Friday, 20 July 2012

R, R, C, and P (Rest, Relaxation, Cats, and Popcorn)

Home alone on a Friday night.

With the cats.

About to eat popcorn for dinner.

I am some women's worst fear.

But I couldn't be happier with this particular arrangement right now. There's a time and a place for everything.

And now
Is the time
And the place



Wednesday, 18 July 2012


I'm doing a downright crap job of keeping this blog updated this summer. It's just that all of these pesky Other Things keep getting in the way.

Necessary things, like eating breakfast, like folding laundry, like rock climbing, like going to the lake to swim, like one-on-one time with the kids, like grocery shopping, like being a tour guide for my friend who is staying with us this summer, like takig Pom Pom to dance camp, like getting Clover to practice the violin, like Neptune practicing 2 or 3 digit multiplication, like watching Law and Order SVU, like writing up my papers for my portfolio for application to the grad programme I want (what challenges will teachers face? what are the strengths I bring to the teaching profession?), like, like, like...

And so the poor little blog, which is so often at the very bottom of my priority list, finds itself there once again.

Stay tuned, though. If you're super lucky, I'll post a picture of a salamander I met a few weeks ago. It was adorable.

Monday, 9 July 2012

And I made it so clear...

Me: What's that song? You know, the one with the ukelele? Once it was on the recently added playlist... Once, you know, not long ago. And I like it. And so do you. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Panda: Do you know what it's about? Who it's by?

Me: No...

Panda: Do you know kind of how it goes?

Me: No.

Panda: So basically, you know it has a ukelele in it, and that it was ONCE on our recently added playlist.

PomPom: Everything we have was ONCE on our recently added playlist.

Me: So you're telling me you can't help me out here?

Panda and PomPom: No.

The song, by the way, was Somebody That I Used to Know, by Gotye

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

"Lazy" Days of Summer, continued.

In case you've been wondering what we have been up to...

We've been making bugs out of plaster of paris

We've been eating vegetable dumplings

We've built a giant fort

We've made Gak

We made (and ate a ton of) inari

We made a HUGE mess with shaving cream

We silk screened team shirts

We ate lunch out of unexpected containers

You know, among other things. I love summer!