Well, it was supposed to be. Sophie’s courses of antibiotics finished late yesterday. Her temp spiked again today, though, and she started feeling kind of crappy this afternoon, so we may not be out of the woods yet. Poor kid.
It was almost as an afterthought that Chuck bought travel medical insurance for our family as we headed out on our first out-of-country holiday. As Canadians we take universal medicare for granted. Our kids are healthy. Other than Noah’s croup
We had a family meeting a little over a week ago. It was a more significant meeting than usual, because Chuck was part of it: he wanted to express some concerns he’s had about how people in this house are
This is the story of our past week and a half. Lovely, isn’t it? Three of the kids have been sick twice. Erin had the worst of it initially — likely the H1N1 thing, contracted in transit back from Calgary
Once a week I do an LSD, a “long slow distance” for my run. Yesterday I went looking for a flattish 13 miler and decided to run a loop out a secondary highway I know well and back along a
It’s happening! After my escalating complaints about the grotty carpet, and my impulsive removal of most of it from the piano room, and a bit of uncharacteristic leadership from me in terms of contacting suppliers and installers, we are now
The dog peed on the carpet yet again. The kids said “ooh, you get to cut another hole!” I had cut away a corner of the carpet under the piano a couple of months ago when she’d peed there a
I’m excited. In four days I leave to drive to the coast to pick up my girl. The time has flown by for us. I wonder if it has seemed the same for her? She is prone to doodle cats.
I have not been much inspired to blog lately. I prefer to blog about growth, novelty, progress, discoveries, creative energy and fresh ideas. There hasn’t been much of any of that. Lately I have felt mired in a swamp of
Please don’t look down. Please don’t see the carpet. When we moved into our home 15 years ago there was a really grotty carpet in the big room, the room which at that time served as a bedroom for three,
This is the road to our house. Two of the three roads out of our area have been closed for a day already, the third in treacherously poor condition. We drive around this avalanche arm to get home — the
We’ve had a lot of snow in the last couple of days. There’s now more on the ground than we’ve had at any point during the past twelve years, I think. This photo looks out from the kitchen window over
These days our house seems really small. There are a few factors. We’re (yay!) taking the week off from our regular out-of-home commitments, so we’re here a lot more than usual. Erin is not at school during the day. She’s
Both the piano room and the music-teaching room in our house are carpeted with low 7-foot ceilings covered in acoustic tile. “Acoustic” as in “none.” Meaning they’re totally sound-deadening. In addition the rooms are carpeted and too small to begin
About four years ago I realized we were “doing Hallowe’en” entirely out of a sense of obligation. I felt obligated to create unique costumes for the kids, they felt obligated to wear them and wander around in the typical almost-freezing