Saturday, December 01, 2007


We took Cleo to Le Collège Lionel-Groulx for her orientation. She starts classes in January 2008. It's a good college only about 20 mins north of us. I was hoping to take a photo of her infront of the main building but the thought of it totally mortifyed my daughter. OK, I get it! I was too dark outside anyway but I was able to get a quick pic of her outside the car window. She deamed it OK to smile at me, only because I know she was excited about being there herself.

She had a bunch of things to do apart from paying her registration fees. Get her photo done for her student card and write an hour long english test to help class her in her english level. Then listen to the whole orientation presentation. All this took about 4 hours. I ofcouse was NOT allowed to partake in any of this as a parent...and frankly thats ok but u know us moms...we want to help or be there while at the same time we want to let them fend for themselves.

Quick pic  on orientation night at college This is the school's main building.

Le Collège Lionel-Groulx Le Collège Lionel-Groulx 2

Luckily, one of her school friends that we have known since the kids were 4 yrs old, is also going to this school. She will be traveling with him to school. Will be much better then taking alot longer going by bus and will help him with gas expenses.

While we waited for Cleo, Chris and I went to a mall in the area and got abit of xmas shopping done. This year, it seems like xmas just suddenly snuck up on me. I know its early but I haven't done my xmas cards yet or mailed out gifts that should be sent out asap. As it is, I am frightful that we will be lucky if the ones to France get there on time. I hate feeling like I'm late with stuff! The good news is that the bathroom only needs painting and floor boards. That should be done this coming week! I will post pics as soon as I can. With the cost in labor we decided that the bathroom is our xmas present to ourselves this year lol. It was however worth EVERY PENNY!

How about you? I know some of you have xmas presents and cards done in sept! (Claire!) For u NORMAL ppl, are u the type that takes it easy shopping over a month, or buy all your presents on xmas eve? Do u stress, fret or just breath easy knowing it will get done however?


Shephard said...

Wow what a building. :)

I love your photo on the right. :)

I think I fret a bit, but I'm well under way, holiday wise.
Michele says hello!
~S :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I am very behind and for the first time in a long time, wish I didn't have to do anything....It just seems like too much. I have my cards---None have been sewnt out yet. I have a few little presents, and that is all.....! HELP (lol)!

kenju said...

Moon, your daughter is so pretty! That college building is very impressive.

I quit sending cards (all but a few) about 6 years ago. I have not bought the first gift, yet, but I will get on it this week.

cindy wilson said...

Oh Christmas is coming up???? Just kidding. I have the cards but haven't bothered sending. Have bought all the presents I am going to. So now getting the house decorations up day by day.