Archive for January, 2011
Monday, January 31st, 2011
We’ve been doing a Steps program at work. There’s a team of us who walk for exercise and team spirit, and our employer gave us our steppers! All of this is good… except my stepper isn’t working! I usually bump it and re-start it, and at the end of the day I check my steps and it says 584! What! I KNOW I walked futher than that, especially on a day where I’ve taken the boys to the zoo and did a 45 minute grocery shopping trip!
So my question I’m putting out to you is… where do I get a good pedometer? I downloaded the free app on my IPhone, but it eats up my battery!!! Oi! I’ve got 5 more pounds to go, and I want to take a good stab at 10,000 steps a day… but as far as I know I’m only doing 1000!
Monday, January 24th, 2011
If you have children and work, you know that you live a busy life. You don’t need constant reminders that you’re busy… and how you don’t have much time with your kids. It’s not easy is it? But sometimes, as parents, we’re the ones who need the “time out!”
I had a pretty busy weekend, with little sleep, and that made for a cranky Mom! I realized that when I blew up at my son who was just asking me to look at the spaceship he made out of a paper clip! How could I!?! The guilt! The tears then raced down my face. My son said “Mommy, you need a TIME OUT.” He was right. So I did just that. I took a moment to compose myself. I took a moment to think about what I did. How could I? (I do know how… I got wrapped up in getting dinner made and thinking about the million other things I had to do.)
So here’s what I’ve decided to do about it. No, I’m not going to work less. I’m going to “try” to catch myself when I know things are “getting” to me and take a step back. Count to 10 (or maybe 20 if I need it). Just to cool off! At the end of the day, I’m still just human. And, I’m going to take a moment everyday to do something special for my boys.
Today was day 1 of taking a moment to do something special for them. Since I’m up at 3am these days, I had to leave a special note. But not just an ordinary note on paper… I wrote out LOVE YOU on the breakfast table in Fruit Loops. It only took 2 min. (Less time than I thought it would). AND I still made it to work on time!
If you have any other special ideas, let me know!!
Bonus Code: TIME OUT
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Where DO the Jack Rabbits come from??? I’ve googled and researched… and I can not figure it out. Why do we have so many rabbits in Calgary? And these aren’t just cute fluffy bunnies that we usually have as pets… these are BIG rabbits. The size of a small dog!
I know the rabbits have been around forever. I asked around the station if anyone knew where they came from, and no one knows. David Spence told me he’s seen them here since he was a kid, and that was a LONG time ago… like a hundred years ago… (Just kidding David).
In Kauai Hawaii there are chickens everywhere! Why does Kauai have so many wild chickens? Most people suggest that the chicken population can be traced back to when Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai in 1992. It’s been reported that the devastating hurricane destroyed a number of chicken farms. But as for the rabbits in Calgary… I have a hard time believing that a storm brought them?
So if you can shed some light on where the rabbits came from I’d appreciate it. Just wondering, that’s all.
BONUS CODE: RABBIT (good until Sunday Jan 16th)
Monday, January 10th, 2011
Just incase you were wondering, yes it’s still winter here. And with that, there’s been road closures and school closures. I’ll keep you posted on what’s going on and where!!
Monday school closures and bus services from our sister station 660 News.
The Separate school and Catholic school Administration in Strathmore are closed, Monday, January 10th.
This also includes the Golden Hills Division and the following schools:
Hussar, Standard, Rockyford, Sequoia Outreach, Westmount, Wheatland, Brentwood, Storefront, Golden Hills Learning Academy, Trinity Lutheran Academy, Crowther Jr. High, Strathmore High, Carseland and Central Bow Valley.
Check www.660news.com for the latest updates.
City Police are advising against any unnecessary travel within the city and on surrounding highways. Highway #1 east of Calgary, is open until Strathmore but remains closed east of the town. Drifting and blowing snow are making roads in the Calgary area impassable. RCMP and CPS would appreciate the public’s cooperation to reduce further traffic issues.
Crews will of course be clearing the priority routes first so some of the outlying communities may not be a priority right now.
Highways around the city remain in poor condition with blowing snow causing snowdrifts and icy stretches with reduced visibility.
The worst part is to the east and south of the city with the Trans Canada closed between Strathmore and Bassano with a number of motorists stranded.
Highway 1 is also closed west of Brooks at Range Road 163A until further notice.
Highway 1 is closed westbound at Highway 36 just outside Brooks. Eastbound lanes should still be able to get to Medicine Hat or Brooks.
If you are stranded or know of someone who is stranded please contact the local RCMP, who are coordinating rescue efforts with local agencies. Please contact the RCMP at 403-934-3535.
The QE II north of the city is listed as poor all the way to Edmonton while the number 1 west is fair but police are advising drivers to stay off all the highways until conditions improve.
Police have not officially closed many areas highways yet but they should be considered essentially closed as they’re reportedly pretty much impassable.
IF YOU SEE STALLS, ACCIDENTS OR SPEED TRAPS — OR IF YOU CAN UPDATE ANY OF THE INCIDENTS WE’RE REPORTING — LET US KNOW AT: 403 — 291- 0066 or STAR or POUND 660.
Thursday, January 6th, 2011
I’m so sorry it’s taken me this long to get back to my blog… life happens… and I got a wee bit busy. As I was here over the holidays, for what seemed like I was on EVERYDAY… I wasn’t, but it really was a busy time.
And now… I’ve found myself on the morning show! I’m here with Terry Reid until March, when our new Lite 95-9 morning show arrives. A lot has happened with the radio station. A lot of changes have happened as we said farewell to our long time friends, as they chose to move on to a new chapter in their lives. Lite 95.9 will welcome Mookie and Billie Jo in March.
Outside of the radio world it’s been a busy life at home with the two boys, a dog, and a husband who works a lot. I STILL haven’t taken down my Christmas decorations… but that’s the plan for this weekend. Baby steps… we don’t usually plan too far in advanced as life is always changing.
Anyway, I hope you tune in to Terry and I for a couple of months. I’m looking forward to haning out with you on your drive in.