Friday, 31 May 2013



It has been a LOOOOONG week again.  I have missed my Middleman dearly and can't wait to hug and squeeze him to PIECES tonight!!!!  His bus is due to arrive at 7:30....can't WAIT!

Being Friday, it's time for...FIVE QUESTION FRIDAY!  Click the link and visit with Mama M so you can play too!

Here we go!

1. What is an acceptable age for girls to start dating?

Fifteen.  That's how old both Boy Oneder and his lovely Ali were when they started dating.  Anything else is too young...there are so many things to focus on pre-boys and I strongly feel that they should wait until rule applies to boys as well as girls.

2. Do you think your kids should have summer homework?

Yes, absolutely.  But they don't.  I try to make the boys read over the summer, but usually lose the battle. :(

3. Would you prefer to live without AC or heat?

I can answer this question without hesitation...HEAT.  I could never, ever live without AC in the summer.  If I'm cold in the winter, I can cuddle under a blanket.  Funny, we didn't have air conditioning until I was at least 14 or clue how I lived my childhood without AC. (I shudder to think)

4. What the worst thing about staying in a hotel? (Besides not being with your family)

Rude, loud, obnoxious idiots who slam doors, laugh like hyenas or let their kids run screaming down the halls after midnight.  Ugh...why'd you get me started?  My blood pressure just went up THINKING about this.  GRR!

5. So, do your kids really get "104 days of summer vacation"? (Bonus points for those of you that get this reference!)

Oh how I wish we were like Phineas and Ferb...they have many more days than we do!  Our boys will get a total of 67 days of summer vacation.  :(   Have a fun-filled weekend peeps! Pin It

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Did they look alike?

Threepeat, 2013

Middleman, 2005

Thumbs up for Threepeat's SK Graduation

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Monday, 27 May 2013

Sunburned, windburned, blessed

What a weekend!

Middleman had a soccer tournament that began at 9:00 am on Saturday.  Luckily, it was a local tournament, so we didn't have to leave the house until 8:00.

They lost their first game, but not for a lack of trying.  The boys played very well, but this team was a tier above them.  Score : 2-1

The second game was at 11:45...ended in a 1-1 tie.

The third game was at 2:00...1-0 loss.

We were out of the tournament.  The boys played fantastically and should be very proud of the fact that they were able to keep these higher tiered teams to such small losses/a tie.  I was wind and sunburned and to be honest, glad that I would now have Sunday to clean the house and do the mountains of laundry.  After dinner, I was absolutely exhausted and headed to bed at 8:30. 

10:13 pm...the phone rings.  The team manager was calling to say that due to our low goals against, we were the wild card and would be playing in the quarter-finals.  The game was at 10:15 am on Sunday.

They won!

The semi-finals were at 12:45...WE WON AGAIN!

The finals were at 3:15.  We lost 3-1...against the same team as we played first on Saturday.

WHAT A DAY!  I am so, so proud of those boys!


My house is s pig sty and the laundry is still piled high.  Middleman heads out to Quebec with his class tomorrow morning at 6:30 am, so I guess tonight is wash, dry, pack night!

Hubster and I are both BADLY sun/windburned (just on our faces thank goodness).  In fact, he is so bad that he is working from home today...he has a racoon mask because he was wearing sunglasses all day...he looks very funny! LOL  The weather was very sunny, but very cold and windy, so we didn't feel the burn until it was much too late.

Ah well, what's a summer without at least one burn, right?

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Five Question Friday!


It was a short week here in Canada, and I took an extra day off on Tuesday, but I tell you this week has DRAGGED!  I am excited about Middleman's soccer tournament this weekend!  The weather is supposed to be cool, but sunny...perfect soccer weather!

Being Friday, it's time for Five Question Friday, brought to you by Mama M!  Wanna play?  Head on over to her blog and link up!

Let's go!

1. Do you wake before the alarm or stay in bed until the last possible second?

Unfortunately, my bdy clock is set at 6:30 am.  I alway wake up before the alarm and sadly, I even wake up at this time on weekends.  :(

2. Who should get a baby shower? Is it just the first baby or all babies?

I've always believed that the shower should only be for the first baby and then most of the stuff you get from that shower, if you take good care of it, can be used again for subsequent children.  Then I had Threepeat.  Hubster and I had given away almost everything from the first two boys to friends and charities. Seven years after Middleman was born, I was unexpectedly pregnant and had NOTHING for the new baby.  My amazing friends threw me a shower and I got some of the basics that I really would have had to struggle to purchase on our own.  So, my view on showers has changed slightly.  :)

3. How will you spend Memorial Day?

Working.  :(  Canadda had our long weekend last weekend when we celebrated Queen Victoria's birthday.
4. Do you have a Storm/Hurricane/Tornado/Fire plan for your kids, house..?

Yes...if a storm/hurricane/tornado/fire happens, GET OUT FAST. 

5. What is your favorite morning drink?

Tim Horton's coffee...large, one cream, two sugars.   Have a super duper weekend!!!!!!!! Pin It

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Congratulations Middleman!

My Middleman was confirmed a Catholic on Monday...

I am so proud of this gorgeous young man!

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Friday, 10 May 2013


What a freaking week!

Sunday: Van stalls while I am driving along the road.  Hubster drives it to the dealership while I follow in the Jeep.  We drop the keys in the night box and leave the van overnight.

Monday: I have to work from home as van needs to be fixed.  Late in the day, dealership confirms that van needs new battery.  $286.00.  Part has to be ordered.  Van will be ready tomorrow.

Tuesday: I have to work from home because van won't be ready until 10:00.  11:30, the dealership shuttle picks me up.  Pick up van, head home to work.  4:30, drive dogs to vet for heartworm tests.  Blood tests, meds and a 3 month supply of Rosie's food = $483.00.  Hubster has no idea yet.  He's going to kill me.

Wednesday:  Out of the house by 7:30 to drive to work.  Get 500 yards down the street, van stalls.  In front of two police cars, which were parked to chat to one another.  Try to start van again, won't start.  Panic.  Call Hubster, who is still home.  Tells me to try to start it starts.  Pull a U-turn RIGHT in front of the police cars.  Van stalls again.  Re-start it can get it back to driveway.  Call dealership to leave an angry voicemail.  Email work to say I have to work from home again. call back from dealership.  I have Hubster call.  Dealership will pick up car in an hour.  10:30 - TWO hours later, dealership arrives for van.  Late in the day, I call for update.  It's now the EGR Valve.  $400.00.  They want to keep it overnight so they can test it when it's cold in the morning.

Thursday: I drive Hubster's Jeep to work.  After several check up calls, they finally call back at 3:00 in the afternoon to pick up Hubster to get the van.  I drove the car to the dentist for a filling and it didn't stall.

Friday:  Drove the van to work the long way so as to avoid the highway...took me a full hour.  So far, no problems.  Terrified to drive home on the 407 in case it stalls.

How was YOUR week?

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Five Question Friday!

Yippee!!  It's FINALLY Friday!  And it's the day that Sammy Samsung, our brand spanking new dishwasher will arrive!  Praise the Lord!  I certainly have dishpan hands!!

Time for Mama M's Five Question Friday!  If you want to join in, head on over to her blog and link up!

Here we go...

1. What is your next home improvement goal?

Our house is 11 years old...there are plenty of things that are beginning to need cupboards, floor tiles, parquay flooring in the family and dining rooms, carpets upstairs, remodeling of our ensuite....the list is endless.  Unfortunately, there is no money in the budget for any home improvements right now, so all those things will have to wait a while.  :(

2. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be? No religious texts (ie Bible, Quran, Torah, etc, etc)...

I can't imagine reading only one book over and over and over again.  I can't choose one.  Once I have read a book once, I am done with it. 
3. What is on top of your refrigerator?

Dust.  And LOTS of it.

4. What are your favorite or most used phone apps?

Facebook, Candy Crush, IPeriod

5. What's the one thing you hate most about your spouses job?

Nothing...we work for the same company and it's the best company in the world!
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