Friday, August 29, 2008

The School Year is about to begin...

It hasn't even started yet, and I'm missing him already. I'm hoping there's no anxiety on his part and that he enjoys his new class.  He will be gone for such a long day. School starts at 8:30 and ends at 3:30 here.   He will be tired.  His little brother will miss him so much.  I'm going to miss him. I hope he makes some good friends and they will accept him for his gentle nature and his kind and caring ways.  He's not a rough and tumble boy.  He's very empathetic, cares for animals, environment and has not an aggressive bone in his body.   Even though I have Cameron at home, it won't be the same.  We're such a team right now, and we are always snuggling and playing and laughing and doing things together.   I'm going to miss you big guy.  But I know you're going to love school... 

I know this is an older picture, but it so captures your warmth, smile and love of life...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fabric Bargains....

Anyone who shops at a quilt shop knows that the fabrics range from 13-18 dollars per meter here in Canada.   I'm in the middle of doing  a scrappy quilt like this one  except mine is in bright bold black and white, with fushia, greens, reds....stay tuned for the results.  Should be very bright.  Anyways, as scrappy as it is, I didn't have enough fabric, so I had to buy a couple pieces to get me through.

As I was shopping I gravitated to the bargain corner, and lo and behold they had Denyse Schmidt fabrics, Moda, Free Spirit fabrics galore... for $5 a meter!  Oh my gosh, I was in heaven, and also in confusion.  Anyone who knows me knows that I have a hard time making a decision.  So this is what I picked up today.  I'm going back this week sans kidlets to do some more thorough shopping there again.  I couldn't decide on the DS fabrics, so I resisted and just bought these for now...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Meet our new robot

Isn't he gorgeous?  

After living with my MIL for two weeks and watching hers magically transform her floors, and hearing how the rest of the inlaws have one,  I went out and purchased one.  myself.  A totally expensive, frivolous and so exciting purchase!   He's wonderful! Charming, he plays a tune when he starts, when he docks back at his station.   He whizzes around table legs, under my kitchen table and through all the obstacles of my main floor.  He does carpet too, but I'm just using him now for my hardwood/tile and floor mats.   He is wonderful.  Handy, tidy and and independent thinker.

As I said to my come I don't excited about designer clothes and shoes.  I could easily buy a coach bag or a pair of manolo blahniks (sp) but I'd rather have this dude.  Much more gratifying.

He's so wonderful! Did I say that already?  The kids love him too....see the dinosaurs going for a ride?

Highly recommended if you don't have one. 


So after not much contemplation, I'm going to keep my blog open for now.  It doesn't do much harm to keep it open, and when I feel like posting, I will. 

 I think I really needed my vacation to recharge, and rethink things.  I'm coming down from the major stresses of possibly moving cross country (thank god that's over with), moving to another city in this province,  to buying a tent trailer(not this year), to selling our suv, to mil with cancer, to dad moving house, to buying a minivan, to major meltdowns in my 5 year old (which have now subsided).  Some days, I honestly was so thankful to have the internet and blogs to read and escape in.  Other days, I felt so totally wasteful of time, nothing accomplished.   Yet, it really helped me get through some of the monotony of the everyday stuff being alone with my kids and all the heavy thinking to do in my adult life.  

Yes, I'll blog, no I won't stress when I don't have time to blog or anything really to say.

Like now.

I'd like to introduce a new family member to you....I'll post about it later.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Back from our trip... I'll be shutting down my blog in a week or so after I figure out how and what to do with all my posts.  Try and print it somehow.   I may start another one for my quilts, as I frequently read and follow a few quilter bloggers whom I'm sure would like to reciprocate the read. 

I'll be on facebook, and check up on that well as my bcbabes who know most of my what's happenings anyways.   

My goal is to slim down my blog reads, my time personally blogging, and my forum reads.   considering withdrawing my subscription to a parenting forum here in my area as well, as I just need to scale down. 

Look who turned three years old on the 17th!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Adios Amigos...

Going on my vacation....  hope everyone stays happy and healthy.

Contemplating shutting down my blog and keeping the millions of thoughts trapped in my head, rather than in cyberspace.

Computers are such a time waster and one of the things I intend to do is pare down my blog reading and forum readings.  It just zaps too much time, and before you know it, time has flown by and accomplishments, or lack thereof, have to.

I'm becoming old fashioned with my age...trying to simplify, declutter, etc.  I need to renovate myself.