Category Archives: Mum
|please disregard the black circles under my eyes!|
When I was a kid growing up… there was a SIMPLE solution to this problem! I’d sneak into my mum’s china cabinet… pull open the silver ware drawer… and grab one of the fancy extra LONG handled spoons… (I call them ICE CREAM SPOONS–but I think they have another more proper name..) These spoons were PERFECT for digging out the end-of-the-carton-ice-cream without making your hand a sticky-gooey-mess… AND had the bonus of no BOWL to wash after! Sadly, I do not own a china cabinet…or the proud owner of ICE CREAM SPOONS… so I had to do some problem solving, yep… I can be a GOOD problem solver, when I put my mind to it.
Volia! you have solved the problem of how to reach that ‘unreachable’ ice cream that was stuck in the bottom of the carton… AND you don’t have to even wash up a dish, minus a normal spoon….
These two facts alone put that smile on my face……
>On Thursday morning I was driving into work and on the radio they were talking about how “Stars on Ice” was here that evening at the MTS Centre at 7pm. It made me think back to the first time I saw the “Stars on Ice” performance–20 years ago, for my birthday gift I went with my Mum and her friend Barb (my choice to bring a friend).. to Peterborough, Ontario. I had been a skater for years…and being able to see KURT BROWNING up close and personal…well it was a dream come true for any skater to see an ‘idol’ skate. I still remember when he did a backflip in front of us, and ice flew up into the stands! (yes, those were the days that he was still doing those!). Fast forward a few years, while living in Toronto…I got tickets for a few other ‘stars on ice shows’! My mum and went to see the performance where Andrea Bocelli sang live, and then again when the Barenaked Ladies sang live.. and the other performance we saw was the “Stars on Ice” that was Brian Orser’s final show. All were pretty awesome to get the chance to see!
I went to work… and found out one my co-workers, sister and mum were going to the performance. At 4pm just before I left I wondered out loud…I wonder how much the tickets are… another co-worker went online to Ticketmaster… and well I got myself a ticket..and off I went!
It got a little silly.. when I suggested we take photos of each other on our ‘benches’…. I’m not sure why… the wind picked up.. and here’s the shot mum took… which is kind of awesome in itself….as she doesn’t like taking photos… and well my camera I think scares her…