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Happy Hour
Blowing in the Prairie winds. Sometimes I go with it, sailing high above the clouds, sometimes I'm lost in the storm.
Interests: Traveling, education, fitness, food, relationships, identity, narcissism, listening, self deprecation
Recent Activity
My Monkey And just for fun, let's check out the unassisted and photographed standing! Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Happy Hour's blog
So it's no secret that I'm not the most dedicated blogger. But when you find yourself sleepless and wandering the internet, strange things, like posting, can happen. So I was reading one blog that gave an idea from another blog. I didn't really bother reading the latter but it is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at Happy Hour's blog
Three weeks ago, right at this moment, I was in the hospital in a state known as "active labour". The weekend was a harrowing tale with a happy ending. Our beautiful and healthy baby boy! He's a good baby. We love him to pieces. His grand parents love him to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2013 at Happy Hour's blog
1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before? Took a pregnancy test. Bought said pregnancy test at the dollar store. It worked! Professionally, took an intern and it was a fantastic experience. I'm a better teacher for it. Got two of my Junior Silver Ice Dances.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Happy Hour's blog
I share my birthday (with many, and) a 12 year-old. We both got cake at a party. Me: Don't you think we should wait until everybody else gets their piece of cake? Him: It's our day, it only comes once a year and it's close to Christmas. Enough said, I'll... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
The pseudonym of Jason is getting on my nerves. It seems that since we decided to procreate, I really should use my partner's real name here. But still, he is not a fan of the online life so I think I had best not. Nevertheless, 'Jason' and I sort of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
At seven months of pregnancy, people are starting to ask if I'm excited and ready for the baby to arrive. The truth is, not really. The assumption is that I'm panicky and anxious. Though I have my moments, that's not it. Let's start with the physical. As much as gaining... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
I am going to Las Vegas for the weekend for my sister's stagette, or bachelorette party, if you are not from my region. In a way, it is my 'stagette', as it will be my last vacation, sans enfant. Not to say I will never have a childless vacation again,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
For the past month, I have mostly felt good. Physically, I can still walk, as opposed to waddle, I have lots of energy and I'm no longer sick. Emotionally, I don't feel shaky and fragile. I feel more and more connected to the little (really little) person inside me. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
In so many ways, it was a great summer. Beautiful weather, amazing adventure and fantastic friends made for a lot of fun. But when I look back at Summer 2012, I will not likely remember the sunshine. I might remember the road trip - hard to forget 12 000 km.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
I couldn't sleep and I have a tummy ache. Somethings never change. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
A family member of a friend of mine is going to undergo expensive surgery out of the country. The hope is that this surgery will improve the quality of life of the individual but there are no guarantees. Knowing that the surgery will be very expensive, I inquired if the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
With the passing of Amendment 1 in North Carolina two weeks ago and President Obama's declaration that he thinks same sex couples should be able to get married, I have been thinking about what it means that same sex marriage has been legal in Canada since 2005. Years ago, I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
When I was young, I remember asking questions about "the other side of the World", this far away place where Christmas happened in summer and wonderful animals roamed. This Christmas, for the second time, I went to the other side of the World. One of the highlights of my trip... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
Lately I've seen the adage "Teaching, we're not in it for the income, we're in it for the outcome" floating around the internet. Really? Teaching is my profession for which I expect to be compensated. With money. Teaching is my job. My job allows me to pay the mortgage, eat... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
I really didn't intend to see the movie Hunger Games, or even read the books. For one, I had heard it was about adolescents fighting each other to the death. I can't handle that sort of horror. Secondly, everybody loves it and I like to think I'm unique. No, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
I had been looking forward to this weekend for quite some time. All the seasonal stress of my job is behind me! We had plans to go for dinner with friends we don't often see. Sadly, that's true of all of our friends. I woke up Friday morning pannicked and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
I am: an international zip-liner a lover of German style board games full of Olympic spirit baby anxious living the extra-curricula schedule of a 10 year-old (and loving every minute of it!) a sucker for eyes a little late (minutes, hours, YEARS) a sugar fiend a night owl a sister-in-law... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
I married well. A decade ago I used to joke about marrying well, meaning marrying someone with a lot of money, since I was going into a profession which does not allow one to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous. I did not marry someone with the financial... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
As of late, there has been some huge drama going on at work. I would love to blog about it, you would love to read about it, but due to some professionalism, I cannot. I know, no fun. On to the next story. This weekend I volunteered to help out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
I don't know if it's the reprieve after being help prisoner by windchill last week or if the sun reflecting off the snow makes if feel warmer, but being outside on supervision today was lovely. I swear, it is far more pleasant to be outside today, in the sunshine, than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
It is my personality to take pro-environmental stance, sacrificing the economy if necessary. It is in idealist view, fairly uninformed, to be sure. This past week, when it was announced that the Keystone Pipeline project has been either cancelled or put on hold, I thought of it as s sign... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at Happy Hour's blog
At the end of June, my awesome bridesmaids came to town and threw parties! One big day of love, all for me! My shower was lovely - the theme was French! French games, French music, French food. Obviously, I thought it was fabulous. There is not much to say about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at Happy Hour's blog
I grew up in a politically secret household. We discussed political issues and views on issues, but my parents never told us who they voted for. I grew following their lead. My vote is a secret and I don't tell anyone. If you know me or talk to me, it's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Happy Hour's blog
My post wedding life has not been filled with running here and there changing my name at the bank and at work and with all the bill collectors and the library... simply because I didn't change my name. Same as always, I'm the same person. I like my name. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Happy Hour's blog