Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Long Weekend, Short Week!

Just a quick note to say HI! We had a great weekend at the trailer, it was like a mini-vacation. The husband came home Friday night with two brand new kayaks strapped to the roof of his truck ... because we can never really have enough stuff, ya know? Seriously though, we've been thinking of getting kayaks ever since we rented a cottage that came with some last summer, and now that we have a trailer to keep all our stuff at (lol), there wasn't much to stop us from getting some (other than common sense and love of money).

So I haven't actually tried out my new kayak yet, but the boy and his friend took them out for a couple of spins on the weekend. My weekend was a wee bit busy doing a bit more cleaning up and some entertaining, but all in all it was lots of fun ... and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the summer.
I have to run off to work now, and I'll pretty much be running for the rest of the week as I get ready for "school" next week.
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Time flies ....

Time sure flies by when you're busy! I can't believe it's been over two months since my last post. Well, okay, I can sort of believe it; it's not like I've completely forgotten my blog, I do think of it once in a while, and the husband often asks when I'm going to update it. I've been so busy with work, I just don't have any energy left over for the fun stuff when I get home.

It's not that I've had nothing to say, because there have been a few news-worthy items to share in the last few weeks. But there have been few pictures and absolutely no scrapbooking-related items to share. I haven't scrapped since late Feb or early March ... :o(
So here are some of our news-worthy items, in no particular order ...
  • The boy's hockey team won the league championships

  • The girl finished her first year of university with nothing but A+'s and A's

  • The boy sang in a choir competition (including a solo) and they tied for 3rd place

  • It's finally trailer season again!

  • I've bought at least 3 new pairs of shoes (What. Shoes are newsworthy!!)

  • The boy swam in Big Rideau Lake last Sunday. Yes, he is nuts.

  • The girl won a small scholarship from AHEPA (Greek community association)

  • The dog turned 2 on May 18th

  • I have a new niece - Katelyn Ashley, born on March 2nd

  • The husband decided to buy a small fishing boat. Then he decided not to. Then he decided to buy one. Then he decided not to. Not sure where this is going to lead, but apparently one boat isn't enough :o)

It looks like the weather will be beautiful this weekend - finally! We are looking forward to spending some time at the lake. In between boat rides, campfires, walks and glasses of wine, I'll be reading financial analysis texts and case studies in preparation for a one week, 13-hour days course at University of Western Ontario that I'll be attending in a week or so. I'm not convinced this is something I actually need or will use but all the executives in my department have to take it. Last time I took anything remotely relevant in school was grade 11 math and economics. Somehow I don't think my languages, literature and history background is going to be very helpful. Eeek, to say the least.

So I'll try to get back into my good habits and post more often here. Hopefully, I'll have some scrappy stuff to share. But between work and summer season at the lake, I seriously doubt there will be any heavy-duty scrapbooking sessions for some time. That's ok ... so long as we're making memories, I can capture them when the weather turns cold!