Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.  My kids love that song, but only in the morning and afternoon.  Supernan has declared that he wants sun all day and rain all night, just so my garden will grow.  How thoughtful.  I, on the other hand, am sick of rain.  Don't get me wrong, I love rain, in moderation.  I'm not talking about B.C. rain, or Seattle rain.  That never bothered me when I lived in that area.  I'm talking the constant, wind whipping, thunder shaking lightning storms that we get on a regular basis here in Smoky Lake.  Judging by it's name, you would expect a serene lake area, but no, we could in fact be called the windy town.  I have never experienced so much wind with the rain, as I have since we moved here.  Like batten down the hatches and put all your stuff away, and hope your trees don't fall on your roof wind and rain.  OY!

 That little complaint over with, it's good to be back.  I will be getting back into the swing of things slowly, getting my sewing area back into a normal state of affairs.  And start projects again.  I can't wait.  As I'm sure you can't either (sick of my drivel yet?).

It may take a little bit of time, so bare with me as I get going.  Hopefully I can have some more interesting stuff for you to see soon.

Until tomorrow, Enjoy the summer sun (or rain or whatever you are experiencing at the moment)!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Still Sick

My weekend consisted of a trip to the hospital, 5 hours of sleep and a very unhappy family.  Supernan was struck with not only with a bad case of tonsillitis and an ear infection, but on top of that, he also had to fight a bad viral infection.  My poor little man was barely awake all weekend, short of me having to wake him for medicine, my room was frozen, trying to keep his fever down.  And I owe a big thanx to YaYa, for she was a big help with my little Chaos, mostly.  I do have to say though, that the arguments between a 2 year old and a 12 year old are really quite amusing.

Today is Supernan's kindergarten graduation, and my little man was supposed to be the MC for the little service his class is doing, unfortunately, he won't be attending, so when he gets better, I think I may have a little grad ceremony here for him, why not?

Until later, have a good day and enjoy the sun!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sick Kids

Sleep has escaped me for the last 2 nights.  When I was 20, I could go days with little sleep.  However, 3 kids and 10 years later, not so much.  Supernan has been sick, between him having tonsillitis and having his asthma act up as a result, that has translated to a very long couple days for me.  So, for today, that is my excuse for not having  clever post with some wicked awesome quips and so on.

Going back to sleep with my little man, see you in a few days.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Walking With Dinosaurs

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wonder through the age when terrible beasts roamed the earth?  Today Supernan and I are going to find out.  Just outside the town of Gibbons, Alberta, the terrible beasts roam among naturally grown trees and other indigenous plants.

Mechanical dinosaurs that is.  Is it  awesome?  You bet!!!!!  Do you have a junior paleontologist on our hands?  If you do, then this place comes highly recommended.  Follow the trails yourself and explore what the dinosaurs lived like, as well as learn about some of the plants and animals that are still around from the dino age, or have a guide take you and learn even more.  I can guarantee your little one will come away with a whole new outlook of the "beasts".

Does this sound like an excerpt from a flyer?  Sorry, I am just really excited that we have something like this in our neck of the woods.  We usually travel to Drumheller, Alberta, but it's quite a haul, and so it really is a pleasure, me being a super geek, to have this park this close.  Yes when I was younger I had a super wealth of knowledge about dinosaurs, and played dinosaurs with my brothers so often that I thought I might want to dig for dinos when I got older.  Alas I can no longer wonder where my boys get it from, lol.

So today, I am going to enjoy the weather and enjoy 16 kinders and grade 1's and walk with the dinosaurs.

You enjoy your day as well.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sleepin' In

Have you ever woken up and went "aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh", cause you literally have 25 min to get you and 3 kids ready and out the door?  Well that is my morning, so while I'm sure I could come up with something other than a sweet hello and good morning, I have to run and get out the door.  This working while Mad Dad is working thing is going to be a little more challenging than I thought.  In the meantime, I am looking for unique wedding favor ideas.  My cuz is getting hitched in 2 months time and has asked for my help, any ideas from my friends out there?

Later, Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wow, Where Has the Time Gone?

It's June, and not just June, but the end of June.  How did I miss the last 3 months?  The last time I chatted with you was in April I believe.  Alright, I know how, I have been Crazy busy, and unfortunately, it hasn't really been with stuff that I wanted to be doing, like actual work, as in 3 jobs (1 semi full time and 2 part time positions).  I think I took on a little too much at 1 time, cause I totally exhausted myself.  However, as summer begins, OFFICIALLY TODAY, boo-ya!!!! I have some good news for everyone, I'm back.  My jobs are done as of Friday, and my life can resume some normalcy.  The kids are looking forward to a fantastic summer, with me 2 weeks at a time (Mad Dad is going away to work {insert sad face}), and I think we are going to try some camping as well on the weeks that Mad Dad is home, which is a bonus for the kidlets, cause we will actually have tome to do so.

So what have I been up to, you ask? Well, besides work, work and more work, I have been selling cakes! Oh yes, I apparently have a knack for it and have had requests for my creations.  Look at me go!  I have a few more to do this summer, and it will end with a wedding cake in August, YAY!!!!!!

And while I have your attention, I want to direct you over to Donna at Funky Junk Interiors.  To start with, I want to tell you, she is an amazingly creative lady from B.C, Canada (holla), who I would love to have come spruce up my yard with some of her creations (but alas, I live to far away, lol).  Anyhoo, Donna is having a wonderful giveaway this week.  A Silhouette!!!!  Yes you heard me correctly, for the week of June 21 to the 29, you can enter for this fabulous machine.  She also has a fantastic review of it on the post.  So head on over, check out the giveaway and dont forget to stay awhile and see exactly what she is about.  Wonderful!

Alright, until tomorrow(?) Happy First Day of Summer!