Snow in May!

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     The May Long Weekend is just around the corner….

     And it’s snowing!

I don’t know about you, but I really look forward to the May long weekend.  In Canada, it’s really early this year, starting on Friday May 15th.  You see, in Canada, unless the 24th falls on a Monday, its celebrated here the weekend before.  So, although it is a little early this year, I know I should not be looking out my window at SNOW!

No, its not a typo, SNOW!  Now as you know, here in Canada we have had a brutal winter with lots of snow already.  We’re sick of it.   So the last thing a person wants to see as she prepares for the ‘Unofficial Kick-off to Summer”, is the fluffy white stuff…. actually its more like wet cold snow… you know… slush!

I’m not a camper, but I figure all the people that are getting ready to open up their cabins and bring their campers to a park, must be pretty sick right now.  Snow!  Gross!  I know,,, it has happened in the past.. but you never seem to get used to snow in May.  It should be a time for flowers, and shorts, and sandals… not winter coats and turtlenecks.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy your long weekend, and I hope the American’s get a better one starting May 23rd.

No matter, have fun, and drive safe.

Darlene

Being on the Road is Hard on a Body!

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  Being On The Road can be Hard on the Body!

 

As most of you are aware, For the past 8 weeks I have been travelling for business… and that means hotel rooms, airplanes and all the other ‘stuff’ that goes along with travelling on business.  And I gotta tell you… It’s not easy!

A friend of mine has been doing it for 8 or 9 months or so, and it dawned on me that you don’t realize how hard living in hotels 90% of the time can be.  It made me want to write this article, because I only had to do it for two months, and let me tell you, I didn’t even realize how tired I was.  It’s not like travelling on vacation,, for starters, that’s for a short time, and you are so happy to be on vacation, that nothing else matters.  It’s different than ‘living’ in a hotel.

 I am very happy to report that my friend has found a job in the city in which he lives, and the travelling will come to an end. 

Appreciate sleeping in your own bed folks!  Nothing compares to it.

Enjoy Mothers Day

Darlene

Happy Mother’s Day!

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I wanted to take a moment to pay tribute to all the mothers out there, especially my own.

You know you are a mom when…..

1.  You hum the Barney song when you are cleaning the house

2.  When you find yourself cutting up your husband’s food.

3.  You are starting to like the taste of strained carrots and applesauce.

To all the mom’s who wiped our noses, took care of us when we were sick, cleaned up after us, cooked for us, and still found time to read us a book – God Bless you!

Darlene

Barack Obama…The First 100 Days!

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On April 29, 2009,  Barack Obama had punch 100 days as President of the United States.  He had inherited the biggest financial and fiscal mess, probaby in history.  In his Inaugural address, he said we had to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin the work of remaking America.    The first 100 days proved they weren’t just empty words… he has lead the way for change every step of the way.

Let’s take a look at what’s he has accomplished in the first 100 days!

** The 1st Executive Order was to close Guatanamo.  Guantanamo has been the sight of much torture and abuse – known about and endorsed by the previous American government.

** Tax cuts in a stimulus bill to help the average American

** Refinanced mortgages for millions of families, who in Obama’s words, played by the rules.  He has saved their homes.

** He has lifted the ban on stem cell research, paving the way for new cures for many diseases including Parkinson’s Disease.

** His anger over the AIG bonus scandel, stopping them from paying out millions in bonuses, after accepting billions in a bail-out.  How can you bonus someone for putting a company near bankruptcy?

** Stood up to the automakers for reckless spending, and while having their hand out, did not have a feasible plan to put the company back on track.

These are just a few of Barack Obama’s accomplishments in his first 100 days.  I wonder has his critics accomplished that must in the past 100 days.

Darlene

I’m Back

                  Hello everyone!

I’m back!  After travelling quite a bit for the past 8 weeks and barely being home on weekends, I am not back in the fold.  And looking forward to writing in my blog over the coming days, as I have not written in a while.

I have been doing a bit of reading on planes and in hotel rooms, and I will fill you in on the latest books.  Haven’t had a chance to watch a lot of movies, but stay tuned!  And I’ve met some very interesting people… there will be more on that front.

I will be writing lots in so please come back.  In the meantime, here’s a thought!

Have you ever wondered if the five dollar bill in your wallet, was ever in a stripper’s butt crack!  If you haven’t, bet you the $5 you are now!

Have a great evening!

Dar