Friday, August 29, 2008

I finished... Now what

Well It took me 16 days to finish the fourth book of the Twilight series... Now I guess I have to wait for this. the Movie
It looks to much more of a thriller than I had it pictured in my head.. I had a love story in mind.. It looks good just the same.

A friend of mine had this to say about the 4th book. Amy's review

I must say I do share some of her thought but I did like it better than the 2 and 3 books.

If you are reading the series.. let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Back at it.. routine and reality..

Well I can't believe it is here already. The first day under our belts. Destiny had a lot to share with me today when I got home... Hayze not so much.. Likes his teacher, happy over all, but not much to share. Yesterday before the big day we took the kids to the city for some last minut items.. this is what it looked like.

This was the product of choice for both my kids for back to school. Zwipes is a neat way for the kids to be able to doodle and not wreck their binders. The website is great to. They have templates that you can print to use with the zwipe pens ... tic tac toe, hangman... etc. have a look

The Shoe of choice for both my kids was puma this is Hayzes new pair. The are so much better that the skateboarder type that was what he wanted last year.
The best thing happened yesterday before we left for school shopping, we took some stuff to the take it or leave it.(a place at the recycling were you do just that, take something, or leave something)... I stumbled on to a box of "mac tac" from the 60's or 70's... I grabbed one roll that was pink and orange and brown.. you know the groovy stuff I am talking about.. Well once I got into the truck, I must admit I kind of wondered what I was going to do with it, I wasn't about to line my cupboards with it but I did love the design of it and I know I would get inspired... Then Destiny got a pink pencil box.. and I thought... Just the thing, I will use my Cricut to cut out labels with this mac tac and I will have a sticky backed label. It worked like a charm and I didn't have to buy the expensive "cricut" acrylic paper.. (p.s.. I asked her if she showed her friends her cool new labels and she said "no, that would be bragging")

The Cricut
Well what is a shopping trip to Calgary without a little something for me.. I got this new 10" frying pan with poacher from Williams-Sonoma. I cooked in it tonight. I think I am going to love it. It is so nice to have something new to cook with. My current set is going on 20 years and starting to stick a bit. I am sure this will be put to good use.
And so to start the school morning off right I thought I would make "lazy cinnamon rolls" like my mom made.. easy enough recipe. I just can't seem to get it right.. I put them in the oven prior to bed... When I woke up with hayze a 4am I thought I would check if they were rising.. Well, I had to remove three from hanging off the side of the pan, then this morning when they were cooking, they over flowed and the house was filled with smoke at 6 am. Scaring the crap out of Jim.. They actually turned out and tasted ok.. (small tip, do not use 24 rolls in this pan)
still didn't tasted as good as my mom's but ok..
They looked like this.. minus the flower.Well, that is the Back to School Update.. Hope to share camping photos soon.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

gone to Cypress Hills

Well I am off today for a week of Camping in Cypress Hill, Saskatchewan. I am looking forward to it. It does feel a bit overwhelming because I feel that I have so much on my plate.. but guess what.. that will wait.. hopefully by day two I can relax a bit.
have a great week..
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Friday, August 15, 2008

waking up on the other side of tomorrow

Have you ever had one of those days were you just want to close your eyes and wake up on the other side of tomorrow.. With no headache and all the energy of the world.. well that was me yesterday.. Everything feeling so personal and slashing and just tired.
I wanted to be on the other side of tomorrow.

When I get there, I want to be scar free, fancy free, and care free. I want to dance in the wind, draw on the sidewalk, and laugh so hard that my pants hurt. I want to live in a spotless house, walk on a sidewalk without cracks, and never have to comb my hair. I want perfectly behaved children, dogs that do not shed black hair on the couch, and a brand new wallet.
I want to be on the other side of tomorrow.
I want to close my eyes, go to sleep, and wake in the morning in a downy bed of cloudy white. I want to say everything well, smile everything better, and smooth everything over.
I want to be on the other side of tomorrow.
I want to be size 3, eat size 24, and exercise size 36. I want to sing in a choir without attending rehearsals. I want to paint like Van Gogh and keep both of my ears.
I want to be on the other side of tomorrow and get there without moving a muscle.

But life demands that I stand up, walk out of my door, open my mind and think. Life will not allow me to escape the truth which is this: Sometimes, it is necessary to force myself through tough walls of prickly people and pears. And sometimes it takes every soul thing I own to keep working harder, keep praying firmer, and to keep hanging onto the faith I believe is more durable than the crust that is holding me back in today.
Effort is required if I am ever to arrive on the other side of tomorrow.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Nanton Weekend

We had a great weekend in Nanton. We had 3 rodeos this weekend and they all turned out fun.
the kids did amazing.. I will have to share pictures from Sherry.. I unfortunity forgot my camera card at home. I did get some shopping in.. It is so fun to go to different little towns and do some shopping. the little stores have some fun stuff.. Time to decorate my basement now.
I will share photos of my new treasures later.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My new favorite thing

If I remember to bring them in to the store.

My eco bags are my new favorite things.

Not because I can fit $135.oo worth of groceries into 3 bags.. (darn price of groceries) but because I can fit $135.00 worth of groceries in 3. (less trips to the truck to bring them in).

Not to mention what I am doing for the environment... Still working on my recycling plan.

Try them if you haven't, you'll love them.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Well my time in between posts has been 'Wild" in more ways than one.. Camping turned out to be great. We really only had one day on the beach but the kids stayed busy with mini golf, go carts, horse wagon rides and on and on.... Three wheeled cart that the boys rented.. What a lot of fun.. (for Stacey and I too)

After camping was over I rushed home to do some last minute things for work and to get Hayze to the wild pony races. They started on Thursday and continue until tomorrow. The boys received matching western shirts and are competing for a buckle. They have done great until today. Getting stepped on and taking wrecks and keeping on going.

This was from the fist day.. and it only gets better from here. .

They broke the arena record Friday night with a 8 second ride.

Bangles sponsored a night in the backstretch on Friday night with 50 of our friends. It was a great night of watching the rodeo and chuckwagons, eating and having a few beer. I did lose 4 bucks betting on the wagons but it was worth the laughs...

Marlene and Dave Earl came and spent 3 nights with there family (minus Scot) while they were on holidays. They came with me on Friday night and watched thire 1st rodeo.. I hope they had fun. It was great to have them here with us.

A group photo I took before they left this morning.

Destiny has been having a great time this year during Heritage Days. She has been with a couple of her friends selling programs and just hanging around watching all the events.
I captured this picture of the girls today.

Rodeo Royalty Trio

I have taken hundreds of pictures lately. I will go through and share some sone. Good Night