Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Down to the wire

As a mama, I am usually prone to lamenting the passing of time in relation to my girls and their nasty habit of growing up.
Now, as I am on a crash course with "middle age" I find myself looking at myself. And while I have moments of lamenting the passing of time and it's effect on me, mostly I have found a sense of peace with the whole thing. I am happy with where things stand and how I have spent my living of the first 40 years.
But truth be told, I figured that somehow this wouldn't happen to me.
Lordy, Lordy.

Friday, January 20, 2012

kPod revisited

Here I am, almost at the one year anniversary of making it into this century...the day I got my iPod, affectionately referred to as kPod. And if I had any misguided misgivings about making the leap from tangible records, tapes and cd's they have vanished into the ether.
So, I thought I would, at this almost anniversary, post an update as to the music I have added to my collection. Here are the latest additions to my collection that has grown to almost two hundred over the past year. Check them out!

Walk off the Earth - "Somebody that I used to know". This catchy little number was brought to my attention by my eldest.

The New Pornographers - "Crash Years". Again, catchy and played regularly on CBC.

Whitehorse - "I'm On Fire". A cover of the great Bruce Springsteen song.

Irish Descendants - "Rattlin' Bog". Thanks Nana and Grandpa for introducing this one to Hazel. It always manages to shake things up a bit.

I really am smitten with the idea that I can buy one or two songs at a time from the many artists out there.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A lament

It's a sad day when the Christmas baking is all gone and one has to resort once again to chocolate chips for dessert!

Monday, January 16, 2012

A little help

I am starting out my week remembering how the addition of "So Lonely" by The Police helped things along in the kitchen this weekend...who knew it was such a great cooking song? Also a great pairing with Moroccan White Bean Stew....and a nice dose of red wine.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A happy home

Somewhere along the way I stopped making the time to create things for our home. My focus shifted to making things to sell. Luckily when I sat down and thought about this upcoming year and the changes I would like to make, I realized that I was missing this very simple thing....I love making things for our home. So I have made it part of my thought process and planning to include time for me and this place we call home.

Monday, January 2, 2012

This year that will be

I will remember that I am proud of who I am and who we are.
I will remember that time is what I make it.
I will remember that where we are is where we choose to be...even if on the surface it doesn't seem that way.
My issues are just that.
And that this fresh new year holds the promise of many great things.