Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sunday Ramblings

We just got home from Church and then a Divisional Youth Band concert. Spencer is now in the Ontario Central Divisional Youth Band. Today was their first concert since he has joined. I must say, I was very impressed, and a little scared for him. The music is a little challenging, (which is good because he needs to be challenged to move to the next level) and he is on the solo cornet bench. He looks so small compared to the rest of them. I would say most of the kids are in their late teens or early 20s and he's only 14.


Yesterday John and I went to Home Depot in the morning for a tiling seminar. Our plan is to make the main floor washroom feel bigger. We want to put in a pedestal sink. Right now there is a vanity but, or course, underneath the vanity, are no tiles. So, we need to retile the floor before doing anything else. I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew. I think I'm up for the challenge.


Debbie and I (hi Deb!) went out for lunch yesterday and then hit a couple of scrapbooking stores. I didn't come home with as much as I thought I would. Good news for my wallet I guess. We had a fun afternoon. I love spending time with her.


I have the next scrapbooking retreat coming up in two weeks. This is the retreat that I organize (with the help of a great team) twice a year. I've pretty much got the retreat organized, now I just need to plan out the projects and layouts I want to get done while there. The ladies are all so much fun and it's always great to go away with them.


I was digging through some pictures to show Deb yesterday and I saw these ones and knew that I would have to share here. These are more pictures from our afternoon in Niagara Falls with Cathy.


  1. You're as busy as ever.

    I admire your ability to do so much of your own home improvement stuff. I'm hopeless at anything that involves tools, wood, glue, etc. I can barely distinguish between wrenches and screwdrivers. I can usually, with some effort, identify hammers.

    The boys are really growing up. Cameron looks so much older than he did when I saw him last year! I expect that Spencer will really enjoy the Divisional Youth Band - or DYB, as we say in the USA (we Americans love acronyms).

  2. Jonathan still plays in our DYB. Already they have had two all day rehersals at the camp.

    Josh is not playing in the DYB for various reasons. He can make only a few of the rehersals. Other musical opportunities provide Josh a greater music challenge and growth opportunities. At the moment, TSA banding beyond the Corps is a low priority when compared to his other opportunities.

  3. Anonymous7:52 PM


    Awww shucks... you're makin' me cry!

    Just got access to the Internet at home again tonight and imagine my surprise reading that you wrote about me, and such nice things too...



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