Friday, May 30, 2008

Time for the Question....

Why am I doing this to myself???

Every spring I ask myself this question on the same evening of the year. Tonight is the night.

Tonight is my first soccer game of the season. Yes, I am old. I play in the "senior ladies" division. Nice title. That includes everyone 18 and up (yes, that is half my age!). I am older than 18 and out of shape. But I love it. Of all the sports I've played over the years, soccer was my definite, all time favourite. Still is. I love the mental part of it, even if the body doesn't co-operate all the time. So I play. Again. I hope I don't break anything valuable. Hoping I won't be too stiff and sore to get out of bed tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Sometime soon I hope to share about our wonderful long weekend to B.C. But for now, I'm off and running...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Okay, I'll bite...

I've been tagged. In the blogger world, this means that someone has "tagged" you and would like you to anwer some questions or share some information.
This game of tag requires me to share 6 random tidbits of information about myself.

1. I am a night owl. I love to stay up late. Right now, it is 12:20 and I am watching a movie all by myself. Quiet. Peaceful. I'll have to force myself to go to bed at 1:00.

2. Steve and I love 80's music. Our collection of CD's has many "best of" albums: Pat Benetar, Platinum Blonde, Eagles etc. We are modernizing a bit and have turned kinda country! Whoda thunk??

3. I still love to play soccer in the summer. The body is much older, slower and out of shape, but I still love the mental and physical challenge involved in the game. Soccer has always been my number one favourite sport.

4. Steve will tell you I am a reality TV addict. Love Survivor, What Not to Wear, Trading Places, and, yes, even Big Brother at times.

5. We listen to music a lot in our house or while we are driving. Our kids now say to us in the car, "Can you turn it up louder please... and put it on number 3?" I play music in my classroom when I can, classical, praise and worship or those nature sounds. Love music.

6. As much as I love music, I'm not musically inclined. Played the piano for a year or two as a kids, plus the clarinet for 2 years. I like to sing, but other than that, can't do much! Wish I had kept up those piano lessons!

I'd love to hear your top six tidbits!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms! I hope you had a wonderful day.

I had a great day, beginning with breakfast and tea in bed, great homemade gifts from my fabulous kids and wonderful patio martini glasses and shakers and 2 pots for plants from my super husband and kids. We then had a great BBQ lunch after church at Steve's parents, followed by a trip to the cemetary and a long nap with Sara (so we can stay up late for Survivor!) So many blessings for which I am grateful!

Last June- Connor's birthday

And of course I couldn't help but think of two of the greatest moms I know and love dearly. I miss them both immensely.
Annette - August,2007 at the cottage

Mom with the grandkids- Jan. 2006
(unfortunately, I don't have a lot of pictures of Mom alone or with the kids on my disc. I have some earlier shots, but they are printed on hard copies- you remember, the old fashioned way...)
I am who I am today because of them both! I'm sure they are together right now, maybe even sipping some wine like we loved to do each mother's day.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I Love Surprises...

I received this card in the mail today:
Dear Aunt Lisa,
Thanks for all your motherly help and advice this past year. Know that you are loved and appreciated by us all. Happy Mother's Day.
Tom, Kurtis and Ryan

How wonderful to find that surprise in my mailbox today! Thanks, guys.
You are in my top six favourite guys of all time.