Monday, December 22, 2008

Things we're loving right now

*Cardboard guitar Mom made me
*My knight armor and sword
*Dessert
*Saying, "I have a question." (this really means, "I have a commentary to make")
*When the kids don't have school
*Listening to stories on Storynory

*Doing research on space.
*Small group
*Reading about animals
*Skating on ice (that's opposed to skating on the hardwood floors)
*Watching the Colts on TV
*Eating pizza and watching a movie
*Doing a family activity
*Going to Maison Revivre (soup kitchen)
*Going to school.


*Listening to 10 Years on my MP3 player
*Reading Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
*Watching the Canadiens play hockey on tv
*Ice skating on the outdoor ice rinks that recently opened (not soon enough for Sam)
*Making a guitar and amp for Joel out of cardboard for Christmas. I can't wait to give it to him.
*Maxym is going to spend a few weeks with us during Christmas break, and we though of some fun things to do while he's over. It's going to be a blast.
*My teacher gave us The Hobbit to read during the next month, and I like it a lot. (Reading it in French this time)
*Listening to the Colts on the radio. They're on a 8-game winning steak.


*Silent Night by Mercy Me (especially at 3 min. 39 sec.)
*My new glasses that are REALLY helping me see. (I guess that's the point!)
*Laughing
*Oxygen Magazine and some new exercises (ouchy!)
*Watching Mark Driscoll with Mark on Sunday nights.
*Watching my boys think of creative gifts to make for their brothers.
*Coffee (fair trade, of course)
* The song at the end of The Painted Veil (maybe tying with A Few Good Men for my favorite movie)

*Jimmy Bruno jazz guitar course online
*Talking with people at Maison Revivre
*Swimming laps
*Finding creative ways to show Jill I love her
*Playing guitar with Joel
*Monday night dates with my boys
*Our church's involvement in the community
*Making pancakes Saturday morning
*Reading, reading, reading
*Jill's new glasses

Zut!

Oh, I should have known. I've been here long enough to know that "an important winter storm" doesn't mean that one gets to hole up in one's home for a couple days. Despite the crazy storm we had last night, they had those streets cleared and usable early this morning. I had a food bank run to make for the Y at 7:00, but Mark thought it should be he that risked the elements, so he did it for me. And then because of all those efficient snow removal vehicles, Jack and I have been out to the (dreadful) mall to get a couple things he wanted for his brother and M, the guest we will have for a week over Christmas. So much for the little hibernating I was looking forward to. Oh, I'm going out to play with the kids!