Friday, October 22, 2010


For some unknown reason, everything unknown to my son is Bob.

Mom, what's his name?
I don't know.
Is it Bob?

Mom, who lives there?
I don't know.
Is it Bob?

Mom, who is making that noise (someone was operating a power saw)
Our neighbours
What are their names?
Well one of them is named Cody
Who else?
I don't know.

Mom, who sings this song?
I don't know

Mom, what's this song?
I don't know.
Is it the Bob Song?

Mom, who are those kids across the street? (3 boys and one girl are playing)
I don't know
Are they Bob, Bob, Bob and Bob?
No, I think the girl is Bobette.

What's funny is Bill's Dad is named Bob, and we call him Grandpa Bob, and it makes me wonder if that ties into it somehow.

How I know my husband and I are well suited

You know, aside from being happily married for 10 years, do you know how I know I married the right man? Here's how -  this afternoon from our respective offices this is the type of conversation we had through email:

Him: I'm thinking of doing Movember next month
after a bit of explaining to me what Movember is... you grow a mustache to help raise money for prostate cancer
Him: I was thinking of growing one like Ra's al Ghul from Batman
Me: Oh, like Liam Neeson - nice!
Him: No, not Liam, the real Ra's. Liam didn't assume Ra's until the other one died
Me: I think Liam's character was always the real Ra's
Him: yeah, so do I

Yeah, we discuss Batman in our regular conversation in our married life. It's why I like being married to this man :)

Friday Ramblings

Stealing from Nancy's subject line... sometimes it's hard to think of something more catchy. I couldn't believe it had been 2 weeks since I blogged.

I guess there isn't too much to say anyhow... things, over all, are good.

  • The Wiggles concert on Oct 10 was loads of fun. I hope I can take the kids many times before they tire of it. We were in 14th row floor, which meant we got to see most of the Wiggles right up close while they walked through the audience, but it was quite difficult for Duncan to see, so in the future, up in the stands.
  • Thanksgiving was nice too. Mom and Dad came over. My chicken didn't cook proper, but there was more than enough food so we just threw the chicken in the oven and had it for lunches.
  • My new team at work is going well. I'm still quite slow, but I've actually transitioned into this new team quite easily, which is good. I still have a lot of learning to do b/c it is a new block of work, but I thought I was going to be quite anxious about the whole thing, and I'm not. My new team seems to be a really good group of people.
  • Bill has strep throat. I hate sore throats so I feel especially bad for him. I also take back all my jokes about man colds b/c it turns out he actually is sicker than I am.
The kids are good. Cordie is loving the freedom of walking, and now thinks it is quite fun to climb up the baby gate and ride on it... so Dad is coming over tomorrow to put up out climb proof one we hadn't installed yet. We took it from the other house but this one had one at the top of the stairs so we never bothered to put the other one one.

Duncan is doing awesome with school. He is really enjoying it and learning lots. I know this b/c he talks about things he's learned there, which is awesome. The other day we're out for a walk and talking about the seasons and he asked why there were seasons and we said b/c God made it that way. And he says "Just like he made the light and the dark?" That's right bud! So it's sinking in, which is great.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday night

Good evening friends!

I find it funny how I am always writing blog posts in my head, yet they never actually translate into being typed and posted.

What's going on....
Well I've almost survived my 1st week on my new block of work. I have so much to learn. I know I have lenience b/c I'm new, but I feel so totally lost about the whole thing. I know how to assess medical, but how different groups like it done is what I need to learn. But the team is good, friendly, and supportive. I'm actually not near as stressed as I thought I would be.

Today we had a potluck at work in honour of Thanksgiving coming up. I'm on the social committee and we organized it, so for a while there I was worried we weren't going to have enough food. Well it wasn't an issue. We had plenty and it was good! I cheated and picked up a pecan pie at the store, but it went over well b/c it was all eaten!

Tomorrow is my Mom and Dad's 45th wedding anniversary. How awesome is that? 45 years!! We're going out for dinner with the family and so for the 1st time we've hired a teenaged babysitter. My coworker Robert's daughter. She is coming over tonight to meet the kids. We decided to not bring the kids b/c frankly, they would get really bored really quick.

Speaking of Mom and Dad, I don't think I told you the deal about Hawaii... well my parents are taking the whole family to Hawaii in January!!! How awesome is that? (Very! Thanks Mom and Dad!). Mom has been wanting to go on a family vacation for a long time now but it was never a good time, but now the kids are getting bigger and all, they are doing it before we get too old. We have a lot going on between now and then, but it is going to be great.

So this weekend we have the Wiggles concert. Monday we're doing a small Thanksgiving dinner with my parents b/c we're getting together as a family tomorrow night.

Otherwise... we're doing good here! I hope you are too!