Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Abby will be 3 in a few days and Jo will be 3 months on Christmas day. What sweet granddaughters I have.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
I am so excited. Our home team (football) won the ultimate prestigious trophy for all of Canada.The Grey Cup. It has been 18 years since our team won the last one. Last night it was their turn. Today they returned home to a chilly temp of minus 20. Of course we have to factor in the wind chill. With that it felt like minus 34. Can you say Brrrrrrrrrrr! Even with the frigid temp our team came home to waiting fans all bundled up. How can you tell we have the best fans of all. When you show up to greet our team in minus 34 weather (outside) and show our love and gratitude for winning the trophy for us. It was amazing. Last night after the game people were out in the streets in the cold and snow cheering till all hours. I went to bed around ten and still heard car horns and people yelling wee into the early hours. It was a great time. Great job Saskatchewan Rough riders. It truly was your turn to win. Yahhhhhhooooooo!!!!!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
This week my manager was caught in an embarrassing situation. She made a racial comment to one of my co workers. The thing is that this comment was made in front of not only my co-worker, but in front of many more. I was witness to this racial slur. I could not believe what I had heard. When my co-worker stood up for himself and put my, our manager in her place, she began to apologize. By then it was too late. The damage had been done. She then tried to explain to the rest of the group that what she had said was wrong and she should not have said what she said. So now my manager is left to eat crow so to speak. I feel so bad for my co-worker. He was not only slandered by harsh, racial words, but he was told so in front of many of his peers. I'm sure he must have felt very small. This is not the first time that my manager has made staff feel small and doubt their self worth. She has made me feel insignificant a time or two in my time working for her. I really hope that this does not continue. I hope that she will be stopped once and for all for what she tries to pull. Our policy at work is zero tolerance to harassment of any kind. I hope my manager will be put in her place once and for all. Enough is enough already. Harassment is harassment whether it is in jest or not. My manager did send out an apology saying that she was only joking and that she should not have said what she did. But like I said the damage has been done. Words hurt!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Today we were informed of another RCMP officer that was shot and killed in the line of duty. This is the 2nd one in less than a month. Over the last 2 years that makes 8. This young constable that was killed last night was only 20 years old. He just graduated from training 6 months ago. How very sad! I know it touches those of us who work for the RCMP, but I can not even imagine the horrible sadness it is for those family members who are left behind. I do know that it affects the cadets who are going through training right now. It does fill them full of fear! It makes them stop and think about what they are doing here. I try to encourage the troops as they pass through our facilities. I tell them I am so proud of them and I tell they that they are so needed. Training to become an RCMP officer is very strict and brutal at times. There are many that pack it in part way through training because they can't cut it. So it is very sad to hear that a cadet makes it through training only to be killed 6 months into his career as a police officer. This coming up weekend is "Remembrance Day" here in Canada. It is a time we remember the lives that have been lost in the wars, and those veterans still alive who fought, and those who still fight. I also take it one step further and think of all those who fight the good fight every day keeping us safe from crime. I REMEMBER!
Friday, November 02, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
After a week of being out of the internet loop I am back. I have not had internet for a week and boy have I missed it. I will now get back to catching up on all my freinds posts. Hope all is well with everyone. Glad to be back in the loop. Oh how we come to depend on things instant.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Abby girl is brilliant. I can brag cuz I am Gramma.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
By the way the above photo is of my granddaughter Abby playing in the leaves last fall.
Friday, October 05, 2007
I am thankful for many things. My family. Mom and dad for all the love and support they have to give. My children, and granddaughters , they are my light and joy. They light up my life. I'm thankful for my sister . I adore her and she is such an encouragment to me. My nephews (all 5 of them) who make me laugh always. My brother inlaw who is an example of one who is an amazing dad to his sons and loves God with all his heart, and he shows it regularly. My brother who has a wonderful sense of humour and also loves God. My sister inlaw who is an amazing hostess and has a gift of hospitality. She takes such great care of my brother and her boys. I am so very blessed to have such a wonderful family and I never take them for granted. I love them all so much, I am truly thankful for them all.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Does anyone know who this is? I was a young girl when I saw him on screen for the first time. For anyone too young to know, this is Topogigo. He is a Spanish mouse. I saw him at the movies when I was maybe 6 or 7. I can't even remember if it was a film about him or if I went to see another movie and Topogigo was the pre movie filler. I think I can recall him on the Ed Sullivan show. Maybe Ed's mousy sidekick?? I did not watch too much T.V. as a child so I'm not sure. But the mouse does stand out to me. I don't know what sparked this childhood memory. Maybe it is because we have mice at work and I don't like mice. I do however like Topogigo. Not so scary. He was a cute mouse. Not so much fur and was quite charming. So I ask again. Does anyone remember this mouse? Please say yes and help me feel not so old.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
This was not acceptable either, so in an effort to satisfy the council they changed the sign to"Schizoids and Hemorrhoids."No go.
Next, they tried"Catatonics and High Colonics."Thumbs down again.
Then came"Manic Depressives and Anal Retentives."Still not good.
Another attempt resulted in"Minds and Behinds."Unacceptable again.
"Analysis and Anal Cysts?"Nope.
"Nuts and Butts?"Uh uh.
"Freaks and Cheeks?"Still no go.
"Loons and Moons?"Forget it.
Almost at their wit's end, the doctors finally came up with:" Dr Smith and Dr. Jones, Odds and Ends."
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
A week from today that little blonde haired, blue eyed boy will be 25 years old. He's my baby. I can't believe it. He has been my calm and comforting little boy. I remember when he was 6 months old and I was sad, he would just snuggle me and look deep into my eyes, and even though he did not talk I would feel he was saying to me " mommy it's okay, everything will be okay." Then years later when my husband and I divorced he was still there comforting me , and giving me the strength and courage to keep going. He has always had such a tender heart. Now he is a daddy and I am so proud of him. I have always been proud of him. He is a wonderful daddy. Every time I see him with his little girl, I see his eyes light up with love. They just shine whenever his Abby girl is near. I understand the total feeling of joy that he feels towards his child. That's how I feel about him! Whenever I see my children , my eyes light up and my heart skips a beat. I am so blessed to have a precious child like Jordan. He is not a child any longer but a man, with a child of his own. He is still my child though. Happy birthday Jordan my son. I love you more than you will ever know.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
I've been tagged by artpuppy.
1. I twirl my hair. I have since I was a little girl. It is so soothing!
2. I collect teddy bears. My kids think I have too many. I think not.
3. My first crush was my cousin Lance. I think I was 3.
4. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my granddaughter Abby. I'm addicted to her.
5. I love watching movies.
6. I love to read.
7. I fantasize about being a chef in a villa in Italy.
8. I'd seriously love to quit my job and travel the world.
I tag Jen