Friday, February 29, 2008

Can You Help??

There is a mother in need a little help in the blogging world. Now becuz I'm blog illiterate I have no idea how to post things nicely so I'm just gonna give you the link to check out.

*haha, I just figured it out, click on the 'virtual baby shower' sign on the right.

http://toddlerplanet.wordpress.com/ Check out this blog as well, a wonderful woman dealing with IBC (a type of breast cancer). She's sharing her story and getting the word out about this horrible disease.

Monday, February 25, 2008

A Loooooong 5 Days

I took the kids to visit my parents last Wednesday. It's a three and a half hour drive and I must say they did very well. We had a good time but Cooper and I both had a cough and were very stuffed up by the time we got their Wednesday afternoon. We were busy, did a lot of running around and tried to get in visiting when we could.
Cooper doesn't sleep well so my daddy was nice enough to sleep on the couch and let him and I sleep in bed with my mom, and then Ryder wasn't sleeping well either so he ended up in bed with us too. It was a crowded couple nites and the only ones who got a good sleep were the kids-of course.
We planned to stay until Monday but by Sunday afternoon the kids were all crabby so I decided it was time to come home.
I had a couple different blog topics running thru my head this weekend but right now they have disappeared. The only thing stuck in my head is an awful sight from the drive home Sunday nite.

We left my parents house at 6pm, kind of a crappy time being an hour before bedtime but the kids were so crabby that I just couldn't drag out that last hour so we left. We would have left earlier but we all had to eat and pack the car up so that didn't happen either. The roads weren't busy which was really nice, I just put on my cruise control, sipped my coffee (thanx to my birthday money from my wonderful Nana) and listened to my music.
The main high way goes thru a city so you have to slow right down to 50 (km/h) which woke up Ryder and he wasn't liking the street light so he cried for a little while and was whiny and crying off and on for the next 45 minutes to an hour. He had finally stopped making noise when I seen flashing police lights ahead. I just figured they had pulled someone over for speeding-every time I've passed that area lately there's been cops there. As I got closer I noticed there was a cop on the road with a red wand light that they use to direct traffic and I was hoping I wasn't going to have to stop and have Ryder wake up again. I did have to slow right down, the whole time hoping Ryder would stay quiet, then I realized I was being directed into the opposite lane of traffic and could see the reason-accident. First let me say that I'm a very emotional person, I'm sure I've mentioned this before. So when I looked over to see why I was being sent into the oncoming lane I see a car, a truck had run into it. Draped over the car, was a blanket. Just typing about it has me choked up, all I could think of was what the blanket represented. Someone wasn't going home to their family. Someone out there won't see their mother or father, or brother or sister, or son or daughter.
What if I had left earlier like I wanted to, would that have been us? I push those thoughts out of my head. I was a wreck for the rest of the drive home. Usually I have to have the cruise control so I don't speed, after that I could barely go over 80. I shed a few tears, calmed down and got us home.
I just hope that image leaves my head soon, I'm glad it was only a blanket I seen but I still can't get over that sight yet.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Movie Time

I tried to write a movie review the other day but my computer was not co operating so I'm trying again.



I seen the funniest movie!



Hot Fuzz



If you like cheesy, silly humour-you'll love this. Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (check out imdb.com for more info), they also starred in Shaun of the Dead which was really funny too.

It's about a London police officer (Simon Pegg) who gets transfered to a small villiage with no crime rate. Strange "accidents" are happening and Sgt. Nicholas Angel is determined to prove that these are not just accidents.

Definately check it out if you like goofy comedy's.




Monday, February 11, 2008

Fertility...

What a loaded word. I caught the end of Oprah the other day and the discussion had something to do with a website that has been set up for people that were born from artificial insemination to find sibling. I personally think that is a wonderful idea.
One of the things brought up was how men get paid to "make a donation" to a sperm bank, and how many of those men lie about themselves to make sure they get money out of the deal. Just makes me hope that people are honest. Don't get me wrong, I think it is wonderful that these places exist.
I was very lucky, I had my problems getting and staying pregnant but nothing compared to some people I know. We didn't have to go thru fertility treatment or have to use a sperm bank and for that I am grateful, but I am also thankful that those places exsist for those that aren't as lucky.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

To All The Troops

My heart breaks for anyone who has a loved oned serving in the military-especially if they are somewhere dangerous at this time. So many have been lost or injured, lives changed forever. I am beyond thanful that no one close to me does this job, it is something I could not handle well at all. The respect I have for those living with these dangers every minute is unmeasurable.
I am sending out big love to all.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Writer's Block

So it seems every time I sit down to write here I have no idea what to say. During the day I have so many thing, I'm always thinking "hey I could write about that", then the time comes and...nothing. I'm not a great writer so maybe that puts me off a litte, I don't know.

I'm a mom, I don't do much during the day that I feel most people want to read about. Why would someone want to read about the horrible or even great day I had with my kids. I guess this is supposed to be more about me anyway, writing about what I want not what people might want to read about. A place to let things out for myself. Well tonite I guess that would be my patience/temper. I'm really trying to stop and calm myself before dealing with the kids, I have a bad habit of just snapping and yelling. I don't like doing that, and of course it doesn't work-doesn't help matters any. Just taking it one day at a time, try to keep my cool and stay calm.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Saw 4

My great idea for "Friday's Film" hasn't been going all that well, I've missed 2 now I think. So I'm just gonna go ahead and do it today! lol

Saw 4

Considering it's the fourth in a series I wasn't sure what to expect. With most horror movies, the more sequals there it, the worse it gets. Luckily I find the Saw movies don't tend to be that way. Sure Saw 2 and 3 weren't that amazing, obviously not as good as the first but that was expected. Well I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the fourth. It really got into more background story, and the twists and turns that are a given with the Saw movies. I was glad to see Donnie Walberg as I must admit my crush on him from WAY back in the day of New Kids On The Block has never really gone away.
If you like the Saw movies, you'll like this.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Natalee Holloway

Things like this case just make me hug my kids tighter and never want to let them go. We all have to let our children grow up and learn how to make their own choices, then you hear these things and consider that maybe you should keep them locked in their room forever.
My heart goes out to Natalee's family and friends, and hope they can have some kind of peace now that they may have the truth.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/02/04/natalee.holloway.suspect/?iref=mpstoryview

Sunday, February 3, 2008

sick, sick, sick

We're all sick. The kids all have colds-runny noses, coughs. Cooper is on medication for strep throat so I'm taking myself and the twins in to the dr see if we have it too. Cooper also has a rash now all over his body so I'll be taking him too to have it checked out. It's been a long couple days, a nice sleep would help if the kids would actually sleep!
Oh how I wish these sleep issues would pass soon.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Welcome Home

Just after I wrote my last post, I was relaxing and playing on the computer. G had gone to hockey the nite I got home, I figured since he let me take off for 2 days I could be ok with him going to a nite of hockey. At 10:22pm the phone rang and thought it would be him asking to go out for a beer with the guys-nope, it was my mom cuz I forgot to call her when I got home.
Then at 10:45pm the phone rings again, this time I'm thinking for sure it's G calling to tell me he's going for a beer-wrong again, this time it's worse. It's his co worker telling me he's being taken to the hospital with a broken nose and possibly a broken rib and concussion! Well needless to say I flip out a little. I'm stuck at home cuz I've got no one to be here with the kids, so all I can think is worst case senario. The girl that's taking him to the hospital calls cuz they are stopping at the house to get his care card which he of course left at home-how smart. He had towel up to his face to catch blood pouring from his nose so I didn't really get to see him.
About an hour later his friend brought him home. Amazingly he had nothing broken at all and no concussion. He was quite soar-obviously, but is doing much better.
I hate those kind of "exciting" nites!