Friday, November 17, 2017

then and now

Well, we have been happily living in our new kitchen for over a month now and it really has been happy and it really has been living (do we have any other rooms in the house? I don't know. I like this one so much I'll just spend all my time here). So here it is. Before and after. Before it was a skinny kitchen and a packed playroom. Now it is one long space with kitchen, dining, homework desk, craft area, and baby toys. A very liveable, clean, comfortable space. The room makes me so happy and I'm really grateful for this gift in our family life. Yippee!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

new neighbours

There was some sort of terrifying wild turkey migration on my street this afternoon. They walked up the street to the mailbox, turned around, and went home. All in horrifying slow turkey-walk motion.

There goes the neighbourhood.

Saturday, November 11, 2017


My dad and mom made this dollhouse for me when I was 6? 7? Little. It brings me such glee to see this...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

this is me

So many thank yous to Andrea for lettering this sign. I'm going to have a table at an upcoming market. Fingers crossed that the masses like quilted things.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


I suggested doing homework during the day on Saturday. Joe preferred waiting for 9:40. (Maybe after laying in bed for awhile, worrying that maybe Mom was right and maybe he should get up and do his work. Maybe.)


I walked in the door from running errands on Saturday to hear two happy voices exclaim, "Mommy! We're painting!" And so they were.

It ended when Clara stepped in the paint. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


With our crew of ninjas and unicorns, we had a fun night of candy-gathering tonight. Janie quickly figured out what to do, and Clara smiled sweetly at every homeowner, offering a happy, "Merci!" for their gift of candy. "That's French," she would add. (I'm not sure why she thought Halloween was the night to bring out a new language but we went with it.)

Happy Halloween, everyone. Merci.