Dear Baby

Parenting, Personal

As much as I’m happy to see the end of 2011 and I’ll remind this year that it doesn’t need to feel the need to stay in touch, we sure did see a lot of changes in you this year, kiddo. I find it hard to even look at pictures of you from last Christmas […]

December 31, 2011

Dream state


Two nights ago I had a dream in which I ended up getting fired from my job because of budget considerations. Now, this scenario is very unlikely, and my subconscious should be aware of that. The interesting thing about this dream is that I’ve been thinking of leaving my job for the past few months. […]

December 28, 2011

The night before

Parenting, Personal

Today is Christmas Eve, tomorrow we expect some great excitement as the kid experience her second Christmas – the first at home with a big tree downstairs and all sorts of presents for her. Last night I finished knitting her a stocking – something personal for her that I’m hoping she’ll use for years to […]

December 24, 2011

Getting it done: Thinking ahead


  We WILL be getting back on track over the holidays. We have time to relax, and sit down together and really figure out what’s working and what’s not. I have a feeling we’re going to see some changes in 2012, hopefully everything will work out well and the things we don’t plan won’t knock […]

December 20, 2011

2011, you kicked my ass


So, 2011, you have been quite something. You have totally exhausted me mentally and physically. You started off well, I went back to work, the kid started daycare and everything was running smoothly. I was keeping up. And then you decided that we had to have an election. Six weeks of walking to the bus […]

December 19, 2011

It’s go time


The kid will pee on the potty before bedtime, almost every night. When she poops in her diaper, she asks for it to be changed right away. Last week while I was giving her a bath she asked to get out so she could go pee. We’re ready. In her Christmas stocking the Elmo Potty […]

December 18, 2011

To give

Parenting, Personal

Two years ago we expected the little one to join us before Christmas, but she didn’t. Last year was her first Christmas with us but we were travelling to visit family. This year will be our first Christmas at home with our little girl. Joe and I have developed our own traditions over the years […]

December 13, 2011

Me, Myself, and I

Parenting, Personal

One of the kid’s most-used words lately is ‘myself.’ Whether putting on her shoes or washing her hands, brushing her teeth or sometimes putting on her outfit for the day we hear ‘myself.’ Meaning ‘I want to do it myself’ or more often ‘I will do it myself.’ I expected this independence (my mother has been […]

December 8, 2011

Getting it done?


    Organize the next book swap– (event is here) Cancelled and need to re-schedule Knit a shawl for my mother (in progress, for Christmas, going pretty well, but #NaNoWriMo might throw me off my deadline) DONE and ready to be shipped Knit a sweater for Joe (in progress, but barely, poor Joe) Knit a […]

December 7, 2011



Yesterday I got out of bed, brushed my teeth and started getting dressed – and then I woke up and realized that none of that had actually happened yet. I am terrible at going to sleep, I always have been. Much like Brie, I’ve always known that something more exciting was happening outside my subconcious. […]

December 6, 2011