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

simple giving + celebrating

I nearly forgot to share all the handmade goodness that we gave and received at Christmas. The Bee gave lots of art, and her shopping all took place at a little fundraising second-hand sale at school.  She couldn’t have spent more than $6. The teen made funny and heart-warming cards written with love for everyone. … 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


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


The girls have returned to school, and we’re getting back into the routine of packing lunches, early mornings, finishing homework, studying for tests, meet the teacher nights, and all that jazz.  El had her last first day of highschool.  The Bee started 6th grade.  They were excited; and as sad as it is to no longer … Continue reading

pin stripe mitts

I’m a bit late in posting these, but they are the girls’ valentines day gifts – pretty pin striped fingerless mitts – a free pattern designed by the most wonderfully talented Jen.  The girls adore them.  I know this because we have two giant baskets by the front door with dozens of hand-knit mittens, scarves … Continue reading


Our Christmas Day was filled to the brim with family, the best food and good times.   I’m continually amazed by how fortunate are.  I’d like to think that we do not take it for granted.  The littlest was not feeling well this week, but I was comforted by the fact that we had pain relief … Continue reading


  The heat wave has ended, and we’re enjoying a most welcome breeze. I’m seeing a colour theme here – grey and orange and green.   I bruised my tail bone at soccer on the weekend.  I imagine it is similarly coloured. Tonight, after our yoga class, the teen smoothed out my nail ridges which was … Continue reading


Just finished scarfing down the most delicious pain au chocolat from the market, and before I freshen up Yo Yo’s fish bowl, I thought I would jot down some words in this space.    There is always lots going on around here. The teen is enjoying her 1/2 credit civics class, and I could probably learn … Continue reading


:: right now :: ~ listening to damien rice ~ eating skittles ~ knitting a bright orange ishbel ~ tapping my foot ~ thinking about starting up a simplicity circle