Wear RED!

Yesterday was “green day” and today is “red day” BECAUSE I am showing my support! We have a few friends who are RCMP and RCMP wives and this day is near and dear to their heart.

Wear Red on Saturday March 18th for the RCMP. 

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Reg #57789- Cst. Richer DUBUC, 42
End of Watch March 6, 2017 Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, CANADA

The Spouses of the RCMP are asking you to Wear Red wherever you are, whatever you are doing on Saturday March 18, 2017, the date of his Regimental Funeral, in support of fallen RCMP Officer, Richer DUBUC, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty on March 6, 2017. Constable DUBUC leaves behind a wife and four children.

It is with great sadness that we must embark on another WearRed campaign, we in the RCMP family would like to say how truly grateful we are for the outpouring of love and support with our previous WearRed campaigns in June of 2014, January, 2015 and, April, 2016. Red was worn across our great nation and worldwide. Our officers and their families felt and appreciated your love and support. We thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for making such tragic times in our lives a little less lonely.

The Spouses of the RCMP have created an event to show their support for fallen Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Integrated Border Enforcement Team, RCMP Officer, Richer DUBUC. We cannot all be in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC for the memorial service but we can still show our support wherever we are. Let us WEAR RED on Saturday March 18th to show that the fallen officer, his family, and all members of the RCMP are in our hearts. Please share this event and invite all your friends.
It would be wonderful if the Sea of Red RCMP Serges weren’t alone on Saturday, stand with them! Thank-you!

Constable Richer DUBUC will be laid to rest on Saturday March 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm (Eastern Time Zone). Garrison St-Jean Military Base (25 chemin du Grand-Bernier Sud, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec). It will be a RCMP Regimental Funeral.

So today I will wear red and say thank you to the many RCMP that so faithfully serve and protect our country!

Sunday Spring forward

No sleeping in…

David made it to church on time! I stayed home today still a little dizzy. BUT I did get all my blog posts caught up! So…if you have a few minutes, grab a cup of coffee and curl up and go back a week in time on my blog and you can read all about the wonderful cruise vacay we enjoyed! If you have never tried cruising, I highly recommend it!

Enjoy your day friends!

Abby did you have a good time?

It’s nice to be home! I am having a bit of dizziness…normal for me after flying and spending a week on a ship.

Today it’s COLD!!!! We are catching up with laundry and getting food and of course picking up our Abby girl from Nana & Papa’s. We surprised them, a bit early, because they thought we would arrive home on March 13th.

Did you have a good vacation Abby?

FAT Tuesday 😂

FAT Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday aka…Pancake Day is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. So…the date is determined by Easter. Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.

This year Pancake Day is February 28th and for dinner tonight guess what we’ll enjoy?

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My phone must realize it’s soon time for vacation, it has been posting this message off and on all day! 😂

Mi’kmaq… Heritage Day 2017

Today is Nova Scotia Heritage Day!

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This year’s Honoree is The Mi’kmaq and their ancestors.  The Mi’kmaq and their ancestors have lived in this land for at least 11,000 years. Mi’kma’ki, their traditional territory, includes Nova Scotia, P.E.I., and much of New Brunswick and the Gaspe Peninsula.

In the world of hockey, it is well known that Mi’kmaq craftsmanship resulted in some of the best made hockey sticks in history. This year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day will honour Mi’kmaq Heritage by celebrating the important accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq community, including its contribution to Canada’s favorite past time, hockey.

The Mi’kmaq community will host a two-game hockey challenge called The Mi’kmaq Heritage Hockey Classic – Bury the Hatchet. The theme, Bury the Hatchet, was selected to honour a ceremony held in 1761 that saw the signing of the Halifax Treaties. The treaty ceremony marked the end of more than 75 years of hostility between the Mi’kmaq and the British, and celebrated the beginning of a peaceful and friendly relationship between the two nations.

Canada’s native population did not record in ‘hard-copy’ the history of their nations. Rather, they had appointed ‘story tellers’ who passed on knowledge of their culture from generation to generation in the form of ‘oral history’.  The early Ice Hockey sticks were carved from Hornbeam trees, which are native to Nova Scotia and provide a very durable hardwood. One of the tools used in the carving of Hockey sticks was known as a “Crooked Knife”. As a result of the huge numbers of Ice Hockey sticks made using these methods by Mi’kmaq, local supplies of Hornbeam were largely depleted and the Mi’kmaq then turned to the yellow birch, another hard wood which possesses the same characteristics. In the early years of the development of the game, sticks were simply called after the name of the game. Thus boys played with “Hurleys” and later with “Hockeys”, rather than with “hurley sticks” and “hockey sticks” as they do today.

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It is always nice to enjoy a “day off” in mid February but it’s also a great way to learn about your country’s heritage. Sadly my husband worked a LONG day ( 13 hours) and it was just me at home. So no family day adventure. BUT I took advantage of it by just having a RELAX day.

IN honour of heritage day … we had  fish for dinner ( no we didn’t catch them ourselves) and berries for dessert!

Is there anything more Nova Scotia than smelts, trout and blueberry grunt?

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Hope you enjoyed your long weekend! Back to work tomorrow.

Spring Break for James Feb 17

Midterms done! Tax sale done! NOW…a much needed break from school and taking a week’s vacation from work at Queen’s Municipality before tax season is in full swing. Where to go? That was James’ question when he was planning a vacation.

Tonight David & I saw him off at the airport!

Where is he going?

This is his itinerary! I am so jealous. I know he will have a wonderful time and take some awesome pics!!

James spent the last month deciding where he wanted to travel for a little break away…He LOVES adventure and has been to some pretty great places. He’s going by himself, but that’s James…he started traveling by himself at 15. He’ll fly to London and then take some flights, and buses and trains, stay in hotels and hostels and visit some interesting countries, cities and towns.

Have a wonderful time James, take lots of pictures and remember to check in with your Mama once and while…BUT then I don’t have to tell you that! 😀

 

 

Another day…

Some things in life are tough! Like yesterday saying goodbye to my Uncle. It was  his funeral yesterday, postponed a few days because of all the snow we’ve been getting. AND believe it or not another snowstorm today!

Yesterday however was a break, a calm before the next storm. A better day to have to travel back to North River to say goodbye. I gave the Eulogy at my Uncle’s funeral. Sweet remembrances that my Father and Auntie had, and some of my own, that I was able to share with the many people that were there to pay their last respects and show my Auntie how much he was loved. He was a special man to many people and all who knew him will miss him!!!

Today is a new day! ANOTHER snowstorm!!! Another day off school!!!! Another day to shovel out!!!!

I am so thankful for my husband who generally looks after all of the snow clean up. I help a bit, but this past week my mind is elsewhere… I am thankful for snowblowers! If we had to do all this by shovel…yikes!!!! And I am so thankful for those who work VERY long hours at the DOT, cleaning our roads.

Today it is blowing and snowing outside and I think I’m just gonna relax and stay cozy in my PJ’s with a great cup of coffee…at least for a little while…

Have a good day!

PS. This pic popped up on my newsfeed…4 years ago today!! Now I only have to wait 13 days until I am back in Miami for a little warmth and sunshine!!!

National Flag Day

February 15th is National Flag Day!

Fly your Flag proudly as a reminder of our country’s history.

I am a proud Canadian and love to take my Canadian Flag wherever I go… like our last trip to China in December

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but now I can’t find it to be able to fly it on my flag pole today. Hmm…So I put up the small one inside.

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Canada is celebrating 150 years this years so it’s even more important to take them time to celebrate these simple things!