Spent the better part of this today washing, drying and shaving one hot poodle!
I always think of that nursery rhyme about the sheep and bags of wool… It would make a nice warm sweater I bet!
Yesterday I took the kids to the Canada Day parade. We always have an interesting assortment of participants in our parade, from the Edmonton pipe band to the Greyhound rescue club to the Red Hat Club. In fact, I think the ladies of the Red Hat club had one of the nicest floats, a great big rig decked out in purple and red.
We had Ray Whitney and Mike Commodore, a couple of local guys who won the Stanley Cup this year, horses, dogs, minature ponies, multiple fire trucks and the best part…most parade entrants were throwing candy to the kids. I wonder if they’d be as enthusiastic if there were no treats!
In the afternoon we went to Mike and Kim’s wedding. Mike and Kim started dating in grade 8 and had a couple of goes before breaking up for good then marrying other people. After 20 years, they are back together. The wedding was really nice and took place at the little ski hill on the side of the river in Edmonton. They were attended by their two best friends and Kim’s 5 children from her first marriage. In the picture below Kim caught me about to take a picture so gave me a big grin. Mike looks verrrry serious!
5 questions…..5 answers
My sis Logo has been doing this question/answer meme. I don’t know what possessed me but I asked for 5 questions so now I’m honour bound to answer them. Of course, she didn’t give me anything easy. She’s read most of my blog so picked some really doozies. Here we go!
1. What is the best chemical geek joke you know?
This is not as easy as it sounds. First, I never remember jokes. Second, ‘chemical geek’ is a rare category.
(For those of you who don’t know, my education is in chemistry and I work as a spectroscopist/analytical resource leader for a big chemical company. That’s where this question comes from).
Like I said, I don’t remember jokes typically. I laugh then they evaporate from my brain. However, some months ago, I followed a link on my friend Katie’s blog. If you haven’t visited her, you should, she’s always funny. Her link was to Brandon’s blog and the post is all about chemical hazard signs and what they ‘could’ mean. I found it freaking hilarious. You may not.
2. How do you think Harper is doing so far?
Better than I expected. The conservatives are not as conservative as they used to be and the balance of seats in the house I think necessitates more agreement creation and cooperation in government than it would if there was a sweeping majority of any one party. I’m glad to see the New Democratic Party (NDP) has gained some momentum over the last few years.
3. How is that Brazilian working for ya so far?
That Brazilian is working just fine-you should try it.
4. I, as did you, experienced post-partum depression.
Was there a specific time, perhaps a moment of joy, in which you said to yourself,
“Aaaah, this is me! I remember me, I like me!”
or was it more like a gradual rebalancing?
There was no ‘moment of joy’. I don’t know if you read the series of post I did called ‘The Dark Days of May’ but it talks a bit about the journey. I still suffer extreme PMS and continue with the antidepressant medication to help with that. I feel more like myself now than I did from about 2000-2003 but not 100%.
5. You have mentioned handbag contents a couple times on your blog,
got anything interesting in there at the moment?
Way more crap than the last time I talked about it! Contents now include a book, a pile more receipts, gum, 5 tubes of lipstick, a requisition for a mamogram, ibuprofen, ozonal, keys to the trailer, and papers from the school in addition to all the stuff pictured here.
To all my American friends, A very happy Independence day to you today-Jul 4th