January 2007

Friday night’s alright for memes

20 January 2007 Memes

As seen at About Miche and Raising WEG: You are The Sun Happiness, Content, Joy. The meanings for the Sun are fairly simple and consistent. Young, healthy, new, fresh. The brain is working, things that were muddled come clear, everything falls into place, and everything seems to go your way. The Sun is ruled by […]

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19 January 2007 Mothering without a licence

So. Birthday parties. My parenting manual seems to be missing the chapter on birthday parties (I may have used them to scoop up the dog barf from the living room carpet last week) and I find myself a little unsure of the protocols. First issue: other kids’ birthday parties. Now that Tristan is in school, […]

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More post-scripts to the home-improvement frenzy

19 January 2007 Happy @ home

Apparently, I need to add still more post script photos to my home improvement extravaganza post. As if it didn’t have enough pictures already! Claudette talks in the comments to this post about the idea for home-made marble magnets inspired by this post of Andrea’s. (Convoluted enough for you?) Ahem, anyway, I made these over […]

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New blog toy: MyBlogLog

18 January 2007 Meta-blogging

I’ve signed up for MyBlogLog. If you haven’t been there, it’s part stats and referrals, part blog widgets, and part online community. I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time over there lately. (As if I weren’t already piddling away enough of my time playing with the sitemeter, let alone bloglines, not to mention the […]

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As requested

17 January 2007 Uncategorized

The only picture I didn’t include in my home-improvement extravaganza this weekend was of these metal bars I got at Ikea – and of course, that’s what you’ve been asking me about! (click to embiggen) You can find them here.

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Recommendations from the kid lit shelves

17 January 2007 Ah, me boys

I’ve often thought about reviewing a couple of kids’ books here. Trouble is, by the time you get 10-pages-in, you’re mostly done. Maybe I should switch to a 20-words-in format for kids’ lit? We struck gold on our last trip to the library and through random luck ended up with quite a few books that […]

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Worlds collide

16 January 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

I have a confession to make. I wanted to tell you before somebody else did, or before you figured it out for yourself. I knew I couldn’t keep it a secret much longer. You see, I’ve been cheating on you. I have another blog. *waits for gasp of dismay and betrayal* Don’t worry, you’ll always […]

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Ms Fix-It

15 January 2007 It IS all about me

I went on a home-improvement tear this weekend. First, I decided our kitchen chairs were long overdue to be reupholstered. I’ve never actually reupholstered furniture before, but that didn’t stop me. I got some fabric at Bouclair. I remembered to choose a fabric without a complicated pattern (too hard to centre) but with a nice, […]

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In which my four year old outwits me

14 January 2007 Ah, me boys

For the most part, potty training Tristan was a breeze. He waited until he was three and a half to be ready for it, but when he was ready, the transition was quick, painless and relatively dry. From the last day of diapers, we’ve had a total of maybe a dozen accidents at most. A […]

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Food, glorious food!

12 January 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

As I mentioned earlier this week, I seem to have overcome my inability to plan meals. Since I’m so grateful to you for all your mealtime suggestions, and since I frankly can’t think of anything else to blog about today, I thought I’d share with you my week of dinners. Many of you said you […]

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