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Monday, December 28, 2009


What do a pretty, snowy landscape with the sun shining, wonderful family time, a superbly behaved 2 1/2 year old, great food, awesome gifts, and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ all equal?

A great Christmas!

I managed to eject the grumpiness that was inhabiting my mind and let joy take over residence. There was a lot of conscious put effort into it, which has failed me more often than not lately -but itworked this time. Feeling joy again is so energizing and refreshing.

I desperately hope this mood prevails now, I've about had enough of being cranky and irritable (as have those around me I'm sure!).
"Get over yourself, your pregnant - what's the problem? Deal with it!" I'm sure people were itching to say.
It's not quite as easy as that but ...yeah, I know.

I'm down to under 8 weeks before baby is due and it would be a blessing to be able to enjoy and cherish the time with Sierra and get myself physically and mentally prepared.

Baby is still nameless. Trevor has unlimited vetoes, as he puts it, and has used them on every girl name I have suggested. He also isn't 100% sure of the boys name. Although I think he's close enough on the boy's name that I chose that it will be the name if it's a boy. I've told him he has to come up with suggestions now because I've tried with no success.
Only one person helped me out last time I asked but I'll pose the question again - any suggestions? We tend to like slightly different names but not weird or completely uncommon - but I'm open to anything.

I have a bunch of pictures and other stuff that I am looking forward to sharing with you in the new year - like Sierra's finally finished bedroom (I love it, it's so "girly".) Pictures may have to wait a bit as we re-formatted our computer recently and can't find the camera software. But our basement is in development progress and it won't be long before the office is set up down there to make room for baby so hopefully the software will surface soon.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


That's been about the state of my mind the last couple of weeks, hence the scarcity of posts. I"ll spare you the whining and scrooging about how I've been feeling because I'm sure it's mostly due to my hormones infecting me. I don't know when I'll be back but probably not until after Christmas. I truly hope that my mood improves so that I can entertain you with more light-hearted and fun posts.
Until then...Have a Very Merry Christmas all!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland..."

Actually we're avoiding being outside as much as possible these days because we've been inundated with snow and plunged into a deep freeze over the weekend...but I'm sure enjoying the view out my window!

Friday afternoon a blizzard arrived, it blew and raged with a vengeance for two days, as if it had something to prove. It succeeded in blanketing our driveway in a 3+ foot drift that had Trevor saying enough colourful words to melt it while he shoveled a path for our vehicle (he absolutely hates winter and cold and snow). As it is, only 2/3 of the driveway is clear, the remaining drift is over 5 feet high and there's no practical way to get rid of it. Trevor thought maybe a propane blow torch...
This of course would happen over our busiest weekend of the season. We were required to be out and about way more than was sane with good weather conditions, never mind during a blizzard. Most people I talked to stayed in their homes. Not us! We had five Christmas production performances at our church from Friday night to Sunday night, saddled with a wedding on Saturday. Thankfully we stayed safe.

Then, as if that wasn't enough, we woke up this morning to -38 degrees Celsius, -49 with wind chill. It reached a balmy -19 at one point today.
I don't mind the cold and snow generally but this is a bit ridiculous. I'm quite certain even polar bears and penguins would complain.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Life Lately

Baby did a somersault last weekend and is officially head down. I can now breathe as a result and as wonderful as that is, I am now the recipient of a whole new set of sensations and pains. I've just entered the final ten weeks - yikes!

I am totally and ashamedly not into Christmas this year. I think we have been and will continue to have our plates full of too much busyness to be healthy and top that with a good helping of pregnancy and I've become a scrooge. It is so completely not me to not have the Christmas spirit and I hate it.

Sierra is pretty much potty trained. I say pretty much because there are times when it's on a "if I feel like it basis." Pooping is much easier in a pull-up but she knows full well how to accomplish the same task in a potty. She can stay dry during a nap but it depends how much liquid she's consumed. I'm not even worrying about night yet. On a whole, she wears underwear most of the time. I've packed up all the cloth diapers which is very cool because that means three months before I start that adventure all over again!

The cold weather switch has been turned on in our parts the last couple of days - a frigid -20 degrees Celcius this morning. Brrrr!

Naps are my best friend.