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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Random Ramblings

  • Day two of single motherhood. Only 17 more to go

  • Yesterday I ate two cupcakes, bread and cheese and my kids had pigs in a blanket for dinner. This is why it is going to be a very long 17 days. I can't be bothered to cook when there is no one around here who doesn't say, "Yuck, what's that?" everytime I put a proper meal on the table.

  • I'm going to cheat a little today and let others help me with my rambling, so check out Mom 101's great post Grass: Greener. It is so spot on how I feel most days about being part time SAHM/WAHM which I think is the worst combination since you always feel guilty about something you're not doing with the kids or for work but you also don't get to go to an office with other grown ups. Not to mention the going out for lunch thing.

  • Now if I could only see the grass under all that white stuff

  • I think I'm suffering from digital overload. I haven't been taking any photos lately other than on my phone and they aren't very good. My computer is slow as Number Two Son getting out of bed in the morning because of all the photos I have stored. I need/want to get a laptop for myself so I can clean up this PC and hand it over to the boys but the thought of all the research and downtime that entails makes me want to crawl back into bed. And what I really want is a Mac but my Other Half is worried we won't be able to communicate ;-)

  • Number One Son's team is in the play offs and I have to admit I am torn between wanting them to win and wanting the season to be over before Easter.

  • The sibling hierarchy was restored to its proper order when Number Two Son had a faster time than his little brother in the ski race on Sunday. Made for a much easier ride home from the hill.

  • My Other Half made it across the border with only a minor glitch yesterday. The customs officer in the booth only looked at the first line of the manifest listing what he was bringing into the U.S. and sent him inside for a bit of a shakedown. He called me in a panic and I told him to very nicely ask them to read the other three lines listing the other three boats he had on the trailer. Obviously the officer didn't have a teacher who taught him to read the entire paper before you start to ask or answer any questions. One of the great life lessons I learned from Mr. Wilfert, my history and politics teacher.

  • My boys are so excited for the Olympics to start they have already printed out the TV schedule of events and have informed me that we must be home to watch them. Of course, we might miss a few since we are going to see Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief which looks fantastic. The boys liked this series of books even more than Harry Potter

  • Hmmmm ... there seems to be an Olympic theme going on here. I've decided after much thought and consideration (actually I just came up with it) to push, I mean encourage, my racer boys to try Ski Cross as an event to pursue. It is fast and way more fun to watch than a downhill and there is even a 40 year old mother on the Canadian Team who is a world champion!

  • I'd better get back to more random ramblings as I just re-read this post and it sounds more like a "What I did on the weekend" report.


  1. nice. interested in seeing percy jackson...only recently heard about th ebooks from a kid i work with...

  2. OK. You need to go to a store and get a Mac. This will

    A) Eliminate the long conversations about which computer to buy. I have a Mac and hubby has a PC. No problems.

    B) It's exactly what you need to alleviate boredom with your single parenthood. You'll be a better mother. You OWE it to your children.

    C) It will invigorate your photo-taking skills/enthusiasm.

    D) Macs have very good screen savers of grass.

  3. Brian, I'll be sure to review the movie after we see it.
    Betty, thanks for your words of encouragement. All were great but the grass screensaver clinched it in favour of a Mac. That and it making me a better mother. I do owe it to my boys.

  4. Sounds like a fun (nourishing?) menu plan - maybe not for 17 days though!
    Good luck!

  5. I’m impressed you are finding time to blog – good luck with 17 more days. I hear you about missing the grass. It sounds like you are coping.

  6. I've been seeing a lot of Olympic excitement on the tube. Wishing you the best for the remaining 17 days of single motherhood!

  7. Personally I loved your list :) I hope your sentence of single motherhood is continuing to move along at a fast clip :) We are buried in snow down here and the locals do not know how to handle it. And I've seen lots of people online do lots of neat slide shows and movies with their photos on their Macs - I wouldn't know because I have a PC :(


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