Monday, April 14, 2008

Baby Shower

Thought I would list a new site where you can find a couple articles from me. It is and it really is the place to go if you are throwing a baby shower and I'm not just saying that because I have written for them.

I also wanted to mention that you can go and read my other blogs at and

And that's about it for tonight. I will have more tomorrow, possibly about zombies since I have been reading some of my husbands books but for now, I will sign off.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Walking for Kid's Help Phone

I woke up this morning still feeling a bit of the melancholy of yesterday but as the sun slipped above the horizon, that melancholy went away really quickly. I did spend most of my day outside, enjoying the sunshine and getting the yard organized. It is amazing how rough it can look by the end of the winter but it looks much nicer now and all I need to do is wait for some of my spring bulbs to come up to really make a difference. I'm going to have to see about setting up an office outside this season so I can write in the sunshine.

Before I made it outside, I came across the Bell Walk for Kids Help Phone. At first I wasn't going to sign up and I went off to check my email. Sure enough, I cycled back to the page and I decided that I would do it. So on May 4th, I will be walking for the Kids Help Phone and my kids will be pulled behind me in a wagon. I am taking pledges so if you happen by and want to pledge, either hit the widget in the side bar or click here. My goal is 500 so hopefully I can get there.

If not, I will still go out and walk it. I have a lot of conditioning to do over the next few weeks but who knows, I might become addicted to marathons. Let's hope not though. VBG.

So it was a much better day today than yesterday but isn't that how the song goes.


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 1st

I haven't posted in a little while and I actually wasn't going to post today but decided that I would just to vent a little of the emotion that is fogging up my brain. Today is April's 1st, the day of fools for so many people. I used to love this day but 16 years ago on this day, the only grandmother that I had ever known passed away. I was only 15.

I find it odd that since that day I have never celebrated April Fool's Day. I have never played a trick or been sarcastic on this day (about the only day of the year when I am not sarcastic). I'm not grieving anymore for my grandmother but I do feel a sense of melancholy every year on this day.

Today was no different than any of the other years and it really creates an understanding of how important a person can be if you still miss them 16 years after they have been gone. Maybe if I could go and visit Lynn Valley, the place where her ashes are spread, the melancholy wouldn't affect me as much but I live over 3000 miles from Lynn Valley now and that isn't an easy trip to make anymore.

Instead, I went for a drive and watched the water rising in the river (there was a lot of snow this year so it looks like there may be flooding) and I got a little work done but not as much as I wanted to. Oh well, there is always tomorrow and from what I understand, it will be bright and shining with spring sunshine trickling between the bare branches of the trees surrounding my home. Tomorrow the melancholy will pass for another year and maybe next year will be the first time in 16 years that I can truly enjoy April Fool's.

Until tomorrow,