Friday, February 20, 2009

7 Quick Takes

1.  You know how Spud's swimming lessons were cancelled last week?  Guess what.  They were cancelled again yesterday.  Guess where I found that tidbit of information out?  Seriously.  It's like a very bad case of deja vu.  I'm waiting till I'm feeling somewhat civil, but an e-mail will be going out today.  

2.Last week the ever fabulous CC asked what a Tim Horton's Ice Cap is.  It's basically the poor man's version of air conditioning.   It's a frozen coffee drink (that I am sure is 99.78% sugar) from a Canadian coffee shop called Tim Horton's.  They are icy, delicous and totally addictive.   

For my non-Canadian friends, Tim Horton's is HUGE up here and basically sell doughnuts, coffee and killer soups.  The line-ups at the drive-thrus are always nuts and owning one is basically a license to print money.  The products are usually fairly good quality and significantly cheaper than the more frou frou coffee houses.  I think they were named after some hockey player, but whenever I hear the word hockey I tend to retreat to my happy place and stop paying attention so I cannot say for certain.

3.  It snowed again last night.  While I am no friend of winter, it sure is pretty to watch the stuff coming down.  There is something so calming and peaceful about white swirls against a inky black sky.  Now if it were calming and peaceful to drive in it, we'd be set.

4.  I have always said that in blogging you learn something new every day.  In this case, I learned that in Tonggu Momma's neck of the woods they do not have drive-thru coffee shops.  


I cannot imagine life with kids without a drive-thru.  If they had drive-thrus for milk, bread and  eggs I would pay through the nose to not have to get out of my car.  Which is saying something as I am usually so tight I squeak.  Drive-thrus are what keep me sane through the LONG, LONG winter.  The less you have to pull children and all their gear in and out of a car in -30 the better.  Long live the drive thru.

So TM, we are all so very sorry for you.  VERY, VERY SORRY.  You deserve a drive-thru.  

5.  I've decided to give something up for Lent.  This will be the first time in my life.  We'll see how this goes.  If you live in my neck of the woods and get cut off by a crazy lady in a mini-van I do apologize in advance.  Blame it on the caffeine deprivation as I am giving up all carbonated beverages.

6.  I'm taking the boys and heading to my parent's place for the weekend.  I made the mistake of telling them early this week that we were going to papa and nana's house for the weekend.  
To say they are excited would be the understatement of the century.  At least they've had something to talk about ALL THE BLESSED DAY.
To all the crazy internet stalker types, Way Cooler will still be in the house. He's 6 ft 4 and armed and dangerous.  Or not.  But really, do you want to take that chance?

7.  I've decided that true happiness is episodes of Star Trek Voyager on the DVR that I've never seen before.  Because one can never get too much Captain Catherine Janeway.

Head over to Conversion Diary for more quick takes. 


momofthecrazies said...

Swimming was cancelled AGAIN? And no one called you AGAIN? I would be sooooo unhappy.

Have a good weekend at Nana & Papa's.

Knittinchick said...

Nana and Papa's will never be the same. But talk about fun for the boys. Isn't it great that they love their grandparents SO much and get to see them way more than we ever did? Cool times for you.

No drive thrus... hmm, that would be bad. I personally wish that it wasn't significantly more expensive to get your car filled in -30C weather. Standing out there, having the wind whip at you, freezing your hand on the pump... well, that's a level of No-Glamour that no one wants to experience.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Thank you. I feel I deserve one, too. Wah!!!!! And when I DO come to visit, rest assured that I will make you drive me to one EVERY SINGLE DAY. That's what we do when we visit the husband's hometown. Because they are EVERYWHERE in Washington State.

(And I'd be doing more than e-mailing those swim people. Grr..)

Christi said...

Star Trek Voyager is the only sci-fi show I have ever gotten into. I wish they were still making it.

Aside from that, the only other show I enjoyed on the scifi channel has been A Princess Bride, which was about the only show hubby hated on that channel.

Janet said...

Sigh. I suppose I will not rob your house. I wish people wouldn't leave their husbands at home. It would make my job a whole lot easier.


The Robber