Tuesday, May 27, 2008


In the last month, I've had a couple of out of town trips for work. It had been a while since I had any of these - at least since before Julia was born - and now, in a month, I've had two. A few weeks ago sitting in a posh hotel in Montreal at 10 at night I remember the overwhelming quiet. I remember thinking how much more I would enjoy a posh hotel in Montreal if my family was there to share it with me. I thought the quiet and the longing was due to the poshness of the hotel and the newness of the locale. I was wrong - tonight I'm sitting in a less than stellar hotel in PA, waiting for it to cool off to the right temperature for a run, and feeling an overwhelming sense of quiet and a longing for the sounds of my family -the "Julia"s in Hunter's voice, the "baba"s in Julia's, the business of 8pm bath times and bedtimes, the evening conversation after the kids are in bed - the sounds of joy in my mind. Of course, these feelings could be somewhat exacerbated because the other thing these last two trips have in common is my lack of a good book.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Up and Running

I've completely drifted away from blogland these last few months. Being back at work has been a lot more overwhelming than I remembered it being after I went back when Hunter was one. It may have something to do with changing jobs less than two months after being back and walking right into the busy season in the new job or it may be dealing with a new administration or it might have something to do with having two little monsters rather than one. Really, it's probably a combination of all that and an example of my inability to effectively balance my life. It seems that whenever I pick something new up something else drops even if the new thing doesn't take that much time. My newest pick up has been that running class I mentioned a while back. But I've been attributing more drops than I should to that one small change. I've basically dropped my regular swimming (which seems to have had the effect of neutralizing any benefits I probably would have gotten from running - oh well, the endorphins are good). Anyway, this is a round about way of saying I'm back to blogging a couple nights a week anyway. I hope my readership will find me again but if not that's okay too. New pictures coming up at family album.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Evidence I don't pay a lot of attention to detail or the rest of that meme

31. Would you rather have room mates or live alone? I don't know - I've never lived alone.

32. What is your favorite thing to wear? jeans

33. Do you give money to homeless people when they ask? If I've got change on me I'll likely give it.

34. Missing someone? Yep.

35. You're having a bad day, what is one thing that can make your day better? A hug.

36. Do you keep secrets well? When they're worth keeping I do.

37. Can you sing? Depends, are you deaf?

38. Any plans for today? Not particularly tomorrow I'm going into work (yes, on Mother's Day. Being a grown up sucks).

39. Favorite color? Black.

Monday, May 5, 2008

3 pm facebook think

Cammy is wishing she were on a deck drinking beer instead of writing a million briefing notes. Cammy is thinking if she were at her old job at least she could be happily filled with rage about the current shaningans. Cammy is fondly remembering mindless work days in Banff and Golden. Cammy is thinking at some point she should really get behind the elimination of the automatic is on facebook because then she could at least think in past tense and expand her thought. Cammy is procrastinating. Cammy is feeling guilty about missing a run this weekend. Cammy is wishing she were at a hardware store buying lumber for fence building. Cammy is having one of those useless Cammy days*. Cammy is missing her family.

* At the end of the day Cammy did manage to accomplish a lot it just didn't feel like it as she was muddling through.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Meme (the Rest)

I may have new material related to taking the bus, walking home, and running so I figure I ought to finish this meme thing up so I can bore you with other things...

40. How old will you be in 10 months? Same as now only closer to 33 gasp.

41. What did you do today? Work, supper (ate not cooked), baths (kids), bed (kids), tv, run, computer. Exciting stuff.

42. Who was the last person who texted you? texted? what's that? Haven't I mentioned I'm a neo-luddite?

43. What is your current status? On facebook?

44. What are you listening to? Across the Universe. Who knew I would ever love Beatles covers this much (I'm usually a total purist when it comes to the Beatles)?

45. Who can you tell anything to? Anything? The internet apparently.

46. What were you doing at 12 am last night? Sleeping or trying to.

47. When is the last time you saw your Mom? March 15? Right after my birthday. My boy cried for about an hour after she left for the plane.

48. Have you kissed someone in the last 2 weeks? Yes, yes, yes.

49. How many houses have you lived in? One of my own as an adult. 3-4 as a kid.

50. Do you live in the house you grew up in? No, I'm starting to suspect this survey was written for a teenager.

51. What are you doing for your next birthday? I have no clue, probably not much.

52. Are you a social person? Depends on the day. I seem to oscillate between introvert and extrovert.

53. Do you like someone right now? Yeah, I'm totally right about the teenager thing. Yes, and he's dreamy, giggle.

54. What color is your shirt? Black, I know you're shocked.

55. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed? Yes but only because there is someone on the other side, once he is gone I roll all over the place.

56. Do you know how to play poker? Not well.

57. What are you thinking about right now? I should go to bed.

58. Any plans for this weekend? Next weekend? Actually, yes. O'Hanlons Friday, kite flying Saturday, BBQ Saturday night oh yeah and two runs.

59. Do you have anything bothering you? Not at the moment.

60. Do you smile often? Yes, giggle even.

61. When was the last time you cried? Not sure. That's probably a good sign.

62. Have you ever had a life threatening injury? Not really an injury, but kind of I guess.

63. Have you ever been in an ambulance? Nope.

64. Do you prefer an ocean or pool? A pool.

65. Why is your relationship status the way it is? What does this question even mean?

66. What is something that you collect? Right now, not too much. I've got a bunch of things I've collected in the past and still kind of do.

67. Do you wear any jewelry 24/7? My earrings and my wedding ring.

68. Do you think OJ killed his wife? Yes.

69. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight? Yes, sometimes I wish I could still do that (mostly when I'm trying to write papers that I've put off for far too long).

70. How often do you remember your dreams? Rarely but the ones I remember are usually good.

71. What is the main ring tone on your phone? ring, ring, ring.

72. What is something that you do too much? procrastinate

73. Do you shut the water off while you brush your teeth? Yes.

74. Do you wish someone was with you right now? He already is.

75. Are you mad about anything? Not at the moment but give it time...

76. How late did you stay up Saturday night and why? I don't remember?

77. What was the first thing you thought when you got up? Why can't it be Saturday yet?

78. Who were you with Saturday night? My family.

79. Do you think you will be in a relationship 3 months from now? I can't imagine that I wouldn't be.

80. Do you think it will be snowing 3 months from now? It better not be!!

81. When is the next time you will see your best friend? Hopefully soon!

82. What highschool did/do/will you attend? I wouldn't exactly say attend but I was enrolled at Westwood.

83. Who was the last person you talked to last night before bed? Jay.

84. Is there anything that you are craving right now? Nope.

85. Have you ever started a sentence with "No offence but..."? I'm sure I have. Right now I try not to say anything followed by but because it negates everything before it anyway.

86. Do you drink tea? Yes. I like especially like London Fogs, mmm london fog.

87. Are you happy with your life right now? Pretty much.

88. Who do you hate? Nobody.

89. What do you wear to bed? Pjs.

90. Has anyone gotten on your nerves lately? No this week.

91. Do you think you'll be married in 10 years? Yes.

92. What were you doing at 6 pm on Friday night? O'Hanlons. Pay attention annoying question person.