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This Mother needs HELP!!!

Ok so this isn't my first time with a two year old, and for the most part my two year old is a darling child.  Then there are those OTHER times.  You know the times when he wants to stay up forever, he wants to whine and pout, when he cries whenever you tell him no, and the worst when he still doesn't sleep through the whole night!!!!  I need HELP!!!

Our biggest fight with him is that he has never gone to bed without a fight, NEVER!!!  He wants to be read stories ( I stop at two, because he would have me read all night to avoid going to bed), then he wants to be sung to,( again I stop at two because he would have me sing all night as well), then he asks for the other parent.  So I may not be first, but he will ask for me next, if I am first he asks for Dad.  This is our fault, we have catered to this behaviour, we let him ask for mom, then dad, then mom again.

I am at my breaking point.  I am willing to leave him in his room to cry, and cry and cry himself to sleep or into sub…

New Job New Horizons

So I started a new position at the beginning of the month.  My official title is Residential Program Coordinator.  I am part of a Management Team with Parkland CLASS in Red Deer, and I am really enjoying my position.

I am constantly busy and learning new things, there seems to be room for advancement, maybe not in placement but at least in training so that I can further my education.  Is everything perfect, well maybe not, things are really busy right now, we are working towards changing our accreditation, so things are, to say in a whirlwind would be a bit of an understatement.

I get to help set up programs and I get to  help train staff and create working documents for staff to use.  It's a really interesting job, it's not what I am used to but it has a high learning curve so I enjoy that.  The learning, I feel as if I am improving myself all the time.  I have always said if being a professional student would pay the bills I would have done that instead of joining the work …

Gardening on the Cheap: Ch. 1 Finding Rocks

Since the vision I have for most of my flower beds is to build up rock borders or create rock gardens I am going to be in need of some heavy duty rocks.  Sometimes my creativity exceeds my ability and it makes projects a little difficult, but I will persevere and create the landscape in my yard that I envision and dream.  First step find some cheap rocks.

Ok I don't know how easy it is to find rocks, I mean in Saskatchewan I could probably just ask my friends that are farmers and pick rocks every farming season if they have any that I could have, but since I am trying to do this on the cheap, driving to Saskatchewan would make that more than I wish to spend.  So I have to think local, and locally I only know one person who has an acreage and I am not sure they have rocks they do not want, so I looked to Kijiji.

Ah Kijiji what a great site!!!  You can really find anything there, like anything.  I posted an ad in search of rocks for my rock garden and then I looked on the buy and s…

Ok so I missed blogging

As I sat around on Sunday planning and writing some of these blogs, it occurred to me, I MISSED blogging and keeping up with my blogging community.  I have been a very bad blogger as of late, bad at sitting around and typing stuff the does need to get typed up, like my story and my story's blog.  Which no one knows about because I haven't been advertising it yet.

So for the next month I am going to be insanely busy!!! I am going to be working on my garden on the cheap series blogs as I go about getting plants and finding shrubs to plant or transplant.   I am also going to be working on my Life Style Lift blog and I will be daily logging my meals and exercise programs into a weekly post blog that will come out on different days.  Then I am going to be typing up my story that I wrote last year and I finished the first rough draft now I just need to type up the second draft and begin editing.  That's all on top of all the work I have to do for my new job and my Fifth Avenue …

Gardening season again

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And it is time to start planning my garden patches again this year.  I have five areas that need gardening ideas for the summer, so I am going to blog a series of gardening blogs for this season just to see how I am doing with them.  It's going to be epic!!!

So my main garden area is the my vegetable garden, I am not really sure what I will do this year and the largest portion of it will be possibly under construction this summer as we put in a new fence.  I am going to have Adrian measure out the fence so we can take it in to a few businesses around town to get quotes for a fence.  I need a new fence my fence is about to fall on my car, very literally.  So because part of the main garden wall is the fence we may have to leave that empty, if we can get the fence done early enough I can still plant some things in it, but we will have to see what happens.

My second garden area is along the East side of the house, it is just a small flower bed.  I am hoping to plant some perennials , l…

Lil Man's Baptism

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So after two years we finally got around to baptizing Lil Man, no we did not baptize him Lil Man, but his baptized name initial are LM.  But so are his real initials.  So after so much fanangling and hurdles to jump through we set the date for Lil Man's baptism for April 14th.  We secured ourselves god parents, Kim and Ty, and we set about to have the ceremony.

Catholic ceremonies are hard enough  to understand but I am sure they were very difficult for our guests who were not Catholic.  I don't know what it's like to be in a church you don't go to and how awkward it feels to partake in their services.  It's something of a fish out of water experience.  But aside from that everything turned out really well.

Lil man was so well behaved for the entire ceremony!!! He did awesome, he didn't even cry when he had his head baptized with the holy water.  It was fabulous!!!  Here are some pictures from that night.






I had a BIRTHDAY over a month ago

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So I had a birthday over a month ago.  It was one of the best birthdays I have had in a VERY long time.  What made it so great you ask?  Well I am glad you asked that, what made it so great was I was surrounded by friends and family like I haven't been since I moved to Red Deer.

My husband arranged for most of my girlfriends to come down from Saskatchewan to spend the weekend with me.  Some of them brought their kids, some did not but it was a great time all around.  The house was full of people and I loved it.  We sat around, had some drinks, visited, watched television and did some shopping, we even went out dancing and to karaoke.  It was a great weekend.  I miss my girls from Saskatchewan every day and they are TRUE, REAL friends.  It doesn't matter if we don't talk for months at a time, when we get together it's like we were just together the other day. Back into the old groove and I LOVE it!!!

Here are some pictures from that night!!!