Friday, September 4, 2009

Thought – Labour Day marks so many things in my life. I could never figure out why I was always so emotional the last week in August and the first week in September. It is such a milestone date, memories of being a kid and last day at the Ex, first day of school, can remember starting high school like it was yesterday (right down to the so cool tartan skirt my mom bought me, that wasn’t so cool when I went in to register, luckily there was a boy there whose name was Doug Shirley, who was called up to the stage with “Shirley, Doug” that might have been more embarrassing). Then Labour Day goes on a sabbatical for a while when work starts, but boy does it come back with a bang when you start having kids and they go off to school.

Preparations were crazy the week before, school bags, lunch bags, pencil crayons, etc. What to wear, we always bought new fall and winter clothes and the first week of school was always beautiful, and off my 5, or 6 or 7 year old would go with his/her new wooly sweaters, that usually came off by the time they got to the school yard. And there was me standing in the school yard with all the other moms, with my throat acting like it had just closed up from a major allergic reaction as I tried not to cry. By the time the kids were in grade 3, the other parents knew just to nod at me.

It’s funny now I can close my eyes and bring back that happy/sad feeling that will always be associated with Labour Day weekends, or I can just play the Staples commercial on youtube and enjoy the day. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. Happy Labour Day

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thought I would try and find out more about this blogging phenomenon going on. Saw “Julie and Julia” last night (what a great movie, more on that in a minute) and it introduced me to the power of blogging (watch for my movie next year lol). So here I am.

Well now what do I do, right

Thoughts on “Julie and Julia” – what an interesting story, I never knew what an interesting person Julia Child was, to me she wrote a cook book, that had way too many steps in her recipes for me. Give me cookbooks with those “A meal in 30 minutes with 5 ingredients” type of books. Now I want to become a French cook, have to try the beef bourguignon and move to Paris. I would also like to know how you live to 90 years of age smoking, drinking and eating everything with BUTTER. Julie Powell is a soon to be thirty year old frustrated with her life and decides to set her self a goal, to cook every recipe in Julia Child’s cookbook and write about it on her blog. Not only write about the recipes but also about her personal life, it is amazing how much information we give out about ourselves on the internet. (sounds like a thought for another day). The characters and the actors were great and I would recommend it to everyone. I was surprised at how emotional (wow a real piece of me being exposed here, but not too big) I was during the movie, there were some really moving spots. It’s not just a chick flick, it is really quite interesting.

Well, hey that wasn’t so bad (are we allowed to talk to ourselves on our blogs). I hope so I'm probably the only person going to read this (not likely I'm bound to make the kids read it, poor them)