Friday, June 23, 2006


We had sun two days in a row. It's hard to believe but it's true.

Jay had the day off today and after cleaning house in the morning we hit the pool for the afternoon. It was fabulous aside from the 4 school bus loads of kids! The boys had lots of fun jumping into the pool, over and over again :)

Then we went out for supper and had ice cream.

That's what I call a good summer day - hopefully we have many, many more.

On a sad note, my parents had to put down one of the cats today. He was old and things had just stopped working right. Good bye Zoe, we love you!

Saturday, June 10, 2006


Since I am feeling so rainy, I will finally post the answer to my two truths and a lie post.

1) True. I knocked the first front tooth out the summer I was three. I fell off my bike and my tooth connected with concrete. I loosened it but good and it had to be pullled. Then the summer I was four I knocked the other one out. I was running behind a tricycle, the ones with steps at the back for your feet, and missed. Somehow I connected with the concrete again. Where were my hands????

I remember eating was painful and that the only thing I could eat was cream of wheat through a straw. Good thing I like cream of wheat!

I was toothless until the adult ones came in somewhere around age 7. My dad called me his toothless wonder and the song "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" got sung A LOT.

2) Not true - good guess Beth! I did wear braces but only for about 8 months. I developed a tongue thrust whilst waiting for the adult teeth to grow in. Had to plug the gaping hole up front everytime I swallowed. Consequently when the adult teeth grew in I pushed them out with my tongue. I had a retainer in Grade 1 or 2 that took care of that (hold that geeky fact for #3!) but the damage was done. Hence the braces. It was only cosmetic though because there wasn't anything wrong with my bite, they just looked like Bug's Bunny's teeth. It's funny because I actually had second thoughts as the braces were going on. Not because braces scared me or that I would hate the way I looked but because the teeth had been part of who I was for so long (okay now that I think about it, it was only about 5 years - age 7 or 8 when the adult teeth came in to age 12 when I got the braces - seemed like an eternity to me then!). Never regreted it once they came off though!

3) True - yes Angella, I am ALL GEEK! I have never been stopped while driving to clarify Jay's comment but I have been in the car once when he got stopped. It was years ago - about 11 or 12 me thinks..... I did have a fender bender once with a guy named Dicky. I scratched his Acura, the poor boy! He was a foriegn exchange student driving a car that was very much nicer than the car I was driving (sorry Jay the Reliant rocked but it wasn't pretty) and the car I was driving wasn't even mine. I had little sympathy for his scratch when it cost me $100. The Reliant had scratches on it that could have eaten his little red Acura. Not bitter, not at all.
The part that still gets me is that my safe driving discount on our car insurance is still affected by this scratch all this time later.... I was still in University when it happened and not 4th year either. That is the only tarnish on an otherwise impeccible record that doesn't even include a speeding ticket. THAT gets me hot still. I guess it's time to let go....

Let's NOT talk about how many times it took me to pass my driver test.... it doesn't go with my good driving record at al!

So there you have it. I am very geeky but it's who I am, part of my charm :)

Rain, rain go away

DON'T come again for many days!

I think it's been raining for weeks now, well okay, it hasn't. But it sure seems like it. I like rain, don't get me wrong but after days and days of it I am getting moody. Thought it might be hormones, you know, women have these issues on a regular basis. But I think it's just the gray, gray, gray sky.

We may have to resurect the pirate ship and turn it into an ark.... better pack lots of Benadryl for my allergies. Close quarters with two of all the animals could get icky.... for many, many reasons.


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

2 Truths and a Lie

Angella, a blogging friend of mine (met her in Vancouver - she's a fellow stay at home mom who also does CASB part time), posted this on her blog and she tagged anyone who saw it. It's fun so I am going to do it here too.

2 of the 3 statements below are true, one isn't - guess which one isn't....

1) I had no front teeth for about 4 years as a kid because I knocked both of them out in 2 separate incidents.

2)I had to wear braces for years because of the teeth knocking out incidents above.

3) I have never been pulled over by the cops in the 16 years that I have been driving.

Post away - answers to come when people besides Jay, Candace and Angella comment (but you 3 can too - please do I look forward to them - me a geek!).

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Jay captured this rainbow last night after the boys were in bed. Isn't it beautiful?

I heard this on the radio yesterday,

"yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
today is a gift,
that's why it's called the present."

I found this really inspiring and guess what?

It's from a country song. We were talking about country music as Splurge this last week and some commented that they enjoyed the stories that most country songs tell. This one was about a mother finding out she had cancer and this is what the doctor told her.

I was almost crying - we got to Michaels' (more Pirate party supplies) half way through so I didn't hear the end.

You know, if you would have told me in Grade 12 that I would actually enjoy country music, I would have told you that you were wrong. I did go through a country stage about a year later - kinda coincided with meeting Jay but he had nothing to do with it. I was really into horses at that time so I justified it that way - had to otherwise my sheer distaste for all things country in high school would have been hypocritical. Okay, so it still was but what can I say, I am weird that way!

Anyway, wearing Wranglers to the bar probably isn't justified by my horseback riding - my horse was no where near the bar! Thankfully that stage didn't persist and I still own some but they are hanging in my closet at my parents house waiting for me to own a horse again - IF I can fit into them - ha ha. Two kids later, me thinks I should get rid of them! I know Mom would appreciate that :-)

I no longer have my horse :-( but I hope to ride again someday AND I still enjoy country music every now and then!

Maybe one of my boys will want to take up riding with me when they are a bit bigger. I miss flying around on the back of a horse - it's just too much fun.