Ch-Ch-Changes

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Ch-Ch-Changes

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Goodbye rental house! It's been a slice. 

I just can't wait to get back into our new/old house. The next little while will be a mad period of adjustment, not just for me but for the kids as well. Luckily, I'm the mother of two pretty easy going, understanding kids. We'll be moving on the 31st into our Hintonburg house - which we still won't be able to call 'home' til mid-Feb., god willing... 
A big shout out to Adam's Moving, too, for helping us with another big move. If you're moving or you know someone who is, I cannot recommend their services enough. CLICK HERE to visit their official website and to book them for a future move.

We're vacating the rental on the 31st and moving our items into the new house but since the house won't be ready for occupancy on the 1st, we will be living with family and renting an Air BnB in the hood until it is. Not a big deal in the grand scheme but it's complicated with the time of year and the needs of the children. Yes, I can wear the same black t-shirt and jeans for two to three weeks but the children need a little more to keep them clean, happy, comfy and entertained.

Other changes at play include the big move for someone near and dear to me; Granny has gone from hospital to nursing home. She is in failing health and we're hoping that the level of care she's now receiving is going to help her be most comfortable. The staff have been wonderful and I expect nothing less going forward. 

For those of you who've been wondering about my dad, he is doing alright. The anniversary of his surgery is coming up and we're hoping he's only got one more to go to be back in 'working order'. So far, the cancer appears to have not returned. 

The beat goes on... I'm hoping this year brings some calm into the chaos that is my life. Never a dull moment. Thanks for reading. 

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Canada 150 Rink Adventure Time!

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Canada 150 Rink Adventure Time!

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Everett and I have been guests of the Mateway Arena in Renfrew, Ontario, for their FREE Public Skating on Sunday afternoons. It's becoming a healthy weekend tradition for us to get out there and enjoy winter activities! I, personally, haven't laced up since we lived in Beachburg (about 13+ years ago). To be honest, I don't even remember skating throughout my high school years either... So, it's been closer to 20 years since I skated... seriously. Anyway, the time has come where E is showing interest in hockey and skating, so I have been taking him out. To my surprise, I'm not terrible! Getting better with each outing. Everett, almost 3, has a wee skate aid (that red bar thingy) and we wear our helmets and take it easy. 

Today, I got us some tickets to skate on the Canada 150 Rink. I got them DAY OF, and with zero issue (so far) so if you've been thinking about applying for ice time on the Hill but the idea of booking in advance stresses you out, don't sweat it. It was easy, free and if you're already familiar with the rules for skating on Parliament, the check out process is a breeze.

Have you skated on the Canada 150 Rink yet? If yes, is there a "slow lane" or safe zone for little learners? Typically at the Renfrew arena, we've been scooting into the middle of the rink to putter around. 

Wobbly Skate for Canada 150 skating day!!

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Throwback Santa Pics!

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Throwback Santa Pics!

Here are some pics of me & Santa over the years... I'm guessing most of these are from the late 80s and early 90s though I didn't look at the exact dates. Looks like I've always been pretty down with the man in red!

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