Monday, November 02, 2009

25 random things about me

Hey! I know that I haven't been keeping up in a while. IN fact right now I am only posting because I am angry about something so far in the past that it shouldn't matter but it still does so I am taking this time to clear my head before I go and do something that I will regret later. So here is a continuation of 25 random things about me.
7. My computer is eating my programs so I am really annoyed with it right now. Where did photoshop go anyway?

8. I am perky at work. That is right perky. I know it blows my mind too.

9. I would like to be fluent in french but am too lazy to do anything about it that would require effort.

That is it. Three more things and I am still angry. On another note I am currently awaiting photos to download so I can put some new ones on.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thank You.

Dear God,
Thank-you for putting me in situations where I am out of my comfort zone. For making me act towards people as I am not inclined and for letting me know that I can survive and be a better person for it. Help me to continue to grow in my love towards others, in my forgiveness and in my humility. I have learned today. Thank-you.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

25 Random things about me.

Okay so this is really a thread off of facebook but every time I start it it gets lost and then I get nowhere. I got to 22 once and then Facebook cacked so I gave up for awhile. Three cheers for blogger and autosaving.

1. I only pretend to be confident. Inside there is a loud voice telling me how crazy I am for doing what I am doing and that no one cares anyway and that I am a great big screw up. See everyone feels like that.

2. I bite my nails. Gross huh?

3.The name Xavier comes from an alphabet game that I used to play with my siblings. What else do you use for X?

4.I haven't told Xavier that yet.

5. I am terrified of heights but I still try to help when people need shingles.

6. When I was little I thought that the second floor would fall down onto the first floor so I couldn't stand near the edge and look over or I would fall to the bottom.

I can only think of six right now.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Back to work

Paid vacation is over and I am back to work. So far I have done the learning part of orientation and this week I am starting buddy shifts. We will see how that works out. Patience is really enjoying her time with Helen and Avyn. She is full of smiles when I pick her up but she was rather pissy this weekend. Hold me, hold me. Where are you mom types of things but she is better now that we played with her and had popcorn. Popcorn heals many sorrows, and is also healthy for you. It is, after all, a whole grain.

It has taken a long time to finish this post. Our internet failed this week and between that and work I have not been able to complete this. Ah work. What can I say. I don't know much about what I am doing so I feel lost and like I don't belong. Nights are worse because I am trying to learn but my brain wants to be in bed. Let's say I am not at my best. Right now the best I can do is give myself a timetable so I don't give up. After all you can do anything for a year. . . right? See, I am a little overwhelmed at the moment. I had not realized how much twelve hours shifts take out of your life and how much life I need to have for three children. Something is not adding up.

Time for token pictures.
Tobogganing at Christmas

Xavier's stripe test

Patience is ready for Grey Cup

Happy Birthday. Patience got a baby.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Home again, home again.

It has been a busy weekend. We made a trip out to Winnipeg on Friday arriving at the hotel late Friday night. It is a long trip out there. We arrived with sufficient time to visit with family who were all there for the same reason, watch our cousin (niece, etc) Stacy get married. It was a joy-filled day but I have to say it would be nicer if we did not live so far away. The trip meter says 1500+ km in 3 days. I am pooped and so are the kids. Patience is a little out of sorts, being in the car seat for so long and is taking today to recover. We are on the third nap of the day but she is still grumpy when she is awake. The boys did not have school today so they stayed home to sleep in and recover. I think we should make that trip again one day but plan on a week or more to ensure a good time, going in the spring or summer wouldn't hurt because then we could get out and run for awhile. So we didn't take pictures but we still love you all. Now if you keep updating us...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dear Xavier,

Seven was a good year. You learned so many things and you grew up. In grade one you started reading and enjoying school. I got many phone calls from your teacher about you having difficulty listening and not disturbing others in class but I understand. You like to be noticed, and you have already figured it out so why are they going on and on. We will take the small victories.

You were very excited to participate in school spirit days. Your favourite ( and Niles') was wacky hair day. I am not sure it is because you had the greatest hair or because Patience was born on that day but whatever it was you looked great.

You are a fabulous big brother. You honestly love babies and Patience is your own to play with. You loved to wiggle her and keep her happy. "Mom you do it this way", as you bounced her to keep her quiet. You are a great helper with the baby and you care deeply about being helpful.

Ah seven. You became less fearful about swimming lessons, fairly sailing through the last batch. Very nice. You also started Tae Kwon Do and that seems to be a favourite right now. In addition you started reading on the sly. All of a sudden you could read the tv listings and then you were reading over my shoulder. You are enjoying the new found skill.

Not everything was easy being seven. You had an adjustment period with the new baby and I got a lot of phone calls from school but those settled as you got more adjusted and great improvements in your self control occurred with grade two, the return to day care and sports.

You love the piano. I am glad we got it. Although practicing can be a struggle you enjoy learning music. It is a great joy to see you growing and learning. Your ideas of right and wrong are developing as well as your love of God and family. I am so glad you are my son and I look forward to the time God gives us together.