Wednesday, 19 May 2010

So got a little behind

I alsways seem to have great plans for my blog, then life gets in the way.  While I was in Saskatchewan at the beginning of the month I came up with some rough drafts of my blogs, but I never got around to posting them.  And it's too late now, so we are moving on.

Life is going well on Monday I noticed that Little Man had cut his first tooth.  At 6 1/2 months of age!!!!!  That's not excited exclamation points that's grrr exclamation points haha.  We are still breastfeeding and so far no bites.  Knock on Wood!!  He didn't seem really bothered by the teething which was nice, but I wasn't home all day on Saturday with him, so he could have been really cranky but he saved it all for Daddy. 

I am preparing for my trip to Prince Edward Island.  I am so excited!!!  I am for sure going to blog daily while I am there, but they may not get posted until we get back but we will see what happens.  First step in preparing for PEI is to read literature on PEI, starting with the famous Anne of Green Gables!

Blog more later!!!

Monday, 3 May 2010

First Holiday of the summer :S

So today marks the first day of the holidays for me.  Yes I am starting early, but that is the joy of being on Maternity leave, the whole year is a holiday.  I am flying with Little Man to Saskatchewan today so I am planning to make periodic updates, I am hoping to update my blog at least once a day if not more than that.  Maybe if I start updating it more I can get some more readers, and if not at least I will get more practice at writing.

Little man and I are flying out of Edmonton.  We shall arrive in Saskatoon at 5:40 tonight.  We are just going to hang out with my mom and grandma tonight, but we shall see how travelling alone with an infant works out for me. 

I think it may be a little frustrating as I have to haul all my own luggage and stuff into the airport.  It's amazing how much stuff you have to pack for a baby, and I didn't even pack everything because I figured  I would just buy some stuff to keep at my mom's (diapers).  I will write later to let everyone know how it goes, if any one has any suggestions for travelling alone with an infant please send them my way!!!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

How I met..... Laleh

There are times in life when you meet people and have no idea how instrumental they will be in your life.  That's how I feel about when I met Laleh.

Going into grade 8 was a year of changes.  After 7 years in one school I had moved schools, was travellling away from home daily and returning home daily after my ride was off work, and riding the city bus from time to time.  So many grown up changes were occuring and all because I had chosen to go to a private school.  I began attending Rivier Academy in grade eight.  It is a private all girls school run by Sisters (nuns). 

I remember that first day of school. My ride dropped me off at the front gate, and I walked inside the school.  It was 8 am and I had an hour before school would begin.  I wandered around the hallways and found my classroom.  So I went into the classroom and sat down at a desk.  I was nervous and scared I would be the only new person in the class.  As I waited new people came in, some said hi to me, some looked at me then saw a friend and began talking to them.  I noticed other people with the same look in their eyes that I felt was in mine and relaxed.  I was not the only new person to be starting at Rivier Academy. 

I distinctly remember when Laleh entered the classroom.  She had curly hair and I came from a small Ukranian town, so when I saw Laleh I knew she was of an ethnic decent I had never encountered before. I was intrigued.  She was very quiet, which seems funny now since I know her so well, but that first day Laleh spent more time watching and listening then talking.  At least that's how I remember it.

Laleh and I began talking and hanging out.  She lived up by the RCMP detachment and would walk with me there while I waited for my ride to finish work.  We realized we had many things in common and it was nice to have met some one who had some life experiences similar to mine.  We both came from divorced households, although her mother had remarried.  We both had younger siblings, her's were much younger.  We both spent summers with our dad's on the west coast, she in Vancouver, myself in California.

Over the years Laleh and I have had some pretty intense disagreements and fights.  But over time we have always began talking again and mended those bridges.  It's great having Laleh has a friend and I am sure there will be many more adventures to come!!!