Archive for 'making a home'
Unlike Kevin, in this year’s sequel to Home Alone, I am not in New York but at home. Also there are no burglars that I am aware of. Just me and the dog. For two and a half weeks. In this year’s version, there’s no fun trip to the BlogHer conference while they are gone. And […]
I have great, great ideas about taking antiques and giving them a fresh coat of paint, and a new lease on life. I have good taste and a great old house with lots of character…and three small destructive children, a constantly-shedding and aging dog, and a husband whose idea of ‘upcycling‘ is to take a […]
When you decide to launch a large fireworks display in a condensed urban neighbourhood, are you thinking that it’ll be totally fun to make any local toddlers think their house is under attack? I can’t fault the baby for waking up and screaming. That’s the appropriate reaction to bombs going off on the roof. I […]
This post is unsolicited and un-sponsored and has nothing to do with anything other than an expression of appreciation for a Canadian treasure. I didn’t grow up in a CBC house. I mean, I do have fond memories of Mr Dressup and Danger Bay and Degrassi and The Friendly Giant and Video Hits (which, like, changed my […]
Here’s what’s gotten me through my days lately: A new dishwasher. For months and months and months, the cycles on our Bosch dishwasher that we inherited with the house wouldn’t finish properly. This is a brand we’ve had problems with before, too. Like, the water wouldn’t get hot enough or something just wasn’t working […]
Posted: August 29th, 2012 under family, food, good things, life, making a home, product review.
Tags: blackberry, blackberry bold, blackberry playbook, Cheerios, dishwasher, freezies, KitchenAid, popsicles
I’m sitting here in my pajamas, warm coffee in hand. I have already read the newspaper while listening to the radio, and slowly chewed my granola for breakfast. And I feel guilty, somehow. Like, because I am alone, I should have been up at 7am and running around the house since the day I got […]
Did you ever have a day where it felt like the worst of everything happened all at once? Or the best of everything happened at once? I’m exaggerating, of course, because on the worst day I had last week no one that I love died, and on the best day I had (today), I didn’t […]
Sunscreen stresses me out, man. If I apply it to my children and protect them from the sun’s harmful rays, then I might be allowing toxic substances to sink into their skin. If I don’t apply it, and rely on hats/clothes/shade, we all risk skin damage and eventually cancer. I tread a line between both […]
I’ve given myself a gift this summer. A gift of four weeks of day camp for two out of three boys (the baby is not quite old enough to send out alone yet. YET). It cost a decent amount, this gift, but I think it’ll be worth it. The pros (7 hours of just me […]
The house is steamy in this May heat wave but everyone is asleep so I’m content. It’s bad that I look forward to all three of them being asleep every night, right? But as it happens, as each of the three go down, and the last one’s finally quiet - it’s like I can finally […]