Since the beginning of January of this year we have been going from one hockey tournament to another.
In order to save a little money for one of the trips (which is a four hour drive one way) the husband decided that he and Big Boy will commute with another parent and his son. Plus, they will share accommodations at one of the local hotels. (more…)
Cranberry Portage, Manitoba.
My beautiful and special hometown. Where I was born and raised. Well, I was actually born in The Pas, Manitoba but that is because Cranberry Portage doesn’t have it’s own hospital.
Cranberry Portage is actually a village. The current population sits just below 600. Growing up our town wasn’t much bigger. I think the most people we had at one time was between 800 to 900. (more…)
Please welcome Gillian Duffy to my blog! She is guest posting for me today and is the author of the new book “How To Find The Perfect Vacation Rental.”
I know. It’s cold out there, right? North America has, for some reason, been hit with the Big Freeze this year. Snow. Ice. Wind chill. Freezing rain. We’ve seen it all.
I, for one, am done.
I dream of Mexico and Jamaica, Cuba and Hawaii, Costa Rica and Belize. Places where the sun shines almost every day, the beaches go on forever, and it’s warm. I dream of warm. (more…)
Haven’t heard of it yet? Well, you are going to get an ear full about it from me.
I have read about NekNomination all across the Internet these past few weeks in message boards I frequent as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
A NekNomination is like a dare. A person downs a deadly mixture of alcohol (or an obscene amount of one type of liquor) while being filmed performing the act. When the person has completed their task they nominate another friend or two to do the same. (more…)
I have been having so much fun with my new HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer. This fabulous machine can create some pretty amazing things and I am in awe of it.
My kids are sure enjoying the fun printables that automatically print every couple of days via the apps available on the printer. The games and puzzles and colouring pages sure keep them busy.
I really did it.
I gave up my iPhone.
And now it has been over two weeks since I sold it.
You may be asking, “why would you do such a crazy thing?” (more…)
I finally met that one loud hockey parent.
You know the one…
They have to make a comment on every little thing the kids do on the ice.
They try to be the honourary coach of the team and belt out instructions like it’s their job. (more…)
I used to wonder why people needed to listen to music as they were out for a walk. Why weren’t they taking the time to revel in the beauty of nature surrounding them?
Now, I get it.
When I am out for my walks and I have my music with me I get energized. (more…)
Out with the old…
… and in with the new!
HP Canada asked me if I would like to test out their new HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer and I eagerly accepted the challenge. (more…)
Sometimes you just have to conquer your fears to achieve your dreams.
Now, it was never my dream to take an administrative assistant diploma. As a child and a teen I dreamt I was going to be a teacher, a nurse, a university professor, a computer programmer but never a librarian or a secretary.
But life happens.
And dreams change. (more…)