Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Shoveller

Not a lot of snow on the ground today, but so nice to have a little helper willing to help clear the sidewalks....

Friday, November 28, 2008

Festive Gargoyle

A bit like I feel these days actually :) This funny fellow is welcoming people at the Parliament Pub here in Ottawa, where we went to say our goodbyes to a colleague who is moving on...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Sitting in the dentist's waiting room, flipping through magazines, sometimes I whip out my camera to make note of an idea (or in this case an Etsy coupon code :) )

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Store bought, but almost looks homemade...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Toasty warm

Fired up the pellet stove, I like it, tiny little flame keeps the family room toasty warm (which is a good thing because that room is generally quite cold).

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Kitties needed a cat bed (because our floors are cold and our furniture is getting mighty furry), so I made one :) It's BIG, big enough for two anyway, and probably a little over-stuffed. They seem to like it anyway :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

How low can you go?

Still obsessing about falling gas prices...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


One event for this year's United Way campaign (I'm a committee member for my office) is our annual mini-putt poker rally (9 mini-putt holes, earn a card at each hole, best scores and best poker hands win).

This is my boss putting at the hole we designed this year :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Homemade soup on a blustery day

Is there anything better than a steaming bowl of soup on a cold (almost) winter's day?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thanks Martha!

Needing something quick to throw together for dinner we found this recipe from Martha Stewart's everyday cooking mag. We didn't have fresh angel hair pasta, but it turned out quite nummy with plain spaghetti. Definitely we'll make this one again.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Katie and I spent this afternoon sewing all of her Brownie badges to her sash. What a difference from her experience in Sparks, she's motivated to work and learn and play with this group.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Katie doesn't seem to understand that kitties don't necessarily want to be tucked into bed under blankies...

(They don't look like they mind too much though)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


First carton of the season, mmmmmmmmm!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fast food

Despite our best efforts to eat at home more often (both for health and financial reasons), living so far out of the city definitely increases the need for periodic fast food meals. Today C had to stay in town for a doctor's appointment, no sense us driving all the way home, then all the way back to fetch him... so an early McD's dinner followed by haircuts killed just enough time for C to finish at the clinic.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Remembrance day is a Tuesday this year so our community (like many other rural communities in Ontario) celebrated today with a ceremony at the Legion. J-man's Beavers troop participated, laying this wreath in remembrance. He's too young to understand yet, but we will participate every year, and make sure that the memory of the great sacrifices our soldiers made lives on.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Herbie's long-lost brother

Another picture from the window of our car :) This guy just reminded me of Herbie the love bug (am I dating myself by remembering those movies?)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Easy Rider

Saw this cool bike (I thought it was a motorbike, C thinks maybe it's a real fancy scooter) driving through pea soup fog this morning.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Freaky clown (looking down on me)

We went to get our flu shots today at the local high school. Some of the ceiling tiles along the hallways are painted (I guess by students) and most are really cool... except this one. This one scares the bejeebus out of me! Can't sleep, clown will eat me...

(PS - Jonah cried like it was the end of the world when he got his shot. The rest of us scarcely noticed the needle)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Such cuties!

They're already getting so big, 3 months old already!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Play-doh fun

Just a quiet Sunday, playing with Play-doh.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Friends held a post Hallowe'en Hallowe'en party for their kids and friends. She's got a bit of a Martha Stewart bend, which means everything was way beyond imagination. I love the witches brew punch, featuring gummy worms crawling out of the ice cubes :)