Archive for April, 2010

The Park.  Just two weeks ago, I was complaining about how I still had to find the neighbourhood hang out.  You know, the park with a zillion babies running around? Well, I found it.   Funny how that happens.   It came up in conversation with a new friend and then, coincidentally, three days later with […]



Someone taught my kids to play chess (Actually, it was E’s grade 2 teacher.  Last year.  Then E taught S).  I love it when they learn cool stuff and I don’t have to be the one to teach them.  I don’t even know how to play chess. I’ll probably have to learn now.  I am […]

Stone Fox


Looking for a good family read?  Or a good cry maybe?  E and W held it together… the rest of us? Not so much.

the farm?


We have managed to buy a big lot: a giant triangle, sitting where two streets merge.  The previous owners were meticulous caretakers.  The lawn was always green and neatly trimmed.  The plants were always carefully pruned.  One of the previous owners was commonly referred to as “Mr. Lawn”.  You get the idea? The front part […]

I am relatively new to this knitting stuff.  Just over a year ago, I started knitting wee hats and slowly advanced to wee sweaters.  It isn’t as hard as I thought it would be.  As long as I keep my shoulders relaxed and stay calm through my mistakes, I really quite enjoy it (read: as […]

the two of us


Me and W.  We play football (with a baseball bat, a tiny warped football and some pinecones… don’t ask) in the front yard.  We go for bike rides.  We do puzzles.  E and S are at school for most of the day (after school is a chaotic mix of play dates, homework, fiddle practice, snacks […]



Apparently food colouring is a fabulously effective dye…  The little white dots on the blue egg are W’s fingertips: We didn’t use pellets this year.  We used food colouring and natural dyes. 1/8 teaspoon food colouring (try less?  I don’t think we needed that much) 3/4 cup water 2 teaspoons vinegar For the natural stuff, […]