Be prepared, I feel like I have a lot to say! So pull up a comfy chair, grab a cup of tea and read on.
I am mad at the Surrey Fire Department. They took away my work buddy from me!! I shed a few tears over the past week about Dylan leaving his current role at the Y because I have worked with him for almost 10 years; the past 5 of that side by side in an office every day. It was fun to work with someone I was so comfortable with and now that will change. It's just going to be so weird on Tuesday when I go to work and he doesn't. Not sure I'm going to like it. But, it's great for him that he has a career that he really wanted and I wish him all the best!
Last night I went to the Foggy Dew with some peeps from the Y, Pants and our cousins Gina and Danielle. We need to hang out waaayyyyyy more - they are so fun.
Today, I had to work & taught a first aid course all day. Then, amongst the blustery snow storm, little sister and I went for dinner to Milestones. It was lovely to spend some solid sister time together. I had a yummy veggie burger with curly fries and she had a chicken burger. Now, I don't know why this bothered me so much, but it did so I'm blogging about it. That's what blogs are for. We noticed, sitting to our right, that there was a family of 4 beside us for the duration of dinner and the younger child of the family was playing on a laptop the ENTIRE time. I know in this day and age that probably isn't shocking to anyone anymore, but it got us talking about how our world is evolving into a society that relies so heavily on technology and so little on social, human interaction. Obviously this is a very bold statement and doesn't reflect everyone out there, but it got us discussing that if my husband and I were taking our two children out for dinner that we would want to put emphasis on family time and talking to each other rather than zoning out on reality. I don't necessarily think this is the most positive habit for children to be picking up. I do understand that 4 year olds are very difficult to entertain for long periods of time, and that they have short attention spans, but I don't think electronics 24/7 are the answer to that. Thoughts?
Speaking of snow, my car doesn't fare too well in the snow. I did a bit of slip and sliding on the hill leaving work today. Emma isn't too much of a snow fan either...but she is a trooper and does what a puppy's gotta do.
Little sister & I also had to stop at Safeway tonight. In the fruit section, while looking at avocados, I saw this sign that I thought was hilarious:
The part that especially cracked me up was the picture of the avocado wearing a scarf!! Does anyone know why avocados are supposed to be refrigerated?! I had no idea. Are these ones special?!