Most of the time, I have no idea what day it is.
That's the main problem with shift work, it's really hard to keep track of your days if your schedule does not run the same from week to week.
Also, I wrote the date on something a few days ago, and then later figured out I had been off by two days. In all fairness it was before 7 am and I had not finished my coffee.
Today I have figured out, because it's Jason's birthday! And my Aunty's birthday as well as a few others, so Happy Day to all!
Last night we had supper with his parents and brother at... some chinese food place in Calgary. It's right by Studio 16, I can never remember the name but it's quite yummy. I may have ate too much.
Then after stopping by BP's for drinks and dessert (and to say hi to Brittni) we opted for a quieter night at home. The weather was yucky and Jason didn't really want to turn thirty so it seemed like a good choice.
He still tried to live it up for his final moments of being in his twenties though, and drank the better part of a Malibu bottle to himself. This morning he said he definitely feels thirty. :)
Not much planned for the day, except for watching the Flames home opener this afternoon. It's too bad we couldn't get tickets but watching it from home with left over chinese food is a pretty good idea.
I'm just excited to wear my jersey again and yell at the TV. I've missed that.
That's about it for us. Even Jackman is being pretty quiet this morning, probably from staying up all night ripping his bed apart. Oh well, that's his to do with as he wants. If he has no bed to sleep on because he ate, his problem.
Here are a few sunrise pictures from Thursday morning. After I got off the ice I took a little drive out to my parents house, since it looked like it was going to be a good one.
Well I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I hope everyone found time to enjoy the spirit of it and spend time with those they care about most.
I definitely enjoyed mine, always nice crazy family time.
I had a few days of here and there to enjoy, made it up to Lake Louise last Wednesday for a fun day of boarding with my sister.
It was going quite well until she caught an edge and twisted her leg. She had a gross, swollen achilles tendon after that one.
Other than that it was a gorgeous day for boarding, no wind and lots of Sunshine.
Jason and I recently bought ourselves a Costco membership and are loving it. Jason used it to bulk buy his Chili ingredients yesterday and made a big double batch.
One batch used to barely fit in our crockpot, now his double batch doesn't even hit half of the massive stock pot we stole at Christmas (one of Chinese gift exchange wins).
It's actually part of a Turkey deep fryer, but now it's Jason's Chili pot. Filled up 19 ziploc baggies which we stuck in the freezer for a later date.
Took Jackman to the park a few days ago, the first time he's been at the park since his surgery.
He had a great time. Excited to be able to play with his frisbee, he just kept it in his mouth and followed a couple other dogs the entire first lap, ignoring me.
It did the trick and wore him out though, which is always a blessing. The only thing he's chewed on as of late is a febreeze car clip I was planning on giving to Marvin as a gag gift. Jack ate it though (and it's packaging) so that ended that idea.
Now it's back to the daily grind of coaching. With all the new programs running at the Airdrie club this year there is a lot of off ice prepping going on, so it feels like I'm in school again, bringing everything home with me and never ending.
Thankfully, I'd rather coach than do anything else so I don't mind it too much.
Jason and I went out for a dinner and a movie night on Saturday. Good times were had as always, drinking 'fancy' drinks at Applebee's then wandering over to the theatre to play a few arcade games before the movie. I pretty much kicked his butt at air hockey in case you were wondering.
Unfortunately I pulled a muscle in my arm doing it, because I'm short, and the table is long.
We saw 'This is 40'. It is a good movie, not all comedy though, it's mixed quite heavily with drama, and is over two hours long.
I would recommend it, the actors do a really good job I think, just be prepared for a well-drawn out storyline.
That's all for now, folks.
Here's some Jackman pictures, because hey, he's a cute dog.
At the park
Carrying his much loved frisbee
Mesmerized by a dog on the TV (first time he's done this)