Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Eating out at a restaurant that doesn't have a well publicized menu, therefore not available on the Lose It app makes me guess a bit but I just break down the ingredients and dump them in. The bar scanner is accurate for just about anything you can buy in a grocery store. It's been 8 weeks and I think I will stick to this plan forever, just can't see skipping the few minutes it takes every day to monitor things. I have 17 weeks to get to 230 if I stick to the plan that aims for 2 pounds a week. I can't see the weight continue to drop at the rate it has but once I get back on two wheels who knows, riding at a moderate speed burns more than twice the calories of walking. And it's at least ten time the fun.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The action that some of our parents and coaches witnessed on the ice before our first game left a lot of jaws dropping. A LMHL peewee A playoff game was just wrapping up as I got to the Gardens. Yelling and swearing at refs, match penalties, kids being tossed from the game and a scoreboard lit up with penalties. The wild they saw was a totally different animal. I can't wait to get the game sheets and start doling out the suspensions.
We launched our huge year end fundraiser yesterday. The Sensational Hot Rods will be playing at the Slovak Legion after the banquet and prize donations for the draws are all set. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this just might be the end of bingos.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
A recent survey suggests that Canadians are tired of seeing the federal government's Economic Action Plan ads. Hard to believe otherwise. The feds have spent $52.3 million on ads since 2009 to tell us how well they are doing with repairing our economy.
Meanwhile they are making cuts to services that are vital. The funds spent on the ads would have paid for two years and none months of the services they cut from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ($19 million per year).
Where do you want your taxes going? Ads telling us how everything is just peachy or making sure that tasty burger is ecoli free? I think we'll know jobs, growth and prosperity when we see it.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
There were a couple of Facebook videos this week that were funny but fell short of the supper edition of the Cullen Show.
Mike texted me that he was eating spaghetti so we quickly tuned in on Skype. There he was with a tomato based goatee popping penne and homemade meatballs. Mel put a cup with two handles in front of him and he quickly put both hands on the cup and enjoyed his first unassisted drink.
But that wasn't even close to the best part. After supper down in the playroom he started pushing his little 4 wheeled walker. His jeans were slipping down so Mike changed iPads while Mel changed him. Minutes later the picture returned and there was this little naked butt pushing the walker. He bumped into the wall and then seemingly by accident pulled it back and turned it so that it hit the door frame. And then with the biggest smile on his face he discovered that he didn't need dad to turn it around over and over again. Minutes later he was doing laps around the play room still stark naked all on his own. Shortly after he was tired out and it was bath time and the end of a memorable episode.
I can't imagine being this far away without Skype.