Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired

I got the title of todays blog from my friend Elizabeth. We were talking today and said that and that is what I felt when I started to write this entry. Regan was really sick last week, they thought he would need to be hospitalized. I was worried and Neil was in France but he ended up not having to go in. It is Viral and he just needs to get over it. He has been sick so much this winter it is aweful. I just want him to feel better. He will get better for a couple of days and then be sick again.

Anyway, I cannot wait for Summer. We are actually having a couple of nice days that are 36 degrees today and around 40 degrees tomorrow. After what we have been having that is Wonderful. I don't like cold. I enjoy the snow but this year it has even been too much for me. It will not stop snowing. It is fun to look at though. I am just done with the cold. I have to go over and let my neighbors dog out for the next couple of weeks while she is gone. I have the 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. time. Another neighbor and friend has the 6:00 a.m. shift and then someone else takes care of during the day. I am glad it is a little managable out there. Did I say I don't like the cold?

Well, Neil got home on Friday night. It is sure nice to have him home. Ridley had a Gymnastics competition on Saturday and I took him. Just me and him it was so peaceful. He did really good. I love the energy at competitions. It makes me want to put on a gymnastic suit and get out there and compete. (Okay, kind of). It is sure a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the 2 hours of driving each way with just Ridley in the car playing his Nintendo DS and I just listened to the Radio and enjoyed the peace.

Well, we are starting another week. Fun. Fun.Fun.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Well, Neil is off to France. He left last Sunday. We have been doing okay. There may be a chance in the summer I can go with him if he ends up going. We will see. I would be very excited to do that. We will see how it goes. It is getting very cold here. I don't like dragging kids out when it is cold. Also, I took Regan to the doctor for the thousanth time this winter and he now has tonsilitis and brochitis. I am tired of cold and sickness. I am soooo ready for summer.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Well, I finished watching Hairspray and that is such a great show. It makes you want to get up and dance first of all. I loved seeing John Travolta as a girl and couldn't help staring at him and chuckling how they can make him look like that. It was great. It really made me sad about how segregation was such a part of history and that I am glad that people have moved on and hopefully it doesn't matter what you look like. I LOVED IT. It was really a great movie.

Well, back to school tomorrow. We moved to 11:00 church today and that was great. It was nice to have time in the morning to eat and get everyone ready and then get to choir. I even put a chicken in before I left so we came home and ate a nice big lupper. That is what we are calling it now because it is between lunch and supper. We came up with Lupper on our way home from church. Anyway, it was a great day.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Okay, I know this is my second post with in Minutes but I had this on my mind earlier and I just remembered it. We are from Canada and no matter how much we love it down in IOWA it is not our roots. Sometimes I think it could be but today as I watched the outdoor hockey game with the Penguins and Buffalo and all the Hype that went with it being an outdoor game and how all these guys grew up playing on outdoor ice made me long for Canada. Then they sang the canadian national anthem and I said to Neil,"Doesn't that make you want to go back to Canada". He just looked at me funny. Anyway, in Canada every little town has an ice arena and I can remember when the one in our town was outdoors and it was cold but there is nothing like it. Plus when you are a kid it doesn't matter how cold it is. If you are having fun it is great. Anyway, there are times when I long to be back up in Canada. Just because that is my home. Although we do love it here in Iowa and I do consider this home. It is not like home in Canada. Eh!! Anyway, that was just on my mind. Good night!


Well, Happy New year everyone! How wonderful Christmas was. We did not do anything. Everyone took turns being sick but it was not throwing up sick it was just cold sick. It was Great to have nothing to do and we just did that. I love new years. A time to reflect on life, on things to do better, or work on.

The kids start back to school tomorrow and I am sad because it has been so nice to just veg with them and have fun. I think they are excited though to get back to their friends and away from me. Well, it has been great to have them home and I DIDN'T HAVE TO MAKE ANY LUNCHES FOR SCHOOL OR GET UP AND GET EVERYONE READY. That is great. Well, 5 more months and we are done for the summer. I cannot wait. There is a lot of snow here in Iowa with all the Ice and snow storms. It is very pretty. Today it was cold. I just ran out now to get Neil and I a hot fudge sundae and it was -15 degrees Celcius. COLD.

Well, I hope everyone has a great year and we wish you all the best.