~This blog is a personal blog and is written by me- SamiJoe. To read how/why I came to be known as SamiJoe, read here.
~ Canadian Work-at-Home Mom, trying to stay sane raising our family of four. Beebo (girl), age 8 years. Xman (boy), age 6 years.
~ I have a greenhouse and numerous gardens... I like to think I am a great gardener, but really I do A LOT of research and do not always beat Mother Nature! I often lose the battle.
~ I was a rower, back in the day. I was good too. I *might* have a few National titles under my belt (but I'm no Marnie McBean or Silken Laumann).
~ I love football. I'm learning to love the CFL with the Stampeders in town, but my true love is NFL. I wish I had more time for it... football pools and game watching were fun times (in the past).
~ I remember ALL faces. And ALL names. It really takes up a lot of room! I also remember all dumb, meaningless, and useless pieces of info- FOREVER. Hence, the reason I have a blog. If I do not unload, I may spontaneously combust!
~ I was a bartender in my former life. I appreciate all kinds of booze, but especially love a red zinfandel/craft beer/scotch too. I even judged the Calgary Stampedes Famous Caesar competition! I owe my liquor knowledge to Brian at Christian's Pub in St. John's, Newfoundland and give a special nod to my fantastic memory for helping me slave through those Friday nights.
~ I know how to, CAN, and have hot-fuelled helicopters. (That means, fill with fuel while they are running.)
~ I am not a down-hill skier by nature, but recently took up the sport at age 35! I've always x-country skied, but for real... the kids are good skiers and think that down-hill is way more fun!
~ I am a hat person (shock*).
~ I know way too much about sleeping babies. Er, or not...sleeping babies. Some call me the "Sleep Lady", but really, I am just a gal who followed the Baby Whispering way of life and it has been pretty smooth sailing since. If you have issues with your child sleeping, feel free to drop me a line with a question or two. My kiddos sleep over 11/12hrs solid at night, with no intervention from me.
~ I have been driving for 20 years and am ticket-less. (Quickly knocking on wood.) In fact, I've only been pulled over once. But, in my defence both of my children were screaming-blue-murder, so the cop felt kinda like a jackass, and let me go with a warning. YES MR.COP--screaming children WILL make you speed!
~ I am an old raver, still young at heart. My kiddos loved Jolly-Jumping to classical music, but not nearly as much as they did house.
~ I still do not really know what I want to be when I grow up.
~ I have travelled by plane or boat all over North America, but am a road-tripper at heart.
~I studied English Literature at the University of Western Ontario, with a minor in Shakespeare.