I guess I fell off blog earth for a bit there, huh? I’ve been SUPER busy the past week which has had me going through a plethora of feelings. I’ve spent part of the time feeling like this:
Our city (approx 100, 000 people) has been cramming 3 years worth of road construction into one season so you can imagine the mess the roads are in. Trying to get DS anywhere for soccer and hockey, DD to dance and myself to work has been an extreme act of patience….and I don’t have much to start with! I read in the paper yesterday that the reason for this disaster they’ve made is that the city received government funding for road repairs which needs to be accounted for by March 2011 or the grant is lost. Sheesh! I try to keep reminding myself that the roads will be better when this is over, not to mention all the people who are being kept employed. Happy thoughts, happy thoughts!
I’ve also been feeling very cold sitting at DS’s soccer try outs!
It was only 5*C this morning at 10:30!! At least it wasn’t raining today, unlike yesterday! And at least I have multiple, warm layers on. Unlike my poor son who is in shorts!
Brrr! Try outs are now over and we will know next week which team he will play on next summer. There will be some indoor soccer over the winter with INDOOR being the key word here. LOL Oh! I can’t forget that I was also cold (just not quite so much) at Friday’s hockey practice and Saturday’s hockey game.
I’m skipping practice today on the pretense of staying home to do some housework. Really, I’ll be spending on a fraction of the time on chores, the rest on blogging! Shhh!! Seriously, though….my house is in shambles. And I have a beautiful pork roast just waiting to hit the oven with some onions, carrots and parsnips. YUM!
As you can probably guess from my fist photo, DD and I spent some time perusing potential Halloween costumes. DD has never been into “girly” costumes. She’s always gone for the gory, scarier options. Here are some she tried on yesterday:
Which one do you like? This was her last year:
RAWR!!! I felt like quite the jester taking picture after picture in the store:
HA! The theme my department at work is going with this year is construction workers. We decided it would be fitting seeing as the roads are all ripped up in front of the building. I’ve been put in charge of making up a check off list so that everyone brings something in. So far I’ve got caution tape, pylons, hard hats, vests…. What am I missing?
And yes, I have also been feeling hungry the past few days! This was a “treat” bowl with brown sugar, maple syrup and pecans. Mmmm..
And yes, the cold weather has brought oats back full force. That’s all I’ve been wanting lately in the morning. Ginger Gold!!
Goat’s milk yogurt + Archer farms chocolate hazelnut biscotti granola = one AWESOME lunch!! We went to Boston Pizza for dinner after hockey Friday night where I ordered this Tuscan pizza which was amazeballs!! I’ve had a hankering for pizza lately and this hit the spot. The above is quinoa, salsa, turkey breast and quark. Quick, simple, delish.
Well, I’d better get a move on with vacuuming. *sigh* Gotta get to it now, though because we’re going to my parents after dinner and then the Amazing Race and The Glades is on! What are you up to tonight??
Bye for now!!