Well!  I got the nicest surprise when I checked my blog today.  Grandmalin has nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger award.  I am so tickled.  Thank you!

I really, honestly was surprised, because most of the time I don’t feel like I’m being very creative at all.  Mostly just blithering away about stuff that I think no one will find interesting. (Well, maybe one or two people who know me and humour me, but that’s it.)

Lately, I haven’t had a lot of time to blog or to catch up on other’s blogs.  It’s been a very busy time here at Casa Larson, in the wee town I live in.

Work has been nuts — we’re heading into the last two months of the school year and everyone starts getting very nervous and stressed out about jobs and assignments for the next school year.  Education is often not a pretty career choice.

I have big exciting news that I can’t share yet — it has to wait until after Father’s Day.  Suffice it to say it involves travel and my favorite musician.  I am so stoked I can barely stand the fact that this ‘event’ is 4 months away.  How, oh how, will I make it?!

So, now on to honouring, or attempting to honour, the requirements of my award.

Here are the rules for those nominated:

  1. Copy the Kreativ Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. List 7 things about you that people might find interesting.
  4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Kreativ Blogger Award.
  5. Leave a comment on the blogs you nominate to let them know about the award.

Seven interesting things about me:

1.  I love red cars — once wrote a piece about them that I read on-line for CBC radio.
2.  I always root for the underdog — it’s just so much fun, and worth it when they come out on top.
3.  I dabble in many things — but never really master any of them.  I blame it on time — the lack of.
4.  Being a mother and a grandmother are the two things I’m most proud of in my life.
5.  Back in the days of drive-in movies I was a lover of drive-in food — corn-on-the-cob, foil-wrapped burgers, fries in little card-board boats.  Yum!
6.  I weighed 104 lbs when I got married.  165 lbs when I gave birth to my son.  Yikes!
7.  Reading Mark Helprin’s A Soldier of the Great War changed my life.

There you go — some stuff a little personal, but the best I could do.  (It’s hard!)

Now to nominate bloggers I admire (this is going to be harder — I admire them all):

1.  SoulDipper
2.  KateShrewsday
3. Wightrabbit
4. Sweetandweak
5.  LyndaJeffersPhotography
6.  Grandma 1947’s Blog
7.  The Laughing Housewife.

For those I didn’t nominate I will still give a shout out to you as being great motivators and wonderfully creative human beings.  Reading your blogs often gives me a lift when I desperately need one.  Anyone who dares to put themselves out there in front of the big ol’ scary world deserves an award.

I hope you are all having a lovely Spring weekend.

Ciao for now.


Well!  I got the nicest surprise. . .


Well, today is over. There’s that to be said.

I’m telling you, the little darlings are starting to wear on us.  I just keep focusing on the fact that we only have 2 and 1/2 weeks of school left.

I’m watching the Michael Bublé Christmas special.  It’s delightful.  I love MB — saw him in concert once, compliments of my friend, Annette.  One of the best memories of my life.  He is so talented and entertaining.  And, he’s Canadian!

One of his guests is going to be Justin Bieber — who I have never even listened to — I just know all the little girls at school love (LOVE) him.  I’m not sure, but I think he’s Canadian, too.  Hmmm.  I guess I’ll finally get an education as to what the Beeb is all about.

I am really looking forward to Christmas this year.  It just feels like it’s going to be such a good Christmas. My sister, Tracy, is coming from Ontario.  It will be great to have her around for the holidays.  And then I’m looking forward to nearly 2 weeks of ‘down’ time.  I don’t want to travel anywhere, don’t want to take on any projects.  I just want to be home.

Oooh, Michael is doing the ‘Elvis the Pelvis’ moves and singing “Blue Christmas”.  Love it!

I am giggling with pleasure!

Now, I’m going to take a slightly more serious tone.  Was listening to As It Happens on CBC tonight, and they aired a story about how the US military has a program of giving away its outdated equipment to small, local police forces.  We’re talking tanks, armoured personnel carriers, grenade launchers, robots, stores of munitions and god knows what else.  The scary thing about this to me is:  what happens if something terrible does happen?  You have all these small communities armed to the teeth and then you get little despots and dictators who take over and take control and they could hold these communities hostage.  They could enact and enforce their own sets of rules.  This is not outside the realm of possibility (or a Stephen King novel) and it really troubles me.

There are citizens of the US who are opposed to this program, but apparently it’s been in effect for over 3 years.  Started following 9/11 — no surprise there.  Unfortunately, those opposed can’t do anything about it.  The police forces taking part in this believe they are doing the right thing and have the best interests of their communities at heart.  But, I say, good intentions can be easily forgotten once catastrophe or disaster strikes.  Am I wrong in thinking that this could lead to a police state?

Okay, but to lighter things.  Justin Bieber is singing.  He’s not bad.  And, he’s even kind of cute.  I can see how he might one day become a Michael Bublé type performer himself.  Some of the girls in the audience are actually crying!  He needs to pull up his pants, though.  His underwear are showing and that’s just silly.  Oh, well.

Anyway, all, that’s it for tonight.  I’m going to go look at recipes for biscotti and make myself a latte.