I have been meaning to stay away from the computer for at least a few days. I have still been busy with appointments and errands these past two weeks and I haven’t really recovered from my very busy February yet and I am still beat. I have commitments that I want to finish and besides, I already want to get started on my taxes. I have four income tax returns to do – mine and my husband’s; and my mother’s (can’t say no to her) and my husband’s uncle (can’t say no to him either).
It seems that these past two months, I could only manage to get a couple of hours’ time to go on the internet. That’s the reason why you haven’t seen me much around lately. You’re lucky :) if I have visited you at least once a week. And if I did, I probably read only one of your posts, if you have written two or more since the last time I visited you. I just couldn’t keep up. So please excuse me if I only left a quick comment. There could also be a chance that I have read all your posts but I was too tired to leave either an intelligent or a cute comment. :)
So without further much ado about nothing, I am saying it here. I WILL STAY AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER THIS WEEK. I hope that will do the trick, even if the computer beckons me. And if you want to help me, when you see me at your blog, please tell me to go back to my taxes. :)
Because I really want to get my tax refund soon. I need that money to pay for at least a portion of a plane ticket and trip to the U.S.
Because somebody’s going to New York!
I will blog more about it later.
I have mentioned quite a few times here that my sister and I are neighbours. We live in a duplex house, side by side, next to each other. Our kids (mine, 3 and hers 7) would switch houses and play with each other. And as you’ve seen in my previous post, they’d play in our backyard, which we also share.
There was a time when my sister and I lived with my aunt’s family and we became really close with our three cousins who were all girls. We were like sisters to each other. We have such fond memories growing up with our cousins.
I’m sure that when our kids get older, they will also have fond memories of togetherness and laughter. And of course, just like any siblings, they’ve had quite a few spats too.
Last week, after a long break from patrolling (three weeks of a cold spell and another week at the office), I was kind of excited to be back at my post. I brought my camera with me and took pictures of the kids while they were walking home from school.
Their school is only a ten-minute walk from home. But these five cousins take forever to get home. From my post, I could see them from three blocks away as they make a right turn. And it’s like watching a slow motion movie. They are always the last group of kids that I have to cross.
My 11-year old niece usually walks ahead. And usually, the youngest, my six-year old nephew, trails behind. They sometimes have to stop until he could catch up with them. And of course, they also stop to goof around and play with the snow.
Is it already spring or summer where you are right now? Well, we’re still deep in snow here in Winnipeg. We have enjoyed temperatures of minus three to minus five this past week, although we’ve been dumped with about ten more cm of snow.
Here are my youngest son and my nephews and nieces playing in our backyard.
They made a huge hole in the middle of the backyard. They say that it’s a planetarium.
This is a church, says my eight-year old niece.
That’s my ten-year old nephew on top of a snow pile in our driveway. Do you see how high that snow is?
These are my nephews tobogganing (sledding) on that same snow pile.
I took these last three pictures last month just before we had that three-week cold spell. They’re always digging holes and tunnels. They said that they were making Pokemon centres. Kids and their imagination, huh?
One of them could actually fit inside this hole.
Related post: Playing in the snow 1
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