April 25th, 2004


Sunday, April 25

It's a bit of a gray day... but still... not cold is good. Little kids with helmets keep zooming past our house on all manner of wheeled toys...

Yesterday was b-b-b-b-busy!
It started with swimming lessons at 10:30, then zoom across town with Ed and Geo to a birthday party at a place called Cyberdome (www.cyberdome.ca) for 11:30... and seeing as swim lessons end at 11:30... we were late. The birthday party... pizza and cake enabled, ended at 2:00 but ... again with the all the way across town prefix, I had to get them to another birthday for 2:00... again, late. This time at a bowling ally. Holy musha... that place was a zoo. A bazillion b-day parties and enough kids to swamp disney. We got home at 4:30 and before I knew it... we were all back in the car to go to my bro's house for my nieces birthday party. A big family affair and it carried us till about 8:30.
Then the big dip in the night was my thinking that "well, at least the kids will be tired... " Bah!
It took forever to get them down last night... but when they were... we embraced our 24 addiction with gusto.
Jack died last night... but seeing as he's in season three... I'm guessing it's one of those "mostly dead" kinda things.
[ :: Edward ... out front of the bowling ally :: ]

~ pj pants
~ rugby shirt
~ and a mug of coffee... stuck to my hand... typings hard.
~ well, a lot fucking less than yesterday...
~ TDK is in the plans somewhere...
~ gotta check to see if it's a new Alias...
~ I get a chance to do some birthday katchup.
~ to send some congrats out to ldygwynedd on Cassie's graduation from College...
~ and wanting to send the very best vibes I can out to aliminx... I hope today dawns with a little calm sugar.
~ to thank nebil for all the picture posts... :D
~ to congratulate sickboy on his wedding... I saw the first picture from the Cuban Beach wedding... *le sigh* !!
~ that sweet catherine had a lovely time in Florida... and I - of course - expect pictures!

Yesterday... Geo faced one of his demons again by tackling the "advanced wall" at the cyberdome thing... I posted a long time ago about how he attacked the climbing wall deal with great courage for his little self... but this one was that ... and then some.
After watching a long string of kids try and not-quite-make-it... he harnessed up and proved he was learning from their mistakes..

[:: this picture just gives you some perspective on the wall he was climbing :: ]
[ :: and this is him hitting the top.. .:D :D :D (smiling daddy here) :: ]

any ways... today will be about recovering from yesterday... and figuring out where I'm going to get a truck from.
We bought dining room furniture!!!
Suz has been searching for the set she wants for over a year... and finally found it.
Now, however, there is a rush to pick it up from the guy we're buying it from... and dude... I need a truck!

Have a grand day ... and play nice... it's more fun that way.

ps. veritable thin crackers ... totally yum.

(no subject)

Ok... totally true:
Last night... watching epi of 24...
Presidents advisor lady says; "I just got off with the secretary of defence..."

fuck... it took us 15 minutes to get back into the show...


Birthday Katchup

And sometimes I think it's almost heartless to not hit yer birthday day,
but such are the threads of life's messy little edges.

Starting way back on the sixteenth!

April 16:
paperlessdoll Happy belated birthday lil'paper-bits... I know you wont see this... you're last note being a "I'll be back..." forever ago... but however it plays out... may your next year find you healthy and well cared for.
theauthoress Ah Ceara.... CJ for short... of course there is nothing to wish for when I think of you save the heartfelt hope that this next year makes space it's days and weeks to bring you sweet relief... and care for your ever present need. Happy Birthday CJ... and take care of you so that when life gets around to cutting you some slack... you'll be there to snap it up.

April 18:
chicaboo25 Happy marginally late Birthday missy Ellen. I hope you find a year that passed one washed in happy memories when next I get to seeing your day come and go... maybe next time I'll be on-time. :D
gravity Clearly an interesting year for you ... and one of new beginnings ahead. Life, when it is kind, leads people down one of two paths, one is a par and the other a road to glory. Both are our hearts desire... we define "par" and "glory" in our own terms. For my part, I hope you find glory.

April 21:
nextproblem Happy Birthday Emily... I know things are not being painted with all the fun colours right now... so let me wish for a brighter pallet to meet the brush that paints the story of you this year.
mrssuperbad Happy slightly late Birthday Mrs. SuperRed'n'Carrie... So... I'll abstain from being shameless about your hair and your lips only in you'll let my late birthday wish get by... :D May your year bring you great health... great love... and good quality shampoo... :D.