Props to C&C on their newest family member!
Disappointment is an ugly little beast. Wikipedia says that Disappointment is the emotion felt when an expectation of something positive desired is not met. Disappointment can also occur when a desired outcome is not met, even if it was not fully expected.
Congrats to my cousin Jorden and Kurt on their engagement!
Also, to Nicky and Bev on their engagement too!
I love weddings!
My life is like a tornado, like thunder when I cry.
If snowflakes were my happiness, then winter would fly by.
People are like teardrops, that glisten in the night.
We are all but mirrors, breaking in the light.
If our souls could shine, and tell all that we feel,
Then mirrors would be windows, for our words to heal.
This poem was written in 1994, by a girl went to high-school with ‘M’.
M is dead.
She has been dead for over 10 years now.
Colin and I went to dinner with Chow and Alex tonight to Kanda Sushi in Snowden.
On the walk back to the car after dinner we saw the oddest thing.
A Hasidic Jewish Bachelor Party, at 8:30pm on a Thursday. Of course the backdrop to the shenanigans was a smoked meat joint called ‘Benny’s’
Gotta love Montreal.
Cheryl and Michael are visiting tonight, they are headed to Quebec City for a wedding tomorrow.
It will be really nice to see them. They will also be staying over on Sunday night before driving back to Ontario on Monday.
Cheryl and Michael are expecting their first baby in late July, the sex of the baby is unknown, and currently the baby is simply and humourously called ‘Ruby’.
Happy Mothers Day to the Mothers in my Life . . . . .
I love you!
Also a special Happy Mother’s day to Jo-Ann, this is her first Mother’s day as a mum!
Today is my favourite little guy’s birthday. He is one!
Happy Birthday RYAN!!! I sent something home with Mr and Mrs Graham for you until we get to hang out next, ok? Your mom PROMISED Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake!
I hope your mommy and daddy let you play with that drum set I got you from Christmas soon.
Don’t worry, I’ll make sure they give you the car that night you want to go out with that really hot chick.
I promise I won’t tell your mom when we go out to get your first tattoo. . . . .
Yesterday night for dinner we tried Raclette, often also called “Party Grill” – raclette is the new fondue of the 70s. You sit around, grilling your food as you eat, talking and laughing.
Those of you who know my father in law, know he doesn’t cook for himself. Never has.
This has been a year of change for him, at Christmas Paul, Kate, Colin and myself watched him serve himself coffee, and use the microwave at Christmas. The room fell silent with gobsmacked onlookers!
Both Mr and Mrs Graham enjoyed the experience, but won’t be hosting their own raclette meal any time soon.
Mr and Mrs Graham came up yesterday for the weekend, (I’ll blog more about their visit in the coming days)
Mr Graham installed some new flooring in our kitchen. Its simply fabulous, goes really well with the house.
They arrived just after 12noon, and had the old floor ripped up, floor prepared and the vinyl installed before 4pm on Friday night.
Here are some pictures from our weekend trip to Ottawa on Saturday
Geoff playing Guitar Hero
Becky playing Guitar Hero
Geoff deep in thought during the ultimate game of the Settlers of Catan
Colin playing Guitar Hero
Currently the Montreal Canadiens are ONE POINT ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Eastern Conference NHL Standings
GP W L OTL PTS 8
80 42 32 6 90 Toronto 80 39 30 11 89
Living in Montreal, I feel a certain duty to cheer on the “Home Team”, even though I’m orginally from the Toronto area.
My brother “bleeds blue” and he “beleafs” that the Buds will snatch that ever important 8th spot to move forward to the playoff series.
The Habs and Leafs are neck and neck for that final 8th place. Its really anyone game as it were. . . .
I certainly hope Matt will still be talking to me if the Habs move forward and his beloved Leafs are no more for another season. . . .
I started a new quilt today for “Ruby”. Ruby is C&M’s soon-to-be baby, and the sex isn’t even known yet. I have no idea why C&M call their baby Ruby, but all the same, its kinda stuck. Although, talking to C she says if it is a girl, she won’t be named Ruby.
Ruby’s arrivial is probably late June, but I wanted to get a head start on it now while I had a realitivly free weekend.
This is my second quilt, another small baby sized quilt. I’ve tried something a little different than my first. I’m not sure how its going, but thankfully if I decide I don’t like it I have enough time to try it again.
C is a very very talented musician and music teacher, so I wanted to reflect that in my quilt – looking for “music” fabric you often find black and white stuff, so I decided to add a bit of “Ruby” to it, and go black, white and red.
I like the combo, and so does Manny. I’ll update soon when I get the border, backing, and quilting done. . . . .
When I was younger there were very few things that my sister and I had in common, there was a few things however, that made us laugh our asses off. Many of things things sprung from going back and forth from the various dance competitions we competed in when we were younger. Last week when I went to the dance competition it was the first time in a long time that we had one of our famous laugh till it hurts fits.
One of the biggest things that made us laugh was Hungry Bum and Sne.
Hungry Bum, as the name suggests, is when your bum “eats” your pants. Sne on the otherhand is an acronyn, for “Spontaneous Nipple Erection” . Both afflictions run rampened at dance competitions. . . .
(This is a picture I took with Chris and Christine during a visit to Montreal)
It was wonderful to laugh with my sister. I miss her. I wish we could hang out and laugh like that more often.