July 2 09

Happy Canada Day to you and yours.


typically, this is how I like to enjoy Canada Day. with sun and with coffee and with ZERO things to do. Unfortunately, since I am moving to another country in 11 days, most of yesterday was spent shuttling my children to and from play dates, moving furniture out of the house, trying to figure out how I was going to eat my bowl of cookie crisp without actually have access to any, um, BOWLS and packing more boxes. oh, and packing more boxes.

Oh, and I totally thought it was Sunday the entire day yesterday and managed to totally miss So You Think You Can Dance, and wah, I’m not happy about it.

Oh, and my heart nearly exploded out of my chest when I put Free To Be You and Me on for the kids and they sat, wide-eyed and smiled, through the whole thing and then asked me to put it back on. Emily was still singing it this morning.

Oh, and I did make time to spend a good 25 minutes online with Ilana, googling the differences between breakfronts and china cabinets and buffets and hutches. you know, the important stuff in life. I guess it was probably a mistake when I said, “So, this dude is coming tomorrow to pick up the breakfront…” to which Ilana said, “what in the hell is a breakfront?”

Oh, and apparently, my daughter has been secretly learning how to instant message because I finally g0t a webcam for my laptop and finally installed my very own skype account (yay!) and Miss Emily now im’s me from the other laptop (all the livelong day) and tells me things like “I’m SO hungry, feed me woman!!” and “you are the coolest person I know” and then at one point she asked me a really weird question about my feet…


Oh, and our friends made us a little swimming party last night, but, well, it was freezing and, well, half of the people couldn’t make it because of funerals and vacations and fevers and well, better parties (the nerve, right? relax, I kid). but it was really nice, and I only had to hear from nine different people that while I may *think* I’m coming back to Toronto next July, everyone else seems to know better and they *know* that I’m not ever coming back.

Oh, and I did sign Josh up for little league next year (operation Ali and Josh is already in effect!) and I did get him some super rad basketball shoes that totally made the husband drool because he never had shoes that awesome.


Oh, and I got thrown into the pool in what was possibly the most staged “Ali in the pool! Ali in the pool!” event ever. because when Jack said that they were totally going to throw me into the pool, I was all, WAIT! hold the phone, let me take off my cardigan and my necklace and my shoes. AND! because I have serious nose issues, I have to hold my nose while jumping into pools.

(don’t ask)

but, I knew that no one would have thought I’d ever let that happen (those were good jeans and I had totally just blown my hair dry and do you know how long that takes?!) (also, hi! I’m Ali! I’m a control freak) so Jack swooped me up and made it happen before I had the chance to realize that swimming in jeans? not so fun. also? I do a hell of a lot of screaming in this video (don’t ask)

wow. this is way more embarrassing that I’d originally thought…

  1. hahaha i love you, you dork.

    Comment by Karen Sugarpants on July 2, 2009
  2. You took it too a new level there. I would have never thought you’d do that…

    Comment by Dr. J on July 2, 2009
  3. Happy Canada Day! And July 4th. 😉 I wish you all the best with your big move. We hope to move back to NC one of these days (we’re in Ottawa) so I’m glad you guys are going first so I can learn from you. lol

    Comment by CarrieLou on July 2, 2009
  4. Man, I just love you 🙂

    I hope you get some time to relax this weekend. Want to fly out here and meet me at the beach?

    Comment by Angella on July 2, 2009
  5. I’ve only once voluntarily gotten my clothes fully wet while wearing them – when I grabbed a baby horned shark off the beach that some kids were poking at with a stick and waded into the ocean (jeans and everything) until he swam off.

    That sounds way cooler than it was, I promise.

    Anyway… hope you’re ready for some heat and major humidity in less than 2 weeks!

    Comment by Darcey on July 2, 2009
  6. Awesome times! Wwesome times! I’m gonna miss you like crazy when you’re gone. me crying already –> 🙁

    Comment by Tova on July 2, 2009
  7. Awesome times! Awesome times! I’m gonna miss you like crazy when you’re gone. me crying already –> 🙁

    Comment by Tova on July 2, 2009
  8. those shoes ARE cool.

    hope you had a change of clothes…

    Comment by Rayli on July 2, 2009
  9. Oh, yeah, totally love you, man! You are awesome!
    Oh, and you *are* coming back if we all have to come down and carry you back ourselves, which we totally wouldn’t have to do because you love it up here… despite the cold and lack of US goodies. Geez, no one does coffee like we do, eh?! 😉

    Yay, operation Ali and Josh! (wow, I totally typed “Jose” instead of “Josh” first!)

    Comment by Nenette on July 2, 2009
  10. I’ve only ever done it once, swimming fully clothed. And I was kind of drunk and it was hot and humid out. And it is not comfortable after the fact because you’re wearing wet, heavy clothes.

    I’m so excited to see you in a few weeks. That is all.

    Comment by Kristabella on July 2, 2009
  11. Is that Michael Jackson in the video?

    Comment by Brie on July 2, 2009
  12. Holding your nose is weird? I believe it is *essential*. We *were* separated at birth! Especially when you factor in the Tim’s cup that seems to need surgical removal from your hand.

    …except the fact that you can still post a lengthy (yet coherent, nay articulate. And informative. And amusing.) blog post whilst moving seems to separate us. I can’t really seem do that justice and just have every day life (that includes sleep).

    (swimming in jeans… ew. Actually the swimming, I imagine wouldn’t be so bad, it would be the getting out that would suck?)
    .-= harmzie´s last blog ..Cool Stuff From Last Week – Part II =-.

    Comment by harmzie on July 2, 2009
  13. I honestly don’t understand how people don’t always hold their noses in the pool. Water in the nose? NO! NO! NO!

    Comment by Amanda on July 2, 2009
  14. Here I thought you had such awesome taste in things that are funny and you know which celebrities are ugly, but then you have to go and bring up So You Think You Can Dance. Ugh.

    Comment by Avitable on July 2, 2009
  15. Happy Canada Day, eh?

    Comment by Maggie May on July 2, 2009
  16. I’d be so pissed about the hair.

    Comment by Mac & Cheese on July 3, 2009
  17. i totally thought wednesday was sunday as well. actually since sunday i’ve been under the impression that every day this week was either saturday or sunday, so my week has gone by really fast but i will be really confused tomorrow..

    and onto my point. i also missed SYTYCD and i was all sad about it (especially since i did catch the results show last night and it looked AWESOME) but muchmusic plays the reruns of both episodes on sundays (the real sundays not the confused ones) and since you will still be in canada then i assume you can still watch! 🙂

    Comment by Shannon on July 3, 2009
  18. I say nay nay to the the whole “throw my in the pool” scene. I am terrified of water! You were a trooper!

    And the breakfront/china cabinet thing? I’ll just have to add that to my Canadian/American dictionary that I’ve started since meeting my group of Canadian friends who winter with us in Mesa, AZ. I usually learn a new word every season. It’s quite interesting and we have a good laugh!

    Comment by pat on July 3, 2009
  19. Ummm, yea. Okay, I have to ask. What IS a breakfront?!? ::Scratching head::

    Comment by Erica on July 7, 2009

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