Sunday, February 18, 2018


It usually happens that when the boys get on the ice you see them take a quick look over to the stands to see who's watching them play.
This tournament they got to see Auntie Donna's smiling face.

Looking Fabulous hockey fans.
I've driven 1126km since leaving town on Thursday afternoon and M put another 672km on his car. 
We watched a combined total of 8 games in 2 days and it's time to relax.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show and Tell

I started this project in October, took a break in December for Christmas, and again most of January while I was feeling ill. 
But at long last ..... E's room. 
He chose the colours and, thanks to Grnny's help, all the painting was finished today. 
Just outside his room, there's a downstairs relaxing space. 
I'm not wild about this couch here but for now it will suffice. 
This is an area I had envisioned doing differently. But, having an open unfinished area was making A super happy. 
So, had a couple of appliances moved and hung a net.

Which worked out nicely for me because now the washer/dryer are upstairs.
And, the second of our trio of theatre tickets for the year. Fabulous show. 

Sunday, February 04, 2018


You remember that day we didn't have hockey?
Ya, we used one of them to play shinny.
But look at those smiles!!
Red cheeks from the cold and smiles from the hockey.
Thanks to Grandad for wearing the camera so I could get some great video.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I Try Not to Make It All About Hockey

There's a fantastic group of really committed ladies that coordinate activities for one of A's groups.
Week 3 of the Greek Unit the kids had a feast!

Three Hockey Tournaments on three consecutive weekends, you'd think interest would start to wane.
But apparently not, still a big crowd turn out for the games.
Even the early morning ones....shudder.

Of course, when they're not at one of their hockey games/practices they have time to hit the outdoor rinks.

How much hockey you ask?
Well, in 32 days we have 29 hockey practices/games.
And, I'm sure there are people out there doing more hockey than us!!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

What's With the Bird?

Sometimes, for no apparent reason, the bird decides to spend some time with the dog. 
Funny little thing.