While working on a project I came upon a few pictures that I forgot I had taken. I don't know how that's even possible since I take thousands (yes, I know it's an obsession)upload them to my computer and then maybe just print a handful of them. The rest live in my computer and on backup discs waiting to be rediscovered someday. And alas, today is the day for two of my new favorite pics.
I have no idea how so many of you bloggers blog EVERY SINGLE DAY? I just can't do it. Between semi-single parenting, a not-so-regular nap schedule anymore, household chores and just life, blogging easily gets put on the backburner. Needless to say, I took a vacation from blogging (far longer than I anticipated) but so much has happened while I was away. Here are the bulletpoints, since I will not bore you with all the silly details.
I turned the dirty 30 or is it 7 1/2? That's right folks, I was born on Leap Day which means "technically" I've only had 7 birthdays. Funny how when I was younger I always wanted to be older, but now that I've said goodbye to my 20's, the idea of only being 7 doesn't sound too bad!
We went to the Winter Olympics and it was AMAZING! The men's speedskating was by far the best event. Watching USA take gold and bronze was such a neat experience and the facility was absolutely beautiful. Aerials was fun, but I will never again buy standing room only tickets. 5 hours of being sandwhiched like a sardine with NO room to even pick your nose was awful!
My husband took 2 whole weeks vacation! For the new readers, he's a long haul truck driver and is only home about once a week for a day, maybe two, so this was a rare luxury. It was a much needed vacation for him, and in reality, for all of us. It provided us with the time to regroup and make some major life decisions together, and not make them over the phone since that is our major method of communication.
Our car got broken into while in Vancouver and we had to miss our last event, bobled. :( That majorly sucked. All they got were pennies out of my ash tray, seriously, just knock on our door, I'll happily give you the pennies versus breaking into my car at the repair cost of 350 bucks in addition to the cost of the Olympic tickets, ferry rides etc. Overall, we lost between 500-600 buckeroos cause someone wanted my pennies. They hit 3 other cars on the street and didn't get anything valuable from anybody. Some people, I swear!
I had 2, yes I said 2, flat tires in a 24 hour period causing me to buy all new tires. And no, that wasn't cheap either. Seriously bad car karma this month and it's all weird, freaky things!
And lastly, our major life decision........we're moving to an island! For real, but before you break out the flipflops, sunblock, attempt to schedule your vacation and seek accomodations in my guest room, think Great White North and a little chillier. Vancouver Island! It's an hour and half ferry ride from Vancouver and it's beautiful. Simply breathtaking. Plans are already in the works and I'm looking forward to a life that is a bit simpler, more family time and not so hectic. I'm planning on embracing Island Life and discovering a whole new perspective.
So that's my last month in a nutshell minus cooking, cleaning, laundry and wiping butts. We all know how that goes. If you're a new reader or an oldy but goody, say hi! I've missed all you guys and I plan to get back to my regularly scheduled programming soon. :)
This year I was a little perplexed about what to send family members for Valentine's Day from the little one. Some of the stuff out in the stores was a little too girly to send from a 3 year old boy so I came up with a fun, easy project to send out to Aunties and Grandmas.
WARNING!!!! IF THE AFOREMENTIONED GRANDMAS AND AUNTIES ARE READING THIS...STEP AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER AND NO PEEKING!!!!! :)
It's really pretty easy, you need
a toy dump truck
clear packing tape/doublesided tape
Now don't forget my husband is a truck driver and my son is enamored with all things wheels and so for our family, it's the perfect gift!
Now add that to a cute box lined with tissue paper and some other yummy goodies and make an easy photo card and there is a present any Grandma would love!
So, what do you and your kids do for Valentine's Day?
FAST racing gloves! Also known as, your winter gloves with flames on them which are way too big for your hands so there are tons of extra breathing room at the finger tips causing mom to repeatedly put them back on. And of course, you can't forget your aerodynamic Chevy's sombrero....OLE!!!!
I'm about as liberal as they come and during the last presidential election I was insanely irritated by the entire McCain family and their conservative views. The election came and went and a new chapter was written in the history books. Surprisingly, as time passed, a young republican named Megan McCain grew on me with some of her social views regarding gay rights but imagine my surprise when I saw this today.
Seriously, that is Cindy McCain! She contacted the NOH8 campaign and asked to be a model for their message. To say I was surprised was an understatement! A couple thoughts rolled around in this bouncy house I call a brain. One, I would never ever have thought Cindy McCain would volunteer to do this considering her hubby is not a gay marriage supporter and second, who's that hottie!!! Who would have thought the updo queen over there ------>
could look like the sexpot up there.
So a big wohooo to two public republican women for speaking their minds, I applaud you. And even though John McCain is still not a supporter of equal gay rights a small part of me wants to give him props for marrying and raising strong women who speak their minds.
Have you heard? I'm going to be a contestant on Survivor.....SUPAH's SURVIVOR that is! The secret lottery drawing started a couple days ago and now that the results have been posted on SUPAH's blog I can spill the beans over here as well.
My lucky character for SUPAH's SURVIVOR is......
Through the magic of bloggy land I get to turn into a totally HOT black man. Not bad, eh! So let's hope he stays healthy, wins lots of challeges, and doesn't piss anyone off.