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for the past several months, i have been posting mainly at posterous which also auto-posted to my various blog accounts - wordpress, tumblr and typepad. but... it doesn't cross over the tags well. and because i'm horrible with my typo's and always in a rush, i end up needing to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at .:shy:.
there's definitely an art to it. mainly, the goal is to create a system where packing and then unpacking is smooth and easy. which is hard to do and to be honest, i haven't figured it all out just yet but i've made it my project to find out how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at .:shy:.
so for wk 1 and 2 of chaeli's summer adventuring, we sent her to a stage acting camp which basically will result in an hour production on an actual theatre stage with all the technical sound and lighting to boot! and the thing is that while there's your usual teen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at .:shy:.
as much as i welcome the carefree summer months for chaeli where she will be having fun at various camps (no homework or tests), it was sad to see the last day of grade 1 come and go. for chaeli, she has had a roller coaster of a year. but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at .:shy:.
i've been on vacation since last tuesday evening. and as we're nearing the end of our july long weekend, i'm wishing for just one more day off. it's been a fun pack five days. some best friends, ada and hoa, stopped by tuesday night for dinner - they were on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2011 at .:shy:.
at the east end of downtown, there's this magnificent dog park along the beach. 2.5 arces of sand, water, trees and trails. our furried, four-pawed friends can run free here. and it's certainly a favourite of ours. simply because it gives us so much peace. and hobbes certainly does not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at .:shy:.
chaeli asked a boy at school to be her boyfriend. this happened on a tuesday. the thursday of that same week - a mere two days later - she dumped him. :/ i asked her why she did that. and with each question, she answered me with a shrug and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at .:shy:.
i don't condone her actions but some of the revenge-seekers definitely doesn't seem any better. true - she did partake in the vancouver riots and while her actions might be arguably less worse then some of the vandalism and assault, it definitely shouldn't be easily forgiven. she did give an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at .:shy:.
i am so very behind on my blogging. i even had photos i wanted to upload from a few weeks ago - all still on my camera. then i got hit with a nasty bug mid-last week and have been recovering ever since. as of Sunday, i felt much better... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at .:shy:.
it's hot outside. hot. and while rain is needed to relieve us, i'm pretty pissed off that it's falling on a saturday. it's like that every week. at the beginning, they announce cheerfully not to worry about the rain we just had on the weekend because next weekend will be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at .:shy:.
i'm tired and frustrated and tired. it's hard enough to keep up with the daily grind. there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. but at least when i'm on my way home, i know that i'll have some peace and some solutide. even if it doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at .:shy:.
filet-o-fish it's my fast-food comfort food. one that i can't have often but when i do, i savour every single bite of it. but... it's not just the taste of the soft, flakey, white centre or how the breaded batter gives you that delicious crispy texture on the edges (especially... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at .:shy:.
on friday, hobbes turned one and has been a part of our family for over 9 months. he came to us as a little, wee, 7lbs, moving rug. now, 10 lbs later, he's definitely a big part of the family. he now talks to us in his own way and... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at .:shy:.
i will admit that i'm about to share a very proud moment as a mother. but it's not with any conceit. it's because i usually wonder how much i'm screwing up my own kid. parenting is hard. period. every now and then, there are moments that remind me that i'm... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at .:shy:.
after reading my friend's post about how one of her twins followed her into the powder room when she went to quickly wash her hands and had accidentally left the toddler inside the powder room - she didn't know she had a little follower - with the door closed (found... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at .:shy:.
every monday night... no wait. scratch that. every SUNDAY night, i always think to myself, "man, i wish it was friday." but by the time the week starts, everything happens to fast, i'm ridiculously busy and by the time i go to bed, i'm usually asleep before my head hits... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at .:shy:.
a couple of friday's ago, i came home to find that my parents had already picked up chaeli from school and were back at our house. hobbes had been home all day. normally, when i come home, hobbes routinely follows me upstairs while i change out of my work clothes.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at .:shy:.
this past weekend was probably one of the more busier mother's day weekend. but lots of fun! saturday, t&t plus their twin toddlers, m&e, came over to drop off their dog, cowboy, for a playdate with hobbes. while we left the two to fend for themselves, the two families went... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at .:shy:.
i'm just here to whine. last night, our country became a majority-conservative lead nation. the worse i was hoping was a minority-conservative leadership. and the fact that the liberals lost by a landslide make their future look bleak. what is worse... what really aggravates me, are the many voters who... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at .:shy:.
we had only one day of sunshine and glorious weather last week and it happened to fall on the saturday i had to go and get recertified for first aid and cpr. wah! doug and chaeli took hobbes to a dog park - from what i heard, they had a... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at .:shy:.
i know - what a weird thing to get excited about. especially since i'm probably one of the last on earth to have purchased a novel in it's digital format. and it's not that i've never read a digital book - i've gotten several from the library in the past... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at .:shy:.
reading. oh how i miss always having a book on hand. it's been months since i've read a book. and really, it's my quest to start reading again as the summer months approach. i loved using the library and still hope to take books out. but the reality is that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at .:shy:.
We're in the midst of doing a dinosaur project with Chaeli. She has to draw/paste an image of the dinosaur, write a short verbage about it and then create a model scale, 3D scene of its environment. Which I have learned is called a diorama. I actually wouldn't have believed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at .:shy:.
poor wee hobbes. with all the matted mess that became his fur, all they could do at the groomers was shave it all off. hobbes came back to us half the dog he use to be. he was pretty depressed and timid for the first couple of days. it actually... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at .:shy:.
i haven't blogged much because i've been overworked and pretty much stressed out. and while i'm tempted to vent about all the silly politics that's been going on around me, i'm more inclined to just put that aside so i can write about other things in life. besides, after doug... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at .:shy:.