Category: Jean (O)
We have had a record setting month for rain in Southern Alberta (400 mm in our area close to the Foothills a once in 200 year occurance in a drought area) and as a consequence with the power surges, unstable power and wet lines, my computer blew it's backlight so I have been unable to blog for 3 weeks!!! The mosquitoes look like B52's. Both of my boys look like they have horrible diseases from all the bug bites. They really swell when they get bitten (We haven't had many bugs for about 10 years so as a result, not too many bites before this year.)
In addition, the internet cable is under about 4 feet of water so we have sporadic internet at home when I can blog. I tried posting longer posts a couple of times, but lost my connection and my post. Nothing but frustrating.
June has been an incredibly busy month. My oldest son's lacrosse team made it into the City Finals but lost in the final game. The boys were pretty beaten up physically throughout the game. Their bench was only 13 deep while the other team's bench was 18 deep. 3 of our kids were injured so the bench was even shorter. (My son got 2 handed with a stick across the calf, nice little hematoma growing)
I was amazed to see how my son finally got his sport (my husband and I have always loved sports, my husband was drafted to play hockey when he was 15 and is a scratch golfer, my major in University was Phys Ed) My husband and I decided we would not pressure our kids in sport but we would give them opportunity to play sports.
We both think it is important to learn a team sport and learn lifetime sports (There is a study that shows women who have played team sports most often rise to positions of authority in working life, all female CEO's who were part of the survey played team sports).
We had a lacrosse end of year party for both kids teams last weekend. The temperature was only about 14C but we had about 60 people show up. We bought a bunch of tiny little water guns and the kids had a riot playing water games. (You can tell we are Canadians, it was freezing cold and the boys were running around shirtless, no shoes with soaking wet pants). One of the mothers with older girls and a younger boy actually tried to tell her little boy not to get wet!!!!!
Of course we had tons of meat (beef and chicken and more beef) and other typical bar-b-que fare.
My younger son is getting his typical end of June allergies. There is something in the air at the end of June which gives him terrible allergies, bad cough, weeping eyes and bloody noses. I don't know if it is pollen or food!!!
My husband and I had an offer on our business so we have been busy with lawyers and mountains of paperwork. It is a buy-out with management contracts for both of us. I only plan on working another 3 years but my husband will work for another 5 years. Closing date is August 2, so I am trying to keep my excitement down until then.