Saturday, January 23, 2016

I Wish Winter Was Over!!!

Every December after celebrating the joyous Christmas season and taking down all our beautiful decorations we move into my least favourite month of the year...JANUARY!!!!!! It has always been the most depressing month of the whole year in my opinion. The constant freezing temperatures, the mountains of snow and the dreary skies are enough to depress the most cheerful people. The only good thing about this month is that it's the first month of each new year, so at least we get rid of it fast, So as we are now entering the last week of this dreadful month, all I can say is: ROLL ON FEBRUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

My Little Boy Is Now a Young Man

I can't believe last Wednesday my son Ryan celebrated his 21st birthday. It seems like yesterday that we were in the hospital waiting for him to be born. A lot has happened in our lives since that magical day in 1994, the most important being his diagnoses of Autism in 1998. He has now graduated from high school with a Certificate of Merit that is given to the Special Needs kids who finish high school. So Happy Birthday to my wonderful son and may you celebrate many more, especially with me.  
Ryan's first birthday with his cousin SamanthaR

At Imagination Movers concert with Mover Dave

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Proud Canadian

Today is the 148th birthday of this beautiful country and my home Canada. I was lucky to be born here, specifically Hamilton, Ontario. My parents immigrated from England in 1952 with my two older brothers who were both born there, one in Birmingham and one in Leeds. They settled in Hamilton and two years later I was born and in 1962 my younger brother was born. I now live in Mississauga, which is a suburb of Toronto and this is where my son Ryan was born.I'm so proud to be able to call myself a Canadian along with my son Ryan and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. Also the rest of my family, parents and two older brothers also took their Canadian citizenship's over the years so we are all proud Canadians. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Fathers Day Dad

Today is Fathers Day and I can't believe that this is my 12th year without my dad. We always celebrated with a family barbecue with my whole family, that included my three brothers, their wives and most of the grandchildren depending how old they were and where they lived, I have a niece and nephew who live in British Columbia and a niece in Michigan. We did still celebrate for the first year or two after dad died, but I feel it got to be too much for my mom to handle so unfortunately we stopped after that. Now my mom is with dad in heaven, we lost her as well in 2011, so now my son Ryan and I go to the cemetery for a visit instead to let them know how much we love them and miss them. So Happy Fathers Day to all the dads, especially mine who I miss dearly and always will. Love you dad.

Monday, June 1, 2015

What Went Wrong

Last month I had the pleasure of taking my son to see his favorite musical group. He really loves these guys and I think the feeling is mutual because they are really good to him, especially two of the members. Anyway, because of Ryan's bad motor skills, they always wait till they have met and taken pictures with everyone else then come over to Ryan to spend some time with him, but at the last concert things didn't go very well in my opinion and now I'm not sure what to do. I like to take Ryan to their concerts, but not too sure about the time he spends with them and the problem is my boy won't understand why we leave right after the show and not spend time with them. It's quite a dilemma for me and the only thing I can think to do is to stop going to their concerts.You have probably noticed that I haven't mentioned the groups name, I did that on purpose for reasons of my own. Thanks for listening.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I Couldn't Believe This Happened to Me

I will start by saying that I have been on Twitter for four years now and have had my blog for just over two years. I love them both, especially the blog because of my love of writing that began in school when we were given a topic and asked to write what we called a composition or story. I found once my pen started writing I never looked up from the page until I was finished. Anyway, last week a person started following me on Twitter and I thought they sounded interesting so I followed back. So yesterday this person started asking me about my blog, I thought maybe they wanted to start their own and weren't sure how. I answered their questions as best I could and they thanked me so I thought that everything was okay. After about five minutes I noticed I had lost a follower, so I checked the service I have to see who unfollowed me, they need this on Facebook, and low and behold it was the person with all the questions, and not only did they unfollow me but also blocked me from seeing their page. I have never had this happen to me and hope it never happens again, I just don't know what to make of this. Oh by the way I did block this person as well, fair is fair. Sorry about this venting, but I do feel better.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day Mom

This is a picture of my Mom and my son Ryan taken 5 Christmases ago. The reason I picked this picture for a Mothers Day blog,  besides the fact it's one of my favourites, is because this is the 4th Mothers Day I have spent without my Mom being here. I lost her on September 9th, 2011 the result of a serious fall she had which she never recovered from unfortunately. I guess what I'm saying is if you are lucky to have your Mom still with you, cherish her because once she has gone it's forever. Happy Mothers Day to all you precious Moms, I hope you have a beautiful day with your children, I am with my boy. Happy Mothers Day Mom, I miss you.