Author: Sheri

What were you doing?

I’m sure we will read thousands of posts like this today, but on September 11th, I can’t really think of anything else. So here is what I was doing on September, 11, 2001. Please take a moment to comment and tell me what you were doing. I ran an agency that provided services to help seniors remain independent in their homes, and my office was located within a senior’s recreation centre. I started work at 9am and had been there a short time when one of our volunteers came in and said two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. He was kind of a naive man who didn’t always get his facts right, so I immediately thought he must be mistaken…I mean, how could TWO planes crash into the World Trade Center?! I went to my office and looked online just as the plane crashed into the Pentagon. I quickly realized that this wasn’t going to be an ordinary day. After showing my coworkers what I had found, I headed to a local long term care facility to run a fitness program. Not surprisingly, none of my participants showed up. I watched the news in their lobby for a few minutes and then returned to the centre. We decided to close up shop and head to my house (it was closest) to watch the news. My husband...

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I heard on the radio this morning that a new study has found facebook has a higher than average number of narcissistic people, and people with low self esteem. They went on to say that many of these people are using facebook for self promotion…no kidding?! I was curious about this study, so I did a search and found this article. In this article, I found the flaw in their study… The research studied the online habits and personalities of 100 Facebook users between the ages of 18 and 25. Seriously? Only 100 users? That would cover what….0.00002% of the users on facebook? And isn’t narcissism part of being in your teens and early twenties? And I was so looking forward to discussing my narcissism…....

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First Day of School

My house is quiet. There are no dinky cars and toy story soldiers all over the floor. The back door hasn’t been left wide open. This can only mean one thing…school started today 🙂 It was a crazy morning. I realized too late last night that we were down to 2 diapers and no wipes, so I had to run to the grocery store as soon as it opened this morning. This required me having all of the kids dressed, groomed, fed, packed and in the van by 8am. This may be doable for many of you, but I am NOT a morning person so I consider it a feat comparable to climbing Mount Everest. Having accomplished this amazing feat, I drove to the grocery store, left the little kids in the van with their 18 year old brother and quickly grabbed what I needed. In a big city you can probably do these things quickly, but in a small town you can’t go anywhere without running into someone, and today it was an old friend and neighbour who works at the grocery store. She had just driven son #2 off to college and had to share the experience with me. I am keen to listen as this is something not too far off in my future…and I feel her sadness, but I’m also running late… Back to the...

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Product Review – President’s Choice Ice Cream Shop Flavours

Early this summer, my family and I were doing our grocery shopping at our local Independent Grocer, when we discovered a new kind of ice cream in the freezer…President’s Choice Ice Cream Shop Flavours. They caught our eyes not only because they were on sale, but because the packages were colourful and fun and they had some of our favourite ice cream parlour flavours. Here are some of the flavours that we tried…  My seven year old loves root beer, but only gets to have it as a special treat, so I thought this ice cream was the perfect choice for him. He was excited to try it, so I allowed a mid-afternoon ice cream snack (who am I kidding, I couldn’t wait to have some). Kel was excited to find “little frozen bits of root beer” in his ice cream, and I was reminded of special visits to Mother’s Pizza as a kid, where we always ordered root beer floats. In an effort to keep the sibling fights to a minimum, during that same shopping trip I bought some Rainbow ice cream for my 6 year old daughter. This is always her flavour of choice when we go to the ice cream shop, and this President’s Choice version was no disappointment. She said it tastes exactly the same. I have to take her word for it because I...

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