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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thirteen things going on right now

Things have been rather hectic around here this past week. I feel like I need a vacation. So, today's Thursday Thirteen is all about what's going on in this neck of the woods:

1. We're getting ready for our vacation. Usually our March Break is spent down in Florida with my parents, but this year will be our last March Break that we will be spending together as a family. Isn't that sad?? With Matt going off to College next year, his break will be different from the other two. So ... we decided that we were going to hop on a plane and take a real vacation. So, in a week we'll be off to fry our skin in the Dominican Republic.

2. In preparing for our trip I have been doing a little early spring cleaning of everyone's clothes to make sure we all have enough summer wear that still fits us. I've been tossing huge amounts of clothes. I love purging! Now I need to get out and see if I can buy the boys some new clothes before we go.

3. My scrapbook store in town announced on Sunday that they were closing their doors effective immediately. So sad that another store has to close. They still have a store in Mississauga, but due to some of their business practises, I will no longer be a customer of their's.

4. The group of ladies that I got together with every Tuesday to scrapbook with were meeting at that store. Since we were left homeless ... and on short notice, I had 10 ladies at my house on Tuesday. We had a great time, and it was a very relaxed atmosphere. We decided to just rotate houses for our get togethers.

5. Tuesday morning, right before the girls started arriving, I discovered a leak in the basement ceiling. Since the basment is finished, it was difficult to see where the leak was coming from, but it was getting worse. That meant that I had to turn the main water off and just turn it back on for potty breaks. NICE! Last night John had to cut some holes into the ceiling of the basement to try and figure out where the water was coming from. We think the mystery is solved as it appears that it was the water and ice maker on the fridge that had sprung a leak. I hope the mystery is solved!

6. Last weekend was a very busy one and we were running from one thing to the next all weekend long. Sunday night was a farewell concert for the Divisional Youth Band as they are going on tour in Florida. Spencer won't be going as it is during the March Break and he would rather go with us to Dominican Republic. I'm not complaining!

7. Matt and Spencer both got their G1 driver's lisence this week. Look out world! This is the first step of the graduation lisencing in Ontario. We looked at a driver's ed programme last night. Holy Canoli! They want at least $800 per child. Yikes! ...I don't even want to know how much our insurance is going to go up by!

8. One of the moms at school who I've become friends with has found out that she has Lymphoma (non hodgekins.) She has started Chemo and has been so sick. Please pray for her, her husband, and her son who is only 12. I know they will all need as much strength and support as they can get during this difficult time.

9. Milena and I went out for lunch and some scrapbook shopping yesterday. I'm so glad that we have reconnected. We yakked so much. I thought I talked her ear off, and she thought that she talked my ear off. It was fun! Thanks, Milena. Next time it's the Bug!

10. This weekend we're going out for dinner and a movie with some friends that we hardly ever get to see. It will be great to be able to spend some time with them!

11. Last night I spent about 3 hours on my lap top editing photos and then sending them off to be printed. I really hate that whole process. It will be nice to have a bunch of pictures on hand again ready to be scrapbooked. I need to do that more often, then maybe it won't be a three-hour long event!

12. Friday night Cathy is having a group of girls to her place for her monthly crop. Hmmmm ... there seems to be a common theme running through this post, LOL!

13. Well, I can't think of one last thing to write so I guess that's it. I keep hearing Jon and Kate (from Jon and Kate Plus 8) "It's a crazy life, but it's our life."

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  1. sounds like you have a full lovely life enjoy!

  2. 1. Congratulations to your boys on their G1! I guess I need to be extra alert when driving around town now! LOL
    2. So it was the fridge, eh? Sounds like something that would happen at my house.
    3. Great to see you yesterday too! I'm certainly up for The Bug.
    4. So sorry to hear about your friend. That kind of stuff really tugs at my heart.
    5. Enjoy your weekend and I'll see ya next week.

  3. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Well, lots of congratulations are in order, first to the boys for their G1 and to the whole family for going together on a nice hot vacation! =) Don't forget the anti-malaria meds. With all the mosquitos over there, don't take the chance.

    On the less fun side, I'm sorry to hear about the leak and I hope that everything is settled before you leave and I'm also sorry to hear about your LSS closing. I hope that you'll find somewhere else not too far away when you need something. I'm glad that you were able to manage to keep on going with your crops. And I'm also sorry to hear about your friend. I sure hope that they can get rid of it all.

    Take care!

  4. any room in your suitcase for me??? i'm little...

  5. Anonymous2:04 PM

    You've got a lot going on, even if #13 is just a little thing. :) Unless they're still singing. Then you have my condolences.

  6. I'm jealous of your vacation! I want to go too!

  7. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Sounds like a very busy time. Hope you have a great family vacation.

  8. Sometimes the business of life is fantastic and sometimes it leaves us drawn out and dragging ourselves around...but where still in. I think your still smiling and breathing too! Happy TT!

  9. Have a great trip - but take lots of pix so we can all go, too...

  10. I do hope that you have a fabulous time on your trip. Hopefully when you return a new place to meet & scrapbook will be awaiting you.
    I will also keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. you are busy like me.......

  12. Anonymous3:25 PM

    I like to scrapbook myself, I am really into digital scrapbooking, check out my Scrapbooking Mommy blog

  13. Enjoy your vacation. Bring back lots of photos for your next batch of scrapbooks.

  14. I am so sorry for your friend who has lymphoma. Such things bring to mind that we need to count our blessings. I do hope the chemo goes well for her. <3


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