I feel ready to tell you a little more about where we are now, but first a note - a symphony, actually - of thanks.
Hello Dear Friend.
I feel I should write you a good-bye for now, as I will be taking leave of this space until my heart no longer feels filled to bursting with sadness, tears and the awful pain of being ripped away from my flesh, my own.
You will likely have heard by now our tragic news: our dearest, sweetest, kindest daughter Lauren went to sleep on Sunday night – her first Mother's Day – and did not wake up to her baby's cries and husband's nudges on Monday.
Here we are – all 80 or so of us – here at the Grand Bahia Principe Royal Golden Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Mike, Rob and I arrived Saturday afternoon and got a bit of time to acquaint ourselves with this sprawling property before everyone arrived yesterday.
Then it was just a matter of waiting for our winners and their partners (and in some cases, children) to arrive...
At last the weekend is almost here. Tomorrow things get even more steamy as Mike, Rob and I head down to Jamaica – Debbie won't be joining us on this trip. Our winning listeners come on Sunday and with luck – since we're giving away a trip at 7:30 every morning next week to this luxury resort – you'll be coming down too, if you win and when you want. Go to CHFI.com to enter.
We're getting there – one more day until Friday and Mother's Day is just a few days off. The busy week I told you about on Monday is winding down, too; one more big event tomorrow night and then we sleep before leaving on the weekend for our CHFI Erin & Mike on the Beach 2015 Part II – to Runaway Bay, Jamaica.
We have a new neighbour up north. No, not the ones whose house construction meant we awoke to hammering at 7:50 am Saturday (yes we binge sleep on weekends, when we can). It's a new feathered neighbour. Or perhaps “tenant” is the better word. And I wonder what to do about her.
We hadn't been north for a couple of weeks and while we were gone, a mother-to-be made herself at home on our front porch light.
Hey there, and Happy Cinco de Mayo. Yes, the popularity of this celebration surrounding the Battle of Puebla in 1862 hasn't spread from Mexico into Canada nearly as much as it has the US; that's probably a product of geography and demographics. But give it time; as long as great food, beer, tequila and sponsorship are involved, it won't be long.
Oh, wasn't that a spectacular way to welcome a new month? Loving May so far, and I think I'll love it even more in about two weeks.
Here we go. This promises to be my busiest week of 2015. You see, it's Canadian Music Week: a celebration of all things musical (you probably gathered that) but it's also a chance for Rogers radio people from across the country to gather.