Saturday, March 9, 2013
Never Enough Time... and now we're losing an hour!
Things have been busy here, as always. Never a dull moment. On Thursday, as I was cooking a turkey, having invited my brother to dinner, our fridge let us know it was dying a swift death.. when I opened the freezer, things didn't seem very cold... when I felt the icecream container, it felt like we had French Vanilla "soup" rather than French Vanilla icecream... We pulled out the fridge to clean off the coils (something we had not done in... ahem "a while") and the compressor was burning hot- too hot to touch so we knew it was only a matter of time.. likely a very short time. So that afternoon we went refrigerator shopping... what fun... (not!)....you don't have much time to dillydally when the turkey is in the oven and you have a dinner guest coming... Luckily we did find
one that meets our needs and it is the same size- many are taller now and do not fit your cabinet opening (buyer beware - measure your space before you go looking...) So you know what I was doing yesterday - emptying one fridge and "moving into" another... great way to get your fridge cleaned though!! It's amazing what you find at the back of a fridge shelf that you'd forgotten about...
Yesterday was dear daughter's birthday. Last week was dear son's.. I'm feeling old these days!! Here is Laura on her third birthday, nineteen years ago.. and below is Mark, also nineteen years ago, on his fifth birthday... what a cute pair, eh? The years are flying by much too quickly... Happy Birthday you two scallywags!! Love you both to pieces!
Speaking of Laura, things are rather exciting in her life these days... She only has a few weeks left at university and then will be off to the big city for her one month Internship. We have found a place for her to live, flights are booked, etc.etc. So that's done... Recently she got a Summer Internship with Brunswick News (who own pretty much all the newspapers in the province), but not here of course.. that would be too easy. Living at home and saving on paying rent would just make too much sense. She will be several hours away, and luckily a friend of a friend has agreed to rent her a room for the four months, so that's done - one more thing checked off the list.
The final item on Laura's list these days will require a little more work and certainly more planning.. she has been accepted to a one week Journalism course in Prague! How exciting! It will be a wonderful experience for her, not to mention a great opportunity for some networking with journalists from all over the world! Prague is known as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and I have not been there.. so I'm thinking I might go with her... If any of my readers out there have been to Prague (or Bratislava or Budapest - both possibilities for side trips) I'd love to hear any suggestions or helpful hints you might have...
"Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled." ~ Mohammed