Saturday, February 26, 2011


For those of you who know me well...

I'm sure you can appreciate how tickled I am at the moment watching Abby very earnestedly set up her props for the movie she's doing for the Oscar party.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Question of the morning

from our everpresent question girl:

Why do we have foreheads?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two Jack moments

We're sharing some conversation hearts after supper last night. I dutifully read Abby's and Jack's.

One of his reads "Good-bye". He looks at us quizzically: "I not going anywhere".


Reason I'm on the computer at this moment? I'm entering "getting marker out of carpet" into Mr. Google.



Addendum: Abby just came in to the room where I was madly trying to get the marker out of the carpet. She wanted me to join her in some game of pretend. I looked at her and said "I'm not going to be X right now. Right now I'm just Frustrated Mommy." To which she replied: "I know, Mom, it's not about me, right?" Think she's heard THAT before? Smile.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Not the biggest fan of this day. In fact, it mostly annoys me. But, I do so love photography and it's delightful seeing how much Abby loves giving out valentines

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Because I have a feeling not all of you got your cuteness quota for the day.

(Sorry for the wobbly filming. It's tricky holding the kid and the book and the camera and turning pages. And I figured you might need to see what was on the pages to understand what the wee boy is saying.)

They say you should learn something new every day

Here's what we learned last night while sitting around the dinner table after supper:

Canada's population is around 33,000,000. Due to our size that works out to about 9 people per square mile.

Hong Kong has a population of just shy of 7,000,000. Due to their size that works out to about 18,000 people per square mile! Hokey panokey!

So, you can now go back to bed.

You're welcome.

Although, since you're here anyway, here's another random fact: I just changed the battery on my command start yesterday. That is the very first time since I purchased the car. In 2000! That's 10+ years! Can someone please explain to me why we have to change the batteries in Abby's little cd player nearly every week and my command start battery can last 10 years?!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

How my day got a little bit brighter

Background #1: It's been a bit of a rough two days.
  • 3 different relationship situations that have happened that have been hard on me. Two of them resulting in some tears being shed.
  • I have felt completely overwhelmed by parenthood. It's been exhausting and I felt a bit like walking away this afternoon.
  • Our finances have just felt tighter than usual of late and I'm tired of it. There was a time I used to do the monthly budget and had extra money left over to work with even after everything was paid off. That's not been the case since about September when our financial situation took a wee bit of a header due to stuff I don't really feel like talking about right now. Today we WAY over spent on groceries and it just felt like the bottom was falling out. (Minor in the realm of death and cancer and things like that but as I said, I'm in a spot right now.)

Background #2: My husband and I have been married for 6.5 years. I have some little RRSPs from before our marriage. For some reason (laziness) I haven't changed the beneficiary. It's still Margaret Plett. And every time we get a statement regarding those RRSPs my husband will look at them, shake his head and whimper something about me not loving him.

That brings us up to 5 minutes ago. We're cleaning off the table of some collected paperwork and mail. My husband opens up a piece of mail addressed to him and simply says "uh-oh" and stands there staring at it. I walk towards him and as I begin to glance at the banking statement of some type of RRSP or something (frankly, I don't even know and I don't even care) the sun peeks from behind the clouds and the birds start to sing. There it is in black and white. The beneficiary? His ex-wife.

Ahhh. Life just became a little bit sweeter.