Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I forgot how amazing smoothies are. (I'm drinking one right now).

We used to buy the big bag of frozen berries to make smoothies all winter long. This winter will be different. We've been harvesting berries. As many berries that will fit into our little freezer. Raspberries, blackberries, and cherries. Yum yum in the tum tum. 

Who would have thought... Free berries.

I think we may have to buy a bigger freezer.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Home Reno Radical

Well, not that radical. I just installed a shower curtain rod, and re-caulked the bathtub. I felt like a little bit of a super hero, or a home reno hero. Only because both projects were cheap, easy, and I didn't mess anything up (messing up would have caused me to get frustrated and spend more time and money on the so-called 'cheap and easy' tasks).

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Fough

Little Bean is very good at what we call the fough (pronounced 'fahff'). It's a combination of a cough and a fart. Usually the cough instigates the fart. Regardless, it's hilarious every time.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Power of New

My hands were deep in kneading dough. Little cries were coming from the blanket on the kitchen floor by my feet. The usual suspects were proving to be useless: Sophie the giraffe, the swirly bobs, the wooden shaker. Light bulb moment ensued. I put my stainless steel water bottle on the floor with Little Bean, and *poof*, he was quiet and entertained for at least 15 minutes. Dough is now rising. The power of something new...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Diapers are for...

... birds?

I was drying Ira's cloth diapers on the clothes horse during the sunny, beautiful day today, and when I returned several hours later I discovered a bird had pooped on Ira's diaper! Gross! Clearly unnecessary, don't you think?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Our Faithful Friend

Our pooch hasn't been well the past while. Then a few days ago, she stopped eating and drinking. Gulp!

We took her to the vet and she's got an inflamed section in her throat. Really inflamed. Like the size of a plum. It's pushing her esophagus forward, it's so big. The vet thinks it might have been a stick that punctured and then got infected. Stupid sticks.

These days $650 will get you a vet inspection, a couple x-rays, blood work, and four medications. It was kind of them to throw in clipping her nails for free. (It never hurts to ask).

She's now eating soft food, and has gained some normalcy back. Although she's still hiding/resting under our bed half the time, she's also been spotted humping her bear toy and visiting our neighbours.

We're hoping the swelling goes down with the meds. If not, we may have to remortgage our house (the one we just actually purchased last Friday - yay! we're house owners!).

Friday, August 5, 2011

Rock Paper Scissors

The old school game of Rock Paper Scissors comes in handy many a time in our household. Tonight, as a result of 'best of three', the loser (Papa Bean) has to change a fully loaded diaper. Gross.

Summers are for....

The good weather of late has been a sure sign it's summer. If that hasn't done it for us, we just need to look at all the people we've hosted in the past number of weeks, and we know for sure it's the season for visiting, potluck dinners, hikes and walks, and everything social. It's the time when people shed their skin and open up to the warmth, the energy, and the food. Ohhhh, the food. The barbeques, the wild berries, the lemonade, the guacamole, the occasional beer (I'm still breastfeeding). The list goes on... and Little Bean would like to include milk on that list of delicious food.

Enjoy the bright and infectious energy of this season. Cheers!