• House Projects*,  Complaining about something*

    When it rains, it pours*

    Move over Tom Hanks, there’s a new money pit in town. I have always, always loved Tom Hanks. He is my favourite actor, hands down. I have always felt this way for one simple reason: his movies always make me feel good. I know there’s the odd one that is just… off (Joe vs. The Volcano… really?), but for the most part, if Tom Hanks is in a movie, I love it. I particularly love his comedies from the 80s and 90s, and my favourite of all is The Money Pit. If you haven’t seen it, go. Go now. It’s hilarious. For the past couple of years, we’ve lovingly teased…

  • Le Bebe*

    Silence Isn’t Always Golden*

    I’m learning that being a parent of an almost toddler is completely different from being a parent of a newborn. Ruby is hilarious right now. She is so bright and inquisitive, she absolutely loves to play. In the past week she has taken huge strides in learning how to play independently, which has given me just another piece of my independence back. She’s sleeping better and eating well–life is pretty wonderful where she is concerned. As I enter each new phase of parenthood, I continue to learn new lessons along the way. Right now I’m having a love / hate relationship with one particular thing: silence. For months on end that…

  • My thoughts*

    Feeling Quiet*

    So, I’ve been a little quiet. It’s been a trying few weeks, and I just knew that the spark wouldn’t be in my writing, so I decide to take a time-0ut. Honestly, so far 2013 hasn’t been shaping up to be a banner year. I know it’s only January, but among other things, Ruby has already been sick twice, I was in a car accident and wrote off our family vehicle (no injuries), and today I just received news that I didn’t get the job I interviewed for last week. I try hard to be a positive person, and really–there has been a bright side to each of the things…

  • My thoughts*,  Goals*

    Looking Forward: 2013*

    Is it really 2013 already? It sounds a bit like some futuristic date that belongs in a sci-fi movie. Like it can’t possibly be real… even though my calendar tells me otherwise. I’m not sure I have the right words to describe this past year. It has been the most amazing and rewarding yet also the most challenging and difficult year I’ve ever had. There has been so much joy that I thought my heart would burst, but also some challenges that have tested us and pushed us to new limits. Ah, 2012. It began with an extremely pregnant me racing to finish work in my dream job before the…