Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I have been in Canada since August 8th and will be here till December 12th. I do not look forward to leaving my dear homeland yet again, but my husband's work awaits him so we must go back.
Although I haven't been online as much as before, I do try to stay on top of emails, welcoming people on my teams, etc. My keeping tab of my food has been somewhat disastrous and my exercise level has come down a knotch and I have gained a bit of weight. However, my oldest daughter and I plan on continuing our exercise routine as we had begun. I do hope I have time to tally everything on SP.
The first three weeks I was here, I had to accompany my oldest daughter who has been trying to get her driver's licence. We drove so many hours of the day while we had my other daughter's car available to us. Once Mika got her licence we returned the car and have rented cars every now and then for her to practice on and to run some important errands.
In the meantime, on September 30th my daughter and I became certified Zumba instructors. I love Zumba-ing and love to do choreographies so it will be fun to prepare classes for when I return to Dakar where I plan to teach in certain gyms. I'm looking forward to this. Three times a week we both do Zumba classes with a friend of her's.
Also, we both took a CPR course which can help us do first aid on people. This is necessary when dealing with people.
We also had to get her house ready for my husband and niece who were arriving on the 14th of October. Everything had to be rearranged because of lack of space. Not an easy task I can assure you! It was easy when the boys were small but now, the youngest is bigger than I am and the oldest is taller than his mother who is a good 5'9".
As you can see I haven't been crossing my fingers due to not keeping me busy.
I am trying to stay on top of things but do excuse my late replies and lack of presence online. It's not that I don't want to be here but it's a simple fact that there are only 24 hours in the day.
See you online guys!
Friday, August 10, 2012
In the last couple of days, I haven't been online much because on Wednesday the 8th, I traveled to Canada to visit with my family. The time change is always difficult to get over but I'm getting there. Prior to my departure, my niece and her family (husband and two children) arrived on the Sunday so I was busy with them. I was happy to finally meet her husband and know her baby. Goodness, the latter is a big baby. At birth he weighed 5.5 kgs and at the tender age of 8 months, he already weighs 12.5 kgs. That's big and the parents are not big people. My husband, being concerned, asked that we bring the baby to a pediatrician for testing for gigantism. So far, everything is good but we await the lab work for the final results.
Today, my grand-daughter Michaella turns 13 so I will be spending a lot of time with the family.
Although I will come online, I will not spend as much time on SP on a daily basis for the next couple of months.
Hugs to you all.
Friday, August 03, 2012
Back in May, my dog Mimi perforated one of her eyes. I brought her to the vet and treated her for over a week for inflammation, infection, etc. After a check up, he said that her eye would need to be removed but that it would be done when he returned from holidays. Well, this morning I brought her back to him and he said that her eye had healed so well that some of her vision had returned and that he was not going to remove the eye. He said that she was in the lucky 10% of dogs with this condition who do not have to have the eye removed.
Needless to say, we are all relieved at home.
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Just wanted to share the following with you all. Enjoy!
"Let's just walk up the hill to the terminal, rather than wait for the bus," I suggested to my two young sons. Much to their displeasure, we began our walk. After a while, my seven-year-old son asked: "Mom, why do you always make the decisions?" "Because I'm the adult," I said. "When you become an adult, you'll make the decisions." He thought for a few seconds, then said: "No, I won't. Then I'll have a wife."
Tara, my 13-year-old daughter, was filling out a form at the doctor's office and turned to me to ask about one of the questions. "I know that M is for married, S is for single and D is for divorced," Tara said. "But what's W for? Waiting?"
Last year, my nine-year-old daughter flew first class to Los Angeles, won second prize in a national dance competition, spent the Fourth of July on the Queen Mary, swam in the Pacific Ocean, toured Hollywood and enjoyed all the rides at Universal Studio.
Then, at the beginning of the school year, when her teacher asked her to draw her favourite summer memory, Robin drew a picture of herself on our backyard swing, eating a chocolate bar.
(Man, you can't please them all!!! She should just have stayed home.)
At the beginning of the school year, I mentioned to a Grade 1 student that he'd grown a lot since I'd seen him the year before. "I've been doing a lot of that, growing and shrinking." Puzzled, I asked what he meant. "Well, I used to be up to my big brother's nose," he replied, "but now I'm only up to his chin."
Friday, June 15, 2012
Yesterday, when speaking with my daughter, I found out that my 12 year old grand-daughter was forcibly taken off a Montreal bus by the police. Knowing my grand-daughter, she personifies an angel-like appearance, well the personnification is a reality! She is well brought up and would never answer back and I'm not saying that because she's my family. For your information, my grand-daughter did speak to the driver in French because she has been to French schools all her life until she reached her last year of primary school. She was moved to the English system because this is her primary language and does not search for words as she would in French. Read on if you so wish:
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