100 Happy Days

100 Happy Days – Day 40: Equinox Fairyland

This morning was an exceptionally beautiful morning. Last night, I came upon a blog post that made me feel sheepish. These two things combined = this post! #2 above is a post from just over four years ago, when I had come back to the blog, head hanging, after failing spectacularly to complete 100 Happy Days. I had good reasons […]

In Search of the Wagon

Hey, lovelies. Happy new year! It feels weird, but REALLY good, to be writing this, after falling off that wagon three weeks ago and then skulking around the wagon trail pretending I might get back on at any moment but knowing in my heart that I’d never make it up into the jockey box with a heavy rucksack weighing me […]

100 Happy Days – Day 39: Two-Storey Forts

Remember how play forts were the best thing in the world? Even I, a confirmed claustrophobe, loved small private (or semi-private) spaces as a child. Taking out the drawers from the bottom bunk and hanging out under the bed with my older sister Emily, or later on when I changed roommates, walling off the corner bunk with sheets and conducting […]

100 Happy Days – Day 38: Cozy

My Hubbibi has had his machine line at work shut down over Christmas – four weeks of shutdown, in fact. This is financially tricky, of course, but there’s something awesome about being able to leave for work knowing your two-year-old is snuggling with her Daddy and a good book. (Going on a Bear Hunt.) *** [subscribe2] [ad name=”Med Rec”] *** Related Posts:Antique […]

100 Happy Days – Day 37: Christmas Tree!

    I wish you could have seen how excited the kids were to decorate our Christmas tree. Especially AB – she kept saying things like, “I’m DECORATING THE TREE!” and “Look at this one! It’s so cool.” Like last year, we got a pre-cut tree from the local Y, which helps to support their Youth programs. And boy, does […]

100 Happy Days – Day 36: Smiles

“See my new smile??” they ask. (And this picture reveals a love for three oranges! Well, clementines. AB was making an orange snowperson with them.) *** [subscribe2] [ad name=”Med Rec”] *** Related Posts:Things to be grateful for when travelling with small childrenSebastian’s Birthday: A Lullaby for my Children100 Happy Days – Day 25: Black LentilsRemembering What We’re Built To DoInternational Day […]

100 Happy Days – Day 35: Pretty Folding

A month or so ago, I read an article from the New York Times called “Kissing Your Socks Goodbye.” It discusses the book – and process – of one Marie Kondo, who helps people de-clutter, re-organize, and make more lovely their homes. I think I’d like to read her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering […]

100 Happy Days – Day 34: Advent Calendars

This year, we are marking the days of advent LIKE A BOSS. Like a whole FAMILY O’ BOSSES. That is to say, E still has Auntie Beth’s gorgeous creation which we fill day by day with tiny nifty things. (Except for yesterday, when I broke E’s heart by not having it secretly filled by the instant he woke up, and he cried […]

100 Happy Days – Day 33: Pink Snowsuit

This morning after taking E to the bus with me, AB thought she’d visit our neighbour’s driveway. She even ventured all the way to his front steps. I asked if she was going to come inside with me or go live with Steve. She said nonchalantly, “Yep. I’m gonna go live with Steve.” After a few minutes, she changed her mind, claiming “Steve […]

100 Happy Days – Day 32: Woolly Rainbow

Auntie Emi is a knitter. Today she made me and AB all excited by showing us the dozen different balls of washable wool she’d just ordered from KnitPicks. They emerged from her bag one by one, each colour more splendid than the last. Even though I’m not a knitter or a crocheter, yarn makes me happy. And you already know […]

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