Tuesday, October 28, 2014

All for Nothing

Kezia has played with the basically the same group of girls for years. I would imagine that other rec soccer leagues experience the same thing and the teams stay more or less the same from season to season. What's interesting to me is how the skill level that Kezia plays at seems to be so equal to all the teams in this league. Rarely is there a high scoring game and often a single goal separates the score. 

Tonight was Kezia's first indoor game of the season (her team played on Saturday but she was away and the score was a 1-0 win) and it was a tough one!

They ran:

They manoeuvred around players:

They beat the other team to the ball:

They did throw-ins:

and corner kicks. They had shots. They played hard.
When it was all said and done and the buzzer rang...
it was a 0-0 score.

I expect that there will be many games like that this year.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Hello Monday
Hello dark morning
Hello new week
Hello fun and busy day at school

Hello after school volleyball game for Kaden
Hello 6 players and no subs
Hello air time

Hello fan club in the stands
Hello hot chocolate for 2

Hello paparazzi 

Hello first game win 25-23
Hello happy team
Hello encouragement for game 2

Hello hokey pokey?

Hello game 2 win (and bonus game 3 win!)
Hello "good game" hand shakes

Hello unpleasant surprise in the mail
Hello clocked time of 79 in an 80 zone
Hello new construction zone speed of 60
Hello first ever speeding ticket
Hello painful:

Hello Full House on Netflix
Hello cuddle time with my girls 
Hello Monday

Sunday, October 26, 2014


My friend Melanie and I have been friends for years...like decades...I met her when she was dating Conrad's brother way back 22 years ago! *ack* has it been that long?! We were the maid of honour in each other's weddings in 1996 and it appears that even all these years we still have so much in common.

Today, 4 couples decided to go to "Tim's class" for Sunday School and I had already ordered when Melanie placed her order. I don't always get a bagel but today I decided to get a pretzel bagel with the mustard sauce and when Melanie came to the table she had the exact same thing!

Our families decided to go for lunch and then we ordered the same thing for lunch...BBQ chicken flat bread with a side of pickles and honey mustard sauce. After all these years we are still "twinsies"!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thrift Store Adventures

Today my friend Janice and I went on a shopping spree. We spent the day catching up (we no longer work together and so we don't talk every day now) and hunting out bargains at 5 thrift stores.

At stop #1was MCC and after our searching and perusing I bought two items for a total of $2

Next stop was our city's newest Value Village:

where we hit the jackpot! Janice was looking for a certain game that has been hard to find and she found one!... with all the pieces...for $2.99! Score!

We talked about getting another fondue set because our kids are eating more and this way we'd be able to get more forks going at the same time. I found a brand new fondue set for $5.99! It was a good stop!

Stop three was the Salvation Army. I found a scarf for my collection that was 25% off and came to a total of $2.99

Then it was a stop at a new second hand store called Plato's Closet. My girls are going to LOVE this store! I can't wait to take them. All brand name trendy clothing in like new condition for a reasonable price. They even had a $1 clearance rack. I bought another scarf (I might have a scarf problem!)

Janice and I lunched at Costco, browsed at Costco, and then made a stop at Princess Auto where I got a smoking deal on noise cancelling headphones for my classroom (reg $12 and on sale for $5). 

Then we made one final stop at another Value Village where Janice totally lucked out because she found the exact brand of something that she was considering spending over $50 on and she found it for $7.99. 
It was an awesome end to a super fun day.

Not a bad haul for 5 hours of talking and shopping and eating:

Friday, October 24, 2014

All in a day

Started the day with an early morning drop off at the church because my girls are off on a youth weekend at a bible college 9 hours away...

Then I sat through an all day school math inservice...

Then Conrad and I were able to go out for an actual date night while Kaden was at youth. It was delicious...and more a bit more relaxing than the date nights we've enjoyed for the past few months! ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My wish list this Christmas

with a fun pen set that I can decorate the pages with

This ampersand as a decoration for our rec room shelves (hint Hobby Lobby always has a coupon)

This set of vacuum sealers to keep bagged items fresh

This cool lanyard holder since we are now required to wear school ID

 I'd love this owl duck tape for school

These Kal Barteski mini prints are awesome

I'd like a set of tongs with silicone to use in my big frying pan

Apparently I go through can openers because the one I got last year (or the year before) doesn't work without a LOT of encouragement. This one has excellent ratings.

I like almost everything Lisa Leonard makes but these joy earrings are at the top of my list

My current starbucks cup is starting to get a bit worn. A new one like this would be awesome

and in my stocking, I'd love to see some

lime pic-a-pop (it's back!)

Well...that should give my family a few ideas!
What's on your list this year?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Volleyball Win!

It was a big win for the Eagles today!

The Grade 7/8 team won the first set 25-21 and then narrowly lost set two 28-27 and then pulled off a 15-8 victory for the win! Great job boys!

The team played so great and with such a small team the boys are really having a chance to develop their skills.

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