Friday, November 24, 2017

Day 5 - Friendship

Today's challenge was my favourite photo of my best friend.  Well, that would be a picture heavy photo because I'm blessed with this amazing trio of friends, who are there for me regardless of what's going on!

Friends that are there for you at your very worst - from the night you & your husband split up, and take care of you on your first childless Christmas; showing up with wine & chocolate at the end of a relationship; cooking you dinner when you've had a horrible day for no reason at all - and then at your very best - concerts, boating, beaches, sledding, Wine Wednesday, and memory making!

I'm lucky.  For I have these friends.  Who would do anything for me, and in return, I would walk through fire for.  I only hope that the three of you know I much I appreciate you all, for every aspect of friendship you bring to the table. 

Friends that became family.  That we have.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Day 4 - Past me

So one of the items on the 30 day blog list is a photo of myself from 2 years ago.

This photo was taken after I went whale watching for the first time, on my 10 year wedding anniversary.  I was blissed out happy that day.  Amazes me how much has changed, how much I have changed.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Day 3 - Chester

Blog for 30 day Challenge...

I am obviously failing at 30 consecutive days in a row, but am using the 30 day list as more of a guide for days when I feel like I need to write something - but have no idea what to do!  So, I guess we'll call this day 3 :)

I live in this beautiful little corner of the world:

Seriously, how lucky am I?

Beautiful scenery, access to beaches, kayaking, the smell of the ocean, and a cool little vibe.

Most of the time, I love everything about this place. :) 

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Troll Doll?

Like seriously? Wtf is wrong with me that I can't get a second date? Am I missing something glaring?

Most of the time I'm ok with being on my own. But this week is kicking my ass emotionally and it really sucks that I'm alone all the time. 


Monday, November 06, 2017

It's A Scary World

It's been a tough day to be a parent in my little village.

There was a threatening note found at the local high school on Friday.  With no statement from the school board, RCMP or schools, you can only imagine what happened when parents of students at this school caught wind of it.  The gusts of social media gossip started, and completely spun out of control. 

Some parents chose to keep their children home.  If I'd had a child at the high school, I likely would have done the same.  There was no mention of violence towards the other 2 schools in our community, yet some parents from these schools also chose to let their kids stay home today.

I opted to send my kids.  I felt like a bad mom, but once I started to really think about it, I came to a couple of conclusions.  First of all, with all the media, parents, and police officers at all the schools, today was likely to be the safest day to send the boys to school.   Secondly, I could use this as an educating tool.  I talked to both my kids about guns, violence, bullying, and safety.  They both wanted to go to school today.  This was my choice, and I don't blame anyone who kept their kids home.  School should be a safe zone for our kids.  It makes me so sad that kids as young as 4 years old are being taught lockdown procedures at school.  Yet this is the world we are living in.

People do bad things.  We can't avoid it, and have to learn how to live with the times we are raising our kids in.  This world is a big scary place, and we're all doing our best to raise happy, well adjusted kids, all while trying not to be scared to let our kids outside to play, to go to school, or even go to church.

I want to give a huge shout out to the teachers who are doing their best to teach our kids - not only are they teaching them the basic school work, but they have to deal with things like today.  Why the doors of the school are locked, why there are police onsite, what to do if something unthinkable happens.  They're doing the best they can, and I felt safe and confident in my decision to send my children to their care today. 

Good job CDS and CAMS.  I'm sorry for the inevitable fallout of what's to be said in the days to come.  There's nothing that can be done to make every parent of every child happy, but I'm glad you had my kids today. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 2.

I may do these slightly out of order, depending on how the day goes. 

Because I inhaled my supper tonight after kickboxing class, I'm jumping ahead to "a photo of an animal you'd love to have as a pet"

I want a dog.  Nothing exotic. Nothing crazy.  I just don't have a stable enough lifestyle yet.  But some day... I'll have a puppy.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 1. Me.

Challenge day #1. 

The day started with little boy and momma snuggles. Hot coffee. A busy day at the office. Then; I come home to face the chaos that is my home life.  

Quite honestly I'm feeling overwhelmed by life these days. So, as a wise man told me, one bite at a time...  I took the evening to detail my car. Something about having one small aspect of my life clean and organized makes me feel better.

After that, I made myself a really delicious, healthy supper. Poured a glass of wine and put my feet up.  Not such a bad day for the most part. 

And feeling cute at work today. I love fall. Sweater dresses and leggings!