Category Archives: Around the House

So, last year we spent a small fortune on heating – didn’t we all? This year, we decided to do things a little differently. So we purchased this nifty little pellet stove and a steep reduction price. However, it was pretty clear that we would not be able to heat our whole, rather large, house with one little unit. We …

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Written on Oct, 29, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

When I told you about the loss of our sweet Penny, the boxer, I mentioned that I’d been meaning to introduce you to her for quite a while but never just got around to it because I figured there’d be all the time in the world – there wasn’t. Well, we actually ended up getting a new dog not all …

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Written on Oct, 24, 2013 by in , | 1 Comment.

I took these on Sunday to post that evening….but they didn’t work….. so I tried on Tuesday….. and they didn’t work….. so I saved them for Wordless Wednesday….. and that didn’t work…but here they are now. Enjoy my majestic autumn afternoon.

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We’ve survived our first week alone – give or take a couple days. This week was about learning to just relax in my skin a little. I took a bath in the middle of the day just because I could. Instead of stressing about getting the house all organized, I decided that my goal was to get it a little …

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Written on Feb, 03, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

  Well, it has happened. I’ve been left to fend for the family in the cold, harsh New Brunswick winter. Mike stayed as long as he could to be sure that the house was up and running. When I told him that I didn’t expect any surprises he said, “ALWAYS expect surprises!” Then he took me down into the bowels …

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Written on Dec, 09, 2011 by in , , | 1 Comment.

I have to post some more about my wee little boy. I managed to catch him speaking on my iPod the other day (usually, he’ll stop what he’s doing to try and play with my camera) so I’ll share that first. ~~~~~~~~~~ A few days ago we hear the toilet flush and Ruadhán comes out of the room holding his …

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Written on Dec, 04, 2011 by in , | Leave a comment
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I know I promised that I was taking back this blog and making it my own again but real life got in the way in the form of a tummy bug. While it really was pretty mild, both the baby and I got struck down with it. There were too many hours of The Backyardigans to count, a slightly feverish …

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I was speaking to my Mike last week about Goal Planning Monday (my weekly meme) and telling him what my goals for the week were. He told me what I really should to is organize one area/part of my life each week so that it better than the week before. That seemed like a swell idea to me and I’ve …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2011 by in , | 6 Comments.

<——-Right over there is my baby. He is 18 months old. He loves to talk, sing and wave. He plays well with his wooden blocks. He rarely cries. He doesn’t walk, doesn’t put things in his mouth, and doesn’t go looking for trouble BUT today he nearly gave me a heart attack. We’d just finished lunch and the big kids …

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Written on Aug, 26, 2011 by in | 1 Comment.

I really like pretty things and I’ve found the prettiest way to arrange my bookmarks online with Pinterest. I can organize all my favorites by categories that I make up myself. With the Pin It button on my toolbar all I have to do is click it when I’m on a website I’m enjoying. I am then given the opportunity …

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