Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Reading Week!!!!

It's finally reading week!!!I really needed the break, although I'm not sure how much of a break it really is. I've got a crazy amount of stuff to do. I've gone one more research essay to write (I've already done 2) and studying to do for school, plus I've got to do about 600 loads of laundry because I've let it pile up, and I'm also going through and washing/sorting the boys old clothes so I can sell/donate them.. I've also got to continue with redecorating my parents house so they can list it in the spring, and since I'm apparently the only one who can do anything around here it makes it a bit harder. And that doesn't even take into account spending time with my boys.... egads that's a lot to do in a week. .We finally had some nice days last weekend (first time in months it hasn't been raining it seems) so I took my sister AuntyM, Mister M and D-Man to the pumpkin patch. It was a blast, there was a corn maze, a hay ride, a spooky barn, farm animals, a pumpkin cannon, a picnic and we got to go to the patch and pick our own pumpkins for Halloween! The boys had a blast! When we got home from the pumpkin patch we decided to get all of our Halloween decorating done. We really like to do a lot, it's Mister M's favourite time of the year for decorations. He loves it when we make our yard super spooky and cool. This year we've got a cemetery, a crime scene with a glowing skull and hands, three spider webbed trees, bones all over the place, the front door is covered in webs and caution tape and spiders, and the piece de resistance is the giant blow up spider in the front yard. It's pretty awesome! Too bad we hardly get any kids trick-or-treating.
Oh well, more candy for Mama lol. I'm hoping to be able to get a couple more blog posts up before reading week is over (provided I have anything to talk about that is), but for now it's research essays on an ethical issue in nursing practice for me! Yippee... ;)

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Wow! It's been forever since I've last blogged. It's been crazy busy around here, but I think things are finally starting to get back to normal.
I've started school, midterms are actually next week, so I'm studying like crazy! It's going really well, the program is hard, but not too hard. I start my first placement next month at a retirement home in town. I'm looking forward to it, it'll be nice to get out of the class and actually provide nursing care to real people.Mister M is in grade 1. He's still in french immersion, and still loves school! His morning teacher isn't my cup of tea but luckily his afternoon teacher is great. He'll also get some valuable life lessons on working with people he doesn't like. Which is always good. He's started an art class at the local art school (not the one at the YMCA this one is more involved, less for little kids). He goes to his second class Saturday and he's going to be working with clay, which he's excited for!D-Man is in full time daycare, and it was super rough at the start. It took him almost three whole weeks before he wouldn't cry for the entire day. It was so bad that the lady said that she wasn't sure if she could handle him anymore, but luckily he's accepted that he needs to go there, and that Mama will always be back for him. So now it's actually nice for him to go, he gets to play with other kids and learn about sharing and not being the spoiled baby of the house.Halloween is coming up! We're excited, I'm taking both boys out this year, Mister M is dressing up as a vampire, and D-Man is dressing up as Yoda. Value Village is awesome for costumes, they get in so many new ones a year that it's hard to pick just one to be!Last weekend was thanksgiving, I hosted this year, made all the food for the entire family. 3 roasted chickens, squash soup, cheddar and bacon mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, stuffing and 5 pies! Hardly anything was left over.Fall is my favourite time of year, it's cool but not cold, the air is fresh, the leaves are beautiful. We went for our annual walk through the woods last weekend, snake hunting. Both boys had a blast. D-Man even walked the whole way himself. They explored, got dirty and found 10 snakes and 1 salamander. My dad came along with us, and helped Mister M hold the snakes and the salamander so that I didn't have too lol.
Hopefully now that we're back on track I'll be able to keep up with this blog a bit more, and I hope that it won't be another month before I'm able to post next!