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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Right Now..

Right now I am recovering from a migraine.  I hate those.  It is the middle of the week and almost lunch time and I am in my pajamas.  I am laying on the couch, watching the snow fall (yes it is snowing on April 25), enjoying a cup of tea and trying to ignore the pains in my body.

Right now, I am listening to the quiet and hoping it snows for the rest of the day.  I like the snow, it always puts a big smile on my face.  I can't help it.  Right now, I am thinking of all the household chores that need to be done, my report cards that are waiting to be started and how I am going to ditch all that adult stuff to go play in my scraproom.  I am also thinking of a nap and a grilled cheese sandwich.  Which will come first?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fat Burger, it really does hit the spot!

About a week ago, I was in my classroom during lunch time.  I normally don't do this, but I had a lot to do so I stayed to work and eat my lunch.  Have you ever listened to the conversations of 7 and 8 year olds?  Sometimes, they can be really funny.  I tuned into a conversation across the room when it turned to travel.  Now most of my students have been to Grande Prairie for shopping and auctions and this is what they were talking about.  They spoke about which hotel was the best (the one with the pool and waterslide), the Mall and the different shops they were dragged to by their parents.  Then the talk turned to food.  A couple of them talked about the usual, McDonalds, A&W and other chains that we have here in FSJ.  Then one of them talked about Fat Burger.  "Have you ever been to Fat Burger?  It's awesome!"  "Oh yes!" says another "It really hits the spot!"  I had to duck my head and cover my smile as I listened to the rest of the conversation.  The others agreed that it sounded good and that they would have to get their parents there the next time they went to GP. 

Well fast forward to this weekend when we went to GP to get our tires changed and do some shopping.  We were getting ready to leave town and decided to grab dinner before we left.  We looked across the parking lot and saw Fat Burger and laughed.  We had to try it after the great endorsement it received from my kids.  It was really good!  It's not gourmet or anything, but it was a good burger and the service was fast.  I'd have to say that it really did "hit the spot".

Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring Cleaning

What is it about long sunny days that makes you want to clean every corner of the house?  Maybe because after the long dark Winter, you can finally see all the dust and clutter?
I don't know, but I too have been hit with the bug.  I want to throw things out.  Under counters, in closets in cupboards I've been searching out things to throw away.  Having a house is just a place to put more stuff I think, and as I look around my little house I realize that it is slowly filling up with stuff.  Not necessarily useful stuff either.  One of the major places the over crowding is occurring is in my Scraproom.  Not a shocker I know, but still.  I spent a good portion of an evening going through just the paper in there.  I have a stack that is ready to be donated.  I know that I have so much more, but one of the issues I have is I want it to go to a good home.  I know that sounds silly, but I have spent money on these supplies and while I may not want to use them, I don't want them just thrown out in the trash either.  I have a place for some of the simpler stuff, but for the other stuff....  I just keep hanging onto it.  My room has become too small for me, mostly because of the extra and unused supplies I keep hanging onto.  When I go to pitch something, there's a little voice in the back of my head saying "but it's still good!  You could turn that into something!"  and things like that.  I have set up 3 garbage bags and a cardboard box, to help purge items out of my room.  The box is for donations and the bags are for recycling.  I am also thinking I need to re-organize my furniture and storage units, but we'll see.
I keep hoping that my husband will wake up one day and decide that my idea of turning our living room into my scraproom is a good idea.  A girl can dream!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Here's where my desk is at this week.  Not much creating happening here, although it looks like a mess.  Behind the picture is a huge mess on the floor as I am trying to purge and organize my stash.  It's not going very well.  I just can't seem to let the stuff go.  Does anyone else ever have that problem?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Break part 2

First thing Monday morning I had an appointment with the Mayor of Courtenay.  The Honourable Larry Jangula is an old family friend and I was unable to make it to his swearing-in, so I thought I'd make an official appointment to see him.  I brought coffee and donuts. 
When we left Cumberland on Monday afternoon, it was pouring rain and so windy that I wasn't sure I was going to get off the Island.  Nanaimo was not as bad the the plane took off on time.  Actually, this trip I didn't have any plane trouble and my luggage arrived the same time as I did!
Chris met me at the airport and took me for dinner and then home to unpack.  The last few days of that week were spent relaxing, Spring Cleaning and getting ready for work.  I got some fresh snow.  I of course was thrilled while others around me growled.  We went in on the Saturday to get planned up.  I had honestly left my classroom behind and had to look back in my plan book to remember what I'd been doing before the break.  I also had a Crafty group night where we did some Ukrainian Easter Eggs.  Claire brought Baby C along and all the women got some baby snuggle time in.  Even me!
 We had an awesome Easter dinner with Michelle, Bryce and Sherol.  Lots of laughs, games and wine!  I spent Easter Monday recovering from that while crafting and organizing nooks and crannies of the house.  I was very ready to get back to work and had a wonderful week.
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