Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Alberta Summer

I don't think I will ever get used to this weather. A "typical" July day goes something like this.... the sky is blue... no wait... those clouds are black..... wow the sky looks weird (check the weather channel for tornado warnings)...... insert downpour of rain here.... oh look a rainbow & the sun is shining.... but it is still raining.

Have I mentioned how much I miss the maritimes? Tornado warnings were literally something from the Wizard of Oz until I moved here. Oh well, life goes on...... with a wary eye on the horizon.

Yesterday was the first day of the Summer Reading Program at the library. 45 kids and still the stragglers are coming in with registrations. I went to work two hours early and still left with piles of stuff not done at the end of the day. I am planning on banking up some of these extra hours to take some much needed R&R with my dear husband at the end of the month.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New baby

This is one of the reasons I haven't been blogging of late, our new baby Lily. She is providing us with endless hours of affection, entertainment, and frustration all rolled up in one furry little ball. Since my youngest child is 20 years old, potty training was a distant memory for me. We have been cat people for the last 20 years and they were a whole lot easier to train.
This morning she woke me promptly at 6am, looked at me like I was an alien as held the door open for her at least 5 times, waited for me to make a cup of coffee and sit down, and then peed on the floor!!! She then proceeded to return to her kennel, curl up in a ball and fall fast asleep!
So, here I sit at 6:45, wide awake and trying to be quiet so I don't wake my dear hubby on his day off, LOL! Oh, well! As my grandmother used to say.......This too shall pass......
Today is Canada Day and we will be helping to serve the pancake break in the park in our little corner of the earth today. When I checked facebook this morning (no, of course I am not hooked on facebook), I noticed my friends in town all posting about losing a friend this weekend. Since we have lived here less than two years, there are a lot of people I don't know and this seems like one of them but in a town of just over 1500 people things like this tend to affect most everyone. My heart goes out to those who are hurting, I'm sure I will hear more as the day goes on.
I am also hoping to hear from my friend Kelly today. Her husband became ill while back in Canada on leave from Afghanistan and has been sent home for more tests. I know from my 20+ years as a military spouse that although we want our loved ones to come home from these tours, illness is not the way we want it to happen.
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