Monday, February 15, 2010

Walk this way

I'd forgotten how much it rains in Vancouver.  When people ask what's the one thing I miss most about living in Fort st John, my reply is the weather.  While it's true that I don't miss the -35 degrees of winter, I do miss the beautiful clear blue skies.  It never rained for days on end like it does down in Vancouver.  It never socked in, clouded over and rained and rained and rained.  Walking Lilly was no problem at all with endless numbered days of clear skies.  

So what's a gal to do?  While I'm all for getting daily exersize, I'm not really prepared to drag my two boys around in a plastic covered double stroller while my dog slowly begins to resembles a drowned rat.  Hello... Wet dog is not a desirable home fragrance.  Enter: Treadmill.  Yes, I get just as many strange looks when I tell people I exersize my dog on the treadmill as I do with the weather response.  But hey, it works for us.  Lilly actually loves the treadmill.  She'll hop on it and look at me as if to say 'ok, mom, time for my walk!'

So unless someone can find a way to stop the rain, I'm gonna keep up with the unconventional parenting.  If only I can find a way to keep Rueben from eating the dog kibble...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

bad blogger! BAD Blogger!

I really thought I would hit the ground running with this whole blog thing.  I have so many instances throughout the day where I hear a poignant saying or something funny or silly or blog worthy happens and I think to myself "this would make for a good blog post."  But for some reason I never make the transition from 'kernel of thought' to 'published blogpost'.  I could blame it on the fact that I've got two kids under age four and have been single mom-ing it since Christmas, but that's not really fair.  If I can find time to take a weekly bhangra dance class, surely I can find 15 minutes a day to send some words into webspace.  

So, here I am with renewed spirits.