Thursday, January 28, 2010

Academic Expungement and Mothers Out Law

I know I've been quiet on the blog front lately. Mea culpa.

Have started another term at school, occasionally to my crushing dread, but I'm working on it. Only two courses with my favourite professor, who is retiring in April, and that's it.

Was speaking with the advisor for students with disabilities today and she noted that my transcript has a lot of.....blips (read: craters, with zeros) and that she thought I would be able to get most of them wiped, given the events of the last couple of years. I don't know if I can do that. I don't know if I am worth that. I'll work on it.

Unrelated, but related to the title, Lady's Mom mentioned wanting to drop by this weekend. Both of us had the same, resounding "EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW" reaction. My mom? When my Mom drops by she brings KFC and chats for a bit. Lady's Mom will spend the visit prowling through the house critisizing how we've got things laid out and whether we have healthy groceries in the cabinets. Not interested, thank you very much.

Well, that's it for now.


PS: I will provide new Mackers pictures, and soon :) He's getting big, getting his big boy teeth now, too!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

More Newfoundlanders step forward for Haiti

With everyone's mind still on the crisis in Haiti, I really hope that my bloggy-friends will pass this link around. A local artist has done a painting called "Kisses for Haiti" and is donating all proceeds from her ebay action to Doctors Without Borders/MSF for Haiti Relief.

I don't expect any of you to *buy* the painting just because of what it's for, I know money is tight, but it might catch someone's fancy- one of your other readers, someone with a connection to Newfoundland, anything.

For those of you who might not get the reference, the candy in the picture is called a "Purity Kiss"- It's a Newfoundland specific candy that tastes like molasses or other flavours.

News story

Ebay Link

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I am so proud to live here

The crisis in Haiti is on most people's minds here in the Blogosphere. I am proud to call the Mama of quite a few Hatian Sensations, the fabulous Corey Waters, among my virtual friends.

I live in a small Canadian province, one that had a reputation for *many* years as being a "Have-Not" province.

Well, I'm proud to be living in this province today! Our premier announced today that our province was donating one million dollars to the Haiti relief effort!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thank you so much for the support!

Things are looking brighter now and I have no doubt that it's due in part to the positive thoughts I got, and am getting, from all of you.

Lady posted here *warning: Some frustrated-venty language* about something I'm sure you're all familiar with: Caregiver burnout. Some other stuff in her blog may not be to your taste (or maybe it is, I've no idea) but I know she appreciates all of you and would love any recharging tips you could sling her way from dealing with your own tough kiddos.



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Prayers for Peace and Strength please

All I can say right now.