Sunday, March 26, 2017

Big changes...

So since my last promise of a blog post, somehow 3 years have flown by.

In the span of 3 years, there's been some big changes in my world.  Job changes, a divorce in progress and speedy growth by my boys.  My whole world has been tipped upside down and I've been working on picking up the pieces.

I'm changing and growing and have turned into a what I feel is a totally different person, compared to the naive girl I was a few short years ago. 

Welcome to the new version of this site.  Probably a bit more cynical and filled with my own personal drivel. 

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

still alive!

i've fallen out of the online world a bit.  with the beginning of 2014 upon us, i'm going to make a serious effort to get back a little part of me.. and my corner of the web.  if you're still checking on me, thanks for sticking around.  if you're a new visitor, please take a few minutes, read some of what i've done and learn about me. stick around.  i'll be back :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

helping families in need.

If anyone is interested in donating toys for a toy drive, please let me know! A Few of us from our Mommy & Baby playgroup are arranging a mini toy drive. Pick up/drop off needs to be arranged before December 8, in order to be dropped off to the Second Story Women's & Children's Centre before their programming wraps up before Christmas. We can accept new, unwrapped toys, or used linens & clothing for people of all ages.

Please help us make the holidays a bit brighter for families in need! Thanks :)

Please contact me with any questions!


crysmacdonald@hotmail.com

Monday, November 28, 2011

let the festivities commence :)

this past weekend, i went to moncton for an annual event - christmas at the coliseum.  mom, marilyn & i go every year... it seems to be what kicks off the holidays for us :)  this year, we brought along carter who was a hit with the ladies at the sale.  i'm sure at least half of the 5,000 people who were there on saturday morning told me how perfect he is.  duh! :)  i picked up a couple of things at the sale, and a few more things during the stops we made on the way home.  it seems like now, i can get my head into the holidays.  the grinch is on tonight, lights are going up wednesday.

oh - and just for the monthly challenge -
saturday, i let someone go ahead of me in line to pay for tickets to get into the sale'
sunday, i told the ladies who take care of my nan in the nursing home how much i appreciate what they do;
today, i bought a box of timbits and gave them to the kids playing at the park.


Friday, November 25, 2011

one month project ;)

Today marks one month until Christmas Day.  In the spirit of the season, and in teaching my son that there is more to the holidays than receiving, I am embarking on a month long project of doing at least one random act of kindness each day.  This is also going to get me back in blogging form!

Day One - I am donating breastmilk to a family in need :)



Friday, November 18, 2011

slumpy dumps

i know i've been MIA for awhile.  the last couple of weeks, i have been in a bit of a funk.  i can't seem to get out of my own way, and i don't know why, really.  the boys are wonderful, life is pretty good, but i'm not.  i am sad, and slumpy, and just all around not thrilled.

there have been some teary eyed monster attacks the last few days, missing my girl.  the days are fewer & farther between that i cry and miss jenna, but wow.. when they come, they knock me on my ass.

what do you guys do when you hit that funk?  how do you get back to yourself?

Monday, October 10, 2011

AMAZING weekend

I fear that this post may run long & picture heavy.  But quite seriously, this was just about the best weekend EVER.

Let's start by explaining - normally we would cram two turkey dinners with both of our families into Thanksgiving. This weekend, Dad & Adam were both working backshift, so Mom decided to come hang out with Mark & I & the boys.

A couple of weeks ago, I won a prepaid Visa from DHBC, so Saturday morning dawned bright & beautiful, so we headed into the city to experience some new stuff.  By the time we arrived on the waterfront, it was lunch time, so we started out with lunch at The Battered Fish.  Can I just say, there isn't much better than eating deep fried haddock on a bench in the sun.  :)





After lunch, we headed up to the Discovery Centre.  I had only been there once before, quite a few years ago, and couldn't wait to take Alex!  He had a great time, just like I knew he would.  We got there just in the nick of time - they were doing an "ice cream show" in the theatre when we got there.  Have you ever eaten ice cream made with liquiid nitrogen?  I have.  Delish.











So, after making bubbles, running races, checking out the tons of awesome exhibits, we headed for Freak Lunchbox.  For those of you who are not local, I'm sorry.  It totally sucks to be you.  I wasn't allowed to take photos inside the store, but just imagine every candy you ever ate as a kid, plus more, stockpiled into a storefront.



We also checked out Bishop's Cellar before picking up Chinese food to bring home for supper.  Thanks again Downtown Halifax.  Our Big Day Downtown was AMAZING.

Sunday also was an amazing fall day.  Temperatures of 25 degrees + are not normal for Nova Scotia in October, especially considering there was snow on the ground in some places just 3 or 4 days ago.  Mom & I packed up the boys & headed to Ross Farm.  It was a huge hit with Alex and we had a great time looking at the animals, riding the wagon, and checking out all the exhibits.  We came home, BBQ'd a late supper and then roasted marshmallows & drank wine by the outdoor fireplace.










Today, Mom had to head for home.  So, we spent the morning just tidying up and hanging out, but FINALLY got to have some turkey dinner with Mark's side of the family this afternoon.  The kids played well, we ate an awesome turkey "lunch", and then came home to settle the kids down.  A little game of touch football wrapped up the afternoon.

Now it's time to get my boys ready for the real world tomorrow, school & work are back in session!

Can hardly wait for next weekend - a late Thanksgiving with my family, and hopefully some apple picking in Memramcook!