Saturday, May 31, 2014

Day 114: Anxiously Lost

There was a day this week when I had a bit of anxiety. Sometimes the anxiety comes for no reason and that usually makes it worse cause then I wonder what I should be nervous about; it's terrible, really.
Anyway, I was driving to work and praying that the feeling would go away or that I'd know what I could do to make it go away. Right then I changed my thoughts to counting my blessings. I started out with how thankful I am for Clinton, for Petey, for family, etc. My commute is about 25 minutes and I got to use that whole time to be thankful instead of anxious.
I am thankful for prayer and answers to prayers. The rest of my day was better and I have now found a great tool for combating those anxious moments!

As many of you know I have been watching Lost on Netflix. Since Clinton was on call last night I decided to use my time wisely and watch all but the final three episodes before bed. 
Let's see, I started out on season 6 episode 7, I believe, and I watched through episode 14. That means I spent about 6 hours on my butt doing nothing. But you know, you can't change what's in the past so—lesson learned...tomorrow I'll only allow myself to watch three episodes and then I'm done! ;0)

Day 113: Grinding

I bought a night guard a week ago after many people recommended I do so. I wasn't aware of any clenching or grinding of my teeth but I didn't know what else to do to combat my TMJ.
Well, I've been using it every night and I can close my jaw all the way again and the pain has decreased rather significantly. To top it off, I woke up Thursday morning to a squeaking sound. It took me a moment to realize the sound was coming from me; I was grinding my teeth (thank goodness I had my guard in). I don't know if I was grinding cause I had my guard in or if it was grinding that made me need the guard in the first place. Either way, it was worth the $35 at Walmart and I'm feeling so much better already!

When I was little I had a really bad teeth grinding problem. It was so bad in fact that my grinding would wake up my sleeping family members in their bedrooms—through closed doors!
I tell ya, it's a miracle I have teeth at all!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Day 112: Caring For Our Kind

I got up to take Peter for a walk. Clinton got up and said he was going to go get the mail (located at the end of our street). When we got to the mailbox, Clinton grabbed what was in there, as well as Peter's leash, and kept walking with us. :)
It was so nice to walk as a little family. Thanks, HB, for coming with us!

Clinton will use any desperate measure to get Peter to leave my lap and go to him. Tonight's attempt was clips from YouTube of puppies crying.
Peter's ears perked up and his little head couldn't possibly have been crinked farther to the side. He was so concerned. It took a lot of clips and coaxing but Peter finally jumped off my lap and up on Clinton's.
However, once he noticed no puppies were actually on Clinton's lap, he jumped down and came back to me.
I'd definitely say Peter is momma's boy!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Day 111: A Stroll Down Current and Memory Lane

Work has been very busy this week and I'm loving it! I would so rather be busy than bored and I've been a bit bored lately. I seem to be catching on to things quickly and have avoided any major flubs.
I still love where I am!
Clinton is on his last week of obstetrics and he couldn't be happier to be almost done. He has no desire to deliver babies as his profession and I can't say that I blame him. Next week he'll start his LAST ROTATION of the first year of residency! One year and one month left till he's DONE!!!! 
Keep up the hard work, HB! I'm super proud of you!

I asked Clinton if anything funny happened to him today so I could use it for my blog.
He: Yah.
Me: Ok, what?
He: (in his ultra-sarcastic voice) Remember that one time?!
...That was it! Always the helpful fellow. Lol.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Day 110: Good Visit vs. Awkward Visits

My parents left to return home this morning. I was very sad to see them go but very happy that they'll be back for a little longer of a visit in July (Stampede here we come!). I can't believe they drove so far for such a short trip, but I'm so glad they did; it was so nice to have them here!
Thanks, Mom and Dad, for coming to see us. I am counting down the weeks till you come back!

My work has a weekly meeting, it's only about 15 minutes long but I think it could easily be replaced by email. This is typically how the meetings go.
Supervisor #1: (stares blankly at the group for a minute) Ok, well, I'll be in the office every day but Friday this week. You can reach me by phone or email whenever.
Supervisor #2: (awkward pause) Things are going well for me, nothing to report.
Payroll girl: (looks bored)
Other girl: Things are going fine, just trying to get caught up.
Me: (nods and tries to look interested and comfortable through the awkwardness)
Supervisor #1: OK, that about wraps it up. Go team.
Maybe it's just me, but I think I prefer email. Ha!

Day 109: A Calling From God and The Sandman

Got my new calling at church today and my prayers have been answered!!!...My new calling is Relief Society Worker! I asked what this meant exactly and I'll be helping here and there with different things but my main role will be to play piano! I am so happy and so relieved!!
The Relief Society president came up to me and told me that she told the bishopric that I had served my time in Young Womens and that I needed to be with grown women. She took them a batch of fresh cookies to make her plea even sweeter and it worked! I have my very first calling in Relief Society and I couldn't be happier!

We had every intention of coming home from church, having some lunch and then heading over to the dog park for a nice walk. However, after all the heavy food Friday night, the road trip to Banff on Saturday and a late night; we all ended up promptly passing out on the couch. I think we were all a little tired. LOL

Day 108: Banff, Lake Louise and The Pitts

We decided to take the parents to Banff for the day. When we first got there it was slightly cold and pretty windy. Within about five minutes the sun came out and the breeze all but stopped. Gorgeous weather in a gorgeous place!
We stopped for some lunch at Earls, got some fudge and other goodies at The Fudgery, did lots of window shopping and then got back in the car and headed over to Lake Louise.
When we got to Lake Louise it was raining and cold. Within about 5 minutes the sun came out and the temp rose to a comfortable level--what luck! The lake was frozen over but it was still beautifully amazing! Wowee!
It was a great day and everything was so lovely!!

Our waitress at Earls was really nice but I couldn't help but stare at the deodorant crumbles clinging for dear life to her tank-topped armpits.
Next time I want crumbles on my salad I'll ask for it directly. (Shudder)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Day 107: It Took a Bit of Gas, but They Finally Arrived

My parents have safely arrived!! After only two hours of sleep they made it to Calgary around 3 this afternoon. But don't worry, we took them to Brazilian BBQ for supper then walked around Bulk Barn for an hour to combat their sleepiness...ha!
So glad they're here!

My coworker came up to me and told me she wasn't feeling very well; that she'd been sitting on the toilet for a bit thinking something was needing to come out. I asked her if it felt like gas and she wasn't sure so I offered her some Gas-x.
She: Do you have some with you?
Me: Uh, of course! I never leave home without it!
Sure enough, about 20 minutes after taking it she told me her stomach didn't hurt anymore.
God bless you, Gas-x. You're a real gas.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Day 106: My Parents are Coming!!

My parents are on their way to visit for the weekend!! By this time tomorrow I'll be hanging with my mom and dad! Yay!

I texted my mom to ask what they wanted to do while here (trying to see if they'd be up for more driving or if they wanted to stay in Calgary) and this was her reply:
"We are open to anything ! except for strip clubs...we are burned out on strip clubs!"
Now you all know where I get it from. Ha!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Day 105: Nap and Crap

I took my lunch break today and had every intention to go for a nice walk, but my nice warm car—with the reclining seats—called out to me louder. I had a nice almost-nap and enjoyed the cool breeze blowing through my toasty car. What a lovely oasis in the middle of my day!

Clinton and I took Petey out for a walk, in this gorgeous weather we're having, and noticed this sign for the first time today.
What's with all the lawyer talk? Keep it simple: "Dog crap must be picked up immediately."
The people who aren't following the rules likely don't have the smarts to understand this sign in the first place! Ha!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Day 104: Ketching Some Rays

The weather was beee-utiful today so Petey and I got out to enjoy it for a bit. I even took off my sweater and walked around in short sleeves! I LOVE WARM WEATHER!!!!

Clinton was rinsing out an old ketchup bottle to put in the recycling and this is how the conversation went.
He: I remember trying to make a water bottle out of an old ketchup bottle when I was a kid.
Me: Ew, why?
He: The water tasted a lot like ketchup.
Me: I bet it did. Why did you do that?
He: I didn't have a lot of toys back then.
Me: A water bottle isn't really a toy.
He: All I had was my water bottle, some sticks...and a Nintendo.
Me: Uh, a Nintendo is a pretty big toy.
He: Yah, well, I still had to be pretty creative.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Day 103: The #1 and #2s in My Life

Happy Birthday to my H.B.!!! Clinton celebrated his 33rd birthday by sleeping in, mowing the lawn, changing his tires, going for a walk, watching ALF (I bought him the complete series, as well as three more seasons of The Simpsons to add to his growing collection), and eating key lime pie. Doesn't sound like the most exciting birthday to me, but he got to pick all of our doings so he must've enjoyed it!
At any rate, I am so thankful to be married to such a wonderful man and I love that I have at least one day a year to celebrate him. Love you, H.B.!!

TMI WARNING: I told Clinton at one point today that I felt like I needed to go #2. A moment passed and then I said, "Yep, I can definitely feel that I need to go."
And then he started singing, "I feel it in my fingers...."
To which I promptly responded with "Ew." and laughter.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Day 102: Going for a Walk and the Highest Bidder

Our little family enjoyed a lovely stroll this evening after a really great thunderstorm. The air was a bit crisp, but the company was perfect.
Thank you, Clinton, for suggesting we go for a walk (though Peter's obvious hints were hard to miss); I really loved being with you!

We had a meet-n-greet with the bishop today and he reassured us when we walked in the door that he didn't have any callings to extend to us quite yet. However, he did tell me that apparently a couple different auxiliaries are fighting for me and so far, he's up to a dozen-and-half cookies as bribes for me to be placed in particular positions. Ha! 
So, I'm sure by this time next week I'll know my new calling at church...I'm gunning for Relief Society pianist!! :)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Day 101: Rise and Whine

I had to have some lab work done today as a walk-in. The clinic opened at 7am and was about 10 minutes from my house. I woke up at 6am and was out the door by 630am. Clinton asked why I was leaving so early and I told him I didn't want to have to wait in line all day. Good thing I left early!
When I got there one gentleman was already in line (that made me #2). Right after I got in line another man came. Within 10 minutes there were about 10 people in line, and by 7am that number about doubled.
When I finished my labs 40 minutes later, I came into the waiting room and it was absolutely PACKED!
It stunk a little to get up so early on a Saturday, but getting in-and-out was totally worth it! Plus, I had a great two-hour nap this afternoon, so it's all good. :)

I think (wink, wink) I've mentioned this before, but our landlords do anything but "own" their property. We still have maintenance issues that have yet to be addressed and the things that have been were done very shoddily. We continue to find problems on a regular basis--take today for example.
Clinton went out to get the electric mower to mow our yard. He was outside for a while but I didn't hear the mower. He came back in and grabbed his tools. Again, he was outside for quite some time but I never heard the mower. When he came back in I followed up.
Me: Lemme guess, it's broken?
He: Well, it's starting to work, I think...but yes, it's broken.
Me: Big shocker.
Well, he went back outside to work on it some more and I joined him. First of all, the thing was held together by duct-tape and a couple of the cables were burnt to a crisp and the motor had corrosion on it as well. I asked him if this was going to be fixable and he wasn't sure. He tried a few things and nothing seemed to be working. Finally when he thought it might work, he carefully plugged the mower in.
Drum roll, please....insert random ticking sound...and black smoke from the motor! Ha!
He: Uh, yah, I don't think this thing is going to work.
Me: I don't think so.
LOL, oh man, this rental is a joke!

Day 100: Getting to Know You

I've made it another blogging milestone--100 days! Go me!
I honestly didn't have anything big planned for my 100th post, but I know of couple people at least who are expecting something I've been thinking about what I could write and this is what I've come up with: Thank You.
I know there aren't many of you out there, but I'd like to thank my readers. Knowing that I have people reading my blog makes me accountable to keep writing. And knowing that I need to write makes me take note of what's actually going on in my life. I'm not just living day-to-day and forgetting; I'm personally invested in my life and remembering it. So, thank you!
I'd like to return the favor, if anyone is interested, and open up a couple posts for Q&A. Do you have a topic or question you'd like me to blog about? I'd be interested to see what you're interested in. :)

I was talking to my boss about candy--as you can see I am very focused at work--and we discovered we both really love sour candies. We were comparing favorites and how we usually just chow down until our mouths are totally raw from all the citric acid, and then he said, "Oh man, doesn't sour candy just make you sweat like crazy?!"
Me: Uh, no.
He: (shifty eyes) Yah, me neither.
I really love my job!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Day 99: Fondness

I was asked to give a little blurb about "being creative" at the Relief Society meeting tonight. At first I couldn't really think of anything to talk about--both my sisters got the crafty/creative gene and I was left all thumbs. Well, after a little pondering I got to thinking about my blog and why I created it in the first place. I created it as an opportunity to record and better notice the blessings and humor in my life.
I shared some of my notable posts with the sisters tonight and felt a lot of gratitude that I had taken the time to write things down! I have a terrible memory, but my blog is a pretty fantastic way to remember.
What a blessing to re-read the times I've noticed the Lord's hand in my life and to continue to record those tender mercies every day.

The topic for the RS meeting tonight was "Creating". The idea was that every person is a creator and that if you put your mind to it, you can create anything. Well, to go along with the theme we had a chance to "decorate" cupcakes with marshmallow fondant.
As I have mentioned before, I absolutely suck at pretty much anything skillfully crafty. I knew it was going to be a disaster, and perhaps because of this I didn't try as hard, but I think I'll leave the cake decorating to my sister, Daya.
Pretty bad. Yes, it's ok to laugh.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Day 98: Oh, What a Relief It Is

Had a nice visit from the Relief Society presidency tonight. They stopped by for a bit to get to know me better and I must say, they were really easy to chat with! I think I like them already! :)

Right before they came I enlisted Clinton's help to finally get our living room in order. There wasn't much to be done but what was done made a real difference.
Anyway, when the presidency got here they commented on how "finished" our house looks even though we just moved in.
Me: Oh, well, there was a big pile of stuff over here, and another over there and I just took it all upstairs before you got here.
They: (laughing) That's awesome. That's totally something we would do!

Day 97: Just Call Me Sherlock

I had a proud moment at work yesterday. There was a problem with one of the receivables and I resolved it all by myself with no help from my trainer! Our accounting system is kinda wonky and our corporate office had some questions, so I tackled the issues and found the solution.
I was pretty impressed with myself! Ha! :)

Clinton worked late last night and I felt like some Wendy's. I pulled into the Wendy's/Tim Horton's drive-thru and noticed only the breakfast menu was showing. When the person asked to take my order I said, "Um...all I see is the breakfast menu."
She: Oh, sorry about that.
Me: That's OK. I want the...I think it's called the Spicy Asian Chicken Salad.
She: Um...that's a Wendy's item. This is Tim Horton's.
Me: Oh. Crap. OK, never mind.
You'd think that at SOME point during my time in the drive-thru I would have noticed I was in the WRONG drive-thru.
Sheesh, Dani.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Day 96: Bringing Sexy Back in Record Time

I got home today in less than 30 minutes! Traffic usually makes what should be a 20-minute commute about 35 minutes, but not today!! It only took me about 25 minutes and it felt lovely!
To make things even better, the sun was shining and my car was nice and toasty when I got in. Needless to say my drive home was so much more enjoyable today than it has been in a while! :)

My friend, Jenna, sent this to me today and I thought it was too cute (and obviously true) not to share...
And you all thought it was Justin Timberlake who brought back the sexy! Ha!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Day 95: Happy Women's Day

Mother's Day. Two words, when put together, that typically make me cringe.
However, today I have found myself smiling thinking of all the children I've had the chance to mother: my nieces and nephews, my friends' kids, some of the young women I taught, and the random kids I've sat with at church when their mom's just looked desperate for help.
Sometimes I think this holiday should just be called "Women's Day". It would make it a lot easier to enjoy for those like me who have yet to be, but desperately want to be, mothers. But being a woman--I've got that covered! It is part of my nature to nurture and love; to teach and to play; to comfort and to soothe. I'm inherently a mom.
I wanted to give a shout-out to my mom for raising me to be who I am. I know you don't feel like you "measure up" but you do. You are the perfect mom for me!
I also want to thank my sisters (SIL's included) for letting me help "raise" your kids. You have no idea how special your kids are to me and how much being their aunt has blessed my life.
To my friends, thanks for calling me the "Baby Whisperer". I love snuggling your little ones and lulling them to sleep. Doing this makes me feel special and needed.
To the women who have handed me their kids without saying a word, thank you letting me help.
For those with kids I know this day can be hard as well and I hope you can find joy in it. We have a sacred work to do and we cannot do it alone. Thankfully we are surrounded by other women (moms, sisters, friends, aunts, and even the occasional stranger) who can lend us help when we need it.
May we all find a reason to celebrate who we are, cause being a woman is pretty amazing.
To all women I wish you a Happy Women's/Mother's Day.

If you'll excuse the swear word in the title, here are two videos that make me laugh cause they're totally true! To all women, enjoy "'Crap' Girls Say: Episodes 1 and 2".

Day 94: He's Always So Happy

I was in a bit of a mood yesterday and every time my grumpy pants showed themselves, Clinton would say, "Awr you feewing gwumpy again? Awr you Ms. Gwumpy Pants?"
I'd either stare at him or look away as my reply; while inside I was thankful for his positive attitude.
I can't say his baby talk helped or hindered, but I can say I am grateful he didn't let my grumpiness affect his happiness. I really love that about him.

During one of my grumpy bouts, Clinton reminded me of a joke. Now, if you know Clinton, picture his getting-ready-to-tell-a-joke-he-thinks-is-especially-punny face/voice.

He: Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"

And then he did his I-just-told-a-punny-joke prideful chuckle.
Boy, I love my Clinton!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Day 93: First Week Recap

First week at my new job successfully accomplished. My supervisor pulled me into his office today and asked how things were going for ME! He wanted to make sure I was comfortable and liked what I was doing. I told him I was quite happy and I meant every word.
What a great feeling it is to like what I do AND the people I work with! Yay!!

At one point during our conversation, my supervisor commented how much he enjoyed my positive attitude, that it really made things brighter and happier in the office.
I responded with, "Oh yah? Shut up."
We both laughed (fortunately)!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Day 92: Call Me Poopular

I had a phone interview for a fairly prestigious position in the Oncology Department at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre here in Calgary. It was kind of weird to hear the interviewer use words I am so very familiar with since working in oncology at MCW. The job sounds rather great but as I was talking with the lady I just kept thinking about my current job and how content I am in it. The pay would be quite a bit more and I'm pretty sure I'd be offered it, but I just don't think I even want to consider leaving where I am. The commute sorta stinks for both jobs but at my current job I already know I really like the people and the work. Plus, it's only for six months anyway.
This call was kind of a blessing in disguise cause I feel like it really put in to perspective what I want and what I have. I want a happy and friendly place to work that keeps me busy and interested...and I have that.

Conversation between Clinton and I while taking Peter for a walk.
(Peter poops and I bend over to pick it up with a garbage bag)
Clinton: Eat it.
Me: What?
He: Eat it. Eat the pooh.
Me: No! You eat it.
He: No thanks.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Day 91: Chatty Cathy

I don't think I had ever met someone who had never met a Mormon until today. I don't remember what started it exactly but my supervisor asked me if swearing bothered me. I told him I personally didn't do it but unless someone was swearing at me I wasn't going to tell them they couldn't. He said he'd noticed I didn't swear and asked me why.
This started a whole Q&A session about my beliefs. I had already told him the day before that I didn't drink coffee, tea or alcohol and so today he asked me why that was. We talked about temples, prophets, modern revelation, the Word of Wisdom, tithing, fasting and fast offerings, covenants and temple recommend interviews. 
The whole thing was kinda neat cause I've never met someone who truly had no clue about Mormons. I told him I'm an open book and if he ever had a question I would give him honest answers. I don't think he has any interest in the church, per se, but it was just a no-pressure (for him or me) information session and I really enjoyed it!

At another point during the day I had a completely different kind of conversation with a female coworker that involved words like "periods", "cycle", "doing 'business'", "sperm" and "eggs". Lol
Oh how different conversations can be in just a short period of time. Ha!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Day 90: Brimming Over

Work continues to go well and I still like it there. You have no idea how nice that it is to say! 

When I got home from work I was happily greeted by a very excited Petey Pup. He was so happy to see me. :)
I decided to take him for a walk and during our walk it started to snow like crazy. When we finally got back home he was a riled up from the wetness. He ran around like a crazy person trying to get dry. He jumped up on his blanket on the couch and started rubbing his face all over the blanket. He was moving so fast he had no idea he was about to run himself right off the couch. I couldn't stop him in time, and fortunately it was a slow fall, but sure enough over the edge he went!
He jumped right back up and continued rubbing all over. He was about to fall off again, but this time mama got her knee up to block him just in time.
Silly boy!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Day 89: On the Job

First day at my new job and I already can say that I like it WAY more than my previous job. I've barely scraped the surface of what I'll be doing but accounts receivable and payable, along with office admin stuff is much more my cup o' tea!
Right now I am much happier!!

I don't know why this memory came into my head, but I remembered an instance I had (a long time ago) at a job. My boss brought me into his office and told me that he has administrator rights to all staff computers and can (and does) look at our search history to ensure we are following company policy and not using the internet inappropriately. 
Quickly scrolling through my memory of what I'd looked up on my work computer, I recalled that I had looked up "how to be a better French kisser". Lol.
As recognition crossed my face he smirked and said, "Just wanted to let you know."
It wasn't that looking up tips on French kissing was bad or inappropriate, it was during my lunch break after all, but he wanted to give me the heads up in case I wanted to look up anything...else.
Hahaha! Talk about embarrassing! Fortunately, he and I are still good friends to this day so it's not like it was a bad experience in the end. Lol

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Day 88: Playing and Doodling

Welp, my first time playing piano at church in about 4 months went rather well. I fumbled here and there but I was calm I don't think that any of my fumbles were notable (no pun intended). I hope to be able to play a lot more; I could really use the practice. :)

There's an episode of The Simpsons where Homer is working with Bart on building a dog house. Homer draws a sketch of his plans and all it is is a simple roof and walls with a sun in the top left corner of the page. He says to Bart, "See, here's the roof, (and pointing to the sun) and this here is the sun!"
Today in Sacrament Meeting Clinton was doodling on the program. As he was showing me his coloring he pointed to the top left corner and said, "And this here is the sun!" and then he promptly started chuckling to himself.
Oh Clinton.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Day 87: Hymns and Has

Clinton set up my piano for me the other day and I got to sit down and play for quite a while today. It felt so good! I was practicing hymns and doing so always makes me feel uplifted. Later, while I was cleaning the bathroom, I caught myself singing the words. I love the hymns. Their words are scripture to me and I'm grateful I have them to refer to for comfort and direction.

What happens on a Saturday when four inches of snow falls overnight and keeps falling all day, and your husband is at work? About a five-hour marathon of Lost, that's what.
I think my butt has become a completely flat surface from all the sitting. But hey, I'm really making progress on episodes. Ha!

Day 86: So Long! Farewell!

Enjoyed my last day of freedom on a workday yesterday for the next six months. I lounged around doing nothing and enjoyed every last second of it.
I'll see you again in another six months Freedom, until then I'll think of you fondly.

Clinton and I went to the local Co-Op to find some sweets last night and saw this...
If you have allergies...consider this your warning!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Day 85: Making a Difference

I called around today scouting out pricing to change out my winter tires with some new summer tires. When I called Walmart a very nice man named, Greg, answered the call. He got the information he needed about my tires, told me of a few options, then when I told him the ones I wanted he pulled them from the shelves, put them in a cart and set them aside for me so that when I got to the store I wouldn't have to wait 30 minutes for someone else to do it.
Above and beyond.
Sure enough, when I got to the tire center there was my cartful of tires.
While the tires were being installed I asked to speak with the store manager. I told him about my interactions with Greg and how impressed I was with his kind actions. He smiled and said, "Yep. Doesn't surprise me. Greg's a great guy."
On my way out of my parking space I heard a little voice, "Danielle!"
I turned and saw, who I assumed was Greg, running my way.
"I see you got your tires. Right after I set them aside for you a gentleman came in wanting the same tires. I gave yours to him and then went right away and got you your set. I put the cart in the tire center and said to the crew, 'These are for a young lady named, Danielle. Don't give these to anyone but her.'''
I again thanked him for being so above-and-beyond helpful. He gave me a real big smile and said he was happy to do it.
Anyway, this just really made my day. There are so many good and kind people in the world. I think it's really important we say "thank you" and take a moment to also notify those people that can make a difference in their lives (supervisor, parent, etc.).
Thank you, Greg. You made a big difference in my day.

I overheard Clinton on the phone with his dad.
Clinton: What'cha up to?...You're demolishing your bathroom?...Is that someway of saying you're taking a giant dump?
Oh, Clinton.

Day 84: Things That Are Warm

Sunshine and warmth! I took two walks today with Peter and we were in heaven! I noticed blooms on the trees and tulips coming through the ground. Spring just might actually be coming...but it'll still be a while yet...though tomorrow will be lovely, the snow and cold weather will be back just in time for the weekend.
At least I get to enjoy the thought of spring for one more day!

Clinton was venting to me a bit tonight about the spelling of Canadian medical terms. He said, "It's frustrating because it's like they're trying to spell things the British way but they want to put their own spin on it. Diarrhea for example, it's a whole mess of vowels. Vowels, not bowels!" Lol
And for your reference here's the spelling: diarrhoea (this is the British spelling used in Canada).