Well, I had an interesting time trying to set up the link for my pictures. I cheated and it works. I will be keeping the site updated with pictures so that they can be seen. I am enjoying an afternoon to myself. Colby is spending the afternoon with Nicole and the twins so I can get caught up on my typing. I'm almost done. It's feast or famine with this typing. But that's good. It's hard to believe I have been doing this for a year. Colby is going to a birthday party tomorrow. It's for Kendell's little sister. Kendall was born the day before Colby. All I have heard for the last couple of days is, "Going to Kendell's house on Sunday mommy, lets' go now". It should be exciting. I must admit, it's strange without him here. I was actually feeling guilty on leaving him at Nicole's so I could come home and type. Even though I spend all day with him, I still feel guilty on days like this when I am home and he's not. I feel like I'm pawning him off. But, I can't do everything. Sometimes I need to remind myself of that. I'm going to treat myself and go take a bath before I go to work.
Well, it's Monday, February 23. I am back to work tonight (3:30-12:00) I will be getting my pictures back on Wednesday of this week of the blizzard. I can't wait to see them. I finished working on a crochet baby sweater yesterday, with the help of Jean to put the zipper in. It is a great sense of accomplishment to know that I made this. It's pale yellow and zips up the back all the way up the hood. I originally made it because the pattern did not have a picture and I wanted to know what it looked like. I only crochet at work to give me something to do. That is one of the advantages of working in a call centre. We are going to send it to Carolyn and Steven, cousins of Rob's in Ontario. I'm taking it to work tonight to show off and then hopefully sending it by the end of the week. Colby is now carrying around his Mr. Murphy. He loves a show that comes on CBC in the morning called Poko. This is a show that is produced by Salter Street Productions, which is based in Halifax. Rob has a curious George that his mother made him, that is now Mr. Murphy, which is Poko's stuffed monkey. He won't go to bed without it. He also has a red Austin Mini dinky that is his "flying car" from Harry Potter. He is now quoting lines from the movie on a regular basis. I was cleaning the door of the playroom with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (yes, they work, but kinda took the paint off the door, when you rub GENTLY as the package instructs, the paint is not removed, I am going to have to keep a stock of them in the house at all times), anyways... Colby was in the playroom with a crayon, writing on the wall (which he is allowed, the room is unfinished so he can) and he was slowly saying, Do You Know Anything About The Chamber Of Secrets", (in the movie, Harry is writing in a diary to Tom Riddle and says the same thing). My kid is just to damn smart. He also has a tendency when something frusterates him to say "For fuck sake" (thanks to his dad slipping it ONCE over a month ago). Still trying to break that one. I also think we may be on the verge of potty training. He told me again at Jean's last night that he wanted to go pee. But by the time we went to the bathroom he had already peed in his pull up. I was hoping that this toilet training thing would be done in a day but I'm quickly realizing that it's not. Oh well, it could be worse. ¶ 6:07 AM
Well, this is easier to look at. I hated the big letters on the other one. It is now February 21, 2004, and we are almost all shovelled out. I have many pictures to post, when I figure out how to do it. I'm told I have to create a website to post them to first, so we'll see how that goes. We had almost 100cm of snow fall in less than 24 hours. I have never seen that much so at one point. I was just about ready to lose my mind when I finally saw the plow come down my street. Then, the plow got stuck and we had to wait for another plow to come and pull that one out. And I am not talking little 4x4 truck. This was one of the big honkin' plows. They ended up pushing all the snow to the end of the street and leaving it in a big pile. It is about 10 feet shy of the top of a light pole, which explains how much snow there actually is. The city of Halifax got special permission from Ottawa to dump the snow in the harbour. Well, there goes the Harbour Clean Up so far!
Colby is madly obsessed with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. If I have seen the movie once, I have seen it at least 100 times. I bought a Harry Potter poster and calendar for his room. I took the calendar apart and pinned the pictures up around his room. He can name every character on the walls. He also has a red dinky that is his "Flying Car" that he loves. It is not unusual to see him playing with it and hear him say "By the way Harry, Happy Birthday". If you've seen the movie you'll understand. He also does a great impression of snake language, and can quote almost 1/2 the movie line for line. And this kid is only 2.