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Summer brain

How is it possible that with only 32 teaching days until finals start, I'm already in summer mode and wanting to be anywhere, everywhere but here?????? This is not making work easy. Although, for the first time this semester I have finished and caught up on all my corrections and am planned until the bitter I'm sitting here, on my prep, finding myself daydreaming about the hot summer sun, beating down on me and my cute little son.
Ah, sometimes I wish I could fast forward time.

Surprised! again.

There's nothing I enjoy more than having my family and friends together.
Saturday I was surprised with a 2nd b'day party that brought together some very special people in my life. Let me tell you about my day.
I had planned on going to the mall with Sara, Alynne and Candace at 11:30, and then Kyla was to meet me there where we'd continue on with my afternoon with her, which was her b'day present to me. Apparently I'm easily fooled. Instead, I was whisked away to Angles Salon for pedicures with the girls, then I was treated to a facial and a massage. Not a bad way to spend the day!
Kyla had told me that she'd pick me up after, but instead I was greated by my brother who lives in Brooks, Alberta and I definitely didn't expect to see at the Midtown Plaza on a Saturday afternoon.
So, Rob gives me a note from Ky and money saying you have this much time, you need to buy a dress or if you have a dress, you need to accessorize it, GO! Hello, could this day get any…

30 it is.

I love birthdays, especially mine! Today was the perfect day, organized by my most perfect sister. I got to spend the morning with my boys, we played hide and seek and ring around the rosy. Then my parents, my grandma, my cousins, my bros in law and my girls came over for a BBQ on a most beautiful sunshiney day. Can't ask for much more.
Honestly, my favourite part of birthdays are the cards. I love reading thoughtful words from important people. I probably have saved almost every card I've received in my life, mostly because I like to go back to read uplifting words from these people. They really make my day when I need it the most. My sister always manages to make me cry in her cards. She is so sweet and honest and well, I could go on forever. I would only hope everyone could have a sister like her. Being a thinker, I've been remembering where I was 10 years ago and what has happened in my life, but mostly I've been realizing how quickly 10 years can fly by. Scary. …

Rewind 10, even 15...

Montreal 1995. Grade 11. No digital cameras, lots of money spent on developping rolls and rolls of film. No internet, lots of letters written from friends. No cell phones, once a week, if lucky, calls to friends, family and boyfriend back home. Lucky to be with a fantastic family who introduced me to their province. Still friends with exchange "sister". This experience let me fall in love with French, with my heritage and with another province.
Fact: Did you know that the only reason I signed up to be a French teacher was b/c I wanted to go back to Quebec and studying at U of R provided you with that experience? Tee hee, glad it worked out.

Quebec 1999. Second year university. Still no digital cameras or cell phones, kinda getting the hang of the interweb. Very aware of pricy calls made home to friends, family and different boyfriend. Great friends, great memories, absolutely one of the most memorable years of my life. This year let me be the carefree, fun person I had alway…


Welcome to my blog. I've always been a journal writer and I think this will be a good outlet for me as I enter my newest frontier in life: the dirty 30s. Hahaha. I've also been faithfully following/stalking Christy, Jyl and Carmen's blogs and have thoroughly enjoyed their antics. Now it's my turn to try this out. I can't help smiling every time I look at this picture. This little man has changed the way I see things & how I handle life. I guess that's what I'm hoping to accomplish with this blog; to have a technologically advanced chance to reflect on the going ons in the life of a fulltime wife/mom/sister/daughter/friend/teacher/superhero & share it with my friends/family. So there you go. I'm now officially a blogger. Stay tuned, folks.