One of my favourite comics since I have been a kid was “For Better or For Worse” by Lynn Johnston. The comic strip is based in North Bay, Ontario…and follows a family. I went to university in North Bay. While I was in university, her comic strip character “Elizabeth” went to university…Nipissing University. I remember going on a scavenger hunt with my friend Sarah to find the real-size cartoon cut out to take photos with…we found her in the President’s Office!
This comic strip about Remembrance Day was on Facebook last week…and I decided to repost it here.
I’m taking some time later this morning to remember at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month all those that fought, served and worked for peace. I will stand with other Canadians as we take a moment to pause in our busy lives to remember, thinking about the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service. That’s why I wear a poppy.
Lest we forget.
Last weekend I travelled to London, Ontario to visit some friends. My friend Jen has an awesome Halloween Party every year…so I was able to attend that! I was a Lego- Super-Hero… it was such a fun night!
So London, Ontario is one of my favourite places to visit. Why? well four great friends live there with their hubbies and children…so it’s always great to go and catch up! So before the party I went to go visit a few friends that live in London! It was great to catch up with my friend Erin…and her hubby and daughter. Her husband loved my costume…and almost didn’t let me get it back! …it was so great seeing you Erin!
I was able to slip in going to Starbucks with my friend Jen…such good conversation, can’t wait until the next one.
Then went back to Jen’s to get ready for the Halloween Party!
Here’s Jen and her husband… as Sailor Mars and Tuxedo Mask…(missing are their girls who were Sailor Moon and Sailor Luna)… Jen is so uber talented because she sewed all the costumes.
A party isn’t a party unless there are games! In this one… someone laid on the floor and tried to eat the donut hanging from a string above them! So much fun…
The best costumes went to one of Jen’s friends…Julie! (I think this is the 3rd year in a row if not more… she’s gotten the prize for the best prize!) This year was awesome..she hand made these masks…can you guess who her and her husband were? Think Beetlejuice…. yep, Adam & Barbara Maitland!
So that’s a wrap… from the party it was an awesome time. Thanks so much Jen for inviting me…it was great to see you! I had so much fun…
The icing on the cake for a perfect weekend was getting an email on Sunday morning letting me know that my friend Sarah’s twins had arrived! So before leaving to return to my mum’s…I headed over to visit with the twins in the NICU…they are doing well but might be in the NICU for a little while. It was so great to get to visit them! Sarah’s little boy held my hand when I put my fingers in his incubator… I also got to visit with Sarah, her husband and 3 other children who were at the hospital too. I couldn’t believe how grown up the kids had gotten since my last visit in January. It’s funny how kids grow fast eh!? It was the perfect ending to an awesome weekend!
Wishing all my Canadian Friends and Family a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
I’m excited to be having my first Thanksgiving with my mum in 5 years. This year I’m the one that gets to do the cooking…which should be interesting but yummy! There’s so much to be thankful for…I could go on and list many different things. But for now I’ll say I’m thankful for all the wonderful friends I have…that keep in touch and are always there when I need them!
A post isn’t a post without some photos…here are my some of my favourite shots my friend Ryan Bealer snapped of me the fall of 2010. We were in Birds Hill Park just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba. We were out taking photos on our weekly photo night…and happened upon this wild ‘flock’ of turkeys…
~ photo taken by Ryan Bealer~
~ photos taken by Ryan Bealer~
~photos taken by Ryan Bealer~
Have a safe and wonderful long weekend. What are you thankful for right now?
…’tis SeptembARrrrr 19th already ‘n that ye the hour to…speak LIKE A SCURVY PIRATE DAY has come yet again!
If ye be a landlubber but would like to speak like a scurvy pirate fer th’ day but need a wee wee bit o’ help…head ov’r to ’tis full ‘o awe- glossary and that’s gunna help ye out on ye adventure!
Don’t be a-feared to switch ye speak on th’ jolly barnacle-covered FaceBook…just turn it to English (pirate) ‘n spy wit’ ye eye what a a ruckas that gunna be!
I be off to be off finish me daily chores ‘n then off to find me buckos ‘n do what all band ‘o pirates do best. Have a ruckas wit’ ye day but remember if ye cross a scurvy pirate ye might end up sailin’ th’ plank!
Wishing all my friends a very happy Nunavut Day!
I’m sad to be missing out on the community games…but looking forward to coming home next week!
Enjoy the day… and have fun at the games in Pang!