Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Checking in....

Just wanted to let y'all know....we're still alive here. We haven't been snowed under or swallowed up by the ocean. Just the opposite in fact. It's been cold, for here anyway (-13 C), but we have hardly any snow. The sun is shining today, the sky and the ocean are both beautiful shades of blue. The wind is average for here and the fire in the wood stove is wonderful.

I've started my annual watch for icebergs.....even though it is still waayyy too early.....I like to play it up with my kids (they think I'm strange and I wouldn't want to disappoint them...have to keep them on their toes ya know). Those of you who have been following here or know me, remember that last year I named all of the ice bergs that floated into our bay. All of 'my' icebergs' names began with the letter "I".....Iqbal was the first, then there was Igor, Isac....just to name a few. I sent pictures to everyone I knew....I was quite excited. One of 'my' icebergs made it onto the national news. My friend Lori in Ontario recognized the iceberg on tv as I'd sent her lots of pictures of it.

Tyler especially thought I was strange and should curtail my exuberance. Turn about is fair play though....and I remember so many times feeling rather red-faced at his shenanigans when he was young. Yes...it is good to turn the tables every once in awhile. *wink*

Jake even asked me, "If ever an iceberg comes along that isn't yours, could you tell me. I'd like to have one too and be able to name it." lol

Of course we're all just joking....(except for Tyler who doesn't seem to like me exclaiming loudly in the park, "LOOK, LOOK, IT'S AN ICEBERG!!!!" He said, "Mom, Mom shhh people are looking at us.")

So ya....we're all still hangin' in here.....doing not much and at the same time doing a lot. Things have been very stressful here lately (thus the lack of posts).....to put it mildly.....so many twists and turns along the way. Health concerns to deal with and to work out while trying one's best to look after their own family.....that would seem to be more than enough. Then....to find out some of the people, who one *thought* could be trusted the most, end up dishing out a double whammy. Why, I wonder, do people get such joy in kicking others when they are already down?

Oh well...onward and upward. How does that saying go? When life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade.

Hmmm...I wonder.....will the winds of change be upon us once again....???


Jacqueline said...

Praying for you, my friend.

At Home on the Rock... said...

Thanks, Jacqueline.

Shannon said...

Awww, I'm really sorry you've been going through a rough time. I hope things turn around for you in a positive way soon. I'll be praying you have the strength (physical and otherwise) to endure.

Shannon said...

Oh, of course, I forgot to say thanks for the chuckle about naming the icebergs and the kids' reactions to this! I can totally see myself doing that and I can just hear Matthew reacting the way Jake does and wanting one for himself! lol! That would inspire the others to want their own icebergs, too, but then again they aren't teens yet so the thrill of it wouldn't be translated into utter embarrassment!

yofed said...

I hope all goes for the best, and I am so glad to hear the weather is not too nasty, at least!

Take Care!

At Home on the Rock... said...

Thanks, Shannon and Yofed.

Becky said...

So glad you are back. I can't wait till "your icebergs" are back. I have had to "learn" some people the hard way. It hurts but you have to move on and remember YOU are the better person. Prayers sent your way. You have my email if you need to "talk".

Take Care

At Home on the Rock... said...

Thanks, Becky.