Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I can't imagine what I would do if someone really threatened one of my children - this time it was just blaming one for something that had happened over five months ago which I thought had been dealt with and forgotten. But my real problem was that instead of picking up the phone and calling to ask for an explanation, instead I let it fester and when the boys started doing their usual thing - goofing around at bedtime, not brushing their teeth, I lost it - again for the third or forth time.
This isn't my way of saying I'm sorry to the boys, I did that when I tucked them in last night and while I still haven't figured out how I am going to deal with the other family, I know I have to get a handle on my anger and who it is directed at so that the volcano can remain dormant.
Watch your thoughts;
they become words.
Watch your words;
they become actions.
Watch your actions;
they become habits.
Watch your habits;
they become character.
Watch your character;
it becomes your destiny.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Yesterday as I was madly trying to clean the house and get caught up on everything before we head south next week my Other Half called en route to deliver some boats in upstate NY. He was almost at the border when he realized he had forgotten his passport. Thank you 9/11 for making a passport mandatory when entering the USA. In the good old days we would just hop in the car with our driver's licenses or even once with just a university student card (must remember to post about road trips someday) and off we'd go to Burlington, Vermont on a Ben & Jerry's run. But those innocent days are no more. He had driven five hours only to have to turn back while I got in the car with his passport to meet him somewhere in the middle. I suggested that he could just put the boat in the St Lawrence River and row it across to the New York side but he didn't find that very helpful.
So we met along the side of the highway on the outskirts of the city and after I had handed over the documents, he had filled up with caffeine, off we went in opposite directions. But there is just something about spending six hours in the car that makes me crave fast food so I turned off into a Harvey's restaurant and went in to get something greasy and lo and behold who was behind the counter, hairnet and all? My friend. It took him a moment to recognize me and luckily it wasn't too busy so after I had stopped laughing and threatening to take a photo to post immediately on facebook we got caught up and off I went with a particularly tasty burger to get me through the ride home.
So that's my small world story told in a typically round about fashion. Have a great weekend and don't forget to join Midday Escapes for the -
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
I was ahead of the game when I wrote this post last night but I really like Friday Following so I will combine the two and hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend.
Or a life list or any other kind of list on which I intend to check things off like swimming on the Great Barrier Reef or bungee jumping off the Lion's Gate Bridge or appearing on a reality TV show. No, those things just don't do it for me and sometimes I wonder if there is something wrong with me. Everyone these days seems to be setting goals to run a half marathon or write a novel or learn to dance the tango. Me? I hate running and while I love writing I can't fathom writing enough for a novel and I can't follow anyone while dancing. I never dreamed I'd be riding again until my husband and children surprised me with a horse for Christmas but I have no intention of going on the show jumping circuit. I don't want to swim across Georgian Bay or go on a solo canoe trip. I don't want to go back to school and get my Master's or learn to play the guitar. I don't want to meet any movie stars or backpack across Australia. I don't aspire to make a Baked Alaska or be in the Guiness Book of World Records for anything.
But as I approach my 44th birthday later this month I did come up with a list of the few pretty cool things, if I do say so myself, that I have done - so far.
- I have lived in three countries
- I have driven a vintage Jaguar convertible with the top down
- I have made love on the beach
- I had a French Canadian boyfriend
- I have seen the Northern Lights
- I spent two nights in the woods alone
- I married my high school sweetheart
- I went topless on the beach in the south of France
- I have skied in the Alps
- I have eaten snails, alligator, venison and muskox
- I know how to make a fire, clean a fish and paddle a canoe
- I taught my then boyfriend, now husband how to drive a stick shift
- I might be able to add sking and golfing on the same day today, I'll let you know
So, all in all, that's not a bad list and I guess the thing about me is I am not very good at planning things long term so I will never set five year goals or even make big plans for my 50th birthday but I am usually game for anything when it comes along. Call me spontaneous or maybe just lazy but I do believe that life is what happens when you are busy making plans.