Sunday, December 25, 2005


This is just a festive note to tell all the bloggers and readers of blog a very Merry Christmas. Hope that all went well and that everyone received what they wanted.
Our Christmas went well. Every year we go to a local hotel here in Calgary and spend Christmas eve day, night and most of Christmas day there. They have a waterslide and the kids enjoy every minute of the stay. Pictures of our trip will eventually show up here in a couple of days as soon as I can get the pictures from the Grandparents.
Tommorrow is Boxing Day here in Canada. The day that is almost like Black Friday in the U.S., but mainly is all about electronics. I got a wonderful present from the Lawyers that I work for so I am going to go and see what I can get at the Future Shop (an electronic store). It should be interesting to see what it all entails. This year might be interesting thought; there is no snow on the ground here in Calgary and the temperatures are in the plus range. Today (Christmas) we had a high temperature of 13 degrees C. Well I am off for a bit. will post later.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I know that it is still a couple of days away... BUT..
To all you Moms & Mr. Moms out there - Enjoy and Happy Holidays

Dear Santa,

I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my
children on demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor,
sold sixty-two cases of candy bars to raise money to plant a shade
tree on the school playground.

I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christmases,
since I had to write this letter with my son's red crayon, on the back
of a receipt in the laundry room between cycles, and who knows when
I'll find anymore free time in the next 18 years.

Here are my Christmas wishes:

I'd like a pair of legs that don't ache (in any color, except purple,
which I already have) and arms that don't hurt or flap in the breeze;
but are strong enough to pull my screaming child out of the candy
aisle in the grocery store.

I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh
month of my last pregnancy.

If you're hauling big ticket items this year I'd like fingerprint
resistant windows and a radio that only plays adult music; a
television that doesn't broadcast any programs containing talking
animals; and a refrigerator with a secret compartment behind the
crisper where I can hide to talk on the phone.

On the practical side, I could use a talking doll that says, "Yes,
Mommy" to boost my parental confidence, along with two kids who don't
fight and three pairs of jeans that will zip all the way up without
the use of power tools.

I could also use a recording of Tibetan monks chanting "Don't eat in
the living room" and "Take your hands off your brother," because my
voice seems to be just out of my children's hearing range and can only
be heard by the dog.

If it's too late to find any of these products, I'd settle for enough
time to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning, or the
luxury of eating food warmer than room temperature without it being
served in a Styrofoam container.

If you don't mind, I could also use a few Christmas miracles to
brighten the holiday season. Would it be too much trouble to declare
ketchup a vegetable? It will clear my conscience immensely.

It would be helpful if you could coerce my children to help around the
house without demanding payment as if they were the bosses of an
organized crime family.

Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer is ringing and my son saw my feet
under the laundry room door. I think he wants his crayon back. Have a
safe trip and remember to leave your wet boots by the door and come in
and dry off so you don't catch cold.

Help yourself to cookies on the table but don't eat too many or leave
crumbs on the carpet.

Yours Always,MOM...!

P.S. One more can cancel all my requests if you can keep my children young enough to believe in Santa. Santa has asked that this gets past on to all the mommies you know.
P.S.S. This little note that is a christmas favorite is not only to all the mothers/fathers out there (single, married, divorced, widowed or step), BUT to themothers of my life. To my step-mom Shelia... may we grow our relationship over the rest of our lifetime, even though the distance might be great, the bond is starting to get strong and will get stronger over time and all eternity; AND to my dad Jack... the time of the past may never be recovered between the both of us, BUT we have today, tomorrow and eternity to get to know each other, thank you for never closing your heart to me and accepting me for who I am no matter what. To my birth mom Sue... even though the distance of our relationship has become great, my love for you will never fade. I know that you think of me often and I of you as well. I know one day the chains that seperate us will be broken so that we will be able to see each other; AND to my step-dad BRUCE...although I do not agree with decisions that have been made in the past, I am thankful for the man that I am today and do owe a debt of gratitude to you for that. My work ethic and sence of undying love for my family are all traits that you have demonstrated through out my life and that I now hold dear to mine. AND FINALLY TO MY WIFE, ROSE... although never spoken as much as it should, my love for you is stronger than any bond created in heaven or here on earth. Your tireless efforts sometimes go unrewarded as a mother and a wife, BUT know this... they are noticed. Thank you for your support in everything, for your fire to help me on the path of education (of which I may never have persued or will persue in the future), your sense of duty to me as a husband and a wife, where both sets of my parents have left off, you have taken over and never questions that duty and tireless efforts as a mother to help and guide our children and myself on the path that you know is right. I LOVE YOU ALL AND WISH EVEYONE OF YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2005


I am not really that good at keeping this going. I am going to make the effort. They say that if you do something for 21 days that it becomes a habit. So for the next 21 days, I will attempt to write something every day to make it a habit.