Monday, June 4, 2012

Catching up

It's been quiet around Zeke's Corner lately. It's been crazy busy but I think we are finally starting to settle down into our summertime plans.

I went to Canada for work.  It required a passport.  Last time I left the country was pre-2001 when the borders were not so guarded.  No passport necessary.  Did you know passports are up to $150 dollars these days?  And did you know that the girl at Canada's customs did not stamp my passport?  So now I am the proud owner of a $150 passport that has no stamps in it.  Isn't that fun?

I spent so much time at the nerd convention in Canada that there was no time for sight-seeing.  What happens at a nerd convention?  I spent the week playing the alphabet game in meetings.  Do you know that there are no smart, scientifically related J words.  None. 

It rained every single day while I was there.  Thanks but no thanks.  I'll keep my dry desert living thank you very much.

On this trip to Canada that on paper never happened.  I got to ride on this lovely Bombadier Q 400.  It's not every day that you get to walk out on the tarmac to board the plane.  With a friendly reminder to mind the back of the plane, lest you get sucked into the engine.  I also couldn't help but notice the lack of oxygen masks that usually drop from the ceiling in the event of loss of cabin pressure. 

While I was away I missed a certain girl child's kindergarten graduation.  There goes my mom of the year award.

There also has been TWO visits from the tooth fairy.  I am fairly certain that this girl is breaking her promise to me to never grow up.

The boys and I visited the cemetery over Memorial weekend and did some sprucing up of the grave markers.  It's been important to me to make sure the kids are involved and reminded of our loved ones who don't walk this world anymore.  At one point Burrito had the little pick axe in his hands....that was a wee bit scary.  And I'm glad there were no other visitors in our area, so they wouldn't have had to hear me tell Burrito to quit jumping off the headstones like superman.  Where is this child's proper fear and respect of the cemetery?  We must not be watching enough scooby doo at our house.

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