When you just know your day is going to be great.

perfect toast

These moments can be few and far between so when they do pop up ya gotta savour them.

He Giveth and then Walketh away


To be fair, he continued washing them but it was a humourous pause none-the-less…

Fancy Pasta

fancy pasta

I’ve learned over the years that I have to get very zen when it comes to cooking meals for my family. A dear friend of mine once said meals take up one third of the week when you factor in your figuring out what to make, buying the food, putting away the food, preparing a meal, eating the meal and cleaning up after the meal. I put a lot of thought and energy into making good food that is flavourful and nutritious so being advised that “gourmet” is clearly not synonymous with “delicious-can-I-please-have-some-more” could be very disheartening. I’ve also learned (though not without much kicking and screaming on my part), that it’s better just to roll with it. And sometimes, plain pasta with butter and a wee bit of salt is all ya need.

Trade Day — The day after the day after Halloween

halloween trades

I truly believe the conquest, then the trades, are far more satisfying than the eating of the sugary treasure ever is.

Eat, throw-up, repeat. Ahhh… the life of a lab.


Yeah, so this is a great way to spend a couple of hours after school. Solution? Call in the special assistants and remove the apples by whatever means possible…


And here’s a small gif created from the above sketches.  It turned out ok though I’m not crazy about the timing… Anyway here’s the lab in action!


Give Thanks


I hope your homes are as full of chaos and love and thanks as mine. Happy Thanksgiving!

I know. You know?



Tragic but oh so true…


When the truth wrecks a really great thing.


girl guides,bake,cookies