Jan 11 – I survived – Barely – A very busy weekend. Sunday was Oliver’s Christening or Baptism – whatever is the appropriate term. We took Ben and Lily for Saturday to free up Shaun, Becky and Oliver for “rehearsal” and, or other stuff.
That meant we got to take Ben to hockey and I got to remember how to put his equipment on. I probably could have pulled his socks up to his nose – they were long enough, but sizing is tough for the little guys. Sweater was good so that was fine. Burlington Timbits use NHL colours so Ben’s squad are the “Wild”. The green guys. Then it was off to Mickey D’s for a late lunch. Yup – back to MacDonald’s again – I thought I had passed that stage but apparently not. At least they now have decent coffee,
The rest of the day was at Chez Moorehead as my Facebook post indicated – a repeat of the morning activity – Puzzles for Lily and Wii Mario for Ben.
Sunday – Oliver got himself sprinkled so I guess he is now official. In my last post I commented on the risk of fire and brimstone with me in a church. Little did I realize that Sunday actually was the “official” fire and brimstone sermon Sunday, as was made clear in the homily? I kept sneaking a peak out the window waiting to be consumed by the lightning bolt but there must have been better targets somewhere else. Dodged it again.
I have posted Becky’s composite picture which I thought was pretty cool – same bat time – same bat channel – same bat photographer. All three GKs baptized in the same place with similar pictures taken by the same great photojournalist – Moi!
From the top down – Ben – Lily – Oliver
The pic also substantiates my claim that I have been in a House of Worship at least three times in the last five years. Add in a couple of weddings and you could almost call me a regular.
Post sprinkling we all retired to Shaun and Becky’s for post-game snacks, a touch of the grape, some gift giving and chit chat. We packed it in relatively early so that the senior set (us) could go home and rest up.
Weather – We also returned to base early last night in case the weather went south, or should I say north, and the roads decided to do double duty as skating rinks. Fortunately, this did not happen in our neck of the woods but things were definitely crispy with the wind chill when I walked out the door this morning. Went from no coat or light jacket on the weekend to the full on winter gear ensemble – heavy coat, gloves, scarf and toque this morning.
Good news was that I only encountered one “slippery” location hidden on the sidewalk on my way to the bus. Even better news is that courtesy of some surprisingly acrobatic moves I managed to avoid landing on my butt!
Fashion statement – someone is definitely doing a great job on parka sales for the ladies. It hit me this morning as I stood freezing my ____ off at Clarkson GO Station that a surprising proportion of the female commuters were sporting (typically) brown parkas with the (faux) fur-trimmed hoods. Canada Goose is alive and well and probably has a lot of relatives stuffed into a bunch of those coats. I was jealous.
Steelers Win – Fortunately they were playing Cinci who have a less than stellar play-off record. I did not see the game (GK Duty) but the boys picked up a Wildcard win and get to move on to the real play-offs. Not talking Super Bowl yet but the terrible towels are still flapping for at least another week. And no, I have not checked my final pool results yet but I can basically guarantee no cheques are coming my way.