lovealwaysangelairene asked:

Congratulations on 15 years of marriage! :)

Oh, not 15 years of married life. Just 15 years since we had our first kiss. On a swing for two on a deserted beach at sunset. He claims I made the first move because I turned to kiss him. I think he did because he pulled a U-turn on a blind bend to drive me to that place. Then sat on half the swing for two rather than the single swing beside it.

We went out to the ‘Hot summer nights’ with the emergency services. Fire tender, police car and police motorbike. Just out of shot was the fire hose set up as a sprinkler for the kids to run through. All the vehicles opened up to allow as many photos as anyone would want. 

Saw several people we knew, which was nice; made me feel a bit more at home as well as nice to catch up with them. 

Kids are as high as kites now, and proving very difficult to settle to sleep. Oh well. Not as if we can celebrate our anniversary tonight anyway, bumblepapa has a presentation to write for the morning.

We went out to the ‘Hot summer nights’ with the emergency services. Fire tender, police car and police motorbike. Just out of shot was the fire hose set up as a sprinkler for the kids to run through. All the vehicles opened up to allow as many photos as anyone would want.

Saw several people we knew, which was nice; made me feel a bit more at home as well as nice to catch up with them.

Kids are as high as kites now, and proving very difficult to settle to sleep. Oh well. Not as if we can celebrate our anniversary tonight anyway, bumblepapa has a presentation to write for the morning.

back-to-sea asked:

Did you ever pass level 85 on Two Dots cause I can't /.\

Yes I did. After one of the updates it suddenly got a lot easier, I think they tweaked the order that the new dots came in. Or I got lucky. I didn’t do anything different. Now I’m stuck on level 110…

I’ll be there

Sometimes I get frustrated with my children, and I’m a much better parent if I get some time away from them in each day. But I’ve still not spent more than six hours away from them, never overnight, and they have only had bedtime with bumblepapa or me. I’ve never travelled more than 30 miles away from them, and that only once. I’m really happy that they form attachments with others, and when they are with others, I’m careful not to be a distraction.

I just know I need to be close enough to them that I could get to them quickly.

Well I WAS sleepy…

Bumblepapa told me last night that the university may have to readvertise his job if he doesn’t have permanent residency by the time his work permit is up. We had been told that it would be easy just to get another three year work permit, but apparently, things are tightening up.

We’ve been here three months and we have to start this process now? Wow.

Not that I don’t want to stay for quite some time. Just hadn’t anticipated needing to call it ‘permanent’ so soon. And the application itself is a bitch. 28 separate documents need to be completed, sent off to some processing centre somewhere, and it takes 2+ years.

Much more thought provoking than our usual pillow talk!

Geography

Over the last week, we have had a child’s atlas on loan from the library. The kids can point out Australia, know daddy was in Cairns, know where England is, know we live in Canada now, and can point out southern Ontario.

I adore maps, and now I want to plaster their playroom with them. They are already globetrotters, I’d love them to start planning trips. (I mean, I’d also love them to say that they always want to be with me, but I don’t think that is likely).