Monday, November 28, 2005

Well, life could be a little more interesting

Well I could tell you all sorts of wonderful things about snow, puppies in the snow and lovely rural life BUT the reality of the situation is that the puppy hates the cold and is not to keen on the snow ( she refuses to go and has taken to running away so she can pee on the new carpet every time we try to get her out the front door). Tai is indifferent to the weather and I am hoping that she adjusts the snow without to much trauma. As a result of the lovely winter weather that we had this weekend I spent 2 hours getting into the city this morning after I spent 2o minutes chipping ice off my car. I was late for a supply teaching gig at a new school ( not such a good first impression) and the parked in the wrong lot and got a ticket. It was not such a good morning.

Happier things than winter storms and the frustrations that they cause are...
- treats in the mail from Lanie last week - she sent some great envelopes and a cute note and I am horrible for not thanking her earlier. Thank You
- spinning up the roving that I got at Rhineback.
- being on the last ball of wool for the felted baby blanket.
- getting my SP packages into the mail with the completed annoying lacy scarf included
- asking for a spinning wheel for Christmas and having P look into finding one, plus he dug out his camera so I can play with some black and whites here on the farm in my copious amount of free time. I did have an abundaunt amount of free time but it seems to be getting eatin up and I am not sure where it's going.
- Getting all my Xmas shopping finished, wrapped and in the mail + I only have some baking left = happy J.
- seeing RENT with an old friend and enjoying it even if it did get lousy reviews. No I have not seen HP 4 yet, no I can't believe it either, maybe this weekend.
- being able to babble on the internet about things that may or may not be relevant to the world at large and having it listen to me

And on a more exciting note, my youngest niece is 2 today, she enjoys waving to adoring fans, elmo and throwing cake but not eating it - ain't she sweet

Monday, November 21, 2005

So much to do, so little time

I am sure that I am not the first person in blogland to feel like I have nothing to write about. Life is just moving along and there is nothing to exciting to tell you all about. I've been knitting (I can't discuss it... gifts), supply teaching a bit, and generally keeping myself occupied with a variety of things that fill my days but hardly seem telling the world about.

I realized this week that I miss the excitement of living in another country. I saw some job ads for Bermuda and it started me thinking. I am not going to go anywhere but I do miss the adventure, I miss the traveling to new and exotic locations. Ottawa is good but flying to a warm and sandy beach this winter is hardly as easy as it was last winter. Oh well, I will enjoy the coming cold, I missed the snow last year, I think that I will only be interested in it for a few weeks though and then the novelty will have worn off.

I must be off, I have been taking care of a friends munchkins for the last few days and they need to be picked up from school. Oh yeah the new puppy's name is Chudder - it's a long story - she is getting bigger by the day and is already able to leap over Tai without any effort at all.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Birthday Wishes

The beautiful young lady in this photo is my niece and today she is 9. I can hardly believe it myself, but it's true, she is growing up. She smart, talented and great at making me laugh. She lights up a room with her smile and excellent personality. She is an amazing older sister, a great cousin and I think the best niece an aunt could ever have. T, I hope you have a wonderful birthday, I wish I was there. Happy Birthday bella.

Friday, November 11, 2005

For your viewing pleasure, pictures of my babies

looking a little worried

This is there favourite game, one of them tries to get on the bed while the Queen of the castle tries to keep her off

This is the Lion King, she was not so happy when the babe figured out how to get onto the bed

A picture hardly does this justice, it was amazing.

My recent round of treats, lucky me! The sock yarn and book are from my great Secret Pal and roving and spindle are from Sara. I am excited to begin spinnning and I will knit some socks if it is the last thing that I do