Thursday, February 13, 2014

Think about It Thursday!

A couple of years ago a followed a blog that did a Wee Bit about Me Wednesday.  The blog doesn't exist anymore and Throwback Thursday doesn't really do anything for I thought maybe Think about It Thursday might work!

I often think about how different my life would have been if we would have had a regular childhood.  My parents spent countless hours and miles on the road traveling for my brother's cancer treatments.  He is alive today which makes it all worth it...but what if he hadn't been sick. 
  1. Would we have traveled the world?
  2. Would my younger prettier sister have been born?
  3. Would we have stayed in the same small town?
  4. Would my parents still be married?
  5. Where would I be today?
I often think about these things and wonder about the "what ifs?"  If not for all the things that have happened in the past, I wouldn't be the woman I am today nor would I be where I am.  I may never have had the opportunity to tour Toronto as much as we did.  I've been to China Town, ridden the Subway, attended the CNE and one birthday I got a CHUM FM t-shirt. 

I remember wanting so badly to go to the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition).  My brother said he didn't want to go to some stupid shopping mall.  He was surprised that we weren't shopping.  We rode the subway and streetcar and spent the day.  I've only been once....I guess it's soon time to take our kids.

I was able to go through the Eaton's Center with Dad, he took me to China Town where I got to see dead chickens hanging in storefronts. I was appalled at that...I was just a kid.

I wonder if my sister would even exist?  Would I have the confidant that I have now.  I can't imagine what life would be like without her.  I know I'd still be Mom's favorite! But who would I coaster ride with, shop with, complain to, laugh at(kidding) with?

I need to learn to live by that!

I wonder what next Thursday will bring?  Maybe more on this....Who knows?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dollar Store Craft Fun!

Jo has a tournament this weekend so I thought I'd make a gift for each of her coaches.  I used some dollar store items and here is the list

  1. Glass Mugs from the Dollar Store
  2. Printed Paper
  3. 1 inch Circle Paper Punch
  4. Modge Podge
  5. Nail Polish
  6. Resin
Completed Mugs
Inside Shot
Close Up

    The first thing I did was take the logo off the net and printed it on the laser printer.  If you are printing on an inkjet be sure to seal your print first.  I used Modge Podge to put the print on the bottom of the mug and left if to dry.  I then started playing with Nail Polish to create the back ground.  I left it all to dry over night and then sealed it all with Envirotex Resin.  I'm hoping the coaches like them and now the family here wants a set!

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

    New Year....Back to Blogging??

    It has been forever since I have posted anything.  I had actually started a new blog, but that has fallen by the wayside and I thought I'd start working on this blog again.

    Since my last post there have been a few changes!

    1. My chef and I are still together and happy!
    2. His youngest son has moved with us
    3. My Jo has turned 10
    4. My "new" boy is 13
    5. I'm still working
    6. I haven't picked up a camera seriously in ages
    7. I'm back to making beaded items
    8. New meds have been added
    I am now on Abilify added to Pristiq and Wellbutrin.  Depression seriously sucks these days.

    I am leaning all about the Austism Spectrum.  The boy has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS among other lettered conditions.  He is the most lovable happy boy ever....until he doesn't get his way and even then it's hard to stay mad at him.  He is playing on the school hockey team and he hopes to play football in the fall as well as get onto a hockey team.

    Jo is loving ringette and is now the goalie!  She's a natural and I love to watch her in the net.

    I'll update more about my depression and all the other goings on in life soon!  I promise to blog more and more in the coming weeks!