Sunday, July 25, 2010

3.6.5. Up.To.Date.

Dave is truly amazing. I am so lucky to have him. He took the girls out this afternoon for some mini golf and a swim. I got some much needed cleaning done around the house and some laundry then I sat down at my computer and got my P365 pages done and all caught up.

Thanks honey!! xo

Thursday, July 15, 2010

P365. Again.

Yay!!! Another P365 page completed. Here it is:

Thanks for looking. Now get off your computer and enjoy the day!!!

Oh, and by the way, the second page on my previous post should be for June 6th to 12th. Don't worry. I fixed it before I printed!! I knew you'd all be concerned. :-D

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I'm getting there. Really I am. I'm working hard at catching up on my P365.

Here are two more pages from early June. Only 4 weeks to go and I'm caught up. I am determined to get there this week. (Or next week. Or maybe the week after that. ;-D

As always, thanks for looking!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Manic Monday

These questions are taken from the Manic Monday meme. If you'd like to participate you can find it here.

Has reading a book ever changed your life? Which one and why if yes?

I’m not a big reader of self help books or really deep philosophical books. My preference is to read for purely entertainment purposes. I’ve read a few that have made me change the way I think about my life. And a few that certainly make me appreciate all that I have and how truly easy my life is. For the most part though, books change my life when they whisk me away to another time or another place and I find myself neglecting my day to day tasks in order to sit down and spend my time with the characters in my books instead. Anything by Diana Gabaldon or Jodi Picoult does this to me. Books truly are my escape and I wouldn’t cope as well without them.

Name one book you had to read but hated and explain why you hated it.

I’m sure there were many of these during high school and university. Beowolf would certainly be up there, but I seem to have blocked most of them from my memory. I know there have been books that I’ve been compelled to finish even though I really wasn’t enjoying them. I find though that as I get older I have less and less patience for reading things that don’t truly captivate me. There are too many books out there to waste my time reading something I don’t absolutely love.

If you could pick a book you’ve read to make into a movie, which one would you choose?

I frequently read a book and think ‘this would make an awesome movie’ (most recently - Weird Sister by Kate Pullinger) but I do find that most often, making a book into a really good movie is a difficult thing to do. Quite often the story line gets altered slightly or the actors chosen don’t always correspond to my vision of what that character was like. I guess for me, if I really enjoy a book, I’d rather it not be made into a movie. I’d rather keep it in my memory the way I enjoyed reading it.

Have a great Monday!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cards and P365

I’ve got two things to write about today.

First of all, I’m taking Jessica Sprague’s Computer Tricks for Cards and, let me tell you, it is amazing!!! I’m making some of the coolest cards – even a pop up card!! When I’m done I’ll be sure to post pictures of them here.

The second is my P365 pages for May. I know, I know, it’s July now. I’m doing my best. The good news is I am keeping up to date with my photography, but with all this card making and craft show stuff going on I’ve fallen a little behind on the pages. Hopefully I’ll have the June pages done and up before the end of July!!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010



A lot has happened since I last posted so I’m just going to do a quick update of events from the past few weeks.

Brantwood (Isobel’s school) is closing this year. For the last month of school, the hallways were filled with boxes and the library was totally dismantled. After years of walking in and out of that school, it was a little disturbing. There was a special Butterfly ceremony where some of the children released Butterflies into the school yard. Isobel was pleased to be chosen to release one.

There was also a special final assembly that had most of us mothers in tears. It is sad to see the school close. It has been there since 1920. I can no longer wave to my youngest from the front porch or run over with forgotten items as quickly and easily. I wonder if it will be harder on me or on her?

Isobel will actually go to New Central – Meredith’s school but unfortunately Meredith won’t be there anymore. NC will become a JK to 6 school and Meredith will go to Maplegrove which is just under 5K away. Again, quite a change but I’m sure we’ll all do just fine.

Both girls finished school last week (a day early to allow the teachers to pack) and both brought home SUPERB report cards. We are very proud of how hard they worked throughout the school year. We went out to dinner to celebrate.

Now it is summer and time for some much needed and deserved R and R.

In line with the above, I am going to do my best to avoid filling the calendar with things to do. I do so enjoy having my girls home and with me for the summer but I find I try to cram so many fun things into the short 2 months they have off that there isn’t much rest. I am determined to change that this year. I would say I’ve done a fair job so far. Not great, just fair.

Having said that, we went to Canada’s Wonderland the day after school ended but I think I’m getting too old for it. There are quite a few rides that I just won’t go on and the ones I do, tend to make me so dizzy. We had a great day, even though Dave and I felt almost elderly.

We went into Toronto to Harbourfront to see the Tall Ships for Canada Day but the crowds were so fierce we couldn’t find any parking so we came home and hung out at the pool. There’s been lots of hanging out at the pool this week.

Yesterday, Meredith rode her bike to a friend’s house and they rode to the pool together. It’s so weird to have her out on her bike and not really know EXACTLY where she is. I’m getting used to it though.

Today we went into Toronto again, but this time we headed for the beach and we got there early. Even at 10am the parking lot was starting to fill up. We found ourselves a nice spot by the water and played and baked in the sun and read and played for 4 hours. It was great.

Other than that, Meredith and I went to see Eclipse (loved it) while Dave and Isobel played mini putt, we’ve hung out at the pool, walked by the lake, been to the library and done some damage at the mall. And Isobel had a sleepover.

And we’ve enjoyed every second of it.