Monday, 30 October 2006

All hail the Chicks!!

WOW. That word sums it up.

Hubster and I went to the Dixie Chicks concert last night at the Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto. It was my first concert at the ACC and it was phenomenal!

I’m not going to lie to you. I was DREADING going yesterday afternoon. I was SO exhausted from Hubster’s party on Saturday night and the thought of going to a loud concert, and being up until midnight AGAIN was killing me. I actually tried to GIVE the $110 each tickets away to friends, but it was too late notice. Thank goodness for that! It was amazing!

The Dixie Chicks are SO, SO talented. They play their instruments with ease and Natalie’s voice is so powerful for such a little lady!! Martie and Emily’s voices just “go” with Natalie’s so well. They sound EXACTLY like the record when singing live! They don’t need any fancy costumes or special effects. They just wowed us with their music.

There must have been 20,000 people there, mostly women. I just knew that 95% of the men there were dragged their by their wives/girlfriends, Hubster being one of them. BUT…he enjoyed it! He “WOOT!”ed and he clapped and I think I actually saw him singing along to “Good-Bye Earl”!!

The Chicks played all of their big hits, including “Long Time Gone”, “Landslide”, “Travellin’ Soldier”, “Wide Open Spaces”, “Ready to Run”, “Sin Wagon”, “White Trash Wedding”, “Not Ready to Make Nice” as well as a few not-so-well-known-YET from their new album and one from their new film. The Chicks have a new movie out called, “Shut Up and Sing” based on the controversy over Natalie’s comment about being ashamed that the president came from her home state of Texas. It looks like a great film.

So, considering how badly I didn’t want to go last night, I am SO glad I did go. The time flew by and I remember thinking I wish it didn’t have to end…they played for a full two hours and it still wasn’t enough! Now I can’t wait ’till they come back again! Pin It

Friday, 27 October 2006

On No...the big 4-0!

Tomorrow, October 28th, my sweet husband turns 40. FORTY! I’ve known him almost HALF his life.

I met Hubster on August 5th, 1989 at a nightclub called “Superstars” which is now LONG gone, replaced by a flea market! He was 23 years old. I was 19, soon to be 20. It was just like out of a storybook when I say that I just *knew* he was the one I would marry one day…and he was.

Now, that fresh-faced, hard-bodied young man is an older, wiser and not-so-hard-bodied middle-aged man! We have been through wonderful, amazing times and we have gone to the depths of hell together. In the end, we are still together, after having known each other for 17 years and being married for 12.5 of those years. Two and a half children, and countless tragedies later, we have both come out the other end stronger and more in love than ever.

As much as Hubster drives me MENTAL most of the time (LOL!), I can’t imagine life without him. He is my world. He has been my rock through the worst times, my shoulder when I cried so many tears I thought I would dehydrate my body. Hours and hours of tears we have cried. We’ve been through anxiety and panic disorders and depression together and we have healed together.

But we’ve had many, many hours of laughter as well. The little codes we would use when Boy Oneder was a baby…WOWMWO, C9, etc. The vacations we have taken together, the pre-kids, last minute “let’s go to Lake Placid” and the well-planned, long thought-out cruises with the kids.

I am blessed and proud to be his wife. I pray that we will be together for the NEXT 40 years and the 40 years after that.

Happy Birthday Baby. I love you with every ounce of my being. Pin It

Tuesday, 24 October 2006

The power of a song...again

Goodness…sometimes a song just hits you.

This one came on Launchcast just now and I had to post it. It just SCREAMS my sister’s story.

“Can’t Be Really Gone” – Tim McGraw

Her hat is hanging by the door
The one she bought in Mexico
It blocked the wind
It stopped the rain
She’d never leave that one
So, she can’t be really gone

The shoes she bought on Christmas Eve
She laughed and said they called her name
It’s like they’re waiting in the hall
For her to slip them on
So, she can’t be really gone
I don’t know when she’ll come back
She must intend to come back
I’ve seen the error of my ways
Don’t waste the tears on me
What more proof do you need
Just look around the room
So much of her remains

Her book is lying on the bed
The two of hearts to mark her page
Now who could ever walk away at chapter 21
So, she can’t be really gone

Just look around this room
So much of her remains
Her book is lying on the bed
The two of hearts to mark her page
Now who could ever walk away
With so much left undone
So, she can’t be really gone
No, she can’t be really gone Pin It

Tuesday, 17 October 2006

Pent up anger

Have you ever been so angry with someone that your blood boils? Have you ever been hurt so bad, but not able to tell the person who hurt you? That’s how I feel today.

I am so, so angry tonight, but for the good of everyone else, I cannot say a word. The people who hurt me will never know it. Therefore, I am sure it will happen again…as it has in the past, over and over and over.

I have been made to feel inadequate ever since I’ve known them. I obviously embarrass them. When it comes to certain situations, I can never win. They are better than me (in their eyes anyway) and they want to ensure that face is saved in public. All I want is to do things MY way once in a while. To be left to my own devices. I can do it…just let me. I guarantee you won’t be embarrassed. Just because I don’t do it YOUR way, doesn’t mean it can’t be done nicely. I feel so alone when this happens. I have no one on my side. It’s me against the world.

One day, the anger will build to the point where I won’t CARE what anyone else says or does. I will blast these people with every ounce of frustration that they have caused me for the past almost 20 years. And it will be a fine, fine day. Pin It

Monday, 16 October 2006

Would you rather...

Would you rather:
be able to fly, or
have the ability to read people’s minds?

I think my answer to this one would have to be “be able to fly”. As much as I would sometimes LOVE to read people’s minds, I think that there would be times where what they were thinking would REALLY hurt my feelings.

Would you rather:
be able to bring about a lasting world peace, or
eliminate all hunger and disease?

I thought about this for quite a while. I’d love to see the world in complete peace, but all those starving and sick people…I’d love to see them all fed and cured. But, I think the best answer here would be world peace. Then, since everyone is getting along, we would all help each other to conquer hunger and disease. Gosh, I am smart.

Would you rather:
be able to fortell the future, or
have all the money you will ever need?

I’d rather have all the money I will ever need. Then, I can BUY my future! LOL!

What do YOU think? What would YOU rather? Leave a comment! Pin It

Saturday, 14 October 2006

I have officially reached the milestone that every Canadian Mom either dreads or looks forward to. My feeling is the latter…my boys LOVE hockey! Not to play, but to watch. Middleman looks forward to the Leafs games every week…each night, he asks, “Mom, is there a hockey game tonight?!” And 5 out of 7 nights, I have to tell him, “No…” He walks away, dejected and depressed. But on those two special nights, when I can say, “Yep! 7:00!” he skips away, excitedly yelling, “YAY!! HOCKEY!!”

I found this video on youtube and showed it to him just now. He knew the song and knew every word to the chorus! LOL!



Ahhhh…the good old hockey game…it’s what gets us through the long, cold, Canadian winters!

GO LEAFS GO!! Pin It

Sunday, 8 October 2006

Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada.

Our family has been through hell and back, and now, as I stand at what I hope is the end of that dark tunnel, I realize that I have so much to be thankful for. Yes, we’ve lost ALOT, but through those losses, we have learned and those of us who are left behind have grown closer. I am finally able to see the silver lining around that cloud. I wanted to list my blessings for this day of giving thanks.

My husband. We have been married for 12 and a half years. I met him when I was only 18 years old and can’t imagine life without him. He is truly my soul mate.

My wonderful 10 year old, Boy Oneder. He is everything I could want in a child and more. Loving, sensitive, smart, handsome, etc. etc. etc. He lights up my life.

My awesome 7 year old, Middleman. He is also all that I could ask for and more. Imaginative, intelligent, loving, sweet, etc. etc. etc. Life would not be the same without him.

My new baby. The breath of fresh air that this child has brought to our family is just what the doctor ordered. All of us, including extended family, are absolutely THRILLED at the prospect of another little bundle of joy.

My health and the health of my family. This should be number one on my list. Health cannot be bought, nor replaced. I am truly grateful for our health.

My extended family…Mom, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and family, brother-in-law and family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.

My friends, Kathy, Bruno, Kate, Giuliana, Jennifer, Joanne, Ben, Julie, Donna, etc.

My home. The place where we all meet at the end of the day to regroup.

My job, my boss and my co-workers. Everyone has been so understanding throughout this rough first trimester. I am learning so much and appreciate everything they do for me.

My neighbours. Wonderful, wonderful friends.

My online friends…too many to list. Thank you for getting me through the hard times.

In general, my life. I am thankful for each day that I open my eyes in the morning. For each hug I get, for each smile I receive, for each breath I take. Thank you God. Pin It

Friday, 6 October 2006

Family night

One day, quite some time ago, Kate, one of my bestest pallies EVER, turned me down for a coffee on a Friday night because she had “Family Night”. I remember thinking “What a bitch!” LOL! but then a couple of minutes later, I thought…”How nice. They have a special night, EVERY week, that is just dedicated to their immediate family.” And then I put the idea on the backburner.

For the last three weeks, we have had family night on Fridays. We play games (Cranium, Hang Man, Frustration, etc.) and we have FUN! Who knew that hanging out with your kids on a Friday night could be ENJOYABLE!? LOL!

So thanks Katiekins…we have enjoyed family night immensely and we owe it all to you!!! Pin It

Wednesday, 4 October 2006

Josh Groban's new song

Oh my GOSH I love this guy…

You are Loved…

Don’t give up
It’s just the weight of the world
When you’re heart’s heavy
I, I will lift it for you
Don’t give up
Because you want to be heard
If silence keeps you
I, I will break it for you
Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don’t give up
Because you are loved
Don’t give up
It’s just the hurt that you hide
When you’re lost inside
I, I’ll be there to find you
Don’t give up
Because you want to burn bright
If darkness blinds you
I, I will shine to guide you
Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don’t give up
Because you are loved
You are loved
Aaaah
Don’t give up
It’s just the weight of the world
Don’t give up
Everyone needs to be heard
You are loved Pin It
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