Saturday, March 12, 2011

Next book club book

This is my Saturday. Read a some a some chores.
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Friday, March 11, 2011


If you post something on yoir blog or on Facebook or on Twitter and noone ever comments on it or brings it up when you see them. Then what is the point of posting it at all. Should everything we post have significance to other people or is it ok if you are the only one listening to yourself? What is so alluring about the publish/share button?
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New Book

I started reading this book, so far so good!
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011


I accidently orded 50 boxes of 5000 staples and one of the profs got such a kick out of it, that he made me this award:)
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Saturday, February 26, 2011


On our way home from Hawaii, we had a 7 hour layover in Vancouver. Recently, our friends had moved to Abbotsford (near Vancouver) and we hadn't seen them in 4 months or met their new baby. Other friends were in Langley (near Vancouver) visiting family for Christmas. We landed in Vancouver at 7am. At about 8:30am, I think, it's a little hazy since it was 2 hours earlier for us and we had pulled an all-nighter on the plane, our friends pulled into the arrivals area of the airport and we hopped in. Thankfully, our luggage was transferred onto our connecting flight so we didn't have to worry about it in the interim. We headed towards the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park stopping at a cafe for breakfast on the way. I was starving so the breakfast sandwich, coffee and biscotti I ate really hit the spot.

Sorry, that I look so goofy. I had forgotton my toque in the car and it was cool and rainy so I borrowed Reuben's.

Really cool dolphin show.
Gemma wasn't feeling very well. Um....I think that's why she looks stunned but maybe it's cause I was holding her and she thought I was a little strange.
Experiencing a 4D movie. I thought it would be dumb but it was actually really cool.

When I was younger, the toucan was my favourite bird. I think these are Macaws.
Gemma and Opa.

Watching the belugas.

Reuben with his head in a bubble underneath an aquarium. I forget what other kind of animal was in the aquarium.
Jellyfish are really amazing.

Friday, February 25, 2011


That is wallpaper back there....not a real bookshelf!! Isn't it awesome? It reminds me of used bookstores that I love wandering around in. I wonder if I could do this in my craft room/study?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Surprise from Reuben

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Guest Room painting

I finally managed to take a picture of our guest room. I took it with my cellphone which is why it's so grainy but you get the idea. I wanted to centre that Ikea print first but then it would've been another few weeks before I got a picture up here.
The quilt on the bed is the one my sister made us for a wedding gift. The curtains are new and the little bedside lamp is new as well. The room has been such a mishmash of stuff ever since we moved in over 3 years ago that it's nice to have it a bit more coordinating now.
Did I go a little overboard with the green? As you might now, it's my favourite colour.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My amazing productivity

This is how I spend the small window of time that I have between getting home from work and starting to make dinner. Anyone else addicted to watching "Parenthood"?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bits and Bites

Renovation update: undercabinet lighting installed and functioning. It lends a lovely ambiance to the kitchen. I tried to get a picture when my countertop was clean but it was nearly impossible. I'm fairly knit-picky about keeping things neat and tidy but at the end of the week when the amount of plastic containers that need washing piles up; it's so hard. Washing plastic containers is one of my least favourite jobs. That and cleaning the bathtub/shower. I don't think I posted pictures of our backsplash either but there it is. I love it!

Recently, we went out for dinner and beets were heavily incorporated into both of our meals. We loved them so I thought I should try cooking with them. They were surprisingly easy and most definitely delicious! I roasted them tossed in olive oil, sea salt and pepper along with some baby potatoes.