Thursday, February 28, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I had to include this photo of Briar pretending to breastfeed the cat. My sweet, sweet little boy.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I found some beautiful blue satin at the thrift store today! After it's washed, it'll be going to work on the newest crown. I'm going to see if I can get it finished up tonight....we'll see as I need to have a shower, tidy up a bit and get ready for our playdate tomorrow....Does anyone ever NOT feel overwhelmed and too busy after having kids?
I found a FABULOUS kids book today about the human body!!!! Liv and I spent an hour tonight reading it. It's so interactive and there are so many things to check out! There is even a 'baby' in a womb that floats around in water. REAL water. So cool.
It has been so beautiful here. Foggy. I LOVE fog. Love it. Love it. Love it. It is bone-chilling cold in the fog but I love the mystery and stillness. When I used to live in the fishing village where Jeff and I met, I would pray for foggy days....and windy days. The wind would blow the fishing boats in and it would mean that he'd come to town. I especially loved it when the power in town would go out and we'd have to start the generator at the pub where I worked. A large proportion of the town's population would head down to the pub and have a good time. Music. Sometimes scrabble. Lots of friends. A few drunken annoyances. But it was always weather with an "!". The fog was like that too. You couldn't see acroos the harbour...In fact, you could barely see ten metres in front of you. Cold but cozy. I miss that.
I would move back in a nanosecond if it hadn't become some gorby (tourist, actually 'Geeks On Rental Boards') attraction. Everything is so different there now. It's no longer a small fishing village; it's a tourist mecca. It's odd to see the people that you used to see walk through town sporting a tobacco stained beard, gum boots and a leashless dog now wearing khakis, short hair and selling some time-share to a beach front property with the name of some local flora or fauna. Do I sound bitter??? Anyhow, it's only a couple hours away. I can visit the weather.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I am truly, truly blessed to have such amazing children to love. Please know that I love you with all my being, little ones, and will protect you all of my days...and nights (even those frequent waking nights). I am trying my best....and somedays it doesn't seem as if that is enough.
You are the joys of my life....
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
And even though the Morning Glory or bindweed is a 'weed', it is SO beautiful. I miss the warm days that are perfect for naps in the grass with your favourite feline.
And imagining that the leaves of the sunflowers are floating from the sky.
Oh, September, I am trying to savour the quiet sleep of Winter....but I want to be outside in the fresh clean air!
I've used my mom's account and have listed my things with her sweaters. I'll have to do some tinkering to make it geared towards both of us. Thanks Mom!
I am a bit insecure about listing my 'things'...I'm not sure why that is. Fear of failure? Fear of people's opinions? I don't know. I wish that those feelings of inadequacy would go away as I got older! I guess it's one of those things that I need to work on...
I LOVE this sweater that my Mom just knit. It has this soft ethereal feel to it. Krista totally helped me out by taking the photos for me for the sweaters! I was having a heck of a time doing very well it myself. I think the photo quality for Mom's sweaters went way up with Krista's shots. She takes such amazing photos!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Liv and I made chocolate nut butter a few days ago. It started as peanut butter, but we ran out of peanuts! So we started adding hazelnuts. Then I had the 'fabulous' idea of adding cocao as they do in Nutella....Then we had to add sugar. It turns out that they use A LOT of sugar to Nutella. We never did get the proper oil/nut/sugar ratio. I thought it was gross. Olivia thought it was passable. I do notice that she hasn't eaten any since we made it. Oh well! The activity itself was fun.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Briar, Matty and Freckles loved walking ahead together. They seemed like two little old men out for a walk with their dog. They chatted and strolled along.