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So I didn’t get the nomination to run for federal office.  Trust me when I say that THAT was an amazing journey.  All the same, I have welcomed back my sweet quiet normal life with open arms.  Politicking is exhausting – I’m a friendly person, but campaigning takes friendliness to a whole ‘nother level. I was … Continue reading

family day

One was working, one was sleeping, and the littlest was hanging out with a friend.  That was okay, because there was vacuuming to be done, cake to bake, a preschooler baby genius to visit, and laundry. It was a catch-up kind of day. Notes: I made this tomato sauce, and it’s going into my weekly rotation. … Continue reading

that bread

   Most Saturdays we like to hit up the local farmers market for the week’s produce.   It has a small-town feeling where we bump into lots of familiar faces and catch up.  We always split a half-sweet vanilla latte, and we always hem and haw over the dutch apple fritters.  This week we treated ourselves … Continue reading

november

   My perfect fall weekend would be filled with family, hiking, knitting, making (and slurping up) soup, baking muffins, drinking tea, thrifting and markets.  And that’s just what I did.  I baked a batch of pumpkin gingerbread muffins and whipped up a big pot of roasted butternut squash soup.  I picked up the prettiest silk … Continue reading

last day of holidays

With a lot of digging around online and driving through the countryside, we managed to hunt down a little piece of the Trans Canada Trail.   I was more excited than you can possibly imagine.  It was literally out in the middle of nowhere, and we drove by it twice before spotting it.  We walked … Continue reading

lundi

Just baked gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, and they’ve passed the all-important taste test by the Bee.  This is good because she can take a dozen on her playdate tomorrow afternoon. I’ve been listening to The Zolas non-stop since the weekend.  I need someone to love them with. This is a short post – I really need … Continue reading

lemon bread

Once again, we’ve been hit with snow and wind and cold.   Outings and commitments were cancelled, and there were some rumblings from the teenage love corner.   However, none of these plans were life or death, and I do believe that this is nature’s way of telling us to slow down and be still. … Continue reading

tuesday snooze day

Life is being lived.  School + work + sleep + food + laughter + yoga + knitting this  – a cabled hat that fits perfectly and is just the right amount of hipster I’m going for.  Oh and muffins.  So many muffins.  I’ve baked 5 dozen muffins over the last week, and I have eaten … Continue reading

january

I Knitting these legwarmers in alpaca silk . . . so soft and squishy . . . Tobogganing in the neighbourhood, getting chilly despite the woolly knits, returning home and  drinking hot chocolate . . . Snacking on vegetables and homemade hummus . . . Watching Season 1 of The Americans . . . Feeling … Continue reading

queue

I managed to squeeze in everything that I wanted to do and see last month- the beach, the market, the local fibre festival, the trails, and family.  And eat.  So much turkey, pie, stuffing, ice cream, French fries, apple fritters . . .  I tried to absolve myself with lots of hiking and a tiny bit … Continue reading