It was less than three weeks ago that we found out Chuck could get enough time off in early February for a family vacation. We began thinking about what we could do. When we discussed it, the kids unanimously agreed
What is this? It’s inspiring my whole family right now. We can’t wait. We’re stretching, working out at the gym, swiping our credit cards, digging out our passports, counting the days… nineteen, eighteen, seventeen….
How lucky was this? I managed to buy something for my 16-year-old’s birthday that she didn’t even imagine she wanted, that it turned out was très cool and exactly what she wanted. Vintage Swiss army leather motorcycle spats. Who’d have
I’m never in the photos in my own blog. We stopped for lunch yesterday, though — we had been hoping to skate on the community rink at the café but it was too warm — and one of the teens
The uncharacteristic silence from my keyboard is more apparent than real. I’m not blogging much because I’m in love with my iMac. After plugging it in I decided to see how much I could do without buying replacement software for
Someone commented to me (about our recent changes in daily structure): “Life is not all fun and games and shouldn’t be treated as such, sometimes there are things that we have to do even when we don’t want to…” I
I used to laugh at people who got panicky when they needed to set up their own PCs. They’d worry what would go wrong if they plugged something in the wrong way. I’d reassure them that it was really easy.
I bought my copier / printer / multifunction machine a couple of years ago. I loved that machine. As soon as I got it home I was questioning how all the music teachers and homeschooling parents and society board members
Outfit number one of many for each girl. They made good choices, and sizes are perfect — room to grow but not too big.
Thirteen staples per gram. Seventy-three point eight grams of staples this afternoon, meaning just under a thousand. Combined with yesterday’s now-disposed-of staples, I suppose I must revise my staple estimate to more like three thousand for the whole chair. Still,
This chair was removed from the living room to facilitate reflooring three months ago. I couldn’t bear to return it. Partly because the burgundy / green / blue upholstery is pretty weird with our orange and red walls. Partly because
Unlike their older sister, Fiona and Sophie kind of like clothes. They think the clothes in the Lands End kids catalogues are cute and really cool. But they recognize that we are more of a thrift store family; we don’t
So far the deck has been used for hula-hooping, playing with the dog, playing guitar, practising violin, holding a good-bye party for some friends, barbequeing dinner… and this family past-time, reading. Fiona has rollicked her way through both Charlotte’s Web
I’ve been given this thing, a doctor award, for my involvement in the sexual health clinic in a neighbouring town. I’ve been providing them with physician services for 12 years, about once a month. It’s a very quiet clinic most
Photo by Fiona