Friday, 24 June 2011

Canadian Penguins?

Before we get to the penguins - I want to update all you lovely readers on my continuing healing.

It has been three months since I got my tissue valve (actually exactly 3 months yesterday). I went to see my cardiologist. And I had a marvelous check up! :D

The doc listened to my heart and said it was pumping along perfectly. He said my colour was a wonderful pink and that my heart felt like it had shrunk. Awesome!

He also let me know that I could stop taking my daily aspirin - the only blood thinner that I was on. Yay! No meds. I can't believe it. This is the best outcome I could have hoped for.

Doc asked me if there was anything that I couldn't do that I wanted to in terms of physicality. Nope! I've been going strong on the elliptical and lifting my kids and going to the park and I have the energy now to do anything! So HAPPY!!!


But enough of that mushy heart stuff.

Onto the penguins!

I have been busy teaching my kids about Canada this week as you might have read earlier. I went to the Dollar Store to stock up on Canada stickers and various Canada Day stuff.

I came across this wooden puzzle. Awesome! Logan loves to put together puzzles and I can teach him where we live, where grandma and grandpa live, where uncle Davan lives etc.

Very good... until I looked closer at the puzzle.

I saw not one penguin ...

Not two penguins ...

But Three! Three penguins!

Gah! Since when are there free range penguins in Canada? Ugh...

I love the Stampede stuff in Alberta, the totem in BC, the RCMP guy and the hockey player. There are only one each of those. And three penguins!???

*Penguins are not found in the Northern Hemisphere in case you didn't learn in school (kinda like the makers of this puzzle)


Kristie said...

Hilarious!! So much for trying to educate the kiddos, now just more confused!!

Congrats on the A+ checkup!!!

Unknown said...

Tawny, what a great health update! Wow! I am so happy for you!

You know, I think I blame cartoons for the penguins in Canada confusion. Penguins were always with polar bears, and there are no polar bears in the Southern Hemisphere (except on LOST...not sure if you watched that show).

PrairiePeasant said...

That's too funny!