Hope you are all safe, happy, and warm with loved ones!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
|This is what fresh snow is for, right?|
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
|I spy a sparkly present...|
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday was a busy day. We went to church, and then brunch (mmm, Cora's), and then to the gym...
|Baby workout. Looks like a LOT of fun to me!|
|Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb. Dr. Seuss is awesome.|
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I'd love to go down to Parliament and see it looking like this:
By the way, no posts Friday or Saturday because we got together with friends on Friday evening, and then visited friends in Toronto this weekend. Photos to come, but let me just give you a head's up: my nearly nephew is a total ball of cute. If ever you wanted to self-induce some baby rabies, visiting a delightful infant is totally the way to do it.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
|I just - can't - even...|
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
|See? He's just chillin'|
|Farther away than I look, but pretty darn close.|
|These ones may have been my faves.|
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
|Photo courtesy of Running Buddy's phone.|
Saturday, December 10, 2011
...Is an empty stage
|At the Bell Centre last night|
Hubbub and I headed to Montreal to see Neko Case and the National. The show was great. Not the venue I would choose, but I'm so glad we went. Surprise guest appearances from Arcade Fire and a thousand-strong sing-along + The National = awesome good time.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
|Looks like stained glass. Breathtaking.|
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
(Via Pink India Inkblotter and Skepchick)
Sunday, December 4, 2011
|Hello loaves, I am so happy to see you!|
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Today we put up our own tree - and it may not be as impressive (or smell as nice), but I think it is pretty all the same.
|Yes, our Christmas tree wears a Mother Russia hat.|
Thursday, December 1, 2011
BUT, a friend said she enjoyed the Thankful November series, and thought I should have a theme for December too - she suggested "things I find aesthetically pleasing" for the Season of Lights.
I think that this is a great idea - hence, Gorgeous December!
We're going to start with an image that was shared on Reddit. An image of such heart-stopping cuteness that I made it my desktop... and then cleared off a whole bunch of icons so that I could actually see it. Without further delay, I present to you - spooning squirrels.
|Still makes me squee every time I see them.|
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A friend gave us a lift this morning so we could pick up the car. I had a lovely working lunch with a friend who is also a colleague, and colleagues who are becoming friends. Got an email from a friend who received an unexpected postcard from me, and liked it. Went out to a movie with a friend; went to visit my sister who is also my friend (this wasn't always the case. We like it better this way), and came home to my best friend.
I'm thankful for my friends. (In case you couldn't tell...)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Let me recap for you: Hubbub's family doesn't exchange presents. My extended family usually draws names for a Kris Kringle (so everyone buys ONE present - we've got a big family), but we're all travelling to Minnesota this year for Christmas, so we decided not to exchange gifts. Hubbub and I decided not to get each other presents - those plane tickets were expensive! My friends and I agreed years ago not to exchange gifts.
Which means I need to buy for two people: My mother, and my Redditgifts Secret Santa person.
And while I like giving gifts, I am sooooo glad that I have zero holiday shopping stress, expenses, etc. Whee!
|This is me! And I'm loving it.|
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I'm thankful to have had the chance to support local businesses at the Landsdowne Christmas market. I have a thing for farmers' markets, and going made me quite happy. Plus, we picked up some kale, which I've been looking forward to trying for quite a while! (A whole bunch of bloggers I read have been going on about kale chips... Onto the bandwagon I go!)
And yesterday, I was thankful for having a great day - relaxed, but still accomplishful. And I got a whole bunch of those nagging don't-take-long-but-wasn't-getting-around-to-them tasks, which I'm very happy about.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Hands down, what I'm thankful for today. Possibly the best part of running when it is cold out is the hot shower afterwards.... man does it feel good on cold toes and such.
Also, fun anecdote! When running buddy and I were out for our run this evening, this ginormous flock of geese flew over (off to the side, so they presented no immediate danger of... debris) and they were super loud, and it was really cool! Nature is neat.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
So, yesterday I was thankful for all of the delicious food to be found in Stowe. And then I was thankful for the fancy gym at the hotel.
Today I'm thankful for modern medicine, and sending positive vibes to a dear friend with a sick little one. Hoping it is nothing the antibiotics can't beat!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
|Straighten up, left eyeball, or forever be subject to the look of disapproval|
Monday, November 14, 2011
Also, thankful for my super comfy bed. VERY much looking forward to a good night's sleep tonight.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I'm lucky to have so many great people in my life.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I didn't do that. I didn't keep the list. BUT I have tried a couple of these Internet tips lately, and think I might continue to try them out (where they're not potentially dangerous or expensive, natch) when I come across stuff like that, and let you know how it goes.
First up: Freeze enveloppes to make the adhesive unsticky so you can open them without ripping them. Why in the world would you need to do this, you ask? Um, maybe if you started writing & sealing wedding thank you notes, but failed to include the little card about photo sharing, and didn't want to waste the enveloppes. Just sayin'.
So anyways. I froze a bunch of sealed & addressed thank you notes. They did not unstick. Sigh...
Real life: 1, Internet: 0
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
How did you think I got my paws on all of the books I've been reading lately? I swear, most of the time it's faster to go online, reserve stuff, and pick it up on the way home that it would be to go to Chapters and try to find the book to purchase it.
Rock on, OPL.
(Also, I'm super excited about the graphic novel I'm about to start. It's about Richard Feynman. Intrigued? Stay tuned...)
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Also, there was wine, which is also always nice.
Friday, November 4, 2011
So, after a discussion yesterday with a friend about our mutual frustrations about how much stuff costs, and how scary the thought of making big future commitments can be (signing a mortgage that will buy you a house in Ottawa, thinking about kids and the pressure to get that done sooner than later, etc), I'm thankful today for the fact that we HAVE the options. Even if they're scary - they're possible. Not just pipe dreams. Which is pretty awesome.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Oct 31 - Nov 2: I was thankful for a) my comfy bed b) my supportive hubbub and c) TV shows on DVD. Underlying all of this was a thankfulness for sick days at work, that I can take without fear of reprisal.
|Like this. But less cute.|
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Anyways, Hallowe'en. It was fun! I borrowed an awesome Original Series Star Trek costume from my friend and coworker Meghan - she makes awesome costumes for conventions. (I'm taller than she is, so many jokes were made about skirt length being true to the show when I asked to borrow the costume. Oh, the 60s...) I tricked the hubbub into wearing his redshirt costume from his bachelor party... muahahaha.
|I shellacked my hair into place...|
|And slapped on some green eyeshadow up to my eyebrows.|
|Woohoo! I think we make a good team.|
Also, my friend C sent me an awesome pic of my itty-bitty nearly nephew in the Hallowe'en costume I knitted for him (green baby hat, orange baby cocoon... meant to be a pumpkin, Tim said he looks more like a chili pepper. Either way, he was WAY TOO CUTE for anyone's good).