Mongolie Grill. I LOVE that place! For those who haven't dined there, it's a stirfry place. You fill up a bowl with the veggies, meat, seafood, noodles, and sauce of your choice and then the chef's weigh it and cook it up on the grill for you. Tres cool and tres yummy! After that we went to a pub for a few cocktails and then headed home.
Aaron worked on Saturday so the boys and I bought a new bucket of chalk and they decorated our front street again. I also attempted to get Alex to ride his bike but it's just not happening, although I think the problem is definitley mechanical and not the boy. A new set of training wheels should solve that problem though. Alex shows an interest in bike riding so our whole fiasco hasn't tainted him...yet.
Later on we had some friends over for a BBQ, some card making for the ladies, Wii playing for the gents and then a co-ed game of Scene It on the Xbox 360. I had my doubts but it was definitely way more fun than the regular board game/DVD version. We were playing singles and it's more competitive. I highly recommend it :o)
Today the boys' and I hung out around the house while Aaron worked. It's Beaver night and siblings are invited. So, do I bring Alex and hide my head in shame as he wreaks havoc or let him stay home with Daddy for some quality time? Or maybe just maybe he'll surprise me and totally behave at Beavers and listen? I'm hoping for #3 but we'll see how dinner time goes.
Friday, April 11, 2008
We cry because our toe hurts
We cry because our friends hurt
We cry because our hearts hurt by the ones we love the most
We cry because our loved one and moved to the West Coast
We cry because we're mensing and our hormones are in charge
We cry because our butt is small....or is it way too large?????
We cry because our parents tried to tell us what they knew
We cry because we didn't listen, now life tells us what to do
We cry because we're parents now and want to give our children more
We cry because our children have no clue of what's in store
We cry because we're angry, upset or in despair
We cry because we don't know why, and sometimes we don't care
We cry because God says we can and He put those feelings there ...
Sana Y. Shabazz
Well, I'm most definitely a cry'er. And although I'm not embarrassed or ashamed of my crying I sometimes find myself mad at myself for not being able to control it. You see, I cry at the Tim Horton's commercial with the father/son at the hockey rink - touching commercial but even thinking about it can bring tears to my eyes. I cry at the sad parts of a book, movie or TV show. I think I even cried a few times on Big Brother when Sheila was talking about how much she misses her son. I wasn't crying b/c of her missing her son but b/c I was thinking about how much I'd miss my own son. I cry when my kids are hurting, or my friends, or my friends kids. How come I can control my temper but not my tears? And how come guys are like the total opposite. Aaron laughs at the 'wussy' commercials or Sheila being a crybaby or Abby crying b/c she's feeling guilty - no sympathy for adulterers...and there I am with tissues in hand. What's up with that?
And for the record, Calgary got 23 CM of snow yesterday a new record since 1920...and we're supposed to be +20 this weekend so I'm anticipating some flooding.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I think Tina said 15 CM which could very well be right.
We woke up to blizzard like conditions - well maybe blizzard is stretching it a bit but there appeared to be at least 4 inches of sticky heavy snow on the ground.
Joey's bus showed up about 10 minutes late and after talking to the bus driver while he manually cleared all windows and headlights I decided that Joey'd be better off having a snow day. Sorry for wasting the bus drivers time but by the time Joey got to school it would have been time to come home.
Next came the appt. for Alex's shots. Well that got re-scheduled, there was no way Aaron could get there.
Then came my Dr's appt. And that got re-scheduled, I actually was dumb enough to think 90 minutes would be ample time to get me there. It's typically about a 20 minute drive. Well in an hour I got from our house to the Wal-mart that is less than a 5 minute drive from home.
Truly pathetic driving conditions.
So, instead we had a snow day. The dayhome kiddies and my boys were outside almost all morning. They came inside long enough to have a snack and let me dry their winter gear before running back out to play in the snow again.
I love this weather - not the driving - but the snow brings the kids so much joy it's unbelievable.
And totally off topic - how many people noticed that I posted a pic of Aaron in his underoos in Banff? At least they were boxer briefs and not the banana hammock...you almost can't tell they're undies unless you're looking realllllllllly closely...which makes me wonder why my girlfriend was looking that closely to his undies? Just kidding Girlfriend!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
I surprised Aaron with a trip to Banff on the weekend. The boys stayed with their godparents and we were on our own. Unfortunately the weather sucked ass so we were still sporting the minivan and not the convertible but whatevs, it was still a getaway weekend.
Our room was effing gorgeous! When we walked in there was a bathroom but it was missing the 2 person jacuzzi..and then we walked in a bit further and seen the fireplace and lo and behold there's a staircase upstairs which lead us to the 2 person jacuzzi with a TV in the corner and a mountain view. Aaaaaaahhhhh...the angels were sighing in the background, I swear I could hear them.
So, Aaron and I had a relaxing day/night of shopping, a leisurely dinner, movie (Superhero which sucked ass) a couple bottles of wine and thankfully no hangover.
It just doesn't get much better than this - oh yes, it does. The trip was a Christmas gift from some very generous clients of mine so it was free. Love love love you guys :o)
First the purse party.
It was fabulous! The girls were in just before 7 and gone just before 9. Cindy and I co-hosted and had enough credit for 2 free purses each and half-price off a purse at the party booked from ours. There were almost 20 ladies in and out and easily 200+ purses to choose from.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Uh, yeah, Joey looks like he's crying because I made him uncover his eyes for the pic and he was positive the sun would burn them...sheesh...maybe I went a little overboard on the talk about wearing sunglasses to protect our eyes.