September 2008

A perfect moment in a happy life

16 September 2008 Life, the Universe and Everything

It’s mid-morning, and the September sun shines cheerfully through the large window of the master bedroom. I’m sitting in a rocking chair in the soft light, dappled by the small-leafed tree in the front yard. I rock gently back and forth, one leg pulled up with heel tucked on the edge of the chair, Lucas […]

6 comments Read the full article →

I’m no longer welcome in the school yard

15 September 2008 Mothering without a licence

Second week of school, and I’m no longer welcome in the school yard. Well, not just me. In fact, no parents are welcome in the school yard. But, I have decided to take it personally. I can see why the school has asked parents to drop their kids off at the school yard fence instead […]

15 comments Read the full article →

In which Papa Lou gets banned from dinner

14 September 2008 Life, the Universe and Everything

We’re at the dinner table, and Granny and Papa Lou are visiting for supper. Tristan is talking to Simon about Madam I’ll-not-out-her-on-Blog, his French teacher of the past two years who will now be Simon’s French teacher. Tristan: “Oh, you’ll love Madam. She’s so nice.” Simon: “Yes, I can’t wait to be in Madam’s class.” […]

2 comments Read the full article →

Food week continues: filling the freezer

11 September 2008 Life, the Universe and Everything

With three growing boys in the house, it was inevitable. We finally bought a deep freezer. And we totally lucked out when friends had a second-hand upright freezer to sell instead of the chest-style one I had been considering. I already love it, but it currently contains only one pot roast waiting for that first […]

19 comments Read the full article →

Food week continues: eating according to Plan B

10 September 2008 Me, only better

Hard to argue with the results. Plan B appears to be working beyond my wildest expectations. I’m down a full seven pounds in three weeks, to 184 lbs. Fourteen to go! You know what? After three weeks, I actually do see this as a sustainable way of eating. It’s easier when I’m eating most of […]

3 comments Read the full article →

Food week continues: the green tea factor

9 September 2008 Life, the Universe and Everything

Funny how I never got around to blogging this, but did you know that I give props to green tea for not only helping me lose weight after my miscarriage in 2006, but for conceiving Lucas as well? I started drinking a Grande green tea from Starbucks every afternoon because I was looking for something […]

8 comments Read the full article →

Brown bag angst

8 September 2008 Mothering without a licence

I’m thinking about it all the time right now, and whatever I am thinking about is inevitably what populates blog. Might as well make it formal. I’m hereby declaring it Food Week here on the blog. Today, brown bag angst. Later, sample “menus” (I use the term loosely) based on my Plan B diet. Might […]

22 comments Read the full article →

One dead mouse

7 September 2008 Mothering without a licence

I went out for an early-morning walk last week, and on the way back into the house I noticed that one of the neighbourhood cats had left a present in the driveway. One dead mouse. Cute little thing, too. I walked into the house, and asked Beloved to dispose of the poor little fellow on […]

10 comments Read the full article →

In which she realizes there is more than one reason it’s a good thing her maternity leave is a year long

6 September 2008 Working and mothering

I was really excited about attending a bar camp event to discuss government and social media, something you might remember I was specializing in back in my other life before Lucas came along. I’d even managed to get Beloved to take the afternoon off work and take care of the boys so I could attend. […]

3 comments Read the full article →

Plan B: Week two update

4 September 2008 Me, only better

Hey, lookit that! I’ve lost four and a half pounds in just over two weeks! Yay me!! So it looks like this Plan B thing is working out for me. I’m still rather obsessive about my eating; I’ve rediscovered Calorie Count’s online tools, and have been meticulously recording every calorie consumed and expended. According to […]

6 comments Read the full article →