Monday, February 27, 2012

I went back to work at the hospital on the weekend.  They put me in charge so I could mostly be at the desk.  That didn't really happen much Saturday, but Sunday it sure did.  I have such great co-workers who wouldn't let me help with anything too physical and it was a really slow day.  When does that ever happen around there?

We've had some owls move into the neighborhood.  Last week when we were out in the hot tub ~ yes we've been getting very good use of it so far ~ come on over anytime ~ a huge horned owl landed on the very top of our very big tree behind us.  We watched it for a long time and then it swooped down across the yard.  Yesterday morning, before dawn, I came outside to hear the "whooooo" and there he was again, atop the neighbor's front tree calling out to his little wifey who came flying across to the tree beside where they sat and stared at me.  Cool!  I'm hoping for owlets

We're gearing up for a few tournaments the next 2 weekends, one at home - YIPPEE!  and then off to Washington.  Too bad there isn't a Trader Joe's in Yakima!  I love that place!   I love food what can I say?  FYI.. doesn't look like we'll be going to Calgary over Easter for volleyball :(  Erin has some extra training at UBCO over spring break.  She has really had favor with the coaches there.  Had a 2 hour session last week where the other girls didn't show, so she had 2 coaches to herself the whole time.

Jacob is having a really hard time with his classes at school.  Can't wait for spring break.  His teacher doesn't have very good classroom management skills and there are some real stinkers in there.  It's getting super frustrating!  Don't really know what to do.  I'm a fixer you see... but I also don't believe in making everything perfect for my kids either, they need to be with difficult people and situations to learn how to deal with them, because there are a lot of them in the big world out there.  If they live in a Christian bubble all the time, they can't learn how relate to different people.  They need enough protection, skills and knowledge and our values to help them to be able to deal with it out there, but it's hard to know where to draw the line sometimes.  I think me and my boy need to plan a trip, a little spring getaway somewhere.  Fresh life and breath!

I totally copied this right from my friends' blog!!  It's so perfect for today!  Let's "Leap" soon into March!
"I caught a pretty serious case of the Februaries recently. Do you have it? Is it going around? Is it contagious? Should I stay home till it passes?
The symptoms are this:
  1. Do you suddenly dislike most everything?
  2. Do you think that you are the worst, at everything, of all the people, in the entire world?
  3. Do you sort of want to stay in bed most mornings?
  4. Did you just feed your children french fries and hot dogs and call it supper (and then loathe yourself some more?)
  5. Is at least one entire room of your house covered in something that should not be there (master closet = 7 inches of clean laundry)" 
At least her floor is covered with clean laundry :)
Encourage someone today, we're all just hanging onto something.  Hopefully it's the ONE thing that matters.


"bigcanadiangirl" said...

Glad you were able to get back to work. I totally agree about February. I don't feed the kids hot dogs but I get the blahhhs.

Anthony and Olivia said...

We are having hot dogs tomorrow night... on purpose :)

Keitha said...

I sooooooo get the Feb blahs! I definitely suffer from S.A.D.! I bought a sun-lamp thingy from Costco that I have set beside my sewing machine. I give myself a hit of "sunshine" many times throughout the day... the only problem is: there is STILL piles of laundry, the kids ate Taquitos for dinner last night and hubby and I had leftovers... ooy! I suck! LOL!