Rants and rambles

Beloved visits Dr Zap

22 September 2008 Infertility

Poor Beloved. Not bad enough I have no shame in blogging about my life, but now I’m blogging about his most personal bits. Good thing we’ve got a lot of family freebies out of blog over the years to compensate for my appalling lack of respect for his private parts. He’s going today for his […]

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My day so far

19 September 2008 Rants and rambles

The baby has a new game. It’s called “soother, soother, who’s got the soother” and involves him waking up every 20 minutes to an hour all night, whimpering because he can’t find his soother. I give it to him, he rolls over and goes back to sleep, I’m up for 20 more minutes grumbling. Lather, […]

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Dear dimwits at the 407 ETR (*) office:

29 August 2008 Rants and rambles

I acknowledge that the first mistake was mine. When we used the ETR toll highway to bypass highway 401 last May and you sent the bill for $20, I paid it through online banking without stopping to think that my account was attached to the old car and not the new van. So when I […]

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A vent about vents

20 March 2008 Rants and rambles

Imagine the amount of laundry generated by your average family of five. Imagine the amount of laundry generated by your average family of five, including two busy preschoolers. Imagine the amount of laundry generated by your average family of five, including two busy preschoolers when enduring back-to-back stomach viruses. Imagine the amount of laundry generated […]

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Oh no, not another post about pants

12 March 2008 It IS all about me

Oh happy day. Today is a day to celebrate, my bloggy peeps. A mere yay day is not going to do it this time. Today, we dance on table tops, buy drinks for strangers, and beam beautific smiles that will make the neighbours wonder what we’re up to. It’s a glorious day, my friends. Mark […]

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A little rant on “Family Day”

18 February 2008 Rants and rambles

So it’s “Family Day” in Ontario, also known as Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s ill-planned if not well-intentioned vote grabbing proposal. And I’m sure there are more clever scribes than I with rants against this silly holiday, but I can’t help myself. I too must rant. It may be “Family Day” – but, according to one […]

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The nice thing about having a blog is getting the last word

21 December 2007 Rants and rambles

I’ve vacillated quite a bit about what to post today. Late last night, tears still stinging my eyes, I was going to turn off the comments and not post anything until after Christmas, or at least until after the weekend, to take a little break from blogging. The level of judgementalism in some of the […]

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In defense of Donder

5 December 2007 It IS all about me

“Oh no,” lament the bloggy peeps who have been around for a while. “Not the reindeer thing again!” Why yes, as a matter of fact. It’s the reindeer thing again. If I can educate one misinformed soul every year about the correct names of Santa’s reindeer, my mission will be a success. (Besides, I’m in […]

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The case of the missing mittens

30 November 2007 Rants and rambles

I was ahead of the game this year. No really, it’s true! When the first mittens started appearing in stores this year, unceremoniously elbowing the beach towels and sand toys off store shelves (probably back in July or something ridiculous like that) I started buying them and ferreting them away. Before I even knew what […]

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A bit of a rant on baby gear

29 November 2007 Consumer culture

So, Dani, now that there are less than 10 weeks until your due date, what have you done to prepare for baby’s arrival? *sound of crickets* Well, that’s not entirely true. Couple weekends ago, I drove out to the Monfort Hospital, so at least I know where the hospital is for when I go into […]

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