Sunday, April 26, 2009

Question of the Day

Yesterday, Jules and I headed to Vermont to enjoy the day of sunshine. We arrived at the US border early and was greeted by the All- American looking young male custom's officer. Jules warned me ahead of time , not to say anything stupid. I reminded him to watch how he answers questions as you just really don't know what they are going to ask you. Each time we cross the border, we always get asked the strangest questions...Like " So, what going on down there or Is there a reason why you should not be entering the US?" I really think that the American Customs Services pays someone to sit at a desk and write up the questions for the guards.

Yesterday's question was " So , what do you do for a living?" I smiled and told him my story.... what I did for a living and what I do now. He seemed quite impressed. Then he asked Jules. I wanted to tell him that I was a high price call girl, but didn't think that would go over very well.
Without thinking that I was speaking to an American, I asked if there were any job openings here. He laughed and said yea, and then he reminded me that I should apply on the Canadian side. I said oh ya right. I really thought he was going to invite us over some time for a coffee.

Jules and I drank lots of Green Mountain coffee and bought some in Waterbury. Then we ended up in Williston and went to the Christmas Shoppes to do some shopping. I love that store. It has everything and the prices are really cheap.

For a blast from the past, we had lunch at Ponderosa steak House. We sat there and reminisced about our childhood experiences dining at Ponderosa in Montreal.

We drove home stuffed and were told by a miserable young Canadian custom's guard that the next time I buy anything, I will have to pay duty. We only spent $60.00. It's amazing how different rules apply to different people. I have have crossed the boarder on day trips with friends who have spend over $200.00 and nothing was said.

Needless to say, you know when you are back on Quebec soil...your car has a way of telling you that. Bump, bump , bump.

Vive la Quebec !

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Saying I Love You

Our morning routine has not changed even with me at home now. Jules wakes up at 4:00 a.m. and get really for work. He wakes me at 5:30 a.m. and I dress and throw water on my face. We get into the car and I drive him to work. First we stop and pick the paper and a coffee. I keep the car because I need it during the day.

We arrived at his workplace and he, as always leans over and kisses me and tells me to have a nice day,to drive safely and that he loves me. I joke to him and say the same even the drive safely part because he drives a walkie...remember I still think like a Health & Safety Specialist even though I no longer am one.

Jules tells me this afternoon after work , that an employee was seen in his car in the parking lot after I left him off with a shot gun and ammo. Two other employees managed to convince him to get out of the car and leave the rifle alone. The police were call. Was this employee so depressed that he was going to shoot himself or was he planning to take his co-workers down with him? If the two employees didn't convince the man to get of his car, the employee could have gone into the building, directly into the cafeteria and blown away my husband and his co -workers.

Each day is a new day and we do not know what it will bring us...therefore say "I love you" to the ones you love as it could be the last time.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Little Angels

The past few months of family murders has really bothered me to no end. The children in Piedmont and the little girls in Laval and other family dramas in Quebec have been just too much to consume. Why take the children's lives? Let's not blame the recession...there is no excuse. If the parents are so f----ed up, then maybe they should just leave the children with a relative and kill themselves.....leave the kids alone.

Today the Laval girls were buried. Mother is in jail undergoing a psycho exam and dad is too much of a coward to show up at the funereal as he is on the lam...probably living in a nice warm climate and figures if he returns to Canada, he will be picked up at the border and jailed. Such a coward ! He can't sacrifice the rest of his life in jail, but it's ok that his girls have been murdered. I know, I am assuming that he is alive and living the life of Riley. For all we know he may be dead too wearing cement blocks for shoes.

It has gotten to the point that I prefer not to watch the news on T.V. anymore. There is just too much crime and too many people being murdered. The days of my childhood and probably yours were all so innocent and carefree. I wish we could take back those days.

Rest in peace Amanda & Sabrina.