Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ordinary Extraordinary

Staying home with kids can be real hard.

You get worn out with cajoling, with picking up the same things over and over. Your ears get tired of hearing shouts and whines. The days can seem so long.

But then. You have a morning when it's calm. And your middle guy helps you clean out the fridge. And the sun shines through the window and hits the bottoms of your toddlers feet as she is colouring in her pony book with great intent on the second stair.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Heeeere's Amy

Okay, Jay worked till the wee hours updating the family website. Good Guy.

Here is the link, I think you just need to click on the cartoon guy laughing.

DISCLAIMER: Please don't mind the hair sticking out at the back of my head. Not sure what happened there, but it ain't right.

Hope it's funny to ya.


Monday, February 20, 2006

Coming soon...

Thought I would be able to put something neat up today, but it looks like it will happen tomorrow. I did a gig on saturday for a humour conference. Went pretty well. I will post the link to it as soon as hubby gets it up on the family website.

We also had a show thing at our church that we were involved in. It was a Valentines musical show. We did Canadian music. FUN. Jay played guitar and sang a couple of songs. I did the choreography for the performers. It was four nights in a row though. Pretty tired by the end of it all. I did have fun on saturday night with my friend's Nikon D70, taking pictures. Man, that is almost too much camera for me. But it was neat.

Okay this blog is in danger of extreme boredom. I am tired, there are five small kids here behind me eating lunch/throwing food/yelling. I will go and save you the details. But come back tomorrow! Comedy and fun!


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Lovely To Look At, Delightful To Hear, and Heaven to Know

Happy Valentines Day!

I love old valentines. Here's one.

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When I was little I loved
Erik Estrada,
Michael Jackson,
Luke Duke.

When I got bigger I loved
George Michael,
Simon LeBon,
Gene Kelly,
Judd Nelson. (Remember how he smoldered in The Breakfast Club?)

In my twenties, I had crushes on
Steven Tyler,
Grant Show (Jake from Melrose)
Sam (my big boy),
Michael Flatley (I know, huh?),

In my thirties the winners are
Monty, Lucy, my dad, my momma, Jay, Sam, my sibs, my friends, my family, even my in-laws.
And my bloggers. And myself, most days.

So consider yourself smooched. I have found that the more open my heart, the easier it is for love, and life, and good things, to flow back in.


Monday, February 13, 2006

All about the Hair.

I was watching a bit of "Skating With Celebrities" the other day. Not a bad show, except for the Todd Bridges on skates part. And I LOVE Dorothy Hamill's haircut! It's short, with long piecy bangs. Very sassy.

And it occurs to me how time may change me, but I can't change time, or something like that.

Because here is me in 1979, with my Dorothy Hamill haircut.
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And for reference, here is Dorothy back then.
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See? What goes around comes around. The more things change, the more they stay the same. You can grow up and layer your hair in grade six to look like Princess Di, but the Dorothy will never really leave you.


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

She'll Hafta Learn To Be A Lady...

Poor Luca doesn't stand a chance of being a girly girl. Not with two older brothers.

Last night after dinner, all three of them were playfighting on the kitchen floor. Lucy took a soft kick from Monty to her thigh. She bent over, laughing, and yelled,

"OH My Nuts!"


Thursday, February 02, 2006


Got a hold of some old pictures that I had never seen before. This one is a gem from my dancing days. I was (ahem) nineteen. I had been taking dancing for two years. I wanted to take dancing since I was teeny but it never happened. With four kids in our house, probably tap and jazz weren't a big priority eh. So when I got my first part time job (besides babysitting) at seventeen the first thing I did with my first paycheque was walk into a dance studio and plunk down money for lessons. I loved it. I took it all. Jazz, tap, ballet, musical comedy. I went hard and heavy for two years, then once I started university I quit.
Here is moi in "Take Back Your Mink". I am the shortest one with the blonde wig, I did the lead part. Geez, I had fun. And do you notice the ENTHUSIASM of my leg! I was getting my money's worth, by george! I was giving it my ALL!

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Oh, for a pint of that energy. A quarter cup, even.