Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 13-a fiction book

Mistress of the Art of Death is a delicious book. I couldn't put it down. Follow the link to get to the synopsis, but it starts like this...

In medieval Cambridge, four children have been murdered. The Catholic townsfolk blame their Jewish neighbors, so to same them from the rioting mob, ......Hoping scientific investigation will catch the true killer...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 12-something you are OCD about

So I have previewed the comments by my siblings and I figured out that we are the same person. Before I go to bed I have to close my closet door. Sometimes I can leave Rob's open because I think he should close his own closet but usually I have to close it too. I also have to close all the cupboard doors in the kitchen.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 11: A photo of you recently

This was taken on our trip to Nova Scotia the day we went to Lunenburg to see the Bluenose II, a replica of the original Bluenose schooner. I think the best part of the day was the little cafe we found on a side street. Good food and it was not so hot.
I almost didn't give Rob his burger back.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 10: A photo taken over 10 years ago of you

Oh the pain to publish this picture. Appreciate it. Rob could use a new computer.
This is me 11 years ago in my uniform. I love that sweater. I would still be wearing it if it had not worn out. Taken on Vancouver Island.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 9: A photo I took

So this is a picture I took for Jasmine's facebook page What is in your grocery bag? See the three kinds of beans, cold pressed canola oil and avocados? It was a strange grocery day.

This is my lobster from Nova Scotia. Lobster is yucky. The picture is nice though.

This is Patience sleeping. If you look closely you can see her feet aren't touching.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 8: A photo that makes you angry/sad

This image makes me sad because I had never thought of using bacon like this before. I am posting this in response to all the other sad posts today. Let's eat bacon and be happy.

(My picture is the same as Roy's and it can stay in Mom's office and not be splashed around. It is a really cute picture of Xavier and Grandma looks so happy. It just makes me sad that she only got to see Xavier (Phaedra, Tyler and Kaleb) and there were so many more to come especially since she was looking forward to it as well).

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 7: a photo that makes you happy

This picture makes me happy because it is a family picture where everyone is looking, everyone looks decent and no one cried. That is amazing. I also don't have a copy of it yet so I am going to send it off soon.

This picture makes me happy because it is a family picture where everyone is looking, everyone looks decent and no one cried. That is amazing. (Ha! I know I said the same thing but I think it applies, and don't we look great. It is because we are all happy that there will be no more family weddings for a while. Thanks Samuel.)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 6: 20 of my favourite things

1. Smooth natural peanut butter (chunky not one of my favourite things)
2. 90% cocoa chocolate
3. Good coffee with cream in it (whipping cream is even better)
4. Rainbows on my walls
5. When you are in the middle of the music and the harmonies are just right and the hairs on your arms stand up.
6. Fall smell
7. Taylor family get-togethers
8. Red jelly beans
9. Nimrod (the song) playing really loud with surround sound
10. the hour when the kids are in bed before I go to bed
11. Beans
12. Yelling "Congie" for field goals
13. Football season
14. My boots (they are really nice)
15. Doing nothing
16. Band ( I love band)
17. Beaver Creek with the kids
18. Seeing new places
19. Vanilla perfume
20. Running outside.
There they are and I have been told that a certain one of my siblings is a cheater and did not do 20 so ha ha. You lose Roy!

Now for a regular blog thingy
This weekend was Patience's third birthday. We blew it out with a shing-dig and she made out like a bandit. She got a doctor's bag and she has been fixing me up all day. I have had so many needles in my bum I will never get sick again, and I am assured that my blood pressure is just fine.

We had some great cupcakes as well. They were super cute and apparently tasted good as well.
Don't you love grouches?

Xavier and Niles have been very busy. If you ask Xavier he is in eight activities. I haven't had him list all of them for me but he seems to be busy. Niles is also busy. They are looking forward to the week off so they have time to unwind and just be.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 4 and 5

So my siblings and I (minus Robin because she was sleeping in Korea at the time) had a discussion (heated according to Rob) and we agreed that Roy was right and we are posting every day so we can finish before Lent. But since we hadn't decided that until Sunday, or at least we were in discussion, I am two posts behind. Therefore you get two posts today.

Day four: My favourite book
My favourite book is Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes. I first read this book when I was in grade 7 and I loved it. Somehow I lost the book while I was in the middle of it and I just kept thinking about it. Finally I finished it and loved it. Check out the link. Not a bad review on Amazon. I do love Monica Hughes. She writes great books for young adults.
Another favourite book is A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter. This book was given to me by Grandma Mary when I was about 13. I think she thought I read too much science fiction and wanted me to branch out. I still have my copy and have not read it in awhile but still remember the story well. An enjoyable book and free online now. Just follow the link.
If you are still looking I also love The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I always wanted a garden like that, a private place where I could just be with grass and flowers. Apparently the book is old enough that you can read it for free. Link with it for daily excerpts.
Now you must think that I am well read with all those classics and you would be right but I really love funny books. Read Terry Pratchet. He is really funny. In fact I googled Thud to spell his name properly. It totally worked.

Day 5: My Favourite Quote
Common sense is not so common.
I got that one from Melissa but she says "Common sense is not universal".

I also keep this one on the post-it on my computer screen

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.
Alan Patrick Herbert

(I thought of this one later "Did I just use bacon as a verb?" DQ lips )

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 3 favourite TV show

I fell asleep in front of my computer so Rob put me to bed. Here it is late.
Star Trek: The Next Generation. Love it.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 2-your favourite movie

Nightmare Before Christmas is my favourite movie. I own 3 copies on DVD and one on VHS. As well I have the sound track. Really I prefer the original version with the long poem in the beginning because it makes the movie make more sense, but if you have never really compared them I guess you should. That is right take some time out to watch the original and edited versions and then get the extended version and watch the outtakes. I just love that pumpkin head.
Well. What the heck? I went and did my best and by (golly) I really made it something great.
Jack Skellington

Here is a clip of Jack introducing the concept of Christmas to Halloween town.

Now apparently my siblings can't only write about one so here is another option that I can't pass up.
As I say to Rob, maybe we should watch the "Star Trek". I have heard it is good.
I also like So I Married an Axe Murderer.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 1 My Favourite Song

Joyce challenged us and we are competitive so here it is. My favourite song is Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar (but not the version that I am listening to right now. It is terrible. Listen to a symphony play it). I would add more but I have to run to work. Maybe I will edit tomorrow. Roy beat me. He is uber competitive.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Sick Day

Xavier got to be home today because he was sick. Truly he sounds like a goose when he coughs. Reminds me of Robin. The goose part. He felt much better after he slept all afternoon but out of consideration to others we stayed home tonight. Better to not spread this around. Hopefully he will be better tomorrow because I am off to work and no one will be home with him.

So while looking for pictures for this post I realized that Niles is under-represented in the photo category, followed by Xavier and then Patience is leading. I do know that Niles runs away from the camera so he is hard to get a good one of but maybe I should let them take out the camera themselves. This is a good one. Yes the boys are sharing a pair of pajama pants.
Niles is getting big enough that I keep commenting on his pants. It seems that this month every pair have become floods and the give him a wedgie. I will have to move him up a size but he will then wear the same size as Xavier and the fights that will occur. Ugg. I don't look forward to that. Oh well we have been preparing Xavier since Niles was born that he will grow taller and although Niles is not taller he is built more Taylor and less Waddell. Think small Roy, or Robin as a boy. Xavier is his dad in miniature. Different bodies wear clothes differently.
(Pretend this is Niles. It is Patience wearing Niles' shirt. It is a great shirt.He loves it.)

To round out the cuteness we have Gloria and Patience modeling aviators. It is a great look for winter. Gloria had a great time in them while Patience is displaying a more pensive look.

Okay a short update. Wow this won't get me on the most read blog roll but it is an update. Maybe I will get funnier later.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Coo's coos

So in super cuteness Patience continues to live and I thought it was time to record some of the cute things that she says. I know that mostly she does not do it on purpose, she is just cute but let's go with it.
While I am typing this we are watching Coo's coos goes to the Docker. Maybe you don't know this Coo's coos. It is alright. I do spend much of my time interpreting toddler, so I will give you a hint. Got the idea? That's right! We are watching Blue's Clues, more specifically Blue's Clues Blue Goes to the Doctor. Last night while I was making supper I also got to play doctor with all the toys. Patience would bring them in and I would let them stick out their tongues and lift their arms and then Patience would tell me they needed medicine. I did mention once that Patience should be the nurse to which she replied " I not furse, I a mommy! You a Docker, not a furse!" It must be hard being that cute. She knows it too because she uses it to her advantage. "Mommy, I yove you. I give you smooches". Try to resist that.