Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Has spring sprung?

It's a gorgeous day here today. Hopefully this is spring! march break was glorious, so warm and sunny. It was very unusual for it to be so warm and not raining the whole week. I had my niece and nephew here for the week, and we had a great time. I really enjoyed having them here.

We put up the trampoline
went to the animal  park

had a bonfire

We did lots more, but I have to get out into this beautiful sunshiney day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The boy and the pig

My youngest son holding a piglet.

Monday, March 8, 2010

And today is..... duh duh duh.....


Friday, March 5, 2010

I'm a proud Bluenoser

 I am a classic example of "you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl". In this case, the country being Nova Scotia. Although I was born in London, I was raised in NS, as were many previous generations of my family. (since 1779 in one branch, probably longer in another). NS is my home, no matter that I live in Ontario now. I have the salt water in my blood, kippers on my crackers, I use coloured pencils, and yes, am a Rita fan.
 I think you all know why I am exiled from the home of my heart~ work. It's a shame how many of us have had to leave ~ 30,000 last year, I heard~ to feed and clothe our families.It's silly, really, that the average income in NS is 31,344$ (according to wikipedia) and a bag of milk costs about $7.43, while in Ontario we're at C$43,847(wikipedia again)  a year and 3.99$ for the same amount of milk. (the milk is just a cost of living example LOL) Someone needs to wake up, before the eastern way of life is just a memory.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

day trip

 Hubs and I took a small day trip today, just the two of us! It was a gorgeous sunshiney day, just perfect for a hot date (if a hot date includes sharing a Harvey's poutine and burger and perusing an antique warehouse and farmer's market LOL)

 St Jacobs (for those of you who have never heard of it) is a small town here in southern Ontario which is famous for it's antiques, farmer's markets, and Mennonites. It is a very common sight to see a horse drawn buggy on the roads there.

There's wonderful baking, meat markets,  fresh veggies, and crowds of people.
after the market (where we bought some pepperettes and a completely yummy cinnamon bun) we headed out to Kitchener, where we went to a Talize store, got a Timmy's coffee, and some Harvey's grub.
 It was a very nice "staycation" for us, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My secret (well, until now!) 2010 goal

I made a goal to try 10 new things this year. Things I haven't ever done before. There are some things that I have on my list, and some things that I'll just do, without them being something I've planned.
 A few things I WANT to try to do this year include:
scuba diving (?)

I've done three already, and I am quite proud of myself for them haha
~ I went snowmobiling, when I hadn't really ever been on one before. (I sat on one when I was about 14 and someone drove me around the house~ It wasn't a fun experience. I enjoyed this one much more!)

~ snowshoeing. It was quite easy, and a beautiful (duck)  (waddle) walk through the woods, which were quite laden with snow

~ snow tubing. down a very steep, very icy hill. while screaming in terror the entire way. Then running gasping to the tube lift to go again and again. It was fantastic!

 I am not sure what I will try next, but when I do something, I'll be sure to blog about it!
 any suggestions? (no skydiving or bungee jumping for me~ fear of heights here LOL)