Thursday, July 23, 2009
Today I did;
NRA: "Hello, could I speak to Mr Wright please?"
me: "I'm sorry, he's not here right now. Can I take a message?"
NRA: "No, that's okay, we'll call at another time."
me: "Can I ask who is calling?"
NRA: "This is the National Rifle Association"
I will admit, hearing that was a little weird.
me: "Oh, is it possible for you to take us off your list? We're Canadian!"
NRA: "Sure, I'm sorry. We did not know of your circumstances. I will take you off the list right now!"
I never realized that being a Canadian was a circumstance!
I will say that the representative I talked to was incredibly polite and did not push anything. I still would not like to meet up with them for some 'fun' though!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
While everyone back home is just beginning their summer (or quarter of the way into it) I have had it with summer. March/April here is like June back home; May is like July/August. There is such a thing as having too much of a good thing!
School gets out here at the end of May, for the first two weeks the children on our street are outside all day long playing. It's great! and takes me back to my childhood (*sniff*) when we would go out for the whole day and play. Well, as I said, that happens for approximately two weeks, then it's too hot for them to go out. Some are then in all day camps and others stay in their house ALL DAY LONG!
This week is our first week without any classes or lessons. At this point I am so tired of summer I am ready to just stay in the house all day and do nothing. Luckily the last couple of days have had a nice breeze (usually there is no breeze what-so-ever at all!). But the 2 weeks before that it was hot and humid and I was just tired of it! I found that I didn't want to do anything, especially make supper at the end of the day. We had one week where we ate out three times!!! For us, that's huge!!!! We might eat out once or twice a month.
So for me, I am done with summer. Although give me the chance and I would love to enjoy some of the summer back home... with the breeze and wearing shorts with long sleeve shirts/jackets (a popular fashion of the eas' coast). All I know is that when the time comes and we are finally back in Canada...I will never complain about the cold again!!
COLD!!! BRING IT ON!!!!
We have to find a lot of indoor activities...here's one!
Geordie loves the Chipmunks although he calls them Simon and the Chipmunks. His reasoning; "Simon is the smartest, and my favourite so he should be in charge!"
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sir Paul McCartney played Halifax, in his only Canadian show!
Now my Father is an incredibly huge McCartney fan and believes that they have some kind of bond as they are both left handed (remember my bubble and that bubbles do not fall far from the sky). So, the 'children' (a.k.a. The boys, Callum, and I) got Dad tickets.
Now, as I am in Georgia, I was not there. Of course this killed me. I actually have seen Paul McCartney in concert and he's amazing!!!! If you ever get the chance...GO!! So it wasn't entirely that, what bothered me is the fact that they were all doing something together and I wasn't there. Me?!?! Princess?!?! Seriously?!?! How can they have fun without me?!?!?
Yes, my friends I suffer from F.O.M.O. (Fear Of Missing out).
Unfortunately, I have passed this fear on to Geordie as well.
Since, in my bubble, I get everything I want...
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sure he has bad ass tendencies, a stubborn streak so long it might get me home, and negotiates till the cows come.
...but he has pretty much been a go with the flow kind of guy!
Don't get me wrong...he still is that way, for the most part, but a couple of months ago once in a while we get this child who looks like our sweet, adorable easy going, non tantrumy Geordie but instead we get a tantrum throwing, talking back, demanding little bugger!
At first we were worried. I had never heard of this 'stage' we thought it was just us! Luckily, mum's talk, and I found out that everyone was having the same problem!! One friend even referred to it as, "the f-ing fives".
We are dealing with this 'phase' using 'time outs', alone time (which we know is the worst thing for Geordie), and taking things away. We have been doing well (yes, I'm patting ourselves on the back). We are following through (99% of the time, okay maybe 92%..but still!!!), and we are not raising our voices.
...but, how much longer will this last?!?!? how much longer will we last?!?!?
Why did I not know about this stage?!?
Did you go through it? Are you going through it?
What did you do?
If you have yet to get to this stage, be warned!!! This makes me want to go back to those 'attitude threes'!!!