On Tuesday, I had this brilliant post formulated in my head. Then just before supper the power went out. Although the internet went down with the power, I still could have just written it on the computer to publish in the morning. Instead, I took full advantage of a sick child (who slept on the couch most of the evening) and a husband who was in the city (at his Grade 8's Farewell).
And also did some texting. But mostly I read (There was a moment that I thought I should conserve the power on my cell phone in case it the power took its sweet time coming on, but it was short lived. I figured that I could always go charge it in the van. Hugh was glad that it didn't get to that. He pictured me not getting the garage door open (I would have had to have manually open since there wasn't any power). Then he pictured me sitting in the van dying of carbon monoxide poisoning. I wish he would have given me a little more credit when this elaborate daydream was running through his head! I wasn't going to waste my time sitting in a dark, cold garage while it charged! LOL)
Then yesterday was a bit of a crazy day. To start with, after being up 4 times during the night, Calder puked all over the couch at about 7:30 am. Hugh and I had to do some serious planning to get figure how we were going to look after our sick boy. It was Hugh's last day with students and I had a speech to say at Grad. It is the wind-up to the end of the year.
Once it was sorted out. I got dressed in my "go-to" dress for the spring/summer. I purchased it with my personal stylist, Deena's, help while we were in Toronto.
I put it on VERY carefully yesterday. Not because the fabric is fragile, nor to save my hair from getting wrecked.
I put it on carefully, because the last time I wore it (the Teacher's Superannuation Banquet), I put it on BACKWARDS. And wore it out of the house! And didn't realize it was on backwards until we had been socializing for upwards of an hour!
In fact, I noticed just as Hugh and I were on our way up to get our second drink. My necklace had slipped under the front of my dress. When I pulled it out, I felt something a bit strange. It was only a moment before I realized it was THE TAG. I am sure I turned bright red. In any case, I quickly turned to Hugh and told him I had to hit the ladies room.
At that exact moment, I ran into fellow blogger, Dani. We met through our blogs, but our worlds are actually quite connected. We started chatting. Well, actually, I started blathering on about something stupid. I was so embarassed. At that moment I felt like EVERYONE must know that my dress was on backwards. All I could think about was getting to the bathroom and remedying the situation. Dani, I think noticing my awkwardness, ended our conversation quite quickly by saying, "I don't want to hold you up on your way to the bathroom." Thank-you, Dani!
I did a quick switcheroo in the bathroom and the crisis was averted.
After my Simons' flop, I recently picked up three pairs of jegging capris at Costco. I think they were about $16 each. I got them in grey (above), teal (also above), and white. I absolutely love them and have been wearing them like crazy. My favorite of the two outfits is the bottom one. The jean jacket is Mavi and I HIGHLY recommend it. In fact, I recently bought another. Exact same style, different wash. This jacket was recommended by both Deena and Christy, so you really can't go wrong. The scarf is one I picked up this spring (Gap). I heart orange and teal. Last week I mentioned trying to define my signature look and that bottom one pretty much encapsulates it. . .
And here it is again. LOVE this one too. Cardigan and scarf are recent purchases along with the grey tee (Old Navy). Jeans are old (American Eagle) and shoes are old (Nine West). I can't wait to recreate this one!
These. Jeans. (Gap). I can't get enough of them. I wore them to professional development o…
Has Calder ever gotten into sports the last couple of months!?! Below he is at a Rush lacrosse game with Hugh and his buddy Kohen. Calder has been watching baseball, lacrosse, and now the hockey playoffs like crazy. In fact, he has stopped asking to watch any of his "shows". He just wants to watch sports. Oh. . . and add NASCAR to that list. Our boy loves his cars. I don't think that will ever change!
Here is Calder's funniest shark tooth yet. His permanent tooth pushed through in front of his baby tooth! It was like this for weeks. No gap toothed grin for this boy! Below is the day it fell out!
Calder is doing so well in school. His teacher speaks of what a great student he is. Hearing her say these things actually makes me wish he used a few more manners and a bit more kindness at home! LOL. But, if he is going to be on his best behavior somewhere, I want it to be when we aren't around. Although it was great to hear about Calder's learning successes at pa…
We didn't get to a great start to our birthday party season this year. At the end of February we had to cancel Lawson's because she was puking the day before the scheduled event. Lucky we put the call out early, because at almost the exact time her party was scheduled to start the next day, Boone started puking. When we had to cancel Lawson's party, we asked Boone if he would mind sharing his and our sweet boy immediately chirped up "Sure!"
Two Saturdays later it was Calder's party. Unfortunately, he woke up and puked. Although Hugh and I weren't optimistic about how he was feeling, Calder did eat breakfast. We told Calder about the possibility of having a to cancel his party, just to plant the seed. Calder responded, "I just won't eat any cupcakes at mine and then I won't puke." He promptly puke again. Party off.
We told Calder he could share with Boone and Lawson the next weekend, but Calder wasn't too keen on that. When we told …