Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Monday, March 31, 2008
Today, Jake is home with a sore throat and cough. I hope it doesn't go through the house! He has been napping most of the day. Tristen and Will when off as usual this morning, with all the rush and fuss of our morning routine.
Well, Dear that is it I am the laundry queen again. Talk to you soon. Have a good Day all...Got your laundry done?
Sunday, March 30, 2008
It has been a quiet weekend - hockey is almost over, only one tournament left next weekend for Jake. So, the boys have been relaxing. More often than not getting into each others spaces and wreaking havoc! They have been so scheduled the last few months freedom has come in with a scream and all the frustration of having nothing to do!
With spring on its way, I cannot say it is here because of the distinctive amount of snow still here, new projects will come up. Jacob has had his bike out over the last few days , Tristen has been playing road hockey and Will has been trying to play in the iced over ditches, which results in a resounding NO - from me.
I received another gift of books from Dear on Friday . Actually, the Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki is quite good in the sense that it reads like a novel and has comprehensive information that is easy to understand. I have not looked at the other yet. So thanks Dear...We are getting there. Have a good day all.
Friday, March 28, 2008
The boys got their report cards yesterday....Yeah, they were great!! I have been less that happy with the school, recently, but I am glad the boys are doing well. Really , it is bad to say, I feel the move will be good for the boys school wise, they just do not have the programs here in Ontario.
I thought I would write about what I have been reading. Dear got me 2 books for Christmas and I just finished both, the flood set me back. The one to the left Cloud of Bone by Bernice Morgan (Canadian also wrote Random Passage - made into a movie) is interesting, to be honest the ending left me wanting but the premise is appealing. What really caught Dear, because he knew I would be interested in it, is the history of the beothuk (Newfoundland Natives who were decimated during settlement). If you like history it may be a read for you. The other is by one of my favorite authors A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon. If you are familiar with her you will see from the picture I have all of her books. Really, a shameless, self indulgent read about a love that crosses time, I find it entertaining and engaging. It has a historical foundation as well. Well, what else could you expect form a woman who likes to arrange vacations, moves or traveling around forts and historical settlements! The boys seem to be interested ,as well, there is always just enough excitement for them in the cannons, soldiers and native hunting and life skills. The boys, just like Dear and I, are amazed by the strength of this countries settlers but really interested in the natives survival and life skills. You really have to admire their commitment to the earth and its resources.
What is the next read? It may be Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos it was a National bestseller I had never heard of it, it is also a book that Dear picked up for me. I will let you know what it is all about from the cover I thought it was a self help book - I do not get into those but I picked it up again and actually read the prologue- Can’t judge a book by its cover! It may be quite interesting and guess what - ho history!
Well, the laundry and floors are calling. I am trying to clean and declutter for the sale of the house. Hi Dear, I miss you and will talk to you later. Have a good day all, I hope you have a good book to read too.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
It is tax time people!!! Have you got yours done? I sat down to do ours yesterday and realized a vital piece (a great deduction!) has not arrived yet....What to do - call the company to ask for it, yeah right, everyone has their it is tax time we sent out the info please be patient automated messages in place. It is hard to talk to a person anymore. The other automated message that makes me laugh is the Due to higher than normal call volumes you may have a hold time of up to ...fill in the blank... minutes - please hire the people you got rid of back, so someone answers the phone! Back to topic - Yes, I do our taxes and enjoy it! Of coarse I do not work and 0=0 no matter what you do to it and Dear has a straight forward tax file for the most part. Next year, will be a challenge with international tax - I will not even go there right now.
So, the picture, I did manage to make curtains (On my long hiatus) for Tristen's room. Yes, I know not really boyish but we do have to sell the house and our home has 2 possible master bedrooms, we need his room to look grown up for now. He is willing to take one for the team as to how much that will us cost is yet to be seen! I have ordered a head board of sorts and will take a picture when it comes in.
Well, Dear I am going to attempt to do the taxes again today, if I can get the info we need. I know you are at work right now, enjoy your day. Love me. Have a good day all - Get your taxes done - put that behind you!