Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Calm Before the Storm

"I don't want to go to the dentist."

"I don't like it."

Mr. O shakes his head and grins, and tells me I'm acting like a child.


Appointment day isn't always easy for me.

Can I honestly say I look forward to sitting in a chair, feeling so utterly powerless and anxious? Staring up at the clock, the television, and the ceiling, mumbling as the dentist and his assistant ask if I'm okay.

Thinking what the heck am I doing here!

There's a tray beside me, spread out with unfamiliar tools. Oh dear.

I can't exactly see what's going on, and that makes me nervous.

Who enjoys going to the dentist anyways?

My son feels the same way as I do. And he had his teeth extracted seven times!

What a brave one!

It's the calm before the storm.

Which is worse?

The winter storm heading our way this evening, or the trip to the dentist?


Thursday, February 16, 2012

What Valentine's Day?

Ahh, l'amour such a beautiful thing, isn't it?

And how wonderful it is to express your love and devotion on Valentine's day.

But for me, it was just an ordinary day. No chocolates, heart-shaped balloons or red roses.

You see, Mr.O isn't the romantic type. No Mr. Darcy here.

I shouldn't complain. He's an amazing husband and father to our two boys. I am truly blessed to have married a kindhearted, generous man.

And this year in June, we will be married for 14 years.

But for once, it would be nice to go on a date after all these years!


You keep telling me every day is Valentine's.

Uh huh.

And we watched "Breaking Dawn Part 1" at midnight on the most romantic night of the year. Does that count?


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thank Wiarton Willie

February is here.


My favorite month of the year.

And today is Groundhog Day.

I'm watching the morning news with amusement; a local show feeding live updates from Wiarton, Ontario.

What will Wiarton Willie predict? An early spring or 6 more weeks of winter?

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted a longer winter.


So far it has been a mild winter. No tobogganing or frolicking in the snow.

Whatever the prediction, Willie will know best.

Did he see his shadow?

J.P ran down, and shouted, "Mommy, I saw my shadow!"

I chuckled in delight.

Thankfully Willie Wiarton did not see his shadow and concluded it will be an early spring!