Wednesday 30 April 2008

Rookie blogger gets published ! !

I must say I was pleasantly surprised when a magazine requested permission to print an excerpt from my blog.

I still consider myself a novice and certainly don't have the writing skills of my better half, so I won't be letting this go to my head. All the same it was difficult keeping quiet on it for so long. I think part of me had to see it to believe it. Eons ago I did a bit of modelling and now my daughter does some, along with acting; so I am all too familiar with the "cutting room floor."

But alas; I have the magazine in hand and indeed it is there, in black and white. If you subscribe, you too will have your copy. Everyone else will have to wait until it hits the news stands tomorrow...... otherwise stay tuned here and I will reveal the name of the magazine, which may surprise some. Hee hee....

Monday 28 April 2008

Winter re-runs; snow in April.

I have lived in Alberta all my life; so snow in April (or May, or June) is not a huge surprise. But what to do to keep the kids entertained. The outdoor rinks have long since melted and the drive to ski hills on a slick, slushy highway is less than appealing.

"What about tobogganing?!" exclaims one of the kids. Hmmm, that is a good idea.

Except for one small problem; no toboggan. It is also highly unlikely that any store will carry them at this time of year. What we do have is one small crazy carpet with some chicks email address on it. (Cory can explain that).

One crazy carpet for the four of us is not going to be much fun. Then it dawns on us we have hundreds of pieces of plastic in storage. A few 4 x 8, some 4 x 4 and umpteen lawn sign size.
Some with Cory's name, some with mine (being kept for future use) and even better some with my maiden name...... destined to be recycled.

Have you figured it out yet? I am speaking of election signs. And sure enough they make an awesome make shift Alberta snow sled.

:) :) :)

Saturday 19 April 2008

Spring Break Up and Tax Season

Well so much for my last entry. Where has the time gone?

I should have known better; that as a bookkeeper, I would have very little time in April for blogging.

My better half on the other hand is on "spring break up"..... no we have not separated...LOL

For any non-Albertan readers, spring break up is oilfield lingo for the regular lull in operations that occurs every year.

At any rate, he has at least found the time to start his blog. Check him out and you can have a taste of what I put up with on a daily basis. ;)