Sunday, February 28, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

I can see clearly now...

I got some new glasses today. They are so clean and pretty and I love them.
It's a quiet Friday night here at home, just watching the game and I just saw this: another commercial. Honestly, they are better than the ones from the Super Bowl. Well...except for that Betty white one. That one made Bruce laugh outloud!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Hockey still belongs to least for tonight!!! Well done, boys.

Monday, February 22, 2010

the "good" mom

Tonight I let the boys stay up waaaaaaaay too late, all in the name of patriotism. That and the fact that it was ICE DANCE that they wanted to watch. Of all winter sports, I have never heard my children say "I wanna do that". But tonight, they were riveted by the entire spectacle. Maybe since our national sport is being taken over (thanks America) we've got to keep our eyes open to new things...There's always curling.
If anyone out there thinks I am making fun of these sports, know that I have the utmost respect for each activity and its players.
I hope I'm not alienating/boring anyone out there. Believe me, when the Games are over I'll quietly go back to posting once every couple of months :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

say it ain't so

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA- that's the sound of us crying.

We have to go back to work/school tomorrow after the week off. We had fun in Waterton and visiting with extended family. Tomorrow begins with a bang as we return to "Marathon running" at the school at 7:50am. Yikes, that's gonna hurt!
We have all sufficiently overloaded on the Olympics - i'm still trying to hold out for the men's hockey team, but it's not looking promising.
This is the last week of February. How'd that happen? Seriously, time flies when the Crew is on holiday.
But if life were always a holiday, what would we do for a break?
Happy Monday to you all

Saturday, February 13, 2010

more musings

so, what did you think?
Of course you know what I mean.

The opening ceremony was the first thing we talked about this morning on the run. We love the voice of Nikki Yanofsky, we teared up when the Georgian team walked into the stadium, and my boys thought some of the dancers were "un"modest (we've been talking about that kind of thing lately). We thought Steve Nash needs a haircut and were shocked with the hydraulic failure (I hope no one lost their job over that), but thought the outdoor flame overlooking the harbour was cool...I could go on and on, but then I'd be missing the actual Games.
Enjoy your Saturday
PS On Monday in Alberta we have Family Day. (Isn't that a nice name for a holiday?)I hope you all do something memorable with the ones you love.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

letting your light shine

Okay, I realize that 2 posts in one day is..., well, miraculous and unheard of from me. But, I couldn't pass up this opportunity to open a forum for one of the biggest questions facing Canadians today.
Who will be the last torchbearer and light the Olympic cauldron?
It is certainly dividing a nation; one passionate about its hockey legends (should it be Wayne Gretzky?). Then there are some funny ideas (Bob and Doug Mackenzie, William know, the infamous Canadians that ALWAYS make the "who's who of Canadian icons"list). Several people want it to be Betty Fox, mom of the late great Terry. The sheer sentamentality of it all has won our vote here at ABDO house.
I am horrible at linking videos, but there is just one that everyone MUST see. I'll try. It's a great overview about who Terry was and what he accomplished in his short life. I totally realize that most people reading this know about him already, but this is for those of you who don't know him. Here's to gaining more knowledge, and just maybe, a new hero!

the agony of "de feet"

the evidence

the victim

the culprit

I hate new shoes!