Archive for June, 2008
Friday, June 27th, 2008
The weather is so beautiful! I moved to Calgary 13 years ago and the biggest thing I noticed about this part of the world is… the sky is HUGE! I grew up in BC. Yes it’s a beautiful part of the country, and seeing the mountains everyday is a blessing. But when you have mountains your sky shrinks. Here in Alberta (except in Banff and Lake Louise) the sky goes on FOREVER! I love it!
Another thing I’ve picked up since moving to Alberta is golfing! But it’s been a while since I’ve swung my clubs (due to having a child a year ago). Time hasn’t been on my side either for getting to a course. But this (long) weekend I’ll be heading out to Speargrass Golf Course near Carseland. Ya ya – golfing is exciting… BUT wearing my new Foot Joy golf shoes is MORE EXCITING! There’s nothing better than wearing a new pair of shoes!!
I haven’t had new golf shoes in over 8 years! I can’t wait to put them to the test! I’ll keep you posted if they help me golf better!!!!
Hope you have a good weekend. If you get Monday off – you lucky duck – have a GREAT EXTENDED long weekend!
Happy Canada Day!
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
During the morning rush I HATE DEERFOOT! But when Deerfoot moves well, I love it! But during the morning, I sometimes get angry, sometimes laugh, and sometimes use the wave!
There are a lot of rude drivers in our city – but none compare to the “I’m in a hurry I’ll weave in and out of traffic on the Deerfoot” guy/girl! I don’t get it. What’s the point of going 120 km one second to only be stuck behind someone at 30 km when it’s backed up? Sometimes Deerfoot comes to a complete stop and you always catch up to that guy.
If you’re going to be rude and push your way around traffic, at least give the courteous “wave” to the person who lets you in. The wave at least puts the butted out driver in a better mood.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
A place to be heard! This is it. I want you to be a part of my blog! Send me your emails and share your stories. Someone will relate. Someone will listen!
Thank you for playing Toni Braxton “Un-break My Heart” the other day. You made a comment about how having a broken heart is one of the hardest things someone will ever go through emotionally. And you hit the nail on the head with me as I’m that broken hearted person. It was nice to have someone say that I was “normal”. Thank you for being a part of my day, and helping me through it.
Broken Heart on the mend.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
My 11 month old thinks yelling and screaming is the way to go now a days. Where on earth did he learn that! So now what? What do I do?
I’ve learned that laughing at him is NOT the answer! It just makes him more mad. So for now… it’s pick him up and give him what he wants… wrong I know… but it makes everyone happy!!!
When do the tantrums stop… never you say? Brace yourself Christina! I know, I know!!
Monday, June 16th, 2008
Welcome to my Blog. Here I’ll give you a glimpse into my life and relate to the world around us. Today it’s Life Lessons.
Life lessons come to us everyday. I experience Life Lesson number 4356 last weekend. It’s about “Baby Belly Etiquette”. I now realize why women wear shirts advertising their upcoming baby – to let people know that they ARE in fact pregnant.
While shopping at a grocery store with my 11 month old son on one hip and a bouquet of flowers in the other, I must have looked quite awkward. It’s tough to juggle everything at once, but as our bodies do, we can contort ourselves to handle it. Albeit, my gut was sticking out as my child was on my hip. A nice woman asked how old my son was. I answered 11 months… and then she asked “Oh, and baby number 2 is on the way?” I replied with a blank face, “uh, no. That’s still from baby number 1.” Seeing her embarrassment, I didn’t go any further with the conversation.
Even if you think a woman is pregnant… don’t say ANYTHING. Unless she’s advertising with her clothing that says “Bun In The Oven” with an arrow pointing to her belly… or “Yes. I’m pregnant”. Then you should give your sentiments of “Congratulations”.
It’s tough enough to lose the baby weight, but just when you think you’re starting to look good and someone assumes you’re bigger than you should be, it’s heartbreaking.
Thank you! Sincerely,
A new mom trying to take the baby weight off.