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A little too eager to recycle

Things I have found in the recycling bin this week (other than recyclables):
A piece from the shape sorter
Two sippys
My strainer
Fridge magnets
Puzzle pieces
A toy car
and
MY KEYS

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Shopping with Kids

Or: Why it takes all day to buy groceries
Make list.
Get bags.
Ask older child to use toilet.
Put on younger child’s shoes.
Ask older child to put on shoes.
Spend ten minutes looking for older child’s shoes; finally find them in the toybox.
Get both children out to car and into car seats.
Go back for bags.
Go back for list.
Go back [...]

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Dreaming

Every now and then I like to browse real estate listings for our area. I’m looking for The Property; a few acres in the country where our kids can run around, I can grow organic vegetables and raise chickens, and C can be close enough to Toronto for work. I like to dream.
Today I [...]

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Baking Day

Yesterday I made bread by hand for the first time in ages. It smelled divine, looked fabulous, and tasted delicious.

It felt really good to work the dough again, particularly as I was trying a new recipe that made it a lot easier to mix and knead properly.
The best part though?

That’s the wee little loaf that [...]

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A Beautiful Lunch

Often for me lunch is a quick, throw-together meal; one that I rarely take the time to make pretty. Yesterday I did though, and the results were a pleasure to look at, as well as to eat.
Avocado and Hard-Cooked Egg with Lemony Dressing (from Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice), served over leftover salad. Delicious!

Look [...]

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We watch too much television here. Okay, the television isn’t on all day, and I try to be somewhat thoughtful about what we watch, but it’s still more than I would like.
I think it bothers me because I often throw it on just to give myself a break; something that I swore I’d never do.
(I [...]

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Memo to Me

Memo to Self Re: Garden
Next time, when people who know more about gardening that you do tell you to plant mint in a bucket, listen to them. Your neighbours (and the other plants in your garden) will thank you.

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So I have my little quirks….

C is in the kitchen getting plates out for dinner.
C: Oh my god, you…do you actually have the kids dishes stacked in rainbow colour order?
Me: Yes. Yes, I do.
C: And you have the same colour is on top for the cups, bowls and plates.
Me: Um, yeah. AND when I put the clean ones away, [...]

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Monkey Boy went to a birthday party the other day. It was at a gymnastics centre, he had a ball, and now he wants to know when he gets to have a party.
He turns four at the beginning of June, so it seems reasonable to me to at least start thinking about what we want [...]

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One of the reasons I have a hell of a time keeping this thing updated (besides kids, cats, and a husband who want my attention, plus a general lack of focus), is figuring out what to write about. It’s not that I have nothing to write about, it’s that I have too much! [...]

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