Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's been so long I don't even know where to start.   I do have a few recipes to share, about 3 movie reviews and probably lots of bitching and whining.  Perhaps though, I shouldn't even go there!  

So first things first, the countdown is officially on for my vacation.  16 more sleeps and I will be boarding a plane for some sun and surf....and good old fashioned girl time.  We all need that from time to time don't we?  I am usually don't get any.  I live with all men, I work with all men....some may think I am lucky, and I suppose I am, but really I am in need of some girl time!

The diet is not going well and the money saving is going even worse.  Oh well, maybe if I stop worrying about it so much, things may change.  I am an emotional eater after all.

 I stress, therefore I bake!

So what's been going on around here?  Well, let's see.  There's been work....and that's where the bitching and whining comes that's all I will say about that.  

We took a weekend trip to Niagara Falls which was amazing.  I will provide a review on that later for anyone planning a trip.

The boys have been busy playing in our pool.  Now before you think this is anything fancy, it's far from it. But is serves the purpose and it's totally awesome.   After our A/C broke during the heat wave that we had, we ran to Canadian Tire and purchased an inflatable pool.  It's 12' in diameter and about 3' deep.  It has a filter and you have to look after the chemicals.  The kids have been in it everyday while I sit on my sun lounger trying hard to get my lily white legs, brown!  I feel like I am on vacation already!

Other than that, so far our summer has consisted of Nintendo DS and playdates.  I didn't sign the kids up for anything this year.  Actually I am fibbing...swimming lessons start next week.  My 9 year old is still mad at me for that.  He already knows how to swim.....what was I thinking!  Usually, our summers consist of soccer and swimming.  This year I decided against soccer.  What with shiftwork and hubby away, it's just too difficult to get both boys to each practice and game.  Last year they had to take it turns who had to sit out.   I didn't need the fight this year!   Anyway, before we know it, hockey will begin again....and that's really where our hearts are... in a freezing cold arena!

It's an overcast and ugly day today, so if we can actually put the DS down, we are going to go to the Museum!

P.S.  I will be doing movie reviews this week for Toy Story 3, Grown Ups, Despicable Me and Shutter Island, oh, and sharing a couple of great recipes.

Have a great day everyone!

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