Gratitude Monday

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by Kally83
Today I'm thankful for..........


(particularly after all this rain we've been having....)

Gratitude Monday

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011 by Kally83
I'm thankful for Spring's blooming flowers.



Wordless Wednesday

Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2011 by Kally83

A Little Moon Magick....Hopefully!

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by Kally83
PhotobucketTonight is the Full Flower Moon and along with my normal monthly Esbat, I'm planning on doing a little career magick for my hubby (with his help). He likes his job but is hoping for a new, higher paying position to open up (there's two potential places for this to happen but the HR department in his office isn't exactly "on the ball")

The plan so far is to do two parts, the first for the position to actually open and the second to give him what he needs to GET said position. We only really decided today to do this so I'm trying to throw a little something together (unfortunately, I really don't do all that much magick...only when we really need the extra boost of help). I'll post on Thursday with what we ended up doing because at this point, I only have some vague ideas.

I also have a few fun witchy things going on in the kitchen....

Happy Flower Moon!!

Wordless Wednesday

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by Kally83

My Mother's Day

Posted Monday, May 9, 2011 by Kally83
Well, we never did make it to the farmer's market this weekend. Saturday was just too busy and by the time we got our act together on Sunday it was too late. I really wanted to get outside so we headed up to the Gatineau hills again.


For Easter my sister got the boys these awesome t-shirts that have capes that velcro onto the back of their shirts. Too cute!


Happy Mother's Day

Posted Friday, May 6, 2011 by Kally83
I received this from my mother-in-law (of all people!) and thought a little funny would be a good way to end the week and wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day.

A Mother's Dictionary

Bottle feeding: An opportunity for Daddy to get up at 2 am too.

Defence: What you'd better have around de-yard if you're going to let the children play outside.

Drooling: How teething babies wash their chins.

Dumbwaiter: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.

Family planning: The art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster

Feedback: The inevitable result when the baby doesn't appreciate the strained carrots.

Full name: What you call your child when you're mad at him.

Grandparents: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they're sure you're not raising them right.

Hearsay: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

Impregnable: A woman whose memory of labour is still vivid.

Independent: How we want our children to be as long as they do everything we say.

Look out: What it's too late for your child to do by the time you scream it.

Prenatal: When your life was still somewhat your own.

Prepared childbirth: A contradiction in terms.

Puddle: A small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes into it.

Show off: A child who is more talented than yours.

Sterilize: What you do to your first baby's pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby's pacifier by blowing on it.

Storeroom: The distance required between the supermarket aisles so that children in shopping carts can't quite reach anything.

Temper tantrums: What you should keep to a minimum so as to not upset the children.

Top bunk: Where you should never put a child wearing Superman jammies.

Two-minute warning: When the baby's face turns red and she begins to make those familiar grunting noises.

Verbal: Able to whine in words

Whodunit: None of the kids that live in your house.

Whoops: An exclamation that translates roughly into "get a sponge."

This and That

Posted Thursday, May 5, 2011 by Kally83
*yawn* I'm exhausted this morning. Bean decided to wake up every 2 hours or so again last night. Truth be told the longest stretch he's ever slept is 5 hours at a time and really that's only happened a hand full of times but I guess once you get a little extra sleep your body starts craving it.

Day 5 of Meatless May and so far, so good :) We're loosely following a meal plan from here and the food has been sooooo good. Last night we went out because we had to go to the mall and buy a new car seat for Bean (he's getting too big for his little bucket seat...where does the time go?) I had a mushroom pasta that was pretty good. I think I'm enjoying forcing myself outside of the box. For every restaurant that we frequent, I basically have one go-to meal but they all contain meat so as we make the rounds, I'm having to try something new.

I made kale chips for the first time yesterday. I meant to post a picture but Munchkin and I ate through them too's the recipe I used although I'd like to try experimenting with different flavours the next time.

Finally, the big excitement around here is all of the Farmer's Markets opening this weekend!!! We'll be going on Saturday so I'll plan to take some photos!

Mom's Brag Book

Posted Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by Kally83
I thought twice about posting this because, really, who cares about my kids. But then I thought, this is my blog and I care LOL. Besides, who couldn't use a little more cuteness in their life :) So this is one of my fave pics of all time of my Bean taken a little over a month ago.


Budding Politics

Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2011 by Kally83
I was up late last night watching the numbers come in for our election. Everyone knew the Conservatives would take at least a minority but I have to tell you, it was painful to watch their numbers climb so quickly. The Liberals and New Democrats were neck to neck for awhile but pretty soon, the NDP starting piling on the seats leaving the Liberals in their dust. When all was said and done, the Conservatives got the majority government that they've been craving for years. I, for one, am not happy about it, but it is what it is and hopefully they'll focus on things that help ALL Canadians and not just the ones they favour. A few exciting developments though: The NDP took status as Official Opposition (YAY!!!) so although they won't have much power, it gives hope that their slightly "left" perspective will help balance out the slightly "right" perspective of the Tories. Also, we had our very first Green Party candidate when their seat. Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party up here, won in her riding so I'm super excited for her. It's going to be an interesting four years to say the least!

Politics aside, there's something in my own backyard that's making me very happy.


My lilacs are budding!!! I LOVE lilac and if there's one thing I like about it here, it's the lilacs in my yard.

Monday, Monday

Posted Monday, May 2, 2011 by Kally83
Is it Monday already? I had such a busy weekend, I think I need a few days to recoup!

I successfully commenced my vegetarian journey yesterday. I went out for lunch with my mom and sister and rather than the typical burger that I would eat, I tried some vegetable Pad Sew (aside from different noodles, I'm not 100% sure what the difference is from Pad Thai) It was really yummy! Tonight we're trying a Salsa Fry-Up.

Today was Day 1 of the Global Sadhana: Japji. I haven't received the CD I ordered yet so I had to use a moderate-paced recording from the Spirit Voyage website and...well, I can't wait to get my CD that has the slow version on it. Yikes!!! It was very interesting though and I'm looking forward to this journey.

Today is Election Day up here in the Great White North. I voted in the advanced polls last weekend so thankfully I don't have to pack the kids up in this rain to go vote but I'm definitely looking forward to watching the polls tonight! I can't even wager a guess at this point what's going to happen so it should be interesting!