Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Late night ramblings...

This afternoon, I couldn't stay in the cabin for another second so, I took the girls for a walk...not a long one because the stroller was too hard to push through all of the new snow, but it sure felt good to get outside for a bit & the girls seemed to enjoy it too! It was about -15'C so I bundled them up in a two fuzzy sleepers each, put on the green hoody sweaters (from Shaaron & Betty) & wrapped them in fleece blankets and stuffed in two hot-water teddy bear bottles...the hot-water bottles are adorable!! I didn't even pull the cover down that turns the stroller into a completely enclosed cocoon. The sun was bright against a perfectly blue sky, the only clouds hugged the mountain peeks and the ground sparkled like it was 2 feet deep in crushed diamonds! I don't ever remember the snow in Ontario sparkling that way...it's just SO dry here that it literally sparkles!! I tried to find the trees that we identified as likely Christmas trees for cutting but, now that they are all draped in snow, I can't pick them out anymore!! In fact, with the snow, they ALL look perfect, but I know better!! Ohhhhh I miss my camera!!

Well it looks like Adelaide is cutting her 3rd tooth . I think I'll call the dentist about this one though! Instead of it being an upper front tooth, it's the upper one to the left of the front teeth...I wonder if that is normal? I've only heard of the bottom & top front teeth coming in before anything else. Oh well it will be what it will be &, if this is the biggest of our worries won't we be lucky parents!

Martin called at 9pm tonight needing a hand unloading 60 blocks of frozen dog meat...He isn't someone that we would ever say "no" to when he asks for help. He is such a good friend & he rarely asks for anything! Sean helped me put the girls to bed before heading out but wouldn't you know it, Adelaide had OTHER plans & sleep was NOT something that she had factored in!! Playing with the cat, having a snack, playing with Mummy....THAT was more what SHE had in mind!!

Tomorrow is suppose to be a Whitehorse day...the day we get our new dryer. I'm pretty excited about it but I have to say...Sears is a bit of a wild card here! I can't believe how bad the service has been! From overcharging us, to not providing a bill of sale, to bring in the wrong product & leaving it up to ME to figure out something was wrong, to taking an extra month to set things right! They wouldn't get away with that foolishness in the South! However, tomorrow I can put THAT experience behind me & get on with washing & DRYING our laundry!! Now we won't have clothes lines running all over the place in the cabin! What a treat!!

Speaking of "treats" with the 31st quickly approaching, I've not done anything about costumes for the girls BUT we are going to take a dog team to Claire & Remy's for a surprise dogsled ride...Whatever you do, DON'T tell them...Like I said, it's a surprise! It's Claire's birthday & her party is Friday after the town fireworks! We aren't taking the girls trick or treating (heck they can't eat candy yet so we'd look rather silly looking for handouts) but we are taking them to Claire's Halloween/Birthday party...they'll be dressed as Mushers with their own headlamps, a dog team & a sled! Hopefully I'll be able to get a new camera in town tomorrow (remember, I broke mine earlier this week) so that I'll be able to get some photos!

Well Sean is back from Martin's & is now out in the yard feeding the multitudes. The girls are finally asleep. Turned out Adelaide was up an extra hour just refusing to sleep but, sounds like I finally got her down successfully!! Hopefully the feeding ruckus won't wake her up again!! And, hopefully Sean won't be too much longer out there...it's already 10:30 & he'll be bushed tomorrow for having a late night tonight!

Guess that's it for now....The cabin is settled in for the night, the fire is burning & the dogs are quiet (indicating that their meal has been served & Sean will soon be in) So, with that, I'll wish you all a peaceful sleep where ever you may be.....

Cheers
H

3 comments:

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

You had better get a new camera and take pictures of those girls all done up as mushers!!

Heather (aka Mum) said...

Kara...No Kidding! Except, trip to town for today is starting to look bleek :( it's past 9:30 and Sean hasn't called to say her got the day off :( Oh well...hopefully someone else will have a camera!!

I'll be watching your Blog for images & tales of ALL HOLLOW"S EVE !!

Anthony said...

Ah, Sears... We had no end of trouble with them, after almost a year just bit the bullet and gave up trying to resolve anything. Never again.