Sunday, January 25, 2009

beep beep roadrunners...:)

SATURDAY was an exciting day for all of us....quentin had the day off and we could all spend the day together as the loving family we are.We woke up at 630 in the am and proceeded for the everloved coffee maker.We were about to embark on our first tournament of basketball watching with our daughter and her friend who are in grade seven.Knocked on dylans door...and we were not welcome to come in at that time in the morning on a saturday...he was a bit bummed out getting up soooo managed to get his little body moving and next task was alexis....usually such a loving and snuggly person...i said usually very honestly..however she was unusally crabby with the early wakeup call...:)...letitia was my next victim....i walked in and turned on her light and yelled yahhooo lets go win some games,,,lol...i walked in with camera in hand to get a picture of her nice.....we packed a huge bag of food...there is five of us ya know and we werent sure of what this little town bassano had to offer?....Letitia seen the bag of food and said"ummm no mom your NOT taking that in the gym that's embarassing" lol i just thought id come prepared...sheesh.Left the house at 750 ish and off to pick up london for the ride out there.We retrieved london and we were on the highway to our little roadtrip of the unknown.Letitia and London were all giggles and excitement was in the air for their first real tournanment,yet they were prepared to win some games\;0 Never have we been to bassano so we turned off the highway to this town and drove around a bit...seemed like a nice little town...seems like they were spending their road clearing money on something drove through their little downtown area,,old...but nice and quaint.We spotted the school so off we went.Here we go we were there!!First game was against bassano broncos.....well i was of course the proud mom and surrogate mom to london,,,\\;0 the girls played their hearts out and went on to win that game i beleive it was 52-14.After that game we had an hour and half to kill while the other teams played some games...we took advantage of that time and went and sat in rosies cafe on the highway and ate some good healthy french fries...and taco salads..:)quite a bit of the team met up there with their parents...the girls were excited and found a booth to sit in together as a team.However..we the parents of letitia werent cool enough to sit at the table with the parents,,,haha,,,long story,,,anyways we ate ...we left,,,,we went downtown to the little boutique call chezelles.The girls spotted that store on our way in and we thought we would go check it out while we had time.Walked in there and it was colder i the store than it was outside..she said the heat was we shivered and walked around looking..there was some really nice clothes i there...girls found the underwear rack and had some giggles with that.Back to the school to wamr up and warm up and warm up for the next game..LOL...we played the delia bulldogs next...this team was made up of two grade seven girls and the rest of the team was grades five and six...sean had asked someone about the place and the man proceeded to tell us thats what the team was made ..we were all amazed cause these kids could play some serious basketball!However the two grade sevens were big and well bulldoggish...they played a little on the not so nice side of went on to win that game the score was a bit lower but still won with pride,,,,the girls had fifteen minutes to rest in between the next game . Our final game was against the st.joes crusaders from the catholic school in brooks.We were tired and worn out but really we were out played by them.They had fantastic defence throughout the whole game and our team...well one line lacked in the defence department...but the two double L's played a great sucked it up...oh i forgot to mention,,,she rolled her ankle in game two but the trooper she is continued on playing with alot of heart.Back to the final minutes of the game....leititia got a couple of baskets and the very last seconds of the game the ball was in our was ours took the pass and let it go off her fingers and up it went...welllll sean kimara quentin and myself we watched with excitement as london got a basket in without even touching the rim...they lost the game...but we were soooo proud of our girls and the final net was almost sooo exciting it brought tears to my eyes!Well their tournament was over:( but we sat there while they all lined up and waited for what was a nice reward for all their hardwork!They came in second place and won a trophy for their trophy case at school!!!YAY roadrunners!!We all came home excited and exhausted....Great Day and definitely worth the little trip out to \BASSANO....

Thursday, January 22, 2009

a day in the life of

well i woke up this morning to the ring of my cellphone alarm going off at 5 am...tried to find the darn thing to shut it off and totally wiped out and bumped my leg on the nite stand...ouch,,,,so there i was off to a great start to my day.I got ready for work...i am a postal mail carrier.Got my crud together and out the door i went...windy day.....went to work ,tons of mail to sort and take out into the blizzardy day we were back to the post office to find i had a sears bill for myself...i dont tend to open up all my bills as i know i havent used the sears account in awhile....but something told me..the little voice in my open it up!I did...and looked at it and realized there was a huge error on it, to the tune of 11 hundred said i purchased a brand new bedroom suite headboard....dresser...mattress set..etc...haha..and it also said i was being charged 70 dollars for delivering it to my house...ummm i havent bought a bedroom suite for about 7 years.I couldnt even think straight as i was driving home...all i was thinking about in the world could this happen..well...i came home....straight on the phone...talked to the card centre and she insisted i purchased these items....i was almost in tears when i was so angry with this company ...i told her i havent made a purchase from that company in almost seven months....she proceeded to try to calm me down and suggested maybe my husband made this purchase...i told her do you think i would notice if i was sleeping on a new bed and had a new bedroom suite....i used a few other not so nice bad:(...but i was angry that she would even suggest he might have bought it for someone told her i wanted to speak to her supervisor and finally got someone with some brains on the other end...She took my card number down and proceeded to check my records of my purchases and this one in particular had shown up on my card but was not delivered to my was delivered to someone in bassano....with a little bit of patience on my end,,,,,25 minutes later to be exact,,,,she came back on the line ans said she had done some tracking down on this other address and her card number is one digit away from my card number....phew......we figured it out,,,,the lady in bassano...will now finally be charged for her bedroom suite she ordered....and i dont have to go reposess my moral of my story is...look over your bills very carefully!!I am one whom doesnt even open them sometimes and just pay what i know would be a good payment on it...lesson learnt for the day....and kimara....thanx for convincing me to reopen my blog,,,,im sure it will be somewhat therapeutic for me....but also give me the courage to start becoming what i want to become,,,,so kudos to kimara for talking me into the blog!!!XO til next time ;)