Monday, June 28, 2010

Oh Summer how I love thee

Summer brings us nice warm sun
For swimming, fishing, and lots of fun
For finding seashells in the sand
For sunbathing to get a tan
To do all these things and more
At the beach and seashore

~author unknown

So tomorrow marks the last day of school for my boy - yes we have school right up until the very end of June here. I start holidays for 2.5 weeks on Thursday and we are heading out on our very first camping trip of the season that day...usually by now we've been out camping at least once or twice...but alas having a child in sports hindered us from having a free weekend for the entire month of June!

This shall prove to be an interesting camping trip...my mom, brother and nephew are tagging along. I'm sure we'll have a blast as long as the kids don't fight too much ;)

I plan to spend much of my vacation outdoors soaking up some rays...so please let the every other day rainstorms halt right this very second...we've seen enough rain...well...for the rest of the Summer!

As you can probably tell my very favourite thing to do in the Summer is camp and sit by the water at the beach. I hope I have plenty of time to do that this Summer.

What about you...what is your favourite summer time activity?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It Happened at Work

It's been awhile since I've participated in Mama Kat's Writers Workshop...and I miss it...it's always a fun and interesting post...usually something I wouldn't otherwise think to blog...so here goes...

The Prompts:

1.) The popular girls.
2.) It happened at work.
3.) “How long until you realized you had no talent or patience for this? Tell the story (true or fiction) of trying to learn a new talent or hobby that you only pursued briefly.”
4.) “Who first told you that it’s not nice to stare? Write about a time you stared when you maybe shouldn’t have, or a time when someone stared at you.”
5.) Describe a happy reunion.


This week I'm going with:

2.) It happened at work.

So this is one that goes down in the "Fillmore Funny Farm" history...a story that gets told often when we are at Christmas parties and a little tipsy ;)

For the record, I work as a legal assistant for 3 lawyers...we are an office about 80 support staff all women...with about 60 lawyers mostly men...just to set the premise!

Anyway...one day about 3 years ago we had a new receptionist start...she was young (maybe 22) and seemed pretty put together. Caught on quickly and showed up for work again the next day...all was well...until...

She went for lunch...and I guess decided to have a drink...and then another...and then another...(we speculate she must have had quite a bit in the hour she was gone)...she called up to work and said 'she was running late' in very slurred speech that her relief couldn't even understand her.

Apparently then things got ugly...she had to come up a flight of stairs to the elevator bank...and apparently fell...and was bleeding at the knee...and someone notified security...and she didn't know they were following her...and then they somehow lost her...and then she came back into work and walked up to the front desk to take her seat. The poor cute girl that was covering her lunch hour had no idea what to do...looked like a deer caught in headlights...

So I come to the rescue...ask if everything is okay...and she motions to "drunk girl" (as we so fondly call her now)...and whispered...I think there is something wrong with her...I immediately smelt the alcohol and told the scared straight young student to call our HR manager...at this point...security comes off the elevator...and see "drunk girl" and ask if she's okay and say she took a pretty hard fall on the stairs...an ambulance was called...she looked so ill...I even wonder if she had alcohol poisoning...but like...who does that? 2nd day on the job???

The kicker it was an early (out of work at 3:00) Friday...this was noonish...she had 2 hours...and even better...it was the Friday before the September long weekend...so to drunk girl I say...2 freakin' hours...that's all you had to wait and then you could have gotten so smashed...and not have been on company time...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kids and Sports...

So I don't know if I mentioned before that this season of the boy playing baseball is our first experience with sports. I was never one to push the boy into anything...just gently inquire and up till this year he was not interested in joining any sports. Having been a child that was forced into dance lessons long after I was completely 'over' them...I was determined never to push the boy into something he wasn't really interested in...not to mention the waste in money if I couldn't convince him to attend...

Anyway...I've just got to rant here a bit about our coach...the man never speaks...is obviously painfully shy...so I really try not to fault him and us other parents have really tried to pick up the slack by yelling the plays to the kids as they go...who knew 8/9 year old kids had no clue how the rules of the game work...actually who knew that most of us adults didn't even know...okay maybe that's just the women lol (but 6 weeks in...I think we're all getting it!). But the kicker is how disorganized he is. We found out last night that the kids have a tournament this Saturday...that will be 3 games back to back and a total of about 6 hours...wow! We had already planned to attend Family Fun Day at the boy's daycare so he's less than thrilled.

Please pray we at least have sunshine on Saturday...if I'm spending 6 hours outside I want it to be sunny and warm!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And now on to...

June! I find lately I just have no time for blogging...I'm sorry my dear readers but life has taken over...lol.

The month of May was busy busy busy...

First we had Mother's Day, then the boy's birthday, the boyfriend and I had our anniversary...and mix in there working fulltime and baseball 2 nights a week.

This month shall be much calmer...we have the boyfriend's birthday next week and the end of the boy's baseball season.

One month from today and I start 2 weeks of vacation and boy do I need it! I'm hoping to spend a good majority of it camping since we haven't had a chance to get away from the city much at all yet.

So that's where I've been...I hope to get into a more regular routine this month...if nothing more I should at least start posting a regular Wordless Wednesday...geesh how hard is it to post a picture???