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Oh Canada…..Day 2

Sometimes I can think of really witty things to keep this going sometimes not so much….haha

Day 2…….I think day 2 wanted to give day one a run for her money!!

Wake up feeling down about the accident…..go for breakfast and relax while we wait for the Jeep to be fixed…I take the kids to the pool again while my partner goes out and tries to fix the lights on his truck and now the lights on the boat.
it’s freezing outside (-)something ridiculous I go out to see if I can help with anything….mention he needs to eat, so he says he will go out to check on the jeep and pick up food on the way back.

He decided to take our dog Bella with him to get her out of the room…..and yes this is the same dog that almost dove to her death in the Mackenzie river the day before, about an hour later my phone rings and I see that it’s my partner…I’m excited maybe the jeep is ready and we can head out today!
I pick up and he starts yelling at me to bring him the truck keys now…..I have to walk to the A&W because the dog has locked him out of the Truck and the Truck is running!…..HAHA….OK he is not finding this so funny so I tell the kids I’ll be back in about 30 min….with food.
I start walking in (-)ridiculous temp to unlock the truck doors….I arrive and he is yelling at the dog to stop jumping around….our food is getting destroyed….and he wonders why the dog doesn’t care….I’m just thinking that this is so not going to make this day any better and hopefully the jeep will be ready soon…..

Nope…..looks like we are staying another night and so far day 2 was not all that great!…..however it did not win over day one I think!
kids are quiet and not bickering and my Partner looks like he is about to blow his top….I try to make light of everything and crack some jokes but no one has a sense of humor today….

New tranny line new day….Jeep will be ready in the morning.
Day 3 here we come!

This is how My Life Becomes Me….

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2013 in Change, Travel

 

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Day 1…..The Departure

Loaded and ready to go!……I however am a coffee addict….an addiction I acknowledge and accept because it’s my last crutch, I only drink alcohol maybe twice a year and I quit smoking 9 years this coming September…and well I like my coffee and I’m OK with not being able to function without it…however our Tim Horton in town does not open till 7 am and my partner will not wait for it to open so my brain can start to function …so away we go!!

6:45 am October 31st 2012 The kids are loaded up its (-20 something)…My partner ,son and dog are in the pick-up. The girls and the EVERYTHING else is in the Jeep with me…the girls can’t even touch the ground with their feet we are so jammed packed…I’m thinking we are a little to jam-packed but I have elbow room and all the sleeping bags and blankets are keeping everything hard from hurting us if anything were to start to fall so all is good.

so off we go as we drive out-of-town and I stare longingly at Tim’s thinking I can make it the 3.5 hours to fort providence to fill up on fuel of all kinds….my brain can work ..I know it can …it’s worth the wait if it means getting a good start home!

I spend the next x amount of hours using up the battery on my iPod listing to music because no radio….no cell…no anything in the middle of nowhere….trying to wake up and enjoy the black morning.

What!!!!oh no I see red lights!!!! can I stop in time… my load is to heavy……swerve around the truck and stop beside him wondering why the heck he stopped ….and was just in time to notice all the Buffalo crossing the road not 3 feet in front of me!!….and then thinking they really do blend in when its dark! As we watch them cross I admired their majestic beauty and I acknowledge that this will be the last time I watch them in their natural habitat, all the while using this time to calm my nerves as I realize I almost killed us!…NEED CAFFEINE!….well maybe not I did just have pretty good reflexes!
Still 2 hours till first pit stop…oh well this was my brains kick start…..I think my brain will work just fine now! ha ha

10:00 am sun is finally up and I think I can smell the coffee from here!…girls have been watching movies and listening to music my oldest is full of chatter and excitement ….and I see it …I smell the coffee I’m almost certain now ..ha ha…we stop get some breakfast and we will need to walk the dog …not the same dog we came with Buster Brown my Aussie passed away last January ….this is my partners new dog Bella a black Lab/husky mix….and she is just a young pup only 1 year and loves to play her favorite games like Eat Mom’s books…and her absolutely favorite game of Catch….but let me explain her rules….

Bella’s Catch Rules:

  • 1: charge through the wall of humans before they get the catch of the leash attached!
  • 2: Run…Run…Run…before said humans can catch you!
  • 3: when You get board Run…Run…Run….really close to said humans and pretend your going to let them catch you!
  • 4: Then Run…Run…Run…away while barking “Run…Run…Run…Catch Me if you CAN!”!
  • 5: and Repeat over and over and over….. until tired!

I must say that however much she loves playing Eat Moms Books she did not get to play that game on this day …however I do believe she did become an expert at Bella’s catch!

almost 4 hours later a raw steak from the restaurant, her favorite snack (an apple)and several almost dives into the Mackenzie River to her death we have 3 happy children a tired puppy and two exhausted parents we head to the ferry crossing for the last time across the River.

so after our excursion with the dog I’m feeling good my partner said he had a bad feeling that something was going to happen when we left this morning so I’m thinking almost losing the dog is the bad feeling all taken care of. Smooth sailing from here on out. Right….right!

guess next stop will have to be High Level because the day is more than half gone and we have to take the youngest trick or treating…off to High Level.

What a long day 1 its been ….15 km out of high level I’m getting excited ..one coffee is not enough and I’m getting hungry.
My oldest would like the pillow I have my arm resting on … throw my phone on the dash lift my arm up and she grabs the pillow as I look over and watch her place her head on the window I look back at the road …..and that’s when I felt it …..a light tug in the back…..

The next thing I know the boat is dragging me into the ditch …..I turned my wheel to try to get it so I can drive back out and not flip and kill us …all the sleeping bags and blankets fall in on my little girl in the back and then we come to a stop with snow spraying up as we get buried from the snow that was dropped the night before! But we are up right and facing the road and the boat almost beside me. My youngest looks up and said why’d we stop? what happened ? why did the stuff fall? and lastly Moomm my movies not over!…

Now I open my door and get out into the knee-high snow to asses the damage and have a break down with out the girls noticing!….my son noticed what happened and my partner stops and pulls over and comes over to start his angry montage at me…..however I don’t know what he was saying, I wasn’t really listening.
I was thanking all the powers that be and the love that keeps me sane that we are all unharmed and looks like undamaged!

within a few min a good Samaritan pulls over to try to pull me out and hooks his chain on my tranny line instead of something solid like the frame …but second time is a charm and we chug along to Canadian tire to get it fixed ….so not completely undamaged now.(Hmmm…Tranny….didn’t I have tranny issues with the U-HAUL on day 1 when we moved TO Yellowknife?…sounds familiar )

looks like we will be staying an extra day in High level! We head to the motel I unload…order dinner
Lets go trick or treating …..partner says I’m grounded….OK you go out in -35 and me and the teens are going swimming then ….see you when you get back!

We are all alive and safe I’m going to remove my stress in the hot tub! (wonder if this one’s a time machine!)

Tomorrow is a New Day!

This is how My Life Becomes me! ūüôā

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Canada again….Really!!

Back when I started¬†this blog I wrote about my move from Ontario to the Northwest Territories and The wonderful growth and experience I gained from such a journey and how life can throw you curve balls and it’s how you practice hitting those balls, learning which ones to swing at and which ones to leave alone and of course¬†ducking when they get too close so¬†life doesn’t knock you out….I believe such experience’s allow¬†for growth.

Well I’ve made this journey once and¬†most people would be¬†figuring that one crazy trip across Canada would be a great learning experience and that TWO such experiences would be non-existing……because¬†that just doesn’t happen…..at least not in the real world.

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Winter Sunrise 9:50 am my last winter in Yellowknife

…..Right?

so the last time I wrote my whole trip in one post ….but this time I’ll break it up into several, just to make sure it isn’t as long and you don’t get board and maybe in all this nonsense just¬†maybe I’ll show you a little of

How My Life becomes Me ūüôā

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Thanks for Giving

In¬†the tradition of giving thanks to those around us on this day I would like to share some of the things I¬†am thankful for…..

  • I am thankful for¬†my mother and father for giving me all they could to help me grow into the women and mother that I am.
  • I am thankful for my partner who has given me 3 of the most beautiful children in the world.
  • I am thankful¬†that my oldest girl has spirit and spunk¬†and the courage to be who she wants to be.
  • I am thankful¬†that my middle child¬†is¬†finding¬†the confidence to become what ever he wishes as he grows in to the man he so wants to become.
  • I am thankful for my youngest for having the perfect blend of spirit and confidence and courage to become the wonderful adult¬†that I know¬†she will become.
  • I am thankful for my¬† family and friends who have stuck by me through all my¬†ups and downs throughout¬†the years.
  • I am thankful that my partners dog may have finely stopped eating my books.
  • I am thankful for being able to make money doing what I enjoy.
  • I am thankful for lessons learned….and lessons that are still to be learned to allow me to grow.
  • I am thankful to those people who have been instrumental in¬†helping me grow over the past year.
  • I am thankful for my sweater¬†that is keeping me warm today as¬†I watch the first snow fall of the year.
  • I am thankful for the pickle ends because they are my favorite when eaten with cheese.
  • I¬†am thankful for the¬†ability to see and¬†appreciate all that I am thankful for.
  • I am thankful for you …..because you chose to stop and read what I have to say.

there are so many other things to be grateful for but I am in the middle of preparing turkey dinner so these are the ones that I will say for now.

I belive that there is always something to be thankful for no matter how rough the road…. you just have to look and once you focus on those little things the bumps in the road seem to fill them selves.

so what are you Thankful for this year?….you don’t have to share them with me if you don’t want to ….but you need to find them and appreciate them for your self because even the little things matter…..when you find all the little things and put them all together they become big things…..don’t you think.

so Thanks for giving to me…….thanks for giving to others…….thanks for giving even just a little of your selves.

and this is how…. My Life Becomes Me!

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Working Vacation…..nothing better!

I recently¬†went¬†away on a working vacation….my boss sent me to Ontario¬†for a convention and some upgrading on a computer program I use at work ….I call it a working vacation¬†because¬†it was for work ..I call it a vacation because it¬†was in Ontario and that is where all my family is from.

I havent been home in¬†2 years and I¬†took full advantage of my trip¬†back…and now that I have come¬†back to reality here in the Northwest¬†territories I realized that I really missed my children I had never been away from them for so long I was gone for a week… 8 nights boy is that a long time for me, but it was a well deserved¬†vacation from the reality of my regular life.

I had an amazing time with my friends and family I feel even more homesick now that I have returned. This probably was not what my boss had intended when he sent me…lol

I was¬†busy every night so it wasn’t until I got back here that I realised how much I missed them .My youngest was not very happy about my leaving and thought she would punish me for going by being miserable¬†the morning I left and then¬†she decided to¬†not talk to me¬†on the phone the entire time I was¬†away,I don’t think she realised that she was punishing herself as well¬†as me with that …since I¬†returned home on Saturday she hadn’t left my side till I shipped her off to school this morning. Did I say anything about how I felt hurt about her not talking to me all week …No!…I think that would have been just punishing her something that she didn’t really understand so¬†I just hugged her told her I missed her and tried not to trip over her as I went along my day and asked her to help me with everything..haha..

Now that Mommy’s¬†back home and things are back to normal… in her mind all is right with the world again..¬† ūüôā

some days I wish I was 7 again ..haha..because that world is simple and my life is not …¬† ūüôā

How I keep Changing…. feeding my soul and my Caterpillar is becoming a Butterfly

and how My Life Becomes Me ……

 

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