Did you ever have one of those weeks where you just can't keep up, but you spend lots of time doing nothing. That has been this week for me. My list was just too long this week, and yet, I never missed a "Take Home Chef" program, even when they were repeats!! Even Terry made time to curl up after supper with me and the dog to watch my Curtis.
Highlights since my last blog
A weekend at Cranberry Lake. Terry and I joined Debbie and Brian Walker, Hazel and Doug McEwan and Wendy R and Doug C to go to a Curling Bonspiel in Clare (French Shore). It was a stressful week for me getting ready to leave, as well as fighting a cold, but once we got on the road, it was so relaxing and fun. The curling part was the funnest time I have had curling. No stress what so ever, and the games we played were all close games with each of us coming though with some great TV quality shots. Alas, we lost every game, but two of them were in extra ends (which means we weren't slaughtered). The up part about losing every game was that we got drinks bought for us, and we were done playing by supper on Saturday. The food was great at both the cottage and the bonspiel. After a yummy BBQ'd pork dinner (with Carrot cake for dessert), we cozied up to the glass and watched Debbie and Brian's game. It, too, was very close, and if it hadn't been for my very effective jinxing, the their team would have won. But that would have sucked for me, cause that would have meant that they would have had to play again that evening, and I was more interested in going back to the cottage and socializing. thankfully, they lost, and we ended up back at the cottage for an evening of nibbles, drinks, laughs and late night trivial pursuit. A view from the deck of our cottage.
The week was busy at school, but for me, some major deadlines are over, and I am in that sort of, ok, whatever I get done this week is a bonus Mode..... Next week, its starting up all the new year financial stuff. This week I had to pull money from people who were suppose to pay us for things...like the photographer, Home and School, AVRSB and Health promotion Grants. This week I recovered about $6000 of money owed to the school. That felt pretty good once I made the contacts. Getting to that end was the hardest part. All in all, a successful week. The week was also broke up with some scrapbooking with Debbie on Monday night. That is always a success and I see the near end to a very long project I am on, that didn't need to take this long. Debbie is a great help and encouragement, and I am determined to get this Triplets album finished by June. (better, in May). Curling on Tuesday night, and it was a "fun" game that I didn't really want to curl, but once I was there, it was a blast. Sadly, we curl again next Tuesday night in a Play Off Tie Breaker game against my very first skip and her team, which consist of Hazel, my mixed curling team mate, Josee, a former teammate, and Cricket who is a really good friend, co worker and a brand new curler. How could I even hope or want to win over these guys. Ugh.
Doc appt for dad this week, and we have been waiting for this appt for a month. He was anxious to give her a piece of his mind, but sadly, she gave him a piece of hers, and she had a bigger piece, and won the whole contest. I like her, she is not intimidated by my dad, not one little bit. She is actually pretty cute, and very smart. And it is getting easier to understand her too. She is from Sri Lanka, and her accent has been a bit of a barrier for us, but we are getting more use to it, or she is getting better at English. Who knows. Dad came away from the appt with new information, he got his questions answered and felt a bit more encouraged and in better control of his circumstances.
Kids are home. Poor Stephanie braved yet another snow storm travel day by bus. She has not missed a snowstorm travel day yet this year. New Brunswick got 30 cm of snow yesterday while we bustled around in cold rain here in the valley. Her bus was almost an hour late arriving Halifax around 7:30pm. Scott and Michelle did not travel in snow, but their fun plans for the day were also turned sour by the weather. They caught an early bus from Antigonish to beat the holiday crowd and arrived in Halifax just after lunch. They planned on spending the afternoon downtown, window shopping and cafe hopping. Sadly, it was very cold and pelting rain all afternoon, and they dashed from store to store but finally gave up and went back to the bus station to relax. They had to change their clothes because they were frozen in their wet clothes and they spent 3 hours there waiting for Stephanie and Daddy who was picking them up. Terry spent the afternoon driving in the rain to his brother in laws, to deliver wood, and they buzzed around Bayers Lake getting a few things together before Terry headed into the city to wait for Stephanies bus as well. Finally after a quick stop for supper at Arbies in Bedford, they arrived home at 10pm.
That's about it... I think. Today.... Stephanie caught us up on all her Mexico plans, summer work plans and her latest knitting projects. Mick shared some old year books from Burke that some alumni have sent to her and then spent an hour giggling over my yearbooks.
Plans are underway for the rest of the weekend and we will keep you posted on all the activities...