Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Phew! Made it!

Since 1997 I have seen all 5 of the best picture Oscar nominated movies before the ceremony every single year. That's a 10 year running rule. (Actually, since 1987 I have only missed 3 out of 105 movies.) And yes, for those of you who don't enjoy movies very much you can very freely tell me that I'm a little bit obsessed. I can handle it. In fact, I'd even say it about myself.

This year the Oscar nominations came on on January 22nd. At that time I had seen exactly ONE of the 5 best picture nominations. Oh dear. I'm fairly confident that's the lowest ever. That little girl in my life is hampering my movie viewing time. Seriously, it's unacceptable.

And yet, here I sit, less than one month later and I can now thankfully say that I have once again managed to catch all 5 best picture nominations before the Oscar ceremony and with 5 days to spare.


P.S. Thanks, J-L for "babysitting"* while I went out.

* He, he. For those of you who don't know him well, he won't even be able to see the thanks in that statement due to that WORD. Ask him sometime about his opinion on that word in relation to fathers. Ask him and then maybe step back a foot - just a suggestion; I'm not the only one in the family who's opinionated.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Can someone please tell me how this made it into a legitimate (albeit free) publication here in our city? (Click on it to see it in its full glory.)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Fashion advice from a 2! year-old

It's happened already. This morning I overheard J-L asking Abby what colour his shirt was. (Checking to see if it would match the pants he'd chosen.)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day, the Stephan Pastis version

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


It's likely not a good idea to be looking at what patio set we want to buy this year on February 12th, is it?

Thursday, February 07, 2008

In case you were wondering

Yes, it IS the cutest thing in the world to have your 2 year-old daughter say to you "good-bye, Peanut Butter" as you leave in the evening.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Why yes, our weekend WAS lovely.


Hanging in the hot tub