My mom and I talk on the phone every. single. day. (the only day we miss is the once-a-week day they are in TO looking after Baby C). And when we miss our phone chat, we email. Some days – ok, a lot of days – we do both. Dad always shakes his head, “how can you visit by phone, hang up, and immediately think of something more to say?” Mom and I just look at each other, laugh, shrug…and start another conversation.
So, in random Mama-chat style, here’s what’s on my mind this Monday morning…
~ The price of gas:
Are you for real??? I remember thinking that $1.00 or more per litre was exhorbitant. This is simply ridiculous. I’m so glad that I rarely drive…I make my weekly round-trip to Toronto to visit The Brother, SIL Ana, Little E and Baby C, and that’s really about it. Thanks to living in Uptown Waterloo, I do groceries and errands on foot, and I walk (across the road!) to work. I really feel badly for people who commute long distances…how much is it costing just to drive to work?
~ On Saturday eve when Michelle and I went to see The Lincoln Lawyer, we were inundated with previews for upcoming summer movie releases. Ick and ugh. Sci-fi, mindless action adventures, and sequels to movies that did not interest me the first time around are all on the horizon. Oh well. I guess that means more mindless TV viewing is in my future!
~ One of my neighbours left this magazine in our recycling room – slash – lending library area:
I haven’t cracked it open yet since I just picked it up this morning, but I’ll be interested to see what Oprah suggests in “Optimism 101″ and how we’re going to achieve “Eating Fabulously on $40 A Week.” I’ll do a recap once I am informed!
~ Guess what my new favourite coffee is…
I recently bought the new Via Tribute instant coffee sachets and they are my favourite of the Starbucks blends that I’ve tried to date! I might very well be forsaking all other Via options in favour of Tribute!
~ A’s sweater has gone from this…
…while the silk skeins have gone from this…
The silk balls are being shelved, though, til the Celtic Sweater is (once again) complete.
~ For over a year, B has been involved in helping to co-ordinate a training exercise involving local emergency services plus the college. This mock scenario drill was the top local news story last evening!
And that’s what’s happening on this snowy – yes, white stuff fell last eve and overnight – Monday!
You just know that as soon as I hit “publish” I’m going to think of something else to I could say!…
And now I’m off to call Mom!
Have a good one!
Is there anyone you talk to on a daily basis? I am not really a huge fan of the phone. I communicate via email with many people daily, but Mom is my only regular telephone partner.
Phone, email, texting, Skype…what’s your favourite mode of keeping in touch?