Saturday, December 05, 2009

Do Your Ears Hang Low?

Do they wobble to and fro,
Can you tie them in a knot,
Can you tie them in a bow,
Can you throw them over your shoulder
Like a continental soldier
Do your ears hang low??

Just wanted to throw out that song so it will be stuck with you for the rest of the day.
Aren't I nice?
Can you tell that this post will have no rhyme, shape or reason. I'm waiting for a cake to cool. Note the time. 1 am and I'm going to decorate a birthday cake. The problem is I napped this afternoon for 3.5 hours and now I find myself unable to sleep. This, I'm sure, will pose a problem at 7:45am tomorrow. Thankfully, Gavin's hockey has been rescheduled for 10:30 so I have a little bit of lying in bed and complaining time.
My life is super busy these days. I could complain about it,but I won't. I'll spare you my pity party. Today on my way to Kitimat I had some much needed time for reflection. You know the kind of time where a song comes on the cd player and you break out into an ugly cry that turns into a good cry....yeah, that kind of reflection.
All is good. I'm thankful I'm busy. I'm grateful that by being busy means I'll working towards a goal. In 30 days I will be starting the LPN course and I'm sure busy will bring on a new meaning. I'm still struggling with some mommy guilt. I hope that our household doesn't fall into complete chaos with me being so busy. I love doing the extra stuff I do for my family. I don't want to let any of that go,but I know things will have to be rearranged.
And now a quick update:
Seamus is getting so tall it's scary. He doesn't look like any kid of mine...tall and lean..not at all heffalumpish like his momma. He's into all the things I'm not...LOL. He loves current events, social studies, geography, and history...He was talking about some Abdullah Abdullah guy yesterday and I thought, "shit, this kid knows more about what's going on than I do..."...and my intellectual remark to my son on this guy was, "what the heck...he's got the same first and last name. We should have called you Damstrom Damstrom"
I guess it doesn't help that I don't watch the news...or read the news, unless it's our local news. (and honestly it's just flipping throught the newspaper to see if I recognize anyone in the pictures!).
Josey is busy being a little card. He has such a quick wit about him. He is having his birthday party tomorrow. This just warms the cockle of my heart...well...not at all. I'm an awful mother. I despise birthday parties. But you gotta do what you gotta do!
Gavin is amazing me with how much he is learning. He is reading all sorts of books. I asked what he wants for Christmas and he wants some books. He is still loving hockey. He's got big goals. He wants to be a Riverking when he grows up.(Scott said, "riverking(our local hockey team)? You think he'd wanna be a Canucks player!)
All boys are excited for Christmas. I'm not so much. I haven't even bought any Christmas presents yet! I'm so far behind it's not even funny. I can't wait until this friggen biology is over and done with. It seems like the course that keeps on going..on...and on...and on....
But pretty soon it will be done,and shortly after there will be a whole bunch of new courses that I'm sure will cause me to complain! Such a viscious cycle!
Anyhow...better go and ice this cake. My hubby will be waking up soon to get ready for work and won't be happy that his wife hasn't made it to sleep yet.


Rox said...

I know what you mean about birthdays, so much preparation and then wham, it's over. I loved having pool parties for the kids, go there for three hours and come home to no mess!

I'm interested to see how life is going to change for you once school starts. I want to go back to school too, but fear has held me back. Maybe you'll inspire me?

Jenny said...

Haha...I just commented on your blog!
I doubt I'll inspire you...if anything I'll probably send you running to the hills.

Gwen said...

I'm wandering around in a Saturday morning daze, and can't think of anything witty to say, nothing at all... But I totally loved this post!

Shan said...

I think Slezak Slezak has a better ring to it.

C. Mitchell said...

Hi Jenny - I've missed you. I read the paper exactly like you do - I love the pics and the flyers. So proud of you for doing your school - I know that this has been a dream of yours for so long. I think that there will always be guilt - but I think that it's important to remember that if you are bettering yourself, that you can only better the ones you love.
Thanks for the update. Hope the party went well.


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