Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday Afternoon Abandon

This afternoon my beloved and I took in a movie at Colossus in Langley. The Bank Job.

The movie has almost disappeared from the theatre, and the crowds too. Just minutes before it was about to begin, we were the only two in the theatre. At the last minute 5 others slipped in making it a grand total of 7. That works for us because we don't like crowded theatres anyway.

When the final credits started rolling there were only 4 of us left in the theatre. One man on crutches and the person accompanying him had difficulty navigating the stairs. They were very busy trying to exit the theatre. The music Give Me Money started playing and so did the dancing, as in my beloved and I! It was awesome. It was fun. We were laughing and having a wonderful time together. It is the best time we have had together since I can't remember when. Just breaking out and having fun together. I tell you I am lucky to have such a great man to go through the journey with. Thanks for the dance honey!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


If you hadn't heard the news, yesterday was my birthday and I tell you I have been blessed with well wishes.

They came via Facebook-status updates and notes on my wall and messages.

They came through the mail, so many cards with so many wonderful words.

They came by telephone--Happy Birthday songs, the well known rendition, sung in duet and solo, no singing but by messages and of course live. My mom made up this beautiful song titled Happy Birthday Baby, because even at 61 I am still her Baby!, and stupid me, pre-new specs, I deleted it by accident before hearing it! But today sometime, my mom left it on our answering machine and of course I've saved it. It was wonderful Mom thanks for the encore presentation.

They came via e-mail.
They came in via my Blog.

They came by snail mail. Cards from all over the place. I want to share one that came in today. I was wondering why Cathy hadn't put the kids' names on their card, today I know why.

Signed by each child in their own unique way-what a treasure!

You know I really wasn't looking forward to celebrating yet another year. The days of party hats and balloons and cake and ice cream have gone the way of the dodo bird in my life, but I want to tell everyone that I feel well and truly loved. Tell you that I am ever so grateful for all of the love and warm wishes, but most of all for your friendship. You made it a glorious day. Thank you one and all. How did I get so lucky?

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Birthday Girls

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I have always lamented the fact that our daughter April wasn't born on my birthday. We missed it by by a mere 7 plus hours. Ordinarily in most families it wouldn't be such a big deal but you see April's sisters were both born on their Daddy's birthday and like in a game of Yatzee, if it had been so, we'd have had what you call a "full house".

Today, in a round about related sort of way, that has changed. April's sister-in-law, Jolene and b-i-l, Dave welcomed Ella into this great big world of wonders. So darling little Ella welcome to the family-you chose a mighty fine day to make your appearance. Can't wait to meet you face to face. In the meantime, you take good care of your momma and we'll see you soon.

Welcome Miss Ella!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Happy Birthday April!

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Today is our daughter April's Birthday. It was a sunny spring Saturday afternoon 4:44 to be precise. We fell in love with her from the moment we laid eyes on her. She is our treasure and we love her so.

April, Daddy and I wish you a very happy birthday and blessings and best wishes for a joyous new year!


Sunday, April 06, 2008

Hey Ho Away We Go!

My beloved and I had a most wonderful visit with our middle daughter April, and coffee making, cake eating, wise cracking husband, Nick today :). And of course the biggest joy was seeing our adorable little Copper Top, Abby. I didn't even take my camera out of my purse. In fact, I had all but forgotten I'd brought it along, that is until I put my glasses case back in the purse that hides a million things. Note to self: buy a smaller purse! One thing led to another and before you know it, the visit was over, kisses and hugs all around. Hearing our names spoken in the sweetest way "nanna" "pappa" is enough to make mush out of this old nanny. We left their home both happy and sad with promises of a Saturday afternoon lunch and walk in The Grove for later on in the month.

As we were driving eastbound I spied a firetruck up on the corner of the highway and the main road out of Ladner.

This is what we saw:

A case of: Hay No-Off We Go!

PS: Hay April, err I mean, Hey April, please send me copies of the pictures you took of us today!

Friday, April 04, 2008

We Haven't Won the Million Yet!

I woke up this morning with the Abba song, Money, Money, Money in my head. I guess it was because yesterday I dedicated this song to our daughter April on Facebook. Did you get that one April? It didn't show on my "home page".

I always thought as your children grew up and moved away from home, your duties and worries and responsibilities were at an end. Not so. As a mother nearing her over 60th birthday, I find instead that my daughters pop into my head at the most unexpected times. I'll wake bolt up say at 5:00 a.m. and I'll be thinking of April getting ready for her day--it's too dang early. Or 11:15 a.m., ah Cathy's picking up Carly, I hope the in-laws are watching the kids so they don't all need to go out in the rain! Or, 6:45 p.m., Amy is probably sitting at her station at E-Comm ready to begin her 12 hour shift. And so it goes.
But back to the Lottery. I thought perhaps hearing that song first this this morning was a sign, "buy a ticket! buy a ticket!" When I win, note I didn't say, if I win, April will be able to stay home with her precious little girl, Cathy can hire a limo driver and Amy you can pull part-time shifts instead, but only if you want!
If wishes were horses . . .
I am just going to keep on buying tickets, sucker that I am, and one day. . . In the meantime my beautiful girls, have I told you lately how very proud of each and every one of you I am? The way you handle all the curve balls tossed at you, you are all so amazing. I won the lottery the day you came into our lives.