Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Welcome Rain?

It actually rained for a little while this morning, and I can honestly say I have never come across so many Manitobans who were so accepting of it in July. It's been a while since we've had any, and I think the state of the grass, plants and flowers makes that very apparent. I totally would have been okay if it rained all day because it's been so dry. I don't think there's much more in the near forecast either. It's been quite a few years since we've had such a hot, hot summer with hardly any rain. I love it! This is what summer is supposed to be like. I know, there are alot of people who don't like the heat, and that's fine, but for me personally, I hate winter. I really do. Our summers are so short-lived, I don't care if it was 30 above every day from May until September. That's just the way I am.

I am fully aware that I pay very close attention to the weather, both in winter and summer. I asked my mom one day if she thought it was the farmer in me that is so concerned, but she said that it's the Manitoban in me. Makes perfect sense.

The forecast for this coming Monday is 40 degrees. Can you believe that? I know it's going to change, but if they're going to forecast a temperature that high, why not make it completely unbelievable and say it's going to be 52 or something? At first, the forecast for this Saturday was 38, now it's changed to 25. Why even bother forecasting that far ahead? It never stays the same. Oh well. I guess shock value is worth something.

We're heading out to St. Malo this weekend. We've rented a cabin, and I can't wait. All four of us are SUPER excited. It will be really nice to get away for a short time. We'll take pictures and I'll post a few on here next week sometime.

I hope everyone's having a great summer so far. Those who are on holidays, have been on holidays, are moving far, far away, and those who get to go on Carribbean cruises.

See you all soon....

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Last Night's PARTY!!!

Last night we had a going away party at our house for Jenn and Jeff as they are moving to Toronto next week. Man, oh man...what a time it was!!! There were about 40 people here, including Jenn and Jeff's friends, family, some of Kenny's friends from work and one or two of my own friends. It was so much fun! Too bad it was a going away party, but at least everyone came to say their farewells to Jenn and Jeff. I'm not going to get into THAT right now because I'll save that for later. I don't feel like being sad today. I'm feeling the effects from last night, and that's about enough to deal with for one day.

I wrote a little poem (or whatever you want to call it) for Jenn and Jeff that I read to them at the party last night...here it is:

Before you head east, way out yonder
Here are some things for you to ponder
This poem not once did I rehearse
The one about you moving to the "Centre of the Universe"
Opportunity knocks, and you must fly
Before it all passes you by
Who will I call ten times a day?
I know, I know, you'll only be four hundred dollars away
Thanks to technology, we can stay in touch
The distance between us will only feel like this much
The fun you'll have will be like out of a book
And when you see him, say "Hi" to Dan Cook
The concerts, the games, you'll be living the life
You'll be the envy of Kenny's wife
Who's going to make fun of my poker style?
No one to laugh when I have chips in my pile
I still don't understand how to play that game
But the times we did were fun just the same
The kids have become so darn close
It's the family times we'll miss the most
But we'll save and we'll save and we'll plan and we'll plan
So we can take them all to Canada's Wonderland
Jenn, I'll call as much as I can
Because, you know, I'm your biggest fan
Jeffery, Jeffery, you're one of a kind
I'll keep you as my brother in law if you don't mind
Jarret and Amy, well what can I say?
Those two little beauties brighten anyone's day
We all wish you well, good fortune and luck
But please don't cheer when the Leafs have the puck
So long, farewell, it's not the end
It's the start of a new life, a new job, and new friends

My intention was not to make anyone cry, so I tried keeping it light and fun, but of course as soon as I said "Jarret and Amy", I had trouble. But I'm not going to talk about that any more. I'll deal with it all next week when I have no choice. Should be fun.
Anyway, finally whoever looks at my blog has something new to see. Now that things are seemingly back to normal for me, I promise to update more. I miss the therapy.
See you all soon.......