Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Snow with a 9 year old

Snow becomes alot more fun when there is a little kid around who loves it. My little sister and I had snow adventures. One the night of the 23rd, we had to move my car so that I would not get a ticket. It had been parked on the road and we decided to move it in to the garage. The problem comes that my car is not the tallest of cars. And the snow was just high enough to be a problem. So we prayed for safe travels, armed ourselves with scrappers and got to work. And got stuck turning around on the street. Then got to the driveway and got stuck in the end of it. Then finally got in the garage. After which, we did a victory dance and made snow angels. Great fun. And a bit thrilling as we were stuck a few times and I didn't want us to slide in to anything while she was in the car. (not like I want to hit things normally, but you know how your senses get a bit higher when there is a little person involved.)

She was a great help for the next few days of getting the ice off of the driveway and sidewalks too, until she got bored or distracted. Then we would have snowball fights or I would throw her in the snow. I hung her upside down over the snow. And dropped her in it a few times. Then I asked her if she wanted me to fall in the snow too, which of course she did. So I fell in the snow too. She built two snowmen. One for me and one for her. How sweet! Mine had tomatoes for the eyes and mouth, and a zuchinni end for the nose. There are sticks for arms. For the pictures that we took, she knocked the head off of her snowman so she could be the head. How do kids think of this stuff? Great fun.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

snow day

Today is a day o' snow. Last night our upstairs and next door neighbors made a giant snowman, one that got taller through the night. The snow is beautiful and peaceful. It is interesting that in people, lots of snow causes several different reactions, panic, calm, excitement for days off, for snowmen and snowball fights, snow angels, etc. And the laughter and perhaps hot chocolate that goes with that. Also, people seem to be there to help each other during a big snow. People start shoveling and there is someone else there to help, or someone gets stuck and there is someone to push them out. Last night, two guys from work cleared off my car before I got to the parking lot and two others had to push my car that did not want to leave the parking lot it looks like. A time I wish I had a Jeep, plus how fun would driving around running over snow.

There was a snow plow that I saw this morning that got stuck in a driveway. Another truck with plow came with a chain and pulled him out. (which is really nice cause it turned out that the plowing person that was stuck was the one to plow our street)

I just love when people come out of their individualist selves to come together for something. It's nice. And helping in the snow is something that you can't help but do. And I love that a snow day makes every thing stop, everyone move slower. There are so many things that can't be done, gives you more time to rest, to reflect and to spend time in the snow.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Why I love soccer

On Friday during soccer, I was thinking about why I like it so much and I have a thought. I am sure that it is a lot of different pieces, including getting to run around, being on a team, having a schedule to getting some exercise. But what I really like is how much it relies on instinct. You move where you go, you go where you think the other people or the ball will be. There is not time to think, just act. It is very fun and freeing. Maybe a lot of the same things that I like about dancing, how you don't really focus on what you look like or what you will do next, moreso you are in the moment and moving within that. Oh how fun. Now how to live like that all the time?

You couldn't in some senses cause there are things in life that need planning and preparation, but the freedom of getting just be in the moment. I like it. I also like stealing the ball from the other team.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Dancing and Eye Makeup

It is hard to dance and put on eye makeup at the same time, in case you ever wanted to know. The trick is that you can dance harder when putting more color on the brush. Dancing should be done a lot more than it is. Maybe that just means that I need more little dance parties in my house, makes you wake up in the morning for sure.

And what fun. There is that quote where a part of it says to dance like no one is watching. Very fun and freeing. You could dance around looking like an utter fool and no one would ever be the wiser.

I found this on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ3d3KigPQM and there on tons like it. Times when it is choreographed for large groups to do some interesting dance together. Oprah even did one at here season premiere. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjRnuiKql-E I love the flashmob dance things. Somehow they are exciting.

One of my dreams is to have been in a musical movie, like singing in the rain, getting to dance the good morning song. Being the girl you get to wear a pretty dress/skirt and dance around. How fun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA3OnIYW5u4

It is funny the odd dreams and interests that we each possess. If you had three wishes of things that are really not easily possible, what would they be? What would you do? Or where would you be?