Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My 100th Post and Wordless Wednesday

Wow it is strange to say that I have reached one hundred posts. I may not have as big of a following as Blair does who reached one hundred way before me but I hope that my readers enjoy my posts. I try to include many different things since this blog will continue to be a work in progress throughout my life. I hope my readers continue to join in on my journey of footprints through life and those who join me.

On to wordless wednesday, the joys of having a seven year old sister;

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mopey Monday

I think I am ready for summer to be over, I'm sick of my job, and the heat. Although maybe it is because I really have not had any time this summer to just sit out and enjoy the sun without any worries in the back of my head. Perhaps I just need a vacation but with September brings another semester of school and hopefully heading back to my old supply teaching job.

I really miss the kids at the old job, and it is heartbreaking to know that many of them will be joining the new kindergarten programs meaning that they will not be coming to us anymore at all. Of course all children must grow up but sheesh why so fast!

I was able to get through my mopey monday today with this little gem;

Child: Are you a Mom?

Me: Not yet, maybe someday

Child: Do you know God? Do you have a baby in your tummy from God?

Me: Oh no not for a long time yet!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordy Wednesday: Summer Summary

Wow what a summer, I certainly did not expect to be soo busy.

Between school, work, dog training classes, camping, and life the summer has just flown by.

* I took a full course load of classes this semester and while classes were enjoyable it made for evenings filled with homework. It was hard work to keep up my grades with all that sun outside but I rounded out the semester with about an A average. Yay!

* My summer job this year was fulltime in a school age program run out of a school. I learned alot watching the other teachers espescially dealing with children who have behavioural issues. I also learned that I really enjoy dealing with younger children who do not test limits much much better. LOL.

* Sophie and I spend the beginning of the summer doing beginner obedience classes at petsmart. Suprisingly she was much better behaved while in the classes and she passed. Unsuprisingly she has proved to be unwilling to do her trick without a treat and only when she feels like it and her behaviour has home has pretty much been unchanged. Clearly we still have lots of work to do.

* Most of our weekends were spent away and Koda being the lucky fellow he is, was able to spend lots of time at our cousins cottage. He has met two new girlfriends, who just follow him everywhere! One is Arden a golden retriever whom my siblings say is a good match while the other is a husky named Souka. My cousins taught him to fetch a frisbee out of the water and says he spends hours chasing it again and again.

* The family spend the civic weekend at Canada's Wonderland and Bass Pro Shops. We all had a great time, it helps that everyone is able to ride the big rides this year although my younger brother didn't conquer the Behemoth he did take a wild ride on the bat and loved it. Bass Pro Shops was a huge hit as it is enormous. I couldn't believe it, the store has pretty much everything you could ever want and of course we came home with a little fishing boat.

* I didn't get up to see my Dad's family as much as I wanted to but my Uncle came all the way over from Germany to visit. I think it is one of his last trips since he is getting older now. It was quite interesting with his limited English and my German-English dictionary.

* Indy is his same old happy, slobbery self. Dad is slowly trying to work on his leash agression and his overconfident play which scares many potential playmates away. I'm hoping that he gets better but I know he needs lots of work. I actually had Sophie over to meet him and he was a little anxious but not agressive which was really good.

* The family and I also had the chance to attend the Havelock jambouree which was amazing. Headliners were Billy Currington, Johnny Reid, Chad Brownlee, Joe Nichols, Deric Ruttan and Martina Mcbride. They all put on wonderful shows and I had the chance to meeting Chad Brownlee.

* I also turned 21 on August 17th, which was pretty crazy to believe. I'm one of those people who forget my age and think I'm still younger than I am LOL. I recently worked out my 5 and 10 year goals all of which are mostly about getting through school, finding a job and moving out on my own, hopefully mr. right will come along somewhere in there too.

* Blair's blog has been going along pretty well and I do wonder sometimes whether I should shut it down for the time being. It's hard knowing that she will be living with Grandma for another 2 years but we have had some great adventures through her blog and recently hosted a contest of our own. One that I still need to go buy prizes for..OOPS.

I hope to be able to post regularly now that I have my school break and I have been excited to get back to knitting and getting books from the library. I have been missing blogville too!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We have been away, but hope to be back soon

It has been a busy summer, keeping up with work, school, Blair's blog, family and my own life, I have been too busy to write in my own blog. I have lots of news to share about my dogs, cat, and fun things that I have managed to squeeze in . I hope to be back to writing sometime next week!