A nest of fiddleheads
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Yet another school valentine's day to survive - eighty cookies later and we have.
Recipe and gift tag document download here.
Roll on next year.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A roll-over of days from busyness into too-little-time. As a reward for too much serious stuff over the weekend I spent my midlife Monday with the Wee Guy enjoying the, er, splendours of a first BC Family Day event in downtown Vancouver.
There was rain.
And mud underfoot.
Lots of them.
But like everything Vancouver does to celebrate an event, the mark was totally missed. It was dreary and punctuated by queues, noise, and that strange manic feeling of missing out on something bigger.
Overwhelmed hyped-up kids with nothing to reward their patience. meh!
Vancouver tries and fails - when will it realise that events need to be large scale, not pinched and mean and crowded. There are simply too many people around now for the tiny venues and cramped tents, the YVR signature for fun and kid stuff. Queues for what? Again?
At least it was free.
And I spent it with the Wee Guy.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
This morning's view, looking south to the ocean. Early morning sun illuminates the tower blocks in New Westminster as they peek above the mist. Nothing much is moving since it's so early.
A whole day stretches out in front of me.
So I reviewed my resumé, packed a few parcels, did some laundry, wrangled the homework, went for a walk, ... Sunday.
Friday, February 08, 2013
How many reps?
So when does something become tradition?
At what iteration is it set in stone that this is now accepted practice?
I'm not sure, but we're having fun setting this one up. Friday nights, since Christmas, are swim nights. A quick bread and soup dinner squeezed in between getting home from work/childcare and before the mad dash to the pool.
The fun comes afterwards, after the sink-or-swim guided back stroke attempts, after the 800-or-so metres front crawl past the plodded in the leisure lanes.
Rinse... dry... clothes ... Ice cream
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
I am quite literally all over the place.
9-4pm at school; monthly shift in the gift shop; setting up a couple of websites for a local non-profit; keeping the domestic side of things running (though mr ebb is stepping up to the challenge big time) la la la blah blah blah ...
My work is in the featured artist slot in the Blackberry Artist's Society gift shop (my undying thanks to display for making a beautiful mountain out of very sparse inventory).
My thinking cap is in the Wearable Arts Awards competition. You can see it on the catwalk, Saturday and Sunday, February 16th and 17th.
A job I'm really interested in has come up.
There's a writing award I want to enter.
My mind's in a spin.
But the icing currently on the top of the cake is being featured on Tracey's cool fashion blog.
Monday, February 04, 2013
seafood for supper?:
Monday: Ravioli in cream and garlic mushroom sauce
Tuesday: Butter chicken with rice
Wednesday: Baked potatoes with cheese dip
Friday: minestrone soup with bread, cheese and pate
So culinary life's not very exciting this month but I'm heading into the second half of my certificate course with all its reading and homework prep, so we're living off the frozen goodies amassed since Christmas.
We'll eat well, but predictably with a side order of deja vu.
Did I mention I made trifle today?