Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2013 Weekend to End Womens Cancers


We had a VERY rainy Saturday! We kept hoping that it would stop but it never did. Unlike last years rainy Saturday, it wasn't torrential and it wasn't as cold. AND we were going to end up INSIDE at the Rogers centre where we new it was dry and warm!

Arriving at Camp was very cool - as we entered they announced our names and team and we were ON THE JUMBOTRON!!!! woohoo!!!! We found our tent, changed our shoes and went thru Blue Jays dugout into the Argos dressing room to have a 15min Massage ... It was truely a goose-bumpy afternoon!!

We had a couple of groovy blue tents to change in and use as a meeting place ... after that we found a comfy table and had a few post walk, celebratory beverages then tucked into a wonderful dinner followed by Johnny Reid and Burton Cummings (separately). A couple more drinks then off to bed - at the Renaisance Hotel (because thats how the Super Boobie Fairies roll!).

Sunday was beautiful and sunny and perfect. Oh, and hilly! VERY VERY hilly. We had a nice breakfast then trotted off to see the sights. (Unfortunately RAIN impedes ones ability to fully enjoy the neighbourhoods we walk thru...)I had the pleaseure of catching up with a couple of friends along the route. My team and I also had a lovely mid afternoon beverage at the Sunnyside Pavillion (and St Louis Bar and Grill).

We finished at the Rogers Centre and it was ... WOW! We entered down the ramp they load/unload the concert trucks on and entered at turf level. They stopped us by team and explained that they would announce our names and team name then we would enter and we would appear on the Jumbo Tron AGAIN!!!! After that we got our finishing shirts and proceeded to Closing Ceremonies! It was wonderful!!

Thank you to everyone who supported me thru your donations, your love, your company, your encouraging words and texts last weekend!

Thank you to my team: The Super Boobie Fairies. You guys are AWESOME! You guys were too much fun last weekend!

Thank you to all the Crew who supported us along the way and at camp. Julie, Greg, Steve - we LOVE you guys!! JULIE, as usual, you have gone above and beyond! xoxox

Thanky you to Edwin, Chad and Brian for coming ALL the way up to the Great White North - you guys do a great job!!! Edwin, unfortunately i didnt get to see nearly enough of you which means that the WORLD wont get to see nearly enough of The Super Boobie Fairies ... *sadface*

Thank you to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for choosing this event. Thank you also for working so hard to make these huge advances to care for OUR FAMILY, FRIENDS and NEIGHBOURS.

We are all signed up for next year ... if you're free the second weekend in September, please join us! or make a donation thru this link!


And Thank you for your continued support - I couldn't do it without you!!

we need a new bathroom ... RFN!!!!

this morning i had to listen to my 3 eldest fight for our one (yes, i did not make a typo - ONE) bathroom!! my three eldest being my husband, my 14 yr old and my 13 yr old .... happy happy and i kept yelling at them to SHUT IT but, sigh, they couldnt hear us ... my morning sucked! i think tonight i will sneak out and sleep in the garage ...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Great Flood

Hope you all survived the big storm/flood yesterday! We were without power for about 9 hours and approx 80-90% of Mississauga joined us in the dark! BUT have no fear, DH rigged out the generator and we had electricity and tv down by the pool; Buddah and Ella swam and played, my GF brought her girls by ... we got the outdoor fireplace going and cooked weinies and marshmallows ... we survived!!

We watched CP24 for hours and caught all the news updates including the rescue of this train - eventually!

And now for your, belated, weather update!

so, Mother Nature, we have come to a pretty conclusive decision... we want SUMMER!!! all the Sun and Fun you can muster, please!


Monday, July 8, 2013

This HEAT!!!

holy HANNAH!! HappyHappy and i spent last 4 days in an air-conditioned hotel and at hockey rinks (last spring league hockey tourney - woohoo!!!) ... got home last night and started melting!!! I am ok during the day with the heat but i was up all night ... it literally makes me nauseaus!! (omg, am i entering that TIME in my life?!?!?!?!!?)

someone bring me an Air Conditioner!!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Politics ... ugh!!!

So we are finished 11 years at our local public school and we will miss it - the staff are wonderfull!! It has really changed alot since we started there. Unfortunately the politics continue - and are probably WORSE - at the middle school. SMARTLY, (after some very good advice from a friend) I decided a few yrs ago to NOT be involved anymore with the kids schools. The politics are vicious!!! I have other things in my life that are fun and positive and deserve my time!

(PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE know that it is NOT the staff who don't value my time or input but the PARENTS who are involved in things like School Council, Home and School Assoc, Parents Assoc, Committees, etc. and in our area, the schools, sadly, have really lost control to these groups.)

This past fall HappyHappy asked me to be involved with her Grade 5 Grad ... so i sucked it up (after all, if its important to her, its imporant to me!) and signed up for the committee. Thank you to all those woman who think they rule the world! The first meeting proved to be interesting for sure! and then that was it ... NO MORE COMMUNICATION ... apparently, i didnt make "the cut"... never heard another thing about mtgs, organisation, NOTHING ... until the schedule was sent home with permission forms, etc about 2-3 weeks before the event! It was a done deal, signed, sealed, delivered to Grade 5 Families.

Parent Politics at its finest!

Remember though, you didnt just bully me out of the way, you hurt MY KID!

And THIS is why Principals and Administration need to be incharge of all school events/activities! You want to "rule the school"? put your kid in Private School!

Just My Humble Opinion!!

Where does the TIME go?????

OHMYGOD!!! Where does the time go? Did you know were are 6 months - YES! SIX MONTHS away from Christmas!! People you better get shopping! LOL!!!

Seriously, we are also at the end of June which means ...the END OF SCHOOL!! I cannot believe it!

My eldest finished grade nine, and as you can imagine, I am sooooo glad to see the end of THAT! But she did it! She wrote all her exams and is getting ready for summer school ... yes, summer school! It was her choice, she is taking a grade 10 course as she wants to fit something else into her time table next year ... YEAH!!! this means she is starting to plan ahead and think of her future which is all I can ask for! Way to go DLU!!! I am SOOO SOO SO proud!

Buddah finished grade 7 ... I so wished he was changing schools next year but he has one more year in our local middle school (which isnt actually a middle school but a K-8 school our kids move too after grade 5). I am trying to be positive; we have a new principal so hopfully things can only get better (although I have called for an interview and haven't gotten a response back BUT I assume thats because things are so crazy in June!)... My hope for him is to find a place where he feels good about himself and comfortable and can really fit in. I was looking at Athletic Schools for both him and Happy Happy (she moves to his school next September) but the cost is way too much for our budget to bear ... Anyway, looking forward to a fun summer of fising and swimming and stuff ... then HOCKEY!!

Happy Happy is finished grade 5 and so "graduates" to middle school; the grad last Thursday was cute and they partied after at the ORC pool then ... WENT HOME TO STUDY FOR A MATH TEST THE NEXT MORNING ... Nice One, Mrs Math Teacher! And now its off to Middle School next fall (i guess as long as she passes her MATH TEST!!)

No more Teachers, no more books!!!!!....