Wednesday, March 30, 2011


So what is happening in my life...LOTS! I am not prepared to talk about some of it just yet, but safe to say it is exciting!

I am VERY much liking the evenings and the brightness. I can't wait for the mornings to get bright. I start work at 6:30am and it is still dark then.

My work hours are going to change in July and I am NOT happy about it. However, it is not an option.

I don't know that we will ever go to China for Pumpkin. I don't even have a clue as to how many months it has been. Since Dolores stopped counting, I don't get a reminder any more!

BBQ season is in full swing - well, lets be honest, I BBQ all winter. Tonight's BBQ dinner was YUMMY!

I am still unsure about energy saving bulbs - they take so long to get bright.

I could probably live on popcorn.

My sister is doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer - you can sponsor her here if you are so inclined.

I like the colour blue.

My dry skinned hands are looking forward to the warmer weather.

Is there going to be any more snow??

Thursday, March 10, 2011


The other night, Husband and I went to the mall after work. We had a couple of birthdays coming up and we needed to shop.

We were standing in line to pay for our purchases and there was a lady behind us with two young boys. I would say they were 3 and 5 – maybe 4 and 6. The area to line up was narrow and we were single file. Husband was in front of me and behind me was the little boy, his mother and then the other little boy.

As I was standing there, I felt someone touching my bum. It seemed like it was accidental…at first. It happened a few times and I casually glanced behind me and realized it was the 3 or 4 year old boy. The accidental “touching” turned into a full on RUB!!! This child was RUBBING my butt!!

My head is now swirling. I am not sure what to do. I am not sure how to handle this. Do I say something? Do I ignore? AAGGHH!

I glanced behind me again and the mother was looking the other way – actually her back was totally to the boy.

At that point in time I decided to ignore. Maybe he would stop. Maybe the slowest cashier in the WORLD would speed up.

The child finally stopped rubbing my butt – for a second – and I felt instant relief. I didn’t have to deal with this after all! PHEW!!

Well the relief was short lived. The child then decided to start HITTING me with the toy that he had in his hand!!

It was at that point that I decided to take some action – right or wrong, this is what I did. I turned to the boy behind me – his mom still had her back to him and didn’t witness any of this – I said to the boy in a stern, but not raised voice “That is not very nice”. The child’s eyes popped open and he took two steps back and just stared at me.

The mother never even turned around.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


A couple of weeks ago I entered a contest to win a necklace. I WON!!!

The contest was being run by Dolores to promote her new NEW ETSY SHOP

The contest required you to, on her Facebook page, to leave a comment on what you think 'family' means.

From all the entries I was randomly chosen to receive the necklace. It came yesterday and it is beautiful. THANK YOU!!!

Now please visit Las Palomas Facebook page or her NEW ETSY SHOP. Even better if you make a purchase!