Elton John is Still Standing, and so am I

Dear T,

It’s been a busy week on Donna Street. Picnics and fun fairs – not a lot of knitting or crafting in that case. I was also reading a very engrossing novel. I stayed up late every night reading it. I am now finished, and looking at my pile of books from the library, I still have lots of reading left. My dentist appointment yesterday ended up being just a thorough cleaning – two flippin’ hours! I was relieved, however, that I didn’t have to pick up B from daycare with a frozen face. But I confessed to the hygienist that I would have much preferred the drillings and fillings as there was more ‘discomfort’ with the cleaning. That tells you something about the state of my teeth! But now my mouth is sparkling and white, and I can honestly say it’s no longer scary. It’s beautiful. I have been flashing my teeth at anyone who passes by my desk, not to mention B who then begged to go to the dentist’s again. All in good time, my dear.

I made the cake you linked me to ages ago for a co-worker’s birthday yesterday, and the entire Admin team raved about it for hours – some still today! I hooked them up with the link; although, part of me wanted to keep the recipe to myself because it was ridiculously easy, and it will be known to all that I am only a novice cook at best!

This morning, I am driving out to Ailsa Craig for their annual town-wide yard sale. I fell in love with Ailsa Craig last month on the shunpiker, and we walked through the little neighbourhood and did some shopping in one of the two antique stores in town. In fact that is where I bought my vintage stool and wool blanket. I am so excited. I will pack up B in the car, grab a latte and hit the road. It will be heavenly!

My peonies are in bloom as well as my little tea roses. My garden smells lovely. I love opening the front door early in the morning and catching a waft of the flowers. The kids could care less though. Bleh.

I passed the microwave popcorn recipe to a couple of people. I am interested to try it myself. It’s unbelievable how much money you could save popping it yourself. That’s how I see tea. It’s over a dollar to buy a cup of tea anywhere, but it costs just pennies to brew your own at home. I always think they tend to brew it too long for my liking anyway. And rather than be a whiner, I will brew it myself! Back in my Timmy’s days, it would astound me when people would complain about the coffee daily – if you seriously have a problem, make your own at home! How hard is it? It’s not. Forgive my ranting, but it seems I am still bitter. People would get so upset if you didn’t have the donut they wanted. Honestly, they must have been living sweet lives to get their panties in a knot over a donut. The girls were crying about a stuffed animal last week, and I remarked to J that it seems we’re doing okay if that is their biggest problem.

“At Rex Kwan Do, we use the buddy system. No more flying solo. You need somebody watching your back at all times. Second off, you're gonna learn to discipline your image. You think I got where I am today because I dressed like Peter Pan over here? [points to Kip] Take a look at what I'm wearing, people. You think anybody wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I'm wearing these bad boys? Forget about it. Last off, my students will learn about self respect. You think anybody thinks I'm a failure because I go home to Starla at night? Forget about it!”