December 24, 2010

Traveling Home

Here we are, sitting in Toronto Pearson International Airport... Our flight is at 6, but we thought we better play it safe and get here early to have time to get through the check-in and security line.

We left home at 3pm, got here about about 3:25.... and Check-in and Security took us all of about 6 minutes... :)

So here we sit... and wait... thankful for clear weather and "on time" flight statuses for both legs of our trip. We fly to Montreal then sit there for 2 hours before our flight to good ol' PEI!

I get time to read blogs and watch people and wonder where they're going...  so many people from different backgrounds.  If I were more outgoing, I'd start conversations... but instead, I sit in silence and make up stories about fellow travelers.

We arrive at midnight...  lucky chauffeur who is picking us up and taking us to Summerside... ;)

Looking forward to seeing family!!  Merry Christmas everyone and trust you enjoy your holidays with family and friends.  We have so much to be thankful for.

December 17, 2010

Cold Medications

Oh, Cold & Sinus medications - how I miss you!!

I don't think I have ever endured a nasty cold without my good buddies Sinutab, Tylenol Cold & Sinus Extra Strength, and others for both night and day.

Until now.

Apparently there's a million things you can't eat, do and take when you're pregnant... for the most part, I'm ok with that (though I do miss my regular tuna sandwiches!)... Until now.

I have one doozy of a head cold. I have never missed work for a cold before. Until now.

My boss sent me home early on Wednesday because I looked and sounded so miserable... and he was scared of getting sick. I woke up feeling even more miserable on Thursday, so took a sick day... spent most of my day sleeping, drinking water, sneezing, going through tissues and running for bathroom breaks. I would have given a lot to take a daytime Tylenol Cold & Sinus to stop the sneezing, dry up the nose a bit and give me some congestion relief. But, for the love and well-being of this child, I refrained.... and continue to refrain.

While I continue to sneeze and go through tissues...  (thankfully my body feels a little more alive today than yesterday)

I just H.O.P.E. I don't go through too many colds in the next few months. Nasty.

thanks for letting me vent.

December 13, 2010

Christmas Tree Adventure

After the baby shower on Saturday, we joined our friends for our annual visit to the Christmas Tree Farm... it's always a fun refreshing time. This time we weren't shopping for ourselves, so we were able to  join their fun for the search of "the tree"... The wagon ride and hot chocolate are highlights of the tradition for both young and old! :)

There wasn't much snow this year, so the fields were kind of bare...


"Is this the tree?"

Mom and her boy :)

I love that grin :)

Not everyone's opinion of the perfect tree is the same...

hauling down "the one"

The kids are waving down our transportation

mmm... a fire and hot chocolate. Pretty much perfect.

Hot chocolate stand

Tree is tied on and ready to find its new home

Starting the lengthy process of "perfecting" the tree and finding the "perfect" spot...
the guys & girls often differ here...

Relaxing ... this makes my heart melt... I think he'll be a wonderful dad :)

Baby Excitement

It's hard not to get obsessed with all things baby... especially when we're eagerly anticipating a little one arriving much earlier than June! Try any day now... or early January! :)

We hosted a baby shower for Jersey Girl on Saturday... it seemed to go well, and because it was brunch - there was great food! :)

December 6, 2010

December... can you believe it?!

Weekends always go by too fast... before you blink, Monday is here. How does that happen??

And can you believe it's only 19 days until Christmas?? yikes. I am the world's worst Christmas shopper... I go into the frozen mind-blank state about mid-October, and I don't recover until January... I love many aspects of the Christmas holidays... the Christmas-y decor, family get-togethers, and of course ALL THE FOOD... but the shopping and gifts part?? That I could skip. But I'll try not to protest too much....

We finally had our first real beautiful snowfall...the roads and sidewalks are the gross dirty slush, but the yards and fields are all beautiful white! The first few snowfalls get me very excited... it must be all the childhood memories of fantastic storm days and hours spent playing in the snow. To this day, the sound of a snowplow or wind while I'm still laying in bed completely gets my hopes up. For at least the last week, before I'm barely awake, I have either mumbled to my man - "Is it snowing out??" or got out of bed, just to look out the window for myself... before crawling back under the covers. Nope - it wasn't snowing... at least not until Sunday. :) Mind you, I've never had a storm day while working that allowed me to stay home (maybe once in Halifax - can't remember), so not sure why I feel that anticipation... old habits formed as a kid certainly die hard!!

But after the first couple snowfalls each winter, the excitement wears off... and the adult dismay at such a long winter kicks in and... I moan and complain with the rest. But for now - I'll take the childish excitement for the next day or so! :)

My Dad popped in over the weekend... he was stopping over on his way home from Saskatchewan. We had a nice visit Saturday evening, and then some time Sunday afternoon while at a friend's house. He left this morning before I woke up, and is now... stranded at Toronto Pearson Airport. Lucky him. We have snow here, but it's the high winds back in the Maritimes that has flights cancelled. He's hoping to get out on an afternoon flight to Moncton (was supposed to fly directly to PEI) where Mom will drive over to pick him up. But so far, flights are being cancelled... if this continues, we may get another visit with him this evening! I know he'll be disappointed, because he is so looking forward to being home. So for his sake, I'm praying he gets out in the next couple hours.

I do love his visits though. :)