Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Rink that Saved Winter

Paul put a rink in the back yard.  BTW - our house is still a DISASTER from the flood, and while I wanted him to do the rink, what I wanted more was the house clean.  But in an effort to be a non-bossy wife (something I am working on), he did what he wanted and I kept my mouth clamped.  While it was flooding, I was secretly FREAKING out!  While you are recovering from a flood, do you flood another area ???  The water was running for FOUR hours!  That is a lot of water pooling perilously close to our house.  Then I worried about the ice being bumpy - it was snowing while he was doing it.  If we were going to do this, I wanted to make sure the kids could at least use it...  Every 10 minutes, I would ask how it was going (so cas), insisting "we" go look at it - feigning super excitement, masking my fear like a pro.  It was ridiculously cold, and so it only took a day for it to freeze completely.  And NOW, we have the BEST RINK EVER in our back yard!!  I love Paul for making it a priority and doing it regardless of the house.  It gets the kids outside while I CLEAN (even better), and they are loving learning how to skate.  It is so tempting for me to wait to have fun until I do something (usually involving cleaning).  But that showed me the error of my ways.  I even went out there with my skates for some winter fun and it turns out that I love winter in Saskatoon.  YEAH FOR PAUL!!  


miss Laura said...

That rink is the sweetest.

I know you have pictures of this blessed rink. Take your bloggin' skills up a notch and add some photos of your cute, CUTE kiddos.

stone's eye view said...

If you happen to have strangers come by in the night wearing sharp devices on their feet, it just might be us.

jessica said...

hey maja,
i am so glad you guys have blog, such a nice way to keep in touch.
crapper we didn't get together over the holidays while you were here, but so much going on on both ends i am sure.
i adding you to my regular reading every morning. keep in touch.
love, jessica

Sharon said...

So much fun! Think of the amazing memories your creating! Jealous but not really because I'm glad it's not that cold here. :)