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

friends in the forest city

I love my family.  Like I would marry them every day if I could.  I will drop all plans to spend time with them. But there’s something to be said for friends- the ones who choose us and the ones we choose.  I’m confident that I’ve got this friend-making business down to an art.   And it’s … Continue reading

indoors day

Today we took one look outside, and we decided to stay in.  I had downloaded the audio file of this month’s mother-daughter book club selection, and we curled up in the bedroom with the most beds and blankets and listened to seven chapters while making bracelets with embroidery floss (I kept on knitting!).  We paused … Continue reading

sibbald point provincial park

I’ve decided that I’m going to ask for an Ontario Parks annual pass for Christmas.  I could hit up the Pinery every weekend in the summer, and get more than my money’s worth.  Plus we could also return to Sibbald Point which is beautiful and only an hour north of Toronto.  And I have no doubt … Continue reading

sand + water

We made it to the beach, and we soaked up what is left of the summer.  The optimist in me thinks we should be able to squeeze at least one more visit if we try hard enough.  I remember a visit in October last year.   It’s not necessary that we be able to swim … Continue reading

east coast

  With our week of vacation nearly a month behind us, we’ve been itching to get out of town again.  It’s lovely to be sleeping in our own beds and amongst our peeps, but I want to be exploring and taking in new sights, sitting on a beach/rock/bench, reading a map, wondering where to go … Continue reading

pride

  We got back from holidays with enough time to get a good night’s sleep, grab breakfast, throw on our rainbow socks and head downtown to catch our one and only most bestest parade.    That was last weekend.  I just went through this album and cried happy tears because it was THAT awesome.   It’s … Continue reading

diy club

The Bee and a gaggle of her friends came together to work on the Chemist badge and be silly.  We picked three fairly easy and quick challenges: manufacture a chemical product (bouncy ball) experiment with soap write a secret message I felt like I was really organized.  I sent out very detailed + engaging invitations, bought … Continue reading

self care

I’ve been thinking a lot about self care lately. You know when there’s something on your mind, and suddenly you see it everywhere?  It’s gotten to that point.  So I wrote a post  about it last week here. This week, I’ve been thinking of the stuff I left out.  Maybe I need to write a … Continue reading

summer’s here

The girls are finishing up school this week – one is off to university in the fall, and the other is heading off to overnight camp for the first time ever this week.  Big leaps.  They’re ready.  I know this, but it’s still a bit rumbly in my tumbly for me. I’m getting a taste … Continue reading