Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Not all there.

I was trying to think of something to post about today. My problem is the thinking part! I caught a cold from my boss (thanks for that bonus!) and I'm a bit doped up on cold pills!

My problem is I'm so sensitive to anything that might make me sleepy. It is so bad now that even the two daytime cold pills I took this morning are making me so sleepy, it feels like my head weighs 100lbs! I have to watch with allergy pills too. They have to be marked "driver friendly" or I'm out like a light! It has even got me in trouble at work today. I was supposed to send something by courier yesterday but I forgot and it is going out today, which causes a bit of a problem here. I just can't think straight, but if I don't take the medicine, I am aching so bad that I can't work either! I suppose the best thing to be doing is staying home and sleeping it off!

Is there any point to this post, none whatsoever! I'm just rambling in my drug-induced stupor!

Big thanks to hubby who has been taking care of the boys and meals because I've been going to bed as soon as I get home, as I plan to tonight!

How long is it until summer?

Friday, January 23, 2009

So Proud!

I'm bursting-at-the-seams proud! My 10yr. old, in grade 5, just won his school's spelling bee and now gets to represent his school at provincials (he is sssooo nervous). It was funny how he let us know. He called home from school and said "you'd better call mom, I've never shaken so much in my life". As you can imagine, dad was thinking something was wrong until Nathanael announced his big news. When my husband did call me at work, he quoted him and I was very concerned he had some bad close call, with a car, or something. (I automatically started running all the scenarios in my head!) As you can imagine, I was very happy to hear the news!

His teacher is so excited and has called us twice on the phone. It is neat that he has so much support from her at school. I really appreciate the teachers that my boys have, not an easy job!

This is amazing news (especially since I didn't know it was coming up, so he didn't study at all) but it is mixed with just a touch of sadness. It is bittersweet because it also baby is growing up, and way too fast! I'm still adjusting to the idea of him being 10. I remember him as a baby and am trying to figure out how we got here so fast. He is off for a movie night and sleepover tonight and I'll tell you a secret. He wouldn't want you to know but....he gave me a kiss and said he'll miss me before he left. Those moments are getting fewer and far between so I am cherishing them, a picture taken in my mind and stored to be enjoyed as he continues this journey to manhood.

Congrats Sweetie...I mean my little man. I am so proud of you but feel free to slow it down a bit, would ya? Thanks!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Few Pics

I'm still pretty swamped but finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel so hopefully I'll back to posting more now... just not today! I thought I'd post a few pics that I stole of my friend's Facebook page ('cause I'm sneaky like that, but I figured it is okay, since the pics are of my family!). Actually, I have to thank her for posting them, I forgot my camera. Yes, we went to PEI for Christmas and I forgot my camera, smart! Anyway, you can see the boys in their new glasses in these pics too, although not too well. I am still working on getting a decent pic of them in their glasses but Nathanael keeps being a brat and making faces. I'll get it sometime!

Me and My boys

The whole family

Thanks G&J for a great Christmas! We had a blast and have very fond memories to hold on to!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Make Me Laugh

Yes, it is Wednesday, so what? At least I finally posted! My MIL sent me this funny email and I thought it was too cute not to share. (you know you are a blogger when emails from family start off with "cute one for your blog!") You may want to share this with any friends who do not yet have kids, nothing like being prepared! It is quite long but worth the read!

Thinking of Having Kids?Do this 15 step program first!

Lesson 1. 1.Go to the grocery store. 2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office. 3. Go home. 4. Pick up the paper. 5. Read it for the last time.

Lesson 2. Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their... 1. Methods of discipline. 2. Lack of patience. 3. Appallingly low tolerance levels. 4. Allowing their children to run wild. 5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.

Lesson 3. A really good way to discover how the nights might feel... 1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5PM to 10PM carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly. (Eat cold food with one hand for dinner) 2. At 10PM, put the bag gently down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep. 3. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1AM. 4. Set the alarm for 3AM. 5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2AM and make a drink and watch an infomercial. 6. Go to bed at 2:45AM. 7. Get up at 3AM when the alarm goes off. 8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4AM. 9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive)Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.

Lesson 4. Can you stand the mess children make? To find out... 1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains. 2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer. 3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed. 4. Then rub them on the clean walls. 5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it. 6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons. How does that look?

Lesson 5. Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems. 1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh. 2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out. Time allowed for this - all morning.

Lesson 6. Take an egg carton. 1.Using a pair of scissors and a jar of paint, turn it into an alligator. 2. Now take the tube from a roll of toilet paper. Using only Scotch tape and a piece of aluminum foil, turn it into an attractive Christmas candle. 3. Last, take a milk carton, a ping-pong ball, and an empty packet of Cocoa Puffs. Make an exact replica of the Eiffel Tower.

Lesson 7. Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that. 1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment.Leave it there. 2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player. 3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle cheerios all over the floor, then smash themwith your foot. 4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Lesson 8 1. Get ready to go out. 2. Sit on the floor of your bathroom reading picture books for half an hour. 3. Go out the front door. 4. Come in again. Go out. 5. Come back in. 6. Go out again. 7. Walk down the front path. 8. Walk back up it. 9. Walk down it again. 10. Walk very slowly down the sidewalk for five minutes. 11. Stop, inspect minutely, and ask at least 6 questions about every cigarette butt, piece of used chewing gum, dirty tissue, and dead insect along the way. 12. Retrace your steps. 13. Scream that you have had as much as you can stand until the neighbors come out and stare at you. 14. Give up and go back into the house.You are now just about ready to try taking a small child for a walk.

Lesson 9. Repeat everything you have learned at least (if not more than) five times.

Lesson 10. Go to the local grocery store. Take with you the closest thing you can find to a pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is also excellent). If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

Lesson 11. 1. Hollow out a melon. 2. Make a small hole in the side. 3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side. 4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane. 5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone. 6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.You are now ready to feed a nine- month old baby.

Lesson 12. Learn the names of every character from Sesame Street , Barney, Disney, the Teletubbies, The Wiggles, and Pokemon. Watch nothing else on TV but PBS, the Disney channel or Noggin for at least five years. (I know, you're thinking What's "Noggin"?) Exactly the point.

Lesson 13. Move to the tropics. Find or make a compost pile. Dig down about halfway and stick your nose in it. Do this 3-5 times a day for at least two years.

Lesson 14. Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying "mommy" repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each "mommy"; occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

Lesson 15. Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt- sleeve, or elbow while playing the "mommy" tape made from Lesson 14 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy New Year!

My little Christmas bloggy break is going to have to be extended! On New Year's Day we had a huge storm that knocked our power out for 19hrs and dumped about 60cm of snow. I worked a day and half Christmas week and three days New Year's week. Needless to say, I am a bit behind at work. I'm trying to catch up on paperwork (I'm drowning in it) and also get our
year-end stuff finished and off to the accountant. I'm going to have to spend this week really focusing on that and reading and writing blogs will have to wait at least one more week. I'm scared to look in my google reader, I'm sure there is a few hundred posts to catch up on! I'll be back soon and will post a picture of the boys in their new glasses. I happen to think they look handsome and intelligent, but I admit to being very biased! Happy New Year!!!!

(Did I just say handsome and intelligent?)