Monday, January 01, 2007

Welcome 2007

I hope your New Year celebrations did not end like this. Love the look on the husband's face.

May 2007 bring you and yours good health and happiness.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Holidays

May you be surrounded by loved ones and have a heart full of joy and happiness.

Wishing one and all a peaceful and joyous holiday.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Let The Feasting Begin

'Tis the season to pull out the baggy clothes, forget about your diet and enjoy the cornacopia of goodies that goes along with this holiday season. I will be partaking in not one, not two, but three Christmas feasts this year.

The first will be tomorrow with the in-laws. This has been a tradition for my daughter and I since her father's death in 2000. My brother-in-law and his wife feel it is important for my daughter to remain connected to her father's family and this is their little way to include her in their family celebration. I think it is very sweet of them. Speaking of sweet, there will be a delicious apple pie made by my sister-in-law and a pumpkin mousse lovingly prepared by moi for dessert.

My second Christmas meal will be with my significant other's mom. She has been preparing this meal for over a week and probably has the table set already. You see "mom" loves to cook and entertain so any invite to her place is a tantalizing treat for the tummy. As a bonus for attending this meal one gets to take home leftovers as there is always enough food to feed a small village when in reality there are only four people at the table.

Now the third meal is going to involve a bit of work on my part as I will be playing hostess for the Boxing Day meal. Unlike "mom" I do not make anything before the actual day of the meal. I do, however, know it will be a roast beef (or pork) dinner or Chinese food (made by me of course). My parents will be my guests and they are looking forward to a quiet day away from the grandchildren and their electronic gadgets and loud music. I'm not sure if they are coming to enjoy the food or the company of two adults - either way a good time will be had by all.

So if you are like me and have a lot of plans to enjoy good food with your family and friends remember to wear suitable clothing, forget the calories, and enjoy the season. Bon Appétit!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Playing "People Collection" Tag

It seems I am running a little behind in this game and I have been tagged by two of my favorite bloggers (people). I will continue with the chase and submit the following:

Remember that it isn't always the sensational stuff that writers are looking for, it can just as easily be something that you take for granted like having raised twins or knowing how to grow beetroot. Mind you, if you know how to fly a helicopter or have worked as a film extra, do feel free to let the rest of us know about it :-)

Strange but true tidbits about moi:

1. I can perform Away in a Manager, Achy Breaky Heart, and Unchained Melody in American Sign Language.

2. My spices are stored alphabetically in Tupperware Spice Containers.

3. Grease is the word . . . saw the movie in the theatre five times, the play three times, and on video 17 times and still counting.

4. Negative people make me weary.

5.One of my turn-ons is a freshly bathed body.

Anyone with a blog reading this is now tagged and I dare you to create your own list.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Working and Loving It

Just a brief post to let folks know I am teaching at the Woodlawn Tutorial Centre and enjoying it immensely. The tutorial centre is housed within the Woodlawn Learning Centre and is a unique program that offers one-on-one teaching to high school students referred there through the school district.

Students attending the centre have not found success in a regular classroom setting and need academic assistance in order to further their education. Some of the students will transition into the Woodlawn Learning Centre and others will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in a regular high school.

The students in the tutorial centre are a joy to work with. Each and every day these young men and women have made me smile and have shown me through their many successes that I can make a difference. It has been a long journey but I think I have found the place I should be at this time in my life and I am grateful for this opportunity.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Happy Birthday Emily

Twenty-one years ago I was in the Saint John Regional Hospital waiting for my little miracle to be born. After many long honors of labour, sweat, tears, a few choice words, and a little pull with the forceps Emily Jean LeBlanc made a very noisy appearance. I fell instantly in love with my beautiful bundle of joy – bruises and all.

Happy 21st Birthday Sweetie - I Love You!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

So They Say

A recent study from the University of Toronto suggests text messaging is "not a spoiler of syntax" and supports their argument by stating "people had to tinker with their syntax" when using the telegram.

The thing I find fascinating is how old technology is being used to validate new technology. Go figure.


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