Getting a jump on Christmas


We’ve started mailing out Christmas cards. I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving but it’s proving to be a good way to get the girls out in these almost winter temperatures.

I’m missing summer. I’m missing the girls throwing on their Crocs and being ready to go out. The not having to wait for them to put on all the clothes in the universe, and getting distracted from the layers. All the layers. All the time.

Of course the exception to this is when it snows and then they will be dressed in seconds and dragging me out.

Ripping the band aid off

I did my first solo drive today, and by solo I mean with my wing ladies in the back. Because I’m never going to really drive alone, am I?


We just drove around the neighborhood. Slowly easing me into the mind set of a driver, or let’s be honest chauffeur. Not everyone was happy with just a turn around the block. Someone wanted to go somewhere like Target or the bookstore.


Me too Nomi, me too. But the space program didn’t go straight to the moon and I can’t go straight to Costco. It’s a process.

Hey Global Village!

Why oh why did no one warn me about potty trained toddlers and cold weather? Shall I be more specific? Pee inducing cold weather.

Seriously, these shiny new bladders are peeing all the time and being caught out. It’s keeping us all on our toes.

Today Zoey peed 5 times. Seriously, FIVE times. That’s more than double her normal amount of pees.

Nomi is off the charts with pees. I’m almost ready to crank up the thermos to 18C just to stop her peeing so much because she hasn’t adjusted to having a bladder made of glass.

I’m having to get her to pee every hour because otherwise she gets caught short because she doesn’t want to miss anything and pees on her scooter bike/camping chair/sofa/ scooter bike again.

Fun times!


Photo up top is Nomi watching the leaves being sucked away, and below the hand washing stand-off.


A rainy Monday

Overcast, cold and rainy.






We went through a lot of tape. They invented a tape fishing game which used even more tape. We built a lot of dens. They spread their toys over every room I was in. They peeled and the grated carrots for the turkey chili we had.

Hoping tomorrow is a little less rainy.

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