i looked for the little girl in the blue jacket yesterday and today. we left a bit later than usual so i wasn't surprised that we didn't see her. sama has started calling her "penguin girl". she had the hood on her jacket wrapped so tightly around her head that she could barely turn her head. without any peripheral vision, she may have not seen the grass that would have saved her from the second fall. i keep on picturing those "national geographic" type specials on penguins and see them waddling across the ice and snow.. and how clumsy they sometimes are. i can see now why she coined "penguin girl".
Yay!!! the killers cd that i ordered for skye came in today. the temptation to peel off the plastic and pop it in my 'puter here at work is great!! it's calling out to me... i can hear it as i fondle the package. i know skye loves to open things first and be the first to use it. i have to resist! damn.. the things i do for my kids.
i was excited yesterday to have my first blog comment from someone i didn't personally know. thx shandi. not that you will read more.. but in case you do...
i've been reading a little bit every now and then about the tsunami and all the kindness that has come from it as well as all the horrors attached to it. i always feel a bit weird reading all of it... on one page, tells of how much help the aid we are sending over is helping them and then on the next page how kids are being exploited or used. one page shows a member of Canada's DART team helping a child and then on the next page, how a couple of people falsely bid $10000 for a child's drawing on ebay, knowing that all proceeds would be going to tsunami relief. crazy... what's wrong with people? i don't know where i'm going with this and can rant about this forever, so i'll just stop here.
some car trouble yesterday lead me to have dinner with t and her family. wow.. my little niece is sooo cute. it's funny because i think of her as my "real" niece because she is my sister's baby. my ex's sisters' kids, technically are my nieces and nephews too - but that's always been different. i'm not sure why this is ... i know i don't see my aunts and uncles as separate people.
i'm looking forward to playing some hockey tonight. it'll make my cough better - at last while i'm on the ice... i'm really looking forward to the weekend too - not the part where i have to wake up at 7am on Saturday morning after playing hockey till 3am on Friday night- but once i get past that, i should be just fine.