February 2007

I could cry…

16 February 2007 Working and mothering

Just got an e-mail from the woman I thought was “the one”, the ideal but expensive child care provider.She changed her mind. She doesn’t want to reduce her rates from $40/day per boy. I simply can’t afford that kind of increase. Not only is it $120 to $150 more PER WEEK than I’m currently paying, […]

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Oh no, not another post about daycare!

16 February 2007 Working and mothering

We seem to have a few running themes around here these days. Healthy eating / weight loss? Covered that yesterday. Dead iPod? Replacement for the DOA replacement iPod should arrive today. And what was that other one? Oh right. Daycare. Thanks, a little after the fact, for your feedback on my post last week. I’ve […]

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A near miss, and keeping track of 200 calories

15 February 2007 Rants and rambles

Hmmm… this was supposed to be a lament, a rant, a bonafide panic post about how the security IT guys cut off our access to Blogger. I came in to work yesterday and fired up the browser as usual, flipped open my favourites to the Blogger dashboard and got the Web filter screen telling me […]

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Love Meme Tender

14 February 2007 Memes

A friend sent me this via e-mail, and I thought it would make a nice Valentine’s Day post. 10 people I love:Beloved, Tristan, Simon, my mom, my dad, Sean, Natalie, Noah, Brooke and Katie. (Okay, so Katie is a dog, but I’m not sure she knows that.) 9 movies I love:Star Wars, The Princess Bride, […]

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Donder op!

13 February 2007 It IS all about me

My brother and his family were in town last weekend for Simon’s birthday. We were having dinner at my parents’ place, the adults lingering over dinner while the children played noisily nearby, and it was a moment of perfect contentment. My brother was telling us about one day a few weeks ago, he was sitting […]

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An ode to naps

12 February 2007 Ah, me boys

Isn’t it ironic that for Simon, the number one way to ruin an otherwise lovely afternoon is the intrusion of a two hour nap, and yet for me, the number one way to make an otherwise lovely afternoon absolute perfection is the indulgence of a two hour nap. (Did you hear that the French government […]

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More daycare angst

10 February 2007 Working and mothering

So. Daycare. Last you heard from our intrepid heroine, she had committed to finding new care for her boys. Down but not out, she put up ads, sent out feelers and tried to connect with potential new caregivers. And promptly skittered back into her shell, yelping like a kicked poodle. I need a perspective check. […]

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My dirty little reality TV habit

9 February 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

Sometimes, I file away little bits and pieces of information to blog about, and then I have no idea what to do with them. For example, there’s this bit via one of my new favourite blogs, Inside the CBC: a new reality television series in preproduction for the CBC called (wait for it) A Week […]

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On helping a friend through a miscarriage

8 February 2007 Loss

I was blissfully engrossed in the task of finally getting around to framing some old photos, while also making dinner and tidying the living room, when the phone rang late one Saturday afternoon. I was so engaged in what I was doing that even though I had picked up the phone and said “hello”, my […]

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Apparently the sickly iPod was contagious

7 February 2007 Rants and rambles

In yesterday’s comments, Madeleine assured me that the dead iPod, the dead cordless phone and the sketchy Blogger connection were my technological ‘three’, and that my week should improve from there. You know, bad things happen in threes? I wish. I got home from work and ran the dishwasher while I was making dinner. By […]

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