A day of mishaps

I will begin my story with the happy ending: I’m home, no one was hurt, maimed, killed or sent to jail today despite the weather that could have caused all of the above, and I have tea and a pecan butter tart.

Still interested in my many mishaps? Read on, then…

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In the bubble

So last night I took my daughter to a bubble. This bubble:

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Kids helping kids: fun times at the rink

My 11yo daughter, a kid with a natural social disposition as well as a desire to be involved in activities, has been invited to volunteer in the Learn to Skate program.

So after her final baseball game on Saturday morning, which ended in a silver medal, I took her out for a donut and then home for a bite to eat. After that, we went to the rink. 😃

Me in summer wear and the girl child in rink wear. 😜

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Wordless Monday

I’m out of steam. I have no words. My house looks like it hasn’t been cleaned or tidied since before Christmas. Kids need driving to and fro all week. There’s appointments and shopping and blah. So here you go, this is my picture-filled post from my sort-of vacation/tournament with my daughter in Niagara Falls. 🙂

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Typical sport family Saturday, and a new meal-time term

Remember this post? I was feeling tired and dispirited about the never-ending hockey and ringette my kids were involved in. That was back in January, still in the regular season. So almost three months ago.

Well, the season is not done yet. We are now in playoffs, thanks to a fantastic game last Tuesday night that knocked the first place team out of the runnings. And we keep winning!

Here’s a newsflash that won’t surprise anyone:

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Gratuities and tipping in the service industry

We just got back from an away tournament and I noticed something a little different this time. A lot of people working  in the service industry in Niagara Falls (Canada) are older than me, and working manual labour jobs: serving and cooking in restaurants, cleaning or maintaining hotel rooms, that kind of thing.

Thinking back to previous tournaments, I remember seeing young adults in these types of jobs. Maybe the 20-somethings still work in those fields (service, food and tourist industry), to make ends meet while going to college or university, and I just wasn’t there during their shifts. But for the most part, I would have guessed the average age of these workers I came across at 50+.

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Kids sport tournaments

The annual ringette tournament is coming up this weekend, and my girl and I get to go on our own this year. The boys are in quarter finals hockey,  so their availability to join us looks sketchy.

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