Archive for the 'family' Category

More on Eating

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

I made low-fat vegetarian lasagna this evening with lots of spinach, carrots, asparagus and mushrooms crammed into the mix. Wonder of wonders, youngest pronounced it delicious.
This is the child who, until recently, consumed only rice, bread, chicken, cheese, pudding, milk and applesauce.
I couldn’t be happier!

Furlough’s End

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

While others enjoyed Thankgiving, it was a normal week’s end here at the Abode. I put aside my grading duties for the past four days to

take care of some medical issues in the family
play an evening of Everquest
shop for housewares (we have new dinner plates and wine glasses!)
spiffy up the abode
host some friends and their […]

My Husband, My Hero

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

What makes a man like mine so special? Because when you arrive at work and realize you’re wearing one black boot and one brown boot, he’ll go back to the house to fetch the other ones of the pair so you can carry on your day and not look like a complete doofus.
Thanks, Mike!

Why Time Changes Suck

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Because, with an autistic child in the house, getting the hang of this fall back an hour takes, literally, days and days of five in the morning wake-ups to get through. (Spring forward is another problem involving trying to get the child to sleep before eleven.)
Thank goodness for my laptop!

The Costume Arrived!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Yay! Pictures turned out great and she’s happy to be able to wear this to school on Hallowe’en. Thought you’d want to know!
Now back to my regularly scheduled marking. And teaching. And writing. And everything. Ack!

Emergency Costume

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Youngest is still waiting on a hallowe’en costume in the mail, so I took her to Fabricland today where she picked out some fabric for an anime kimono outfit. Got home by eleven and the outfit was finished by two, in time for us to take her to the Respite Services Hallowe’en party. She […]

Go Eng

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Yesterday I took eldest to an event at the U: Go Eng Girl. It was a great event despite the relatively low turnout because, when I walked in with eldest, she really didn’t have much of an idea of what was meant by engineering but, when we walked out three hours later, she was pumped […]

Stop the World (I Want to Catch Up)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Twenty hour days should not be the norm.
My conference paper for Friday is still not ready to go.
I have piles of marking to complete before 1:30 on Wednesday.
The internet was down (our modem is “flaky” and has to be serviced or replaced) until 8:30 and all the marking left to do is online so I’m […]

It’s A Good Day When

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

You get a good workout at the gym in the morning
You get your Tim’s after that
Your daughter is ecstatic to go shopping for school supplies
You find time to finish an interesting new book (Last Harvest: How a Cornfield Became New Daleville)
You find time to take your other daughter on two trips to the two neighbourhood […]

The Best Gift

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

This year’s best gift, hands down, has been a week and a half of my father’s time spent here in the True North. When the whole moving plan was hatched, he offered to lend a hand with the move. I think I accepted within a nano-second!
My dad has been wonderful a wonderful help during all […]