Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Hallowe'en

A quiet Hallowe'en around these parts. The rain stopped and the evening was quite pleasant, but the kids were tired and barely did a block before they just wanted to come home. And that's just fine by me :) They still got a decent amount of loot even so...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Will you remember me?

I'm not the universe's most outgoing person. I've been shy my entire life, and while I pride myself on being a good observer and excellent listener it doesn't exactly make me memorable. I joke with C that I could rob a bank, then come back 15 minutes later and stand in line for a teller and no one would recognise me. Of course, I won't rob a bank, but I'm quite serious about my anonymity. Generally it doesn't bother me (I'm an introvert by nature) but lately I've been thinking about how people will remember me in the future, or if they'll remember me at all.

My inlaws are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this week. My sister in law suggested compiling a scrapbook of well wishes and memories from their friends and family members. I collected the stories and assembled the book. Reading the memories and the sweet things people said, and especially how many of them had known my inlaws more than 50 years got me wondering - if my future daughter-in-law was to compile a book like that in 39 years how many pages would it have?

My husband is an extrovert, the kind of guy you meet once and remember forever. So many people know us as 'C and C's wife' (or C and that stranger with him). Will future book be full of messages remembering the funny things that C has said and the great times our friends have had with him? Will anyone remember anything about me?

I don't mean it in a woe is me way, rather in a pragmatic 'is there something I should change before it's too late' way. Should I push myself to get more involved in the community, or in the kids' activities... it's tough because I'm not displeased with my life except for the lingering frustration that nobody knows who I am...

Do you notice the shy/reserved people in your life?

(As an aside, the inlaws received their book at a special dinner and they were very pleased :) )

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The last bit of fall

Fall came swiftly, and damply this year. It's been so cold and so wet that it's been near impossible to enjoy the changing of the leaves... until today anyway. Dry and brilliantly sunny, we drove out to pick little J up from Beaver Camp and arrived too early (they were still eating lunch), so Katie, C and I wandered the walking trails and enjoyed the sights.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


School picture proofs. I should be annoyed that J-man's tie is crooked and his shirt is untucked, but instead I totally love it! It's just so HIM! Katie looks adorable, as always, child seldom takes a bad picture. VERY pleased this year!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

a card

My other crafty love - paper craft. Been a long time since I've had the stamps and twinkling H2Os out. Really need to rectify that...

Monday, October 12, 2009


My parents drove up to spend Thanksgiving with us. It was a wonderful, laid-back weekend, lots of food and good conversation. I'm thankful that I have a good relationship with my parents, and with my extended family, I'm thankful for a warm home, a good marriage and beautiful, sweet children. I'm thankful for my happy heart, a full belly and good health.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

So very proud

A note from J-man's teacher today. I really have amazing, fantastic kids :)

(for my anglo friends it says 'just a little note to let you know that Jonah is always polite... he's a sweetheart'... more or less anyway, French is weird)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Another baby quilt

Yeah, I have a couple on the go now (in my defense I need a backing for one) and yeah, I seem to be stuck in a pinwheel rut, but they're so cute (and really forgiving of my inability to sew a straight 1/4 inch seam), but there's someone at work who neeeeeeeds a baby quilt so....

Friday, October 2, 2009

Picture Day

I swear, every single year it rains on school picture day. My cuties looked adorable on their way out the door, but both had gym class BEFORE pictures, so who knows what they'll look like when I get the proofs. Plus I have no idea where J-man's cute tie disappeared to...