Wednesday, October 13, 2010 for...

"Don't It Make Your
Brown Eyes Blue"
Don't know when I've been so blue...
Don't know whats...come over you.
You've found somebody new.
And don't it make my brown eyes blue.

I'll be fine when your gone.
I'll just cry all night long.
Say it isn't true.
And don't it make my brown eyes blue.

Tell me no secrets, tell me some lies.
Give me no reasons, give me alibis.
Tell me you love me and don't let me cry.
Say anything but don't say goodbye!

I didn't mean to treat you bad.
Didn't know just what I had.
But honey now I do...
And don't it make my brown eyes ...
don't it make my brown eyes...
don't it make my brown eyes...BLUE.
Ok, well, it isn't like Ryan is having an affair on me or anything...but truth is...I will tell you...he started kindergarden! I know...can you believe it?! Then the little stinker went and turned 5 on me the very next week! Wouldn't you know, he was MINE. All mine...up until the "S" word came along. Oh ya, "SCHOOL" is now his everything! I showed up to school so excited to see him and ask him how school was going and he started to CRY~! I ran by his side, "Oh Ryan...what is wrong? Did you miss mommy? Did some big bully hurt you? Is your teacher mean to you? What terrible thing happened to make you so upset?!"

His reply? "I don't want you to be here! I want to go with my new friends on the bus!!"

Are you kidding me kid?! I am the one who has taken care of you over the last 5 years! I spent 9 miserable months with you in my belly...many hours of unforgetable labour...5 years of nurturing you into the fine boy you are today. We have cuddled, and snuggled, and laughed and played. I changed your diapers and fed your sweet little self.
And this is the thanks I get?
You were all mine until your teacher came into your life and
now you love her more than me?! How can this be?!
Ok, well whatever the reason is...I know you will be coming home sometime today and I know that at some point over the next 13 years you will come home and say to me,
"I want my mommy"
...right?! Seriously, right?!
Yep, it is true. I was my guys number one gal up until September rolled around and now I am on the back burner. Feeling a little jipped, and kinda miss the little stinker during the day. Think I might do a mommy stalker thing and drive by the school today. What? I have 2 other kids at that school?! Thanks for the reminder! Ah yes, I remember...these are the emotions I have felt for each of them for like the first month of their kindergarden days...then someone taught me the definition of FREEDOM.  Hmmm...well, for now, maybe I can bribe them with french fries to come say hello to me through the fence...

Have fun at school my Little Bear. I am off to nurture my Kaycee now.
She is ALL MINE over the next 3 years...that is...of course...until friends and teachers and school busses get in the way!!
Awww....look at her say, "CHHEEEEESE!!"
Oh, and for some more "D" posts...head on over to Jenny's page at
She hosts a letter a week called Alphebet Thursday...a little thing to spark writing topics. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Give Thanks...

Well, it has been awhile since I have blogged...I think it is time I get back to it! I have had a few people asking me when I was going to start blogging again. Not sure really why I stopped. Guess it was a very busy summer...seems like we never slowed down. Now that the kiddos are back in school, I am finding my "normal" again. So...normal to me, is finding time to write a little bit about what goes on in our on the farm.

Today is our Canadian Thanksgiving. I have a hard time getting into the Thanksgiving mood in October...seems like November is the more "festive" time. But I do think, why not be Thankful more than once a year?! Why not celebrate twice?! Hey...maybe I will be thankful YEAR ROUND! Imagine that?! ha!
As of right now I have a ham cooking in the oven and it smells soooo good! Can't wait to sit down and enjoy it.

I thought I would share with you, on this Thanksgiving Day....Joey's "I Am Thankful For..." paper that he brought home from school on Friday. I think he said it perfectly.

"I Am Thankful For...."
My dad putting me in 4-H.
My 4-H calf helping me out at the fairs.
Clothes for warmth.
A farm for money.
A school for education.
Carrots for health.
Milk for calcium.
Finally, my little brother for surviving his huge fall
out of the hay loft this summer.
-Joey age 9

Carrots for health?!  Not sure where he came up with that one...ha!  But, good job on your writing Joey.  I hope we can all be as creative in our thinking of things to be thankful for.  (And...we are also so very thankful that our Ryan survived that very scary fall...)
Wishing each and every one of you a WONDERFUL Canadian Thanksgiving!!

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