Wednesday, February 3, 2010
We are all home today well me and the boys as it is PD day or as Calvin says a PDA day. Calvin is playing school and Fudge is sitting, yes just sitting. Why is Fudge sitting you might wonder... because he decided to turn on the outside tap on Sunday to get some water to make ice. Not a good plan and perhaps it may of been forgivable if he had not left the tap RUNNING and came inside. The cellar has water in it, the pipe froze and is now the tap will not stop dripping. He is in trouble. So he is sitting today, the boredom might do him some good.
Leaving the tap running was just the icing on the cake so to speak It was right up there with last weeks jumping out of the barn doors (again) and swimming, yes swimming in the puddles in the driveway in snowsuits that are not designed to be quiet that wet.
All that being said I do not even have a picture of any of these things to show you, the camera has not been out. I will do my best to fix that and take some pictures sooner rather than later.
PS Haloscan is shutting down, sad but true and I did not like the comment software they are replacing it with so I guess I am going back to blogger comments, not that it matters really as I am not blogging much anymore and most you read this on cracbook as a note and comment there... but I just thought I would let you know.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I found them through Corey's blog and entered her raffle, her raffle is over but you can still donate to the cause. So take a minute today because every cent helps.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Luckily for me another bus came by and picked them up and took them to school, ( I am still giggling) and I am sure she lectured them along the way about how unsafe it is to try to walk to school. Now I must take some credit for this little escapade because we have threatened to make them walk if they miss the bus and so I guess they decided I would be mad and so they best start walking.
But oh my goodness walking along the highway all the way to school, it's a few km away and I can't even imagine how long it would of taken them to get there and I had no idea. I tried to explain to the bus driver who called that really I understood the serious nature of her call and I would talk to them because it was a safety concern and such but since I could not stop laughing I don't think she believed me.
Both of the principals have also called, one acting as though we had encouraged them to jump off a bridge and the other laughed and said that he used to say the same thing to his kids but no one ever took him seriously. He also mentioned that although Fudge seemed to understand why the adults where concerned he noticed a little glimmer in Calvin's eye - there is a reason I call him Calvin here.
Those monkeys keep me on my toes, that and the fact that our annual christmas tree party is this weekend and there are 85 people coming over to my house!
PS I will not joke with my children about walking to school anymore
PPS I will also not joke about a whole lot of other things any longer!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Just in case you didn't realise that I think adoption is an excellent choice, there are famous people backing me and my opinions up - fancy that! If you are local to my end of the country and want to come to some post adoption stuff drop me a line and I'll hook you up.
I am off to do crafts with my monkeys.
Monday, November 2, 2009
- I think all posts ( as few and far between as they are) may exist in this format I like it!
- I was recently swarmed by ladybugs, here are a 1/16 or so of the ones that came at me well I was trying to put up the storm door!
- Calvin has decided that being involved is the cool things to do ( it keeps him outta trouble) he was recently on the cross country team and was beyond proud of his Jersey - this would be him pretending to run in the playroom
- I am really tired this afternoon and sadly a nap is not in plan
- I went for my H1N1 vaccine today and did not have to wait all day, 3 hours start to finish and I must say it wasn't so bad - it must off been the good company. The boys can bring on the germs now and I will not end up sick. I will get them immunized when it does not take 3 hours of waiting in line.
- We have no milk and little food in the fridge so I really need to get of the computer and get my butt to the store before I have to pick up the boys.
Friday, October 16, 2009
That being said I must go and get them from school... next October can't arrive soon enough.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
We sorted and pitched lots of garbage. It was a long haul, especially since there was a another room full of junk that we also sorted and made into a cold room, just beyond the door in the picture above this one.
There is an entrance for the monkeys and an extra cupboard for toys and such, it still needs to be painted.
I have also been processing food, lots of food, there are tomatoes of every type stored in every possible way.
, we picked the tomatoes and turned on the heat. I won't tell you what I found in the furnace when I changed the filter!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The weather is cooling and some chipmunks decided out house was the place to be. There were 2 here the other day, we chased one out and then there was another that I couldn't catch. I think that he has taken up residence in my bedroom ceiling - lucky me.
It's not an exciting post but a post it is. I must get to pizza crust, paint and laundry becaue I am running away to toronto tomorrow for a night with some friends and a much needed break.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
The problem with all that... is some days when you have this great blog post in your head about all sorts of the good things that have been going on and all the fun you have been having and you have a limited amount of time to post it/write it as there are 7 million things going on and then your kids mess up and make you really angry - (you know the kind of angry I mean, don't pretend for a minute that you haven't been that angry at someone at some point) it's hard to sit and type a lovey dovey post about fun stuff.
Sometimes parenting is hard, sometimes there are moments when I think that perhaps it will never be good again. I am having one of those moments and I know that eventually it will pass and all will be good again, maybe. I trust that they will pull it together and not try to see just how close to the edge they can push me for a few days. Then it will happen again because that's the journey, that's our life.
So for now I am going to sit here, enjoy my gluten free beer, breathe deep and wait for P to get home because I told them they would be on time out till dinner - that's kind of a long way off, like 3 hours - but then P can play good cop when he gets home.
PS one of the really fun things I wanted to tell you about was our upcoming cottage visit with the boys little bro and big sis... we are off tomorrow morning. Here are the boys up to there usual antics with the little brother.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Freud, our cat had reappeared. She disappeared about 10 days ago and since we live in the country we thought that she was food for something bigger and faster than her. But no, she was hurt and somehow managed to make it all the way home on 2 paws as both on her right side seem to be injured.
I am bit astonished that she made it home as I had written her off given that she has never been gone for more than 2 days before. I will take her to the vet in the morning, hopefully the hurt paws are nothing to serious because aside from that she is the same fabulous and aloof girly that she has always been. She has spunk and some serious determination but after remembering that Digit made it home last year I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised at the ability of a determined cat.
Friday, July 24, 2009
of angry boys and happy boys
of learning and loving
of movies and playmobil
of lego and lazy days
of smiles and tears
I am not sure how it happened but it has been a year. We've done amazing things and although there is no sugar coating around here and I won't pretend for a minute it has been easy. I wouldn't change it for anything. Here's to many more July 24ths
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
- had the rest of a great westcoast vacation complete with mice in my parents bathroom, bon ton cake and trying to wrangle 7 cousins from 0 to 12 into pictures and make them all smile at the same time
- home to a happy hubby and a few days to get back into the routine - very important around here
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of peacocks danced in their heads.
I in my nightgown, sat down with a cap (night cap that is) and settled myself in for a long evening nap.
he told me what made him sadder.
His friends had been shorn without any warning and their fleece lay about as if we were suffering global warming
I dreamed of the spinning I could do with that fleece but was called by the children who give me no peace
The goat went away to another friend and the fleece was left for someone else to defend.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
But I am heading to the coast on Monday for 2 weeks and am looking forward to the smell of the ocean and some time on the island.
Last week I went away for 3 whole days!I stayed in hotel, I ate out, I talked to other adults. It was great, but it wasn't a vacation. I went to do some training to help provide post adoption support in my county. Right now there are no established services for families after adoption and we definitely need some. So I went to take a class to be PRIDE trainer.
PRIDE - (Parent Resources for Information, Development, Education) is a great program that we took before we adopted, it is mandated in the province of Ontario. At the time I found the whole thing to be a bit of a waste of time, but now looking back and reviewing the material again a year later I feel really differently. It's a great program and does teach you a lot about how the system works and what it may be like to be a parent of kids from the system.
One of the movies that you watch during PRIDE is Multiple Transitions, it's great. (You can watch it here or click the link). It talks about the journey children go on as they enter into care and begin to move around. It is a journey my boys went on, it's sad but at the same time a compelling piece.
PS Thanks Lisafor posting the link!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I was lucky enough to get to see her last year when P and I went to Mexico and I am so glad that I did. We spent a great day cruising through the city and talking about life, love and family.
Lynn sang, oh did she sing and when my brother got married she sang at his wedding. Ever since then this song has made me think of her fondly and wish that she was not so far away. Now I will remember her when I hear it and know that I am privileged to of had her as a part of my life
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.
I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.