A swiftly flowing current

I keep saying that I’d like for life to slow down just a hair, but the reality is that I’m the reason that my life doesn’t have many lulls. As I’ve said before, I am the Queen of Mistaking a Level Playing Field for Room to Add Something Else. I’ve been holding that title for…

The Ice Cream Crazies

On the way back from our weekend trip, of which I have not yet relayed all the marvelous adventures, we stopped at the Riverside Restaurant in Cape Broyle for supper. Jasper order and devoured mussels and Katherine, after some initial disgust, tried one and fell in love. She is now planning some major mussel feasting…

Chance Cove Provincial Park

Feeling the need to get out-of-town for the long weekend and being possessed of a rare forecast for said weekend that did not contain precipitation, either liquid or solid, John and I teamed up with the Edinger Family for a rollicking good time on the southern shore. We skedoodled on Saturday morning and headed down the…

Quiet

After yesterday, a day which ended in K having a friend “sleep” over, we all decided that we all very much needed a quiet family day; we needed a day without much in it that moved along at a snail’s pace and allowed for spontaneous naps, flagrant and wanton knitting, unavoidable encounters with ice cream…

May Day Craft Weekend

I was up to my ears in the organization of the Seconds Sale yesterday, so my deputies took the camera and went off on a Dad & Kid Exploration of the MayDay Craft Weekend. All of these photos were taken by John, so any credit is entirely his. I tweaked them here and there (cropping,…

Joy comes in all sizes

In our house, new socks signify joy, especially new socks made from hand-dyed and hand-spun wool. When you make clothing for your child, you become acutely aware of how they grow. Socks are a particularly good barometer for growth because foot size changes so gradually (by comparison with height, for instance). You can knit along…

Dude will never get cold feet

Strangely enough, I had a rather good day. You wouldn’t think it, what with injury and (to add insult) a head-cold, but it was a quiet, pleasant sort of day in which I did nothing but sleep, relax, read, knit and watch episodes of Foyle’s War (again). I finished off John’s socks (hand-dyed and hand-spun…

A touch of grace…

Today is starting out as “one of those days”. We all have them and the more interesting your life is to start with, the more creative the chaos can become. Sick kids we can handle. That happens all the time. How often, though, do you fall off a deck while chasing a dog who wants…

“Monday mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be”

(With profound apologies to The Mamas & The Papas!) I do actually like Mondays. I am aware that I may be alone in this. I’m cool with that. On Mondays, John goes to work, Katherine goes to school and I get that oasis of clear thinking that sets me up for the week. I put…

Sushi success!

Since my return from Vancouver, I have really missed sushi. You can buy sushi of decent quality here in St. John’s at three places (all on Duckworth St.), I have discovered; Basho (quite expensive, but a true dining experience, Asian Taste (quite good and not incredibly expensive) and Sun Sushi (variable quality and more expensive…

Flat Katherine heads south

Since her adventures in British Columbia, Flat Katherine has taken a well-earned break. First she went into the real Katherine’s school and talked to several classes there (well, real Katherine did the talking. Flat Katherine just waved.) And then, just before Christmas, we decided to send Flat Katherine on another adventure. We popped her in…