Tuesday, June 22, 2010

summer is here!

man, there has not been much good stuff in the world to speak of. the weather in these parts has been almost unbearable (rain, rain, please stay away), our kids are STILL in school, we have no summer plans.
and then...like the shining, silver lining on those rainclouds that have been covering the sky of most of Alberta...
I turned on the tv tonight
and it was as if the sunbeams of heaven were shining directly upon me and my family as we enjoyed and celebrated the return of summer:
the season premier of WIPEOUT!!!!!
the big balls, big spills and the witty banter/play by play of its hosts John squared; it doesn't get better than this.


Monday, June 14, 2010

when life gives you lemons...

So I am very disappointed tonight as I have been trying to load a video clip of the boys' piano recital (it's awesome, if I do say so- their playing- not my recording), but to no avail.
So, I did the next best thing and changed the blog.
It's not perfect but it'll do for tonight; Nothing like lightening up for summer!
I can't wait to spend some lazy days reading a good book on some soft green grass, drinking the raspberry lemonade mix I bought at Harry and David's, or playing (fill in the blank with any sport) with the boys outside. Just go ahead and ask me how many more sleeps until school is done (15 including the weekends).
We just can't wait for summer to begin...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

the funnies

I love to read the newspaper. Especially the comics. I've been a fan of a few dailies over the years. Last year when our local paper "updated" the section I was quite upset. How dare they change my routine. Some of those characters had become part of my life and then, suddenly, they were gone. Here's one I saw today. And I smiled...because, for me, as much as I complain about stuff, its true. What would I do without my friends?
Ironically, the guy I see the least is the friend I wish I could see more often! I guess Bruce is the reason I've got so many friends!! So, thanks, Bru.