Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I was actually sitting in front of my computer for an hour trying to figure out what exactly to write about. Do I write about the stress of getting 4 people ready for vacation? Do I write about the weird dream I had the other night involving Seth Rogan? Just as I was contemplating what exactly to write it was bedtime for my twins and my lovely daughter gave me a brand new subject.
Abby pulled an all out temper tantrum at bedtime. I told her it was time for bed and she hit me! One thing I will not stand for in my home is a lack of respect for elders. So, off to bed she went kicking and screaming the whole way. I told her to go pee and brush her teeth only to have her running away from me. I don't think so!!!!
In the end she was sent to bed without a story and a good yelling. I have a feeling this story ends with a "to be continued......".

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine's Day

This will be my husband's and my 16th Valentine's day together. After 16 years I have to admit I am done with the holiday. First off, it is a holiday that only caters to women. I mean, how many pairs of red boxer shorts does a man need?! Last year I saw a girl making her boyfriend a build-a-bear. What a waste of money! Can you name me one guy who would like to get a fully outfitted teddy bear as a gift?

Second, I don't like half of the stuff that are normal gifts of Valentine's day.....I don't like jewellry, I don't like roses, and I hate lingerie!

I think if you are romantic on some of the other 365 days of the year you really don't need that one day to tell you to be romantic. Maybe I'm wrong.

So, I guess I'll take this opportunity (on February 13th) to say that I am happy to have had 16 wonderful Valentine's days with my Joseph......and if he ever shaves his beard off I'll drop him like a hot potato! tee, hee!

Monday, February 11, 2008


I have discovered something about myself lately.....I like winter! I don't ski or snowboard and I hate to skate, but I really do like winter. As bad as this winter has been I don't have this desire to get away from it. And it's not like I've been hiding away in my house from it. Every other day the kids and I are walking to school and the trip to school for my two is literally uphill both ways! But I've enjoyed it.
I think what makes a big difference is that I am not commuting in the snow. When I had to commute to Toronto every day for work winter used to stress me out. To see snow on the forcast used to do me in because I knew it meant waking up an hour to fight all of the traffic.
I know there are people that hate the cold weather. That's not me. I am very much warm blooded. If anything I can get sick of the summer. I'm not into sweating. hee, hee!
And some people might say I'm only saying this because I know I have a cruise coming up in a month's time, but I assure I am really not looking forward to putting on summer clothes while I still have my "February fat". (That's a quote from "Mystery, Alaska"). I can't wait to be with my family for a while week and I can't wait for the experience of a cruise, but I could have handled it any time of the year. It didn't have to be the winter.
So, now I'm wondering if I will be playing the same tune in April when we there will still be snow falls. We will just have to see!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Part II

So, we took the pictures we painted yesterday, cut them out, and made one big picture that is now displayed proudly in our kitchen. I thought I would share it with you. For anyone that knows their Beatles songs this is from "Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite".

Saturday, February 9, 2008

They don't fall too far from the tree

I watched Across the Universe this week....and loved it!!! It is art in every sense of the word! Plus, it takes place around my favourite time in history (the 60's).
I have been playing the soundtrack over and over again ever since. I also have to admit I have watched the movie often as well. So much so that my kids now ask for specific songs to be played. Their favourite..."the one with the blue people, Mommy".

So, I thought I'd share some of the pictures they painted tonight before dinner. They are so my kids! I am such a wannabe hippy!

Nothing on tv

I think my husband is loving the writers strike. Normally I am the one who has complete control of the remote and only sometimes does Joe get to watch what he wants on the "big tv". Now that there is absolutely nothing on tv he has been watching hockey game after hockey game without even an arguement from me. At first I didn't mind so much. There were always old shows to catch up on and even some movies to watch, but now....I'm bored.
I am not a fan of reality tv. I'm not into people making complete asses out of themselves just for money or a little bit of fame. And is it just more or now that we are into season 6 or 7 of whatever reality show we seem to be scraping the barrel for talent. I guess I am just tired of the same old thing.
The news is saying that the end is sight. It can't be soon enough for me!