Good day, late start to the Sunday Mise en Place. Took the family to watch last nights Canada Day 150 fireworks, a fantastic show was put on downtown Calgary, and my children’s minds were blown. Navigating home turned out to be a mess and we didn’t get the children in bed till 1AM. Needless to say, it was a late, groggy start this morning. Then I woke to discover the President of the United States of America makes wrestling memes now… so there’s that. Anyways, on with the program. The Sunday Mise en Place is my weekly post to share the comings and goings of blogging and life, and I always like to start with what’s going on-
What’s Going On-
It’s officially summer break for the sprouts. You’ll be happy to know Zyler passed grade 1 with flying colours, and Alex made it the whole year through pre-school without giving up, or you know, getting kicked out. I kid, they both did great, and now we get our youngest ready for kindergarten. Holy heck. But first the long summer of hearing “I’m bored” if we don’t distract them for longer than an hour.
It was quite the celebration for Canada Day 150, and we spent most of the day downtown. Heck, most of the city was down there, or out of town. If you weren’t at any of these celebrations the rest of the city was dead. I have been to plenty of Canada Day celebrations in Calgary but this one was absolutely different, in all my years I’ve never seen the downtown core so busy, with something going on at every corner.
We also hit up the National Music Centre, and Canadian Music Hall of Fame. A brand new attraction in Calgary that was free for yesterdays celebrations. Some amazing things there, including Corey Hart’s famous sunglasses, which he enjoyed wearing in the evening. The cutest though, they had microphones set up for kids to play with pitch, and auto-tune, and what-not, and Alex- always the performer- stopped the crowd with her 4-year-old, innocent rendition of O Canada. It was a good day.
Last Weeks Post-
- I have had a few very special friends do guest posts for me on the G.O.B., this week I had someone very special to me do a guest post.
- We had our look into the must see movies of July ‘017. Featuring the highly anticipated web slinger revamp.
- A throw back to last years Canada Day post, with the top 10 fictional Canadians.
- For the big Canada Day 150 celebration, I put together a list of 150 things I appreciate about Canada.
Besides a look at July, and all of its pop culture history glory, I think this may be a comic book centric week. I read one tpb that was highly recommended by my friend My Comic Relief. I still have to wrap up my look at A.D.. Also, my favourite ongoing series dropped a new book. Other than a bunch of graphic novel reviews I do have one book review coming in the next little bit, and it’s a gooder. And, the reading dynamic has changed in our home, I may feel the need to write on that. All of this, more, and other things, on their way, so stay tuned to the G.O.B.
Thanks booknerds, can’t wait to see what other memes the POTUS comes up with.