Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Overheard at BoosterJuice

"Hi. I'd like a Strawberry Sunshine with Energy."

Oh. We're all out of energy..."

Monday, September 25, 2006

Just some pictures

The volleyball queen.

The entertainer.

Her first desk ever...

The snow geese.

I Would Like to Apologize

I have been a little involved in my life without much thought to my friends and I need to say I am sorry. Please, please, please forgive me.

I will give a bit of an update on here while I am in the middle of calling my friends to talk to you all.

Rush had her first volleyball game last Thursday and they won 3 out of 4 games. Go Bears!!! I do have pictures which I will add a bit later.

The hospital is in the middle of a gastroentitis (spelling?) epidemic (for lack of a better word). The 5th floor has been closed off to visitors (excluding emergency cases), staff are in full isolation gear 100% of the time and there are to be no new admissions to that floor for the time being. I have to say that it is refreshing to see what precautions are being taken to ensure public health and safetyl.

A fellow employee and friend of BigB's was killed on Friday in a motorcycle accident. Needless to say the hospital staff was in a state of shock coming ot work this morning as we opened our emails to find out both of these bits of news.

That is all for now as I need to go tuck in some kids...
Again, I am sorry and I will talk to you soon.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Went to the movies...

BigB and I went to the movies tonight and watched one that I had been looking forward to seeing for quite a while (there are also a few that are getting my interest in the previews). Anyway, I will try not to digress any further. We watched Gridiron Gang with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Okay, I am not even going to begin to try and critique this movie because I doubt that I would be able to do so in an objective manner. I LOVED this movie on an emotional level. I am an emotional person and so, that is how I viewed the film, through eyes of emotion. I found it to be a tear-jerker through most of the movie. I can honestly tell you that I never broke down and cried but there were quite a few moments that pulled at my heart-strings and I found myself falling into the lives and emotions of the characters.

I don't know how accurately this story was protrayed by the movie but there was actual footage of the team and coach during the credits and that was pretty much word for word. There were, of course some "Hollywood" moments but that is to be expected it is a movie after all. I can't see it getting any big awards or recognition but it was a good movie in my opinion and, I can honestly say, that that was one of the first times I have been THAT interested in watching a football game.

I found myself feeling a tad bit nostalgic due to the name and logo of the team as my high school team was also The Mustangs with the same tired old mustang "running" across our shirts.

Go, Mustangs!!! Go!!!

Monday, September 18, 2006

For your reading pleasure

Gas has gone down to 93.9 cents a litre...

and Bug has gotten his first pair of skates and is looking very forward to the, snow. Sorry, but it is true.

Oh yes, and Jellybean has her very first loose tooth and it is getting very, very wiggly.


the new neighbors are moving out. They phoned the landlady, yelled and swore at her and have told her that they are leaving.

Gee, that's too bad; they seemed like such nice people.

ha ha ha

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Oh, the games we play

Tonight, once all the "kids" were in bed, BigB, P.B and J and I played Pictionary at the kitchen table. BigB and I got our butts kicked by P.B. and J however I have never had more fun losing at anything in my life and J and I laughed so hard we were crying, the tears rolling down our faces. This is definitely one of those nights to go in the "great time" category.

I can't wait to play again.

I'm a big girl now...

When I was a kid I would get excited about my birthday coming up or Christmas or any other holiday like that. You know the feeling all excited, anxious and tingly?

I realized today that I am now a big adult even. I get excited and tingly when I see...

...the price of gas going down!!!!!

We are now at 95.9 cents per litre. Wahoo!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I am such a dork

I have been attempting to get my grade 12 math through correspondence and I can never seem to finish it...too many distractions and to many reasons I can use not to do it. What I did get done I got good grades on...really good grades and so I was getting frustrated. Today I went to the adult education building at our local trade school and found out that I can get this math class (FOR FREE) and, if I need more than one class, I can get paid to go to school!!!!!

What in the world was I waiting for?!? Now I just have to make an appointment with another woman and get all signed up; this will take a couple of days as she needs to get my transcripts and then I will be on a waiting list to get in! If I had only looked into this 2 years ago when I tried to get my math the first time!

Ah, don't cry over spilled milk; I must simply look forward and know that it is a possibility now.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sending some props out to my peeps...word.

Ok, so that doesn't even flow from my fingers let alone my lips. Just wanting to shout out a big HI and send hugs and love KC way to our friends and family...especially Dr. Mike and and his lovely wife (trying to think of good nickname for her...), Joy (because she is always full of joy).

Oh yeah and to LilB and Nat; we all miss you, especially the kids.

Why do I do this to myself?

I finally broke down and went to the doctor on Monday and I have bronchitis. I am now on a ventalin inhaler and some antibiotics but, the fact is, if I would have gone to the doctor LAST week, I probably wouldn't need the inhaler. I am getting better, slowly. Yesterday I tried to go to work and my boss sent me home after 10 minutes. Today I am giving it another try. I don't have to answer phones or anything as I am just in the incomplete chart room rearranging charts and trying to find some reason in the midst of chaos. Tomorrow I have a day off and then I'm back to work Friday with, hopefully, the weekend off.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Have I mentioned...?

Have I mentioned that we have new neighbors? Have I mentioned that they are an extrememly young family with extremely vulgar language and even more vulgar friends? Have I mentioned how completely unimpressed I am?

Tonight "J" came home from work, was here for about a half hour and mentioned seeing our neighbors with said friends, she then went out to get in her car and came back angrier than I have ever seen her. These wonderful neighbors of ours or their friends wrote on the dust on "J's" car some rather crude and vulgar words that have me incredibly p'ed off and about ready to go pay them a visit but, I am resisting because...frankly, I don't know why other than the fact that what I would say and do would be completely wrong.

I am getting completely fed up with this neighborhood...dirty needles in the back alley, neighbors swearing around my 3 year old, eggs being thrown at our cars, busted beer bottles on our front lawn...

I think the country is calling me very, very, very loudly.

P.S. I took Bug to the doctor today because he was complaining about his ears last night. Turns out he doesn't have the ear infection I thought he had but he has something called miroengitis (spelling?) which has nothing to do with menningitis but is a blistering of his ear drums and there is nothing we can do for him other than children's Advil. He is in so much pain. The doctor said it is extremely painful and that Bug's eardrum looks like someone took a cigarette to it. My poor, poor baby.

Friday, September 08, 2006

My M.V.P.

The newly made-over Rush made the volleyball team and when she is not on the court she is one of two team "managers"! I think that that is pretty darn cool! Her job as team "manager" is to make note of who is making their sets, serves and bumps... She is pretty excited about it and proud of her achievement. I am pretty proud of her as well and I know her dad will be too, once he finds out.

The new 'do. I don't know how well the red highlights are going to show up because the pictures seem pretty dark.

My Road to...Recovery?

Mr.B left about an hour ago with his dad, the girls left for school early today as Rush had her third and final volleball try-out and J is still sleeping. I mistakingly thought it would be safe to leave Bug in one room while I lay down in another as I listened to the "grim reaper" scratch his nails at my door taunting me (ok, I am melodramatic). Bug is a ninja, quiet and mischevious. I heard him call out for me in a panic-striken voice. I jumped out of bed with as much energy as I can muster and ran to...the bathroom? Yes, there stood Bug ankle deep in toilet water that was still bubbling over the toilet seat and seaping into our hallway.

I managed to stay calm even though I seriously felt like crying and calling MerryMaids to come clean it so I could just crawl back to my bed, pulled the 90% of a ROLL of toilet paper out of the toilet and began drying the floor with towels. I now have that done, have put that load of towels in to be washed and am waiting to, now, have enough energy to wash the floor however, that can be done in an hour or so. I just needed to share my dismay with someone and you all seemed to be best for that job.

I have now recruited the help of my least favorite babysitter...that being television and more accurately "Treehouse" so that I may continue resting and hopefully not have to deal with halucinations of the past few days brought on by my recurring fever and Bug said he was sorry so I hope that stands for 'I will never do that again, my gorgeous, hard working mommy who deserves so much more than we can ever give her.' Uh oh, the fever must be back; time to lay down.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Sure Sign...

Sure sign you're extrememly sick is when your manager sees you at Meet the Teacher night at the school and says..."I DO NOT want to see you at work tomorrow!!!".

I didn't really even want to go tonight; well, not physically anyway. The "mom" part of me was NOT missing it!!! And I didn't!!! Now, it is 7:45, I am boiling water for a neocitron, going to bed and praying that I don't faint.

Please keep my physical self in your prayers as Mr.B is leaving first thing in the morning to go to Ft. McMurray with his dad for the weekend.

By the way, Rush is presently, at Regis getting her hair done by our friend; who is putting red chunks in Rush's hair. there will be pictures. I have no doubt that she will do a great job but I am a little nervous as to how, um, bold it will be, as there is not going to be parental supervision since I am sick and Mr. B is preparing for his trip.

Gotta will be up when I can...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That

It has been a chaotic week in a sense. That being getting back into the routine of school lunches, after school snacks and the adjustment to volleyball practices, dance classes, swimming lessons, piano lessons (which we need to schedule a time, Dixie; or is it still fine with what it was last year?), Kids' clubs, teacher barbeques, birthday parties, sleep overs....

Does it ever stop?

Ah, but as much as I "pretend" to complain, I think I live for this sort of stuff. It seems this is what I was born for.

We have also, as a family, registered for a Walk-A-Thon for the Children's Wish Foundation. If any of my readers would like to sponsor us, please let me know. (Shameful plug, I know and I apologize)

On Sunday we had a spur of the moment outing with some of our church family and went to the lake and off for a weiner roast. It was a lot of fun.

Here are the pictures of the kids' first day of school as promised and only a week late.

I had to work so the girls were in charge of taking the pictures. Jellybean did a pretty good job of getting Rush in the picture. I was expecting her head to be cut off or part of her body missing. Great job, Jellybean!

Look out Grade Eight!!!

As excited as Jellybean was about going to her first day of Grade One, she was also pretty sad that mommy was all ready at work before she woke up. The good news is that I got to walk them the next day.

As luck would have it, the girls' first day of school also happened to be Bugs first day at the babysitters since summer holidays. It gave him something to look forward to-especially since she had gotten a new puppy over the summer.

My Server Needs Viagra...or something

I am at my wit's end with this stinking server we have our computers hooked up to; that and my computer husband keeps forgetting to fix it!!! Anyway, the server is down more than it is up and that means no internet access!!! Which means I go into blogging withdrawl-be it posting or reading. Hopefully it will be up and running good as new and none of this no-internet-crap!

On a side note: Did you all hear the Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter died? My kids were quite upset as we watched that show quite a bit. Granted, he was a bit overzealous but, he loved his job those animals and had great reasons behind what he did. He also used expressions that made it rather fun to imitate a day in the life of the crocodile hunter. He will be missed as he taught my kids to love animals and not just the cute fuzzy kind.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

First Day Report

I know; I know. The first day of school was last week however, I work in Health Records and reports can sometimes take days, if not weeks, to show up. So, I am not doing THAT bad am I?

The girls were counting down the sleeps until school started from about August 1 on and so the anticipated day arrived and they were tingling with excitment. What teachers would they get? Who would be in their class? When they came home from school they were both excited to report that their teachers are super nice and most of their friends are in their classes. Jellybean only had one friend move away and she was devestated as it was a pretty good friend. (I, on the other hand, am kind of relieved-I know, I am terrible-but this girl called our house countless times a day.)

By about 6:17 the night of the first day, Jellybean asked me, "Mama, would it be ok if I went to bed now?". I begged her for just a little while longer because I didn't feel the desire to be getting up with her at 4:30 the next morning. She made it to bed time...barely.

Both girls are so enjoying the school year so far. Rush is a "senior" in her school and is feeling all role modely. She has really grown over the summer and turned into quite a gorgeous young lady. (first day pictures when I wake up) Jellybean is absorbing everything her teacher says and is looking forward to us going to the "Meet the Teachers" BBQ next week. By the end of next week I should know what kind of "taxi mom" chaos I can look forward to this school year but for now, I guess, I will just have to tingle with anticipation. Or is that fear....?