Today I solved a problem that has been plaguing me for months. I subscribe to This American Life. I love it. Every night I tuck myself in bed, turn off the light, and start an episode. Within ten minutes, I’m passed out – sawing logs. I can not stay awake. It’s nothing against the podcast. … Continue reading
This week found another bedroom stripped of brightly-coloured paint. The white is a nice change from the 10 years of “wordpress blue”. I could not persuade the oldest to de-colour her bedsheets, comforter and assorted blankets. The mish-mash of patterns and spectrums look oddly in place and have slightly grown on me. We still need to … Continue reading
This summer we were childless for the first time in almost 20 years. So we did what any normal couple does when their kids are out of town for six days. We completely emptied the littlest’s room, and we cleaned, painted, sorted, trashed, organized, fixed, and then prettied it back up for her return. We finished … Continue reading
Over the (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend, we had a rare day in which the four of us were together to share a meal and and enjoy each other’s company. Originally we planned a full pajama-turkey-eating day, but it was too beautiful outside to stay inside in our pajamas. Once the turkey was cooked and the bread … Continue reading
Last month we went to our first Take Back the Night walk. I was deeply moved by the camaraderie, the beating of the drums, the powerful chanting, the strength in numbers, the lit-up faces, and the intentional conversations. The girls and Josh felt it too. Plus there was a pug. Ella had really late classes on campus … Continue reading
It stopped raining after dinner, so the littlest and I negotiated a not-too-long stroll through the neighbourhood. As with every outing this summer, we ended up in the cemetery to spot our friends – the deer and skunks. They did not disappoint. It just occurred to me that I never write about my knitting anymore. … Continue reading
That moment you realize you raised two people who are better people than you are. Going to check that off the list. What craziness will I get up to next?
I have challenged myself to get outside for a minimum of 30 minutes every day for 30 days. I figure that’s a pretty easy commitment. So far over four days, I have clocked two days at a beach and two evening strolls in my neighbourhood. It’s not really adding to my to-do list – it’s taking my to-do … Continue reading