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I’m a Christian who loves God and my family. I’m a Mother of 2 beautiful children, a 6 year old daughter and almost 2 year old son. I’m addicted to Digital Scrapbooking and Photography. I also love cooking, baking, gardening and anything that makes me excite like Blogging and travel!

Archive: ‘Sports’

“The Fishing Pictures”

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

We go to the cottage usually every year in July to be with my husband’s parents. It’s about a 6 hour drive North-East of here to a beautiful spot on the Ottawa River where there is an abundance of fresh air, and fresh water – for playing, relaxing and enjoying nature. It’s remote enough to be out of touch from the rat race for a time without being too far out into the wilderness with no contact at all with the outside world.
This brings to mind those fishing shows my husband would occasionally watch in which they would highlight different styles of fishing like Bass Fishing or Fly Fishing etc. His favourite was when the hosts would journey to the remotest parts of Northern Canada and visit the wildest lakes and rivers up there in hopes of catching a Northern beauty for all to relish. Of course the show always ended in a successful fishing trip for the sake of television. Although, I’d imagine, that not all such trips end in total success.
One thing I will always marvel at is why they always let the fish go on those shows. Why would they go to the trouble of getting to such a faraway place and spend hours out there on the lake or river, and then when they finally catch a fish, they let it GO!!! I suppose if you’re only going out to catch Fishing Pictures to display for your friends and memory, it does make some sense. But I still cringe every time I watch those guys let a great looking (and probably great tasting too) fish go.
About the cottage, we have never gone fishing there ourselves. But we have heard that there are some nice sized catfish in particular to be caught in the waters of the Ottawa. Maybe this year we will take our fishing poles and spend some time out on the pier or nearby launches casting for a nice catch. But if we do catch anything, I am not letting it go!

“The FSU football tickets”

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

My husband grew up around a family that didn’t follow sports other than the occasional hockey game – and that only during the play-off season.  Maybe it wasn’t in his blood.  His brothers were not much into team sports either and the only type of sport that our family has participated in has traditionally involved the outdoors, bicycles, kayaks and much earlier waterskis.

Actually, I was just reminded that my husband did tryout for the middle school basketball team, and played in a few games, but that was short-lived.  As I said, his family was more wilderness sports oriented.  The only other exception was my husband’s sister who was active in high school as a competitive swimmer.  Overall, the family has been most interested in individual competing events if any and not at all team sports.

However, my husband did take some interest in professional baseball, as in major league.  He followed it for a while a few years ago but then suddenly lost interest.

I think if he had the opportunity to go and see a sporting event – for example if someone happened to hand him FSU football tickets – he would probably be interested enough to go.  But again, it’s not something that he would necessarily go out of his way to do.  It might be kind of fun for me to go as well.

So our family is not really the sports kind, and if you were to name famous athletes, such as Doak Campbell, you are most likely just to get a blank stare.  Sports  just isn’t in my husband’s family’s blood.  It’s a little unfortunate because I was competitive in track and field when I was younger and I might have enjoyed attending and being a fan of sports as I’m older now and less active.

“The Inflatable Rafts”

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

The last time we were at my husband’s cottage, we spent a lot of time at the local beach.  There were there many sorts of water craft up and down the beach as it is filled with cottagers and their docks left and right.  It is a good size body of water too, so there are some larger sized power boats and sail boats.

Although we didn’t have use of any of the sort of larger craft that are moored just off shore from the beach, we did have some fun with my nephew’s junior sized kayak.  It was amazing to watch my nephew zip around in that little boat.  My daughter also took her turn in it and paddled around close to shore.

As I mentioned, the beach there has many kinds of boats, although I don’t remember seeing any inflatable rafts.  Now there are different kinds of inflatable rafts too.  Broadly, there are the kind of inflatable craft that is human powered like my nephew’s kayaks, only you use oars instead of a paddle.  Then of course there is the powered variety.

Of the two – powered vs rowed – I think I would rather go for the one with the motor.  I have always liked the thrill of speed on the water.

ski reviews

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Snowboarding wasn’t even heard of when I was growing up on the escarpment of Hamilton, Ontario.  The only things being strapped to our feet were two long and thin boards – to paraphrase what one of my high school friends used to say about skiing.  That of course didn’t stop my brothers and myself from putting them on and sailing down the carefully groomed slopes of the otherwise rocky “mountain” known locally as the escarpment.

I’m sure if we did have snowboards, we would have been strapping them on too, or maybe instead of skis altogether.  I personally prefer the long thin variety of skis to the broad one so popular these days.  But that’s only because of my earliest experiences I suspect.  I also haven’t skied in a while.  So who knows?  If I did, I might be sailing down the mountain with a snowboard instead.

I love skiing as a sport, so I often like finding out about the best places to ski – places as you would discover in 2011 ski reviews.  I just wish I had more time to get out there and soak up the sun and snow. I might check bout Taos Ski Valley when I go for my vacation next year. Now I’m just enjoying the spring and summer!

singing bowl

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Vibration is all around us.  There is a frequency to your cells that you are mostly unaware of.  But it is there.  It drives your experience and your moods.  And you can learn to feel it just as you feel the wind at your back. It’s like the sensation of a million souls that have gone before in the breeze.  It is a marvellous thing.

It seems the sound is coming from the house ahead.  You can’t quite place the sound at first, but you may have heard the same before from a Tibetan crystal singing bowls. You feel the sunlight on your back as your stroll past downs the street on a crisp clean winter’s day.  It is a day that is like any other – except it has the magic of a vibration that you experienced only once before.


Friday, February 18th, 2011

I mentioned to my daughter about going to take Taekwondo. She likes the idea and now she keeps asking me about it. I have to find the place and inquire about the prize first. Yesterday she told me that she asked her friend’s mother about it. Her friend at School goes to Taekwondo so her Mom told my daughter about name of the School. She told my daughter to look it up on the computer and so I did. I have to call the place today to find out more about Taekwondo.


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